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1. Wolf River Greenway Part of Transportation Funding
- Friday, December 06, 2013
Plans for a fifth leg of the Wolf River Greenway in North Memphis are getting $271,305 in state funding awarded through the local Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The 1.5-mile segment along McLean Boulevard from Nedra Avenue to Chelsea Avenue is part of the list of 15 “transportation alternatives” projects totaling $2.6 million announced this week by the MPO, a regional planning organization that takes in Shelby and DeSoto counties, and parts of Fayette and Marshall counties.
2. Highland McDonald’s Proposal Withdrawn
- Friday, November 15, 2013
The developers behind a proposed McDonald’s on Highland Avenue near the University of Memphis withdrew their request for approval from the Land Use Control Board Thursday, Nov. 14.
The developers, Century Management Inc., have withdrawn their plan completely after initially signaling they were withdrawing for 30 days.
3. Campus Connections
- Saturday, November 02, 2013
The University of Memphis is in the early stages of updating its campus master plan, and it will seek input from its neighbors as it moves into its next century of higher education.
The U of M has hired the Smith Group JJR of Ann Arbor, Mich., to lead the effort with Memphis-based LRK Inc. serving as the local partner.
4. Berklee City Music Network Conference Returns to Memphis
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
A national music conference is headed to Memphis, bringing a variety of leaders in education and fundraising, plus youth groups and music teachers, to the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel and Minglewood Hall for a concert and master class.
5. Short-Term Leases Next for South Memphis
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The temporary storefronts are down at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue in South Memphis from this weekend’s MEMfix event.
But some of the other changes remain with plans for more to come.
6. MEMFix Goes South
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Of the neighborhoods in which the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team has been working to build retail and commercial trade, none has the amount of history, turmoil, potential and perception problems found in the two blocks east and west of Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue.
7. Neighborhood Vitality
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
The history at the Four-Way Restaurant is as rich and soulful as the food.
The walls of the South Memphis institution are decorated with photographs of politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and civil rights icons – including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who made the famous restaurant at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue a “home away from home.”
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber will host a conversation with Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and author of “Making the Impossible, Possible,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Strickland’s topic is “The Art of Leadership & The Business of Social Change.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphischamber.com or call 543-3571.
9. Traffic Stop
- Monday, August 12, 2013
Planners of the eastern extension of the Shelby Farms Greenline – from Farm Road to the Cordova train station – are getting in some roadwork these days.
Frank Gianotti of the engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, and other planners of the extension have been hitting the streets recently to talk about the planning work that is about halfway complete.
10. Building Permit Filed for Volvo of Memphis
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
7910 Trinity Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Permit Cost: $2.3 million
Project Cost: $3.5 million
Permit Date: Applied August 2013
Completion: Summer 2014
Owner: Wenco Properties LLC
Tenant: Volvo of Memphis
Architect: Fleming Associates Architects PC
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder
Details: The ownership group of Volvo of Memphis has filed a $2.3 million building permit for the company’s new dealership at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.
11. Walgreen Co. Closes Ike’s Gas Station
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Walgreen Co. has closed the gas station at its Ike’s store on Union Avenue, but the company isn’t saying anything else about the property’s future.
12. LeSaint Logistics Leases Space Near Airport
- Friday, July 12, 2013
LeSaint Logistics LLC is entering the Memphis market, having recently leased 57,285 square feet at 3300 Jet Cove.
13. Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.
The firm is currently involved with a variety of high-profile projects across the area, including the National Civil Rights Museum and the new ground transportation center at Memphis International Airport, and past work includes the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and the FedExForum.
14. Next Wave
- Friday, June 07, 2013
What do you follow a splash park with at the Children’s Museum of Memphis?
A robotic cow, of course.
As children out of school for the summer enjoy the newly opened “H2Oh! Splash” water park at Hollywood Street and Central Avenue, museum public relations and marketing director Carrie Roberts says plans are being made for the robotic cow and a barn on the other side of the museum property including an outdoor classroom.
