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Former Hamilton principal who lost job over grade tampering allegations loses her appeal  The Commercial Appeal

The former principal of Hamilton High accused of being involved in grade tampering remains out of her leadership job after the Shelby County Schools board ...

Hamilton High School closed again Friday for power outage  WMC

Hamilton High School will be closed Friday due to a power outage.The school was also closed Thursday.

Bobcat reportedly spotted several times near Hamilton High  WREG NewsChannel 3

The animal has been spotted several times along Cane Creek, which is concerning considering the creek runs right past Hamilton High School and the first day ...

Hamilton High students walk out, demand answers on principal’s removal  WREG NewsChannel 3

Students at Hamilton High School walked out in protest Wednesday after the school's principal was removed following a grade discrepancy investigation.

Memphis principal demoted over grade changes will not be reinstated  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The dispute between the district and Smith boils down to how principals show evidence of changes to student grades.

VIDEO: High school volleyball team attacked by rival team after game  WREG NewsChannel 3

A volleyball game turned violent Thursday night after a match at Manassas High School, according to Memphis police.

Former Hamilton High School Principal Demoted

The Shelby County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to levy charges against the suspended Hamilton High School principal accused of grade ...

One man dead in crash that injured two other adults and a child  The Commercial Appeal

The address police provided for the crash was Hamilton High School. A child and two other adults have been upgraded to non-critical condition.

Instead of firing Hamilton High School's principal, SCS votes to demote her  FOX13 Memphis

The Hamilton High School principal who was suspended in December will be demoted after Shelby County School officials said the principal admitted she ...

Hamilton High coach shot and carjacked at school  FOX13 Memphis

An Orange Mound mother said her 14-year-old son should not be in jail after police arrested him for the shooting and robbery of a Hamilton High School coach.

These Memphis schools now risk a state takeover  Chalkbeat Tennessee

While Memphis mostly received good news when the state listed its most underachieving schools last week, at least five Shelby County schools appear to be at ...

Police: Man eating near Hamilton High baseball field has gun pulled on him, car stolen  WREG NewsChannel 3

Police are searching for two young suspects after they allegedly opened fire on a man and stole his car behind Hamilton High School.

Cold temps close Memphis state-run schools, highlighting bigger issue of repairing costly, aging buildings  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Temperatures dipped below 35 degrees, and four schools in the Achievement School District opted to cancel classes because of boiler issues.

Local Cool Kid: Nicholas London

Diagnosed with cancer several years ago, a Hamilton High School teen credits doctors and care from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for saving his life.

Seven months after a Kingsbury High teacher came forward with allegations against the principal, the investigation is still ongoing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Last spring, several teachers and a school counselor said Principal Terry Ross pressured them to promote students who had not earned a passing grade.

Rapper BlocBoy JB films dice game allegedly inside Hamilton High  WMC Action News 5

Shelby County Schools is investigating a video of a Memphis rapper playing dice inside a building he claims is Hamilton High School.

Two teens charged for shooting, carjacking Memphis Hamilton coach; mother of suspect says son was at home  USA TODAY High School Sports

A pair of Memphis high schoolers are set to stand trial for allegedly shooting and carjacking a baseball a basketball coach at the city's Hamilton High.

Cedrick Wilson, a former UT Vols and NFL receiver, named Hamilton football coach  The Commercial Appeal

Cedrick Wilson spent seven years in the NFL after playing college at Tennessee.

Hamilton High School Student Brings Loaded Gun To School  Memphis Flyer

Earlier today, a tenth grader at Hamilton High School was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic .25 caliber pistol with one round in the chamber and two ...

Hamilton High School grad killed hours after receiving her diploma

Clark's funeral *service* will be Saturday at the Greater Whitestone Baptist Church.

Rapper’s videos raise questions after performance at local school

WREG is asking school officials how they decide who is allowed to perform for homecoming after a controversial video by a local rapper was filmed inside a ...

TSSAA announces Mr. and Miss Basketball winners  The Tennessean

The TSSAA Mr. and Miss 2019 Basketball winners (Back row left to right) Keon Johnson of The Webb School (Bell-Buckle), Kennedy Chandler of Briarcrest ...

Memphis celebrates two basketball state champions East, Hamilton  WMC Action News 5

Memphis high schools won two of the three Tennessee state basketball championships on Saturday.

After 40-year journey, Memphis 59-year-old receives three college degrees  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 59-year-old Memphis woman received three degrees at LeMoyne-Owen College's commencement ceremony Saturday. The 160 degrees ...

