Archive | April 4, 2013

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Relay for Life Season picks up the pace with annual 5K race

    By Thomas Sellers Jr. One of the highlights of the Millington Relay for Life season took place Saturday at Aycock Park. Dozens of runners, walkers and one-milers came out for the Fourth Annual Bunny Hop 5K benefiting Relay for Life raising money for cancer research. The plans of the day were to have […]

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Craig Esrael celebrates 30 years at First South

Star Staff Reports When Craig Esrael was recruited to lead First South Financial in 1983, the organization was one step away from conservatorship. Six straight quarters of net losses and rising delinquencies had sunk employee morale and almost caused the organization to close its doors. He could have declined the offer, deeming the organization was […]

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On the job training for Lady Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr.   EADS — High school softball’s official opening week in Tennessee was two and half weeks ago. But for the Millington Lady Trojans game No. 1 took place March 25 against ECS. Toward the end of the week, Rick Hearn’s Lady Trojans had a win over the Germantown Lady Red Devils […]

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Cardinals rally to tie Trojans in soccer opener

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Admittedly the spectators in the Brighton Stadium March 25 were ready to get out of the cold the final minutes of the Millington/Brighton Soccer game. With game-time temperatures in the mid 30s with consistent winds, a few fans were complaining about cold toes and fingers as the visiting Millington Trojans were […]

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Brighton’s Bright Future

By Thomas Sellers Jr. ARLINGTON — The 2013 TSSAA softball season started the week of March 11 across the state of Tennessee. And it’s been hard for teams in West Tennessee like the Brighton Lady Cardinals to squeeze in games between rain storms, winter advisories and sub-freezing temperatures. On March 26 Brighton Head Coach Robin […]

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Ace up their sleeves

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Munford Cougar pitcher Josh Hibbard was ready to match Dyer County standout Trysten Barlow pitch for pitch March 26 at the Munford Baseball Field. And for the first four inning of the District 13-3A showdown, Hibbard held his own holding the Choctaws to one run. But an error to start the […]

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Plants that beat the heat!

By Margie Densford After last summer’s record-breaking heat and drought, coupled with high water bills, I thought I’d take notice of the plants that came through the sizzle in the best shape. I have a feeling that those conditions, for the most part, are here to stay. We used all the tricks in the book […]

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Y’all Go Play, But Be Careful

By Otis Griffin Sunday afternoon was a good time for visitors as the grown ups would sit and talk.  With the company homesteading out in the front yard the youngsters were told, “get out of here and play, but behave.”  Now that’s simple enough to understand.  Back ’en, all the crumb snatchers had to get […]

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Accidental Death

By David Peel The term “accidental death” seems clear enough to most people. However, in insurance policies the term “accidental death” has a very defined meaning. Many life insurance policies and credit life policies have an accidental death clause in the contract. This is sometimes called “double indemnity.” In a death caused by accident, benefits […]

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Calendar of Events April 4

Several area children were hunting for Easter eggs Millington Family YMCA’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on March 23. More than 20 children hunted for eggs in the indoor pool of the Millington Family Y. The winners were Knox Royer (0-5 yrs old); Nathan Loving (6-9 yrs old) and Huelwin Johnson (10 and up). Every participant received […]

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