Monday, August 8, 2022

Power + Politics

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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...
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...
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....
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender First it was on, then it was off and then it was back on again after a controversial move to change moderators. That was the backdrop as State Sen. Lee Harris and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir met for a...
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...
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir wants a great public school system, a tightly run budget that will give voters more bang for the buck and to attract more industry to Greater Memphis. He also wants to help the poor, attack crime and protect youth from entering the prison pipeline....
  Democrat Floyd Bonner Jr. and Republican Dale Lane emerged victorious in the May primaries for Shelby County Sheriff. Bonner, chief deputy of the Sheriff’s office, boasts the endorsement of out-going Sheriff Bill Oldham, a Republican who is term limited. Lane, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, has been endorsed...
“I’m censured? What does that mean? Do you know what that means? Have I lost my right to speak? Do I have to stay in my room? I can’t come out without permission? I’m censured. This is the first I have heard of it, and I don’t know what...
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,...
The Shelby County Democratic Party will host a Democratic Gubernatorial Town Hall at 6 p.m. Friday at the Fairley High School Auditorium, located at 4950 Fairley Road in Memphis. The event features the Democratic primary candidates for governor, Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh, and will be moderated by Tajuan Scott...