In a room filled with some of Shelby County’s biggest developers, business owners and community leaders each candidate for Shelby County Mayor made their case on why these economic leaders should pick them for the county’s top spot.
Pro-abortion activists have been applauding Metro Council for passing a resolution increasing access to abortion services for Metro employees, however, Gov. Bill Lee said it will not make a difference in the state law that is set to ban the procedure.
To advocates for domestic violence victims, this bill is cheap talk, hoping that in the near future more language comes from the local level on how this law can help prevent threats from turning into gun violence.
Though the ads said he was in Memphis, the event was held in Southaven at a Landers Center, where thousands of Mid-Southerners from across the region came to hear Trump speak, as well as a long list of conservative hosts.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has set a special election to fill a state House seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, of Gulfport. She resigned earlier this month to become Mississippi policy director for the Southern Poverty Law Center. She says the center supports many of the issues she has championed in office, including protection of voting rights and public education. Williams-Barnes was elected in November 2011. She pushed to get the Confederate battle emblem out of the state flag. Reeves said in a news release Friday that the special election will be held July 19 to fill the rest of her term, which ends in January 2024. The qualifying deadline is May 30.