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1. MLK50 Observances Come With Appeals, Memories
- Friday, April 6, 2018
The way National Civil Rights Museum president Terri Lee Freeman described it as the MLK50 commemorations began this week, the church bells would cascade when they rang Wednesday, April 4, starting at 6:01 p.m. – the moment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot 50 years ago.
2. Anniversary of King's Assassination Marked With Marches, Rallies
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Several thousand people marching under the banners of unions and civil rights organizations marched peacefully Wednesday, April 4, from the headquarters of the American Federal of State County and Municipal Employees at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard to Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.
3. MLK 50 Years Later
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Bernard Lafayette remembers being in Memphis April 3, 1968, and a dejected Martin Luther King Jr. being roused from his room at the Lorraine Motel to speak at Mason Temple on a rainy night.
4. Last Word: Corker & Blackburn, More Frost and Dale Watson's Move to The Haven
- Friday, February 23, 2018
It's possible around City Hall these days to get your RFQs mixed up with your RFPs. And there is a difference in requests for qualifications and requests for proposals. Usually RFQs come before RFPs – but there are exceptions – loopholes. The latest RFQ out of City Hall – album title or t-shirt slogan? – is for the adaptive reuse of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
5. The Week Ahead: Feb. 12-18, 2018
- Monday, February 12, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! The 50th anniversary of the historic sanitation workers’ strike is remembered this week, a Pulitzer Prize winning author visits to speak about innovation and we get to hear the first declaration of “Play Ball” this year by an umpire at FedExPark. Oh, and don’t forget the waffles.
6. Teaming Up
- Thursday, January 18, 2018
Several factors have combined to upend business conditions at the Tunica casinos in recent years, but there is renewed optimism among gaming operators there who are discovering there is strength in numbers.
7. Last Word: Fincher in Autumn, Brooks and Mud Island and 115 Years of Chocolate
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This is a very autumnal part of the political season. Leaves falling and moving toward the end of the calendar year. But before you get too into the year-end holidays, candidates are making their declarations about what they will be running for in the new year. It’s a light touch when it’s done right – just a way of letting you know they will be around once the holiday trappings are put back in the closet on the other side of New Year’s.
8. Barber Brings Moral Mondays Push to Memphis
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The North Carolina minister leading the national “Moral Mondays” movement came to Memphis Monday, Oct. 16, with a call to join a “poor people’s campaign” movement and sign pledge cards that include being “willing to take direct action including civil disobedience.”
9. The Week Ahead: Oct. 16-22
- Monday, October 16, 2017
Hey, Memphis! Fall is definitely in the air now, as the slate of festivals and fun outdoor activities continue to roll on in the Bluff City. The Memphis Grizzlies open their 2017-2018 season at FedExForum against Tony Allen’s new team and don’t be surprised if you start seeing some ghosts and goblins by this weekend.
10. Moral Mondays Organized by Religious Leaders Who Talk of ‘Fragmentation’
- Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A group of 25 local religious leaders plan three “Moral Mondays” gatherings over the next six months to discuss social justice issues before the April observances of the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
11. Last Word: The List Lawsuit, Charlie Morris on 1939 and New Rules for Democrats
- Thursday, July 6, 2017
This looks like the end of Grit ‘n’ Grind as we wait for the other shoe to drop following Zach Randolph’s exit from the Grizzlies to Sacramento. There were a lot of rumors Wednesday, the day after Randolph’s $24 million free agency deal, including some about Marc Gasol and the Celtics. And then Tony Allen dropped a Grizz reference from his Twitter account causing even more speculation.
12. Shockey Named President Of 59th Liberty Bowl
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical Co., has been elected president of the 59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Shockey is a longtime board member of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association.
13. County Commission Backs Medical Marijuana, Opposes School Vouchers
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Shelby County Commissioners endorsed state legislation Monday, Feb. 20, that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, came out against a school voucher bill by state Senator Brian Kelsey of Germantown and turned away a social media use policy for county employees.
14. I’ll Never Be President
- Friday, October 21, 2016
BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS IN AN ELECTION YEAR. Let’s face it; I’ll never be president.
Another birthday just showed up and I didn’t blow out any candles. Maybe I don’t have the breath for it anymore. Maybe I don’t have the enthusiasm. While I’m grateful for another year, the count thereof gives me pause.
15. Last Word: The Return of Chiwawa, Mud Island's Dilemma and A Good Map
- Friday, May 20, 2016
Chiwawa is back. But don’t call it a doughnut shop. And the owner says it won’t be called Chiwawa either. We presume it will still proclaim that Midtown is Memphis.
16. Becoming a Big Wheel Among Potters
- Saturday, February 20, 2016
A cube of clay thuds onto the potter’s wheel. Hannah Harper, artist and studio manager, prepares to transform it as the wheel’s rhythmic sound accompanies the voice of her boss, potter and entrepreneur Leanne Moe-McQueen.
17. Timeout For Fresh Quotes
- Friday, February 12, 2016
THE SPORTS QUOTES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD. While the Super Bowl, Iowa and New Hampshire are behind us, the rest of the primaries, the general election, and a million tired sports analogies and metaphors are regrettably still in front of us … as in, we’re still in the early innings.