More Memphis area students are graduating high school. But what does that mean?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

The number of students graduating from high schools in Shelby County and across the state has been rising for the last 10 years, but recent allegations of ...

Former Hamilton High School Teacher Claims Someone Changed Student Grades

Another educator has come forward about the grading scandal at Shelby County Schools, after he said an administrator changed his students' grades. Former ...

School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...

University of Memphis to implement tuition changes  WMC

Administrators at the University of Memphis proudly boast that they have the lowest tuition increases in Tennessee over the past five years.

Friday Football Fever: Week 2 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 2 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that's means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

Whitehaven Classic scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

The Whitehaven Classic featured three area matchups to wrap up the opening weekend of high school football.

Did Memphis school leaders just get a pass in the $159,000 grade-tampering probe?  Chalkbeat Tennessee

After evidence surfaced of improper grade changing at a Memphis school, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson vowed that the district would put policies in place to ...

83-year-old honored on Mother’s Day by local organization

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - Touch By An Angel Ministries presented its annual Mother's Day Giveway Sunday.

Peabody's Ja'Darius Harris, Greenfield's Chloe Moore-McNeil earn Mr. and Miss Basketball honors  Jackson Sun

The TSSAA announced the Mr. and Miss Basketball winners on Monday night at MTSU's Murphy Center.

College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...

Memphis school leaders refuse to answer further questions about grade-changing investigation  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Refusing to answer questions about an issue that has plagued the district for two years is a departure from a previous examination of grade changing.

Kingsbury High teacher accuses Memphis principal of improper grade changing  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Kingsbury High School math teacher has taken her allegations over improper grade changing public. Alesia Harris said the principal directed that 17 students' ...

Toxic Battles: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Memphis  Memphis Flyer

More than 30 years ago, the seemingly race-neutral world of ecological activism was redefined by a new category of oppression: environmental racism. The fact ...

Recent Hamilton High graduate killed in car crash  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An 18-year-old woman who recently graduated from high school was killed in a crash that happened Friday morning east of Hamilton ...

National Hoopfest to feature 20 of the top hoopers in the country this weekend in Waxahachie  Waxahachie Daily Light

Any high school basketball fan in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex who doesn't already have plans to be in Waxahachie this weekend should go ahead and ...

West Tennessee high school football scores, Week 11  The Commercial Appeal

See when your West Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 11.

66-year-old woman killed in drive-by shooting with 9-year-old child in the backseat of her car  The Commercial Appeal

Officers responded to the shooting call and found 66-year-old Beverly Jacks lying unresponsive in the driver's seat of her Saturn.

Dr. Sharon Griffin tapped to lead Achievement School District  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Achievement School District has a new leader, and it's a name Memphians will recognize. Dr. Sharon Griffin was officially introduced as ...

Ernest Strickland Has Been on City's Front Line  Memphis Daily News

Some people grow up waiting for the chance to get out of their hometown. Others, like Ernest Strickland, senior vice president of workforce development for the ...

Guinn a finalist for Miss Basketball  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge senior Jada Guinn is a finalist for Miss Basketball in Class AAA in Tennessee. The three finalists were announced Thursday. Besides Guinn, the ...

Nine to Join the TSSAA Hall of Fame  Williamson Source

The 2019 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Nine new members will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame at the annual luncheon at the ...

TSSAA football playoffs second round scores  The Commercial Appeal

See who won in the second round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

TSSAA football playoffs first round scores  The Commercial Appeal

The Tennessee high school football playoffs first-round matchups will be played Friday night.

Todd Day Returns Home | Memphis Preps Blog  Memphis Flyer

The question seemed easy enough, but Todd Day, Hamilton High School's new boys varsity basketball coach, struggled to come up with an answer. Naming his.

This Memphis teacher wanted to make learning physics more engaging, so he created a website. Now it's used in 40 countries.  Chalkbeat Colorado

Three girls explode into laughter and cheers as they roll a small cart across the table, successfully getting a rubber band to launch the cart just fast enough to ...

'F' is for Fraud  Memphis Daily News

Just before the winter break, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen had a lot of questions for the Shelby County Schools system. She had just ...

Live updates: Memphis, Mid-South prep football playoffs  The Commercial Appeal

Current conditions: 41 precious degrees F, NNW winds at 3mph, 79% humidity, pressure of 30.31 inches and rising, dew point of 35 degrees. 4:47 PM - 09 Nov ...

Memphis officer named Memphis Tigers football PA announcer  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The University of Memphis has officially named the new public address announcer for football. Louis Brownlee--public information officer ...

