Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Bishop J. Drew Sheard, the presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ, has been described as “a difference-maker” in his base city of Detroit and beyond. In Memphis for the international denomination’s 114th Holy Convocation, the presiding bishop...
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee voters have approved a change to the state Constitution that reinforces the state’s existing law freeing workers from being required to pay union dues. Tennessee has had a law prohibiting the requirement on the books since...
One of the accused killers of Memphis rapper Young Dolph is OK with spending twenty-three and a half hours locked in a cell at the Shelby County Penal Farm. In fact, that’s the request he has made through an...
Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy, who took office Sept. 1, announced the formation of the Post-Conviction Justice Unit Tuesday (Oct. 18) and a veteran defense attorney to lead it. Lorna McClusky will direct the initiative, designed to review...
NASHVILLE (AP) — Public housing agencies in Tennessee can no longer include provisions in their leases that bar tenants from having guns in their homes, a state appeals panel has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals...
Pastor Dianne Young posted a photo of her husband, Dr. William M. Young, smiling broadly on her Facebook page early Monday (Oct. 10) morning. For those who knew him, the pleasant, entreating smile was a familiar sight. The post that accompanied...
The Go901 Tech Team is the deliverable for what is described as “an exclusive partnership” between LeMoyne-Owen College and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). The team will provide MATA riders with tech assistance, including navigating Go901 app features. Those features...
The New Tri-State Defender won six top awards, including three first-place finishes, in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2022 newspaper contest co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee system, which has been part of the annual event since 1940. The awards were...
Within the Nashville medical community, Dr. Ivan Davis was a top-notch figure embraced for his skills and long-standing service to Tennessee State University. TSU’s long-time medical director of Student Health Services, Dr. Davis died last Sunday, Aug. 21 He was...
Julius Lewis, the owner of Pure Entertainment Group, remembers how extracurricular activities enriched his formative years at Cummings Elementary School. He also understands that public schools don’t always have the funding to offer students the opportunities he enjoyed. Cummings Elementary...