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  • MY TURN: Company will bring 1,000 jobs to Memphis

    MY TURN: Company will bring 1,000 jobs to Memphis

    Thursday, January 23 2014 6:53 PM EST2014-01-23 23:53:36 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - The Memphis area scored a big jobs victory this week, and we did it because the company's leader remembers the people in our area as friendly, warm, and courteous. You heard right. Conduit GlobalMore >>
    The Memphis area scored a big jobs victory this week, and we did it because the company's leader remembers the people in our area as friendly, warm, and courteous.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: AutoZone Park purchase

    YOUR TURN: AutoZone Park purchase

    Friday, January 10 2014 4:42 PM EST2014-01-10 21:42:52 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" goes to Rachael Lovejoy. Lovejoy is one of many people who joined in the debate on the Action News 5 Facebook page about the City of Memphis purchasing AutoZone Park.More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" goes to Rachael Lovejoy. Lovejoy is one of many people who joined in the debate on the Action News 5 Facebook page about the City of Memphis purchasing AutoZone Park.More >>
  • MY TURN: Resolve to be more positive about place we live, work, play

    MY TURN: Resolve to be more positive about place we live, work, play

    Thursday, December 26 2013 4:20 PM EST2013-12-26 21:20:03 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - As we look to the start of another new year, let's resolve to be more positive about this place where we live, work and play. This past year has been a challenging one for our government leaders,More >>
    As we look to the start of another new year, let's resolve to be more positive about this place where we live, work and play.More >>
  • MY TURN: Holidays are a time to help our neighbors

    MY TURN: Holidays are a time to help our neighbors

    Thursday, November 28 2013 11:00 AM EST2013-11-28 16:00:52 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - We hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  The time we spend with family and friends at Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all of our blessings, but notMore >>
    We hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  The time we spend with family and friends at Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all of our blessings, but not everyone in the Mid-South is so fortunate.More >>
  • MY TURN: Does Memphis need to buy a baseball stadium?

    MY TURN: Does Memphis need to buy a baseball stadium?

    Thursday, November 21 2013 6:32 PM EST2013-11-21 23:32:47 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Timing is everything. On the very week, when Memphis city leaders send us to the polls to vote on a half-cent sales tax to pay for pre-K education, they have the gall to talk about having enoughMore >>
    Timing is everything. On the very week, when Memphis city leaders send us to the polls to vote on a half-cent sales tax to pay for pre-K education, they have the gall to talk about having enough resources to buy a baseball stadium.More >>
  • MY TURN: Remembering the medical team lost in chopper crash

    MY TURN: Remembering the medical team lost in chopper crash

    Friday, October 25 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-10-25 21:13:39 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - I'd like to use my time this week to remember the medical flight team that was lost in the helicopter crash this week. Denise Adams, Carrie Barlow and Charlie Smith gave their lives doing theMore >>
    I'd like to use my time this week to remember the medical flight team that was lost in the helicopter crash this week.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Most violent state in the nation

    YOUR TURN: Most violent state in the nation

    Friday, October 18 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-10-18 20:05:56 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Several high profile crimes have been in the news recently and that has sparked much discussion on the Action News 5 Facebook page. Our "Your Turn" segment this week goes to Linda Disney whoMore >>
    Several high profile crimes have been in the news recently and that has sparked much discussion on the Action News 5 Facebook page.More >>
  • MY TURN: Spending taxpayer dollars in Memphis

    MY TURN: Spending taxpayer dollars in Memphis

    Thursday, October 10 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:33:25 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Here in the Mid-South, we have no shortage of ideas on how to spend tax dollars on fancy new developments. On the other hand, we do have a deficit when it comes to our collective attention span.More >>
    Here in the Mid-South, we have no shortage of ideas on how to spend tax dollars on fancy new developments. On the other hand, we do have a deficit when it comes to our collective attention span.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Government shutdown

    YOUR TURN: Government shutdown

    Friday, October 4 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-10-04 22:23:41 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "YourTurn" segment goes to Amanda Asher. She is one of many people who took to the Action News 5 Facebook page to debate the government shutdown. Quite a few people said they wereMore >>
    This week's "YourTurn" segment goes to Amanda Asher. She is one of many people who took to the Action News 5 Facebook page to debate the government shutdown.More >>
  • MY TURN: Government shutdown

