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Posted on: June 21, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT NAMED TO FORBES LIST OF BEST EMPLOYERS IN TENNESSEE

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is proud to announce that Shelby County Government has been named to Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Tennessee.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Overnight Severe Weather

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In the early morning hours of Thursday, June 20, weather from eastern Arkansas moved into the Memphis/Shelby County area, bringing with it wind gusts up to 69 miles per hour and heavy rain.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

MOSQUITOES POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

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MOSQUITOES POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN SHELBY COUNTY

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program has received laboratory confirmation that mosquitoes collected in zip codes 3...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

MILLIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE ‘KEEP THE LIGHTS ON’ UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Memphis, TN - Through one of the largest LIHEAP grants ever received, Shelby County projects it will be able to assist all those struggling to pay their utility bill who qualify.

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Overnight Flash Flooding

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Flash flooding overnight caused damage to some homes, apartment complexes and businesses within Shelby County. The Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office is conducting damage assessments.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY ANNOUNCES DEATH OF FORMER MAYOR ROY NIXON

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris is saddened to announce the passing of Roy C. Nixon, the first person to ever serve as Mayor for Shelby County.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSION TO HOST COMMUNITY BUDGET MEETING

Shelby County, TN- The Shelby County Board of Commissioners, along with Mayor Lee Harris, invites all Shelby County residents to attend the second Shelby County’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Community Forum on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM,

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Shelby County Government Division of Community Services Newsletter

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As a person who believes in the power of birthday celebrations, as evidenced by our division’s birthday parties, May is a pretty special month for me.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES SHELBY FARMS PARK AS IRONMAN DELIBERATES ON NEW LOCATION

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Memphis, TN - IRONMAN has narrowed it down to Memphis and three other finalists for their new location for a 2020 IRONMAN triathlon. If Memphis is selected, the race will be held at Shelby Farms Park.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris and Chairman Van Turner Announce Partnership with Explore Bike Share

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Memphis, TN – Shelby County Government has partnered with Explore Bike Share in support of the healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign. The partnership includes employee membership program and Move with the Mayor ride.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

ANNUAL SHELBY COUNTY RABIES VACCINATION DRIVE SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The annual Rabies Vaccination Drive hosted by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) Vector Control Program will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at two convenient locations.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN VAN TURNER, MAYOR LEE HARRIS, UNION AND FAITH LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR PAYING SCS CAFETERIA WORKERS $15 AN HOUR

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Presents State Awards

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Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Presents State Awards

MEMPHIS, TN --- The Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (TNASLA) met in Memphis on April 25 & 26 for their annual state conference and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Measles Briefing on Friday, May 3, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris invites members of the news media to attend a briefing about Shelby County’s continued efforts to protect our community from the measles and other communicable mobile health threats.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Move with the Mayor Events

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Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign continues with a series of Move with the Mayor events. There will be a walk, ride, and run.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES LARGEST PRE-K INVESTMENT IN COUNTY HISTORY IN FY2020 BUDGET

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces $6 million in the FY2020 budget for early childhood education. That represents one of the largest investments in Pre-K in county history.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES FRIDAY

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Memphis, TN – The inaugural Shelby County Mayor’s Summer Work Experience program application deadline is this Friday, April 12th. High school students between 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply for a job with the Youth Conservation League before time...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Shelby County Health Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

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SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS

Groundbreaking Ceremony To be Held April 3, 2019 at 814 Jefferson Avenue

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department invites members of the public and the media to a groundbreaki...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Mayor's Summer Work Experience Program

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

 

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael C. Ellis, Sr. as Veterans Affair Coordinator

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2019

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Office: 901.222.232...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Nominee for Chief Public Defender, Phyllis Aluko

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2019

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Selects Llana Greer as Executive Director of Pretrial Services

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Llana Greer as Executive Director of Pretrial Services for Shelby County.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Juvenile Court Attorney Panel Coordinator

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 7, 2019

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Office: 901.222.2322...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Shelby County and City of Memphis Elected Leaders Come Together To Support Local Fitness Businesses

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Memphis City Council Chairman Kemp Conrad, Shelby County Commissioner Brandon Morrison, and other elected leaders are joining forces to support local businesses who want Tennessee to “Toss the Tax.”