18. Men’s Salon Opening in Germantown
- Friday, May 15, 2015
Germantown is getting an upscale styling salon and grooming service made just for men.
Owners Dara Vongphrachanh and Donald R. Johnson II are opening Baron’s Man Cave in 2,250 square feet in suite 102 at the Poplar Collection, located at 9289 Poplar Ave. in Germantown.
19. Lipscomb-Area Jewelers Dazzle Both Sides of Granny White
- Saturday, May 9, 2015
When the blonde left-fielder skidded across the outfield grass attempting in vain to catch a tricky hit, she likely didn’t know she was “visiting” – belly down – a well-fertilized, close-cropped living memorial to the man who spread love of Lipscomb from his jewelry store a couple hundred yards away.
20. Back to Normal
- Friday, December 12, 2014
NORMAL. AGAIN. Last week, Bob Loeb and I took a stroll through the 1950s in the reality of 2014.
21. Undoing a Do That’s a Don’t
- Thursday, December 4, 2014
I get a laugh now and again for telling what the crossword clues are for the term “comb over.” In light of a recent story from the sports page, I can’t resist writing about the topic. For your edification, of course.
22. Ben Little's: Service Station Service in Self-Serve World
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
The gentle soul who used to get his hair cut by an Everly Father a couple of doors down – and who pumped 100 percent pure gas to keep country immortal Ernest Tubb movin’ on – has enjoyed the last four-plus decades next to what used to be called Hailey’s Shopping Center.
23. Lakeland Mayoral Race Features Three Contenders
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
With voters in all six of Shelby County’s suburban towns and cities to vote next month on forming their own public school districts, candidates in two of the towns are preparing for elections in the fall.
24. House Money
- Friday, April 5, 2013
Like the gamblers who pace their floors, pull their levers and hover over their betting tables hoping for a payday, sometimes casino companies feel compelled to make uncommonly big bets of their own.
25. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
26. Prepare to Laugh at ‘Don Pasquale’
- Monday, March 26, 2012
Love is sometimes cruel, but marriage can be even worse.
At least that’s the comedic truth behind Opera Memphis’ season finale in which romantic scheming leads to laughter.
“Don Pasquale” by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed March 31 and April 3 at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis. The third opera in a season meant to draw in first-time audiences, this one holds special meaning to general director Ned Canty because it was his first opera – the first one he enjoyed, that is.
27. This One’s For Bob
- Friday, January 13, 2012
FOUND, NOT LOST. “There’s a hole up here,” she said, and then held up a mirror so I could see a perfectly round, barren wasteland about two inches wide in what used to be an uninterrupted forest of dark brown hair. But, then, it used be all dark brown too. “What should I do about it?” I asked. “Stay away from people taller than you,” she said.
28. Barber & Tompkins Both Elected to Lakeland Commission
- Friday, September 18, 2009
Voters in Arlington and Lakeland settled three political contests at the polls Thursday.
The contest for Lakeland commissioner was a tie between candidates Don Barber and Cecil Tompkins. Each got 384 votes, according to unofficial final results from the Shelby County Election Commission. There were also eleven write in votes in the contest that covered all four precincts in the Memphis suburb.
But the Lakeland contest was already decided at the filing deadline because it was an election in which voters filled two commission positions. Barber and Tompkins were the only two candidates on the ballot.
In the two contests for Arlington alderman, position 4 incumbent Oscar Brooks won re-election over challengers Joshua Donovan Fox and Larry St. Clair.
And position 6 incumbent Brian L. Thompson beat challenger Claudia Horton.
There were three other uncontested races Thursday.
Lakeland mayor Scott Carmichael was elected to a new term of office without opposition.
So were Arlington aldermen Glen Bascom and Harry McKee....
29. Lakeland Commission Race Ends In Draw
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
Voters in Arlington and Lakeland settled two of three political contests at the polls Thursday.
The third contest for Lakeland commissioner was a tie between candidates Don Barber and Cecil Tompkins. Each got 384 votes, according to unofficial final results from the Shelby County Election Commission. There were also eleven write in votes in the contest that covered all four precincts in the Memphis suburb.
30. It’s Now or Never for Voter Registration
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Oct. 15 special mayoral election.
Early voting begins Sept. 25 with much speculation about how the large field of 25 contenders will affect voter turnout and how the votes are divided.
31. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
32. Vive La France and Broad Avenue Corridor!
- Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The next phase of bringing Memphis and Shelby County's development codes up to date hearkens back to the 19th century, when proctors at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris are said to have circulated a cart or charrette into which students would place their artwork.
33. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 4, 1998
May 5 May 5 The Greater Memphis Association for Quality will hold its annual awards dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Peabody. The cost is $40 per person. For more information, call Jim Lippy at 383-4611. May 6 The Greater Memphis Associatio...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 27, 1998
April 27 April 27 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic is an overview of available affordable housing, and the speakers will be Benjamin Davis of the Department of Hous...