Shelby County Schools Files Suit Over State Education Funding

Shelby County Schools Files Suit Over State Education Funding

Shelby County Schools leaders announced Monday, Aug. 31, that the system has filed its own lawsuit against Tennessee state government over public education funding. The school system filed its lawsuit Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville. School systems in the Chattanooga area filed a separate lawsuit over the controversy earlier this year as the Shelby County Schools board voted to hire attorneys and possibly join it. But SCS attorney Valerie Speakman said a separate lawsuit i
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System Check: Diaz, Hazelbaker Shine as Memphis, Jay return for Final Homestand

System Check: Diaz, Hazelbaker Shine as Memphis, Jay return for Final Homestand

by Mike Bailey / BaseballStL | @MikeBailey4 (BaseballStL) — Jon Jay continues his rehab assignment with the Memphis Redbirds today as the club returns to Memphis for its final home stand of the year. Jay joined Memphis Saturday for a rehab assignment, recovering from a left wrist stress fracture/bone bruise. The 30-year-old outfielder went 0-for-3 in his first game with the Redbirds, with two groundouts and a pop out. He has been on the DL since July 1. He had an earlier stint (May 14-28)
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Memphis man convicted of dismembering girlfriend loses appeal of verdict

Memphis man convicted of dismembering girlfriend loses appeal of verdict

Death row inmate James Hawkins (left), seen here in a file photo, was denied an appeal of the verdict. James Hawkins, a Memphis man convicted in 2011 and sentenced to death for the murder and dismemberment of the mother of his three children, lost an appeal of the verdict in the case. The Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals issued a ruling Friday affirming the guilty verdict, stating that Hawkins failed to prove that the court erred in his case. “In accordance with Tennessee Code Annotate
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Hotel Developer Moves On Scimitar Building Conversion

Hotel Developer Moves On Scimitar Building Conversion

Details: The developer of a boutique hotel in the 103-year-old Scimitar Building is preparing for the Downtown property’s conversion. Suna Winchester has applied to the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a $5.2 million building permit to convert the former office building at 179 Madison Ave. into a 58-unit hotel. Construction crews were erecting a chain link fence Friday, Aug. 28, around the building on the southeast corner of Madison and Third Street. Details: Car Wa
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Memphis announces suspensions related to bowl postgame brawl

Memphis announces suspensions related to bowl postgame brawl

Memphis has suspended linebacker Leonard Pegues for 1 ½ games and defensive end Isadore Outing for one game for their roles in a brawl at the end of last season’s Miami Beach Bowl victory. Tigers coach Justin Fuente also announced Monday that defensive back Chauncey Lanier and offensive linemen Michael Stannard, Trevon Tate and Nick Thomas would be suspended for half a game each. Fuente said Memphis players also performed 326 hours of community service, above the 220 hours the school had requi
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Grizzlies add Tennessee Titans stop to Regional Caravan Tour

Grizzlies add Tennessee Titans stop to Regional Caravan Tour

The Memphis Grizzlies have added an additional stop to their 2015 Regional Caravan Tour with a second opportunity in Nashville for fans to interact with forward Brandan Wright on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. Wright will “tailgate” with 25 lucky Grizzlies fans prior to the Titans’ kickoff against the Minnesota Vikings. Fans can register for this opportunity by ‘liking’ the Nashville Fans of Memphis Grizzlies Facebook page and commenting on the cont
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Effectiveness Of 'No More' Campaign Debated

Effectiveness Of ‘No More’ Campaign Debated

Surveys and focus groups that are a key part of the “No More” campaign to build awareness and change attitudes on rape, sexual assault and domestic violence are and will be a baseline to gauge how well the campaign does its job. “There are still some misperceptions about what the cause of the issues are and still in some segments some victim blaming about – ‘Why was she in that place?’ and ‘Why was she engaging in that behavior?’ Doug McGowen, coordinator of the city of Memphis?
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North Memphis man sentenced to 30 years for rape of young boy

