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.
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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.
Local law firms need clarification about proceeding with suits against Bartlett cemetery
Published 03/06/2014 at 8:52 p.m.
Two local legal teams will seek permission from a Davidson County chancellor to continue their pursuit of class action lawsuits in connection with Galilee Memorial Gardens.
Man wounded as Bartlett cops serve warrant in Westwood area of Memphis
Updated 03/05/2014 at 7:33 p.m.
Bartlett police, serving a narcotics warrant in the Westwood area of Memphis Wednesday morning, shot a suspect in the hip.
STORM UPDATES: Winter weather leaves behind icy roads, power outages
Updated 03/03/2014 at 2:54 p.m.
Schools are out as emergency crews deal with thousands of power outages and slick roads all across Shelby County.
Solving Galilee cemetery problems will be "long, costly process," officials say
Updated 03/01/2014 at 12:03 a.m.
Solving the problems at Galilee Memorial Gardens will be "a long, deliberate and costly process," officials say.
Bartlett leaders criticize social media comments directed against nonresident students
Updated 02/28/2014 at 5:09 p.m.
Warnings from Barlett leaders curbed any possible negative comments about the suburb taking in students from outside the city.
Bartlett approves open enrollment school policy for non-residents.
Updated 02/28/2014 at 12:05 a.m.
The Bartlett school board adopted several policies Thursday night, including how the suburban school system will handle open enrollment for non-residents.
Lawsuit seeking $225 million in damages against cemetery is filed
Published 02/27/2014 at 6:24 p.m.
Another class action lawsuit emerged against Galilee Memorial Gardens on Thursday, this one seeking $225 million for the alleged mishandling of bodies.
Open enrollment policy among items Bartlett school board to consider
Published 02/26/2014 at 6:19 p.m.
The Bartlett City Board of Education will consider a multitude of policies Thursday night, including open enrollment for those outside the suburb wanting to attend its schools.
Updated study lowers projected enrollment in Bartlett schools
Updated 02/25/2014 at 8:41 p.m.
An updated feasibility study for Bartlett City Schools shows that the settlement agreement with Shelby County Schools could cost the suburb about 1,400 students and the funding that comes with them.
Former U.S. Attorney Kustoff gets first look at Galilee, acknowledges much work needed
Updated 02/25/2014 at 5:52 p.m.
Former U.S. Atty. David Kustoff got his first look at the Bartlett cemetery that he is charged with trying to clean up.
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