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Super size? Yes, please, say Mississippi lawmakers

Super size? Yes, please, say  Mississippi lawmakers

The same day a judge blocked a ban on the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, senators in Mississippi approved, by a 50-1 vote, a bill that would prevent similar efforts in their state.

The

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  • Written by Joe Sutton and Dana Ford/CNN
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Community help needed for sickle cell group home

Community help needed for sickle cell group home

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee is on the verge of opening its first group home and the community's support is needed to push the project to the finishing point.

Located at 35 West Brooks Rd., the next step in the Foundation's expanding outreach effort was brought to my attention by TSD reader Mario Martin. I ran into him while on a supply run at Office Max.

Martin's an entertainment and real estate entrepreneur. After explaining that he had added security systems (Maximum Security) to his products and services line, Martin mentioned that the company had donated a state-of-the-art system to a house for the Sickle Cell Foundation.

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Service, salutes and training to mark AKA Regional Conference

Service, salutes and training to mark AKA Regional Conference

The 81st South Eastern Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will convene in Memphis March 14-17.

The conference is expected to attract 3,000-plus sorority members from the 105-year-old international sorority's South Eastern Region – Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi (known as the "ATM.")

Additional guests are expected to pour into the "Bluff City" from various points – nationally and internationally. The conference theme is "Global Leadership Through Timeless Service: Let the Good Times Roll Through Timeless Service."

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At odds: family & medical examiner; dispute death of Miss. mayoral candidate

At odds: family & medical examiner; dispute death of Miss. mayoral candidate

The family of a Mississippi mayoral candidate claim that he died after being "beaten, dragged and burned," but it's an account a medical examiner disputed, saying "I don't know where that is coming from."

On Wednesday, authorities found Marco McMillian's body near a levee between Sherard and Rena Lara, two unincorporated communities about 15 minutes from Clarksdale. The 34-year-old McMillian had been running for mayor of Clarksdale, a city of about 18,000 people in northwestern Mississippi's Delta region.

His body was "set afire," according to his family, who said they twice met with a coroner.

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40th Anniversary salute to African American Police Association

40th Anniversary salute to African American Police Association

Since its inception as an official national commemoration nearly half a century ago, African American History Month has become something many of us take for granted.

But if one candle is enough to keep a bonfire going, we happened to stumble upon a small, refreshingly sincere, and humbly very powerful program at the Lambert Church of God In Christ this past Sunday (Feb. 24).

Matchbox size, Lambert is located "two blocks up Park from Airways and then to the right" on Keating Street in Orange Mound.

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Police union taking it to the streets

Police union taking it to the streets

The Memphis Police Association will conduct a public awareness protest at Poplar & Highland on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to bring attention to what union president Michael Williams terms gross mismanagement by mayor AC Wharton Jr.'s administration.

The meet-and-greet encounter is a giant public handshake designed to increase the volume on the union's Wake Up, MEMPHIS! campaign.

"We think there has been a campaign going on to actually discredit the police in this city," said Williams. "We think there are a lot of things that aren't being addressed while running us down."

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Cornerstone-Lester rift oozes out of hearing

Cornerstone-Lester rift oozes out of hearing

Is it leadership, ineffective and insensitive teachers, cultural insensitivity, or all of the above?

All were touted as reasons of concern when a packed house of parents, children, religious leaders, educators and community advocates convened Saturday (Feb. 23) to participate in a legislative hearing chaired by State Rep. G.A. Hardaway Jr., at the Lester Community Center.

Time did not permit all to voice their concerns, but the 3½-hour buzz included testimonies from 12 parents, a current teacher, a former teacher, a minister and a community activist. Their stories reflected concerns about alleged inequities and unfair treatment impacting kindergarten through third graders at Cornerstone Prep Academy's Lester Campus.

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  • Written by Dorothy Bracy Alston
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