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Book Release - A Second Chance Series

June 13, 2017 by Millicent Stephens Murray (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

Millicent Stephens, aka Missy Stephens, published her romance series titled, A Second Chance, which is a story about second chances at love.

Missy is an Overbrook alumna in the Class of '84.

She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children.

She is a lyricist and songwriter who has written several songs, one of which is titled Thinking of You and is currently on the Mystery of Love CD by J Wes Project Band. An avid reader herself, she put her talents to work in her first romance series.

Check out her website to see her literary works: http://www.*****/****.

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2 teenagers injured in double shooting in Overbrook  6abc.com

A double shooting near Overbrook High School sent two teenagers to the hospital.



Ex-Overbrook High track and gymnastics coach Jonas Harding has great memories  The Philadelphia Tribune

If you are a coaching legend like Jonas Harding who was a head coach in track and field and gymnastics at Overbrook High School, it's always nice to reflect on.



Lockdown lifted at Overbrook High School  6abc.com

Overbrook High School was under lockdown Wednesday morning after a teacher reported hearing a gunshot inside the school.



Tymir Jackson rushes into the Overbrook record book  Philly.com

The senior quarterback finished the season with 1190 rushing yards to surpass the old mark of 1051.



Overbrook High School Opens Renovated Digital Media Lab  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new digital production lab at a Philadelphia high school is helping students build a foundation for the future. The ribbon was cut for ...



Overbrook High School's 50th Reunion  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: The Overbrook High School 50th Reunion committee poses for a photo. (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn). Patricia Gilliam Clifford. By Patricia ...



Reports: Stationing police in Philly schools costly, causes trauma for students of color  WHYY

The Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice want police out of schools, according to their new report. The advocacy groups believe school ...



Philadelphia man searching for 911 caller who helped save his life  WPVI-TV

A man who went into cardiac arrest earlier this month wants to give back to his guardian angel.



Delphine Noble, 64, teacher in public and private school systems  The Philadelphia Tribune

Delphine Noble, an elementary school teacher, died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. She was 64.



Alumni helps give students a fresh start at Overbrook H.S.  6abc.com

Volunteers at a school in West Philadelphia hope a *fresh* coat of paint will give students a *fresh* start for the new school year.



Film director Benny Boom returns to Overbrook High  The Philadelphia Tribune

Benny Douglas, who goes by the name Benny Boom, returned to the Overbrook High School auditorium where he once sat as a student.



Overbrook track star Deworski Odom to be inducted into the Overbrook High Hall of Fame  The Philadelphia Tribune

Overbrook High has produced a lot of track and field stars over the year. Deworski Odom is certainly one of them.



Overbrook High basketball great Kevin Washington inducted into Hall of Fame  The Philadelphia Tribune

Former Overbrook High standout Kevin Washington is a big part of the Panthers' basketball legacy going back to the early 1970s.



James L. Glover Jr., 59, auto mechanic and Overbrook grad  The Philadelphia Tribune

James L. Glover Jr., an auto mechanic, died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. He was 59.



Overbrook High Alumni to host Hall of Fame banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's going to be a big night for a number of Overbrook High alumni on Friday, May 8. The Overbrook High Alumni Association will hold its 24th annual Hall of.



Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class  6abc.com

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...



10 Students In Custody After Brawl At Overbrook High School; 3 Injured  KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Investigators say 10 students were taken into custody after a massive brawl at Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia. The brawl ...



2 Charged In Murder Of Overbrook High School Student  CBS Local

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men have been charged in the murder of Bernard Scott, a 17-year-old Overbrook High School student who was shot and killed in a ...



As more Philly teens are killed, a need for initiatives that work  The Philadelphia Tribune

More than one out of every 10 gunshot victims in Philadelphia is a teenager. Each year, that translates into about 150 teens wounded by gunfire. And on ...



Pennsylvania schools in need of overall improvement  Allentown Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released its lists of schools that need to improve and will receive additional funding to do so.



Report: Stationing police in schools is costly, causes trauma for students of color  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

A new report by the Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice says that police should not be stationed in schools. The two advocacy groups ...



Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift  CBS Local

By Paul Kurtz. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Overbrook High School gymnasium is getting a facelift, thanks to the work of the school's athletic director and ...



