All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘memphis’

Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest Body May Be Dug Up, Statue Sold

In South Carolina, they are pulling Confederate flags down from state buildings. Memphis, Tennessee is doing you one better. They’re planning to dig up the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The Memphis City Council voted unanimously last week to dig up the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest and move it to another location. They have also said they …

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Judge Joe Brown, Recently Jailed, Running for Office

The man who helmed a popular TV court show for 15 seasons is now running for office. But could he be up against his worst challenge yet? Judge Joe Brown, the man whose namesake show gave him the opportunity to dispense justice in his own style, sometimes sitting on top of his bench. Brown had formerly been a prosecutor in …

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie Do Memphis

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were in Memphis this weekend for Guy Pelly and Lizzy Wilson’s nuptials. Their first cousins Prince Harry and Prince William arrived a few days ahead of the ladies who arrived Thursday. The Princesses of York got down to business right away, hitting up Memphis’s famed Beale Street within hours of their arrival. Beatrice and Eugenie …

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Tupelo Shooting Leaves a Family Without a Father

The town of Tupelo, Mississippi, is mourning the death of Police Officer Gale Stauffer who was shot and killed during a bank robbery on Monday, December 23rd. The individual responsible for the crime was concealed behind a mask before walking into BanCorpSouth’s Gloster Creek Village branch wielding a AK-47 assault rifle. When two police officers arrived at the scene, the …

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Flight Diverted Due to “Unruly Passenger”

An AirTran flight left Baltimore Monday afternoon, making it’s way to Austin, Texas. During the flight a man, who is being described as an “unruly passenger”, tried to open the emergency exit at the back of the plane. AirTran Flight 265 was forced to land at Memphis International Airport at around 6:30 p.m. The plane was over Little Rock, Arkansas …

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Graceland Celebrates 30th Year as Tourist Attraction

Graceland, a place which many consider to be the ultimate rock and roll experience, opened its doors to the general public 30 years ago this month. Since that time, nearly 18 million Elvis Presley fans have made the pilgrimage to the late musician’s expansive home. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the help his ex-wife, Priscilla …

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