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Posted on: July 1, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 4, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES GUN SAFETY COUNCIL

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced a new effort to reduce gun deaths in Shelby County. The Shelby County Council on Gun Safety will be comprised of both adult and youth representatives from the community at

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES GUN SAFETY COUNCIL

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced a new effort to reduce gun deaths in Shelby County. The Shelby County Council on Gun Safety will be comprised of both adult and youth representatives from the community at

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND THE OFFICE OF RE-ENTRY TO HOST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING COMMUNITY KICK-OFF

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Shelby County, TN – On Monday, June 27, the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry will kick off the first in a series of community events to share plans for new transitional housing in South Memphis. The Office of Re-Entry connects ex-offenders to programs,

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND THE OFFICE OF RE-ENTRY TO HOST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING COMMUNITY KICK-OFF

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Shelby County, TN – On Monday, June 27, the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry will kick off the first in a series of community events to share plans for new transitional housing in South Memphis. The Office of Re-Entry connects ex-offenders to programs,

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

FREE SEXUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS ON NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On Monday, June 27, 2022, in observance of the National HIV Testing Day, Shelby County Health Department will offer free HIV screenings and free screenings for sexually transmitted infections from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 27, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control
The program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AGED 6 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Beginning Friday, June 24, 2022, the Shelby County Health Department will begin providing the newly-approved COVID-19 vaccines to children six months old up to age five at two locations Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS INVITES LEADERS FROM AGENCIES THAT SERVE RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, June 23, Mayor Lee Harris will host, in partnership with The Memphis Center for Independent Living, a forum to discuss measures that can help empower and enhance the lives of Shelby County residents with disabilities.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS INVITES LEADERS FROM AGENCIES THAT SERVE RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, June 23, Mayor Lee Harris will host, in partnership with The Memphis Center for Independent Living, a forum to discuss measures that can help empower and enhance the lives of Shelby County residents with disabilities.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

RETIREMENT BOARD VOTES TO INCREASE PENSION ASSETS INVESTED IN LOCAL MINORITY OWNED FIRM

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has made it a priority to significantly increase investments managed by local investment firms and minority-owned investment firms that are able to generate superior returns. Recently, the Retirement Board,

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY YOUTH & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER HOSTS RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

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The Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center provides resources, mental health supports, and other programming to prevent at-risk and justice-involved youth ages 13-17 from becoming further involved in the justice system.

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ BIPARTISAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, “FAIR CHANCE TO SERVE,” PASSED BY COMMISSION

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The Fair Chance to Serve ordinance, sponsored by Republican Commissioner Mick Wright and Democratic Commissioner Van D. Turner, Jr., makes it easier for individuals with a criminal history to serve on volunteer boards and commissions.

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ BIPARTISAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, “FAIR CHANCE TO SERVE,” PASSED BY COMMISSION

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The Fair Chance to Serve ordinance, sponsored by Republican Commissioner Mick Wright and Democratic Commissioner Van D. Turner, Jr., makes it easier for individuals with a criminal history to serve on volunteer boards and commissions.

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 13, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 6, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Shelby County, TN – On Sunday, June 5, the Shelby County Fire Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service to Shelby County with an outdoor celebration for retirees, current employees, family, and friends. The Shelby County Fire Department

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF MAY 30, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

SCG KICKS OFF THE THIRD SEASON OF THE RETURN OF THE SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDEN AT SHELBY FARMS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Department of Parks and Neighborhoods recently welcomed gardeners who, for a third season, have claimed plots at the Shelby County Community Garden at Shelby Farms, making this

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

SCG KICKS OFF THE THIRD SEASON OF THE RETURN OF THE SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDEN AT SHELBY FARMS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Department of Parks and Neighborhoods recently welcomed gardeners who, for a third season, have claimed plots at the Shelby County Community Garden at Shelby Farms, making this

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS APPOINTS LONG-TIME COMMUNITY LEADER HAROLD COLLINS TO SERVE AS CAO

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Shelby County, TN – Effective June 1, 2022, Harold Collins will take the reins as Shelby County’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the highest-ranking appointed official in Shelby County Government. As CAO, Collins will work closely with Mayor Lee

