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Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Abilene 42, Odessa 7 ¶ Aldine Eisenhower 42, Aldine MacArthur 7 ¶ Allen 35, McKinney 14 ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 60, Lubbock Monterey 18 ¶...

Population and development skyrocket in once-quiet DeSoto

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tn. (AP) — Telesa Wright grew up in DeSoto County. As an adult, she lived near Los Angeles in South Orange County for eight years after marrying her husband. Eventually, she wanted to leave California and, when choosing where to go, Googled “best places to raise a family in...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alcoa 42, Tyner Academy 0 Alcorn Central, Miss. 40, Middleton 12 BGA 24, Franklin Road Academy 7 Bearden 15, Anderson County 12 Benton Academy, Miss. 40, Rossville Christian...

Justice Department to expand redlining investigation efforts

Oct. 22, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods. It is the first major expansion of redlining investigations since the Obama...

No. 12 Memphis poised to chase title with No. 1 class, vets

Oct. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

Coach Penny Hardaway believes he has just the right mix for Memphis to chase the Tigers' first national men's basketball championship. “What I’ve learned this time is to mix the veterans with the young guys," Hardaway said. "You have the No. 1 recruiting class, but...

Tennessee plans 8 town halls on education funding formula

Oct. 22, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will hold eight town hall hearings as officials review the state's K-12 education funding formula. The Department of Education says the events will be Oct. 27 at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville; Oct. 28 at the National...

No. 18 Tennessee's roster loaded with addition of newcomers

Oct. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has scratched every box in filling the roster for his seventh season. He has experience with John Fulkerson back as a graduate along with senior Victor Bailey Jr. Josiah Jordan-James, a McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school, now...

Morant, Melton lead Grizzlies to opening win over Cavs

Oct. 21, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 37 points and six assists, De’Anthony Melton added 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth for a 132-121 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Morant and Melton...

Tennessee lawmakers OK $900M Ford incentive package

Oct. 20, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday committed to spending nearly $900 million on state incentives, infrastructure upgrades and more as part of a sweeping plan with Ford Motor Co. to build an electric vehicle and battery plant near Memphis. It took...

Grizzlies sign Jaren Jackson Jr to extension before deadline

Oct. 18, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jaren Jackson Jr. to extension ahead of the NBA deadline. The Grizzlies did not disclose the terms of the deal Monday with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1018 draft. ESPN reported the extension is four years for...