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  1. Yvonne James on July 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    What we do! We host monthly events (Literary Pop-Up Shops) for authors, as well as other entrepreneurs, who are interested in building and marketing their brand, promoting and selling their books, connecting with their audience, broadening their consumer base, and launching their new releases! We offer them vending opportunities where it is all about them – the author, the vendor.

    Drawing authors from Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, and Mississippi, we introduced our first Literary Pop-Up Shop in December 2017 in a Bartlett, TN community center. Today, we are offering authors and entrepreneurs monthly opportunities to tap into the massive market of one of West Tennessee’s premier indoor shopping mall’s – Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN! “Book Signing and More Marketplace at Wolfchase.”

    In September 2018, we are expanding to include Central Arkansas! We are kicking off our “Insane Book Signing and More Marketplace at McCain” the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72116! We are inviting all local authors and entrepreneurs to become a part of this great event! Whether they are buying or selling, they do not want to miss it! All genres are welcome. Tap into the marketplace at McCain Mall. All interested persons can view our Listing of Events and register at For more information, they can contact Yvonne James at creativeartist-yvonne@outlook or (901) 907-6828.

    Everything starts in the imagination of a writer, The Writers’ Block of Tennessee, a Community of Authors, Making the World a Better Place, One Word at a Time!


    Eddie Morgan of Jonesboro did a 611 pound deadlift for a First Place World Championship and broke the world record for Push Pull (total of dead lift and bench press) by 125 pounds in the 61 to 67 age group when he bench pressed 303 pounds and dead lifted 611 pounds for a total of 914 pounds at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) Meet in Las Vegas in November. This was his 13th World Championship without a defeat. He was awarded two First Place Gold Metals and a World Record.

    Morgan lifted 700 pounds in 1997, 690 pounds at an AAU meet in Rogers, Arkansas in 1998 and set a world record for lifting 661 pounds at the WABDL Worlds in 2012. He holds the American record for a 630 lb. squat.

    Morgan is a graduate of West Memphis where he played football. He was a member of 1975 ASU football team, one of two undefeated teams in the history of the school’s football program, and was All Southland Conference Defensive Tackle in his Junior and Senior Years. He was drafted by the New York Giants and played pro football in the Canadian League.

    Mike Frizzell’s 530 pound bench press set an all time bench press record for the 61 to 67 age group. He was also inducted into the WABDL Hall of Fame.

    Eugene Merrill won first place and a World Championship with a 485 pound deadlift in the 54 to 60 age group.

    Arnold Weaver won two World Championship First Place trophies with a 601 pound lift. Weaver held the Law and Fire Single Ply World Record of 584 pounds and the Two Ply Bench Lift World Record of 589 pounds.

    Matt Crawford took first place in the Masters 40 to 46 age group and second place in the Open, bench pressing raw 424 pounds in his first World Championship.

    Raven Chadwick, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Chadwick, benched 66 pounds and dead lifted 185 pounds winning all three categories and breaking her own World Record Push Pull with a 254 pound total and setting a World Record.

    Eddie Morgan has taught special ed at Trumann for 33 years where he also drives the school bus and trains his special ed students to lift weights competitively. Prior to that, he taught and coached at Parkin, West Memphis and Calico Rock.

    Morgan is preparing 20 to 30 of his special ed students for this year’s Arkansas Southern Nationals where lifters will include men and women and students. His students have set world records in their respective classes and won national championships in the team division at the Southern Nationals.

    The Arkansas Southern Nationals Weight Lifting Championships will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Haven Hotel at Phillips Drive and Caraway in Jonesboro. All lifters who compete will automatically qualify for the World Championships to be held in November, 2019, in Las Vegas.

    Entry forms are available by calling Eddie Morgan at 870-219-1452 or by e-mailing Tom Morgan at with Arkansas Southern Nationals in the subject line.

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  5. Jim Scaman on December 6, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    The Rodney Jordan Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners will meet December 17th 2022 at 10am at the Jordan Station 20 Edgehill Road. The meeting is open to the public.

  6. Jim A Scaman on February 27, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    The Rodney Jordan Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners will meet Saturday March 11 at 10am. The meeting will be held at 20 Edgehill Lane just off Jordan Road

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