Archive | May 16, 2018

Iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress cleared for landing at Millington Airport

Star Staff Reports The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour will bring the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to Millington Memphis Airport May 17-20. FIFI, one of only two B-29 bombers in the world that still fly, will be accompanied by a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman […]

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Lady Rebels hot bats claim Regional title

Star Staff Reports The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels have been on special run since the beginning of the Division II-A West Regional. After opening up with a 10-0 victory over ECS May 3, TRA received a ‘senior moment’ from catcher Shelby Clifton. The veteran catcher blasted a game-winning home run that almost landed in the […]

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Trojan comeback falls short against Ripley

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Trojans opened the 2018 District 15-2A Baseball Tournament with a sluggish start, falling behind 7-0 to the Bolivar Central Tigers. That contest ended with Bolivar winning 11-2 and forcing the Trojans on the brink of elimination. Millington returned to action May 7 on USA Stadium Field No. 2 to […]

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Lady Trojans go down fighting in districts

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Last Tuesday was Elimination Day at the District 15-2A Softball Tournament. Three teams took to the Miles Park field, home of the Millington Lady Trojans. One team would stay alive, while two clubs would have their 2018 season come to an end. Covington waited on the winner of the Bolivar Central/Millington […]

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Millington Mason honored at Annual Tennessee Grand Lodge Meeting in Nashville

Star Staff Reports At the 2018 Tennessee Grand Lodge Meeting of Free and Accepted Masons, Millington Master Mason Richard Van Tassell, was awarded the prestigious Andrew Jackson Award. Jackson was a Grand Master of the Tennessee Grand Lodge through the years of 1822 and 1823. The award in his name is given to only one […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST – Get Ready Class of 2018 — here comes the world

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Thousands of children are on the cliff, looking upon the horizon, moments away from being pushed over into adulthood. As these students rush toward their high school graduation, they’re under the impression they are running toward the finish line. But when they wake up 10 years from now, they’ll realize life […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST – Mobile World: Cellphones create new industry and jobs

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Last week The Best Sellers’ List brought the gloom of the smartphone. Some people think the device that commands hours and hours of our attention will be the doom of society. But there are a few positives from the explosive growth of cell phones. Mobile technology has had a large impact […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST – Cells’ Tower: Smartphones place dark shadow over certain jobs

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Buggles’ famous song repeated, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Well, the cellphone has killed music stores, video rental places, the photo department, mapmakers and bookstores. And this double-edged sword is eyeing more things pre-Millennials used to enjoyed in our everyday lives. While somebody my age, 36, enjoys the luxuries of […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Brighton’s Davis named Mr. Baseball Finalist

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Brighton High School and Cardinal Head Coach Michael Wickersham proudly announce the school’s first Tennessee Mr. Baseball finalist with senior Eli Davis. The Arkansas State University signee had an outstanding 2018 season from the mound and plate, mixing in some solid play in centerfield. “There is no better dual player in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Lady Rebels sweep King’s Academy, heading back to Murfreesboro

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For the first time since 2014, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels are heading back to Murfreesboro. With a 5-3 and 4-2 sweep of The King’s Academy Lady Lions, TRA earned a spot in the final four of the Division II-A State Softball Tournament beginning May 22. “I’m super excited right now,” […]

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