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1. Houston Levee Parcel Sells for $1 Million
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A vacant 1.4-acre parcel at Houston Levee Road and Poplar Avenue in Collierville has traded hands for $932,700.
PHD @ Houston Levee LLC bought the land in a November 6 special warranty deed from Interface Houston Levee LLC. Though the sale closed in November, the Shelby County Register of Deeds didn’t process the paperwork until last week.
2. Pinnacle Apartments Sell for $3.8 Million
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
305 S. Bellevue Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $3.8 million
Sale Date: April 8, 2014
Buyer: Pinnacle Apartments Property Owner LLC
Seller: Bellevue Tower II LLC
Loan Amount: $3.4 million
Loan Date: April 11, 2014
Maturity Date: May 1, 2019
Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of Woodbury, N.Y.-based CLK Properties has paid $3.8 million for the 118-unit Pinnacle Apartments at 305 S. Bellevue Blvd. in Midtown.
3. Strip Center, Gas Station Sell for $1.7 Million
- Friday, April 18, 2014
The Cash Express retail strip center and gas station at 3950 Raleigh Millington Road in Raleigh has sold for $1.7 million.
4. Hillview Village Apartments Sell for $5.9 Million
- Tuesday, April 08, 2014
2051 E. Alcy Road
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $5.9 million
Sale Date: March 27, 2014
Buyer: 2013 Hillview LP
Seller: Alcy Partners LP
Details: The 265-unit Hillview Village Apartments at 2051 E. Alcy Road in the Defense Depot neighborhood have sold for $5.9 million.
5. High Court Loosens Reins on Big Campaign Donors
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.
6. Millington Dollar General Sells for $3.2 Million
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The 9,301-square-foot Dollar General store at 8021 Austin Peay Highway in Millington has sold for $3.2 million.
Cash Properties LLC bought the retail property in a March 25 warranty deed from Ware Properties LLC, the Coldwater, Miss.-based company that developed this property and also has developed numerous Dollar General stores in the area.
7. Hampline Recalls Overton Park Interstate Plans
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
In a city with lots of markers and monuments showing where historic events happened, there is an increasing amount of attention to a different kind of Memphis historic event.
And it involves something that did not happen – the interstate that was supposed to go through Overton Park 50 years ago but was first delayed and then stopped for good in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling 43 years ago this coming Sunday.
8. Consolidation Voting Case Still Complex in 3rd Year
- Monday, January 06, 2014
Three years after all the votes were counted in dual votes on an attempt to consolidate city and county governments, the federal lawsuit over the dual-vote requirement in state law continues.
And a look at the depositions and other written statements in the case file from the experts for each side shows the issues in the federal court case remain complex.
- Saturday, January 04, 2014
Hattiloo Theatre will present “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” Thursday, Jan. 9, to Jan. 26 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
10. The Year That Was
- Saturday, December 28, 2013
2013 brought plenty of unique and out-of-the-ordinary moments, as well as the launch of new events, businesses and civic ventures that collectively made the Memphis experience richer.
Much of it was covered in these pages, including in recent days a U.S. Supreme Court justice eliciting chuckles from and sharing his constitutional philosophy with an audience of Memphis lawyers.
11. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate lined up Wednesday to give final congressional approval to legislation scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
12. Cordova Industrial Owner Files $1 Million Loan
- Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The owner of three warehouses in the Trinity Creek Industrial subdivision in Cordova has filed a $1 million loan on the properties.
The Class B industrial properties, all built in 2006, are 556 Trinity Creek Cove, 564 Trinity Creek Cove and 568 Trinity Creek Cove. They sit along the east side of Trinity Creek Cove south of Trinity Road.
13. Choosing Memphis Right Path for Carroll
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Although John Carroll didn’t grow up a part of Memphis, the city has become a part of him.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native moved here in 2004, and has become a force for good with his City Leadership consulting group and Choose901 initiative.
14. Team Players
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
The key players, from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. to St. Louis Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr., grabbed the microphone at an invitation-only rally held on the club level of AutoZone Park and made their best pitches.
15. Wenco Files Construction Loan for Volvo of Memphis
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
7910 Trinity Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $4.2 million
Loan Date: Nov. 7, 2013
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Wenco Properties LLC
Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA
Details: Wenco Properties LLC has filed a $4.2 million construction loan through Wells Fargo Bank for the Volvo of Memphis dealership it is building at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.
16. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
17. Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Government Shutdown
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.
The justices took the bench just past 10 o'clock on the first Monday in October, even as much of the rest of the government was coping with a partial shutdown.
18. Health Care’s ‘Lost Opportunity’: A Q&A with Phil Bredesen
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grandparenting with his wife, Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.
19. Keystone Landing Complex Sells for $4.6 Million
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
4266 Ridgestone Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $4.6 million
Sale Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Buyer: Keystone Landing Apartments LLC
Seller: Ridgemont Investors LLC
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Arbor Commercial Funding LLC
Details: The 150-unit Keystone Landing apartment complex at 4266 Ridgestone Road in Raleigh has sold for $4.6 million.
20. Union Avenue Parking Lot Sells for $1.4 Million
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
The 186-space parking lot at 235 Union Ave., next to the former Greyhound Bus Station and across from AutoZone Park, has sold for $1.4 million.
21. Martin Sets University of Memphis Priorities
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
On the first day of the academic year at The University of Memphis, Monday, Aug. 26, yoga was on the schedule of the university’s interim president, Brad Martin.
22. Council Approves Smart Meters, Delays Vote on Solid Waste Fee and Plan
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved a $10.1 million contract Tuesday, Aug. 20, for Memphis Light Gas and Water Division to buy 60,000 Smart Meters.
And the council delayed a final vote on setting a solid waste fee that is the starting point for changes over several years to the way the city collects garbage. The two-week delay in setting the fee also delays acting on a plan to provide sanitation workers with a retirement supplement of up to $1,000 a month funded with the savings from the changes in the services.
23. Memphis Seems Headed for ‘Most Improved’ List
- Monday, August 12, 2013
It is the best of times for Memphis. It is the worst of times. Yes, we have challenges. Yes, we are working on solutions. I love Memphis, but I always hold my breath when those negative lists come out proclaiming the 10 worst cities at everything from health to crime to economics to education.
24. Commission Delays Action on Spring Creek Ranch
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
The Shelby County Commission on Monday, Aug. 5, delayed voting for a month on a resort addition to the Spring Creek Ranch development at Collierville-Arlington and Raleigh LaGrange roads.
And developers of the First Citizens National Bank mixed-use commercial space at Austin Peay Highway and Millington-Arlington Road withdrew their proposal from consideration. The development was for what is now a vacant lot at the corner. The commission was preparing to send the plan back to the Land Use Control Board, which had approved the project when the developer announced he was pulling the item....
25. Commission Delays Action on Spring Creek Ranch
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The Shelby County Commission on Monday, Aug. 5, delayed voting for a month on a resort addition to the Spring Creek Ranch development at Collierville-Arlington and Raleigh LaGrange roads.
And developers of the First Citizens National Bank mixed-use commercial space at Austin Peay Highway and Millington-Arlington Road withdrew their proposal from consideration. The development was for what is now a vacant lot at the corner. The commission was preparing to send the plan back to the Land Use Control Board, which had approved the project when the developer announced he was pulling the item.
26. Commission Scraps Process for Filling School Board Vacancy
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Attorneys for the Shelby County Commission are seeking a status conference with U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays on their plan to convert what is now a 23-member countywide school board to 13 members effective Sept. 1.
27. Spring Creek Ranch Addition Tops Shelby County Commission Agenda
- Monday, August 05, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners consider an events center for Spring Creek Ranch golf course Monday, Aug. 5, as well as a mixed-use commercial site at Austin Peay Highway and Millington-Arlington Road by First Citizens National Bank.
28. Striking Back Against Court's Voting Rights Ruling
- Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month's Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.
29. Museum Expands Civil Rights Exhibits
- Monday, June 24, 2013
From the hold of a slave ship to a segregated classroom to “freedom song karaoke,” the new elements of the renovated National Civil Rights Museum are taking shape.
Officials of the 22-year-old museum updated the first renovation in the history of the museum built on the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. They told a group of 20 at an annex building next to the construction site Thursday, June 20, to expect more video elements, updated technology and an “immersion” into the civil rights movement.
30. US Government Collecting Huge Number of Phone Records
- Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
31. Watchdog: IRS Enjoy Luxury Rooms at Conference
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.
