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2015 AutoZone Shelby County All-Star Baseball Game set for Tuesday night Lady Cougars heat up, but Houston ends State streak Brighton uses power to reach  Sub-State round, Collierville ends  Lady Cardinals Cardinals Once a three-sport standout at Munford,  Owen

2015 AutoZone Shelby County All-Star Baseball Game set for Tuesday night

Star Staff Reports USA Stadium in Millington will host the fourth annual AutoZone Shelby County All Star Baseball Game on Tuesday May 26. Game time will be at 7:30. “We are very fortunate that AutoZone has stepped up as a title sponsor. Without their support, this event would not be possible.” “Last year was a […]

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Lady Cougars heat up, but Houston ends State streak

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Munford Lady Cougars appeared to get hot just at the right time. Head Coach Glenn Goulder’s have made it a mid-May tradition of winning games during the week of Regionals. The past four years have seen the Lady Cougars win the do-or-die Sub-State game to reach the Class 3A State […]

Brighton Softball 2015

Brighton uses power to reach Sub-State round, Collierville ends Lady Cardinals’ bid for Murfreesboro

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Brighton Lady Cardinals will play in the Sub-State in softball for the first since 2010. Head Coach Robin Jacobs featured a lineup with stars like pitcher Leanna Coultson, shortstop Britt Stanford and first baseman Caroline Jacobs. Now a lineup with standouts like pitcher Seeley Layne, designed player Raygan Huffman, center […]

Moments after his squad made Brighton Soccer history advancing to Sectionals, Head Coach Bubba Chambers addresses his team on the Brighton Soccer Field about the week's plans. Brighton beating Cordova 2-0 in the Region Semifinals led to the historic feat.

Cardinals’ victory over Cordova give team first Sub-State berth

By Thomas Sellers Jr. History was made on the Brighton Soccer Field May 11. For the first time in school history, the Brighton Cardinals reached the Sectional round after beating the Cordova Wolves 2-0 in the Region 7-3A Soccer Semifinals. “We gave our fans and Tipton County something they’ve never seen from a team around […]

Lindsey Owen signing

Once a three-sport standout at Munford, Owen’s choice of basketball pays off in scholarship

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Munford’s Lindsey Owen faced a problem when she entered high school back in 2011. Owen was going to follow in her big brother Tyler’s footsteps and play basketball. She also knew she would participate in her childhood sport of softball. And she was going to give her dad Jake’s and grandfather […]

Letter to Editor: Live up to the name Flag City

Dear Editor: I have been very upset since the flag has been removed at the ball field. It has always been a constant inspiration to many people, both local and those just passing through. I’m sure it was tattered and torn and needed replacing. I can understand that, but come on. There should be enough […]

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Thank Goodness We Had’em

By Otis Griffin When I was being treated for a mangled arm little did I realize just how important our one and only Doctor Flippin had on the entire surrounding communities? Think back how your problem was the only concern at the time.  At least to me.  But jillions of other folks had their own […]

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Drunk Driving

By David Peel I once had a comment on my blog from an active member of Mothers against drunk driving. MADD She scolded me a bit for using the word accident to describe a crash involving a drunk driver that hit and injured my client. She went on to say that when someone drinks and then […]

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Good Eats Ledford

To Inform — Not Diagnose

By Thelma Ledford These articles are to inform you—not diagnose a problem, but are to help you understand your own body, and teach you how to make better choices. There are two sides of health today; the pharmaceuticals and the alternative health solutions. By the word “alternative” I am talking about getting back to a […]

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Special Olympics winners

Calendar of Events May 28, 2015

Local Special Olympics swim athletes with the Special Olympics of Greater Memphis recently competed in the Special Olympics Tennessee State Spring Games at David Lipscomb University in Nashville winning the gold medal in the Team Relay Competition. Team members from left are Herbie Broome, Ben Cavens, August Jarboe and Cody Willis. The team’s home training […]

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EDU NJROTC Awards 5-21

Cadet Awards

Millington Central High School NJROTC Awards were made recently to Cadet Meagan Holguin (left) by the Millington Piomingo Chapter, U.S.Daughters for 1812. Cadet Brittany Wright  (right) was presented the JROTC medal from the Jamestown Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists of Memphis.  Both medals were presented by Bettie Gustafson, a member of each of the chapters.

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Public Safety

Public Safety May 28, 2015

Fire Reports Passenger vehicle fire May 17 – 4537 Kings Station Road Electrical wiring/equipment May 16 – 6950 Saddlebrook Drive Motor vehicle accident with no injuries May 15 – James Boyd and Raleigh Millington; Church Street and Bill Knight; U. S. Highway 51 North and Veterans Parkway Emergency medicals/assistance May 14 – 9000 block of […]

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Graduation Katelyn  Dagen 5-28


Star Staff Reports Distinguished Awards for Scholarship and Service Presented at Rhodes College Commencement MEMPHIS — Annual awards were presented at the 166th Commencement Exercises of Rhodes College on May 16 on campus. Rhodes graduates Katelyn Brooke Dagen (above right) and Alex Patrick Galloway, and Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells ’82, priest-in-charge at St. George’s Episcopal […]

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Millington Food Pantry stocked with special delivery

By Linda Cooper On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers from the Millington Post Office collected non-perishable food items from generous donors throughout the community in the National Association of Letter Carriers 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Earlier in the week of May 9, the post office delivered grocery bags to postal customers asking […]

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Board approves engineering consultant for Hornet Avenue utility improvements

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has adopted a resolution approving an engineering consultant for utility improvements on Hornet Avenue. Board members took the action during their May 11 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Hank Hawkins and seconded by Alderman Mike Caruthers. The motion was passed by […]

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