Archive | June, 2018

2017-18 Fall/Winter Stars of the Season

Football Offensive Star of the Season Lance West The Brighton Cardinals’ offense ran primarily through West in 2017. He rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and led the team in touchdowns. West was a key part of Brighton reaching the State Semifinals for the first time in school history. West was offered multiple scholarships but accepted […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST – Attention, men: Helpful pointers for conducting yourself on social media

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Social media has taken over the world and appears to control most of our lives. No matter the time of the year, people find any reason or excuse to log onto his or her account to share. These platforms give us a chance to portray the life we want everyone to […]

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Jewels of the Community: Dagens continue nearly 30-year business relationship with Mid-South

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It has almost been 30 years since Leanna and Larry Dagen came back home to build their lives. Since 1989, the couple has graduated three valedictorians from Millington Central High School, worn multiple hats in the community and opened up businesses in Bartlett and Millington. Their extended résumés have them busy […]

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Whitley and Pugh honored by TSCA

Star Staff Reports The Tennessee Softball Coaches’ Association announced its All-State team featuring a pair of area players. Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Rachel Whitley and Munford’s Makayla Pugh were named to the West All-State Team. Pugh was a power-hitting infielder for the Lady Cougars this past season. She is heading to Southwest Tennessee. Whitley helped guide the […]

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Pugh’s Participation: 2018 Readers’ Choice Teacher of Year committed to MCHS and community

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Central High School Biology teacher Sheila Pugh finds ways to use her time wisely. She first popped on the scene as an active part of the Millington community about four years ago helping in the fund raising drive for a playground at Millington Elementary. The parent/substitute teacher joined the academic […]

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Public Safety June 14, 2018

Arrests May 30- 31-year-old Millington male charged with simple possession or casual exchange, aggravated assault and assault; 29-year-old Millington male charged with theft of property – conduct involving merchandise; May 31- 18-year-old Memphis male charged with theft of property under $1,000; 43-year-old Drummonds male charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; June 1- […]

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Saddle Up: Professional Rodeo Returns to USA Stadium Arena in Millington

Star Staff Reports Professional rodeo is making a comeback at the USA Stadium Arena on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with one big performance co-sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and the Southern Professional Rodeo Association. Rodeo events will include bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, bull riding and barrel racing. […]

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Power in Onyx: Brighton graduate becomes trailblazer and Millsaps Track signee

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When Onyx Magno steps foot onto the Millsaps College campus this fall, she will be representing her parents Maria Magno and Edward Baumann, Brighton High School, Lady Cardinal Basketball and Brighton Track. The Brighton graduate will also carry the legacy of Elijah Damon Alexander. Magno joined the AAU track program based […]

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Former MPD Sergeant killed in accident

Star Staff Reports On Sunday tragedy struck Millington and the police department with the passing of  William “Bill” Merchant. According to the Millington Police Department, the retired Sergeant was killed in a motorcycle accident about 12:30 p.m. on Cuba-Millington Road near Highway 51. Merchant, 67, was taken to Region One in Memphis in critical condition […]

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Mario Reed Awards goes to Coach O’Neill

Star Staff Reports The Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame presents the annual Mario Reed Courage Award. T he award is named in honor of former Millington Central High School football player Mario Reed who was paralyzed in a football game in 1997. Southern Security Federal Credit Union sponsors […]

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