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Here’s who’s running for Memphis school board in August

After a relatively quiet school board race in Memphis two years ago, this year’s run promises a lot of action as 14 people vie for four seats. Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest school system, is stabilizing its finances and setting a course for how schools are managed, so the winners will have significant impact on how the district proceeds. The election, set for Aug. 2, is likely to draw in hefty funds from organizations that favor charter schools and more school autonomy as the Memphis district decides how to bolster low-performing schools and manage several school types. Some board members and the superintendent they hired, Dorsey Hopson, say they support a transition to a system where school districts operate schools more like charters, giving them more autonomy. But they have at times worked to undermine such a transition, often referring to charter schools as negative competition. And the school board…

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Once again, you’ve made WREG-TV the most watched news station in the Mid-South

Memphis, TN May 26, 2016 – WREG-TV News Channel 3, Tribune Broadcasting’s Memphis station, is number one in news ratings in May, marking the 5th year in a row of consecutive sweeps wins. News Channel 3 came out on top in most head-to-head ratings races, including Morning, Noon, 4PM, 4:30PM, 10PM and in every weekend newscast. “We are grateful to the people of the Mid-South for placing their trust in us. Our focus is on them–whether we are tracking severe weather or exploring solutions to crime. We fight each day to make Memphis a safer place to live,” said News Director Bruce Moore. WREG President and General Manager Ron Walter added, “As members of this community, we live and breathe the triumphs and trials of our viewers. We feel their hurt and share their jubilation. As a team, News Channel 3 leads the way in telling their stories.” Nielsen Media…

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More Companies Cutting Jobs

Summary On June 8th, we published an article titled "10 Companies That Are Cutting Jobs". Since June 8th, there have been numerous more announcements of job cuts at various companies on our radar. We have compiled a list and summary of 9 job-cut announcements made since June 8th. Background Since our last article on job cuts on June 8th, there have been many more companies popping up on our radar with job cuts coming, along with two companies who have announced further cuts since that last article. General Electric Co. (GE) Back on our list again, General Electric has announced that even more jobs are coming to a close. Earlier in June, GE was cutting Houston, TX area jobs to defend against a low-oil-price environment. This time, GE is cutting jobs as a part of synergy efforts following last year’s acquisition of Alstom. GE will be cutting 235 from Chattanooga,…

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How To Purchase Affordable Cordova TN Real Estate

If your goal is to purchase property in Cordova Tennessee, and you don’t know where to look, there are many options that are available. You can find advertisements in the classifieds for people that are selling this themselves, or you can go talk to a realtor. A real estate agent might be the best option. They will know exactly what you are looking for, and can do all of the research for you. They will then send you information about every listing that comes up that is matching your criteria. It may take a few weeks to get the one that you want, but this can be accelerated by working with one of these realtors. How You Choose The Right Realtor You can choose the best realtor for the job doing a couple different things. First of all, you need to look at reviews online. They sometimes have these where…

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Lawn Care Tips For Homeowners In Tennessee

A lush, green lawn can dramatically boost your home’s curb appeal, making it much more attractive and increasing its value. It can also provide a space for children to play that is comfortable underfoot and padded in case of falls. Of course, having a beautiful lawn requires more than simply planting the seed and watching it grow. You also need to properly care for it. Homeowners in Tennessee can benefit from the following lawn care tips: — Plant native grasses. When choosing a grass for your lawn, look for one that grows naturally in Tennessee. That way, it will be much easier for you to keep it alive. If you choose a grass that is not native to the climate, it generally will require a lot more watering and maintenance to keep it looking great. Native grasses, on the other hand, are already well adapted to the climate, making them…

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Nashville Tennessee A Place To Visit

Finding Nashville Tennessee can be an exciting thing to do. However, sometimes you will find that it is nearly impossible to figure out what you can do at the location. By knowing about some of the attractions it will be easy to see this is a dream destination for you to travel to because of all that you can see and do. Not to mention the chance to run into some of the biggest stars in country music as Nashville is often called the home of country music. Country Music Hall of Fame is a place that you are going to want to stop and see. This is a place that will walk you back through all the steps of country music from its humble beginnings to the modern music that it has become. Not to mention a lot of the displays and exhibits that are showcasing the talents of…

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My Husband And I Planned A Trip To Nashville Tennessee For Our Anniversary

My husband and I had our anniversary coming up and we were trying to decide what to do. We wanted to do something for the weekend and we were exploring our options. I went online and started looking for somewhere close that we could visit and spend the weekend. I wanted to go somewhere with things we could do together. I searched around online and looked for places close. I found a few places in Tennessee that we could visit. I then went to Trip Advisors website to see what I could find there. It has lots of information about things that are fun to do while on a trip. I found lots of weekend cabin rentals, but they weren’t close to anything. After looking online, I decided to show my husband some of the things I found to do in Tennessee. I asked him where he wanted to go…

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Planning A Trip To Tennessee

While Tennessee doesn’t see the kind of tourism that a state like California does, it can still be a very nice place to visit. Nashville is an amazing city that a lot of people call home. It’s even home to celebrities! If you stay away from the big cities, you can still have a wonderful time in this state. There are all kinds of different things that you can see and do. If you are currently thinking about taking a trip here, here are a few things that you should be planning: Travel Dates Having your travel dates planned out will make it a lot easier for you to move forward with your trip. You won’t be able to figure out many things unless you figure out when you are going to be taking your vacation. Try to set dates for your trip as soon as you can. Once you…