Wed04162014

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Feeding site visits punch up need for summer program

 

A cadre of people wed to the value of providing children with nutritious meals during summer months visited several Summer Food Service Program feeding sites throughout Memphis.

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Health, safety expo set for Hickory Ridge community

The Hickory Ridge Community Health and Safety Expo will be held on Saturday at the Hickory Ridge Mall Towne Centre.

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The ‘Great Recession’ is not colorblind

Though all racial and ethnic groups in America have lost ground in the era of the “Great Recession,” the drop was steeper and more dangerous for Hispanic and African-American households.

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<br />Next move up to City Council

Skeptics remain, but the arrow is pointing toward a resolution of the flap that has threatened the on-time opening of the 2011-12 Memphis City Schools academic year.

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Mayor probes future with TSD

TSD’s President and Publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, met with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton in City Hall.

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Back-to-school shopping made less taxing

This Friday, July 29, through midnight Saturday, Mississippi will hold a sales-tax holiday. Tennessee and Arkansas will hold state sales-tax holidays the following weekend.

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Briefs & things

Short news items from around the community

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Tony Allen at home at camp


After a successful season filled with grit and grind, Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen decided to follow his passion by giving back to the community.

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Planting seeds for good health

 

Thanks to community partners and volunteers, Youth Visions at 3925 Overton Crossing now has three organic gardens filled with peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, carrots and a variety of fresh herbs.

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New Election Commission on a mission - Part II

Could someone with unlimited funds and a high level of technical skill and desire to do it, hack into the (voting) machines? Anything could happen however ...

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<br />Scramble afoot for solution to delayed-school opening

“If the only thing that is keeping the schools from opening is that they don’t have a reasonable sum of money (from the city), that is not going to happen. We are going to meet our obligations,” said Mayor A C Wharton.

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African Americans and tobacco: It’s time to ‘butt’ out

“Big Tobacco” may be on the ropes again after a recent court ruling requiring that one company, Lorillard, pay out $152 million in a wrongful death suit. 

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Southwest nursing program creates international partnership

 

Southwest Tennessee Community College and the Department of Nursing at University College Lillebaelt in Denmark have crafted a partnership.

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