15. Whole Foods Files Permit for Expansion
- Tuesday, May 07, 2013
5014 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Cost: $3.1 million
Project Cost: TBA
Permit Date: Applied April 2013
16. Hollywood Feed Expands, Renews Local Leases
- Friday, March 01, 2013
Hollywood Feed has renewed and expanded two of its Memphis locations.
The Memphis-based natural and holistic pet food merchant is growing its 2648 Broad Ave. warehouse from 44,400 square feet to 77,763 square feet.
17. ADDYs Boast Creative Industry’s Finest
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The tall ceilings and 100-year-old wood flooring of the historic 409 S. Main St. building were right in line with the American Advertising Federation Memphis’ 2013 ADDY Awards ceremony, themed beware of “The Creeping Boredom.”
18. Sales Tax Referendum Shifts to Late Summer
- Thursday, January 24, 2013
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.
19. Council Preps for Late Summer Sales Tax Hike Referendum
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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.
20. Construction Nears for Crews Ventures Lab
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Construction is about to get under way on the University of Memphis’ Crews Ventures Lab, a business startup facilitator and incubator that will expand the possibilities available to the school’s entrepreneurially minded students.
21. Crews Ventures Lab Close to 2013 Launch
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The University of Memphis’ Crews Ventures Lab program, a business start-up facilitator and incubator, is well on its way toward launching in 2013.
Already the program, which is still in the development stage, nearly has reached its $2 million fundraising goal. It’s also opening a dedicated space in August, which will provide a place for University of Memphis-based technology startups to be built and launched.
22. Renewed Focus
- Friday, December 07, 2012
Reginald Milton calls it the “dirty little secret” of nonprofits whose mission is to provide social services.
23. Soul Map
- Monday, October 22, 2012
The Soulsville arrows beneath the Bellevue Boulevard railroad overpasses near Walker Avenue point north and south. It is the first indication that you are in an area where several possibilities can coexist.
24. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
25. Nonprofit Center Could be New South Memphis Gateway
- Thursday, August 30, 2012
The giant milk bottle will outlive the old dairy plant it stands atop in South Memphis. For more than 80 years, the giant milk bottle adorning a now old and crumbling dairy building on Bellevue Boulevard at Walker Avenue has been an icon.
26. Wharton Hosts Fundraiser Amidst Development Blitz
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Less than a year after winning election to a full four year term as Memphis Mayor, A C Wharton Jr. held a campaign fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
The $1,000-a-person event invitation included a letter that said the money could be used for a re-election campaign and/or for donation by Wharton to candidates in other races as well as to donate to organizations.
27. State Grant Includes Walker Ave. Improvements
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
On one very hot afternoon, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s effort to break public-private development projects out of Downtown got a $1.5 million boost.
With two food delivery trucks passing by on the crowded parking lot of Garibaldi’s Pizza, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam came to the University of Memphis area Thursday, July 26, to deliver three checks from transportation enhancement grants in the Walker Avenue area where Garibaldi’s and other locally owned businesses coexist in a compact area as well as the fourth phase of the Wolf River Greenway in North Memphis and the Highway 61 Blues Trail project.
28. Haslam Awards Trans Grants, Visits Frayser School
- Friday, July 27, 2012
During a day in West Tennessee Thursday, July 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam talked about higher education on the campus of the University of Memphis-Lambuth campus in Jackson and dropped in on preparations for the first day of classes next month at Corning Achievement Elementary School.
29. Music on the Move
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
When the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission first tried out its idea recently to put local musicians aboard the Downtown trolley to entertain passengers, singer Nancy Apple led a kind of trial run.
30. Tying it All Together
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Two of the city’s high-profile architecture firms are behind the design enhancement of one of Memphis’ most cherished spots – Overton Square.
LRK Inc. is the architect of record for both Loeb Properties Inc.’s $20 million revitalization of the Midtown theater district and also for the city’s parking garage at Monroe Avenue and Florence Street.
