Thursday, January 20, 2022

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by James Coleman -- The debate over easing residency requirements for city police officers and firefighters remains at a standstill until the new year after a proposed ordinance to let voters decide the issue in a referendum next year was...
When former security guard Gregory Livingston goes to trial for having killed Alvin Motley Jr. this past summer, he now will have to answer for murder. This past Thursday (December 16), a Shelby County grand jury indicted Livingston on a...
For three days this past week, 200-plus African-American farmers from across the southern states used the Hilton’s DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Memphis as a hub for growing their awareness about technology and other developments to increase the prospects of...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Former NBA star Stephen Jackson achieved numerous accolades throughout his successful pro basketball career, which included winning a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.  After his 14-year NBA run, Jackson embarked upon a media...
“It’s that time of year again,” said Stevie Moore, founder of Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives (FFUN). “We are giving away hundreds of toys this Saturday in our 4th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway.” Moore staged the announcement at a Tuesday morning...
Meet a Memphian who is an author, for many years a professor of history at Rhodes College, and as of this past August, the president of the National Civil Rights Museum. Karanja A. Ajanaku, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor of The New...
A two-day re-sentencing hearing before Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan for ex-death row inmate Pervis Payne on Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 13-14) featured compelling testimony from defense witnesses and family members of the victims Payne was convicted of killing. At...
The Shelby County Health Department will provide free COVID-19 vaccinations, in association with partnering agencies and organizations at the following community vaccination sites during the week of December 13-17, 2021: Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd. Dates: Tuesday, December 14...
The Grizzlies came out on fire against the Rockets and while Houston refused to fizzle out, they could not snatch victory away from Memphis at FedExForum on Saturday night. Houston – winners of seven of their last eight coming into...
Severe storms that produced radar-indicated tornadoes impacted multiple counties overnight in West and Middle Tennessee, with three confirmed weather-related fatalities, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). None of the fatalities were in Shelby County, where MLGW was reporting...