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Lexie’s gifts of life

Lexie’s gifts of life

After being diagnosed with epilepsy at age eight, Lexie Marissa Davis suffered seizures for more than half her life. Still, she remained happy, humble and thoughtful, always trying to find the good in people.

A student at East High School, Lexie excelled in art, sang in her church choir and enjoyed belly dancing. In August 2011, just weeks after turning 17, she suffered a seizure, fell in the tub and drowned.

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TSDmemphis Holiday Parade to honor state champs

TSDmemphis Holiday Parade to honor state champs

The TSDmemphis.com Holiday Parade – sponsored by The New Tri-State Defender – will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 8), with a slight adjustment in the parade route, and the addition of special recognition for the state champion Tigers of Whitehaven High School.

The parade, which signals the return of a tradition to Downtown Memphis, will begin at the intersection of Fourth St. and Beale Street, head west on Beale to Second St., proceed south on Second St. to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., then east on MLK to Third St., head north on Third St. to Beale Street Alley, and then east back to Fourth St., where it will culminate.

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TSU’s new president set for Memphis visit

TSU’s new president set for Memphis visit

Memphis native Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover – the new president of Tennessee State University – will return "home" on Saturday (Dec. 8) for a meet-and-greet session with Memphis-area alumni.

The buffet-style, semi-formal event will be held at The Marriott Hotel at 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $60 per person, with a cash bar.

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Free flu vaccine? Yes, free flu vaccine!

What is better than free? As a grand finale to National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) will administer FREE flu vaccines (while supplies last) to children and adults on Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. near the front entrance of Southland Mall, 1215 Southland Mall.

The event is open to the public, and families with children are especially encouraged to attend.

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Airing out Aerotropolis Master Plan

Airing out Aerotropolis Master Plan

Aerotropolis: A city or an economic hub that extends out from a large airport into a surrounding area that consists mostly of distribution centers, office buildings, light manufacturing firms, convention centers, and hotels, all linked to the airport via roads, expressways, and rail lines.

– Greater Memphis Chamber

Arvin W. Glass has lived in Whitehaven since the '70s and has seen businesses come and go. There once was a thriving Red Lobster restaurant, but the doors closed, he used as an example. Other businesses would follow, including the box stores.

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World AIDS Day in Memphis

World AIDS Day in Memphis

Saturday – officially speaking – is World Aids Day, with local observances scheduled before, on and after the Dec. 1 designation.

World AIDS Day quite simply is a recognized time for individual and collective reflection on the impact of HIV in the United States and around the world.

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The Teacher Who Changed My Life Essay Contest Official Rules

1. Eligibility. The Teacher Who Changed My Life Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of Shelby County, Tennessee, who are fourteen (14) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsors (as defined below) and each of their respective related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

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