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Charleston, WV – In 1796, Congress designated the Georgia-Tennessee border at the 35th Parallel. Years later, Georgia commissioned a mathematician to officially mark the boundary. He ended up creating a new boundary about a mile short of the 35th parallel.

Memphis, TN – The water dispute between Mississippi and MLGW and the City of Memphis took yet another turn late Friday. Mississippi has appealed a federal circuit judge's decision dismissing the case, sending it to the Circuit Court of Appeals. Still, it may land in the US Supreme Court. What might that mean to MLGW and the citizens who depend on it for water?

Memphis, TN – WKNO and the Pink Palace Family of Museums have embarked on a series exploring the use of genetics in various ways, from farming to climate change, to memory and medical interventions.

Today, we will explore how genetics can help people trace their ancestral roots.

Memphis, TN – The results are finally in this evening for Shelby County and the State of Tennessee. In many ways, Shelby County is very different than the rest of the state. Candice Ludlow explains.

Memphis, TN – The digital world is something that many take for granted, except when counting votes. Super Tuesday is putting it to the test. The polls closed at 7, but in Shelby County, people had to wait longer than expected. Pat Walters reports.

Oxford, MS – Whose water is it, anyway? Seems to be at crux of the water dispute between the state Mississippi and MLGW and the City of Memphis. A federal district judge dismissed the water lawsuit against MLGW and Memphis today, saying that it's an issue between states.

At issue is the crystal clear water that Memphians have relished since 1880. Memphis pulls its water from the Mississippi Embayment, an underground system of aquifers that stretch from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico.

Memphis – Shelby County residents have long relished the pure, sparkling water that is drawn from deep below the earth's surface. Today, the water dispute between Mississippi and Memphis, Light, Gas and Water and City of Memphis goes to trial in Oxford, Mississippi.

Whiteville and Braden, TN – Historically, schools in the South have fallen behind those in other parts of the country, and in 2007 that trend continues. But from an African-American perspective, that hasn't always been the case. During the last half-century of segregation, Southern schools for Black children prepared students for success despite institutionalized racism.

Washington, DC – When lawmakes in Washington, DC think about earthquake preparedness, they tend to think 'California.' Yesterday, a panel of experts convened to remind Congress about the potential danger that lies beneath a swath of the country's interior.

Millington, TN – Each year, all casualty branches of the military service search the globe to identify and give full military honors to approximately 100 MIA/POW's. Hundreds of people work these cases, often with little or nothing to go on.

Ken Terry works closely with the families of long missing Navy soldiers to bring their loved ones home, and finally bring closure.