Bailey: Reminiscing on Garner Lake and days of Lakeland past

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 24, 2023 9:07 AM CT | Published: November 24, 2023 8:46 AM CT
Clay Bailey
Daily Memphian

Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey, a lifelong Memphian, has worked as a reporter in the city four decades. He concentrated on suburban coverage for the bulk of his career, except for a stint as sports editor of The Daily Memphian when it launched in September 2018. He now is suburban editor and also serves as a freelance sports writer for The Associated Press.

Growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, Lakeland was a far-off destination with an amusement park and nearby drag strip.


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