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1. June 14-20: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
2012: The project to build a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk on the Harahan rail bridge across the Mississippi River won a $15 million grant from the U.S Department of Transportation. The key to winning the TIGER grant – Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery – from the Obama administration was to combine the boardwalk with a separate application for funding to upgrade Main Street from Uptown to the South Main district including the Main Street Mall.
2. Beale Street Landing Eatery Search Resumes
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
There were some signs early on that finding a restaurant operator for Beale Street Landing might be difficult.
The date for the restaurant to open kept getting pushed back and the contract remained unsigned long after it was announced that Beale & Second Inc. had tentatively agreed to operate the restaurant.
3. Beale Street Landing Restaurant Stalls
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Riverfront Development Corporation is looking for a new contractor to operate a restaurant in Beale Street Landing.
4. Carlisle Corp. Solidifies Development of Chisca
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Paul Morris hesitated when he started organizing the project launch two weeks ago for the renovation and conversion of the old Chisca hotel into an apartment building.
5. The New Beale
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.
Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”
6. Shakin’ Up Beale
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.
7. Defendant Gets 12 Years in Petties Drug Case
- Monday, March 25, 2013
A contract killer for the Craig Petties drug organization who never carried out his job got a 12-year, five-month prison sentence Thursday, March 21, from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays.
8. The Duck, The Dog, The Farm
- Friday, March 22, 2013
GOING TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY. My column last week prompted a number of you to share your memories of the creatures that came home with you from the cages at Katz Drug Store. My friend Bill Haltom, attorney and storyteller, sent me this:
9. Memphis in May Touts 68-Act Music Fest Lineup
- Friday, March 01, 2013
The 37th edition of the Memphis In May International Festival’s Beale Street Music Festival features a 68-act lineup from Alice in Chains to ZZ Top.
The lineup of musical performers playing over three days from May 3 to May 5 was formally announced Thursday, Feb. 28, although much of the lineup had already been confirmed.
10. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)
11. International Exposure
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.
European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.
12. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
13. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
14. Why Memphis Rocks
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Last week we highlighted Special Kids and Families, which is an early intervention agency serving children from birth to 3. Based on the fun and success we had earlier this year with our “What does Memphis mean to you” series of reader-response columns, let us expand on the recent Daily News cover story about our “Memphis Rocks” campaign by asking, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?”
15. Marking History
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For years, business owners in a row of four Quonset huts on the north side of Chelsea Avenue near McLean Boulevard have become accustomed to visitors from across the country and around the world stopping by for a look.
16. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.
17. Chris Isaak Releases Album Recorded at Sun
- Monday, January 30, 2012
Chris Isaak is returning to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll and doing it old-school: All in one take.
The U.S. soul singer headed back to the original Sun Studio in Memphis to record a collection that includes cover versions of hits by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. The album, “Beyond the Sun,” was released last week and Isaak will soon embark on a string of U.S. concert dates.
18. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
19. Lease on Former Three Alarm Studio in Foreclosure Again
- Friday, September 16, 2011
The leasehold on a former Downtown Memphis fire station with a checkered 25-year history and a strategic location – 200 Linden Ave. – is facing foreclosure again.
20. ‘Homage’ to Musical Greats on Display
- Friday, April 29, 2011
After the echoes of this weekend’s Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival fade away, the images of some of its top 2011 performers will remain in a Downtown gallery.
“Homage,” a photographic exhibition by Leon Morris, reveals the passion of musicians like Betty Lavette, Jerry Lee Lewis and Magic Slim in the process of creating their art.
21. Offbeat Sounds
- Friday, April 15, 2011
Already there is a German-American Day, a National Trivia Day, and the ever-popular Submarine Day.
But on Saturday, organizers of Record Store Day – a day to celebrate independent music stores and indie artists – hope to show the difference one day can make in a rapidly changing industry.
