Smart City Contributors

                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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by (RSS) Data Points | April 20th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 3 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 Large numbers of people are continuing […]

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by (RSS) Education, Shelby County government | March 14th, 2018 3:07pm 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.   By Jimmie Covington From the point the first Shelby County mayor took office in 1976 until A C […]

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