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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,...
More than just a couple of college teams vying for bragging rights -- and high-stepping bands that battle it out at halftime -- the Southern Heritage Classic is every bit a cultural celebration. In fact, that’s the evolved 2018 name: the 29th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration. It goes down...
When a store like Kroger closes its locations, thoughts immediately go to where people will shop for food, or where they will get prescriptions filled. But at the Kroger on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, which is set to close Feb. 3 due to business losses, there's another concern: Where will...
Like many cities along the Mississippi River, Memphis sees its share of flooding. During the spring's continuous rainfall, creeks and other tributaries connected to the river often swell to the banks’ edge. If the river is high, water has no place to go — except back into the areas it...
By Andy Meek, High Grouund News A new strategy is emerging in the fight against blight in Memphis, a perennial challenge that requires boots on the ground and the coordination of a nexus of public and private stakeholders. Some of the key players in the local fight are also building...
Over the years, legendary LeMoyne-Owen College basketball coach Jerry C. Johnson has meted out reams of advice and there are plenty of people to attest to his life-altering influence. The Centennial Birthday Celebration for Johnson is slated for June 20 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis located at 3700 Central...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economic equity, Education reform and immigration/intercultural equity were the three issues voted on by attendees at the MICAH Convention held this past Sunday at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. “We are here to come together to build a powerful coalition...
As Tennessee education officials responded to a potentially “deliberate attack” on the state’s online test, Democrats called for the resignation of the state’s top education official, while a Republican lawmaker said he would move to scrap the exam completely. House Democrats issued their rebuke on Tuesday after a second day...
Peel back the years that the Southern Heritage Classic has unfolded in Memphis and some building-block words, phrases and thoughts pop out:  Vision. Perseverance. “…(T)his can be successful.”  Economic impact. “It’s about what we can accomplish together.” With the Memphis tradition poised to add its 29th layer (Sept. 6-8), Southern Heritage Classic Founder Fred Jones...
Bill Lee, the Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, met in Memphis on Monday with Thomas Burrell, founder and president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), and Bishop David A. Hall Sr., the group's ecumenical support advisor. The 45-minute meeting at BFAA’S corporate headquarters at 287 Madison Ave. provided...