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Rezoning debate highlights gap in opportunities at two Memphis high schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Some say they aren't ready to bet on Melrose High School's upswing in academic achievement as officials consider rezoning 260 students there.

Shelby County Schools rezoning will affect 700 Memphis students at eight schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

About 700 students at five Memphis schools will be rezoned to a school closer to home, the Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday. Two other schools will ...

City Of Memphis Plans To Revitalize Old Melrose High School Building

The city of Memphis is looking to breathe new life into the old Melrose High School building.

Strickland reveals old Melrose High building will be shown to developers in October  WMC

New life could be on the horizon for the historic, blighted Melrose High School building in Orange Mound.

Transgender student claims group of boys bullied, threatened to kill her at Memphis high school  FOX13 Memphis

A transgender student at a Memphis high school said she is being targeted because of her gender identity.

Shuttered for 40 years, old Melrose High School to open for weekend Orange Mound celebration  The Daily Memphian

Melrose High School's homecoming on Friday, Oct.19, drew a sea of maroon and gold to Melrose Stadium in Orange Mound. Tapping into that spirit, community ...

Melrose High becomes the latest school targeted by vandals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jackie Cole, with the Class of 78, came to Melrose High School Thursday to present scholarships to two graduates of the class of 2018.

Hundreds involved in fights at 3 high school basketball games on same night in Memphis  FOX13 Memphis

Friday nights are celebrated by students across the country. Supporting the local high school sporting events is a part of the custom.

2 people shot feet away from Melrose High School in Orange Mound  FOX13 Memphis

Two people were shot Sunday evening in Orange Mound, according to MPD.

Three Memphis high school basketball games break into brawls on same night  USA TODAY High School Sports

Friday was fight night for Memphis high school basketball. The state's high school athletic association is working with six Memphis high schools involved in three ...

Heritage Room opens at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

Melrose High School will be opening its doors Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. for the unveiling of the Orange Mound Heritage Room.

SCS to appeal postseason ban on four high school basketball teams  WREG NewsChannel 3

The ban against the four schools came after the four schools were involved in brawls on Jan. 25, where as many as 400 people were involved.

Orange Mound Showcases The Heritage Room Inside Of Melrose High School

Orange Mound showed off its new Heritage Room Sunday shedding light on the neighborhood's history and culture.

Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Students at Melrose High School cited health sciences, criminal justice, and business management as their top career fields in an informal survey.

Wooddale postseason ban lifted; other two Memphis HS bans remain  USA TODAY High School Sports

Wooddale is back in the high school boys basketball playoffs. But Melrose and Westwood are not. Their two-year postseason ban remains in place as a result of ...

City says fate of old Melrose High building lies in hands of residents

Memphis, TN. -- For decades the old Melrose High helped grow young students into adults, but the only things it helped grow over the last four decades are trees ...

Four Memphis high schools banned from playing basketball after fights  FOX13 Memphis

Four Memphis schools are banned from playing basketball in the postseason after a number of fights on the court.

Arrest made in case of picture showing gun at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

A 17-year-old is in custody for taking a controversial picture at Melrose High School.The picture shows an adult standing in the school's hallway, pointing a gun ...

7 students suspended after fight at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - One student was taken to the hospital and seven students were suspended after a fight at Melrose High School on Tuesday.

Crumbling old Melrose High School building causing concern

Falling brick and debris from the old Melrose high school have people in Orange Mound worried for their safety.

5-year-old girl abducted, assaulted outside elementary school to lure sister into fight, police say  WSB Atlanta

A Memphis, Tennessee, family is demanding answers from local elementary school officials after teens abducted a 5-year-old girl from in front of the school.

Friday Football Fever: Week 2 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 2 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that's means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

Orange Mound preps for redevelopment  WMC

The city of Memphis hosted a 'Re-imagining Orange Mound' block party Saturday.

Historic Orange Mound, one of Memphis' 'heartbeats,' reacts to Arkansas bus crash  The Commercial Appeal

City leaders and Orange Mound residents expressed shock and sadness to news that a bus carrying a youth football team from the historic neighborhood ...

Memphis honors Dr. King’s legacy with day of service  WREG NewsChannel 3

Clean Memphis and Volunteer Memphis have teamed up to provide services opportunities on this Day of *Service*.

Stanford-bound senior from Memphis Melrose talks about his public education and how students can defy the odds  Chalkbeat Colorado

Beset by poverty while pursuing their education in a low-performing school system, only 1 percent of students at Memphis Melrose High School are considered ...

The CLTV finds home in Orange Mound  The Daily Memphian

Founded in 2015, The Collective (CLTV) has a three-part mission: empowering black artists, using their creative expression to elevate the black community and ...

