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July 3, 2012 by Michael O. Hollowell (Register to contact)

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Henry Stampley 1970

December 8, 2008 by Joyce Anderson Crawford (Register to contact)

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Henry Stampley has written a book about
a journey through the adoption process of a severely abused child with disabilities. The book's title is A
Fragile Child's Cry - If you would like to read more about his experience and to purchase a copy, go to his blog and see the pictures and an excerpt of the book.


We are so proud of this alumni -- Go Henry

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Shots fired in front of Manassas High School  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shots were fired in front of Manassas High School on Friday morning. A bus driver told police that four male suspects in a Toyota Corolla ...

Two teens, adult accused in gun incident at Manassas High  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 20-year-old and two 16-year-olds were taken into custody Monday after a school officer at Manassas High School said they refused to leave the property, and ...

Student shot with pellet gun at Manassas High School  WMC

A Manassas High School ROTC student was taken to LeBonheur Thursday, after being shot with a pellet gun at school.

Manassas High boys basketball hoping to add another banner 10 years after last state championship  FOX13 Memphis

The banner hangs as a constant reminder of what was and what can be.

VIDEO: High school volleyball team attacked by rival team after game  WREG NewsChannel 3

A volleyball game turned violent Thursday night after a match at Manassas High School, according to Memphis police.

Chelsea Morning  Memphis Flyer

Sometimes I just drive around. It's a life-long habit. I'll look at a map and explore a random street from one end to the other, just to see what I can see.

Manassas High principal arrested charged with theft and forgery

Principal James Griffin was arrested Tuesday and charged with several counts of theft, forgery and official misconduct.

Manassas High resource officers allegedly attacked by woman looking to fight

A Memphis woman is behind bars after biting one school resource officer and punching another in the head.

Manassas High School principal faces long list of charges  WMC Action News 5

A Shelby County Schools principal is behind bars Wednesday morning.

Coleman and Allen to coach teams in 17th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game  WREG NewsChannel 3

Memphis, Tenn. – Carl Coleman and Johnny Allen, two of the top coaches in the Memphis area, will lead the teams in the 17th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl ...

Shelby County school board celebrates 'district-wide' growth during #WeAre901 tour  The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Schools board held its first ever #WeAre901 event Monday at five schools - Kingsbury Elementary, Memphis East High School, Douglass ...

Longtime Memphian Bobby White out as official at state-run turnaround district  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Bobby White, a senior official in Tennessee's Achievement School district was ousted Thursday morning – the first major shakeup the district has seen under ...

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 ...

Youth sports coach says watch for scammers when donating money to teams  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A well-known local AAU youth sports coach says a teen tried to scam him at a grocery store — without realizing he was talking to a coach.

Manassas High's Story Part of Memphis' Story  Memphis Daily News

Alocal white businessman volunteers to lead a struggling inner-city football team to an undefeated season, yielding an Oscar-winning documentary film.

The "Undefeated" story of Manassas High School wins Oscar  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - The 2009 Tigers actually went 9-2 on the gridiron but the documentary based on that season can come home to Tennessee a winner.

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigning Tuesday, sources say  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is announcing his resignation in a press conference Tuesday, according to three sources with ...

5 things to know about Dorsey Hopson's expected resignation from Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is expected to announce his resignation from the district in a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Teen Involved In Crime Spree Charged With Murder

A Memphis teenager involved in a series of crimes is also charged in the murder of a man in Downtown Memphis.

Shelby County Schools board likely to name Dorsey Hopson's interim successor next week  The Commercial Appeal

Board members discussed Tuesday night the process and qualifications they envision for their interim school district leader.

Hopson was the 'right leader for a fragile time,' Memphians say. The city reflects on his five years at the helm of local schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Dorsey Hopson is leaving the district better than he found it, he told reporters in a crowded conference room on Tuesday as he announced his resignation.

Weathersbee: Hopson leaves a way forward — and lingering issues — for Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

If one was to judge the success of Shelby County's schools under Superintendent Dorsey Hopson by glimpsing headlines earlier this month, it wouldn't be its ...

In Memphis classrooms, the ghost of segregation lingers on  The Hechinger Report

Samantha Crawford, an 18-year-old high-school senior, doesn't like to use the word “ghetto” to describe her neighborhood in the center of Memphis, Tennessee, ...

'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 ...

More Memphis area students are graduating high school. But what does that mean?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The number of students graduating from high schools in Shelby County and across the state has been rising for the last 10 years, but recent allegations of ...

