Tajuana Clark fought as much as she could to stop the onslaught of verbal, psychological and physical abuse for nearly half of her 8½ years of marriage. After reaching the breaking point, she bolted with her six children and ended up homeless on the streets of Memphis.
More than 11 years of marriage also ended for Dione Pruitt, who was subjected to her husband’s cruelty of verbal, psychological and physical abuse. She vamoosed with her five children, risking it all. With nowhere to turn and no one to turn to, sleeping in the car was her only recourse.
The state will seize control of nine chronically-underperforming public schools in Memphis next year and hand them over to privately-run charter school operators, officials with the state-run Achievement School District announced Thursday.
The entire staffs at those schools will be forced to reapply to their jobs, and the chosen charter operators will have the power to change the school’s name, switch out curriculum, and bring in new discipline models, among other things.
He is currently signed with five agencies, including an agreement with the Donna Groff Agency this past January. Parent Magazine featured him on its cover after winning the cutest kid award. He reaped the Child Model of the Year Award, Finale Award and Comedian Award en route to winning the Actors Model Talent for Christ competition in Orlando, Fla., where he beat out 900 contestants. That’s 899 Nos and 1 Yes!
Continuously busy for showcases, photo shoots and plays, he’s also been the weather kid for Action News 5. In October, Parent Magazine had him back on the cover, this time dressed as pirate pitching Halloween costumes.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee voters can get a head start on casting their ballots for the Nov. 4 general election starting today. Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Here is a look at some of the state's top races:
U.S. SENATE: Republican Lamar Alexander, a former two-term governor who also ran for president twice, is seeking a third term in the Senate. The Democratic nominee is Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney. The two candidates have waged campaigns heavily critical of each other. Ball has called the incumbent out of touch with Tennessee voters, while Alexander has sought to label his challenger as beholden to the policies of President Barack Obama. The lone joint appearance of both candidates was scheduled for a Farm Bureau forum Thursday in Cookeville.
NASHVILLE — Tennesseans are getting ready to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election starts Wednesday, but no matter what voters decide, it's unlikely that Tennessee lawmakers would seriously consider an income tax because it's become such a toxic political issue.
“Social Responsibility” will be the focus of the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace, which is set for Oct. 24-26th.
“Coming on the heels of such serious incidents as the mob attacks and domestic violence tragedies in our city, we feel it’s the right thing to do in focusing this year’s event on social responsibility,” said State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, Block Party founder and organizer.