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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Memphis

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.

FRIDAY

Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair
10am | Memphis Cook Convention Center

* Memphis Flea Market “The Big One”
9am | Agricenter International

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‘This one was amazing’

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Marc Gasol couldn’t believe both defenders stayed with him when he set a pick at the foul line on the final play.

Courtney Lee couldn't believe he was wide open under the basket for a reverse layup as the horn sounded.

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Education commissioner leaving for private sector

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NASHVILLE — Education Department Commissioner Kevin Huffman saidThursday that the scrutiny he received during his nearly four turbulent years at the helm of the state's schools didn't influence his decision to leave for the private sector.

Huffman, whose departure was announced by Gov. Bill Haslam, has been a lightning rod whose policies and strong advocacy for Common Core standards made him a target for conservatives and teachers' groups.

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54 years later, civil rights figure says U.S. divided by race again

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NEW ORLEANS — Ruby Bridges was 6 years old in 1960 when she became the first black student to attend a previously all-white elementary school in New Orleans, one of the iconic moments in the U.S. civil rights movement. Today, the civil rights pioneer says America looks a lot like it did then: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

On Friday — 54 years later to the day when she first walked up the steps to William Frantz Elementary School — she commemorates that event with the unveiling of a statue in her likeness at her old school. Also, she is reuniting with the white teacher who taught her and with the sole-surviving U.S. marshal who walked her to school.

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Missed messages

Missed Messages

My poster was important. I knew it was vital information. I wanted everyone who came by to see it and take action on it. As I approached the noticeboard of the local library, I was faced with a harsh reality. It was full.

Here I was with an important message, or so I thought, about a food drive to help the Mid-South Food Bank. The information I wanted to share had the potential to make a difference in someone’s life.  But the board where I wanted to place the message was full of other flyers, posters and business cards. I am sure that everyone else thought that their message was equally as important.

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