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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ’18: By Hair Design- Chance occurrence helps Millington woman fight Breast Cancer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Women over the age of 40 are encouraged to get a mammogram annually. Something that most women do a few times throughout the year helped detect Vanessa Greenwood-Fiene’s breast cancer. Once again Fiene made her trip up to the This Is It Salon at 80 Logan Drive No. B in Covington. […]

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ’18: Mammogram reveals shocking news for Cordova retiree

By Carolyn Bahm Ginny Brown of Cordova has made sure to have her annual mammograms faithfully. She does self-exams but, like many women, she finds it difficult to tell the difference between troubling lumps and normal variations in density of breast tissue. For her, mammograms are particularly important. Today, she’s very grateful she takes her […]

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Mary Esch of Bartlett, 85, is happy for her life to return to normal after her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ’18: A postponed mammogram reveals 3 worrisome spots

By Carolyn Bahm Mary Esch of Bartlett, 85, had a close brush with a serious illness, but a routine health check was her saving grace. She skipped her mammogram last year because her gynecologist moved, and it was easy to let the routine health check slide. She debated skipping again this year because she’s 85 […]

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Calendar of Events October 18, 2018

Early Voting 2018 Early voting starts Oct. 17 and continues through Oct. 30. All 27 sites around the county will open on the first day of early voting. Phillips emphasized that all sites are opening simultaneously because of the type of election. It is not the practice of SCEC to open all early voting sites […]

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Still Full of Life: Young Life reshapes leadership, continues mission to help teens

By Thomas Sellers Jr. This time last year the Shelby-Tipton County Young Life chapter was in celebration mode as the staff and members continued the mission of delivering Christ to teens. Luke Sadler and crew marked the 10th year of the organization serving the Millington area and expanding throughout North Shelby County and into certain […]

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Millington Police Department dispatcher Ana Swanson was diagnosed with breast cancer back in March. Part of her support team in her fight has been her colleagues at the MPD.

Team Ana: Millington Police Department dispatcher takes on the call to fight breast cancer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. From domestic situations to unexpected emergencies, Millington Police Department dispatcher Ana Swanson is no stranger to life-changing moments. But her personal world took an 180-degree turn earlier this year when doctors detected a lump in her breast. Swanson, 61, had a new challenge in her life. “I found out March 4 […]

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Calendar of Events October 11, 2018

Oct. 13 The Pinky Promise for Breast Cancer benefiting Ana Swanson and Cindy Trejo will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Babs Place located at 2791 Wilkinsville Road. The event will feature No-xit/Bonafide Band and karaoke at 8 p.m. There will be barbecue plates, a cake auction, raffle, 50/50 drawing, and an auction. All […]

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A century ago in time, this vintage photo includes (from left): Emit Crenshaw, Gladys Crenshaw Bolton, Leah Crenshaw Hart, Jesse Crenshaw and Dimples Baker.  Photo courtesy of Karen Crenshaw, whose grandfather, Emit is pictured here along with his sister, Leah.  The others represented are cousins.  The photo is believed to have been taken near the Big Creek Cemetery more than 100 years ago.  Grandchildren descended from three of these early settlers attended Homecoming 2017. They include: (from Grandfather Emit):  Karen Crenshaw, Kenny Crenshaw, Susie Price and Linda Eason; (from Grandmother Leah): Patty Arndt; and (from Grandmother Gladys Bolton): Bobby Bolton and Dale Rast.

Big Creek Church to celebrate Homecoming this Sunday

Star Staff Reports First organized in the 1930s, the Big Creek Cemetery Homecoming gathering was originally held each year in August. Families, church members and townspeople living in the Big Creek neighborhood would tend the grounds and cook a feast of Brunswick stew while sharing memories from days long past. Family members with loved ones […]

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Maze of Mystery opens in Millington this weekend

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Halloween tradition of Millington and the Mid-South is a labor of love. Jones Orchard co-owner Henry Jones said the corn and haunted mazes begin to come to life in November of the previous year. The almost year of planning, mowing, cutting, building and organizing will debut Friday at 6880 Singleton […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Wolfchase Galleria teams up with Susan G. Komen to fight breast cancer

Special to the Star Wolfchase Galleria today announced its fall 2018 campaign in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer, a disease that kills more than 41,000 people in the U.S. each year. Wolfchase Galleria is owned and operated by Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use […]

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