Monday, August 3, 2020

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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‘Principal of the Year’ mans the house at Whitehaven High School

Dr. Vincent Hunter has had a few days for the news to sink in. The Whitehaven High School principal has been named Shelby County Schools “Principal of the Year” for the 2019-20 school year. “I have been a finalist several times,” said Hunter. “This year when...

Kaitlyn Williams got to ‘march’ in her ‘graduation’ after all

White Station High School senior Kaitlyn Williams was looking forward to marching with her class at graduation, walking across stage when her name was called and shaking her principal’s hand as she received her diploma. “I had played out the scene in my mind many...

Shelby County Schools 2020 Salutatorians also have their say

Shelby County Schools Salutatorians have achieved a commendable accomplishment: they earned a place of honor in their senior classes with the second highest grade point average. Wise quotes by famous individuals have inspired these scholastic achievers. They share some profound favorites: Joel Speer Craigmont High School “You have...

Health Department teams with local restaurant group as the coronavirus continues to serve up trouble

The Shelby County Health Department has partnered with the Memphis Restaurant Association to reduce coronavirus high-risk situations created in social settings, namely bars. The enhanced collaboration was announced as the latest numbers point to the troubling community spread of COVID-19. On Wednesday, confirmed new cases...

LEGACY: Karen Lynne Chandler – a ‘happy, loving free spirit’

Karen Lynne Chandler, 68, was a woman of many talents – a great organizer, gifted calligrapher and artist, among other skills. Ms. Chandler died June 29, according to her daughter, Rai Chandler Bolden. Scores of Facebook tributes and expressions of sympathy filled Chandler’s account. “Karen Lynne Chandler...

Memphis Branch NAACP partnership names 10 Community Lift Grant recipients for 2020

Ten Memphis-area nonprofits have netted a Community Lift Grant through the partnership connecting the Memphis Branch NAACP, Kroger and The New Tri-State Defender. The award recipients were announced earlier this week (July 1) during a virtual ZOOM meeting. Among the groups tapped to receive the $3,000...

Largest endowment gift in LeMoyne-Owen College history will help the HBCU keep on giving

“First, I cried,” said LeMoyne-Owen College Interim President Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean. “I was overjoyed, in tears. This $40 million gift is nothing short of transformative for the college.” Johnson-Dean received a call on Tuesday of this week from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. It...

Edgar Miller, who helped others get through the grief of death, dies at 68

Scores of photos and Edgar-Miller stories featured on social media speak to the fact that the chief of operations at N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral home had become a “member” of hundreds and hundreds of families by virtue of his service. Miller died this week....

Protesters net updated responses from mayor, MPD director

Mayor Jim Strickland and Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings on Tuesday gave fresh accounts of ongoing efforts to meet the demands of a multi-pronged band of local protesters. What emerged, in part, was an announcement about the launch of a new reimagine policing website...

Pastors reach across racial divide for common ground, conciliation

The Rev. Daniel Johnson, associate pastor of Congregational Formation and Missions at Second Baptist Church in East Memphis, saw an opportunity to reach outside the church walls and make new friends on the other side of town. This was years before the horrific video of...
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