Archive | February 7, 2013

Kelsey and Brandi Hale

Sweet Love

The Cookie Florist, owned by Millington Central High Class alum Barbara Hale, was a part of The Chocolate Fantasy, Jan. 26 in the Oak Court Mall in Memphis. This was the 28th Annual Chocolate Fantasy, a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation. Kelsey Hale, Brandi Hale, Dalton Baker, Tom Hale, and Britney Davis worked in The Cookie […]

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Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

Star Staff Reports The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. This brief summary from KHEAA describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do. · Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,550 […]

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 Millington junior point guard Kendra Richardson was fouled in the lane during the second quarter of the contest.

Win over Arlington keeps Lady Trojans unbeaten in league, clinch first place

By Thomas Sellers Jr. ARLINGTON – What a difference a month makes. As holiday decorations were being taken down, people were sporting new gifts and the New Year’s celebrations ceased, basketball experts were wondering, ‘What’s up with the Millington Trojans?’ The team picked in the preseason to win District 14-3A were under .500 and found […]

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Millington senior forward Jonathan Patterson awaits Arlington guard Justin Boring bringing the ball upcourt last week during the Trojans' 48-45 win.

Trojans pick up another road district victory without senior guard Newsome

By Thomas Sellers Jr. ARLINGTON – It was evident early Jan. 29 the Millington Trojans missed their senior point guard Jerick Newsome. The floor general missed his second consecutive game with an chest injury at Arlington. And the Tigers took advantage of the discombobulated Trojans jumping out to a 10-1 lead. But the Millington players settled […]

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Alex Stanford

Lady Cougars’ ‘Assassin’ signs with Southwest

By Thomas Sellers Jr. What started off as an alliterative nickname in the Munford Lady Cougars’ dugout quickly transformed into Alex Stanford’s role on the 2012 team. “The Assassin” was given the assignments by Head Coach Glenn Goulder to help her team advance out of the Regional Semifinals after trailing. Stanford took the ball and […]

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In the second half, it was Cougar Jonathan Stark's turn to go to the rim against Mosley.

Cougars establish early control against Brighton, ready to prove themselves in postseason

By Thomas Sellers Jr. To be a champion in high school basketball, a team must play like a champion come February. With Friday night marking the first day in the second month, the Munford Cougars didn’t waste a second jumping out to a 8-0 lead over their rivals Brighton. Then the Cardinals got on the […]

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Munford Lady Cougar Alex Turner makes a bounce pass to avoid a Brighton double team Friday night.

Lady Cougars reach milestone, setting sights on postseason run

By Thomas Sellers Jr. A quick glimpse of the standings entering Friday night, it was easy to see the Munford Lady Cougars were unbeaten in District 13-3A play and a win away from No. 20. But Munford Head Coach Steve Poindexter wasn’t thinking about that benchmark. He had two thoughts on his mind, improving for […]

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Millington Central High School Choir Director Jeff Murdock poses with his students who compose the Millington Chorale. The group needs help from the community to raise the money needed to cover the expenses to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York this spring. The Millingotn Chorale members are Shanythia Allen, Doran Arnold Jr., Devynn Brandon, Chabeli Brooks, Shanelle Bultron, Brandy Carmichael, Katie Cross, Cazzie Ali Foster, Erius Hardaway, Marrisa Hunt, Victoria Johnson, Helena Jones, Joseph Marcello, Corey Martin, Quanesha McKay, Kendalyn Mebane, Kylen Parker, Jonathan Patterson, Angelo Pirtle, Christiana Purnell, Carlos Reynolds, Tarielle Roberson, Shelby Swift, Justina Wakefield and Jontae Wiggins.

Millington Choir needs community help to reach dream of performing in Carnegie Hall

By Thomas Sellers Jr.     Last March Millington Central High School Choir Director and Conductor Jeff Murdock started the path toward a dream for his program and students. Processing an audition to apply for the 13th Annual New York Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall, the voices that echoed through Murdock’s classroom were one of […]

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Danny Bright and his Bootheel bruiser, a monster eight-point whitetail buck.

Monster Buck & the Big Show

By Josh McGowan The 10th Annual Grizzly Jig Spring Tackle Show was a huge success this past weekend. There were professional crappie fishermen from across the country on hand all weekend, and thousands of fishermen made the trek from 24 states to listen to the seminars, learn about electronics, and take advantage of some big […]

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Finally It Is Show Day

By Otis Griffin Saturday was a special day for Rosemark rednecks.  If we had behaved all week and completed our chores (jobs) maybe, just maybe we could go to the Strand Theater picture show in Millington and watch our favorite cowboys catch the black hatted crooks. One of the grown ups would haul us in […]

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