North Memphis man sentenced to 30 years for rape of young boy

A North Memphis man convicted of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery has been sentenced to 30 years in prison with no parole. >> DA: Man convicted of raping young relative In June 2013, investigators say Juan Carols Cerano forced sex upon an 11-year-old boy. The incident happened at the 33-year-old’s home in the 400 block of Westover. Cerano told jurors the anal tearing the boy suffered was not caused by forced sex, but by the boy eating spicy foods that included spicy tor
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College Football Notebook: No More Dress Rehearsals for Memphis Tigers

College Football Notebook: No More Dress Rehearsals for Memphis Tigers

Last week, the University of Memphis football team finished training camp with simulated end-of-week preparation, culminating with a video test Friday night and a mock game Saturday, Aug. 29, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. This week, the Tigers do it for real as they open the season at home at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, against Missouri State. Memphis head coach Justin Fuente said some players were more at ease than others. “That’s why we do it, so everyone knows what is expected
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UTHSC Pulls $20M Permit To Build Simulation Center

UTHSC Pulls $20M Permit To Build Simulation Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is preparing for more construction as part of its campus overhaul. UTHSC has filed a $20 million building permit application for construction of its Multi-Disciplinary Simulation Center at 26 S. Dunlap St. The application, filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement, lists Flintco Inc. as the general contractor. The $24.1 million, 45,000-square-foot center, which is going up in the footprint of the Feurt Pharmacy Research
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'Bigger Than Ballet'

‘Bigger Than Ballet’

As a child growing up in Frayser with an unstable home life, Briana Brown latched on to dance classes at the New Ballet Ensemble & School as a source of stability. Sitting at her University of Memphis dorm surrounded by psychology textbooks, she is ready to leap into the path built on 11 years of educational and professional development provided by her support system at New Ballet Ensemble. Brown is one of five senior graduates of the NBE school, a diverse group of dancers who have raised more
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Memphis man pleads guilty to sexual crimes against a relative

Memphis man pleads guilty to sexual crimes against a relative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was sentenced to eight years behind bars have he pleaded guilty to the aggravated sexual battery of a female relative. In addition to serving for eight years, he will also have to register as a violent sex offender and by on community supervision for the rest of his life. According to the District Attorney’s Office, the victim was 9-years-old when the molestation began in 1999. She told investigators she never told anyone because Williams told her it &
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City of Memphis, EPIcenter Get $50000 for Startup Efforts

City of Memphis, EPIcenter Get $50000 for Startup Efforts

When Walter Perry, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tennessee district office, joins other SBA staff in presenting Memphis officials Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a $50,000 Start Small Model prize, the ceremony will be more than a perfunctory civic affair. That’s because the event, happening at 12:30 p.m. at Rec Room, 3000 Broad Ave., is another in a string of recent indications that Memphis’ startup community is in the midst of a bumper crop of good news. Examples of its m
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Council Continues Talks on Deferred Retirement Freeze

Council Continues Talks on Deferred Retirement Freeze

Two months into the city of Memphis’ new fiscal year and after a year of decisions on changes to pension and health insurance benefits for city employees and retirees, the Memphis City Council is still making adjustments. For the third consecutive council Tuesday, members will include a discussion of freezing the city’s deferred retirement program in committee sessions. The ordinance that would implement the temporary freeze is up for the second of three readings on Tuesday, Sept. 1’s age
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Photographers Create Broad Avenue Studio Partnership

Photographers Create Broad Avenue Studio Partnership

Three Memphis photographers – Amanda Hill, Candy Brasfield  and Nathan Savage – will operate their separate businesses in a collaboration under the Broad Avenue Studios name. (Amanda Hill Photography) But sometimes collaboration can go a long way in furthering a mission, particularly when it’s a group of creative small-business owners looking to take their respective entities to another level. In the Broad Avenue neighborhood, three photographers are coming together to opera
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Carter-Carswell Makes Return To Tigers Women's Basketball

