Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Shelby County Government

by James Coleman -- Shelby County’s mayor, sheriff and county commissioners will receive pay hikes next year after the County Commission approved the increases in separate votes Monday (Dec. 20).  Beginning when the elected officials start their terms on Sept. 1: ■...
by James Coleman -- The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order requiring school districts to allow parents and families to opt out of mask mandates in Tennessee public schools. The adoption came...
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 –...
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...
by James Coleman -- After years of safety issues and lobbying for improvements, commuters and pedestrians can look forward to a safer passage along East Holmes Road after the Shelby County Commission on Monday (Jan. 24) approved adding sidewalks to...
by James Coleman -- An ad hoc committee was created by Shelby County Commission Chairman Willie Brooks Jr. to evaluate the formation of a Charter Commission during the body’s Monday (Sept. 27) meeting.  The committee will study the possible consolidation of...
by James Coleman -- A resolution to purchase ballot marking devices failed to gain approval from the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, with a majority opting for hand-marked paper ballots. Commissioners made the decision during their Monday meeting. The add-on commission...
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...
Updates on technology, recruiting, dealing with COVID-19 and use of force were elements of a “State of the Sheriff’s Department” presentation Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. shared at the Frayser Exchange Club meeting this week. The Thursday afternoon virtual...
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,...