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1. Gang Tackle
- Saturday, March 09, 2013
Cecil Dotson was a gang member until the day he died violently five years ago this month.
He also worked every day for 16 years as the maintenance man at the apartment complex where he lived until he moved, just before his death, into a rental house on Lester Street in Binghampton.
2. Commission To Put Pera On FedExForum Lease, Appoint Election Reform Panel
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners take up a new name on the lease for FedExForum at their Monday, Sept. 24, meeting.
On the agenda is a resolution replacing Hoops LP, the Memphis Grizzlies ownership group headed by Michael Heisley, with RJP Group LLC, the ownership group headed by Robert Pera.
3. Planning Continues for Broad, Binghampton
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
As after-school traffic made its way north and south on Tillman Street last week, a crossing guard whistled children across one of the narrow streets by Lester Community Center.
The traffic was mostly cars, but the occasional bicycle from the nearby western terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline whizzed by as well.
4. Tennessee Street Building Sells for $3M in Foreclosure
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Telesis Community Credit Union has bought back a mixed-use building at 460 Tennessee St. for $3 million at a foreclosure sale. The Downtown property went into foreclosure after 460 Tennessee Street LLC defaulted on a 2007 loan for $3 million through Telesis.
5. Advocates Push Overton-Greenline Link
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
When the group of architects and planners working on a bicycle-pedestrian path connecting the Shelby Farms Greenline with Overton Park went beyond the end of the Greenline onto Tillman Street recently, they had a Memphis Police bicycle escort.
6. Armstrong Rises Fast Through Changed Police Ranks
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Toney Armstrong is the youngest director of the Memphis Police Department to come out of the ranks. At 44 years old, Armstrong has been tapped to lead a department whose emphasis on technology and statistics is credited with dropping the city’s crime rate dramatically since 2006.
7. Armstrong Is Choice For MPD Director
- Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The new Memphis Police Director is the deputy director under departing director Larry Godwin.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Tuesday confirmed what many police department insiders thought and announced he is tapping Toney Armstrong to be the new police director effective April 15. That’s the date when Godwin retires.
8. Foreclosure Filed Against Contemporary Media Landlord
- Friday, December 03, 2010
A first-run foreclosure notice has been filed against 460 Tennessee Street LLC, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com .
9. Judge Disallows Videotaped Confession in Slayings
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
MEMPHIS (AP) — A judge in the case of a Memphis man accused of killing six people will not allow a videotaped confession that aired on the crime reality show "First 48" to be used at trial.
10. Sillerman Leaves CKX
- Friday, May 07, 2010
Robert Sillerman has resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of CKX Inc., the company that owns 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Sillerman's resignation from the two positions and from the company's board of directors is effective immediately. It was announced in a filing by the company Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sillerman said in a press release that came with the SEC filing that he quit to pursue other interests including a possible acquisition of CKX. Sillerman had hoped another affiliated company, 19x, would acquire CKX. But the acquistiion stalled and was called off because of national economic conditions.
As recently as last month, he emphasized CKX remained committed to the Graceland overhaul involving an entertainment district with hotels and nightclubs around the mansion where Elvis Presley lived.
City leaders have already begun planning for public improvements in the area.
The first indication of changes to come along Elvis Presley Boulevard between Brooks Road and Shelby Drive will be surveyors working in the area as it begins the annual tourism buildup to August, when Elvis fans commemorate the icon’s death.
The planning that is just beginning will eventually complement a new plan for an overhaul of Graceland by CKX, the company that owns 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
CKX CEO Bob Sillerman has proposed leaving Graceland as it is, but relocating the plaza where visitors board buses from the west side of the street to the same side as Graceland. The current plaza area would be developed as an entertainment district with restaurants, hotels and other attractions.
Sillerman proposed a general outline of his plans for Graceland in 2007. But CKX has indicated since then in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that those plans could change at least in their timing because of the economy.
Sillerman has met with city officials and insisted he remains committed to transforming the area. Based on that, the Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration has come up with $250,000 to begin planning for the improvements to Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Wharton wants to have city commitments ready by July 1.
“We’re trying to get a running start on this,” city engineer Wain Gaskins told a crowd of more than 200 people last month at the Whitehaven Community Center. “We are not very far into the process.”
The surveyors will take the city’s planning a step further. Gaskins said consultants will begin this month talking with business owners along the corridor about possibly moving utilities. Underground power lines are one possibility to eliminate power lines and poles.
