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TRACKING WITH THOMAS: One Big Lesson

By Thomas Sellers Jr. An important week of swim education and lessons concluded last Thursday at the Millington Family YMCA located at 7725 E Navy Circle with The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. YMCA Program Director Jennifer Fields and several certified lifeguards and swim instructors capped off the week of knowledge with a day of fun […]

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By Design: Art teacher Baker returns to administration as Head of Schools at TRA

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Back in 1974 Bobby Baker began his career in education as Ripley High School’s art teacher. The Wynne, Ark., native called the West Tennessee school home for 33 years. While with the Tigers, Baker was a teacher and in administration for 14 years concluding his stay as principal. After a quick […]

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Wrapping up with a Bo: School Board selects Griffin as next superintendent

By Bill Short The Millington School Board selected Bolton High School Principal James “Bo” Griffin last week to be the municipal school district’s next superintendent. Board members took the action last Thursday night during a special called meeting on a motion offered by Roger Christopher and seconded by Chris Denson. The motion was passed by […]

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Public Safety June 28, 2018

Arrests June 12- 21-year-old Millington female charged with domestic assault and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search; June 13- 33-year-old Memphis male charged with theft of property under $1,000 and theft of property under $1,000; June 14- N/A June 15- 47-year-old Millington female charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; 21-year-old Munford […]

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ON CAMPUS: Tennessee Tech welcomes new provost Lori Mann Bruce, first woman to hold top academic position at Tech

Star Staff Reports COOKEVILLE — Lori Mann Bruce, the new provost at Tennessee Tech University, feels that she is starting at the “exact right time of the year.” “In my opinion, it’s the best time of the academic year,” Bruce said. “Everybody’s approaching graduation. It’s hectic. It’s exciting. And students are a little stressed, but […]

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The new sheriff in town — Mark Dunbar

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Board of Alderman and Mayor made it official June 14, Mark Dunbar is coming back to where it all started. It took 33 years for the former Millington Police Department officer to become the Chief of Police in Flag City. “It’s an honor,” he said. “After starting here and […]

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H.Y.P.E. fund raiser this Saturday at Walmart

Star Staff Reports Helping Young People Excel, a non-profit 503(c) (3) organization, is hosting the fund raising event Summer Scholarship Drive Giving Back to Our Community. It will take place Saturday at the Walmart Superstore located at 8445 Highway 51 North from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the summer scholarship drive at the Millington […]

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Hit-and-run kills Tipton County motorcyclist

Star Staff Reports A man was hit and killed last week while riding on his motorcycle. Last Tuesday morning, June 19, Tommy Vermillion, 54, was struck in a fatal hit-and-run around 5 a.m. on Highway 51 near Tipton Road. The vehicle that hit Vermillion left the scene of the accident. In about 24 hours, Vermillion’s […]

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Around the World in 80 Days: Northwestern student wins prestigious grant to travel spreading music education

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The past six months has been a time for Memphis native Hannah Whitehouse to prepare to travel the world as a scholar. Back in January, the 21-year-old was selected as the winner of a $10,000 grant from the Circumnavigators’ Club of Chicago to study El Sistema in six countries across four […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Griffin named second superintendent of Millington Schools

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Tonight the Millington School Board unanimously voted James “Bo” Griffin the next superintendent of Millington Municipal School on a second motion. The replacement for outgoing director of schools in Millington Dr. David Roper came down to Griffin and current Millington Central High School Principal Dr. Clint Durley. Both candidates addressed the […]

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