SCS board votes to close Northside High School this year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Northside High School will not open this fall. The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday night to close the school this year. This is a ...

18-year-old laid to rest after being shot and killed 10 days after birthday  FOX13 Memphis

Friends and family gathered at Prince of Peace Baptist Church Saturday morning to say goodbye to 18-year-old Christopher Reed Jr.

Calkins Take 5: A coach, a crash, and a fraternity, still doing good  The Commercial Appeal

"Undefeated" coach Bill Courtney started a charity game in college -- two decades later, it's helping a former player.

With Hopson's departure, parents lose a voice for needs of every student  The Commercial Appeal

The Shelby County Schools leader talked frequently, and backed up that rhetoric with policies and programs, about the importance of equity.

Former Memphis high school basketball players, now 26, reunited at LeMoyne-Owen  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis natives Reshun Ellis and Anthony Green graduated from high school seven years ago. On Thursday night, they'll finally play at FedExForum.

From superintendent to dad-in-chief: Hopson celebrated in last meeting as head of Shelby County Schools  The Commercial Appeal

Dorsey Hopson said he knew the meeting must be special because his mom was in attendance.

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.

Firestone Fallout  Memphis Daily News

The red letters grow fainter as the years pass in North Memphis. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. plant's smokestack, once a symbol of the industrial base that ...

Star Tackle OC Brown Star to Follow in Michael Oher's NFL Footsteps?  ABC News

Football is O.C. Brown's ticket out of the rough streets of northern Memphis, Tenn. The 17-year-old left offensive tackle recently earned Brown a spot playing ...

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 ...

Titans, USA Football Award Grants to Local Youth Football Programs

USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Tennessee Titans recently awarded grants for new ...

James Wiseman, top college basketball prospect in country, wins first Mr. Basketball honor  The Tennessean

The TSSAA announced the Mr. and Miss Basketball winners on Monday night at MTSU's Murphy Center.

ASD hires Memphis native to oversee community engagement  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Bobby S. White, who worked for former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, joins the Achievement School District as chief of external affairs.

SCS Board Closes Northside High Immediately  Memphis Daily News

Northside High School has graduated its last class. Shelby County Schools board members voted Tuesday, June 21, to close the North Memphis school ...

NBC to shoot 'Bluff City Law' pilot in Memphis  The Commercial Appeal

Shooting begins here March 11 on NBC's "Bluff City Law," a pilot for a Memphis-based legal drama that could lead to months of television production in the city ...

Respect for An Unsung Hero of Jazz: Jimmie Lunceford  Memphis Flyer

In 1927, a young athletic director and English teacher at Manassas High School volunteered to teach music to interested students in addition to his regular...

Kingsbury High teacher accuses Memphis principal of improper grade changing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Kingsbury High School math teacher has taken her allegations over improper grade changing public. Alesia Harris said the principal directed that 17 students' ...

Weathersbee: Youths charged in Phil Trenary's slaying may have robbed their own futures  The Commercial Appeal

Three youths — ages 22, 18 and 16 — are charged with killing Chamber CEO Phil Trenary. But they were the kind of youths whom Trenary was trying to help.

Memphis-set 'Bluff City Law' will be a weekly series  The Commercial Appeal

"Bluff City Law," the Memphis-set legal drama starring Jimmy Smits that filmed a pilot episode here in March, has been ordered into production as a weekly ...

Harold Mabern Brings It Back Home  Memphis Flyer

Tonight will mark the homecoming of one of Memphis' greatest sons, pianist Harold Mabern. At a spry 82, Mabern is still playing in top form,...

Almost Olympian | City Beat  Memphis Flyer

Bill Hurd set records at Manassas High and never stopped running.

All That Jazz in the Land of Blues  Memphis Magazine

PAST. At the turn of the nineteenth century, 359 miles due south of Memphis in a dance hall in a seedy section of New Orleans called Storyville, a man named ...

A Week's Tribute to Jimmie Lunceford | Music Blog  Memphis Flyer

Ron Herd II is a man with a mission, and a very Memphi-centric one at that: to honor the memory of the great jazz band leader, Jimmie Lunceford. Although not a ...

Tennessee Report Card and MCS | City Beat Blog  Memphis Flyer

An important number is missing in the annual report card from the Tennessee Department of Education that came out this week: the number of graduates...

