Archive | February 27, 2014

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Famous Cheer’s hard work is paying off in national championships

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One of the nation’s best cheer squads resides in Tipton County. The weekend of Feb. 14-15, the Senior Team from Famous Cheer Company in Atoka traveled to Atlanta to compete in the Cheersports Nationals. Among powerhouse teams from California, Texas, Florida and nearby Georgia, the Senior Co-Ed Level 3 team from […]

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Calendar of Events February 27

  Month of February Millington Airport Authority Board of Commissioners Meetings are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Millington Regional Jetport. For more information, call 873-5796. The Atoka Dixie Youth Softball will host the DSI World Series for the Angels and Debs division. There is a 2014 sponsorship program available with four levels. […]

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Cougars repeat as district champs, starting corps advance in Regionals

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It’s clear why so many experts equated the graduation of Jonathan Stark with the pending demise of the Munford Cougars for the 2013-14 season. Stark led the Cougars to the District 13-3A Tournament title and the Region 7-3A Semifinals before heading to Tulane University where he is currently averaging 14 points […]

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Lady Cougars advance to Region 7-3A Semifinals outlasting Lady Panthers

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Despite being a part of the Munford Lady Cougars’ first Sectional in 2013, many of the returning players about to take the court last Friday night for the first round Region 7-3A contest against Bartlett had limited experience. Last season the quintet of Lauren Zvolanek, Robneisha “Bird” Lee, Shaliyah Wiggins, Alex […]

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2014 Spring Sports Previews: Hit the Field

By Thomas Sellers Jr. President’s Day appeared to be the first chance for the 2014 Millington Trojans to hit the field after a couple of days in the gym. Although the temperatures were comfortable, a shower here and there forced the players to pull the tarp over the infield at Miles Park. But Head Coach […]

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2014 Spring Sports Previews: Lady Trojans ready to battle

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It seems every April or May, the Millington Lady Trojan Softball program celebrates the signing of a outgoing senior. The latest was Casey Tarwater to Southwest Tennessee. Among all the departures from the Class of 2013, Tarwater left whole at the catcher position. Coming into the 2014 season, Millington Head Coach […]

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Brighton’s Burnett on track to King University

Star Staff Reports= Tanner Burnett, a senior at Brighton High School has signed to run Cross Country and Track for King University in Bristol. Burnett was a multi-sport athlete during his four years at Brighton. He lettered in varsity football as a freshman kicker and was a standout varsity soccer player his freshman and sophomore […]

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Red Carpet Treatment

A Private Screening of Lone Survivor was hosted by Munford Funeral Home for Veterans. Marketing Director, Marilyn Loeffel, greets Veteran who enjoyed the movie and volunteers at the Vet Center. Munford Funeral Home owner, Brent Taylor, speaks with Veteran Jack Lancaster, Sr. of Brighton as he leaves the Cinemaplanet in Atoka. Veteran Terry Mullins and […]

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Foreign Money Transfers Just Got Safer

By Jason Alderman If you’re among the millions of U.S. residents who each year send tens of billions of dollars to family, friends or foreign businesses overseas, here’s good news: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently instituted new rules governing international electronic money transfers to better protect consumers against hidden fees and improve dispute resolution […]

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Back on the Water

By Josh Gowan Finally, enough ice melted for Chippy and I to find a ramp open and get back out on Reelfoot for the first time this year. As is the case with the first trip of the year, it was not without challenges! I was amazed to see the amount of crazy’s at the […]

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