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1. Memphis’ Political History Reflects Changes With New Entries
- Friday, April 14, 2017
There was a moment during the March unveiling of former Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s portrait in the Hall of Mayors when the task of framing history gave way to the present.
It came when attorney Ricky E. Wilkins talked about the importance of Wharton and his predecessor, Willie Herenton – the only two black mayors in Memphis history – to the city’s political present. Wharton attended the event; Herenton was noticeably absent.
- Friday, November 18, 2016
Nutcracker Ballet Ensemble & School will perform “Nut ReMix” with special guest Charles “Lil Buck” Riley Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. The show is a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” set on Beale Street, with music performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.
3. Impact of Three-Day RiverArtsFest Felt Year-Round
- Friday, October 21, 2016
RiverArtsFest is gearing up for its 10th annual fine arts festival this weekend Downtown in the South Main Arts District, where more than 20,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event.
Launched in 1989 as Arts in the Park in Overton Park before relocating to the Memphis Botanic Garden in 1992, the fest was revitalized in 2007 as RiverArtsFest and moved to its present location.
- Friday, September 23, 2016
160th annual Mid-South Fair & Rodeo will be held Friday, Sept. 23, through Oct. 2 at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. Enjoy midway rides and games, fair food, demonstrations, concerts on two stages, and special fair days with discounted admission and other deals. Visit midsouthfair.com for ticket packets and event schedule.
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
Mid-South Association for Financial Professionals will meet Thursday, Sept. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Kevin Bye, senior manager, tax services at EY, will discuss tax and politics. AFP is waiving guest fees for this meeting. Register at midsouthafp.org.
6. Georgia Tech Hires Pastner From Memphis to Replace Gregory
- Saturday, April 09, 2016
ATLANTA (AP) – Josh Pastner isn't promising a quick fix as Georgia Tech's basketball coach.
7. Consumer Agency Opens Review of Student Loan Services
- Friday, May 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful."
8. Jack Daniel's Turns Back Latest Tennessee Whiskey Challenge
- Wednesday, April 08, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey," but upstart distillers hoping their brands make the cut vow the fight isn't over for good.
9. Debt, Pension Overhang Top City Council Priorities
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
UPDATE: Council committee sessions are beginning late Tuesday – at 10:30 a.m. – because of weather-related road conditions, and committees will have a condensed schedule, according to council staff.
10. I Choose Memphis: Jessica Ball
- Monday, December 22, 2014
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Name: Jessica Ball
11. Football Dreams
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Call the doctor, the sports doctor. Because the collective temperature of Mid-South college football fans is at unsafe levels.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss are undefeated and tied for third in the Associated Press poll. The historically downtrodden University of Memphis football program just blasted preseason American Athletic Conference favorite Cincinnati on the road and hung with both Ole Miss and UCLA.
12. Musical Heritage
- Friday, December 14, 2012
There was a moment at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the large crowd at The Peabody hotel got a sense for how much depth the city’s musical heritage has and what a complex story it can be.
13. Brooks Taps into City’s ‘Soul’
- Monday, May 28, 2012
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art spent last summer taking an extensive look at French Impressionism, but this year it looks closer to home.
“The Soul of a City,” opening June 9, will offer art lovers a rare glimpse of works by African-American artists owned by private collections in Memphis.
14. Fed Survey: No Movement in Area Lending
- Monday, April 16, 2012
The local economy is inching toward improvement. A newly released report from the Federal Reserve shows the central bank’s regional district that includes Memphis saw modest improvement in residential real estate as well as the commercial real estate market since the Fed’s last survey.
15. Obama-Romney Showdown Starts Off With a Harsh Tone
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
MENDENHALL, Pa. (AP) — The 2012 presidential general election has begun. It won't be pretty.
Tuesday marked Day One, in essence, of the contest between the two virtually certain nominees, Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Rick Santorum's departure removed the last meaningful bump from Romney's path to the GOP nomination. Romney and Obama wasted no time in portraying the voters' choice in dire, sometimes starkly personal terms.
16. Obama Demands Congress End Oil, Gas Subsidies
- Friday, March 02, 2012
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) – President Barack Obama, turning his political sights on snowy New Hampshire, demanded that Congress eliminate oil and gas company subsidies that he called an outrageous government "giveaway." Though politically a long shot, the White House believes the idea resonates at a time of high gasoline prices.
