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Get a Copy of Your Tennessee Driving History

New from the State of Tennessee website, information is found her on how you can get an official copy of your Tennessee driving history, also known as a motor vehicle record or MVR.

Want To Change Tomorrow? Start With Us Today : Latino Memphis Community Impact Report

This is the Community Impact Report from Latino Memphis.  It gives much good information and good statistics on the Latino community in the Memphis area.

The Memphis Blogroll

The Commercial Appeal has compiled a list of blogs written by Memphians, about Memphis or for a Memphis audience.  Here you can check out what your neighbors have to say about everything from local politics to the new restaurant on the corner.

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Thanks to Kay Due in Administration for telling about this website from the American Public Health Association (APHA.)

The following information is from the site:

“When it’s time to change your clocks because of daylight saving time, remember to check your preparedness kit to make sure your emergency stockpile isn’t missing any items and that the food hasn’t expired. APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign is reminding people to refresh their emergency supplies before a disaster occurs.”

Thanks, Kay!

Job Website for Senior Workers

In these distressing economic times, many people are not able to retire at the traditional age of 65 like previous generations did.  This particular website is directed toward seniors looking for job assistance.  It gives information about resume’ building, career fairs, or even jobs for senior citizens.

Supporting our U.S. Troops overseas

My father brought this site to my attention on Veteran’s Day. and the nonprofit website,, are partnering this site.  Choosing from more than several designs, people can send a postcard online to our soldiers overseas.  The site just  asks for your name, hometown, and any message the site provides, and viola– your postcard has been sent.

(Note:  The site does state because of the bulk of mail sent out, no confirmation email can be sent to the person sending the postcard.)

Thanks to my dad for the tip, and to our soldiers because…

Interactive Neighborhood Watch Program

This website was intoduced to the members of Staff Organization by Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery.  Filling in basic information such as your name, home address,  phone numbers, and email address, users will receive email alerts of  local crime in their neighborhoods.  Because the site is offered by the Memphis Police Department (or the Blue Crush, as it has been nicknamed)the records are accurate and updated daily.

The 25 Most Dangerous Neigborhoods in America

The web site offers this list of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America.   Information is offered on each of the neighborhoods, including your chances of becoming a crime victim there.

Reinvent Government

Thanks to Audrey May (LINC) for passing this site along…

This site, from Memphis Tomorrow, was created to provide residents of Memphis and Shelby County a place to learn more about consolidation.   Visitors to the site can read FAQs and reports, submit questions or discuss the issue with other interested community members.

Outreach for teens in need

This site was brought to the attention of the Children’s Services  and Teen Services Lists by Shelley Moore of Raleigh. The site was located by Doris Dixon, also of Raleigh.

Unfortunately, abusive teen relationships exist in our society, but perhaps, with all the links and resources stemming from the site itself, these upsetting encounters will disappear.

Thanks, Shelley, for promoting the site, and to Doris for locating the site!

Memphis Legal Help

From Today’s (12/02/08) Commercial Appeal:

“The Memphis Bar Association has launched a new website to provide public information on how find legal help and resources. 

The site — — includes an online MBA attorney directory by practice area and a ‘Frequently Asked Legal Questions and Answers’ section.

Topics also include ‘What To Look For In A Lawyer,’ ‘Tips On How to Be a Responsible Client,’ ‘Things You Should Know Before You Go To Court,’ and ‘Check the Standing of an Attorney’ sections.”

The site also lists upcoming dates for free legal clinics.

National Resource Directory

Thanks to Christina Barnes (Sciences) for passing this along…

From the site: “An online partnership of ‘shared care’ providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration.”

The site is maintained by the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs, and provides resources from federal, state and local agencies, non-profit and faith-based organizations, academic institutions and professional associations.  Choose a general topic to get started.

Organ Donations in the Tennessee Area

From the website:

  • Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) is a nonprofit, independent organization authorized by the Federal Government to accept anatomical gifts liver, lungs, kidneys, intestine or pancreas).
  • TDS’ designated service area includes 84 counties in Tennessee and  8 counties in Virginia.
  • The mission of Tennessee Donor Services is to support families in our communities who have sustained the loss of a loved one by providing an opportunity for organ, eye and tissue donation and by facilitating the recovery and transplantation of these gifts to help others in need. 
  • Charity Guide

    “The Charity Guide is a non profit web site designed to inform and educate those interested in making contributions to charitable organizations. There are many ways in which to support worthwhile causes in your area. Whether it is in the form of monetary donations, or a small bit of your time each week, we hope the information provided will help you discover the opportunities you are seeking.”–From the web site. You can locate charities in the United States on this web site; you can search by state and you then will find towns and cities within the state and clicking on a particular city or town will give you the charities located in them.

    2008 Great Places in America

    The American Planning Association “celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.”–From the web site.