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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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Wilder Heading to Rodeo Nationals

Star Staff Reports Anna Wilder qualified to compete at the National level in the Junior High Rodeo Association this week in long rodeo in South Dakota. The World’s Largest Junior High Rodeo is scheduled for June 24-30. She will be competing in four of her six events. Wilder is an eighth grader at Tipton-Rosemark Academy. […]

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Board approves Dunbar as city’s new police chief

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has adopted a resolution approving Mark Dunbar as the city’s new police chief. Board members took the action last Thursday night on a motion offered by Alderman Larry Dagen and seconded by Alderman Don Lowry. The motion was passed by a 5-2 vote, with Aldermen […]

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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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Saddle Up: Professional Rodeo Returns to USA Stadium Arena in Millington

Star Staff Reports Professional rodeo is making a comeback at the USA Stadium Arena on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with one big performance co-sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association and the Southern Professional Rodeo Association. Rodeo events will include bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, bull riding and barrel racing. […]

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Former MPD Sergeant killed in accident

Star Staff Reports On Sunday tragedy struck Millington and the police department with the passing of  William “Bill” Merchant. According to the Millington Police Department, the retired Sergeant was killed in a motorcycle accident about 12:30 p.m. on Cuba-Millington Road near Highway 51. Merchant, 67, was taken to Region One in Memphis in critical condition […]

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Resolution increases purchase price of land for new fire station

By Bill Short The Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution that increases the purchase price of land for construction of a new fire station. Board members took the action during their May 14 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Don Lowry and seconded by Alderman Thomas McGhee. […]

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2018 Flag City Celebration back at USA Stadium July 3

Star Staff Reports The Flag City Freedom Celebration will take place July 3 with the gates opening at 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per carload. The event is organized annually by the City of Millington and NSA Mid-South Morale Welfare and Recreation. The sponsors for the Flag City Freedom Celebration make the fireworks display […]

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Classic Cline: Vaughn’s performance highlights evening benefiting MEF

By Thomas Sellers Jr. First came the fellowship and auction to raise money for the Millington Education Foundation. Then it was time for the main event, “A Tribute to Patsy Cline” featuring Mrs. Lalania Vaughn. The music instructor and leader of the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Fine Arts Department loan her vocal talents to benefit the Millington […]

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Dunbar named new chief of MPD

Star Staff Reports The City of Millington is expected to name Mark Dunbar new Chief of Police for the Millington Police Department this week. An public introduction of Dunbar will be held this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting at City Hall located at 7930 Nelson Road. Dunbar […]

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