Archive | October, 2017

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NEWS ALERT: Roper Retained: School Board rejects effort to terminate superintendent’s contract

By Bill Short A majority of the Millington School Board members voted this week to reject an effort to terminate the contract of the municipal school system’s superintendent. They took the action Monday night during a special called meeting in the Board Chamber at City Hall. A motion offered by Chris Denson and seconded by […]

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Veterans Day Town Hall

NEWS ALERT: Roland and Dakin to participate in Veterans Day Town Hall meeting

Star Staff Reports The public is invited to the Veterans day Town Hall Nov. 11 at noon at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Millington located at 8838 Highway 51 North. Lunch will be served during the town hall meeting. Millington Mayor Terry Jones will serve as the guest speaker. The event will […]

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Halloween Safety 2017

Plan a Safe Halloween

Star Staff Reports As Halloween approaches, we invite families to review these precautions to ensure a fun and safe outing,” said Dale Lane, Director Shelby County Office of Preparedness. DECORATIONS:   Keep decorations away from candles, lightbulbs, and heaters.   Use battery-powered candles inside jack-o-lanterns.   Clear a path. Move decorations away from doorways, porches, […]

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Gatlin to Denver 2

SPORTS ALERT: Gatlin heading to join Denver Basketball

Star Staff Reports On a statement released on Facebook, Brighton Cardinal senior Taelyr Gatlin announced he is accepting an offer from the University of Denver to attend college and play basketball. After receiving offers around the Mid-South, the Denver Pioneers leaped atop Gatlin’s recruiting list. And after an official visit, the senior point guard gave […]

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Brighton Celebration 2

SPORTS ALERT: Cardinals fly atop Region 8-5A after Munford victory

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Taking a sigh of relief outlasting Region 8-5A and Tipton County rival the Munford Cougars 21-10, Brighton Head Coach Robin Jacobs wrapped up his postgame speech on the Brighton Football Field. As he waited to hear a final result from Memphis about the Southwind/Ridgeway game, Jacobs called his seniors around him […]

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Football Trojans

SPORTS ALERT: East reaches .500 with win over Trojans, both teams prepare for playoffs

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS — The Millington Trojans and East Mustangs knew their playoff destiny entering tonight’s 2017 regular-season finale in Melrose Stadium. The Trojans would be fourth regardless of the results of the contest. And the Mustangs secured the top spot in the Region beating Craigmont and Fayette-Ware. With pride on the line, […]

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Tysen Banks

Rebels earn home playoff game, Cards vs. Cougars winner will stay in Tipton County

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels will be home for the playoffs. After Friday night’s 45-6 victory over Jackson Christian School, the Rebels secured a postseason game on Rebel Field. The first since 2004. TRA’s offense took a few minutes to warm up after quarterback Donald Crowe scored the game’s first touchdown on […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety October 26, 2017

Arrests Oct. 10- 26-year-old Millington female charged with domestic assault; 39-year-old Millington male charged with failure to appear; 38-year-old Covington male charged with violation of an order of protection or restraining order; Oct. 11- 45-year-old Hickort, Miss., male charged with failure to appear; Oct. 12- 18-year-old Millington male charged with driving under the influence of […]

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School Board accepts $5,709,295 bid for revised Performing Arts Center

By Bill Short The Millington School Board has accepted a new bid of $5,709,295 submitted for construction of a proposed Performing Arts Center, based on revised architectural plans. Board members took the action during an Oct. 17 special called meeting on a motion offered by Vice Chairman C. J. Haley and seconded by Larry Jackson. […]

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Millngton City Manager Ed Haley helped organized the farewell dinner last week for Katie Armitage at the Millington Holiday Inn with the help of local donors and businesses. Haley felt it was important to thank Armitage for her years of service in multiple roles for the city before heading to Texas.

Thanks Katie: City of Millington honors outgoing Armitage

By Thomas Sellers Jr. In her years of service for the City of Millington Kate Armitage wore many different hats, participated in multiple departments and made an impact on dozens. So it was only fitting with her upcoming departure to join her family in Texas, the leaders of Millington would throw a going-away party for […]

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