Metro Memphis

With a sparse agenda, Memphis City Council members will take votes on two more holdover city division heads as Mayor Paul Young attempts to round out his leadership team during the Tuesday, February 6 meeting. Up for consideration are current...
Children with pending cases with the Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court system will soon have a place to go following school, after the Shelby County Commission approved an add-on item to fund an “evening reporting center” during the Monday, January...
Well, this is different. Quite a bit has changed here at The Tri-State Defender, just since the end of last year. Longtime Executive Editor Karanja Ajanaku retired, and sadly, TSD Deputy Editor Jerome Wright passed suddenly a few weeks ago. But...
Last month, Interim Memphis-Shelby County Schools Superintendent Toni Williams shared a very ominous statistic with the Memphis community. Our school system, already this school year, has lost 22 students to violence. A number of other students, she said, are still...
Memphis in May International Festival has announced Mack Weaver as its new President and CEO, following the retirement of Jim Holt. Weaver, a long-serving member of the festival’s team, brings over two decades of experience to the role, having previously...
https://vimeo.com/showcase/10146138 The City of Memphis has released hours of new video footage related to the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols — 44 new clips in total. The release comes months after a judge ordered the footage be made public. Like many...
In the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols -  along with a series of deaths in county lockup -  Shelby County Commissioners approved an ordinance 9-4 to create a civilian oversight board to investigate claims of misconduct against...
As the page turns on the first month of 2024, Shelby County Commissioners are scheduled to attend to old business with a pair of proposed ordinances set for their third and final readings during today’s commission meeting. CLERC Sponsor Erika Sugarmon’s...
There are two fundamental truths you can count on in the news business.  One is unpredictability – anything can happen, at any time. The other one is that no matter how much that unpredictable event stuns or shocks you, if...
The Memphis Police Department invites interested individuals to its upcoming hiring expo, a key event for those looking to pursue a career in law enforcement. Set for January 27, 2024, the job fair will take place at 170 N....