Carter-Carswell Makes Return To Tigers Women’s Basketball

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Brittany Carter-Carswell, one of Tigers women’s basketball all-time greats, makes her return to the program as a graduate assistant, head coach Melissa McFerrin announced Monday. Carter-Carswell, who graduated in December of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a criminal justice emphasis, is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies. In her graduate assistant role, Carter-Carswell’s primary responsibilities are to assist with team travel and tr
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100 North Main Sells for $5 Million

100 North Main Sells for $5 Million

After months of threats to turn off power to the tallest skyscraper in Memphis, the 37-story office building has sold. Boca Raton, Fla.-based IMH Memphis LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, purchased the skyscraper for $5 million on Aug. 25. One Hundred North Main LLC acquired the 37-story tower in August 2013 for $5 million on a seller-financed note from the Zimmerman Revocable Trust. The building, constructed in 1965, has a tax appraisal value of $3.8 million. Memphis Light, Gas and W
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Memphis Zoo celebrates new baby Flamingo chicks

Memphis Zoo celebrates new baby Flamingo chicks

For the first time since 2008, two Chilean flamingos have hatched at the Memphis Zoo.  The chicks hatched on August 7th and August 20th. The chicks have 2 different sets of parents. The older chick’s parents have been at the zoo since 1981 and 1996. They have three chicks of their own and one foster chick. All four are still living at the Memphis Zoo. The father of younger chick was the last hatched and raised at the zoo since 2008. The mother has one previous chick with a different m
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Rosenthal back from leave, Tuivailala back to Memphis

Rosenthal back from leave, Tuivailala back to Memphis

Trevor Rosenthal’s weekend of paternity leave is over and he’s rejoined the team for Monday’s game with Washington at Busch Stadium. The corresponding move is that reliever Sam Tuivailala, who was called up to take Rosenthal’s spot, has been send back to Memphis and, apparently, this isn’t one of those moves where Tuivailala goes to “Memphis” but hangs around in St. Louis while waiting for the Sept. 1 roster limits to come off. Manager Mike Matheny said the rules and necessity require Tuivailal
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Memphis as Usual, Week of Aug. 31: Nemesis edition

Memphis as Usual, Week of Aug. 31: Nemesis edition

ONE: Teacher report The University of Memphis kicked off its fall semester last week, which means it was time for me to return to the classroom — as an instructor rather than as a student. As I did last fall, I’m teaching a Reporting class in the University of Memphis Journalism Department. I love teaching, especially teaching reporting, and no doubt I’ll have updates on developments in the classroom throughout the fall. But, let me share my current anxiety. Tonight (Aug. 31), each student ge
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Memphis hands down player suspensions for BYU bowl brawl

Memphis hands down player suspensions for BYU bowl brawl

More than eight months after the Miami Beach Bowl ended in a bench-clearing brawl between Memphis and BYU, several Memphis players are receiving their punishments. Coach Justin Fuente announced the discipline the players will receive for their roles in the clash after Memphis’ 55-48 overtime win. PREVIEW: SN Top 25 | Predictions | 15 years, 15 best teams — According to The Commercial Appeal, linebacker Leonard Pegues will miss the season opener against Missouri State and half of the f
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Super Women in Business pick up capes at annual luncheon

Super Women in Business pick up capes at annual luncheon

Memphis Business Journal’s annual Super Women in Business Awards featured a wide array of the city’s leaders. The 2015 class of Super Women represents some of the city’s most influential women, in a wide range of industries, who have achieved success through leadership in business and community contribution. The Super Women in Business awards luncheon was held Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hilton Memphis. To see some highlights from the ceremony, take a look at the slideshow. Gold
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Job: Sales Advisor $50000 in first year

Job: Sales Advisor $50000 in first year

Posted: 08/31/2015 Job Status: Full Time Job Reference #: 10105 Sales Advisor $50,000 in first year Job ID 2015-10105 Job Locations US-TN-Memphis Category Sales Type Regular Full-Time More information about this job: Overview: What Drives you?Career paths with opportunities to learn vital roles and skills?Meaningful work in a stable, promote-from-within organization?Professional satisfaction and helping others?A workspace that is dynamic, fast, fun, and challenging? We share your drive. At Driv
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Memphis Cheesecake Factory sets record ahead of 9/01 opening

