MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Now people can add getting their car fixed to the list of inconveniences the pandemic has shed light on. Auto repair shops in Memphis are so backed up, that most of them are not taking in any more vehicles until August. Several repair shops told ABC24...
Home sellers, Shelby County assessor united to slow down outside investors buying and renting local homes
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Local home sellers and the Shelby County assessor are banding together to slow outside investors that are making home ownership increasingly difficult for Mid-South families. On top of that, Zillow reports year-to-year Memphis home values up 23%. Shelby County Susie Lynch wants to change this trend...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An arrest has been made in a deadly shooting from over the weekend. Police say Dequinton Smith shot and killed a man Saturday night in Frayser. Detectives were called out to the 300 block of Ladue Street, where they found a man shot and killed inside a car.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After at least 14 children and one adult were shot dead at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, many local leaders are voicing their concerns and offering condolences to families. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said: “Today’s elementary school shooting in Texas should shock us all into action. Mass shootings don’t have […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is in critical condition and a man detained after a shooting Wednesday morning in Hickory Hill. Police say they responded at 11 a.m. to the 4100 block of Meadow Park Cove, where they found the victim. She was taken to Regional One. Police are investigating but provided no further information.
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced his endorsement of gubernatorial candidate J.B. Smiley Wednesday, a day before the first of three debates sponsored by the Tennessee Democratic Party. “Councilman Smiley understands the issues that matter to working women and men and the challenges that face our neighborhoods. Tennessee needs a...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Shelby County health officials are announcing once again Covid-19 cases are on the rise, reporting nearly 300 new cases a day. Just a little over a month ago after the Shelby County Health Department reported zero new Covid-19 cases within a 24-hour window the department is now dealing with a seven-day rolling average of 290 cases.
In a recent Commission meeting, Shelby County Commissioner Edmund Ford, Jr. called for the county property tax rate to be rounded down. The current proposed rate of $3.399 presents an issue because the rate can only be accepted out to two places to the right of the decimal point. Ford told “Wake Up Memphis” that moving the rate to an even $3.40 is a property tax increase.
The council’s passage of first reading of the ordinance to create the special fund for an overhaul of the city bus system was approved the day after the Shelby County Commission took the same action.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The woman sentenced for her involvement in the murder of NBA star Lorenzen Wright will remain in jail after a parole board denied her request. After serving less than five years of her 30-year sentence Lorenzen’s ex-wife Sherra Wright made a bid for her freedom on May 11 to a parole board.
Gov. Lee signed a bill Wednesday that could impact the ownership and operation of Germantown’s namesake schools.
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Elise Shockley, Lead Dentist and Dental Residency Director, and Shamala Blackwell, Site Manager with Christ Community Health Services, who both highlight the organization’s mission and efforts “to provide high-quality healthcare to the underserved in the context of distinctively Christian service.” Today, Christ Community is one of the largest Faith-Based health centers in the nation and the largest provider of healthcare to the underserved in Shelby County, providing care to over 58,000 unique individuals across multiple locations. During the interview, Elise and Shamala talk about the benefits of providing complete healthcare services to support their patients’ physical, mental and spiritual health, and how diversity among their team members plays an important role in serving the community, as well. They discuss the importance of oral health and how that plays an integral role in their overall efforts, and then spotlight their partnership with Delta Dental of Tennessee and the Smile180 Foundation, which has played an integral role in their dental care efforts and their ability to treat patients with state-of-the-art equipment. They wrap up talking about the power of their purpose and how the community can support their efforts.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Collierville man was arrested Saturday after he assaulted a Shelby County deputy, authorities say. Deputies observed 29-year-old Brian Sayle driving north at a high rate of speed on Forest Hill Irene. Sayle was pulled over by deputies at the Exxon at the corner of Forest Hill Irene and Winchester around 2 […]
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Government leaders gathered Monday to raise awareness around the importance of pet adoptions and to award a $250,000 grant to the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society. Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society Executive Director Ellen Zahariadis joined Action News 5′s Andrew Douglas at...
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