Archive | July, 2018

Local Church Expands Community Event

Star Staff Reports Each year in the month of July, you will find area churches and community organizations sponsoring events to provide school supplies and other items to help prepare Millington children to return to school the first week in August. Of course, this year is no different.  One local church, Emmanuel The Word Church, […]

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2018 Journal West 10 Media Athlete of Year Finalists

Journal West 10 Media is announcing the finalists for Male and Female Athlete of the Year. A finalist must be a part of the junior or senior class competing in more than one TSSAA sport during the 2017-18 school calendar from our coverage areas in Shelby and Tipton counties. The winners of the awards will […]

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Calendar of Events July 12, 2018

Millington Recreation Signups Registration has started for our upcoming Millington Arts, Recreation and Parks adult Co-ed Softball and Kickball leagues. You can register online at www.millingtontn.gov. The deadline to sign up and pay your fees is Friday, July 20 at noon. Softball will be played on some combination of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights starting […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST: Where’s the beef? Breaking down the most important entities of the 1980s

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Born in 1981, I remember the decade very well since 1985. This was the decade of big hair, big deals and big political events. The wall came down in Berlin, and Ronald Reagan ruled the White House for most of the ’80s through the Cold War and even an assassination attempt. […]

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Male AOY: Weakley’s Way- TRA dual All-Star nabs Millington Star top athletic honor

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Class of 2018 has set athletic records at area schools in scholarships, achievements and awards. One of the prime examples coming out of Millington Central High School, Brighton High School and Munford High School is Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Carter Weakley. Weakley was a part of a 7-3 Rebel Football team and […]

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BREAKING NEWS: City, state, U.S. leaders pay tribute to the late Ron Lollar

By Carolyn Bahm People who knew Tennessee Rep. Ron Lollar describe him as a proud Marine, good family man, dedicated church member and a notable statesman. The longtime Republican state representative died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep early on Friday. He was 69 and a little over a month away from his […]

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TRACKING WITH THOMAS; Senior Salute

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The members of the Millington Senior Citizens Club were in a patriotic mood the week prior to the Fourth of July. The Club’s normal Wednesday meeting was a chance to sport America’s colors of red, white and blue. The members enjoyed potluck lunch, music by Howard Michael of the Three Wise […]

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Public Safety July 5, 2018

Arrests June 20- 40-year-old Memphis male charged with failure to appear – violation/probation and failure to appear – non-payment of fines; June 21- 32-year-old Memphis female charged with theft of property under $1,000; June 22- 36-year-old Millington male charged with theft of property under $1,000; 23-year-old Millington female charged with domestic assault; 20-year-old Millington male […]

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Obituaries July 5, 2018

DONALD PAUL DOTSON Donald Paul Dotson, 49 of Munford passed away June 23, 2018. Donald was a Self-Employed Drywall Finisher. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel had charge. WILLIAM C. ‘BILLY’ HAMILTON JR. William C. “Billy” Hamilton Jr, 76., of Millington, passed away June 26, 2018. He was retired from the U.S. Navy then later retired […]

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3-D’s Vision: Former Tipton County basketball standout makes Grizzlies Summer League team

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Demetrius Denzel-Dyson couldn’t wait to make plans to spend part of his summer in Utah. Usually a winter destination, Dyson was glad to be in Beehive State as part of the 2018 Memphis Grizzlies Summer League roster. The Tipton County product and Covington native was one step closer to his dream […]

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