Metro Memphis

About a fifth of students are meeting expectations in math and English in grades 3 to 8 in Shelby County Schools, according to state data released Thursday. That’s the lowest of the state’s four urban districts, though not far behind...
By Andy Meek, High Grouund News A new strategy is emerging in the fight against blight in Memphis, a perennial challenge that requires boots on the ground and the coordination of a nexus of public and private stakeholders. Some of...
Saturday was a day of “firsts” and “new beginnings” for the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital effort as the project’s board of directors honored 13 physicians and healthcare advocates in the first class of Collins Chapel Healthcare Legacy Awards. Hundreds of...
Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner says psychological retesting begins today (Jan. 25) for more than 400 deputies and jailers tested by psychologist Dr. Charles T. Kenny, who was found to be testing deputies even though he had not been...
There are a lot of reasons why you might not be able to make it to a Shelby County Commission meeting. Work. Family obligations. Classes. Church responsibilities. That’s why County Commission Chairman Van Turner Jr. is launching a brand new...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris believes that the county’s increasing poverty rate can be reduced by an investment in public transit. He spent Wednesday morning attempting to convince Shelby County Commission members to invest $10 million to support his...
Editor's Note: Since this column was written, the Grizzlies also traded away Xavier Tillman Sr. to the Boston Celtics; and David Roddy Jr. to the Phoenix Suns. “Noooooooo!!!!!!” I blurted out, when I saw the news pop up on my...
by Aisling Maki Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs. While most emergencies require ambulances or paramedics,...
Memphis City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to add a referendum to the next ballot in hopes of repealing instant runoff voting. “I’m proud of my council members,” Councilman Edmund Ford Jr. said. Ford has been nothing short of vocal...
It’s budget season again. Meaning it’s time for those budget hearings by the Shelby County Commissioners which allow department directors and office holders to make their pitch for full funding of the upcoming fiscal year. The new fiscal year begins...