Controversial Democratic Party Chairman in Shelby County Retains His Position, Despite Effort to Oust Him

  Members of the Shelby County Democratic Party have reportedly chosen to continue to retain Michael Harris as chairman, despite his reported sketchy history with the law. This, after party members, met at a closed-door meeting Tuesday, according to The Daily Memphian. The website also reported Harris himself called for…

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Attorney with Reported History of Ethics Problems to Chair Shelby County Democratic Party

State Rep. London Lamar, D-Memphis, won’t chair the Shelby County Democratic Party. Michael Harris, an attorney with a reported history of legal and other ethical problems will instead covet the position, according to The Daily Memphian. This, after a three-hour party convention this past weekend, according to the website. Officials…

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State Rep. London Lamar Reportedly Nominated to Chair Shelby County Democratic Party

State Rep. London Lamar, D-Memphis, wants to chair the Shelby County Democratic Party, according to The Daily Memphian. Someone recently nominated Lamar for the position, the paper went on to say. “I decided to run because I was asked by several elected officials and Democratic officials to help us to…

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Tennessee Officials Announce a Slew of New TennCare Arrests

Tennessee officials have announced the arrests of five people charged with TennCare fraud. According to press releases state officials put out this week: • Authorities charged a Sullivan County woman with TennCare fraud in connection with the sale of prescription drugs obtained through the state’s health care insurance program, according…

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Tennessee’s Electrolux Disaster ‘The Worst Such Deal’ in State History, Financial Expert Says

The decision to give away more than $100 million in corporate welfare to lure Electrolux to set up shop in Memphis was so bad it was “the worst such deal in Tennessee history,” according to Bloomberg.com. In an article released this week, the national financial news website held nothing back…

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Shelby County Taxpayers Lose Out Again, This Time with Unlicensed Psychologist

Hundreds of Shelby County sheriff’s deputies must be retested after it was discovered an unlicensed psychologist administered mental evaluations to them, according to localmemphis.com “The Local I-Team uncovered state law changed several years ago, and it appears no one in Shelby County or at the state noticed until now,” the station…

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JC Bowman Commentary: Parent Dress Code and Inappropriate Behavior

Legislation is being suggested by Tennessee Representative Antonio Parkinson on a parental dress code. Passing legislation is not necessary, if we simply enforce the indecent exposure and other laws already on the books.

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