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Verna Dixon Todd Coggins: She cared and it showed

Verna Dixon Todd Coggins was entrusted to provide professional child care services, and she did that job well over a number of years.

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Summer course clearance now official for Hope scholarships

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed HB 2010/SB 1529 into law Wednesday, allowing students to use the HOPE Scholarship for summer courses. 

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Birthday party set for B. L. Hooks Library 10th year

More than a decade has passed since the doors of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library opened to the public. In honor of the 10th anniversary, the library is hosting a birthday party.

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3K Walk/Run to kick off TSD Health Fair and Family Fun Day

The 2011 Let’s Move Memphis Health Fair and Family Fun Day featuring the will offer a bit of everything towards promoting healthy living throughout the community on Saturday, June 18. 

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For BTW’s Dean, success came with a ‘Goal Card’

 Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean has noticed the change, people looking at him in a way much different than he can ever recall being gazed upon before.

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Cohen still pitching bill to end credit-check screening of job applicants

Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis on Wednesday made another pitch to Congress for support of legislation he has introduced to end the practice of using credit checks to screen job applicants.

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Juneteenth speaker lines up with freedom

On June 9, Dr. Tommie Morton-Young will be in Memphis to keynote this year’s Juneteenth Luncheon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave.

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Pastner, Tigers welcome former Grizz assistant Stoudamire to staff


At a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the University of Memphis, Damon Stoudamire was introduced as the new Tigers assistant basketball coach.

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Search for Rudy Williams yields result no one wanted

Talk to just about anyone who has visited Beale Street and they have encountered the legendary trumpeter, Rudolph “Rudy” Williams, widely known as the “mayor of Beale Street.”

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Healthy living: Health briefs

Stop the presses! Sex is on the increase! At least according to the latest tell-all National Probability Sample (NPS), recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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MCS – 2011 record of achievement

Memphis City Schools lists a myriad of reasons to “be encouraged and proud this year.”

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Supt. Cash reflects on 2010-11

In what he termed somewhat of a “mid-term or progress reading,” Memphis City Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash said MCS is ahead of schedule.

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Maternal mortality rates increasing for African-American women

High rates of obesity, high blood pressure and inadequate prenatal care cause death from childbirth more often for African Americans in the United States than for whites and other ethnic groups. 

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