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Weekly Update: How we're confronting our challenges
02/22/2019
Yes, Memphis has momentum. But never, ever let that fool you into thinking we’ve hung “Mission Accomplished” banners on our challenges.
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Part of Monroe Avenue to close Sunday due to construction
02/21/2019
Beginning Sunday, February 24, at about 7 a.m., Monroe Avenue between Front Street and Main Street will be blocked to through traffic until about 2:30 p.m. to allow for repair of elevator equipment at Brinkley Plaza.
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Buy901 business directory launches
02/21/2019
Nearly 600 businesses, certified as minority or women owned, are now included in a free directory that allows users to search Memphis businesses by name, owner, skill or trade.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Memphis potholes
02/20/2019
Under Mayor Jim Strickland, we're confronting the challenge head-on. Here are some frequently asked questions about potholes in our city, along with answers that demonstrate what we're doing.
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Registration open for A Taste of Memphis at Tiger Lane
02/20/2019
Calling all neighborhood organizations! The 6th annual “A Taste of Memphis at Tiger Lane” is right around the corner.
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Statement on possible flash flooding
02/19/2019
Public Works is closely monitoring the weather as well as the Mississippi River flooding.
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Poplar Avenue widening project update
02/15/2019
Beginning around 9 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, and lasting approximately three months, there will be intermittent lane closures on Poplar Avenue from I-240 to South Yates Road to allow for roadway construction.
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Weekly Update: What the FedEx Logistics move says about Memphis
02/15/2019
Also, a closer look at our strategies to rebuild MPD, which are paying off with success thus far.
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Service changes, closures for Presidents’ Day
02/13/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
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ICYMI: Memphis, Arkansas musicians, writers win at Grammy Awards
02/11/2019
The 61st annual Grammy Awards featured numerous Mid-South musicians and writers, including Drake, Yebba, and Victor Wainwright.
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Weekly Update: News and notes
02/08/2019
Crime prevention, more youth jobs, connecting to opportunity, our commitment to transparency.
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CARE program helps people with behavioral health conditions
02/05/2019
First responders in Memphis have been working together on a project aimed at reducing the burden of non-emergency calls on Memphis Fire’s emergency response capabilities.
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Weekly Update: On Electrolux
02/01/2019
My job is to celebrate our successes, all while being clear-eyed about our challenges.
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Work on parking solution to start this summer
01/31/2019
This summer, crews will begin working to construct the planned design on the Prentiss Place lot at Overton Park.
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Living Cities and the Citi Foundation announce results of inclusive procurement challenge
01/29/2019
Today, Living Cities and the Citi Foundation together released Culture, Collaboration and Capital: Leveraging Procurement for Economic Equity. This is a guide of actionable steps cities can take to close the racial gaps that often exist in local contracting.
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Full closure of I-240 EB and WB and Poplar Ave EB and WB in effect for next three weekends
01/28/2019
A full closure of I-240 east and westbound and Poplar Avenue east and westbound will be in effect for the following weekends...
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Warming center to open Monday night
01/28/2019
The warming center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will open tonight, January 28, at 9 p.m. and close tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.
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Statement on Darrius Stewart case
01/26/2019
“Friday, the Court granted summary judgment dismissing the City of Memphis from the Darrius Stewart case. Although, the Court found no wrongdoing on behalf of the City, this is a victory for no one..."
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Update on two downtown projects
01/24/2019
On May 8th, 2018, the City of Memphis, THM Memphis Acquisitions, LLC and Loews Hotel Holding Corporation entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding the Memphis Convention Center Hotel and the Gateway Redevelopment.
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Phase II of Poplar Avenue widening project to begin in February
01/24/2019
Beginning February 1, construction crews will start modifying and restriping the westbound lanes of Poplar Avenue at the intersection of Brookfield Road to Oakhaven Road.
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Meeting regarding proposed South Cordova deannexation to be held
01/24/2019
The City invites property owners and residents of the proposed South Cordova deannexation area to an informational meeting to discuss the deannexation process and outcomes.
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Substantial amendment to the City of Memphis’ FY2019/ PY2018 Annual Action Plan
01/23/2019
This document is a substantial amendment to the City of Memphis’ FY2019/ PY2018 Annual Action Plan.
