Archive | August 14, 2014

Goat Days Schedule

25th Anniversary Goat Days schedule released

The International Goat Days Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The 25th Annual event will be a blow out with the biggest schedule in Goat Days history. “Community Village” Booth Space is available and for more information, call 873-5770. Goat Shows including the MGR National Championships, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Shows, Tractor Pull, Antique Tractor Show, […]

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Jam On 2014

Pictured are Millington’s Angelo Pirtle, Deadrick Payton, Victor Carasco and Claude Johnson; Munford’s Jovanny Rutiaga, Markeeth Benard, Trae Doty, David Simon, McKenzie Russell and Houston Graham; Brighton’s Zach Camp, Brett Armour and Chris Young; and TRA’s Isaac Esgro and Dillon Barrom. Area teams will be in action across the Mid-South in a final preseason tune […]

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UT-Martin Skyhawk Jasmine Newsome

Newsome leaves to start pro career in Germany

By Thomas Sellers Jr. At each level of her basketball career, Jasmine Newsome has faced questions and doubts with a determination that has made her a champion. In addition to setting records at Millington Central High School and UT-Martin and winning titles, Newsome’s drive to improve and prove doubters wrongs has made her a professional […]

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Austin Kelly, Montavo Terry, TerryWayne White, Austin Chapman & Zach Camp

Still planning to soar in 2014

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The defending District 13-3A Football champions have undergone some changes since they last took the field in November 2013. Gone from the Brighton Cardinals are senior quarterback Colton Hathcock, University of Tennessee signee Charles Mosley from the defense and Head Coach Will Wolfe. Under Wolfe the Cardinals enjoyed district titles, playoff […]

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Dwayne Haynes

First Citizens Promotes Haynes to Community Bank President

Star Staff Reports John Tucker, Regional President of First Citizens National Bank, announced the promotion of Dwayne Haynes as Community Bank President of the Bank’s Ripley Financial Center. Tucker stated, “I am pleased to give our customers and the Ripley community the opportunity to work with Dwayne as Community Bank President. Under his leadership our […]

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Financial Aid Tip for August

Star Staff Reports Federal aid programs may help students interested in health care careers The federal government offers several financial aid programs that may help students interested in health care careers pay college expenses, according to KHEAA. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has four scholarship programs: ·National Health Service Corps Scholarship: […]

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Consumer Reporting Agencies Follow Your Moves

By Jason Alderman By now, you’ve probably heard about the Big Three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), which monitor your financial history and issue credit reports and credit scores to potential lenders. But did you know that there are dozens of other specialty consumer reporting agencies that track your history for activities that may […]

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LTC Scott Allen, Josh Gowan and Josh "Crow" Crowley pose with a king mackerel from the Gulf of Mexico.

Heartlander Abroad: Mexico Beach, Fla. part II

By Josh Gowan The iconic family vacation, an escape from the familiar scenery and brain-numbing doldrums of our day jobs, when we lock up the home front and pack enough food and luggage (and in my case fishing gear) to start a new civilization on a deserted tropical island. Of course, any hopes of starting […]

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David Peel

Teen Jobs?

By David Peel As an injury lawyer, I see the tragic results of irresponsibility every day. Uninsured motorists cause mayhem and often pay nothing for their carelessness. People drive without driver’s licenses or due care. If you are like me, you have pretty much always been working since you were a youngster. At age 9, […]

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As Expectations Rise, So Will Your Teens

By Mike T. Smith Editor’s Note: The Millington Star will feature columns from local motivational speaker Mike T. Smith. The column Open Mike is geared towards parents and teens and will appear regularly in the publication… I was recently at the bank making a deposit and I had a short conversation with the teller. It […]

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