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The Renaissance Faire Is Coming to Millington

By Susan Macdonald You’ve seen the posters scattered around town. Maybe you picked up one of the discount postcards at the library. The third annual Mid-South Renaissance Faire is coming to Millington. The Mid-South Renaissance Faire has changed venue, and is moving from Shelby Farms Park in Aug. 20, 26, and 27. Hours are from […]

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Star Staff Reports The 2017 Community Student Art Show was held at the Millington’s Harvell Civic Center on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This year’s theme was “Art Teaches Us.” Guests were treated to a variety of visual, literary and performing arts and a silent auction with over 60 pieces of original art created by high […]

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From left are MCHS Knowledge Bowl members Rocky Karash, Ian Macdonald, Assistant Coach Katherine Watkins, Gabe Gevedon, Geoffrey Warberg, Jaryn Hogan and Coach Bill Bryan.

Mind Games: Busy Week for MCHS Knowledge Bowl Team

By Susan Macdonald The Millington Central High School Knowledge Bowl team has had a busy week. Saturday, Jan. 21, they competed in a Knowledge Bowl tournament at Bolton High School. Thursday, Jan. 26, they filmed an episode of Channel 3’s TV show Knowledge Bowl, which will be broadcast Saturday, March 4, at 9:00 am. Bolton […]

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Inside Dunkin’

By Susan Macdonald Millington has a new eatery. Dunkin’ Donuts has taken over the old Backyard Burger restaurant at 8251 Hwy 51. They opened on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and the manager, Shelley, said. “We’ve been busy.”  Dunkin’ Donuts is a sweet addition to the Millington economy, currently providing jobs for over a dozen bakers and […]

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Huzzah for the Mid-South Renaissance Faire

By Susan Macdonald Rain couldn’t put a damper on Queen Elizabeth’s reign at the First Annual Mid-South Renaissance Faire. Despite the wet weather, more than 3,400 visitors came to the opening weekend of the MSRF and more visitors are expected for the second weekend. The stars of the show were Memphis Central High School drama […]

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Faire Game

By Susan Macdonald For the past few weekends, my husband and I have been dancing at Shelby Farms in 90-plus degree heat, practicing the Black Nag, the Queen’s Almaine, and the Brawl. I’ve been making bunting and putting up posters. My husband has been hammering, drilling, and grommeting. My son, a Millington Central High School […]

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Millington gets ready

By Susan Macdonald Harvell Civic Center hosted the Millington Get Ready! expo on March 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Fire Chief Gary Graves, the emergency management director for Millington in case of disaster, was the master of ceremonies.  The free community seminar focused on emergency preparedness. The Millington Fire Department displayed their rescue boat […]

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Speaking as a Mom

By Susan Macdonald On the morning of Dec. 1, I was the performing the usual hassle of getting the children out of bed and ready for school. Multiple wake-up calls, nagging people to get out from under the nice warm covers and get dressed, sending them off to school unfed because they took so long […]

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Santa in a Blue Trolley

By Susan Macdonald Saturday was St. Nicholas’ Day, and in Millington, it was the day of the annual Christmas parade.  There were fire trucks, antique cars, horses, dancers, dogs, musicians, and instead of a red sleigh, Santa Claus came in a blue trolley. More than three dozen schools, churches, businesses, and other organizations participated in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Millington schools delayed Monday morning

By Susan Macdonald Early morning storms left some Millington area parents with an unpleasant surprise Monday morning. Parents and students were greeted when they arrived to their schools to delays of two hours on because of power outages. Some students were already on their buses when the decision was announced.  They were taken home to […]

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