New principal already making a mark at Melrose

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mark Neal is comfortable walking the halls of Melrose High School and getting close to the students. The Tipton County native said the ...

As a Memphis school board member, Dorse-Coleman wants to use her grass-roots skills, and be 'approachable'  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Learn more about one of Shelby County Schools newest school board members.

Memphis native named superintendent of Aspire network's local schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Nickalous Manning, who holds a doctorate in education, is a graduate of Memphis' Melrose High School, which sits less than two miles from two of Aspire's ...

Cash-strapped teachers turn to Facebook, online sites to equip their classrooms  Chalkbeat Tennessee

When teacher Shemena Shivers walked into her Melrose High School science lab for the first time, she couldn't contain her excitement at the closet full of ...

Melrose Principal On Leave After Audit

(Memphis) The findings of an audit at Melrose High School have led to the principal being placed on administrative leave. The findings of the audit have been ...

Police: Man pulls out knife, rapes teen walking home from school  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A juvenile was assaulted while she was walking home from school in the area of Deadrick Avenue and Pendleton Street in Orange Mound ...

Larry Finch Statue to Grace U of M Campus  Memphis Flyer

Larry Finch is getting the bronze treatment. The pride of Orange Mound, Melrose High School, the University of Memphis, and the entire Mid-South region will...

Former Melrose High band director charged with rape

He told the arresting officer he fled Tennessee to avoid a criminal investigation.

City of Memphis advertising 8 large parcels of land to spur private development  WMC

The city of Memphis is trying to spur more development in the urban core, now advertising eight sites around the city that would be prime for private ...

19-year-old charged in deadly shooting near Melrose High  WMC Action News 5

A 17-year-old was killed and two others, ages 15 and 18, were injured in a shooting that happened west of Melrose High School on Friday afternoon.

The Southern Heritage Classic Parade celebrates Orange Mound, HBCUs and African-American resiliency  The Commercial Appeal

Each year, the Southern Heritage Classic Parade winds through Orange Mound - and lets onlookers revel in its connections to black institutions.

New Oakshire principal has faced charges before  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A school administrator with prior charges in his background has been hired as the principal of Oakshire Elementary, Shelby County Schools ...

Memphis eighth-grade QB Tevin Carter has offers from Tennessee Vols, South Carolina, Tigers  The Commercial Appeal

Tevin Carter, an eighth-grade QB at a Memphis school that just started varsity football, has offers from Tennessee, South Carolina and Memphis.

Former Melrose standout and Louisville player Chris Jones shot on basketball court  The Commercial Appeal

A former Melrose basketball standout is recovering after he was shot in the leg on a basketball court next to a Memphis police department precinct Tuesday night ...

Arrest Made In Viral Gun Photo Taken Inside School  Local Memphis

Memphis police say they've made an arrest after a picture of a man with a gun inside a school went viral.

Cedrick Wilson, a former UT Vols and NFL receiver, named Hamilton football coach  The Commercial Appeal

Cedrick Wilson spent seven years in the NFL after playing college at Tennessee.

Former Tiger John Gunn's star shines 40 years later  The Commercial Appeal

40 years ago Wednesday, a rare disease cut short the life and career of a promising Memphis Tiger.

Powerhouse Beverly Robertson: Elevating Memphis at Every Turn  StyleBlueprint

With a background as an educator, corporate executive, entrepreneur and nonprofit director, Beverly Robertson has delved into every facet of Memphis' ...

Get $1 per old tire as City of Memphis brings back tire redemption program  The Commercial Appeal

The City of Memphis brings back a Tire Redemption Program to counter illegal dumping of tires in the city.

1 child dead, 45 people hurt in charter bus crash carrying TN youth football team  WVLT.TV

One child was killed and at least 45 other people were injured when a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee rolled off an interstate off-ramp ...

Memphis to issue RFPs for dozens of city-owned acres eligible for incentives  Memphis Business Journal

Memphis has big plans for dozens of city-owned acres that fall within its Opportunity Zones. The city plans to issue requests for proposals (RFPs) from private ...

Special report: In Tennessee, a gun or threat is reported at school every 3 days  The Tennessean

From 2001 to 2017, TBI data shows almost 1700 Tennessee law enforcement reports involving guns or threats of guns at schools or colleges — nearly once ...

Youth football team bus crash in Arkansas leaves 1 child dead, at least 45 injured  Fox News

A child was killed and at least 45 others, mostly children were injured early Monday morning after the driver of a charter bus carrying a youth football team lost ...

