Candice Ludlow http://wknofm.org en Jerry's Sno Cone: Not for Locals Only http://wknofm.org/post/jerrys-sno-cone-not-locals-only <p>On hot summer days, like today, people line up at Wells Station and Reed in East Memphis to get a cool tasty treat.&nbsp; Lines are often to the street outside the bright pink and turquoise building that used to be a Sinclair Gas Station.&nbsp; You can still see remnants of the car wash here, but that&rsquo;s from a long time ago because Jerry&rsquo;s Sno Cone is in its forty-sixth year.</p><p>A Jerry&rsquo;s Sno Cone is not your typical snow cone in a cone-shaped cup with a rounded scoop of ice one top.&nbsp; No.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s served in a Styrofoam cup with a spoon.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:48:27 +0000 Candice Ludlow 16874 at http://wknofm.org Jerry's Sno Cone: Not for Locals Only Schools Consolidation Is Back In Federal Court http://wknofm.org/post/schools-consolidation-back-federal-court <p>Tensions are mounting yet again in regard to school consolidation.&nbsp; The Shelby County Commission filed suit to stop referendums on municipal schools, alleging that part of the intent is to create racially segregated schools.&nbsp; All parties will appear before federal Judge Hardy Mays on Monday.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:17:28 +0000 Candice Ludlow & Bill Dries 16404 at http://wknofm.org Schools Consolidation Is Back In Federal Court Flagg Grove School: Restoration Of An African-American Schoolhouse http://wknofm.org/post/flagg-grove-school-restoration-african-american-schoolhouse <p>Education is the key to social mobility in the United States.&nbsp; This fact was not lost on African Americans who were enslaved and later sharecroppers in the South.&nbsp; In the 1880s one-room schools sprouted up throughout the region.&nbsp; Many of them are now gone forever and just a distant memory.&nbsp; But Flagg Grove School in rural West Tennessee is an exception.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:12:29 +0000 Candice Ludlow 15516 at http://wknofm.org Flagg Grove School: Restoration Of An African-American Schoolhouse Memphis Budget Showdown: Property Tax Hike or Rollback? http://wknofm.org/post/memphis-budget-showdown-property-tax-hike-or-rollback <p>The Memphis City Council will vote on a budget for 2013 on Tuesday.&nbsp; Mayor AC Wharton&rsquo;s proposal includes a one-time property tax hike and cuts to city services, but council members have other ideas.&nbsp; Some council members want to cut taxes and dip into city reserves.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:22:18 +0000 Candice Ludlow & Bill Dries 14717 at http://wknofm.org Memphis Budget Showdown: Property Tax Hike or Rollback? Solar Surge In Tennessee Powered By Stimulus Money http://wknofm.org/post/solar-surge-tennessee-powered-stimulus-money <p>Solar energy only accounts for 2 percent of Tennessee Valley Authority&rsquo;s energy portfolio.&nbsp; That doesn&rsquo;t sound like much, but in 2008, the amount of solar produced in the state wasn&rsquo;t enough to power one house.&nbsp; By the end of this year, the <a href="http://solar.tennessee.edu/">Tennessee Solar Institute</a> predicts a production increase of 21 megawatts.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s enough to power 2,100 homes.&nbsp; A lot of the solar construction you see around West Tennessee was indirectly funded with stimulus money.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:07:03 +0000 Candice Ludlow 12516 at http://wknofm.org Solar Surge In Tennessee Powered By Stimulus Money