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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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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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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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Big Bang! Millington to celebrate America on July 3

Star Staff Reports Last year was the first Flag City Freedom Celebration hosted by the City of Millington at USA Stadium. Those who lived in the nearby neighborhoods and driving along Highway 51 enjoyed the large fire work display that concluded the festivities in 2017. It’s almost time for the 2018 edition of the Flag […]

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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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