Memphis Cheesecake Factory sets record ahead of 9/01 opening

Tuesday is the big day. Sept. 1, Memphians will finally have their very own Cheesecake Factory. Adjacent to Macy’s in Wolfchase Galleria, operated by Simon Properties Inc., at 2760 N.Germantown Parkway, The Cheesecake Factory is ready to serve the Mid-South. Alethea Rowe, senior director of public relations for The Cheesecake Factory, said they have heard from Memphis residents for years and have wanted to come to come to the city for a long time but waited to find the perfect location. “It
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Woman arrested in Craigslist heist

Woman arrested in Craigslist heist

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Memphis investigators arrested a woman accused of being involved in a Craigslist robbery and kidnapping. Detectives said a man responded to an ad for 2013 Dodge Charger for sale. He met a woman at Memphis International Airport to test drive the vehicle. Police said during that drive, she told him to stop at a parking lot to turn the car around off of Airways Boulevard. That’s when officers said two men approached the car, forced the victim into the p
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Midnight, Music, and Memphis: A Night on Beale Street

Midnight, Music, and Memphis: A Night on Beale Street

11:37 PM: My first day back in Memphis, and my first time being here as a 21 year old. I know my first stop in the land of the Delta Blues has to be Beale Street. Excited to show off our newly renewed licenses, my best friend and I aren’t even phased by the very long line of enthusiastic people waiting to be let onto one of the most famous streets in America. The wait in line is filled with people as excited as we are to walk down Memphis’s one stop party street, and we soon realize how div
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University of Memphis announces player suspensions from Miami Beach Bowl brawl

University of Memphis announces player suspensions from Miami Beach Bowl brawl

University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente today announced the suspensions stemming from the postgame brawl at last year’s Miami Beach Bowl against BYU. Linebacker Leonard Pegues received the largest suspension of the group. He will miss the entirety of Saturday’s opener against Missouri State and the first half of next week’s game against Kansas. Defensive lineman Isadore Outing will miss the entire first game. Four players — offensive linemen Nick Thomas, Michael Sta
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Wonderful home for lease in Memphis, TN!

Wonderful home for lease in Memphis, TN!

KEY FEATURES Year Built: 1990 Sq Footage: 1219 sqft. Bedrooms: 3 Beds Bathrooms: 2 Baths Parking: 2 Other Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below) Deposit: $925 Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK Laundry: None Property Type: Single Family House DESCRIPTIONCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home! This home is simply a delight with new upgrades like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. New paint and carpet throughout. Partially wooded and very secluded backyard. Call us to schedu
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Apple Building 'Next Generation' Store in Memphis

Apple Building ‘Next Generation’ Store in Memphis

Apple is preparing to move its Germantown store, with a “next generation” design planned for the new location. The retailer has applied for a $1.5 million building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a new storefront and interior renovation at 2031 West St., within the Shops of Saddle Creek South. Apple’s current store is at 7615 W. Farmington Blvd., in the Shops of Saddle Creek North. The Germantown Design Review Commission unanimously a
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No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

NEW YORK (AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said he had “no qualms” about the willingness of both sides to try to reach a settlement in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won t
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MATA rolling out more rubber wheel trolleys, historic streetcar status in question

MATA rolling out more rubber wheel trolleys, historic streetcar status in question

The Trolley Coalition met Aug. 28 to discuss the status of bringing the historic steel wheel machines back to South Main. Eric Evans, founder of Sache clothing at 525 S. Main St., who serves on the Coalition’s communications sub-committee, said MATA has eight to 10 traditional trolleys that could be repaired, but the cost is no small fee. MATA estimates it will cost $400,000 each to get the trolleys back on track, and the organization needs 20 to provide adequate service, Evans said. So, MATA
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Community Legal Center names former Baker Donelson attorney as new director

