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BREAKING NEWS: Millington Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Running Teen Sex Trafficking Ring

Star Staff Reports MEMPHIS — A 51-year-old Millington man who trafficked multiple underage teens for sex has been sentenced to serve a quarter-century in prison. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentencing today. “Trafficking the bodies of minors for financial gain is reprehensible and will not be […]

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Millington Volleyball Banner Presentation 11-26

Banner Season

On Nov. 18 during the season-opener for Millington Trojan Basketball, the school honored and recognized the 2015 Millington Central High School Volleyball team. Led by Head Coach Jenna Harper, the Millington Lady Trojans finished as regular-season District 15-2A runner ups. The Lady Trojans went on to win the school’s first District Volleyball Tournament championship beating […]

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Lady Cougars set the pace quickly against Lady Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The latest showdown between the rival Munford Lady Cougars and Millington Lady Trojans featured two teams with sub .500 records. With both team looking to climb back toward a winning record, it was the host Lady Cougars Friday night that lit up the Munford Gymnasium scoreboard. Steve Poindexter’s Munford squad improved […]

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During first half action Friday night, Munford Head Coach Ryan Ross shouts out some instructions to his players against Millington leading to a 54-50 win. The victory over the Trojans was the Cougars' fifth in a row.

Words are sinking in

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Ryan Ross Era at Munford High School started off slowly. But as the calendar turned over from November to December, Ross’ Munford Cougars have transformed a 0-4 record into a winning mark at 5-4. The latest Munford victory came courtesy of the rival Millington Trojans Friday night in the Munford […]

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Trojan Wars Charles gets out of hold

Getting a Leg Up

The Millington Trojan Wrestling team hosted the 2015 Trojan Wars with athletes like Tyler Denson. Denson missed action last year because of injury won his match against Brighton. Millington Trojans Charles Rockiemore is trying to return back to State by building him resume’ picking up a win at Saturday’s Trojan Wars in the William Osteen […]

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Dream Team: TRA's AJ Hightower chats with fellow Blue All-Star Eldon Tyms of Millington about pass routes during the 2015 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game at MUS.

Red Team’s defense rules the day

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS — The 14th edition of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game presented by Conway/Services/ARS started off with the Red All-Stars lighting up the scoreboard jumping out 16-0. But the Blue All-Stars settled down on defense for the last three quarters making the contest on the MUS Stadium field […]

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Cal Exchange Club photo 12-17

Calendar of Events December 17, 2015

HOLIDAY EXCHANGE Left: Diane Baker of Millington Area Chamber of Commerce, presented a check for $500 to the Exchange Club of Millington as a donation to help with the civic organization’s community projects. Pictured from left are Katrina Skerritt (Exchange President), Diane Baker and Rene’ Jones (Exchange Treasure). Above: The Exchange Club of Millington delivered […]

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Millington Basketball great starts scholarship to honor Jarmelle Jones

Star Staff Reports The mission of the Elvin Taylor’s State Farm Agency Jarmelle Jones Future Business Leaders Scholarship Fund is to provide high school students residing within the Memphis and Shelby County city limits with an opportunity to obtain funding towards their college degree. With about 20 percent of the Memphis population living below the […]

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Good Eats Ledford

Nutrition With A Mission

By Thelma Ledford I started studying health and nutrition 63 years ago, and still do.  Not only did I study I applied it in my family. The first bottle of vitamins I purchased was to boost my energy; the second bottle did not work; it was missing some of the B vitamins.  I began my […]

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Otis Griffin pose

Hope Santy Sees Me Help

By Otis Griffin Not long after hog killin’ Momma was ready for settin’ up and decoratin’ the tree with all the round shiny ornaments.  (The phrase: lit up like a Christmas tree.) Daddy had scouted round and selected one so we skipped along to witness the timely savage two hacks with his sharp double-bit.  Friends, […]

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