Friday, October 7, 2022

News

Betina Hunt was crowned the first Ms. Tennessee Corporate America last Sunday (Sept. 18) during a ceremony at The Board Room at Hickory Ridge Mall. Hunt is the former chapter president of the Greater Memphis Chapter of International Association of...
by Margie Mason and Robin McDowell --  More than 150 years ago, a prison complex known as the Lone Rock stockade operated at one of the biggest coal mines in Tennessee. It was powered largely by African American men who had been...
Capping off a brainstorming session for solutions to violent crime, Memphis City Council members adopted a resolution asking the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to direct additional state troopers to supplement the city’s police force. The request,...
I have been following our state’s private school voucher debate for some time. It has been a frustrating journey to get to where we are today. The courts finally opened the doors for Shelby County and Metro Nashville private schools...
by Darlene Superville -- WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, returned to the White House this past Wednesday, unveiling official portraits with a modern vibe in an event that set humor and nostalgia over his presidency...
The Memphis District Laymen, which is composed of 72 Baptist churches in the City of Memphis, has joined with University of Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball Coach Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway to host the official golf tournament of the Southern Heritage...
by Sam O’Bryant -- If you can read this article without trouble, it’s because someone invested in your literacy.  More than 20 percent of adults in Tennessee can’t say the same, according to the National Institute for Literacy. Literacy isn’t just...
A few weeks ago, Dr. Joris Ray resigned as superintendent of Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS), and the school board ended the investigation into whether he violated district policy by having inappropriate relationships with district employees.  The board also just recently...
Contentions between the Shelby County Clerk’s Office and the Shelby County Assessor’s Office came to a head as accusations and threats of ouster flew this week. While Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert prepared for the county’s swearing-in ceremony Wednesday (Aug....
Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert once again dodged county commissioners’ accountability efforts when a resolution to have her office investigated failed to gain the seven votes needed to start the process. Only six commissioners voted to adopt the resolution at...