32. Cresthaven Medical Building Sells for $2.5 Million
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1068 Cresthaven Road Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $2.5 million
Sale Date: May 2, 2013
33. Raleigh Car Wash Buyer Files Construction Loan
- Friday, May 17, 2013
The new owner of a car wash at 2515 Covington Pike in Raleigh has filed a $1.3 million construction loan on the property.
34. Owner Files $1.7 Million Loan on Arlington Center
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The new owner of the 13,658-square-foot retail center at 9915 U.S. 64 in Arlington has filed a $1.7 million loan on the property.
HGG Investments LLC filed the deed of trust May 6 through First Citizens National Bank. The financing was in conjunction with HGG Investments obtaining the property in a quitclaim deed from Robert E. Harris, Beverley R. Harris, Becky J. Graybill and Andrew P.P. Golay.
35. Nuclear Protester Trial Gets Underway This Week
- Tuesday, May 07, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – An octogenarian nun and two codefendants used bolt cutters to cut through fences and spent about two hours inside a Tennessee national security plant that has had a hand in making, maintaining or dismantling parts of every nuclear weapon in the country's arsenal, federal authorities allege.
36. Test Drive
- Friday, May 03, 2013
When car sharing meets the parking and driving practices of Memphians on the streets of Downtown, the encounter could go so many ways between bad and good.
So when Zipcar parked four cars in four on-street parking spaces Downtown last month, there were a lot of questions first about how car sharing works but also about whether the national trend would apply to a city with a unique driving culture.
37. Haslams Try to Halt Fallout From FBI Raid on Pilot
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's Haslam family is furiously trying to control the damage following a federal investigation into the family business that could threaten to unravel decades of growing wealth and influence that spans business, sports and politics in the state and beyond.
38. Critics Revive Past Promises to Knock Obama Budget
- Friday, April 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social Security, while conservatives say he is breaking his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.
39. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
40. Lessons Learned
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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.
41. US Citing Security to Censor More Public Records
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
42. Nike Buys Frayser Land From Belz for Expansion
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
200 acres in Frayser Sale Amount: $2.2 million
Sale Date: Jan. 24, 2013
Buyer: Nike TN Inc.
43. Winchester Q-Mart Sells for $2 Million
- Monday, February 04, 2013
Noorallah Dharani has paid $2 million for the Q-Mart convenience store and gas station at 6745 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.
44. Mayor, Banks Revive Program Targeting City’s Unbanked
- Monday, February 04, 2013
It started with a letter. More than two dozen of them, actually. Bankers from around Memphis got a missive from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. in 2010 that solicited help from bankers like Joe DiNicolantonio, West Tennessee area president for Regions Bank.
45. Healthy Church Challenge Tackles Obesity Epidemic
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s second annual Healthy Church Challenge 100-day weight loss competition for churches in West Tennessee is set to get under way on Saturday, Feb. 2.
This year’s challenge is anticipated to include more than 50 local churches that will get the chance to compete for cash prizes to benefit their churches and health ministries.
46. Immigration Reform on Horizon
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
November’s presidential election clarified a need for bipartisan immigration reform; Republican intransigence on this issue melted away as they watched about 71 percent of Latinos vote in favor of the Democratic candidate.
47. Cohen, Fincher Discuss Issues at Krone
- Monday, October 22, 2012
U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen and Stephen Fincher couldn’t be more different.
For starters, Cohen is a Democrat and Fincher is a Republican. Both are the congressmen who represent Shelby County in Washington. Cohen’s district is entirely within Shelby County. Fincher’s district is rural West Tennessee for the most part, with a part of East Memphis and East Shelby County included.
48. Piccadilly Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
- Friday, September 14, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Piccadilly Restaurants, a Baton Rouge-based cafeteria chain, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Thomas Sandeman, the company's CEO, told The Advocate that the filing, which was made Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lafayette, will protect the value of Piccadilly, along with its employees and restaurants.
49. For the People
- Monday, September 03, 2012
It’s well-known that the Memphis area’s population suffers from a host of chronic health issues, from obesity to hypertension to Type 2 diabetes, making it ground zero for students and researchers dedicated to finding solutions to public health issues.
50. Venson Center Work Kicks Off Heritage Trail
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The ambitious $1 billion, 10-year redevelopment project called Triangle Noir during former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s administration is now called Heritage Trail.
