Friday, December 9, 2022

Shelby County Government

Shelby County’s Board of Commissioners has approved an ordinance that removes questions about criminal histories from most applications to join volunteer boards and commissions. Sponsored by Democratic and Republican commissioners, the Fair Chance to Serve ordinance takes away an important...
Harold Collins was chairman of the Memphis City Council and special assistant to the Shelby County District Attorney General when he was tapped as one of The New Tri-State Defender’s 2010 Men of Excellence inductees. On Wednesday (June 1) he...
by James Coleman -- Shelby County commissioners on Monday (Jan. 24) voted 7-4 in favor of lobbying for a return of federal oversight of Juvenile Court, which was halted during the Trump administration.  The action follows a resolution adopted in September...
by James Coleman -- After years of safety issues and lobbying for improvements, commuters and pedestrians can look forward to a safer passage along East Holmes Road after the Shelby County Commission on Monday (Jan. 24) approved adding sidewalks to...
by James Coleman -- The Shelby County Commission Monday (Jan. 10) unanimously approved pay for county corrections division employees, mainly guards.  The 13-0 approval vote solidified a belief among many county officials that the wage hike was long overdue and ends...
by James Coleman -- Shelby County’s mayor, sheriff and county commissioners will receive pay hikes next year after the County Commission approved the increases in separate votes Monday (Dec. 20).  Beginning when the elected officials start their terms on Sept. 1: ■...
by Regina Morrison Newman -- Tis the season of gifting, giving and grifting. While most of us are caught up in the holiday spirit on the first two, scammers and thieves are busy figuring out how they can take advantage...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office recently honored four individuals for their efforts to bring more fairness to the criminal justice system during the second annual Southern Justice Summit Awards ceremony.  The virtual event (Nov. 19) was streamed live on...
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...