Archive | October 6, 2016

Back in April, Memphian Rubystein Coppage was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through her faith and support of love ones, she is planning to beat the disease.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Love conquers for local woman battling breast cancer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The difference between life and death could be a four-letter word. For Memphis resident Rubystein Coppage, love has helped her withstand her battle with Breast Cancer. The 56-year-old mother of two received the shock of her life back on April 8. For weeks she had been feeling a pain in her […]

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Alma Sellers is embraced by her son Thomas, editor of The Millington Star.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: ‘Ladies go get your mammograms’

By Alma Sellers For years I’ve read success stories of other women who have survived Breast Cancer. My son, Thomas Sellers Jr., editor of The Millington Star, has documented the brave battle of women in Millington and Tipton County. There tales always made me go to the doctor for my annual check up, but honestly […]

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Constitution Week Celebration

Star Staff Reports Pictured from left are Patricia Ivy, Betty Nora,  Paula Raines and Rosalind, Arlene Griffin Millington Library Director, Marjorie Green, Rozier, Millington Fire Department, Barrett Markwell, Amy Nora and Carolyn Sinquefield. The River City Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution set up a display at the Millington Library in celebration of the 229th […]

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Crisis Center in dire need of donations and volunteers

Star Staff Reports Millington Crisis Center Executive Director Lois Wilber says she has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of new families in our community seeking assistance at the Millington Crisis Center Ministry over the summer months. She also notes an alarming increase in the number of young people, ages 18-25 coming to […]

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Calendar of Events October 6, 2016

Month of October *The American Legion and Auxiliary holds monthly meetings at the Baker Center starting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. On the first Saturday of the summer months the Auxiliary have been at the Farmers Market informing the community about our projects/programs that help our Veterans. For more information, […]

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On the Ballot 2016: Crisp, Lowry competing for open seat in Alderman Position 6

By Bill Short Jon Crisp and Don Lowry are competing for the open seat in Alderman Position 6 in the Nov. 8 Millington city elections. Position 6 is currently occupied by Vice Mayor Chris Ford, who is running for mayor. After graduating from Millington Central High School in 1975, Crisp enrolled in the Kemmons Wilson […]

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MOTORCYCLE CRASHES

By David Peel 6Most motorcyclists are safe and defensive drivers. Even though we have all seen the idiots on Germantown Road kick up a wheelie in traffic or pass us on 240 at 100 mph, they are really the exceptions. (Sadly, they often take themselves out early in life). Perhaps ironically, the one causing motorcycle […]

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Trojan running back Justin Coleman tries to move around his downfield block from wide receiver Darnell Nelson against Kingsbury Friday night.

Power Play: Trojans win line of scrimmage against Kingsbury

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS — Behind a powerful performance from their offensive line, the Millington Trojans dominated the field of Melrose Stadium against the Kingsbury Falcons. Millington prevailed 38-27 to improve to 1-1 in league play. Trojans center and linebacker Chance Taylor said getting a district victory was a big sigh of relief. “The […]

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TRA senior Joze Smith makes a volley during the Senior Night contest against Rossville last week.

Seniors’ Moment: Lady Rebel duo enjoy special occasion, preparing for playoffs

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels might be on the brink of a special, special season. Head Coach Wendy Porter’s group of Lady Rebels have established themselves as a legit contender in Division II-A volleyball compiling a solid record. Looking forward to October, the Lady Rebels had to finish off September with […]

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Remember How You Got Yo’ Ed-Ju-Ca-Shun?

By Otis Griffin Does anyone remember when each small community had their own personal school??  Many times the school and a church held the neighborhood together, just like glue. In some of the Southern Country  towns, if the natives had a store, gin or possibly a Post Office, they felt they were chopping in some […]

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