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The Memphis Flyer
Shelby County Cattle Callsof school vouchers. To compound the potential confusion, Keith Williams of the
Shelby County Cattle Calls
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 hours ago
of school vouchers. To compound the potential confusion, Keith Williams of the MEA ran unsuccessfully last year for the Memphis City Council, and the presence on this year's election ballot of someone with the same name could be a real voter... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
City Opens Up Mid-South Coliseum for Reviewthe building and the Fairgrounds. Plans for the Coliseum and the Fairgrounds r
City Opens Up Mid-South Coliseum for Review
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 hours ago
the building and the Fairgrounds. Plans for the Coliseum and the Fairgrounds remain in flux as a new mayor and nearly new Memphis City Council begin to put their stamps on city issues. Also, a new grassroots organization — Friends of the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Schools makes cases to County Commission for funding increasepresentation as the only municipality not contributing to education funding. T
Shelby County Schools makes cases to County Commission for funding increase
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
presentation as the only municipality not contributing to education funding. The city had for decades helped fund Memphis City Schools, but withdrew support, which resulted in a successful lawsuit by the school system. After the merger of... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Adopt-A-Park program needs volunteers as summer vacation nearsthe parks. For example, if there's any equipment that's broken or if they see a
City Adopt-A-Park program needs volunteers as summer vacation nears
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
the parks. For example, if there's any equipment that's broken or if they see any suspicious activity to report it," said Memphis City Beautiful executive director Eldra White. With approval, adopters can plant flowers and trees. The city still... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Start Co. helps entrepreneurs in Memphis start their businesspartner founded Start Co. in 2011 because they wanted to attract small business
Start Co. helps entrepreneurs in Memphis start their business
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 5 days ago
partner founded Start Co. in 2011 because they wanted to attract small businesses to the area. This week, he asked the Memphis City Council for $25,000 to help his non-profit group, but Council members were shocked he didn`t request more... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Memphis Zoo Study Provokes Controversyissues and the economic bottom line. On the latter side of the divide are the
Memphis Zoo Study Provokes Controversy
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 6 days ago
issues and the economic bottom line. On the latter side of the divide are the city's business elite and the Memphis City Council majority that is responsible for a controversial March vote that gave the zoo control over the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Details emerge on settlements with several city unionsThe city and three bargaining units of city employees compromised to reach last
Details emerge on settlements with several city unions
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
The city and three bargaining units of city employees compromised to reach last-minute contract settlements avoiding the Memphis City Council's impasse process, according to details released late Wednesday. Three of the seven union bargaining units... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Two-Minute WarningDo Memphis City Council members really hear the voice of ordinary citizens? Lo
Two-Minute Warning
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 7 days ago
Do Memphis City Council members really hear the voice of ordinary citizens? Lots of people are saying no. To be fair, during public comments from the well-worn podium facing the council's desk, council members are exposed to hours of personal... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Raleigh Springs Mall public hearing set -- againwalking track, retention basin, skate park and retail space.(Mike Brown/The Com
Raleigh Springs Mall public hearing set -- again
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
walking track, retention basin, skate park and retail space.(Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) For the third time, the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday a public hearing on the city's Raleigh Springs Mall redevelopment plan as the city... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City settles contracts with three bargaining unitsThe city has settled a contract dispute with three of seven city employee barga
City settles contracts with three bargaining units
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
The city has settled a contract dispute with three of seven city employee bargaining units to avoid the Memphis City Council impasse process. Here are the units that agreed to settle: the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Could changes be coming for CLERB?MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tuesday afternoon a Memphis City Council Committee began the
Could changes be coming for CLERB?
