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Educators investigated for criminal misconduct land jobs at new schools  WREG NewsChannel 3

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A far too common error allowed a Mid-South cheerleading coach being criminally investigated to land a new job in a new school ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Orange Mound to the NBA: Former Melrose standout signs with Los Angeles Lakers  FOX13 Memphis

Memphis native and Melrose High School product Jemerrio Jones got the call up of a lifetime – the 23-year-old basketball player has signed with the Los ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Millington Municipal Schools announces new principal for Millington Central High School

MILLINGTON, Tenn. ( – Millington Municipal Schools has announced a new principal for Millington Central High School. Mark Neal who was ...

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.

Orange Mound celebrates major milestone as Memphis turns 200  WMC

Orange Mound has birthed Olympic medalists, politicians, basketball greats and business women. Now WMC anchor Kym Clark is looking ahead to the ...

Memphis Sports Hall of Fame inaugural class: Finch, Fogelman, Fred Smith  Memphis Business Journal

Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, head coach of the University of Memphis men's basketball team, highlights the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame's inaugural class of ...

700 Memphis students will be sent to different schools in facilities plan's first result  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 ...

Another School Vandalized: Crews Clean Up Graffiti At Melrose High School

Shelby County Schools are on high alert after vandals strike another campus. Local 24 captured video of clean-up crews in Orange Mound washing off the ...

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 ...

Pollard's path to NFL a testament to hard work  WMC

Tony Pollard had a feeling he would become a Dallas Cowboy. Days before the Memphis Tigers former do it all weapon was drafted in the fourth round, 128th ...

An embattled Memphis charter school has shut down. Here's where its students are going next.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Editor's note: Gateway University Charter School was ordered to shut down a year after a Chalkbeat investigation into the Memphis high school. Find other ...

Former Melrose High band director charged with rape

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

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 ...

Orange Mound preps for redevelopment  WMC

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

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

West Tennessee high school football scores, Week 11  The Commercial Appeal

See when your West Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 11.

Former Melrose, Louisville star shot at basketball court  WMC Action News 5

The shooting happened after several players got into a fight around 11 p.m. at the public court located just behind the Memphis Police Department's Mt. Moriah ...

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 ...

RB Tony Pollard took a risk leaving Memphis football early for the NFL Draft. The reward could be worth it.  The Commercial Appeal

Tony Pollard saw the stage in Nashville earlier this week, the one all those first-round draft picks walked across Thursday night before shaking hands with NFL ...

City of Memphis issues RFQ for operator of Mid-South Fairgrounds sports facility.  Memphis Business Journal

One of the main reasons behind the City of Memphis' desire to rehabilitate the Mid-South Fairgrounds is its desire to have a best-in-class youth sports facility.

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 ...

TSSAA football playoffs first round scores  The Commercial Appeal

The Tennessee high school football playoffs first-round matchups will be played Friday night.

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

When Joyce Dorse-Coleman learned that Shelby County Schools planned in 2017 to close Dunbar Elementary, the school that her seven children attended and ...

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.

Melrose football coach Teli White suspended amid Trezevant grading investigation  The Commercial Appeal

Melrose High School head football coach Teli White is serving his second suspension in connection with a grading scandal at Trezevant High School.

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 ...

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 ...

Powerhouse Beverly Robertson: Elevating Memphis at Every Turn  StyleBlueprint

From Holiday Inns to the National Civil Rights Museum, Beverly Robertson has turned Memphis innovations into international icons, and now she's leading the ...

Memphis' $700M budget includes developmental plans  WMC

Memphis City Council members quietly signed off on $700 million budget, without lots of fighting or disagreements.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

High school band plays on after instruments stolen  WMC Action News 5

A local high school band is trying to make-do after a crook stole nearly a dozen instruments last summer. While still short a few instruments, the show goes on, ...

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

The City of Memphis has big plans for dozens of city-owned acres that fall within Memphis Opportunity Zones.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Another Memphis high school tagged with vulgar graffiti  WMC Action News 5

Another Memphis school was tagged with vulgar graffiti. Memphis Police Department were called to Melrose High School just after 2:30 Thursday morning after ...

TSSAA football playoffs second round scores  The Commercial Appeal

See who won in the second round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

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 ...

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!

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 ...

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...

In Tennessee, a gun or threat is reported at school every 3 days  Chicago Sun-Times

The USA TODAY NETWORK reviewed 300 police reports filed in response to those threats. Not every reported threat involved a real firearm at a school.

College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...

As development RFQ deadline approaches, City looks for eight solutions to eight properties  Memphis Business Journal

"The City has always been very active in trying to spur development. I think we might be taking on some different strategies than we might have done in the past."

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.

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 ...

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...

'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 ...

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...

City of Memphis looks into abandoned properties in Orange Mound after FOX13 investigation | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

The City of Memphis takes action on 25 abandoned properties in Orange Mound after FOX13 discovered them and sent the addresses to the city.

Caldwell and Kernell out on Memphis school board, other incumbents return  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Chris Caldwell and Mike Kernell lost to newcomers Michelle Robinson McKissack and Joyce Dorse-Coleman while Billy Orgel and Shante Avant kept their ...

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.

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 ...

Tennessee high school football scores, Week 10  The Tennessean

See when your Middle Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 10.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Strickland's administration will create a "Community Catalyst Fund" and ask developers to submit proposals for dozens of city-owned property.

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.

Arne Duncan talks turnaround work in the trenches of struggling Memphis schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

The outgoing U.S. education chief makes his fourth trip to Memphis, where schools must overcome poverty and other mitigating factors to provide a culture of ...

Penny Hardaway visits Whitehaven star Matthew Murrell during busy recruiting week  The Commercial Appeal

Whitehaven star Matthew Murrell received a text from Memphis Tigers' assistant Tony Madlock and Penny Hardaway made an appearance in the afternoon.

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.

Tennessee football state semifinal scores  The Tennessean

The Tennessee football playoffs have hit the semifinals. See which teams advanced to the BlueCross Bowl.

Tennessee High School Football scoreboard, Week 7  The Tennessean

Find out which Middle Tennessee high school football teams won in Week 7.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Memphis BBQ legend dies at 55  WMC Action News 5

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

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 ...

Memphis soldier dies after going missing in Florida during training exercise  WMC Action News 5

A soldier from Memphis who went missing during a training exercise in Florida was found dead on Friday.

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.

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.

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 ...

Greeneville, Cade Ballard crush Maplewood in semifinal matchup of Mr. Football finalists  Knoxville News Sentinel

Army commitment Cade Ballard led Greeneville to a 43-8 Class 4A semifinal win over Maplewood in a showdown of Mr. Football finalists.

East Tennessee High School Football: Week 10 roundup  Knoxville News Sentinel

TSSAA high school football game updates from across East Tennessee and Knoxville.

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