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Tennessee’s Hospitals Responsible for State Economic Impact of $18 Billion

THA Report Shows 180,532 Hospital-based Jobs in State Star Staff Reports NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) released its Economic Report today, which outlines the tremendous financial impact and economic benefit of hospitals statewide. The financial impact of healthcare industry employment in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, was $18.3 […]

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Ordinance would list crematories as permitted uses in B-2 districts

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on first reading last week that would list crematories as permitted uses in B-2 zoning districts. Board members took the action during their July 9 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by Alderman Mike Caruthers. […]

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Griffin begins as next superintendent after School Board approves contract

By Bill Short James “Bo” Griffin began this week as the next superintendent of Millington Municipal Schools after the School Board unanimously approved a contract to employ him. Board members took the action during their July 2 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Barbara Halliburton and seconded by Chris Denson. Griffin, former principal […]

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Millington Woman Honored for Raising Awareness for Mitochondrial Disease

Star Staff Reports NASHVILLE — At its annual international mitochondrial disease symposium, Mitochondrial Medicine 2018, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation recognized several individuals for their efforts to spread awareness about mitochondrial disease.  Among the honorees was Angie Nunn of Millington. Nunn was was honored with the 2018 UMDF Energy Award which is designed to recognize an […]

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BREAKING NEWS: City, state, U.S. leaders pay tribute to the late Ron Lollar

By Carolyn Bahm People who knew Tennessee Rep. Ron Lollar describe him as a proud Marine, good family man, dedicated church member and a notable statesman. The longtime Republican state representative died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep early on Friday. He was 69 and a little over a month away from his […]

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TRACKING WITH THOMAS; Senior Salute

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The members of the Millington Senior Citizens Club were in a patriotic mood the week prior to the Fourth of July. The Club’s normal Wednesday meeting was a chance to sport America’s colors of red, white and blue. The members enjoyed potluck lunch, music by Howard Michael of the Three Wise […]

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Commission recommends zoning amendment to allow crematories

By Bill Short The Millington Municipal Planning Commission voted last week to recommend an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance that would add crematories as a permitted use. Commission members took the action during their June 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Mike Caruthers and seconded by Leanna Dagen. The motion was passed […]

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2018 Female AOY- Paige Won: Millington’s Hall becomes second Lady Trojan to capture award

By Thomas Sellers Jr. She’s been an unsung hero. 2018 Millington Central High School graduate Paige Hall has even been a role players on her teams. Then there were times Hall had to be the MVP and star. Whether it was Lady Trojan championship volleyball teams or developing Millington Softball squads, Hall was vital to […]

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By Design: Art teacher Baker returns to administration as Head of Schools at TRA

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Back in 1974 Bobby Baker began his career in education as Ripley High School’s art teacher. The Wynne, Ark., native called the West Tennessee school home for 33 years. While with the Tigers, Baker was a teacher and in administration for 14 years concluding his stay as principal. After a quick […]

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Wrapping up with a Bo: School Board selects Griffin as next superintendent

By Bill Short The Millington School Board selected Bolton High School Principal James “Bo” Griffin last week to be the municipal school district’s next superintendent. Board members took the action last Thursday night during a special called meeting on a motion offered by Roger Christopher and seconded by Chris Denson. The motion was passed by […]

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