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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, where this article is appearing in its May […]

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                by Jimmie Covington Within a few weeks, Shelby County officials and the Shelby County Board of Education will be submitting proposals on budgets for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. Let’s take a look back at what happened last year. The property tax rate proposal […]

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                Year after year, some of the most important data released annually get no news media attention: the assessed value of property for tax purposes. The values influence the property tax rate – one of the two primary tax sources (sales tax is the other) for every government […]

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by (RSS) Data Points, Uncategorized | June 8th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 12 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.   By Jimmie Covington Nashville moved ahead of Memphis in city population […]

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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.    By Jimmie Covington Weighted average daily attendance in Shelby County Schools moved […]

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