Saturday, January 22, 2022

Power + Politics

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The Shelby County Election Commission is taking heat from Shelby County Democrats steaming over the decision to make the Agricenter the only early voting location open during the first few days that ballots can be cast. “It’s a willful blindness,” Corey Strong, Shelby County Democratic Party chairman, said. “It’s as...
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir – the Republican Party candidate for Shelby County mayor – started a mutual fund in 2007 that screened out investors affiliated with the “gay and lesbian agenda,” officials with the Shelby County Democratic Party asserted in a news release on Wednesday The release references the...
Both state Sen. Lee Harris and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir agree that education, especially early childhood education, should be a main focus for the next mayor of Shelby County if there is going to be a brighter future here. Harris, a Democrat, and Lenoir, a Republican, on Wednesday agreed...
Save IRV Memphis, a grassroots coalition opposed to repealing the instant runoff voting (IRV) provision, made a public display of that opposition on Tuesday at the IBEW 474 Hall. Save IRV Memphis Spokesperson Theryn C. Bond said this is not an issue that is split by party affiliations. “This is a...
Alright, Shelby County. No excuses this time: Shelby County Primary elections are May 1, and if you haven't already cast your ballot . . .  QUIT PLAYIN. GO VOTE. There's no rain in the forecast, and it's going to be in the 70s for much of the day. And while...
As I write this, I hear the gentle drops of rain against the window. It's supposed to rain most of the day today, winding down around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., according to one of the morning shows. A few seconds later, I hear the morning anchor mention that today...
It is an inspiring thought. All of the candidates in the Shelby County mayor’s race agree that the way forward for the county is to get a better handle on crime, education and economic development in the city. While they may approach the problem with different ideas about how to make...
Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner has noticed a major uptick in crime, especially among juveniles and young adults in Shelby County, he said in a recent interview with The New Tri-State Defender. The increased involvement of juveniles in crime will be a major challenge for the next Shelby County Sheriff,...
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...
Four candidates – three Democrats and a lone Republican – are asking voters in the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ District 7 for support in clearing the first election hurdle to representing the district contained within ZIP code 38108. The Democratic Primary is contested territory for Eric Dunn, Stephanie Gatewood...