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Memphis Moments
5:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Elmwood Cemetery

The Bridge Leading to Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery, founded in 1852, is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis. Fifty citizens put up $500 each to purchase and develop a 40-acre parcel of land. Another 40 acres were added later.

The name Elmwood was selected by a drawing from a list of proposed names. Elm trees had to be planted afterwards. 

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Behind the Headlines
4:50 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Radio Roundtable: Is A Property Tax Increase Coming For Memphis?

Behind the Headlines Host Eric Barnes, Publisher of the Memphis Daily News
Credit Bard Cole / WKNO

Memphis City Councilmen Shea Flinn, Lee Harris, and Jim Strickland join Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries and host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss Memphis city budget proposals, property assessments, and the potential for a property tax increase.

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Memphis Moments
5:51 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

The Murder Of Colonel Thomas Dickins

The Grave Marker for Col. Thomas Dickins, Located Near the Statue at Wade Bolton's Grave

In August of 1870, the brutal murder of Colonel Thomas Dickins was reported in the Memphis Avalanche. According to the article, Col. Dickins, returning to his farm near Raleigh, "was way-laid by some fiend, and his life destroyed, in daylight, on a public road."

The assassin had ambushed the victim and fired both barrels of a shotgun into Col. Dickins' body from close range. 

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Behind the Headlines
5:09 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Radio Roundtable: The Success Of The Unified School District

Interim Superintendent of the Unified School District Dorsey Hopson
Credit http://www.memphisdailynews.com/Editorial_Images/15045.jpg / Memphis Daily News

Interim Superintendent of the Unified School District Dorsey Hopson and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss the chances for success of the consolidated school district.

For a review of the top news stories of the week, you can tune-in to Behind the Headlines Friday evenings at 7 on WKNO-TV 10.

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Behind the Headlines
5:57 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Radio Roundtable: A Look At The Sustainability Of Memphis City Pensions

Eric Barnes, Host of Behind the Headlines
Credit Bard Cole / WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a conversation about the sustainability of Memphis city pensions.

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