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Posted on: January 13, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR AND COMMISSION CHAIRMAN CONTINUE TO WORK ON BEST METHOD FOR TRANSIT FUNDING

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MEMPHIS, TN – At the end of last week, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Commission Chairman Mark Billingsley met to continue their discussion around identifying a path forward for the County to invest in transit and take care of other

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

ECONOMY BENEFITS TRANSIT PLAN

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MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO PRESENT THE BENEFIT INVESTING $10 MILLION IN TRANSIT WOULD HAVE ON THE SHELBY COUNTY ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

 

MEMPHIS, TN – Investing $10 million in transit would boost the Memphis-area economy by helping job seekers get to open jo...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS WELCOMES REFUGEES AND REFUGEE ADVOCATES TO SIGNING CEREMONY

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will host the Director of World Relief Memphis, a refugee resettlement organization, and members of the refugee community for a signing ceremony affirming Shelby County’s consent to continue resettling refugees

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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Free Flu Shots Available on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is offering free flu vaccinations at no charge during a special statewide “FightFluTN” vaccination event ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

LEAD TESTING FOR AFFECTED SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO BEGIN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

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LEAD TESTING FOR AFFECTED SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS 

TO BEGIN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department will begin offering lead screening and testing at no charge to children who att...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 7, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 30, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip codes

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

World Rabies Day: An International Day of Awareness to Prevent Rabies

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World Rabies Day Is September 28, 2019

Vaccinate to Eliminate Rabies 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On September 28, 2019, the Shelby County Health Department and public health agencies around the world will observe World Rabies Day: an internation...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Shelby County Health Department will begin offering influenza vaccine at the Immunization Clinic at 814 Jefferson and at all six public health clinics located around Shelby County.

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for the Week of September 16, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the following zip codes

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY TO ANNOUNCE EFFORTS TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO VOTE EARLY IN UPCOMING ELECTIONS

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MEMPHIS, TN - Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and the Shelby County Election Commission are excited to announce early voting has returned to downtown Memphis.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Code Orange Air Quality Forecast Advisory

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AIR QUALITY FORECAST ADVISORY—CODE ORANGE FOR OZONE

For Monday, September 9, 2019

MEMPHIS  In cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ); the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH); ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 9, 2019

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Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 9, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosqu...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 2, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 26, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the follow...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Commercial Kitchen Ribbon Cutting at Agricenter

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Contact: Christine Donhardt, ASLA

Director of Communications

cdonhardt@agricenter.org

901-757-7777 x0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2019

Commercial Kitchen Ribbon Cutting at Agricenter 

MEMPHIS, TN --- Agricenter International celebrated the opening ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 19, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the follow...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 12, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus have been identified in the follow...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1, 2019

PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department warns the public to avoid persons posing as health care workers offering free DNA or “cancer g...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of July 29, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus were identified in the following z...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of July 15, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Mosquitoes positive for the West Nile Virus were identified in the following z...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Prepare for Tropical Storm Barry Remnants

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Prepare for Tropical Storm Barry Remnants

Remnants of Tropical Storm Barry continue to bring heavy rain to the Mid-South.  The National Weather Service in Memphis predicts that locally heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Barry will creat...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

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BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

Memphis, TN. – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) will begin the annual Back to School Immunization drive on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Children enrolling in child care facilities, those en...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

MOSQUITOES POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

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MOSQUITOES POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program has received laboratory confirmation that mosquitoes collected in zip codes 3...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

MILLIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE ‘KEEP THE LIGHTS ON’ UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Memphis, TN - Through one of the largest LIHEAP grants ever received, Shelby County projects it will be able to assist all those struggling to pay their utility bill who qualify.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES SHELBY FARMS PARK AS IRONMAN DELIBERATES ON NEW LOCATION

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Memphis, TN - IRONMAN has narrowed it down to Memphis and three other finalists for their new location for a 2020 IRONMAN triathlon. If Memphis is selected, the race will be held at Shelby Farms Park.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris and Chairman Van Turner Announce Partnership with Explore Bike Share

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Memphis, TN – Shelby County Government has partnered with Explore Bike Share in support of the healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign. The partnership includes employee membership program and Move with the Mayor ride.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

ANNUAL SHELBY COUNTY RABIES VACCINATION DRIVE SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The annual Rabies Vaccination Drive hosted by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) Vector Control Program will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at two convenient locations.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN VAN TURNER, MAYOR LEE HARRIS, UNION AND FAITH LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR PAYING SCS CAFETERIA WORKERS $15 AN HOUR

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Presents State Awards

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Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Presents State Awards

MEMPHIS, TN --- The Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (TNASLA) met in Memphis on April 25 & 26 for their annual state conference and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Measles Briefing on Friday, May 3, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris invites members of the news media to attend a briefing about Shelby County’s continued efforts to protect our community from the measles and other communicable mobile health threats.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Move with the Mayor Events

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Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign continues with a series of Move with the Mayor events. There will be a walk, ride, and run.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES LARGEST PRE-K INVESTMENT IN COUNTY HISTORY IN FY2020 BUDGET

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces $6 million in the FY2020 budget for early childhood education. That represents one of the largest investments in Pre-K in county history.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES FRIDAY

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Memphis, TN – The inaugural Shelby County Mayor’s Summer Work Experience program application deadline is this Friday, April 12th. High school students between 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply for a job with the Youth Conservation League before time...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Shelby County Health Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

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SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS

Groundbreaking Ceremony To be Held April 3, 2019 at 814 Jefferson Avenue

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department invites members of the public and the media to a groundbreaki...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Mayor's Summer Work Experience Program

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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          &...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael C. Ellis, Sr. as Veterans Affair Coordinator

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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

March 25, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.232...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Nominee for Chief Public Defender, Phyllis Aluko

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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

March 19, 2019

Danielle Inez

Special Assistant to the Mayor

Office: 901....

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Selects Llana Greer as Executive Director of Pretrial Services

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Llana Greer as Executive Director of Pretrial Services for Shelby County.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Juvenile Court Attorney Panel Coordinator

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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

MARCH 7, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2322...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Shelby County and City of Memphis Elected Leaders Come Together To Support Local Fitness Businesses

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Memphis City Council Chairman Kemp Conrad, Shelby County Commissioner Brandon Morrison, and other elected leaders are joining forces to support local businesses who want Tennessee to “Toss the Tax.”

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Has Selected Nominee to Serve as Next Chief Public Defender

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has concluded a several-month process to select the next Chief Public Defender of Shelby County. Current Public Defender Stephen Bush will retire, effective today, February 28, 2019

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Mayor Harris Announces New Leadership at Workforce Investment Network

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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 25, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2322

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Prepare Now! Severe Weather and Flooding Predicted

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Prepare Now! Severe Weather and Flooding Predicted

“Stay vigilant! A second round of severe weather is moving through Shelby County. Anticipate flooding and high winds. Power outages, closed roads, and downed trees are also possible,” s...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Excessive Rain Predicted - Prepare for Potential Flooding

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February 19, 2019

Excessive Rain Predicted - Prepare for Potential Flooding

 

The Mid-South is preparing for possible flash flooding conditions this week as rainfall amounts are expected to reach four to eight inches. The Nation...

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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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