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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.

Melrose High becomes the latest school targeted by vandals  WREG NewsChannel 3

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.

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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Rise & Shine: Memphis looks to breathe new life into abandoned high school building  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat's morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, or forward to a friend who cares about public ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fired coach Teli White loses second appeal after grade-changing accusations  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County School Board passed a motion to uphold the firing of former Trezevant High School football coach Teli White ...

Security increased near school where student was kidnapped, raped  WMC Action News 5

Police increased patrols in Orange Mound near Melrose High School two days after a student was kidnapped and raped while walking home from class.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Orange Mound preps for redevelopment  WMC

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

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 ...

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 ...

Former Melrose High band director charged with rape

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

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.

Teen arrested for carrying loaded gun at Melrose High School  WMC Action News 5

A 15-year-old boy faces charges after investigators said he brought a gun to Melrose High School and attacked a school resource officer.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Rise & Shine: Memphis parents demand answers at tense charter school meeting  Chalkbeat Tennessee

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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 ...

Melrose teen makes movie - will he make a career?  The Commercial Appeal

Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest winner gets some "professional" experience.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

Former Memphian Wins 2018 Daytime Emmy Award

A former Memphian took home a big win in the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Arrest Made In Viral Gun Video 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.

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.

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 ...

'Disgusted' SCS Vows to Change Culture  Memphis Daily News

An independent investigation that confirmed grade-changing allegations at Trezevant High School in a “systemic pattern” points to a “culture” of improprieties in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Memphis BBQ legend dies at 55  WMC Action News 5

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

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.

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 ...

MID-SOUTH HEROES: Mentor, volunteer inspires Orange Mound youth  WMC Action News 5

It starts with one person, one volunteer, and one woman turning her love language --food-- into a recipe for change.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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...

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 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 ...

Mid-South connection to Marvel Studios "Black Panther" | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

Before seeing the critically acclaimed Black Panther, which hits movie theaters this weekend, it might be a good idea to read the complimentary book about the ...

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.

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 ...

Parents upset kids can’t attend East High School as it transitions to STEM-only

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Parents in Binghampton packed the Lester Community Center Friday evening to voice concerns about some changes at East High School.

Orange Mound building deemed eyesore by community | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

People living in an Orange Mound neighborhood are asking why an abandoned school building has been sitting vacant for 20 years.

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.

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.

If Penny Hardaway is finished at East, he's leaving memorable legacy  The Commercial Appeal

If Saturday is Penny Hardaway's final game at East before moving on to Memphis, he plans to give his players something he never got: A state title.

Penny Hardaway claims state title, now free to claim Memphis basketball job  The Commercial Appeal

Penny Hardaway led East High to a third straight state title. With that accomplished, he will now accept the Memphis job.

'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.

Penny Hardaway's son becomes his first commitment at Memphis  The Commercial Appeal

The first commitment of the Penny Hardaway era at Memphis has a familiar last name. Jayden Hardaway, the son of new coach Penny Hardaway, announced ...

What Penny Hardaway said when asked about Memphis basketball job after Tubby Smith fired  The Commercial Appeal

Penny Hardaway was asked about speculation that he will soon be the next head basketball coach at the University of Memphis.

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.

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.

Former Trezevant secretary: 'You fired me for no reason at all'  WMC Action News 5

A successful high school football coach is once again suspended for his alleged role in a grade changing scandal.

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 Tigers coach Penny Hardaway? Five things to know about the former NBA star  The Commercial Appeal

Former Memphis Tigers star Penny Hardaway is the new men's basketball coach at the University of Memphis. Here are five things to know about Hardaway.

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

The American Athletic Conference released its full schedule on Wednesday, rounding out the Tigers' final 18 games of the 2018-19 season.

UT Vols-Memphis basketball to play three-game series, including one in Nashville  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Tennessee-Memphis basketball series officially is back on. UT announced the three-year deal with the Tigers on Wednesday, two days after Tennessee ...

Penny Hardaway confirms Sam Mitchell will be Memphis assistant, talks workout standouts and more  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis men's basketball coach Penny Hardaway confirmed Wednesday during a media appearance at his basketball camp that he hired former NBA coach ...

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 ...

First Day of School Begins With Greetings, Hopes  Memphis Daily News

Dimante Powell, a member of the Grizz Line, leads the drum line as they play for students of Dunbar Elementary on the first day of school. (Daily News/Houston ...

Tubby Smith attorney: Is Penny Hardaway factor in Memphis players not signing with Tigers?  The Commercial Appeal

With rumors continuing to swirl about the future of Memphis men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, his longtime attorney on Friday questioned former Tigers star ...

Mike Miller answers the big question: Why he chose Memphis  The Commercial Appeal

“I knew zero about Memphis,” said Mike Miller. “I knew absolutely nothing.” This was more than 15 years ago. This was when he was told he had been sent to ...

Memphis basketball not taking Tennessee Tech lightly  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis will wait to see if forward Mike Parks Jr. is healthy enough to play Tuesday vs. Tennessee Tech.

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 introduced as Memphis Tigers basketball coach  The Commercial Appeal

The University of Memphis introduced former Tigers star Penny Hardaway as its new men's basketball coach during a Tuesday morning news conference at the ...

For Rodney Hamilton, the role didn't matter — he just wanted to work for Penny Hardaway  The Commercial Appeal

If Rodney Hamilton needed any more affirmation that he made the right call coming back to Memphis, coach Penny Hardaway inadvertently delivered more ...

Tennessee State basketball coach Brian 'Penny' Collins signs 5-year, $1 million deal  The Tennessean

New Tennessee State men's basketball coach Brian "Penny" Collins replaced Dana Ford, who signed a 5-year deal at Missouri State.

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.

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

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

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...

Hornets Host 8th Draft Workout of 2018

In preparation for the 2018 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets will host their eighth draft workout on Friday, June 15. Trevon Bluiett | Guard | 6-6 | 198 | Xavier ...

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 ...

Former Riverside Coach Dorsey Sims To Go Into Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame  The Chattanoogan

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced the names of two posthumous inductees to be enshrined at its annual Induction Banquet on Saturday, May 17, ...

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 ...

Memphis basketball offers Larry Brown, 77, full-time consultant job, awaits final response  The Commercial Appeal

The University of Memphis has offered Larry Brown a full-time position as a consultant on Penny Hardaway's men's basketball staff, according to a source with ...

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 ...

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.

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