Monday, December 5, 2022

Politics

  AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee’s primary elections Save the date: MSCS Family Festival The Memphis Shelby County Schools (MSCS) Family Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 6) at the Board of Education at 160...
Voter advocate groups in Shelby County are celebrating the highest voter turnout in the state. “Shelby County really turned up the vote during early voting,” said the Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher Jr., Upthevote901 organizer. “Although we are a nonpartisan...
Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael is facing three challengers in his bid for re-election, including Tarik B. Sugarmon, who Michael defeated by garnering 54 percent of the vote to Sugarmon’s 46 percent in 2014. Besides Sugarmon, who is a City...
With nearly 8,000 votes cast in the first two days of early voting, will Shelby County witness one of the larger mid-term turnouts in recent history? “The turnout has really been encouraging,” said Sidney Adkins, who was handing out voting...
Democratic State Rep. Torrey Harris of Memphis faces charges of misdemeanor assault and felony theft following his arrest on Sunday. He is accused of assaulting an ex-boyfriend. Harris was elected to Tennessee’s House of Representatives in 2020, where he was...
A coalition of women’s groups will hold a news conference and a nonpartisan “Women Vote Early” rally Saturday (July 23) to encourage women to vote in the Aug. 4 elections. Women Vote Early is led by the National Coalition of...
In 2018, there were over 50,000 voters registered in School Board District 6, which takes in ZIP Codes 38109 and 38116. But less than 14,000 people actually voted. “That’s less than 30 percent of registered voters,” point out the Rev....
Will Richardson and his supporters believe the District 86 Tennessee House of Representatives seat needs a vibrant infusion of new ideas. Backers of incumbent Rep. Barbara Cooper maintain that House relationships built by Cooper across the aisle are invaluable...
Taking his text from the “Book of Elections,” Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith told those attending a recent district attorney candidate forum at Saint Andrew A.M.E. Church that passion was no substitute for preparation when it gets down...
With Election Day on Aug. 4 and early voting set to begin on July 15, the candidates for Shelby County District Attorney General each think the other is a seriously bad choice for the job. Incumbent Amy Weirich, the GOP...