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In a show of support for arts in education, Memphis Challenge chose music as the way to kick off its 30th-anniversary celebration with an evening of entertainment, Jazzin’ Around 7, Friday at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis. The fundraiser will support...
This year marks Playback Memphis’ 10th anniversary of being about the business of fostering healing between the police and residents of this city amid a longstanding rift between law enforcement and black and brown people. The problem scenario now is unfolding against the backdrop of a bitter political climate and...
Lonnie Treadaway has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Dist. 1 Memphis City Council seat – a move that was made known Wednesday during a specially-called council meeting with only five members in attendance.  That left only one candidate, Rhonda Logan, in the race to succeed Bill Morrison, who...
It will take time to heal the wound left by the tragic death of 9-year-old Kameron Johnson, the lone fatality of a terrifying and traumatic bus accident in Arkansas that injured 45 others Monday morning. But the city and nation have responded rapidly with condolences and donations to help make...
Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer who has journeyed from poverty to prosperity. In her book, “Look Up: Five Principles for Intentional Leadership,” she shares the principles she’s learned along that journey. She is from Memphis (Orange Mound to be exact), graduated from Melrose High School and Memphis State...
By Melonie Gaines, High Ground News Less than a month after the class of 2010 walked across the stage at Booker T. Washington High School, new graduate Adrianne Cobb attended a party in Downtown Memphis. A fight broke out. Gunshots rang into the air, one of which struck Cobb and fatally...
The Memphis City Council has begun accepting applications for the council seats left vacant with the departure of District 6 Councilman Edmund Ford, Jr. and Super District 8 Position 2 Councilman Janice Fullilove. Prospective candidates can come to the Council office located at 125 N Main, Ste. 514, to pick...
First Tennessee Bank, a member of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies, announced this week that Executive VP, Director of Affinity Strategy, Lynne Walker won Gold in the Female Executive of the Year Award (employees 2500+) Consumer Services category and Silver in the Female Executive of...
By Dawn Neuses, High Ground News Open the doors of STREETS Ministries in The Heights and you find a building filled with youth and sound: bursting laughter, chattering voices, running feet and the echo of basketballs on the court down the hall. It’s a comfortable, casual and safe space for the...
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Here's a story that'll warm your heart –while giving you a chance to help some people at the same time. Shelby County Schools is hosting its Operation Warm Hearts event again this year, accepting coats, winterwear and toys for students who need them. From the official page at SCS: Our favorite...