Katherine Burgess, Commercial Appeal

Katherine Burgess

Commercial Appeal

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Katherine:

Commissioners override Harris veto of $1 million for University of Memphis

Shelby County Commissioners voted overwhelmingly to override Mayor Lee Harris' veto of funding for a University of Memphis swimming facility renovation. → Read More

Former Memphis pastor tells Nike to cut ties with Colin Kaepernick, 'stand up for America'

The Rev. Bill Owens leads the Coalition of African-American pastors, which issued a letter to Nike opposing Colin Kaepernick. → Read More

The BLVD seeks to impact education with back to school health fair

Fair will offer free immunizations, dental and vision screenings and school supplies along with fun activities for school children. → Read More

Putting the veto and minimum wage fight into context

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris vetoed money intended to go to the University of Memphis. Here's the context. → Read More

U of M president says CFO misspoke on 4-5 year plan for minimum wage

University of Memphis officials said after a veto by Lee Harris they have plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in either two or four to five years. → Read More

This Memphis pastor helped chart the conservative course of the Southern Baptist Convention

Adrian Rogers was pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church when he became the first in a series of conservative presidents to lead the Southern Baptist Convention. → Read More

UofM custodians say they are still waiting to see $15 minimum wage plan

Custodians at the University of Memphis are weighing in on the debate over a minimum wage increase and a veto by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. → Read More

Rudd fires back at Harris after aquatic center funding veto

University of Memphis President M. David Rudd responded to Lee Harris' veto of $1 million in funding → Read More

Former mayor who made Obama 'Peanuts' post now running for Arlington alderman

Russell Wiseman was mayor of Arlington from 2003 to 2011. Before that, he was an alderman, the position he is seeking to regain. → Read More

In first veto, Mayor Lee Harris opposes $1 million allocation to University of Memphis swimming facility

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris vetoed $1 million to the University of Memphis on the grounds the university raise wages for its lowest paid workers. → Read More

Tom Lee Park mediation ongoing as some opponents call for pause

Mediation is ongoing as the two organizations debate a $60 million plan to renovate Memphis' riverfront park that hosts the Beale Street Music Festival. → Read More

After 70 years, this Memphis neighborhood is still celebrating July 4 with its community parade

High Point Terrace's annual Independence Day parade had its 70th anniversary this year. → Read More

Here's how Bartlett, Germantown and other Memphis suburbs will spend their money in the next year

Municipalities across Shelby County are investing in public safety, and Lakeland expects to commence construction of a new high school. → Read More

ALDI grocery store coming to Lakeland

A preliminary development plan was approved for an ALDI grocery store in Lakeland. The grocery store will be part of a larger development. → Read More

Wissman, Pardue make development key in race for Arlington mayor

Mayor Mike Wissman is being challenged by Alderman Cheryl Pardue in the race for mayor of Arlington this fall. → Read More

The tax rate, school funding and voting machines: Takeaways from the Shelby County budget

Shelby County passed a 2020 budget that included funding for school buildings, transit, voting machines, prekindergarten and more. → Read More

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris declares state of emergency after Germantown flooding

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has declared a local state of emergency after flooding in Germantown. → Read More

City of Germantown not selected to purchase Germantown Country Club

The City of Germantown was told its bid was not accepted for the Germantown Country Club, which includes a golf course on 180 acres of land. → Read More

Money could be found for new voting machines, Lee Harris says

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris had previously removed the funding from his budget, saying the election commission needed to make improvements. → Read More

Shelby County hashes out budget details days before expected vote

Shelby County Commissioners worked in committee Wednesday to find funding sources for projects not included in the mayor's initial proposed budget. → Read More