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Munford Special Census Information due January 31, 2017

Star Staff Reports Munford is presently conducting a mid-decade special census to account for the growth the community has experienced since the 2010 census.  It is critical to get an accurate count to ensure a fair share of state and federal funds are received.  Much of the funding for police, parks, streets, fire protection and […]

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You Were Taught Better, So Why Did You Do It?

By Otis Griffin As the years stack up on you, from time to time you need to visit the local medicine man for a little assistance.  I’m not real sure when every healer became a specialist and presently can only offer some relief on certain parts of your anatomy.  (That’s city slang for yo’ wore […]

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Millington guard Bryce Mattox floats in the air during his layup attempt in front of several Munford Cougars last week.

Cougars avenge December defeat to Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Back in December rivals the Millington Trojans and Munford Cougars wrote another chapter in the Book of Basketball. Ryan Ross’ Cougars came out hot but faded away in the William Osteen Gymnasium. Jewell Gates’ Trojans emerged victorious 58-41 behind pressure defense and fast break baskets. The rematch finally took place Jan. […]

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Lady Cougar guard Shania Johnson drives to the basketball last week against Millington for two of her career-high 23 points.

Worth the Wait: Johnson sparks Lady Cougars to win over Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Area rivals the Millington Lady Trojans and Munford Lady Cougars finally took to the court on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Originally scheduled for Jan. 7, snow postponed the game until 9 days later. Munford came out Monday night seizing control early leading to a 60-15 victory. The Lady Cougars […]

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Board approves design consultant for Discovery Nature Park project

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor of Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution that approves a design consultant for development of the Discovery Nature Park. Board members took the action during their Dec. 12, 2016 meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by then-Alderman Hank Hawkins. Millington Finance Director […]

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2017 Readers’ Choice Man of the Year: McGhee rebounds in 2016 staying transparent

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The year 2016 could be described as a bounce back year for Millington Alderman Thomas McGhee. But those close to him would tell you, McGhee was the same man of faith, dedication, involvement and discernment he has been since he moved to Millington 20 years ago. From his work in City […]

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Holiday Filling
Through the MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign, Millington Firefighters donated $6,500 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month. The MFD wanted to show appreciation to the Millington community for its donations.

Holiday FILLing

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2017 Brighton Winterfest
Friday night Brighton High School conducted its 2017 Winterfest Festivities in the Brighton Gymnasium. The King was Terrance Jones Jr. and the Queen of the court was niki Toyokawa.

Brighton Winterfest 2017

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Public Safety January 26, 2017

Fire Reports Passenger vehicle fire Jan. 11 – 3847 Crenshaw Road Motor vehicle accident with injuries Jan. 11 – U.S. Highway 51 North and Wilkinsville Road Motor vehicle/Pedestrian Incident Jan. 10 – 7950 Memphis Avenue Motor vehicle accident without injuries Jan. 13 – 4759 Easley Street; Singleton Parkway and Pleasant Ridge Road Jan. 14 – […]

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Brighton guard T. Brown goes up for a shot over two Hardin County defenders Friday night in the Brighton Gymnasium.

Monkey Off Their Backs: Lady Cardinals pick up first league win in 6 years

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It was the Britt Stanford/Caroline Jacobs Era of Brighton Lady Cardinal Basketball. Prince William was still engaged to Kate Middleton over in England. Even the terrorist Osama bin Laden was still alive. That was the last time the Brighton Lady Cardinals won a District 13-3A contest. Brighton’s latest chance to end […]

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