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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland apologizes for garbage cart backlog, vows faster serviceof Memphis ordered new garbage carts in response to a large backlog of requests
Strickland apologizes for garbage cart backlog, vows faster service
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 hours ago
of Memphis ordered new garbage carts in response to a large backlog of requests for repairs and new carts, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in an apologetic weekly email to constituents Friday. A spike in demand for carts created the backlog,... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Community comes together to fight blight in Frayserthis one will help curb crime. "With an abandoned home anyone can go in and ou
Community comes together to fight blight in Frayser
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
this one will help curb crime. "With an abandoned home anyone can go in and out or stay the night," said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. It's a small project to eliminate blight compared to larger ones we've recently seen like the demolition of... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis, Shelby officials considering areas ripe for de-annexationof how 28 other states handle resident-initiated de-annexation. De-annexation
Memphis, Shelby officials considering areas ripe for de-annexation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
of how 28 other states handle resident-initiated de-annexation. De-annexation become a central focus of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland in March, when lawmakers came close to approving a bill that would have allowed any area annexed since 1998 to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Officer Smith, firefighter Eddins award pension benefitsMay, which is the same amount but is all taxable, as opposed to a line-of-duty
Officer Smith, firefighter Eddins award pension benefits
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
May, which is the same amount but is all taxable, as opposed to a line-of-duty benefit, most of which isn't taxable. Mayor Jim Strickland, who chairs the Pension Board as a nonvoting member, said after the unanimous vote that the city owes a debt... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis city council rejects new employee residency ruleof the 12 council members present voted for the ordinance, which would have add
Memphis city council rejects new employee residency rule
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
of the 12 council members present voted for the ordinance, which would have added the question to the Nov. 8 ballot. Mayor Jim Strickland was present for the vote on the ordinance, which he told council members would have hurt the city's... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Study shows racial disparity increasing in city of Memphis contractsFebruary 15, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Joann Massey as dire
Study shows racial disparity increasing in city of Memphis contracts
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
February 15, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Joann Massey as director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) A new study released Tuesday found that disparity between city of Memphis... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lawmakers in Nashville hear de-annexation discussionwanted to separate from their cities. Before lawmakers sent the measure to Mon
Lawmakers in Nashville hear de-annexation discussion
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
wanted to separate from their cities. Before lawmakers sent the measure to Monday's summer study committee, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said the legislation would be "potentially devastating" and could result in the city losing 111,000 residents... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Concerned Citizens Group pursues lawsuit over discrimination at GracelandTennessee Senator Lee Harris of Memphis. The lawmakers said Graceland needs to
Concerned Citizens Group pursues lawsuit over discrimination at Graceland
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
Tennessee Senator Lee Harris of Memphis. The lawmakers said Graceland needs to explain what happened and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland can act too. "He is responsible for checking that operation and making sure that the tax dollars we are... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Pot laws, Coliseum plans and more on City Council agenda& Tourism Committee, the public will get their first glimpse of the city’s 2016
Pot laws, Coliseum plans and more on City Council agenda
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
& Tourism Committee, the public will get their first glimpse of the city’s 2016 contracts disparity study. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, who pledged to improve the rate of minority- and women-owned business participation in city contracts, has... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Marijuana ordinance creating discussion in Memphisof marijuana to a $50 fine or community service, rather than jail time. "The c
Marijuana ordinance creating discussion in Memphis
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
of marijuana to a $50 fine or community service, rather than jail time. "The concept I'm definitely open to," said Mayor Jim Strickland. "We'd have to make sure it's legal and that the police department's comfortable with it." All MPD had to say... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Dilapidated apartments demolished near the airporthave been a detriment to this community and they`re absolutely an eyesore to th
Dilapidated apartments demolished near the airport
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
have been a detriment to this community and they`re absolutely an eyesore to the travelers down I-240," said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Constructed in the 1970s, the Pendleton Arms Apartments on Tori Drive have stood empty for most of the last... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City tears down blighted apartments near I-240next to these facilities. And that's why we're very happy to make a big deal ou
City tears down blighted apartments near I-240
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
next to these facilities. And that's why we're very happy to make a big deal out of tearing these down," said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Fighting blight is a major priority for his administration, said Strickland, who also gave credit to former... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Legal fight over greensward nears end as zoo drops lawsuit and city prepares orderis contrary to the original intent of Overton's designers. After months of med
Legal fight over greensward nears end as zoo drops lawsuit and city prepares order
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