Hopson tightens who can revise student transcripts in response to grade changing in Memphis  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Shelby County Schools has slashed the number of people who have the ability to alter student grades, in one of several responses to a grade-changing scandal ...

50 years later: Teachers, students recall how Martin Luther King's death changed their lives and classrooms  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Memphis has a special, painful relationship with the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was here, on April 4, 1968, that the iconic civil rights leader was ...

Tennessee High School Football scoreboard, Week 7  The Tennessean

Find out which Middle Tennessee high school football teams won in Week 7.

Bradley gets 'ugly' wins in Classic  Cleveland Daily Banner

COLLEGEDALE — Although they came back home with victories, neither Bradley Central head basketball coach was happy with their team's performance ...

Chandler Lawson transferring from Memphis East to national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy  The Commercial Appeal

The younger brother of former Memphis stars Dedric and K.J. Lawson announced he is leaving East High School for another national powerhouse.

Knoxville-area high school football scoreboard, Week 11  Knoxville News Sentinel

A look at the Knoxville-area high school football scores for Week 11 with games played Oct. 25-26.

Former Red Bank Football Coach Tom Weathers Selected to TSSAA Hall of Fame  WDEF News 12

( HERMITAGE- – – The 2019 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Nine new members will be inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame at ...

Letter to the Editor from Memphis State Eight student  Daily Helmsman

The year 1959 was a special one for me. I will always remember that day when I first walked onto the campus of Memphis State University (now The University ...

Man accused in Idaho birthday party stabbing is from Memphis  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of fatally stabbing a 3-year-old girl and seriously injuring at least eight others at a Boise, Idaho birthday party is from ...

Meet Keeley Carter, the best Class AA girls player who wasn't a Miss Basketball finalist  The Tennessean

Macon County junior Keeley Carter wasn't a finalist for Class AA Miss Basketball. She had 28 points in a win over Covington on Wednesday.

Shelby County Schools says it needs to close more schools. Here are 25 that are at risk.  Chalkbeat Colorado

As the district embarks on a process to cut costs by closing schools, two dozen Memphis schools already have three strikes against them.

Tennessee high school football scores, Week 10  The Tennessean

See when your Middle Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 10.

Grade changing at some Memphis schools prompts state order for more audits  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Improper grade-changing at two high schools in Tennessee's largest district has prompted Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to order follow-up audits ...

How a Memphis lawmaker quietly passed a law that may have kept your school from state takeover  Chalkbeat Colorado

The state's youngest legislator, Rep. Raumesh Akbari shepherded into law a new policy that has had a major impact on schools in Memphis and Nashville.

UT Vols: Starting lineup in 1998 national championship game; where they are now?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's a look at Tennessee's starting lineup from that game in Tempe, Ariz., and what became of those players.

One came from South Memphis, the other starred at MUS, and both want to be a judge  The Commercial Appeal

Yolanda Kight rose from humble South Memphis. David Rudolph starred at a private high school. Both became lawyers. Voters will pick one as judge.

How 'central office' in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down ...

Teachers say pressure to pass undeserving students at root of SCS grade changing issues  The Commercial Appeal

When Michael Pleasants taught economics at Hamilton High School, he once had a student who stopped coming to school in the middle of the year. Despite her ...

Science of Wine and more!  Memphis Flyer

I'm very glad Jonathan Magallanes didn't make black bean tostadas at the fourth annual Science of Wine, which was held Oct. 12th at Memphis Pink...

Kansas Jayhawks KJ and Dedric Lawson are two of Keelon Lawson's four sons poised to take over college basketball  ESPN

Keelon Lawson hasn't coached organized basketball since he left the Memphis Tigers, for whom he was most recently director of player development under ...

Digest  Memphis Daily News

U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Germantown was among the members of Congress on a train bound for a Republican conference in West Virginia Wednesday, Jan.

More Black Students, and Memphis Students, Suspended in Tennessee Schools  Memphis Daily News

Half of suspensions across Tennessee in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in Memphis.

Penny Hardaway claims state title, now free to claim Memphis basketball job  The Commercial Appeal

Penny Hardaway led East High to a third straight state title. With that accomplished, he will now accept the Memphis job.

Tennessee football state semifinal scores  The Tennessean

The Tennessee football playoffs have hit the semifinals. See which teams advanced to the BlueCross Bowl.

Coach fired amid Memphis grading scandal will not be reinstated, board says  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Teli White's lawyer said his client is a scapegoat in a problem that goes beyond one coach and one school.

