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<strong>A rainbow appears in the evening sky as Nonconnah Creek Conservancy member Gene McKenzie hikes through Nash-Buckingham Park near Getwell Road on July 20, 2019.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

When a creek becomes a river

With a keen understanding of the potential consequences, conservancy monitors man-made changes to Nonconnah Creek

Nonconnah Creek, along with the Wolf River, is one of the two major sources of drainage for the Memphis area, yet many people aren't familiar with it. But understanding Nonconnah and the potential consequences of man-made changes to it, as demonstrated on a terrifying night in 1980, could be important to our future.


After input from 5,300 people and 65 meetings, a Tom Lee Park transformation plan has drawn opposition from 4,000 petitioners and 2,200 Facebook followers. Will mediation settle hard feelings?

Pressure is on SCS to fulfill pledge, close third-grade literacy gap

Special Report: Memphis' Reading Test

PART 1: Meeting goals for third-grade reading proficiency in Tennessee is a daunting task unless dramatic improvements occur in Shelby County, where the hurdles are high and the challenges complex. And in Memphis, a city where nearly four in five children in public schools aren't reading on grade level, the undertaking is monumental.

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