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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Potential accord on greensward has place on Council agendaSaturday. Anticipating a compromise between the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Pa
Potential accord on greensward has place on Council agenda
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 hours ago
Saturday. Anticipating a compromise between the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Convervancy on greensward parking, the Memphis City Council is drafting a placeholder ordinance, council chairman Kemp Conrad said today. The ordinance will be up... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Former council member Boyd to collect $40K lump-sum pensionFormer Memphis City Council member Bill Boyd will collect a one-time, lump sum
Former council member Boyd to collect $40K lump-sum pension
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Former Memphis City Council member Bill Boyd will collect a one-time, lump sum pension payment of $39,755.52 following a vote Thursday by the Memphis Pension Board. Boyd, who was one of six council members to not seek re-election last year, retires... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State Sports BriefsView Soccer Complex in Dallas, has been rescheduled for July 2. Little Rock, w
State Sports Briefs
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
View Soccer Complex in Dallas, has been rescheduled for July 2. Little Rock, which went 1-0-1 last weekend against Memphis City FC in two friendly matches, will play in a friendly Sunday at Shreveport before returning to War Memorial... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'civil rights movement. In 1961, Rev. Kyles’s daughter, Dwania, was one of 13 A
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'
The Record Searchlight / Posted 2 days ago
civil rights movement. In 1961, Rev. Kyles’s daughter, Dwania, was one of 13 African-American first graders to integrate Memphis City Schools — and the only member of the Memphis 13 to stay in Memphis public schools through graduation. “We did... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'civil rights movement. In 1961, Rev. Kyles’s daughter, Dwania, was one of 13 A
Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-- pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'
Naples Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
civil rights movement. In 1961, Rev. Kyles’s daughter, Dwania, was one of 13 African-American first graders to integrate Memphis City Schools — and the only member of the Memphis 13 to stay in Memphis public schools through graduation. “We did... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
In first budget hearing, City Council cuts $2.5M for police vehiclesEdmund Ford Jr. and Reid Hedgepeth . (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal) In
In first budget hearing, City Council cuts $2.5M for police vehicles
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
Edmund Ford Jr. and Reid Hedgepeth . (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal) In its first round of budget hearings Tuesday, Memphis City Council members cut $2.5 million meant for new police vehicles from the city's proposed $85 million capital... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The 4 charts that explain Strickland's budgetchief HR officer Alexandria Smith (center) looks on following Strickland's pres
The 4 charts that explain Strickland's budget
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
chief HR officer Alexandria Smith (center) looks on following Strickland's presentation of his 2017 budget proposal the the Memphis City Council. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Commenting Policy: We welcome reader discussion but strive to keep... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The 4 charts that explain Strickland's budgetchief HR officer Alexandria Smith (center) looks on following Strickland's pres
The 4 charts that explain Strickland's budget
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
chief HR officer Alexandria Smith (center) looks on following Strickland's presentation of his 2017 budget proposal the the Memphis City Council. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Presenting his first budget to the Memphis City Council was the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Little Rock's new soccer team makes opener successfulRANGERS 2, MEMPHIS CITY FC 1 TJ Rodriguez made sure the Little Rock Rangers' f
Little Rock's new soccer team makes opener successful
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
RANGERS 2, MEMPHIS CITY FC 1 TJ Rodriguez made sure the Little Rock Rangers' first ever match ended with a victory Friday night. Rodriguez scored on a penalty kick in the 85th minute, and the Little Rock Rangers held on to defeat Memphis City FC... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Witness's death not cause to end case against Arkansas businessman, U.S. arguesprison sentence after pleading guilty to accepting bribes from Suhl through the
Witness's death not cause to end case against Arkansas businessman, U.S. argues
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
prison sentence after pleading guilty to accepting bribes from Suhl through the deceased witness and a former West Memphis city official, Phillip Carter. Carter also pleaded guilty and is serving a 2-year sentence. Suhl's attorneys argued... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
LR Rangers make opener successfulRANGERS 2, MEMPHIS CITY FC 1 TJ Rodriguez made sure the Little Rock Rangers' f
LR Rangers make opener successful
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
RANGERS 2, MEMPHIS CITY FC 1 TJ Rodriguez made sure the Little Rock Rangers' first ever match ended with a victory Friday night. Rodriguez scored on a penalty kick in the 85th minute, and the Little Rock Rangers held on to defeat Memphis City FC... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Franchise kick-startNPSL city. Eight months later, Arkansas' capital city is home to a NPSL franch
Franchise kick-start
