Thursday, October 22, 2020

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As University of Memphis women’s head coach Melissa McFerrin enters her 13th season of coaching the Lady Tigers, she acknowledges that she’s never experienced times such as the present. With a renovated arena and the loss of lone senior Gazmyne...
Roger Brown’s initial call from the Discover Credit Card Corporation to award his restaurant a $25,000 grant was met with a cool “maybe yes, maybe no.” “You just can’t tell these days,” Brown said. “I didn’t know if it was...
The BlueCross Foundation has doubled the number of BlueCross Power of We Scholarships it is awarding for 2020, bringing the total to six. This year’s recipients include two from the Memphis area and a University of Memphis student from Franklin,...
Quick show of hands: If I'd told you at the end of the 2019 NBA season that your freshly blown up and rebuilding Memphis Grizzlies would narrowly miss the 2020 NBA Playoffs in Orlando by losing an August play-in...

Yes, Baby, Yes!

by Tonja Renée Stidhum -- 2020 is unprecedented-ish. Remember back in 2017, a mysterious “Black-ish” episode titled “Please, Baby, Please” (based on the Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee children’s book of the same name) became wrapped in some controversy because...
By Mary LeSure HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - On August 4, 2020, Rust College joined the conversation with Amplify which is an ongoing, student led speaker’s series. Rust College Student, Eric Johnson, Senior, Mass Communication major, and a Sullivan Foundation Ambassador,...
by Adrain Sainz --   U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw said Saturday that her campaign fundraising is in full swing and she plans to visit all 95 Tennessee counties as she tries to flip the seat from Republican to Democrat. Bradshaw won...
The polls had not yet closed for the Aug. 6 elections when Brenda Brooks looked three months ahead. “We’ve got to show up in November,” said Brooks, who arrived properly masked to cast her vote at the Norris Rd. Missionary...
NASHVILLE — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee’s primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary...

Troy Simpson Jr., who was instrumental in developing Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Continuing Education Program, died June 13 at St. Francis Hospital from complications of COVID-19 and underlying health conditions. He was 79. Mr. Simpson served as the dean of...
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