Today is the last day you can register to vote for the upcoming November elections. If you haven’t registered yet, you can download the form here and mail it to your county election commission. The form must be postmarked Oct. 4th for you to be eligible.
Early voting starts in about two weeks and there’s a whole lot happening with the many contested elections across the state. Last week, Roy Herron filed a complaint against opponent Stephen Fincher over a questionable loan made to the Fincher campaign. That wasn’t Stephen Fincher’s only problem, he also didn’t know parts of Memphis were in his district. Oh well, what do you expect from a simple farmer from “Frog Jump”.
Y’all remember that blackbird mailer from the 2008 election? Yeah, the guy who benefitted from that says it wasn’t racist. As an interesting side note, now it seems that Rep. Shipley is too chickenshit to debate Vaughn. bock, bock!
Speaking of Shelby County, last week a judge refused to dismiss a suit against the Shelby County Election Commission alleging irregularities in the August 5th election. The trial starts today.
In an email to Memphians last week, Mayor Wharton sent this spiffy video reminding us how we got to owe the City Schools $57m. Looks like the City departments have found $37m to help ease the pain. Just $20m more to go! Whee!
Coming soon to a Memphis curbside, your privately owned trash can won’t be emptied by city workers after Oct. 11th. You got that much trash you’ll have to rent another city bin.
And finally, congratulations to the Dyersburg High School band for placing in the top three at a regional competition. Ahhh, reminds me of my youth….
Alright, there’s your abbreviated Morning Coffee for this Monday. Have a great day!