Taylor Jenkins, Memphis Grizzlies lead voter education drive at FedExForum


The Grizzlies held a drive-thru event Saturday and encouraged fans to register to vote, fill out census forms and get informed on candidates

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Taylor Jenkins often talked about the importance of voting while the Grizzlies were inside the NBA’s bubble. On Saturday, Jenkins helped take that message further.

The Grizzlies coach greeted fans, handed out T-shirts for fans and briefly carried a “Vote” sign with volunteers outside FedExForum for the team’s voter education drive. The drive-thru event also gave fans a chance to fill out census forms.

It was the latest step of the team’s #GrizzVotes campaign that’s encouraging fans to not just vote but be aware who they’re voting for, vote early or on Nov. 3 and volunteer as a poll worker.

“We’re starting to get people coming in and getting engaged and that what the whole point of this event is,” Jenkins said. “There’s

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Memphis attorney charged, 3 arraigned in alleged MDE bribery case


A Tennessee attorney was indicted and three others were arraigned this week in an alleged bid-rigging scheme involving a former director at Mississippi Department of Education.

 U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst of the Southern District of Mississippi announced Thursday the indictment of Memphis attorney Errol Harmon, 47, in the case.

Harmon couldn’t be reached for comment.

Former MDE official Cerissa Renfroe Neal, 45, of Madison County, is accused of steering contract awards in return for kickbacks. Neal, David B. Hunt, 54, of Jackson, Tennessee, and Joseph Kyles, 51, and Lambert Martin, 59, both of Memphis, Tennessee, were charged in a 15-count indictment for crimes including wire fraud, money laundering and bribery. They were indicted by a grand jury in February, but the indictment, filed under seal, was not made public until Aug. 26.

 Hunt, Kyles and Martin were arraigned in U.S. District Court in Jackson on Thursday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge

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