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Board authorizes negotiations for MLG&W to collect solid waste, storm water charges

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has authorized negotiations with Memphis Light, Gas & Water to collect sanitation and storm water charges for the city. Board members took the action during their July 13 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by Alderman Larry Dagen. […]

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The Millington School of Dance members were the buzz around town last week after returning from Ames, Iowa competing in the BravO! National Dance Competition. The group won all Platinum and High Gold Awards. But the highlight of the stay was the Spirit Award given out to the best in the nation in the category […]

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Road Closure at Brunswick

Brunswick Road BETWEEN Stewart Road and Jack Bond Road Will be CLOSED for Drainage Improvements Beginning Monday, July 27th thru Thursday, July 30th   Description and Detour Routes: Brunswick Road will be closed ¾ mile north of the Loosahatchie River Bridge. Northbound Brunswick will use Stewart Road east 1300’ to Old Brunswick. Southbound Brunswick will […]

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Dangerously High Temperatures This Weekend

National Weather Service and Shelby County Office of Preparedness Urge Caution Forecasters with the National Weather Service say dangerously high temperatures will continue in the Shelby County area through the weekend.  Meteorologists and staff at the Shelby County Office of Preparedness are in constant contact during this latest round of hot weather. “We appreciate the […]

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Board postpones action on $5 million bond issue for Public Works projects

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted this week to postpone action on a $5 million bond issue intended to fund Public Works projects. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Bethany Huffman and seconded by Alderman Mike Caruthers. The […]

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Local Educator Chosen To Attend The Tennessee Arts Academy

Star Staff Reports Lalania Star Vaughn, Fine Arts Director at Tipton-Rosemark Academy, has been selected to attend the 2015 Tennessee Arts Academy. The Academy, the nation’s premier summer professional development institute for arts education, will officially open on July 12, 2015 and run through July 17. Over 275 K-12 public and private school teachers from […]

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STORM UPDATE: Damage Assessments Continue from Yesterday’s Storm

Star Staff Reports The county-wide response to yesterday’s storm continues at the Shelby County Office of Preparedness Emergency Operations Center in east Memphis. “We’re coordinating our efforts with the City of Memphis, Memphis Light, Gas and Water and other agencies.  Our goal is to ensure needs are quickly met for those affected by the storm,” […]

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Winds brought down a tree outside of Millington Central High School this afternoon. (Photo by Felicia Watkins)

BREAKING NEWS: Storms cool down Millington, bring down trees

By Thomas Sellers Jr. About 3:50 this afternoon, a severe thunderstorm hit the Memphis area. Ten minutes later the storm passed through Millington leaving damage with fallen trees and blow roof tops. The powerful winds and lighting was part of a front that dropped the temperatures from the mid-90s to the low 70s. Memphis Light […]

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Road Closure for July 20-21

Road Name: Gragg Road BETWEEN Kerrville-Rosemark Road & Austin Peay Highway will be closed Monday July 20 and Tuesday July 21 for drainage improvements  Detour Route:  From Gragg Road just north of the intersection with Kerrville Rosemark Road proceed northwest to Austin Peay Highway approximately 0.6 miles.  Traveling west on Kerrville Rosemark Road continue west […]

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BREAKING NEWS: SCSO investigating Millington reservist for sexual exploitation

Star Staff Reports On Monday (July 13) Police Chief Frank Tennant received information from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators regarding an investigation into Rick Friar who has served as a volunteer reservist for this department. SCSO investigators provided specific details regarding the course of their investigation and Millington Police Department has fully cooperated and will […]

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