Archive | June 27, 2013

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TRA’s Alexander gives Memphis Baseball verbal committment

By Thomas Sellers Jr. According to Tipton-Rosemark Academy Baseball sources, incoming senior Connor Alexander has verbally committed to play for The University of Memphis Tigers. Alexander will be the second in his family to reach the college level after a standout career for Brad Smith’s Rebels. His older brother Cale was a standout catcher for […]

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2013 Spring Sports Stars of the Season

Baseball Star of the Season Brandon Mitson The Tipton-Rosemark Academy slugger hit seven home runs this season to tie a school record. His batting average and slugging percentage was one of the best in the area leading to a scholarship to Southwest Tennessee. He was selected to the 2013 Private vs. Public School All-Star Game […]

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Who’s Who 2013 Part 2

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Most Involved Will Littles & Christie Lucas Christie Lucas didn’t play a sport at Millington, but her hard work as a Millington Trojan Football manager assisted players like Will Littles. While Lucas was organizing equipment, fixing bottles of water and even attending to some medical needs, Littles was grooming himself into […]

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TRA’s Mitson power nets him a college scholarship

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Brandon Mitson’s competitive baseball career started seven years ago as a Millington All-Star. And as he walked out the hall of Tipton-Rosemark Academy as a graduate, he left an All-Star. In late May, the former Rebel slugger received the news he was a member of the Second Annual State Farm/Shelby County […]

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Grooving By The Lake

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Exhausted from more than 12 hours of work Saturday, Blues by the Lake creator Debra Sigee found a sudden pep in her step when headliner Sweet Angel hit the USA Stadium stage. Sigee wasn’t the only one dancing to the soulful voice of Sweet Angel. Quickly dozens of concert-goers joined her […]

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Bow Prepping and Warm Weather Slabs

By Josh Gowan Another beautiful weekend in the heartland, and according to my facebook feed the lowly old outdoors writer may be the only person that didn’t go catch any fish! There’s been some talk that I may have joined Angler’s Anonymous, but it’s not true, I’m still a working fishaholic, and the second my […]

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I’m ‘a gonna’ Keep on Trying

By Otis Griffin Although I had fallen off my self-made podium trying to open the smokehouse door, I was not going to give up.  I’m ‘gonna’ impress my Momma and “git” on her good side. Additionally I would get a good look at my treasured trike I was no longer allowed to ride. Friends, remember […]

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Letter to Editor: Review of “Fort Douglas” by Nancy Foshee

Dear Editor: Reading “Fort Douglas” was a pleasure and a good read. The very first page grabbed my interest and I found myself anxious to find out how this prologue played into the actual story line. The author expertly wove the opening scenario into the story and although it was not blatantly highlighted, the reader […]

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Law Lag Behind Technology

By David Peel As an injury lawyer, I rely on laws that change relatively slowly over time. After all, injury law itself can be traced all the way back to the Biblical book of Deuteronomy! But the current news stories about emerging technology are far out-pacing the ability of the law to keep up. Anyone […]

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St. John M.B. Church host mortgage burning celebration

By Linda Stevens On June 16, the St. John M.B. Church located in Atoka, on Atoka-Idaville Road, held its Mortgage Burning Ceremony. Construction of the new church sanctuary was completed in 2006.  The church had their first worship service in the building on Dec. 24, 2006, followed by a public Dedication Ceremony a week later. […]

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