    MY TURN: Government shutdown

    Thursday, October 3 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-10-03 20:32:34 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - And so the federal government is shutdown. If we could all pick which part of the federal government that we would like to see shut down, that might not be such a bad thing, but that's not theMore >>
    And so the federal government is shutdown. If we could all pick which part of the federal government that we would like to see shut down, that might not be such a bad thing, but that's not the way it works.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Proposed road through Shelby Farms

    YOUR TURN: Proposed road through Shelby Farms

    Friday, September 27 2013 5:50 PM EDT2013-09-27 21:50:28 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - A lot of people reacted to the debate this week over whether to build a parkway through Shelby Farms Park. That's the topic for this week's "Your Turn" segment. Some people like the plannedMore >>
    A lot of people reacted to the debate this week over whether to build a parkway through Shelby Farms Park. That's the topic for this week's "Your Turn" segment.More >>
  • MY TURN: Nuisance petition hopes to combat crime

    MY TURN: Nuisance petition hopes to combat crime

    Thursday, September 26 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-09-26 20:02:06 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Local and federal law enforcement officials this week unveiled a new tactic in their effort to restore safety to one particular Memphis neighborhood that is overrun with crime. The tactic theyMore >>
    Local and federal law enforcement officials this week unveiled a new tactic in their effort to restore safety to one particular Memphis neighborhood that is overrun with crime.More >>
  • MY TURN: Untested rape kits

    MY TURN: Untested rape kits

    Thursday, August 22 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-08-22 21:59:36 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - I want to use my time this week to praise Meaghan Ybos for her courage and leadership as she shared her story publicly this week. Ybos was raped at knifepoint when she was a teenager a decadeMore >>
    I want to use my time this week to praise Meaghan Ybos for her courage and leadership as she shared her story publicly this week.More >>
  • MY TURN: Half percent sales tax increase

    MY TURN: Half percent sales tax increase

    Friday, August 9 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-08-09 20:43:35 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Memphis voters will now have the opportunity to go to the polls to vote for a half-percent increase in the city's sales tax. Part of this sales tax hike will go to fund pre-kindergarten educationMore >>
    Memphis voters will now have the opportunity to go to the polls to vote for a half-percent increase in the city's sales tax.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: SCS school bus rules

    YOUR TURN: SCS school bus rules

    Friday, August 9 2013 4:26 PM EDT2013-08-09 20:26:09 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Robin Brown. Brown is one of many people who used our Facebook page to comment on new school bus rules for Shelby County Schools. In our story, the motherMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Robin Brown. Brown is one of many people who used our Facebook page to comment on new school bus rules for Shelby County Schools.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Memphis tax increase reaction

    YOUR TURN: Memphis tax increase reaction

    Friday, July 19 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-07-19 20:24:50 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rico Dagastino. He's one of several people who reacted this week to a story about a tax increase for the City of Memphis. City Councilman Harold CollinsMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rico Dagastino. He's one of several people who reacted this week to a story about a tax increase for the City of Memphis.More >>
  • MY TURN: Supporting St. Jude

    MY TURN: Supporting St. Jude

    Thursday, June 20 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-06-20 21:22:30 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - $1.8 million.  That is how much money it takes to operate St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a single day. One reason that number is so large is that the families of children who areMore >>
    $1.8 million.  That is how much money it takes to operate St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a single day.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Meningitis vaccine requirement for incoming college students

    YOUR TURN: Meningitis vaccine requirement for incoming college students

    Friday, June 7 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-06-07 14:01:34 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sarah Burkett. She is one of many people who are commenting on the new Tennessee law call the Jacob Nunley Act. The new regulation requires all collegeMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sarah Burkett. She is one of many people who are commenting on the new Tennessee law call the Jacob Nunley Act.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Family booted from hotel to make room for San Antonio Spurs

    YOUR TURN: Family booted from hotel to make room for San Antonio Spurs

    Sunday, May 26 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-26 21:52:08 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - One Action News 5 story on that really made people mad this week was the one about the Westin Hotel bouncing the family reunion with the long standing reservation in favor of the Spurs basketballMore >>
    One Action News 5 story on that really made people mad this week was the one about the Westin Hotel bouncing the family reunion with the long standing reservation in favor of the Spurs basketball team.More >>
  • MY TURN: School dress codes

