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Progress 2015: Area standouts blossom into dynamic duo, keeping Skyhawks atop of Ohio Valley Conference

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MARTIN — UT Martin Lady Skyhawk Basketball has enjoyed a golden era in the past four years. Led by the duo of Heather Butler and Jasmine Newsome on the court, Kevin McMillan’s program has made four NCAA Women’s Tournament appearances in a row coinciding with four Ohio Valley Conference Tournament titles. […]

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Progress 2015: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, Dedeaux continues to make Millington her place of refuge

By Thomas Sellers Jr. At the corner of West St. and Easley, Velda Dedeaux can be found in her uniform guiding her “kids” safely across the streets. Many Millington motorist in cars, trucks and SUVs have driven past the woman in the bright vest. And several students have causally walked around the DeLisle, Miss., native […]

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Progress 2015: Trojan great Alan Cross sets records at Memphis

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Breaking records, winning a bowl game and being a leader for the nationally-ranked Memphis Tigers have just been part of the busy schedule for Millington native Alan Cross. Since graduating from Millington Central High School in 2011, Cross has been working at USA Stadium, participating in University of Memphis campus activities […]

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Progress 2015: System Up for Millington Municipal Schools

By Thomas Sellers Jr. In 2014 the city of Millington made history when it opened it’s own school district. The birth of Millington Municipal Schools started as an idea a few years ago and began to become reality when the residents of Millington voted for it. With the target of August 2014 to open the […]

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