Community Legal Center names former Baker Donelson attorney as new director

The Community Legal Center appointed a new executive director. Anne Mathes, assumes the role and succeeds Meg Jones in the position that she held for 14 years. Mathes spent the bulk of her law career in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in 1976, her master’s degree from the University of Memphis is 1981 and her juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1984. The Community Legal Center h
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Mayor Wharton talks about statutory rape investigation surrounding Memphis leader

Mayor Wharton talks about statutory rape investigation surrounding Memphis leader

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Memphis Mayor A C Wharton called a news conference to answer questions about the investigation into accusations of sex crimes said to have been committed by a Memphis leader. Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb is now off the job as investigators look into what happened between him and a then 16-year-old. Mayor Wharton and MPD Director Toney Armstrong talked to the victim over the phone last week. After talking to the victim on the phone, Wharton
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Point person named in Lipscomb's department following his suspension

Point person named in Lipscomb’s department following his suspension

The Office of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton is currently meeting to establish a “transition plan” for the city’s Housing & Community Development department. Following the suspension of Memphis Housing & Community Development director Robert Lipscomb, Dewanna Smith, public information officer for the mayor’s office, said Debbie Singleton, deputy director of Housing & Community Development, would be the point of contact for developers, general contractors and architects who are working with t
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Wharton Reveals More Details on Lipscomb's Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Wharton Reveals More Details on Lipscomb’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. confirmed Monday, Aug. 31, that allegations of sexual misconduct were made in a Seattle criminal complaint against city Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb. Wharton also said the investigation includes allegations that Lipscomb made payments to the man; a city audit of Lipscomb’s division is underway. Wharton referred to the investigation as “wide open” during the Monday morning press conference. He relieved Lipscomb of duty
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Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

Alaska-bound, Obama renames America’s tallest peak

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president’s name from North America’s tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited. Obama departed Monday morning to Anchorage for the start of a three-day visit, bringing the American leader up close to shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of m
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Blazers Drop Defensive Battle to Memphis, 1-0

Blazers Drop Defensive Battle to Memphis, 1-0

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After allowing a Memphis goal in the opening minutes, UAB shut the Tigers out for over 83 minutes of play, but the lone goal was enough to secure the 1-0 victory for Memphis at West Campus Field on Sunday night. “It was a battle between two teams that needed to win,” said UAB head coach Harold Warren. “We made a little mistake, and we were punished for it. We had opportunities, but at times, we were looking around to play the ball rather than to score it right away. The team
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6 Ways to Enjoy Memphis Pumpkin Patches + Corn Mazes

6 Ways to Enjoy Memphis Pumpkin Patches + Corn Mazes

  Fall is just around the corner, and we are ready for pumpkins, hot cider, hay rides, and corn mazes! Here’s our list of places to visit: Phone: 901-873-3150 Email: jonesorchard@bigriver.net Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am-6pm Pumpkins are available October 1 to October 31. Payment accepted: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Phone: 901-314-0670 Email: rpriddy@midsouth.rr.com. Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 10am-9pm Pumpkin Patch is open to groups with reservations from Mid-September
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Kevin Kane and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Tourism 20/20 Initiative

Kevin Kane and Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Tourism 20/20 Initiative

“Memphis sees more than 10 million visitors a year,” said Kevin Kane, President and CEO of The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. “With 35,000 jobs currently in the tourism and hospitality industry, it’s our vision to grow and maintain a healthy tourist economy to continue to bring more jobs to Memphis.” Memphis, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official marketing and tourism organization for Memphis and Shelby County, is a private, not-
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Extra Time: Memphis and Mitrovic dress up for international duty

Extra Time: Memphis and Mitrovic dress up for international duty

The Manchester United and Newcastle United forwards got over disappointing weekends by donning intriguing outfits for the start of the international break. Louis van Gaal has bemoaned Manchester United’s lack of creativity in recent weeks, but Memphis Depay has shown he has no trouble getting the creative juices flowing when it comes to his wardrobe. The former PSV Eindhoven player will have enjoyed a significant pay rise after signing his Old Trafford deal, so why not flaunt that wealth with a
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Shelby County Schools Join Lawsuit Against State of Tennessee

