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1. Commission Takes Up Family Planning Contract -

Shelby County commissioners Monday, March 24, take up an attempt to end the county’s contract for federally funded family planning and related health services with Christ Community Health Services.

2. Bad Blood -

December was already going to be a busy month at City Hall for the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

He would be bringing a plan to provide $15 million in city financing for the $180 million Crosstown revitalization project and rolling out its fix to address the Tennessee Comptroller’s vocal concerns about the city’s unfunded pension liability.

3. New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America -

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.

4. Haunted History -

WORRY ABOUT THE DOGS. Depending on who’s talking and when, history around Fort Pillow changes.

At the time of this story, it was called the Cold Creek Correctional Facility, a minimum-security operation that included farming about 6,000 acres in Lauderdale County. Next it was called the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm, next door to something called the West Tennessee High Security Facility, now the West Tennessee State Penitentiary. Folks around there just call the whole thing the farm. When you’re driving a van full of scouts to camp at Fort Pillow State Park, you make a left off 51 at Henning and drive right by all of it.

5. Eastward Bound -

Another Memphis park may be getting a name change just as the controversy over three Confederate-themed parks starts to move again at City Hall.

But unlike the controversy surrounding those parks, there doesn’t appear to be any disagreement about the changes for Columbus Park, a tiny patch of land at Adams Avenue and Third Street.

6. City Responds to Confederate Parks Lawsuit -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The city of Memphis is challenging a lawsuit that alleges officials acted illegally when they renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

Lawyers for the Memphis City Council filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in Shelby County Chancery Court on June 24.

7. Lawsuit Seeks Restoration Of Confederate Park Names -

A group of nine Memphians called “Citizens To Save Our Parks” is taking the city of Memphis and the Memphis City Council to court over the council’s February decision to temporarily rename three Confederate-themed parks.

8. Lawsuit Seeks Restoration of Confederate Park Names -

A group of nine Memphians called “Citizens To Save Our Parks” is taking the city of Memphis and the Memphis City Council to court over the council’s February decision to temporarily rename three Confederate-themed parks.

9. Parks Controversy Back to City Council -

The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.

The ad hoc committee of nine, which included several historians and two City Council members, held its final meeting Monday, April 29, and voted with little discussion on several ideas for what used to be known as Confederate, Forrest and Jefferson Davis parks.

10. Three Confederate Parks Get New Recommended Names -

An ad hoc committee of the Memphis City Council voted Monday, April 29, on three permanent names to recommend to the City Council for three Confederate themed parks.

The council voted earlier this year to give the three parks temporary names in lieu of further council action.

11. Committee Split on Park Renaming Options -

The nine-member ad hoc committee that is supposed to come up with recommendations for the Memphis City Council on what to call three Confederate-themed city parks displayed a clear rift Monday, April 22.

12. Lessons Learned -

What happened 15 years ago outside the Shelby County Courthouse between the seated figures of justice and wisdom informed much of what happened Saturday, March 30, when a different Ku Klux Klan group, the American Knights, came to Memphis and rallied at the other southern entrance to the courthouse – between the seated figures of authority and liberty.

13. Klan Rally, Heavy Police Presence Mix With Rain -

A group of 60 robed Ku Klux Klan members and swastika flag bearing members of the National Socialist Movement rallied Saturday, March 30, outside the Shelby County Courthouse.

The protest and a counter protest came with chilly temperatures and a rain that alternated between a mist and a downpour over several hours.

14. State Delays Auto Inspection Takeover -

The state of Tennessee has told the city of Memphis it will probably take two years for it to take over auto inspection duties in Shelby County.

But city funding for the auto inspection stations and employees runs out when the current fiscal year does, at the end of June.

15. Permit Approved for Planned Klan Rally in Memphis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A Ku Klux Klan chapter has been granted a demonstration permit to protest the renaming of three Memphis parks that honored the Confederacy and two of its most prominent figures.

16. City Looks to 1998 Klan Demonstration as Guide -

The planned Ku Klux Klan demonstration March 30 at the Shelby County Courthouse is a demonstration inspired by the ongoing controversy over a park named for Confederate General, Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest.

17. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.

The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.

18. Give Up These 40 Things for Lent -

40 THINGS TO DO WITHOUT. Lent has begun – a season of reflection and sacrifice for believers seeking spiritual strength, a season bridging the gray gloom of winter and the green promise of spring for those seeking renewal, a season of waffles and chicken hash for those seeking comfort in the caloric basement of Calvary Church – 40 days of all of that for me.

19. War Within the State -

TENNESSEE HAS DECLARED WAR ON SHELBY COUNTY. We now have renamed three parks. Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. Confederate Park to Memphis Park. Jefferson Davis Park to Mississippi River Park. The new names are uninspired and uninteresting – they might as well be Boring Park, Bland Park and Whatever Park – but what inspired them is what makes them interesting.

20. Forrest Fire -

When the Memphis City Council got around to the discussion that counted this week on the future of Forrest Park and, as it turns out, two other Civil War-themed parks, council member Myron Lowery was adamant.