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS APPOINTS LONG-TIME COMMUNITY LEADER HAROLD COLLINS TO SERVE AS CAO

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Shelby County, TN – Effective June 1, 2022, Harold Collins will take the reins as Shelby County’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the highest-ranking appointed official in Shelby County Government. As CAO, Collins will work closely with Mayor Lee

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT ADDS THIRD DAY FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COMMUNITY DROPOFF LOCATION

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will expand its hours of operation to include Thursdays, now giving residents three days to dispose of hazardous materials. This is hazardous waste that might otherwise

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON ALERT FOR MONKEYPOX

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department is alerting local health care providers and the public to be aware of signs and symptoms that could indicate monkeypox infection. No cases are under investigation in Shelby County at this time.

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERS FOR THE 2022 YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, its partner organizations for Shelby County’s first-ever Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The organizations are the recipients of the Shelby County

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERS FOR THE 2022 YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, its partner organizations for Shelby County’s first-ever Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The organizations are the recipients of the Shelby County

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

NEW SUPPORT FOR LOW-COST VET CLINIC AND SPAY/ NEUTER SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – This Monday, May 23, Shelby County Government leaders will gather to raise awareness around the importance of pet adoptions and announce a proposed $250,000.00 grant to the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society. During the May 18

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

GET BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department has teamed up with community partners, including Memphis-Shelby County Schools, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UT Health Science Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Latino Memphis, and MATA

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR NEW CHILDCARE BENEFIT FOR WORKING FAMILIES

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Shelby County, TN – On Wednesday, May 18, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office will announce “A Childcare Benefit for Working Families,” a new benefit for county employees. The benefit is expected to offset the rising cost and often overwhelming burden of

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR NEW CHILDCARE BENEFIT FOR WORKING FAMILIES

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Shelby County, TN – On Wednesday, May 18, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office will announce “A Childcare Benefit for Working Families,” a new benefit for county employees. The benefit is expected to offset the rising cost and often overwhelming burden of

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERS FOR THE 2022 YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, May 17, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education will announce its partners for Shelby County’s first-ever Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The selected summer camp operators applied for the 2022 Summer Camp

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERS FOR THE 2022 YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, May 17, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education will announce its partners for Shelby County’s first-ever Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The selected summer camp operators applied for the 2022 Summer Camp

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF MAY 16, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS APPOINTS VIJAY KALAGA TO THE EDGE BOARD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Vijay Kalaga to the Economic Development Growth Engine Industrial Development board. Kalaga will be the first person of Indian descent to be appointed to the EDGE board. The EDGE board is

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS APPOINTS VIJAY KALAGA TO THE EDGE BOARD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Vijay Kalaga to the Economic Development Growth Engine Industrial Development board. Kalaga will be the first person of Indian descent to be appointed to the EDGE board. The EDGE board is

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY LEADERS WILL GATHER TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY LEADERS WILL GATHER TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF MAY 9, 2022

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY LEADERS WILL GATHER TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – Next Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by Shelby

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY LEADERS WILL GATHER TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – Next Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by Shelby

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM TO CREATE SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education is encouraging summer camp operators to apply for the 2022 Summer Camp Grants Program, a new initiative to allow more youth to attend high-quality summer camps throughout Shelby County.

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM TO CREATE SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education is encouraging summer camp operators to apply for the 2022 Summer Camp Grants Program, a new initiative to allow more youth to attend high-quality summer camps throughout Shelby County.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY DEBRIS REMOVAL CONTINUES FOR RESIDENTS IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department has been authorized to collect yard debris from residential properties in unincorporated areas of the county and will accept appointments for pickup through April 29, 2022.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

SCG PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS SMART CENTER PROGRAM TO OPEN YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH TELE-SUITES

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government, in partnership with the University of Memphis SMART Center program, will open mental health tele-suites for young people, giving students access to needed mental health services. Through the tele-suites,

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

SEVERE WEATHER PREDICTED FOR THE MID-SOUTH

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The National Weather Service has indicated that active weather events will continue to impact the Mid-South through midnight Wednesday. There is a moderate risk of severe weather as strong to severe storms move through the area this afternoon into the

