VOL. 119 | NO. 147 | Wednesday, August 17, 2005
New neighborhood center to revitalize blighted property
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.
Art is a major passion for Joyce Lower. How else to explain why she often turns her South Main Arts District sign business, Joyce Signs Inc., into an art gallery - at no charge to the artist?
The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police presented U.S. Rep. John DeBerry the Legislator of the Year award. DeBerry, who represents District 90 in Memphis, is chairman of the House Children and Family Affairs committee.