Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Trends and Issues | January 5th, 2018 7:30am CDT | 4 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 The latest census estimates, for the states, do not look good for Mississippi. More […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 3rd, 2017 10:00pm CDT | 2 Comments

The following post was written by long-time contributor Aaron Shafer, “father of the Memphis skatepark” and researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. By Aaron Shafer Is the City of Memphis headed in the right direction with the Mid-South Fairgrounds redevelopment? This question probably sounds familiar, if you have taken the most recent survey  posted […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 18th, 2017 9:28am CDT | 17 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, where this appears in its latest issue.   By Jimmie Covington Primarily […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | April 3rd, 2017 12:24pm CDT | 13 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, where this appears in the April issue.  By Jimmie Covington Shelby County […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | March 10th, 2017 11:53am CDT | 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, where this initially appeared.   By Jimmie Covington Tennessee’s population grew slightly faster than the national rate in the […]

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