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The last day for voters to cast early ballots in the March 3 presidential primary in Tennessee is today (Feb. 25). Early voting began Feb. 12 and ran Mondays through Saturdays. Several Democratic presidential contenders have visited Tennessee. Nearly a quarter of primary delegates are up for grabs in the March...
An investment in education – specifically the possibility of a new school in Frayser – was among the focus areas highlighted by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris in a 2020 State of the County address themed “We can do more.” In a 30-minute speech to a crowd at Collierville High...
by Dr. Tracy D. Hall -- When I first arrived in Memphis, I would drive around some of the neighborhoods to get a sense of the city, get a tactile feel for its gifts, challenges, opportunities and people. After all, community colleges are not just institutions of higher learning, but...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee would be the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary, freeing it from having to compete for attention on Super Tuesday, under a new bill. Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change on Tuesday, arguing that the Volunteer State has a more...
A joyous day of singing and praising occurred on Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 7289 U.S. 64. Church organizers and head Pastor Donald L. Johnson set aside the second Sunday of the month of February to honor African-American pioneers of his church in celebration of...
For the first time in Shelby County’s history, the County Commission will contribute yearly funding to public transit. During the Feb.10 commission meeting, an ordinance was passed on the final reading that dedicated 1.5 percent of the Shelby County capital budget to Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) yearly. The commission’s...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the end of early voting period. Linda Phillips, administrator of elections, said...
When you are the jury foreperson in a high-profile trial that affects the fortunes of the sitting president of the United States, a related post on your Facebook page will make you a sought-after interview. Such is the case for former Memphian Tomeka Hart. Only minutes after a message posted...
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By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff at an African American...
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has carved out his own lane in pursuit of the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, opened his Bluff City headquarters on Thursday. Early voting in the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primary begins Wednesday (Feb. 12) and runs through Feb. 25. Bloomberg, a billionaire directing...