Monday, November 30, 2020

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Schools near the Valero Memphis Refinery are getting a boost from the company to meet the need to better equip students for virtual learning and opportunities for post-secondary education. A donation by the Valero Memphis Refinery is being directed to...
With self-evident passion, attorney Ricky E. Wilkins is opening the door to discussion of a Black political action committee – Black Pac – to harness the political power of the African-American community and free candidates from what he calls...
For the Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Orr, senior pastor of Brown Baptist Missionary Baptist Church Southaven, simplicity yielded power on Veterans Day. The idea, simply, was to put on a roving demonstration of “Standing in Unity For Our Country” on Veterans...
In the midst of flu season, Shelby County’s COVID-19 infections remain steady, according to the director of the Shelby County Health Department. “We are fairly stable with a slight increase in the last week. We are running about 220 to...
Shelby County Register Shelandra Y. Ford will open a new county Register of Deeds satellite office Monday (Nov. 16). The public is invited to attend the opening at 157 Poplar Ave., room 124, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The satellite...
by Linda S. Wallace -- Years ago, I was riding in a car with a real estate agent, taking a tour of neighborhoods in Northeast Philly. As a real estate reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, I tried to visit new neighborhoods...
NASHVILLE  (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has granted a death row inmate a temporary reprieve from execution. Lee issued a short statement Friday afternoon saying he is granting a reprieve to Pervis Payne until April 9 “due to the...
by Curtis Weathers -- As a school principal, whenever I had disciplinary issues with students, it was most often the mother who would meet with members of my staff or me to resolve the problems. While I always was happy...
Republican Hagerty wins open Tennessee Senate seat NASHVILLE — Republican Bill Hagerty has won the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee being vacated by retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander. The former U.S. ambassador to Japan under President Donald Trump rode the president’s endorsement...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials say a record of nearly 2.3 million voters have already cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election, making up just more than half of the state’s registered voters. The 51 percent turnout total to...
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