Archive | June 18, 2015

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Maddison Welch 2015 Millington Star Female Athlete of the Year

By Thomas Sellers Jr. In the 10 years The Millington Star Female Athlete of the Year Award has been given out, the Munford Lady Cougars have compiled an Who’s Who List of winners. The first was Whitney Malone in 2007. Then standouts like Cali Overbeck and Crystal Williams added their names. Fast forward to 2013 […]

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Phenicia Howard signing

Munford guard develops into a college-level player, heading to Shawnee in Illinois

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Under the guidance of Head Coach Steve Poindexter, the Munford Lady Cougar Basketball program has enjoyed a run of success. The Lady Cougars have compiled many accolades like a Region 7-3A title, Sub-State appearance and District 13-3A championships. Players like Robneisha Lee, Lauren Zvolanek, Alex Turner, Shaliyah Wiggins and more have […]

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The best team in Munford Cougar Soccer history, the 2014 squad, poses for a team picture after capturing the District 13-3A title against rival Brighton. Several players off that team signed to play college soccer.

The only coach Munford Soccer has known steps down to reenter previous profession

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Kyle Selby has given many speeches, holding his trademark clipboard, to his Cougar and Lady Cougar soccer players over the past 6 years. The man who became the first head coach of both programs put down his clipboard and  had to deliver his toughest address to his players last month. “I […]

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Best Sellers’ List 2015

Summer is the perfect time to start reflecting on the 2014-15 TSSAA sports year. The Millington Star Sports Department has been all over the place watching some of the best talent from August to May. Championship were won and awards were given out. Now it is time for The Genuine Article to look back at […]

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Millington couple transform a trailer into a mobile gaming command center for area parties and gatherings

By Thomas Sellers Jr. How do you transform a simple black trailer into child, teenager or child at heart’s dream destination? Millington resident Calvin Farmer Jr. has the answers. Earlier this year Farmer purchased a trailer and then he used his expertise in electrics and carpentry to create a mobile arcade called Games II Xtreme. […]

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Mid-South Food Bank

Food Drive Under Way

Star Staff Reports Shelby County Government has teamed up with the Mid-South Food Bank to help reduce hunger in Shelby County. A food donation campaign is underway at Shelby County fire stations through June 30. “I’m happy Shelby County employees want to once again participate in the effort to help those facing hunger.  I especially […]

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Chief Frank Tennant

Letter from Police Chief Frank Tennant

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Terry Jones Goat Days

Letter from Mayor Terry Jones

Fellow citizens, business owners and friends of Millington: The last few years have been a time of transition and great accomplishment within our community. Transition can be unsettling at times as we navigate our way to a new reality. However, we must remember that progress has never come from a place of comfort. It is […]

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DAR hands out awards

Star Staff Reports The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at Old Timer’s  Restaurant in Millington, for their regular meeting and awards luncheon. Regent, Natalie Payne welcomed the award winners, family and Chapter members, Marge Smith, chaplain gave the invocation and vice regent, Nancy Foshee lead the  Pledge of Allegiance […]

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Elvis and Me fade 5-14

Local woman’s diary of time with The King becomes a book

By Graham Sweeney Like many other 16-year-olds growing up in the 1960s, Kathy Tatum kept a diary during the formative years of her life. Unlike most teenagers, numerous entries in Tatum’s diary focused on her personal relationship with one of the biggest stars in the world. Early in the summer of 1969, Tatum had a […]

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