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The Memphis-Shelby County Education Association held a forum for excessed, displaced teachers

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After staff cuts last year that left hundreds of educators scrambling to find new jobs, one former Shelby County Schools teacher is close to losing her home. Another has depleted her savings after a summer of job searching.
 
“I honestly do not know what I’m going to do,” said Betty Smith. She worked at Cypress Middle, which was one of the 10 schools closed by the district at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. Smith has worked in education for 28 years in Tennessee and three years in Mississippi. She’s certified to teach math and music, and as a guidance counselor.

1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – More than six decades after Kathryn
"Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became the first girl to play Little League baseball, she's delighted to see two girls in the Little League World Series.
 
"It's truly amazing. I'm very happy to see girls playing," said Massar, 78, of Yuba City, California.
 
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament Friday. It is only the third time in the event's 68-year history that two girls are playing in the same series.

WNBA players Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson engaged

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PHOENIX – Women's basketball stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged.
 
Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. Griner plays for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and Johnson for the Tulsa Shock.

Tensions flare in Ferguson amid robbery report

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An eruption of anger ended a tenuous calm in Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday as police and protesters clashed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
 
Police and about 200 protesters clashed after an emotional day, which was fueled by a report that Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an officer last weekend, allegedly stole a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store and strong-armed a clerk on his way out, the report says. At the same time, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released the name of the officer involved in the shooting.

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS! (2)

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Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
FRIDAY
 
Candlelight Vigil
8:30pm | Graceland
 
* Chuckles Comedy House Presents: Mark Curry
7:30 and 10pm | Chuckles Comedy House