Archive | May 9, 2018

Southern Raisin’ Every Day Should Be Momma’s Day

By Otis Griffin When it came time to go to church, Momma always said, “don’t forget to clean up good, wash your ears and comb your hair.”  I must have used half of the Mississippi River cleaning out my ears. I had a crew cut about a quarter inch long, but it had to be […]

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School Board amends contract for superintendent’s retirement

By Bill Short The Millington School Board voted this week to amend the employment contract of Dr. David Roper, who intends to retire as superintendent on Aug. 1. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Larry Jackson and seconded by Cody Childress. The motion was […]

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Public Safety May 10, 2018

Arrests April 24- 24-year-old Millington female charged with vandalism $500 or less and failure to appear – criminal case; 58-year-old Greenville, Miss., male charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; April 25- 67-year-old Memphis male charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; April 26- 50-year-old Burlison male charged with driving under […]

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2018 Prom Queen & King

Millington Central High School senior Olivia Ballard was crowned Prom Queen April 28 during the event held at the Memphis Zoo. Ballard and her date Mark Nichols were bestowed the honor of Prom Queen and King by their peers. “It felt good to win Prom Queen because it’s a big memory of my senior year […]

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Ribbon Representation

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Central High School Art Teacher Joanne Zachary wanted to recognize her art students who were awarded at the 2018 Millington Art Council’s Student Art Show on April 21. This year’s event was held at the Harvell Civic Center featuring all forms of art ranging from music to graphic display. The […]

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Logan’s Laps: Garzonio makes Munford history signing swimming scholarship

By Thomas Sellers Jr. History was made on the stage of the Munford High School Cafeteria April 26. But the journey to the historic moment authored by Munford senior Logan Garzonio began in a pool in Millington. After thousands of laps, hours of lessons and several victories, Garzonio became the first MHS student/athlete to sign […]

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Scott’s Signature: Outgoing TRA Head of Schools reflects on time in charge

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The enrollment has increased. Several Tipton-Rosemark Academy traditions have stayed in place but with a new twist. And the look of the campus has grown tremendously since 2006. Through it all one consistent face has been the guiding force for the development and rise of TRA in the past decade – […]

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Odum’s Opportunity: Former Trojan gridiron standout ready to earn spot with Colts

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As the final seconds ticked away in his college football career Dec. 2, George Odum wasn’t thinking about the NFL. The former Millington Trojan standout just played his last home game in Conway, Ark., in Estes Stadium. The New Hampshire Wildcats just eliminated Odum’s Central Arkansas Bears 21-15 in the second […]

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ACE Award Winner

The Millington Exchange Club recently presented Millington Central High School’s Jennifer McCullough with the 2018 ACE Award for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence. McCullough is also the Class of 2018 valedictorian.

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How to argue and win (Part Three)

By David Peel Logical thinking is rare. It is not often taught in schools.  I have taught logic, coached debate, and try to use logic in my injury law practice.  (The first two articles in this series can be found on my blog at PeelLawFirm.com). “Fallacies” are errors in logical reasoning. When a person’s argument […]

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