MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Summer camps are back and operating this year. “Full swing with modifications made for safety, but yeah 1,200 kids registered and we’re day 3 rocking and rolling,” Nick Walker, Director of Parks and Neighborhoods for the City of Memphis said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - There will be no tax hike for Memphis property owners, many of whom are still suffering sticker shock from their recent home reappraisals. The city council set a new tax rate at its meeting this week. While many council members agree the City of Memphis could use more revenue to add new services or improve existing ones, now is not the time, they say, to raise property taxes.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The COVID-19 vaccine helped one woman win a brand new car. The City of Memphis partnered with the non-profit Memphis Brand to give away a car in the “Shot for Shot Sweepstakes.” It was open to all Shelby County residents 18 and older who were vaccinated during May.
Looking for a new job? ? The City of Memphis is hosting a job fair June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gaston Community Center, 1046 S. Third St. According to a release from the City, onsite interviews will be available. Officials with divisions of City government will be on hand to speak with applicants.
The City of Memphis, Councilman JB Smiley, Jr., and Martavius Jones will partner to host a job fair to fill dozens of open positions. The job fair will be held on Saturday, June 12 at Gaston Community Center, 1048 S. Third St., from 9am-3pm.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon and Beale Street is looking to add a sense of security for anyone headed downtown. Starting Friday through Sunday, visitors will be charged a $5 security fee after 10 p.m. The Downtown Memphis Commission, Beale Street Management and the City of Memphis say it comes as an effort to create the safest experience for residents and visitors.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County is getting closer to its vaccine goal one shot at a time. With more than 351,000 people vaccinated, health leaders said every shot is a success. It’s more than half way to herd immunity, which would mean having about 700,000 people in Shelby County vaccinated.
Summer day camps are starting back up this year in Memphis. The camps begin June 21 and run through Aug. 6., and are free to all Memphis residents, according to a release from the City. Each one runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at all Memphis community centers except Bickford and Ed Rice, according to the City.
University of Memphis groundbreaking for $24 million Leftwich Tennis Center in Audubon Park set for early June
The University of Memphis and City of Memphis are scheduled to break ground on the new Leftwich Tennis Center in Audubon Park in early June, setting up the $24 million facility to be completed in approximately 18 months. The partnership between the City and the University will provide a world-class facility not only for the Tigers’ men’s and women’s tennis teams, but also for residents of Memphis to enjoy.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Masking in Memphis will no longer be mandated.Starting May 15, the city will stop enforcing the mask ordinance.Strickland says the city does not have “stand-alone authority to mandate masks as a response to COVID-19.” However, anyone entering City of Memphis facilities, with the exception of parks and outdoor spaces, will still be required to wear a mask.
LISTEN: Inspectors report ‘critical find’ in 911 calls to Memphis police, ask for immediate shutdown of I-40 bridge
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The City of Memphis released the 911 calls bridge inspectors made after finding a fractured beam in the middle of the I-40 bridge Tuesday.Caller: ”I’m on the Hernando De Soto Bridge and I’m with an engineering firm that was hired by Arkansas DOT to inspect the bridge.
The City of Memphis is looking for a new person to run its solid waste department.The man who had been in charge since 2018 has decided to leave.Al Lamar’s departure as director comes after months of garbage pick-up woes, complaints from residents and an outright apology from Mayor Jim Strickland.
City of Memphis Solid Waste Director Al Lamar is no longer employed by the city, a spokesperson confirmed Monday.Lamar’s departure comes after a spring filled with trash issues across parts of the city.The City of Memphis sent FOX13 the following statement: Al Lamar has decided to pursue other opportunities and is no longer employed with the City of Memphis.
City of Memphis Solid Waste Director Al Lamar is no longer employed by the city of Memphis, the city confirmed Monday.The city of Memphis said Lamar had decided to pursue "other opportunities."Deputy Chief Operating Officer Chandell Ryan will lead the solid waste department on an interim basis, the city said.
May 6 - City of Memphis/Shelby County Joint Covid Task Force Update May 6 - City of Memphis/Shelby County Joint Covid Task Force Update Posted by City of Memphis on Thursday, May 6, 2021 Last updated at 10:20 a.m. on May 9.Community transmission of COVID-19 continues in Shelby County.
A call for help from the people you call for help.The City of Memphis needs more 911 workers.There are currently 24 openings out of 155 total spots.That’s like missing one out of every six employees.The shortage means more overtime for current employees, which only adds more stress to a job that’s already high stress.
The Health Department started off the press conference Tuesday afternoon with Mayor Lee Harris.He said COVID-19 Community Council has seen a lot of volunteers who have signed up.Volunteers are from grocery stores, teachers, nurses, survivors, non-survivors, the LatinoX community and high schoolers have all signed up to come up with activities for people.
The City of Memphis is teaming up with firefighters to vaccinate homebound residents in Shelby County.The needs of those who cannot leave their home due to age or illness are being met by a critical group of people.The program is administering hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines each week to the homebound population.
The City of Memphis released COVID-19 vaccine availability at locations across the city this week.No appointments are needed at some sites during certain hours.Doses at no appointment sites will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, according to City officials.Monday through Saturday (Closed Sunday) 7 a.m. - 2p.m.