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Area schools closed due to power outage  WMC

Some schools in the Memphis area are closed Wednesday due to power outages.

This Memphis senior was kicked out of three high schools. Here's how he got on track to graduate.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In front of more than 100 people, John Chatman recalled the bullying he endured as a child for having a stutter. Chatman was one of seven educators and ...

School opens its own food pantry to feed those in the 38109 ZIP code  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Shelby County alternative school unveiled a special room that will help the hungry on Thursday. It's in the old ROTC building at George ...

After 59-year run in South Memphis, Carver High School is officially closed  Chalkbeat Tennessee

George Washington Carver High School, an anchor of the Riverview neighborhood of South Memphis since the late 1950s, is the latest casualty of closings ...

Carver High to partly retain name as new use begins for closed Memphis school  Chalkbeat Tennessee

While the recently closed Carver High School will have students again this fall by housing two alternative programs, the building will keep its name — sort of.

SCS considers moving alternative programs into Carver High School building

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- There could be new life for the building that housed Carver High School in South Memphis. The district may combine two programs and ...

Carver High ends as it began, in a segregated city  Memphis Commercial Appeal

George Washington Carver High School was opened in 1957, a product of a racially segregated society.

SCS votes to close Carver High School  WMC Action News 5

Shelby County Schools voted to close Carver High School during a meeting held Thursday. District administrators opted to close the school based on its ...

Shelby County Mayor Harris Appoints New Office Of Preparedness Director

Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Brenda Jones as the Director of the Office of Preparedness.

Hopson will leave a blueprint to consolidate more schools. Here's what you need to know.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

If trends hold true for Hopson's final recommendations, four schools would be at the top of the list for consolidation.

UT Vols: Monitor Eric Gray, Ke'Shun Brown during early signing period  Knoxville News Sentinel

Here are some topics to monitor for Tennessee during the early signing period.

Sanders, (SFC)(Ret) Robert "Bob"  Dothan Eagle

Sergeant First Class (SFC) (Ret) Robert "Bob" Sanders transitioned to his eternal glory, Monday, July 7, 2018. He was 82. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. ...

GRAD Academy Memphis to close after school year  WMC Action News 5

After five years under contract with the Achievement School District, Grad Academy, formerly South Side High School, will close at the end of the school year.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s hope for equal education in Memphis still a dream, new book says  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In the 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, his dream of an education system providing equal economic opportunity to black ...

50 years later: Teachers, students recall how Martin Luther King's death changed their lives and classrooms  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Memphis has a special, painful relationship with the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was here, on April 4, 1968, that the iconic civil rights leader was ...

Half of Memphis schools closed since 2012 stand empty, with more closures on the way  Chalkbeat Colorado

Other schools closed since 2012 have been repurposed or turned into alternative and charter schools. Check out our map to see what happened to each one.

Shelby County Schools says it needs to close more schools. Here are 25 that are at risk.  Chalkbeat Colorado

As the district embarks on a process to cut costs by closing schools, two dozen Memphis schools already have three strikes against them.

Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Three Wooddale High School students will get a second chance after getting caught gambling and fighting in the cafeteria. They've ...

South Memphis Makeover | The Fly-By | Memphis News and Events  Memphis Flyer

South Memphis isn't just a food desert. It's an all-around retail desert, according to the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team. Those are the findings of the team's ...

What four faces would be on a Memphis sports Mount Rushmore?  The Commercial Appeal

Picking a Mount Rushmore for Memphis sports is a thankless task, if only because there are far more than four people who have left an indelible mark on the ...

Brett Oates, founder, celebrates 10 years with Silver Glovez baseball camp  Birmingham Times

For the past 10 years, Brett Oates has been able to turn his love of sports into something that benefits the community. The 55-year-old founder of Silver Glovez, ...

Art by Art  Memphis Flyer

Art Covington began selling his artwork when he was five years old. He copied cartoon characters. "I did Popeye and Mighty Mouse, and I would take them to my ...

Lawsuit filed opposing closure of South Side Middle School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Several individuals have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court opposing Shelby County Schools' planned closure of South Side Middle School.

Jefferson St. Merchant, Former Council Member Edward Whitmore, Sr. Dies

By Reginald Stuart. NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville bid farewell this week to one of its long time Jefferson Street merchants and former city council member ...

In Memphis and Nashville, here are the schools eligible — and no longer eligible — for state intervention  Chalkbeat Colorado

Tennessee's Achievement School District (ASD) plans to expand its footprint in Memphis and Nashville under the state's school improvement initiative, but it's ...

Shelby County School Board votes to close 10 schools at charged meeting  Chalkbeat Colorado

After nearly a year of planning, two months of intense community engagement, and four hours of meeting, it became official: Shelby County Schools will close 10 ...

17 schools have closed since Shelby County Schools merger  WMC Action News 5

Seventeen schools have closed in Shelby County since the municipalities split in 2013.

Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...

Memphis professor is first African American to lead American Psychiatric Association  The Commercial Appeal

Dr. Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, is the first first African American slated ...