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
NPSL city. Eight months later, Arkansas' capital city is home to a NPSL franchise. The Little Rock Rangers will host Memphis City FC in a friendly at 7 p.m. today at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. It's the first of two friendlies... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Short trips to Germantown, Collierville, the de-annexation district and let's have a beerIndependent School students and other items before finally reminding you that i
Short trips to Germantown, Collierville, the de-annexation district and let's have a beer
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
Independent School students and other items before finally reminding you that in honor of 175 years of chasing news in this city, we’ve got a beer to celebrate our birthday. And, no, I wasn’t working for the paper when it started. I arrived a year... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Neighbors concerned about $200M development next to Shelby Farms12 years. She represents the many people with signs expressing opposition in t
Neighbors concerned about $200M development next to Shelby Farms
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 9 days ago
12 years. She represents the many people with signs expressing opposition in their yards, who voiced their concerns to the Memphis city council Tuesday night. Concern, that at times got heated. "A majority of these are against the traffic... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
1st Little Rock Rangers game, tailgate happening FridayMexicana Alicia, Kindcaids Coffee, Loblolly Creamery, and Southern Salt Food Co
1st Little Rock Rangers game, tailgate happening Friday
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 9 days ago
Mexicana Alicia, Kindcaids Coffee, Loblolly Creamery, and Southern Salt Food Company. The Little Rock Rangers play Memphis City FC at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. They'll match up again Sunday in Memphis at the Mike Rose Soccer... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis creates de-annexation task forceMap showing Memphis annexation areas since 1998. (Source: City of Memphis) The
Memphis creates de-annexation task force
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Map showing Memphis annexation areas since 1998. (Source: City of Memphis) The Memphis City Council approved the creation Tuesday of an 11-member task force to examine the feasibility and mechanics of de-annexation. The council approved the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City Council approves Parkside development over neighbors’ objectionsParkside at Shelby Farms planned development carries stacks of petitions agains
City Council approves Parkside development over neighbors’ objections
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Parkside at Shelby Farms planned development carries stacks of petitions against the project to deliver to member of the Memphis City Council as they took up approval of the issue on Tuesday. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) April 19, 2017 -... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland proposes more money for public safety, paving, pensions in Memphis city budgetMemphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget to the Memphis City Coun
Strickland proposes more money for public safety, paving, pensions in Memphis city budget
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget to the Memphis City Council. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Commenting Policy: We welcome reader discussion but strive to keep things civil. Please see our terms of use for more information.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland proposes more money for public safety, paving, pensions in Memphis city budgetMemphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget to the Memphis City Coun
Strickland proposes more money for public safety, paving, pensions in Memphis city budget
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget to the Memphis City Council. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) In his first budget since his election in January, Strickland asked City Council to increase police spending by $6 million,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City to recommend bid for Central Police Station May 3to sell the vacant Central Police Station, located at 128 Adams Ave., for $1.1
City to recommend bid for Central Police Station May 3
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
to sell the vacant Central Police Station, located at 128 Adams Ave., for $1.1 million is to be considered by the Memphis City Council on Tuesday. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal) Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration will... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis City Council proposes changes for public speakers- Edmund Ford Jr. asks a question during talks about the rollout of police body
Memphis City Council proposes changes for public speakers
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
- Edmund Ford Jr. asks a question during talks about the rollout of police body cameras during a Budget Committee meeting. Memphis City Council committees approved $2 million for a rollout of police body and in-car cameras, and got a preview of... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
“Fourth Bluff” signs at Downtown park highlight new projectcould be a gathering space for folks throughout the community to feel comfortab
“Fourth Bluff” signs at Downtown park highlight new project
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
could be a gathering space for folks throughout the community to feel comfortable and spend time doing activities." Memphis City Council ignited discussion about historic park names in February 2013 when it passed resolutions to rename... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Can Wild Card Roland Trump the Opposition?conservatives — notably the creation of suburban municipal schools after the ci
Can Wild Card Roland Trump the Opposition?
