Memphis City Council Could Lift Police & Fire Residency Requirement

The Memphis City Council is discussing the possibility of loosening its residency requirement for police officers and firefighters. Currently, city officers and firefighters are requited to live within the city limits in order to work for the city. Two... Read More.

New Concourse Coming to MEM

Construction is beginning on a new concourse for the Memphis International Airport. The new space will offer natural light, higher ceilings, and more gate space. All airlines and concessions will now be consolidated to the new concourse. The new... Read More.

More SkyCop Cameras

More Memphis neighborhoods will have SkyCop Cameras. 2000 cameras monitoring 500 locations will be installed, covering every district including at entrances and exits of communities. SkyCop cameras are video and audio surveillance systems mounted on towers with flashing blue... Read More.

Memphis Zoo Has Twins

The Memphis Zoo has new twins! The newest residents are a pair of Jaguar cubs. The baby Jaguars were born September 4th and are growing stronger behind the scenes at Cat Country every day. The zoo will provide regular... Read More.

MATA Drivers Getting Safety Shields

The Memphis Area Transit Authority is testing driver shields on select buses. The shields aim to protect drivers from unruly passengers. The bus drivers union requested the shields to be installed. MATA says the devices cost $5,0000 each. It... Read More.

HUD

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is updating Memphis residents on the public housing crisis. He says the city is on the right track to address the issue. Carson visited Memphis on Friday. Meanwhile, the Memphis Housing Authority serves over ten-thousand... Read More.

Jim Strickland Wins Memphis Mayoral Race

Incumbent Jim Strickland will get another four years to lead Memphis as mayor.  Strickland’s two main opponents, Willie Herenton and Tami Sawyer, have conceded the race to Strickland.

Pinch District Pedestrian Bridge

A pedestrian bridge will be built in the Pinch District. According to the Memphis Business Journal, the bridge will cost nearly $4,000,000. City officials say they expect construction to begin in Spring 2020. The bridge will provide safe passage... Read More.

State Senator To Introduce Bill Allowing College Athletes To Be Paid

A Memphis-area State Senator is planning to introduce legislation that would allow Tennessee college athletes to cash in on endorsement deals. California has a new law allowing college athletes to be paid for endorsement deals, beginning in 2023. NCAA... Read More.