Community meets at middle school to discuss closures
You often need to show up to get a story. This story is a perfect example of that. The closure meeting itself was not well attended.. And I wondered what I would do for a 10:00 package. Then a district official mentioned that former Memphis Mayor (and superintendent) Willie Herenton was interested in the Lanier Middle School building, if closed. I knew that could be my focus. Fortunately, Herenton was just a phone call away.