Pa. Lawmakers Want To Reform School Construction Program, But Funding Remains A Question  WPSU

Students at an art class in Overbrook High School in Philadelphia in 2016. State Senator Vincent Hughes has cited Overbrook as an example of a school in ...



Don Harrison, 90, retired Daily News editor  Philly.com

Former deputy editor of the opinion pages at the Philadelphia Daily News, previously served as assistant managing editor at the Bulletin newspaper.



Will Smith mural nearly done  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tribune Staff Writer. If the weather cooperates, West Philadelphia will be home to an impressive new tourist attraction this week. Richard Wilson, a 44-year-old ...



Denise A. Wallace-Howard, 58, entrepreneur  The Philadelphia Tribune

Denise A. Wallace-Howard, an entrepreneur and former employee of DaimlerChrysler AG, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, after battling an infection related ...



From Overbrook High to Baltimore's next mayor  The Philadelphia Tribune

Baltimore Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh has a vision for the Mid-Atlantic city known for its beautiful inner harbor, scrumptious crab cakes and closely built ...



Irving H. Anderson Jr., 72, Army veteran  The Philadelphia Tribune

Irving H. Anderson Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and retired librarian, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, following an eight-year battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.



60 low-performing schools receive new state designation for extra comprehensive support  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the ...



Mistrial for man acting as his own lawyer in murder case retrial  Philly.com

Hassan Bennett, who is not a lawyer, was serving a life sentence for a 2006 murder when he began acting as his own attorney and won a new trial in 2017.



Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp at High School of the Future  The Philadelphia Tribune

High School of the Future to host hoops camp. It's the summer in Philadelphia. Basketball is the hottest sport in the city. For many youngsters looking to learn the ...



Charles D. Crews Sr., 84, retired heavy machine operator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Charles D. Crews Sr., a United States Army veteran and retired heavy machine operator, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. He was 84.



Allentown SD selects new principal for William Allen High School  69News WFMZ-TV

The Allentown School District has selected a new principal for William Allen High School.



Wilt Chamberlain's high school coach is still alive and has incredible stories  USA TODAY High School Sports

https://twitter.com/HistoricalSport/status/472471033749180416 Legendary NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain has been dead for more than 17 years. His high ...



The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores  PennLive.com

They have common denominators - poverty and crime chief among them. The schools that posted the 50 worst SAT scores in Pennsylvania share among ...



Police: West Philly triple shooting that killed girl, 17, was 'almost like a terror attack'  Philly.com

Two shooters - likely teenagers - "indiscriminately" opened fire on a group of teens Friday night in West Philadelphia, killing 17-year-old Sandrea Williams and ...



Two West Philadelphia Schools Placed On Lockdown Following Shooting Outside School  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two schools in West Philadelphia were placed on lockdown following a shooting outside of a school. Police say shots were fired ...



James E. Simmons Jr., 60, loving husband and father  The Philadelphia Tribune

James E. Simmons Jr., a loving husband and father, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Jefferson Hospital. He was 60.



Sonia Leon Gilbert, leader in American-Muslim relations, opera singer, and humanitarian  Philly.com

Sonia Leon Gilbert, 89, an opera singer and lifelong champion of multicultural understanding who was raised in a Jewish household and became a ...



'I said, "Sandrea, Sandrea." She didn't reply': Mom recalls daughter's shooting in West Philly  Philly.com

The fatal shooting of the 17-year-old girl occurred just before 11 p.m. Friday in West Philadelphia. Police said she was one of three innocent bystanders hit.



Eloise Johnson, 96, retired teacher's aide  The Philadelphia Tribune

Eloise Johnson, a retired teacher's aide, died on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 96.



Edward T. Love, 62, retired teacher  The Philadelphia Tribune

Edward T. Love, a retired teacher, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was 62.



Lack of Black men pitched for school board raises concern  The Philadelphia Tribune

When the names of the 27 finalists being considered for the new Board of Education were revealed, Bilal Qayyum was not surprised to see only two Black men ...



Teen rescues baby from burning home in Overbrook  6abc.com

A Philadelphia teen is being called a hero after rescuing a baby from inside a burning home in the city's Overbrook section.



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Overbrook places four on All-Public baseball teams  The Philadelphia Tribune

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Middletown beats Overbrook in state playoffs, gets No. 1 team in state as a reward  Middletown Press and Journal

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Jean Parker, 90, retired classroom aide  The Philadelphia Tribune

Jean Parker, a former nurse and retired classroom aide, died on Monday, July 30, 2018. She was 90.



