Archive | August 23, 2018

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Atoka native celebrates milestone birthday with tales of survival

By Thomas Sellers Jr. James Noah Craig has survived the flu epidemic of 1918. Then Craig fought in World War II under General George S. Patton and lived to tell about the second wave of the D-Day Invasion. After walking away from a car wreck and brain aneurism, Craig was the guest of honor last […]

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Lady Trojan Volleyball begins new era with tough Dyer County test

By Thomas Sellers Jr. There was some electricity in the air last Tuesday in the new-look William Osteen Gymnasium. The defending District 15-2A champions Millington Lady Trojans hit the court to open the 2018 season and begin the Abby Wade Era. Wade was a vital part of the championship success in 2017 serving the role […]

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I just didn’t realize it was that bad at the time

By Otis Griffin As bad as it may seem out in the hot sun, dust, dirt, snakes, bugs, insects and dirt pig paths, I actually enjoyed my ‘guv’mint’ job toward the end of the summer.   Just a few times maybe a little shower ran everyone out of the fields and we’d congregate at a local […]

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Calendar of Events August 23, 2018

Trojan Football 2018 Millington Trojan Football Sponsorship Packages are available ranging from Platinum to Bronze. To get more information on the packages, contact Millington Football Booster members Tony Johnson, president at (901)-491-2483, Debby Clifton, vice president at (901) 574-8466, Scott Percer, sponsorship volunteer at (901) 652-1646 or e-mail: millingtontrojanfootball@gmail.com Dance Night at The Baker Join […]

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Why Your Airbags May Not Deploy

By David Peel We are no accustomed to seeing airbags at crash scenes. But what you may not know about them, is that they do not deploy as often as you might assume. Frontal Airbags are only designed to inflate in nearly-direct frontal collisions and then only if the deceleration is abrupt enough.   A common […]

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Trio charged with attempted murder after Millington hotel beating

Star Staff Reports Authorities responded to a man beaten nearly to death Friday. The incident was alleged to occur over tattoo equipment. The beaten of the man resulted in now three men are charged with attempted murder. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday night at the Regency Inn off Navy Road in […]

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In the wake of Aretha Franklin’s death, columnist Thomas Sellers Jr. is reminiscing about her and other talented female vocalists who set musical standards. Here, his Number One pick, Patti LaBelle, belts out one of her classic songs at a 2012 event.

THE BEST SELLERS LIST- Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Countdown of My Favorite Female Vocalist

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Soul music was on the brink of a revolution when a little girl was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn. Aretha Louise Franklin grew up to be a fixture of Detroit, an iconic voice and the Queen of Soul. An amazing talent that has made headlines for several decades […]

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Public Safety August 23, 2018

Arrests Aug. 8- 55-year-old Cordova female charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked and lights required on motor vehicles; 38-year-old Millington female charged with failure to appear – criminal case; 24-year-old Memphis male charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; 22-year-old Pope, Miss., charged with failure to appear […]

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FROM THE COUNSELOR DESK: Important dates for MCHS Seniors 2018-19

Important Senior Dates: Information provided by Millington Central High School senior guidance counselor Georgette Farmer… August 27 School Pictures Senior deadline for seniors to choose their yearbook pose is Septermber25th September 3 No School – Labor Day September 11 Senior Parent Night @ 6p.m. September 12 Progress Reports September 13 P/T Conference September 17-21 College […]

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Roland welcome

Welcome, Terry

Last Friday, the City of Millington rolled out the welcome mat for native son Terry Roland. Earlier this month Roland was named the new executive director of the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce. Among the dozens at the meet and greet held at City Hall were Millington City Manager Ed Haley, Millington Mayor Terry Jones […]

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