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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. […]

2018 Who’s Who Part 1: The Genuine Article reflects senior class standouts

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For the next two issues, The Genuine Article will focus on the Class of 2018. Some of the student/athletes from Millington Central, Brighton, Munford and Tipton-Rosemark Academy have earned the destinations of Who’s Who. This week will highlight seven categories ranging from Best Looking to Most Likely to be a Comic. […]

2017-18 Fall/Winter Stars of the Season

Football Offensive Star of the Season Lance West The Brighton Cardinals’ offense ran primarily through West in 2017. He rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and led the team in touchdowns. West was a key part of Brighton reaching the State Semifinals for the first time in school history. West was offered multiple scholarships but accepted […]

Whitley and Pugh honored by TSCA

Star Staff Reports The Tennessee Softball Coaches’ Association announced its All-State team featuring a pair of area players. Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Rachel Whitley and Munford’s Makayla Pugh were named to the West All-State Team. Pugh was a power-hitting infielder for the Lady Cougars this past season. She is heading to Southwest Tennessee. Whitley helped guide the […]

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. […]

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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Pugh’s Participation: 2018 Readers’ Choice Teacher of Year committed to MCHS and community

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Millington Central High School Biology teacher Sheila Pugh finds ways to use her time wisely. She first popped on the scene as an active part of the Millington community about four years ago helping in the fund raising drive for a playground at Millington Elementary. The parent/substitute teacher joined the academic […]

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Public Safety June 14, 2018

Arrests May 30- 31-year-old Millington male charged with simple possession or casual exchange, aggravated assault and assault; 29-year-old Millington male charged with theft of property – conduct involving merchandise; May 31- 18-year-old Memphis male charged with theft of property under $1,000; 43-year-old Drummonds male charged with failure to appear – non-payment of fines; June 1- […]

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Power in Onyx: Brighton graduate becomes trailblazer and Millsaps Track signee

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When Onyx Magno steps foot onto the Millsaps College campus this fall, she will be representing her parents Maria Magno and Edward Baumann, Brighton High School, Lady Cardinal Basketball and Brighton Track. The Brighton graduate will also carry the legacy of Elijah Damon Alexander. Magno joined the AAU track program based […]

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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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Mario Reed Awards goes to Coach O’Neill

Star Staff Reports The Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame presents the annual Mario Reed Courage Award. T he award is named in honor of former Millington Central High School football player Mario Reed who was paralyzed in a football game in 1997. Southern Security Federal Credit Union sponsors […]

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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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