22. Fred Sanders to Receive Beale Street Brass Note
- Friday, March 18, 2011
Music legend Fred Sanders spent most of his days playing guitar in Memphis’ Handy Park.
As the house guitarist at the old Club Paradise, Sanders played alongside other Memphis music legends, including B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Albert King. Sanders also played his music at Blues Alley on Front Street, leaving tourists in awe and was a particular favorite of traveling blues aficionados.
23. Mellencamp Headlines Beale Street Music Festival
- Friday, March 04, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis in May officials say John Mellencamp, Wilco, Cee Lo Green, Ke$ha, Stone Temple Pilots, B.o.B. and Godsmack are scheduled to perform at the three-day Beale Street Music Festival this spring.
24. Memories of 1995 Haunt GOP as Shutdown Talk Grows
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill Clinton reverse his falling fortunes and recast House Republicans as stubborn partisans, not savvy insurgents.
25. ‘Sun Studio Sessions’ TV Show Embarks on Second Season
- Friday, January 07, 2011
Tim Jones studied Memphis music at Indiana University.
“I had taken a lot of rock ‘n’ roll history classes at Indiana University and became obsessed with the early Sun recordings of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis,
26. Marlo Thomas Book Looks at Laughter
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.
In learning about comedy, Marlo Thomas had some of the best teachers in the world in her father Danny Thomas and the other legendary entertainers who were fixtures in the Thomas household, where they would swap stories and entertain each other.
27. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
28. White House Sends Spending Wish List to Congress
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is pushing a pre-election shopping list on its Democratic allies in Congress as they prepare must-pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown next month.
29. Cheerleading, Dance Orgs Raise $50K for MDA Telethon
- Thursday, September 09, 2010
The Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association, which are both based in Memphis, raised $50,000 for the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
30. ‘Holy Grail’ of Recording Uncovered
- Monday, July 26, 2010
A 52-year-old tape recorder described by some as the Holy Grail of the music industry has been discovered in the storage room of the owner of a used bus dealership in Marion, Ark.
But this isn’t just any bus dealership owner. Bob Tucker, owner of Bob Tucker Motors on Interstate 55, is a music industry veteran and one-time leader of the Memphis band that toured with the Beatles in 1964.
31. Broadway Items Hit Bum Note With Sun
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
The owners of the Memphis recording studio where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis held a jam session in 1956 are all shook up over souvenirs of a Broadway musical dramatizing the event.
32. BBB of the Mid-South Elects New Officers, Directors
- Tuesday, April 06, 2010
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has elected officers and new directors for 2010.
Pierre T. Landaiche III of SMG Management and the Memphis Cook Convention Center has been re-elected chairman of the board.
33. Big Spending Measure Set for House Vote Riles GOP
- Friday, December 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Thursday passed a huge spending measure combining major spending boosts for domestic agencies and foreign aid with more than 5,000 back-home projects sought by lawmakers.
34. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
35. Smith & Nephew Settles Race Bias Suit
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Smith & Nephew Inc. has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit filed in 2006 over allegations of racial discrimination in hiring, paying and promoting at its Memphis operation.
36. Associated Press Corrections
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Associated Press moved two corrections on stories posted to the Web by The Daily News.
In an April 27 story about legislation to ban reading or sending text messages while driving, The Associated Press, relying on information from the bill sponsor, reported erroneously the status of the measure. The bill has been returned to the Senate to work out minor differences with the House version, not forwarded to the governor for his consideration.
37. Entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis at Legislature Monday
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Great Balls of Fire! The Tennessee Legislature is set to honor Jerry Lee Lewis.
The piano-pounding Rock 'N Roller known as The Killer was scheduled to appear in the Tennessee House on Monday, where lawmakers were scheduled to vote on naming a section of Getwell Road in Memphis in his honor.
38. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
39. BofA Shareholder Looks to Oust CEO From Board
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - A group that owns Bank of America stock is waging a battle to get shareholders to vote against re-electing CEO Ken Lewis and two others to the bank's board of directors.
