The new year, same old talks between the suburbs and the county on municipal schools.
Parties met in a mediation session in Downtown Memphis and appear to be making progress.
After the mediation session that lasted nearly seven hours with no lunch break, Arlington Mayor Mike Wissman and Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald said progress is being made and a framework for a deal is coming together.
"I think we have some pretty firm footing," Mayor McDonald said. "I think everyone understands we still have a lot of friends in high places. This is only one of many possible steps."