Archive | November 16, 2017

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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’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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Two seriously wounded in weekend shooting

Star Staff Reports Two men were transported to Regional One in Memphis after being shot. Around 9:45 Saturday night, the shooting took place at the Commodore Village Apartments, which is located at 4486 Babe Howard Blvd. Millington Police confirmed two men were shot and transported to the hospital in critical condition. According to Millington Public […]

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Obituary November 16, 2017

RONALD WILLIAM ACKERMAN Ronald William Ackerman, 77, of Memphis,  passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. Mr. Ackerman was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Ann Ackerman; and his parents, Marvin and Elizabeth Ackerman. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Ann Leavesley(Duane); daughter, Katharine B. Federman(Peter); daughter, Laura Ann Shelton; daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hanzel; […]

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Military News: Silvis graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Jesse R. Silvis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

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