New Arena, Old Issues 

Two Republican candidates cause concern in the GOP's establishment ranks.

"The contest is not over, the strife is not ended. It has only entered upon a new and enlarged arena." -- Jefferson Davis That's the epigram affixed by gubernatorial candidate Carl "Two Feathers" Whitaker to his official campaign e-mails, and it provides…

full article »

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

From the Archives

  • GADFLY: Pyramid Scheme

    Now we're being told that a facility which was built as a multi-functional sports, cultural and entertainment center can do no better than becoming a mall for the NASCAR crowd.
    • Feb 25, 2006
  • Dixon Trial Date Set

    Former Tennessee senator Roscoe Dixon (D-Memphis) will go to trial April 17th on extortion and bribery charges connected to Operation Tennessee Waltz, attorneys and a federal judge said Thursday.

    Dixon made a brief appearance in court before U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla, who confirmed the trial date. “I’m ready to go and it looks like we can proceed on that schedule,” said McCalla.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Discenza told McCalla the government will have all discovery materials including videotapes and transcripts to Dixon’s lawyers by March 30th. Discenza told reporters he expects the trial to last two or three weeks. Dixon and his attorney, William L. Johnson, declined to comment.

    Dixon, who left the Senate in 2005 to take a job as a top aide to Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton, is charged with taking payoffs to advance legislation favorable to a sham computer recycling company run by undercover FBI agents. Dixon resigned from the county job after being indicted last May. Dixon previously served a total of 22 years in the Tennessee House and Senate.

    • Mar 23, 2006
  • More »

More by Jackson Baker

Most Commented On

Top Viewed Stories

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation