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TSD Student of the Week: 12/19/2012

TSD Student of the Week: 12/19/2012

University of Memphis student Xavier Jones is participating in GE Capital Aviation Services' AMS (Asset Management Services) University Co-Op Program.

As part of the co-op program, Jones is learning about AMS's business model, key market drivers and competitive landscape while honing his analytical, presentation and persuasion skills as he completes his studies. He will work for the marketing and sales team three days a week through next May.

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Grizz honor fallen officer, Sandy Hook victims

Grizz honor fallen officer, Sandy Hook victims

Prior to tip-off of the Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls game at the FedExForum, the Memphis Police Department Color Guard was present on-court during the National Anthem.

A moment of silence was taken in memory of fallen Memphis police officer Martoyia Lang and the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT shooting throughout this week.

On Friday (Dec. 14) 20 children and six adults in Newtown lost their lives during a massive school shooting. Meanwhile, local Memphians were just digesting the news that Memphis police officer Martoyia Lang was killed while serving a warrant that morning.

 

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So long, Dr. Thomas!

So long, Dr. Thomas!

When attending a retirement party, you expect to hear celebratory remarks, accolades, tributes and acknowledgements of a job well done. Sunday (Dec. 16) was no different as a sold-out crowd attended the "Black Tie Retirement Celebration" for the Rev. Dr. Frank Anthony Thomas.

Church folk from Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, family members, colleagues from near and far, pastors, friends, and sons and daughters in ministry were all on hand at the Hilton Hotel, located at 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard.

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Dr. Wright in Memphis

Dr. Wright in Memphis


 Dr. Jeremiah Wright will be the keynote speaker on Sunday (Dec. 16) as Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church says goodbye to Senior Pastor Dr. Frank A. Thomas.

The Black Tie Soiree will occur at the Hilton Hotel located at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., beginning at 4 p.m.

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Olympic Cares Toy Drive

Olympic Cares Toy Drive

Families – some 800 of them – received toys on Wednesday as part of the Olympic Cares Toy Drive.

The toy giveaway unfolded at Neighborhood Christian Centers (NCC), Inc., located at 785 Jackson Ave. It was hosted by event partners Olympic Tax Service LLC and MAPCO Express Inc., and included donations made directly to the NCC.

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TSD Holiday Parade set for Dec. 22

TSD Holiday  Parade set for Dec. 22

The TSDmemphis.com Holiday Parade – sponsored by The New Tri-State Defender – has been reset for Saturday, Dec. 22.

There is no rain forecast for that date (and we hope that remains the case). The parade, which signals the return of a tradition to the downtown area, will begin at 11 a.m. It is the inaugural parade to travel the recently designated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and will be in support of Olympic Cares Toy Drive.

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The LeMoyne-Owen College at 150

The LeMoyne-Owen College at 150

(Marcey Evans graduated from The LeMoyne-Owen College Summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities/ Journalism degree in December 2007. This conversation with LOC President Johnnie B. Watson is the first segment of a two-part look at the college as it celebrates its sesquicentennial.)

Marcey Evans: The LeMoyne-Owen College has been around for 150 years! Wow, that's amazing. But I want to start with the nuts and bolts. How many years have you been LeMoyne-Owen's president?

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