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Millington Middle STEM heading to State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Middle School is preparing to send 20 students to the Nashville area next month for the 2018 Tennessee State Vex IQ Robotics Challenge. Throughout the robotics season, the Millington Middle students practiced and competed in three Vex IQ tournaments. As a result of their performance throughout the season, five Millington […]

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Millington’s Head-Start program moves to Lucy

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For several years St. Williams was the home for the Porter-Leath Head Start program. But recently the program has moved to the campus of Lucy Elementary located at 6269 Amherst Road for the foreseeable future. Porter-Leath Vice President of Early Childhood Services Karen Harrell said the church approached Porter-Leath several months […]

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Turner graduates Basic Training

Star Staff Reports U.S. Air Force Airman John W. Turner 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 […]

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Board votes to purchase land for new fire station

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the city to purchase land for construction of a new fire station. Board members took the action during their Feb. 12 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Thomas McGhee and seconded by Alderman Bethany Huffman. Millington’s […]

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What’s with all the potholes?

By David Peel Potholes seem to be everywhere in the Memphis area. Dodging potholes may well become a winter Olympic sport (as if driving 240 is not challenging enough already). This year we have had a “perfect storm” of sorts for creating terrible, potentially-damaging potholes.  Thinking through how they actually form will help explain why […]

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D’Monte’s Dream: Former Trojan goes from walk-on to Blue Raider

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The first Wednesday of February is traditionally National Signing Day. It’s a day of rejoicing for college football programs and the young men preparing for the next step in their athletic life. But there is a different side to National Signing Day. In 2017 then Millington Trojan D’Monte Kemp made a […]

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Calendar of Events February 22, 2018

Feb. 23 Senior Day at the Millington Public Library presented by Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic will be Feb. 23 at noon from 2 p.m. The Library is located at 4858 Navy Road. The presentation will involve free blood pressure checks and healthy snacks. Feb. 24 The 2018 Hands of Hope Auction Party “The Heart […]

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Looking for Gold: Wyatt Earp’s makes the move to Millington’s main stripe

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Back in the Old West, the population seem to explode where gold was found. In the past 14 months the city of Millington has seen a increase in foot- and motor-traffic along Highway 51 with new restaurants like Zaxby’s, Hardee’s, Huey’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and more coming to town. Now the […]

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Active Shooter Training set for March 3

Star Staff Reports “A tragic mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school claimed the lives of seventeen innocent students. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and get well wishes to the injured,” said Dale Lane, Director Shelby County Office of Preparedness. “Active shooter events can occur anywhere, any time with no […]

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How it Began: TRA begins Regional run with an upset at St. George’s

By Thomas Sellers Jr. COLLIERVILLE — The St. George’s Gryphons vs. Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels rivalry spreads years in various sports. But the epicenter of the schools’ competition appears to boys’ basketball. Since 2008 the institutions have traded turns eliminating the other. The latest chapter in the story rivalry came Feb. 12 on the campus of […]

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