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Bartlett center to hold Midsouth Autism Conference

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Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is bringing in national experts, vendors and special needs guests for its 2017 Midsouth Autism Conference from 8 a.m. on March 30 until noon April 1. The event will be at The Guesthouse at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. The conference offers medical, legal, parental, and professional tracks, […]

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Collegiate Corner for March 23, 2017

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Colleges and universities have released the following information about Mid-South students. Honors Patrick Murphy of Bartlett, a senior majoring in business and management systems, has been named to the fall 2016 honor list at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. To be included on the honor list, students must have carried a […]

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Summer program helps minority students explore legal careers

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MEMPHIS — For the past 10 years, the Memphis Bar Association has sponsored the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP), which seeks to develop and nurture an interest in the legal profession among young people from underrepresented groups. During the program, students: Are placed in law firms, corporate legal departments, or government agencies and accompany attorneys […]

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Best-selling author, counselor advises on raising boys March 30

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David Thomas, nationally known speaker, author and expert in family counseling, will offer insights on raising boys in his presentation “Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys” at 7 p.m. March 30 in Memphis. His presentation will be in the Veritas Research Center on the campus of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School at 4830 Walnut […]

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Lifeblood urges: March up to donation sites

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MEMPHIS—Lifeblood is urging the community to “march” up to the challenge to make an impact by donating blood in March. If you haven’t found time to donate yet this year or if you are eligible to donate again, or if you have never donated before, don’t miss out on your chance to make an impact. […]

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At a Glance for March 2, 2017

Support boys track at Panther Prowl 5K You can walk, or you can run, but you can’t hide from the excitement at the Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk this Saturday. It all begins at 8:30 a.m. at Bartlett High, 5688 Woodlawn St. The event’s entry fees are $12-$20 and benefit the Bartlett High School boys’ track […]

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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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