Archive | June, 2018

THE GENUINE ARTICLE: 2018 Who’s Who Part II

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Genuine Article concludes the look back at 2017-18 TSSAA Sports year Who’s Who Part 2. These seniors from our area schools have left a lasting mark on the heart, mind and in some cases, soul of this reporter. Most Talented Mac Coulter & Haley Ramsey Hard work goes into being […]

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Former Journal West 10 Athlete of the Year goes pro: Royals draft local pitcher Bowlan

By Bill Sorrell When pro scouts began showing up at University of Memphis baseball games this spring, Jonathan Bowlan’s teammates gave him a hard time, calling him “a draft guy.” Taking the kidding in stride, Bowlan, a Bartlett native, would always answer, “We’ll see.” They did see on June 4, the first day of the […]

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Trojan Football Camp serves area youth and special purpose

By Thomas Sellers Jr. More than 70 area children came out Friday evening for the  2018 Millington Trojan Football Camp at Mooney Boswell Stadium. The children, ages 5-13 years old, interacted with graduated Trojan Football players. Even Millington coaches conducted drills for the youth. But for two of the camp participants, the special guest who […]

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TRACKING WITH THOMAS: One Big Lesson

By Thomas Sellers Jr. An important week of swim education and lessons concluded last Thursday at the Millington Family YMCA located at 7725 E Navy Circle with The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. YMCA Program Director Jennifer Fields and several certified lifeguards and swim instructors capped off the week of knowledge with a day of fun […]

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By Design: Art teacher Baker returns to administration as Head of Schools at TRA

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Back in 1974 Bobby Baker began his career in education as Ripley High School’s art teacher. The Wynne, Ark., native called the West Tennessee school home for 33 years. While with the Tigers, Baker was a teacher and in administration for 14 years concluding his stay as principal. After a quick […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ Someone Must Have Known Something

By Otis Griffin Now a days it seems like the only way you get to visit with folks you have known a life time is at a funeral.  Well, maybe at the hospital when you bump in to a friend or maybe relatives of an old friend.  What we have taken for granted is catching […]

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Wrapping up with a Bo: School Board selects Griffin as next superintendent

By Bill Short The Millington School Board selected Bolton High School Principal James “Bo” Griffin last week to be the municipal school district’s next superintendent. Board members took the action last Thursday night during a special called meeting on a motion offered by Roger Christopher and seconded by Chris Denson. The motion was passed by […]

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Public Safety June 28, 2018

Arrests June 12- 21-year-old Millington female charged with domestic assault and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search; June 13- 33-year-old Memphis male charged with theft of property under $1,000 and theft of property under $1,000; June 14- N/A June 15- 47-year-old Millington female charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; 21-year-old Munford […]

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ON CAMPUS: Tennessee Tech welcomes new provost Lori Mann Bruce, first woman to hold top academic position at Tech

Star Staff Reports COOKEVILLE — Lori Mann Bruce, the new provost at Tennessee Tech University, feels that she is starting at the “exact right time of the year.” “In my opinion, it’s the best time of the academic year,” Bruce said. “Everybody’s approaching graduation. It’s hectic. It’s exciting. And students are a little stressed, but […]

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Obituaries June 28, 2018

LORENE FEARS Lorene Fears, 94, of Munford, died Saturday June 23, 2018 at her residence. Her visitation will be Saturday June 30 from 10-10:55 A.M. with funeral to begin at 11 a.m. at St. James C.M.E. Church, 6836 Navy Road, Millington, TN  38053. Interment will follow at St James Church Cemetery. Jefferson Mortuary has charge, […]

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