Monthly column will explore landmarks status issues

By Kristen Schebler Ongoing efforts to seek landmarks status with the city Landmarks Commission have sparked lively debate and raised a lot of questions. This month we unveil a new column that will focus on providing updates and information about the effort to create a Cooper-Young Landmarks District. Up to this point, the organizing committee has worked hard to draft potential guidelines for the neighborhood. These guidelines were...

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New tax assessments bring questions

New tax assessments are in, and we bet you have questions. This year property taxes for Cooper-Young were re-assessed with many people experiencing surprising changes. In the coming weeks, the CYCA will host a Q&A with one of the legal advisors to the assessor’s office. Tax Assessment 101 will be 13th at the CYCA offices, 2298 Young, so mark your calendars and get your questions ready. Stay tuned to our social media on Facebook...

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Writer Makes Case for Grahamwood as Great Education Option
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Writer Makes Case for Grahamwood as Great Education Option

By Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell For those of us with young children, the time is drawing near to make a decision on choosing an elementary school. All children are unique and have their own needs and perform best under different circumstances and classroom environments. That said, parents know their children and must be proactive in selecting the school that best fits their child’s individuality. Parents today are fortunate to have school...

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Unprecedentedly ugly elections sad signs of political times

By Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell We are living in troubled times is a phrase repeated by every generation. However, the tone of this political season makes the phrase even more apropos this go around. In the past, when opposing parties disagreed there was usually a middle group willing to broker differences to find common ground and a mutually acceptable compromise. Unfortunately, this no longer seems true. Today’s message is that if you are...

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Peabody joins Go Jim Go! campaign

WREG News Channel 3’s Go Jim Go! Campaign recently chose Peabody Elementary to serve as one of its featured donor schools this fall. Spearheaded by WREG meteorologist Jim Jaggers, Go Jim Go! Is an annual fundraiser for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Since it began in 2006, Go Jim Go! has raised nearly $2 million for the hospital with Jaggers, riding 333 miles every year across the Mid-South to drum up support for neighborhood...

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Peabody Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Peabody Elementary third grade students are celebrating and sharing facts about Mexico. They start each morning by sharing a “Did you know?” fact about Mexico over the intercom. The students even had the opportunity to enjoy Mexico’s cuisine when they walked to Cafe Ole, a neighborhood restaurant. Most recently the students completed research on Mexico’s geography. The photos above are...

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