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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland downplays Bass Pro Shops parking garage revelationAfter a long hiatus, City Hall Insider — our weekly look at the goings-on of Me
Strickland downplays Bass Pro Shops parking garage revelation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 hours ago
After a long hiatus, City Hall Insider — our weekly look at the goings-on of Memphis city government — is back. The feature runs online Fridays. Like most people in Memphis, Mayor Jim Strickland was surprised by the revelation last week that the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Feb. 525 years ago: 1991 A national search is on for a new superintendent of Memphis
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Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
25 years ago: 1991 A national search is on for a new superintendent of Memphis City Schools. The Memphis Board of Education Monday voted to abandon an earlier plan to interview former Shelby State Community College interim president Douglas... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Boyd wants EDGE to suspend incentives, citing minority participationMemphis City Council member Berlin Boyd asked in a letter Tuesday that the Econ
Boyd wants EDGE to suspend incentives, citing minority participation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd asked in a letter Tuesday that the Economic Development Growth Engine temporarily suspend its tax incentive program while it works on a comprehensive plan to increase minority- and women-owned business... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
There’s an 8th District Congressional Race!Yes, yes, in the wake of the Iowa caucuses, it would appear that the forthcomin
There’s an 8th District Congressional Race!
The Memphis Flyer / Posted yesterday
Yes, yes, in the wake of the Iowa caucuses, it would appear that the forthcoming March 1st Super Tuesday presidential primary in Tennessee is going to be hard-fought in both parties. And the down-ballot primaries for the one local race, that of... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Ad hoc committee begins review of Shelby County School’s $1.5 billion post retirement debtMembers of an ad hoc committee convened to find a solution to Shelby County Sch
Ad hoc committee begins review of Shelby County School’s $1.5 billion post retirement debt
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
Members of an ad hoc committee convened to find a solution to Shelby County School's $1.5 billion retiree benefits shortfall noted on Wednesday that before they can settle on a plan, they'll call in an expert to help them whittle the amount... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis to hire 30 part-time 911 dispatchersThe city will hire 30 new part-time dispatchers to help address long 911 hold t
Memphis to hire 30 part-time 911 dispatchers
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
The city will hire 30 new part-time dispatchers to help address long 911 hold times, costing $1.3 million through mid-2017, Memphis Chief Operations Officer Doug McGowen said Tuesday. McGowen said Mayor Jim Strickland approved the hires, as well as... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Proposed CBU school at Crosstown would mimic SCS deal with CampusIn one classroom at Campus Elementary School, it's not uncommon to find a teach
Proposed CBU school at Crosstown would mimic SCS deal with Campus
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
In one classroom at Campus Elementary School, it's not uncommon to find a teacher, an educational assistant, a graduate student and an undergraduate teacher candidate all working with the same group of 20 students. Students receive individual... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Volunteers clean up Mud Island post-floodingA small band of volunteers gathered in a parking lot on Mud Island Saturday to
Volunteers clean up Mud Island post-flooding
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
A small band of volunteers gathered in a parking lot on Mud Island Saturday to help keep the park looking its best. Together, Memphis City Beautiful and Memphis River Warriors organized a "post-flood clean up" on Mud Island to pick up the trash and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Some council members raise questions about city’s tax collection transitionShelby County Trustee David Lenoir is slated to take over property tax collecti
Some council members raise questions about city’s tax collection transition
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir is slated to take over property tax collections for Memphis this July in a move that could save the city millions. But after a three-year pilot program, some city officials are getting cold feet over the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Election Commission makes offer for new administratorOnce Shelby County starts having clean elections and "stays out of the newspape
Shelby County Election Commission makes offer for new administrator
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
Once Shelby County starts having clean elections and "stays out of the newspaper," there will be more trust in the election process, a candidate for the county's administrator of elections told the Election Commission on Friday. Tammy Smith spent... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Small community temporarily shuts police departmentMEMPHIS, Mich. - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to tempora
Small community temporarily shuts police department
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Mich. - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to temporarily shut down its police department. The Times Herald of Port Huron and The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens report the Memphis Police Department's one full-time and... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Small Michigan community temporarily shuts police departmentMEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to te
Small Michigan community temporarily shuts police department
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to temporarily shut down its police department. The Times Herald of Port Huron and The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens report the Memphis Police Department's one full-time and... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Small Michigan community temporarily shuts police departmentMEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to te
Small Michigan community temporarily shuts police department
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to temporarily shut down its police department. The Times Herald of Port Huron and The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens report the Memphis Police Department's one full-time and... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Small Michigan community temporarily shuts police departmentMEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to te
Small Michigan community temporarily shuts police department
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Mich. (AP) - A small southeastern Michigan community has decided to temporarily shut down its police department. The Times Herald of Port Huron and The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens report the Memphis Police Department's one full-time and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Harris says he won’t run for Cohen’s seatTennessee Senate Democratic Leader Lee Harris announced Thursday that he won't
Harris says he won’t run for Cohen’s seat
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
Tennessee Senate Democratic Leader Lee Harris announced Thursday that he won't challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen for the District 9 seat in the Nov. 8 election. Harris, who has represented District 29 in Memphis since 2014, said in a prepared... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Memphis Zoo President Talks Parking and Public PerceptionEqual access to Overton Park is at the heart of the Greensward argument for Chu
Memphis Zoo President Talks Parking and Public Perception
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 days ago
Equal access to Overton Park is at the heart of the Greensward argument for Chuck Brady, president and CEO of the Memphis Zoo. Zoo visitors come from "every part of the city," and without Greensward parking, they'll be turned away, he said. Overton... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis opts out of county effort to solve schools' $1B burdenHoping to find a way out of Shelby County Schools' $1.3 billion retiree benefit
Memphis opts out of county effort to solve schools' $1B burden
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
Hoping to find a way out of Shelby County Schools' $1.3 billion retiree benefits obligation, County Commission chairman Terry Roland has called for an ad hoc committee that will include officials with the school system and county government. But the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Judge says Halbert can inspect voting dataShelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle said Tuesday that he'll allow former Memphis
Judge says Halbert can inspect voting data
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle said Tuesday that he'll allow former Memphis City Court clerk candidate Wanda Halbert to bring in an expert to inspect the county's voting machine data — if she shoulders the cost. Halbert, a former City Council... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
What went wrong with body cameras for Memphis police?Fifteen days before the Oct. 8 mayoral election, then-Memphis Mayor A C Wharton
What went wrong with body cameras for Memphis police?
