Archive | November 30, 2017

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Southern Raisin’ You Missed It, Now Gone and Ain’t Returning

By Otis Griffin What, you say?  Why cotton chopping, that’s what, gone forever.  There are only a few that can tell you about one of the greatest Southern traditions, that is only found in history books.  Maybe some stories at the old country store around the pot-belly stove are relived, or possibly remembered on the […]

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Reaching souls and giving thanks

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The day before Thanksgiving, Millington’s Baker Community Center was Soul Out. Soul Out Ministries founder Carol Jenkins and several volunteers were busy in the venue located at 7942 Church Street operating the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Feast. For about 3 hours, Soul Out Ministries feed nearly 200 individuals with turkey and dressing, […]

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Shelby County Chamber Alliance Names Harold Byrd as Alliance President

Star Staff Reports MEMPHIS — The Shelby County Chamber Alliance has named Harold Byrd, President of the Bank of Bartlett, as Alliance President.  A graduate of University of Memphis, Mr. Byrd received BBA and MS degrees in Marketing.  From 1976-1982, Mr. Byrd served District 99 as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for […]

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Public Safety November 30, 2017

Arrests Nov. 14- 41-year-old Munford female charged with theft of property – conduct involving merchandise; 26-year-old male charged with vandalism $500 or less; 46-year-old Millington male charged with theft of property $500 or more; 56-year-old Millington male charged with false reports; Nov. 15- 38-year-old Memphis male charged with driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked; 41-year-old Memphis male […]

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Long-term: Goals Pugh’s academic priority leads her to Southwest Softball

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The academic curriculum at Southwest Tennessee would be Keith Gentry’s saving grace. Making his rounds throughout the Mid-South visiting softball games, the head coach of the Lady Salquis was once again in Tipton County watching the Munford Lady Cougars. Checking out the talent of Glenn Goulder’s Lady Cougars, Gentry came across […]

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Hooker Turkey Trot

Seconds at Turkey Trot

Brian Callies Foundation announced its newest team member, James Hooker, a Millington Central High School graduate, student at University of Memphis and in the U of M’s Army ROTC Unit. He is  also a member of the Millington Unit of the Army National Guard. Hooker finished second in the recent Second Annual 5K Turkey Trot […]

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Calendar of Events November 30, 2017

Dec. 2 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. Prior to the parade there will be a free brunch with Mrs. Claus at the Baker Community Center, 7942 Church Street, beginning […]

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Board postpones approval of $4.8 million bond issue for Performing Arts Center

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has postponed a request for approval of a $4.8 million bond issue to finance construction of a Performing Arts Center. Board members took that action during their Nov. 13 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Bethany Huffman and seconded by Alderman Frankie […]

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Trojans display offensive skills in win over Nighthawks

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The 2017-18 Millington Trojans have a chance to build a solid foundation for their four seniors. Head Coach Jewell Gates is hoping November is laying the ground work for his 12th graders Dylan Nix, Coryante “Thurl” Threlkeld, Mac Coulter and Bryce Mattox to be the pillars of a winning  tradition. On […]

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Lady Cougars mix and match in win over Soulsville

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MEMPHIS — Munford Lady Cougars Head Coach Steve Poindexter pointed out three things about his team heading into the 2017-18 season. He noted the rotation will be deeper from last season. Munford played 12 players Nov. 21 in a 60-23 victory over the Soulsville Lady Tornadoes. Poindexter also noted his front […]

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