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Wilder Heading to Rodeo Nationals

Star Staff Reports Anna Wilder qualified to compete at the National level in the Junior High Rodeo Association this week in long rodeo in South Dakota. The World’s Largest Junior High Rodeo is scheduled for June 24-30. She will be competing in four of her six events. Wilder is an eighth grader at Tipton-Rosemark Academy. […]

2018 Who’s Who Part 1: The Genuine Article reflects senior class standouts

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For the next two issues, The Genuine Article will focus on the Class of 2018. Some of the student/athletes from Millington Central, Brighton, Munford and Tipton-Rosemark Academy have earned the destinations of Who’s Who. This week will highlight seven categories ranging from Best Looking to Most Likely to be a Comic. […]

2017-18 Fall/Winter Stars of the Season

Football Offensive Star of the Season Lance West The Brighton Cardinals’ offense ran primarily through West in 2017. He rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and led the team in touchdowns. West was a key part of Brighton reaching the State Semifinals for the first time in school history. West was offered multiple scholarships but accepted […]

Whitley and Pugh honored by TSCA

Star Staff Reports The Tennessee Softball Coaches’ Association announced its All-State team featuring a pair of area players. Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Rachel Whitley and Munford’s Makayla Pugh were named to the West All-State Team. Pugh was a power-hitting infielder for the Lady Cougars this past season. She is heading to Southwest Tennessee. Whitley helped guide the […]

Saddle Up: Professional Rodeo Returns to USA Stadium Arena in Millington

Star Staff Reports Professional rodeo is making a comeback at the USA Stadium Arena on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with one big performance co-sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and the Southern Professional Rodeo Association. Rodeo events will include bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, bull riding and barrel racing. […]

Public Safety June 22, 2018

Arrests June 5- 33-year-old Millington female charged with theft of property under $1,000; June 6- 49-year-old Drummonds female charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; June 7- 25-year-old Memphis male charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines;  38-year-old Millington male charged with domestic assault; 28-year-old Tennessee male charged with theft of […]

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Obituaries June 22, 2018

LULA MAE BALLARD Mrs. Lula Mae Ballard, 93, homemaker, died June 5, 2018 at her residence. The family received friends with service following on Thursday, June 7 at Ravenscroft Chapel. Interment was in Ravenscroft Cemetery. LARRY ‘L.D.’ GIPSON Larry “L.D.” Gipson, 68, of Drummonds, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 after a long illness. […]

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Board approves Dunbar as city’s new police chief

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has adopted a resolution approving Mark Dunbar as the city’s new police chief. Board members took the action last Thursday night on a motion offered by Alderman Larry Dagen and seconded by Alderman Don Lowry. The motion was passed by a 5-2 vote, with Aldermen […]

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Dianne’s Dedication: Baker serves her last official day at Millington Chamber

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As the clock struck 11 a.m. last Friday, they started to trickle in one by one into the offices of the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce. From City Manager Ed Haley to Millington Mayor Terry Jones, they all came by the facility to express gratitude to outgoing Millington Chamber Executive Director […]

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Craziest Will Provisions

By David Peel Most peoples’ Last Will and Testaments simply indicate that whatever they own is to be passed on to their family members. Occasionally, problematic people may be disinherited. Or, sometimes conditions are set up on recovering money, such as graduating college.But these Wills have become rather famous for having a little bit more […]

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Hight Speaks at DAR Flag Day Luncheon

Star Staff Reports COLLIERVILLE — Diane Hight, founder of Forever Young Senior Veterans, spoke at the Memphis and Shelby County Regents’ Council Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Flag Day Luncheon on June 9. Hight spoke about what veterans have said the flag means to them. Many veterans talk about the comfort it brings them […]

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Calendar of Events June 22, 2018

Month of June Millington Public Library Summer Reading 2018 has free events for those interested. The series kicked off June 9. Teen Time setup Friday afternoons from 1-3 p.m., starting June 15 with free food and indoor and outdoor games such as ladder golf, cornhole, basketball, hoop toss, card games, puzzles, Dungeons & Dragons, karaoke […]

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Third Annual Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill Triathlons on June 23 at Shelby Farms

Star Staff Reports The Third Annual Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill Super Sprint and Sprint Triathlons will be Saturday, June 23 at Shelby Farms (south of the intersection of Farm Road and Walnut Grove Road). The event includes four races: an all-women super sprint triathlon, an all-women sprint triathlon, an all-men super sprint triathlon, and […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST – Attention, men: Helpful pointers for conducting yourself on social media

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Social media has taken over the world and appears to control most of our lives. No matter the time of the year, people find any reason or excuse to log onto his or her account to share. These platforms give us a chance to portray the life we want everyone to […]

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Jewels of the Community: Dagens continue nearly 30-year business relationship with Mid-South

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It has almost been 30 years since Leanna and Larry Dagen came back home to build their lives. Since 1989, the couple has graduated three valedictorians from Millington Central High School, worn multiple hats in the community and opened up businesses in Bartlett and Millington. Their extended résumés have them busy […]

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