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
Fifteen days before the Oct. 8 mayoral election, then-Memphis Mayor A C Wharton called a press conference to show off 500 of the city's new police body cameras, the first installment in an order of 2,000. By then, Wharton knew from the polls that he... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
PoliticsMemphis city officials and employee representatives agree that a proposal to re
Politics
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
Memphis city officials and employee representatives agree that a proposal to require disabled Memphis city employees to take other jobs with the city instead of drawing disability benefits is in need of extensive revisions before the ordinance is... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Nonresident tuition swiftly nixed in GermantownKen Hoover made a plea to the Germantown school board Tuesday night to consider
Nonresident tuition swiftly nixed in Germantown
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
Ken Hoover made a plea to the Germantown school board Tuesday night to consider charging tuition for nonresident students, showing studies that he said prove it has no bearing on enrollment. The topic came up at the end of the work session, and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Election Commission has three candidates for administrator of elections jobA committee charged with trimming down the list of more than 40 candidates seek
Shelby County Election Commission has three candidates for administrator of elections job
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
A committee charged with trimming down the list of more than 40 candidates seeking to become Shelby County's administrator of elections presented three top candidates to the election commission on Tuesday, including one from Tennessee. The committee... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
MATA trolley purchase, Overton Square parking approvedThe Memphis Area Transit Authority won City Council approval Tuesday to buy a r
MATA trolley purchase, Overton Square parking approved
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
The Memphis Area Transit Authority won City Council approval Tuesday to buy a restored, historic trolley for $950,000, and is working to rehabilitate several others. MATA General Manager Ron Garrison said MATA should receive the trolley at the end... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland calls for mediation as City Council weighs in on park conflictMayor Jim Strickland called for both sides in the Overton Park parking dispute
Strickland calls for mediation as City Council weighs in on park conflict
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
Mayor Jim Strickland called for both sides in the Overton Park parking dispute to agree to mediation after a meeting with zoo and park officials Tuesday. The statement from the mayor's office came shortly after Memphis City Council member Reid... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS to review final charter compact draft TuesdayThe Shelby County Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss the final
SCS to review final charter compact draft Tuesday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
The Shelby County Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss the final draft of a document that outlines the relationship SCS aims to have with charter schools. The charter compact committee finished its work on the document last week. A... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby Elections Commission committee wants to vet candidates in privateThe Shelby County Election Commission may close to the public the committee del
Shelby Elections Commission committee wants to vet candidates in private
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
The Shelby County Election Commission may close to the public the committee deliberations on the candidates to replace Richard Holden as elections administrator. The committee tasked with vetting the 44 candidates — and, possibly, one or two late... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Election Commission reviews 44 for administrator jobAt least 44 candidates applied to replace Richard Holden as Shelby County elect
Election Commission reviews 44 for administrator job
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
At least 44 candidates applied to replace Richard Holden as Shelby County elections administrator before the application deadline Wednesday, including several well-known locals. A five-member committee formed by the commission will begin vetting... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
MLK Day Holiday Schedules in Greater MemphisMonday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and many government offices will be c
MLK Day Holiday Schedules in Greater Memphis
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and many government offices will be closed. Sanitation services also may be affected. Arlington: Town Hall and offices are open. Bartlett: City offices and the Bartlett Library are closed. Sanitation... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Courts notebookLawsuit stalled in fatal shooting A 2011 lawsuit over the fatal police shootin
Courts notebook
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
Lawsuit stalled in fatal shooting A 2011 lawsuit over the fatal police shooting of a 67-year-old Little Rock man has stalled at the U.S. Supreme Court. Eugene Ellison died inside his Big Country Chateau apartment on Colonel Glenn Road after he was... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
No agreement on how to settle Memphis City Schools’ retiree obligationsDaisy Cleaves, past president of the Memphis & Shelby County Retired Teachers A
No agreement on how to settle Memphis City Schools’ retiree obligations
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 29 days ago
Daisy Cleaves, past president of the Memphis & Shelby County Retired Teachers Association, is made fearful by the fact that funding of retiree benefits is back in the news. The question of who is responsible for paying the old Memphis City School... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Memphis, Shelby County debate over $1B liabilityMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis and Shelby County officials are debating over who
Memphis, Shelby County debate over $1B liability
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 29 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis and Shelby County officials are debating over who is responsible for paying the dissolved Memphis City Schools system's $1.1 billion liability for retiree health benefits. The Memphis Commercial Appeal... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Memphis Inequality: A Vicious CycleIt is axiomatic that, after one week of a new year, most people will have long
Memphis Inequality: A Vicious Cycle
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 29 days ago
It is axiomatic that, after one week of a new year, most people will have long since forsaken their chief resolutions and gone back to spooning up that extra bit of sugar for their coffee or blowing off that planned get-in-shape regimen as being too... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
What They Said...About Mark Woodall's Viewpoint column, "By Any Name" ... I groaned reading Mar
What They Said...
