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DROP IN CRIME: Local violent crime drops during first quarter of 2018 compared to last year

Star Staff Reports During the first quarter of 2018 (January – March), the major violent crime rate dropped in both Memphis and all of Shelby County compared to the first quarter of last year, according to preliminary figures from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Driven by a 37.8 percent reduction in murders and a […]

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Star News Brief: April 26, 2018

ICE recovered in Tipton County drug bust An overdose death led to the recovery of illegal drugs in Tipton County. The Tipton County Sheriff’s Department made this discovery after investigating the death of Stephen Tyler Duke. The 28-year-old was found dead in the 700 block of Dogwood Lane in Brighton back in March. Evidence at […]

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Commission approves Master Plan for city

By Bill Short The Millington Planning Commission has adopted a resolution that approves a proposed 20-Year Master Plan for the city. Commission members took the action during their April 16 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Vice Chairman Chuck Hurt Jr. and seconded by Curtis Park. The motion was passed by five affirmative […]

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EA Harrold provides care package for real heroes

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Real superheroes do wear uniforms and have powers that amaze the young and young at heart. On April 16, a few of Millington’s superheroes assembled in the EA Harrold Cafeteria to receive a thank you and boxes filled with gratitude. In full uniforms, members of the Millington Police Department, Millington Fire […]

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Poplar Choice: History made for American Legion electing first woman Post Commander

Star Staff Reports The oldest American Legion Post in the state of Tennessee broke a 99-year tradition recently by electing a woman as Post Commander. Lolita Poplar was unanimously elected on April 14th to serve as post commander for the 2018-2019 year. Upon her election the Navy veteran had these words to say, “It is […]

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Commission approves Master Plan for city

By Bill Short The Millington Planning Commission adopted a resolution this week that approves a proposed 20-Year Master Plan for the city. Commission members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Vice Chairman Chuck Hurt Jr. and seconded by Curtis Park. The motion was passed by five […]

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Sam’s Steps toward Survival: EA Harrold conducts coin drive to benefit student and fight Cystic Fibrosis

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Youthful energy and a smile lighting up the EA Harrold Cafeteria stage, Sam Curry stood in front of the entire school to make a special announcement. The 6-year-old proudly stood next to his mother Alycia Monday afternoon to kickoff the 2018 EA Harrold Coin Drive to fight Cystic Fibrosis from April […]

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Grant Accepted: Contract OK’d for intersection improvements

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously accepted a state grant and approved a contract for improvements to the intersection of Raleigh-Millington Road and state Route 385. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by […]

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Casting Call

There are 21 early voting locations that opened yesterday across Shelby County including Millington’s Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street. Early voting began Wednesday April 11 and will conclude April 26. For a list of the other early voting locations and to see a of hours visit www.shelbyvote.com

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Crews begin the process on repaving the parking lot at USA Stadium Tuesday afternoon at USA Stadium.

NEWS ALERT: Improvements underway at Millington’s USA Stadium

This week the old parking lot at the historic USA Stadium is being transformed into a field of dirt as crews begin the process of laying a fresh parking lot. As part of the city of Millington’s nearly $400,000 worth of improvements for the venue, the repaving of the parking lot if the beginning of […]

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