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Memphis alumni chapter of LeMoyne-Owen College will kick off the Jerry C. Johnson Sports Weekend with a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium to the C. Arthur Bruce Hall/Jerry C. Johnson Gymnasium Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at LOC, 807 Walker Ave. Call 435-1235.
32. Regulators Probe Bank's Role in Facebook IPO
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before the stock started trading.
33. City Moves Forward With 25-Square Blight Strategy
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The city started a pilot program last year to clean up blight by utilizing a 25-square-block strategy.
Due to the program’s success, the 25-square strategy is being implemented as the strategy for neighborhood improvement going forward. The program entails crews working in predetermined “target zones” to mitigate grass and weed overgrowth, abandoned and dilapidated houses, litter and debris, impassable sidewalks, congested alleys, potholes and vacant lots.
34. 6 Months Later, What has Occupy Protest Achieved?
- Monday, March 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.
35. Calvary Kicks Off Lenten Festivities
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
In a Memphis tradition dating back to 1928, locals from all walks of life gather each weekday during Lent at Calvary Episcopal Church to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
36. Rhodes to Host Lectures by Productivity Coach
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Rhodes College will host a series of lectures Thursday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 11, presented by Jason and Jodi Womack of The Womack Co.
37. LeMoyne-Owen Events Highlight Black History
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
LeMoyne-Owen College President Johnnie B. Watson grew up in a housing project across the street from the historically black liberal arts college he now leads at 807 Walker Ave. in South Memphis.
38. YMCA Announces Board Members
- Monday, February 06, 2012
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has installed its 2012 metropolitan board of directors.
Sandra Bailey of Methodist Extended Care Hospital will serve as board chair; Ted Ferris of the Greater Memphis Chamber will serve as secretary; and Perry Green of Waddell and Associates Inc. will serve as treasurer.
39. History for Sale
- Friday, January 20, 2012
The Memphis church where a young Johnny Cash hit the stage for his first performance is looking for a savior.
40. Social Media, Milestones Top News
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Many of the headlines that came out of 2011 for local advertising and public relations firms mirrored the ever-changing scope of marketing and social media.
Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were at the world’s fingertips to capture political unrest in Egypt, the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement nationwide practice their First Amendment rights – – and everything in between.
41. JC Penney Posts a Q3 Loss
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney Co.'s new CEO Ron Johnson, a former Apple executive, told analysts Monday that the department store chain is rethinking everything it's doing – from pricing to products. The message comes as the retailer struggles to turnaround its business after reporting a quarterly loss.
42. Region’s Best Beer on Tap at Festival
- Monday, October 10, 2011
The Cooper-Young Festival, annually attended by 100,000 Memphians, has already passed, but the eclectic Midtown neighborhood hasn’t finished partying yet.
The second annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, set for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. will cater to a more intimate crowd.
43. Walker Helps Build archimania’s Success
- Monday, October 03, 2011
When Todd Walker was named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he did not take it as a cue to rest on his laurels.
44. Freeman Webb Buys Jackson, Tenn., Apts.
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Freeman Webb Investments Inc. – a Nashville-based full-service real estate investment and management firm – has acquired three apartment complexes in Jackson, Tenn., for $13 million.
45. Madison Bike Lane Plan Faces Final Public Meeting
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A new twist on the old phrase “where the rubber meets the road” occurs Wednesday evening on Madison Avenue.
The rubber will be from bicycle tires as an architecture and planning firm hired by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration closes out a trio of public hearings to shape a more comprehensive plan for the Madison roadway between Cleveland and Cooper streets.
46. Second Madison Meeting Maps Out Bike Lanes
- Friday, July 08, 2011
A group of more than 100 citizens got a chance to do more than just look at maps of Madison Avenue on Wednesday, July 6.
In the second of three public hearings on proposed bicycle lanes for the two-mile stretch of Madison between Cleveland Avenue and Cooper Street, those at the Minglewood Hall meeting got a chance to mark up the maps with what they would like to see.
