Post Tagged with: "memphis"

Study Says Suburbs Are Sweet Spot For Tennessee Homeowners

Study Says Suburbs Are Sweet Spot For Tennessee Homeowners

by / on April 8, 2014

Whether you’re better off buying or renting a home in Tennessee may depend on where in the state you live. According to a new study, it’s suburbs and small cities that give homeowners the most bang for their buck.

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Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

by / on February 25, 2013

Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

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Small Dip in State’s Poverty Rate, But Still Above National Average

by / on September 12, 2012

The state’s poverty rate dropped slightly last year, even as the national rate jumped to 46 million people.

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Doors Open At Three State-Run Schools In Memphis

Doors Open At Three State-Run Schools In Memphis

by / on August 13, 2012

Listen Now: Tennessee’s new Achievement School District kicked off the year with a party. In the parking lot beside Frayser Elementary School, kids danced, slid on slides, and bounced in inflated houses. There was even a rock-climbing wall and laser-tag.

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High Voter Turnout Despite Photo ID Law

by / on August 10, 2012

Of the more than 600-thousand votes cast in Tennessee’s primary elections last week, 277 were from provisional ballots because voters didn’t have a valid photo I.D.

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After Billboards, Memphis Plans Social Media Phase of “The Comeback”

by / on August 10, 2012

The city of Memphis has been on a PR push in recent months. The state’s largest urban area drew inspiration from recent marketing campaigns out of Detroit.

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New City School Systems Could Be Born under Proposed State Law

by / on April 2, 2012

A Shelby County fight over who should run the schools boiled over into the rest of the state last night. A proposal that passed in the state senate would allow the creation of new city schools.

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Water Recedes, Problems Rise

by / on May 4, 2010

Tennessee officials are now confirming 19 deaths from the record breaking floods that occurred over the weekend.

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Gibbons’ Exit Opens Memphis to Other GOP Candidates for Governor

by / on March 30, 2010

Only three major candidates remain in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons dropped out Friday. He says that opens up the Memphis area to three East Tennessee Republicans.

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Memphis Bans Guns in Parks, Nashville Defers Decision

by / on July 22, 2009

The city of Memphis will not go along with a new law allowing guns in parks.

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One in Five Women Smokes While Pregnant, State Says

by / on May 26, 2009

One in five Tennessee women smokes while pregnant, according to data out from the Health Department last week. And it says women in rural counties are much more likely than those in cities to smoke while expecting.

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