Archive | February 9, 2017

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Southern Raisin’: A Long Time Coming

By Otis Griffin Growing up in our wonderful South was graduated in several stages.  I can remember when I was so proud as Santy brought me a three legged tricycle.  I wheeled inside the house until I got brave and ventured outside like Lewis and Clark on a sightseeing trip.  The wooden front porch presented […]

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Historic Ambulance Event at Shelby County Fire Department

Star Staff Reports The dedication of the first ever, ambulances for the SCFD ( twelve in all ) was held at the SCFD Headquarters at 1075 Mullins Station Road in Memphis last Thursday. The Shelby County Fire Department administration held a press conference to announce the historic ambulance news. Since 1972, when the SCFD first […]

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Public Safety February 9, 2017

City Court Reports January 31, 2017 Fines Christopher Gilliland – 147 Milton Road, Millington, public intoxication, $50 fine plus cost Brad D Hughey – 196 Mason Street, Gasden, failure to provide proof of insurance, $25 fine no cost, no driver’s license on person, $50 fine plus cost, speeding, $50 fine plus cost Oscar Sabalier Maldonado […]

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Newsome honored as 2017 OVC Basketball Legend

Star Staff Reports BRENTWOOD — For the third year in a row the Ohio Valley Conference will recognized men’s and women’s basketball legends from each of its member institutions during the OVC Basketball Tournament. Former Skyhawk guard and current assistant coach Jasmine Newsome has been chosen to represent UT Martin this season. Newsome finished her […]

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Mind & Muscle: Brighton’s Mathews uses gifts to reach Harding Football

By Thomas Sellers Jr. His mother LaRasha felt his strength as he grew in her womb. His father Titus Sr. witnessed that power come to fruition through weightlifting. Then people like Brighton Head Football Coach Robin Jacobs saw the undeniable speed of Malik Mathews. All the adults in Malik’s life knew he had the potential […]

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Iris Orchestra and Clayborn Temple present a free, family concert in honor of Black History Month on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. located at 294 Hernando Street. The event is sponsored by Lynne and Henry Turley and AutoZone. For more information, visit irisorchestra.org.

IRIS Orchestra, Clayborn Temple Present: Family Concert in Celebration of Black History Month

Star Staff Reports IRIS Orchestra and Clayborn Temple will co-present “Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future,” a free, community inclusive family concert in honor of Black History Month at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the historic edifice. By partnering with Clayborn Temple, IRIS has furthered its own musical movement, by embracing the Civil Rights […]

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Agreement Terminated: School Board creates new staff positions to perform 10 Shared Services in-house

By Bill Short The Millington School Board voted unanimously this week to terminate its Shared Services agreement and create five staff positions to perform 10 services in-house. Board members took both actions Monday night during their regular monthly meeting. A motion to terminate the agreement was offered by Chris Denson and seconded by Roger Christopher. […]

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Another Experience: Haywood gives Millington a lesson of February hoops

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When February rolls around, simple things separate the pretenders from the contenders in high school basketball. Friday night in the William Osteen Gymnasium the Millington Trojans got a lesson in championship-level basketball courtesy of the Haywood Tomcats. One of the perennial powers in Class 2A hoops across the State, the Tomcats […]

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Millngton left saying ‘Shutes’

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One of the top players in the state of Tennessee made her annual appearance in the William Osteen Gymnasium Friday night. Haywood Lady Tomcat Jamirah Shutes proved why she was the favorite to win the district’s MVP award during the preseason with 29 points in Haywood’s 78-21 victory over the Millington […]

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The Best Question Ever

By David Peel If you are like me, you hate to wait in line.  It seems that if you pray for patience, God will put people in front of you at Walmart who will test your patience. You know the ones. The ones who check out a buggy and a half full of groceries and […]

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