Friday, June 18, 2021

Local News

Although the annual retreat of the Shelby County delegation of state legislators was virtual this year, it hosted some of the state’s most powerful decision makers and influential elected officials. The two-day event convened four hours each day Monday (Nov....
Shot Tuesday by U.S. Marshals looking for someone else, a 17 year old now faces criminal charges. It turned out that the teen was not the man the marshals were after. The shooting angered local residents, who took to the...
The city’s first responders are facing a new enemy in the form of the COVID-19 virus, a threat that is invisible to the naked eye and as lethal as any weapon. That puts these vital public servants on the...
As the widespread local impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic became increasingly clear, The New Tri-State Defender deployed its team of reporters, photojournalists and editors to respond accordingly. Today (March 22) on “Where Do We Go From Here?” on TSDRadio...
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness (SIDS) month. Do you know exactly what SIDS is and how it occurs? It is an unexplained death of a child usually during sleep who is less than a year old and appeared...
Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings was the weekly meeting highlight of the Frayser Exchange Club Foundation Thursday afternoon at Impact Church. “I doubt if I will get to my notes today,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to go in...
Memphis Magazine has pulled its September issue after receiving backlash for what some have called a racist cover. The magazine featured caricatures of three mayoral candidates -- Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer, incumbent Mayor Jim Strickland and former Mayor Dr....
by Adrian Sainz -- Baxter Leach -- a prominent member of the Memphis sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated -- has died, close friends said...
Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer has enlisted the help of Angela Rye, CNN commentator, national political strategist and activist, who says, “I don’t support campaigns, fundraisers or endorsements unless I really feel it.” Rye is spending several days in Memphis...
Mayoral contender Dr. Willie W. Herenton on Thursday picked up the endorsement of IBEW Local 1288, which also announced its support for a slate of other candidates running for city council, county clerk and municipal judge seats in the...