Friday, September 24, 2021

Metro Memphis

The national movement known as Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28 and Southwest Early College High School (SECHS) students want to thank Southwest Tennessee Community College and the community for their support in its inaugural year. The students will be giving...
By Lee R. Watkins, Special to TSDMemphis.com The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts on Monday. The guidelines, published by the American Heart Association and the American...
Memphis City Council members on Tuesday put a lot of energy into the question of whether your utility bill should go up. “I am not for any rate increase of any kind,” Council Chairman Berlin Boyd said. “Neither are my...
Back in 2008, the Memphis chapter of the NAACP got behind instant runoff voting for city elections. As America was on the brink of electing its first African-American president with the largest voter turnout in U.S. history, the idea...
The last thing Bernal E. Smith II said to his wife, Towanda, was "I gotchu!" It was a two-word slang response to her very playful reminder that he only had about a month left to get a new pair of...
By Cardell Orrin Before-and-after success stories work because they’re shorthand for transformation. So when former youth offenders took the stage during a youth voice portion of the recent University of Memphis Public Safety Institute “Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency” symposium,...
Late 2010, Tammy Coleman received a devastating phone call from a close friend that forever changed her life. “She told me she had two years to live,” said Coleman. “When she told me it was from breast cancer, I literally...
A while back the Memphis City Council gave an early embrace to a proposed ordinance directing Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration to come up with a plan to immediately get the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis out...
The home-going service for Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a committed servant leader, has been set for Friday. Mr. Smith died at his home Sunday afternoon. His wife, Towanda Smith, said doctors attributed his death to...
A proposed ordinance introduced by Memphis City Council member Reid Hedgepeth could put tough restrictions on the way public assemblies are held in Memphis. On Tuesday, members of the Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens held a press conference outside City...