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Black and white students to march 50 miles to Memphis

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PEARL, Miss. — An interracial group of young men will begin a journey of reconciliation this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Their 50-mile March to Memphis will take them from near Dundee, Miss., north to the city where King was killed on […]

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Memphis listed among fattest U.S. cities

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Memphis now ranks fourth among the fattest cities in the U.S., according to the WalletHub website. With March being National Nutrition Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s Fattest Cities in America. In order to call attention to […]

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Sewer capacity issues could cripple local development

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Memphis is collecting data and working on solutions for a looming problem that could cripple development for several years. A sanitary sewer capacity issue could force a commercial and residential development freeze for most of Bartlett and Cordova, part of Lakeland and all of Wolfchase. On Monday, Robert Knecht, Memphis Public Works director, explained the […]

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Sewer capacity issues could freeze area development

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A sewer system that is near its capacity could soon force Memphis and Shelby County to freeze development for Wolfchase, most of Cordova and Bartlett, and part of Lakeland, according to news that broke on Monday. Capacity issues with the 35-square-mile Fletcher Creek drainage basin could suspend commercial or residential developments for a long time. […]

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National water quality study includes Shelby County

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The Environmental Working Group, a watchdog organization, has released a nationwide study of water testing results around the United States, including Shelby County. The study focuses on the carcinogenic chemical chromium 6, which was found locally, and also mentions other contaminants. A spokesman for EWG has stated that the chromium values found in Shelby County […]

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Reckless vandal shoots Agricenter’s digital sign

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MEMPHIS — The digital sign on Walnut Grove Road has been the target of felony vandalism. The sign was shot at by someone driving east along Walnut Grove during the night of Feb. 14, and the act risked more than property damage. “This is dangerous, as the bullet could have gone through the billboard and could […]

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AWA hosts annual banquet, awards scholarships

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A change of venue was a popular decision for about 150 legal professionals who attended the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) annual banquet Feb. 7. The event was moved to a downtown address this year, 409 S. Main St., Memphis. The new space, with an eclectic mix of exposed brick and contemporary, multi-level design, provided […]

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Journal West 10 Media’s Power 10 Basketball Rankings

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The teams from the coverage area including Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Millington and South Tipton County are eligible. Each week throughout 2018 district basketball play see how the poll shakes out. JW10 will rank the Top 5 boys’ varsity teams and Top 5 girls’ varsity teams until Regionals in February. Power 10 Rankings as […]

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Free bridal event opens to public Jan. 14

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The Mid-South Wedding Association of Memphis is offering the free “Wedding University” Show and Seminar to the public. It will be noon-4 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis. At Christmas time, there are more couples getting engaged than any other time of the year. Brides attend wedding shows and are […]

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TRICARE restores in-network access at Saint Francis

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Saint Francis Healthcare has announced that as of Jan. 1, 2018, all beneficiaries covered under Humana TRICARE will have in-network access to its hospitals and physician clinics. The new agreement extends to the following healthcare providers: Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Saint Francis Medical Partners physician practices MedPost Urgent Care “We are pleased that […]

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‘Starry Nights’ still shining

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For those too busy during the rush to Christmas to enjoy a leisurely drive through Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, the Mid-South’s largest holiday light show and festival on the property, Starry Nights, will remain open for two more evenings. Hours are 6-9 p.m. tonight and 6-10 p.m. Saturday night. Starry Nights attracts more than […]

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Sundar serves salon clients with panache

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Bartlett resident Wanda Smith Chunduru is passionate about helping her customers to feel pampered, relaxed and at their beautiful best from their visits to her salon. She chose the name “Sundar” (pronounced SOON-dar) from the native language of her husband, Ravi, because it means beautiful or handsome. Sundar Hair Enhancement & Nail Studio, located at […]

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