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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....
Mayor Paul Young’s administration is slowly taking shape, after Memphis City Council members unanimously voted to appoint nine division heads to city posts during the Tuesday, January 23 meeting. The group joins Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, who was reappointed as interim...
I was expecting to be interviewed Tuesday by veteran journalist Jerome Wright when I got a telephone call about him. Specifically, the Tri-State Defender’s deputy editor had died. He was 74. The caller was Wright’s wife, Gwendolyn. Her husband had...
With her reappointment in doubt, Mayor Paul Young opted to bypass a second Memphis City Council vote and appoint current Memphis Police Department Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis as the city’s interim top cop on Tuesday, January 24. Interim appointments for...
Memphis is set to celebrate an important event tonight as Families Matter Inc. hosts its first AFIRM (A Father’s Involvement Really Matters) Fatherhood Graduation of 2024. The event will be held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 620 Parkrose Rd., Memphis,...