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TN Politics: Gov. Lee Gets Tough(er) While People Flout Warnings


On Thursday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a Stay-at-Home order for the state of Tennessee, giving local governments greater authority to close down non-essential businesses. In Memphis, Mayor Jim Strickland has been a step ahead of the state out of necessity. The metropolitan area is experiencing a rising number of COVID-19 cases. While most people are abiding by edicts to shelter-in-place, there is some indication that people are not taking the warnings seriously. As political analyst Otis Sanford tells us, stricter measures are likely soon to come. 

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.