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Posted on: October 21, 2019

New Community Relations and Outreach Directors announced

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Mayor McClendon and the City of West Memphis is proud to announce the new Business and Community Relations Department. Mayor McClendon has named Steven B. Jones to become the new Director of Business and Community Relations. The department will include th...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

West Memphis breaks ground on new fire station/police substation and municipal courthouse

West Memphis breaks ground on new fire station/police substation and municipal courthouse

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (localmemphis.com) – Two groundbreakings were held Tuesday on two major projects in West Memphis. Leaders came together first for a groundbreaking at the city’s newest fire station and police sub-station. Then an hour l...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Carvana to open inspection, distribution center in West Memphis.

Carvana Welcome to West Memphis

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced today Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, will locate an inspection and distribution center in West Memphis, Ark. The company plans to invest approximately $40 mil...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

New partnership plans to improve water infrastructure along Mississippi River

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The partnership was announced Wednesday. The Mississippi River is normally a calm, beautiful sight. However, let mother nature run its course and you can end up with flooded streets. That’s an issue West Memphis mayor Marco McClendon recently ex...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

West Memphis breaks ground on new library

West Memphis Public Library Ground Breaking

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff and Brandon Richard | August 19, 2019 at 5:44 AM CDT - Updated August 20 at 9:04 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - West Memphis leaders broke ground a new multi-million dollar public library Monday morning.

The new library, which is bein...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Coca-Cola plans a $33M West Memphis expansion

New West Memphis Coca Cola Bottling Facility

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, the maker, bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products to 14 states in the Mid-South, will expand its West Memphis production facility and transfer up to 60 jobs there, nearly doubling its workforce.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

West Memphis School District gets over $20 million for new schools

Academies of West Memphis High School District sign

The Arkansas Department of Education recently approved $22.5 million for the funding of two new schools in West Memphis.

Mayor McClendon was happy to hear that the state will be funding the project.

"West Memphis is on a winning streak. Black and Gold ...

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