A Sermon entitled “LOVE” By Rev. Michael A. Callier, Chicago, IL Rev. Michael A. Callier of Chicago, IL, provided the message, a sermon entitled “LOVE” during regular services at Unity Christian Church of Memphis, 3345 McCorkle Road, on Sunday November 24, 2019. Callier used the first letters of the word as acronyms to describe Living, Outstanding, Victorious, and Encouragement as he reminded those in attendance, “We must be more loving towards all people…” and then asked everyone [how], “Do you encourage yourself and others?” NE IGHBORHOOD BUS TOUR On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 1 pm several members of the McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Assoc. (MRNDA), Inc. of Memphis gathered at the former site of Graves Elementary School to board a MATA bus and take a tour to identify city and county code violations in the northern part of Whitehaven. Within an hour of traveling only half of the predesignated route, nearly 3 dozen violations had been identified. While we did discover a neighbor with at least one Steve Shular, Special Assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland, spoke during the neighborhood violation tour held on November 5, 2019. chicken in their yard, a serious violation, the majority of the violations recorded involved vehicles. Home after home and house after house showed signs of inoperable vehicles parked on paved and/or unpaved surfaces, some s i t t i ng r i gh t i n p l a i n v i ew , in front yards and near the street. Items including broken garage doors, garbage carts left on the curb before and after the weekly garbage collection day, excessive junk/debris/furniture in yards, dead, dying, and fallen trees, and more. Since the area being toured was a mixed residential/industrial/commercial area, several county code violations were forwarded to Shelby County so the appropriate agency could follow up. The entire tour would have taken approx. 2.5 hours, so a second tour is being planned for sometime in 2020. Neighbors whose properties were in violation at the time of the tour will be receiving official city documentation of the specific violation and the length of time they will have to correct the violation before being sited to Environmental Court or fined. Tours are free and open for the public to attend in hopes they will institute a similar event in their neighborhoods. For dates, times, or additional information on the future tours scheduled, please call (901) 300-0250. 30

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