The Big Thaw
A tax windfall awaits Mayor-elect Wharton in hard times.
August 9, 2002 at 4:00AM
Jackie Welch and Karl Schledwitz, a pair of political kingmakers, were having lunch together the day after the election at a deli on Germantown Parkway, the epicenter of the suburban sprawl that Welch Realty helped create. Their main man, A C Wharton, had won his race, as did Sheriff-elect Mark Luttrell and some Shelby County Commission candidates they supported.