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

EFFORTS TO EMBED TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH FIRST RESPONDERS

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner, Jr. announce a new effort that will place trained mental health professionals in the field with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. This will allow embedded clinical

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

EFFORTS TO EMBED TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH FIRST RESPONDERS

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner, Jr. announce a new effort that will place trained mental health professionals in the field with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. This will allow embedded clinical

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Mayor Lee Harris' Update: A Second Chance is Good for Ex-Offenders and Shelby County

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April is Second Chance Month. Enacted by President Joe Biden in 2021, the President's idea is to focus on policies and programs that aid in crime prevention, reduce recidivism, and expand opportunities so that individuals with a criminal history can rejoi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

SCG IS WORKING WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO ENGAGE MORE COUNTY RESIDENTS IN THE BUDGETING PROCESS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will partner with the Shelby County Commission and the Moral Budget Coalition to host a virtual town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. The town hall meeting will launch the

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

SCG IS WORKING WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO ENGAGE MORE COUNTY RESIDENTS IN THE BUDGETING PROCESS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will partner with the Shelby County Commission and the Moral Budget Coalition to host a virtual town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. The town hall meeting will launch the

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

SCG CONTINUES FREE MASK DISTRIBUTION FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND FAITH-BASED GROUPS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government will continue the distribution of free masks to Shelby County residents, businesses, and faith-based organizations. The weekday distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at the Shelby

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Prepare Now! Severe Weather Predicted for the Mid-South

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The National Weather Service has indicated there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. A cold front could bring severe thunderstorms with the possibility of damaging wind, heavy rainfall, and tornados to the Mid-South.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO DELIVER REMARKS AT THE NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will deliver remarks at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Luncheon on today, Tuesday, March 29, at 11:15 a.m. at 280 Cynthia Place. The event is hosted by the Military Retirees Tri-State Area

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO DELIVER REMARKS AT THE NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will deliver remarks at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Luncheon on today, Tuesday, March 29, at 11:15 a.m. at 280 Cynthia Place. The event is hosted by the Military Retirees Tri-State Area

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASS FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 26.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASS FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 26.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Mayor Lee Harris' Update: Ukraine is Fighting for all Democratic Nations

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Since I have been Mayor of Shelby County, I have regularly lifted up the concerns of the oppressed here at home and in places around the world. I have pushed for an expansion of our country’s refugee program and worked with stakeholders, like Wo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES DEANDRE BROWN TO PERMANENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces today, March 15, 2022, that DeAndre Brown, has been promoted to permanent executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown has served as interim executive director since August

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES DEANDRE BROWN TO PERMANENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces today, March 15, 2022, that DeAndre Brown, has been promoted to permanent executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown has served as interim executive director since August

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Mayor Lee Harris will join the new Shelby County Music Advisory Commission and Memphis Rock and Soul board members to host an advance screening of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary Television

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Mayor Lee Harris will join the new Shelby County Music Advisory Commission and Memphis Rock and Soul board members to host an advance screening of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary Television

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASS FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 12.

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASS FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 12.

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program. Applications are available now through Friday, April 8, 2022, at www.shelbycountytn.gov/mswe. Participants

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program. Applications are available now through Friday, April 8, 2022, at www.shelbycountytn.gov/mswe. Participants

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Mayor Lee Harris' Update: Growing Mental Health Court Doubles the Number of People Helped

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Work is underway to double the capacity of Shelby County’s Mental Health Court. This vital court provides access to mental health care and other services for offenders with mental illnesses. Currently, the court has the capacity to support 50 in...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASSES FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer in March free ACT test prep sessions for Shelby County students.

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASSES FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer in March free ACT test prep sessions for Shelby County students.