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City and County announce new grant for community-based projects
01/22/2019
The City of Memphis and Shelby County have announced the New Century of Soul Challenge grant. The goal of the matching grant is to provide financial support for community-based projects that foster civic pride, and improve neighborhood vitality.
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Weekly Update: All about potholes
01/18/2019
We’re not here to simply observe them, though. We’re here to act, and we do that in two ways.
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Warming center to open Saturday
01/17/2019
The warming center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will open Saturday, January 19 at 9 p.m. and will remain open until Monday, January 21 at 7 a.m.
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MovieMaker Magazine picks Memphis as top movie city
01/16/2019
For the sixth year straight, Memphis has made MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 20 List of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker.”
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Service changes, closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/15/2019
City of Memphis offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program public notice
01/15/2019
On November 9, 2016, a Fire Management Assistance Declaration was issued by President Barack Obama following wildfires that occurred between November 5, 2016, and December 3, 2016.
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Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program public notice
01/15/2019
The FMA Grant Program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the NFIP.
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City Hall safety precaution
01/15/2019
We have a little house cleaning to tell you about—You may have noticed fencing has been placed around the nearly 55-year-old City Hall. This is a safety precaution.
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Weekly Update: How we've improved public safety staffing
01/11/2019
In short, we have improved the pay, benefits, and promotional process, and we will continue to do so. Like so many challenges we face, our work is not over.
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Part of Mississippi Boulevard to close for sewer work
01/09/2019
Beginning Thursday, January 10, at 9 a.m. and lasting about three weeks, Mississippi Boulevard between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Lauderdale Street will be closed to through traffic for sewer work.
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Engineering to host TIPS meeting
01/07/2019
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, January 9, to help with the process of preparing project submissions for the 2020 – 2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
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Tire Redemption Program returns this week
01/07/2019
The City and County Tire Redemption Program returns this week. The program is aimed at reducing community blight associated with the illegal dumping of tires.
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Weekly Update: The power of Memphis' faith community
01/04/2019
As we turned the page from 2018 to 2019 this week, our annual prayer breakfast reminded me of the power of the faith community in our city.
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BDC helps Whitehaven daycare expand
01/03/2019
Sherri Payne’s Gifts of Love Daycare has been a fixture in the Whitehaven community since 2008. Providing quality care for children ages five months to twelve years, Payne has achieved a 3-star rating, the highest awarded by the State of Tennessee’s Star Quality Program.
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Union Avenue Complete Streets Meeting to be held Tuesday
01/02/2019
The City is embarking on a project that will enhance and improve bike and pedestrian facilities along Union Avenue. This initial project will focus on the segment from Marshall Avenue to Manassas Street.
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Service changes, closures for New Year’s Day
12/27/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed Tuesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Solid waste pickup will not run Tuesday.
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Weekly Update: A look back at 2018
12/21/2018
As we approach the end of my third year as mayor, I wanted to pause to just make sure you know about the things we’ve done this year to further our community’s collective quest for a better Memphis.
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Local children receive Christmas gifts early
12/21/2018
Christmas came early for dozens of kids this year. On Friday, they received presents collected earlier this month from the Tiger Toy Drive.
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Service changes, closures for Christmas
12/19/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.
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Memphis 3.0 comprehensive plan draft released
12/19/2018
The people of Memphis have spoken on how they want their city to look in the future. After two years, nearly 200 public meetings and events, and engagement of over 15,000 residents, the City of Memphis has released a public draft of the Memphis 3.0 comprehensive plan.
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Weekly Update: What Indigo's HQ announcement means for Memphis
12/14/2018
Indigo’s story has a few points I don’t want you to miss.
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Albert “Al” Lamar tapped to lead City’s new Solid Waste Division
12/12/2018
Earlier this year, Mayor Jim Strickland announced a multi-pronged plan to improve solid waste collection service across Memphis. After a thorough interview process and pending City Council approval, Mayor Strickland is pleased to announce that Albert “Al” Lamar will head up the newly formed Solid Waste Division within the City of Memphis.
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Q & A with Memphis Animal Services
12/11/2018
Memphis Animal Services is the only open-intake shelter in the city, bringing in anywhere from 25 – 35 new pets every day. In the past nine years, MAS’ save rate has increased from 15 percent to nearly 90 percent.
