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1. Memphis Lawmakers React to House Pulling $250,000 Bicentennial Funding
- Friday, April 27, 2018
NASHVILLE – The state House of Representatives declined to reconsider its decision to pull $250,000 from Memphis to fund a bicentennial celebration as it stiffened penalties this week for potential violations of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act.
2. GoFundMe Page Seeks to Reimburse Memphis for State Money Withdrawal
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018
NASHVILLE – A GoFundMe page has been started on Facebook to raise funds to make up a $250,000 budget cut the Tennessee Legislature levied against the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments from two city parks late last year.
3. Last Word: MLK50s Big Day, Hotel Changes and Murica on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
The peak of the MLK50 events came Wednesday with a chill but some sunshine and lots to consider. Understand -- this isn’t over. There are still a few more events to go through the weekend and even into next week. If nothing else, a lot more Memphians and visitors got a good look at most of South Main in the best way possible – on foot. And if the Beale Street District ever expands east to Danny Thomas, the intersection there makes a really good place for a party.
4. MLK50 Events: A Roundup of Memphis Happenings
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Here's a selection of events in Memphis marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 is the 50th anniversary of King’s last speech – the “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, while April 4 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
5. Last Word: Yoga's Return, Strickland on MLK50 and The Broad Water Tower Move
- Thursday, March 29, 2018
The two parks where Confederate monuments were removed this past December will feature some new experiences now that spring is here both by the calendar and by all that flowers and clouds that are heavy with rain. Memphis Greenspace, the nonprofit that bought Health Sciences and Memphis Parks from the city at the end of 2017, will roll out its first programming for the two parks next week including a Truth Booth at Memphis Park along with the return of Downtown Yoga. It will be tai chi Tuesdays and yoga Thursdays at Health Sciences Park along with a lunchtime music series.
6. Monument Bills Create State Heritage Battlegrounds
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Legislative battles are looming over a spate of bills designed to hammer Memphis and any other cities accused of violating the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act.
Lawmakers filed several pieces of legislation aimed at punishing local governments in the wake of the Memphis City Council move to topple the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park and two other Confederate monuments in another park by selling the property to a newly created nonprofit organization.
7. Last Word: 50 Years Ago, Skeleton Hotel in Court and New Moves on Forrest
- Thursday, February 1, 2018
It was 50 years ago Thursday that the event that sparked the 1968 sanitation workers strike happened near Colonial and Sea Isle in East Memphis. City sanitation workers Robert Walker and Echol Cole were killed when the trash compactor on back of their city truck malfunctioned and crushed them.
8. Last Word: Liberty Bowl Weather, Tn Juvenile Justice Report and Atomic Tiki
- Thursday, December 28, 2017
Liberty Bowl field painted? Check. Crowds starting to check in – no pun intended? Check. Escorts on motorcycles with plenty of flashing lights to get from one “emergency” event to another? Check. And, of course, the formal reminder to eat no one’s dessert but your own during the Peabody luncheon? Check.
9. Last Word: The Day After, Frayser Bauhaus and Gasol & Fizdale
- Friday, December 22, 2017
Less than 24 hours after the Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park was taken down and away, Memphians were taking selfies with what’s left of the very considerable base in the background. And this is only going to become more prevalent when the weather improves and you will probably see folks out there who have some very different views on the removal of the statues.
10. Last Word: The Take Down, Wamp Stumps For Revolution and The Mock NBA Draft
- Thursday, December 21, 2017
“It was a dark and stormy night…” I actually considered using that line in what was a busy Wednesday evening around this town. The city council has an exceedingly rare extended council session from a Tuesday recessed session and at the last minute drops in a substitute ordinance on Confederate monuments. I’m listening to all of this at my desk over the city’s completely inadequate website system or whatever you call it that doesn’t involve profanity.
11. Last Word: Pinnacle's Drive-Through, Back to Work On Beale and Tea Time
- Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Grizz lose 103-94 in Dallas Wednesday to the Mavericks. The Mavericks are here Thursday. And Thursday is also the day the two minority owners of the Grizz can begin a process to possibly buy the team from Robert Pera. ESPN outlines an unusual process that if it comes into play could take a while to sort out.
12. Shelby County to Overhaul Criminal Justice Center
- Monday, October 16, 2017
201 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $17 million
Application Date: October 2017
13. Last Word: The Chamber on Forrest, Different Amazon News & More 2018 Dominoes
- Friday, October 6, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber rolls out its part of the push by the city administration to get a state waiver for the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. Next week is the meeting of the Tennessee Historical Commission with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland showing up to make his pitch. That is even though the chairman of the body has told him the commission will not take up a waiver at the meeting.
