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  1. Shelby County Commission, Mayor, Support Relocating Confederate StatuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | The Memphis Flyer

    Like Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council, the chief officials of Shelby County government lent the weight of their authority on Monday to the current effort to relocate the controversial downtown statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and rebel cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest. The action came in the form of a resolution, co-sponsored by a a bipartisan group of County Commissioners, that supported the Council's prior action in urging the state Historical Commission at its forthoming October 13th meeting to hear a request for a waiver allowing local action to relocate the statues.

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  2. New School, Body Shop, Union McDonald's On TapRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 29 | The Memphis Flyer

    Companies have committed to spending some big bucks to build a new school in Frayser, an auto body shop Downtown, and some new golden arches on Union, all according to city building permits pulled Monday. Memphis Business Academy , a charter school focused on economics and finial literacy, plans to build a new school at 2180 Frayser Blvd. in the Frayser Plaza strip mall.

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  3. Shafer En Route to Commission Chairmanship - and Maybe MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    With the matters of a Shelby County tax rate and a county government budget now safely out of the way, the Commission next turns to the election of a chair for 2017-18 to succeed the current chair, Democrat Melvin Burgess. That intramural election is scheduled for next Monday's regular Commission meeting, and the odds-on favorite is Republican Heidi Shafer, the Commission's vice chair..

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  4. Little Big TownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    I was wandering through the Midtown Kroger on a recent Saturday night. Sounds like the beginning of a really bad novel, right? Or maybe I just have a lousy social life? Neither, actually.

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  5. Scrum for Corker's Seat?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | The Memphis Flyer

    As of the 4th of July weekend, there was no significant change in the prospective lineup for next year's race for governor to succeed the term-limited Republican incumbent Bill Haslam . The two definite Republican entries - former state Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Nashville businessman Bill Lee - are still the only formally declared candidates on the Republican side.

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  6. Famed Local Restaurateur Ronnie Grisanti diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Grisanti, owner of Ronnie Grisanti's Italian Restaurant in Collierville, grew up in the restaurant business. He worked for his father and grandfather at their restaurant, Grisanti's on Main, across from Central Station.

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  7. GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    With all votes counted in the special general election for state House Diistrict 95 , Republican nominee Kevin VaughanHAS won a decisive victory over Democratic challenger Julie Byrd Ashowrth and two independents, Robert Schutt and Jim Tomasik. The priecinct trotals, which include early and absentee vote totals, are as follows: Kevin Vaughan 3,099 Julie Byrd Ashworth 1,737 Robert Schutt 143 Jim Tomasik 25 Write-ins 3 TOTAL VOTES CAST: 5,007 When formally sworn in, Vaughan, a real estate developer with an engineering background, will become the third person to represent the east Shelby County district within the last year.

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  8. Federal Judgeship Rumored for NorrisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    For months now state Senator Mark Norris , majority leader of the Senate, has been suspended between a long-standing ambition to run for Governor and the p ossibility of an appointment to a federal judgeship. Norris eemed the latter prospect "an honor" when asked about it by the Flyer in February.

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  9. The Cottage Becoming Thai CottageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    The Cottage restaurant soon will be known as "Thai Cottage." Owner Lisa Prewett sold the restaurant at 4085 Summer to Tom and Tanatip Tongumpun of Collierville.

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  10. Early Voting for District 95 General Election Remains LowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Rep. Dwayne Thompson , the Democrats' surprise winner in last fall's race in state House District 96, hopes to transfer his magic to District 95 Democratic candidate Julie Byrd Ashworth, seen here at recent fundraiser in Germantown. Early voting in the special general election for the vacant district 95 state House of Representatives seat remains at the low level that primary voting for the seat previously generated.

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  11. Shelby Co. Sites Added to Historic RegisterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Three Shelby County site have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Memphis, the Charles Davis House in Collierville, and the Memphis Federation of Musicians Local 71 Building in Cooper-Young have all been added to the list, according to the Tennessee Historical Commission.

