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The Classic at 25 – still ‘team’ powered

Southern Heritage Classic

The staff of Summitt Management was diligently working deadline lists Monday (Sept. 8) in preparation for the 25th edition of the Southern Heritage Classic when a call from the Peabody Hotel caused the close-knit team to burst into laughter.

 “I’m going to be the honorary Peabody duckmaster,” CEO Fred Jones informed the room, then broke into a laugh


Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 14:48

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Memphis school improvement efforts in spotlight as Duncan finishes back-to-school tour


Efforts to improve historically low-scoring schools in Memphis were in the national spotlight Wednesday as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan ended his back-to-school bus tour of southern states with a pep rally and town hall meeting at Cornerstone Prep, a charter school that’s part of the state-run Achievement School District.

Duncan said he


Memphis, group gets 2 federal crime-related grants


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials say the city of Memphis and a safe-neighborhoods organization have received two grants totaling more than $1 million to protect victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and reduce gang and gun violence.

The U.S. attorney's office for West Tennessee says the city, in collaboration with the Shelby


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:27

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Five ways White House Director David Johns wants to help black students succeed


White House Director David Johns admittedly gets a little emotional when he talks about improving educational opportunities for black students he affectionally calls “babies” – a nod to his Twitter hashtag #TeachTheBabies.

“Excellence is absent when talking about black kids in education,” said Johns who leads the White House Initiative on Educ


11 arrests made in Memphis parking lot attack


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Eleven teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with an attack on several people in a grocery store parking lot in Memphis, police said Monday.


The teens, ranging in age from 14 to 19, face charges including aggravated assault and aggravated riot, police said.

Police did not release the names of the boys and


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:33

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