Politics

The General Sessions Court Clerk’s office maintains payments and records for the state’s largest court operation handling civil and criminal divisions. Incumbent Democrat Joe Brown wants a second term and now his challengers include former Shelby County Commissioner Tami...
With Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration nearing its end, skeptical Memphis City Council members Tuesday (Nov. 7) cast doubt on the timing of a proposed rate increase for bulk waste pickup. The fee-increase discussion came during the council’s Public Works, Solid...
Minus one of the expected frontrunners, six of the 17 candidates for Memphis mayor jockeyed for position in front of a television audience on Monday (Sept. 11) during a City of Memphis mayoral debate sponsored by ABC-TV Channel 24...
Patsy Brown sat in the audience on the third and final day of the Memphis People’s Convention as an engaged attendee whose point of reference was the original People’s Convention 30-plus years ago. She had been there too. “I’ve been...
Urged on by citizens and area activists, Shelby County Commissioners are considering a trio of ordinances crafted to prevent abuses of power by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, including banning the use of specialized units. Commissioners discussed the proposed ordinances during...
by James Coleman, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis City Council members sent a shot across the bow of the gun-friendly Tennessee General Assembly Tuesday (July 11) with the unanimous passage of referendum questions that seek to tighten firearm...
Rep. Justin J. Pearson's lopsided victory in the latest election to determine a House District 86 state representative sends a "resounding message to the powers that be in Nashville," Pearson said after his Thursday night win. The message, Pearson said...
With four months to go before voters cast ballots for the next mayor of Memphis, the fifth in a series of Memphis People’s Convention Meet & Greet opportunities unfolded at the Southland Mall in Whitehaven on Saturday. “I think voters...
The fifth in a series of Memphis People’s Convention 2023 Mayoral Candidate Meet & Greet opportunities is set for Saturday (June 3) in Whitehaven. Spearheaded by the Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher and #UPTheVote901, the fifth session will be held...
With three location options, eligible voters in House District 86 can now cast early-voting ballots for the Special Primary Election set for June 15. The early-voting window opened on Friday and will be open through June 10. Two candidates, Rep. Justin...