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Real News: Utility hoax further proof that good journalism trumps social media

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Star Commentary The hoax heard around the world… well at least Memphis has shined a spotlight on a few issues. The one that jumps out to me personally is the need for good journalists, journalism and trustworthy outlets. On the morning of July 8 word spread quickly via social media that […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Great fireworks show with the comfort of being home

Dear Editor: Thank you, Millington, for an outstanding fireworks show. We had a great view from our mailbox. Ross Wilber Millington

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Millington Crisis Center addresses potential donor and board member

Dear Editor: The Millington Crisis Center needs your help and support. We are in the process of implementing new ideas, new processes, and new methods in an effort to ensure the Center complies with state and federal guidelines for nonprofit organizations, as well as to better and more efficiently serve the needs of our community. […]

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The Best Closing Argument In History?

By David Peel You may have never heard of George Graham Vest, Missouri lawyer who took on a case about a dog known as “Old Drum” who was shot by a neighbor on October 18, 1869. In the case against the neighbor, this portion of the transcript survived and has become famous: “Gentlemen of the […]

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They Said it Had Worked Many Times, but on What?

By Otis Griffin As a youngster when we had some congestion, now that’s a ‘five-dollar word’ for…… stopped up.  Momma would rub this salve down deep into my bony chest.  It was probably the same grease we used on the cows and hogs to reduce swelling, nicks, cuts, fleas, ticks, flies, warts and the deadly […]

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After Crash Calls

By David Peel No one legitimately calls you to offer you free medical treatment after an accident. Sometimes after an accident you will get phone calls saying that they are with the insurance company and they want you to go to a certain accident clinic or chiropractor. This is a solicitation clear and simple. The […]

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WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK?

By David Peel People who have been to my office often comment on the photography that I have done in my travels to every inhabited continent. I have been doing mission trips to various countries for years, and also have traveled strictly for pleasure and learning. I am always struck by the reactions because they […]

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Fire Up And Have A Little Washing

By Otis Griffin    A little over three score or so Momma heated her wash water in the big old black pot out in the middle of the back yard.  Daddy positioned some brick bats around the base of the pot to keep the fire ashes under the pot and not flying around.   When I […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Consider ’96 Trojan Football for Hall of Fame

Dear Editor, I am submitting this recommendation for the 1996 Millington Central High Football Team to be nominated to the MCHS Athletic HOF. On November 8, 1996, our football team made MCHS history by winning its first ever playoff game in defeating Central High School 28-6.  That advanced us to the second round, where we […]

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If It Don’t Kill ya’ Maybe…

By Otis Griffin Can you remember when there was a time country Doctors made house calls?  How many folks can garner up a tale or two about being on their ‘so-called’ death bed and the brilliant physicians came flying to the rescue.  Take a slow trip down memory lane and visualize the black, faded leather […]

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