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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 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...

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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 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 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 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....

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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 ...

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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 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 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, 380...

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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 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: 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: 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

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 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.

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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.

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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: February 12, 2018

RideShare by- Enterprise & MEMPHIS AREA RIDESHARE Benefits

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Save money on your daily commute by using the Rideshare Program. Shelby County’s Memphis Area Rideshare Program will provide $500/month towards each vanpool. 

Reduce Wear and Tear on your vehicle

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

5th Annual Race for Recovery 5k is Scheduled

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The Shelby County Drug Court Foundation is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Race for Recovery 5K has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28th at 10:30 am. The event will be held at the historic Overton Park in Midtown. All proceeds from the 5k will go

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE-Kerrville Rosemark RD RR Crossing

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Kerrville-Rosemark Road will be closed to through traffic for approximately 2 days for maintenance of the railroad crossing, weather permitting. During this time Highway 51 and Old Tipton will be alternate routes. Please plan accordingly.

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

VETERANS NEEDED AS MENTORS

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VETERANS NEEDED AS MENTORS

Shelby County Veterans Treatment Court Mentor Training

Training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday March 10th, 2018 

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Veterans Court- Division VII

201 Poplar Ave

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Spotting and Avoiding olympic Scams

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In February, the best athletes from around the world will gather in PyeongChang to test their skills against one another at the winter Olympics.

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Federal Regulations Reduced on Gasoline Sold in Shelby County

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to relax the federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) standard on gasoline sold in Shelby County during summer ozone season (June 1 through Sep...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Agricenter’s Ag Day Student Art Contest + Exhibition

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MEMPHIS, TN – Calling all 3rd through 12th graders in Shelby and DeSoto Counties! Enter Agricenter’s inaugural Ag Day Student Art Contest and Exhibition with your creative entries in these six categories: drawing, painting, collage, ph...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Wind Chill Advisory

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Dangerously cold temperatures continue today.  The high will only reach the 20s.  Tonight’s low will be in the teens.“Frostbite and hypothermia can quickly occur.  Dress warmly, even if you’re going...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Hazardous Road Conditions and Dangerously Cold Wind Chill Temperatures

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Snow Covers roads throughout Shelby County this morning. Motorists should use extreme caution, especially on bridges and overpasses.

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Winter Storm Warning

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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Shelby County. Sleet and snow are creating hazardous driving conditions. “We are staying in close contact with the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Public works cr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Shelby County Mayor’s Office Announces Opioid Awareness Campaign

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. presented a comprehensive strategy today to address the growing opioid addiction crisis in Shelby County.

City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department,...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

MemFix 4 Project Closes Lanes on I-240

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close one lane in each direction along I-240 beginning January 8, 2018. The lane closures are necessary for the MemFix 4 project, which will replace four bridges along t...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

County Road Crews Picked Up Almost 19 Tons of Trash Last Month

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Shelby County trash crews removed almost 19 tons of garbage tossed along roads last month in the unincorporated areas and those bordering Shelby Farms.

“Every dollar used for litter could have been spent on other pressing citizen needs. Still, we...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Mayor Luttrell Appoints Dorcas Young Griffin as Director of Shelby County’s Community Services

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. has appointed Dorcas Young Griffin as the new Director of Shelby County Government’s Community Services Division. Current Director Martha Lott announced her retirement today effective December 31st.

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Mayor Luttrell Recognizes Community Leader Mary Mitchell As Honorary Orange Mound Historian

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. will recognize community leader Mary Mitchell as Honorary Orange Mound Historian on October 23rd. The ceremony starts at noon at the Orange Mound Senior Center, 2590 Park Avenue. “I’m pleased t...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

2nd Annual Veterans Home Gala benefitting the West Tennessee Veterans Home

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The West Tennessee Veterans Home Gala Committee is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Veterans Home Gala benefitting the West Tennessee Veterans Home. The gala will be held on October 6th from 6 pm -10 pm at The Great Hall and Conference Center in Germant...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test on September 27

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“The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:30 p.m.,” said Dale ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Farm Road Closure Oct 6th - Oct 8th

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Farm Road will be closed for through traffic at Walnut Grove and at Mullins Station From 6 pm Friday, October 6 to 2 am Saturday, October 7 From 9 am Saturday, October 7 to 2a, Sunday, October 8

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Agricenter Awarded Community Enhancement Grant

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MEMPHIS, TN --- On Monday, the Shelby County Commission voted to award an $85,000 Community Enhancement Grant to Agricenter International for a capital improvement project to install steps at ShowPlace Arena and finish paving the parking lot.

Agricenter In...

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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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Posted on: February 4, 2011

The General Sessions Court Clerk’s Office has opened a new satellite location

The General Sessions Court Clerk’s Office has opened a new satellite location in the Hickory Ridge Mall!

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Posted on: February 4, 2011

The Shelby County Fire Department dispatched

The Shelby County Fire Department dispatched a full commercial assignment to a report of the Shake- Rag Store in Northwest Shelby County was on fire.

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Posted on: January 7, 2011

Citizen Ideas Needed for Regional Bicycle-Pedestrian Plan

New ways to incorporate bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways into area neighborhoods will be the topic for three upcoming meetings ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2011

Shelby County Fire Department Improves Response to Medical Emergencies

The Shelby County Fire Department has taken steps to improve its emergency medical services to Shelby County neighborhoods.

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Posted on: January 7, 2011

Citizens Urged To Prepare for Winter Weather This Weekend

Weather forecasters say chances are likely for a measurable snowfall this weekend.

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Posted on: January 5, 2011

CITY OF MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY PLAN FOR ORDERLY TRANSITION OF SCHOOL OPERATIONS

Note: In the event that the voters decide to relinquish the charter of the Memphis City Schools, it is essential that an orderly process ensue to ensure that the educational needs of all of the students in Memphis and Shelby County are fully met.

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Posted on: December 14, 2010

Citizens Urged To Take Precautions During Cold Weather

With bitterly cold temperatures predicted for tonight and tomorrow.....

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Posted on: December 9, 2010

Shelby County Fire Department responded this morning to reports of a structure fire at a residence

The Shelby County Fire Department responded this morning to reports of a structure fire at a residence at 8143 Rankin Branch.

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Posted on: December 8, 2010

Shelby County Fire Department responded to an alarm of fire at the Calvary Colony

This afternoon, the Shelby County Fire Department responded to an alarm of fire at the Calvary Colony also known as the Memphis Union Mission.

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Posted on: December 6, 2010

Terrorism Response Tested During Multi-Agency Drill

Federal, state and local emergency responders gathered for an exercise today that tested their responses to a possible terrorist attack.

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Posted on: December 4, 2010

Cellmates Stabbed at the Shelby County Corrections Center

Two Shelby County Corrections Center inmates were stabbed inside their cell this afternoon.

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Posted on: December 3, 2010

WKNO's Interview Series "Newsmakers" Features Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell

WKNO-TV will premiere a new interview series Newsmakers, beginning with a conversation with Shelby County Mark Luttrell.

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