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Lady Cougars outlast persistent Brighton; Cardinals fly away from Cougars

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Munford 45, Brighton 36 As he exited the Munford Gymnasium Friday night, Brighton Lady Cardinals Head Coach David Wampler declared, ‘We gave them a scare there.’ Brighton took on the role of Jason Vouchers stalking and irritating the Munford Lady Cougars for 32 minutes. Like the legendary horror icon known for Friday the […]

TRA guard Dillon Munn goes up for two against Westminister last week.

Rebels off to a fresh start in 2017

By Thomas Sellers Jr. A veteran coach like Michael Moore knows almost doesn’t count in basketball. During the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels last few games of 2016 in Lewisburg, Miss., Moore’s Rebels were competitive in all three tournament games. But TRA returned to the Volunteer State with a 1-2 record during the Lewisburg Tournament. Entering 2017, […]

TRA guard Megan Sanfratello goes up for two of her 29 points against Westminister.

Sizzling Sanfratello: Lady Rebel sparks team to blowout over Westminister

By Thomas Sellers Jr. At the end of one quarter, the score was the Westminister Lady Defenders 10 and Megan Sanfratello 19. The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebel freshman guard was on fire Jan. 3 hitting 5 triples in the opening quarter to help give her team a 22-10 advantage. TRA and Sanfratello kept up the […]

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All-Day Run: Cantu adds to track record with HMMoM victory

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Tipton County resident hooked on running took on his latest challenge this fall. Ruben Cantu, 73, ventured down to Memphis for the 18th Annual Tour d’Esprit Sept. 30. Cantu wasn’t leaving the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Memphis until Oct. 1. That was the plan because it was a 24-hour […]

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Change is Coming: Trojans have a roller coaster William Osteen Tournament

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Some spectators at the second day of the Williams L. Osteen Christmas Tournament presented by Dagen’s Living Water Bookstore were left rubbing their eyes when the co-host Millington Trojans arrived. On the opening night of the tournament, the Trojans wore their white home uniforms sending the usual starting lineup to the […]

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I Don’t Understand

By Otis Griffin Don’t it feel good to be called a country redneck?  Real simple as he has been sweatin’ in the hot sun and working hard.  What do you call a non-redneck?  Please decipher that for us proud Southern Rednecks. As I reminisce there are several things I just don’t understand.  So help me […]

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Public Safety January 12, 2017

Arrests Dec. 22 – 52 year old Memphis male charged with drivers to exercise due care, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked Dec. 23 – 20 year old Millington male charged with simple possession or casual exchange Dec. 24 – 46 year old Hernando female charged with driving under the influence of intoxicant, reckless driving; 30 year […]

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Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Millington

Star Staff Reports Residents living in and around the Millington can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. First United Methodist Church will host this community event on Jan. 27.  The site is located at 8029 Wilkinsville Road in Millington. Screenings […]

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Grief

By David Peel Around the holidays there is a bit of a paradox. Everyone is excited for kids and grandkids to open presents. But it’s also a time where widows miss their husbands. Grief is a strange process.  Having buried quite a few folks most notably both my parents, I feel sure that my experiences […]

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Calendar of Events January 12, 2017

Month of January *The American Legion and Auxiliary holds monthly meetings at the Baker Center starting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. On the first Saturday of the summer months the Auxiliary have been at the Farmers Market informing the community about our projects/programs that help our Veterans. For more information, […]

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Wolff to be honored by the Association for Women Attorneys

Star Staff Reports The Association for Women Attorneys will host the 37th Annual Banquet honoring posthumously attorney Mary Wolff, formerly with Wolff Ardis, PC, as AWA’s 28th recipient of  the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award for outstanding achievement in the legal profession. The 37th annual Banquet to be held Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., marks the first time in […]

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Graduation News: Russell earns doctorate

Dr. Marilyn D. Russell, right, graduated from The University of Memphis on Dec. 11 in Downtown Memphis in the FedEx Forum, with a doctorate of education degree.

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JOURNEY TO CARNEGIE HALL: MCHS Choir’s fund raiser Jan. 21 talent shows

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Preparation for the Millington Central High School’s trip to New York’s Carnegie Hall continued in the classroom this afternoon. As Calvin Ellis’ students worked on learning the music, hitting notes and exploring ranges, the music director was trying to figure out how to raise another $15,000 toward the trip. Through the […]

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MCHS’ HOSA sends pair to State in April

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It became official yesterday on the campus of The University of Memphis — Millington Central High School’s HOSA is a success. And the credit goes to three women, instructor Gina Jordan and students Caleigh Ledgerwood and Kai-Lyn Andrysiak. Ledgerwood and Andrysiak competed in HOSA Regionals in Clinical Nursing and Sports Medicine […]

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Alderman Thomas McGhee was recently sworn into his second term of office earlier this month by Sen. Mark Norris. McGhee was selected as Vice Mayor Monday during the first Board meeting of 2017.

NEWS ALERT: McGhee elected vice mayor by his fellow board members

By Bill Short Position 5 Alderman Thomas McGhee, beginning his second term, was elected vice mayor Monday night by his fellow board members. He was one of two members nominated for the position at the board’s regular monthly meeting. Alderman Frankie Dakin’s nomination of McGhee was seconded by Alderman Larry Dagen, and Alderman Don Lowry’s […]

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