21. Legislation Propels Parks Controversy to New Level -

As Shelby County suburban leaders were meeting in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 5, with Tennessee legislators about possible moves toward some version of suburban school districts, the Memphis City Council was reacting to a pending bill in the state Legislature.

22. Council Changes Names of 3 Civil War Parks -

Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate and Jefferson Davis Parks are no more.

23. Council Votes on Sales Tax Referendum -

Memphis City Council members take the first step toward a fall referendum on a citywide half percent sales tax hike Tuesday, Feb. 4, as they vote on the first of three readings of the referendum ordinance.

24. City Council Delays Forrest Park Discussion -

The Memphis City Council delayed to its first meeting in February a committee discussion about a proposal by council member Myron Lowery to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest Park to include the name of Ida B. Wells, the anti-lynching crusader of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

25. Council Delays Forrest Park Discussion -

The Memphis City Council delayed to its first meeting in February a committee discussion about a proposal by council member Myron Lowery to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest Park to include the name of Ida B. Wells, the anti-lynching crusader of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

26. Council Preps for Late Summer Sales Tax Hike Referendum -

A referendum on a half percent city sales tax hike to fund a city pre kindergarten expansion and roll back the city property tax rate by 20 cents would happen in August or September instead of May.

27. Council to Discuss Pyramid Development -

Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Jan. 22, on the “Memphis Pyramid Planned Development” – the formal name for the conversion of The Pyramid to a Bass Pro Shops store with other attractions including a hotel.

28. A General Invitation -

COME ON BACK TO ELMWOOD, GENERAL FORREST. And bring the missus and the horse along. The family’s waiting.

After all, you bought the Elmwood lot yourself in 1854 and you were buried here in 1877. Your wife was, too, before some folks named a park after you and moved both of you there in 1904, parking one of the finest equestrian statues anywhere right on top of you in 1905.

29. Garage Demolition Site Locale of Notorious War Prison -

The parking garage being demolished on North Second Street east of Court Square has a past.

To be precise, it’s the land on which the garage has stood for decades. Before the garage, the land was the site of the Irving Block Prison, part of the city’s Civil War history.

30. Civil War Cannons Go to Memphis Park -

Four reproduction Civil War cannons will be installed in Memphis’ Confederate Park, replacing real Civil War cannons that were sacrificed during World War II as part of a scrap-metal drive.

The park later displayed World War II cannons. Those were removed in 2009 to be renovated and placed in Overton Park’s Veterans Plaza.

31. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn -

Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.

32. Late Bloomers -

Last week we discussed the Family Safety Center, which is focused on providing one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of domestic violence. This week let us share a story that was submitted by reader and LPBC partner, Mike Bowen, CEO and President of Champion Awards & Apparel. The story is about “late bloomers” and is a testament for how businesses can play an active role in the community and how someone’s past does not have to predict his or her future.

33. Statues Give City Glimpse Of History -

STANDING FOR HISTORY. She’s tall and proud, sole representative of an all-but-forgotten people, standing alone where hundreds once lived in a village, where thousands once thrived in a nation. She nobly bears the weight of the loss of all of that, wrapped in skins against the lonely chill of that, and in images of all that has come to pass since her time. Silently and beautifully, she tells her story.

34. Railroads Avert Looming Strike -

NEW YORK (AP) – Railroads have cleared a major hurdle as the industry averted a looming strike, paving the way for growth ahead, analysts said Friday.

The freight rail industry announced late Thursday it has settled labor disputes with two unions and agreed to extend talks with a third. Without the agreements, the railway unions could have launched a strike as early as Tuesday, when a federal "cooling off" period was set to expire. The agreements came just hours after Republican House leaders said they would move to vote Friday on emergency legislation to prevent a work stoppage.

35. Railroads Avert Looming Strike -

NEW YORK (AP) – Railroads have cleared a major hurdle as the industry averted a looming strike, paving the way for growth ahead, analysts said Friday.

The freight rail industry announced late Thursday it has settled labor disputes with two unions and agreed to extend talks with a third. Without the agreements, the railway unions could have launched a strike as early as Tuesday, when a federal "cooling off" period was set to expire. The agreements came just hours after Republican House leaders said they would move to vote Friday on emergency legislation to prevent a work stoppage.

36. Events -

The Memphis Fisk Alumni Club will host the General Alumni Association’s southern regional conference Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The conference will begin Friday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with the premiere of the documentary “Last Championship Teams.” Workshops will be held throughout Saturday. Also on Saturday, a philanthropy luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. and a black-tie dinner benefit at 7 p.m. The luncheon and dinner are open to the public. Call 230-5568 or email alumni@fisk.edu.

37. UTHSC Celebrates Career of First Black Student -

The first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will revisit his Memphis roots during Black History Month to share his story of success.

38. 100 Years of Medicine -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis is kicking off its 100th anniversary celebration with the publication of a commemorative hardcover book.

“The Legacy The Future: A Centennial Portrait of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center” will be available for sale this week at the campus bookstore, 930 Madison Ave.

