Shelby County Government

The task was to select a new chairperson and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners could not get it down after numerous rounds of voting failed to produce the needed seven-vote majority. The stalemate on Monday (July 17) came despite...
Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Aug. 14) set their leadership posts for the next legislative year, after commissioners Miska Clay-Bibbs and Charlie Caswell mustered enough votes to gain the leadership posts. Their elections to commission chair and chair pro tem (vice...
Under pressure from on-hand activists, Shelby County Commissioners on Monday approved three work-in-progress ordinances in their first reading to curb over-policing by Shelby County Sheriff Office’s deputies. However, the ordinances to ban specialized units, end pretextual traffic stops and create...
Three proposed ordinances written to check over-policing by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies moved ahead in their second readings during Monday’s (Sept. 11) Shelby County Board of Commissioners meeting. Only one of the items – a proposed ordinance to collect...
With public safety and civil rights caught in a balancing act, Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Oct.2) passed a pair of data-related ordinances to keep tally of incidents involving sheriff’s deputies and motorists.  The ordinances also call for the monitoring of...
Shelby County Commissioners closed their Monday (Nov. 13) meeting requesting an update on the current investigation into Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert’s management of her office and to inform them whether official replacement proceedings should be considered. The add-on item...
Following a presentation and lingering discussion, Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Nov. 13) tabled a vote on a $2.5 million feasibility study for a proposed mental health facility until after the Thanksgiving holiday. “Approval of this item will give our partners...
Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Dec. 4) unanimously agreed to provide an additional $1.55 million to shore up a funding shortfall on the soon-to-be construction of the Whitehaven High School STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Center. While funding for that student-based...