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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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Soul Celebration to honor J. Blackfoot and Jackson Brown

Memphis Soul Legend J. Blackfoot will be honored this month during a special anniversary celebration touting local deejay “Downtown” Jackson Brown’s 25th year in radio. 

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Our schools, our community, our future!

Despite our differences in position or opinion on schools’ consolidation – we must agree that all students deserve a high quality education.

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Discovering Black America . . . my journey

On my family’s summer road trips South, I took for granted the preparations that my parents made to make certain my sister and I were safe as we drove through the dangerous roads of klan country ...

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