And the first move beyond the demolition of the Cleaborn Homes public housing development is the exterior renovation of the R.Q. Venson Center high rise at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard.
51. Work Remains for Superintendent Selection Group
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The group trying to come up with a process for selecting a superintendent to lead the merger of Shelby County’s two school systems has a lot of lead work to do in a short time.
The group is likely to have numerous discussions in the coming weeks about what kind of school system that superintendent will be leading. The countywide school board hasn’t yet acted on the set of recommendations from the planning commission that will define the merged school district’s structure and scope.
52. Airfare Campaigns Continue Through Turbulence
- Friday, August 03, 2012
More than 12,000 citizens have sent email appeals to the CEOs of numerous airlines to consider increasing air service at Memphis International Airport, according to “Come Fly Memphis,” the Facebook group that has become the daily gauge of the civic effort.
53. Most Oppose Unlimited Corporate Campaign Spending
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans know they have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, and for a clear majority, that does not translate into allowing unlimited spending by corporations or labor unions on political campaigns, according to a new survey.
54. Reaction: Coverage for Most, Scramble for States
- Friday, June 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court settled the legal argument over health care Thursday. Now people in the United States will find out if President Barack Obama’s overhaul can work as advertised to provide coverage to millions of uninsured while also keeping costs in check.
55. Public Stations May Get OK for Political Ads
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal court decision has created the possibility that some public television and radio stations that are perpetually challenged financially could see a windfall of cash from political advertising.
56. Market Value
- Monday, May 14, 2012
Investor Warren Buffett admitted in his annual letter to shareholders recently that he was “dead wrong” in his early 2011 prediction that the housing market would have begun recovery by now.
57. In Need of Repair
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Shelby County Trustee’s office is out of the Vasco Smith County Administration Building and in the county government building across Second Street at 157 Poplar Ave.
58. Redbirds Reconnection
- Monday, April 16, 2012
One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.
Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.
59. Hernando's Mayor Cited as National Good Example
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hernando, Miss., Mayor Chip Johnson says listening to voters is a big part of the reason he's now being held up as a national model for creating healthier cities and counties.
60. Justices Ready to Move to Heart of Health Case
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court plunged into debate Monday on the fate of the Obama administration's overhaul of the nation's health care system, and the justices gave every indication they will not allow an obscure tax law to derail the case.
61. RPAC Keeps Housing On Policymakers’ Minds
- Monday, March 19, 2012
Carol Lott understands that some people have misgivings about giving money to politicians, particularly when budgets are tight.
62. Democratic Court Clerk Primary Tops Early Voting
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The winner so far on the March 6 election day ballot in Shelby County headlined by the Republican presidential primary appears to the Democratic primary for General Sessions Court clerk.
So far, early voter turnout is greater in the countywide Democratic primaries, which include a hotly contested five-way primary race for General Sessions Court clerk.
63. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
64. Health Equity Topic of Luncheon
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Healthy Memphis Common Table will host a luncheon focused on the state of health equity in Shelby County Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.
65. City Community Enhancement Probe Clouds Wharton's Long Term Plans
- Monday, January 16, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. admitted that he sounded a bit glum Wednesday, Jan. 11, when he spoke to a group of around 100 at the Memphis Kiwanis Club at the start of his new term of office.
“Some may say, ‘That guy’s really negative today,’” Wharton told reporters later. “I simply wanted to let everybody know that while things are getting better we have a ways to go.”
66. That's a Wrap
- Monday, January 02, 2012
If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.
There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
67. Rep. DeBerry Says She’s Free of Cancer
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Lois DeBerry of Memphis has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – mainly being alive.
68. A GOP Debt Plan Would Hit Some Popular Tax Breaks
- Friday, November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of taxpayers who take advantage of deductions for mortgage interest, charitable donations and state and local taxes would be targeted for potential tax hikes under a GOP plan to raise taxes by $290 billion over the next decade to help reduce the nation's deficit.
69. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
70. Partisans Debate State Voter ID Law
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
If you voted early or on Election Day in the recent city of Memphis elections, you probably got a piece of paper from election officials about the next elections.
The new state law requiring Tennessee voters to have a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID goes into effect with the 2012 elections starting with the March primaries. And the poll handout was about the new state law and what the new ground rules will be.
