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‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

 ‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

Tajuana Clark fought as much as she could to stop the onslaught of verbal, psychological and physical abuse for nearly half of her 8½ years of marriage. After reaching the breaking point, she bolted

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  • Written by Wiley Henry
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ASD targets 12 Memphis schools for possible takeover

ASD targets 12 Memphis schools for possible takeover

The state will seize control of nine chronically-underperforming public schools in Memphis next year and hand them over to privately-run charter school operators, officials with the state-run Achievement School District announced Thursday.

The entire staffs at those schools will be forced to reapply to their jobs, and the chosen charter operators will have the power to change the school’s name, switch out curriculum, and bring in new discipline models, among other things.

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Four-year-old model Jevin Crochrell – too cute to lose

Four-year-old model Jevin Crochrell – too cute to lose

He is currently signed with five agencies, including an agreement with the Donna Groff Agency this past January. Parent Magazine featured him on its cover after winning the cutest kid award. He reaped the Child Model of the Year Award, Finale Award and Comedian Award en route to winning the Actors Model Talent for Christ competition in Orlando, Fla., where he beat out 900 contestants. That’s 899 Nos and 1 Yes!

Continuously busy for showcases, photo shoots and plays, he’s also been the weather kid for Action News 5. In October, Parent Magazine had him back on the cover, this time dressed as pirate pitching Halloween costumes.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans
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Early voting underway in Tennessee

Early voting underway in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Tennessee voters can get a head start on casting their ballots for the Nov. 4 general election starting today. Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Here is a look at some of the state's top races:

U.S. SENATE: Republican Lamar Alexander, a former two-term governor who also ran for president twice, is seeking a third term in the Senate. The Democratic nominee is Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney. The two candidates have waged campaigns heavily critical of each other. Ball has called the incumbent out of touch with Tennessee voters, while Alexander has sought to label his challenger as beholden to the policies of President Barack Obama. The lone joint appearance of both candidates was scheduled for a Farm Bureau forum Thursday in Cookeville.

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Tenn. voters to decide on income tax amendment

Tenn. voters to decide on income tax amendment

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans are getting ready to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election starts Wednesday, but no matter what voters decide, it's unlikely that Tennessee lawmakers would seriously consider an income tax because it's become such a toxic political issue.

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Counting down to the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace

Counting down to the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace

“Social Responsibility” will be the focus of the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace, which is set for Oct. 24-26th.

“Coming on the heels of such serious incidents as the mob attacks and domestic violence tragedies in our city, we feel it’s the right thing to do in focusing this year’s event on social responsibility,” said State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, Block Party founder and organizer.

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Kroger and BRIDGES USA partner to support youth leadership

Kroger and BRIDGES USA partner to support youth leadership
The Kroger Delta Division and Bridges USA have embarked on a three-year partnership that includes a $50,000 donation to help promote youth leadership.
 
The partnership was announced last week at the Kroger location at the corner of Poplar and Highland. It comes about a month after a group of young people attacked three people, including Kroger employees, on the parking lot of the Kroger store in the Poplar Plaza Shopping Center. About two weeks later, another group of young people attacked a car with a woman and her young daughter inside.

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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!
Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
SATURDAY

Memphis Grizzles vs. Atlanta Hawks

FedExForum | 7:00 p.m.

University of Memphis Tigers Football vs. University of Houston

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium | 6:00 p.m.

The Epitome of Soul Awards Honoring Stevie Wonder

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts | 8:00 P.M.

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