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Memphis City Beautiful Community Grant Program accepting proposals
12/07/2018
The Memphis City Beautiful Community Grant Program is now accepting proposals of $500 or less to help support neighborhood projects in Memphis that fall within the focus areas of Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling and Beautification/Community Greening.
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Explore Bike Share releases new data
12/04/2018
Since launching on May 23, Explore Bike Share members have taken 25,522 trips, ridden 81,445 miles, and burned an estimated 3.2 million calories!
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Weekly Update: What's new in our fight against crime
11/30/2018
We believe in communicating regularly about what we're doing to reduce crime. Here's our most recent update.
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Weekly Update: Why we seek consensus, not conflict
11/21/2018
There’s a reason I rarely, if ever, criticize other elected officials. There’s a reason I don’t participate in the games of partisan politics. There’s a reason I don’t always weigh in on the issues of other governments.
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Service changes, closures for Thanksgiving
11/19/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Weekly Update: Two major pieces of good news
11/16/2018
Two pieces of good news for Memphis hit the surface this week, and they’re both potentially so big that I’m not quite sure where to start. So let’s tackle them both from the top of this week’s email.
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MATA seeking startup to help develop process for providing transit city data
11/09/2018
The Memphis Area Transit Authority is actively seeking a startup that will help MATA develop a streamlined process for providing in-house transit city data.
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Government and business leaders announce new plan for economic development
11/08/2018
Government and business leaders in Memphis announced today a proposed set of changes to the local economic development ecosystem designed to accelerate recent economic growth in Memphis and Shelby County.
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Service changes, closures for Veterans Day
11/06/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed and solid waste pickup will not run on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
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Memphis Public Libraries announces addition of Dr. Edmund Ford, Jr.
11/05/2018
We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Edmund Ford, Jr. as our new Financial Literacy Coordinator.
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Weekly Update: Let's help Officer Creighton
11/02/2018
Back in the summer, MPD officer Jeff Creighton was injured when he was struck by a drunk driver while on duty. He has a long road ahead of him.
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Mayor’s October data review released
11/01/2018
The City of Memphis continues to make strides in many areas in October, including a decrease in false alarms and euthanasia rate . There was also a continued increase in Library program attendance.
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City celebrates new multiplex compound
10/25/2018
The City celebrated its new multiplex compound with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning.
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Weekly Update: Jobs and growth in Memphis
10/19/2018
We can accelerate this growth. We’re finalizing plans to strengthen our community’s economic development model.
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City's statement on new scooter company
10/19/2018
A new scooter company started operating here today without obtaining a permit or entering into an operating agreement. Our ordinance requires these approvals, which the company had previously been told.
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Road closures announced for RiverArtsFest
10/18/2018
Road closures for RiverArtsFest have been announced. The festival will run October 27 and 28 on Riverside Drive between Jefferson Avenue and Beale Street in Downtown Memphis.
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City receives public safety federal award
10/16/2018
The City of Memphis has been awarded the Point Cloud City grant from the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program for the Map901: Building Rich Interior Hazard Maps for First Responders proposal.
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Citizen University hosts summit in Memphis
10/15/2018
CitizenFEST is a learning summit on how to exercise civic power, held in three communities across the country and hosted by Citizens University, a national civic organization based in Seattle.
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Firefighter Fosters brings foster animals and firefighters together
10/12/2018
Memphis Animal Services and the Memphis Fire Department are collaborating on a new program called “Firefighter Fosters.” Foster animals are housed at different fire stations before they head to their next home.
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Weekly Update: Continued progress in reducing homelessness
10/12/2018
Like in many major cities, this is a decades-old challenge. It is not yet solved, of course.
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83 men graduate from Manhood University
10/08/2018
83 men graduated from Manhood University this Saturday in a ceremony held at New Sardis Baptist Church.
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City launches 901 Keep It Clean campaign
10/08/2018
The Memphis City Beautiful Commission launches the campaign this month.
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Weekly Update: The Memphis I know
10/05/2018
In the past week, many Memphians have been confronted with our city’s violent crime challenge in a way that has hit closer to home than before.
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City to host prebid meeting for Convention Center renovation project
10/03/2018
On Friday, the City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity and Compliance in partnership with the Memphis Convention Center and MFA, a local venture, will host a prebid meeting and diversity workshop for the Memphis Convention Center renovation project.