40. Avent Joins Smith Seckman Reid
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Justin Avent has joined Smith Seckman Reid Inc. as a civil engineer for its environmental group.
41. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
42. Pentagon Budget Hits New Record in Spending Bill
- Thursday, September 25, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday took up a $630 billion-plus spending bill awarding the Pentagon a record budget while giving generous help to U.S. automakers and victims of hurricanes and floods.
43. Highway Fund Drops As Americans Cut Driving
- Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The soaring price of fuel and other strains on the U.S. economy have caused Americans to cut back sharply on driving, which jeopardizes the federal fund for building and repairing the country’s highways.
44. Sun Studio, Label Counterpart Agree to Settle
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Both sides in a legal dispute between Sun Studio in Memphis and the companion Sun record label in Nashville have shaken hands and agreed to set aside their differences.
Representatives of each entity shared a handshake and had what was described as a friendly conversation about their joint future at a meeting in Nashville a few days ago, and a settlement agreement also has been signed. That recent encounter comes more than a year after both the Memphis studio and Nashville record label filed lawsuits against each other in what had become a contentious rift between the two companies.
45. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
46. Arizona Company BlockedFrom Selling Sun Recordings
- Monday, August 20, 2007
A federal judge has permanently blocked an Arizona company from selling master recordings by former Sun Records artists including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Sun Entertainment officials said Thursday.<
47. Finding Memphis Believers Starts With Media Tour
- Monday, June 04, 2007
Four days in Memphis was not long enough for British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton, who toured the Bluff City last fall as part of a quartet of journalists in town from the United Kingdom.
They were flown to town by the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and whisked to a variety of landmarks on their whirlwind four-day tour. They scarfed down lunch at The Arcade Restaurant. The scribes were given a 90-minute walkthrough at Ardent Studios on Madison Avenue.
48. New Olivet, LeMoyne-Owen Gear Up for BAMM Fundraiser
- Tuesday, May 15, 2007
New Olivet Baptist Church's BAMM (Bust-a-Move-Monday), which spotlights one black-owned business a month to encourage community support, is promoting a business of a different kind.
June's top pick, LeMoyne-Owen College, is in the business of educating future community leaders in Memphis, said BAMM public relations volunteer Marilyn Johnson. Chosen businesses usually are promoted through radio and television spots, eBlasts and word of mouth.
49. Bethel Named New VP Of COMEC Board
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Greg Bethel has been named vice president of the board of directors of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children (COMEC). Bethel is the director of human resources for the Jackson-Madison County School System in Jackson, Tenn. He's been on the board of directors for two years.
50. Anniversary Edition of MillionDollar Quartet Coming Soon
- Thursday, September 14, 2006
A cool day in December 1956 and an impromptu gathering of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Sun Recording Studio singing songs like "You Belong to my Heart," "I Shall Not Be Moved," and "Dow
51. Archie Manning to Speak about 'Faith, Family and Football' Thursday
- Monday, April 17, 2006
The University of Memphis hosts a lecture and panel discussion on death and dying issues at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre and Lecture Hall on the U of M campus. Guest speaker Dr. Larry Churchill presents "It's Your Right to Live or Die - Or Is It?" Visit www.memphis.edu for more information.
52. Overton Square Rises Again with New Developments
- Monday, January 09, 2006
Once the entertainment epicenter of Memphis, Overton Square is using several new developments to further its increasing upswing. The latest involves restaurateur Earl Farrell trying to inject some new energy into an old hotspot.
53. Sun Records Owner Entertains Prospects
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Shelby Singleton has been talking to a colorful cast of characters about selling the Sun Records label he bought in 1969.
Singleton is chairman of Sun Entertainment Holding Corp., the Nashville company that owns the Sun logo and master recordings of such musicians as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. He was a record producer himself before buying the Memphis label and its catalog from Sam Phillips.
54. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.
55. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
56. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, January 21, 2005
Lansky Works for Memphis Customers
The Daily News
Hal Lansky isnt easily impressed by titles, though he wears several of them. Lansky, incoming chairman of the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South board of direct...
57. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, July 31, 2003
Kiwanis hosts annual
Kiwanis hosts annual
Several hundred Kiwanians and their families will gather in Memphis Friday for the 85th annual Kiwanis District Convention.
Speakers include Ken Bennett of Streets Ministries ...
58. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Memphis in May
Memphis in May
announces music lineup
Memphis in May International Festival announced the performance lineup Tuesday for the 2003 Beale Street Music Festival. Headliners include Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, Joe Cocker...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Gary Wilkinson, a partner in the Memphis law firm of Stewart & Wilkinson PLLC was elected to the prestigious Federation of Def Gary Wilkinson, a partner in the Memphis law firm of Stewart and Wilkinson PLLC, was elected to the Federation of Defe...
60. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 08, 2001
Mediation from the Consumers Perspective, will be presented from 3:15 p
Mediation from the Consumers Perspective, will be presented from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the Memphis Bar Association conference center, One Commerce Square, Suite ...
61. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, May 07, 2001
Archer/Malmo has 40 finalists in the Memphis Public Relations Society of Americas Vox Awards Gala, which takes place May 18 a Archer/Malmo has 40 finalists in the Memphis Public Relations Society of Americas Vox Awards Gala, which takes place May 18...
62. Archived Article: Blues Ball (lead)
- Wednesday, September 20, 2000
The Blues Ball plays at Gibson Guitar Factory Gibson factory site of Blues Ball encore By Sue Pease The Daily News For a Memphis business desiring to raise awareness about its products and services, having a party, or rather "the" party of...
63. Archived Article: Restaurant St
- Tuesday, March 21, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON New Downtown eateries cater to lunchtime crowds By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Downtown employees now have more of a selection from which to choose when searching for that mid-day meal. At least three new restaurants catering...
64. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, December 03, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Music man Jerry Schilling, president of the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, embraces the challenge of learning through life By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News For Jerry Schilling its all about the music. "Im he...
65. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, July 26, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Champions of life Ty Cobbs C.R.O.S.S. Fire Commandos couple evangelism and exercise By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Most people dont think of bungee cords when they think of Bible studies, but Ty Cobb wants to change that. His...
66. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 14, 1997
July 14 July 14 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The program will be a presentation on the Titanic exhibit by Marjorie Gerald. The cost is $13. For more information, call Bonita Cum...
67. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 07, 1997
July 7 July 7 The Society for Technical Communication will meet at the Unicorn restaurant at the corner of Quince and Kirby. Social hour is at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Mark Satterfield, a technical writer for B...
68. Archived Article: Labor Day Side Lj
- Friday, August 30, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Enforcement will be full force for Labor Day By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For travelers with less-than-perfect driving habits, the upcoming Labor Day weekend may be a good time to turn the wheel over to someone else. The Tennessee ...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 31, 1996
Matt Keenan has joined Marsha McDonald & Associates Advertising as an art director Matt Keenan has joined Marsha McDonald & Associates Advertising as an art director. He formerly worked for the Meridian Group in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as ...
70. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Jerry Hall, former field director for U.S. Sen. Harlan Mathews, is the newest member of County Trustee Bob Pattersons staff. Kathy Riikola has joined Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center as a public relations coordinator. She is a graduate of the Uni...
71. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 11, 1996
03-11 Calendar March 12 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at noon at Paulettes. The speaker will be forensic specialist Tom Vastrick. The cost is $15. For more information, call Tammy Greco at 682-7766. The Memphis Bar Association wi...
72. Archived Article: Real Analys
- Tuesday, December 19, 1995
12/19 Real analys 95 Christmas Betides Motel Miracle on Democrat Road By ED RAINS The Daily News When David Gilliam and his partners bought the former Airport Hilton property at Airways and Democrat in November of 1992 for a little more than $1.7 mi...