Monday, October 25, 2021

News

by James Coleman -- Memphis and Shelby County are another step closer to prohibiting construction of oil pipelines after county commissioners approved an ordinance updating the joint pipeline development code on a 10-0 vote during the commission’s Monday (Sept. 13)...
by Curtis Weathers -- As we reflect on the first few weeks of school, the dominant topic of discussion and concern once again is the coronavirus and the impact it is having on our children and teachers. Educators in K-12 schools...
The God-factor is inextricably interwoven into the Southern Heritage Classic, with fresh reminders served up during the 32nd edition of the cultural-celebration weekend in Memphis. Amid the special buzz at Friday’s Classic Coaches Luncheon at the Renasant Convention Center, the...
Ken Moody, special assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland, took a day off to announce that he was “exploring” a run at the Shelby County Mayor’s office. Moody made his case for considering the run during a Midtown press conference on...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members had a discussion about priorities rarely seen outside budget season during their Tuesday (Sept. 7) meeting.  At issue is $161 million allotted to the city through American Rescue Plan funding and how the...
by Terence Patterson -- We’ve finally all settled into the “back to school” routine – set bedtime schedules, flexed new backpacks, made new friends and reunited with old ones. This school year, while things feel different coming through the COVID-19...
Children’s hospitals are on the frontline of care for kids, anchoring the pediatric safety net for the most vulnerable among us. Tragically, COVID-19 infections are growing among children, respiratory illnesses such as RSV are surging, and the ongoing mental...
The return of the Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation to Memphis, the city of its beginnings, will not happen this year because of COVID-19 safety concerns. The 2021 event was to be a special celebration, not only honoring...
by Curtis Weathers -- Many of you I’m sure were like me when the corona virus vaccines started to come online.   I remember thinking how fortunate we were as a nation and how wonderful it will be when our schools return...
by James Coleman -- The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order requiring school districts to allow parents and families to opt out of mask mandates in Tennessee public schools. The adoption came...