Monday, November 29, 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...
Shelby County Commission approved an ordinance requiring them to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. The order was approved on final reading at the county commission meeting, Monday. Although a similar resolution was passed last year, this recent...
Dubbed “Our Faithful Comeback,” a new grant initiative zeroes in on small, faith-based organizations, whose community outreach efforts have been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones,...
There is ample evidence that Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer has sought to be a “servant leader” with impact for what she calls “marginalized communities.” The desire to do even more of that, she said, prompted a decision not...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of the nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years in prison, founded the...
For the first time in Shelby County’s history, the County Commission will contribute yearly funding to public transit. During the Feb.10 commission meeting, an ordinance was passed on the final reading that dedicated 1.5 percent of the Shelby County capital...
Utility assistance for 1,400 customers impacted by COVID-19 was made available through the Utility “Holiday” program powered by Shelby County Government and Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW). The Utility “Holiday” program served customers who owed $500 or less in...
Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. used the backdrop of the East Memphis Clark Tower skyscraper to announce his re-election bid Wednesday (Sept. 22) morning. During a 20-minute news conference, Bonner reviewed his past three years in office, with the...
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...