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS BRINGS LEADERS TOGETHER FOR A CONVERSATION ON THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris will host on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 a public awareness event to discuss the events in Ukraine and why communities like Shelby County should pay attention. Participants in the conversation will include P.J. Moore,

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS BRINGS LEADERS TOGETHER FOR A CONVERSATION ON THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris will host on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 a public awareness event to discuss the events in Ukraine and why communities like Shelby County should pay attention. Participants in the conversation will include P.J. Moore,

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND JUDGE DAN MICHAEL TO DISCUSS DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF YOUTH COUNSELORS

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael will be available on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to preview new legislation to expand the placement of youth counselors in police precincts. The proposed resolution will

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND JUDGE DAN MICHAEL TO DISCUSS DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF YOUTH COUNSELORS

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael will be available on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to preview new legislation to expand the placement of youth counselors in police precincts. The proposed resolution will

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Prepare Now! Severe Weather Predicted for the Mid-South.

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The National Weather Service has indicated there is an enhanced risk for severe storms across the majority of the Mid-South on Thursday, February 17, 2022. In addition, there is a marginal risk of flash flooding, and a wind advisory is in effect through

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT REMINDS PUBLIC FREE MASK ARE AVAILABLE FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government reminds the public that there are masks available for pickup from the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. The agency has free surgical masks and a limited number of N95 masks

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT ILLUMINATES BRIDGE TO COMMEMORATE NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE SURVIVORS WEEK

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government’s Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center (CVRCC) has partnered with Moms Demand Action to illuminate the Hernando de Soto Bridge in recognition of National Gun Violence Survivors Week, which runs February 1-7.

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Winter Storm Impacts and Request for Reports of Property Damage

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Shelby County has been significantly impacted by the ice storm that began on Thursday, February 3, 2022. At the height of the storm, there were over one hundred seventy-five calls for downed power lines and tree limbs with over 30% of Shelby County’s

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Ice Storm Warning Issued for the Mid-South

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The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for portions of the Mid-South. Rainfall will continue through this morning/afternoon then transition to freezing rain and sleet overnight into Thursday morning. Freezing rain and/or sleet will

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

SCG REOPENS COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH MORE STAFF AND NEW TOOLS

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Shelby County, TN – Applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program will reopen Tuesday, February 1, 2022 with a larger staff and new tools that expand access to the program for county residents. The program, which has

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Mayor Lee Harris' Update: A Successful Fight Against Blight in Northaven

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For more than a decade, Northaven was plagued by trash from illegal dumping, litter, and blight. After we took office, those residents reached out to us about their perpetual problem. We knew we could find a solution. 

That solution was the Northa...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CORRECTS DECADES-LONG PAY DISPARITY WITH RAISES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced that the administration’s plan to raise the salaries of over 200 corrections employees has been approved unanimously by the Shelby County Commission. Shelby County corrections officer

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CORRECTS DECADES-LONG PAY DISPARITY WITH RAISES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced that the administration’s plan to raise the salaries of over 200 corrections employees has been approved unanimously by the Shelby County Commission. Shelby County corrections officer

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE HONORS PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH SHINING STAR AWARDS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named four new inductees to join the distinguished group of “Shelby County Shining Stars,” a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE HONORS PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH SHINING STAR AWARDS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named four new inductees to join the distinguished group of “Shelby County Shining Stars,” a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE HONORS PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH SHINING STAR AWARDS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named four new inductees to join the distinguished group of “Shelby County Shining Stars,” a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

$3 MILLION CONTRIBUTION TO MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK AND CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Commission Chairman Emeritus Eddie S. Jones, Jr., and Shelby County Commission Chairman Willie F. Brooks, Jr. will deliver a $3 million check to the Mid-South

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

$3 MILLION CONTRIBUTION TO MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK AND CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Commission Chairman Emeritus Eddie S. Jones, Jr., and Shelby County Commission Chairman Willie F. Brooks, Jr. will deliver a $3 million check to the Mid-South

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update: Southern Justice Summit Awards Ceremony

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Recently, our office recognized warriors who have led the way in the fight for public safety reforms across the South. The 2nd Annual Southern Justice Summit: Awards Ceremony honored individuals who have been in the trenches, working to make our communiti...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

