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1. Last Word: Leaving Warren and Tulane, New Police Brass and Losing Housing
- Monday, February 08, 2016
Post Super Bowl edition of Last Word: Broncos 24 – Panthers 10 – Lady Gaga’s National Anthem kudos – Coldplay/Bruno Mars/Beyonce ambitious halftime extravaganza got lost in spots by bad sound.
2. Strickland Walks Back Wharton’s Police Camera Promise
- Friday, January 22, 2016
When Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland decided a week ago to scrap this month’s start date for the use of police body cameras, there were lots of questions, most of which were about the motives of his predecessor as mayor, A C Wharton, who had pledged body cameras would be recording police encounters across the city starting Sept. 1.
3. Memorable Events of 2015 will Spill Into 2016
- Saturday, January 02, 2016
When you really get down to it, history is a collection of moments, moments that, when they fall one after the other over the long arc of time, eventually form the tapestry representing who we are.
4. The Week Ahead: Dec. 14, 2015
- Monday, December 14, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from the annual AutoZone shareholder convergence Downtown to the new Star Wars movie...
5. If Fear Is Goal, Terrorists Have Won in Tennessee
- Thursday, November 26, 2015
The terrorists who struck Paris three weeks ago succeeded in more than killing and wounding hundreds of people. Their attack is pitting Americans against each other in how to respond, and Tennessee politicians are no exception.
6. Delta Blues Winery Announces Memphis Legends Wine Label
- Monday, November 09, 2015
Delta Blues Winery is launching two new wines under its “Memphis Legends” label honoring The Memphis Horns.
The “Memphis Legends” label was created to honor Memphis musicians who’ve made an impact in the city and around the world. Delta Blues Winery co-owner Jim Wilson says the idea had been brewing for a few years, but only began to take shape after a chance meeting between his wife and winery co-owner Sheila Wilson and Amy Jackson, the wife of Wayne Jackson, one half of the legendary Memphis Horns.
7. Armstrong Ponders Mayoral Transition
- Tuesday, November 03, 2015
When outgoing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said last week that Memphis Police Department director Toney Armstrong plans to retire at year’s end, what followed was the best representation of the off-kilter relationship between the mayor’s office and police brass.
8. Wharton Calls Challengers "Thermometer People"
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. continues to respond more aggressively to criticism from his challengers in the October mayoral election.
At the opening of his East Memphis campaign headquarters Saturday, Aug. 8, Wharton referred to them as “thermometer people.”
9. Wal-Mart Keeps It All in the Family, Chair Passed to Penner
- Monday, June 08, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation.
The company said that board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is his son-in-law.
10. Harrison Letter Offers New View of Beatles at Stax Story
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
A second postscript to a nearly 50-year old letter from George Harrison is shedding new light on an intriguing plan by the Beatles to record at Stax Records in South Memphis.
11. County Commission to Consider Fairgrounds Deal
- Monday, November 17, 2014
The idea of reconfiguring the Mid-South Fairgrounds as a public recreation area financed by the city of Memphis with sales tax revenue from retail development has come back to life under new terms.
12. Hit Factory
- Friday, August 15, 2014
The massive trees and the shade they make are the only thing left on the northwest corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Chelsea Avenue from the days when American Studios turned out 120 hit records from 1965 to 1972.
13. Obama Moves to Extend Student Loan Payment Relief
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Aiming to alleviate the burden of student loan debt, President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their income every month, and threw his support behind more sweeping Senate legislation targeting the issue.
14. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
15. Editorial: Soulsville’s Progress Right Direction for City
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
Much has happened since our last cover story on Soulsville in October 2012, and much remains to be done.
The new residence hall at LeMoyne-Owen College opened this past October and construction is now underway on the Soulsville Foundation’s new multipurpose building.
16. Soulful Synergy
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
What happened at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in the 1960s is nothing short of extraordinary.
At the crossroads of segregated neighborhoods in South Memphis, two white business partners would open the doors wide to whites and blacks alike, who congregated to write and record songs that would set off a soul explosion heard around the world.
17. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
18. Donelson: Tennessee Republicans See Changes in Past 60 Years
- Monday, November 12, 2012
As Memphis voters were going to the polls on Election Day last week, attorney Lewis Donelson was talking about the modern day Tennessee Republican Party he was instrumental in forming 60 years ago.
19. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
20. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
21. Marking History
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For years, business owners in a row of four Quonset huts on the north side of Chelsea Avenue near McLean Boulevard have become accustomed to visitors from across the country and around the world stopping by for a look.
22. Avery Named State’s Dentist of the Year
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Dr. Jim Avery of the practice Avery & Meadows DDS has been named the 2011 Dentist of the Year for the state by the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry.
23. 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.
24. Rejuvenating Sears Crosstown Building Needs Civic Vision
- Friday, May 20, 2011
When it opened in 1927, the Sears Crosstown building employed more than 1,000 people and drew shoppers from at least three states to a store that sold everything from candy to horse harnesses to homebuilding materials.
25. Stax’s Al Bell to be Recognized with Grammy Trustee Award
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Al Bell is a recording industry legend, responsible for shaping Stax Records and more specifically, the careers of Booker T and the MG’s, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave and The Bar-Kays, just to name a few.