is contrary to the original intent of Overton's designers. After months of mediation failed to resolve the conflict, Mayor Jim Strickland proposed a plan that led to the council's approval of a similar compromise measure last month. The council's... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Breaking the Lulland the late Carol Lynn Yellin, also of Memphis. The unveiling will take place
Breaking the Lull
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 9 days ago
and the late Carol Lynn Yellin, also of Memphis. The unveiling will take place at 11 a.m. Participants will include Mayors Jim Strickland of Memphis, Megan Barry of Nashville, Kim McMillan of Clarksville, and Madeline Rogero of Knoxville. In... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Another plan pitched for Coliseum redevelopmentand a hotel with a "Memphis music legends" theme nearby. His proposal, which h
Another plan pitched for Coliseum redevelopment
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
and a hotel with a "Memphis music legends" theme nearby. His proposal, which he submitted Tuesday in a letter to Mayor Jim Strickland, calls for the city to sign a 50-year master lease to his Memphis-based real estate and financial services... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Floods: Weather coverageof the high water. Mayor Strickland addresses flooding concernsMayor Stricklan
Floods: Weather coverage
KXXV Waco / Posted 10 days ago
of the high water. Mayor Strickland addresses flooding concernsMayor Strickland addresses flooding concerns Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. to discuss the efforts to keep Memphians safe from the rising flood... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Black Lives Matter protesters aim to ‘Shut down Graceland’ during Elvis weekfor any reason to enjoy their experience and let their voices be heard, or enjo
Black Lives Matter protesters aim to ‘Shut down Graceland’ during Elvis week
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 11 days ago
for any reason to enjoy their experience and let their voices be heard, or enjoy the vigil for Elvis' death," Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tells WREG-TV. Police Director Michael Rallings echoed the mayor's statement saying the vigil will go on for... Read more
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FOX News
Protesters including Black Lives Matter aim to 'shut down Graceland' during Elvis Weekthe time, activists said they wanted their demands met by the city, which they
Protesters including Black Lives Matter aim to 'shut down Graceland' during Elvis Week
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
the time, activists said they wanted their demands met by the city, which they admitted would take time. Mayor Jim Strickland just responded this week to questions from the first community meeting. Community leader Frank Gottie is... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Protesters plan to shutdown Graceland during Elvis Weekaffiliated with Black Lives Matter, but many of their goals line up with that g
Protesters plan to shutdown Graceland during Elvis Week
WSMV Nashville / Posted 13 days ago
affiliated with Black Lives Matter, but many of their goals line up with that group. The coalition met with Mayor Jim Strickland on Thursday to discuss how poverty issues could be fixed, which they said is directly linked to the crime... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Protesters plan to shutdown Graceland during Elvis Weekaffiliated with Black Lives Matter, but many of their goals line up with that g
Protesters plan to shutdown Graceland during Elvis Week
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 13 days ago
affiliated with Black Lives Matter, but many of their goals line up with that group. The coalition met with Mayor Jim Strickland on Thursday to discuss how poverty issues could be fixed, which they said is directly linked to the crime... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
De-annexation meeting underway in Memphisto take on. "Let's do it a rational way and try to minimize the negative impac
De-annexation meeting underway in Memphis
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 15 days ago
to take on. "Let's do it a rational way and try to minimize the negative impact on the city and the county," said Mayor Jim Strickland. This all follows a state bill that gained momentum last year that would allow areas annexed into cities... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
De-annexation task force seeks solutions for city and countylimited it to five cities. When sent to summer study, it would have applied to
De-annexation task force seeks solutions for city and county
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 15 days ago
limited it to five cities. When sent to summer study, it would have applied to all annexations since '98. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland told lawmakers earlier this year the bill could cost the city up to 111,228 residents who paid $28 million in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Just City’s Josh Spickler on the Rallings hire, policing reform, criminalizing poverty and moreby local celebrities. Three throws for a $20 donation. Find more information he
Just City’s Josh Spickler on the Rallings hire, policing reform, criminalizing poverty and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
by local celebrities. Three throws for a $20 donation. Find more information here. Strickland Response: Yesterday, Mayor Jim Strickland, as promised, released answers to written citizen questions collected at last month’s post-bridge-protest... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Charles “Chooch” Pickard ousted from MATA board, replaced by Tommy Pacelloof the board for the past six years, recently received a letter giving notice t
Charles “Chooch” Pickard ousted from MATA board, replaced by Tommy Pacello
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
of the board for the past six years, recently received a letter giving notice that he would not be reappointed by Mayor Jim Strickland when his term expires this month. He is being replaced by Memphis Medical District Collaborative President... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Mayor Strickland answers Black Lives Matter questions from July forumJuly 11, 2016 - A full house listens to Mayor Jim Strickland speak to members o
Mayor Strickland answers Black Lives Matter questions from July forum
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
July 11, 2016 - A full house listens to Mayor Jim Strickland speak to members of the Black Lives Matter organization and the Memphis community at Greater Imani Church on Monday. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal) Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis' de-annexation task force to hold first meeting Thursday1998 across the state petition for a referendum to de-annex and rejoin the unin
