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Posted on: February 11, 2019

healthyShelby '19 Breath Coaching Program today at County Commission

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222....

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

healthyShelby'19 Breath Coaching Program

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Commissioner Brandon Morrison and Mayor Lee Harris Announce healthyShelby ’19 Breath Coaching Program

A certified breath coach will teach program on how to breathe through stress.

Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness c...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Former Memphis Tiger Basketball Star Will Coleman to put on mini-bootcamp for County Commissioners

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Memphis, TN - Former Memphis Tiger Basketball Star and owner of fitness company Coleman & Company, Will Coleman, will put on a mini-bootcamp for Shelby County Commissioners, Commission staff, the healthyShelby Board, members of the media, and the publ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Office of Re-Entry Aims to Help Citizens with a Criminal Conviction with Free MSCOR, INC.

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Memphis, TN - Enrollment is now open for the first MSCOR, Inc of 2019. During the program, students will learn skills to help them find employment. Topics of the course include vocational training, technical training, financial literacy skills, relationsh...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Selection Of A Juvenile Attorney Will Be Moved To The Office Of The Mayor

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Memphis & Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael have agreed to remove the duties of selecting defense attorneys for juvenile defendants from a staff member working at the Juvenile Court to a pe...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Significant Increase in Flu-like Illness in Shelby County

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Significant Increase in Flu-like Illness in Shelby County

The Health Department Strongly Recommends Flu Vaccine  

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department reports a significant increase in the number of influenza-l...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Dr. Cedrick Gray as First Ever Director of Education

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has selected Dr. Cedrick Gray as Director of Education for Shelby County.

A proud product of Memphis, Dr. Gray attended Memphis City Schools and the University of Memphis. Dr. Gray began his career in Memphis and served as Pr...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Announces AA+ Financial Rating for Shelby County

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Memphis, TN - Fitch Ratings affirms Shelby County’s financial outlook with an AA+ rating. Fitch Ratings cited Shelby County’s flexibility in spending and low long-term debt and pension obligations as driving factors to the great rating. Fitch Ratings also...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at All Shelby County Public Health Clinics While Supplies Last

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Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at All Shelby County Public Health Clinics While Supplies Last

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is offering free influenza vaccinations for children and adults at all its public heal...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris appoints Brenda Jones as Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Brenda Jones as the Director of the Office of Preparedness. 

Director Jones has a long distinguished career in law enforcement. She started with the Memphis Police Department right after graduating f...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

The Shelby County Health Department Responds to Hepatitis A Cases

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The Shelby County Health Department Responds to Hepatitis A Cases

Three Cases Now Reported in Shelby County

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is investigating and aggressively working to contain hepatitis A now that...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Increases Pay of Temporary Workers to $15/hour

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has received support from 16 elected officials in Shelby County on the initiative of raising the pay of temporary workers to $15 per hour. The Shelby County Commission passed a resolution in support of the wage increase.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

World AIDS Day Activities Scheduled for November 30

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2018

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MEMPHIS –December 1st marks the 30th Annual World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was established in 1988 and was the very first international health day. It serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Free Flu Vaccine for Children and Adults on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Free Flu Vaccine for Children and Adults on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is offering a free flu shot clinic on Wednesday, December 5th, during a special “FightFluTN&rd...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Reaches Agreement to Eliminate Calls for Children in Juvenile Detention Center

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris worked with Shelby County’s vendor for inmate telephone services to eliminate all charges for calls by detained children to their parents or guardians. 

Commissioner Tami Sawyer early on voiced her concerns regarding...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Moves to Increase Investment in Local Minority Owned Firms

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 Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has made it a priority to significantly increase the investments that are managed by local investment firms and minority owned investment firm that are able to generate superior returns. Recently, Mayor Harris move...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Harris Administration, Chairman Turner End Long-Festering Dispute

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Harris Administration, Chairman Turner End Long-Festering Dispute between County Commission and Previous Administration Over Lawyers

Memphis, TN - Effective immediately, the Shelby County Commission has its first ever dedicated attorney.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Chris McLean approved as Director of Administration and Finance

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Shelby County Commission approves Chris McLean as Director for the Division of Administration and Finance of Shelby County Government.

McLean is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a not-for-...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Shelby County Earns $900K Grant to Address Opioid Abuse

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Government’s Community Service Division has earned a $900K grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. The new funding supports the FY19 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program and wi...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces Lauren Lee as Interim Public Information Officer

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces Lauren Lee as Interim Public Information Officer. Lee is now the primary point of contact for the news media.

 “I worked with Lauren Lee when she was a covering local politics while I was on t...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

County Mayor Lee Harris Statement On MOU To Increase The Pay Of Temporary Workers To $15 Per Hour

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“In recent days, we have circulated a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Shelby County officials to increase pay of Shelby County Government temporary employees to $15 per hour. This initiative builds on the combined efforts of the...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Several New Hires In Mayor's Office

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named new members of the Harris Administration, including several leaders who will join him on the 11th floor. Attorney Jessica Indingaro will serve as the new Disproportionate Minorit...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Shelby County Office of Preparedness Director Dale Lane Announces Retirement

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dale Lane has announced his retirement from Shelby County Government after 30 years of continuous service. Director Lane began his career in public service as a patrol officer with the Millington Police Department and the Shelby...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Shelby County Health Department and Mid-South Hospitals Plan Mass Casualty Exercise

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Shelby County Health Department and Mid-South HospitalsPlan Mass Casualty Exercise

Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition Fact Sheet

MEMPHIS – The Shelby County Health Department and the Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition, a partnership of Mid...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 8

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for the Week of October 1

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Taps Former Memphis City Councilman Harold Collins To Lead Office of Re-Entry

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has made another key appointment in the new Harris Administration. Former Memphis City Councilman Harold Collins will serve as Administrator and Executive Director of the Office of Re-Entry, effect...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Names New CFO Chris McLean, Effective January 2019

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces the appointment of Chris McLean as Chief Financial Officer of Shelby County Government, effective January 15, 2019. Chris McLean is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of Methodist Le Bonheu...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 24

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

FULL CLOSURES SET FOR MEMFIX 4 PROJECT ON I-240 IN MEMPHIS

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a stretch of I-240 from the I-40/I-240 split to the I-240/SR 385 split this weekend.

