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Screening and testing for lead at SCS schools with elevated levels begins next week

In-school screening and testing for lead will begin on Tuesday (December 10) for students and staff at Shelby County Schools where elevated lead levels have been detected in water sources. The window for in-school screenings will be open through the first quarter of 2020. Shelby County...

‘Season of Remembrance’ commemoration of homicide victims set for Monday, Dec. 2

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich invites families and friends of Shelby County homicide victims to join her in honoring the memory of their loved ones. “Season of Remembrance” will be held on Monday (December 2nd) in the City of Memphis Council Chambers at 125...

Division of Housing and Community Development accepting applications for grants starting Dec. 3

The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is soliciting proposals for the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grant programs beginning December 3. Programs available for competitive grant application submissions for FY21 will include the following city and federally-funded programs: Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) ...

Tiger Football, Grizzlies in action as Black Friday kicks off

It's been a November to remember for sports fans in Memphis – and we're not quite done yet. Last week gave us a hoops doubleheader at FedExForum while the University of Memphis Tigers took out South Florida last week in Tampa. Tiger Basketball is in...

ALLMemphis teams with SCS on Special Education Reading Services

ALLMemphis has partnered with Shelby County Schools (SCS) to apply its research-based, data-driven approach to reading instruction at seven elementary schools. The nonprofit agency has trained 14 special education teachers in the ALLMemphis instruction model so that they can help their students learn phonics and...

MATA adjusts service for Thanksgiving holiday, Memphis-Cincinnati game on Friday

In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday and the day after Thanksgiving, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will operate as follows on both days: Thursday, November 28 • Fixed route and MATAplus bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. • Main Street, Riverfront and Madison...

Tennessee Highway Patrol to be out in force for holiday season

Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Dereck R. Stewart this week joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the seventh annual “I-40 Challenge” traffic safety initiative. “The I-40 Challenge” or “CARE across...

Zion Project celebrates historic cemetery’s 11th fundraiser

A near-capacity crowd celebrated the Zion Community Project’s 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner at Rhodes College in support of the Historic Zion Christian Cemetery, 1426 South Parkway East, last Thursday. Using the theme “Zion: Still We Rise!,” local WREG-TV Channel 3 anchor Alex Coleman guided the...

Handy Awards to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” during Nov. 17 event

The 23rd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards will celebrate the 146th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” along with “Memphis Bicentennial Blues, Jazz and Soul.” The black-tie extravaganza honoring “Authentic Beale Street Musicians,” will be held November 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at...

James Wiseman named AAC Freshman of the Week

James Wiseman has been named Freshman of the Week for the American Athletic Conference. From the University of Memphis' athletics site gotigersgo.com: Wiseman was named the league's Freshman of the Week for his performances last week against South Carolina State and UIC. In those games, he...