Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Regionalism, Trends and Issues | April 26th, 2016 12:51am CDT | 18 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 article was previously published there. By Jimmie Covington Recently released U.S. Census […]

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by (RSS) Education, Shelby County government | April 11th, 2016 12:43am CDT | 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.  This article was published there By Jimmie Covington With a financial liability pending for creation of a fund […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | February 15th, 2016 1:41pm CDT | 2 Comments

In celebration of today’s federal holiday, we post our friend Jimmie Covington’s yearly rant to set the record straight: By Jimmie Covington It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong. Despite what advertisers, marketers, banks and a lot of public officials, calendar-makers and many news people say, the federal holiday observed on the third Monday in February is […]

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by (RSS) Criminal Justice | January 12th, 2016 12:27am CDT | No Comments

                Two of our favorite people in Memphis  are DeAndre Brown and his wife, Vinessa, who founded and operate Lifeline to Success, a model of an outreach ministry that is a significant player in the campaign to revitalize Frayser.  Its specific purpose is to help ex-offenders re-enter their […]

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            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 article is published in this month’s issue. By Jimmie Covington The beginning […]

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