    MY TURN: School dress codes

    Thursday, May 23 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:17:02 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Let's congratulate the Shelby County unified school board on moving in the right direction on one key issue – school uniforms. Public school dress codes are always a hot topic. Some parentsMore >>
    Let's congratulate the Shelby County unified school board on moving in the right direction on one key issue – school uniforms.More >>
  • MY TURN: Let's celebrate the Grizzlies

    MY TURN: Let's celebrate the Grizzlies

    Thursday, May 16 2013 5:32 PM EDT2013-05-16 21:32:47 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Just six years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies finished their season with the league's worst record. They won only 22 games that year, but they made a big move. The Grizzlies hired Chris WallaceMore >>
    Just six years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies finished their season with the league's worst record. They won only 22 games that year, but they made a big move. The Grizzlies hired Chris Wallace to be the team's general manager.More >>
  • MY TURN: Riverfront restaurant project falls through

    MY TURN: Riverfront restaurant project falls through

    Thursday, May 9 2013 4:29 PM EDT2013-05-09 20:29:58 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Not a good week for the Riverfront Development Corporation – that's the group charged with developing the Memphis riverfront including the Beale St. Landing project. More than a year ago, theMore >>
    More than one year ago, the RDC chairman was bragging that Beale St. Landing's new restaurant was going to be so popular that you wouldn't be able to get in.

    It turns out he was half right – not the part about being popular, but in fact, you cannot get in.
    More >>
  • MY TURN: Pre-K funding may be slashed

    MY TURN: Pre-K funding may be slashed

    Thursday, May 2 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-05-02 22:08:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - There has been a lot of talk in the Mid-South recently about the importance of expanding pre-kindergarten classes. Research has consistently shown that children from poor families do betterMore >>
    There has been a lot of talk in the Mid-South recently about the importance of expanding pre-kindergarten classes.More >>
  • MY TURN: IRS employees charged with fraud

    MY TURN: IRS employees charged with fraud

    Thursday, April 18 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-04-18 23:12:15 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This is the kind of story that just makes you crazy. Twenty-four Internal Revenue Service employees working here in Memphis have been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $250,000 inMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - This is the kind of story that just makes you crazy. Twenty-four Internal Revenue Service employees working here in Memphis have been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $250,000 inMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Proud to be a Memphian

    YOUR TURN: Proud to be a Memphian

    Friday, April 12 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-04-12 22:15:32 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" goes to Kelsey Jacobson.  Jacobson happens to be the Internet Content Director for Action News 5, celebrating her first year with our team, and as a new Mid-South resident.More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" goes to Kelsey Jacobson.  Jacobson happens to be the Internet Content Director for Action News 5, celebrating her first year with our team, and as a new Mid-South resident. She has some thoughts about her new hometown.More >>
  • MY TURN: Memphis music takes national stage

    MY TURN: Memphis music takes national stage

    Thursday, April 11 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-04-11 23:23:20 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - As Mid-South residents, we were beaming with pride this week as Memphis music received the recognition it deserves. First Lady Michelle Obama greeted our music legends, past, present and future,More >>
    (WMC-TV) - As Mid-South residents, we were beaming with pride this week as Memphis music received the recognition it deserves. First Lady Michelle Obama greeted our music legends, past, present and future,More >>
  • MY TURN: Teacher residency requirements

    MY TURN: Teacher residency requirements

    Thursday, April 4 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-04-04 23:18:29 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Let's applaud the Shelby County Commission for their vote this week that waiving the county's residency requirement for Memphis City Schools employees who are now becoming part of the new unifiedMore >>
    Let's applaud the Shelby County Commission for their vote this week that waiving the county's residency requirement for Memphis City Schools employees who are now becoming part of the new unified school system.More >>
  • MY TURN: KKK rally

    MY TURN: KKK rally

    Thursday, March 28 2013 5:21 PM EDT2013-03-28 21:21:26 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - It's easy to see why this weekend's Ku Klux Klan rally is generating so much attention, but it should not be. Members of the Klan and everyone else in our country have First Amendment protectionMore >>
    It's easy to see why this weekend's Ku Klux Klan rally is generating so much attention, but it should not be.More >>
  • MY TURN: Super-sized soft drinks

