Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Shelby County News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | The Daily News

Chamber Launches PILOT Education Campaign

Memphis economic development officials wasted little time launching an information campaign about Memphis and Shelby County's primary business incentive program.

Comment?

5 hrs ago | The Memphis Flyer

Which Shelby County Neighborhood Has the Most Adulterers?

Collierville is home to more cheaters per capita than any other area in Shelby County, according to a new list from AshleyMadison.com , the hook-up website for extra-marital affairs.

Comment?

Related Topix: Collierville, TN, Arlington, TN, Germantown, TN, Lakeland, TN, Millington, TN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily News

Commission Approves $3 Million in Pre-K Funding

Shelby County Commissioners approved $3 million in county government surplus funds Monday, July 21, from the just-ended fiscal year to fund prekindergarten classrooms in the Shelby County Schools system.

Comment?

The Daily News

Early Voting Draws 673 in First Weekend

Democratic political leaders and candidates put a lot of emphasis this past weekend on a strong start to the early voting period in advance of the Aug. 7 elections.

Comment?

Related Topix: Memphis, TN, US News

Chattanoogan.com

Supreme Court Clarifies Bond Needed For Appeals From General Sessions Courts

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a cash bond in the amount of statutory court costs and litigation taxes is sufficient to permit an appeal from general sessions court to circuit court.

Comment?

Business Journal

A quick update on the wine-in-grocery stores petitions

The campaign to collect signatures supporting wine-in-grocery store sales is still ongoing, but Red White and Food, the nonprofit organization collecting the signatures, announced today that more than 119,000 signatures have been collected statewide.

Comment?

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Daily News

July 18-24: This week in Memphis history

Seven people died as a direct or indirect result of the storm and property damage was estimated at more than $500 million.

Comment?

Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US Military, US Air Force, Memphis International Airport

The Memphis Flyer

TEP Ice Cream Social

For 10 years, the Tennessee Equality Project has been lobbying for equal rights in the state, and over the decade, the organization has garnered a number of wins, including the passage of non-discrimination ordinances in Memphis and Shelby County and several other Tennessee cities.

Comment?

The Memphis Flyer

Current, Former Officials Back Wilkins Bid

With a press conference Thursday unveiling some 21 endorsers from the ranks of current and former public officials, lawyer Ricky Wilkins upped his game in his effort to unseat 9th District congressman Steve Cohen in the August 7 Democratic primary.

Comment?

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Daily News

Crews Realty Buys Collierville Acreage for $2 Million

Three vacant parcels totaling about 231 acres at Tenn. 385 and Houston Levee Road in Collierville have sold for a combined $2 million.

Comment?

Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Collierville, TN, Representative Steve Cohen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Germantown, TN, Memphis, TN

The Daily News

'Big Ballot' Moves to Early Voting Friday

Voters begin making their decisions Friday, July 18, on the longest ballot of any election cycle in Shelby County politics.

Comment?

Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican

The Daily News

Bankruptcy Filings Drop Below 3,000

For the first time since 2011, the number of Memphis-area bankruptcies filed in the second quarter dropped below 3,000.

Comment?

Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Memphis, TN, Bartlett, TN

The Memphis Flyer

Joe Brown, Champion of Diversity?

Er, we had it all wrong, it seems. The errant D.A. candidate is really a champion of the GLBT community and somehow misspoke himself.

Comment?

Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Daily News

Multi-Building Office Complex Sells for $1.6 Million

The 49,555-square-foot, multiple-building office complex at 2893 S. Mendenhall Road in Hickory Hill North has sold for $1.6 million.

Comment?

Related Topix: Memphis, TN

The Daily News

Tennessee Road Projects Could Face Cuts in August

Tennessee has funding for 13 road-widening projects totaling more than $200 million, including a $15.6 million Shelby County project, waiting on whether Congress refreshes the federal Highway Trust Fund in August.

Comment?

Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Knoxville, TN, Nashville, TN

The Daily News

Uphill Climb

Shelby County's homebuilding industry is off to a slow start in 2014, with builders filing 16.6 percent fewer permits in the second quarter than in the same three-month period a year ago.

Comment?

Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Memphis Flyer

Alternate Judicial Endorsement Ballot from Former Democratic Chairs

Amid continuing discontent in local Democratic Party ranks regarding the party's official list of endorsees for judicial positions, the Flyer has learned that a committee of Democratic lawyers headed by two former party chairs has prepared an alternate list of judicial endorsees.

Comment?

The Daily News

Council Hears Alternatives to Health Insurance Cuts

Memphis City Council members fielded several plans Tuesday, July 15, for alternatives to health insurance cuts approved by the council last month.

Comment?

Business Journal

Electrolux donating air conditioners to Memphians

This is the second time Electrolux has donated electrical appliances to Memphis citizens.

Comment?

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Daily News

Johnson Returns to Different Schools Reality

When Carol Johnson left as superintendent of Memphis City Schools at about this time in 2007, the system was struggling with Bush-era No Child Left Behind standards and making progress at some schools.

Comment?

Related Topix: Phil Bredesen, US Governors, Education Etc.

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••