Katherine Burgess, Commercial Appeal

Katherine Burgess

Commercial Appeal

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Katherine:

Shelby County owed suburban schools millions for capital projects. Here's the plan to fix the problem

A backlog in payments for funding for capital improvement projects caused delays and problems for Shelby County's suburban school districts. → Read More

A reverend, a rabbi and a Muslim comic walk into Crosstown Theater

A trio of comics — Jewish, Baptist and Muslim — will be coming to Memphis for the Laugh in Peace comedy tour to support the Memphis Friendship Foundation. → Read More

Oasis of Hope's day program for seniors offers a 'home away from home'

Oasis of Hope offers a day program for seniors including free lunch, excursions, exercise programs, ceramics painting and birthday parties celebrated with karaoke. → Read More

CME leader, civil rights icon E. Lynn Brown to be remembered at funeral Saturday

Bishop Edward Lynn Brown was the 46th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He's known as a bridge-builder and a civil rights leader. → Read More

Shelby County has no way to determine if an employee violates its residency policy, memo says

After questions were raised about whether the director of corrections lives inside Shelby County, the county attorney said in a memo that no test exists to determine residency. → Read More

MIFA gets $5 million to combat homelessness from Jeff Bezos charity

Memphis’ Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) has received a $5 million grant to combat homelessness from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund. → Read More

John Ford, convicted of bribery, ineligible to run for elected office, state says. He’s filed anyway.

John Ford, convicted of bribery in the Tennessee Waltz scandal, has filed to run for general sessions court clerk. → Read More

Holiday events in the Memphis area: Christmas concerts, tree lightings and more

Christmas concerts, celebrations, tree lightings and more are planned for the Memphis area this year. Here's a list of events happening in your area. → Read More

Sedley Alley: DNA testing denied in case of man executed 13 years ago

The daughter of Sedley Alley had asked that DNA be tested from the 1985 crime scene. A judge denied that petition. → Read More

Why some believe — and others reject — that DNA could vindicate man executed for murder

Sedley Alley was executed 13 years ago. A judge will decide whether to test DNA from the crime scene, but that decision may not hinge on whether she believes him innocent or guilty. → Read More

Mayor Harris stands by Director of Corrections Anthony Alexander after investigation, vote of no confidence

A former corrections employee alleged Anthony Alexander, director of corrections, did not live inside the county, among other allegations. → Read More

'Devastated' fans react to news of James Wiseman NCAA ruling

Some fans learned that James Wiseman had been declared ineligible by the NCAA just minutes before heading to a Memphis Tigers Basketball game Friday night. → Read More

Truck that fatally struck two TDOT contractors was stolen, Penske says

The truck involved in the deadly crash was rented out by Penske to a commercial trucking company, then reported as stolen, a Penske official said. → Read More

Veterans Day openings and closings in the Memphis area

Openings and closings for schools, government offices and more for Memphis, Shelby County and the area municipalities on Nov. 11. → Read More

Shelby County Commission urges Mayor Harris to fire director of corrections amid allegations of mistreatment

Shelby County Commissioners passed a 'vote of no confidence' in Director of Corrections Anthony Alexander after employees accused him of harassment. → Read More

University of Memphis gets its $1 million for swimming facility, with some minimum wage language included

The Shelby County Commission approved a $1 million contract for renovations at the University of Memphis swimming facility. → Read More

Ghost hunters search for Muriel at the Hollywood Cafe outside Tunica

Researchers in Paranormal is a group of Christian-based ghost hunters in the Memphis area. Recently, they took inspiration from a Marc Cohn song. → Read More

Commissioners consider U of M minimum wage in contract for $1 million swimming facility grant

The debate over U of M's minimum wage came up again as commissioners prepare to vote on a contract giving U of M $1 million for their swimming facility. → Read More

Shelby County gets new director of finance from St. Mary's Episcopal School

Mathilde Crosby is expected to be officially approved by the Shelby County Commission on Monday. She has already started work as director of administration and finance. → Read More

Challengers, Shelby County Democrats decry the lack of early voting locations in runoff districts

The commissioners and challengers are asking that early voting locations in Districts 1 and 7 immediately be opened. → Read More