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1. 'Mississippi Burning' KKK Leader Killen Dies in Prison at 92
- Monday, January 15, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday.
2. Last Word: California Extradition, Corker's Vote on Tax Reform and Post Kirk & Crum
- Monday, December 18, 2017
The ex-wife of Tigers and Grizz basketball great Lorenzen Wright is due in a California courtroom Monday morning as extradition proceedings begin following Sherra Wright’s arrest there Friday evening on a Shelby County grand jury indictment here on charges of conspiracy, first degree murder and attempted murder.
3. Arkansas Lawmakers OK Ban of Common Abortion Procedure
- Friday, January 27, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas is poised to become the third state to ban a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure under restrictions lawmakers approved Thursday that are expected to face a legal challenge.
- Monday, March 23, 2015
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, March 23, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order” is invited to attend. Call 901-324-5184.
5. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
6. Longtime Tennessee Civil Rights Lawyer Dies at 86
- Thursday, August 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.
7. Bradley Joins Food Bank As VP of Programs
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tonya M. Bradley has joined the Mid-South Food Bank as vice president of programs.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.; moved to Memphis in 1995.
8. Nominees Named for State Education Awards
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced nominees for 2011 principal and supervisor of the year.
The principal nominees are: Evangeline Montgomery, Blountville Elementary; David Watts, Sweetwater High; Karen Hollis, Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Hamilton County; Geeta McMillan, Cassville Elementary, White County; Larry Brown, J.E. Woody Elementary, Maury County; Debbie Bogdan, Discovery School, Dickson County; Teresa Jackson, Martin Elementary; Ricky Catlett, West Middle, Jackson-Madison County; Rita White, Riverwood Elementary.
9. House GOP to Advance $1B Disaster Aid Package
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – In the aftermath of Sunday's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., a key House panel has approved a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don't run out before the end of the budget year in September.
- Friday, April 23, 2010
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Parmasters, 888 S. White Station Road. For more information, call 867-7171.
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Leadership Academy will hold the 2010 Celebrate What’s Right Luncheon Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Barbara Hyde will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call 527-4625.
12. 2009 Year In Review
- Monday, December 28, 2009
2009 was a year without a script – and plenty of improvising on the political stage.
It was supposed to be an off-election year except in Arlington and Lakeland.
2008 ended with voters in the city and county approving a series of changes to the charters of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Those changes were supposed to set a new direction for both entities, kicking into high gear in 2010 and ultimately culminating two years later.
- Thursday, October 2, 2008
LEAD Training Systems and Right Resource Management Group will host “Train the Trainer - Six Steps to Effective Presentations” today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Seating is limited to 20. Cost is $249 per person with lunch included. For reservations, call 761-5585.
14. Cohen, Blackburn Lead Local Election Winners
- Monday, August 11, 2008
More than half and possibly as much as 75 percent of Shelby County’s nearly 626,000 voters are expected to turn out for the Nov. 4 election that will be highlighted by the John McCain-Barack Obama battle for the White House.
15. Commission Gets Testy Over Budget Cuts
- Wednesday, April 2, 2008
A $100,000 summer jobs program set the stage this week for what are expected to be some hard budget decisions Shelby County Board of Commissioners will make between now and July.
The program was cut after Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told the commission that his operating budget proposal will have at least a $23.5 million gap between revenues and expenditures.
16. Early Votes Set Stage for 'Super Tuesday'
- Friday, January 25, 2008
Through the first five days of early voting, 1,152 Shelby County voters have cast ballots in advance of the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" election. Early voting opened Jan. 16 at Shelby County Election Commission headquarters, 157 Poplar Ave. The balloting expands to 18 satellite locations starting today.
17. Family Court Advocates Compare Baltimore, Shelby County
- Thursday, January 24, 2008
Local fans of the HBO television series "The Wire" probably would say the cop show's depiction of Baltimore bears a startling resemblance to Memphis.
Some Memphis judges, lawyers and social workers exploring the idea of a family court are looking to Baltimore as a possible example of how to create a court system that offers a more unified approach to family problems.
18. Group Studies Family Court Creation
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
As the question of government consolidation is debated in a bright and often hot media spotlight, a panel of judges, attorneys and social service providers has been quietly debating the idea of legal consolidation.
- Thursday, July 14, 2005
The Memphis Public Library & Information Center presents "Your Newsletter - How to Make it Better" as part of the Second Thursday community lecture series at 11:30 a.m. today at the Poplar-White Station branch, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call 415-2700.
20. Archived Article: Lead
- Friday, June 10, 2005
Waste Burning Issue Moves to City Council
Waste Burning Issue Moves to Council
RACE, citizens embroiled over radioactive waste incinerator
The Daily News
A dispute over whether to allow a company on Presidents Island to burn...
21. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, December 9, 2004
The Friends of the Poplar White Station Library present Shelby County Assessor of Property Rita Clark at 11:30 a
The Friends of the Poplar-White Station Library present Shelby County Assessor of Property Rita Clark at 11:30 a.m. today at the libr...
22. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, July 19, 2002
By RICK RUSSELL
Loan program cools winter utility bills for some
By RICK RUSSELL
The Daily News
Although the oppressive Memphis summertime swelter has most residents racing to the nearest air-conditioning unit for relief, Warline Blakely...
23. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, March 28, 2002
New parkway paves the way for Shelby Farms Citizens get latest view of Shelby Farms parkway plan By MARY DANDO The Daily News On the same day a national conservancy group warned of the rising pollution levels in the countrys signature national parks...
24. Archived Article: Voting P.2
- Friday, July 14, 2000
Early voting polls open today Polls open for early voting today Early voting starts today at the Shelby County Election Commission and 18 satellite locations in the county for the Aug. 3 Democratic and Republican primaries, as well as state and coun...