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Memphis Commercial Appeal
school security officers file reverse discrimination suitTwo former Memphis City Schools security officers claim the district fired them
school security officers file reverse discrimination suit
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 hours ago
Two former Memphis City Schools security officers claim the district fired them after a physical altercation with an African-American student because they are white, according to a reverse discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial Monday in U.S.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis, Shelby officials considering areas ripe for de-annexationMemphis city council member Bill Morrison (right) is chairman of a local task f
Memphis, Shelby officials considering areas ripe for de-annexation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Memphis city council member Bill Morrison (right) is chairman of a local task force that's studying the possibility of voluntary de-annexations. Memphis and Shelby County officials may have an idea which areas of the city could be de-annexed easily... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
County commissioners look at Highland Avenue projectNeighborhood Development Corp. and University of Memphis President David Rudd.
County commissioners look at Highland Avenue project
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
Neighborhood Development Corp. and University of Memphis President David Rudd. The project, which will eventually need Memphis City Council and commission approval, would utilize TIF or tax-increment financing, and garner the city and county... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Council approves Wiseacre’s lease for the Mid-South ColiseumMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mid-South Coliseum is getting new life thanks to the Memph
City Council approves Wiseacre’s lease for the Mid-South Coliseum
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mid-South Coliseum is getting new life thanks to the Memphis City Council. On Tuesday, council members voted to allow the Wiseacre Brewing Company to move into the building that has stood vacant for years. Wiseacre’s lease at... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis city council rejects new employee residency ruleMemphis City Council members overwhelmingly voted Tuesday against allowing vote
Memphis city council rejects new employee residency rule
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
Memphis City Council members overwhelmingly voted Tuesday against allowing voters to decide whether new city employees should be required to live in the city. Only two of the 12 council members present voted for the ordinance, which would have added... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
HPSD's James Bacchus hired as principal in Jacksoncoach, assistant principal and high school principal. Before coming to Hattiesb
HPSD's James Bacchus hired as principal in Jackson
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
coach, assistant principal and high school principal. Before coming to Hattiesburg, he was Chief of Student Support for Memphis City Schools — a district that had more than 108,000 students in 190 schools. Cathey declined comment on Bacchus'... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Boyd wants to withhold Overton Park Conservancy funds over lawsuitMemphis City Council member Berlin Boyd said Tuesday he wants the city to withh
Boyd wants to withhold Overton Park Conservancy funds over lawsuit
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd said Tuesday he wants the city to withhold $150,000 from the Overton Park Conservancy until a transparency lawsuit against the council is dismissed permanently. Boyd claimed that OPC was behind a lawsuit filed... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana ordinance passes city council committeeMEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis City Council committee has passed an ordinance to de
Decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana ordinance passes city council committee
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis City Council committee has passed an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana in Memphis. Councilman Berlin Boyd introduced the ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The ordinance would institute a $50 civil... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Marijuana possession ordinance advances in Memphis City Council committeedope," he says. An ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession in some cas
Marijuana possession ordinance advances in Memphis City Council committee
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
dope," he says. An ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession in some cases was recommended for approval Tuesday by a Memphis City Council committee. The Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee voted 5-2 to recommend the ordinance, which... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Pot laws, Coliseum plans and more on City Council agendaThe Memphis City Council buzz this week is almost all about the committee meeti
Pot laws, Coliseum plans and more on City Council agenda
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
The Memphis City Council buzz this week is almost all about the committee meetings Tuesday. - The Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee at 10 a.m. will discuss an ordinance that would give Memphis police officers the option to issue a $50 fine... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Business Digest: Baxter to head Dominion Living2015 for providing pro bono service to the Memphis community. While in school,
Business Digest: Baxter to head Dominion Living
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
2015 for providing pro bono service to the Memphis community. While in school, Walker spent a semester working with the Memphis City Attorney's office and Memphis Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office. Walker now works primarily... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Team Read: How it Worksextra help. That's how Team Read was born. "Team Read was actually an inventi
Team Read: How it Works
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
extra help. That's how Team Read was born. "Team Read was actually an invention of a teacher and a principal in legacy Memphis City Schools. They had a group of volunteers from a church who really wanted to help," said Dr. Alexander... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
De-annexation study committee prepares for Nashville meetingWe think that's a good thing," McGowen said. The 11-member Strategic Footprint
De-annexation study committee prepares for Nashville meeting
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
We think that's a good thing," McGowen said. The 11-member Strategic Footprint Review Task Force, which was created by the Memphis City Council in April to look into the feasibility of voluntary de-annexation, endorsed the message Thursday. "We're... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
School nutrition center replacement costs range from $24M-$50MOctober 24, 2012 - Former Memphis City Schools Food and Nutrition Services Dire
