Things We Are Talking About

The National Weather Service in Memphis forecasts 2 to 4 inches of "heavy wet" snow Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon in portions on North Mississippi, West Tennessee, and East Arkansas.  The advisory states that travel could become difficult or impossible. Saturday's forecast calls for Rain, Hi 49. Snow Saturday Night and... Read More.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has picked a Shelby County judge for an opening on the state Court of Criminal Appeals. The Republican announced the selection of Judge John W. Campbell Sr. on Wednesday. Campbell is a criminal court judge for the 30th Judicial District, which covers Shelby County and Memphis. He... Read More.
An emergency order extending the time for COVID-19 safeguards in all courts and giving judges discretion to postpone jury trials scheduled through Jan. 28 has been issued by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph. The state’s high court has issued a series of orders to address changing circumstances and... Read More.
Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work. One lawmaker started the debate by quoting Bob Dylan’s “Everybody Must Get Stoned.” It was a double reference to perceptions about recreational use of the drug... Read More.
A growing group of Tennessee Republicans is proposing a statewide ban on residency requirements for all first responders. Yet some see this latest move by Republican lawmakers as another attempt to preempt local decisions, particularly in Democratic-leaning cities like Memphis where white lawmakers have brushed aside concerns raised by... Read More.
Two of the men arrested in connection with the slaying of rapper Young Dolph had a history of violent crimes. Shelby County, Tennessee, District Attorney General Amy Weirich told a news conference Wednesday that 23-year-old Justin Johnson was held in juvenile custody after he was tried at age 17... Read More.