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Brimhall foods opens new production lines

Brimhall Foods recently opened its newly-expanded, state-of-the-art production lines in the company's 3045 Bartlett Corporate Drive plant.

The expansion’s opening was highlighted by special guests including Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald, and Chris Connolly with Congressman Fincher’s office.

“The concept for the n

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:01

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Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said a Friday fire at a church in South Carolina does not appear to have been intentionally set. The official had direct knowledge of the investigations but spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the official was not authorized to discuss them p

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Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

WASHINGTON – Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.

The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at

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Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards

Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star show Sunday night.

But the show was less about the awards — video of the year didn't even make the live broadcast — as performances stole the night.

As Janet Jackson entered the stage

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‘Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God’

Dr. Kelley Brown Douglas (Photo: Goucher College)

“Why is it becoming increasingly acceptable to kill unarmed black children? Why are they so easily perceived as a threat? How are we to keep our black children safe?

“As the mother of a black male child, I find these to be urgent questions. The slaying of Trayvon [Martin] struck a nerve deep within me. After Jordan [Davis], then Jonathan [

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