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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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TN private non-profit orgs eligible for disaster loans

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on June 27 that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNPs) in Tennessee that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by […]

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Election Commission certifies 95th House election

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At the regular monthly meeting of the Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC on June 21, commissioners voted unanimously to certify the results of the June 15 election, won by Kevin Vaughn. “Everything balanced perfectly,” said Linda Phillips, administrator of elections for SCEC. During the meeting, Democratic commissioner Norma Lester recognized Phillips for her smooth and […]

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Local youths attend Governor’s School for Humanities

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New Neighbors group honors Kathy Russo’s contributions

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Kathy Russo is this year’s recipient of the Community Commitment Award from the New Neighbors organization. In 1992 New Neighbors created the award to be presented annually at its May luncheon to a member who has gone above and beyond in service to New Neighbors and to our community. The award was named after the […]

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Utility assistance screenings start June 5

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The Shelby County Community Services Agency will be conducting utility assistance screenings at the Memphis Light Gas & Water Downtown Community Office, 245 S. Main St. Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8. CSA will screen for two programs: Energy Assistance and Energy Crisis. Applicants must meet the 150 percent Federal Poverty Guidelines and have an active […]

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Shelby County couple are first to wed at Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel

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Stephanie Garner, one of the honeymoon and destination wedding travel experts at Travel Leaders Memphis/Bartlett/Collierville booked the first couple to wed at Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel. The Overwater Wedding Chapel is at a unique location at Sandals South Coast and the first of its kind in Jamaica. The couple that wed, Chris and Art Kuntzman, […]

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BREAKING: BPD names suspect in liquor store robbery

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[Editor’s note: Updated at 4:15 p.m. May 10 with a list of eight recent liquor store robberies and a description of the suspect.] A suspect killed in an attempted liquor store robbery in Memphis Saturday may be responsible for a holdup at a Bartlett liquor store. Capt. Tina Schaber of the Bartlett Police Department said […]

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Shelby County Office of Preparedness recruits volunteers

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“One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” — John F. Kennedy Dale Lane, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, has announced, “We are recruiting volunteers to work along-side our Shelby County Office of Preparedness (SCOP) staff and emergency responders to help keep our citizens safe. When disaster strikes, trained […]

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Don’t fall for text scam about traffic violations

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A sneaky scam is now circulating via text messages, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, the SCSO’s Facebook page reported that some people are getting alarming texts that say, “This is Shelby county law enforcement automated response. You have been caught by radar on the camera surveillance system. The fine is $250. […]

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