Thursday, June 30, 2022

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The fight to save bus routes in Memphis began to heat up in August. That’s when Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) officials released details of proposed route cuts and drastic schedule changes in response to inadequate fiscal resources. And then, a...
Since late last week, meteorologists across all Mid-South stations have been telling us to make indoor plans for Halloween night, because a cold front will be bringing in awful, horrible, very bad trick-or-treating weather. Well, here's an indoor plan you...
The Shelby County Commission on Monday voted in favor of a joint resolution with the Memphis City Council to ask the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) to probe all sheriff- and police-involved shootings that result in serious injury or...
"At long last this building famously known as '201 Poplar' will be given a real name," said newly-elected Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. That name is the Walter L. Bailey, Jr. Criminal Justice Center. A dedication service on a chilling Friday...
“Bad actors” is the label pinned on the Shelby County Election Commission by national NAACP President Derrick Johnson, who made a turn-out-to-vote pitch during a visit to Memphis on Friday. Johnson predicted a heavy Election Day (Nov. 6) turnout by...
Mindful that Early Voting is more than two-thirds complete and that Election Day is Nov. 6, Chancery Court Judge JoeDae Jenkins on Thursday ruled in favor of plaintiffs seeking judicial helping regarding 4,000 to 6,000 disputed voter registration forms. The...
The City of Memphis is reporting that the Memphis Police Department force of officers now numbers 2003 en route to a goal of 2300 by 2020. Where the city stands in reference to its police complement was detailed at the...
Two weeks after participating in the unveiling of an initiative pitched to “declare war on crime in our neighborhoods” and “rescue our youth,” Ike Griffith met with Mayor Jim Strickland. The director of the City of Memphis Office of Youth...
The campaign to “Save The Gay Hawk” all started about a month ago. A GoFundMe page appeared online, and in a matter of hours, people had shared, liked, and donated. “They were calling me from all over the country,” said Terica...
The name Beverly Robertson answers who has been named interim president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber. The person that Robertson is – and long has been – speaks to the quality of the choice. The selection...