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1. Blank Joins WKNO-FM As News Director
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Christopher Blank has joined WKNO-FM, the Mid-South affiliate of National Public Radio, as news director. Blank, who has produced feature stories for the station since 2011, will oversee local news production for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
2. Decades After King’s Death, Memphis Jobs in Spotlight
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death here, some of the striking sanitation workers who marched with him are again fighting for their jobs.
3. Filling the Voids
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.
Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
4. Restaurants See Plenty of Activity in 2012
- Thursday, January 03, 2013
There were new restaurant openings, expansions and major milestones celebrated.
Alliances were formed, events were debuted and, of course, a few joints were shuttered.
In most respects, 2012 was a banner year for the Memphis food scene, and 2013 could be even more promising, said Patrick Reilly, owner of Majestic Grille and president of the Memphis Restaurant Association.
5. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
6. CCDC Passes Two Downtown Projects
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Two Downtown Memphis projects were propelled Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the Center City Development Corp. while the board was briefed on several of the area’s businesses that are in flux.
7. Sumlin: Remembering a Memphis Musical Great
- Monday, December 19, 2011
Recent headlines shouted “Chicago Blues Great Hubert Sumlin Dies at 80.” The stories released about the death of Hubert Sumlin were almost correct, but the headlines should have read “Memphis Guitar Great Hubert Sumlin Dies.”
8. Villages at Harrison Creek Apts. Sell out of Foreclosure
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
3855 Jackson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $3.9 Million
Sale Date: Aug. 26, 2011
9. Kocsis Named Curator of Gallery Fifty Six
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Rollin Kocsis has been promoted to curator of Gallery Fifty Six located at 2256 Central Ave.
Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Work Experience: As an art teacher for Memphis City Schools for 38 years, I taught art classes to grades 7 through 12 at Gragg High School, Lincoln Junior High, Gragg Alternative High School, Overton Creative and Performing Arts High School, Corry Junior High and Westwood Junior and Senior High School.
Favorite quote: “As you think so shall you become.” – James Allen
What drew you to Gallery Fifty Six? I had been looking for a gallery to represent me, and I would drive by Gallery Fifty Six every day on the way home from teaching. I noticed that work was being done to transform the interior into a sophisticated, fine-art gallery, and I was impressed with the results. I decided to present my work to them, and I was accepted as a gallery artist. As time went on, I became the assistant curator and was recently promoted to curator.
As curator, what will your job entail? My job as curator will be to schedule and hang shows; manage the gallery; design printed materials; seek new artists; advise customers and sell art; maintain the mailing list; work with public relations; and promote the gallery.
What do you most enjoy about painting? I love the process of creation, first of all. I love working with paint and colors. I get enjoyment out of making something that other people will like, too. It gives me great satisfaction to sell a painting, knowing that someone thought enough of my work to buy it.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming curator of Gallery Fifty Six has definitely been one of my greatest professional accomplishments. In addition, last year marked a great year for me when an art dealer from New York purchased nine of my paintings. I also won “Best in Show” in the Memphis Arts in the Park Senior Juried Exhibition and also in the Mid-South Teachers Juried Art Exhibition at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
10. Shoppers May Have the Upper Hand This Christmas
- Friday, October 08, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – The Christmas shopping season doesn't kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they're prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending.
11. Lasting Legacies
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.
For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.
- Friday, June 04, 2010
Gallery Fifty Six will host an opening reception for artist JC Graham Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 2256 Central Ave. Graham’s show, “One Room Schoolhouse,” will run through June 30. For more information, visit www.galleryfiftysix.com.
13. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf
- Monday, September 07, 2009
A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.
Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.
- Friday, July 10, 2009
MPACT Memphis will meet for a Lunch Bunch today at noon at On the River, 51 S. Main St. To R.S.V.P., contact Joy Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 528-8340.
- Thursday, July 09, 2009
The Memphis Investors Group will meet today at 7 p.m. at Appling Manor, 1755 Appling Road. Wendy Patton will discuss leasing real estate with an option to buy. Admission is free for first-time visitors and members. Repeat visitors pay $20.
16. Hyneman Sells Lakeland Outparcel To California Investors
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
2957 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $2 Million
Sale Date: June 19, 2009
Buyer: Debbie Ann Martinez and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Debbie Ann Martinez 2003 Trust (50 percent); and Dawn Lizabeth Bubion and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Dawn Lizabeth Bubion 2003 Trust (50 percent)
Seller: Corner Shops LLC
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
The University of Phoenix will host a “Tough Times” workshop today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100. The workshop topics will include resume writing, financial planning and living on a budget. The workshop is free. To register, call 522-6865.
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a presentation by James Hutto, managing project director for Valeo Design and Marketing, today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Hutto will present “ROI Marketing for Your Business: Driving Top-Line Growth with Your Website.” Cost is $25 for guests and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Guests may pay at the door.
19. Senior-Living ‘Dream’ Moves Forward In Millington
- Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Barret Oaks, an ambitious $40 million mixed-use senior living development, will soon be under way on a 47-acre cotton field in Millington more than a year after its creators envisioned the concept.
20. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.
21. Nicolette's Menswear Brings Beverly Hills Style To Memphis
- Monday, January 07, 2008
It wasn't Nicole Becton's bachelor's degree in criminal justice that determined her path in life. It was, rather, her eye for fashion.
The 34-year-old Becton is the owner of Nicolette's Menswear in Whitehaven. The store is what she said is a "Beverly Hills-style boutique where men can come in and find neckties and dress shirts that they can't normally find in other stores."
