Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Shelby County Government

Monumental Baptist Church in South Memphis served as the gathering place Monday evening for the Shelby County Board of Commissioners first public transit ad hoc committee meeting. Dozens of citizens and elected officials convened for the in-the-community session led by...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris believes that the county’s increasing poverty rate can be reduced by an investment in public transit. He spent Wednesday morning attempting to convince Shelby County Commission members to invest $10 million to support his...
An investment in education – specifically the possibility of a new school in Frayser – was among the focus areas highlighted by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris in a 2020 State of the County address themed “We can do...
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...
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 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...
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)...
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...
by James Coleman -- One Shelby County Commissioner could be squeezed out of a seat after a redistricting map was selected during a meeting of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners Monday (Nov. 1). The possible “squeeze” would result from, based...
by James Coleman -- Memphis and Shelby County are another step closer to prohibiting construction of oil pipelines after county commissioners approved an ordinance updating the joint pipeline development code on a 10-0 vote during the commission’s Monday (Sept. 13)...