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Paving a high priority due to increased spending
07/16/2018
Makeovers are on schedule for many Memphis streets this year thanks to Mayor Jim Strickland and the City Council making it a higher priority.
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Weekly Update: A summer of connecting youth to opportunity
07/13/2018
How have we at the City of Memphis positively impacted the lives of our young people this summer? Check out these numbers.
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Cooling center open through Monday, July 16
07/11/2018
The after hours cooling center at 4376 Horn Lake Road will be open from 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. through Monday, July 16.
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Closures set for MemFix4 project on I-240 in Memphis
07/10/2018
To accommodate an expected increase in traffic near the upcoming weekend closures of Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 as part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s MemFix 4 project, we’re adjusting traffic signal timing on a number of routes.
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Fairgrounds redevelopment plans move forward
07/10/2018
A 185,000-square foot indoor sports complex will be the centerpiece of a planned $95-100 million phase of development at the former Mid-South Fairgrounds.
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Right-sizing continues with two proposed de-annexation areas
07/09/2018
These two areas are among seven that were identified by the Strategic Footprint Review Task Force in 2017 as potential candidates for de-annexation.
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Join the Best in Blue
07/09/2018
Have you ever thought about joining the Best in Blue? Forty new recruits are set to start training Monday, July 9, with the 126th Basic Recruit Class.
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Memphis Fire intern nominated for service award
07/06/2018
While driving home from work on June 26, Memphis Fire Department intern KayLee Mosley saw a car hit a wall on Tennessee 385 near Kirby Parkway.
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Weekly Update: Another way we're building up, not out
07/06/2018
We want to reverse population loss and chart a growing course for our city in our third century.
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Issues with state routes? Call TDOT at this number
07/02/2018
A couple of weeks ago we told you that, as of July 1, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is handling maintenance of streets within city limits that are also state routes.
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Central High cooling center open through Friday
07/02/2018
The Central High cooling center (306 South Bellevue Boulevard) will be open through Friday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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Weekly Update: If you drive Poplar or 240, listen up
06/29/2018
Though it’s not a City project, it will have a big impact on Memphians.
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Guide to Independence Day celebrations
06/29/2018
Celebrate America’s independence this year with a number of events in Memphis for all ages.
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Part of Kerr Avenue to close for bridge reconstruction
06/28/2018
Beginning Monday, July 9, and continuing through Friday, July 13, Kerr Avenue between Gaither Street and Azalia Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for reconstruction of the bridge over Interstate 240.
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27 organizations honored at crime prevention grant ceremony
06/27/2018
27 organizations were honored last night at the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Grant awards ceremony at City Hall.
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Mayor's dashboard review released for May 2018
06/27/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas in May, including 911 response time, the violent crime rate, and the save rate at Memphis Animal Services.
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Service changes, closures for Independence Day
06/26/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed and solid waste pickup will not run on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
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New cooling center opens at Central High School
06/26/2018
The cooling center 4376 Horn Lake Road will close Wednesday at 5 p.m. However, an after hours cooling center will open at 6 p.m. at the Central High gym (306 South Bellevue Boulevard.)
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Q and A: Bird scooters and Explore Bike Share
06/25/2018
Shared-use mobility can be an attractive option for people who are looking to save money and stay in shape while traveling. In just the past month, Memphians have been given two new choices for ways to get around their city: Explore Bike Share and Bird scooters.
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City opens cooling center
06/25/2018
The City has opened a cooling center due to rising temperatures and power outages. It's located at 4376 Horn Lake Road and will remain open 24/7 until further notice.
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50 trees downed from Saturday morning's storms
06/23/2018
Roughly 50 trees were downed by Saturday morning's storms. The City has crews working all day today and will continue working through Sunday to get as much cleared up as possible.
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Weekly Update: Answering a question I get often
06/22/2018
I decided to step back this week and answer a single question that I’ve often been asked, at least in some variation, dating back to my time on the City Council.
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MFD strengthens policy after billing discovery
06/22/2018
A report from the City Auditor this month found opportunities to strengthen the internal controls of the Memphis Fire Department following an inquiry into invoices submitted as part of the Rapid Assessment Decision and Redirection (RADAR) pilot program.
