Shelby County

Sen. Mark Norris says he will comply with the Shelby County Commission’s requests for all correspondence dealing with the controversial Memphis-Shelby schools merger. But the Senate majority leader and chief architect of legislation dictating rules for combining the school systems thinks the demand is being made principally in the spirit of hassling him and other […]

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Press release from State Sen. Jim Kyle; June 27, 2012: MEMPHIS – State Senator Jim Kyle is hosting a meeting on Monday, July 2 at the Shelby County Elections Operations Center to examine the recent report of alleged missing voter histories. “We have heard a lot of talk about some 488 voter histories that have […]

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Press Release from the House of Representatives Democratic Caucus; Feb. 11, 2011: Democrats Express Disappointment in Timing of Haslam Signature (Nashville) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner expressed disappointment in Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature to a bill that would strip the rights of the city of Memphis to manage its own school system and […]

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Bill passed today by the House — already approved in the Senate — puts in motion the process for the districts’ consolidation. No word Thursday whether Haslam will sign it.

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Press Release from the Office Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Feb. 3, 2011: Shelby County, TN. – Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell supports a State Senate bill that calls for a planning commission to be established to oversee the transition of Memphis and Shelby County Schools should they merge. The initiative, known as “Senate Bill […]

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Press Release from Gov. Bill Haslam, Feb. 1, 2011: Acting Education Commissioner Requests Personnel Plan and Transition Plan from Administrators NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today asked Memphis and Shelby County school leaders to ensure that everything is done in the best interest of students as they meet the state’s legal requirements if consolidation is […]

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Press Release from Sen. Beverly Marrero, D-Memphis, Jan 12, 2011: Senator chosen to lead 22-member delegation NASHVILLE – State Senator Beverly Marrero (D-Memphis) was elected chair of the Shelby County Delegation on Wednesday, becoming the leader of the 22-member delegation that represents the largest county population in the state. “I am honored to receive the […]

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Press Release from Gov. Phil Bredesen’s Administration; Oct. 1, 2010: NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced Tennessee has received a three-year $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support pregnant and parenting teens and women. The money will be used to implement the Pregnancy and Parenting Success […]

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Press Release from the Bill Haslam for Governor Campaign, Sept. 15, 2010: Discusses Strategy to Grow Jobs in Memphis and Shelby County ARLINGTON – Republican gubernatorial nominee and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam focused on regional economic development during meetings in Memphis and Shelby County today and discussed the relationship between the medical device and logistics […]

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Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor; Aug. 19, 2010: Knoxville Mayor Stands by Commitment to Memphis, Shelby County MEMPHIS – Republican gubernatorial nominee and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam returned to the Memphis and Shelby County area today for his first meetings with local elected officials since winning the Republican nomination for Tennessee Governor. Haslam […]

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Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor; June 30, 2010: Jim Rout Touts Haslam’s Executive Experience as “Ideal” to be Governor MEMPHIS – Former Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout joins Republican gubernatorial candidate and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s Shelby County organizing committee today, bringing his eight-year experience as the county’s chief executive to the Haslam […]

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Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor, April 11, 2010: NASHVILLE – Zach Wamp, Republican candidate for governor, met this morning in Memphis with former Republican gubernatorial candidate and current Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons for an in-depth briefing on crime prevention and criminal justice issues. Gibbons also took Wamp on a tour […]

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