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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 School principal faces long list of charges  WMC Action News 5

A Shelby County Schools principal is behind bars Wednesday morning.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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.

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.

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

After heading Shelby County Schools since 2013, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is stepping down.

Teen Involved In Crime Spree Charged With Murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - A Memphis teenager involved in a series of crimes is also charged in the murder of a man in Downtown Memphis.

West Tennessee high school football scores, Week 11  The Commercial Appeal

See when your West Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 11.

High school basketball: Tennessee Mr. and Miss Basketball winners  The Tennessean

The TSSAA Mr. and Miss 2019 Basketball winners (Back row left to right) Keon Johnson of The Webb School (Bell-Buckle), Kennedy Chandler of Briarcrest ...

'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 ...

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, ...

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' ...

Here's how the Shelby County School board graded Dorsey Hopson on his final evaluation  The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson announced he will leave the district in January to work for Cigna. This was his final evaluation.

TSSAA football playoffs second round scores  The Commercial Appeal

See who won in the second round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

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 ...

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.

TSSAA football playoffs first round scores  The Commercial Appeal

The Tennessee high school football playoffs first-round matchups will be played Friday night.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Coaches using sports to save Memphis kids from the streets  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis youth football team is coached by former gang members. It's not a script for a movie, although it could be.

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.

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.

Knoxville-area high school football scoreboard, Week 11  Knoxville News Sentinel

A look at the Knoxville-area high school football scores for Week 11 with games played Oct. 25-26.

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 ...

Tennessee High School Football scoreboard, Week 7  The Tennessean

Find out which Middle Tennessee high school football teams won in Week 7.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Tennessee high school football scores, Week 10  The Tennessean

See when your Middle Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 10.

Tennessee football state semifinal scores  The Tennessean

The Tennessee football playoffs have hit the semifinals. See which teams advanced to the BlueCross Bowl.

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

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.

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.

Greeneville, Cade Ballard crush Maplewood in semifinal matchup of Mr. Football finalists  Knoxville News Sentinel

Army commitment Cade Ballard led Greeneville to a 43-8 Class 4A semifinal win over Maplewood in a showdown of Mr. Football finalists.

Charles Lloyd — Memphis Marvel  Memphis Flyer

Of the many music talents that Memphis has sent out into the world, Charles Lloyd, the master of the saxophone and flute, may have traveled...

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 ...

Almost Olympian | City Beat  Memphis Flyer

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

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 ...

Cover Story: Bill Courtney's lumber empire built on Asian demand  Memphis Business Journal

"We were hanging on by the skin of our teeth," said Bill Courtney of his lumber company in the wake of the housing crash. Then they took a chance on Asia.

Independence football only needs one quarterback in 42-31 win over Brentwood  The Tennessean

BRENTWOOD — Independence had planned on using two quarterbacks in its critical Region 6-6A matchup against at first-place Brentwood. Ethan Cash ...

Hendersonville football beats Riverdale for first playoff win in three seasons  The Tennessean

First-year Hendersonville coach James Beasley led the Commandos to their first playoff win since 2015 on Friday.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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...

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."

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Make memories last a lifetime with a paid special occasion announcement published in The Commercial Appeal and online on

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

Netflix Movies List: 11 Football Films, Documentaries To Watch Before Super Bowl XLIX  International Business Times

Watch these 11 movies on Netflix to get into the football spirit before the 2015 Super Bowl.

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.

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