    MY TURN: Super-sized soft drinks

    Thursday, March 21 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-03-21 23:11:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Talk about misplaced priorities. Mississippi's governor this week signed a new law that prohibits cities and counties from banning super-size soft drinks or placing restrictions on portion sizes.More >>
    Mississippi's governor this week signed a new law that prohibits cities and counties from banning super-size soft drinks or placing restrictions on portion sizes.More >>
  • MY TURN: John Aitken's potential buyout

    MY TURN: John Aitken's potential buyout

    Friday, March 15 2013 3:48 PM EDT2013-03-15 19:48:15 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - I'm sure many people were sorry to hear the news that Shelby County School Superintendent John Aitken may be planning to ask for a buyout of his contract. If it's true, it means Aitken willMore >>
    I'm sure many people were sorry to hear the news that Shelby County School Superintendent John Aitken may be planning to ask for a buyout of his contract.More >>
  • MY TURN: Ku Klux Klan rally in Memphis

    MY TURN: Ku Klux Klan rally in Memphis

    Thursday, February 28 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-03-01 00:14:54 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - So here's where we are on the Ku Klux Klan rally coming to Memphis. Police Director Toney Armstrong is quoted as saying, "I honestly believe that you're going to see more police officers thanMore >>
    So here's where we are on the Ku Klux Klan rally coming to Memphis.

    Police Director Toney Armstrong is quoted as saying, "I honestly believe that you're going to see more police officers than participants."

    And that, my friends, is your tax money at work.
    More >>
  • MY TURN: Tributes to Judge W. Otis Higgs

    MY TURN: Tributes to Judge W. Otis Higgs

    Thursday, February 21 2013 4:15 PM EST2013-02-21 21:15:26 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Accolades are pouring in for Judge W. Otis Higgs who died last week. The tributes are coming from people who knew Higgs as a judge, a lawyer, a politician, a preacher, or a family man.  TheyMore >>
    Accolades are pouring in for Judge W. Otis Higgs who died last week.

    The tributes are coming from people who knew Higgs as a judge, a lawyer, a politician, a preacher, or a family man.
    More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Lawsuit against Memphis

    YOUR TURN: Lawsuit against Memphis

    Friday, February 15 2013 4:15 PM EST2013-02-15 21:15:02 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to John Lewis. Lewis is one of many people commenting on the Action News 5 Facebook page about a $2.5 million lawsuit filed against the City of Memphis.More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to John Lewis. Lewis is one of many people commenting on the Action News 5 Facebook page about a $2.5 million lawsuit filed against the City of Memphis.More >>
  • MY TURN: TN gun debate

    MY TURN: TN gun debate

    Thursday, February 14 2013 7:42 PM EST2013-02-15 00:42:25 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Lawmakers in Tennessee and Mississippi moved this week in the direction of making it legal to have more guns in more places. In Tennessee, the move is toward allowing employees to keep gunsMore >>
    Lawmakers in Tennessee and Mississippi moved this week in the direction of making it legal to have more guns in more places. In Tennessee, the move is toward allowing employees to keep guns in their cars at their workplaces and in Mississippi, the legislature moved toward passing a law that would let teachers bring their guns into the classroom.More >>
  • MY TURN: School merger concerns

    MY TURN: School merger concerns

    Thursday, February 7 2013 4:13 PM EST2013-02-07 21:13:56 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Now, the parents of Shelby County school students really do have something to complain about.  Many of them had been warning us all along that the merger of city and county schools would endMore >>
    Now, the parents of Shelby County school students really do have something to complain about.  Many of them had been warning us all along that the merger of city and county schools would end up hurting their children, and it looks like they may be correct.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Mayor Greg Davis' decision to not seek re-election

    YOUR TURN: Mayor Greg Davis' decision to not seek re-election

    Monday, January 21 2013 12:22 AM EST2013-01-21 05:22:17 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Terri Chandler. She's one of many people who reacting on the Action News 5 Facebook page to the news that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has decided not toMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Terri Chandler. She's one of many people who reacting on the Action News 5 Facebook page to the news that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has decided not to seek re-election.More >>
  • MY TURN: Dr. Cash legacy

