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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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Still shining: C’s Jewelry thriving in 20th year at current location

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sparkling among all the newness near the Shoppes of Millington Farms is C’s Jewelry. The business that celebrated its 53rd anniversary earlier this month is marking 20 years at the 8596 Highway 51 North location. Grass, dirt and ditches were the backdrop of C’s Jewelry for more than 15 years. Then […]

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Dianne’s Dedication: Baker serves her last official day at Millington Chamber

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As the clock struck 11 a.m. last Friday, they started to trickle in one by one into the offices of the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce. From City Manager Ed Haley to Millington Mayor Terry Jones, they all came by the facility to express gratitude to outgoing Millington Chamber Executive Director […]

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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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Faith, Family Business and the Fortune 500

By Cal Turner Jr. EDITOR’S NOTE: Cal Turner Jr. is the son of Dollar General Co-Founder Cal Turner Sr. Cal Turner Jr. was second in command at Dollar General from 1965 to 1977 and CEO from 1977 through 2002. Under his leadership, the company went public in 1969 and grew to more than 6,000 stores […]

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Official Welcome

The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting May 25 for the  Midsouth LCCT Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, LLC Martial Arts located at 5103 Easley Street in Millington. The business relocated from Atoka and opened in Flag City January 1. The owner is Stan White, who has been training in Jiu-Jitsu for a decade. […]

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Martial arts help man cope with autoimmune disease

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Friendships, a sense of accomplishment and discipline are just some of the benefits from practicing jiujitsu. Almost 10 years ago Stan White incorporated the martial art into his life as a measure to be stronger mentally and physically. “I studied karate for quite a while,” White recalled. “Then I came down […]

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Baker announced resignation from MACC

Star Staff Reports The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce announced last Thursday the upcoming departure of Dianne Baker. “It is with much forethought and sadness that Dianne Baker has tendered her resignation as Executive Director of the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce,”  2018 Chairman of the Board R. Glynn Williford said. “Her final day is […]

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Seasoned in Mississippi, Sarah Lee brings cooking to Shelby County

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Mothers’ Day 2018 was a good day of business for Sarah Lee. As several people brought the special lady in their lives for a lunch and dinner at Sarah Lee’s Southern Cooking located at 6646 Highway 51 Suite 1, Lee had a chance to chat and interact with the guests of […]

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Affordable Health Screenings Coming to Millington

Star Staff Reports Residents living in and around the Millington can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  St  William Catholic Church will host this community event on 5/30/2018.  The site is located at 4932 Easley Avenue in Millington. Screenings can […]

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