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54 min ago | Chattanoogan.com

Incline Profits Lift CARTA; Mocs Express Gets Downtown Link

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway has long been a boost for CARTA, and lately the help has been even better than before.

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Related Topix: Lookout Mountain, TN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Daily News

Class is In

For Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken, the demerger of public schools in Shelby County didn't become "real" until teachers reported the week before the Aug. 4 first day of classes.

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Related Topix: Collierville, TN, Education Etc., Bartlett, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Supreme Court Says DA's Improper Argument, Withholdin?g of Evidence...

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, a Shelby County woman convicted of the second-degree murder of her mother, Jennifer Jackson, because the Court found there were constitutional errors made in the course of the proceedings.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Clarksville Online

Montgomery County Unemployment increases in July

County unemployment rates for July 2014, released today, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, TN, Davidson County, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Examiner.com

Test Scores and Politics

At long last, state test scores for the 2013-2014 school year have been released.

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The Daily News

School Scores Provide Answers, Create More Questions

The last phase of the state's delayed rollout of achievement test scores came and went this week with a blur of percentages for hundreds of schools in Shelby County and explanations of success formulas for elementary and middle school students versus high school students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bill Haslam, US Governors

The Memphis Flyer

Main to Main Project, New Bus Route Get State Funding

The grants are part of the state's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program [CMAC].

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Related Topix: Walnut Grove, TN

Business Journal

EPE provides details to EDGE on expansion

Executives from Elvis Presley Enterprises presented a very detailed outline of the plan for development of the Guest House at Graceland to the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County.

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Business Journal

YRC Freight expands in Memphis, takes out $58.5M in loans

Darren Hawkins, president of YRC, said in a prepared statement that upgrading its terminals to distribution centers shows a commitment to growing the company.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN

The Memphis Flyer

What They Said …

Letters and comments from Flyer readers ... Shelby County Democrats, the Flyer crossword puzzle, and sex education in Shelby County Schools.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily News

Wine Referendums Down to Final Day

The deadline for signatures to be gathered on the still-forming proposed referendums to allow wine in grocery stores is noon Thursday, Aug. 21. The deadline for candidates to file in the set of Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal elections on the November ballot is also noon Thursday.

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Related Topix: Millington, TN, Collierville, TN, Bartlett, TN, Germantown, TN

Business Journal

Memphis' Start Co. accelerator continues its growth

Entrepreneurs from throughout the world came to Memphis three months ago to learn how to turn their new business ideas into reality.

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The Memphis Flyer

Meet Memphis' New LGBT Police Liaisons

Detective Barbara Tolbert of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Officer Davin Clemons of the Memphis Police Department will be on-hand at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 21st at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is intended to be "a safe place where members of the LGBTQ community can express concerns candidly or ask questions ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Education Announces Next Round of Priority, Focus Schools

The Tennessee Department of Education today announced the newest round of Priority and Focus Schools, as well as school-level TCAP results.

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The Daily News

15 Shelby County Schools Removed From Failing List

A total of 15 Shelby County Schools made their way off the state's list of the bottom 5 percent of schools in Tennessee in terms of student performance and proficiency.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Memphis Flyer

Stats Show Violent Crime In Memphis, Shelby County Is Up

New data shows murders, forcible rapes, aggravated assaults, and robberies across Shelby County are on the rise compared to 2013.

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Chattanoogan.com

Paul Dean And Adam Moss Selected For Tennessee Educator Fellowship

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education Tuesday announced that 22 teachers, including Paul Dean at Ooltewah High School and Adam Moss at Arnold Memorial Elementary School, have been selected for the inaugural Tennessee Educator Fellowship, a program that will provide them an opportunity to learn and communicate about student-focused ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Education Etc., Cannon County, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Kingsport, TN

The Jackson Sun

Son found not guilty by insanity in dad's killingSon found not guilty ...

Alexander Shelton has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of his father in Shelby County.

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The Daily News

Commission Ends Term with Residency Guidelines and School Board Pay Raises

At the last meeting of their current four-year term of office, Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Aug. 18, a specific set of guidelines for future commissions to weigh residency challenges of elected county officials.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily News

New Owner Files Loan on East Memphis Building

The new owner of the 130,593-square-foot office building at 6060 Primacy Parkway in East Memphis has filed an $8.8 million loan on the property.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Arlington, TN

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