Archive | August 21, 2014

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Trojan seniors reflect on lost classmate and importance of Aug. 21, 2012

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The eve of the 2014 football season is special to all area prep players and coaches. But the date this year fell on the anniversary of the Millington Trojan Football family losing Dana Payne. On Aug. 21, 2012, Payne entered practice to perform a drill as a wide receiver. The play […]

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Rebels play a full 40 minutes at Lausanne Jamboree to prepare for 2014 season

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS — The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels traveled to the campus of Lausanne to play 40 minutes of football. In Friday’s jamboree involving Middle College Prep and host the Lausanne Lynx, the Rebels saved there best for last. TRA dominated their first jamboree opponent Middle College 18-0 but fell behind 12-0 to […]

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In recent years, the Millington Lady Trojans Soccer program has been led by Larry Dagen. He will be the man in charge one more season in 2014.

Dagen enters his final season with youthful talent on his roster

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The past decade has seen some quality players wear the black and gold for the Millington Lady Trojan Soccer program. Names like Nikki Burua, Ashley Benbow, Katelyn Dagen, Katlyn Dupree, Jana Mergel, Jasmine Scudder, Iris Reyes and Sam Medina have racked up points and assist keeping the program competitive. Nearby as […]

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The Millington Lady Trojans will feature two senior with experience in Katie Dupree (left) and Lindsey Harris.

Lady Trojan Volleyball under new management

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Lady Trojan Volleyball program has it’s third coach in three years. The previous two years Millington has been guided by coaches Savannah Grow and Jessica Price to postseason success. But with the departure of those leaders were players like Elizabeth Woodard, Jaymie Chism, Tiera Ford, Sierra Ferguson, Lindsey Sailors […]

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TRA senior Bethany Berger will be counted on for leadership on and off the court in 2014 for the Lady Rebels.

Porter hands leadership role to seniors for 2014 season

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Coach Porter Era has been good at Tipton-Rosemark Academy the first two years. Since Wendy Porter’s arrival on campus, the Lady Rebels have enjoyed some postseason success, winning records and Porter even has a Coach of the Year plaque to show for it. Entering year three, Porter faces the challenge […]

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Grammy nominated rapper promotes business and honored by Chamber

By Thomas Sellers Jr. BARTLETT — The smell over crispy chicken wings served as the backdrop with the arrival of Rick Ross to the Bartlett Wingstop location. Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, made the trip to hold an official ribbon cutting with the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce. The word spread quickly that the Grammy […]

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Credit union stands ready to serve small businesses

Star Staff Report BARTLETT – First South Financial’s tag line “You can bank on us” now applies to businesses too. Small to medium sized businesses now have an alternative to the regular providers of business accounts and services. “We’re pleased to be able to offer a full suite of business products to small and medium […]

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Here’s Credit 101 for Your College Freshman

By Jason Alderman To parents with a freshman entering college this fall: You’re probably expecting to shell out major bucks for tuition, room and board and a million other necessities over the next few years. But before you send your kid off, make sure you share one gift likely to steer him or her along […]

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Damon Secoy and Terry Shands from East Prairie, Mo., pose with some big, blue catfish from Ohio River near Cairo, Ill.

Season of Change

By Josh Gowan Seasons are subjective. For instance, my 9-year old son has proclaimed Thursday to be the end of summer, because that is when he re-enters public school and we get to attempt to decipher the 4th grade version of every parent’s favorite paradoxical enigma, the Common Core curriculum… (Digression beckons, but I suppose […]

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Because Your Reputation Matters

By Mike T. Smith A few weeks ago NASCAR racer Tony Stewart hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race on a dirt track in Canandaigua. For the record I don’t know much about Tony Stewart, and I don’t know anything about racing and how to handle a car at those speeds, so I’m […]

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