47. Maps Marked Up At Second Madison Bike Lane Meeting
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
A group of more than 100 citizens got a chance to do more than just look at maps of Madison Avenue Wednesday evening.
In the second of three public hearings on proposed bicycle lanes for the two mile stretch of Madison between Cleveland Ave. and Cooper St., those at the Minglewood Hall meeting got a chance to mark up the maps with what they would like to see.
48. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Friday, May 13, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
MIM Triathlon Still Planned
Despite rising floodwaters, next weekend’s Memphis in May Triathlon event is still on, the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced.
49. Gone Cold
- Friday, February 11, 2011
School children welcomed Jack Frost on Wednesday afternoon and the three to five inches of snow he brought with him, but for business owners, the snow that caused hazardous road conditions and closures across the city also caused dollar signs to melt like icicles in the sun.
50. Wolf River Blvd. Land Sells in Lieu of Foreclosure
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Two parcels on Wolf River Boulevard
Sale Amount: $1.7 million
Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2010
Buyer: SunTrust Bank
Seller: Wolfby GP
51. Building Permit Filed for Poplar/Highland TCBY
- Friday, February 04, 2011
A $122,380 building permit application has been filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a TCBY Frozen Yogurt store in University Center, 3445 Poplar Ave., at the southwest corner of Poplar and Highland Street.
52. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
53. Tsunami Ushers in Holiday Artists Market
- Friday, November 26, 2010
In the past two years eating local food has been promoted heavily in Memphis.
Now with the holiday-shopping season approaching, local artists are hoping that buying local gifts will take on the same kind of fervor.
54. Personal Touch
- Friday, November 26, 2010
While big-box retailers prepare for Black Friday madness, smaller, locally owned stores are focused on providing holiday shoppers with a unique shopping experience anchored in exceptional customer service.
55. Calif. Investor Buys Midtown Apartments
- Friday, November 12, 2010
A vintage apartment complex in Midtown is under new ownership.
Gabrion Properties LLC closed on approximately 20,000 total square feet of space in Cherokee Arms Apartments for $455,000. The three-story apartment complex, 1508 Madison Ave., contains 30 studio apartments with historic vintage architecture.
56. Cooper-Young Festival Means Big Biz for Neighborhood
- Friday, September 17, 2010
The music will be funky, the art will be eclectic, and the streets will be crowded with people in a slow-moving parade of tattoos and sunglasses, but organizers of Memphis’ largest one-day street festival, the Cooper-Young Festival, said business longevity is at the heart of it all.
57. Garden Grit Teaches Memphians To ‘Grow-Cook-Share’
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Two Midtown women are on a mission to encourage Memphians to eat local, even if that means assessing city-dwellers’ backyards to advise them on how to grow their own vegetables.
“It’s not rocket science. It’s taking care of your body. It’s growing food, it’s cooking food, it’s eating food. It’s essential,” said Wendi Gammill, who along with friend Jayne Ellen White founded Garden Grit, a local organization with a simple philosophy of “grow-cook-share.”
58. Lux to Reopen in New Cooper-Young Locale
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Lux owner Tadd Feazell is reopening his clothing store right after ending a going-out-of-business sale.
He swears the sale was not a marketing ploy. The store is coming back to life because he was offered a new location he couldn’t pass up, Feazell said.
59. Last Straw?
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
News last week that the law firm Glankler Brown PLLC will vacate 39,000 square feet in One Commerce Square signaled another blow to the embattled 31-story tower, a fixture on the Memphis skyline for the past four decades.
60. Caravan Event A 'Blowout' Success
- Monday, June 07, 2010
Two of Memphis’ biggest musical assets came together last week when Ardent Studios hosted the Beale Street Caravan’s annual Blowout fundraiser.