39. Airport Taps Pickering for $7M Project -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority on Thursday took an important step toward improving the parking apron that surrounds the airport’s terminal.

Memphis International Airport’s board of commissioners approved a $7 million contract amendment to Pickering Firm Inc. to design and manage reconstruction of the terminal apron, the surface area where airplanes park during boarding.

40. Wharton Files Blight Suits -

For months, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has been standing outside old homes and warning owners of the vacant decaying properties that the city is coming with attorneys and legal papers.

On Tuesday he launched the first wave of lawsuits under the state’s Neighborhood Preservation Act.

41. Norfolk Southern Almost Ready To Break Ground -

Norfolk Southern Corp. is about to clear the final hurdle needed to begin work on its Rossville intermodal terminal, where cargo containers will be transferred between trucks and trains.

42. The Cost of Progress -

The development of Norfolk Southern Corp.’s $112 million intermodal yard on a former cattle ranch in Fayette County has polarized the community for more than a year.

43. Norfolk Woes? -

Norfolk Southern Corp. hasn’t laid down any of the track that will connect its main line to the proposed $112 million intermodal terminal in Rossville, but the company is laying down a foundation to keep the project on target to open in two years.

44. Two Builders Buy 50 Arlington Lots -

Harry Todtman wasn’t taking any chances. When the opportunity arose to buy 25 of the 50 lots in phase two of the Arlington subdivision Windsor Place, Todtman jumped at it – even if that meant sitting on the lots until the market improves.

45. Pizze Stone Latest Restaurant to Call 1545 Overton Park Ave. Home -

All buildings have histories; some have souls.

Duncan Aiken is aware of that fact every time he slides a pizza into the oven at 1545 Overton Park Ave., where his Overton Park Pizze Stone is the fourth restaurant since 1991.

46. More Details, Concerns Emerge From Norfolk Southern Deal -

Norfolk Southern Corp. has unveiled preliminary environmental data that will serve as the foundation of its proposed intermodal terminal in Fayette County, where cargo containers will be transferred between trucks and trains.

47. Local Logistics Industry Embraces Norfolk Southern Expansion -

Although Norfolk Southern Corp.’s planned $129 million intermodal yard won’t be built within the city limits but instead in neighboring Rossville, Memphis’ logistics and distribution industries stand to benefit from the railroad’s decision to expand its local presence.

48. Norfolk Southern Caps Rail Yard Plans With Few Objections -

Wick Moorman admitted that if he had traveled to Fayette County earlier this year, he might as well have shown up wearing a Darth Vader costume. That’s because Moorman, the CEO of Norfolk Southern Corp., realized he and his company were viewed back then as evil overlords.

49. Fayette County Land Closer to Becoming Rail Hub -

Norfolk Southern Corp.’s plan to develop a multimillion-dollar, multi-acre intermodal facility in Fayette County cleared a political hurdle Thursday night, moving the massive project one step closer to reality.

50. Next Stop: Norfolk Southern’s intermodal plans take shape -

The freight trains that rumble through Memphis are hard to ignore, especially the ones that parallel or bisect main thoroughfares and disrupt traffic. But even people who don’t cross railroad tracks during their commutes are likely to hear the distant blare of horns at some point during the day as locomotives make their way into and out of the city.

51. Life After City Hall: The story behind Herenton’s Washington surprise -

You would think that Mayor Willie Herenton’s “resignation” last spring as he thought about trying out for Memphis City Schools superintendent would be difficult to top.

52. Archived Article -

26 buildings in
Nonconnah Corporate Park
Sale Amounts: $30.6 million; $8.3 million

Sale Date: Feb. 22, 2007

53. Despite Recent Fire, Court Square Projects Move Forward -

As intense as it was, the Oct. 6 early morning blaze that damaged three Downtown buildings overlooking Court Square apparently didn't extinguish plans to transform them into a $45 million mixed-use development.

54. Archived Article -

5900 Cedar Forrest Drive
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $21.6 million

Sale Date: April 12, 2006

55. Lynnfield Place SellsFor $21.6 Million - Lynnfield Place Tennessee LLC and Lynnfield Place Memphis LLC have purchased Lynnfield Place Apartments at 5900 Cedar Forrest Drive from Lynnfield Gardens Associates LLC for $21.6 million. Built in 1974, the complex is on the east side of Lynnfield R

56. Mayor to RecommendPark Agreement With UT - Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has announced that his administration plans to recommend approval of a long-term lease with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to maintain Forrest Park. The city attorney's office is working with UT to fin

57. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan

Calendar of events July 1-July 8

July 1

The Union Planters IMAX new feature film Space Station documents the construction and assembly of the International Space Station currently in Earths orbit. The film runs throug...

58. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By STACEY PETSCHAUER Weekday wandering The state Department of Environment and Conservation has launched a marketing campaign to encourage recreation during the week By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The idea that play and relaxation are for the w...

59. Archived Article: Apartments Chg - 04-19 chg apartments Apartment construction down for first quarter, expected to pick up in 96 By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Apartment starts are down for the first quarter in Shelby County at 200 units, compared to 482 units started in the fir...