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Daily Archives: August 25, 2017

Foreclosure casts shadow on $375M Lake District project

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The $375-million Lake District development in Lakeland is no longer a sure thing. The Memphis Daily News shocked local residents and city officials last Wednesday with the project’s property foreclosure notice. The notice was for 33 acres of property owned by Lakeland Station Holding LLC and Gilad Development Corp. at 3536 Canada Road, Lakeland. This […]

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Girl Scouts to recycle eclipse glasses for Astronomers without Borders

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Girl Scouts Heart of the South is working with Astronomers Without Borders to help those without resources be prepared for the next eclipse in 2019 in South America and Asia. If you have glasses that you used Monday to view the Great American Eclipse of 2017 please help us by recycling them. You can bring […]

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Some tips to reduce back-to-school stress

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School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following tips and […]

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Little too late: Trojans hold on for victory in opener at Bolton

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ARLINGTON — First-game jitters might have been a common feeling inside the Millington Trojan locker room on the campus of Bolton High School. But for a certain group in back and gold Friday night, the butterflies in the stomach might have been the size of eagles. Millington’s defensive backfield knew they had to step up with […]

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Campbell, Wright sign to play D1 baseball

Former Arlington High School and Northwest Mississippi teammates Aaron Campbell and Jarod Wright will both be continuing their baseball careers at NCAA Div. 1 schools. Northwest Mississippi, this years MACJC Runner-up in baseball, announced that Campbell has signed with Ohio Valley Conference member Austin Peay, while Wright will continue his collegiate baseball career at the […]

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Panthers impress in first game of season

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Tigers suffer tough loss to Pharaohs

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OPINION: Org alleges poll questions are biased against charter schools

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Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, has issued the following statements: Reports by news outlets today (Aug. 15), including Politico and the Associated Press, about the latest Education Next poll have it wrong. The poll does not show a drop in public support for charter schools; it shows a […]

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OPINION: Take steps to fulfill goals on your life’s ‘bucket list’

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I don’t know when I first heard about a bucket list. I’ve always loved the idea that there are a number of things that we all want to do with our lives before we kick the proverbial bucket and die. But reducing them to writing is rare. Rarer still is actually figuring out the action […]

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OPINION: TN Democratic Party and coalition condemn hateful racist ideologies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Aug. 17, the Tennessee Democratic Party, the NAACP, the Service Employees International Union Local 205 and the Tennessee College Democrats held a press conference to denounce the hateful ideologies that led to tragedy in Charlottesville. They also called on the leaders of the Republican Party in Tennessee to condemn President Trump for […]

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TN labor department lists hottest jobs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today released the 2017 list of hot jobs across the state.  The list is a projection of what occupations will be most in-demand through the year 2024. Topping this year’s recently revised hot jobs list is the occupation of team assemblers in the manufacturing […]

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Southwest to fund interns for select Shelby, Fayette businesses

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Area small business owners can bolster their operations this fall with ambitious talent thanks to a $24,000 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) grant awarded to Southwest Tennessee Community College and its Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC). The grant will fund paid internships for about a dozen Southwest students at area businesses in […]

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