Politics Beat Blog


Moody Breaks the Ice, Will Run for County Mayor

Moody is a longtime aide to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

Salinas’ Selection as Dem Chair an Anti-Climax but a...

Gabby Salinas named chair of Shelby County Democrats.

Whitehaven Pastors Speak Against Gun Violence

A group of South Memphis and Whitehaven pastors gathered at Southland Mall on Monday for a press conference to...

County Sues Governor over Parental Opt-Out Order

Action follows increasing shows of resistance to gubernatorial edict.

Trust in God Best Answer to Covid, Says Mississippi Governor

Says Mississippians “a little less scared …”

County Commission Approves Stepped-Up Mask Measures

Commission seconds Health Department director and rebukes Governor Lee’s opt-out order.

No Special Session, Says Lee

Instead, issues executive order for parental opt-outs of student mask mandates.

Mickey Klenz, a Dedicated Activist, Passes

Klenz was felled by a rare breakthrough case of Covid-19.

Democratic Caucuses Going Virtual

Responding to the upsurge in Covid-19 activity, the Shelby County Democratic Party has shifted its forthcoming...

Shelby County Ups the Ante, Requiring COVID Tests for...

The regular testing program will begin with employees of the Shelby County Health Department and will expand to other...