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Weather moves game up a day, Haywood sweeps

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Haywood 66, Millington 41 On the eve of the first big winter event of 2016, a few residents of Haywood County and Millington entered the warm William Osteen Gymnasium for some basketball. The district contest between the Haywood Lady Tomcats and Millington Lady Trojans was moved up day with the expectations of inclement […]

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Cardinals outlast rival Cougars

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Intensity and desire were equal between the Munford Cougars and Brighton Cardinals Friday night. So what would make the difference in the District 13-3A showdown in the electrified Brighton Gymnasium. Cardinal sophomore guard Taelyr Gatlin said the key to the eventual 50-40 victory for Brighton was a simple strategy. “We had […]

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Lady Cougars jump out to big lead, hold off Lady Cardinals for victory

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The first half of Friday night’s game was ideal for Munford Lady Cougars Head Coach Steve Poindexter. Against the district and Tipton County rivals the Brighton Lady Cardinals, Munford jumped out to a 33-12 lead  after two quarters. After coming out from the Brighton Gymnasium locker room, the Lady Cougars coasted […]

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Lady Trojans pick up second league win with blowout of JCM

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Mission for the Millington Lady Trojans Jan. 12 was simple. Bruce Marshall wanted his team to go out onto the William Osteen Gymnasium court and establish control against district foe Jackson Central Merry. Marshall’s Lady Trojans jumped out to a double-digit lead over the Cougars early leading to a 46-20 victory. […]

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Trojans pass league test from JCM

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Although the holiday season is over, the Millington Trojans were in the mood to share when the Jackson Central Merry Cougars paid a visit to the Williams Osteen Gymnasium. The Trojans’ giving nature Jan. 12 led to a nail-bitter decision with Millington prevailing 60-57 in the district contest. “Turnovers,” Millington Head […]

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2015 Trojan Pride

Photos By Angela Healey The 2015 Millington Central High School Football Banquet was held last month at the Baker Community Center. Surrounded by the jerseys of the 2015-16 senior class, the Trojan coaches and players were joined by family, friends, faculty, boosters and community supporters. After the dinner and reflections on the season that ended […]

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Phone Scam cost Tennessee man his life

Most of us consider phone scams a mere annoyance, but it cost one Tennessee gentleman his will to live. The incessant phone calls congratulated the aging grandfather on his luck in winning millions of dollars, if he would just pay $1,500 in taxes.  Dementia sometimes clouded his memory. His generation kept their word. The man […]

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It is a Country Spread

By Otis Griffin When is the last time you pulled up an empty, patched up, broken down, wobbly, nail keg with one of your growing up friends? Slowly sat down and relived the directions of how you actually got around while hoping to possibly enter maturity. A good place to begin would be the center […]

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Pumpkin Seeds

By Thelma Ledford Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an immense nutritional and medicinal punch. After all, they contain future worlds within their compact structure. As Emerson said, “the creation of a thousand forests is within one acorn.” In order to prepare their “babies” for survival outside the pumpkin, Nature equips these seeds with an […]

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County Road Crews Picked Up Almost 39 Tons of Trash in December

Star Staff Reports County trash crews removed almost 39 tons of garbage tossed along roads last month in the unincorporated areas and those bordering Shelby Farms. “Every dollar used for litter could have been spent on other pressing citizen needs. Still, we’re committed to improve the appearance of Shelby County to retain and attract residents […]

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