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Poplar Ave. to be temporarily closed for Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
02/18/2020
Poplar Ave. between Second St. and Front St. will be temporarily closed from February 25 – March 2 for the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.
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OBDC advancing equity practices in City Government
02/14/2020
Minority and women owned business growth is a priority for Mayor Jim Strickland as well as the City of Memphis
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Registration open for 6th annual HERo Day
02/13/2020
Memphis Fire Department, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, and Memphis Firefighters Foundation are hosting the 6th annual HERo Day for young women (grades 6-12) at the Chester Anderson Fire Training Campus on May 9.
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Service changes, closures for Presidents' Day
02/11/2020
City of Memphis offices will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
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MAS’ animal control calls now dispatched through MPD
02/10/2020
Memphis Animal Services announced that, effective Feb. 1, dispatch for residents reporting animal control concerns will be consolidated with the Memphis Police Department dispatch system.
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Meet Kimberly Crafton, executive director of the Fire Museum of Memphis
02/07/2020
“It’s a fun place and we have the most amazing fire services folks here.” That’s how Kimberly Crafton describes the Fire Museum of Memphis.
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2019 ends on high note for Memphis International Airport
02/04/2020
2019 ended with a flourish for Memphis International Airport, with the airport experiencing its busiest December since 2007 at the checkpoint.
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Street design proposal open house to be held February 6
01/30/2020
The Division of Engineering is conducting a public outreach effort related to the FY 2021 Capital Improvement Program Re-Surfacing projects.
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Part of Beale Street to close for One Beale construction
01/22/2020
Beginning Monday, January 27, at 9 a.m. and lasting until Monday, February 10 at 4 p.m., Beale Street between Riverside Drive and Front Street will be blocked to through traffic to allow for the installation of sewer infrastructure on the One Beale Project.
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Service changes, closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/14/2020
City of Memphis offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Part of Princeton Avenue to close to traffic
01/09/2020
Beginning Friday, January 17 at 7 a.m., Princeton Avenue between Tillman Street and Glankler Street, will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to perform full depth roadway reconstruction work.
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Commonly asked questions about potholes
01/07/2020
Public Works crews fill approximately 55,000 potholes annually. We’ve gotten several questions about potholes so we thought we’d share answers to some commonly asked questions.
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Memphis Animal Services improves save rate from 19% to 89% in last decade
01/02/2020
Memphis Animal Services made great strides in 2019 but its efforts shine when it comes to the progress made in the last decade.
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A New Decade of Promise and Opportunity
01/01/2020
Four years ago, on this very day, I was sworn-in as your mayor. As it was then, and has been every day since—it is the honor of my professional life.
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Notice of new Utility Cut Standards
12/31/2019
The City of Memphis has adopted a new Street Utility Cut Standard and on January 1, 2020 this new standard will become effective.
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Eads and Riverbottoms deannexation begins January 1
12/31/2019
The areas of Eads and Riverbottoms will officially be deannexed from the city of Memphis on January 1.
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Service changes, closures for New Year's Day
12/30/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Wednesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Solid waste pickup will not run Wednesday.
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Service changes, closures for Christmas
12/18/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.
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City of Memphis considering new parking solution for Memphis Zoo
12/18/2019
The City, with the agreement and support of partners Memphis Zoo and Overton Park Conservancy, announced today that it is pausing further work on the parking solution at Overton Park to consider a promising new structured parking solution that could result in no or minimal lost green space.
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Confederate statues removed from Memphis
12/17/2019
Statement from Bruce McMullen, Chief Legal Officer
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Part of Patterson Street to close for construction
12/16/2019
Beginning Tuesday, December 17, at 7 a.m., and lasting for about two weeks, Patterson Street between Walker Avenue and Midland Avenue will be intermittently reduced to one lane with flagger personnel controlling the direction of traffic flow.
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Part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to close for construction
12/16/2019
Beginning Wednesday, December 18, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between Second Street and B. B. King Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
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Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvement project work zone to shift to interior lanes
12/16/2019
Starting Tuesday, December 17, at 9 a.m., the construction work zone for the Elvis Presley Boulevard Road Improvement project will shift to interior lanes.
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HCD announces awardees for Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund competitive grant program
12/12/2019
Thursday the City's Division of Housing and Community Development announced the first awardees for the competitive grant program for the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund (MAHFT) to advance the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan to promote and protect housing affordability.