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 29 days ago
About Mark Woodall's Viewpoint column, "By Any Name" ... I groaned reading Mark Woodall's article "By Any Name" where he tries to disassociate Islam from terrorism. This sentence in particular seemed to sum up his thinking: "I'm just going to assume... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Pending Matters in Shelby CountyNewly inaugurated Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland kept himself on solid ground wit
Pending Matters in Shelby County
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 29 days ago
Newly inaugurated Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland kept himself on solid ground with the electorate, and may have expanded his beachhead somewhat, with a post-swearing-in address on New Year's Day that added significant new terms to the lexicon of his... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Video: CA family records rapid mudflow in backyardEffort to get homeless safe as another storm hits CaliforniaEffort to get homel
Video: CA family records rapid mudflow in backyard
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 30 days ago
Effort to get homeless safe as another storm hits CaliforniaEffort to get homeless safe as another storm hits California Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, a series of storms moving toward California was welcome news for a state... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
CA family records rapid mudflow in backyardOklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakesOklahoma oil, gas r
CA family records rapid mudflow in backyard
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 30 days ago
Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakesOklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes The state commission that regulates Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Video: CA family records rapid mudflow in backyardDrought stricken California welcomes El Nino's stormsDrought stricken Californi
Video: CA family records rapid mudflow in backyard
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 30 days ago
Drought stricken California welcomes El Nino's stormsDrought stricken California welcomes El Nino's storms Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, a series of storms moving toward California was welcome news for a state suffering from a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Harris contemplates run for Cohen’s seatState Sen. Lee Harris is firing up the rhetoric against U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen a
Harris contemplates run for Cohen’s seat
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
State Sen. Lee Harris is firing up the rhetoric against U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen as he weighs a possible bid for the Ninth District congressional seat. Harris, a law professor and former Memphis City Council member, took to social media on Tuesday... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis police cameras still not in use; no timetable for recordingAt first, Memphis city officials promised that the new camera systems for both
Memphis police cameras still not in use; no timetable for recording
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
At first, Memphis city officials promised that the new camera systems for both police officers and their squad cars would be in use by last fall. Then, after Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich requested a delay so her office could learn the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City Council to vote on Strickland appointments todayThe Memphis City Council is expected to vote on Mayor Jim Strickland's appointm
City Council to vote on Strickland appointments today
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted a month ago
The Memphis City Council is expected to vote on Mayor Jim Strickland's appointments in its meeting this afternoon. The council's Personnel & Intergovernmental Committee, after a brief presentation by Strickland at 8:30 a.m., voted to recommend... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Strickland Pushes Change Theme Beyond Campaign BordersMessage: Change as a political force is usually defined by the length of a cam
Strickland Pushes Change Theme Beyond Campaign Borders
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
Message: Change as a political force is usually defined by the length of a campaign season. Once the votes are counted, it’s taken as a verdict on how much or how little voters wanted change in a short span of time. If voters indicated they wanted... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
The Week Ahead: Jan. 4, 2016Message: How was your weekend, Memphis? 2016 has kicked off with a full calend
The Week Ahead: Jan. 4, 2016
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
Message: How was your weekend, Memphis? 2016 has kicked off with a full calendar – from an Elvis birthday celebration to a haunted pub crawl. So whether you’re still making your New Year’s resolutions or already have broken a few, here’s our weekly... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Daily NewsThe Urban Child Institute’s research produces data. That data provides guidance
Memphis Daily News
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
The Urban Child Institute’s research produces data. That data provides guidance for making decisions about how to best help Memphis children age 3 and younger. And The Urban Child Institute’s assets, around $150 million in 2013, offer a means to that... Read more

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