71. Parish Nurse Resource Center Moves to Memphis
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It’s been a landmark year for the Memphis-based Church Health Center, which provides access to quality health care for the city’s vast population of uninsured citizens.
From the release of founding executive director Dr. Scott Morris’ book, “Health Care You Can Live With” – which saw him giving print, radio and television interviews with media outlets from Los Angeles to New York – to a CBS national news feature spotlighting the nonprofit’s mission to serve the working poor, Americans from coast to coast have become familiar with the Church Health Center’s work.
72. Herman Cain's Sudden Surge Powered by 9-9-9 Plan
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – If there's a policy star in the Republican presidential primary it may be Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan. It has helped fuel the Georgia businessman's sudden surge in the GOP race. But behind the catchy slogan is a reality: Experts say it will raise taxes on some Americans.
73. Tenn. Gun Bill Sponsor Faces DUI, Firearm Charges
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Collierville sponsor of the law that made it legal to carry a gun into bars in Tennessee is facing charges of possession of a handgun while under the influence and drunken driving.
Rep. Curry Todd, a Collierville Republican, was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday, according to court documents. Police said he failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed between the driver's seat and center console.
74. Elmwood’s Costume Tour Ends Month of Events
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis’ Elmwood Cemetery is gearing up to host a number of events this month, leading up to its popular annual Costume Twilight Tour, which attracts about 1,000 visitors to its historic grounds at 824 S. Dudley St.
75. Carpenter Reflects on Five-Year Run
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
As Memphis voters prepare to bring to an end another city campaign season, Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter just ended a five-year run on the Shelby County Commission.
76. Early Voting Off to Modest Start
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The first full week of early voting in advance of the Oct. 6 Memphis elections got a push with 1,684 citizens casting ballots on Friday, Sept. 16’s first day of the early voting period.
Another 411 filed absentee votes before Friday’s opening.
77. Web Presence Takes TDN To New Levels
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
When The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. was founded more than a century ago, court filings were recorded manually, a tweet was a sound a bird made, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg’s parents hadn’t been born yet.
78. Vote for Me
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Four years after the biggest turnover on the Memphis City Council, the Oct. 6 city elections could see the biggest return of incumbents ever on the council. Early voting begins Friday, Sept. 16.
Twelve of the 13 incumbents are seeking re-election. It would have been 13 had Barbara Swearengen Ware not taken a plea deal on an official misconduct charge.
79. Hometown Exploration
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
Cruise by Sun Studio any day of the week and you’ll see tourists from every corner of the globe taking photographs of its famous brown brick façade and queuing up for a ticket to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.
80. Tennesseans Urged to be Prepared for Bad Weather
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials marked National Preparedness Month on Tuesday by stressing the need for readiness for natural disasters, mindful of the Memphis flooding last May and the April tornadoes that claimed 37 lives in Tennessee.
81. Airport Hotel, Conference Center Sells for $4.4M in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
2240 Democrat Road
Memphis, TN 38132
Sale Amount: $4.4 million
Sale Date: July 22, 2011
82. Vieux Carre Retail Center Sells for $1.3 Million
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Vieux Carre Investments LLC has bought Vieux Carre, a neighborhood shopping center at 7981 Dexter Road, from Nancy S. Waddell for $1.3 million. The deal closed July 28.
83. Coverage Expansion Critical To TDN Legacy
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Since its founding in 1886, The Daily News has been identified as the city’s paper of record, featuring legal notices and business listings that many companies, professionals and citizens have long relied on.
84. Bloomberg Philanthropies Grants Memphis $4.8M
- Friday, July 15, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it the “Mayors Project.” The $4.8 million, three-year grant his foundation announced Thursday, July 14, it is giving the city of Memphis is part of $24 million the Bloomberg Philanthropies will give to five cities including Memphis.
85. Details Emerge About Bloomberg's $4.8M Memphis Grants
- Thursday, July 14, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it the “Mayors Project.”
The $4.8 million, three-year grant his foundation announced Thursday, July 14, it is giving the city of Memphis is part of $24 million the Bloomberg Philanthropies will give to five cities including Memphis.
86. Lyons Ridge Senior Apts. Open in South Memphis
- Thursday, July 14, 2011
City leaders opened the city’s first green, affordable senior citizens apartment complex Wednesday, July 13, in South Memphis.
