Archive | April, 2018

TRAFFIC ALERT: MLGW Truck Accident Temporarily Closes Highway 51 at Fite Road while Clean Up Continues

Star Staff Reports For motorist heading back home to Millington or Tipton County, a traffic advisory. MLGW is currently working to clear an accident that has all northbound traffic lanes blocked from Highway 51 North to Fite Road. The accident happened about 10:30 a.m. when an MLGW dump truck filled with gravel flipped over on […]

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SPORTS ALERT: Millington to host District 15-2A softball and baseball tournament starting Thursday

By Thomas Sellers Jr. District 15-2A Tournament action coming to Millington this week. Both the softball and baseball tournaments will be held in Flag City starting Thursday with Covington, Bolivar Central, Ripley, Haywood, Fayette-Ware and host Millington Trojans. The District 15-2A Baseball Tournament will be held at the historic USA Stadium with (4) Millington vs. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Former Trojan DB George Odum signs with Colts

Star Staff Reports The 2018 NFL Draft from Dallas wrapped up Saturday completing seven rounds. Then National Football League teams got busy signing college players from the free agent pool including from Millington Central High School standout George Odum. After a stellar career for the Trojans, Odum attended Central Arkansas playing as a defensive back. […]

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SPORTS ALERT: Lady Rebel Rachel Whitley to become a Lady Buc

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The most decorated softball career in Tipton-Rosemark Academy history was celebrated and validated this afternoon in the school’s lobby. TRA senior Rachel Whitley was the star of the signing ceremony for her decision to attend Christian Brothers University in Memphis. By Whitley side were her parents Jeff and Gina. Her brother […]

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DROP IN CRIME: Local violent crime drops during first quarter of 2018 compared to last year

Star Staff Reports During the first quarter of 2018 (January – March), the major violent crime rate dropped in both Memphis and all of Shelby County compared to the first quarter of last year, according to preliminary figures from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Driven by a 37.8 percent reduction in murders and a […]

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Star News Brief: April 26, 2018

ICE recovered in Tipton County drug bust An overdose death led to the recovery of illegal drugs in Tipton County. The Tipton County Sheriff’s Department made this discovery after investigating the death of Stephen Tyler Duke. The 28-year-old was found dead in the 700 block of Dogwood Lane in Brighton back in March. Evidence at […]

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Some Self-Educated Smarts Does Come in Handy

By Otis Griffin Quite a few years ago it seemed like when decisions were made each was thought out and analyzed.  I could be wrong but in the wonderful South, we referred to a quick fast finalization as being ‘rash’.   I don’t know where that saying comes from or where it is a going.  Maybe […]

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Public Safety April 26, 2018

Arrests April 11- 32-year-old Germantown male charged with carjacking; April 12- 30-year-old Millington female charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; 19-year-old Collierville male charged with procedure to revoke suspension of sentence or probation; April 13- 37-year-old Millington male charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence, possession of a controlled substance with intent […]

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Double-crossed at Millington Mayhem 5

By Felicia Watkins Among a full card at Millington Mayhem 5, the Ironman Match between Pokerface and Juduz was considered the best by far by several in the crowd in the N-82 Gym. It ended up in that crowd for a while. This included taking it outside with the fans following the action not wanting […]

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Sectionals in Flag City

The 2018 Sectional Track Meet for Ripley, Brighton, Munford, Crestview and Haywood middle schools were held Saturday at the Millington Central High School Stadium. Several athletes took to the field and track to compete and earn a spot at this year’s State Middle School Meet. Brighton Payton Steele, an eighth grade, jumped a 4’8 Saturday. […]

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