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  • SLIDESHOW: Joey goes home and finds hope

    SLIDESHOW: Joey goes home and finds hope

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:37:24 GMT
    A recent Facebook post by FOX13's Chief Meteorologist Joey Sulipeck created a social media firestorm. Cellphone video of his childhood Memphis community and its disintegration lead to a passionate discussion online.
    A recent Facebook post by FOX13's Chief Meteorologist Joey Sulipeck created a social media firestorm. Cellphone video of his childhood Memphis community and its disintegration lead to a passionate discussion online.
  • Blighted Apartments Razed In Whitehaven

    Blighted Apartments Razed In Whitehaven

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-06-24 00:37:23 GMT
    For Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter the blaring sound of bulldozers provided just the right background noise for a news conference celebrating the demolition of 20 acres of adjacent blighted properties that formerly housed both the Spanish Oaks and Winchester Gardens apartment complexes.
    For Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter the blaring sound of bulldozers provided just the right background noise for a news conference celebrating the demolition of 20 acres of adjacent blighted properties that formerly housed both the Spanish Oaks and Winchester Gardens apartment complexes.
  • Memphis Asks Citizens To Be Volunteer Code Inspectors

    Memphis Asks Citizens To Be Volunteer Code Inspectors

    Monday, June 9 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-06-10 03:54:20 GMT
    The city of Memphis' war on blight demands more code enforcement officers than tax payers can afford. The Wharton administration has asked community leaders and concerned citizens to become volunteer code inspectors.
    The city of Memphis' war on blight demands more code enforcement officers than tax payers can afford. The Wharton administration has asked community leaders and concerned citizens to become volunteer code inspectors.
  • Millions spent to clean up blighted properties

    Millions spent to clean up blighted properties

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-05-13 19:59:46 GMT
    Mayor A C Wharton is fed up with blight and his administration is going after the people responsible.
    Mayor A C Wharton is fed up with blight and his administration is going after the people responsible.
  • Doing double the good fighting blight

    Doing double the good fighting blight

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-05-13 19:58:57 GMT
    The Bluff City has an innovative new plan fighting blight and is getting more bang for its buck with an ex-offender re-entry program and blight-fighting campaign all wrapped up into one.
    The Bluff City has an innovative new plan fighting blight and is getting more bang for its buck with an ex-offender re-entry program and blight-fighting campaign all wrapped up into one.
  • Fighting the blight in Memphis

    Fighting the blight in Memphis

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-13 19:57:32 GMT
    There are tens of thousands of abandoned properties in the city of Memphis. But the Bluff City has a plan and city leaders say they're seeing results.
    There are tens of thousands of abandoned properties in the city of Memphis. They're a drain on neighborhoods, havens for crime, and anchor on property values. But the Bluff City has a plan and city leaders say they're seeing results.
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