Archive | May 2, 2013

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Millington church and business giving their best for St. Jude

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Memphis is known for the Blues, barbecue and the amazing work done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It’s neighbor to the north Millington has build a strong reputation for patriotic pride, spirit strength and sense of community. All will be on display June 22 at USA Stadium in Millington at […]

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Early start to 2013 Taste of Millington points to success

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Seventh Annual Taste of Millington presented by the Millington Rotary Club and sponsored by Patriot Bank was scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. But the doors of the North 82 Gymnasium opened shortly after 5 p.m. on April 23 with the parking lot already halfway filled. Rotary Club members started […]

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Trojans steamroll Cordova as district tournament at USA Stadium looms

By Thomas Sellers Jr. CORDOVA — Who will be in the driver’s seat this week at the District 14-3A Baseball Tournament at USA Stadium. After picking up a 18-4 win over district foe the Cordova Wolves April 23, Millington Trojan Head Coach Billy Davis hopes his crew is ready to take over the front of […]

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Millington’s Woodard matures into NCAA caliber volleyball player

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Swan as a verb means to move about or go somewhere in a casual, relaxed way, typically perceived as irresponsible or ostentatious by others. And swan as a noun is a beautiful bird that in folklore has matured from a duckling. Millington Central High School senior Elizabeth Woodard could be called […]

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Lady Bruins use two-out rally to defeat Tipton-Rosemark Academy

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Lately the TRA/USJ rivalry seems to follow a similar script. Since 2011, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels and University School of Jackson Lady Bruins were send a effective pitcher to the rubber to neutralize the opposing batting order. Then timely hitting would help one of the team to emerge with a […]

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Battle to the End

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One out away from a 2-1 victory last Thursday, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels were about to send their faithful home happy. But instead the University School of Jackson Bruins staged a four-run rally to avoid defeat and take a 5-2 lead. TRA Rebel shortstop Colton Hall tried to keep a positive […]

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Both Munford Tennis teams improving as May approaches

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The impressive run of Munford Tennis has continued this season with the Lady Cougars undefeated entering the week of April 22. Before welcoming the Jackson North Side Lady Indians to town, the Munford girls’ team was unbeaten in 2013 trying to win its fourth District 13-3A title in a row. Since […]

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Brighton Softball’s 500th

It started with a 10-0 victory. Brighton Head Coach Robin Jacobs led his Lady Cardinals to their first win over Memphis Catholic on March 16, 1996. Now the program is 500 wins strong after the Lady Cardinals picked up a 10-0 win over Haywood County April 22. By Thomas Sellers Jr. A tradition that started […]

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Millington YMCA hosts Iron Man competition

Star Staff Reports The Millington Family YMCA hosted the RAW Power lifting competition with local residents earlier this spring. The event had 12 participants from ages 14 to 63 that included males and females. The events were Squat (the highest weight lifted for men was 355 pounds by Steve Grubb); Bench Press (the highest weight […]

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No-Mow Grasses!

By Margie Densford Ornamental grasses can be invaluable in the landscape, intimate flower beds or even containers. They can fit the bill for all three of the nicknames given to plants that construct a perfect pot: thrillers, fillers and spillers. Grasses range from varied solid colors to variegated and striped and from mega-sized to miniature. […]

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