BTH: Transferring School Buildings, Wharton’s Plans, and more

This week (Jan. 27), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses State Representative Curry Todd’s (Collierville) introduction of a bill that would transfer county school buildings to municipal districts at no charge. Plus, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton lays out his vision for the city and Mississippi courts delay a decision on the controversial Haley Barbour pardons.

BTH: Web Extra on “Undefeated” and The West Memphis Three

On this week’s Web Extra, the Behind the Headlines panelists talk about the Oscar-nominated documentaries that focus on local subjects.

BTH: Suburban School Studies, County Commission Fights, and more

This week (Jan. 20), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the reports on suburban schools which conclude that Germantown, Bartlett, and Collierville could get existing school buildings at no cost. Plus, Electrolux awards more contracts to local minority-owned businesses, and the County Commission’s debate over redistricting almost comes to blows.

BTH: Collierville Resists Consolidation, Redistricting’s Impact, and more

This week (Jan. 13), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the recent Unified School Board meeting and how the redistricting plans affect the districts of Congressman Steve Cohen and State Senator Jim Kyle.

BTH: Questions About Electrolux Contracts, Redistricting Heads to Court, and more

This week, the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the suit filed by Shelby County Commissioners to break the deadlock over redistricting and concerns by some Memphis City Council members over the fairness of the Electrolux deal to minorities.

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