Archive | January 31, 2013

"Knowledge" Nick Hicks ripping the mic.

Knowledge of Memphis

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Knowledge Nick fans have known for years the young rapper has a diverse skill set on the microphone. Working clubs and concert halls from across the Mid-South, Millington Central High School graduate Nick Hicks has made clear the impact hip-hop legends like Dr. Dre and KRS-1 have had on his rhythms. […]

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Bethany Huffman

Busy People

Inside this week’s issue of The Star are the 2013 Readers’ Choice Woman and Man of the Year Bethany Huffman and Thomas McGhee. Huffman of Bethany K. Huffman CPA located on 8370 Highway 51 North, Suite 104 has a busy 2012 running her business and winning a seat as alderman. McGhee, also elected as an […]

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Avoiding Tax Refund Identity Fraud

By Jason Alderman Many people file their income tax returns as early in the year as possible. Some are eager to claim their tax refund right away, while others are simply following their New Year’s resolution not to procrastinate until midnight, April 15. Let me add another good reason to file your taxes right away: […]

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Look Past ‘Fog of Uncertainty’ When Investing

By Michael Mason In Europe, the financial crisis drags on. China’s economic growth has slowed from “wow” to “ho-hum.” Here at home, we’ve seen heated political debates over taxes, spending and deficit reduction. Taken together, these factors have created a “fog of uncertainty” that has left many investors in the dark about their next moves. […]

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Short-handed Trojans roll out of Bartlett with a district victory

By Thomas Sellers Jr. BARTLETT — For two and half seasons, Rob Sabau has led the Millington Trojans taking on District 14-3A competition in opposing gymnasiums. During that stretch, the Trojans even had to play former district foe Raleigh-Egypt. But now Millington has to take on the likes of Bolton, Craigmont, Cordova, Arlington and Bartlett […]

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Millington senior guard Troi Chestnut drives baseline and releases a floater in traffic Friday night during the Lady Trojans' 63-49 victory at Bartlett.

Lady Trojans feed the post, guards attack the basket for victory at Bartlett

By Thomas Sellers Jr. BARTLETT — Things have seemed simple to the Millington Lady Trojans lately. Head Coach Bruce Marshall has been preaching to his team all season to play smart by staying out of foul trouble, move your feet on defense and get the ball inside to players like Tiara Caldwell and Treasure Redding. […]

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Rebel guard Nick Biggs attacks the paint for a layup.

Fayette Academy meets TRA’s intensity with hot shooting

By Thomas Sellers Jr. A trip to Tipton-Rosemark Academy means playing a full 32 minutes for Keith Cox’s Fayette Academy Vikings. Last Thursday in the TRA Gymnasium, the Rebels gave the home crowd something to cheer about early jumping out to a 5-2 lead behind a layup and triple from Nick Biggs. But the Vikings regrouped […]

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Lady Rebel guard Virginia Moore tries for a steal against Fayette Academy last Thursday at TRA.

TRA’s good effort goes unrewarded

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Graduating seven seniors for his championship 2011-12 team, Rick Sullivan knew this season would be a learning experience for his Fayette Academy Lady Vikings. And the veteran coach’s 2012-13 journey got tougher just 20 minutes into the season when senior Emily Reeves went down with a season-ending ACL injury. Entering the […]

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MLK Amazing Grace song

St. James and First United Methodist celebrate third joint gathering to honor Dr. King holiday

By Thomas Sellers Jr.   The third gathering of St. James CME Church and First United Methodist Church to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marked the first for new FUMC Minister Ed. White. The annual started in 2011 under the direction of St. James Minister W. Otis Higgs Jr. and then FUMC Minister Dr. […]

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Scott Stanford with a pile of mallards, pintail and teal from the Mississippi River backwater on the last day of Missouri's duck season.

Great outdoors weekend

By Josh McGowan Mother Nature afforded us a few beautiful days in the great outdoors over the past weekend, and a lot of folks got out and enjoyed them. I was up to my ears in crappie jigs and poles and tackle boxes and so on, getting the shop ready for the big show at Grizzly this […]

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