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Administrative change won't impact WIN services
06/21/2018
The thousands of Shelby Countians who take advantage of WIN’s programming each year should not experience any impact to services.
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Fitch upgrades City's bond ratings
06/20/2018
The upgrades are yet another signal of the City’s improving financial condition.
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Part of Kerr Avenue to close for bridge reconstruction
06/18/2018
Beginning Monday, June 25 and continuing through Friday, June 29, Kerr Avenue between Gaither Street and Azalia Street will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for reconstruction of the bridge over Interstate 240.
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Part of South Barksdale Street to close for sewer work
06/15/2018
Beginning Monday, June 25, at 9 a.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, South Barksdale Street between South Parkway East and Quinn Avenue will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to continue SARP-10 sewer work.
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Weekly Update: A big win for neighborhood streets
06/15/2018
Another busy week at City Hall means quite a bit of useful information to share with you today.
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State to maintain many prominent Memphis streets
06/14/2018
This will enable the City to increase its focus on neighborhood streets — including increased litter collection cycles, more street sweeping, and faster pothole filling.
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South City public forum scheduled for June 26
06/14/2018
The City’s Division of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the Urban Land Institute wants to hear from you. They are sponsoring a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for South City at 4:30 p.m. on June 26 at Streets Ministries (430 Vance Avenue).
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Bird lands in Memphis
06/14/2018
Bird will provide its services under a temporary operating agreement modeled after a shared mobility ordinance.
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800 Initiative benefits local company
06/13/2018
Last month, Mayor Jim Strickland announced the launch of The 800 Initiative, designed to empower minority-owned businesses in Memphis and increase equity in the city’s economy.
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Part of Dr. MLK Jr. Avenue to close for sewer work
06/13/2018
Beginning Monday, June 18, at 9 a.m., MLK Avenue between South Orleans Street and Manassas Street/Walnut Street will be closed to through traffic to allow crews to continue SARP-10 sewer work.
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Construction will prompt temporary closure of Tchulahoma
06/11/2018
The work between Holmes and Stateline roads is expected to last between four to six weeks.
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Weekly Update: How teamwork moves Memphis forward
06/08/2018
For Memphis to truly realize the potential we all know exists, it takes everyone working together — us, the City Council, the business community, the non-profit sector, and Memphians from all walks of life.
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City program helps youth learn golf
06/05/2018
In April, news broke that Memphis would host the World Golf Championships – FedEx St. Jude Invitational starting next year. However, Memphis isn’t just a city for professional golfers — more and more youngsters are picking up the sport, thanks to the City’s Junior Golf Program.
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Major upgrade coming to Lamar Avenue
06/05/2018
Simply put, this will mean more jobs and more economic growth for Memphis.
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What's in the 2018-19 City of Memphis budget?
06/05/2018
The budget funds improved public safety initiatives, new youth summer jobs, and increased programming in parks and libraries — all while keeping taxes level.
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Peabody Place will close to traffic next week for paving work
06/04/2018
Beginning the evening of Monday, June 11, Peabody Place will be closed to traffic for paving work.
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Q&A: New MLGW CEO J.T. Young
06/04/2018
In January, Mayor Jim Strickland appointed J.T. Young to lead MLGW. He is the 11th president of the company and started working in mid-march.
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Weekly Update: U.S. Attorney partnership aids crime fight
06/01/2018
MPD has been a major link in many of these aggressive federal prosecutions, particularly when they involve gangs.
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Play Your Park program begins June 4
06/01/2018
Starting Monday, June 4, the City’s Play Your Park program begins. It offers kids and teens in the area a chance to get outside and have fun during summer vacation at City of Memphis parks.
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Part of Kerr Avenue to close for construction work
05/31/2018
Kerr Avenue between Gaither Street and Azalia Street will be closed to through traffic for the reconstruction of the bridge over I - 240 during two weekends in June.
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Strickland shares State of the City in D.C.
05/30/2018
The mayor spoke in-depth with a national audience today on both the momentum and challenges of Memphis.
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800 Initiative will empower minority businesses
05/29/2018
The 800 Initiative will be a significant enhancement of front-line programming to scale up minority businesses.
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Weekly Update: Increasing how we support our youth
05/25/2018
Making sure our young people have productive outlets has been a priority of mine since taking office.
