Archive | February 2, 2017

Swan Hunters
During swan season, Dewayne Barrom (owner of Norman's Body Shop in Millington) was joined by his son Dillion on a trip out West. The duo display some of their hunt

Swan Hunters

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Last Wednesday The Millington Star Editor Thomas Sellers Jr. (third from left) participated in a panel along side Josh Cannon, reporter for The Memphis Flyer and Ryan Poe, who covers City Hall for The Commercial Appeal for Professor Candy Justice's class at The University of Memphis. The men discussed the current state of journalism and its future. Justice and students addressed questions to the trio for an hour.  Sellers, Cannon and Poe all graduated from The U of M's Journalism program.

Sellers speaks at U of M

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Dy-No-MAX!

By Otis Griffin If you have been on God’s Green Earth for three or four scores, you will relate.  I have some big truck driving friends and when they parachute out of the cab and the air brakes sounds like a hurricane flattening a smokehouse, you’d better watch out.  The next enunciation coming is: “You […]

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MLS-02-02-December Trash Pick Up Chart

County Road Crews Picked Up 36 Tons of Trash in December

Star Staff Reports Shelby County trash crews removed 36.1 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 improving the appearance of Shelby County,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety February 2, 2017

Fire Reports Water and ice related rescue Jan. 21 – 910 Reddick Passenger vehicle fire Jan. 18 – Veterans Parkway Jan. 11 – 3847 Crenshaw Road Motor vehicle accident with injuries Jan. 18 – Kerrville Rosemark Road and U.S. Highway 51 North Emergency medical assistance Jan. 15 – 4000 block of Sykes Road; 8000 block […]

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From left are MCHS Knowledge Bowl members Rocky Karash, Ian Macdonald, Assistant Coach Katherine Watkins, Gabe Gevedon, Geoffrey Warberg, Jaryn Hogan and Coach Bill Bryan.

Mind Games: Busy Week for MCHS Knowledge Bowl Team

By Susan Macdonald The Millington Central High School Knowledge Bowl team has had a busy week. Saturday, Jan. 21, they competed in a Knowledge Bowl tournament at Bolton High School. Thursday, Jan. 26, they filmed an episode of Channel 3’s TV show Knowledge Bowl, which will be broadcast Saturday, March 4, at 9:00 am. Bolton […]

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What Moore Could You Ask For? Munford Senior heading to Milligan College for soccer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Kasey Moore and the Munford Lady Cougars were enjoying so many historic highs throughout the 2016 season. From a new school-record for wins to an unblemished District 13-3A title, Moore and her fellow seniors were ready to add to the list of accomplishments entering the Region 7-3A Girls Soccer Tournament against […]

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Millington forward Justin Austin shoots a hook shot in the lane last week against Jackson North Side.

JNS’ third quarter dooms Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The difference of 9 points transformed a close district game into Jackson North Side’s first league win of the season. The Indians made the trip the William Osteen Gymnasium in Millington to take on the host Trojans in a district showdown. Both teams were looking for win No. 1 in league […]

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Marquisha Sanders battle

Shot in the Arm: Lady Trojan senior DeSouza sparks league victory over JNS

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Hugs, cheers and a huge sigh of relief echoed from the Millington Lady Trojans’ bench last week at the conclusion of the Jackson North Side contest. The reason for the signs of celebration was the 36-33 district victory over the Lady Indians Jan. 24 in the William Osteen Gymnasium. “It especially […]

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Lady Cardinal Aubree Jones looks for shooting room in the post Friday night during Brighton's 74-72 upset of Dyer County.

Morrissette’s Moment: Senior hits game-winner in Dyer County upset

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As the Brighton Lady Cardinals entered the 2016-17 basketball season the expectations were modest for them in District 13-3A. When the Lady Cardinals opened district play losing to Dyer County and Munford in close contest, many area basketball experts were ready to hand out green ribbons to Brighton. But Lady Cardinal […]

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