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2015/07/29 12:56
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Steve Mulroy, a law professor at the University of Memphis, points to a subtlety in section 2(a)(2) of the Heritage Act that might allow the City Council to bypass the historical commission entirely....
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2015/07/24 16:51
2015/07/24 16:51
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The storm was still four years away. As in 2019, when the two-term limit clock that started with the 2011 Memphis City Council election would expire the tenures of almost every member of that...
2015/07/21 23:51
2015/07/21 23:51
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A redistricting snafu led several Memphis City Council members to call Tuesday for a referendum that would eliminate the council’s six super districts. Council members Harold Collins and Wanda...
2015/07/18 14:51
2015/07/18 14:51
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After the Memphis City Council voted July 7 to begin removing the last traces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park, the calls, emails and tweets began arriving. Council...
2015/07/17 20:51
2015/07/17 20:51
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The Memphis City Council took a beating in some quarters Thursday for announcing a tentative redistricting plan the day before the qualifying petition deadline for candidates in this fall's...
2015/07/17 01:00
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council had years to do it but now they decided to tinker with district lines right before this upcoming critical election. Some said that wasn’t fair. Councilman...
2015/07/16 13:51
2015/07/16 13:51
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Good morning from Memphis, where we’re at 83 days until the polls open on Oct. 8 … Overnight: Late Wednesday, mayoral candidate Jim Strickland called for the firing of embattled Memphis Animal...
2015/07/16 09:50
2015/07/16 09:50
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The once — and seemingly future — gravesite of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife is on a promontory at Elmwood Cemetery called Chapel Hill. Dominated at its apex by a statue of Jesus, the...
2015/07/15 22:51
2015/07/15 22:51
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The Memphis City Council announced a 2015 redistricting plan Wednesday — the day before a deadline for council candidates to file qualifying petitions — to balance council districts’ populations...
2015/07/15 12:20
2015/07/15 12:20
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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee law enacted in 2013 while Memphis was renaming three Confederate-themed city parks contains inconsistent language that could affect the city’s efforts to move the Nathan...
2015/07/14 03:59
2015/07/14 03:59
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Amid a growing national outcry against what many see as public symbols of white supremacy, the state of Tennessee on Monday honored one of its most controversial and infamous native sons: Nathan...
2015/07/13 13:21
2015/07/13 13:21
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All across the South, the Confederacy is under siege as debate swirls about what role its relics still have to play in modern civic life. But on Monday, thanks to a 44-year-old state law, Tennessee...
2015/07/11 02:47
2015/07/11 02:47
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It’s a debate the seemingly never ends. Friday, a rally took place at the foot of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park. Those gathering were in support of the Memphis City...
2015/07/09 21:48
2015/07/09 21:48
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For three anxious minutes we all watched a story unfold live before our eyes. There was a fight breaking out between teens and a few adults near Foote Homes. Viewers watched the fight, but many of us...
2015/07/08 16:23
2015/07/08 16:23
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis City Council has begun the process that could result in the removal of the body and a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest - rebel general, slave trader and early Ku Klux...
2015/07/07 23:52
2015/07/07 23:52
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The Memphis City Council placed a 120-day moratorium on new development in the Pinch District Tuesday to give area stakeholders time to discuss a strategic development plan. The council voted 6-4 for...
2015/07/07 23:00
2015/07/07 23:00
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “It is no longer politically correct to glorify someone who was a slave trader, someone who was a racist on public property,” said City Council member Myron Lowery. Lowery has spear...
2015/07/07 17:51
2015/07/07 17:51
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A Memphis City Council committee voted unanimously Tuesday to begin the process that could result in the removal of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and body from a public park. The...
2015/07/07 03:47
2015/07/07 03:47
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After questions about police practices in Ferguson, Missouri and now the arrest of a former Memphis Police Lieutenant on charges of misconduct, supporters of a tougher civilian law enforcement review...
2015/07/03 00:00
2015/07/03 00:00
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MEMPHIS, Tenn.– The City of Memphis wants to get rid of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest at the park that was once named after him. Forrest was a General in the Confederate army and was the first...
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