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Student iTeen Report: Back to school thoughts & advice

Student iTeen Report:  Back to school  thoughts & advice

The time has come for waking up early and staying up late with homework. That’s right, school. As of Monday morning, students all over the Mid-South are back in classrooms with their pencils sharpene

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  • Written by Deidra Shores, Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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Services set for Corey Maclin

Services set for  Corey Maclin

 

Services for former wrestling promoter and sportscaster Corey Maclin will beging today, Aug. 5, with visitation from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Springs Baptist Church at 10250 Godwin Rd. in Arlin

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  • Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
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Crash claims Corey Maclin; former wrestling promoter, sportscaster

Crash claims Corey Maclin; former wrestling promoter, sportscaster

A simple statement wedged into a short release from the family of Corey Maclin became a building block that many in the Greater Memphis area used as they worked to process his death in a car crash in Mississippi late Tuesday (July 30) night.

"Corey Maclin loved Memphis and Memphians, and he dedicated his life to bringing joy and happiness to the whole Memphis community through the venues of news, entertainment, and through public service," the statement read.

The former Memphis Wrestling host and sportscaster was apparently traveling on south I-55 near Sardis, Miss. when the one-car accident happened about 10:30 p.m. The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed the fatal crash.

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Mayor Wharton: Unfiltered

Mayor Wharton: Unfiltered

The New Tri-State Defender periodically provides newsmakers with an unfiltered forum to address current affairs. Readers can then dissect the offered viewpoints, comparing and contrasting what they read to what they have heard and/or thought. This week, Mayor AC Wharton Jr. is at the plate. With the flak recently directed his way, the TSD was particularly interested in knowing what he thinks is up with that.

Q: You've taken a lot of criticism throughout the budget process from Council members, union leaders and city employees, and citizens slamming you for lack of leadership, not supporting employees, pandering to big business and doing nothing for small businesses. How do you respond to the criticism?

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Students pose questions, offer advice to new Supt. Hopson

Students pose questions, offer advice to new Supt. Hopson

Recent changes to the Memphis and Shelby County school systems may only appear to be affecting students and parents, but Shelby County School District Supt. Dorsey Hopson clearly knows otherwise.

Hopson came to the summer journalism camp at the University of Memphis on Monday (July 29) and had a chance to hear from some of the students who will be a part of the upcoming unified school system.

"Everyday there is something to worry about... like 20 tests in one day," said Hopson, in an attempt to convey to the students the difficulty he faces on the job.

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