300 CHILDREN TO RECEIVE A $100 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPREE AT THE WHITEHAVEN WALMART

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, December 17, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join philanthropists Steve and Samantha Bryson, with the Never Forgotten Foundation, at the Whitehaven Walmart to kick-off a Christmas toy shopping spree for 300

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

300 CHILDREN TO RECEIVE A $100 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPREE AT THE WHITEHAVEN WALMART

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, December 17, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join philanthropists Steve and Samantha Bryson, with the Never Forgotten Foundation, at the Whitehaven Walmart to kick-off a Christmas toy shopping spree for 300

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

SCG BREAKS GROUND ON MASSIVE 40 MILLION DOLLAR FLOOD MITIGATION AND RECREATION PROJECT IN MILLINGTON

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Shelby County, TN – On Monday, December 13, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join representatives from the City of Millington, the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, and Naval Support Activity Mid-South to break

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SET TO DOUBLE CAPACITY OF MENTAL HEALTH COURT

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, General Sessions Court Judge Gerald Skahan, Chief Public Defender Phyllis Aluko, and District Attorney General Amy Weirich announce an expansion of Shelby County’s Mental Health Court.

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SET TO DOUBLE CAPACITY OF MENTAL HEALTH COURT

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, General Sessions Court Judge Gerald Skahan, Chief Public Defender Phyllis Aluko, and District Attorney General Amy Weirich announce an expansion of Shelby County’s Mental Health Court.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update: ARPA Funds Now Going Out to Those in Need

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Thanks to President Biden's leadership we are set to address even more of the many needs of Shelby County residents hit hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic. In March, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Th...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Property tax relief is set to double for thousands of Shelby County seniors and veterans in need

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Shelby County, TN – Today, November 24, 2021, Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman will host an event and press conference to raise awareness about a significant increase in local property tax relief available to low-income

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Welcoming Afghan Refugees

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Since the end of the conflict in Afghanistan this August, federal officials say more than 123,000 Afghans have been airlifted out of their homeland. Thousands of Afghan evacuees were brought to the United States and some are now in Shelby County. It is my...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

A Special Update from Mayor Lee Harris: Appreciating Our Veterans

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I say quite often that Shelby County is the greatest county in Tennessee. Many things make our county great. Shelby County’s more than 52,000 veterans are at the top of the list.

Earlier this week, we came together for our 4th Annual Shelby Count...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

ATTORNEY BENJAMIN CRUMP TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT MAYOR’S OFFICE “SOUTHERN JUSTICE SUMMIT”

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, November 19, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office will host the “Southern Justice Summit Awards Ceremony” to honor criminal justice reform leaders. Last year, Mayor Harris’ office hosted its first “Southern Justice Summit”

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on the Road to a South Memphis Renaissance

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It is encouraging to see projects that focus on ridding our community of blight. That’s what’s happening in South Memphis. We recently transferred 71 blighted properties from the Shelby County Land Bank to two nonprofit organizations t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO OFFER MAYORAL FELLOWSHIP IN JOURNALISM AND GOVERNMENT

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Shelby County, TN – The Office of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is seeking applicants for a new, six-month-long fellowship designed to expose early-career journalists to local government and public policy. The Mayoral Fellow in Journalism and Government

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO OFFER MAYORAL FELLOWSHIP IN JOURNALISM AND GOVERNMENT

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Shelby County, TN – The Office of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is seeking applicants for a new, six-month-long fellowship designed to expose early-career journalists to local government and public policy. The Mayoral Fellow in Journalism and Government

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on the Work of the COVID-19 Community Council

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Recently, we brought together residents from all walks of life to form the Shelby County Mayor's Office COVID-19 Community Council. These Shelby County residents volunteered to serve. They served as trusted messengers within their own networks wh...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Shelby County's Youth Leadership

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Our administration has worked hard to include the voices of Shelby County's young people. These young people have used their voices to offer creative solutions on issues impacting their generation and all of our county's residents. We ar...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

REGISTER SHELANDRA Y. FORD TO HOST LIVE RADIO FORUM ON FRAUDULENT DEED FILINGS & THE HOUSING CRISIS

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County leaders will come together to discuss the issue of fraudulent deed filings and the potential housing crisis faced by our community. Participants in the radio forum include Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris,

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL NONPROFITS WANT COMMUNITY INPUT TO CREATE A-Z ALPHABET BOOK

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government and its partner nonprofit organizations want community help to create an alphabet book that highlights the beauty of our community and encourages literacy for our youngest readers. The “A-to-Z Shelby County

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES INTERIM HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that Audrey Tipton has been named interim director of administration and finance for Shelby County Government. Tipton replaces Mathilde Crosby, who is moving to the private sector.

