Katherine Burgess, Commercial Appeal

Katherine Burgess

Commercial Appeal

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Katherine:

Shelby County Health Department orders 90,000 home COVID-19 test kits for distribution

The Shelby County Health Department is ordering 90,000 home COVID-19 test kits to distribute around the county. → Read More

West Tennessee Veterans' Nursing Home in Arlington gets $38 million grant from VA

The 126-bed facility will be built on 28.65 acres of land just south of the Tennessee Developmental Center at 5240 Elm Park Street. → Read More

Delta to launch nonstop daily flights between Memphis and Boston

This brings Delta’s number of destinations at MEM to seven, joining Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Salt Lake City. → Read More

Tami Sawyer, health department to give away at-home COVID-19 tests in 38108 on Saturday

The at-home COVID-19 test kit giveaway will begin at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15 in the Springdale Baptist Church parking lot and last until supplies run out. → Read More

TV anchor, Fullilove's daughter Janeen Gordon seeks to follow mother as juvenile court clerk

Janeen Gordon, a traffic anchor and host of 'Bluff City Life' at WMC Action News 5, is one of four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for juvenile court clerk. → Read More

Tennessee State Sen. Katrina Robinson acquitted of two counts of wire fraud; two remain

A federal judge also ruled that Sen. Katrina Robinson would not get a new trial over her connections to The Healthcare Institute and a HRSA grant. → Read More

Q&A: Earle Fisher on his new book, 'The Reverend Albert Cleage Jr. and the Black Prophetic Tradition'

The Rev. Earle Fisher examined the sermons of the Rev. Albert Cleage Jr., an instrumental figure in the development of Black Christian Nationalism. → Read More

Rhodes College to start classes remotely, with in-person plans for Jan. 31

Rhodes College classes will remain remote through Friday, Jan. 28, according to the website, with plans to resume in person on Monday, Jan. 31. → Read More

Who's running in the Shelby County 2022 election? Find out here.

Here is the list of candidates who have filed their petitions and qualified as well as candidates who have announced their campaigns. → Read More

Young Dolph remembered for generosity, commitment to Memphis, as 'a man after God’s own heart'

In a ceremony filled with music, dancing and video tributes, Memphis expressed its mourning over the untimely death of Young Dolph. → Read More

Live updates: Doors open for 'Celebration of Life' for Young Dolph

The 'Celebration of Life' for Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., is set for noon-2 p.m. today at the FedExForum. → Read More

Janika White joins others in seeking Democratic nomination for district attorney general

White is an attorney at Bailey, Bailey, & White PLLC, where she works with lawyer, civil rights icon and former County Commissioner Walter Bailey. → Read More

23 witnesses, one video will play a role in determining the rest of Pervis Payne's life

Family, friends and correctional officers testified as the defense argued that Payne's sentences should be concurrent. The judge also heard from the family of the victims. → Read More

Shelby County Mental Health Court to undergo expansion through ARPA funding

Founded in 2016, the court provides healthcare, counseling, housing assistance and employment assistance as an alternative to incarceration. → Read More

17,000 runners take to Memphis streets to support St. Jude: 'It’s not just a race'

Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, said the group was on target to raise $12.5 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. → Read More

Conservative Baptist Network meets in Cordova, warns of 'woke' seminaries, blasts Ed Litton

The Conservative Baptist Network met Friday night at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova. → Read More

Salvation Army rings in Red Kettle Campaign in Memphis with visit from national commander

The Salvation Army in Memphis hopes to raise $901,000 in Memphis and the Mid-South. All money raised here will stay in the region. → Read More

Shelby County sheriff, mayor would get 34% raise under Edmund Ford Jr. proposal

The increase would make the next sheriff the highest paid sheriff in the state, Ford said. → Read More

For 100 years, The BLVD 'has sustained itself with the help of God'

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2021. It was the first Black church in the Disciples of Christ denomination in Memphis. → Read More

Black leaders raise diversity questions of new University of Memphis president, selection process

U of M's diverse student body is an asset, the incoming president said, adding that he'll need more time to assess what diversity plans will be. → Read More