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Has Selected Nominee to Serve as Next Chief Public Defender

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has concluded a several-month process to select the next Chief Public Defender of Shelby County. Current Public Defender Stephen Bush will retire, effective today, February 28, 2019

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Mayor Harris Announces New Leadership at Workforce Investment Network

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

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Office: 901.222.2322

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Prepare Now! Severe Weather and Flooding Predicted

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Prepare Now! Severe Weather and Flooding Predicted

“Stay vigilant! A second round of severe weather is moving through Shelby County. Anticipate flooding and high winds. Power outages, closed roads, and downed trees are also possible,” s...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Excessive Rain Predicted - Prepare for Potential Flooding

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February 19, 2019

Excessive Rain Predicted - Prepare for Potential Flooding

 

The Mid-South is preparing for possible flash flooding conditions this week as rainfall amounts are expected to reach four to eight inches. The Nation...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

healthyShelby '19 Breath Coaching Program today at County Commission

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222....

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

healthyShelby'19 Breath Coaching Program

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Commissioner Brandon Morrison and Mayor Lee Harris Announce healthyShelby ’19 Breath Coaching Program

A certified breath coach will teach program on how to breathe through stress.

Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness c...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Former Memphis Tiger Basketball Star Will Coleman to put on mini-bootcamp for County Commissioners

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Memphis, TN - Former Memphis Tiger Basketball Star and owner of fitness company Coleman & Company, Will Coleman, will put on a mini-bootcamp for Shelby County Commissioners, Commission staff, the healthyShelby Board, members of the media, and the publ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Office of Re-Entry Aims to Help Citizens with a Criminal Conviction with Free MSCOR, INC.

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Memphis, TN - Enrollment is now open for the first MSCOR, Inc of 2019. During the program, students will learn skills to help them find employment. Topics of the course include vocational training, technical training, financial literacy skills, relationsh...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Selection Of A Juvenile Attorney Will Be Moved To The Office Of The Mayor

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Memphis & Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael have agreed to remove the duties of selecting defense attorneys for juvenile defendants from a staff member working at the Juvenile Court to a pe...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Significant Increase in Flu-like Illness in Shelby County

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Significant Increase in Flu-like Illness in Shelby County

The Health Department Strongly Recommends Flu Vaccine  

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department reports a significant increase in the number of influenza-l...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Dr. Cedrick Gray as First Ever Director of Education

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has selected Dr. Cedrick Gray as Director of Education for Shelby County.

A proud product of Memphis, Dr. Gray attended Memphis City Schools and the University of Memphis. Dr. Gray began his career in Memphis and served as Pr...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Announces AA+ Financial Rating for Shelby County

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Memphis, TN - Fitch Ratings affirms Shelby County’s financial outlook with an AA+ rating. Fitch Ratings cited Shelby County’s flexibility in spending and low long-term debt and pension obligations as driving factors to the great rating. Fitch Ratings also...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at All Shelby County Public Health Clinics While Supplies Last

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Free Flu Vaccine Now Available at All Shelby County Public Health Clinics While Supplies Last

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is offering free influenza vaccinations for children and adults at all its public heal...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris appoints Brenda Jones as Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Brenda Jones as the Director of the Office of Preparedness. 

Director Jones has a long distinguished career in law enforcement. She started with the Memphis Police Department right after graduating f...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

The Shelby County Health Department Responds to Hepatitis A Cases

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The Shelby County Health Department Responds to Hepatitis A Cases

Three Cases Now Reported in Shelby County

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is investigating and aggressively working to contain hepatitis A now that...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Increases Pay of Temporary Workers to $15/hour

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has received support from 16 elected officials in Shelby County on the initiative of raising the pay of temporary workers to $15 per hour. The Shelby County Commission passed a resolution in support of the wage increase.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

World AIDS Day Activities Scheduled for November 30

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2018

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MEMPHIS –December 1st marks the 30th Annual World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was established in 1988 and was the very first international health day. It serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Free Flu Vaccine for Children and Adults on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Free Flu Vaccine for Children and Adults on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is offering a free flu shot clinic on Wednesday, December 5th, during a special “FightFluTN&rd...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Reaches Agreement to Eliminate Calls for Children in Juvenile Detention Center

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris worked with Shelby County’s vendor for inmate telephone services to eliminate all charges for calls by detained children to their parents or guardians. 

