Archive | July 11, 2013

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UPDATE: Third firefighter taken to hospital after battling blaze

A third firefighter, from the Memphis Fire Department, has been taken to Methodist North Hospital this evening. He is also being treated for heat exhaustion. That brings the total number of injured firefighters to 3: 2 from Shelby County Fire Department and the other one from the Memphis Fire Department. The two company employees injured […]

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Chemical Fire Shuts Down Fite, Injuries 2 Firefighters

By Thomas Seller Jr. More than 30 area firefighters were called to Pollution Control Industries at 5485 Victory Lane just south of Millington to control a full commercial hazardous material assignment. Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze. One firefighter was taken to Methodist North Hospital in Memphis for heat exhaustion from Shelby County Engine […]

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Former Rebel Johnson turns corner, stellar season lands college scholarship

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Recent years for Tipton-Rosemark Academy Baseball has been prosperous. Since 2009 under the watchful eye of Head Coach Brad Smith, the Rebels have played in several Sub-State rounds, visited two State Tournaments with a runner up and witnessed multiple TRA standouts sign scholarships to play college baseball. Entering the 2012-13 school […]

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Thomas@TEN: Look Back at Brighton

By Thomas Sellers Jr. This August will mark 10 years for me at The Millington Star. My entire tenure at Millington’s newspaper I have been involved in covering sports. My introduction to the paper and the community was through our annual football preview Gridiron Glory. It was then I learn I have the coverage area […]

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Dullins Dodgers win 7-11

Brighton’s Williams helps Dulins win National Title

Star Staff Reports Ladarius Williams (Lil ‘D’) sophomore at Brighton High really stepped up to the plate pitching two games this past week in Marietta, Ga.  helping his summer team the Dulins Dodgers bring home the 2013 15-under WWBA National Championship title.  The team played 11 games only giving up 12 runs to finish No. 1 […]

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Hitting Her Target

Amber Pruitt, a graduate of Munford High School, is the daughter of Chris and Christy Wilson of Drummonds. Pruitt recently signed her shooting scholarship with Bethel University and Coach Dub Edwards. She has been shooting trap for the past four years with the T-County Clay Busters. She was the 2011 SCTP Ladies National champion and […]

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Thousands enjoy Freedom Celebration in Millington

During a moment of sweet bliss at the annual Flag City Freedom Celebration, cousins Zachary Taylor, 4, Joshua Williams, 8, Emily Williams, 12, and Zoey Taylor, 7, sneak in a quick bite of some cotton candy July 3 at Navy Lake. There grandparents Ernest and Caroline Norman were nearby with the children getting ready for […]

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Experts tell how Millington can afford municipal schools

By Ernest W. Carter & Jim Mitchell On June 18, a report was published which questioned the financial ability of the City of Millington to establish and maintain a municipal school district. The author of that document, James Knipple, admitted in the report that his “…knowledge of school finance is very limited.” Further, Knipple encouraged […]

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Insurance Tips

By David Peel MINIMUM AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE The minimum insurance limit is never enough. In Tennessee, it is only 25,000 for personal injuries. An air ambulance bill from the scene and the emergency room visit for just one person can eclipse that in less than 24 hours.  You can be sued for the rest. UNISURED MOTORISTS […]

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I Sho’ Dreaded That First Ride

By Otis Griffin When I attended Rosemark grammar school, I walked the black topped quarter of a mile.  Initially Momma made me congregate with neighbors June and Ann Leek who resided three houses up the road so the older gals could protect me.  Maybe she was fearful ghost Casper would swoon out of the overgrown […]

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