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1. Severance Pay Ups Ante in Auto Inspections Stand-Off
- Monday, April 22, 2013
Some on the Memphis City Council weren’t certain Tuesday, April 16, about going ahead with a severance package for the city employees who now work at city-run auto inspection stations.
The council entered the budget season for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 just minutes earlier with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s budget address.
2. Luttrell to Reassess Local Air Quality
- Friday, September 07, 2012
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is about to examine county government’s entire approach to air quality issues after the Memphis City Council voted last month to cut all city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30.
3. Funding Cut Underscores Gov. Divide
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
Consider this the latest dust-up on the city-county government divide. Some Memphis City Council members who voted this week to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013 see the decision as one in a series of challenges to the long-held definition of what city government does and what county government does.
4. Council Approves Cut of City Funding For Vehicle Inspections
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Aug. 21, to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013.
The 10-2 council vote followed months of discussion among council members about Shelby County government or the state of Tennessee assuming responsibility for the car and truck inspections.
5. City Moves Closer to Cutting Auto Inspection Funding
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
Two weeks after the Memphis City Council approved an either/or change to auto inspections against the advice of the city administration, the council took another step as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. embraced the earlier change.
6. House Cleaning at City's Fleet Services Bureau
- Monday, October 18, 2010
All four managers left in the city’s Fleet Services Bureau have been dismissed and/or their positions abolished by the city of Memphis in a restructuring of the General Services division the bureau is a part of.
7. Lott Residency Questions Linger After Confirmation
- Friday, October 01, 2010
Martha Lott begins serving Friday as head of the city’s General Services Division. But how long she will remain in the post is an open question.
8. Midtown Overlay Faces Final Hurdle at Council
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Midtown Overlay, a set of development guidelines for Midtown, faces its final hurdle Tuesday.
The overlay ordinance is up for the third and final reading at Tuesday’s meeting of the Memphis City Council.
9. Midtown Overlay Gets Second Reading
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The historic preservation group Memphis Heritage Inc. was on a roll as August was about to end.
But the group and other backers of a Midtown overlay are nervous about Tuesday’s Memphis City Council vote on the set of zoning and building guidelines.
10. Lott Appointed Director of General Services Div.
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Martha Lott is the latest county government appointed official to make the transition to Memphis City Hall.
11. MPO to Kick Off Imagine 2035 Public Phase
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
An initiative designed to give citizens and communities input in the region’s future transportation needs will reach a critical milestone next week with the first round of its public meeting phase.
12. Findings Pinpoint Lamar Corridor’s Troubles
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Anyone who has traveled along Lamar Avenue between Interstate 240 and the Mississippi state line knows how congested it can get, with a seemingly endless line of trucks driving both directions and backing up traffic.
Members of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s aerotropolis initiative now have a better idea of the corridor’s horrendous deficiencies.
Cambridge Systematics Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based firm that studies transportation assets and needs nationwide, late last week presented the preliminary findings of its Lamar Avenue Corridor Study to the aerotropolis initiative’s access and transportation committee.
The message is clear and not at all surprising: Lamar Avenue has a host of problems that need to be resolved if Memphis wants to continue its role as a critical link in the global supply chain.
The study, which kicked off in the summer, is addressing traffic flows and transportation needs within the Lamar Avenue corridor – the area bordered by I-240 to the north, the Mississippi state line to the south, Interstate 55 to the west and Hickory Hill to the east.
Cambridge Systematics is conducting the study in conjunction with the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization, the University of Memphis’ Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute and the chamber.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation assigned Cambridge Systematics to the study following a request from MPO; TDOT has an ongoing contract with Cambridge Systematics to assist local planning organizations around the state.
13. Local Bridges to Be Reinforced Soon
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Six structurally deficient bridges in Shelby County will be replaced or repaired during the first year of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s four-year, $350 million Better Bridges Program approved by the Legislature earlier this year.
14. MPO ‘Imagines’ Mid-South in 25 Years
- Monday, September 07, 2009
Imagine what the region will look like in 25 years. Where will the population growth occur? What areas will experience the most economic development? And how will transportation play a role in connecting people and businesses with each other and with the rest of the country and world?
15. Study to Analyze Lamar Freight Corridor
- Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thanks to an expanded BNSF Railway Co. intermodal terminal, direct access to the Southeastern U.S. and the bulk of the city’s warehouses and distribution centers, Lamar Avenue is a lifeline for Memphis’ logistics community.
16. Committee Whittles Priority List For Road Projects
- Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Although the city’s airport garners the most attention because of its ranking as the world’s busiest for air cargo, Memphis’ road system is the foundation for its status as a logistics and distribution nexus.
