Archives for September 2019

Alderman Miller Inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame

Hernando Alderman Andrew Miller has been inducted into the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) Hall of Fame, which took place at the MML 88th annual conference held in Biloxi.

The MML Hall of Fame was established to recognize municipal elected officials who have served in office for 20 years or more. Alderman Miller has served the City of Hernando as an elected official for 21 years.

Hardeman County Correction Facility Under Investigation

An investigation is underway after an inmate at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville died. The inmate was found unconscious in the cell he shared with his cellmate over the weekend after calling for assistance. Facility operator CoreCivic says he was taken to an outside hospital where he died. The Tennessee Department of Correction is investigating.

Sawyer Apologizes

Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer has appologized for some of her old texts. Sawyer released a statement on Saturday saying she wouldn’t apologize for some of the texts as they were taken “wildly out of context.” However, she did say she was sorry about previous homophobia and comments she was “deeply ashamed” of making.

A Local Has Won WNBA Coach of the Year

A Memphian is the WNBA Coach of the Year for 2019. Chicago Sky head coach James Wade was announced as the winner of the award yesterday. Wade led the Sky to a number-five seed in the WNBA Playoffs. The Memphis native attended Northside High School where he played basketball.

Crossing Guard Hit By Car

Memphis police are investigating after a crossing guard was hit by a car. It happened yesterday afternoon at Faxon and North Graham, near Grahamwood Elementary. MPD says the crossing guard was taken to Regional One in non-critical condition. There’s no word if charges will be filed against the driver, who remained at the scene.

Crossing Guard Hit By CAr

Memphis police are investigating after a crossing guard was hit by a car. It happened yesterday afternoon at Faxon and North Graham, near Grahamwood Elementary. MPD says the crossing guard was taken to Regional One in non-critical condition. There’s no word if charges will be filed against the driver, who remained at the scene.

Heritage Music Classic Is Underway

The countdown for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic is underway. Memphis hosted a gala for the big game at Graceland last night. Supporters of the game between Jackson State and Tennessee State say the rivalry has grown to be more of a celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This year’s game is set for six o’clock Saturday evening at the Liberty Bowl.

Residents Asked To Report High Grass To TDOT

(Memphis, TN) — Residents and Memphis officials are putting pressure on the Tennessee Department of Transportation to keep the road aways around memphis clean and tidy. City council chairman Kemp Conrad says the overgrown grass is contributing to the blight of Memphis. Residents are advised to report to TDOT when they see an area of the interstate that needs to be mowed.

Voter Registration Challenge Can Move Ahead

(Nashville, TN) — A federal judge refused to dismiss the challenge of Tennesees new voter registration law which goes into effect next month. Under the law groups who submit large numbers of incomplete voter registration froms will be charged a ten-thousand-dollar fine. Shelby County election officials say they often get hundreds of incomplete forms… opponents say the law will suppress registration.

1st Episode Of Bluff City Law Screened In Downtown Memphis

(Memphis, TN) — The premiere of Bluff City Law is less than two weeks away. About 400 people got to watch the first episode of the legal drama along with the stars of the show in downtown Memphis yesterday. The new NBC show stars Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee as a father-daughter legal team that takes on Civil Rights cases.