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Re: “Last One Standing

I am replying to the comment made by mrbig. My family lived across the street from Troyce Tiller when he was being raised by his aunt Carolyn and uncle Jerry on Suzanne Drive in Frayser. Troyce, my sister and myself grew up together. I remember very well our summers together when Troyce would go with my family to moon lake for 2-3 weeks during the summer. Troyce one time accidentally broke a bottle of super glue that got into his eyes - he spent a good hour laying on our kitchen counter with his head hanging in the sink while my mother flushed his eyes out. I remember all the little girls on the street (he was almost the only boy) attacking him, pushing him to the ground, and kissing him all over his face - how he hated that! My sister and I considered Troyce our brother & loved him very much. We moved away when I was 10 years old in 1986. It was very hard to hear that he had died and the circumstances. I miss him still. Be proud of your father - he was a sweet and kind boy no matter what happened later.

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Posted by tesmphs on 09/09/2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Ready or Not

In addition to issues with the OPD report, has anyone stopped to think about the teachers that will become unemployed when the annexation is approved? Our Shelby County teachers have an employment contract with the county schools and it will end if the city takes cover. Those teachers, principals, staff, etc. at the targeted schools will lose their jobs. The county and city schools do not automatically have openings for them, the new graduates coming out of the UofM, or from other areas to teach here. They go back into the interview pool and hope someone retires or leaves - then they get to compete with hundreds of others for very open positions. It would be beneficial if the city and county officials would also take the unemployment rate of our teachers into consideration as well.

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Posted by Tracie Smith on 11/20/2006 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Memphis Annexation Vote Looks Like a Fiasco in the Making

In addition to issues with the OPD report, has anyone stopped to think about the teachers that will become unemployed when the annexation is approved? Our Shelby County teachers have an employment contract with the county schools and it will end if the city takes cover. Those teachers, principals, staff, etc. at the targeted schools will lose their jobs. The county and city schools do not automatically have openings for them, the new graduates coming out of the UofM, or from other areas to teach here. They go back into the interview pool and hope someone retires or leaves - then they get to compete with hundreds of others for very open positions. It would be beneficial if the city and county officials would also take the unemployment rate of our teachers into consideration as well.

Posted by Tracie Smith on 11/20/2006 at 7:30 AM
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