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Construction to temporarily close Bethel Labelle Community Center
12/11/2019
Bethel Labelle Community Center (2698 Larose Avenue) will temporarily close beginning at the end of the day, Wednesday, December 11, so crews can replace the heating and air system.
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Tom Lee Park mediation concludes
12/05/2019
As you may recall, earlier this year, I asked the Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) and Memphis in May (MiM) to enter mediation to resolve their differences on how we improve Tom Lee Park.
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City of Memphis awarded $5.6 million for lead paint remediation in homes
12/03/2019
Tuesday, the City of Memphis was awarded a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH).
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Just One Youth (JOY) campaign
12/03/2019
The City of Memphis Office of Youth Services (MOYS) is asking individuals and businesses to contribute to help thousands of youth to be employed through its MPLOY Youth Summer Experience program.
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Memphis Police hiring event being held Monday
12/02/2019
Interested in joining the Best in Blue? Head to 2714 Union Avenue Ext. Monday between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. to speak with MPD's recruitment team.
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MemFeast to be held Thursday
11/25/2019
MemFeast Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless and Hungry will be held Thursday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall.
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Construction work to take place on Prentiss Place
11/22/2019
Beginning Monday, December 2 at 8 a.m., Prentiss Place, just east of McLean Boulevard and Morrie Moss Lane north of the Memphis Zoo parking lot, will be blocked to through traffic.
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Service changes and closures for Thanksgiving
11/21/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Renasant Bank announces naming rights partnership with Memphis Convention Center
11/21/2019
The City of Memphis and Renasant Bank have announced a naming rights partnership for the Memphis convention and meetings facility to be renamed the Renasant Convention Center.
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Administration announces changes within senior leadership team
11/20/2019
As Mayor Jim Strickland’s second term in office approaches, there will be some changes to the senior leadership team that will take effect January 1, 2020.
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City of Memphis and Conduent Introduce Speed Safety Program
11/19/2019
The City of Memphis and Conduent Incorporated announced the implementation of a new Speed Safety Program to encourage motorists to slow down in school zones.
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Memphis Public Library to eliminate overdue fines
11/18/2019
In a progressive leap forward, Memphis Public Library will begin eliminating all overdue fines associated with the rental of books and other educational material.
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Fire dogs help teach fire safety to students
11/15/2019
Local students learned about fire safety on Friday from one of the best teachers – Fire Dog Astro.
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Hundreds Gather for ‘Read for the Record’ with Shelby County Schools and Memphis Public Libraries
11/07/2019
Memphis Public Libraries and Shelby County Schools joined together Thursday, November 7, at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to take part in Jumpstart’s 14th annual "Read for the Record."
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Service changes and closures for Veterans Day
11/06/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pick up on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
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Liberty Bowl sells out for Memphis-SMU game
11/04/2019
Saturday’s SMU at Memphis football game was officially a sell-out at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with more than 59,000 people packing the stadium.
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Changes for property alarm customers
11/04/2019
The rules for alarm customers and false alarms are changing, effective January 1, 2020, in Memphis.
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Storm recovery services transitioning
11/01/2019
After nearly two full weeks of operation, the shelter at Marian Hale Community Center will be closing Friday at 4 p.m.
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City unveils Memphis Data Hub
10/30/2019
The City of Memphis has unveiled a state-of-the-art data hub that the public can access 24/7.
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College GameDay street closures announced
10/30/2019
Starting Wednesday, October 30, at midnight, B.B. King Boulevard will be closed between Dr. MLK Jr. Avenue and Peabody Place until Saturday evening.
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Solid Waste storm debris collection schedule released
10/24/2019
Solid Waste Management’s storm debris collection is underway. Customers are urged to have all storm-related debris ready for pickup curbside by Saturday, October 26.
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City to host State of Memphis Housing Summit
10/23/2019
The City of Memphis will host the inaugural State of Memphis Housing Summit on October 29 at the Memphis Botanic Garden from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Thanksgiving tradition on hiatus
10/23/2019
A 35 year tradition is taking a hiatus. The Memphis Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry has been suspended this year due to construction at the Cook Convention Center.
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U of M lands cybersecurity HQ, more than 150 jobs
10/17/2019
A cybersecurity company has found a new home at the University of Memphis’ Research Park.
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Part of Kansas Street to close for rail crossing repairs
10/15/2019
Beginning Thursday, October 17, at 8 a.m., Kansas Street between Belz Boulevard and Yazoo Street will be blocked to through traffic to allow CNIC Railroad to perform repairs to their rail crossing at this location.
