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Obama’s visit to Harlem labeled a big letdown

After more than two years in office, the first president of African descent finally made his way to the historic cultural and intellectual center of Black America, Harlem.

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Plans move forward for Electric Vehicle charging stations

Members of the planning departments of Memphis, Germantown, Bartlett, and Collierville formally briefed their respective mayors on recommended locations for 69 Level II electric vehicle charging stations.

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MCS Open Enrollment process is in full swing

The Memphis City Schools Open Enrollment and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Transfer process is going on now through Friday, April 29.

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Senior’s journey helps fuel LOC appeal to faith community

Tim Anderson has stayed the course and when members of the graduating class of 2011 at The LeMoyne-Owen College toss their caps into the air in celebration, Anderson will have earned the right to be among them.

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‘Mega superstar’ Larry Finch paved way for other shining lights

Young players, said Penny Hardaway, need to know that it all began with Larry Finch.

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Larry Finch made the world around him a better place

Dial the clock back 28 years and a picture emerges of a not-yet-coach Larry Finch who was convinced that time was on his side.

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Supreme Court says ‘No” to Troy Davis appeal

Family and supporters of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis say they remain optimistic in their fight to save him from execution.

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Storm sends tree crashing into house

Donna Owens used to live in a single-story house at 1479 Clancy St. in South Memphis – before the “miracle.” 

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<br />‘Down-to-earth’ Gov. McWherter was a doer, says one-time assistant

Ned Ray McWherter was not one of those “presumptuous individuals who wanted to be what he wasn’t,” said Mark Stansbury, once a special assistant to the former Tennessee governor.

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Premature births to draw research team probe

Kevin Bracy calls July 9, 2001, a “bittersweet” day – sweet because his wife delivered their son, Kobe; bitter because he was born three months premature and weighed only 2.5 pounds.

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<br />Larry Finch: Legend & hero

The question started reverberating in Memphis on Saturday: “Did you hear that Larry Finch died?” And with the answer came that feeling of sorrow that surfaces from a point deep within when someone of Finch’s character and persona passes away.

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April 4th Commemoration

 

A calendar of events commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Counties get roadmap to better health with annual rankings

Shelby County ranks No. 58 when the health of its residents is measured against the health of residents in Tennessee’s other 94 counties.

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