Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Shelby County Government

Fielding yet another request to direct a journalist seeking Dr. Michelle Taylor, a guard on duty at the Vasco A. Smith Jr. County Administration Building remarked, “She must be an important person.” For the guard and many others in Memphis...
by James Coleman -- County property taxes inched up one penny to $3.46 for 2022 after Shelby County commissioners approved the hike on a protracted 7-5 vote during their Monday (June 7) meeting.  The additional revenue – nearly $2.3 million –...
A small, but enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered at the Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park for the kickoff of Linda Harris’ 2022 run for District Attorney in Shelby County. Harris touted her extensive background in civil rights and...
by James Coleman --  A resolution establishing a Black Caucus drew unanimous support from the Shelby County Board of Commissioners during its Monday (April 26) meeting.  The group will focus on the concerns of the county’s African-American communities. “It’s not just about...
by James Coleman -- The business relationship between Shelby County and healthcare provider Wellpath remains on life support after the Shelby County Board of Commissioners gave the OK to a pair of extensions to provide services to the county’s jail,...
by James Coleman -- A measure that would have asked the federal government to put a hold on the proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline project failed on 5-6 vote by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners on Monday. In a related matter,...
by James Coleman --  Shelby County Commissioner Edmund Ford Jr. is responding on multiple fronts to an ethics probe into a transaction his company allegedly conducted with the recipient of a Shelby County Board of Commissioner grant. Ford is accused of...
by Jim Coleman --  With the first case of coronavirus in Shelby County occurring exactly a year ago, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners marked the anniversary by hearing a breakdown of COVID-19 vaccination numbers during its Monday (March 8)...
UPDATE: Dr. Alisa Haushalter's decision to resign as director of the Shelby County Health Department was made known Friday afternoon following her participation in the virtual Town Hall event reported upon for this story. by Erica R. Williams --  Days after...
by Jim Coleman -- In hopes of jumpstarting a return to normalcy, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted 13-0 in favor of sending a resolution to Gov. Bill Lee that urges moving teachers to the front of the COVID-19...