In State of City, Strickland proposes ways to jump-start private development  Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland proposed two new ways that the City plans to jump-start private development in certain areas of town as part of his 2019 State of ...

Orange Mound has struggled since 1968, but residents see heritage as key to its revival  The Commercial Appeal

MLK Jr. was fond of Orange Mound, the first residential area in the South settled by African-Americans. Today it sees that heritage as key to its renaissance.

Missing Memphis Soldier Found Dead At Florida Military Training Camp

Family of Army Reserve Specialist Cayln McLemore told Local 24 their loved one's body was found following an extensive search effort Friday.

Memphis soldier who died during training exercise laid to rest  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 25-year-old Memphis soldier who was found dead in the woods last week after disappearing during an Army training exercise in Florida was laid to rest ...

Beverly Robertson: FACES of the South  StyleBlueprint

From Holiday Inn to the National Civil Rights Museum, Beverly Robertson has turned innovations into icons. Get to know this amazing FACE of the South!

It’s High Time Larry Finch was Immortalized in Bronze.  Memphis Flyer

The year 2017 will forever be a significant year in Memphis history for a pair of statues that came down. Let's make 2018 (or at...

M.J Edwards one of city's quiet heroes | Norment  The Commercial Appeal

Now 92, retired and ailing, legendary funeral home director M.J. Edwards continues to support his community and his causes.

State approved TDZ request from City of Memphis for Mid-South Fairgrounds redevelopment  Memphis Business Journal

More than a decade after starting down the road of improving the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the City of Memphis got a crucial green light from the state.

20 < 30 The class of 2019 | Cover Feature | Memphis News and Events  Memphis Flyer

If you are the observant type, you might have noticed that this year's 20<30 cover photo actually has 21 people in it. That's because we had a tie between two ...

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 ...

Memphis will mothball the Mid-South Coliseum under new Fairgrounds plan  The Commercial Appeal

The city of Memphis will mothball the shuttered Mid-South Coliseum as it launches a $160 million redevelopment of the old surrounding Fairgrounds, officials ...

Science of Wine and more!  Memphis Flyer

I'm very glad Jonathan Magallanes didn't make black bean tostadas at the fourth annual Science of Wine, which was held Oct. 12th at Memphis Pink...

Memphis Sports Hall of Fame Will Be One-of-a-Kind  Memphis Daily News

To get an idea of what the future Memphis Sports Hall of Fame might look like, you can travel Interstate 40, stop in at Bridgestone Arena on Broadway in ...

September Brings Cool Outdoor Music Galore  Memphis Flyer

On good nights, the cool air of autumn is already whistling in. And other tones are floating in the air as well, with the fall outdoor concert season, already ...

Abandoned school buildings become an eyesore in some communities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- "Bring it down, it can't be fixed, stone by stone, brick by brick," was the chant of some senior citizens Tuesday morning in Orange Mound.

East High opens Monday as a revamped T-STEM school. But confusion lingers on who gets to attend  Chalkbeat New York

Parents and community members are still trying to figure out who gets to attend East High School.

Melrose High students form prayer circle before class  WMC Action News 5

A group of high school students are taking the time to start every week with a moment of prayer.

Chandler Lawson transferring from Memphis East to national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy  The Commercial Appeal

The younger brother of former Memphis stars Dedric and K.J. Lawson announced he is leaving East High School for another national powerhouse.

Tennessee Vols morning report: Graduate transfers arrive, Trey Smith recognition  FanSided

The arrival of two graduate transfers, recognition for Trey Smith, and a former Tennessee Vols player lead our Volunteers news for Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

City crews board up abandoned Orange Mound home where suspected rape took place  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Abandoned homes plague neighborhoods across the Mid-South. Not only are they eyesores, but they're often havens for crime. That was ...

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 ...

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.

Whitehaven's Matthew Murrell impresses Penny Hardaway, becomes Memphis area's top 2020 recruit  The Commercial Appeal

Matthew Murrell had an impressive first week during college basketball's July evaluation period and cemented his spot as the area's top rising junior.

Memphian uses children's book to inspire kids  WMC Action News 5

A recent Forbes Magazine article ranks Memphis as America's 4th most dangerous city.

Nonprofit continues to strive despite tough year  WMC Action News 5

Despite a challenging year, RedZone Ministries is pushing forward in hopes of changing the lives of young people in the Orange Mound community.

Hidden History: Historic Orange Mound changing lives since the late 1800s

Nestled in Southeast Memphis, Orange Mound is the second largest community in history, behind Harlem in New York City, to be discovered by ...

Many Happy Returns! Memphis Tiger Football Preview 2018  Memphis Flyer

Here come the expectations. After decades as a college football afterthought, the University of Memphis Tigers open their 2018 season as front-runners.

