Memphis Contracts with Private Vendor That Has Serious Problems in Florida

Memphis City officials apparently have at least three contracts with a private vendor that reportedly had serious problems of late in Florida. Memphis taxpayers have invested millions of dollars in those contracts. That vendor, the New Jersey-based Conduent, is reportedly responsible for serious problems with Florida’s SunPass tolling system —…

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Registry of Election Finance Fines London Lamar $8,175 For Filing Two Campaign Reports Late

New State Rep. London Lamar (D-TN-91) was hit with an $8,175 fine for filing two campaign reports late. Both Lamar and State Rep. Jesse Chism were fined by officials for issues related to their campaign finance disclosures, The Tennessean reported. Voters elected Chism and Lamar in this year’s Nov. 6 midterm election. Chism was…

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Pope Forces the Resignation of Bishop of Memphis Martin Holley Following Investigation

by Joshua Gill   Pope Francis forced the resignation of the Bishop of Memphis Wednesday after an investigation into his alleged church law violations and mishandling of diocesan finances. The Vatican announced Wednesday that Francis had “relieved (Holley) from the pastoral governance” and temporarily replaced Monsignor Martin Holley with Louisville Archbishop Joseph…

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Memphis Group Demands Answers After Voter Registration Forms Rejected

The Tennessee Black Voter Project wants to inspect voter registration forms that members of the Shelby County Election Commission rejected. As reported, the election commission rejected many applications because some were duplicates of already-registered voters. Other applications were incomplete. Felons who cannot vote filed other applications. But Administrator of Elections…

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Felons Who Can’t Vote Reportedly Try to Register in Memphis

The number of people filing voter registration applications has surged dramatically in Shelby County, yet county officials have deemed 55 percent of them invalid, according to The Memphis Commercial Appeal. “A large share of the influx of voter registration applications has been duplicates of already-registered voters, incomplete applications, and applications…

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Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson Endorses Bill Lee for Governor

The leader of Tennessee’s largest school district is supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee, education news website Chalkbeat reported. Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Lee would be “open-minded and solutions-oriented” on issues important to him such as “improving testing, raising teacher pay, supporting students’ social and emotional needs…

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Africa-Based Cybercrime Conspiracy Busted For Stealing $15 Million From Memphis Businesses

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Eight cyber-criminals have been arrested in an Africa-based “cybercrime and business email compromise (BEC) conspiracy” for stealing $15 million dollars related to real estate transactions from businesses and individuals in Memphis. Of the five cyber-criminals arrested in the U.S. three were citizens from Mexico, Ghana and Nigeria, and two were Americans. U.S. officials are…

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Memphis Tells Police Not to Cooperate with ICE

Shelby County officials arrest suspected illegal immigrants. If this happened in a lot of other places, the feds would step in and ask the county to detain these suspected illegals for up to 48 hours after their scheduled release. Officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office would then…

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