Archive | July 2, 2015

July 4 Safety

Fourth Safety Reminders

Star Staff Reports On Independence Day, citizens will celebrate their freedom on our nation’s 239th birthday. As American flags decorate front yards, families will gather in backyards, pools, and parks. Director Dale Lane and the staff at the Shelby County Office of Preparedness suggest these safety tips to ensure a safe holiday: Outdoor Grill Safety: […]

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Keno Taylor

2015 Spring Stars of the Season

Boys’ Soccer Star of the Season Carlos Lipsey The Millington Trojan senior had one of the best seasons in school history in goals. Lipsey tallied 11 goals in one week. He was a key part in the Trojans having a winning record and finishing among the top of District 14-3A. He finished with a total […]

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TRA three-sport standout Bethany Berger

2+2=4 The Ages

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Bethany Berger will always have a huge place in her heart for the state of Missouri, Nixa High School Eagles and the Mizzou Tigers. After moving to Tennessee to attend Tipton-Rosemark Academy in 2012, Berger had to make room for a new community, a much smaller school and a new way […]

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Avis Van Kampen Signing

’15 Who’s Who Part 1

For the next two weeks, The Genuine Article will honor some of the recent area graduated student/athletes with the 2014-15 Who’s Who… Best Looking Logan Stewart & Taylor Hobson This category is my equivalent of my Most Attractive. Usually the winners here are attractive people. In the Class of 2015, Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Logan Stewart and […]

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Personal Freedom

By Mike T. Smith This weekend we celebrate freedom in the United States of America. I never take for granted that over 230 years ago our forefathers stood up to an oppressive government that prevented it’s citizens from pursuing true happiness and freedom. These brave people sacrificed everything so that we can all live in […]

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Good Eats Ledford

The ‘Messed Up’ Tomato

By Thelma Ledford When is a “tomato” not a tomato? It may look like a tomato. It may smell like a tomato. It may even taste like a tomato; however, its genetic imprint could contain “fish genes,” and you would never know it. May, l992, according to an article by Gloria Bucco, the Department of […]

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Otis Griffin pose

At the Time it Really Wasn’t All That Bad

By Otis Griffin Over the years most folks tend to forget the bad times and maybe this is the way we are brought up just to remember the good times.  Regardless how bad times seem to get, the good times take precedent.  It is a joy and very rewarding to sit and converse with most […]

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David Peel

Father’s Day Made Me Think

By David Peel I heard a story that I have never forgotten. It is told that a greeting card place gave surplus cards for Mother’s Day to prisoners. It was a great success, and so the same was tried Father’s Day. No one picked up a single card. Fathers play a big role in a […]

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firework Kelly

Calendar of Events July 2, 2015

The 2015 Flag City Freedom Celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 3 at the Navy Lake. The event is scheduled to kickoff at 5 p.m. and last until the firework display. More information on the festivities to come. There will be a children’s play area for kids like Mikhail Douglas, above, to enjoy (no pets, […]

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summer-heat

Health Officials Report First Probable Heat-Related Death

Star Staff Reports MEMPHIS – The first probable heat-related death has been reported, and Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) officials want to continue urging residents to stay cool and hydrated during these hot summer days. Extreme heat can lead to very high body temperatures, brain and organ damage and even death. People suffer heat-related illnesses […]

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