Archive | November, 2017

From left the area standouts to participate in the Dec. 9 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game are Carter Weakley, Lance West, Aaron Alston, Leandre Cooper and Chaz Hayes.

SPORTS ALERT: Five local players to play in Dec. 9 Liberty Bowl All-Star Game

Star Staff Reports The 16th Annual Auton Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game will take place Dec. 9 on the campus of MUS with a 2:30 p.m. scheduled kickoff. Among the notable stars on the Blue and Red rosters are Tennessee Mr. Football Award nominees running backs Kalyn Grandberry from Raleigh-Egypt and Tyler Badie from […]

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Brighton Tyler Burnett Catch

SPORTS ALERT: Bye Paree – Cardinals eliminate Henry County to make football history

By Thomas Sellers Jr. PARIS — Making history doesn’t always go according to plan. Just ask Brighton sophomore receiver Tyler Burnett. Moments after the Henry County Patriots took the lead 24-21 in front of their home Patriot Stadium crowd, the Brighton Cardinals had to regain momentum before things snowballed. As the trademark Henry County sirens […]

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Millington Christmas Parade primary

NEWS ALERT: Millington Christmas Parade to start at 1 p.m. on December 2

Star Staff Reports Join the City of Millington’s Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2 beginning at 1 p.m. The parade will travel down Navy Road from Newport to Leroy Boatwright Street, previously C Street (now Leroy Boatwright). Prior to the parade there will be a free brunch with Mrs. Claus at the Baker Community Center, […]

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Railroad tracks

NEWS ALERT: Man struck and killed by train identified

Star Staff Reports Traffic came to a halt at Church Street, Navy Road and Easley Street after a pedestrian was struck by train. The man died from his injuries after being hit by the train earlier this morning about 9 a.m. Authorities identified the man as Scott Thorpe, 51 years old. He was walking on […]

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DJ Barker

Brighton’s center of attention today is DJ Barker’s Rhodes Football signing

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Brighton senior center DJ Barker made it official today, he will be a Rhodes Lynx in 2018. Barker became a part of the Brighton Cardinal roster after moving from the St. Augustine, Fla., area last November. The 5’10, 200 pound athlete joined Head Coach Robin Jacobs team this past year as […]

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MaKayla Pugh Signing

Munford’s MaKayla Pugh takes here step in life with Southwest Softball

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MaKayla Pugh’s talents will be heading to the campus of Southwest Tennessee next fall. She made it official Nov. 15 in the Munford High School Library signing her letter of intent with her parents Chris and Jennifer, sister MaKenzie, aunt Missy Bradley and Grandma Pam Hartsfield by her side. “I’m proud […]

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Ordinance amends City Code for zoning, land-use control

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading this week that amends the Municipal Code for zoning and land-use control. Board members took the action Monday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Al Bell and seconded by Alderman Frankie Dakin. […]

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Three Wise Men visit

Visit From Three Wise Men

Members of the Young at Heart senior group at Clopton United Methodist Church in Brighton recently enjoyed being entertained by two of the “The Three Wise Men” from left are Howard Michael and Walter Hollyfield.  The third Wise Man, Carter Hooker, was unable to participate this year.  They performed a variety of gospel, country and […]

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Tae'lyr Gatlin Denver

Tae’lyr’s Triumph: Gatlin motivations push him to University of Denver

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Multiple things have motivated Tae’lyr Gatlin toward his National Signing Day. The Brighton senior wanted to be the most decorated player in school history. The MVP point guard targeted being the first Division I Basketball signee for the Cardinals since Herley Maclin in 1999. Gatlin might have had additional motivation from […]

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Public Safety

Public Safety November 16, 2017

Arrests Oct. 31- 39-year-old Millington male, charged with violation of an order of protection or restraining order; 46-year-old Memphis male, charged with theft of property-conduct involving merchandise; Nov. 1- 36-year-old Millington male, charged with failure to appear; 46-year-old Millington male, charged with failure to appear, driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, following too closely; Nov. 2- 52-year-old […]

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