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Olive Branch company using agricultural waste product to clean water

The future of water filtration in a world clamoring for more clean water and less carbon emissions may be rice hulls being processed inside a nondescript Olive Branch plant. The work began in March with deliveries of 750-pound bales of hulls to Glanris on Wildwood Drive off Hacks Cross Road. On a recent afternoon, batches […]

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LIBERTY BANK ACQUIRES TRI-STATE BANK OF MEMPHIS, MAKING IT NEARLY A $1 BILLION BLACK-OWNED BANK

With its fresh acquisition of the Tri-State Bank of Memphis, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. has positioned itself to become the nation’s first Black-owned bank with about $1 billion in assets. New Orleans-based Liberty announced its purchase of Tri-State in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount. As of the most recent acquisition, Liberty will have about $965 million in […]

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Memphis native Katori Hall wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

Memphis native Katori Hall was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Friday, June 11 in the 2021 drama category for her latest work “The Hot Wing King.” She’s also a previous Olivier Award winner and a two-time Tony-nominee. “The Hot Wing King” premiered in spring 2020. “A funny, deeply felt consideration of Black masculinity and how it […]