14. Last Word: Haslam Talks, Harding Consolidates and Lenoir Launches
- Friday, September 29, 2017
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had a bit more to say Thursday about a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is leaving than the “I love my job” quote we chronicled earlier in the week that Corker quickened the pace of with his decision on re-election. Haslam says he is giving a run for the Senate serious consideration. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning is not.
15. Last Word: Political Tide Comes In, First Tn and Pinnacle Settle and The No Compete
- Thursday, September 28, 2017
In East Memphis Thursday afternoon, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will formally announce what has been evident for some time – he is running for Shelby County Mayor in 2018 starting with the May Republican primary. The primary field includes Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland and Juvenile Court Clerk Joy Touliatos. Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism is the only declared Democratic mayoral contender as we speak. Look for that to change.
16. Last Word: The Monument Letter, Soulsville Gateway and Gas Tax Hike Regrets
- Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Redbirds take Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League Championship series Wednesday evening with a 6-4 win over El Paso at AutoZone Park. Game 2 is noon Thursday at B.B. King and Union.
17. Last Word: Back From Jury Duty, ASD Changes and Southern Heritage Classic Is Here
- Thursday, September 7, 2017
Back from a very short-lived jury duty on a short week for the courts – criminal and civil. Even a slow week at the Criminal Justice Center is a learning experience about not only our criminal justice system but also the Constitutional framework that puts those notices in the U.S. mail and results in several hundred citizens at a time showing up in a jury assembly room after the adventure of trying to find parking Downtown.
18. Last Word: Crosstown & Forrest, Eclipse Day and The Problem With Day Care
- Monday, August 21, 2017
As an organizer of Saturday’s “Take Them Down” rally at Health Sciences Park walked toward Union Avenue where Memphis Police had taken one of the protesters arrested there, he looked at another organizer and said, “It’s time to make the call.” The call was bail money for the five, soon to be six people arrested. These were the first arrests of the last week of new momentum for an issue that has risen and subsided for decades now in our city.
19. Last Word: Monuments Pace Quickens, Campaigning on Opioids and High Heels
- Thursday, August 17, 2017
The financial services company that is a crucial tenant for the Bakery project between the Medical District and Downtown is Orion, which would move to the space in and around the old Wonder Break bakery building on Monroe from its Bartlett HQ.
20. Last Word: Night in the Park, Hattiloo Goes Bigger & Cohen on the Republican Soul
- Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A gathering in Health Science Park a little before 11:30 Monday evening by a group of protesters who Facebooked that their intent was to take down the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Memphis Police showed up quickly and the police supervisor told those around the statue that the park is a private park and that no one can be in the park after 8 p.m. No arrests but the police did ask for identification from those in the park.
21. Peaceful Bridge Anniversary Protests Draw Moving Police Presence
- Monday, July 10, 2017
A heavy but moving and shifting Memphis Police presence responded Sunday, July 9, to a set of peaceful protests and gatherings on the first anniversary of the protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge across the Mississippi River.
22. Last Word: Railgarten Redux, Raleigh Springs Mall and Forrest Author Speaks
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Railgarten II, Son of Railgarten, Railgarten, Beyond the Board of Adjustment, Railgarten, Enter The City Council … Take your pick of sequel titles. Railgarten goes back to the City Council Tuesday for at least a committee discussion in which the council considers whether it should take back the special use permit it granted the bar-restaurant. This is a follow up to the Board of Adjustment decision last month to delay any action on approving the other annexes of the business for 30 days.
23. Last Word: Three Gs React, More CA Changes and the Forrest Controversy Defined
- Thursday, May 4, 2017
The day after Germantown leaders offered his school system $25 million for Germantown Elementary, Middle and High Schools, SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson was fielding calls from parents of students at the schools – the “three Gs” as they are known.
24. Tenn. Lawmakers Look to Void Resolution Honoring Forrest Biographer
- Monday, May 1, 2017
NASHVILLE – Memphis lawmakers blasted a Smyrna legislator Thursday morning, accusing him of violating their honor system by sliding a resolution through the House honoring an author they perceive as a Nathan Bedford Forrest apologist.
