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Racing action cranks up at Memphis International Raceway

Star Staff Reports Since reopening in the fall of 2011, Memphis International Raceway has roared back into the motorsport’s scene with extreme sports and high-octane racing excitement.  The 200-plus events hosted at MIR in 2012 attracted 300,000-plus visitors changing the face of sports and entertainment in Shelby County and the Mid-South; plus providing a much-needed boost […]

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Keeping Funeral Costs Affordable

By Jason Alderman Anyone who’s put a loved one to rest knows that death is not cheap. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average adult funeral cost $6,560 in 2009 (their most current data). That doesn’t include such common add-ons as a cemetery plot, headstone, flowers, obituaries and limousine, which can add thousands […]

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Rebel guard Conner Alexander gave his team a boost by attacking the rim for a layup in the second quarter.

TRA is finally able to shout for victory after trip to Westminster

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS – When trying to overcome a slump, a team might still display some of the faults that put them in a losing streak. The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels entered the Westminster Academy Gymnasium last Thursday as the favorites taking on the host Defenders. And despite a few defensive lapses, the Rebels […]

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Cardinal forward Lorenzo Hunt launches a jumper Friday night.

Cardinal continue to progress, Hardin County pulls away late

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Darryle Rogers’ youthful flock of Cardinals were hovering around the Hardin County Tigers Friday night in the Brighton Gymnasium. For three quarters Brighton was within striking district of beating Hardin County and earning their first win in District 13-3A play. But in a flash it was the Tigers pouncing on the […]

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Lady Cardinal Alaina Bierdz shots a jumper over a Hardin County defender Friday night.

Lady Cardinals play Hardin County tough for three out of four quarters

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When rebuilding a program, a head coach normally faces obstacles in the early stages of the project. Brighton Lady Cardinals Head Coach Kent Cates is learning that in his first year in charge of the Tipton County program. Despite a solid first half and chances of making a comeback Friday night […]

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Lady Rebel guard Bethany Berger makes a move on Lady Defender forward Malinda Allen last week.

Lady Rebels take on Ms. 62

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS — In soccer circles, the name Malinda Allen is well-known. She has won championships and several awards earning a scholarship to Duke University. But on Jan. 4 the Westminster forward made news for her game on the hardwood. Allen scored 62 points on the Westminster Academy Gymnasium floor against Central […]

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Trojan seniors Tevin Oliver and Jerick Newsome celebrate the win.

Trojans earn redemption against Cougars

By Thomas Sellers Jr.   On Friday night, the Millington Trojans put District 14-3A on notice with a 63-58 win over preseason favorite Arlington. The following night the Trojans had a chance to put Region 7-3A on high alert while gaining a measure of revenge. The rival Munford Cougars came to town as one of […]

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Wiggins goes up for two points over Tiara Caldwell.

Lee wins game for Munford over Millington with late layup

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Saturday night started and ended well for the Munford Lady Cougars. But in between the Shalyiah Wiggins’ three-pointer that started the game and Robneisha “Bird” Lee’s game-winning layup, Steve Poindexter was trying to figure out a way for his team to overcome the Twin Towers of the Millington Lady Trojans. Munford […]

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Symbols of life on grounds of FBC

Star Staff Reports A sea of white crosses on the front lawn of First Baptist Church Millington offers a reminder to members and visitors. Each of the 4,000 white crosses commemorating Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is a memorial to the approximate number of abortions that take place in America each day. “We believe all […]

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Despite Webber touchdown, Kentucky All-Stars end Tennessee’s winning streak in Border Bowl

Star Staff Reports The sixth annual National Guard Border Bowl took place on Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky. on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands (UC). The Tennessee All-Stars dressed in their Tennessee orange and Kentucky All-Stars in blue were ready to battle it out as Kentucky looked to end a three year winning […]

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