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Gov. Lee’s second term must be better than first, House Democrats say

Tennessee Democratic Leaders say Governor Bill Lee’s second term needs to improve in order for Tennessee to live up to its full potential. Lee was sworn in Saturday outside the State Capitol on the Legislative Plaza in Nashville. The theme of the Inaugural was “Tennessee: Leading...

Where was the de-escalation?

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Family’s viewing of video footage strengthens resolve to get ‘Justice For Tyre’

“What did I do?” That’s what Tyre D. Nichols is heard saying on video that shows the savage beating he took from Memphis Police Department officers on Jan. 7, said Benjamin Crump, the attorney that Nichols’ family hired as they seek justice for his death...

Tyre was her heart!

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Dr. Charles A. Champion lived a life befitting of his name

Born in Memphis in 1930, the number of people Dr. Charles A. Champion befriended during his life’s journey would be difficult to calculate. Any number any one person comes up with could easily be increased by one more. Dr. Champion made serving the community and...

Fired! Five officers terminated in connection with ‘tragic death’ of Tyre D. Nichols

Five Memphis Police Department officers were fired on Friday for their part in what Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said was “the tragic death of Mr. Tyre Nichols.” Nichols died Jan. 10. Three days earlier around 8:30 p.m., he had a deadly encounter with Memphis police...

Search for MSCS superintendent nears next step

The Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) board is expected to select a search firm during its next business meeting on Tuesday, January 31.  MSCS Board Chair Althea Greene, General Counsel Kenneth Walker and newly appointed Chief of Human Resources Quintin Robinson will review the four search firm applications and make a final...

Video footage connected to death of Tyre D. Nichols to be released

In a statement released on social media, Mayor Jim Strickland and Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "C.J." Davis detailed that video footage connected to the police-involved death of 29-year-old Tyre D. Nichols will be released publicly after the completion of an internal investigation into the...

SLIDESHOW — A glimpse at MLK Day 2023

Amongst the many observances of MLK Day 2023 in Memphis were those reflected in these images:  

TSD takes a 10-year look back at MLK Day

Memphis' unique connection to the end of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life makes the annual celebration of his birth on the MLK Day federal holiday a particularly healing experience. King would have been 94 this year. His death in Memphis came 55 years ago...