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Colorful Characters of Memphisnew

Profiled are some of the characters who make the Bluff City unique: an artist, an entertainer, a preacher, and a protester.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  06-06-2008  |  Culture

Grave Mattersnew

"I came to Memphis to find musicians' gravesites, including James Carr's," Steve Suskie says. He visited New Park Cemetery to pay Carr his respects, but the manager told Suskie that Carr had no gravestone.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  03-21-2008  |  Music

ACLU Sues Tennessee to Restore Felon Voting Rightsnew

In 2006, the state legislature added new amendments that force felons to pay victim restitution and be current on child support payments, when applicable, before voting again. The ACLU contends that "no one should have to pay any fine or any monetary obligation as a condition to vote."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  03-21-2008  |  Politics

Behind the Numbernew

In January, The Commercial Appeal raised eyebrows with its decision to display the estimated number of babies born to Tennessee's single mothers for the year.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  02-15-2008  |  Children & Families

Tennessee Ponders Reproductive Rights Restrictionsnew

Supporters of a new amendment say that the language could lead the way for legal restrictions on abortions without legislating an abortion ban.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  01-25-2008  |  Sex

Follow That Dreamnew

Elvis Presley Estate is proposing a $250 million Graceland expansion on Elvis Presley Boulevard. What will it mean for Memphis?
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  01-11-2008  |  Music

Church of God in Changeovernew

A global institution at a turning point celebrates its centennial in Memphis.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  11-09-2007  |  Religion

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton Wins Fifth Termnew

In his victory speech Thursday night, Herenton said he now knew "who was for him and who was against him. For a man who'd just garnered 42 percent of the total vote, there is still ample evidence that there may more of the latter than the former.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bruce vanWyngarden and Preston Lauterbach  |  10-05-2007  |  Politics

Memphis Music Money Goes Where?new

With government support waning and a suspicious public looking on, the embattled Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission is at a crossroads.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  09-14-2007  |  Music

The Second Greatest Dramatistnew

Filmmaker Ken Burns introduces the WWII story with The War and urges others to share theirs.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  08-21-2007  |  TV

Chinese Catfish Pollute Mississippi Shelvesnew

File this one away under "Globalization, Horrors of."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  05-11-2007  |  Food+Drink

Inside the Memphis Police Dept's New Data-Driven Policing Programnew

Operation Blue Crush battles Memphis' crime problem -- and an epidemic of black-on-black violence.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  04-06-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Trash Talkin'new

Shelby County generates 2.5 million tons of solid waste a year -- we join some of it for a journey through the dirty South.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Preston Lauterbach  |  10-06-2006  |  Environment

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