Drew, MS – The Lil' Red Schoolhouse in Drew, Mississippi, a dilapidated Rosenwald school built in 1920's, is well on the road to recovery. Having now received state funds, as well as a grant from Lowe's and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, local proprietor Rev. Jesse Gresham hopes that the conversion to a multi-purpose community center will soon be completed.
Memphis, TN – The Memphis City Council decided to slash the Memphis City Schools budget by $70 million. Andy Meek covers politics for the Memphis Daily News. He spoke with Candice Ludlow about what the cut means.
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Memphis, TN – The most basic tenet of business is that more people do more business with the business that makes it the easiest to do business. Making it easy for your customers is hard work. The thing about simplicity is how complicated it is for a business to achieve it.
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Brinkley, AR – A fish from Asia has infested waters in eastern Arkansas. Fish biologists say this invasive species has been here for up to 6 years. Now, the Game and Fish Commission are working to eradicate the top-level predator before it gains access to the Mississippi River Basin.
On April 28th a farmer found a Northern Snakehead wiggling along a gravel road in Brinkley, Arkansas.