Commissioner Tami Sawyer early on voiced her concerns regarding...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Moves to Increase Investment in Local Minority Owned Firms

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 Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has made it a priority to significantly increase the investments that are managed by local investment firms and minority owned investment firm that are able to generate superior returns. Recently, Mayor Harris move...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Harris Administration, Chairman Turner End Long-Festering Dispute

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Harris Administration, Chairman Turner End Long-Festering Dispute between County Commission and Previous Administration Over Lawyers

Memphis, TN - Effective immediately, the Shelby County Commission has its first ever dedicated attorney.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Chris McLean approved as Director of Administration and Finance

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Shelby County Commission approves Chris McLean as Director for the Division of Administration and Finance of Shelby County Government.

McLean is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a not-for-...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Shelby County Earns $900K Grant to Address Opioid Abuse

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Government’s Community Service Division has earned a $900K grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. The new funding supports the FY19 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program and wi...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces Lauren Lee as Interim Public Information Officer

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces Lauren Lee as Interim Public Information Officer. Lee is now the primary point of contact for the news media.

 “I worked with Lauren Lee when she was a covering local politics while I was on t...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

County Mayor Lee Harris Statement On MOU To Increase The Pay Of Temporary Workers To $15 Per Hour

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“In recent days, we have circulated a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Shelby County officials to increase pay of Shelby County Government temporary employees to $15 per hour. This initiative builds on the combined efforts of the...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Several New Hires In Mayor's Office

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named new members of the Harris Administration, including several leaders who will join him on the 11th floor. Attorney Jessica Indingaro will serve as the new Disproportionate Minorit...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Shelby County Office of Preparedness Director Dale Lane Announces Retirement

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dale Lane has announced his retirement from Shelby County Government after 30 years of continuous service. Director Lane began his career in public service as a patrol officer with the Millington Police Department and the Shelby...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Shelby County Health Department and Mid-South Hospitals Plan Mass Casualty Exercise

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Shelby County Health Department and Mid-South HospitalsPlan Mass Casualty Exercise

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MEMPHIS – The Shelby County Health Department and the Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition, a partnership of Mid...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of October 8

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for the Week of October 1

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Taps Former Memphis City Councilman Harold Collins To Lead Office of Re-Entry

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has made another key appointment in the new Harris Administration. Former Memphis City Councilman Harold Collins will serve as Administrator and Executive Director of the Office of Re-Entry, effect...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Names New CFO Chris McLean, Effective January 2019

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces the appointment of Chris McLean as Chief Financial Officer of Shelby County Government, effective January 15, 2019. Chris McLean is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of Methodist Le Bonheu...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 24

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

FULL CLOSURES SET FOR MEMFIX 4 PROJECT ON I-240 IN MEMPHIS

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a stretch of I-240 from the I-40/I-240 split to the I-240/SR 385 split this weekend.

 

The closures are as follows:

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Ends Contract with Settlement Coordinator Paul Summers

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Harris administration has announced a change in the leadership team that oversees the 2012 Memorandum of Agreement between Shelby County, the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, and the U.S. Department of Justice. J...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 17

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Rescheduled to October 3

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Rescheduled to October 3 

 

The Nationwide Emergency Alert System test was originally scheduled for September 20, 2018, but has been rescheduled due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Reappoints Dr. Alisa Haushalter as Health Department Director

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris today announced the reappointment of Dr. Alisa Haushalter as Director of the Shelby County Health Department. Haushalter has been serving as Director of the public health agency since January 2016.

“Under Dr....

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of September 10

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38002, 38016,...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Names Marlinee Clark Iverson as Next County Attorney

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris today announced the appointment of Marlinee Clark Iverson as County Attorney. Iverson will assume the role on September 12.

“Marlinee Clark Iverson is the best choice to serve as our next County Attorney,” Ma...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

FULL CLOSURES SET FOR MEMFIX 4 PROJECT ON I-240 IN MEMPHIS

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of August 20

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has received confirmation of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus (WNV) within ZIP codes 38103, 38053, 38139, 38028, 38105, and 38126. To date, positive tests pools have been previousl...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

FY18 Justice Assistance Grant

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FY18 Justice Assistance Grant

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 $820,663 as allocated under the FY2018 Local E...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of July 16

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MEMPHIS, TN – The Shelby County Health Department continues to test mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile virus. There were no new positive test pools confirmed this week. To date, positive tests pools have been previously confirmed in the 38...

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