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Arkansas levee trail open for October

The 73-mile Big River Levee Trail that runs between West Memphis and Marianna, Arkansas, is open to bikers and hikers for the month of October, the St. Francis Levee Board announced this week.

Chancery lawsuit challenges Nov. 6 ballot referendums

A group of citizens and an organization trying to preserve instant-runoff or ranked-choice voting in city elections filed a Chancery Court lawsuit Friday, Oct. 5, against the Shelby County Election Commission and the city of Memphis seeking to take a repeal of IRV off the Nov. 6 ballot.

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The Tipping Point: Educators of Excellence honoree Tamera Malone

Growing up in Memphis, Tamera Malone, instructional coach at Gestalt Public Schools, was excited for a fresh start at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was making great strides in her pursuit of a degree in political science, which would soon propel her into law school, or so she thought. Then she took a role as an assistant for a college class that would dramatically alter her perspective and plans for the future.

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Andrew Michael hits 10 years in fine fettle

When the doors of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen opened in 2008, the owners had a good idea where they’d be in 10 years but we diners did not. What we saw was a cozy Italian restaurant run by two baby-faced kids who surprised us by actually knowing what they were doing.


Union Mission building $34M homeless shelter

The city’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless holds a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the first phase of a $34 million project replacing its outdated facilities Downtown with a 52,875-square-foot complex.


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