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10/01/2010 - current
Poverty migrating to Shelby County suburbs, mirrors national trends
Published 05/20/2013 at 6:23 p.m.
A Brookings Institute study, which analyzed data from the most recent U.S. Census Survey, found the country's suburban poor population grew 64 percent from 2000-2011, significantly outpacing increases in rural poverty, as well.
Mid-South voices weigh in on eve of vote to allow gay youths in Boy Scouts
Published 05/19/2013 at 10 p.m.
For most Boy Scouts, their Eagle Scout badge is a mark of honor. But for Ijpe Dekow, a gay former scout living in Memphis, it became a mark of intolerance.
Immigration reform to be subject of Latino Memphis round-table discussion
Updated 05/19/2013 at 12:21 a.m.
With his graduation from Kingsbury, Dante Bonilla became closer to his dream of being the first person in his family to attend college.
Westboro church protests "false idol" Elvis Presley near Gracelend
Published 05/17/2013 at 8:04 p.m.
Several members of Westboro Baptist Church, known for their extreme religious views and picketing funerals of American soldiers, protested against Elvis Presley near Graceland on Friday afternoon, calling the rock and roll icon a false idol.
Memphis teacher who criticized the diocese over the closure of Bishop Byrne quits
Published 05/14/2013 at 7:25 p.m.
A Memphis Catholic Diocese teacher from now-defunct Bishop Byrne Middle and High School resigned Tuesday.
Memphis officer Martoiya Lang among 'fallen heroes' honored at annual ceremony
Updated 05/10/2013 at 12:45 a.m.
Since Memphis Police officer Martoiya Lang was killed in the line of duty in December, her former supervisor kept a cork on his emotions.
Dozens donate, volunteer after tornado strikes Fayette County dog rescue, but cleanup efforts just beginning
Updated 05/09/2013 at 12:29 a.m.
As an F1 tornado approached Bill Funk’s K9 Animal Savior Rescue facility in Fayette County late last month, the ex-Marine peeked outside his back door and saw his granddaughter’s 1,800-pound swing set tossed across his property.
Students salute diversity in Memphis with Orff All-City Concert
Updated 05/09/2013 at 12:26 a.m.
During a rendition of Jewish folk song “Donna Donna,” conductor Carol King raised her arms and brought dozens of student-performers to a hush.
For supporters of closing Memphis catholic school, final graduation more bitter than bittersweet
Published 05/04/2013 at 2:05 p.m.
As Bishop Byrne Catholic Middle and High School’s final graduating class accepted their diplomas Saturday, a frustrating final chapter in the school’s history ended.
Rivercrest Elementary's Portia Tate named Tennessee PTA Principal of The Year
Updated 05/03/2013 at 12:11 a.m.
After creating an environment her colleagues and peers described as loving, Rivercrest Elementary School principal Portia Tate has been named Principal of The Year by the Tennessee Parent-Teacher Association.
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