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Biography of Mary Wolff

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28th recipient of the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award Editor’s note: The following biography and tribute to the achievements of Mary Lee Wolff was provided by the AWA. AWA pays homage posthumously to Mary Lee Wolff, who was known both for her tenacity and for the high bar she set for […]

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Business Briefs for Feb. 16, 2017

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LACC awards top businesses at banquet On Jan. 25, the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce recognized top-performing businesses and other leaders who contribute to business success in the city. The chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet Luncheon was held at Club Windward in Lakeland. Honorees included: Making It Happen: Tom Skehan, Lakeland city planner Excellent Customer Service: […]

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Elliot D. Abel

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Elliot D. Abel, founder and owner of Tobacco Corner Ltd. and affectionately known as the Tobacconist of the Mid-South, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in his adopted hometown of Memphis, Tenn., from complications associated with dementia. Elliot was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Jan. 7, 1930, and was the only son of Ivy and Maurice […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 9, 2017

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Mid-South announcesBlack History Month exhibit and events The Ballet On Wheel Dance School & Company is collaborating with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center (MPLIC) on a celebration: “Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles.” The month-long celebration includes an exhibit, which incorporates photos of African-American ballerinas and historical performance materials. The exhibit […]

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Solutions for feral cats take work, patience, and networking

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Animal lovers who have compassion for feral cats are using social media to help protect the free-ranging cats that they enjoy. That includes Facebook groups, websites and more. Their goal is to compassionately care for and control a growing cat population, and one key action is to participate in a trap-neuter-release (TNR) program. This can […]

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Calendar of Events

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“Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K registration: Registration now open for “Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K. Event will be 10 a.m. April 8 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Registration: $10-$25. Details: racesonline.com/events/readysetgrow5k. Ride for Life registration: Registration now open for 6th annual Ride for Life 25-mile ride and 1 mile kids fun run. Event […]

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

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Girl Scouts from around the Mid-South came to their Memphis Leadership Center Saturday for the Girl Scout Cookie Kickoff. Events included a scavenger hunt for posted safety tips, crafts, viewing of cookie sale prizes they could win and other fun activities. The center is at 717 S. White Station Road, Memphis. In the Mid-South, Girl […]

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Legals for Jan. 19, 2017

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AWA names Mid-South residents as new board members, committee chairs

The Association for Women Attorneys has released the names of its new board members and committee chairs, including residents of Bartlett, Germantown, Cordova, Memphis and other locales. Officers include: President: Diana Comes of Memphis Immediate Past President: Lisa J. Gill of Memphis President-Elect: Eileen Kuo of Cordova Vice-President: Laura Deakins of Memphis Treasurer: Anita Lotz […]

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Report: Violence up, property crimes down

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MEMPHIS—The major violent crime rates in Shelby County and in Memphis were up for the first 11 months of 2016, according to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. A report released on Dec. 22 shows statistics for the period of January through November, based on preliminary data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Major violent […]

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Elderly Bartlett woman run over, killed in attempted robbery

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[Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a Memphis Police Department composite sketch and description of the suspect sought in Catherine Wicker’s murder.] Catherine Wicker of Bartlett, 81, was the second person killed in Memphis in 2017. According to a Memphis Police spokesman, she died during an attempted robbery Sunday night when her […]

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Activities for Jan. 13-Feb. 18

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Municipalities and businesses have announced the following upcoming events. Send your announcements about public events and meetings to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com. Jan. 13 New Bible study: A new Bible study begins at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Lakeland Senior Center. Trudy Scholten will lead the class for the beginning of Beth Moore’s Book of Daniel. Participants will […]

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