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 15 days ago
conservatives — notably the creation of suburban municipal schools after the city/county school merger brought about by the Memphis City Schools board's surrender of its charter, only weeks after he began his service on the commission. As chairman... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
U.S. took too long to indict in bribery case, Arkansas man saysan indictment in 2012 after all, but waited until 2015, after Pastor Bennett di
U.S. took too long to indict in bribery case, Arkansas man says
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
an indictment in 2012 after all, but waited until 2015, after Pastor Bennett died in 2014." Phillip Carter, a former West Memphis city councilman and Crittenden County juvenile probation officer who is also from Marion is serving two years in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Hopson says SCS looking for ‘happy medium’ solution to budget gapbudget year he has seen in his time as superintendent. Hopson said the distric
Hopson says SCS looking for ‘happy medium’ solution to budget gap
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
budget year he has seen in his time as superintendent. Hopson said the district has shed some 2,000 jobs since the old Memphis City Schools merged with the county's school district and countered the perception that the district's staffing was... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Crews halt sewage spill into Cypress Creek, McKellar Lakea round-the-clock effort, public works crews have halted the flow of raw sewage
Crews halt sewage spill into Cypress Creek, McKellar Lake
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
a round-the-clock effort, public works crews have halted the flow of raw sewage from a ruptured pipe in Southwest Memphis, city officials announced Thursday. Untreated wastewater now is being pumped through lines that bypass the one that... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Zoo says it will stick to original parking footprint this weekendfootprint of the lawn instead of the entire swath that was placed under its con
Memphis Zoo says it will stick to original parking footprint this weekend
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
footprint of the lawn instead of the entire swath that was placed under its control in a March 1 resolution adopted by the Memphis City Council. During a week in March in which local schools were out for spring break, the zoo parked cars on the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lenoir, city put Memphis tax collection plan on holdtrustee’s office to collect all city property taxes beginning July 1 was put on
Lenoir, city put Memphis tax collection plan on hold
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
trustee’s office to collect all city property taxes beginning July 1 was put on hold Tuesday. Trustee David Lenoir told Memphis City Council members that the conversion of city property tax data to the trustee’s computer system had taken longer... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Woman who delivered great-granddaughter receives honorlittle Addalyn Johnson, at home. On Tuesday, Paling received the thanks of the
Woman who delivered great-granddaughter receives honor
Detroit Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
little Addalyn Johnson, at home. On Tuesday, Paling received the thanks of the Memphis Fire Department during the Memphis City Council meeting Chief Justin Diaz presented Paling with a certificate honoring her clear thinking and calm... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
De-annexation study committee advances in Memphis City Councilthat would create a new task force to study the feasibility of voluntary de-ann
De-annexation study committee advances in Memphis City Council
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 24 days ago
that would create a new task force to study the feasibility of voluntary de-annexations cleared its first hurdle at Memphis City Council on Tuesday. The council's executive committee voted to recommend the resolution for approval by the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Lawsuit seeks to declare City Council’s Greensward decision null and voidMEMPHIS, Tenn. –A new lawsuit filed in court on Tuesday aims to overturn the Me
Lawsuit seeks to declare City Council’s Greensward decision null and void
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 24 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. –A new lawsuit filed in court on Tuesday aims to overturn the Memphis City Council’s decision to give the Memphis Zoo control of the Overton Park Greensward for parking. According to the lawsuit, the Memphis City Council was in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis City Council members now current on county taxesJanis Fullilove (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Four Memphis City Council m
Memphis City Council members now current on county taxes
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 24 days ago
Janis Fullilove (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) Four Memphis City Council members have paid off their Shelby County property taxes, according to information from the county trustee's office. Three council members — Reid Hedgepeth, Joe Brown and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lenoir puts Memphis tax collection plan on holdto hire the office of Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir to collect all city ta
Lenoir puts Memphis tax collection plan on hold
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 24 days ago
to hire the office of Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir to collect all city taxes is on hold. In a presentation to the Memphis City Council, Lenoir said the transition still makes financial sense, but that the city and trustee need more time to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis eyeing 70 more SkyCop cameras in cityCommercial Appeal) Facing a shortage of boots on the ground, Memphis police co
Memphis eyeing 70 more SkyCop cameras in city
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 25 days ago
Commercial Appeal) Facing a shortage of boots on the ground, Memphis police could get 70 additional eyes in the skies. Memphis City Council members could consider a resolution Tuesday that calls for police to buy 70 additional mobile camera... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
County commission, suburban schools await Shelby County Schools facilities reportto match whatever is awarded to the county system based on student population.