Two schools: 15 miles and worlds apart  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and Overbrook High School in Philadelphia are just 15 miles from each other. But they're worlds ...



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Former Dobbins coach Rich Yankowitz to receive lifetime achievement award  Philly.com

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Vera Moore Walker, 94, singer for famed Black opera troupe  The Philadelphia Tribune

Vera Moore Walker, an opera singer, died on Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was 94.



Geraldine Moore Bramwell, 88, retired nurse in Philly and Tampa  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tribune Staff Writer. Geraldine Moore Bramwell, a longtime member of African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. She was 88.



Shirley L. Butler, 78, St. Francis of Assisi Parish member  The Philadelphia Tribune

Shirley L. Butler, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, died on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. She was 78.



Women of Excellence  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

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Betty Garfield | Obituaries  MyEasternShoreMD

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More great old Philly pics from this wildly popular Facebook page  Technical.ly Philly

“Old Images of Philadelphia” is a treasure trove of historic pics. It just hit 200,000 likes. More great old Philly pics from this wildly popular Facebook page.



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Most teenagers would be rather miffed if their parents told them to vacate their bedroom and take up residence down the hall in the guest bedroom. But David ...



City announces Rebuild project will bring a soccer and football field to West Philly  PhillyVoice.com

Philadelphia officials announced a Rebuild project that will bring a soccer and football practice field to a park in West Philly. Funding for the project's second ...



Mike Gale humble in return to basketball roots  The Philadelphia Tribune

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What High Schools Have Graduated the Most NBA Players?  Bleacher Report

The preps to pros era is over, so the connection of high school basketball programs to the NBA organization is not as discussed as it was 10 years ago...



Philly couple shares secrets to happy marriage after 75 years  6abc.com

Valentine's Day is fast-approaching and if you're in need of some romantic inspiration, meet the Rudnicks, who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this ...



Nathaniel Davenport, 62, jazz musician  The Philadelphia Tribune

Nathaniel Davenport, a jazz musician, died on Saturday, June 30, 2018 of cardiovascular disease. He was 62.



Drinking water at 40 Philly schools being retested for lead concentrations  PhillyVoice.com

The School District of Philadelphia is retesting drinking water outlets for lead concentration levels at 40 schools across the city to ensure they meet federal and ...



New Allen High principal a familiar face  Allentown Morning Call

Shannon Mayfield, the popular Allen High principal who left after just one year in the position because of a fractured relationship with a former superintendent, ...



Prince Artis Gilliard Jr., 87, entrepreneur and police investigator  The Philadelphia Tribune

tribune staff writer. Prince Artis Gilliard Jr., a former investigator with the Philadelphia Police Department and an entrepreneur who owned several businesses, ...



Vince Miller to be honored at legends banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture (PABSC) regularly honor some very deserving people every year. The PABSC will recognize a real ...



Former Controller to Challenge for Mayor  Jewish Exponent

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Lionel F. Rubin, 84, pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor  Philly.com

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Woman earns her high school diploma at 78  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

After more than six decades of being out of school, Alfreda Johnson has finally accomplished something that she had always wanted to do – she's earned her ...



Beat the Back-to-School Blues by Checking out These Awesome Celebrity Yearbook Pics!  Closer Weekly

It's that time of the year again! To celebrate the back-to-school season, Ancestry.com helped us round up some of our favorite celebrity yearboook pics.



Quiet guy, Mike Gale, finally gets his due  The Philadelphia Tribune

On Friday, Overbrook High School will pay homage to arguably one of its greatest and most overlooked basketball players.



Ernest Jones, 98-year-old dad of ex-Sixer star Wali, knows Philly sports history  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ernest Jones is a man who has been around a long time. At 98-years-old, Jones has a great deal of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. He has lived through ...



Will Smith swings through West Philly for a cheesesteak  PhillyVoice.com

International superstardom is not enough to keep Will Smith from returning to West Philadelphia for a cheesesteak. The Wynnefield native and Overbrook High ...



Stephen M. Goodman remembered for "mentoring generations of Philadelphians"  Philadelphia Business Journal

UPDATE: The Goodman family has announced a public memorial *service* will be held April 8 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Lincoln Hall at the Union League, ...



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $74,000 In Scholarships To 65 Greater Philadelphia Area High School Seniors  PR Newswire

TREVOSE, Pa., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the ...