Ardent has been bringing in major talent to Memphis for years: The Vaughn Brothers, the White Stripes, ZZ Top and B.B. King have all recorded there. The Beale Street Caravan has been exposing the world to Memphis music for years.
61. Rescuers Pray for No More Victims in Tenn. Floods
- Wednesday, May 05, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — The dark waters of the Cumberland River slowly started to ebb Tuesday as residents who frantically fled the deadly flash floods returned home to find mud-caked floors and soggy furniture. Rescuers prayed they would not find more bodies as the floodwaters receded.
62. Midtown Nursery Expands in Time for Green Season
- Monday, March 01, 2010
A nursery in Midtown whose owner likes to jump at opportunities will spread its green thumb to two new locations in time for planting season this year.
By temporarily taking over two well-known sites of now-closed nurseries, Mike Earnest, owner of Midtown Nursery at 2120 Central Ave. at Cooper Street, hopes to cross-promote his permanent location.
63. Airport Authority Files Permit For Parking Garage, Rental Car Facility
- Tuesday, October 20, 2009
2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Amount: $135 Million
Project Cost: $150 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Owner: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Tenant: Memphis International Airport
Architect: Walker Parking Consultants
64. Goodwyn Condos In Foreclosure
- Thursday, September 24, 2009
Chalk up another victim to the continuing real estate crisis, this time the Goodwyn Condominiums at 127 Madison Ave.
65. Cooper-Young Festival Revs Up for 22nd Edition Despite Economic Woes
- Monday, September 21, 2009
A groundbreaking event at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, some highly anticipated chicken sandwiches, and even a band of Iguanas highlight the 22nd annual Cooper-Young Festival taking place Saturday.
Organizers said despite the bad economy, the festival must go on.
66. Pat O’s Sold Back to Bank
- Monday, August 03, 2009
A mini bidding war broke out Friday during the trustee’s sale of the former Pat O’Brien’s bar at 310 Beale St., but in the end the bank that foreclosed on the property came in with the highest bid of $827,000.
67. Highland Hip
- Monday, July 27, 2009
The Highland strip is growing a skyline. The Stratum on Highland Street, a five-story apartment complex, was the first new structure west of the University of Memphis to sprout last August on the storied commercial strip itself.
68. Foreclosure Issued For 310 Beale St.
- Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Two entities, 310 Beale Street Properties LLC and Hurricane Memphis LLC, have defaulted on a December 2001 construction loan for $2.6 million. The lender is Wachovia Commercial Mortgage Inc. doing business as The Money Store Commercial Mortgage Inc. The first-run foreclosure notice appears on Page 40 of today’s paper.
69. Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Beale Street Hip-Hop Club
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A federal bankruptcy court judge has scrapped plans to reopen the old Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as a two-day-a-week nightspot with a dress code.
The plan by Cato Walker and Curtis Givens to open “Liquid On Beale” drew opposition from Beale Street developer John Elkington and his Performa Entertainment Real Estate Inc., as well as the Beale Street Merchants Association.
70. Why the Struggle to Control Beale Street Continues
- Monday, June 01, 2009
Eight blocks lie between the Shelby County Courthouse and Beale Street.
The courthouse’s seated representations of wisdom, justice, liberty and authority look southward toward the entertainment district. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can hear the band in Handy Park from the courthouse steps.
71. Elkington Considers Selling Performa For $1
- Friday, May 29, 2009
Beale Street developer John Elkington has considered selling his Performa Entertainment Co. to a group of Beale Street merchants for $1.
72. United Housing’s Walker Sees Foreclosure’s Reach in Community
- Friday, May 22, 2009
Homebuyer education manager Sharon Walker has worked for United Housing Inc. for more than a decade. But in all that time, it’s the past few months that particularly have shone a bright light on the importance of her work: educating borrowers on how to grab a piece of the American Dream.
73. Historic Places, Stories Combine At Heritage Tours Memphis
- Monday, April 27, 2009
Memphis is a fault line for American culture and history, where musical styles converged to create rock ‘n’ roll and racial conflicts erupted to change the nation.
