Politics

Children with pending cases with the Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court system will soon have a place to go following school, after the Shelby County Commission approved an add-on item to fund an “evening reporting center” during the Monday, January...
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...
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...
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...
Is 2½ years enough time to start a new job in Memphis, get rid of bad cops in the police department and put a stop to violent crime? That, essentially, is the question facing the Memphis City Council as they...
With blue-uniformed supporters and opponents in the background Tuesday (Jan. 9), Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, arguing her case for reappointment, fell short on 6-7 vote, during the Memphis City Council’s executive session. The “test” vote came during a...
With 17 posts to fill within the city of Memphis government, Memphis City Council members Tuesday (Jan. 9) unanimously approved three of new Mayor Paul Young’s nominees, including a holdover from the previous administration. With same-night minutes approval, the current...
On Monday, the NAACP Memphis Branch voted to support Memphis Mayor Paul Young’s appointment of City of Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis. The endorsement comes as a newly-installed Memphis City Council prepares to approve or deny Young's nominations for...
As a historic majority-female Memphis City Council prepares for the body’s first meeting of 2024 Tuesday (Jan. 9), the five new members will face a variety of decisions inherited from the previous council. Jerri Green, Pearl Eva Walker, Philip Spinosa, Janika...