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Chris Ford has been a State Farm agent for 25 years, serving 18 of those in Millington.

Still a Good Neighbor: Ford celebrates 25th year with State Farm, continues services for Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The last time the general public heard from Chris Ford, it was about two years ago. Ford had just wrapped up an unsuccessful Millington mayoral race, losing narrowly to Terry Jones in 2016. The longtime public servant humbly accepted his defeat and rededicated himself to his faith, family and job as […]

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Tim Packman named Memphis International Raceway President

Star Staff Reports Memphis International Raceway (MIR) and parent company IRG Sports + Entertainment, announce motorsports industry veteran Tim Packman as the sports venues’ new president. Packman brings nearly 20 years of facility management, event marketing and communications experience to the raceway. “I am humbled and honored to lead Memphis International Raceway into its next […]

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Chamber Happenings October 2018

2018 Ambassador Appreciation Dinner Celebrating the Ambassadors at Huey’s October 2, General Membership Luncheon featured speaker Van Turner Shelby County Commissioner. The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank University of Memphis Millington Center for hosting and Zaxby’s for catering the October Luncheon. On Tuesday, December 4, the MACC Annual Dinner at […]

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Owner Isaac Riddle and his wife, Jamie, are at the center with their staff for the ribbon cutting Tuesday at Bartlett’s newest restaurant, Taziki’s.

Taziki’s debuts fresh, fast-casual restaurant in Bartlett

By Carolyn Bahm Bartlett’s latest restaurant, the 3,000-square foot Taziki’s, opened Tuesday to crowds at 7974 U.S. 64 (formerly Tellini’s). Owner Isaac Riddle said the chain’s family-style teamwork and use of fresh ingredients inspired his interest in the Taziki’s name. Some customer favorites at his other two Taziki’s locations in Germantown and East Memphis are […]

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2018 Ladies Luncheon

The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2018 Ladies Luncheon Oct. 18 in Millington. The MACC would like to thank all our sponsors for the Ladies Luncheon and all those who help make it a success with a solid turn out. Platinum Sponsor was Love Worth Finding Ministries; Diamond Sponsor St. Francis Hospital – Bartlett; […]

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Integrity is focus for local heating & air specialist

By Graham Sweeney Robert Smith, founder and owner of At Home Heating and Air, has been serving the Mid-South for more than 17 years. After years of working for a heating and air company, Smith decided to venture out on his own with a mission for his new business — to create long-lasting relationships with […]

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Local businesses rally to support upcoming Crisis Center Blues event

Star Staff Reports Millington Crisis Center announces its first Battle of the Blues concert scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 at USA Stadium in  Millington. The event will be hosted by radio personality Ena Esco of I-Heart Radio.  Gates open at 8 a.m. for food and retail vendors, 10 a.m. for concert goers and contest begins […]

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First South sweetens short-term refinancing with lowest rates

By Carolyn Bahm First South Financial Credit Union in Bartlett has priced its short-term fixed-rate mortgage loans with the best rates in the Memphis market. Craig Esrael, president and CEO, said their latest rate for the 10-year is currently at 3.90 percent with no closing costs. That contrasts favorably with the average rate of 4.65 […]

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Dunham’s Sports locations looking to hire seasonal staff

Star Staff Reports TROY, Mich — Dunham’s Sports, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods chains, will be hiring part-time seasonal holiday help at all of their locations.  Part-time associates enjoy flexible hours, extra spending money, and a merchandise discount that will help with holiday shopping. Interested, enthusiastic sports-minded candidates can apply online at www.qhire.net/dunhamsholiday. […]

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The Big Bounce America 2018 Tour rolls into Memphis International Raceway from Oct. 19-21

Star Staff Reports The biggest bounce house in the world is coming! The Guinness World Records’ titleholder features 10,000 square feet of inflatable elation, with a structure forty times the size of an average bounce house. The Big Bounce America will visit the Memphis International Raceway in Millington, from October 19 through the 21. The […]

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