Attorney general’s municipal schools opinion, Memphis’ deficit and reserve fund

This week (March 23), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the Tennessee attorney general’s statement that municipal schools cannot proceed until after Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools have merged. Plus, Memphis City Council decides to dip into the reserve fund to cover a projected operating deficit.

Santorum picks up Mississippi win, county redistricting heads to court, and more

This week (March 16), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses Rick Santorum’s win in Mississippi in the GOP Presidential Primary. Plus, Shelby County’s redistricting plan winds up in Chancery Court, and Federal Court Judge Samuel Hardy Mays says that there will be no mistrial in the case of two men accused of being hit men for the Craig Petties drug organization.

Santorum wins Shelby County, council questions budget projections, and more

This week (March 9), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s win in Shelby County and the State of Tennessee on Super Tuesday. Plus the Memphis City Council wants an explanation for fuzzy budget projections, and extra charges are brought against former Millington Mayor Richard Hodges.

A Look at “Undefeated,” State Takeover of the Failing Schools, and more

This week (March 2), the Behind the Headlines panel discusses six schools in the Memphis area becoming part of the state’s Achievement School District. Plus, Shelby County prepares for Super Tuesday and Commercial Appeal reporter Jason Smith, whose article about the Manassas High School football team inspired the producers of the Oscar-winning documentary “Undefeated”, will join the panel this week as a special guest.