 

The closures are as follows:

Friday, September 21, 9:00 p....

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Ends Contract with Settlement Coordinator Paul Summers

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Harris administration has announced a change in the leadership team that oversees the 2012 Memorandum of Agreement between Shelby County, the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, and the U.S. Department of Justice. J...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 17

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Rescheduled to October 3

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Rescheduled to October 3 

 

The Nationwide Emergency Alert System test was originally scheduled for September 20, 2018, but has been rescheduled due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Reappoints Dr. Alisa Haushalter as Health Department Director

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris today announced the reappointment of Dr. Alisa Haushalter as Director of the Shelby County Health Department. Haushalter has been serving as Director of the public health agency since January 2016.

“Under Dr....

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 10

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38002, 38016,...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Names Marlinee Clark Iverson as Next County Attorney

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris today announced the appointment of Marlinee Clark Iverson as County Attorney. Iverson will assume the role on September 12.

“Marlinee Clark Iverson is the best choice to serve as our next County Attorney,” Ma...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

FULL CLOSURES SET FOR MEMFIX 4 PROJECT ON I-240 IN MEMPHIS

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 20

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has received confirmation of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) within ZIP codes 38103, 38053, 38139, 38028, 38105, and 38126. To date, positive tests pools have been previousl...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

FY18 Justice Assistance Grant

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FY18 Justice Assistance Grant

Certified as a "Disparate Jurisdiction," the City of Memphis, along with Shelby County, Tennessee, are submitting a joint application for funds in the amount of $820,663 as allocated under the FY2018 Local E...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of July 16

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Mayor Luttrell Hosts Leadership Summit

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Mayor Luttrell Hosts Leadership Summit on JUNE 23RD 

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s Young Professional Council (MYPC) will host a leadership summit this Saturday to highlight the successes of Memphis area community initiatives devel...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of June 18

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has received confirmation of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) within ZIP codes 38115 and 38141. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38016, 38018, and 38...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of June 25

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38016, 38018...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Mayor Luttrell’s Fight Blight Team Kickoff

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Kickoff Event for Shelby County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team on Friday, June 1st

This Friday Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., will greet the 112 young people and 14 adults chosen to be on the second annual County Mayor’s Fight Bl...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Shelby County Office of Preparedness Offers CERT and Active Shooter Awareness Training

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Shelby County Office of Preparedness Offers CERT and Active Shooter Awareness Training“In an emergency, whether a disaster or an active shooter event, you are the “first boots on the ground” before emergency services have a c...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

13th Annual Garden of Lights Memorial Celebration

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13th Annual Garden of Lights Memorial Celebration

Memphis, TN -- FFUN “Stop the Killing” and Shelby County Crime Victims Center will host the 13th Annual Garden of Lights Memorial Celebration. The celebration will be held on Tuesday, Ap...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Shelby County Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 8-14

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In commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 8-14, 2018, the Shelby County Crime Victims Center is hosting its 24th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Awards ceremony to raise awareness about crime victims&rsquo...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Shelby County Youth Assessment and Resource Center Community Meetings

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Shelby County Youth Assessment and Resource Center Community Meetings

 

The Shelby County Mayor’s Office along with the Division of Community Services will be hosting three community meetings in the month of April. These meetings are bein...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

SHELBY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION 1st Quarter 2018 Newsletter

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In less than two months, the Shelby County Primary Election will be held. At the February monthly meeting of the Shel-by County Election Commission, the commissioners certified the candidates that will appear on the May 1st ballot. Shortly after that the ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Agricenter’s Ag Day Celebration + Exhibition

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Agricenter’s Ag Day Celebration + Exhibition

MEMPHIS, TN – The public is invited to attend Agricenter’s Ag Day Celebration and Exhibition on Thursday, March 29th at the Agricenter Farmer’s Market.

Lunch, Speakers, and...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Shelby County Fire Department 2016 - 2017 Annual Report

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The members of the Shelby County Fire Department are honored to present this report for the calendar years 2016 & 2017 detailing and highlighting the activities and accomplishments of our organization. Through the dedicated efforts from all members of

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Shelby County Corrections Center Inmate Walks Away From Work Detail

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Shelby County Corrections Center Inmate Walks Away From Work Detail

 

March 6, 2018

Law enforcement agencies are searching for a Shelby County Corrections Center inmate who walked away from a trash detail this morning.

Corrections officials say just ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Emergency Responders Preparing for Possible Flooding

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Emergency Responders Preparing for Possible Flooding

 

The Mississippi River and its tributaries continue to rise. In the coming days, parts of Shelby County could be threatened by flood waters. Right now the Mississippi River is at just over 35 fe...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Community Connections February 2018 - A Newsletter of SCG Division of Community Services

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A Message from the Director's Office

I have often described the Division of Community Services as the heart of Shelby County Government. This is true not just during this month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but every month. Each day, over 20...

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Posted on: April 15, 2011

Mayors Moving With Rapid Pace To Make Appointments To EDGE

City of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. will be seeking approval from their respective legislative bodies to appoint their nominees to serve on the Board of Directors ....

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