News Flash

Home

6 Stories
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...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Two new restaurants choose West Memphis for Mid-South debut

West Memphis Arkansas Matchbox American Kitchen and Spirits

By   – Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal

Construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 on two new restaurants in West Memphis. 

The investment on the two projects is estimated to be $3.5 million. The restaura...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: August 2, 2019

West Memphis approves largest ever pay raise package for city employees

City of West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon City Council Pay Raises for City of West Memphis Police a

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - West Memphis city council approved the largest ever pay raise package in its history for city employees. This is going to have a huge impact, especially for public safety. The West Memphis Police Department said its officers are going...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: June 26, 2019

West Memphis police start ‘Park and Walk' initiative to help reduce crime.

West Memphis Police Department Park and Walk

FOX 13 Memphis

By: Kirstin Garriss

The West Memphis Police Department is taking a new approach to reducing crime in the community. WMPD started a new “Park and Walk” initiative this year. Officers park their cars, walk around various neighborhoods and pass ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home
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.

“When an icon...

Read on...

Home
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 ...

Read on...

Home