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Here's what Shelby County Property Assessor Melvin Burgess says about Arlington boundary dispute

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Property Assessor is weighing in on the boundary dispute that mysteriously put part of an Arlington subdivision in Fayette County. Melvin Burgess held a news conference on the front lawn of Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills’ Arlington home Friday. He said claims by the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office that Mills and hundreds of her neighbors don't live in Shelby County are just not correct.
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Lee Mills lives in Shelby County, but a court must decide where Amber Mills lives.

Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills will have to go before chancery court to determine whether she is eligible to continue seeking reelection for her seat representing District 1 amid questions about whether she qualifies under the county charter. The decision by the Shelby County Election Commission comes just days after her husband, Lee Mills, was...
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- 2010 to 2020 population change: +3,577 --- #659 among all counties nationwide - 2010 to 2020 percent population change: +9.3% --- #24 among counties in Tennessee, #460 among all counties nationwide - 2020 population: 41,990 --- #37 largest county in Tennessee, #1,145 largest county nationwide
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What’s going on in Tennessee’s youth detention centers?

Parents and juvenile justice advocates want Tennessee to improve the conditions in youth detention facilities after a report claims that teens held at the Wilder Youth Development Center were physically and sexually abused. Disability Rights Tennessee and the Youth Law Center released the report on April 27. It details how...
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GYO Grants Offer Free Pathway to Teacher Licensure, ESL Certification for Fayette County Paraprofessionals. (l to r) Dr. Sharen Cypress, Kelly Todd, Dr. Penny Schwinn Dr. Versie Hamlett visit Oakland Elementary School in Fayette County to meet with students in the GYO program. The GYO award supports an innovative partnership...

Groups claim Wilder Youth Center failing its residents

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A state-run youth facility, the Wilder Youth Development Center in Fayette County, is getting failing grades in a scathing report on conditions at the center. Two groups, Disability Rights Tennessee and Youth Law Center, said their investigation and interviews of youth and staff at the facility, along with public data, found beatings and […]
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New report details abuses at Wilder Youth Development Center: What to know

On Wednesday, a watchdog group released a scathing report about conditions at state-run Wilder Youth Development Center. Two outside groups conducted a 20-month investigation and found numerous violations of state and federal law. The contents of the new report raise questions about the ability of the Department of Children’s Services to carry out its mission...
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