Representative apologizes to Towns for KFC comment

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 08, 2020 8:50 PM CT | Published: June 08, 2020 6:53 PM CT

A white state lawmaker from Ooltewah apologized to state Rep. Joe Towns, a black Memphis lawmaker, Monday evening, June 8, after making an off-hand comment about Kentucky Fried Chicken.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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