Power + Politics

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Meet Jayne Chandler and find out where they stand on the issues before the Oct. 3 Memphis municipal elections!
Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer has made the decision. She is running for mayor, taking a “social leadership stance.” The first-term District 7 representative will “expound on plans to drive progress and change and broaden impact for Memphis” during a press conference at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies, 488 S. 2nd St.,...
By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump. It’s been months since he first posted a selfie wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, so the surprise should be gone. And yet, there we were again Monday morning, talking about West...
Career military man Horace Taylor is knee-deep in a bid – his own – for the presidency of the United States. Nope, he’s never run for public office. Yes, he’s all the way serious and official. “I read every thing I could get my hands on for months,” said Taylor,...
With 20-plus years working in the Shelby County Clerk’s office, Donna Creson now wants to run the place. On Wednesday, Creson shared that she chose to retire out of the Clerk’s office when confronted with the choice of retirement or termination. The Republican Party’s nominee on the Aug. 2 ballot,...
Meet David Pool and find out where they stand on the issues before the Oct. 3 Memphis municipal elections!
by Dr. Sharon Griffin (as told to Lee Eric Smith) (The following is based on a lightly edited transcript of an exclusive interview with Dr. Sharon Griffin, the superintendent of the Tennessee Achievement School District. Griffin recounts how going to vote wasn’t just a civic duty but a family responsibility....
As the incumbent talks about accelerating momentum, and a first-term Shelby County Commissioner rides an out-of-the-gate buzz about “we can’t wait,” former mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton is putting things in place to “do it again.” It’s been almost a year since Herenton, who has been elected Memphis mayor five...
It is an office that runs on paperwork and affects a large number of the juveniles who come from broken homes and who get into legal trouble in Shelby County. That makes the clerk of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County one of the most important positions...
Shelby County Mayor-Elect Lee Harris ran on a platform of shaking things up in Shelby County government as a way of solving age-old problems such as segregation, poverty and lagging educational opportunities for children. With his inauguration pending, we thought this July 13 Q & A with The New Tri-State...