Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Criminal Justice | January 11th, 2017 5:32pm CST | No Comments

            Our friend, Pastor DeAndre Brown, executive director of Lifeline to Success, an exemplary reentry program, read the following statement at a rally today in response to the first murder in Frayser.  DeAndre is a powerful advocate for an end to violence in Memphis so we’re posting his call to […]

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by (RSS) Education, Shelby County government | July 1st, 2016 12:05am CST | 1 Comment

This post is written by Jimmie Covington, veteran Memphis reporter with lengthy experience covering governmental, school, and demographic issues. He is a contributing writer with The Best Times, a monthly news magazine for active people 50 and older.   By Jimmie Covington The average daily attendance ratio declined just over one-half of a percent in Shelby County […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | June 15th, 2016 2:02pm CST | 2 Comments

  This post is written by Jimmie Covington, veteran Memphis reporter with lengthy experience covering governmental, school, and demographic issues. He is a contributing writer with The Best Times, a monthly news magazine for active people 50 and older.  This was previously published there. By Jimmie Covington Surprising that the city population of Nashville has surpassed that […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | June 9th, 2016 12:33pm CST | No Comments

Project: Porch Swing, a Clinton, Mississippi-based startup, today launched its online shopping platform at projectporchswingmemphis.com. The site, which features select retailers among more than 300 national, regional and local partners in a variety of categories, will donate 60 percent of its revenue to fund public education in the Mid-South. “Education funding is a hot-button issue […]

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This post is written by Jimmie Covington, veteran Memphis reporter with lengthy experience covering governmental, educational, and demographic issues. He is now a contributing writer with The Best Times, a monthly news magazine for active people 50 and older.  By Jimmie Covington The assessed value of property for tax purposes is up this year for all areas […]

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