22. Bass Berry Adds Williams to Real Estate Practice
- Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Bass, Berry & Sims has hired LaToya Williams as an associate in its commercial transactions and real estate practice area. Previously, she was an associate with Stites & Harbison PLLC in Atlanta and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Memphis. Williams received her juris doctorate in 2004 from the University of Tennessee College of Law and is a member of the American, National, Tennessee and Memphis bar associations.
23. Interest in Evolving Law Led Chiles to Become an Attorney
- Thursday, May 03, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the fourth in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Leigh M. Chiles grew up less than an hour's drive from Memphis on a cotton farm in Arkansas.
24. Collierville and Germantown Chambers Host Political Candidates Mixer
- Monday, July 17, 2006
The Collierville and Germantown Chambers of Commerce Government Relations Committees host a "Political Candidates Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet many of the candidates who will be on the Aug. 3 ballot in state and federal primaries and the general election for the county offices of mayor, county commission, sheriff, trustee, county clerk and state and county judges. For more information, call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
25. Former Presidential Diarist to Sign Books Today at Cotton Museum
- Friday, May 26, 2006
The heat from the searing Arkansas summer sun likely is still hot on her skin.
The dry dusty soil in her nose and the feel of a chopping hoe in her hand are as real today as when Janis Kearney, 53, first stepped foot in her father's cotton field at the age of 7, she said.
26. Tuttle Elected to State Judicial Selection Commission
- Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Dale H. Tuttle of Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC has been elected 2006 vice chairman of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission. The commission interviews and recommends applicants for all state courts.
27. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 19, 2003
Calendar of events May 19-25
Calendar of events May 19-May 25
Memphis Investors Group hosts Shelby County Commissioner David Lillard at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Lillard will dis...
28. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, February 14, 2003
Calvary series reaches out to city, area churches
Calvary series reaches out to city, area churches
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
A long list of events, attractions and traditions have contributed to the history and character of Down...
29. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, April 26, 2002
A full life A full life By MARY DANDO The Daily News As Law Week 2002 approaches, Memphis oldest practicing lawyer reflects on a life dedicated to community and church affairs. Charles Metcalf Crump was born Oct. 9, 1913. His father, a cotton broker...
30. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 29, 2002
Yvonne Matlock, director of the Memphis Shelby County Health Department will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays meeting of the Yvonne Matlock, city-county Health Department director, is speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Downtown Memphis Rotary Clu...
31. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 26, 2001
Calendar of events Nov
Calendar of events Nov. 26-Dec. 2
Flying Colors Cancer Resource Center, 1068 Cresthaven, Suite 550, hosts Movement Without, Movement Within at 12:30 p.m. Jean Sullivan leads a 30-minute session focused on slow...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 24, 1999
First Funds Family of Mutual Funds Robert M. Solmson and Spence L. Wilson have joined the board of directors of Morgan Keegan Inc. Solmson currently serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. Wilson is pr...
33. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 16, 1998
Nov Nov. 16 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The topic will be health care in Tennessee. The panelists are Dr. James Fleming, president-elect of the Tennessee Medical Association; Thomas Boggs,...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 17, 1998
Aug Aug. 18 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:15. The speaker will be Paula Sedgwick, who was part of an ABW...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 10, 1998
Aug Aug. 18 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:15. The speaker will be Paula Sedgwick, who was part of an ABWA...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 25, 1998
Barry D Barry D. Robbins has been named executive vice president/sales and marketing for TBC Corp. He currently is senior vice president of strategic marketing. Ronald E. McCollough was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for ...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 10, 1997
Nov Nov. 10 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. A panel presentation will discuss light rail for Memphis and Shelby County. The panelists will include Howard R. Maier, executive director, Northeas...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 20, 1997
Oct Oct. 21 The Appraisal Institute will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway. The speaker will be Dan Wilkinson of Wilkinson and Snowden, whose topic will be an overview of the current industrial real estate market. ...
40. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, March 12, 1997
I was going to Rhodes at the time and was thinking that I wanted to be a writer, and the Web seemed like the ideal medium and Memphis seemed like the ideal place to write about music Memphis music Internet place for people worldwide to learn about M...
41. Archived Article: Cotton Council Lj
- Wednesday, September 11, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Cotton Council fall meeting convenes today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News U.S. cotton industry issues ranging from world cotton competitiveness to eradicating the boll weevil will be the focus of a series of cotton industry meetings ...
42. Archived Article: Unemployment 2
- Wednesday, June 05, 1996
UNEMPLOYMENT High unemployment, growing labor force mark casinos By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News When the gambling halls came to Tunica County, proponents touted the new industry as the salve for one of the countrys poorest places, a scrabble of cott...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 21, 1996
02-21 Memos ETI Corp. has announced the addition of two staff members. Janet Smith has joined ETI as marketing coordinator for the land development department. She most recently served as executive secretary for a Memphis-based architecture and engi...
44. Archived Article: Inv Focus
- Monday, January 29, 1996
1/29 jts investment focus New York Cotton Exchange posts record year Options volume exploded in 1995; trading increase driven by lower production and high demand in developing world By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The New York Cotton Exchanges 125th ...
45. Archived Article: Invest Foc
- Monday, December 18, 1995
12/18 jts invest. foc. Frozen juice futures explosion points up commodities growth By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News This week, blood covered the floor of the New York Cotton Exchange, the center for commodities trading. But it wasnt exactly blood, not...
46. Archived Article: Lj Foreign Salute
- Wednesday, October 25, 1995
10/24 lj foreign salute Mayor welcomes international business community By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News International businesses have invested more than $1 billion in the Memphis area and are directly responsible for providing more than 17,0...