Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Community

Tim Green may be a science teacher, but one of his favorite metaphors to tell students is about kitchen appliances. Green was one of seven educators and students who participated in a February storytelling night hosted by Chalkbeat Tennessee, Spillit,...
Stax Music Academy (SMA) will host a youth songwriting workshop with Jozzy Donald scheduled on November 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The “Old Town Road” songwriter will share tips on hit songwriting, deconstruct song hooks, and provide a...
A federal judge has modified a 1978 court order to broaden the constitutionally protected political activity of residents. The court-ordered changes cover social media and other advancements of the digital age, according to a release from the ACLU-TN. The modifications, issued...
Shelby County’s largest investment in Pre-K, new voting machines and funding for the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) are included in the $1.3 billion budget the Shelby County Board of Commissioners approved after a lengthy session Monday night. “I think...
As day gave way to night on Monday, there was no give in the grip of the winter storm that has the Greater Memphis area braving single-digit temperatures and multi-inch fallen snow and ice. Officially, a winter-storm warning still was...
Michael O. Harris, the new executive director of Blight Authority of Memphis has a vision to transform communities through redevelopment. Since announcing his new role on Aug. 3, Harris has spent much of his time strategizing how to conduct an...
The Shelby County Commission on Monday approved $80,000 to go towards on-site testing at dozens of Shelby County Schools system sites where there has been detection of potentially dangerous amounts of lead. The funds will be transferred to the Shelby...
The Shelby County Commission is launching a new website to share with Shelby County residents proposed redistricting maps for consideration. The website – www.myshelbytndistricts.com – is available now for residents to review and comment on the maps and participate in...
With a goal of finding a family-centric approach to reducing violent crime in North Memphis, community stakeholders, including church groups and law enforcement, are taking part in the third Better Community Summit on Saturday (June 4).  At this point in...
The National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis-based International Paper are accepting applications for this year’s Keeper of the Dream Award, which annually salutes Greater Memphis-area in grades 6-12 that have demonstrated a commitment to making lives better for others. Students...