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After months of deliberation, California-based Aspire has decided to spin off its Memphis schools into a new, independent charter school organization. The four schools – and their 1,600 students – would officially transition at the beginning of the 2020-21 school...
Now that a Shelby County Commission committee has recommended approval of $1.3 million for planning a new juvenile justice facility, the next step is consideration by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners. The funds would be for design and construction administration...
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Volunteer Memphis and Leadership Memphis are hosting their third annual MLK Days of Service weekend. There will be multiple service projects throughout the weekend of Jan. 18-21 to commemorate Dr. King’s...
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will host a lecture by Hooks National Book Award winning author James Forman Jr. Jan. 31. The free public event will be held in the University Center...
The Super District 8 Position 2 seat vacated when Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove resigned to serve as Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk now is represented by Cheyenne Johnson. During a session where filling three vacant seats was a...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An initial police report indicates a charter bus carrying elementary school-age football players from Orange Mound in Memphis was going too fast when it rolled off an Arkansas interstate last month and overturned, killing a...
A campaign finance report filed by a major backer of instant runoff voting has some decrying the election on the November ballot issue as “bought by outside interests.” Not so, say supporters of Save IRV, Inc., who counter that those...
MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW...
There was no separation of church and state Tuesday morning during the 28th Annual Prayer Breakfast as pastors prayed fervently for the city and elected officials stirred supporters with projections and promises in the new year. It was a mix...
Two years before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, the senior class at Booker T. Washington High School was going through the paces of their final high school year. Last Sunday...