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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has completed a historic pledge made in 2021 to raise $1 million for  The achievement came just ahead of the international collegiate and nonprofit community service organization’s 101st anniversary, marking over a century of commitment to...
The phrase “Conservatives’ War Against Public Education” is a provocative characterization to describe what is perceived as a concerted effort by conservative politicians and interest groups to undermine, privatize, reshape, or otherwise weaken public education in the United States. I...
The General Sessions Court Clerk’s office maintains payments and records for the state’s largest court operation handling civil and criminal divisions. Incumbent Democrat Joe Brown wants a second term and now his challengers include former Shelby County Commissioner Tami...
Shelby County Commissioners closed their Monday (Nov. 13) meeting requesting an update on the current investigation into Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert’s management of her office and to inform them whether official replacement proceedings should be considered. The add-on item...
Following a presentation and lingering discussion, Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Nov. 13) tabled a vote on a $2.5 million feasibility study for a proposed mental health facility until after the Thanksgiving holiday. “Approval of this item will give our partners...
by Steve Mulroy -- I have a diverse, unique perspective on racial disparities in the criminal justice system. I’ve been a Department of Justice (DOJ) civil rights lawyer and a federal prosecutor. I’ve practiced criminal prosecution and defense. I’ve legislated on civil rights...
For the first time since the current form of government was adopted 55 years ago, women will wield a majority on the Memphis City Council after a trio of female candidates won office during the runoff election held on...
During this season of Thanksgiving, it's always a good time to reflect on the many aspects of our lives for which we are grateful. Few things in our lives, however, are as important as the teachers, administrators, and support staff...
With details to iron out and language to be added, Shelby County Commission members kicked a proposal for a $1.1 million expansion of Memphis Inner City Rugby (MICR) at the abandoned Vance Middle School campus back to committee. While generally...
As the clock winds down on the city’s legislative calendar – and terms in office – the Memphis City Council has given first-step passage to a proposed ordinance to adjust the mayor’s salary. The affirmative vote (Nov. 21), without discussion,...