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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ Witches, Haints, Fortune Tellers, and Ghosts

By Otis Griffin I do not believe in “GHOSTS”.  But I was raised up with a boy that did.  Paul was a big OLE boy and fully grown when he was in the eighth grade.  Paul had two older brothers and two sisters, Agnes was older and Gladys younger.  They were raised on a farm […]

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Roland joins opposition of Tipton County pipeline

Star Staff Reports MEMPHIS — Commissioner Terry Roland joins citizens in Tipton County who strongly oppose the State of Tennessee’s application to pump 3.5 million gallons of waste water per day into the Mississippi River, near homes and farms, flowing downstream into Shelby County. The State of Tennessee has created a business Megasite in Haywood […]

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Public Safety October 19, 2017

Arrests Oct. 3- 37-year-old Covington female charged with vandalism over $500 and assault; Oct. 4- 38-year-old Bartlett female charged with theft of property – conduct involving merchandise, assault and evading arrest; 24-year-old Memphis male charged with driving under the influence of intoxicant, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, drivers to exercise due care, reckless driving and compliance […]

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Home Plate Heroes

Millington’s finest came together Friday night on the grounds of the historic USA Stadium for the 2017 Millington Fire and Police Charity Softball Game benefiting the Brian Callies Foundation. Several city leaders were in attendance for the game that went to extra innings with the MPD pulling out the victory in the 10th over the […]

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Avoiding Deer Strikes in Tennessee

By David Peel Every Fall, the normally docile deer become oblivious to traffic.  A few seem to transform into car-seeking missiles. Ever seen a teen walking with her face in her phone? That’s the idea. The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists every year to watch out for deer during mating season, known as the “rut.” […]

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Millington Man Pleads to Four Murders in Two Counties

Star Staff Reports A Millington man who pled guilty last week to murdering two neighbors last year pled guilty Friday in Covington to killing a father and daughter a month later in Drummonds, said Shelby County District Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich. Michael Cullum, 47, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole […]

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Calendar of Events October 19, 2017

Chamber Happenings Oct. 19- Ladies Luncheon at Crosspointe Baptist Church 10 a.m. shopping, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. program and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.shopping lunch tickets are available at a cost. For more information call 872-1486 Nov. 7- Chamber Membership Luncheon at Baker Community Center with lunch at a cost. Oct. 19 The National Active & Retired Federal […]

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New Season Church

New Millington Area Chamber of Commerce member is the New Season Church. A ribbon cutting was held last month with lead Pastor Steve Flockhart and campus Pastor Tyler Bradley. The church is located at 245 Commercial Drive in Atoka. For more information, call 896-9747 or visit www.newseason.cc

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Ordinance would amend 2018 fiscal year Budget to allow school funds expenditure

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would amend the 2018 fiscal year Budget to allow expenditure of school funds. Board members took the action during their Oct. 9 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by […]

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SOCIAL COMMENTARY: Meaning of Madea is no laughing matter

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The names are Alma Springfield and Minnie Lou Johnson. But to all those they loved and influenced, the women were simply known as Madea. The term Madea once stood for the strongest matriarchal figure in a Black family. Once an honorable title for a sage, seasoned mother figure in the African-American […]

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