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City pools begin opening Saturday
05/23/2018
Looking to get in some time at the pool this summer? The first City pools open Saturday, and will be open through July 28.
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City's free summer day camps now full
05/23/2018
With summer day camps now free at City of Memphis community centers, some 2,300 children and teens are now signed up to take part starting in early June.
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State approval means step forward for riverfront
05/22/2018
The Executive Subcommittee of the State Building Commission approved adding the riverfront and Mud Island River Park to the original TDZ.
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Building a better riverfront
05/21/2018
When you imagine the ideal Memphis riverfront, what does it look like? For Carol Coletta, the new president and CEO of Memphis River Parks, it all comes down to making the riverfront worthy of the mighty Mississippi River.
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Solid waste collection schedule released for Memorial Day
05/21/2018
The Memorial Day schedule for solid waste collection has been released. Collection schedules will shift one day for all customers.
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Weekly Update: How we're working to grow Memphis
05/18/2018
This is our time in Memphis: Not merely to end population loss — but to reverse it. Not merely to stand still, but to hit the accelerator.
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Summer in Memphis guide now available
05/16/2018
Rising temperatures and longer hours of daylight are a reminder that summer is right around the corner here in the Bluff City. Our Summer in Memphis guide was designed to make sure you get the most out of the season.
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Sections of Southern Ave and Echles Street closed for storm drainage work
05/16/2018
Beginning Monday, May 21, at 9 a.m., Southern Avenue between Houston Street and Goodman Street as well as Echles Street between Spottswood Avenue and Southern Avenue will be closed to through traffic for storm drainage work.
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Peabody Place to be revised following pilot project
05/16/2018
The bike lanes and pedestrian promenade will be removed. However, striped pedestrian bump-outs will remain at intersections.
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Judge rules statue removal was legal
05/16/2018
A Davidson County judge today ruled today.
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Explore Bike Share to launch this week
05/15/2018
Looking to save money on gas or take up a healthy hobby? A new bike share program launches in Memphis on May 23.
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Singletary named head coach of Alliance Memphis
05/11/2018
Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary was announced Thursday as the head coach for the new Alliance of American Football team in Memphis.
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Weekly Update: Finalizing Pre-K, revitalizing 100 N. Main
05/11/2018
Thursday was a historic day in Memphis.
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Strickland signs Pre-K ordinance
05/10/2018
The administration and council worked together to establish City funding for Pre-K
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Input wanted in regional fair housing study
05/10/2018
Do you live in Memphis or Shelby County? If so, the community needs your help! The City of Memphis and Shelby County are conducting a study to better understand residents’ housing decisions and their experiences living, working or going to school in the region.
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100 N. Main hotel letter of intent signed
05/10/2018
The City and the joint venture will work toward completing a formal agreement in the coming months.
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City receives Narcan donation
05/08/2018
Thanks to First Pharmacy Services, the City of Memphis received a donation Tuesday of 6,900 doses of the life-saving drug Narcan.
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Harrison Creek Basin stormwater meeting to be held
05/07/2018
The City's Division of Engineering will hold an informational meeting this week regarding the stormwater master plan for Harrison Creek Basin.
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Trolleys return to Main Street
04/30/2018
The wait is over. Main Street trolleys are rolling through downtown Memphis once again.
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Statement on Weinshanker claims
04/27/2018
EPE managing partner Joel Weinshanker made some misleading — and downright false — claims in regard to the economic development plans he’s made public. Today, I want to correct the record.
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Weekly Update: The power of teamwork
04/27/2018
On Tennessee Promise, Opportunity Memphis, fixing our solid waste situation, and another look at the budget
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De-annexation informational meeting planned
04/27/2018
If you’re a property owner or resident in the proposed Eads or Riverbottoms de-annexation areas, you'll want to attend.
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Part of Orchi Road to be temporarily closed
04/24/2018
The closure should last Wednesday and Thursday, and is to enable railroad crossing repairs.
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Strickland proposes public safety-focused budget
04/24/2018
The proposed 2018-19 budget makes targeted, strategic investments designed to continue recent progress in strengthening public safety
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HCD awards grants to local nonprofits
04/20/2018
City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development awarded more than $8 million dollars in grants and loans to 24 local nonprofit organizations.