26. TSA: Some Gov't Officials to Skip Airport Security
- Friday, November 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.
27. Proceeds Of Book, CD To Help Uninsured Musicians
- Monday, September 20, 2010
Jim Dickinson once said that the hardest nights for a touring musician were Christmas, Easter and Memphis.
For Memphis musicians, those hard times can last all year long.
28. Back on the Air
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
After being silent and nearly forgotten for more than 50 years, the radio station that helped launch the careers of such music pioneers as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Albert King – and even Elvis Presley – is back.
29. Music Engineers Cut Old Path With Vinyl Recordings
- Friday, May 28, 2010
Producing vinyl records – those albums that most people 40 and older grew up with – has rapidly become a lost art as technology has sent that format the way of the 8-track tape.
But a few local music engineers are turning back the clock by refurbishing a Neumann VMS 70 lathe – a machine that is used to cut vinyl discs – that Stax founder Jim Stewart began using in 1970.
30. Opening Date Set For New Stewart Brothers
- Monday, February 08, 2010
The new Stewart Brothers Hardware at 1470 N. Germantown Parkway will have its official opening Feb. 12.
31. Ark. Supreme Court Suspends Circuit Judge
- Friday, November 06, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court suspended a judge on Thursday until the end of his term next year, ruling that he kept practicing law while serving as a circuit judge.
Justices suspended Phillips County Circuit Judge L.T. Simes without pay until Dec. 31, 2010. The court said, however, that Simes could seek office again – rejecting a recommendation from the state panel that disciplines judges.
32. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
33. Stewart Bros. Hardware Offers Nostalgia With Service
- Monday, November 17, 2008
Stewart Bros. Hardware deals in more than nails, nuts and bolts or hinges.
It’s the kind of place where one still can get a pair of overalls and buy candy cane by the stick. It might seem more like going back in time here, but it won’t be trudging through in slow motion.
34. ArtsMemphis NamesContest Semifinalists
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
ArtsMemphis has named the semifinalists for its Web-based filmmaking contest "Our Vibe. Our City. On Film."
Semifinalists are "Blues," by Harmony Stewart; "I Am Art," by Billy Worley; "
35. Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.
36. UTHSC's Netland Honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Dr. Peter A. Netland will receive the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual conference this fall.
Netland, a Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the director of the Glaucoma Service and vice chair for academic affairs for the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology. He is also the site leader in Memphis for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus.
37. Development Project in Taylor, Miss., Hearkens Back to Small-Town South
- Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Someone has to be first.
And in the sleepy town of Taylor, Miss., Campbell McCool is that person.
As the first houses take shape in the new neighborhood development known as Plein Air, McCool acts as the visible arm of his partnership with Stewart Speed of Jackson.
38. Stapleton to Head Global Operations For Primacy Relocation
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Steve Stapleton has been named vice president of global operations for Primacy Relocation, a third-party employee relocation provider based in Memphis. Stapleton will be responsible for leading the company's U.S. Global Operations team and developing procedures for efficient delivery of services. In related news, Primacy Relocation has been recognized by Target Corp. as a 2006 Vendor of the Year. The award recognizes top vendors that demonstrate values embraced by the organization.
39. Crone Named Fellow of Memphis Bar Foundation
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Alan Crone, attorney and co-founder of Crone & Mason PLC, has been named a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. The appointment was made at the annual joint meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation, Sept. 11. Read more about Crone in tomorrow's Law Talk feature.
40. ... Look Who's 40
- Tuesday, August 29, 2006
As a teenager, John Fry made regular trips to the Satellite Record Shop on McLemore Avenue, where Estelle Axton would sell him 45s over the counter and play him new recordings from countless music labels.
41. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 11, 2003
Calendar of Events Aug. 11-17 Aug. 12
The Bartlett Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn-Sycamore View, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. A presentation will be given by Lifeblood of Memphis. Cos...
43. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, October 26, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Back in the early 60s, Hamilton High School junior Deanie Parker was rehearsing for a talent show competition that would change her life.
She and the other four members o...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 05, 2000
Dottie Ray, director of practice at Don Stewart & Associates, passed the U Kim Lazarov joined the staff of Archer Malmo Direct as client services coordinator. She joined the firm as part of the internship program. She received a bachelors degree...
45. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Cooper-Young rolls out the welcome mat Cooper-Young rolls out the welcome mat The 1999 Cooper-Young Home and Garden Tour will feature eight homes representing all quadrants of the neighborhood By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Ever drive through the ...
46. Archived Article: Real Fcs Desoto Rd Lj
- Tuesday, December 22, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Pushing up progress The Mississippi Transportation Commission expedites construction of a major east-west corridor for DeSoto and Tunica counties by five years By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Residents and visitors to DeSoto and T...
47. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, April 08, 1998
By CAMILLE H Fees to phone home? The FCC is studying levying fees on companies offering long distance service via the Internet By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Federal Communications Commission is investigating levying fees on companies offer...
48. Archived Article: Hardware Sales Lj
- Monday, May 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Internet-related computer hardware sales up By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although new computer sales have been strong over the past year, many area suppliers are finding that Internet-related computer hardware is now making up the ...