James A. Hall, 73, the first black ever selected to serve as a Tennessee State Trooper, passed away on June 9.
Hall was hired on August 1, 1964 and sent to the Driver's License Division, partly because it could not be determined how or when he would be assigned to duties as a road trooper.
A special community meeting with MATA will be held on June 18 at the Mitchell Community Center, 602 West Mitchell Rd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In the near future, MATA will be proposing changes/cuts in a number of bus routes to the MATA Board of Commissioners.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has launched a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) to help raise awareness and deepen the understanding of the hospital's lifesaving mission through real St. Jude heroes – its patients and families.
St. Jude has not produced national PSAs since 2003 and timed the new multichannel campaign to coincide with the hospital's 50th anniversary.
Thousands of families are expected to visit the Memphis Cook Convention Center for Memphis City Schools' 4th Annual Pre-K Express – a one-stop-shop for enrolling children in prekindergarten classes for the 2012-13 school year.
The event is June 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
by Tarrin McGhee
Special to The New Tri-State Defender
The first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will be the special guest at an Obama for America fundraising reception to be held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center on June 28 at 11:30 a.m.
The reception is open to the public, and ticket prices for the event range from $500 for individual tickets to $5,000 for two reception tickets and a photo with the first lady. For $35,000 the option to co-chair the reception is also available and includes six tickets plus a photo for two.
The City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods will hold registration for pool identification cards June 7th and 8th. Everyone attending a City of Memphis aquatic facility must have a Park Services pool photo identification card.