County commission, suburban schools await Shelby County Schools facilities report
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
to match whatever is awarded to the county system based on student population. Pre-merger, it was the formula that gained Memphis City Schools capital dollars whenever legacy SCS requested money for school construction. Arlington Community... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Moving out of Memphis: Task force to research costs of de-annexationbe sent to a Senate summer study committee, where it will sit until a new sessi
Moving out of Memphis: Task force to research costs of de-annexation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
be sent to a Senate summer study committee, where it will sit until a new session scrubs clean the slate of old bills. The Memphis City Council is scheduled to discuss a resolution creating the task force at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in its executive... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Remains left inside Hickory Hill Funeral Home returned to familiesbusiness remain unclear, . Gloria Flythe Walker, 54, was cremated by Nu-Way Fu
Remains left inside Hickory Hill Funeral Home returned to families
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 28 days ago
business remain unclear, . Gloria Flythe Walker, 54, was cremated by Nu-Way Funeral and Cremation services, one of former Memphis city councilman Brent Taylor's funeral homes. A separate funeral home provided a cremation for the second family but... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis to study voluntary de-annexation of some areas from cityannexed areas to separate from cities, Memphis will begin studying voluntary de
Memphis to study voluntary de-annexation of some areas from city
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
annexed areas to separate from cities, Memphis will begin studying voluntary de-annexation of some neighborhoods. All 13 Memphis City Council members have agreed to sponsor a resolution that will create a committee to look at the issue and make... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City Hall closing, garbage pickup delay for MLK memorialMemorial closings Memphis city government offices are closed Monday because of
City Hall closing, garbage pickup delay for MLK memorial
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
Memorial closings Memphis city government offices are closed Monday because of the commemoration of the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Garbage and recycling pickups for those normally serviced on Mondays will be delayed... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Zoo, park and protest groups hope for peace on greensward this weekendweekend, protesters who were upset that the zoo was using the enlarged section
Zoo, park and protest groups hope for peace on greensward this weekend
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
weekend, protesters who were upset that the zoo was using the enlarged section of greensward authorized on March 1 by the Memphis City Council for overflow parking blocked cars and booed zoo visitors who parked on the grassy open space. Memphis... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
City considers new plan to address blighted homescity-owned abandoned properties, with the help of the city. The plan was recen
City considers new plan to address blighted homes
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 29 days ago
city-owned abandoned properties, with the help of the city. The plan was recently implemented in Memphis with the help of Memphis City Councilman Berlin Boyd. He will be in Atlanta today to make the presentation before Atlanta's code enforcement... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Beautify Your School ContestThe 26th annual Beautify Your School contest sponsored by WREG, Landers Ford an
Beautify Your School Contest
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 29 days ago
The 26th annual Beautify Your School contest sponsored by WREG, Landers Ford and Memphis City Schools is now Underway! The Contest entry form and presentation deadline is Monday, May 16, 2016. In 2015 we received 54 entries from 22 schools. Beautify... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Greensward: Protests, Parking Brigade, Spotifypeople dressed as large, orange parking cones — was underway. The Free Parking
Greensward: Protests, Parking Brigade, Spotify
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 29 days ago
people dressed as large, orange parking cones — was underway. The Free Parking Brigade formed earlier this month after the Memphis City Council voted to give the zoo control of much of the Greensward. On peak zoo days, the brigade's members... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Three City Council members fail to pay taxes on timeMEMPHIS, Tenn. — One Memphis City Council member’s home is about to be sold aft
Three City Council members fail to pay taxes on time
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 30 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One Memphis City Council member’s home is about to be sold after she failed to pay her back taxes for the past three years. WREG obtained documents from the Shelby County Trustee’s office that confirmed Janis Fullilove owes... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Three City Council members fall behind on tax paymentsMemphis City Council member Janis Fullilove's house is headed for a tax sale be
Three City Council members fall behind on tax payments
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 30 days ago
Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove's house is headed for a tax sale because of back taxes, according to the Shelby County Trustee's office, and two other council members were delinquent on their 2015 property taxes when contacted... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Two Mud Island redevelopment proposals move forwardwhat each will cost the City, it’s difficult to make a recommendation.” Redeve
Two Mud Island redevelopment proposals move forward
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 1 months ago
what each will cost the City, it’s difficult to make a recommendation.” Redevelopment of Mud Island River Park is a part of the RDC’s River Vision 2020 Plan. The final plan must be approved by Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Negotiators mum on zoo parking talksknow where both parties are in the mediation process. I still would go back to
Negotiators mum on zoo parking talks
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 1 months ago
know where both parties are in the mediation process. I still would go back to let the mediation process run its course," Memphis City Council Member Martavius Jones said. Mayor Jim Strickland, who initiated the mediation, said everyone must be... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Man allegedly throws bricks through windows of City Hall, repeatedlytake steps to replace he glass. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) A man was ar
Man allegedly throws bricks through windows of City Hall, repeatedly
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
take steps to replace he glass. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) A man was arrested Friday for repeatedly vandalizing Memphis City Hall, according to the Memphis Police Department. Bernard Gillard, 48, was arrested and charged with two counts... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Protesters block zoo visitors from parking on grass, then compromiseby the Memphis Zoo, Memphis College of Art and Rainbow Lake. Since receiving t
Protesters block zoo visitors from parking on grass, then compromise
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
by the Memphis Zoo, Memphis College of Art and Rainbow Lake. Since receiving the backing earlier this month from the Memphis City Council, zoo officials had expanded zoo parking to cover most of the greensward on high-visitation... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Governor: W. Memphis gets prisonmoving the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff to the
Governor: W. Memphis gets prison
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
moving the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff to the former Crittenden County Hospital in West Memphis. The transfer affects about 350 nonviolent female prisoners housed at the Pine Bluff unit and the 138 correctional... Read more
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