Monday, August 8, 2022

Shelby County Government

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...
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...
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 -- 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 -- 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...
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...
by Jim Coleman --  The Shelby County Commission voted 8-5 on Monday (Jan.11) to approve $2.5 million in aid to struggling food, hospitality and hotel industry workers – some of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aid approval comes...
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to support the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ action to provide funding to the public transportation provider. The vote occurred during MATA’s scheduled monthly meeting and followed on...
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...
Declaring that the "need for transformative change has never been clearer" and that the way forward is equally so," Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris this week detailed plans for the first #SouthernJustice Summit to be hosted in virtual mode...