• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1066


  • Midtown Water Woes

    When city officials sought to reassure Midtowners that they wouldn't notice a proposed 18-foot storm-water detention basin in Overton Park, they cited a similar project at Christian Brothers University.

    But that detention basin has already caught the eye — and nose — of local residents. Mary Cashiola reports.

  • Mayor Herenton's Last Day

    On his last official day in office, Mayor Willie Herenton has scheduled a 2:00 p.m. press conference. Jackson Baker and other Flyer writers will be on hand. Watch this space for developments.

    Meanwhile, you can scroll down and check out the Flyer blogs.

  • Willie Herenton Says Goodbye -- Really

    Let it be recorded that the very heavens opened when Willie Herenton left the job of Memphis mayor -- for leave it he did, via a “retirement ceremony” in the Hall of Mayors, at the end of which he finally hand-delivered a formal letter of resignation to the patiently waiting city council chairman/acting mayor Myron Lowery ...
  • Billy Lee Riley, RIP

    Guitars at half mast, please. Billy Lee Riley, the Sun Studio rockabilly artist who recorded atomic age classics such as "Flying Saucers Rock and Roll" and "Red Hot" is dead. Chris Davis pays tribute.
  • Blog Blog Blog

    From the Flyer's blogs: a preview of the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival in SING ALL KINDS; a cocktail that never was in HUNGRY MEMPHIS; what John Branston did for his summer vacation in GET MEMPHIS MOVING; and confusion in the wake of Herenton's departure in POLITICS BEAT. Check 'em out here.
  • Myron Lowery's Rough Start

    They're former colleagues, but on Tuesday they were chippy, suspicious, abrupt, overly courteous, uncompromising, and not quite sure what to call Myron Lowery.

    Read more about the interim mayor's day with the City Council at John Branston's City Beat: The Blog.

  • They Live Among Us

    Spotted on a post around the corner from the Flyer offices is this Obama/Joker Socialist poster that's been freaking people out on the West Coast.

    We noticed it first on Monday — before it got rained on — in its full-color glory.

  • No Room in the ER

    Patient diversion and long waits at area emergency rooms cause problems for paramedics.
  • Water Woes

    Construction of CBU storm-water detention basin contaminates Lick Creek.
  • The Fix Is In

    Despite the economy, locally based fitness-equipment repair company grows.
  • Flyer Flashback

    To mark the Flyer's 20th anniversary, we're looking back at stories from our first two decades.

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  • The Rant

    I know the world has recently lost Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Karl Malden, Billy Mays, and some other iconic figures, but for now, let us please have a moment of silence for Gidget ...
  • Letter From the Editor

    So yeah, I've been slowly lured into the sticky briarpatch of Twitter lately. People are following me and vice versa. I've tried to limit myself to only following people who are clever and interesting and don't feel the need to tweet every time they brush their teeth ...



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