Monday, July 28 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:54:52 GMT
(WMC) - On Monday night, there are concerns about plans to build a warehouse right outside of Olive Branch, Miss. The site of a proposed industrial park could bring hundreds of jobs to DeSoto County,More >>
On Monday night, there are concerns about plans to build a warehouse right outside of Olive Branch, Miss.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 150 kids took part in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington.It's golf's version of the NFL's punt, pass and kick competition. KidsMore >>
More than 150 kids took part in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:42 GMT
(WMC) - The state plans to call more than 20 witnesses during Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial. The defense has at least one. Brown plans to take the stand in his own defense. Even before he testifies,More >>
The state plans to call more than 20 witnesses during Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial. The defense has at least one. Brown plans to take the stand in his own defense. Even before he testifies, though, the jury will have already heard from him.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:00 GMT
Dollar Tree is buying out Family Dollar to create the largest discount retailer in America. Many people who shop both stores say they are significantly different and some are concerned what the acquisitionMore >>
Dollar Tree is buying out Family Dollar, creating the largest discount retailer in America. People who shop at both stores say they have significant differences, and some shoppers are concerned about what the acquisition will mean. More >>
(WMC-TV) - In a special election held Thursday, November 21 Memphians will vote on two ballot measures: one deciding whether to raise the city's sales tax to fund pre-K and also choosing who should take the 91 House District seat left open by the former state representative Lois DeBerry.
The sales tax referendum would boost the sales tax by half a cent generating about $47 million, which would cover more than 8,000 children age 4 and up.
All sides agree that effective pre-K serves an important role in benefiting the city's future, but a sticking point for many is the fact that the city-connected commission would oversee the money.
According to councilman Shea Flinn, all ballot language guarantees all money raised from this tax will go to fund pre-K.
Reverend Kenneth Whalum, a stanch opponent of the tax increase, says the hike is regressive and unfairly burdening the poor.
As both sides struggle to shake hands on a financial solution, they agree on one thing: They ask you go vote.
Below you will find resources provided by the Shelby County Election Commission; voting will run from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
To find out what you need to bring to vote, click here.
The ballot only lists two names for the 91 seat including Democratic nominee Raumesh Akbari and candidate James Tomasik.
Akbari's interests sits in pre-K education, better health care for senior citizens, blighted neighborhoods, unemployment, and environmental injustice.
"I realize that I stand on the shoulders of a great leader, and it is an honor to continue her legacy of service to the community," she said on her website.
James "Jim" Tomasik is running as a libertarian candidate, despite that the sample ballot marks him as an independent. He would like to put an end to sales tax on food and restrict Law Enforcement privileges in regards to no raids, according to his website.
State House district 91 reaches from parts of Midtown down to Whitehaven. See a map here.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:48:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday. "This individual walked in, said 'I work for the sheriff's department, andMore >>
A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photosMore >>
A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!More >>
Sunday, July 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:51:59 GMT
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. According to the Jackson Police Department, the incident allegedly occurred Friday, July 18More >>
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:26:47 GMT
(WMC) – Maurice Brown Jr. would have turned 6 years old just three days ago, but in 2012 his life was cut short. His body was found in a dumpster and his own father is charged with his murder. MauriceMore >>
Maurice Brown Sr. faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his son. In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>