Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Shelby County Government

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 -- 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)...
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 -- 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 -- 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...
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 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...
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 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: ■...