School nutrition center replacement costs range from $24M-$50M
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
October 24, 2012 - Former Memphis City Schools Food and Nutrition Services Director Anthony Geraci chats with people inside the Central Nutrition Center. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Shelby County Schools' Central Nutrition Center is... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Dilapidated apartments demolished near the airportthey started doing just that. "I thank you so much for allowing Memphis to be
Dilapidated apartments demolished near the airport
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
they started doing just that. "I thank you so much for allowing Memphis to be a city that we shall all be proud of," said Memphis City Council member Jamita Swearengen. The demolition will take two to three months and will cost an estimated... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Legal fight over greensward nears end as zoo drops lawsuit and city prepares ordersitting next to fellow greensward supporters: former senator Beverly Marrero, l
Legal fight over greensward nears end as zoo drops lawsuit and city prepares order
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
sitting next to fellow greensward supporters: former senator Beverly Marrero, left, and Emily Carothers, right, during a Memphis City Council meeting last month. The City Council voted unanimously for a plan to end parking on the Overton Park... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City tears down blighted apartments near I-240key owners." Also present for the demolition were law school Dean Peter Letsou
City tears down blighted apartments near I-240
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
key owners." Also present for the demolition were law school Dean Peter Letsou, police department representatives and Memphis City Council members Martavius Jones and Jamita Swearengen, who represent the district. The apartments have been... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Legal fight over greensward nears end as zoo drops lawsuit and city prepares ordersitting next to fellow greensward supporters: former senator Beverly Marrero, l
Legal fight over greensward nears end as zoo drops lawsuit and city prepares order
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
sitting next to fellow greensward supporters: former senator Beverly Marrero, left, and Emily Carothers, right, during a Memphis City Council meeting last month. The City Council voted unanimously for a plan to end parking on the Overton Park... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Construction Kicks Off for Epping Way Section of Wolf River Greenwayon the country club began soon after. After the club closed in the 1980s, the s
Construction Kicks Off for Epping Way Section of Wolf River Greenway
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 days ago
on the country club began soon after. After the club closed in the 1980s, the site sat vacant for years. It was donated to Memphis City Schools (MCS) in 2007, and the school system razed the old club and filled in the pool. But MCS didn't do much... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis council member to propose easing marijuana penaltiesThe Memphis City Council will get into the weeds Tuesday on an idea to decrimin
Memphis council member to propose easing marijuana penalties
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
The Memphis City Council will get into the weeds Tuesday on an idea to decriminalize marijuana possession in some cases. Council member Berlin Boyd said he'll present an ordinance in the council's Public Safety committee meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Floods: Weather coveragewaters could reach businesses, homes near smaller riversFlood waters could reac
Floods: Weather coverage
KXXV Waco / Posted 9 days ago
waters could reach businesses, homes near smaller riversFlood waters could reach businesses, homes near smaller rivers Memphis City Council members had a chance to ask questions about the rising flood waters while Public Works officials laid... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Work coming to a close in advance of 2017 property reappraisalshave seen areas where sales are plentiful. Most of those are within our (suburb
Work coming to a close in advance of 2017 property reappraisals
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
have seen areas where sales are plentiful. Most of those are within our (suburban) municipalities. They're not inside the (Memphis) city limits." For areas with the lowest values, she said, sales are typically being generated by investors and not... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
De-annexation task force seeks solutions for city and countyMemphis City Council member Bill Morrison opened up the first meeting of the de
De-annexation task force seeks solutions for city and county
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 15 days ago
Memphis City Council member Bill Morrison opened up the first meeting of the de-annexation study task force Thursday with a call for unity around the controversial issue of voluntary de-annexation of some Memphis neighborhoods. "I would like to see... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
How It Happened in the 8th Districtpresidential campaign in 2000, was opposed in the GOP primary that year by two
How It Happened in the 8th District
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 15 days ago
presidential campaign in 2000, was opposed in the GOP primary that year by two other ambitious Shelby Countians, then Memphis City Councilman Brent Taylor and then Shelby County Commissioner Mark Norris and, crucially, by Williamson County... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Council catered lunches back in the spotlight over who is getting the businessMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The debate over meals isn't going away for Memphis City Counci
City Council catered lunches back in the spotlight over who is getting the business
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The debate over meals isn't going away for Memphis City Council. Tuesday, WREG saw barbecue lunch catered in on a cart. The barbecue was from Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, a national chain based in Birmingham, Alabama. When you are... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis' de-annexation task force to hold first meeting ThursdayMap showing Memphis annexation areas since 1998. (Source: City of Memphis) The
Memphis' de-annexation task force to hold first meeting Thursday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
Map showing Memphis annexation areas since 1998. (Source: City of Memphis) The task force created by the Memphis City Council to study the feasibility of voluntarily de-annexing some neighborhoods from the city meets for the first time... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Council gives CLERB subpoena powersMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council has approved changes to the power of
City Council gives CLERB subpoena powers