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES INTERIM HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that Audrey Tipton has been named interim director of administration and finance for Shelby County Government. Tipton replaces Mathilde Crosby, who is moving to the private sector.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF REENTRY TO HOST COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY

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Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Shelby County Office of Reentry will host an open house event to connect formerly incarcerated individuals with staff, services, and employment opportunities. Office of Reentry case managers

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS URGE SPEEDY PASSAGE OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT SPENDING PLAN

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Shelby County, TN – Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners have worked collaboratively with Mayor Lee Harris’ administration to produce an American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan to see Shelby County into the next phase of the COVID-19

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Proposed ARPA Allocations for Shelby County

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Last week, I presented to the Shelby County Commission’s Budget and Finance Committee our planned allocations for the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds coming to our county. Thanks to President Joe Biden, these new resources will allow us t...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GRIEVES WITH TOWN OF COLLERVILLE FOLLOWING HEINOUS MASS SHOOTING

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Shelby County, TN – As our community comes together after Thursday’s senseless mass shooting, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and all in his administration grieve with the Town of Collierville. Shelby County Government has resources available through

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GRIEVES WITH TOWN OF COLLERVILLE FOLLOWING HEINOUS MASS SHOOTING

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Shelby County, TN – As our community comes together after Thursday’s senseless mass shooting, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and all in his administration grieve with the Town of Collierville. Shelby County Government has resources available through

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Shelby County's Oil Pipeline Regulations

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Last week, the Shelby County Commission gave its final approval for an ordinance that seeks to limit where companies can construct oil pipelines. The County Commission’s bipartisan 10-0 vote is intended to protect Shelby County neighborhoods and...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Reducing Recidivism One Haircut at a Time

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Studies show when an ex-offender has the ability to earn a decent living, they are less likely to break the law and return to prison. A new barber training program for inmates with the Shelby County Division of Corrections aims to provide the skills neces...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL YOUTH CREATE PSA TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH VACCINATION

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Shelby County, TN- On Thursday, September 16, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County COVID-19 Community Council will release a public service announcement that encourages young people 12 and older to get vaccinated. The PSA was created by high

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL YOUTH CREATE PSA TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH VACCINATION

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Shelby County, TN- On Thursday, September 16, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County COVID-19 Community Council will release a public service announcement that encourages young people 12 and older to get vaccinated. The PSA was created by high

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Agriculture in Shelby County

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Shelby County is an agricultural powerhouse. That was on full display last month at our first ever Shelby County Summer Ag Day, where we brought cows, chickens, goats, and a pig to Civic Center Plaza in Downtown Memphis. Our recent Ag Day was an opportuni...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on the Administration's Third Year

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No one could have predicted that as September 2020 marked the beginning of my administration's third year, we would continue to face the unimaginable. Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, businesses were closed, schools grappled with onlin...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

SCG PARTNERS WITH AGRICULTURE EXPERTS TO HOST COUNTY’S FIRST “SUMMER AG DAY” IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris has announced a new opportunity for local residents to learn about the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry in Shelby County. The 2021 Summer Ag Day celebrates the farmers, agricultural businesses, and innovations

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

SCG PARTNERS WITH AGRICULTURE EXPERTS TO HOST COUNTY’S FIRST “SUMMER AG DAY” IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris has announced a new opportunity for local residents to learn about the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry in Shelby County. The 2021 Summer Ag Day celebrates the farmers, agricultural businesses, and innovations

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on a Celebration for County Employees

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I have said many times that Shelby County is the greatest county in Tennessee.

