Wednesday, June 29, 2022

James Coleman

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Tabled: primary ballots for city elections on hold

An effort to open Memphis city elections to partisan primaries is in limbo after the item’s sponsor, Memphis City Council member Martavius Jones tabled the proposal indefinitely. Jones’ move came just before the start of the council’s afternoon session Tuesday (June 21). The ordinance referendum...

Mural provides snapshot of Whitehaven beyond Graceland

As a world-renowned tourist attraction, Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, has taken on an identity that has grown larger than the city itself, much less the surrounding Whitehaven community. With the addition of a new mural at the Whitehaven Community Center, and several other...

Summit to take family-centered focus about violent crime in North Memphis

With a goal of finding a family-centric approach to reducing violent crime in North Memphis, community stakeholders, including church groups and law enforcement, are taking part in the third Better Community Summit on Saturday (June 4).  At this point in time, we're a more violent...

Incumbent County Mayor Harris rolls to primary election win

On an Election Day that drew sparse voter turnout, incumbent Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris handily defeated his Democratic primary opponent Ken Moody on Tuesday (May 3).  The win sets the table for the Aug. 4 county general election, when Harris squares off against Republican...

Greater Memphis Chamber, UnitedHealthcare plan to help small businesses with coverage

For even the largest of businesses, the costs of providing health care coverage can be formidable. However, for small businesses, the costs can be crippling.  To help these employers – and their employees – stay healthy, the Greater Memphis Chamber announced it is partnering with...

Probing the next steps to Blue Oval City

City planners, development consultants and other experts provided a crash course in possible changes in store for the region during the West Tennessee Mega-Site/Blue Oval City forum at the Halloran Centre in Downtown Memphis on Thursday. Presented by the Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG),...