Friday, November 26, 2021

News

For the second time in seven years, workers at the Memphis Kellogg plant are on the picket line, striking over cuts in wage and benefits. “We are back here because what the company is proposing now is to cut peoples’...
by James Coleman --  Prepared for another round of discussion about how to divvy up some $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Memphis City Council’s Budget Committee has proposed the creation of a set of “guiding principles”...
Tri-State Bank of Memphis will complete its merger with Liberty Bank and Trust Co., the largest African-American owned financial institution in the nation, on Friday (Oct. 8). Executives of both institutions announced the completion on Tuesday (Oct. 5). Under the merger,...
A recent Sunday morning service at Columbus Baptist Church was “extra special” as the congregation hosted its 100th church anniversary. “Columbus has always been known for its wonderful, spirit-filled music,” said Interim Pastor Ronald L. Cleaves. “But this past Sunday...
by Curtis Weathers -- The lives of two Cummings K-8 Optional School students and their families will forever be changed by the school shooting that took place last week. In his response to the shooting, Shelby County Schools Supt. Dr. Joris...
With prayer on her mind, VEthel Patterson will be at Blue Cross Healthy Place Park in David Carnes Park on Fairfield in Whitehaven this Saturday (Oct. 2). The drawing card is a gathering Patterson has dubbed Prayer in the Park. “Prayer...
by James Coleman -- An ad hoc committee was created by Shelby County Commission Chairman Willie Brooks Jr. to evaluate the formation of a Charter Commission during the body’s Monday (Sept. 27) meeting.  The committee will study the possible consolidation of...
by Curtis Weathers -- The debate about the role or presence of law enforcement in our schools is one that needs to be had. Law Enforcement has a role in our schools; it's up to educators to clearly define how that...
Thirty years after preaching his first sermon in a house, Pastor Orlester Johnson of Greater Faith Tabernacle Ministries eyes an “upward path in pursuing greater ministry.” “I can’t believe it’s been 30 whole years,” Johnson said. “The time just flew...
In Collierville, getting through the “most horrific event” in the suburban community’s history is a work in progress, with multiple examples of residents and supporters calling for – and relying upon – the renewing power of prayer. Routine was shattered...