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HUNTINGTON — The home where she once lived will soon become a resource others can use to learn about the life and legacy of former Huntington resident Memphis Tennessee Garrison. 

Don’t let the name confuse you — Memphis made her mark in Huntington and called it home after moving to the city in 1952. She spent much of her life as a teacher in McDowell County, West Virginia, for more than four decades.

In addition to teaching, she helped to develop and sustain chapters of the NAACP in southern West Virginia, and served as a national vice president and as a field secretary who undertook special organizing and membership activities.

After relocating to Huntington in 1952, she continued working as a substitute teacher and remained active in the community. Her home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

On Tuesday, members of the community and several

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Backstage’s Casting Insider Joins ‘In the Envelope’ to Educate (+ Inspire) Listeners

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“In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast” features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. Full of both know-how and inspiration, “In the Envelope” airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day.

“Everyone you admire—from Oscar winners to someone that you saw in a theater piece that moved you—everyone you admire that works today started with a résumé that was as empty as yours might be,” says Christine McKenna-Tirella, Backstage’s casting specialist. 

Listeners and followers of “In the Envelope” are in for a treat this week, as Smart and McKenna-Tirella give an update from the jobs

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Effingham teen restores ambulance to educate, inspire

a person standing in front of a truck: Lucas Hartzog with his ambulance

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Lucas Hartzog with his ambulance

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – A career in the medical fields may seem intimidating to some, especially given the ongoing pandemic.

But for one young teen in Effingham County, it’s been a lifelong dream and he’s now using his passion and a new set of wheels to educate and inspire others.

Over the past month, students across Effingham County have been learning more about a career in the medical fields.

However, this lesson isn’t being taught by your typical teacher.

“I’m Lucas Hartzog. I’m from Effingham County High School,” said the Effingham County High School sophomore to a South Effingham High School class on Tuesday.

But perhaps the even bigger surprise.

“Starting off this is my ambulance,” said Hartzog.

Yeah, the ambulance, it’s his. In fact, it’s his first car.

Lucas is used to answering questions about his new

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