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 17 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council has approved changes to the power of the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board. The council voted on Tuesday to allow CLERB to request members to subpoena witnesses on its behalf during investigations into... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Dan Michael defeats Tarik Sugarmon for Juvenile Court Judgeelections are nonpartisan, Michael was endorsed by the Republican Party of Shel
Dan Michael defeats Tarik Sugarmon for Juvenile Court Judge
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
elections are nonpartisan, Michael was endorsed by the Republican Party of Shelby County and Sugarmon, currently serving as Memphis City Court administrative judge, was endorsed by the Shelby County Democratic Party. “It was a journey I wouldn’t... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Changes clarify CLERB board's powerCarlissa Shaw and David Acey return to their seating after answering questions
Changes clarify CLERB board's power
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
Carlissa Shaw and David Acey return to their seating after answering questions from city council members Tuesday evening. Memphis City Council listened to the third reading of an ordinance amending city code establishing the Civilian Law... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Donation funds new office to craft strategic development plan for MemphisMemphis City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $500,000 grant to fund a new Off
Donation funds new office to craft strategic development plan for Memphis
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $500,000 grant to fund a new Office of Comprehensive Planning, which will oversee the crafting of the first citywide strategic development plan since 1981. The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis... 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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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City’s new synchronized signal system cuts commuters’ travel time on major routesAugust 6, 2016-- Randall Tatum, Memphis City Traffic Engineer, demonstrates the
City’s new synchronized signal system cuts commuters’ travel time on major routes
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
August 6, 2016-- Randall Tatum, Memphis City Traffic Engineer, demonstrates the live display at the city's Traffic Management Center at City Hall. (Brandon Dill/Special to The Commercial Appeal) Not that he's surprised, but Randall Tatum finds that... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
First Youth City Council aims to stop violencewas the inauguration of the first ever Memphis Youth City Council that is made
First Youth City Council aims to stop violence
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
was the inauguration of the first ever Memphis Youth City Council that is made up of 13 members who advise the Memphis City Council and the Mayor. The teens come from across Memphis, representing their council districts, they will... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Schools nutrition center closed due to structural issuesOctober 24, 2012 - Former Memphis City Schools Food and Nutrition Services Dire
Shelby County Schools nutrition center closed due to structural issues
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
October 24, 2012 - Former Memphis City Schools Food and Nutrition Services Director Anthony Geraci chats with people inside the Central Nutrition Center. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Operations have been suspended at the facility that makes... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Changes made to new city hall media policy after complaints over accessMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Changes are being made to a recently revised policy on visito
Changes made to new city hall media policy after complaints over access
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 28 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Changes are being made to a recently revised policy on visitors at Memphis City Hall. Several council members raised concerns Thursday. Instead of a call being made to city council officers when a member of the media was at the... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
ASD names interim superintendent- for 35 years, 19 of which was central office experience. He recently complete
ASD names interim superintendent
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 29 days ago
- for 35 years, 19 of which was central office experience. He recently completed a two-year contract with the Memphis City Schools as an external mentor for new principals. For the past several months, he assisted Lehigh University as... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Not All Are Happy with the New Greensward Parking PlanGrumbles about the final Greensward parking plan began even before the Memphis
Not All Are Happy with the New Greensward Parking Plan
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 29 days ago
Grumbles about the final Greensward parking plan began even before the Memphis City Council recorded its unanimous vote to approve it last Tuesday. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled a plan to permanently end the Memphis Zoo's use of the Overton... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Startup Teaches Kids Computer CodingJuly 30th to 31st, they will host their second hackathon at Grizzlies Prepatory
Startup Teaches Kids Computer Coding
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 29 days ago
July 30th to 31st, they will host their second hackathon at Grizzlies Prepatory Charter School. This year's theme is Memphis City Pride. The kids will break up into teams, choose an attraction or landmark, and build an app to help visitors... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
New light to allow left turns at Union-McLean intersectionsignal will provide extra convenience to drivers wishing to turn left off of Un
New light to allow left turns at Union-McLean intersection
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
signal will provide extra convenience to drivers wishing to turn left off of Union and will improve traffic flow," Interim City Engineer Manny Belen said. The signals will permit left turns from both the eastbound and westbound inside... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
#NC10SC: History of Memphis, Texasneighbor to that neighbor. You get to know people in that community." And who
#NC10SC: History of Memphis, Texas
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 1 months ago
neighbor to that neighbor. You get to know people in that community." And who says you cant have fun in a small town? The Memphis City Park - a pride of the community - has a 500 seat amphitheater that was built back during the WPA days. Plays and... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Gulp: Bass Pro Wants $110 millionproject mastermind. There is no clarification of fees, but Lipscomb and interim
Gulp: Bass Pro Wants $110 million
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 1 months ago
project mastermind. There is no clarification of fees, but Lipscomb and interim mayor Myron Lowery and their allies on the Memphis City Council made a big fuss over the proposed fee that would have been charged by Henry Turley for his aborted Fair... Read more

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