Archive | September 27, 2012

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Banky’s bids farewell after 8 years

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Eight years ago Dennis Bankert made the rounds in Millington and South Tipton County handing out samples of product he was preparing to offer from his soon-to-be business. On Oct. 22, 2004 the doors at 8253 Highway 51 North Suite 103 opened to the public as Banky’s Donuts and Pastries. And […]

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Still Giving Thanks

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Earlier this month marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For years Cash Express has commemorated the events of that day in 2001 by giving local firefighters and police officers a large cake. This year Cash Express assistant manager Christy Sonderman had the honors of delivering a cake and […]

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Work of Artez: Cardinals edge Trojans in a instant classic

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Antonio Dickerson ends the game for Brighton with an interception. Wait a minute, it was a fumble and the Millington Trojans recovered and get a fresh set of downs. Now it appears the Trojans pull out a miralce to erase a 28-27 deficit in the final seconds with Myron Threlkeld scooping […]

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Lady Cardinals hold off Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For four years, Jasmine Newsome built a reputation around Millington for clutch plays and timely shooting on the basketball court. The all-time leading scorer in Millington Lady Trojans Basketball history is now preparing for her junior season at UT-Martin. One of the Millington coaches that watched Newsome all those years from […]

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Collection of Champs

Star Staff Report Tipton County Fusion coached by Steve Craig and Shane Simpson consisting of Brighton, Covington and Rosemark players won five of six games in the Bring The Heat tournament in Tunica, Miss., the weekend of Sept. 15.  The Fusion won the championship game 6-2 over Team United. Mady Kate Gantt of Tipton-Rosemark Academy […]

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Millington Volleyball improving toward October

By Thomas Sellers Jr. More than halfway through the volleyball season, the Millington Lady Trojans are sitting near the top of the District 14-3A standing. The success of the 2012 Lady Trojans is spreading around the county, even to Germantown.  After a thrilling five-set win over league foe Cordova, Millington traveled to play Barbara Whitaker’s […]

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MCHS 30+ Club

By Thomas Sellers Jr. A common saying is that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Medical experts say eating a healthy meal early in the morning helps growth, gives energy and brain function. On Aug. 28 the Millington Central High School administration opened the doors of the new cafeteria to some of […]

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In the Garden: Caladium Rescue

By Margie Densford Do you go out each spring or summer and buy stunning, potted caladium plants? Believe me when I say there’s a less expensive way to fill your garden with these tropical favorites. With a little bit of determination these beauties can be recycled to grow and multiply year after year. Caladiums are […]

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Dave’s Raves: Most Daycare Injuries Preventable

By David Peel We all know that kids will be kids, but most serious injuries at daycares are preventable, if a few simple steps are taken. 1. Adult Supervision. This is required. It may be cute that the 6 year old is playing with the toddler, but that does not qualify as proper supervision. Each […]

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Souther Raisin: Learning Is Doing It The Hardest Way

By Otis Griffin Daddy had been working at the Millington Government Powder Plant during the war making explosives for the military overseas.  However the plant closed when the agreement was signed ending the conflict throwing Daddy out of a job.  He waited for a period of about six months to hire in at the Naval […]

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