Monday, July 13, 2020

Tri-State

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® International President Dr. Glenda Glover says George Floyd’s cry out to his late mother before taking his last breath was a symbolic plea to all women for help. She has called on leaders from...
NASHVILLE — A white Tennessee lawmaker asked for forgiveness on the House floor Monday after he made a racially offensive joke hours before to a black representative. “I am extremely sorry that an offhand attempt at humor hurt your feelings,”...
By JONATHAN MATTISE --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state’s...
How does one go from being mayor of a major city to being president of a small HBCU in rural Mississippi? It’s a question Dr. Ivy Taylor has answered frequently since being tapped as the new president of Rust College...
by Adrian Sainz and Jay Reeves --  TUNICA, Miss. — Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County, Mississippi, have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines and chatter from hopeful card...
Top leaders in Tennessee got a sneak peek Monday at a former Memphis newspaper building that has been transformed into a 401-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients. Gov. Bill Lee, Shelby County officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured...
Voting could be a matter of life or death in the upcoming August and November elections according to some Memphis voting right advocates and Tennessee Democratic state leaders. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groups are calling on Tennessee Gov....
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Monday ruled that the state’s much-debated school voucher program is illegal and cannot be implemented despite education officials receiving thousands of applications from parents hoping to use public...
by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — Several groups and two voters are suing the state of Tennessee to allow any voter to cast an absentee ballot this year over fears that people might contract or unwittingly spread the coronavirus in...
Tenn. Atty. Gen.: Lee's emergency orders supersede local government action Nashville - Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, responding to a request from Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker Cameron Sexton, has issued an Opinion regarding the priority of...