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LSS tech specialist named among top 52 in U.S.

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A Lakeland School System tech specialist was among just 52 professionals nationwide that PBS honored for excellence. PBS LearningMedia chose Wanda Terral, an IT specialist, as one of its Lead Digital Innovators. The honor signifies excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning. PBS LearningMedia is a free media on-demand service that […]

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Business briefs for April 28, 2016

MAAR names top performers MEMPHIS — The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honored the top performers in commercial real estate for 2015 at the 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards gala held earlier this month at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Coming away with the evening’s highest honors were Commercial Hall of Fame inductee Phillip McNeill, […]

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Elmore Park MS teacher named Science Educator of Year

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The Tennessee Science Teacher’s Association has announced the 2015 Science Educators of the Year at their March 31 spring conference. This year’s winner for grades 5-8 is Jacob Farrell, who teaches Science and STEM at Elmore Park Middle School. Farrell has been teaching for 10 years. This award recognizes leadership roles in promoting science and […]

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Saint Francis nurse earns national honor

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David McWhirter, a registered nurse at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extra-ordinary Nurses. This national award recognizes nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients. (The award’s name is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) McWhirter joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in March 2015. He has been […]

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News roundup for Jan. 28, 2016

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Agricenter hires director of communications MEMPHIS — John Charles Wilson, President of Agricenter International, has selected Christine Donhardt, ASLA, to serve as Director of Communications. She is tasked with sharing the mission of the Agricenter with the public through outreach, event planning, grant writing, and fundraising. Donhardt served for nearly five years in the Memphis-Shelby […]

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Weddendorf Award goes to Johnny Johnson

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Johnny Johnson, deputy fire marshal for the Bartlett Fire Department, has been honored with the Weddendorf Special Recognition Award for 2015. The department issued a statement saying, “Commander Johnson is an employee that expects the best of himself as displayed in the manner that he carries out his duties.” Johnson is a frequent volunteer as […]

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Bartlett native honored as role model

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Bartlett native Craig P. Sanders, a partner at the law firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, has been selected as one of the Jackson Sun’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2015. The Jackson Sun and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce have recognized 40 West Tennesseans under the age of 40 who are making […]

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Nearly 17K jobs rely on medical device making

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The medical device industry accounts for nearly 17,000 jobs and has a local economic impact of more than $2.6 billion, according to a study released Tuesday by the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council (GMMDC). “The results of this study make clear what we already knew, that the medical device industry is a significant economic driver […]

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Saint Francis-Bartlett nurse receives national DAISY Award

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Gracie Newman, a registered nurse (RN) at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This national award recognizes nurses for the excellent care they provide to their patients. She joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in December 2014 as part of the Versant RN New Graduate Residency program. She began working full-time at the […]

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Bartlett native Craig Sanders tapped for ‘Forty under 40’ honor

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Bartlett native Craig P. Sanders, a partner at the law firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, has been selected as one of the Jackson Sun’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2015. The Jackson Sun and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce have recognized 40 West Tennesseans under the age of 40 who are making […]

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Cathy Durant named as Arlington’s town administrator

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Arlington’s new town administrator is a familiar face for anyone who’s visited town hall in since 1997 when Catherine (Cathy) Durant began working there as a clerk. She became town recorder/treasurer in 1999. She once again expanded her role in April 2015, when she added “interim town administrator” to her résumé, replacing Ed Haley when […]

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MSCOR facility opens to help former inmates find work, resources

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A ribbon cutting on Tuesday marked the opening of a new kind of facility in Shelby County: The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Re-entry (MSCOR). Tennessee’s only joint-agency office to assist formerly incarcerated people find work and other resources officially opened Tuesday at its permanent location in south Memphis (1362 Mississippi Boulevard). The center previously […]

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