We didnt believe it either, when we first heard it, but its true: Bill Morris, who was mayor of Shelby County from 1978 to 1994 and ran an ill-starred race for governor of Tennessee in 1994, still has seeds to cook.
Morris, who first ran for city mayor in 1967 has told numerous friends hed like to try it one more time , 40 years later, with another Morris -- Herman Morris, ex- of MLGW -- also in the field.
For the record, Bill Morris is the gent for whom the well-trafficked suburban parkway was named. Would they have to call it something else while he was running?
As the Shelby County Commission prepares to appoint an interim state Senator from District 30 on Monday, three of the eight hopefuls have a special obstacle to overcome: They are candidates in next years special election, and there is growing sentiment on the commission not to grant anybody a head start and to give the nod to a self-avowed fill-in instead.