17. Poplar Rail Study Juggles Citizen, Business Concerns
- Thursday, June 25, 2009
Paul Morris empathizes with the college students who climb over the trains stopped on the tracks that intersect the University of Memphis campus on their way to class.
18. Trucks Bring Heavy Impact To Roadways
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Trucks pump life into Memphis every day with the shipments they drop off or pick up, each rig representing big dollar signs for the local economy as they filter in and out of warehouses.
But the heft of some trucks' loads might actually be a burden on the city's infrastructure. Overweight trucks are taking a toll on roads and bridges across the nation, officials told the Associated Press earlier this month.
19. Roadmap to Improvement
- Monday, August 13, 2007
Take a moment to consider what Memphis and the surrounding area will look like 23 years from now. Where will the majority of people live and where will they work? How many businesses will have opened or closed, relocated or expanded?
20. Memphis Takes Additional Step as Nexus Of Transportation and Commerce
- Friday, December 01, 2006
The River of Trade Corridor Coalition, a partnership of more than 225 members spread out over nine states and dedicated to the promotion of commerce, selected Memphis as the site of its major quarterly meeting, which convenes today.
21. The Road to (and From) Memphis: National transportation officials to convene in mid-November
- Friday, October 20, 2006
When Congress passed the $286.4 billion transportation bill last year, critics griped that billions in pork-barrel projects had been needlessly tucked into the legislation.
Even Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee that drafted the bill, reportedly said of the package that he "stuffed it like a turkey."
22. MPO Heads Into 20-year Transportation Plan
- Friday, January 27, 2006
The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is updating its 20-year transportation plan for Shelby and DeSoto counties along with parts of Fayette. MPO coordinates disbursement of U.S. Department of Transportation funds for local projects.
23. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
24. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, February 03, 2005
The Association of Fundraising Professionals meets from 11:30 a
The Association of Fundraising Professionals meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Dawn Chandler Bulone, director of prospect re...
25. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, January 31, 2005
The Public Relations Society of America is calling for entries to the 2005 Vox Awards
The Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Best Buy, 7114 Winchester Road. For more information on...
26. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 24, 2005
Reception Honors General Assembly
Small Business Group Hosts Legislative Reception
The National Federation of Independent Business/Memphis Area Action Council hosts a reception to honor Shelby County members of the 104th Tennessee G...
27. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, November 20, 2000
Nominations now are being accepted for Women of Achievement Inc Nominations now are being accepted for Women of Achievement Inc., an organization that cuts across all lines in the community and draws together the strength and talents of women and wo...
28. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, May 12, 2000
The Baptist Mobile Mammography Unit will set up at the Sprint PCS store in Cordova, 7990 Trinity Road from 9 a The Baptist Mobile Mammography Unit will set up at the Sprint PCS store in Cordova, 7990 Trinity Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Those ...
29. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 13, 1999
Sept Sept. 13 The Quality Center will sponsor an ISO 9000 internal auditor workshop through Sept. 14. The cost is $395. For more information, call 543-3530 or visit the organizations Web site at www.msqpc.com. Shelby County Republican Women will mee...
30. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 30, 1999
Aug Aug. 31 The Memphis/Shelby County Job Service Employer Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. at State Technical Institute. The speaker will be attorney Tim Bland of Ford and Harrison LLP. His topic will be the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ...
31. Archived Article: Calendar
- Tuesday, June 01, 1999
May 25 June 2 The Rotary Club of East Memphis will meet at noon at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The speaker will be Robert L. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Pollution Control Industries. The cost is $11. For more informa...
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 24, 1999
May 25 May 25 The Association for Women in Communications will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The speaker will be Dean Jernigan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Storage USA and co-founder of the ...
33. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 17, 1999
May 17 May 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at 6 p.m. at Park Palace Apartments, 5400 Park Ave. The speaker will be Marie Draper of Drapers Coaching, Motivation and Empowerment Network. The cost is $17. For reservations, cal...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 10, 1999
May 10 May 10 Shelby County Republican Women will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The speaker will be state Sen. Tom Leatherwood, who will discuss the Tennessee Tax Reform Act of 1999. For more information, call Jean...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 30, 1998
Dec Dec. 1 The National Association of Federal Employees, Chapter 78, will meet at the Main Library, 1850 Peabody Ave. For more information, call Ethel B. Sampson at 774-4019. Buckeye Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Germantown United Methodis...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 23, 1998
Nov. 16 Nov. 23 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will meet "Memphis City Schools: Big Business." The speaker will be Dr. Dennis Hirsch, associate superintende...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 16, 1998
Nov Nov. 16 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The topic will be health care in Tennessee. The panelists are Dr. James Fleming, president-elect of the Tennessee Medical Association; Thomas Boggs,...