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tuesday afternoon a Memphis City Council Committee began the process of possibly changing an ordinance regarding CLERB. The Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board, which reviews police misconduct cases to keep things from being... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis council members seek ‘equity’ on city contractsNikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal May 17, 2016 - Council members Edmond Ford
Memphis council members seek ‘equity’ on city contracts
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal May 17, 2016 - Council members Edmond Ford Jr. and Berlin Boyd confer during the Memphis City Council Meeting. Brandishing signs deriding the Memphis Zoo's economic impact and calling for the recall of City... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Council delays third reading of Memphis Zoo parking measureMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council decided to postpone the reading of an
City Council delays third reading of Memphis Zoo parking measure
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council decided to postpone the reading of an ordinance concerning the parking situation at the Memphis Zoo. WREG’s Shay Arthur reported the third reading of the measure will now take place on July 5. Greensward... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Nearly 15 city agencies presented their budget to Memphis City CouncilMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- members today. Most agencies are not planning on increasing
Nearly 15 city agencies presented their budget to Memphis City Council
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- members today. Most agencies are not planning on increasing their budget. Many agencies are asking for less money or the same amount of money they asked for in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Old police headquarters sold for new hotelto sell the vacant Central Police Station, located at 128 Adams Ave., for $1.1
Old police headquarters sold for new hotel
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 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) The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to sell the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Conrad: Greensward ordinance will be heard in JulyPhoto by David Lindsey, Stop Hurting Overton Park public Facebook group Memphi
Conrad: Greensward ordinance will be heard in July
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
Photo by David Lindsey, Stop Hurting Overton Park public Facebook group Memphis City Council chairman Kemp Conrad said Tuesday that the council won’t vote on an ordinance cementing an Overton Park greensward compromise until July, after mediation... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Hotel tax to pay for Cook roof replacementother to create a $2 per room and per night surcharge on stays of up to 30 days
Hotel tax to pay for Cook roof replacement
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
other to create a $2 per room and per night surcharge on stays of up to 30 days. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) A Memphis City Council committee on Tuesday voted to recommend temporarily using hotel room tax revenue to pay for a new $1... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City wins first of weeklong impasse decisions with unionsWith roughly $1.3 million in pay increases on the line for 843 employees, the f
City wins first of weeklong impasse decisions with unions
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
With roughly $1.3 million in pay increases on the line for 843 employees, the first of seven Memphis City Council union impasse committee meetings ended Monday with a win for the city. The committee — comprised of council members Frank Colvett Jr.,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis looking for volunteers to “Adopt-a-Park”Memphis City Beautiful is launching a new "Adopt-a-Park" program to let communi
Memphis looking for volunteers to “Adopt-a-Park”
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Memphis City Beautiful is launching a new "Adopt-a-Park" program to let community volunteers help take care of and beautify any of the city's 167 neighborhood parks. The program is open to individuals, neighborhood- and faith-based groups, and... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The CA at 175: Reporting our own storyboth local dailies — The CA and Press-Scimitar — also agreed to withhold public
The CA at 175: Reporting our own story
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
both local dailies — The CA and Press-Scimitar — also agreed to withhold publicity in advance of the 1961 integration of Memphis City Schools by 13 African-American first-graders. But only under the threat of an NAACP boycott did The CA agree to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The CA at 175: Reporting our own storyboth local dailies — The CA and Press-Scimitar — also agreed to withhold public
The CA at 175: Reporting our own story
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
both local dailies — The CA and Press-Scimitar — also agreed to withhold publicity in advance of the 1961 integration of Memphis City Schools by 13 African-American first-graders. But only under the threat of an NAACP boycott did The CA agree to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City to review CLERB ordinance againCity COuncil. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Reopening a heated discussi
City to review CLERB ordinance again
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
City COuncil. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Reopening a heated discussion that dragged on for months last year, the Memphis City Council will on Tuesday consider revising the ordinance that revived the civilian board that reviews police... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Proposal to expand landfill by Whitney Achievement Elementary reintroducedlandfill for debris that eventually would stand more than 100 feet tall at its
Proposal to expand landfill by Whitney Achievement Elementary reintroduced
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
landfill for debris that eventually would stand more than 100 feet tall at its peak. Although the landfill proposal has been reintroduced, it will still have to go through a tedious process before the Memphis City Council makes the final dec... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis officials give cool response to call for Shelby County Schools support$667 million operating budget, which City Council has to approve by the end of
Memphis officials give cool response to call for Shelby County Schools support
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
$667 million operating budget, which City Council has to approve by the end of June. The city stopped funding the old Memphis City Schools system in 2008 as City Council members complained that city taxpayers — who also pay county taxes — were... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
What They Said...in the very competive PDL leagues, and both drew very large crowds when they pl
What They Said...
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 14 days ago
in the very competive PDL leagues, and both drew very large crowds when they played at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The Memphis City FC owners didn't bother to consult with any of those former players, coaches and owners ... some of whom still... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Council votes to increase spending on catered lunches, travelMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis City Council members voted to spend more of your tax
City Council votes to increase spending on catered lunches, travel
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 14 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis City Council members voted to spend more of your tax dollars so they can have catered lunches and travel more. Budget committee members more than doubled their lunch fund and quadrupled their travel budget. In a time when... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons to leave Haslam cabinetto full eight-year terms in 1998 and 2006. He was previously a law partner in p
Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons to leave Haslam cabinet
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
to full eight-year terms in 1998 and 2006. He was previously a law partner in private practice and had served on both the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission. He had started his government career as a special assistant to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Gibbons leaving state Homeland Security postattorney. Prior to that he was a partner in the Memphis law firm of Evans & Pe
Gibbons leaving state Homeland Security post
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
attorney. Prior to that he was a partner in the Memphis law firm of Evans & Petree and served as a member of both the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission. Gibbons first started his state government career in 1979 as a special... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis is top-rated market for WGN America series UndergroundMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Inside Memphis City Hall, Hollywood stars smile for the camer
Memphis is top-rated market for WGN America series Underground
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 15 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Inside Memphis City Hall, Hollywood stars smile for the cameras with fans, politicians and even police top brass. Amirah Vann co-stars in the WGN America TV series called Underground. "It's quite a thrill ride for us, and to have... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Art teacher Helen Stahl inspired Jerry Lawler, helped launch fire museumBy Karen Pulfer Focht Helen Stahl, who taught art in the Memphis City Schools f
Art teacher Helen Stahl inspired Jerry Lawler, helped launch fire museum
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 15 days ago
By Karen Pulfer Focht Helen Stahl, who taught art in the Memphis City Schools for 30 years, helped wrestler Jerry Lawler avoid the draft and donated a painting to help launch the fire museum in Memphis. She is shown here with one of her favorite... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City panel OKs Memphis Police budget with money for recruitsallows him to remotely be at roll call of multiple precincts at the same time.
