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The Teacher Who Changed My Life Essay Contest Official Rules

1. Eligibility. The Teacher Who Changed My Life Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of Shelby County, Tennessee, who are fourteen (14) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsors (as defined below) and each of their respective related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.


TSDmemphis.com Downtown Holiday Parade

On Dec. 8th, The New Tri-State Defender will host the TSDmemphis.com Holiday Parade, signaling the return of a tradition to Downtown Memphis.

"Many in the community have been looking forward to the return of a downtown holiday parade. We listened and embraced the opportunity to extend our brand in serving our readership and the community at-large during this festive season of giving," said TSD President and Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.


Finalists tapped for annual Agents of Change Awards

The Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) has selected finalists for its 3rd annual Agents of Change Awards.

A black tie affair, the Agents of Change Awards will honor young minority professionals making positive changes in the Memphis community. Winners will be named at the event, which will be held Saturday (Dec. 1) at BRIDGES (477 N. Fifth Street) at 7 p.m.


‘Ambassador’ honors for 3 MCS teachers

Already bonded by the word "teacher," Pierre Jackson, Danielle Ringold and Edna Williams embraced another linking word – ambassadors – this week.

On Monday (Nov. 26), the Tennessee Department of Education named fifteen of the best teachers across the state to serve in the 2012-14 Reward School Ambassador Program (RSAP). On the list were three Memphis City Schools teachers: Jackson of Middle College High School; Ringold of Kingsbury Middle School; and Williams of Vollentine Elementary School.


T.I. – Live in Memphis!

T.I. – Live in Memphis!

In Memphis to film the finale of his reality TV show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," and lending his support to the Olympic Cares Toy Drive, T.I. opened up during a press conference at Southland Mall on Tuesday (Nov. 20).

Kelvin Cowans: Welcome to Memphis T.I., and thanks for coming!

T.I.: Right on!


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