Shelby County Government

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 –...
James Coleman -- A slate of reforms designed to curb the use of excessive force and the procurement of military equipment by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Shelby County corrections officers continued to be a focal point of discussion...
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,...
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...
The Shelby County Commission on Monday approved $80,000 to go towards on-site testing at dozens of Shelby County Schools system sites where there has been detection of potentially dangerous amounts of lead. The funds will be transferred to the Shelby...
by James Coleman -- Efforts to reform the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department took a step back this week after resolutions aimed at curbing excessive force failed to gain enough support during a Shelby County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday...
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...
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...