Monday News Update: Uplifting Stories, Mayor Wharton goes to Washington and a Goodbye to a Memphis Legend
Alas, spring break (and my short vacation) is over. Here's some Memphis news to ease you into your workweek.
But first, here's a jackalope.
– CNN's epic story about NBA player (and native Memphian) Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway coaching the Lester Middle School basketball team is one of the most uplifting, feel-good things you'll ever read about the city.
– Alas, Tiger basketball season has some to a somewhat depressing end. I've packed my gameday socks away until November, but you can relive the whole season on the Flyer's Tiger Blue blog.
– Mayor Wharton met with President Obama last week as part of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. The meeting was a pretty big deal, too. As the mayor said, "We weren’t meeting with the deputy undersecretary’s assistant to the hall closet.”