More than 25 early voting sites for the upcoming November election were approved Tuesday night. FedExForum was not on the list, despite a small protest before the meeting and a last-minute push by Election Commissioner Bennie Smith.
Every Shelby County Sheriff Deputy class has to pass an extensive background check, physical agility tests, and weeks in the academy. However, now all future sheriff- deputies will have to pass another step in the hiring process and that’s going before the newly formed civilian hiring committee.
Last month the Shelby County commission enacted a hiring freeze in response to the expected revenue decline due to COVID-19. Commissioners paused new hires and promotions in Shelby county after a dire financial report put out by the mayor’s office stated lay-offs could be on the table.