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SnoopDog 600Mothers of the NILE dinner on May 8th

"Juvenile Court: A New Day" is the theme for the Mothers of the NILE Annual Mother's Day Banquet on May 8th at First Baptist Church-Broad located at 2835 Broad Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

"This is a celebratory event that we are using to inform the public of issues affecting the lives of our young people," says Veronica Coleman-Davis, president/CEO of Mothers of the NILE. "We hope to highlight the responsibility that we all share in reducing the number of children entering the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This year we recognize that there is a new day in juvenile justice."

IMG Snoop_Fans_4417Stephen Bush, Shelby County Chief Public Defender, will be the keynote speaker.

IMG 7215"Our annual dinner is held to recognize and honor those who work consistently and diligently to support our youth. Our key note speaker, Stephen Bush, will help us not only reflect on but also re-ignite our individual commitments," said Davis.

IMG 7189The group's purpose is to find ways to reach children before they fall through the cracks of the justice system. The dinner is open to the public. Individual tickets: $30. Space is limited and reservations must be made. For more information, call 901-292-5817 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DSC 0152MLGW now accepts credit cards at community offices

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division on Tuesday began accepting accepting Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards as forms of payment.

Memphis City Councilman Myron Lowery made the inaugural credit card payment at MLGW's Downtown Community Office located at 245 South Main St. MLGW's other community office locations start accepting payments on Thursday (May 1st).

The new payment method expands the services offered for residential customers who visit the community offices to make a bill payment. Customers can visit offices located at 2935 Lamar Ave. (South Community Office), 5131 Navy Road (Millington Community Office), and 1111 East Shelby Dr. (Whitehaven Community Office). The North Community Office located at 2424 Summer Ave. is temporarily closed for remodeling.

BRIEFLY: The Frayser Community Association Spring Festival will be Saturday (May 3rd) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ed Rice Community Center at 2907 Watkins St. For more information, call 901-634-5554; 901-596-8362; or, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BRIEFLY: Memphis City Attorney Herman Morris HAS issued the following statement regarding the Shelby County election: "Since there are no City of Memphis elections scheduled for this year's ballots and since the FBI is 'keeping a watchful eye on this year's elections', the City Attorney's Office will not conduct its Election Integrity project for this year's elections." Citizens with questions or complaints should call the Shelby County Election Commission at 901-222-1200 or visit http://www.shelbyvote.com/index.aspx?NID=181


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