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Shelby County news

Legals for Jan. 18, 2018

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Shelby County homeownership dropped for 2009-2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Recent data shows that homeownership has decreased between 2009 and 2015, which indicates that owning one’s own home is becoming less grounded in American life. Specifically for Shelby County, there has been a decrease in homeownership across all age groups below 60. The information was produced by Gavop.com, which analyzed long-term housing […]

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Election commission relocates downtown office

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MEMPHIS — The Downtown office of the Shelby County Election Commission has moved from its current space to the building next door at 157 Poplar Ave., Suite 137. The building in the same one in which Downtown early voting has taken place. The move was originally schedule for earlier in November, but delays in carpet […]

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2017 magazine: Women in Business

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Young Life celebrates a decade in Shelby, Tipton counties

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The first purpose of the annual Young Life Banquet Nov. 7 was to celebrate 10 years in the Shelby-Tipton counties’ areas. The 2017 theme was “A Place at the Table: Celebrating 10 Years of Shelby-Tipton County Young Life” held in Millington’s Crosspointe Church. The largest gathering in the event’s history started with a video commemorating […]

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Books from Birth, Porter-Leath merge to serve more in Shelby County

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The love of books starts children on the right road to an educated life, and there’s a program across Shelby County that offers children free books monthly through age 5. Shelby County Books From Birth, the largest affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the U.S., already provides free, age-appropriate books for nearly 70 percent […]

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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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