Wed04162014

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Trailblazer to speak at event for Dems in DeSoto County

On Tuesday night, Johnny DuPree emerged the winner in a Democratic primary runoff, becoming the first African-American candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor of Mississippi.

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Carver’s ‘first’ enjoy a look back

“We had all heard that a new high school was coming, but nobody thought it would be ready,” said Cuba Johnson, thinking back to when he was about to graduate from the eighth grade at Florida School.

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2011 Men of Excellence

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TSD issues call for Men of Excellence

The New Tri-State Defender’s 3rd annual Men of Excellence Reception and Awards Celebration is set for Sept. 30, with the window for nominations opening on Thursday (Aug. 18).

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Can the acts of a few damage an entire race?

The city of Philadelphia is under siege by flash mobs. This summer, a series of attacks, without any apparent provocation, have resulted in serious injuries to unlucky passersby.

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<br />Long DMV lines prompt outrage, scrutiny and quick changes

Complaints regarding the long lines forming outside of the Shelby County’s driver’s license centers in hard-to-handle hot weather have prompted national outrage, scrutiny and some quick fixes.

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An ‘awakening’ in the Delta

Louise Linzy won her seat on the bench and a coveted place on the pages of Tunica County history. Two other African-American candidates also became history-makers with unprecedented victories on August 2.

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THP ready to take on new troopers

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) this week announced it is aggressively seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement.

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Truancy: know the law, says D.A. Weirich

With the onset of a new school year, District Attorney General Amy Weirich wants students, parents and school administrators to remember the law on truancy.

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New program doubles value of food stamps at farmers markets

GrowMemphis is starting a new new program to give shoppers using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, more purchasing power at two Memphis farmers markets.

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‘Basketball to Business Summit’ set for November run with Elliot Perry

Former NBA star and University of Memphis standout Elliot Perry is stepping up to keynote the inaugural Basketball to Business Summit, which has been rescheduled for Nov. 12.

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Somalia famine casts light on North Memphis’ ‘Little Somalia’

Fever, dysentery, measles and chronic malnutrition is a way of life for refugees. There is never enough supplies, never enough food.

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Liberty Lights: Countering flames of incivility and hate with the art of conversation

Liberty Lights offers free training on the art of holding powerful conversations to members of faith-based institutions, professional groups, nonprofits, schools and neighborhood organizations.

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