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General Assembly to Tackle Megasite, Codify Covid Matters

The special session of the Tennessee General Assembly opened Monday, October 18th, to undertake to formulate and...

Convicted Memphis Senator Attends Special Session

The Nashville-based periodical Tennessee Journal, in noting that State Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis) turned up on...

Running for Judge Via the “Buddy System”

Nonpartisan campaign rules spur candidates' creativity.

Citizen Views Aired at Redistricting Hearing

A public hearing on West Tennessee redistricting at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church Tuesday night, co-sponsored by the...

Worth Morgan to Run for Shelby County Mayor

Longstanding rumors of a campaign for Shelby County Mayor by City Councilman Worth Morgan became fact on Monday with...

Jim Coley, Longtime State Representative, Dies

Former state Representative Jim Coley died Monday morning, apparently from the effects of a myeloma cancer, for which...

Chancellor Rules Against EC in Round One of...

A Shelby County court has denied the request of the Shelby County Election Commission to force the Shelby County...

Judge Lipman Acquits Senator Robinson on 15 Charges

Federal Judge Sheryl Lipman has acquitted State Senator Katrina Robinson of 15 of the 20 fraud charges alleged...

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.