Local Government Requestion Halt to Evictions

Members of two local governments are calling on Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris to discontinue evictions for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus outbreak. Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer and City Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas also want to release low-level offenders from the Shelby County Division of Corrections. They note other larger cities, such as Nashville and Los Angeles, have done so.