MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly C. Robertson says the death of Nelson Mandela marks the loss of "a great soldier and a courageous leader." Robertson said last night that the museum honored Mandela in 2000 with the Freedom Award for work in Africa and around the world.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Emergency crews and residents are preparing for winter storms predicted to bring freezing rain and ice into northern Mississippi and West Tennessee. The National Weather Service says winter storm warnings and watches are in effect Friday. Forecasters say precipitation could freeze to the ground for a day or more.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thousands of pounds of surplus food from Tennessee home football games have gone to charity. Tennessee announced Thursday that 3,710 pounds of unused food from Neyland Stadium was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank during the 2013 football season. The possibility of donating unused food from other catered events is also under discussion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - National Public Radio host and author Michele Norris will speak at the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville tomorrow. Norris, who is also a special correspondent for NPR, previously served as co-host of NPR's news magazine "All Things Considered," public radio's longest-running national program. Norris will discuss race, class and civil rights. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
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