Cementing his legacy at Memphis would be a dream realized, a prayer answered for Jeremiah Martin  The Commercial Appeal

Pastor Tony Wade walked the far left aisle inside the sanctuary of Divine Life Church, in search of prayer requests at the end of another 10 a.m. Sunday *service*.

East Tennessee High School Football: Week 10 roundup  Knoxville News Sentinel

TSSAA high school football game updates from across East Tennessee and Knoxville.

Parents Upset After Man Accused Of Stalking Teens Gets Out Of Jail On Bond

An accused serial stalker of teenage girls near a Shelby County School is out on bond after appearing in court Monday morning. 32-year-old Jeremy Woodard ...

Tennessee students more likely to be suspended if they're black boys — or live in Memphis  Chalkbeat Colorado

The latest data shows half of suspensions in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in ...

East Tennessee High School Football: Week 8 roundup  Knoxville News Sentinel

Week 8 is a wrap and only three remain in the high school football season. Here are some highlights and a recap of the best games in the area. ▻Powell came ...

Early Results Show Graduation Rate Gains In Shelby County, With Exceptions  Memphis Daily News

From 96.4 percent in Arlington Community Schools to 78.7 percent in Shelby County Schools, the high school graduation rate in five of the public school systems ...

Booker a Mr. Football finalist  Oak Ridge Today

Oak Ridge High School senior Herbert Booker, who plays quarterback and cornerback, is a finalist for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award. Booker is one of ...

SCS creates 'Project Graduation' to help students finish school  WMC Action News 5

SCS is working to make sure every child finishes high school. To help, they're adding night classes to help students.

Carver High School Closes Permanently  Memphis Daily News

Shelby County Schools board members voted Thursday, June 9, to close Carver High School effective the school year that ended last month. Meeting in special ...

Loretto, Greg Tipps fulfill dream with boys basketball state title  The Tennessean

Greg Tipps wins championship in first year at Loretto.

The 1998 national champion Vols: Where are they now?  Saturday Down South

Editor's note: Welcome to Tennessee Week. Our special series — “Undefeated. Unexpected. Unforgettable.” — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Vols' 1998 ...

Greeneville, Cade Ballard crush Maplewood in semifinal matchup of Mr. Football finalists  Knoxville News Sentinel

Army commitment Cade Ballard led Greeneville to a 43-8 Class 4A semifinal win over Maplewood in a showdown of Mr. Football finalists.

Police: Man charged with stalking for trying to lure teens into car  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis police say they've caught the man who's been trying to lure young girls into his car. Jeremy Woodard, 32, was arrested Friday night ...

Shots fired at off-duty deputy after basketball game

Police said Jonquil McQuerter was playing ball with Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Darius Jones on a court behind Hamilton High School.

Memphis music producer shot, killed in Atlanta  WMC Action News 5

A Memphis music producer was shot and killed in Atlanta on Saturday night.

Shelby County teachers are given $100 for classroom supplies. But that's not nearly enough.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

For Crescent Bynum, a culinary arts instructor at Hamilton High School, the $100 she receives from Shelby County Schools at the start of the year buys some ...

Investigators address threats made at Houston Middle School  FOX13 Memphis

The student who targeted Houston Middle School with a threatening text message yesterday has been committed to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, ...

Can school closures boost academic achievement? Memphis school leaders track students to find out  Chalkbeat Colorado

As Shelby County Schools seeks to make school closures more about boosting academic achievement than cutting costs, district leaders are tracking the ...

Former SCS teacher speaks out: "Someone changed the grades"  FOX13 Memphis

A teacher at Shelby County Schools this past school year told the SCS Board and Superintendent that grade changing is a systemic issue in the district.

Votes are in: Harris is mayor, majority of funding body for Shelby County schools is new  Chalkbeat Tennessee

There will be eight new faces on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners this year — not to mention a new county mayor — after this Thursday's election.

Independence football only needs one quarterback in 42-31 win over Brentwood  The Tennessean

BRENTWOOD — Independence had planned on using two quarterbacks in its critical Region 6-6A matchup against at first-place Brentwood. Ethan Cash ...

BTW High, other schools at risk of losing students as residents relocate from housing communities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Call it an unintended consequence. When residents move from Warren, Tulane and Foote Homes, thousands of school children will go too.

Basketball notebook: Tesia Thompson takes over  The Commercial Appeal

Tesia Thompson has been a well-known local commodity for a while now. But the Hamilton High senior took her game around the country over the summer, and ...

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