Tag: Memphis Flyer

Debating the TN-09 Debate Scenario

Yesterday, Jackson Baker reported on the growing list of Memphis Journos that Willie Herenton doesn’t want to moderate a debate between he and Congressman Steve Cohen. From the article: The fact of Birch’s exclusion was first revealed by Cohen in…

Joe Ford Gets Aggressive

The dean of Memphis political reporting goes into depth on the WMC-TV debate between County Mayor Joe Ford and Sheriff Mark Luttrell: The consensus of almost everybody who was on site at the Union Avenue studios of Channel 5 was…

Concerning One’s “Ept-ness”

Jackson Baker’s been around the political block a time or two…or maybe twelve. So when confronted with an angry Willie Herenton at last week’s impromptu press conference right outside the Cohen for Congress headquarters, Jackson took it in stride. From…

Goldsmith Talks to Shelby County

Former Indianapolis Mayor, Stephen Goldsmith, spoke yesterday at a forum hosted by Rebuild Government about the challenges of consolidation as well as some of the opportunities that unifying the two largest governments in Shelby County presents. Here are two looks…

Free Golf?

With budgets tight and tax collections down, governments across the state are struggling to find paces to trim the fat. Here in Memphis one of the areas on the chopping block are three municipal golf courses. The Memphis Flyer talked…

Banking The Unbanked

The Flyer’s Bianca Phillips reports on a City of Memphis plan to make it easier for low-income Memphians to find a use a bank that won’t suck out their money due to fees: Memphian Autumn Jones hasn’t had a bank…