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Millington native endures tough 2014, now he looks forward to new beginnings in 2015

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Anyone paying attention to the headlines off-the-field regarding the NFL got familiar with names like Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy. Some of the best at their positions, that trio missed a majority of the 2014 season because of suspensions. Now the NFL and players like Hardy prepare for the […]

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Gatlin’s Gold

Star Staff Reports MEMPHIS — Last week Team Penny captured its second straight AAU National title. The 2015 victory came on the campus of Southwind High School by the Team Penny 15s. Team Penny beat the Michigan Gators 86-66 featuring Brighton Cardinal standout, incoming sophomore Taelyr Gatlin. Gatlin played along side area standouts like TJ […]


Triple Crown

Star Staff Reports Daylee Barrom, 16, has been barrel racing competitively for four years locally and traveling between Mississippi and Arkansas. She is a member of the BBR, National Barrel Horse Association. Barrom is a NBHA Youth World member and Open qualifier for the past two years.  She was the NBHA Youth High Point Champion […]

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Jonathan Bowlan 2015 Journal West 10 Male Athlete of the Year

By Mac Trammell Journal West 10 Media is presenting, for the first time, athlete of the year awards to an outstanding young woman and man who excelled in multiple sports within the company’s coverage area. Last week, Bethany Berger of Tipton-Rosemark Academy won the female award. Jonathan Bowlan, from Bartlett High School, took home the […]

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Spanky All-State

Another honor for former Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebel Baseball standout Conner “Spanky” Sanders. After being named to the Shelby County Baseball All-Star Game in May, earlier this month Sanders was named to the TSWA Division II-A All-State Team. During his senior year for Head Coach Brad Smith, Sanders played second base and shortstop. He batted .477 […]

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Getting Ready for Dunkin Donuts

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The old Back Yard Burger is currently getting a facelift off Highway 51 in Millington. The painting and renovations on the building at 8251 Highway 51 North are in preparation for the Dunkin Donuts coming to town. Dunkin’ Donuts is a national doughnut and coffeehouse chain based in Canton, Mass. It […]

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Herbi-Systems’ Owner returns to Nation’s Capital: will oversee 300 volunteers in Arlington renewal project

Star Staff Reports Local business owner Kenny D. Crenshaw, president of Herbi-Systems, Inc., geared up for his annual trip to the nation’s capital. This year marks 12 years of patriotic volunteerism and leadership for Crenshaw.  In D.C., he serves as a “champion” or leader in the Arlington National Cemetery Renewal and Remembrance project where he […]

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Making Summer More Energy Efficient

By Nathaniel Sillin It’s expected to be a hotter summer this year, but don’t confine your money-saving efforts to the thermostat. The warm months can be the best time to focus on cutting year-round energy costs (http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/report/electricity.cfm). Free of snow, ice and wind, it’s easier to spot problems, do repairs and budget for energy-efficient appliances […]

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By David Peel Hacking used to mean the covert breaking into someone else’s computer with malicious intent. Remember in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and in War Games when characters hacked into the school’s computer system and changed the records? Hacking. But lately, it has taken on a new, far less-menacing meaning. A hack is anything […]

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Did you ever have it too?

By Otis Griffin How many times have you just sat and wondered how is it that I’m still in one piece? Did you ever fall out of a hayloft accidentally or maybe you had a little assistance from one of your dear friends?  We were so small the ground seemed like it was a million […]

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The Human Body at Work

By Thelma Ledford More than 48 years ago I began studying nutrition because of personal health problems. The medical examinations had uncovered no organic reasons. By using this knowledge I began regaining my health and the health of my family. Let us learn something about the human body. *“You are a collection of moving, parts—atoms, […]

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Calendar of Events July 23, 2015

Month of July The Millington Lions Club meets at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington every second and fourth Tuesday at noon. The Lions Clubs works around the world for visually impaired and hearing impaired. The public is welcome to join the Club members and to make additional inquiries. The Millington Optimist Club meets at 6 p.m. […]

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Millington Legionnaire Elected To Attend National Convention

Star Staff Reports A Millington Legionnaire was elected to be a delegate to a National Convention.  Lee Buchschacher was elected by the Tennessee American Legion State Convention to be one of five delegates to the National American Legion Convention in Baltimore which kicks off at the end of August. Buchschacher, a Past State Commander of […]

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Mom’s banana pudding becomes business and creativity opportunity for University of Memphis graduate Tiffany Lewis

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For lifelong Memphian Tiffany Lewis her craving for banana pudding transformed into motivation. Then that motivation to taste her mother Murlean Figg’s interpretation of the Southern treat grew into inspiration. Lewis was inspired to share her love and style of banana pudding with the public creating Nana’s Pudding in January 2014. […]

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Obituary July 23, 2015

MARSHA BARTON COONEY MEMPHIS, 46, of Millington passed at Vanderbilt University Hospital on July 11, 2015. Mrs. Cooney was born Sept. 2, 1968 in Memphis, the daughter of John Allen and Judith Ann Barton. She graduated from Millington Central High School in 1986. In 1997, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor […]

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