With more than 763,000 square miles, we are the largest county in the state. We have more than 930,000 residents, the biggest population in the state. It's a county bri...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Road Closure Notice-Pleasant Ridge Aug 16 - Sept 6

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The intersection of Pleasant Ridge Road at State Route 14 will be closed to traffic in both east and west directions for approximately three (3) weeks for road construction starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16th and remain closed until 12:00 a.m.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is holding an informational session about its National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a free, evidence-based, year-long lifestyle change program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO REQUIRE COVID TEST FOR UNVACCINATED EMPLOYEES

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Shelby County, TN – In alignment with federal partners, Shelby County Government will begin requiring regular asymptomatic testing for unvaccinated Shelby County employees whose occupations place them at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19, beginning

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 9, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Shelby County's Inmate Vaccine Success

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As the Delta variant continues to surge, we continue our outreach to everyone in Shelby County to remind them of the importance of getting the vaccine to help stem the tide of this deadly pandemic. Our latest effort includes a prison education program at ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES DEANDRE BROWN ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES DEANDRE BROWN ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FREE FOOD AND GIVEAWAYS AT POP-UP VACCINE SITE

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Shelby County, TN- On Saturday, July 31, from 3-6 p.m., the Office of Mayor Lee Harris’ COVID-19 Community Council Ambassadors will support a vaccine "pop-up" location at the Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave. in Uptown. Uptown area residents

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FREE FOOD AND GIVEAWAYS AT POP-UP VACCINE SITE

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Shelby County, TN- On Saturday, July 31, from 3-6 p.m., the Office of Mayor Lee Harris’ COVID-19 Community Council Ambassadors will support a vaccine "pop-up" location at the Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave. in Uptown. Uptown area residents

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

FY21 Justice Assistance Grant

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Certified as a "Disparate Jurisdiction," the City of Memphis, along with Shelby County, Tennessee, are submitting a joint application for funds in the amount of $931,746 as allocated under the FY2021 Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

FY21 Justice Assistance Grant

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Certified as a "Disparate Jurisdiction," the City of Memphis, along with Shelby County, Tennessee, are submitting a joint application for funds in the amount of $931,746 as allocated under the FY2021 Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on New Health Department Director Dr. Michelle Taylor

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Every day dealing with COVID-19 is more political than the last. Our Health Department employees have been harassed and threatened.

The politicization of the pandemic has been a dangerous trend here and around the country, as we continue to battle COVID-19...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL “NEW NORMAL” CONFERENCE

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Shelby County local executives, small business owners, and government leaders will convene online for a series of discussion on best practices when conducting business in the wake of COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL “NEW NORMAL” CONFERENCE

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Shelby County local executives, small business owners, and government leaders will convene online for a series of discussion on best practices when conducting business in the wake of COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

NEW INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE PAID TIME OFF FOR EMPLOYEES TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has issued an executive order for Shelby County Administration employees that gives them four hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has found that workers are significantly

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

NEW INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE PAID TIME OFF FOR EMPLOYEES TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has issued an executive order for Shelby County Administration employees that gives them four hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has found that workers are significantly

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Reducing Recidivism in Shelby County

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Roughly 95% of all inmates nationwide will return to their communities, a fact that's true for the inmates in custody with the Shelby County Division of Corrections, where the average stay is from two to four years.

I believe while those inmates are in She...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT REGARDING SMOKE FROM WESTERN WILDFIRES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Health Department’s Pollution Control Section has issued a special air quality statement to warn vulnerable residents about the potential health impacts posed by particulate matter from wildfires in the western United States

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 19, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO CANVASS LATINX COMMUNITY TO TAKE ON VACCINE HESITANCY

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Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, July 17th, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris will kick off the next literature drop, this time targeting the 38128 ZIP code in Berclair. Mayor Harris’ team will deliver materials translated into Spanish directly on the door

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO CANVASS LATINX COMMUNITY TO TAKE ON VACCINE HESITANCY

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Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, July 17th, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris will kick off the next literature drop, this time targeting the 38128 ZIP code in Berclair. Mayor Harris’ team will deliver materials translated into Spanish directly on the door

