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Posted on: September 22, 2022

HARRIS ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES “OUR NEXT ERA” PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, September 23, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., the new “Our Next Era” planning committee will meet for the first time at the prominent Burch, Porter & Johnson law firm in Downtown Memphis. Modeled after Harris’ 2018 Transition Team, over

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS TWO HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS CASES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), along with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), this week confirmed the first human cases of West Nile virus in Shelby County detected so far in 2022 in Shelby County and the state of

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF RE-ENTRY TO HOST COMMUNITY PRAYER EVENT WITH COUNTY LEADERS

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Shelby County, TN – Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, at 12:30 p.m., the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry, and the recently incarcerated Shelby County residents they serve, will host a day of prayer. The event is open to the public and will include

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES COUNTY’S FIRST ARTS AND CULTURE LIAISON

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces that Nykesha Cole, an experienced non-profit agency leader, has been named the first-ever arts and culture liaison for Shelby County Government. In this role, Cole will be responsible for

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS BIVALENT COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department is providing the recently-approved COVID-19 booster vaccines to those who qualify for a booster dose.
The vaccinations are available at no cost at the following locations on a walk-in basis

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 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: September 2, 2022

MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 05, 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: August 26, 2022

MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 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: August 16, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO SIGN GREEN FLEET EXECUTIVE ORDER TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris will sign at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, an executive order to replace Shelby County Government vehicles that rely on fossil fuels with hybrid and zero-emission electric vehicles. The Executive Order builds on

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES OUR NEXT ERA TRANSITION TEAM CO-CHAIRS, OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY

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Shelby County, TN – Today, newly re-elected Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces the formation of the Our Next Era Transition Team. Modeled after his 2018 Transition Team, two dozen community volunteers will dedicate ten weeks to researching and

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 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: August 5, 2022

MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 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: July 29, 2022

MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 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: July 28, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF THE SHELBY COUNTY COUNCIL ON GUN SAFETY

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces members of the Shelby County Council on Gun Safety. The council will bring together community members in a collective effort to reduce gun deaths and act on gun safety. Council members

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND OFFICE OF RE-ENTRY TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING ON TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 28th, at 5:30 p.m., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and DeAndre Brown, director of the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry, will host a town hall meeting to discuss plans for a transitional home for re-entry clients.

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

“901 Student Passport” Kick-Off Celebration

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Shelby County, TN – The “901 Student Passport” program kicks off this month, complete with nine historic sites and cultural institutions ready to provide free admission to Shelby County’s school-aged children and their families. YMCA of Memphis and the

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Pleasant Ridge Road Closure Notice

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Pleasant Ridge Road just west of Singleton Parkway will be closed to through traffic for drainage pipe repairs. Singleton Parkway to Paul Barret Parkway or Raleigh Millington to Paul Barret Parkway may be used as alternate routes. Please plan accordingly.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 25, 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: July 18, 2022

SCHD PARTNER WITH MISSISSIPPI BOULEVARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND OTHER AGENCIES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department along with Mayor Lee Harris, the Academy for Youth Empowerment and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church will host a free Back to School event on Saturday, July 30th 10am to 2pm at 70 N. Bellevue

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 18, 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: July 8, 2022

HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF JULY 11, 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: July 8, 2022

SCG EARNS LOCAL AND NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR A NEW CHILDCARE BENEFIT PROGRAM FOR WORKING FAMILIES

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Shelby County, TN – Beginning during this year’s open enrollment process, 100 Shelby County Government employees with small children will be able to enroll in a new Childcare Benefit for Working Families. The limited 6-month pilot program will be used to

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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 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

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
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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: 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

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 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 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 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

$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

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: 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 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 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 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 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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