    MY TURN: Dr. Cash legacy

    Thursday, January 17 2013 4:36 PM EST2013-01-17 21:36:28 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - He rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but I don't recall hearing even the critics of Dr. Kriner Cash question his motivations. He came to Memphis City Schools declaring himself to be a reformMore >>
    He rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but I don't recall hearing even the critics of Dr. Kriner Cash question his motivations.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Memphis positivity rubs off on others

    YOUR TURN: Memphis positivity rubs off on others

    Friday, January 4 2013 4:10 PM EST2013-01-04 21:10:57 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - My commentary on being more positive about Memphis is sparking discussion on the Action News 5 Facebook page. Some people are ready to join me in my New Year's resolution; others not so much.More >>
    My commentary on being more positive about Memphis is sparking discussion on the Action News 5 Facebook page. Some people are ready to join me in my New Year's resolution; others not so much.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Community supports Club Crave closure

    YOUR TURN: Community supports Club Crave closure

    Friday, December 28 2012 4:10 PM EST2012-12-28 21:10:24 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are commenting about local leaders closing Club Crave after yet another shooting death. Some people areMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are commenting about local leaders closing Club Crave after yet another shooting death. Some people are skeptical that the club will be closed for good.More >>
  • MY TURN: Recognizing Officer Martoiya Lang

    MY TURN: Recognizing Officer Martoiya Lang

    Friday, December 21 2012 5:23 PM EST2012-12-21 22:23:19 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - It's important to recognize the contribution that Martoiya Lang made to the City of Memphis. Lang is the police officer who died in the line of duty last week. She was only 32 years old, a nine-yearMore >>
    It's important to recognize the contribution that Martoiya Lang made to the City of Memphis. Lang is the police officer who died in the line of duty last week. She was only 32 years old, a nine-year veteran of the Memphis Police Department and the dedicated mother to four children ranging in age from two to 14.More >>
  • MY TURN: International Paper will stay in Memphis

    MY TURN: International Paper will stay in Memphis

    Thursday, December 13 2012 4:02 PM EST2012-12-13 21:02:48 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Congratulations to Memphis City and Shelby County officials on their deal to keep the headquarters of International Paper in Memphis. The devil is always in the details in these incentiveMore >>
    Congratulations to Memphis City and Shelby County officials on their deal to keep the headquarters of International Paper in Memphis.More >>
  • MY TURN: Thank you for helping

    MY TURN: Thank you for helping

    Thursday, December 6 2012 4:05 PM EST2012-12-06 21:05:21 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Mid-South residents struck a real blow against hunger in our community this week. You responded in a big way to the call to participate in our sixth annual Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive.More >>
    Mid-South residents struck a real blow against hunger in our community this week.

    You responded in a big way to the call to participate in our sixth annual Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive.
    More >>
  • MY TURN: Lawyers win in municipal schools battle

    MY TURN: Lawyers win in municipal schools battle

    Thursday, November 29 2012 7:22 PM EST2012-11-30 00:22:36 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - It would be easy to look at the messy unification of Memphis and Shelby County schools and the battle being waged by the county's suburbs and say there are no winners in these fights, but technically,More >>
    It would be easy to look at the messy unification of Memphis and Shelby County schools and the battle being waged by the county's suburbs and say there are no winners in these fights, but technically, that would not be true.

    Because there is one group that is winning – the lawyers.
    More >>
  • MY TURN: I'm thankful for...

    MY TURN: I'm thankful for...

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 12:37 PM EST2012-11-21 17:37:04 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This Thanksgiving weekend I'm thinking of all those people who signed online petitions saying they want their states to secede from the United States. Tennessee ranks fifth among all statesMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - This Thanksgiving weekend I'm thinking of all those people who signed online petitions saying they want their states to secede from the United States. Tennessee ranks fifth among all statesMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Hostess liquidation

    YOUR TURN: Hostess liquidation

    Monday, November 19 2012 12:17 PM EST2012-11-19 17:17:32 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where there's a lively debate about the Hostess Brands closing. Some people are blaming corporate greed; others areMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where there's a lively debate about the Hostess Brands closing. Some people are blaming corporate greed; others are blaming Obamacare.More >>
  • MY TURN: Thaddeus Matthews' arrest

