Now See Here! – Our Fair City
Info: There are too many stories to be told in Our Fair City. Here are a few I’ve been privy to, including protest against (and celebration of) new development, the rising trends of both teen pregnancy as well as stay-at-home dads, a special field trip for some artistically minded youth and the never-ending debate over whether Memphis and Shelby County can live together in the same house.
PS: Here are links to some of the stories if you care to know more:
The ongoing debate over whether to raze the historic United Methodist Church building to build a new CVS has raged for months with dramatic twists and turns that no one could dream up. The paper has run more than a dozen stories on it. Here are some highlights:
While many remain upset over the prospect of yet another suburban-style box store, there was nothing but applause as Pinnacle Airlines moved their headquarters into the nearly vacant building at One Commerce Square: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/06/pinnacle-airlines-announce-decision-new-memphis-he/
While the growing number of teen mothers in Memphis causes debate about what course of action to take, another trend sees more and more stay-at-home dads taking care of the kids while the children’s mother returns to work: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/19/pregnancy-hits-home-mcs-officials/
Perhaps the most contentious issue facing Memphis and Shelby county is the question of consolidation of the two governments: