Archive | June 12, 2014

Millington Star Sports Editor Thomas Sellers Jr. presents the ninth Star Male Athlete of the Year Award to Connor Alexander of Tipton Rosemark Academy. Alexander's selection is the first for any male athlete from TRA in the award's history.

Alexander becomes first TRA Male to earn Star’s Top Honor

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Connor Alexander was used to being first during his playing days at Tipton-Rosemark Academy. He was the first baseball player to sign with a Division I school during early signing period. A two-sport standout at TRA, Alexander was usually the first to receive the ball from the inbound player in basketball […]

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Garcia’s standout Trojan career lands him with Memphis Tigers

By Thomas Sellers Jr. He was the quarterback of a 9-1 District 14-3A championship team. The next season as a junior LaKeron Garcia had to be one of the inspirational leaders for his team after the death of Dana Payne. This past season, after the graduations Roland Genesy and Antonio Webber, Garcia became the go-to […]

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Monthly Chamber Meeting Focuses on Millington Education and Giving Back

By Thomas Sellers Jr. With the guest speaker Tracy Robinson as the backdrop, the monthly Millington Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon for June focused on Millington educational opportunities. Members of the Millington School Board, Millington Director of Schools Dr. David Roper  and members of the Millington Education Foundation were on hand for the meeting held […]

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Justin Berry and Hunter Jones from East Prairie, Mo., pose with a couple of big Mississippi River blue catfish.

Fishing with the Family

By Josh Gowan Another beautiful weekend in the Heartland and a lot of folks were out soaking up the sun. After finding a few fish last weekend, and as dismal as the late spring fishing was, I was chomping at the bit to get back to Reelfoot and chase some more specks! I loaded up […]

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David Peel

Head Injuries in Accidents Can Hide Symptoms

By David Peel As an injury lawyer who handles serious injuries from motorcycle, car and truck accidents, and on the job injuries, I see traumatic brain injuries as being the most difficult for doctors to notice or to properly diagnose. The problem is that the symptoms may appear anywhere from immediately after the impact to […]

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TRA senior Kayla Joyner, right, surprises her teammate junior Bethany Berger with a hug moments after winning the Division II-A State Softball championship last month in Murfreesboro.

Best Sellers’ List 2013-14

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Here are the top 10 moments from The Genuine Article for the 2013-14 TSSAA sports year. 10. Sub Way for Munford To settle the score of who was the best in Region 7-3A Volleyball came down to the Bartlett Lady Panthers and Munford Lady Cougars. And the defending champion Lady Panthers […]

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Calendar of Events June 12

A local veterans group announced a scholarship award. The Harry M. Crawford American Legion Post 252 Millington announced a $1,000 scholarship award to Jennifer James.  James is a member of the Millington unit of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is attending The University of Louisville majoring in Environmental Engineering. James is the daughter of Lee […]

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DQ coming to Millington

Starting the Grill

By Samuel Smith Millington has a new restaurant opening up called DQ Grill and Chill. Known for years as Dairy Queen, DQ has been around for decades. Dairy Queen was founded by John Fremont McCullough, his son Bradley and a customer Sheb Noble.  They opened the first Dairy Queen store in 1940 in Joliet, Ill. […]

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CERT takes place this weekend

C.E.R.T. training is offered by Millington Fire Department as well as other participating agencies. Participants are trained through education and demonstration of basic maneuvers and operations that will provide sufficient aid during life threatening events until professional help arrives. Millington Fire Department is equipped with a C.E.R.T. trailer and can travel to organizations within the […]

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Don’t Fall Prey to Medical Identity Theft

By Jason Alderman By now, most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or financial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. Lately, a not-so-new twist has been getting a lot of attention – medical identity theft. That’s where someone gains access to […]

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