Archive for June, 2019

                          In light of the discussion about the future of Tom Lee Park, we are reposting a commentary from July 24, 2017, saluting Mayor Strickland for his leadership for a more vibrant riverfront, the fulfillment of decades of recommendations that were not implemented:  […]

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            Watching the overheated reaction from some Memphis in May acolytes to a proposed design for Tom Lee Park, we are left with the feeling that we’ve seen this movie before. We saw it with the National Civil Rights Museum, we saw it with Shelby Farms Park, we saw it […]

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              Jimmie Covington’s blog post from last Thursday began with these paragraphs: “Shelby County had a better than usual growth in its property tax base this year, according to assessed value figures reported by Property Assessor Melvin Burgess’ office. “The certified tax roll figures sent by the Assessor’s Office […]

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                By Jimmie Covington Shelby County had a better than usual growth in its property tax base this year, according to assessed value figures reported by Property Assessor Melvin Burgess’ office. The certified tax roll figures sent by the Assessor’s Office to county government, cities and towns on […]

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              Roy C. Nixon, better known to his friends by his nickname, Skip, was the first Shelby County mayor and he too often – and unjustly – is treated as a footnote in the history of county government. He died Sunday at the age of 85. I first met […]

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            We have been blogging for more than five years about the pivot point to be provided by the Memphis bicentennial and the opportunity to point the city toward the future with a clear sense of its priorities and purpose for its third century. That’s why we are hoping that […]

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