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Census Bureau ramps up hiring efforts for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. In Shelby County, the current pay...

Healthier living program set for Craigmont debut

The Craigmont High School Healthy Living Launch Event will celebrate a new program designed to educate ninth graders participating in the school’s Lifetime Wellness classes about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The event is set for Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at Craigmont...

Kwanzaa 2019-20: Reaching back to spring forward!

The 2019-20, week-long celebration of Kwanzaa unfolded with the embrace of the principle of Umoja (Unity) at the Auction Block in Downtown Memphis on Thursday (Dec. 26) morning. Mild temperatures and an intermittent mist greeted the celebrants as they gathered in a circle before moving...

Southwest and CodeCrew team up for software developer bootcamp

CodeCrew and Southwest Workforce & Community Solutions have partnered to offer a six-month, 40-hour per week software developer bootcamp beginning Feb. 3 at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s downtown campus at 737 Union Ave. Code School is designed to empower adults to become tech innovators and...

TSD intern gets a heroine’s welcome in return to island home

When you are a young Millennial transplant in Memphis, it’s always nice to go home – especially when home is the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. And when you’ve given your hometown something to be proud of, even better. TSD freelance correspondent Terrisa C....

Three 6 Mafia, Lil Wayne among headliners for #BSMF2020

After a record-setting 2019, the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival has announced the first round of artists confirmed for its eagerly-awaited 2020 lineup. With a reputation for an eclectic mix of genres, the 44th Annual Beale Street Music Festival also offers a diverse...

Black Author Christmas Expo set to deliver ‘The Gift of Words’

Tennessee State Rep. G. A. Hardaway (D-District 93) will host his 2019 Black Author Holiday Expo: “The Gift of Words!” on Saturday (Dec. 21) from noon until 3 p.m. at the University of Memphis Research Foundation Research Park located at 460 S. Highland St. “We...

Got questions about pregnancy or baby’s first year? “text4baby” has answers

Got a baby or one on the way? There's a good chance you have questions. Turns out answers are as easy as sending a text. The Shelby County Health Department tweets out useful information and tips for all kinds of public health issues. One of them...

South Korean heavy industry manufacturer stamping global footprint in Memphis

By the first half of 2020, advanced state-of-the-art power transformers are projected to be produced in Memphis by a South Korean manufacturer that specializes in electrical power equipment. Hyosung Heavy Industries (HICO) will locate its first U.S. production operations in the existing Mitsubishi Electric Power...

Gospel star Earnest Pugh mentoring choir at his alma mater

Gospel star Earnest Pugh’s alma mater is Millington Central High School, where he now is giving back by mentoring students in the school’s gospel choir once a month. Pugh’s mentoring sessions with the Millington Gospel Choir are set for the first Friday of each month,...