    MY TURN: Thaddeus Matthews' arrest

    Thursday, November 15 2012 4:10 PM EST2012-11-15 21:10:47 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - I, for one, don't buy Thaddeus Matthews' story about why he posted child pornography on his Facebook page this week. The controversial radio host said he did it in hopes of identifying andMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - I, for one, don't buy Thaddeus Matthews' story about why he posted child pornography on his Facebook page this week. The controversial radio host said he did it in hopes of identifying andMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Black Friday head start

    YOUR TURN: Black Friday head start

    Friday, November 9 2012 4:38 PM EST2012-11-09 21:38:32 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are debating whether it's a good idea for retailers to begin their Black Friday sales on ThanksgivingMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are debating whether it's a good idea for retailers to begin their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day.More >>
  • MY TURN: The Great Peabody Debate

    MY TURN: The Great Peabody Debate

    Thursday, November 1 2012 4:56 PM EDT2012-11-01 20:56:36 GMT
    Congratulations to the students, teachers, and parents at Peabody Elementary School who staged a fabulous presidential debate and election at the school this week. Students played the roles of PresidentMore >>
    Congratulations to the students, teachers, and parents at Peabody Elementary School who staged a fabulous presidential debate and election at the school this week. Students played the roles of PresidentMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Kindergarten teacher suspended over FB posts

    YOUR TURN: Kindergarten teacher suspended over FB posts

    Friday, October 26 2012 4:15 PM EDT2012-10-26 20:15:25 GMT
    The kindergarten teacher who wrote nasty things about her students on Facebook got a lot of attention on our Facebook page this week, and that's the topic for this week's "Your Turn" segment. Tameka GatewoodMore >>
    The kindergarten teacher who wrote nasty things about her students on Facebook got a lot of attention on our Facebook page this week, and that's the topic for this week's "Your Turn" segment. Tameka GatewoodMore >>
  • MY TURN: Outrageous sentencing

    MY TURN: Outrageous sentencing

    Friday, September 28 2012 9:07 PM EDT2012-09-29 01:07:14 GMT
    He had been out all night long partying at a club. The police said he smelled like marijuana when they arrested him. And he pleaded guilty to reckless vehicular homicide for killing a Cordova man withMore >>
    He had been out all night long partying at a club. The police said he smelled like marijuana when they arrested him. And he pleaded guilty to reckless vehicular homicide for killing a Cordova man withMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Viewer's take on MPD

    YOUR TURN: Viewer's take on MPD

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 7:40 PM EDT2012-09-19 23:40:17 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are commenting on the arrest of a Memphis police officer for sex trafficking. Police Director Toney ArmstrongMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are commenting on the arrest of a Memphis police officer for sex trafficking.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Well wishes to 'The King'

    YOUR TURN: Well wishes to 'The King'

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:26 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:26:38 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where hundreds of people are expressing their concern and support for Jerry "The King" Lawler. The legendary wrestlerMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where hundreds of people are expressing their concern and support for Jerry "The King" Lawler.More >>
  • MY TURN: Carver High School protest

    MY TURN: Carver High School protest

    Thursday, September 13 2012 1:23 PM EDT2012-09-13 17:23:16 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - I'm here to applaud the students at Carver High School for their protest this week regarding the conditions as their school. Among other things, they were complaining about mismanagement thatMore >>
    I'm here to applaud the students at Carver High School for their protest this week regarding the conditions as their school.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Good animal shelter experience

    YOUR TURN: Good animal shelter experience

    Friday, September 7 2012 7:37 PM EDT2012-09-07 23:37:28 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - My commentary about the problems at the Memphis Animal Shelter generated response from people who agreed and disagreed with me. For our "Your Turn" segment this week, we're presenting a commentMore >>
    My commentary about the problems at the Memphis Animal Shelter generated response from people who agreed and disagreed with me. For our "Your Turn" segment this week, we're presenting a comment from Tom Malloy, who had a very good experience recently at the animal shelter.More >>
  • MY TURN: Animal shelter abuse

    MY TURN: Animal shelter abuse

    Friday, September 7 2012 2:42 PM EDT2012-09-07 18:42:19 GMT
    It's been a stain on the City of Memphis for far too long now, so I didn't think there would be much about the Memphis Animal Shelter that could shock me at this point, but I was wrong. As we heard theMore >>
    It's been a stain on the City of Memphis for far too long now, so I didn't think there would be much about the Memphis Animal Shelter that could shock me at this point, but I was wrong.More >>
  • MY TURN: Low ACT scores in Tenn., Miss.