The many episodes that happened along the way are the business of Heritage Tours Memphis. This sightseeing company, which also manages Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and W.C. Handy Home & Museum, has been telling the city’s history for 25 years.
74. Sweet Bistro Memphis Closes
- Monday, April 20, 2009
Sweet Bistro Memphis, the place in Cooper-Young where people could go for a slice of Bavarian strawberry cake or a tipsy mango martini to top off a dinner, closed its doors Wednesday.
Paula Naumcheff, the owner of the dessert business, locked the doors and posted a sign attributing the decision to close on the economy. Sweet opened at 938 S. Cooper St. in 2007.
75. March Passenger, Cargo Numbers Down at Airport
- Friday, April 17, 2009
Traffic at Memphis International Airport continued to slide in March with passenger and cargo categories each registering declines, according to figures revealed at Thursday’s board of commissioners meeting of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.
76. CASA Calls for More Juvenile Advocates
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Volunteers waded through soggy grass and braced against a brisk wind Saturday morning as they erected 3,000 stakes to symbolize the number of abused and neglected children who went through the court system last year without a volunteer advocate.
77. 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.
78. Beale, Lee’s Landing Battles Continue
- Monday, February 02, 2009
Once upon a time there was talk of a change in the management of the Beale Street entertainment district. And for a rare moment in November, it seemed that all of the many sides that have some role in the running of Beale Street were about to agree to it.
79. Puckett Brings Acupuncture to Cooper-Young
- Friday, January 16, 2009
Across the street from the Tsunami Pacific-Rim cuisine restaurant in the Cooper-Young neighborhood, Jessica Puckett is readying the building at 917 S. Cooper St. for its new life.
80. Store Murder Makes Small Businesses, Community Wary
- Tuesday, December 02, 2008
People who live and work in the community around LeMoyne-Owen College wonder if the person who killed Abdallah Assaedi last month is still in their midst.
The 42-year-old store clerk at Sam’s Food Market died after being shot during a Nov. 21 robbery. Business owners are taking extra precautions.
- Friday, September 26, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting of the Rules and Education subcommittees of the Shelby County Ethics Commission today at 9:30 a.m. in the County Attorney’s Conference Room, Suite 600 of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
82. Obama Blames Wall St. Crisis on Republican Policy
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Barack Obama said Monday the upheaval on Wall Street was "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression" and blamed it on policies that he said Republican rival John McCain supports.
83. ‘Wheel’ Ready To Roll At Bluff City Dealership
- Friday, August 15, 2008
Farrar “Wheel” Schaeffer Peckham has received approval from Ford Motor Co. – which until very recently owned Jaguar and Land Rover – to take over her family-owned dealership near Quince Road.
For Peckham, the process of leading Bluff City Jaguar Land Rover started about two years ago, because there were so many steps she had to go through to prove she was capable of running it. That process included providing personal references, demonstrating she has above average customer service skills and a battery of other benchmarks.
84. LUCB to Hear Restaurant Request
- Thursday, July 10, 2008
At today’s Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board meeting, members are scheduled to hear a rezoning request for a commercial property in the Cooper-Young neighborhood to use as parking for a restaurant with alcohol sales. Kristina Ryan is the applicant for that project, which involves land on the east side of Cooper Street north of Walker Avenue.
85. Ray of Hope Offered Through Man Up Mentoring
- Friday, April 18, 2008
Mike Arnold didn't have to wonder who or where his father was when he was a little boy. Arnold said he was a fortunate child, one who grew up with his father in the home, doing the things boys do with their dads such as playing catch or just having those conversations only a dad and son can have.
86. Party in the Neighborhood: Cooper-Young event to mirror S. Main trolley tour
- Monday, March 03, 2008
Cheryl Mesler, who co-owns Burke's Book Store in Midtown with her husband, Corey, is doubly excited about the book signing happening in April to promote Corey's new book of poems, "Some Identity Problems."
