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Supt. Hopson embraces opportunity to ‘continue leading this great school district’

Supt. Hopson embraces opportunity to ‘continue leading this great school district’
“Very grateful for the board’s trust and confidence in me to continue leading this great school district” was the succinct, low-key description Shelby County Schools Supt. Dorsey Hopson used to acknowledge his two-year contract extension.
 
The Shelby County Board of Education (SCBE) approved the extension during a Special Called Business Meeting on Monday.

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Confirmed: First human case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

Confirmed: First human case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County
The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), along with the Tennessee Department of Health, recently confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Shelby County.
 
The reported case is a forty-six year old male and the first human case confirmed in the state of Tennessee. To date, WNV has been detected in ZIP code 38107 within Shelby County. SCHD health officials urge residents to continue taking precautions to prevent mosquito bites and protecting themselves against WNV.
 

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Shelby County Schools will use CLUE program for all gifted students next year

Shelby County Schools will use CLUE program for all gifted students next year
At White Station Middle School recently, dozens of soon-to-be 5th and 6th graders Zumba-ed across the gym floor. The physical movement was preparation for mental exercise: The students later discussed how activities like Zumba affect their hearts.
 
In the auditorium next to the gym, more than 40 middle schoolers were screening movie trailers and short films they had written, performed, filmed and edited on tablet computers. The tweens laughed and elbowed each other as they watched their classmates sword fight and tromp through the woods on a large screen.

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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!
Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
FRIDAY
 
* Biker Boyz Weekend
7pm | www.BikerBoyzWeekend.com
 
* Anime Blues Expo
9am-8pm | Cook Convention Center
 
* Rickey Smiley
8pm | Cannon Center

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‘Tainted’ process does not warrant corrective action in District 10, ruling says

‘Tainted’ process does not warrant corrective action in District 10, ruling says
The Shelby County Election Commission failed to follow “all of the procedural requirements” in overseeing the results of the Shelby County Commission District 10 race, but that does not warrant action to correct the results.
 
The Shelby County Primary Board of the Tennessee Democratic Party’s State Executive Committee and State Primary Board put its stamp on that conclusion Wednesday.
 
If there are no further challenges, the ruling means that Reginald Milton, who was declared the winner of the May 6th contest by the Election Commission, will take on Republican Geoff Diaz in the general election on Aug. 7th.

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Family to honor late Judge Higgs with LeMoyne-Owen scholarship

Family to honor late Judge Higgs with LeMoyne-Owen scholarship
The teachings, preachings, lessons and words of wisdom from great American leaders are too often forgotten after they pass away, leaving generations unaware of the sacrifices that were made to provide many of today’s opportunities. 
 
That is why the family of the late Judge W. Otis Higgs Jr. is honoring his legacy with the establishment of The Judge W. Otis Higgs, Jr. Endowment Scholarship at The LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC).

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Commissioner Brooks: ‘Justice is being targeted’

Commissioner Brooks: ‘Justice is being targeted’
Vowing not to “give up the fight” amid what she labels “attacks,” Shelby
County Commissioner Henri E. Brooks says she is moving forward with her quest to become Juvenile Court clerk as the Democratic Party nominee.
 
Brooks issued a written statement detailing her commitment on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, she resigned as a community/government research specialist in the Faith and Health division of the Congregational Health Network at Methodist. Misdemeanor assault charges are pending against Brooks following a June 10th confrontation in a parking lot that serves the hospital.

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