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Mayor's monthly data review released
09/26/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas in August, including decreasing answer time for 911 calls, decreasing violent crime, and increasing the number of applicants at Memphis Police Department.
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Mayor encourages voter registration
09/25/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland encouraged Memphians to register to vote today, which is National Voter Registration Day.
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Q & A with Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board
09/25/2018
The Health, Educational, and Housing Facility Board is one of those little-known entities of City government but it has a major impact on ensuring Memphians have access to safe, affordable, and quality housing.
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Weekly Update: On the officer-involved shooting this week
09/21/2018
Since launch, we’ve recorded 560,856 hours of video from body cameras — and slightly more hours (568,751) on in-car cameras.
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Poplar Avenue widening project to begin Monday
09/20/2018
Beginning Monday, September 24, crews will begin a project to widen westbound lanes of Poplar Avenue from South Yates Road to 450’ east of the intersection, near the Memorial Park entrance.
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Blue Path applications now being accepted for June 2019
09/20/2018
If you’re a high school senior interested in a career in law enforcement, the Blue Path program with Memphis Police Department may be for you.
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Statement from Mayor Strickland on shooting
09/19/2018
We're going to get to the bottom of this. While the TBI is investigating the shooting, our administrative investigation has already started.
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Weekly Update: New poverty, population numbers
09/14/2018
We’re heading in the right direction, and we have much, much, much more work ahead of us.
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USDA grant supports urban forestry in Memphis
09/14/2018
The Division of Parks and Neighborhoods has been awarded a grant for the third consecutive year from the USDA Forest Service and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for Urban and Community Forestry.
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Part of Warford Street to close for railroad reconstruction
09/13/2018
Beginning Tuesday, September 18, and continuing through Friday, September 21, Warford Street between Jackson Avenue and Chelsea Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. for reconstruction of the railroad spur crossing.
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Strickland promotes Carr, Veazey to Deputy COO
09/12/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland announced today the promotions of Chandell Carr and Kyle Veazey to Deputy Chief Operating Officer roles.
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MAS volunteer orientation this Saturday
09/11/2018
Interested in volunteering with Memphis Animal Services? The next volunteer orientation is scheduled for this Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m.
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Memphis Fire Department receives SAFER Grant
09/10/2018
The Memphis Fire Department has received a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant to fund 66 firefighter/paramedic positions.
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Southern Heritage Classic refund information
09/10/2018
Details on refunds for tickets to Saturday's canceled Southern Heritage Classic.
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Weekly Update: The hard choices of capital budgeting
09/07/2018
Ed Rice Community Center is hardly the only City property that is old and in need of replacement or major renovation, which got me thinking even more this week about the broader context of that issue.
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Rocky Point and Southwind-Windyke deannexation meeting announced
09/06/2018
The City of Memphis invites property owners and residents of the proposed Rocky Point and Southwind-Windyke deannexation areas to an informational meeting to discuss the deannexation process and outcomes.
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Ed Rice CC is safe, will re-open
09/06/2018
Tests by an outside environment consultant showed that there is not a mold problem.
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Southern Heritage Classic kicks off Thursday
09/05/2018
For the 29th consecutive year, Jackson State University will face Tennessee State University in the Southern Heritage Classic this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
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Mayor's monthly data review released
08/31/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas this summer, including library programming, increasing employment, and in decreasing violent crime.
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Weekly Update: Job well done, Mayor Luttrell
08/31/2018
I often say that nothing good happens in Memphis without a team working together to make it so.
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Tigers kick off football season Saturday
08/30/2018
The University of Memphis football team kicks off its 2018 season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium this Saturday against Mercer University.
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Ed Rice Community Center temporarily closed
08/30/2018
The closure is pending the results of testing that followed recent complaints from citizens concerned about potential allergens and water leaks at the facility.
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Service changes, closures for Labor Day
08/28/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed and there will be no solid waste pickup on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.
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Weekly Update: The momentum we're celebrating in Memphis
08/24/2018
We have great challenges ahead of us, no doubt. Working on those is what occupies most of my time. Yet we’d be foolish if we didn’t also celebrate our successes — both as a team at City government, and as Memphis as a whole.
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