    MY TURN: Low ACT scores in Tenn., Miss.

    Thursday, August 30 2012 4:35 PM EDT2012-08-30 20:35:56 GMT
    Students in Mississippi and Tennessee high schools were again tagged with having the worst ACT scores in the nation. ACT is the organization that sponsors the college admissions test that goes by thatMore >>
    Students in Mississippi and Tennessee high schools were again tagged with having the worst ACT scores in the nation.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: High school football

    YOUR TURN: High school football

    Friday, August 24 2012 3:53 PM EDT2012-08-24 19:53:52 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are commenting about the death of Mid-South high school football player and other issues related to high school football.More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are commenting about the death of Mid-South high school football player and other issues related to high school football.More >>
  • MY TURN: A willingness to serve

    MY TURN: A willingness to serve

    Thursday, August 9 2012 4:11 PM EDT2012-08-09 20:11:36 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - We can probably never say thank you enough to the police and other law enforcement officers who work to protect us on a daily basis. We received another stark reminder of that message againMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - We can probably never say thank you enough to the police and other law enforcement officers who work to protect us on a daily basis. We received another stark reminder of that message againMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Municipal school districts

    YOUR TURN: Municipal school districts

    Friday, August 3 2012 4:55 PM EDT2012-08-03 20:55:18 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are bickering over the implications of this week's vote to create suburban school districts in Shelby County. A lotMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are bickering over the implications of this week's vote to create suburban school districts in Shelby County.More >>
  • MY TURN: Commercial Appeal subpoena

    MY TURN: Commercial Appeal subpoena

    Thursday, August 2 2012 3:50 PM EDT2012-08-02 19:50:19 GMT
    You have every right to be mad at the Shelby County Commission. A majority of the commissioners voted this week to allow their lawyers to continue an expensive fishing expedition on the taxpayers' dime.More >>
    You have every right to be mad at the Shelby County Commission. A majority of the commissioners voted this week to allow their lawyers to continue an expensive fishing expedition on the taxpayers' dime.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Weekend sales tax holiday

    YOUR TURN: Weekend sales tax holiday

    Friday, July 27 2012 4:53 PM EDT2012-07-27 20:53:01 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are all talking about this weekend's sales tax holiday in Mississippi. Tennessee also has a sales taxMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where people are all talking about this weekend's sales tax holiday in Mississippi.More >>
  • MY TURN: Right to vote

    MY TURN: Right to vote

    Thursday, July 26 2012 4:14 PM EDT2012-07-26 20:14:13 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - The eve of an election is a great time for someone like me to urge people to do their civic duty. Many brave people fought to insure that we do have the right to vote. So, I do urge TennesseansMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - The eve of an election is a great time for someone like me to urge people to do their civic duty. Many brave people fought to insure that we do have the right to vote. So, I do urge TennesseansMore >>
  • MY TURN: Vehicle emissions testing

    MY TURN: Vehicle emissions testing

    Thursday, July 19 2012 10:52 AM EDT2012-07-19 14:52:56 GMT
    Like many of you, I'm happy to hear that a touch of sanity is coming to the vehicle emissions testing process in Memphis. The way the city has done this has been a burden to many Memphis residents whoMore >>
    Like many of you, I'm happy to hear that a touch of sanity is coming to the vehicle emissions testing process in Memphis. The way the city has done this has been a burden to many Memphis residents whoMore >>
  • YOUR TURN: Teacher certification scam

    YOUR TURN: Teacher certification scam

    Friday, July 13 2012 7:55 PM EDT2012-07-13 23:55:49 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Anna Bolton. Bolton is a local teacher who is disgusted by the allegations this that many area teachers cheated on a certification test by paying someoneMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Anna Bolton. Bolton is a local teacher who is disgusted by the allegations this that many area teachers cheated on a certification test by paying someoneMore >>
  • MY TURN: Involvement in children's education

    MY TURN: Involvement in children's education

    Thursday, July 12 2012 7:23 PM EDT2012-07-12 23:23:14 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Confidence in the quality of our public school teachers took a major hit this week when the U.S. Attorney announced the indictment of a former Memphis City School assistant principal. ClarenceMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - Confidence in the quality of our public school teachers took a major hit this week when the U.S. Attorney announced the indictment of a former Memphis City School assistant principal. ClarenceMore >>
  • MY TURN: Davis' views on Memphis reflect on Southaven