87. 200-Lot Subdivision Gives Hernando 'Something Different'
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
For 32 years, Richie Burnette has lived in Hernando and watched DeSoto County rise from a sleepy country community to a thriving metropolitan suburb.
More than that, as owner of the development firm The Burnette Co., this lifelong Northwest Mississippian helped pave the way for DeSoto to become the fastest-growing community in the Mid-South and one of the fastest in the nation.
88. Apartments Near U of MSell for $1.2 Million
- Friday, September 07, 2007
Magnolia Apartments LLC has bought Woodtrails Apartments at 3610 Spottswood Ave. near the University of Memphis for $1.2 million. The seller was attorney Bernie Kustoff and his wife, Sharon Kustoff.
89. King's Death Anniversary Recounted by Men Who Were There
- Thursday, August 16, 2007
Editor's Note: This story is told partly from the writer's perspective because he covered Elvis Presley's death. Those passages are in italics.
Thirty years later, Aug. 16 tends to be remembered in Memphis simply as the day Elvis Presley died.
90. Ready to Rock
- Thursday, July 19, 2007
When Dr. Scott Morris settles into the front row at a benefit concert later this month in honor of the nonprofit clinic he started 20 years ago, he, like the rest of the crowd, will be ready for some loud exuberant rock music.
91. Double Deuce Taps Unfilled Void
- Thursday, June 14, 2007
Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that a pair of business partners with unique sports backgrounds parlayed that intensity into getting Beale Street's newest hotspot off the ground.
Their brainchild, the Double Deuce Saloon, is the only full-time country music bar on Beale and opened next door to the New Daisy Theatre last month, during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
- Friday, April 20, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence hosts "Essentials of Human Resource Management" today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The event is $65 for Alliance members and $99 for nonmembers. For more information, call 684-6605.
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Leadership Memphis Welcome Memphis program will be held today from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Registration is $125 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Call 278-0016 or visit www.leadershipmemphis.org to register.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Center City Development Corp. board of directors holds a meeting today at 9 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St.
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South hosts Talk Shoppe today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at its offices, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Getting Rid of Junk." The event is free.
95. MHA Cranks Up Redevelopment Efforts Citywide
- Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The Chicago neighborhood of Marty Boscaccy's youth was a vibrant place, where commercial and residential developments were interwoven.
"You'd go to a busy street and you'd have Rocky's drugstore on the corner, but there would be flats above it where people lived," he said. "They call that 'New Urbanism,' but it's actually the way cities all over the country were developed."
96. New Dental Practice Cuts its Teeth Downtown
- Friday, February 09, 2007
When opening a business of any kind, it's good to differentiate from the competition.
Jodi E. Rump is doing that with a modern and progressive approach she will bring to dentistry at her new Downtown office.
97. Down to the Wire
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Imagine a homeowner who goes to court to keep from paying his property taxes because he believes the city keeps charging him - and only him - too much money. The court agrees, and for about a year, this particular homeowner doesn't have to worry about any tax bills showing up in his mailbox.
98. MO Growth Near U of M
- Thursday, December 28, 2006
Upon stepping inside MO's Music & Art Café, an easy to overlook bistro near the corner of Walker Avenue and Highland Street, it's difficult not to think of Cheers, the famous Boston bar where "everybody knows your name."
99. Blue C.R.U.S.H. Walks Its Beat Among Community Organizations
- Thursday, November 16, 2006
Operation Blue C.R.U.S.H. has arrived at the University of Memphis - and it has nothing to do with the Tigers. The goal of this Blue C.R.U.S.H. is to help fight crime.
The U of M area held its first-ever Blue C.R.U.S.H. meeting Monday night at St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Highland Street.
100. In Pursuit of L.I.F.E.
- Friday, October 27, 2006
Editor's Note: The following stories comprise the second part of a special series on the state of children in Memphis and Shelby County. To read yesterday's pieces, visit www.memphisdailynews.com.