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So while I was covering the "Make America Great Again" rally in Southaven Tuesday night, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer was a couple of hours further south in Greenville, campaigning for Democratic Senatorial candidate Mike Espy. And whle driving that lonely stretch of U.S. 61, she listened to Trump's remarks. What...
The candidates for governor differ on whether the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation should probe all police-involved shootings as has been advocated after last month’s shooting of Martavious Banks by a Memphis Police Department officer. Democratic Party nominee Karl Dean and Republican Party standard-bearer Bill Lee faced off in a televised...
Having covered President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Landers Center on Tuesday, I came away thinking of hockey: It's one thing to watch it on TV, and an entirely different thing to be in the building. Speaking to a capacity, standing-room-only crowd of about 11,000, Trump played his "hits"...
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By JEFF AMY, Associated Press A Mississippi judge declared a second mistrial Monday in the capital murder case of a man accused of setting a woman on fire, after jurors once again said they couldn't reach a verdict. Panola County Circuit Judge Gerald Chatham made his ruling in the trial of Quinton...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — A white Tennessee police officer was charged with criminal homicide Thursday after surveillance footage appeared to show him chasing a black man and opening fire as the man fled from the officer in July. And a newly released arrest affidavit says the officer was looking...
Seven weeks before Tennesseans go to the polls to elect the state’s next governor, school board members say funding and getting online testing right are among their top concerns. School boards across West Tennessee gathered in Collierville on Monday evening with the Tennessee School Boards Association to discuss priorities for...
Phil Bredesen has opened 24 Tennessee Victory community organizing offices across the state to provide a way for people to pick up yard signs and sign up to volunteer for his campaign for the U.S. senate. Offices have been opened in Whitehaven, Midtown, Bartlett and Germantown, as well as six...
Bill Lee, the Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, met in Memphis on Monday with Thomas Burrell, founder and president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), and Bishop David A. Hall Sr., the group's ecumenical support advisor. The 45-minute meeting at BFAA’S corporate headquarters at 287 Madison Ave. provided...
Courting support for his U.S. Senate campaign, Phil Bredesen fielded an array of questions in mostly warm and friendly territory at his ‘Memphis Matters’ Ideas Forum at Rhodes College Thursday evening. The two-term governor received sporadic applause during a question and answer session moderated by Deidre Malone, chairman of the...
Having just celebrated my 49th birthday, any hoop dreams I had in my youth would be a nightmare these days — especially for my knees and ankles. But if you're young enough and think you still have enough game, you might want to try your luck at joining the Memphis...