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Division of Parks and Neighborhoods to host Master Plan Public Meetings
10/14/2019
The City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods Division, will host three public meetings to gain insight, suggestions and priorities from residents and youth on how to improve parks and recreation.
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Structural work begins for Memphis International Airport’s modernization project
10/11/2019
Structural work has begun on Memphis International Airport’s B Concourse modernization project.
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City of Memphis and University of Memphis repaint Lewis-Davis Basketball court
10/10/2019
The University of Memphis and the City of Memphis have again created another partnership for the good of the Memphis community.
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Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan wins Tennessee’s Outstanding Plan Award for 2019
10/10/2019
Memphis 3.0, the City of Memphis’ first comprehensive plan for growth since 1981, has been selected by the Tennessee chapter of the American Planning Association for the Outstanding Plan Award for 2019.
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Memphis Fire Department partners with Stryker
10/07/2019
Memphis Fire Department has partnered with medical technology company Stryker to improve working conditions for firefighters and paramedics.
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City awarded $5.6 Million for lead paint removal
10/03/2019
The City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development was awarded a $5.6 million grant to remove lead paint from homes.
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Superlo to open in Kroger’s former Lamar Avenue location
10/01/2019
A full-service grocery is returning to a South Memphis intersection where a Kroger store closed last year.
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Front Street closure due to Convention Center renovation to start October 7
09/27/2019
Beginning Monday, October 7 and lasting until May 1, 2020, all lanes of Front Street between Poplar Avenue and Jackson Avenue will be closed to traffic.
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Memphis Animal Services and Memphis Fire partner on “Fire Finders” program to help lost pets
09/26/2019
Memphis Animal Services and Memphis Fire Department announced today that they have partnered to offer a new service to citizens with “Fire Finders,” a grant-funded program that provides pet microchip scanners for every MFD fire station.
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Memphis airport maintains No. 2 world ranking for cargo
09/25/2019
Memphis International Airport held steady as the planet’s second busiest cargo airport in 2018, the industry group Airports Council International said.
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A Taste of Japan returns to Memphis Botanic Garden September 29 for the Memphis Japan Festival
09/23/2019
Offerings from an assortment of food trucks and food vendors will provide plenty of tasty tidbits for Japanese food lovers at the 2019 Memphis Japan Festival on Sunday, September 29 at Memphis Botanic Garden.
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Reducing Memphis' contributions to climate change
09/19/2019
In an effort to reduce the Memphis community’s carbon footprint, Memphis and Shelby County have worked together to develop a Climate Action Plan
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Memphis economy best in decades, economist says
09/18/2019
The Memphis economy is as good as it's been for about four decades.
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SARP-10 sewer work to continue on Georgia Avenue
09/18/2019
Beginning Thursday, Georgia Avenue between Riverside Drive and Kansas Street, as well as Kansas Street between Carolina Avenue and Georgia Avenue will be blocked to through traffic.
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Part of Broad Avenue to close for rail crossing repairs
09/17/2019
Starting Tuesday, September 17, Broad Avenue between Scott Street and Cumberland Street will be blocked to through traffic to allow CNIC Railroad to perform repairs to two rail crossings.
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Foote Park at South City grand opening
09/16/2019
Foote Park at South City welcomed the South Memphis community during a grand opening ribbon cutting on Monday.
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Local first responders honored at Nashville ceremony
09/13/2019
Governor Bill Lee and Senator Becky Massey presented awards to Tennessee first responders for their heroism, as well as posthumous honors for law enforcement officers who died while on duty, during the Three Stars of Tennessee and First Responders Ceremony in Nashville on September 11.
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Notice of funding availability: Community Coalition Grant Program
09/13/2019
The City of Memphis-Division of Housing and Community Development has set aside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Community Coalition Grant Program.
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Competitive grant program to open for the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund
09/13/2019
Today the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the opening of the competitive grant program for the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund (MAHFT).
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30th Southern Heritage Classic kicks off
09/12/2019
For the 30th consecutive year, Jackson State University will face Tennessee State University in the Southern Heritage Classic this Saturday, September 14, at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
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North Island Drive Sewer Improvement Public Meeting set for Thursday
09/11/2019
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the City’s sewer pipelines, the Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program (SARP10) Team will host a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m at Harbor Landing - 280 Island Drive.
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City of Memphis awarded financial reporting certificate
09/11/2019
The City of Memphis has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR.)
