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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employees living outside Shelby County can breathe a sigh of relief, after members of the Memphis City Council Tuesday (Aug. 22) shot down a proposed referendum question that would require the utility’s workers...
With the city’s latest Downtown violent outburst still resonating, Memphis City Council members unanimously adopted a non-binding resolution requesting a permanent Shelby County Sheriff’s Office presence on Downtown streets. The council’s action came during its Tuesday (Aug. 22) meeting, which...
Kroger Delta Division is observing 50 years of service to customers in the Mid-South. Community investment initiatives, specials savings and store upgrades are parts of the celebration. With 13 locations in Memphis and 34 across the Delta region, Kroger is known...
Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Aug. 14) set their leadership posts for the next legislative year, after commissioners Miska Clay-Bibbs and Charlie Caswell mustered enough votes to gain the leadership posts. Their elections to commission chair and chair pro tem (vice...
The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) elected long-term member Deidre Malone as its 15th President during its 36th Biennial Conference in Richmond, Virginia last weekend. Malone, the two-time NWPC Tennessee Caucus President, follows outgoing president Donna Lent who served eight...
Tennessee pastor Willie McLaurin, who leads the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, resigned Thursday from his position as interim president and chief executive after it came to light that he presented false information about his educational qualifications on his resume. The...
Patsy Brown sat in the audience on the third and final day of the Memphis People’s Convention as an engaged attendee whose point of reference was the original People’s Convention 30-plus years ago. She had been there too. “I’ve been...
Urged on by citizens and area activists, Shelby County Commissioners are considering a trio of ordinances crafted to prevent abuses of power by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, including banning the use of specialized units. Commissioners discussed the proposed ordinances during...
The life and legacy of the Jubilee Hummingbirds were celebrated last Sunday (Aug. 6) at the Church Ministries, 1219 Finley Rd. The Jubilee Hummingbirds trace their roots back 85 years. The Rev. William “Redd” Watson has been part of the...
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic rocketed to the edge of space with its first tourists Thursday, a former British Olympian who bought his ticket 18 years ago and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean. The space plane...