Shelby County Schools Join Lawsuit Against State of Tennessee

Shelby County Schools leaders will announce Monday, Aug. 31, that the school system will actively join a lawsuit against Tennessee state government over public education funding. The lawsuit, with the school system as plaintiff, will seek full state funding of the Basic Education Program, the formula that determines how much money each Tennessee public school system receives. School systems in the Chattanooga area filed their lawsuit over the controversy earlier this year as the Shelby County S
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Man United ace Memphis Depay turns up to Netherlands duty in style

Man United ace Memphis Depay turns up to Netherlands duty in style

Memphis Depay reported for international duty with Netherlands on Monday looking like something straight out of a spaghetti western — albeit a high plains drifter with incredibly expensive taste. Appearing to have dipped into Clint Eastwood’s wardrobe before leaving the house, all Memphis was missing was a sun-scorched squint, a cigarillo and his trusty horse. Yeehaw! Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo &
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SCS to sue state of Tennessee

SCS to sue state of Tennessee

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Shelby County Schools is suing Tennessee. SCS said the state failed to provide enough money to the district to educate all students. SCS said funding currently falls short of the actual costs of offering students a quality education. SCS leaders are calling on the state to send more money to the district in order to properly prepare each and every student. District leaders are scheduled to hold a news conference to talk about the lawsuit. The conference will be at 11 a.m. Mo
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Capriccio Grill in Memphis Debuts Southern Lunch Menu

Capriccio Grill in Memphis Debuts Southern Lunch Menu

It’s not every day that a hotel restaurant becomes a must-eat for locals. But in the case of the venerable Peabody Hotel, attracting the local crowd has never been an issue. This downtown Memphis hotel — the site of that famed duck march — is home to the city’s only true French restaurant, Chez Philippe. And its Capriccio Grill — a more casual but no less yummy Italian steakhouse — has long been a welcome refuge to downtown visitors and locals alike. To appeal to th
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Car crashes into dealership, damages 2 Corvettes

Car crashes into dealership, damages 2 Corvettes

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Police say a car drove into a car dealership on Gallatin Pike North, damaging two Corvettes. One Corvette was pushed into the showroom around 1:30 a.m. Monday, knocking out the door and the showroom window. The driver, who is in his 40s, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police said they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation. Copyright 2015 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved….
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The Tigers' Five Biggest Wins at the Liberty Bowl

The Tigers’ Five Biggest Wins at the Liberty Bowl

When the Memphis Tigers kick off this Saturday against Missouri State, the 51st season of college football at the Liberty Bowl will be underway. Which makes this the perfect time for a countdown of the Tigers’ five biggest home wins over their first half-century at the Fairgrounds. 5) October 10, 1987: Memphis State 13, #15 Alabama 10 The Tigers and Tide had met three previous times in the Eighties, with the cumulative score Alabama 109, Memphis State 22. The Tigers were 1-3 entering the game
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Deflategate settlement hearing to be held Monday

Deflategate settlement hearing to be held Monday

(CNN) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in court Monday. The two are slated to appear before a federal judge regarding Brady’s four-game suspension. The judge wants both sides in the case to settle the matter themselves. But if no deal is made, he plans to try and rule on the case by Friday. The NFL suspended Brady for knowing the Patriots used underinflated footballs in a playoff game earlier this year. Brady has denied invo
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Evanoff: Wages aren't rising in Memphis

Evanoff: Wages aren’t rising in Memphis

For weeks at a stretch, Andrew Bailey works as a Southern Towing deck hand, cooking, cleaning and handling tasks aboard a powerful towboat shoving strings of barges on the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River. Pushing against wind, current and tide can consume a slow week on the water moving a load between New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, which made the suburban Memphis resident realize: “This kind of a job’s not for everyone,” So the idea of work on land and nights at home lured Bail
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