Friday, November 26, 2021

Community

Cummings K-8 Optional School became a disturbing crime scene Thursday just after 9 a.m. when one student gunned down another student in the stairwell of the South Memphis school. Both were only 13. According to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital officials, the...
Barbara Swearengen Ware valued the good that people do over a lifetime of service. She said as much a few years back when saluted at The New Tri-State Defender’s 65th Anniversary Legends and Leaders Gala. The long-serving, former Memphis City...
The Memphis City Council will be asked to rename a portion of Fourth Street in honor of Ida B. Wells. That was part of the news that came out of a Sept. 17 luncheon in which the Ida B. Wells...
In the late 1950s, Memphis State University vigorously resisted racial integration among both its faculty and student body.  Although the Supreme Court had declared that segregated education was unconstitutional in the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka...
Riverside Missionary Baptist Church is having its third annual Sip & See Community Baby Shower from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (September 25). During the drive-thru event, 200 families with children ages five and under will receive free...
At the Links of Pine Hill Golf Course in South Memphis, the brotherhood of the Melrose High School Class of ’63 recently saluted Eldridge “Pete” Mitchell, a mentor who helped them transition from boys to men. Mitchell – founder of...
Amid uneasiness about its earlier announced plans to relocate coal ash from the shuttered Allen Fossil Plant to a landfill east of Memphis International Airport, TVA has set two community meetings, with the first on Wednesday (Sept. 22). Memphis City...
Over the Labor Day weekend, Coach Theodore Anderson Jr. got together with Hamilton High School Alumni for a mass class reunion celebration. “It looks like he had a ball,” said Teresa Cansler, class of ’74. “There are photos posted all...
Inez Taylor lived to see her 100th birthday, enjoying a special dinner on Wednesday afternoon with several of her children. “I made it,” she said, raising her fists above her head. The gesture evoked laughter and amused grins from her...
Clifton Dates’ telephone rang within minutes of a terrorist-seized jetliner crashing into the Pentagon at 8:37 a.m. (CDT) on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The call was from Fort McNair – just across the Potomac River, a few miles...