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Mosquito control activities scheduled for week of October 23

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus (WNV). Weekly test results direct adulticiding efforts to the areas of highest WNV activity. To date, positive test pools have been discovered within ALL ZIP codes of Shelby County. Since February, the SCHD’s Vector Control Program has treated […]

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Millington celebrates Bartlett women’s 3 Wishes for Her organization

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Sylvia Cobble McKelvey knows better than most the healing power of helping others. McKelvey was grief-stricken after the death of her husband and was having trouble moving forward. She was approached by a young mother after church on Sunday about starting a Bible study. McKelvey set the idea aside until the next week, when the […]

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County road crews picked up almost 22 tons of trash last month

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Shelby County trash crews removed almost 22 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’re committed to improving the appearance of Shelby County,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell […]

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Collegiate Corner

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Arlington student enrolls at Belmont University Audrey O’Neill of Arlington was among the freshmen who recently enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville for the fall 2017 semester. The university welcomed 8,080 students to the first day of classes, nearly triple the enrollment in 2000. Bartlett student inducted into Phi Zeta Kappa Bartlett resident Jobelle Gulian, […]

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DAR hosts Constitution Day Luncheon in Memphis

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In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the Memphis and Shelby County Regents’ Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a luncheon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. This was the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The speaker, Larry K. Scroggs, juvenile court […]

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Delta Fair’s little road warriors

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Shelby County to register voters at September events

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September is National Voter Registration Month, and the Shelby County Election Commission will have voter registration tables at various events and locations throughout the county. The remaining dates include: Through Sept. 10: Delta Fair at the Agricenter International, Memphis; times vary. Sept. 8-9: Goat Days Festival, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd, Millington; hours: 6-10 p.m. Friday […]

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Legals for Sept. 7, 2017

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Southwest to fund interns for select Shelby, Fayette businesses

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Area small business owners can bolster their operations this fall with ambitious talent thanks to a $24,000 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) grant awarded to Southwest Tennessee Community College and its Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC). The grant will fund paid internships for about a dozen Southwest students at area businesses in […]

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Volunteers sought for mass casualty exercise in Shelby County

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If there’s a little drama in you, Shelby County needs your acting skills. A mass casualty exercise on Oct. 11 needs volunteers to role play patients experiencing illness or injuries. The event is practice for a large-scale disaster and mass medical surge. Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter […]

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Shelby County mayor’s Fight Blight Team holds closing ceremony

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr., thanked the members of the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team at a ceremony this past Friday, at Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event honored the young people and their supervisors who have been part of the 10 work teams since June 5. “I’m so pleased […]

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Why Shelby County cities will get federal money for more poor students than they have

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Last school year, the small Lakeland district outside Memphis received about $64,000 in Title I funds to help educate poor students. Next year, it’s expecting nearly $427,000. The Collierville district, 20 miles away, got about $635,000 last year. Next year? It’s expecting more than $3.1 million, a 490 percent jump. And Germantown will do best […]

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