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First Investments from Community Catalyst Fund Announced with Demolition of Tillman Cove Apartments
09/10/2019
Mayor Jim Strickland has announced the first investments that will be made from the Community Catalyst Fund, putting the Memphis 3.0 comprehensive plan into action with the demolition of the Tillman Cove Apartments in Binghampton.
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Fred Jones Way
Fred Jones Way
09/09/2019
Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis honored Fred Jones, founder of the Southern Heritage Classic, by recognizing his contributions and achievements with the naming of Fred Jones Way.
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Service changes, closures for Labor Day
08/27/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed and solid waste pickup will not run on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
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City of Memphis and University of Memphis Announce Fan Enhancements for 2019 Football Season
08/23/2019
The City of Memphis, through its Division of Parks & Neighborhoods, has partnered with the Liberty Bowl, University of Memphis, and Daktronics to design, manufacture and install new video displays at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
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Testimonial on MIFA's work in connecting families with stable housing
08/22/2019
In FY18, MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) connected 258 families representing 278 adults and 641 children with permanent stable housing in Memphis.
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Cooling Center will open Monday, August 19
08/19/2019
The City's Cooling Center will open Monday, August 19, at 12 p.m. and run until further notice.
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Part of North Front Street to close for sewer work
08/15/2019
Beginning Thursday, August 22, North Front Street between Saffarans Avenue and Greenlaw Avenue, will be blocked to through traffic for SARP-10 sewer work.
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Strickland: MPD on track to reach target number of officers
08/14/2019
The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is on track to have 2,100 officers by the end of the year, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
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Cooling Center moved to Lewis Senior Center
08/12/2019
The City’s Cooling Center has moved to a new location where it will continue to run until further notice. New Location: Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway
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Whitehaven community input fuels revamped David Carnes Park
08/09/2019
An overhauled David Carnes Park in Whitehaven celebrates its reopening Saturday, featuring several play areas, a splash pad and an obstacle course all designed with accessibility in mind.
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National Night Out Memphis to be celebrated October 1
08/06/2019
Interested in getting to know the police officers who serve your community? Memphis is celebrating National Night Out across the city on Tuesday, October 1.
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How to e-scoot safely and respectfully, Memphis
08/06/2019
The City of Memphis is in the midst of an expansion to its Shared Mobility Program. Over the next couple months, residents should expect to see an increase in the number of e-scooters around town.
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City, University of Memphis, and Tennis Memphis partner for Leftwich Tennis Center expansion
08/05/2019
The City of Memphis, University of Memphis and Tennis Memphis have partnered to renovate the Leftwich Tennis Center in Audubon Park.
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"Do the Work": Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat's Tough Road to the Top
08/02/2019
As a little girl, fighting fires didn't exist in Gina Sweat's reality, nor in her imagination or her worldview. Her reality was scooping ice into bags for her parents' grocery store and bait shop in Middleton, Tennessee.
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New field hospital debuts
08/01/2019
A new field hospital made its debut a few weeks ago at Robert Church Park.
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City utilizing new technology to detect potholes and blight
07/31/2019
The City of Memphis is utilizing new technology to help detect potholes and blight in the community. By collaborating with Google and SpringML, this technology is expected to significantly reduce claim costs for pothole damage, and create safer streets and neighborhoods.
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Memphis Fire accepting applications for recruits
07/30/2019
“Be disciplined, respectful, physically fit, have integrity and a heart to serve.” These are the qualities Chief Hope Lloyd of the Memphis Fire Department says she wants to see in new recruits.
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In Memphis, effort to boost businesses of color gains momentum
07/29/2019
In May 2018, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced an ambitious plan to help 800 of the city’s burgeoning black-owned businesses grow their revenue by $50 million by 2023.
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Tennis Memphis receives grant for Play Tennis, Family Play Day
07/26/2019
Tennis Memphis plans to host Play Tennis, Memphis! Family Play Day on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer Memphians the chance to play tennis and receive instruction at six tennis centers free of charge.
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Portion of South Fourth Street to close for roof construction at FedExForum
07/23/2019
South Fourth Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Beale Street will be closed to through traffic to allow for roof replacement construction on FedEx Forum starting Monday, July 29.
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New field hospital opens its flaps in Robert Church Park
07/17/2019
The huge field hospital, billowing in the humid breeze at Robert Church Park, is the face of modern triage.
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Cooling Center to open Wednesday at 6 p.m.
07/17/2019
The Cooling Center will open Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. and remain open continuously until Tuesday, July 23, at 7 a.m.
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