Keith McGee, the sometimes controversial CAO of the City of Memphis under Mayor Willie Herenton, has announced his retirement effective July 4, 2009 to “further pursue his pastoral ministry and other consulting interest[s].
Due to a power outage at Harding Academy, Michael Feldman's "Whad'ya Know" Memphis appearance is being moved to the Germantown Performing Arts Center. Special guests will include Chris Davis (aka The Pesky Fly) and Vance Lauderdale of "Ask Vance" fame. Show starts at 10. $25 for WKNO members, $35 for nonmembers. Details.
Six days after Friday’s destructive storm, Memphis Light Gas & Water spokesperson Chris Stanley says there are still 11,000 MLGW customers without power. Stanley says those without power will need to re-report their outage ...
J.J. McNelis, marketing president of Mirabile Investment Corporation (MIC) — the Burger King franchisee that posted the Global Warming Is Baloney signs at its area restaurants — was a guest on Lou Dobbs' radio program yesterday. Read all about it at Sing All Kinds.
On Thursday, plans were unveiled for the Memphis Riverfront International Championship Regatta. The event — July 31st and ends August 3rd, pending approval from the Coast Guard — will feature a race of powerboats capable of reaching 100 mph in five-and-a- half seconds.
There was no shortage of media and public attention paid recently to
the Shelby County Commission's handling of my proposed ordinance
banning discrimination against gay and transgendered persons ... Read Steve Mulroy's Viewpoint.
Flyer bloggers are cranking it out: Branston's got some fresh Herenton dope; Bianca's got her Gaydar up; Susan's new food blog is cookin'; Herrington's got fresh Griz draft juice. Check out all 13 Flyer staff blogs here.
Live in Memphis long enough (say, two weeks or so) and Mayor Willie
Herenton will do something to tick you off or, at least, confound the
hell out of you. I've been living in Midtown Memphis since 1993, long
enough to have been ticked off and confounded dozens of times ...