Archive | July 3, 2013

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Gov. Haslam presents Atoka with nearly $400,000 grant

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The drive down Walker Parkway toward the Atoka Fire Station No. 3 is already decorated with large family homes, greenery, a park and well-kept lawns. And after the visit of Gov. Bill Haslam last Wednesday to the Atoka fire station, the sights shall improve in the neighborhood. Standing along side State […]

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Whitlocks heading to RE/MAX Hall of Fame

Star Staff Reports The officers of RE/MAX, LLC congratulate Tommy and Ginger Whitlock upon their induction into one of its most prestigious groups: the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. “Your consistent productivity, year after year, has propelled you into an elite group of real estate professionals — the best of the best. With more than 90,000 […]

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Desert Breeze Publishing Announces the Release of ‘A New Season’

Star Staff Reports Desert Breeze Publisher is proud to offer the first in a three book series from newly acquired author, Toni Lamparter Mabry. ‘A New Season’ is available on-line at www. on July 1, 2013. A reoccurring dream, a mysterious motorcycle cop, and a boy who claims to see a U.F.O. — how could […]

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Local stars shine for West Tennessee, TSCA looking for more area schools to join

By Thomas Sellers Jr. West Tennessee made its presence felt loud and clear earlier this month participating in its first Tennessee Softball Coaches Association’s All-Star Game. And if West Tennessee Director Emily Jacobs-Stewart had her way, the region’s representation in the annual event will be stronger with the arrival of more schools from Shelby County […]

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Seasons of leadership earns Tarwater college scholarship

By Thomas Sellers Jr. What was a key factor getting Millington’s Casey Tarwater to the college level of softball? “Definitely toughness going through all those practices and all those injuries,” the former Lady Trojan catcher said May 29 moments after signing her letter of intent to play at Southwest Tennessee. And those who attended her […]

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From A to Zvolanek… Munford grad shined on and off court

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Lauren Zvolanek looks forward to a morning run. But with a busy schedule of varsity volleyball and basketball and earning a top 10 spot in the Munford High School Class of 2013, it is hard for Zvolanek to make time for her hobby. “I would go to school and then go […]

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Munford Tennis Coach Barry Bargery celebrates outstanding duo

TAYLOR PATTERSON MUNFORD HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS Taylor Patterson has arguably been the number 1 or 2 player in all of the Memphis Area for the past four years.  Here are her statistics. Regular season singles    Regular season doubles Freshman Year:      7-1    7-1 Sophomore     10-3    did not play doubles Junior        12-0    9-0 Senior   […]

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Trojan Seniors Have an Oscar Night of Fun

Star Staff Reports Millington Central High School had its first Oscar Night on April 27. It was a night dedicated to honoring seniors from the Class of 2013 in different areas. The event was a chance to hold voting for Oscar Awards such as “Most Likely to be MCHS Principal,”  “Most Attractive,” “Cutest Couple,” “Most […]

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Millington’s Dangerous Curve

By Randy Schneider EDITOR’S NOTE:  Millington resident Randy Schneider recently suffered rim damage on Wilkinsville. As a public service to motorist, Schneider wrote a column and snap some shots of the trouble spot. There is a “S” curve on Wilkinsinville Road, just before the Tipton county border, that is so dangerous, I have heard there […]

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A Different Kind of Shower

By Otis Griffin When my close friends and I were old enough to play football at Rosemark grammar, the actual reason, so Arvis said, “ Mr. Simpson needed enough bodies to field a team.”  Some big ole boys boasted the likes of Ed Haley later an All-American at Millington State University, George Robert and ‘Bub’ […]

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