25. Tennessee Lawmakers Condemn Resolution Lauding Forrest Biographer
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Memphis lawmakers blasted a Smyrna legislator Thursday morning, accusing him of violating their honor system by sliding a resolution through the House honoring an author they perceive as a Nathan Bedford Forrest apologist.
26. Symbols of War Keep Dragging Us Down
- Thursday, June 30, 2016
More than 150 years ago, we fought our nation’s most bloody war, a conflagration that claimed 620,000 lives, almost as many as were killed in all other American war efforts combined.
Despite the horror of it all, we just can’t seem to learn a lesson, possibly because of Southern hardheadedness, and a century and a half later, we seem doomed to an eternal task: pushing Sisyphus’ rock to the top of a hill only to have it chase us back to the bottom.
27. Southern Heritage Defined Differently Across Tennessee
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
28. Capitol Commission to Review Which Historical Figures Should Be Honored
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell are encouraging the Tennessee Capitol Commission to evaluate the characteristics of Tennesseans honored in the Capitol Complex.
29. Palazzolo Prepares to Lead Germantown
- Monday, November 10, 2014
Germantown Mayor-elect Mike Palazzolo was surprised that the mayor’s race became as hard-fought as it was.
But after beating former city division director George Brogdon last week, Palazzolo prepares to take the oath of office Dec. 15, assemble his administration and start work on a new economic development plan.
30. Charlotte Firm Buys Mendenhall Warehouse
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
4517 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $1.4 million
Sale Date: June 24, 2014
Buyer: TKC CLXXIX LLC
Seller: Tenn Thom Realty LLC
Loan Amount: $1.1 million
Loan Date: June 24, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of Charlotte, N.C.-based real estate development firm The Keith Corp. has paid $1.4 million for the 14,650-square-foot warehouse at 4517 S. Mendenhall Road in Hickory Hill.
31. UPS to Double Presence at Airport
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
The world’s second-busiest cargo airport is about to see another increase in freight capacity, helping bolster a facility that has suffered in recent years from fewer passenger flights.
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service will double in size at Memphis International Airport, according to Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority president and CEO Larry Cox, who announced the news Thursday, Sept. 19, at the monthly board of commissioners meeting.
32. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Leadership Memphis and Michael Synk will present the Leadership Memphis Book Club by In-Synk, a monthly, one-hour book club focusing on business, leadership and management titles, beginning Friday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at South of Beale, 361 S. Main St. Cost is $20 for Leadership Memphis alumni and current class members and $25 for the general public. For more information or to register, visit lmdriving.eventbrite.com.
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Memphis Minority Business Council will hold a seminar titled “Demystifying the RFP Process” Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the MMBC Continuum, 158 Madison Ave. Cost is free. For more information or to register, contact Yolanda Dillard at 525-6512 or email@example.com.
35. Mt. Zion Upgrades to Larger Church in Frayser
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Two Memphis area churches have closed on a deal that’s been in the pipeline for about a year and a half.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1280 Stonewall St., bought the 36,000-square-foot church at 1621 Dellwood Ave. in Frayser from Schoolfield United Methodist Church Inc. for $500,000.
36. Maple Grove Lots in Foreclosure
- Thursday, August 12, 2010
A foreclosure notice has been filed for 25 lots owned by Maple Grove Partners, the Tennessee-based general partnership responsible for development of Maple Grove Planned Development in Arlington. The foreclosed lots are in Phase II of Maple Grove.
37. Klan Founder's Bust Moved from Tenn. House Chamber
- Friday, January 8, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bust of Civil War general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest has been moved from outside the doors of the Tennessee House chamber but still remains in a place of prominence on the main floor of the state Capitol.
38. Fayette County Land Closer to Becoming Rail Hub
- Monday, June 22, 2009
Norfolk Southern Corp.’s plan to develop a multimillion-dollar, multi-acre intermodal facility in Fayette County cleared a political hurdle Thursday night, moving the massive project one step closer to reality.
39. August Trial Date Set in Forrest Hill Cemeteries Case
- Thursday, March 5, 2009
Former Forrest Hill cemeteries owner Clayton Smart is scheduled to go on trial on fraud charges starting Aug. 24.
40. Office Building to Rise In Forest Hill-Irene Subdivision
- Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Lot on Centre Oak Way
Germantown, TN 38138
Loan Amount: $1.1 million
Loan Date: March 31, 2008
Borrower: Reed White Holdings LLC
41. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 7, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Weekday wandering The state Department of Environment and Conservation has launched a marketing campaign to encourage recreation during the week By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The idea that play and relaxation are for the w...