The Rev. Lester Baskin of Middle Baptist Church was among those listening intently in the community center gymnasium and looking over renderings that Gaskins said are just ideas and not necessarily what the final plan will look like.
Baskin said he favors coordinated commercial development along the boulevard.
“I have been in this area for about 40 years and I would like to see it become more and more,” he told The Daily News. “I know that whoever comes to Memphis, you have to come to Whitehaven because the airport is in Whitehaven. FedEx is Whitehaven. UPS is Whitehaven. There are so many other places.”
Elvis Presley Boulevard is also part of a highway with state and federal designations. Because of that, the city hopes to draw $2 million in state and federal funding toward the public project. No city funding is available for construction because there is no plan.
The first phase would be the boulevard’s southern end from Shelby Drive to Kraft Road. Phase two is from Craft to Winchester Road. And the third phase is from Winchester to Brooks Road.
Gaskins said the Interstate 55 interchange, north of Brooks, needs an overhaul but is a “separate project” the city will tackle at some later date. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is doing an interchange modification study, he added.
“It’s too much to handle in one bite,” Gaskins said of including the interchange in the boulevard project. ...
11. 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.
12. Whitehaven Makeover Closer to Reality
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Demolition on a Whitehaven apartment complex owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises could begin by the end of this year, said Memphis City Council member Harold Collins.
And the pastor of the Whitehaven church where Collins held a standing-room-only town hall meeting this week indicated land speculators are preparing for the pending $250 million makeover of Graceland into a tourism development zone.
13. Cash Wants to Enlist Paid Tutors From Student Ranks
- Wednesday, August 13, 2008
As part of the sweeping overhaul he envisions bringing to Memphis City Schools, new district superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash wants to enlist students to work for the school system as tutors.
“What if instead of working for Back Yard Burger … for $6 an hour, work for me. Work for city schools,” Cash said last week to about 250 members of the Memphis Rotary Club.
14. Murder Victim's Father Looks for Answers
- Friday, March 07, 2008
Ethan Jacobs was one of six people who died violently in Memphis last Memorial Day weekend. Earlier that month, the rape and home-invasion robbery of a woman in Chickasaw Gardens began an emotional spike in the city's collective reaction to a pervasive crime problem.
15. Flood Zone?
- Friday, July 28, 2006
When Willie and Rena Jeffries bought their home in 1995, the property directly behind theirs was being used as a horse pasture.
In the years since, a major developer has turned the pasture into a subdivision - and turned their 2,600-square-foot, two-story home into a major disaster area, they allege in a lawsuit filed last week in Shelby County Chancery Court.
16. Lamar Project Aims to Jump-Start Change
- Wednesday, August 17, 2005
The stretch of Lamar Avenue that runs near American Way is very much a neighborhood in transition. With the closing of the Mall of Memphis in December 2003, the area lost a major shopping venue, and in recent years, it has been overrun by crime and blight.
17. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, October 25, 2004
Rhodes College Hosts Election Lecture
Rhodes Hosts Leading Scholar in Electoral Politics
Rhodes College hosts Dr. Gary Jacobson, a leading scholar in elections and electoral politics, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Campus Life Center bal...
18. Archived Article: Flower (lead)
- Friday, November 08, 2002
Business attempt to bloom in depressed area Zoning rules prune local flower shop
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
A South Memphis entrepreneur who turned a house into a flower shop gets to present her case for a zoning change to the Memphis Cit...
19. Archived Article: Market (lead)
- Thursday, August 29, 2002
New farmer's market
New farmers market to have artistic touch
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Beginning Friday, spinach, squash and the trendiest art complement one another with the grand opening of a farmers market in the South Main distr...
20. Archived Article: Idb (lead)
- Friday, August 10, 2001
Three companies seek tax freezes on $22 million in new investment Three seek tax freezes on $22 million in investment By SUE PEASE The Daily News Three tax freeze applications representing $22 million in capital investment and about 280 new jobs wil...
21. Archived Article: Real Fcs (nehemiah) Lj
- Tuesday, March 18, 1997
lj 10/5 cates 2,000 by 2000 Work progresses on the Nehemiah Housing Initiative, Shelby County Interfaiths plan for affordable housing By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In Memphis, the creation of quality affordable housing for low- to moderate-income...
22. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 01, 1995
memos 11/1 Palmer Wilson Jr., M.D., has joined the staff of Health First Medical Group's Internal Medicine Department. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Tennessee-Memphis and completed his internship and residency at the Methodist ...