Echoes of Discord

Echoes of Discord Local disagreements on key issues reflect the national partisan divide. As partisan disagreements on pending legislative measures continued to dominate the Washington political scene, there were distinct local echoes. Even as Democrats in Congress were trying to force open discussion of the Senate’s pending version of an…

County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court The federal monitoring of Shelby County’s Juvenile Court, instituted in a 2012 Memorandum of Understanding with the county, could end forthwith if the Department of Justice responds favorably to a request to end the monitoring from three county officials: Mayor…

County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court The federal monitoring of Shelby County’s Juvenile Court, instituted in a 2012 Memorandum of Understanding with the county, could end forthwith if the Department of Justice responds favorably to a request to end the monitoring from three county officials: Mayor…

GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95

GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95 With all votes counted in the special general election for state House Diistrict 95 (Collierville, Eads, Germantown), Republican nominee Kevin Vaughan has won a decisive  victory over Democratic challenger Julie Byrd Ashowrth and two independents, Robert Schutt and Jim Tomasik. The…

Gubernatorial Candidate Boyd Stresses Post-Secondary Goals

Gubernatorial Candidate Boyd Stresses Post-Secondary Goals  After a tour Thursday of the Finley Road (Whitehaven) campus of Southwest Community College, in a repurposed former shopping center, Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd touted a remedial catch-up program underway there and spoke of the irony that Shelby County, with its larger-than-usual poverty…

After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling David Kustoff, the first-term Republican U.S. Representative elected last year to serve  the 8th District, keeps himself in good physical trim and is known to be a baseball fan, but he was not intending to play Tuesday night in the annual charity…

Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks More names for the 2018 political season, plus a brewing controversy. Shelby County Assessor Cheyenne Johnson, a Democrat, will not be running for reelection and instead will be supporting the candidacy of Shawn Lynch, a legal adviser in her office and the son of well-known local…

Commission Staffer Gets Award

Commission Staffer Gets Award Clay Perry, longtime administrative assistant to the Shelby County Commission, was presented an award as “Administrator of the Year” from the National Association of Black County Officials” at Monday’s meeting of the Commission. Presenter was Commissioner Terry Roland, Source: Politics, Memphis Flyer Click to read more.

Commission Staffer Gets Award

Commission Staffer Gets Award Clay Perry, longtime administrative assistant to the Shelby County Commission, was presented an award as “Administrator of the Year” from the National Association of Black County Officials” at Monday’s meeting of the Commission. Presenter was Commissioner Terry Roland, Source: Politics, Memphis Flyer Click to read more.

Federal Judgeship Rumored for Norris

Federal Judgeship Rumored for Norris For months now state Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), majority leader of the Senate, has been suspended between a long-standing ambition to run for Governor and the possibility of an appointment to a federal judgeship. Norris deemed the latter prospect “an honor” when asked about it…