Tennessee senator wants former NYPD commissioner’s help tackling Memphis crime
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2w ago
Can the former top cop who dramatically reduced crime in New York City in the 1990s help make Memphis a safer city? State Senator Brent Taylor wants former New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton to tackle the Bluff City’s crime problem ..read more
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Helena-West Helena mayor says he won’t resign following controversial video
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2w ago
Helena-West Helena Mayor Christopher Franklin says he is not resigning, even after getting six “yays” from council members on the resolution requesting he step down after a controversial online video showing vulgar behavior from the mayor ..read more
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Memphis Mayor Paul Young speaks in Raleigh for latest stop on his ‘One Memphis’ tour
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2w ago
The mayor was met with concerned, curious and passionate Raleigh residents who sounded off on cleaning littered neighborhoods, crime and finding ways to uplift the city ..read more
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Council member resigns from MRPP following ethics complaint
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2w ago
District 7 Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas is resigning from her role with Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP ..read more
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Mississippi leaders vote down child refugee housing in Tunica Co.
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2w ago
A proposal that would have turned a hotel at an old Tunica County casino into a housing facility for child refugees has been voted down ..read more
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City leaders delay vote on property tax increase
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2w ago
On Tuesday, Memphis City Council members delayed the final vote on proposals to raise property tax and solid waste fees ..read more
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‘Take Action Tour’: West Memphis leaders share possible sales tax hike, update on ‘Operation Purge’
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2w ago
West Memphis leaders shared a possible sales tax increase and a significant update on a special police operation during the first stop of Mayor Marco McClendon’s “Take Action Tour ..read more
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Activists launch ‘Campaign for Change’ initiative to address racial disparities in Tennessee
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2w ago
Wednesday morning, community leaders and concerned citizens gathered in front of Memphis City Hall to announce the launch of the “Campaign for Change” initiative ..read more
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MATA’s $60M deficit may hurt efforts to avoid tax hike, city leader says
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3w ago
The monumental debt's discovery comes at a time when the mayor’s proposed budget includes a 75-cent tax increase ..read more
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Memphis mayor intends to seek reappointment of CJ Davis as police chief
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3w ago
Interim Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis could lose her interim title in a matter of weeks ..read more
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