Archive | August 24, 2017

David Peel

Our Brave New World

By David Peel We now live in a world where a teenage girl encouraged with many text messages a teenage boy to kill himself and is now going to jail. We now live in a world where an electric self-driving car is going to transport your family, but be more complicated and have more lines […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ That is a Sure Fire Way to Find Out

By Otis Griffin I can’t say it was a lot fun or enjoyment.  However we had to do it if we wanted to eat and survive.  Our parents showed us and their parents showed them and our ancestors back as far as Eve and Adam.  In the wonderful South folks have always taken a lot […]

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So-so Solar Event

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The date Aug. 21, 2017 will be remembered by most in the United States as the day of the solar eclipse. Across the Mid-South, thousands stopped work, driving, school or whatever they were doing to view the astronomical event.  On Monday, all of North America was treated to an eclipse of […]

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Getting Medieval: Ren-Faire enters second weekend in Millington

By Vicki Clark The Mid-South Renaissance Faire opened up last weekend with many coming to the USA Stadium Complex in Millington. Sunday at the third annual festival Cordova residents and brothers Koah Falls and Kannon Silliman made the trip to Flag City in full gear. Falls even enjoyed a large smoked turkey leg after hours […]

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Public Safety August 24, 2017

Arrests Aug. 7- 59-year-old Millington male charged with failure to appear x 2; Aug. 8- 29-year-old Munford male charged with theft of property $500 or less; Aug. 9- 26-year-old Ripley female charged with failure to appear; 48-year-old Millington male charged with domestic assault; simple possession or casual exchange; possession without prescription unlawful; Aug. 10-  19-year-old […]

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First Reading: Ordinance would amend city’s Code on property maintenance regulations

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would amend the Municipal Code regarding property maintenance regulations. Board members took the action during their Aug. 14 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Mike Caruthers and seconded by Alderman Thomas McGhee. The […]

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Getting Shelby in Shape

Star Staff Reports The Healthy Shelby 5K and Health Fair will take place Sept. 2 starting at 8 a.m. at Shelby Farms Park. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is inviting all to come out and participate. In addition to the 5K there will be an award ceremony, special appearances and much more. All proceeds will […]

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Calendar of Events August 24, 2017

Month of August *Millington Public Library located 4858 Navy Road is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 872-1585 or visit www.millingtonpubliclibrary.org. Celebrating more than 50 years of library service, the MPL is available for businesses looking for a place […]

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River City DAR will participate in the Rosemark Country Fair

Star Staff Reports The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have two booths in the Rosemark Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 30. The fair will be held in the Rosemark Historical District on the grounds of Richland Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. River City DAR was the winner of Best Educational […]

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MIR puts on the B.R.A.K.E.S in September

Star Staff Reports The Memphis International Raceway in Millington will host BRAKES, the teen pro-active driving school, on Sept. 9-10 from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. MIR is located at 5500 Victory Lane in Millington. This year’s BRAKES class is in memory of Dalton Millican. Dalton is the late son of […]

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