    MY TURN: Davis' views on Memphis reflect on Southaven

    Thursday, July 5 2012 5:07 PM EDT2012-07-05 21:07:50 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Southaven Mayor Greg Davis continues to be creative in finding new ways to show us how not to be a class act. This demonstration came as he addressed the crowd at an expensive reception thrownMore >>
    Southaven Mayor Greg Davis continues to be creative in finding new ways to show us how not to be a class act.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Bystander killed by stray bullet

    YOUR TURN: Bystander killed by stray bullet

    Friday, January 11 2013 7:47 PM EST2013-01-12 00:47:57 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - On the Action News 5 Facebook page, people are reacting to the news of a 62-year-old Memphis woman who was shot and killed in her driveway in broad daylight as she unloaded her groceries. ForMore >>
    On the Action News 5 Facebook page, people are reacting to the news of a 62-year-old Memphis woman who was shot and killed in her driveway in broad daylight as she unloaded her groceries.More >>
  • MY TURN: Be more positive about Memphis

    MY TURN: Be more positive about Memphis

    Thursday, January 3 2013 4:36 PM EST2013-01-03 21:36:01 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - There is a lot of power and energy in the changing of the calendar. It rolls over to a new year and we set our personal agendas to do better in the 365 days ahead -- our New Year's resolutions.More >>
    There is a lot of power and energy in the changing of the calendar. It rolls over to a new year and we set our personal agendas to do better in the 365 days ahead -- our New Year's resolutions.

    For 2013, I'm making one of my resolutions to be more positive about Memphis, our city which is the hub of the Mid-South.
    More >>
  • MY TURN: Club Crave closure

    MY TURN: Club Crave closure

    Thursday, December 27 2012 4:26 PM EST2012-12-27 21:26:42 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - It's about time. That's what many of us are saying to the news that Club Crave on Beale Street is being closed down again. The nightclub was closed a year and a half ago when it was operatingMore >>
    It's about time. That's what many of us are saying to the news that Club Crave on Beale Street is being closed down again.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Officer shoots dog

    YOUR TURN: Officer shoots dog

    Friday, October 12 2012 4:15 PM EDT2012-10-12 20:15:24 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where many people are commenting about the Memphis Police officer who shot a Labrador retriever because the officerMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where many people are commenting about the Memphis Police officer who shot a Labrador retriever because the officer apparently thought the dog was threatening to a child.More >>
  • MY TURN: Visitor gets stolen kayak replaced

    MY TURN: Visitor gets stolen kayak replaced

    Thursday, October 11 2012 4:18 PM EDT2012-10-11 20:18:23 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - "Walkin' in Memphis." It's a song about our city, but it also describes what David Stewart was doing after thieves here stole his only mode of transportation. Stewart is the Utah nativeMore >>
    "Walkin' in Memphis."

    It's a song about our city, but it also describes what David Stewart was doing after thieves here stole his only mode of transportation.
    More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Noose hazing incident

    YOUR TURN: Noose hazing incident

    Friday, October 5 2012 4:19 PM EDT2012-10-05 20:19:32 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where many people are writing about the so-called hazing incident involving the Wynne High School football team. SeveralMore >>
    (WMC-TV) - This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where many people are writing about the so-called hazing incident involving the Wynne High School football team. SeveralMore >>
  • MY TURN: Breaking the color barrier

    MY TURN: Breaking the color barrier

    Thursday, October 4 2012 7:27 PM EDT2012-10-04 23:27:19 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Fifty years ago this week, James Meredith asserted his rights as an American citizen and in the face of violent opposition, he became the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi.More >>
    (WMC-TV) - Fifty years ago this week, James Meredith asserted his rights as an American citizen and in the face of violent opposition, he became the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi.More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Alcohol enema

    YOUR TURN: Alcohol enema

    Friday, September 28 2012 9:11 PM EDT2012-09-29 01:11:00 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where dozens of people commented this week about the University of Tennessee fraternity where a student from Memphis was sentMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment comes from the Action News 5 Facebook page where dozens of people commented this week about the University of Tennessee fraternity where a student from Memphis was sent to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. The student reportedly was poisoned by taking an alcohol enema. More >>
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