About Clay Bailey
BiographyClay Bailey has covered Shelby County suburbs more than 20 years, at one time or another assigned to outlying offices in Germantown, Millington and currently as the bureau chief of the Bartlett office. He is a 1977 graduate of Memphis State University and started his local newspaper career at the old Press-Scimitar. Bailey joined The Commercial Appeal in 1983 after the closing of the Press-Scimitar. He also is a freelance sportswriter for the Associated Press. His wife, Martha, has tolerated his career and rants for more than 30 years, and they have a grown son and a married daughter.
02/21/1991 - current
Wrestler Jerry Lawler feeling better and talking, friends say
Updated 09/12/2012 at 9:56 p.m.
Jerry Lawler was talking and laughing Wednesday, according to those close to him. It will be awhile before the Memphis wrestling icon is back at work, but there is optimism in the kingdom.
Bartlett on verge of announcing school attendance zones
Published 04/18/2014 at 6:19 p.m.
Bartlett school zones are still being adjusted and parents won't know of the proposed boundaries until Monday.
Bartlett considers revamp for Freeman Park
Published 04/17/2014 at 6:46 p.m.
Bartlett considering revamping Freeman Park to get better use, more balance play on athletic fields
Galilee owner's appeal for bond rejected by state Supreme Court
Published 04/17/2014 at 3:08 p.m.
The state Supreme Court agrees that Galilee cemetery owner Jemar Lambert can remain in jail under revoked bond.
Dist. 3 County Commission hopefuls continue to emphasize education platforms
Published 04/16/2014 at 8:51 p.m.
The four candidates for the District 3 county commission seat presented their ideas at a forum this week.
Bartlett forum highlights candidate positions on education, county government
Published 04/15/2014 at 9:32 p.m.
Four candidates who want to represent the Bartlett/Lakeland area on the county commission stated their case for election during a forum Tuesday night.
Country-style restaurant to open in old Brunswick General Store in June
Published 04/15/2014 at 7:54 p.m.
The former Brunswick general store will reopen as a restaurant later this spring
Bartlett man, two others, indicted in phone scam of federal phone program for low-income customers
Published 04/15/2014 at 7:02 p.m.
A Bartlett man is named in a federal indictment accused of defrauding a program designed to help low-income customers with telephone service.
District 3 candidates will appear at Bartlett forum Tuesday night
Published 04/14/2014 at 4:59 p.m.
District 3 commission candidates expected to attend forum at Greater Bartlett Council of Neighbhorhoods meeting Tuesday night.
Locked Galilee Gardens leaves patrons wondering about status of pre-purchased graves
Published 04/10/2014 at 7 p.m.
Lee Broyles worries that the complexities of investigations at Galilee Memorial Gardens could prevent him from using the spot if something happens to him in the near future.
Trial on one set of charges against owner of Galilee set for Aug. 25
Updated 04/05/2014 at 12:10 a.m.
Jemar Lambert's court date set for Aug. 25 after he rejected a plea bargain.
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