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Year in Review: The top stories of 2008

As we close the door on 2008, we're taking a look back at the top stories of the year, and we want to know what you think.  What was the biggest story of the year?

Here are your choices, in no particular order:

  • POLITICAL THEATRE:  Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton resigns - then changes his mind
  • TIGER PRIDE:  Memphis Tigers compete in National Championship game
  • LEGEND LOST:  Soul legend Isaac Hayes Dies
  • MEMPHIS MASSACRE:  6 people killed in a house on Lester Street
  • ROAD TO RECOVERY:  February tornados devastate Mid-South
  • WORLD STAGE:  Ole Miss hosts presidential debate
  • NEW LEADERSHIP:  Dr. Kriner Cash becomes superintendent of Memphis City Schools
  • ECONOMIC SLUMP:  Thousands of Mid-Southerners lose jobs, experience pay cuts
  • FULFILLING THE DREAM:  Mid-South remembers 40th anniversary of King assassination
  • PAIN AT THE PUMP:  Mid-Southerners pay record prices for gasoline

Vote your choice in the poll at the top of this page.  Don't see the biggest story on this list?  Tell us what you thought the biggest local news story of the year was by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.


The top 10 most read stories of the year on WMCTV.com:

  1. X-rated video shot in Bartlett park   
  2. Actor Morgan Freeman hospitalized at The MED after accident
  3. 6 people, including 2 children, found dead in Lester Street home
  4. Three dead in Tunica casino bus crash
  5. Video shows police beating at 201 Poplar
  6. Action News 5 Special Report: Operator Error?
  7. Pictures show damage throughout the Mid-South
  8. Sermon serves up sexy subject matter
  9. Memphis soul legend Isaac Hayes dead at 65
  10. Student in critical condition after shooting at Mitchell High School
  • What was the top local news story of 2008?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton resigns, but then changes his mind.
    9%
    108 votes
    Memphis Tigers compete in national championship game
    30%
    411 votes
    Soul Legend Isaac Hayes dies
    2%
    31 votes
    Six people killed in house on Lester Street
    33%
    448 votes
    February tornadoes devastate Mid-South
    11%
    152 votes
    Ole Miss hosts presidential debate
    6%
    78 votes
    Dr. Kriner Cash becomes superintendent of Memphis City Schools
    0%
    5 votes
    Mid-Southerners lose jobs, experience pay cuts
    2%
    30 votes
    Mid-South marks 40th anniversary of the King assassination
    1%
    13 votes
    Mid-Southerners pay record prices for gasoline
    6%
    80 votes
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