Wednesday, January 19, 2022

News

No matter your line of work, you’re likely to take a “lick” on some days. At the end of such a day, you boil it down to lessons learned and – as soon as possible – pick back up...
In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or...
The Centennial Founders Day celebration at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church was a day of both solemn remembrance and looking forward to future vision.  The Sunday service (Nov. 7) featured a virtually orchestrated series of videos recorded of former events and...
For Tremetrius Barnes, National Donor Sabbath is a very special time of the year.  “Everyone, no matter what your religion, is asked to be an organ donor,” said Barnes, recipient of a kidney transplant 22 years ago. “People get a...
by James Coleman -- District lines are set for the next decade after Shelby County Commissioners approved new commission district boundaries on an 8-5 vote during a special-called commission meeting Monday (Nov. 8).  While the approved final district maps did not...
Angered by the way local officials are handling a deputy’s fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man at an apartment complex two-plus months ago, a small group of protesters marched around the county government building after being denied access to...
by Curtis Weathers -- Have you ever heard the saying, politics and education don’t mix?  Well, me neither, I just made it up. But it is true. When partisan politics become more important than what is in the best interest of our...
by Mark Yates -- Growing up in Whitehaven, I always had a particular pride in my city.  So, when telling someone where I was from, even as a young man, I stood up a little straighter when I said the word...
by James Coleman -- One Shelby County Commissioner could be squeezed out of a seat after a redistricting map was selected during a meeting of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners Monday (Nov. 1). The possible “squeeze” would result from, based...
Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. just released a new book titled “God is Addicted to Worship. And I Am His Supplier.”  While portraying God as an addict of anything might raise some eyebrows, the book is actually a scripture-based work...