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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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Mid-South planners launch second phase of transportation study

Beginning in January, some Mid-South residents will receive a phone call or a postcard inviting them to participate in a region-wide transportation survey of households. By answering a few travel-related questions and keeping a one-day travel diary, participants will help regional transportation decision makers gain a better understanding of the travel patterns of residents getting […]

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Free program Jan. 27 teaches parliamentary procedures

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library located at 5094 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Anyone interested in expanding his or her knowledge of parliamentary law and Robert’s Rules of Order is invited to attend.

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Jan. 23 Legals

City of Bartlett NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the requirements of the State of Tennessee and Ordinances of the City of Bartlett, Tennessee, the following is published and made known to all interested persons: The Bartlett Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the Bartlett […]

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Jan. 16 Legals

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE REALTY LAWSUIT As County Trustee, I am required by law to publish the following statement: You are advised that after March 28, 2014, additional penalties and cost will be imposed in consequence of suits to be filed for enforcement of the lien for taxes against real property; until the filing […]

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Morris named new St. Benedict principal

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The Dec. 16 announcement came after a national search that led to Morris as the best candidate, according to Bishop J. Terry Steib of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and Janet Donato, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Donato said, “Mrs. Morris was appointed as interim in April of 2013 and has done an outstanding job of […]

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Foster parents needed, training available

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Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in the Mid-South to serve as foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. Free orientation sessions and training classes are now available. The first free foster parent orientation sessions of the year will be at these times: 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9 10 a.m., […]

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Blessing the pets

Almost 50 pets were blessed in a free community-wide ceremony Dec. 14 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Memphis. In this photo, Father Jim Berends uses a rosemary sprig dipped in holy water to bless Penny, owned by Connie Apoladimas. The event honored St. Modestos, whose feast day was Dec. 16. The women’s philanthropic club […]

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Boys basketball camp planned for Jan. 2-4

St. Benedict at Auburndale Varsity Boys’ Head Basketball Coach Caleb Marcum is hosting his annual SBA Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-8 on Jan. 2-4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the school, 8250 Varnavas Drive at Germantown Parkway in Cordova. Take the extra days after the holidays to work on […]

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Concert Scheduled for Dec. 19

The annual “Home for Christmas” concert in Bartlett is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 19.  First hosted in 1995, it raises funds for the Memphis Union Mission. To date, the concerts have raised more than $65,000 for the mission. The event will be at Faith Baptist Church at 3755 N. Germantown Road in Bartlett. Admission […]

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