Lyons Ridge Senior Apartments is a 102-unit, three-story building at 1633 Pennsylvania St., next to Carver High School, built to National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Standards.
87. Elmwood Cemetery: Where No One is Forgotten
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
More than 30 visitors braved the sweltering summer heat on a recent Friday evening to immerse themselves in the stories of some of Memphis’ most famous, infamous and influential citizens during Elmwood Cemetery’s Evening Stroll.
88. Consortium Promotes Minority Health Equity
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research is wrapping up a three-day regional conference held at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., focused on promoting health equity among minority communities.
89. Wave of Lawsuits Over Seats Hit Retail Stores
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one – if they can find a chair.
Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide "suitable seating" for cashiers and other employees who are expected to spend most of their work day on their feet.
90. Girls Inc. Celebrates 65 Years of Empowerment
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Many of the city’s most influential citizens gathered Thursday, June 9, to celebrate the Memphis girls and women who embody the “Strong, Smart and Bold” motto of Girls Inc. of Memphis.
91. Tenn. Opens Door to Corporate Political Donations
- Friday, June 03, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new Tennessee law opens the door to businesses making campaign donations directly to candidates.
Gov. Bill Haslam, who signed the bill into law on Wednesday, told reporters earlier that he did not take a position on the bill sponsored by fellow Republican lawmakers that gave businesses the same contribution abilities as political action committees.
92. APNewsBreak: Taxpayer Identity Theft is Soaring
- Thursday, June 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund. With your name and Social Security number, no less.
The IRS is grappling with a nearly five-fold increase in taxpayer identity theft between 2008 and 2010, a Government Accountability Office official plans to tell a House hearing Thursday. There were 248,357 incidents in 2010, compared to 51,702 in 2008.
93. High Water, Tall Tales
- Friday, May 20, 2011
Truth drowns in high water. Katie Couric told me our daughter was underwater on Mud Island. Wolf Blitzer cut to his man in Memphis, up to his armpits in the Mississippi, giving us the impression that the entire city might be sucking river by morning. National networks reported that the river was (pick one) 4 or 3.4 or 5 or 3 miles wide at Memphis and that it was normally a half-mile or about a mile or only a mile or about half that and that hundreds or thousands or whole neighborhoods or square miles were evacuated or leaving or fleeing for safety or watching their dreams sink or their lives go under.
94. Raging River, Watchful City
- Friday, May 13, 2011
As the Mississippi River crested at a historic level last week, most Memphians went to their jobs as usual.
The Memphis Grizzlies continued their NBA playoff run at FedExForum with a sellout crowd the same night that the river approached its crest less than a mile away.
95. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge
The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.
96. City Prepares for Mississippi River Crest
- Monday, May 09, 2011
As the week began the coalition of emergency responders across Shelby County had already gone from planning to action.
The groups got highly detailed marching orders Friday morning from Shelby County preparedness director Bob Nations, who coordinated with dozens of agencies across local, state and federal government boundaries in putting together the master plan.
97. River Rising
- Tuesday, May 03, 2011
The workweek began at many Memphis companies with a review of flood contingency plans.
The week ahead promises to be a challenging one.
By Monday evening, the National Weather Service had changed its forecast to keep the May 10 crest date for the Mississippi River at Memphis. But they upped the river level from 45 feet to 48 feet.
98. Across Country, GOP Pushes Photo ID at the Polls
- Monday, March 28, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Empowered by last year's elections, Republican leaders in about half the states are pushing to require voters to show photo ID at the polls despite little evidence of fraud and already-substantial punishments for those who vote illegally.
99. Shelby Drive Apartments Sell for $1.4 Million
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1500 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $1.4 million
Sale Date: Feb. 25, 2011
Buyer: Saddle Vineyards LP
Loan Amount: $2.5 million
Loan Date: Feb. 28, 2011
Maturity Date: March 10, 2016
Lender: Triumph Bank
100. Open Dialogue
- Monday, March 21, 2011
Ask a group of teenagers whether they feel their ideas are taken seriously by adults and it’s pretty much guaranteed the response will be a unanimous, resounding “No.”
But if those teens participate in Imagine Memphis, a citywide initiative designed to connect youth and adults to imagine and create a better Memphis, the response to that question is likely to be an overwhelmingly positive one.