City panel OKs Memphis Police budget with money for recruits
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 15 days ago
allows him to remotely be at roll call of multiple precincts at the same time. (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal) The Memphis City Council Budget Committee on Tuesday approved Police Service's $256.4 million budget, which includes funding for... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
GMF selling Goodwill, Warren, Tulane and other properties across Southeastperson also said GMF CEO Richard Hamlet is currently traveling for a mission tr
GMF selling Goodwill, Warren, Tulane and other properties across Southeast
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 20 days ago
person also said GMF CEO Richard Hamlet is currently traveling for a mission trip, but did not confirm his destination. Memphis City Councilman Berlin Boyd told WREG after learning of the news that he hoped the next landlord would be good for... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis City Beautiful launches school program FridayMemphis City Beautiful will launch its Litter-Free School program Friday with s
Memphis City Beautiful launches school program Friday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
Memphis City Beautiful will launch its Litter-Free School program Friday with several pep rallies at 21 local schools. As part of the program, more than 9,400 students in the ninth grade and lower will take a "Litter free begins with me" pledge to... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Memphis City Football Club sets a foundation for the futureA 5-4 aggregate loss might not be what the organization had in mind for its fir
Memphis City Football Club sets a foundation for the future
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 21 days ago
A 5-4 aggregate loss might not be what the organization had in mind for its first two games, but Memphis City Football Club can walk away proud from its first competitive efforts. The I-40 Cup, fought between Memphis City FC and Little Rock Rangers,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Volunteer opportunities16 from 5:30 — 7:45 p.m. http://www.volunteermemphis.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opport
Volunteer opportunities
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
16 from 5:30 — 7:45 p.m. http://www.volunteermemphis.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0C1200000j6eaIEAQ Memphis City Beautiful seeks volunteers for their Waste in Place Eco Show which takes place Thursday, May 19. Waste in Place... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Herenton proposes juvenile facilities for Shelby Countywas at Herenton's side during his presentation and told the committee that he a
Herenton proposes juvenile facilities for Shelby County
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
was at Herenton's side during his presentation and told the committee that he and Herenton, also a former superintendent of Memphis City Schools, had discussed the concept years ago when Luttrell was sheriff. The idea has Luttrell's support, but... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis fire director is asking for less money in proposed budget for 2017the Memphis Fire Department has done it; it is asking for less money for next y
Memphis fire director is asking for less money in proposed budget for 2017
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
the Memphis Fire Department has done it; it is asking for less money for next year's budget. It was welcome news to the Memphis City Council members who clapped when they heard the presentation. It's not what Memphis City Council members were... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
County taxes can benefit Memphis residents, council members findCraigwood that fell off the county's capital improvements program agenda. (Nikk
County taxes can benefit Memphis residents, council members find
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
Craigwood that fell off the county's capital improvements program agenda. (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal) Last week Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford Jr. brought to the council budget committee's attention a Shelby County project to widen... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City Council panel bypasses procedure to fast-track greensward resolutionSept. 25, 2015 - Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove confers with Council
City Council panel bypasses procedure to fast-track greensward resolution
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
Sept. 25, 2015 - Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove confers with Councilman Kemp Conrad. The Memphis City Council executive committee voted Tuesday to move forward with an ordinance related to Overton Park greensward parking, despite... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Council members say no to 'rent-a-cops' at City HallThe Memphis City Council’s Budget Committee voted today to amend the proposed o
Council members say no to 'rent-a-cops' at City Hall
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
The Memphis City Council’s Budget Committee voted today to amend the proposed operating budget to remove $650,000 meant to hire armed security guards to replace police officers at City Hall and 170 N. Main. General Services Director Antonio Adams... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Sale of old Memphis police station moves forwardto sell the vacant Central Police Station, located at 128 Adams Ave., for $1.1
Sale of old Memphis police station moves forward
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 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) The Memphis City Council will consider selling the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Tuesday morning chase called off when car goes wrong way on I-55that jurisdiction and update critical information to the dispatcher. As soon as
Tuesday morning chase called off when car goes wrong way on I-55
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 23 days ago
that jurisdiction and update critical information to the dispatcher. As soon as practical, after a pursuit has left the Memphis City limits, dispatch and officers will relinquish primary responsibility for the pursuit to the agency having... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City introduces Memphis Youth City Council membersYouth Services introduced the members of the Memphis Youth City Council. Schoo
City introduces Memphis Youth City Council members
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 23 days ago
Youth Services introduced the members of the Memphis Youth City Council. Schools elected 13 representatives, mirroring the Memphis City Council format. Students will learn about city government and, in a way, become a part of it. Organizers... Read more
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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 26 days 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 28 days ago
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 28 days ago
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 28 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 28 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 29 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 30 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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