Tennessee students more likely to be suspended if they're black boys — or live in Memphis  Chalkbeat Colorado

The latest data shows half of suspensions in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in ...

More Black Students, and Memphis Students, Suspended in Tennessee Schools  Memphis Daily News

Half of suspensions across Tennessee in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in Memphis.

Man found shot to death in car in South Memphis driveway  The Commercial Appeal

MPD is investigating a fatal shooting in South Memphis Wednesday morning.

White Backed Up Big Talk For UTC

The UTC Athletics Department and the Chattanooga Times Free Press will release one member of the McKenzie Arena 25th Anniversary Team each day ...

Zach Randolph returns with love for Memphis  The Commercial Appeal

Zach Randolph signed a two-year, $24 million dollar contract with the Sacramento Kings, ending his time in Memphis. Grizzlies fans and Memphians alike were ...

Mentor Steered New Teacher to Cheating Scandal | City Beat Blog  Memphis Flyer

A first-year Memphis City Schools teacher and a former assistant principal at a charter school have pleaded guilty in the test-taking-for-pay scandal.

Class is In  Memphis Daily News

For Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken, the demerger of public schools in Shelby County didn't become “real” until teachers reported the week ...

Born in the Projects, Norman Fights for Social Justice  Memphis Daily News

Keith Norman makes a habit of rising before the sun – and no wonder. As vice president of government affairs at Baptist Memorial Health Care and president of ...

Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...

Zach Randolph had two pounds of weed? That's a problem, if so  The Commercial Appeal

It was easier to laugh off Zach Randolph getting busted for weed until TMZ reported he had two pounds.

Tennessee all-time jerseys include Vols, Titans, Grizzlies, Predators  The Tennessean

Peyton Manning's No. 16 uniform is forever engrained in the history of sports in our state. The same could be said for Penny Hardaway's No. 25 at Memphis ...

Complete list of all Georgia college football signees  MaxPreps

Carver High School didn't win the state championship in football that it wanted this past season, but the victory on Signing Day was almost as sweet for this ...

Elite 11 Atlanta: Top quarterback recruits throw for chance at finals  SB Nation

Live updates from the Elite 11 quarterback recruit competition in Atlanta.

US Top 50 Boys Indoor Rankings: Union Catholic 1st Under 8 Minutes In 4x800  MileSplit

Check out the US top 50 boys indoor rankings as of January 17th. The Union Catholic boys were the first team in the country to break 8 minutes in the 4x800 this ...

Zach Randolph leaves Grizzlies for Kings and that's no bluff  The Commercial Appeal

Grizzlies free-agent forward Zach Randolph agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.

Audit of Everytown’s Claimed 200+ School Shootings Since Sandy Hook  Bearing Arms

Yesterday, Hayley Miller, a reporter for the Huffington Post, uncritically regurgitated an Everytown claim that there have been 200 school shootings since the ...

Grizzlies host Lakers as part of NBA's Martin Luther King Jr. Day showcase schedule  The Commercial Appeal

The Grizzlies will open their 2017-18 regular season Oct. 18 at home against the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA announced Monday evening. The defending ...

Guns in America After Newtown

Take a by-the-numbers look at gun deaths, school shootings, public opinion and legislation in the year since Sandy Hook.

Zach Randolph could be banned by NBA if convicted of felony marijuana charge  The Commercial Appeal

Former Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph could face similar penalties ex-teammate O.J. Mayo received in terms of being banned from the NBA for ...

Grizzlies to retire Zach Randolph's jersey  The Commercial Appeal

In an emotional open letter to Z-Bo, the franchise says number 50 will never be worn by any other member of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Coach Fizdale happy with Grizzlies' direction  The Commercial Appeal

Grizzlies coach David Fizdale talks about the team's new direction.

MLGW bills: Software glitch, not Z-Bo donation, causes billing snafu  The Commercial Appeal

MLGW says a software glitch and social media rumors of a donation from Zach Randolph have led to mass confusion about utility bills.

Columbine to Oregon's Umpqua College: A tragic list of school shootings since 1999  Westword

Update: Periodically, we've compiled rosters of school shootings that have taken place since the attack on Columbine High School — and such incidents appear ...

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 400m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 400 meter dash.

Kings' Zach Randolph charged with marijuana possession, resisting arrest  USA TODAY

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph had the lone felony charge from his Aug. 9 arrest on marijuana possession reduced to a misdemeanor, according to ...

So How Many Of The Bachelor Couples Are Actually Still Together?  RISE NEWS

The record of long-lasting love is a bit of a heart breaker for America's darling of reality romance shows, The Bachelor. If finding love on camera seems close to ...

In Remembrance: Locals who passed on in February  Herald & Review

February 2016 obituaries and announcements in the Decatur area. View obituaries any time at Interview with Heal The Hood Foundation CEO & Founder, LaDell Beamon recently caught up with founder and CEO of Heal The Hood Foundation in Memphis, LaDell Beamon. Beamon spoke about his organization ...

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