Memphis' de-annexation task force to hold first meeting Thursday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
1998 across the state petition for a referendum to de-annex and rejoin the unincorporated parts of their counties. Mayor Jim Strickland and several Memphis business officials said the bill as written would have been devastating to Memphis' tax... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Jim Strickland releases answers to questions from community meeting after bridge protestMEMPHIS, Tenn. — You asked, and Mayor Jim Strickland has answered. Following t
Jim Strickland releases answers to questions from community meeting after bridge protest
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 17 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — You asked, and Mayor Jim Strickland has answered. Following the July protest at the I-40 bridge, Strickland met with community members. Because there was not enough time at the meeting to respond to everyone’s questions, he accepted... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City makes Rallings appointment official, looks for DROP solutionMichael Rallings addresses the media following the announcement by Mayor Jim St
City makes Rallings appointment official, looks for DROP solution
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
Michael Rallings addresses the media following the announcement by Mayor Jim Strickland (right) of his appointment as interim police director in January. Also pictured is outgoing director Toney Armstrong. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
Hype, banter and food at Tuesday's luncheon for 30th Annual BB&T JamboreeHigh School James McAdams Hoggard High School Jane McFayden Laney High School
Hype, banter and food at Tuesday's luncheon for 30th Annual BB&T Jamboree
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 17 days ago
High School James McAdams Hoggard High School Jane McFayden Laney High School Arnold Brown New Hanover High School Jim Strickland South Brunswick High School A. Baxter Stirling South Columbus High School Everline Davis Whiteville High... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Council approves Michael Rallings as Memphis Police Directorduring a City Council meeting on Tuesday. WREG was told the voted was unanimou
City Council approves Michael Rallings as Memphis Police Director
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 17 days ago
during a City Council meeting on Tuesday. WREG was told the voted was unanimous. They news comes just days after Mayor Jim Strickland formally announced Rallings as his pick for the job of top cop. Tuesday’s vote ends a months long national... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland’s good run, Elvis Week starts and moreAugust 8, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Michael Rallings as th
Strickland’s good run, Elvis Week starts and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
August 8, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Michael Rallings as the Memphis Police Department director. Rallings, who served as interim director since the retirement of Toney Armstrong, was chosen to permanently lead the department from... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DROP Plan could be waived for Rallings to serve as police director until '19August 8, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Michael Rallings as th
DROP Plan could be waived for Rallings to serve as police director until '19
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
August 8, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Michael Rallings as the Memphis Police Department director. Rallings, who served as interim director since the retirement of Toney Armstrong, was chosen to permanently lead the department from... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DROP Plan could be waived for Rallings to serve as police director until '19Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Tuesday he may seek to freeze the Deferred Re
DROP Plan could be waived for Rallings to serve as police director until '19
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Tuesday he may seek to freeze the Deferred Retirement Option Program again or contract with Michael Rallings to allow him to continue as police director until the end of 2019. Rallings, whose appointment is expected... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland’s good run, Elvis Week starts and moreAugust 8, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Michael Rallings as th
Strickland’s good run, Elvis Week starts and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
August 8, 2016 - Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Michael Rallings as the Memphis Police Department director. Rallings, who served as interim director since the retirement of Toney Armstrong, was chosen to permanently lead the department from... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Mayor names Mike Rallings as new police director, defends his decision for a national searchMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Inside Memphis City Hall, supporters gathered to hear Mayor Ji
Mayor names Mike Rallings as new police director, defends his decision for a national search
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 18 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Inside Memphis City Hall, supporters gathered to hear Mayor Jim Strickland make a long awaited announcement about Michael Rallings. "I'm very happy to be here this morning to formally announce and discuss my selection for police... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Michael Rallings shares plans for future as Memphis police directorMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It's a decision the community weighed in on and Mayor Jim Str
Michael Rallings shares plans for future as Memphis police director
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 18 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It's a decision the community weighed in on and Mayor Jim Strickland looked around the country to make, but now we know who he selected as police director: The man many people rooted for, Michael Rallings. The position's been open... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Mike Rallings promises change as new Memphis Police DirectorMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland officially introduced Michael Ra
Mike Rallings promises change as new Memphis Police Director
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 19 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland officially introduced Michael Rallings as the permanent Memphis Police Director Monday morning. Rallings had been the interim director since Feb. 1 after Toney Armstrong left the position. Strickland... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Mayor Strickland says Rallings best qualified to be Memphis police directorMemphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Memphis Police Department Director Mich
Mayor Strickland says Rallings best qualified to be Memphis police director
