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Rebuilding the Shelby County Commission

Rebuilding the Shelby County Commission

County Commission Races: DISTRICT 1 (North Shelby County) — The two Republican candidates are Melody McLeary and Amber Mills, who, as a GOP activist and

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UT Board of Trustees Vote Stirs Waves

Last week was a hugely important one in the political environment, largely because of the multitudes, including extraordinary numbers of eminent visitors, who took

Political Works in Progress During MLK50 Week

Political Works in Progress During MLK50 Week

In this week of worldwide remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., focused on his martyrdom here in Memphis, many eminent visitors will have come

GOP Debate Shows Clear Differences in Candidates

GOP Debate Shows Clear Differences in Candidates

Considering that the three Republicans seeking the office of Shelby County mayor have different perches from which to view society's problems, it is understandable

Taking Turns in Tennessee and Shelby County Politics

Taking Turns in Tennessee and Shelby County Politics

In a busy political week, Gubernatorial contenders Dean and Lee meet with faith-based groups in Memphis; "Sweet Willie Wine" gets his due.

Memphis Political Intrigue Arises

Memphis Political Intrigue Arises

Even as the year 2018 advances, with its plethora of county, state, and federal election contests, the city election of 2019 is throwing some hints of things to come. Mike Williams in; Statue hangover in Sawyer vs. Gatewood?

Forums Forth

Forums Forth

With two months to go before first major vote, candidate assemblies are due to multiply.
A definitive public exposure of candidates for office in 2018 still remains to be accomplished. But several preliminary efforts in that direction took place

Two Approaches to Political Advertising

Two Approaches to Political Advertising

Anybody who's been raised since the advent of television (which is everybody now alive) knows the importance of TV ads in political races. The

Primary Rosters Set for Shelby County Races

Primary Rosters Set for Shelby County Races

One deadline down for the Election 2018 cycle. All candidates who will be running in the May 1st Democratic or Republican primaries for a variety

Jackson Soldiers On

Jackson Soldiers On

Civil rights icon pointedly stays out of a local voting controversy during a weekend visit to Memphis.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose very presence has an inspirational quality, may have been spread somewhat thin on Sunday, when the great icon of civil

Milestones

Milestones

Several political situations may be due for a change of circumstance.
On Tuesday, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell delivered what amounted to a valedictory address to the Rotary Club of Memphis at Clayborn Temple. It

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