Archive | July 7, 2016

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Jack’s Frost… the ideal Millington summer stop for a cool treat

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Last June was the debut for Jack’s Frost. The Millington summer hang out just recently celebrated a grand reopening with the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce. Owner Allison Jack said the reason behind the grand opening was to announce the new schedule and items on the menu. The eatery located at […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Groundbreaking celebration for Shops of Millington Farms next week

Star Staff Reports The Shops of Millington Farms is coming. Construction has already begun near Chili’s in Millington for the upcoming shopping mall. A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the City of Millington, the Millington Industrial Development Board and the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce will be taking place early next week. The development site […]

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The Millington Star Sports Editor Thomas Sellers Jr. presents TRA's Taylor Beasley with the 2016 Female Athlete of the Year award in The Star Office last week.

2016 AOY: Born on the Fourth of July, Natural-Born team leader

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The 4th of July is typically a day of celebration for Candy Howard and Breck Beasley. In addition to celebrating America’s Independence Day, Howard and Beasley have enjoyed the extra perk of wishing their daughter Taylor Beasley a happy birthday. Before Beasley turned 18 years old, she received a gift of […]

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Astro Mite accomplishes rare feat, honors team’s history

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Some of the July traditions in Millington are hot days, fireworks, the smell of barbecue and Astro Mites Baseball in Millington Arts and Recreation. Another longtime association with the Astro Mites has been the Hale family. The leader of the 2016 edition of the Astro Mites is Head Coach Louie Hale. […]

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Christian Brooks

2016 Who’s Who Part Two

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Genuine Article is ready to wrap up the look back at the 2015-16 TSSAA sports year. After celebrating food, moments and the first round of seniors, her comes the Who’s Who Part 2. Many wonderful student/athletes come from Brighton, Munford, Tipton-Rosemark Academy and Millington. With great support systems at home, […]

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Legendary Coach passes away at age of 64

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Life starts to take shape around the age of 5 and 6. It was about 1987 when I realized I lived in the state of Tennessee. It wasn’t New York, California or Florida. Around that time I  just learned my home state was nicknamed the  “Volunteer State.” Besides that nugget, most […]

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David Peel

Tennessee universities no longer gun-free zones

By David Peel Effective July 1, 2016 full-time faculty, staff and other employees of Tennessee’s public colleges and universities who have handgun-carry permits to carry their guns on campus. This had previously been forbidden. It is not the wild, wild West however.  Students are still not permitted to go armed on campus, regardless of whether […]

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You Grabbed What?

By Otis Griffin My fellow Southern country folks will tell you they spent more time in a corn crib than they like to admit.  But we had to feed all the livestock if we wanted to eat.  So what was more important to Daddy, me or the animals?  That was a lonely life especially if […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety July 7, 2016

Fire Reports Attempted burning, Illegal action June 18 – 7833 Harrold Cove Building fire June 18 – 8181 U.S. Highway 51 North June 18 – 4810 Greenlawn Cove Motor accident with injuries June 21 – U.S. Highway 51 north and Shelby Road Emergency Medical assistance June 16 – 4000 block of Lucy Road; 4000 block […]

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Be Aware of Challenges to Managing Retirement Income

When you retire, will your cost of living decline? Some of your expenses may indeed drop, but others won’t. Plus, you may have some new ones to consider. So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think about ways to boost your retirement savings now, before you’re retired. And once you do retire, you’ll need to […]

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