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 days ago
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland introduces Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings during a morning press conference at City Hall (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said a national search for the next police... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Weekend Read & React on Rallings, Big 12 and moreMichael Rallings addresses the media following the announcement by Mayor Jim St
Weekend Read & React on Rallings, Big 12 and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 days ago
Michael Rallings addresses the media following the announcement by Mayor Jim Strickland (right) of his appointment as interim police director in January. Also pictured is outgoing director Toney Armstrong. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Good... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Michael Rallings named official police directordirector of the Memphis Police Department. He has been interim director since
Michael Rallings named official police director
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 19 days ago
director of the Memphis Police Department. He has been interim director since Feb. 1 after Toney Armstrong left. Mayor Jim Strickland officially appointed him to the position Sunday, and Rallings accepted. “Memphians know that Mike Rallings is... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis mayor names Michael Rallings police directorJuly 11, 2016 - Flanked by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (left) Interim MPD Dire
Memphis mayor names Michael Rallings police director
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 days ago
July 11, 2016 - Flanked by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (left) Interim MPD Director Michael Rallings talks during a press conference at City Hall about the Black Lives Matter protest Sunday night in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) You can... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis mayor names Michael Rallings police directorJuly 11, 2016 - Flanked by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (left) Interim MPD Dire
Memphis mayor names Michael Rallings police director
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 days ago
July 11, 2016 - Flanked by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (left) Interim MPD Director Michael Rallings talks during a press conference at City Hall about the Black Lives Matter protest Sunday night in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Mayor: All 6 recommended police director candidates interviewedMEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG has learned more on the search for a permanent police dir
Mayor: All 6 recommended police director candidates interviewed
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 21 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG has learned more on the search for a permanent police director. We talked with Mayor Jim Strickland on Friday who confirmed he has officially interviewed all six recommended candidates. The mayor said he is still on target to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Interviews completed with six police director finalistsThis guy (Jim Strickland) is playing with us. After that timely so called bust
Interviews completed with six police director finalists
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
This guy (Jim Strickland) is playing with us. After that timely so called bust this week by the OCU, who do you think he is going to pick? As the old saying goes, be careful what you ask for, and we asked for Jim Strickland who has not come close to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Interviews completed with six police director finalistsleft, clockwise: Malik Aziz, Branville Bard, Richard Bash, Patrick Melvin, Mich
Interviews completed with six police director finalists
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
left, clockwise: Malik Aziz, Branville Bard, Richard Bash, Patrick Melvin, Michael Rallings, Joseph Sullivan Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is poised to choose the city's next police director after finishing interviews with the six finalists... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Man carjacked at gunpoint downtowna tablet inside. It has the victim's mother rethinking downtown safety. "This
Man carjacked at gunpoint downtown
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
a tablet inside. It has the victim's mother rethinking downtown safety. "This has disrupted our family," she said. Mayor Jim Strickland said the city is working to prevent crime everywhere, not just in downtown. "We have made progress, but we... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
First Youth City Council aims to stop violencedistricts, they will serve as voices for youth in their area. Addressing the c
First Youth City Council aims to stop violence
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
districts, they will serve as voices for youth in their area. Addressing the crowd at the inauguration on Thursday, Mayor Jim Strickland said politicians campaign on youth issues all the time but they're not youth now they're hoping these young... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis police officer’s neighbors ‘shocked’ about his arrestand I'm glad the police force took it seriously and we'll just have to wait and
Memphis police officer’s neighbors ‘shocked’ about his arrest
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
and I'm glad the police force took it seriously and we'll just have to wait and see how the court system goes," said Mayor Jim Strickland. The grand jury's indictment of Braxton contains few details. Police wouldn't answer any questions about the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City of Memphis program offers home loans to invigorate neighborhoodsthis program. We think it could make a major difference in repopulating neighbo
City of Memphis program offers home loans to invigorate neighborhoods
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 23 days ago
this program. We think it could make a major difference in repopulating neighborhoods in the core of our city," said Mayor Jim Strickland in a statement. Here's how it works, you can apply for a loan and 10% of your home's price, up to $10,000 is... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
People across US gather to protest recent police shootingskey bridge over the Mississippi River Sunday night to attend a meeting where th
People across US gather to protest recent police shootings
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 24 days ago
key bridge over the Mississippi River Sunday night to attend a meeting where they can voice their concerns. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Interim Police Chief Michael Rallings said Monday morning that the meeting would be held at 4 p.m. at... Read more
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