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  • West Memphis Gets Advice For Its Side Of Main Street to Main Street Project

    At a luncheon Thursday, businessmen and community leaders learned more about how a $37 million project will help West Memphis. Identify the good and the bad – that’s what Bob Barber did when he helped redevelop Hernando. He said West Memphis’ strongest assets are how close it is to Memphis and the city’s undeveloped waterfront. “It doesn’t have to be intensively developed,” Barber said. “In fact, the waterfront on the West Memphis side is almost a counterpoint to the waterfront […]

  • Thousands Of Rape Survivors May Find Voice In Evidence Testing By TBI

    “It’s really good news because it shows city leadership paying attention to a problem that’s been a nagging one one that’s been building up.” The problem Deborah Clubb is talking about is thousands of victims having rape kits go untested. “If there are three storage locations, there are many many many kits stored,” she said. As executive director of the Memphis Area Women’s Club, Clubb understands the pain victims go through. It’s her job to make sure they have a […]

  • Victim Of Serial Rapist Speaks Out About Importance Of Rape Kit Testing

    Her rape kit sat on a shelf, untested for nine years. "It was a slap in the face," she said.

  • MPD To Use $500,000 Grant To Test Rape Kits

    The grant will pay for the testing of 2,226 rape kits

  • Memphis Entrepreneur Tina Birchett Passes Away

    She blazed a trail that shined a light on minority women. The word “no” was not an answer, at least not for her. Entrepreneur Tina Birchett died Sunday, leaving behind her legacy as the founder of Grace magazine and the Sisterhood Showcase. Interesting. Tenacious. Talkative. Energetic. Encouraging. Empowering. All words used to describe the powerhouse that was Tina Birchett. Her friend Howard Robertson, who owns Trust Marketing, said she saw a niche market and went after it. “She did not […]

  • Pregnant Woman Shot, Apartment Owner Plans To Clean Out Crime

    Harvard Stephens shook his head as he looked over the apartment complex he’s owned for two years. There’s work to be done, he says, but more than repaving the driveway or painting the building. “We’ve evicted a lot of people,” Stephens said. “We’ve evicted three or four people within the past month who appeared to be involved in drug activity.” Stephens says his business, ACN Enterprises, has bought troubled apartment complexes in Texas and Alabama and managed to push criminals […]

  • A New Fight Against Neighborhood Blight

    City Councilman Jim Strickland wants to use a pilot program for blighted neighborhoods. It’s based on the same payment in lieu of taxes incentive businesses get “If we can afford to give tax incentives to businesses, maybe we can do that with residential¬† property owners to save some of these streets to save some of these neighborhoods,” Strickland said. “We’ve got to fight street by street to try to save these places.” “The problem is that the property taxes owed […]

  • Downtown Death Of 27-Year-Old Man Leaves Family Heartbroken

    Three people are in jail for their suspected involvement.

  • Preservationists Tried For Years To Help Nineteenth Century Club

    (Memphis) June West, executive director of Memphis Heritage, says for years the organization reached out to the mansion’s owners to offer help. “Quite frankly this is the very last mansion on Union Avenue that resembles itself when it was built,” West said. “If an owner of a property is not willing to help themselves, its very difficult for us to come in. We aren’t the rescuers. We are the educators and advocators.” The chance to help came recently when four […]

  • What To Do When You See A Dog Attacking Someone

    To avoid becoming a victim yourself, grab something to use as a weapon.

  • Keeping Alzheimer’s Victims Safe Requires Cunning And Persistence From Family Members

    If those with Alzheimer's who drive away are not found within 24 hours, statistics tell us that 50 percent will die or be seriously injured.