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Health Department director stepping aside as city takes vaccination reins

The buzz about the planned resignation of Shelby County’s Health Department director notwithstanding, COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered at dozens of area sites. State and local officials are emphasizing that fact, not wanting it lost given the acute need to pick up the vaccination pace. Across...

Town Hall gives voice to vaccination angst, qualms about Health Department leadership

UPDATE: Dr. Alisa Haushalter's decision to resign as director of the Shelby County Health Department was made known Friday afternoon following her participation in the virtual Town Hall event reported upon for this story. by Erica R. Williams --  Days after the State of Tennessee stripped...

VAXXING UPDATE: Adjusting to the weather, more

All COVID-19 vaccination sites will remain closed Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 20-21), except for the Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven site. To make up appointments missed due to inclement weather, individuals who had scheduled appointments at SWTCC on February 11th and February 12th are rescheduled...

LEGACY: Supervisor Ida M. Porter

As the life of COGIC Supervisor Ida “Maddie” Bell Flagg Porter was celebrated last Saturday (Feb. 13) at Memorial Park, her son, Bishop Brandon B. Porter, delivered the homegoing message. Those in attendance had in hand a synopsis of her life story, which was titled...

NAACP lawsuit: Trump, Giuliani incited Capitol riot

WASHINGTON D.C — Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Donald J. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, with the goal of preventing Congress from...

Winter storm tightens it bone-chilling grip

As day gave way to night on Monday, there was no give in the grip of the winter storm that has the Greater Memphis area braving single-digit temperatures and multi-inch fallen snow and ice. Officially, a winter-storm warning still was in effect, with below zero...

As winter storm settles in, Memphis and Mid-South hunker down

Signs of a major winter storm started showing up as projected Sunday morning, with the Shelby Countians warned to be prepared for snow, sleet and freezing rain associated with a winter storm warning issued through midnight Tuesday. With bitter cold temperatures in place, heavy precipitation...

Fast start fades as Grizzlies get run down by Lakers

The Grizzlies slapped a 22-2 run on the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night, embarrassing the reigning NBA champions in the first six minutes and setting up a good-try assessment in response to a 115-105 loss in L.A. For the Lakers (21-6), it was a seventh...

Singles can laugh Valentine’s Day during ‘The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show’

Comedienne LaToya Tennille and Happy & Single Founder Jae Henderson have teamed up to present “The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show” on Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m. Tenille, along with fellow comedian MoufPiece, will discuss the hilarious highs and lows of being single and dating...

UNFILTERED: Chamber President Beverly Robertson’s open letter to SCS

Greater Memphis Chamber President Beverly Robertson wrote this January 30, 2021 open letter to Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray and the members of the Shelby County Schools Board of Education. Dear Dr. Ray and Shelby County School Board Members: I am writing to express both...