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Pride & Heart: Cardinals dig deep to make history, reach school’s first Sub-State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. May 13, 2014 marked the beginning of a new era in Brighton. Stan Gatlin arrived on the campus of Brighton High School dressed for success. In his argyle sweater vest and khakis, Gatlin sported his new school’s colors with his wife Demeka and son Taelyr by his side. Gatlin had a […]

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Lady Cougars advance to Region 7-3A title game Wednesday night

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Munford Lady Cougars are heading to the Region 7-3A Girls Tournament title game Wednesday night after a 49-27 win over Hardin County. The victory in the Brighton Gymnasium tonight also guarantees the Lady Cougars a spot in the Sectional Round to be played Saturday night against a Region 8-3A opponent. […]

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Cardinals become official host next week advancing past Bartlett

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The faces of the Brighton faithful were dejected and melancholy Regional Saturday night last year. The reason for the sadness and disappointment was Bartlett. The Panthers came to town and ended the Cardinals’ 2016 season 57-55 in overtime. Regional Saturday night 2017 presented Stan Gatlin’s Cardinals a chance for some revenge […]

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Lady Cougars advance to Region 7-3A Semifinals

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For a moment it appeared the First Round Region 7-3A Girls Basketball Tournament contest would be smooth sailing for the No. 1 seeded Munford Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars jumped ahead 10-0 in the first quarter Friday night in the Munford Gymnasium ahead of the No. 4 seeded Cordova Lady Wolves. […]

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PROGRESS 2017: Look back at the ’07 Millington Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For the first time since The Millington Star started doing the Gridiron Glory special football section, a pair of Millington Trojans were featured on the cover. Entering the 2007 season, it was hard to narrow the ‘cover boy’ down to one person. Candidates entering that campaign for the destination were senior […]

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Calendar of Events March 2, 2017

Month of March *Millington Public Library located 4858 Navy Road is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 872-1585 or visit www.millingtonpubliclibrary.org. Celebrating more than 50 years of library service, the MPL is available for businesses looking for a place […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Severe weather leads to hectic morning commute

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Severe weather rolled through the Mid-South this morning leading to tornado watches and warnings. Damaging wind hit towns like Dyersburg and Covington north of Millington. In Shelby County slick road condition led to a few accidents including this one on Singleton Parkway. Heading north toward Millington, crews are responding to a […]

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MCHS announced Class of 2017 Hall of Fame/Top 10

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Central High School Guidance Office staff transformed the lobby area into a portion of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory this afternoon. Earlier in the school day, several MCHS seniors were given a “Golden Ticket” to appear in Room 201 around 1 p.m. Those students parents, family and friends were invited […]

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PROGRESS 2017: Boatwright turning 60

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Peggy and Leroy Boatwright opened a Millington institution on Nov. 1, 1957. Now in its 60th year of operation Boatwright Pharmacy is ready to celebrate with familiar faces and new customers the way they know best. “Involvement in the community, genuine care about our customers and patients,” Dr. Steven Boatwright said. […]

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PROGRESS 2017: Future of MCHS

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Right now the historic grounds on which the first Millington Central High School stood and various other educational buildings is a bright green. Green is a color associated with the season of spring, a time for rebirth and new growth. The color is also a symbol of fresh or raw. Soon […]

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Shoppes of Millington Farms Update 4

PROGRESS 2017: Shoppe Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The dream for a 21st century, updated shopping center in Millington is coming to fruition. What started as an idea from several minds in January 2015 has formed into the physical structure known as the Shoppes of Millington Farms. As more tenants are moving into their stores nearing the scheduled Spring […]

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PROGRESS 2017: Ritter means Communication

Star Staff Reports Ritter Communications is proud to be your local internet, TV and phone provider in West Tennessee, and we recognize and welcome the responsibility that comes with being a local company. We live here, work here and invest here. That’s why we’re deeply committed to continuing our company’s longstanding traditions of service as […]

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NEWS ALERT: Zaxby’s to host job interviews next week

The Millington Zaxby’s located at 8537 Highway 51 North will be opening next month under the leadership of Jeremy Gattie. Zaxby’s will be conducting interviews for full-time and part-time positions starting Monday Feb. 27 until Friday March 3. The time frame will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, e-mail Jennifer@tag-cpa.com  

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Holmes Again
Former Millington Trojans standout DeCarlos Holmes (fourth from left) was drafted by the Memphis Lions of the CBL this Saturday. Holmes was a 6'8 post for the Trojans during the 2012-13 season. He went on to play college basketball in Mississippi. Holmes newest basketball home will be with the Lions. The Lions are a professional minor league team that competes on a national platform that was established in March 2014.

Holmes Again: Former Trojans drafted by Memphis pro team

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Brighton's Ethan Bell launches a three-pointer over Munford's Kyree Cunningham during last's District 13-3A Semifinal contest in Munford.

Cardinals earn Regional home game this Saturday

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Win and you host a Region 7-3A Tournament game next Saturday night. Lose and you have to travel to one of the best teams in District 14-3A that evening. The rivals Munford Cougars and Brighton Cardinals knew what was on the line Friday night entering the District 13-3A Semifinal contest. The […]

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