Thursday, September 29, 2022

Memphis Government

by James Coleman -- Seventies soul standouts the Temprees Tuesday (July 20) joined the ranks of Memphis artists who have had a street honorarily named after them when the Memphis City Council adopted a resolution granting the honor. Joubert Avenue, between...
February 5, 2021 Dear Members of the Clergy: Historically, the church has been a place of refuge, activism, comfort and, in times of trouble, a place where people of faith have sought answers. We look to the church for support. The Memphis City...
Brian Hampton acknowledged that it’s been a good year for his company, Network Construction. The owner of the small contracting company understands the plight most minority-owned business owners experience, including access to capital; but he said he’s been able...
With early voting still underway at sites throughout the city, reports obtained this week showed that older voters are the largest group to have voted thus far. According to turnout data released from the Shelby County Election Commission, 21,983 voters...
Dozens of union representatives pledged their support for District 7 Memphis City Council candidate, Michalyn Easter-Thomas, during a reception in her honor Thursday evening. The city workers are hoping that their collaboration will help Easter-Thomas, a Shelby County educator, unseat...
by James Coleman -- After gauging reaction to a plan to relocate coal ash from the shuttered Allen Fossil Plant to a landfill east of Memphis International Airport, the TVA has decided to keep its options open. “This partnership put in...
The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is soliciting proposals for the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grant programs beginning December 3. Programs available for competitive grant application submissions for FY21 will include the following city and federally-funded programs: ...
by James Coleman -- C.J. Davis’ first day on the job as chief of the Memphis Police Department will be June 14. The Memphis City Council voted 11-1 to approve the hiring of Durham, North Carolina’s former police chief at its...
A confrontation two weeks in the making came to a head Tuesday evening, with a face-to-face of sorts between prominent Memphis attorney Rickey Wilkins and the Memphis City Council. It ended abruptly with the Black PAC (Political Action Committee)...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s first public release of information about bids it has received for a possible new electric power supplier drew criticism Tuesday (June 14), regarding the fairness and transparency of the bidding process. The criticism came...