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Extravaganza to spotlight hunting, fishing Aug. 11-13

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You wanted more and you got it: The Mid-South Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza (MSHFE) is back, and it’s bigger and better. For more than 20 years this event at the Agricenter International in Memphis has served as the “kick-off” for the fall hunting and fishing seasons. The MSHFE is a three-day event on Aug. 11-13 […]

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TDCI lists fines, penalties levied against local businesses

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One Bartlett business, along with several in Memphis, Cordova and other area communities, was among those cited in last week’s June disciplinary action report issued by the Division of Regulatory Boards within Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI). The June report is the most recent currently available. Download the full .pdf file at tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/DAR-06-2017.pdf. […]

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Donors sought for Ruby Wilson Scholarship Fund

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As the one-year anniversary nears for the passing of singer/actress Ruby Wilson, “The Queen of Beale Street,” a Ruby Wilson Scholarship Fund has been set up to help a new generation of female singers. Funds will be managed by the Soulsville Foundation, the Memphis-based nonprofit organization that operates and raises funding for the Stax Museum […]

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Briarcrest Christian School’s fall 2017 calendar

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July 27 Alumni girls soccer game Aug. 14 Registration — Last names from A to J at 8 a.m. and last names from K to Z at 9 a.m. at the Houston Levee campus Aug. 15 First day of school Aug. 22 Elementary parent meetings for junior kindergarten through first grade Aug. 24 Elementary parent meetings […]

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Memphis woman drowns July 4 at Bartlett party

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The family of a young Memphis bride-to-be is mourning her drowning death at a July 4 party in Bartlett. Other party-goers pulled the unresponsive woman, 23-year-old Darian B. Towns, from the pool and began doing CPR to try to revive her. Bartlett Fire Department officers arrived just before 2 a.m., followed shortly by Bartlett Police […]

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Private school round-up

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Math achievement Competing in pre-calculus, Briarcrest Christian School junior Nicolas Beine placed ninth in the 2017 Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) Region Math Competition and 10th in West Tennessee. He received a certificate of achievement and distinction. Presidential Awards The Presidential Award for Academic Excellence 2017 is presented to Briarcrest’s eighth-grade students who excelled in […]

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George Allen Jackson

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George Allen Jackson, 80, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Jackson was born in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 2, 1937. He attended Humes High School and entered the Air Force at the age of 17. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and served 11 years. He was married to Mary […]

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Rose ceremony to comfort those without dads

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Forest Hill Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, will host a Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance to remember and honor fathers. This free event will be at 4 p.m. June 18 at Forest Hill Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis. The hour-long program is intended to be inspiring […]

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Artistry in the air

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Memphis University School’s Salutatorian: Ramiz Somjee

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Ramiz Somjee’s academic accomplishments are matched by an equally impressive record of community service. A National Merit Commended Student and AP Scholar with Distinction, Somjee has been on the Dean’s Scholar list the past four years and maintained a rigorous academic schedule, enrolling in six AP classes his junior year. While he is a high […]

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Memphis University School’s Class of 2017

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RELATED STORIES Valedictorian, Brooks Eikner Salutatorian, Ramiz Somjee The Memphis University School Class of 2017 is Mackey Alexander, Edward Apple, Webster Austin, Burch Baine, Chris Barksdale, Christian Berry, Ishan Biswas, Osman Blackett, Carson Boucek, William Bragg, Keith Burks, Eli Christenbury, Will Collier, Darius Cowan, George Crews, Jack Crosby, Frederick Danielson, Philip Deaton, Andrew Douglass, Shun […]

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Memphis University School’s Valedictorian: Brooks Eikner

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Brooks Eikner is a highly intelligent and motivated student whose academic achievements have distinguished him throughout his high school career. His many accolades include four years on the Dean’s Scholar list at MUS and recognition as a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Distinction. Gifted with a keen wit and friendly personality, Eikner is […]

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