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It was “Show Time at the Cannon Center” last Thursday (July 26) as seven Memphis youth battled to win the grand prize of $1,000 in the Second Annual Youth Got Talent show. Young and talented, the performers sang, danced and rapped. Master of Ceremony Michael Adrian Davis with 88.5 kept...
As the Aug. 2 Election Day dawned, a whopping number already had been posted – 86,002. That, according to Shelby County Election Commission officials, is how many voters opted to cast ballots during the early-voting period. The tally of early voters surpassed the May Primary Election total by 45,667. For...
“I loved her, and I loved our boys,” said Jattir Ragland. “That’s really all I have to say right now. The truth will come out. God will make certain that the truth comes out.” Those are the words of a grieving father, who lost his family last Friday when his...
Community L.I.F.T. has commissioned Good Jobs First to research national best practices from economic development agencies in four cities. The group is making it a call to action for the Memphis area to “seize this moment to intensify our ongoing efforts to bring economic opportunity to neighborhoods across Memphis...
By Cole Bradley, Hight Ground News For the last four months, High Ground News’ On the Ground team has been working from the Pinch District and the Uptown neighborhood as part of an embedded reporting engagement. Our goal with the On the Ground series is to help balance coverage in neighborhoods...
Being a foster parent doesn’t usually involve a lot of glitz and glamour but for one night, the Shelby County Department of Children’s Services wanted its foster parents to feel special. Last Thursday (July 19), approximately 50 foster, adoptive and kinship parents were honored with an appreciation dinner and awards...
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Community centers fill a vital need in neighborhoods by offering programs to keep children active and healthy. But Jill Dyson found that these programs in North Memphis were sports-centric and geared toward boys, presenting young girls with fewer opportunities. “Centers in the area — like Greenlaw, Bickford Community Center, STREETS —...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and the Neighborhood Christian Center are teaming up for another screening for the “Play It Cool” Program. The initiative provides window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. The Neighborhood Christian Center will host an additional screening and application...
Six young men, ranging in ages from 14 to 18, were cruising around; two of them were virtually inseparable. They were driving south on Watkins toward the point where it becomes Cleveland when they noticed a car following – a gold sedan, police said. The two vehicles were side-by-side when...
With 20-plus years working in the Shelby County Clerk’s office, Donna Creson now wants to run the place. On Wednesday, Creson shared that she chose to retire out of the Clerk’s office when confronted with the choice of retirement or termination. The Republican Party’s nominee on the Aug. 2 ballot,...