Archive | October 31, 2013

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Ally Duncan overcomes breast cancer with early detection, daughter learns from Mom’s ordeal

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Allyson Duncan’s family tree reads like a survivor’s list. Her mother has lived more than 20 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Duncan’s aunt found out she had the disease at the age of 42. She is now 73 years old. Along with six cousins and her grandmother surviving scares […]

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2013 Fall Finale for Millington Farmers’ Market

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Fourth Annual Millington Fall Festival was held Saturday at the Millington Farmers’ Market. Since 2010, Millington residents have come to know the first Saturday in May as the opening of the Market and the last Saturday in October as it’s finale for the season. Vendors like Marla’s Garden and Larry […]

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Cardinals control tempo to outlast Briarcrest, Friday regular-sesaon finale vs. Dyer County for district crown

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Friday night felt like playoff football. On the Brighton Football Stadium field were quality teams the Briarcrest Saints led by Major Wright and the host Brighton Cardinals headed by Will Wolfe. And to add to the postseason atmosphere for the Week 9 contest, the weather was cold and crisp. Despite the […]

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Newsome on Preseason All-American List

Star Staff Reports BRENTWOOD —  In a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team has been selected to win the Ohio Valley Conference West Division as announced at the conference’s annual media day last week. The Skyhawks picked up 22 of 24 […]

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Iris Reyes’ Senior Day marks the end of a special era in Trojan Soccer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Her face looks the same. And it was the youthful glow of Iris Reyes bouncing up and down the sideline of the spectator section of Centennial Park almost 10 years ago. Playing near her mother Ema, kicking a soccer ball with friends or walking her little dog, Iris was always near […]

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Calendar of Events October 31

The Tipton-Rosemark Academy F.A.M.E. will bring to stage its  Fall Drama Arsenic and Old Lace starting Nov. 2 for two weekends on the campus. The first weekend times are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. The next weekend, Nov. 8-9, the production will hit the stage at  7 p.m. that […]

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Cold Snap Turns on Fish & Game

By Josh Gowan Well if there were any doubt that fall is upon us, this week’s temps will surely quell it! Multiple nights dipping into the 30’s, and a light frost for the northern-most parts of the region has us turning on our heaters and breaking out the winter coats. While we have to make […]

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Confused with the New

By Otis Griffin Ever so often I’ll rummage through some old papers, books and gaze back in time just how much things have changed.  Some of these moralistic high brows educated above their own capacity will tell you, “It is for the better”.  Occasionally I don’t agree. Yesss suhhh, we got us some new paved […]

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Obituary October 31

JEFFREY E. LUSE Jeffrey E. Luse, 53, born Jan. 8, 1960 in Cedar Rapids Iowa died Oct. 17, 2013 at home at 11:25 p.m. of pancreatic cancer. He was a retired U.S. Marine gunny sergeant with 23 years of service. He was the husband of Nancy R. Foster Luse and they were married for 27 […]

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Treasures in the Attic

By David Peel A man was cleaning out his attic and found an old comic book. He went to a local dealer. The dealer had been saving money for over twenty years just in case a person with a book like this ever came through the door. The storeowner was able to purchase a copy […]

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