Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Commentary

by Curtis Weathers -- Our governor Bill Lee and state legislators are starting to tinker again with Tennessee’s school funding formula.  So, what are they up to? Why now? What is going on?  Those are all excellent questions. And for now, we...
No matter your line of work, you’re likely to take a “lick” on some days. At the end of such a day, you boil it down to lessons learned and – as soon as possible – pick back up...
by Curtis Weathers -- Have you ever heard the saying, politics and education don’t mix?  Well, me neither, I just made it up. But it is true. When partisan politics become more important than what is in the best interest of our...
by Mark Yates -- Growing up in Whitehaven, I always had a particular pride in my city.  So, when telling someone where I was from, even as a young man, I stood up a little straighter when I said the word...
Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis addressed the prospect of a reduction of traffic stops for minor infractions in a recent question-and-answer with the media: “We’re mostly concerned about erratic driving, reckless driving, and really, that’s all over the city....
Memphis police would be handcuffed if the city had a law like the one that took effect in Philadelphia with the mayor's signature on Tuesday, said Mike Williams, former president of the Memphis Police Association. Williams was asked about Philadelphia's move...
by Kelsey Jirikils -- Do you know for sure that both your taillights work? That your windows are tinted an acceptable shade? That you signal every time you make a lane change? The reality is that, when you’re driving, you’re...
All three approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – are now safe for booster shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, on Oct. 21, I took the Johnson...
by Curtis Weathers -- We forget sometimes how important dads are in the education of our children. The role of fathers in today's society, when it comes to the development of our kids, is crucial.   I must admit, however, there are days...
by Curtis Weathers -- The lives of two Cummings K-8 Optional School students and their families will forever be changed by the school shooting that took place last week. In his response to the shooting, Shelby County Schools Supt. Dr. Joris...