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Memphis City Council Chairman Berlin Boyd adjourned a fourth straight meeting without a quorum Friday, announcing that the next scheduled session is set for 10 a.m. next Tuesday. The 13-member council is three members short because of members who won election to positions with the county. And since last Tuesday,...
by Dorothy Bracy Alston For just shy of four decades, Mission Possible: Christian Outreach Service Mission (COSM) annually hosts a gathering to honor and thank volunteers, donors and sponsors who believe in the non-profit's  work in Memphis and surrounding areas. On Dec. 2, the Dr. Martin Luther King Labor Center was...
Rhonda Logan, the lone remaining candidate under consideration in the embattled race for District 1 on the Memphis City Council, said she is still seeking the seat, “for the people." “Everything that’s going on is part of the process the council is going through… but I’m confident they will come...
It will take time to heal the wound left by the tragic death of 9-year-old Kameron Johnson, the lone fatality of a terrifying and traumatic bus accident in Arkansas that injured 45 others Monday morning. But the city and nation have responded rapidly with condolences and donations to help make...
“We had to make a statement that we were not going to go along with the okey-doke,” said District 3 City Councilwoman Patrice Robinson, one of four Memphis City Council members who walked out of Tuesday’s session and left the body short of a quorum. “Sometimes as a community and...
 A clearly emotional Dr. Nickalous Manning of Aspire Public Schools in Memphis recalled the moment he had to tell faculty and staff at Coleman Elementary School that one of their classmates died and others were injured in a bus accident in Arkansas Monday morning. "If I was to close my...
Traditionally, Black Friday has been the day to get up early and start shopping for the Christmas holidays. People have been known to camp out to get the lowest-priced deals of the year. Fortunately, there are others who’d rather focus on giving than getting that day. Count Middle Tennessee State...
(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship will also be teaching and...
Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman will have representatives available at seven branch locations beginning Monday, December 3 through Thursday, February 28. Representatives will accept payments and answer tax-related questions for anyone visiting in person.  Taxes for the 2018 tax year become delinquent on March 1, 2019. For faster service, taxpayers can...
Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI) has secured the state certification to provide Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL), and began offering its first training classes in Memphis in August. OCTI is a Department of Labor approved training provider that for the past eight years has provided vocational career training in the logistics...