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Cohen’s ‘Congress on Your Corner’ set for 11 a.m. Friday at Whitehaven Library

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and his district staff will hold a “Congress On Your Corner” event on Friday (May 31) to help constituents with issues involving federal agencies, benefits, grants and other programs. "We can help with issues involving Social Security and Medicare, Veterans benefits,...

Alice Marie Johnson to share her story at the National Civil Rights Museum

Alice Marie Johnson, the author of “After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom,” will share her story during a special presentation at the National Civil Rights Museum on June 3. Johnson earned national attention when reality star and business mogul Kim Kardashian West advocated...

SLIDESHOW: A ‘Big Ticket’ parade for James Wiseman

James "Big Ticket" Wiseman -- the nation's No. 1. college recruit and University of Memphis signee -- had plenty to smile about over the weekend via a parade honoring the standout East High School basketball star. The parade kicked off early Saturday afternoon on Walnut...

City pools begin opening this weekend

The City of Memphis will begin opening its outdoor pools for the summer starting Saturday, May 25. Normal hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 1-6 p.m. For the Memorial Day weekend, outdoor pools will also be open Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and...

Memphis’ Jack and Jill of America chapter is pumping up fiscal fitness

The Memphis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has unveiled a roadmap of events designed to enhance fiscal fitness in Greater Memphis. It’s all part of the 2nd Annual Fiscally Fit Challenge, featuring the Empower Me: Small Business Start Up, Kidpreneur and Homeownership...

Hill Chapel MBC sets Pastor-wife celebration

The Rev. Robert C. Jones Jr., senior pastor of Hill Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4523 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., will be honored by the congregation during Pastor and First Lady Anniversary Sunday on June 9. The theme will be “Appreciating the Faithful Servant” –...

City marks 94th anniversary of Tom Lee’s heroism with celebration at Beale St. Landing

Almost 94 years after saving 32 people from drowning in the Mississippi River, Tom Lee’s heroism has been recognized by the Memphis City Council and City of Memphis. Charmeal Neely, Tom Lee’s great-great niece, joined staff and board of Memphis River Parks Partnership at the...

Dr. Darrell Ray named Interim VP for Student Life at Rhodes College

Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass has appointed Dr. Darrell Ray interim vice president for student life, effective July 1, 2019. Ray is an experienced student life professional who previously served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Memphis. “I’m pleased we have...

Mayhue-Greer to retire as president, CEO of Mid-South Food Bank

Estella Mayhue-Greer, who has led the Mid South Food Bank as President and CEO since 2011, will retire from the organization effective December 31, 2019. Mayhue-Greer joined Mid-South Food Bank in 1996 as agency relations director, working with the Food Bank’s network of partner agencies,...

Manassas alumni to salute former Rep. Turner at Unity Brunch

Civil rights activist and former state Rep. Johnnie Rodgers Turner will receive the Gold and Blue award as the Manassas Alumni Association celebrates its 26th Unity Brunch at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The...