‘Mighty, mighty Wildcats’ sing as renovation of Melrose High begins

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 10, 2022 12:03 PM CT | Published: October 07, 2022 6:33 PM CT

The groundbreaking Friday, Oct. 7, for the renovation of the 84-year-old school building ends a 40-year debate about whether the Orange Mound landmark should be renovated or demolished.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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