Friday, November 26, 2021

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The First Annual Life Together Stakeholders Open is set to tee off at North Creek Golf Course, 8770 Creek Blvd. in Southaven on Saturday (Sept. 25). “The Life Together Stakeholders Open is a golf tournament that honors golfers both past...
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...
by James Coleman -- Federal oversight of Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court could make a return following a Shelby County Commission-appointed Juvenile Justice Consortium report calling for its resumption. The practice was halted by the Trump Administration in 2018. The five members of...
“Happy with the win, but … critical as a coach,” Deion Sanders, Jackson State University’s head football coach, left the 32nd annual Southern Heritage Classic game preaching the need for his Tigers to become “greater than.” JSU accelerated from a...
A “what if” element punctuates the life of Fred Jones Jr., the founder of the Southern Heritage Classic. It’s a recurring component that serves to keep him alert for opportunity. Now 73, Jones reflected on such moments during a conversation...
Ask any Tennessee State University alum or fan and they will tell you that last year’s cancellation of the Southern Heritage Classic celebration due to the global pandemic did nothing to dampen the spirit of Nashville’s Tiger Nation. “Although we...
More than three decades ago, when the Southern Heritage Classic was a vision of founder Fred Jones, Jozelle Luster Booker, then-vice president of the Jackson (Mississippi) State University Alumni Association Memphis Chapter, saw the potential of the event.  Early on,...
Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, the Ohio State University legend who played professional football for the Houston Oilers and later the Tennessee Titans, had put the aches and pains of football behind him. He had begun developing a second career...
Deion Sanders had long wanted to be a college football head coach.  He wanted the job at Florida State University (his alma mater) when it opened two years ago. Now “Neon Deion” is at Jackson (Mississippi) State University, bringing his “Prime-Time”...