Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Shelby County Government

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...
by James Coleman -- New rules regarding the use of military-grade equipment for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept. passed on a 10-3 vote during the Shelby County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday. The legislation amends chapter 34 of the county’s...
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...
by James Coleman -- As a post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge continues to tear through the state and the nation, the Shelby County Commission voted 8-5 on Monday, Dec. 21, to approve a fine for businesses in violation of county health directives,...
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,...
by James Coleman -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its fourth-quarter rampage, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners this week adopted a pair of resolutions asking Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to provide relief to a beleaguered food-service industry and...
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 will be seeking a new approach to awarding contracts after the Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted to settle a discrimination lawsuit accusing the county of favoring minority over white-owned businesses to cap off its Monday meeting. Filed...
by James Coleman -- As communities across the country brace for another wave of COVID-19 infections with the onset of flu season, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners received a grim assessment of the months ahead during Monday’s meeting. The confluence...