Archive | February, 2016

Cardinal guard Tramanie Cooper drives to the rim against Hardin County Friday night.

Cardinals’ dominance of Hardin County ensures home Region game

By Thomas Sellers Jr. If they awarded the 2016 District 13-3A Boys Basketball Tournament MVP after the semifinals, Brighton’s Zach Lewis would be taking the plaque home. Friday night the Cardinal guard/forward scored 16 point in the first half against the Hardin County Tigers. Lewis’ night ended with 26 points on 80 percent shooting from […]

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Ripley’s comeback ends season for Lady Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr. With 1.3 seconds remaining on the new scoreboard in the William Osteen Gymnasium, the Millington Lady Trojans trailed 49-46 to the Ripley Lady Tigers in the first round of the District 15-2A Girls’ Basketball Tournament. Millington Head Coach Bruce Marshall called a timeout Feb. 16 to try to devise a play […]

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Munford Cougar senior guard Queyon Mills displays some dejection during fourth quarter action after losing the ball out of bounds in the Brighton Gymnasium. Mills and his Cougar teammates came up short against Dyer County in the District 13-3A Boys Basketball Tournament Semifinal 67-64.

Leaving it all on the floor

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The name on the front of the white uniforms read Choctaws. In years past and earlier this season, that appeared to be good enough to defeat the Munford Cougars. But Friday night the Cougars came out with a new attitude to take on the Dyer County Choctaws in the District 13-3A […]

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Student of the game earns spot on college roster

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For years LaDarius “Lil D” Williams has been making baseball headlines in Tipton County. From his days of shining in youth World Series to being a standout for the Brighton Cardinals the past three years, Williams has earned the press and publicity on the diamond. On Feb. 2, Williams authored his […]

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Sean Srock wrestling state

Srock’s Success @ State

Millington Trojan Wrestler Sean Srock displays his 2016 Sixth-Place Medal from last week’s State Wrestling Tournament in Franklin. Srock earned a medal in the 160-pound division. He and teammate Charles Rockiemore reached State for the Trojans. Rockiemore went 2-2 finishing seventh in his division. Meanwhile Srock was 2-3 at State. He took second at Regionals […]

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This was one way to learn a lot about nothing…

By Otis Griffin In the illustrious South visiting with friends and neighbors was always very enjoyable. Sundays afternoons were times to relax, and the grownups would solve most of the problems of the big wide world.  Daddy would get some news at work and read the Press Scimitar every night in his easy chair. This […]

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A Non-Attack Attack?

By David Peel As a child growing up during the Cold War, the first president I voted for was Reagan. Back then, we were worried that Soviet missiles might rain down from space and incinerate our country, if not all humanity, in a global thermonuclear winter, as in the movie “War Games.” Today, we feel […]

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The Choice is Ours

By Thelma Ledford Excerpts by Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. of Santa Barbara, California: “Take conventional wisdom from women’s magazines to the ADA, compare it to what really happens in your body and decide for yourselves.” Suzanne Somers’ Book “Get Skinny On Fabulous Food.” Who is right?  Eating fat makes your cholesterol rise, and puts you in […]

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How Should You Respond to Market ‘Correction’?

As an investor, you may be gaining familiarity with the term “market correction.” But what does it mean? And, more importantly, what does it mean to you? A correction occurs when a key index, such as the S&P 500, declines at least 10 percent from its previous high. A correction, by definition, is short-term in […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety February 25, 2016

Fire Reports Grass fire Feb. 5 – 5276 Willowsprings Brush or brush-and-grass mix Feb. 6 – 7481 Westknoll Motor vehicle accident without injuries Feb. 4 – U. S. Highway 51 North and Highway 385 Feb. 7 – 8039 U.S. Highway 51 North Emergency medical assistance Feb. 4 – 4000 block of Terrell Lane; 5000 block […]

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