Penny vs. Penny: Hardaway, Collins schedule Memphis vs. Tennessee State basketball game  The Tennessean

Memphis basketball, coached by Penny Hardaway, will host Tennessee State, coached by Penny Collins in December.

Memphis basketball vs UT Vols game is also about recruiting Whitehaven's Matthew Murrell  The Commercial Appeal

Whitehaven guard Matthew Murrell holds offers from Tennessee and Memphis basketball. He will attend the game between the Tigers and Vols Saturday.

'F' is for Fraud  Memphis Daily News

Just before the winter break, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen had a lot of questions for the Shelby County Schools system. She had just ...

Memphis basketball released its schedule this week. But biggest news was Memphis Madness  The Commercial Appeal

Given the success Penny Hardaway is having recruiting thus far, Memphis Madness is currently bigger than any non conference game the Tigers play.

Orange Mound Gets National Heritage Designation | News Blog  Memphis Flyer

Orange Mound is the country's newest Preserve America Community thanks to an add by First Lady Michelle Obama. Letters were sent to community members ...

Penny Hardaway's first sellout is proof Memphis-UT Vols rivalry means more to Tiger fans  The Commercial Appeal

The 26th meeting between Memphis and Tennessee will mean more to the sellout crowd watching from the stands than the players competing in the game.

Memphis BBQ legend dies at 55  WMC Action News 5

A big name in Memphis barbecue died Sunday night at his home.

Five things to know about Memphis' 2018-19 basketball schedule  The Commercial Appeal

Penny Hardaway's first season as the University of Memphis men's basketball coach is officially set. The American Athletic Conference released its full league ...

They Got Memphis Moving | Get Memphis Moving  Memphis Flyer

William Foster (left) and Hosea Hill The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation asked me to write something about youth mentoring. Good topic, questionable ...

Young appointed interim judge, seasoned defense lawyer, run for Shelby County Circuit Court bench  The Commercial Appeal

A Shelby County election has Michael G. Floyd and Mary L. Wagner contending for the position of judge presiding over Circuit Court Division 7.

In Grizzlies Mini-Camp, Players Vying for Spots on NBA Summer League Roster  Memphis Daily News

One week after the Memphis Grizzlies used the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson Jr., he was on the practice ...

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association | MS Soccer Championship - SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association  DigitalSports

SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association/ SCIAA Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association. /; /; /. MS Soccer Championship. Posted On: ...

Memphis unveils new $160 million Fairgrounds redevelopment plan  The Commercial Appeal

After years of deliberations, Memphis is on the verge of launching a $160 million redevelopment of the old Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Students form huge prayer circle at Germantown High School  WMC Action News 5

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - One man is proving that a video of students praying is far more powerful than images of violence. Facebook user Kelvin Gee ...

Teen arrested in killing of 'Mr. Orange Mound'  WMC Action News 5

A man was shot and killed in Orange Mound late Wednesday night just feet away from Melrose High School.

Mother of man shot by MPD: 'He is no trouble maker'  WMC Action News 5

Davonte Weatherford, the man shot by Memphis police in Frayser on Friday, is in stable condition and recovering at Regional Medical Center.

FOX13 Exclusive: Surveillance video appears to show students breaking into Trezevant High  FOX13 Memphis

In his explosive resignation letter to Shelby County School officials, the former Trezevant High School principal describes collusion among district officials and ...

City, County, EDGE prep for 2019's potential economic development bonanza  Memphis Business Journal

32 census tracts represent a vast opportunity for the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and its combined economic development efforts.

TSSAA announces new football regions for 2017-20  The Tennessean

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association released the high school football regions for 2017-20. Schools can appeal their region assignment at the ...

Will a TDZ TCB? The Future of Memphis' Fairgrounds  Memphis Flyer

A critical decision looms on a years-in-the-making plan that could transform one of the largest pieces of public property in Memphis. The stakes could not...

Whitehaven HS Assistant Principal Charged With DUI  WREG

An assistant principal at Whitehaven High School was arrested for drunken driving. He is suspended with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Memphis Olympic gold medalist to champion young athletes for 27th year  WMC Action News 5

This year is the 27th year for the Rochelle Stevens Olympian Celebration! It's an event designed to give young athletes a chance to be scouted for scholarships ...

How will Penny Hardaway, Mike Miller coaching at Memphis change local AAU basketball?  The Commercial Appeal

Ernie Kuyper knew Memphis men's basketball assistant coach Mike Miller was seated in the stands at Christian Brothers High School last Friday night, surveying ...

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