Archive | August 8, 2013

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New Era: Millington Telephone becomes Ritter

Star Staff Reports Ritter Communications is the new name for Millington Telephone Co., Millington CATV, Inc. and Millington Alarms, Inc. and company officials say west Tennessee customers can expect new services in the coming months. “Ritter Communications is excited to formally say ‘Hello’ to our west Tennessee customers and communities,” said CEO Chip Dickinson. “The […]

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Crisis Center has tough July, McAlister’s fund-raiser ends month on a positive

By Thomas Sellers Jr. July ended with a gleam of hope for Millington Crisis Center Director Lois Wilber. When the calendar turned to the seventh month of 2013, the phones were ringing constantly at 8133 Wilkinsville Road. Wilber and staff tried to assist all they could, but the money ran out by July 10. Wilber […]

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South Tipton has Hot and Wet July

Fourth of July Fun To celebrates the Nation’s birthday, a fireworks show was held July 3. Later in the month the new Splash Pad opened. The town of Atoka operates the splash pad facility at Walker Park for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors. The splash pad was open to the public in July […]

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Thomas@TEN: Look Back at LCA

By Thomas Sellers Jr. My 10th year anniversary at The Millington Star is fast approaching. Later this month it will officially be a decade and the past month of looking back has been fun, for the most part. In my trip down memory lane, I’ve forgotten a few names and managed to overlook a few […]

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Rebel upperclassmen have positive outlook for 2013, visualizing playoffs

By Thomas Sellers Jr. In recent years, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels have taken to the field on Friday night with a smaller roster than their opponents. And that difference would take its toll after three competitive quarters and the Rebels’ opposition pulling away for victory. Since Head Coach Dodd Gengenbach has led the program, TRA […]

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Brighton has high hopes for new passing combination to keep the good times rolling

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The names are starting to build in Brighton folklore. Since Will Wolfe has taken over the Cardinal program, he instituted a spread offense that started with quarterback Kyle Jackson. Then signal callers like Danny Potter and Brady Stewart posted solid numbers through the air. On the receiving end of those passes […]

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Munford Soccer Off Field Goals

Both Munford Cougars and Lady Cougars Soccer teams have been awarded the highest awards possible by the TSSAA and NSCAA.  The Lady Cougars completed their soccer season with a district championship 13-6-1 while maintaining a 3.31 team GPA.  This accomplishment qualified them for the distinguished award from the TSSAA (the highest award available) and the […]

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Calendar of Events August 8

  Brighton Centennial 5K The town of Brighton will hold the Brighton Centennial 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 14, 2013 starting at 7:15 a.m.  For information,  contact Nan Hill at (210) 279-8188 or by e-mail at nanhillrn@yahoo.com.  More information may be found by visiting https://sites.google.com/site/brightoncentennial/5k-run “Centennial Celebration” The town of Brighton is celebrating its 100th Birthday […]

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‘Boy, I’ll Tell Ya…’ He’ll Be Missed

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Like most children growing up in the Mid-South in the 1980s and 90s, Saturday morning at 11 I was in front of my television ready to watch Rasslin’. From the days of USWA to Memphis Championship Wrestling, names like Bill “Superstar” Dundee, “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant, “The Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol, “Hot […]

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You Did Have It?

By Otis Griffin How many times have you just sat and wondered how is it that I’m still in one piece?  Did you ever fall out of a hayloft accidentally or maybe you had a little assistance from one of your dear friends?  We were so small the ground seemed like it was a million […]

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