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  12. Field Is Set for June 15 General Election in House District 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Collierville School Board member Kevin Vaughan wins 7-person GOP primary, will go against Democrat Julie Byrd Ashworth and independents Robert Schutt and Jim Tomasik. After the tabulation on Thursday of the vote in the special Republican primary for state House District 95, the field is now set for the special general election of June 15. Kevin Vaughan, an engineer, real estate broker and Collierville School Board member, narrowly edged former Germantown alderman Frank Uhlhorn to win the seven-candidate GOP primary.

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  13. District 95 ShowdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Participants at District 95 forum: L to r, Julie Byrd Ashworth, Gail Horner, John Stamps , Joseph Crone, Billy Patton, Curtis Loynachan, Jim Tomasik, Robert Schutt, Frank Uhlhorn, Kevin Vaughan, Jackson Baker The failure of the Shelby County Commission to appoint a successor to Mark Lovell, forced in February to resign his seat as state Representative in House District 95 amid allegations of sexual indiscretions, means no one will represent the district, based in Collierville, Germantown, and Eads, as the Tennessee General Assembly winds down its work this month. Candidate Missy Marshall, Tennessee Lt.

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  14. Voucher and De-Annexation Issues Both Headed for ShowdownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Two matters of significant importance to Memphis and Shelby County are hanging fire as of this week. One involves the question of school vouchers, which is sure to come to a head in the state General Assembly before it adjourns in April.

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  15. Shelby Co. Sites Added to Historic RegisterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Three Shelby County site have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Rock of Ages Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Memphis, the Charles Davis House in Collierville, and the Memphis Federation of Musicians Local 71 Building in Cooper-Young have all been added to the list, according to the Tennessee Historical Commission.

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  16. Closing Out the Session in NashvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | The Memphis Flyer

    A quartet of Memphians - Peggy Turley, Linda Yan Archer, Ward Archer, and Jenna Stonecipher - carried their "Protect Our Aquifer" cause to last Thursday's meeting of the TVA Board in Murfreesboro. The 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly, which came to an end last week, was one of the more momentous in recent years, as measured by the triumph of Governor Bill Haslam 's "IMPROVE Act," which levies significant gasoline and diesel price increases to begin the long overdue process of rebuilding and renovating the state's thoroughfares.

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  17. Scammers Demanding Money, Threatening to Cut UtilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Scammers have been posing as Memphis Light, Gas and Water employees, phoning customers, demanding immediate payment, while threatening to cut off utilities if the customer does not comply. Over the past few days, the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has received reports from two businesses claiming to have gotten a suspicious phone call.

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  18. Field Is Set for June 15 General Election in House District 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | The Memphis Flyer

    Collierville School Board member Kevin Vaughan wins 7-person GOP primary, will go against Democrat Julie Byrd Ashworth and independents Robert Schutt and Jim Tomasik. After the tabulation on Thursday of the vote in the special Republican primary for state House District 95, the field is now set for the special general election of June 15. Kevin Vaughan, an engineer, real estate broker and Collierville School Board member, narrowly edged former Germantown alderman Frank Uhlhorn to win the seven-candidate GOP primary.

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  19. GOP's Lee Puts His Hat InRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | The Memphis Flyer

    Shelby County got a look on Tuesday at Franklin businessman Bill Lee , who formally announced his run for the 2018 governor's race over the weekend and embarked on what he called a "95-county, 95-day RV tour" of the state. Lee had acknowledged the likelihood of his candidacy when he appeared, along with other gubernatorial propects, at the Shelby County Republican Party's Lincoln Day banquet in February.

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  20. District 95 ShowdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | The Memphis Flyer

    Participants at District 95 forum: L to r, Julie Byrd Ashworth, Gail Horner, John Stamps , Joseph Crone, Billy Patton, Curtis Loynachan, Jim Tomasik, Robert Schutt, Frank Uhlhorn, Kevin Vaughan, Jackson Baker The failure of the Shelby County Commission to appoint a successor to Mark Lovell, forced in February to resign his seat as state Representative in House District 95 amid allegations of sexual indiscretions, means no one will represent the district, based in Collierville, Germantown, and Eads, as the Tennessee General Assembly winds down its work this month. candidate Missy Marshall, Tennessee Lt.

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