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Weekly Update: Encouraging crime trends, more youth jobs
04/20/2018
No one at City Hall is celebrating, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out some encouraging, positive news that came this week on our work to reduce violent crime.
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Update on solid waste collection issues
04/19/2018
For cart service (garbage and recycling), we’ve hired supplemental contractors to help Inland clear its backlog. These contractors will start tomorrow.
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Statement on Tennessee House vote
04/18/2018
While we would have appreciated the additional funding, the ongoing planning for the joint city-county bicentennial will continue unchanged.
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Hire Memphis employment initiative launched
04/18/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland announced the launch of HireMemphis, his new employment initiative that will provide local youth ages 16-24 with job opportunities.
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Whitehaven park to be revitalized
04/17/2018
A Memphis park is undergoing a multi-million dollar revitalization project. David Carnes Park in Whitehaven will be the first Healthy Place grant program project of BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation.
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Steve Shular
Shular brings problem-solving skills to City
04/16/2018
Steve Shular has always been a problem solver. He started out solving problems as a TV reporter in Memphis, filing reports on citizen complaints. Shular then took that work to City government in the mid-1980s...
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Statement on solid waste pickup issues
04/16/2018
Part of being brilliant at the basics of City government is acknowledging when we’re not, fixing the situation, and working to change systems so that it doesn’t happen again.
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Input sought on draft transit network
04/13/2018
The average Memphian would have access to 17,000 more jobs in an hour or less by transit under a draft network presented this week.
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Weekly Update: The big-picture look at Memphis
04/13/2018
My job as mayor is to celebrate our successes while being clear-eyed about our challenges. I hope you see both the progress and hard work ahead of us.
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Overton Park, Zoo parking plan finalized
04/12/2018
Overflow Zoo parking will no longer take place on the Greensward under this plan.
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Strickland, Young dedicate Ethel Street initiative
04/09/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland and Division of Housing and Community Development Director Paul A. Young today formally dedicated a newly constructed brick duplex in Orange Mound, part of a partnership between HCD and the Orange Mound Development Corporation.
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Millbranch culvert repair meeting to be held
04/09/2018
The Division of Engineering will be holding an informational meeting later this month regarding proposed improvements at Millbranch Road and Shelby Drive.
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Weekly Update: Looking back at MLK50 week
04/06/2018
We’ve made progress, but we have not yet realized Dr. King’s dream.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park opens
04/06/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland was joined by community partners Friday to formally open the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park, a new City of Memphis installation commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
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I AM A MAN Plaza opens today
04/05/2018
The plaza’s opening comes exactly 50 years to the day after a march with Dr. King and the sanitation workers was originally scheduled.
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1968 sanitation workers at unveiling
I AM A MAN Plaza formally unveiled
04/05/2018
The names of all 1,300 striking sanitation workers from 1968 are included on a granite wall.
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WATCH LIVE: MLK50 events at National Civil Rights Museum
04/04/2018
Thousands of people have gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King.
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Universal Life building reborn, will boost minority businesses
04/03/2018
The office’s move comes at an important time. In January, Fast Company ranked Memphis the No. 1 city for black-owned businesses.
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Ribbon cutting held for Universal Life building
04/03/2018
A long awaited re-birth was celebrated this morning in Memphis.
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City of Memphis offices to close on Wednesday, April 4
04/02/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed on Wednesday, April 4 for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day.
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Memphis Heritage Trail opens
04/02/2018
The Memphis Heritage Trail is a historic 60-block redevelopment area in Downtown and south Memphis.
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A complete guide to MLK50 week
04/01/2018
As the attention of the world focuses on Memphis, here's a collection of links and information about MLK50 week.
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Comparing 1968 sanitation workers' conditions to today
03/29/2018
How have things changed for the men for whom Dr. King came to Memphis?
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Violent crime lower, 911 and MAS set new records
03/29/2018
Highlights and charts from Mayor Strickland's monthly performance review meeting.
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Weekly Update: A special message on poverty
03/29/2018
To everyone taking up this cause, know this: We’re with you at City Hall. Here's a look at what we've done.
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MLK50 Honors Ceremony
I AM A MAN Scholarship honors sanitation workers
03/27/2018
The City of Memphis is honoring solid waste employees and their families by helping them further their educational goals.
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