Archive | June, 2018

The new sheriff in town — Mark Dunbar

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Board of Alderman and Mayor made it official June 14, Mark Dunbar is coming back to where it all started. It took 33 years for the former Millington Police Department officer to become the Chief of Police in Flag City. “It’s an honor,” he said. “After starting here and […]

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For my friend Lisa

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One of the best known Bible verses is John 3:16. It reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The number 316 has taken on an additional spiritual meaning for Old Millington Winery […]

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H.Y.P.E. fund raiser this Saturday at Walmart

Star Staff Reports Helping Young People Excel, a non-profit 503(c) (3) organization, is hosting the fund raising event Summer Scholarship Drive Giving Back to Our Community. It will take place Saturday at the Walmart Superstore located at 8445 Highway 51 North from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the summer scholarship drive at the Millington […]

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Hit-and-run kills Tipton County motorcyclist

Star Staff Reports A man was hit and killed last week while riding on his motorcycle. Last Tuesday morning, June 19, Tommy Vermillion, 54, was struck in a fatal hit-and-run around 5 a.m. on Highway 51 near Tipton Road. The vehicle that hit Vermillion left the scene of the accident. In about 24 hours, Vermillion’s […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Northwestern student wins prestigious grant to travel spreading music education

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The past six months has been a time for Memphis native Hannah Whitehouse to prepare to travel the world as a scholar. Back in January, the 21-year-old was selected as the winner of a $10,000 grant from the Circumnavigators’ Club of Chicago to study El Sistema in six countries across four […]

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Settling Injury Cases for Children

By David Peel As the father of three, I especially enjoy working with children who are recovering from injuries from accidents. Tennessee requires children’s cases to be court approved to be final and binding. This is how the actual law reads: Tennessee Code § 29-34-105 (2017) (a) Notwithstanding any other law or rule to the […]

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Calendar of Events June 28, 2018

July 3 The Flag City Freedom Celebration will take place July 3 with the gates opening at 4 p.m. at USA Stadium. The cost is $5 per carload. The event is organized annually by the City of Millington. The sponsors for the Flag City Freedom Celebration make the fireworks display possible. Bring your lawn chairs, […]

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2018 Spring Stars of the Season

Boys’ Soccer Star of the Season Colby Goode The Millington Trojan ninth-grader made headlines this season setting a school freshman record for goals. Goode scored 18 times this past season. And he was one of the leaders in assists and led the Trojans in points in 2018. Baseball Star of the Season Eli Davis The […]

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Big Bang! Millington to celebrate America on July 3

Star Staff Reports Last year was the first Flag City Freedom Celebration hosted by the City of Millington at USA Stadium. Those who lived in the nearby neighborhoods and driving along Highway 51 enjoyed the large fire work display that concluded the festivities in 2017. It’s almost time for the 2018 edition of the Flag […]

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Crossing paths: Trojan legend host first football camp, advises next local pro

By Thomas Sellers Jr. CORDOVA – For some of the nearly 100 children participating in the first Alan Cross Football Camp Saturday morning on the campus of St. Benedict, the foundation of their gridiron dreams were laid. Host Alan Cross is a living example of hard work in football paying off to NFL success. Cross, […]

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