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Growing Up Ta’mya: Future Lady Statemen matures on and off field

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Shirley Johnson wasn’t going to miss this moment. The mother of Brighton Lady Cardinal Softball players Teanna and Ta’mya Johnson has been absent from her share of games because of health issues. But along side her husband Tetrice, her daughters have been by her side making sure she is on the […]

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Measuring Up: Munford’s Frizzell earns spot with Memphis Softball

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The list of names reads like giants of the game at Munford High School. The Division I signees under the guidance of Head Coach Glenn Goulder include Cali Overbeck (Ole Miss), Sam Scott (UT-Martin), Jodie Duncan (UT-Martin) and Sami Jo Schulz (Memphis). The recent National Signing Day added a new person […]

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Right Place: Hunt taking her softball talents to West Alabama

By Thomas Sellers Jr. She seemed to always be in the right place. And if Kailey Hunt was slightly out of position, her natural gifts and athleticism would makeup for it. The Brighton Lady Cardinal senior was in the right place once again Nov. 9 signing her letter of intent on her National Signing Day […]

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Foster’s Family: NFL lineman gives back to the community that help him reach dream

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Ripley High graduate and 10-year NFL player Ramon Foster lives out his dream daily as an guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The man known as ‘The Big Ragu’ credits himself reaching the pros to his family and faith built in Tipton and Lauderdale counties. Foster also knows some families just have […]

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Love of the Game: Mitson finds joy in baseball, leading to SIU signing

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sometimes the pressure and demands can be too much to any student/athlete. When you’ve been groomed by some of the best to be the next David Owen or Connor Alexander, the weight hangs on your stellar right arm. Add to those expectations, your older brother Brandon Mitson signed to play college […]


Millington Elementary… How do you cook a turkey?

Some of the students at Millington Elementary School wanted to share their ideas of a tasty Thanksgiving turkey and a few desserts that would accompany the centerpiece of the meal. Maybe you readers out there would like to try some of these recipes next year… but please cook the birds until done. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Confidential Settlement Agreements

By David Peel It is not all that unusual in some of my larger cases to have language about confidentiality proposed to be included within the settlement agreement. However, there are some items that may sometimes appear in a confidential settlement agreement: A settlement agreement should never restrict the attorney’s ability to practice law. This […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ Sometimes Different Things Wake You Up to Make You Grow Up

By Otis Griffin Country boys show off sometimes and it just don’t turn out the way it was planned.  I had torn the hide off my bony, left arm and dug out a hole big enough to hide a Berkshire sow and some of her litter set up housekeeping also.  After ‘Doc’ Flippin glued me […]

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Public Safety October Trash Pick Up 11-23

County Road Crews Picked Up Almost 31 Tons of Trash Last Month

Star Staff Reports Shelby County trash crews removed almost 31 tons of garbage tossed along roads last month in the unincorporated areas and those bordering Shelby Farms. “Every dollar used for litter could have been spent on other pressing citizen needs. Still, we’re committed to improving the appearance of Shelby County,” said Shelby County Mayor […]

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Public Safety November 23, 2017

Arrests Nov. 7- 60-year-old Millington male, charged with domestic assault; 37-year-old Memphis male, charged with failure to appear; 30-year-old Atoka male, charged with failure to appear and revocation of suspension of sentence; Nov. 10- 38-year-old Millington male, charged with failure to appear, lights required on motor vehicles and driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked; Nov. 11- 26-year-old […]

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Obituary November 23, 2017

RUTH ANN MOORE Ruth Ann Rodgers Moore, 74, resident of Somerville,  and wife of the late William Victor “Bill” Moore, departed this life Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017 at her residence. Services of Remembrance for Mrs. Moore were conducted at 2 P.M. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with […]

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Calendar of Events November 23, 2017

Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Fest at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Millington will be held Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The buffett by Memphis top chefs is a Thanksgiving special menu in style, inviting families and visitors to celebrate the spirit of the season, enjoy the hometown hospitality and indulge in […]

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Ordinance amends 2018 fiscal year Budget for school funds expenditure

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that amends the 2018 fiscal year Budget to allow expenditure of school funds. Board members took the action during their Nov. 13 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Frankie Dakin and seconded by Alderman […]

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History in Paris

The Brighton Cardinals made the school’s second appearance in the Quarterfinals last Friday night against the Henry County Patriots in Paris. The underdog Cardinals outlasted the traditional powerhouse Patriots 34-31 to advance to this week’s State Semifinals at Beech. At Patriot Stadium, the Cardinal faithful were in the house including Brighton High School Principal Christi […]

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On Guard: St. Benedict wins backcourt battle over Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Trojan Hunter Klutts made a tough layup in the lane making the score 51-45 in favor of the St. Benedict Eagles midway through the third quarter. At that moment the Trojans arrived to a crossroad in the 2017-18 season opener in the William Osteen Gymnasium. Either display the new Millington […]

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