This morning, Sheriff Mark Luttrell and District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced a new initiative giving new mothers a place to drop off unwanted newborn babies. The Safe Haven Awareness Initiative is based on a state law making it legal for women to drop off infants less than 72 hours old at a medical facility or any facility with a medical component, such as a police substation or fire station.
Though the laws been in effect for five years ....
The title of his much-anticipated studio album, Last Man Standing, says VF, couldnt be more fitting as Jerry Lee Lewis reinforces his status as one of rock-and-rolls founding fathers. So begins the magazines last-page Proust Questionnaire ...
Last month, Mayor W.W. Herenton announced a proposal to add 650 new officers to the Memphis Police Department, a move that came in response to an FBI report ranking Memphis the second most dangerous metro area in the country.
But if the City Council approves the 50-cent property tax hike needed to hire more cops, it may still be a few years before the extra officers will be able to make a dent in Memphis' high crime rate.
Nightshade Manor, located at 1301 Heistan Place just off Bellevue, offers spooky tours through film-quality sets with high-tech special effects. Its website promises a high-startle, low-gore haunted experience.
The house is open for tours every Friday through Sunday night through the end of the month, and its also open on Halloween night. Admission is $10 with two cans of food or $12 without. A portion of proceeds benefit the Memphis Food Bank.
For times, check the Flyers searchable calendar.
Among Ford's complaints is the fact that Baker called him "slim, well-groomed, and reasonably well-spoken" in a column. Jake's retort, in so many words: "Who you callin' skinny?"
You can get all the skinny at the aptly named River City Mud.
"Without U.S. Senator Trent Lott, 'there probably would not be an I-69,' said Ken Murphree, former Tunica and Desoto County administrator, at the ribbon-cutting for the interstate last week. ...
Ford the Elder also says some much more controversial things about religion ("Memphis is a Christian city"), his son Jake (whom he oddly called "Jake Jr."), and Jake's opponent, Steve Cohen ("This man thats running against Jake wants some sex shops running in downtown Memphis on a Sunday!"). For a transcript of a recent speech by the senior Ford, go to "Political Beat."
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Magee will be at the Southern Festival of Books on Saturday at 9 a.m.
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Read the Flyer's story on Magee.
While the press release briefly cites a lack of growth in community support, the focus is largely on the positive impact of the team on the relatively new DeSoto Civic Center. The headline of the release reads, "Xplorers Achieve Mission, Taking Time Out."
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Maddox Football, Inc. has been in the news lately in regards to a lawsuit. Read the Flyer's story.