#FirstdayPhilly celebrates a new school year for city students | The notebook  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Thanks to everyone who shared their first day of school photos with the Notebook. Click on the images below to scroll to the next one. Photos from Overbrook ...



76ers unveil Wilt Chamberlain sculpture at training facility  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia 76ers hosted a very special ceremony where they unveiled a sculpture of Sixers legend Wilt Chamberlain. This is an exciting year where they ...



The 100th class of Germantown High School celebrates their 50th reunion  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: Attendees of the Germantown H.S. 50th reunion in the Ballroom at the Hilton. (Photo courtesy: Michael E. Dutton). By Nancy Randolph.



Philadelphia School District reveals intervention plan for 11 troubled schools  PhillyVoice.com

The School District of Philadelphia on Monday announced a targeted intervention plan to improve 11 schools desperately in need of rapid academic ...



Who is Pennsylvania's best high school basketball player of all time? Here are five options.  PennLive.com

Kobe Bryant returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday to play his final NBA game in the town where he was once a rockstar and is still revered at Lower Merion High ...



One 15-Year-Old Arrested, Another Wanted for Murder of Dog-Walking Overbrook Man  Philadelphia Magazine

On Thursday morning, we reported that police had two teens in custody for the shooting death of 51-year-old Overbrook man Jim Stuhlman and that the arrest of ...



- Paralysis sparked spiritual transformation: Mt. Airy superstar soul singer recalled in new film  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear "Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me,” which was screened Oct. 26 at the Ritz East and Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St., and.



Philly's 2017 Lindback Award winners  Philly.com

60 Philadelphia School District elementary, middle and high school teachers are being honored as 2017 Lindback Award winners.



Marziano, Samuel  Press of Atlantic City

Marziano, Samuel, - 91, , entered into rest on Tuesday November 21, 2017, with his family by his side in Ocean City, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, PA on ...



Felicia J. Jones-Haskins, 53, nurse educator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Felicia J. Jones-Haskins was a nurse educator and advocate for health and wellness.



A Dozen Voices On Education In The Heart Of Wolf, Wagner Country  WPSU

When Craig Murphy walks into the headquarters of the Red Lion School District just southeast of the city of York, the receptionist greets him with a.



The 10 Best High School Basketball Players of All Time  Bleacher Report

When recognizing the 10 best high school ballers of all time, there's a lot to take into account. While there's no scientific formula, wins, statistics and impact on ...



Trailblazers exhibit features notable African-Americans in Pa. history  PennLive.com

The original exhibit, according to the Department of General Services, debuted in 2005. Last year, it was given a new home in the East Wing of the Capitol.



School District targets 11 schools for intervention  The Philadelphia Tribune

Expectations are mixed on the School District of Philadelphia's newly announced initiative to institute major interventions at 11 schools.



'Veterans Smile Day' offers dental services for those who served  Press of Atlantic City

For the seventh year, hundreds of volunteer dentists, assistants and hygienists will treat veterans for one day next month during “Veterans Smile Day.” On Nov.



From West Philly to ‘Empire’: rapper/actor Bryshere Y. Gray  PhillyVoice.com

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Stephen M. Goodman, 77  Philly.com

Stephen M. Goodman, 77, a Philadelphia lawyer who recognized very early the importance of start-ups and became their adviser and champion as the ...



Local Star Brings 'Touch Glove' to Basketball Court  The Philadelphia Tribune

When it comes to dribbling and passing the basketball, Andre McCarter could really display those skills with ease. McCarter, a former Overbrook High and UCLA ...



Battle over proposed calendar change at Philly schools centers on summer heat, old buildings  PhillyVoice.com

A proposal by the School District of Philadelphia to shift the start of the academic year to a date before Labor Day has the city's largest teachers' union upset over ...



Philly hoops legends celebrated at Palestra luncheon  The Philadelphia Tribune

On Saturday, the legends came out to The Palestra to do what legends do.



Bobby Jones Jr. eyes Little Bobby Jones Memorial Clinic  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's always good to see people use sports to make a difference in the lives of young people. Bobby Jones Jr. was a terrific basketball player at Friends Select and.



District honors 60 teachers with distinguished Lindback Award  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

For the first time in its nine-year history, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers was awarded to teachers of all grade levels, with 60 elementary, ...



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