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS WILL NOMINATE PEDIATRICIAN DR. MICHELLE TAYLOR TO LEAD SCHD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will nominate Dr. Michelle Taylor to be the next director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science-Biology

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS WILL NOMINATE PEDIATRICIAN DR. MICHELLE TAYLOR TO LEAD SCHD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will nominate Dr. Michelle Taylor to be the next director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science-Biology

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Nonprofit Leadership Committee is set up to coordinate, set shared goals, and expand services

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has initiated a new collaborative that will help the county’s nonprofit organizations better coordinate, connect, and communicate between themselves and with Shelby County Government. The centerpiece of these

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Nonprofit Leadership Committee is set up to coordinate, set shared goals, and expand services

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has initiated a new collaborative that will help the county’s nonprofit organizations better coordinate, connect, and communicate between themselves and with Shelby County Government. The centerpiece of these

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

HEPATITIS A IN A FOOD WORKER

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who recently handled food at Zayde’s Deli located at 6560 Poplar Avenue. This employee worked during a period of time when ill or infectious and potentially exposed

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 12, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Shelby County Homeowner Programs

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We're proud that Shelby County administers a program to help residents buy homes and fulfill the age-old American dream.

And we're especially proud of the recent changes we've made to give program participants more money for down payments, lower interest r...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 5, 2021

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on 50 Days with Under 100 New Coronavirus Cases

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In early March of 2020, the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed here in Shelby County.

Since that day the capacity of local government has been tested like no other time in recent history. We’ve been called on to help support the local ec...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on Ongoing Mental Health Reform Slate

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Over the course of many months, we have instituted a growing slate of mental health reforms to better the lives of Shelby County residents and our county employees.

As has been stated many times before, the coronavirus pandemic brought to the fore the some...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the 2021 Mayor's Summer Work Experience Program

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This week it was my privilege to welcome some of Shelby County’s best and brightest young people for the first day of our 2021 Mayor's Summer Work Experience program.

It’s an opportunity for participants to work a paying summer job and learn about Shelby C...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on COVID Vaccines for Sick and Shut-in Senior Citizens

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With summer just a few weeks away, Shelby County and our nation seem well on the road toward a return to normalcy.

But as eager as we are to get back to our lives before the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that we continue to make progress getting She...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the Safe Leave Policy for Shelby County Employees

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Last year my administration enacted a new Shelby County paid parental leave policy for employees whose families welcomed a new addition.

Unfortunately, there are other, less joyous circumstances that arise and force employees to be away from work.

Recently,...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on what CDC Changes Mean for Shelby County

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The message last week was simple and profound: If you’re vaccinated, you’re safe. No masks, no social distancing.

That was the announcement a few days ago from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President Joe Biden. Our ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Local Oil Pipeline Legislation

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This week we acknowledge a step forward in the protection of Shelby County neighborhoods and our valuable water resources from oil pipelines and the potential damage they can spawn.

On Monday, the Shelby County Commission approved in the first of three rea...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on the Shelby County Community Gardens

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Last year, when we made the decision to reestablish the Shelby County Community Gardens, the coronavirus had not yet touched our community and social distancing was not even in our vocabulary.

The intent then was to provide a free outdoor space for residen...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ update on Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Shelby County Residents

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My administration’s work toward better mental health care outcomes for our community has taken another step forward.

On Monday the Shelby County Commission approved a contract with Alliance Healthcare Services, a mental healthcare provider, that ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the $1.4 billion Proposed Shelby County Budget

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Earlier this week, I presented my third consolidated budget to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

I’m pleased to say that the $1.4 billion proposed budget contains no property tax increases, no cuts, gives a 1.5 percent pay raise to all ou...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the Move with the Mayor Community Bike Ride

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Last Friday was a beautiful day, perfect for riding a bike.

That’s what Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess and I did with dozens of our friends, colleagues and neighbors.

We led a safe, family-friend bike ride through Shelby Farms Park to kick of...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris’ Update on the COVID-19 Community Council

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More than a year into our battle with the coronavirus, we have all worked hard to reduce fatality and infection rates, to re-open businesses, and to return to our churches and family gatherings.

We’ve worked to emphasize best practices, like wear...

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