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Elite Wrestling claims team title in Illinois events

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Elite Wrestling Academy and its wrestlers recently put on a strong performance at back-to-back tournaments in southern Illinois. The team took 33 wrestlers (ages 5-14) to Illinois to wrestle in the Anna-Jonesboro “On the Prowl” and Carbondale “Dog Fight” tournaments. This was one of the most successful weekends Elite has ever seen, with the club […]

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SCSO arrests suspect in ATV theft

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On Feb. 18, Sheriff’s Detectives from ALERT and the Patrol Crime Response Unit arrested a suspect near U.S. 51 in the theft of a four-wheeler. The victim reported on Jan. 30 that a white man approached him, claiming to be out of gasoline ans asking for help. The victim drove the man to the store, […]

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Bartlett author signs ‘What Is the Color of Hate?’

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Deren Whalen, a resident of Bartlett, recently signed copies of his novel, “What Is the Color of Hate?”  at Republic Coffee, 2924 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. The book is about a man who grows up with hate, fear and anger toward the black men responsible for his father’s death in a violent home invasion. His […]

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‘Musicians for Le Bonheur’ is recruiting for 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Musicians for Le Bonheur, the charity project headed up by Angry Nerd Music, ise looking for new artists for 2014. The project raises money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through live shows around the city of Memphis and a compilation CD featuring Mid-South musicians. All of the money raised through the live events and the […]

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Traveling exhibit features African Americans in Civil War medicine for Black History Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — To celebrate Black History Month and those who made it possible, Memphis Public Libraries are “pushing boundaries” with a traveling exhibit – “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” Often lost from the pages of history, the names and faces of early African American physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare […]

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Planning sessions can cut college costs 60%

Shelby County, Tenn. — Mid-South students and their parents can participate in a free college and career planning event in their local area that can help cut college costs up to 60 percent and provide valuable step-by- step insight on college preparation at several locations around the county.  Local high school students and parents are invited to […]

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Margie Moyer Holmes

Margie Moyer Holmes, 84, fell asleep in the loving arms of the angels on Jan. 30, 2014. She was born to Frank and Clara Moyer of Newbern, Tenn., on Aug. 1, 1929. The family relocated to Carroll County, Tenn., where her days were spent working the family farm with her sister, Letty, and her two […]

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Legals for Feb. 13

City of Bartlett LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to the requirements of Ordinance 8-3 of the City of Bartlett, TN, the following information is made known to all interested persons: Ike Logan, has applied for an ON-Premises permit to sell beer at Fresh Slices Sidewalk Cafe, located at 6220 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN 38134 The Bartlett Beer […]

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Course offered Feb. 19-20 on orthotics and prosthetics

Professionals who provide orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) to patients are invited to attend a free half-day introductory course in Memphis in February. The course is titled “Clinical Management and Orthotic Application Influencing Gait Biomechanics in Patients with Neurological Conditions,” and it is presented by Wolfchase Limb & Brace and Trulife. The course offers an overview […]

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SCSO arrests youth in DQ robberies

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 17-year-old in connection with armed robberies on Jan. 13-14 at the Dairy Queen restaurant on the 2400 block of Hacks Cross. Two victims said they were ordering food in the drive-thru lane, and a black man approached them, wearing dark clothes and a ski mask and carrying […]

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Memphis Habitat: Super Bowl partiers could win NFL trip

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis invites people to help Habitat tackle poverty housing by participating in the 10th annual MX Skill Master Home Team Huddle fundraising event during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Participants are asked to host a “Super Sunday” party in their homes, businesses, schools or houses of worship and collect […]

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Youth Villages seeks caring adults to be kids’ mentors

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During National Mentoring Month in January, Youth Villages is looking for more caring adults to serve as friends and role models to children with emotional and behavioral problems. Mentors commit to spending four to six hours per month with a child for six months. Mentors must be at least 21 years old, pass a background […]

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