Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Memphis Government

by Jim Coleman -- Memphis City Council members want to meet jointly with Memphis Light Gas and Water officials to see what can be done about utility cutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential meeting was discussed the council meeting Tuesday...
If some members of the Memphis City Council have their way, “201 Poplar Ave.” will become “201 Black Lives Matter Ave.” “This name change is largely symbolic, but it represents our move toward the full civil rights we have been...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the...
As graduations go, the one held last Saturday morning at LeMoyne-Owen College’s Little Theatre had an element of redemption. Centerstage were graduates of the 2019 Shelby County Office of Re-Entry program. “We are just so proud of these graduates, 91...
Pressing on the agenda was Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s proposed electricity-rate hike as six new members joined eight returning members for the first Memphis City Council meeting of 2020 on Tuesday. According to MLGW President J.T. Young, if...
Whether the biblical story of Jeremiah’s running search through the streets of Jerusalem is new to you or familiar territory, you likely would have been moved by the energy that the Prayer Breakfast for Memphis keynoter put into the...
By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press The ground and water in some northern Mississippi communities could become polluted if nearby Memphis pulls out of a decadeslong agreement to treat the area's sewage, the suburban water officials say in a federal lawsuit. In...
On multiple occasions, Memphis Light Gas & Water has asked the Memphis City Council to increase utility rates to pay for long-overdue updates to MLGW’s infrastructure. And in the final meeting of the year, the Council said OK –...
A development boom projected to draw more business, tourists and residents is unfolding in Downtown Memphis. At the same time, Memphis and it’s 60 percent African American population still carries America’s second highest poverty rate at 27.8 percent. As an...
Brian Hampton acknowledged that it’s been a good year for his company, Network Construction. The owner of the small contracting company understands the plight most minority-owned business owners experience, including access to capital; but he said he’s been able...
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