The Underlying Economic Message In Oscar Winner "Undefeated"  Forbes

After winning the Oscar for Best Documentary at last week's 84th Academy Awards, the reasonable expectation is that Undefeated, a story about a once ...

Seven things to know about the legendary Isaac Hayes  Covington Leader (Subscription)

Friday marks a decade since the death of world-renowned singer/songwriter Isaac Hayes, a Tipton County native, who will be celebrated in Covington next ...

Meet Keeley Carter, the best Class AA girls player who wasn't a Miss Basketball finalist  The Tennessean

Macon County junior Keeley Carter wasn't a finalist for Class AA Miss Basketball. She had 28 points in a win over Covington on Wednesday.

School Sports and Home Schooling | City Beat Blog  Memphis Flyer

Here's a good column by reporter Preston Williams in the Washington Post that highlights the schools issues we are debating in Memphis and Shelby County.

Alternative program gives troubled youth a second chance

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Three Wooddale High School students will get a second chance after getting caught gambling and fighting in the cafeteria. They've ...

The Memphis Jazz Workshop: A Q&A with Founder Steve Lee  Memphis Flyer

Steve Lee is helping to revive jazz education for Memphis youth in a big way. Having taught with the Memphis Music Initiative and the Visible...

11 arrested, charged with prostitution near schools  WMC Action News 5

Eleven people, nine women and two men, were arrested and charged with prostitution near a school Wednesday during an undercover prostitution sting.

Craig Brewer to direct Eddie Murphy sequel 'Coming to America 2'  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis director Craig Brewer will take the lead on Eddie Murphy's sequel "Coming to America 2."

From Forest to Flooring, Cafe Ole's New Deck Has 'Seen the World'  Memphis Daily News

This is a Memphis story. And by now it should be clear that Bill Courtney loves a Memphis story. From left: contractor Michael Burkett, Cafe Olé owner Kendall ...

The Legacy of Ernest Withers  Memphis Flyer

Jon Logan was not feeling his best after a night listening to the blues on Beale Street. Needing a breath of *fresh* air, he laid down in the middle of the street.

Holiday movies: Aquaman, Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and Mary, Queen of Scots join the feast  The Commercial Appeal

After Thanksgiving, you expect leftovers. So perhaps it's no surprise that the holiday movie season — which runs, more or less, from Turkey Day through New ...

Morris Recalls Brother's Violent Death and Rage  Memphis Daily News

“Actually, the truth has never been told,” Charlie Morris said this week as he talked about the violent death of his brother 78 years ago in Arlington. Morris, now ...

Former Humboldt boys basketball coach Thomas Boykin died on Saturday  Jackson Sun

Thomas Boykin, state champion coach at Humboldt, died on Saturday.

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements for Dec. 25  The Commercial Appeal

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Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity | Film Features | Memphis News and Events  Memphis Flyer

In one of the first scenes of the 2012 documentary Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity, recently released on DVD and Blu-ray, the saxophonist tells a radio ...

Memphis 3.0: The City Makes Plans for Its Third Century  Memphis Flyer

"Is this just another study?!" The question brought a hush to the proceedings. Everyone realized that the woman asking it had cut to the quick...

Bus to the Future: Changes Lie Ahead for MATA  Memphis Flyer

If you catch the 19 Vollintine at Breedlove on a weekday morning, you might run into Cynthia Bailey. She'll be waiting at the stop about...

Super Bowl celebration: Top 12 greatest football films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Friday Night Lights, ‘Jerry Maguire,’ Rudy’  Gold Derby

The Super Bowl closes out an exciting season of NFL football this Sunday with a strong match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.

New teacher evaluation systems in Tennessee have rough road ahead  The Hechinger Report

Lester School 8th grade teacher Rebecca Sellers watches on as students in her language arts class work on an assignment. Sellers has spent 17 years as an ...

Can ya dig it?: Inaugural Isaac Hayes Day approaching  Covington Leader (Subscription)

COVINGTON – On Tuesday, three of Isaac Hayes's daughters stood behind mayor Justin Hanson as he read the famed singer's accomplishments.

Comcast Recognizes 83 Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Recipients  The Chattanoogan

Comcast Government Affairs team, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Representative Joshua Evans, Councilman Westerholm and some of the 2012 scholaship ...

'Play something they can enjoy,' says jazz saxophone great George Coleman  Memphis Commercial Appeal

The music of Memphis native and jazz saxophone legend George Coleman has something relatable about it. Although he's giant of the hard-bop era, hailed as ...

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