Archive | August, 2017

The Lost Wages 8-17

NEWS ALERT: Locate the Wages

Star Staff Reports Millington natives Cyrena and Allan Houston Wages will be in concert this Friday night. The sister/brother combo will be performing as part of In Concert at the Bluff with Jesse Cole and more. The Bluff is located at 535 S. Highland Street in Memphis. The Lost Wages will be a part of […]

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Planet Fitness Millington coming

NEWS ALERT: Planet Fitness to open Monday in Millington

Star Staff Reports The Judgement Free Zone opens in Flag City this Monday. Planet Fitness Millington opens it’s doors at 8239 Highway 51 North next week. The United States franchisor and operator fitness centers based in Hampton, N.H., has been popping up throughout the Memphis area over recent years with more locations to come. One […]

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Volunteers Needed

Star Staff Reports This exercise is a collaborative effort to better prepare our community for a large scale disaster and mass medical surge Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter International, hospitals and medical facilities in Shelby, Lauderdale and Tipton counties in Tennessee and DeSoto County in Mississippi, and […]

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Dragon Fly Triathlon at Sardis Lake on August 26

Star Staff Reports The 28th Annual Dragon Fly Triathlon will be Saturday, August 26, in Sardis, Miss. Presented by P.R. Event Management, the event begins at 8 a.m. on the sandy white beach at Cypress Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Reservoir. The triathlon includes a 1/2 -mile swim, an 18-mile bike course through […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ I Wonder Was it Worth All the Trouble?

By Otis Griffin Everyone in our wonderful South at one time or ’nuther has been blackberry picking.  There ain’t nuthin’ no better than a wide mouthed bowl of blackberry cobbler with some vanilla ice cream to top off a Sunday feast.  We were real small when we were first allowed to go pickin’.  It didn’t […]

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Millington Softball Field construction

Leveling Things: Lady Trojans Softball Field getting a makeover

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The latest project to improve things around the softball program began toward the end of July at Miles Park. The playing surface is being leveled at the Millington Lady Trojans Softball Field. With the help of Billy Howard donating equipment and Dennis Shepard donating his time and effort, the outfield and […]

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FUMC hosts 21st Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

By Linda Cooper Millington First United Methodist Church (FUMC) hosted its 21st annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast to kickoff the 2017-18 school year on Friday, in its Flame Center. Rev. Ronnie Peck offered an opening prayer and welcomed the crowd of educators, school administrators, staff and community leaders, estimated to be the largest ever in attendance. […]

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Read All-Around My Town hits Millington

Star Staff Reports The hallways of Millington Elementary School were full of excitement and student learning even after the 2016-17 school year ended. During the month of June, Millington Municipal Schools was one of the 200 programs that were state grant recipients of Read to be Ready, a program to address Tennessee’s stalled scores in […]

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Leticia, Colombia ,Amazonas, South America. Team has members from Bellevue Baptist Church, 
Harvest Fellowship, First Baptist Collierville, and others.  Photo courtesy Emily Bobbitt.

Miracle in the Amazon

By David Peel Each year, our family volunteers in international mission projects. For example, I have taught Pastors’ Conferences in India, built a seminary in Ukraine, built playgrounds in Africa, completed a church on an island, and run VBS programs in South America. This past week, our family of five was part of a team […]

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Calendar of Events August 10, 2017

Month of August *West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church has a series on 1Thessalonians, in this series you will learn how to keep growing in faith, love and hope and the challenge to continue growing in preparation for Christ’s return. Come join us for this refreshing, rejuvenating series.  Sunday mornings at 11 a.m., 3099 West Union […]

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