17. Wharton To Consolidate Three City Divisions
- Monday, January 02, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. plans to roll out a 100-day plan for goals for his administration now that he has started a full four-year term of office.
After taking the oath of office Sunday, Jan. 1, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Wharton told several hundred in attendance that his plan will “begin this new term with energy and urgency.”
18. Bernanke Shows Fed's Independence With Texas Trip
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A town hall meeting with Ben Bernanke and a group of military families discussing family finances wouldn't normally draw much notice.
But for this particular event, the Federal Reserve chairman is venturing into Texas. And those who watch the Fed say the visit sends a message to Bernanke's critics: The Fed is independent and won't be intimidated.
19. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
20. AP-GfK Poll: Views on Economy, Obama Role Sour
- Friday, August 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans' views on the economy have dimmed this summer. But so far, the growing pessimism doesn't seem to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama's re-election prospects.
21. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
22. Local Artist to Attend Exhibition Opening
- Friday, March 04, 2011
Award-winning painter George Hunt of Memphis will attend the opening Friday of the “Back to Arkansas” art exhibition at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis.
23. Take Heart
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Memphis artist Mary Long Postal is frequently asked to donate her work to raise funds for worthy causes.
But as a survivor of child abuse, she finds it especially important to support Saturday’s Works of Heart Valentine Auction at Memphis College of Art, benefiting the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.
24. Broad Avenue District To Host Art Walk
- Monday, November 30, 2009
The Broad Avenue Arts District will host its first holiday-themed art walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
Works by more than 20 artists will be featured.
George Hunt will have an exhibit of new paintings inspired by Broad Avenue titled “Blues on Broad.” Lisa Williamson will have an informational exhibit about plans for the proposed “Junkyard Museum.” Metal Works will celebrate the opening of its retail gallery space.
25. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
26. Groups Line Up for Another Bailout
- Monday, November 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - All aboard, there may be another bailout train leaving the station on Capitol Hill.
Talk of a $25 billion emergency loan package for the Big Three carmakers that could see a vote in a postelection session of Congress next week has a wave of business lobbyists clamoring for action – and a slice of the pie.
27. Hype Surrounding Mortgage Fraud Case Appears Misleading
- Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Mark Filip and FBI Director Robert Mueller convened a news conference Thursday in Washington to announce the results of a broad crackdown on people suspected of involvement in mortgage fraud and related crimes. Since March, 406 suspects have been indicted under the banner of that effort, dubbed “Operation Malicious Mortgage.”
28. Divine Rags Brings Sophisticated Dress, Hope for Culture Change to Downtown
- Monday, January 14, 2008
Dr. Divine Mafa said he wants to be known for his desire to help revitalize Downtown Memphis, as seen through Divine Rags, an upscale women's boutique at 300 S. Main St. where he recently held a soft grand opening.
29. Tinker Works To Out-Fundraise Cohen For His Congressional Seat
- Friday, August 17, 2007
In last Friday's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Mary Ann Akers introduced her readers to Memphis congressman Steve Cohen, summing up her interviewee as a "fun-loving hipster in an aging man's body."
- Friday, June 01, 2007
The Memphis Potters' Guild presents its annual Spring Show & Sale today through Sunday at The Memphis Botanic Garden at 750 Cherry Road in Audubon Park. The opening reception will be today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 458-2354.
31. Judicial Selection CommitteeSays Reconsider Rejected Candidates
- Friday, August 25, 2006
Two rejected Tennessee Supreme Court candidates will have another go at the positions. The decision comes as the result of an 8-7 vote Tuesday by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee.
32. Antique Shop Owner Channels Artistic Passion Into 18th Century Artifacts
- Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Millicent Ford Creech sums up her business quite simply: It's a passion that just got out of hand. Originally a prominent artist who spent hours upon hours locked in her studio, she would allow the rhythm of the brush strokes to carry her off into whatever she happened to be creating.
33. Reclaiming the Past
- Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Not many people are familiar with Harry T. Cash. They don't know he was the first black boxer to fight a white man in Memphis in 1949. The fight couldn't be held in public; it happened in the basement of another boxer's home. And as he entered the basement, Cash was warned that if he won, he'd better not tell anybody.
34. Biltmore VP Preaches Patience, Planning
- Monday, September 26, 2005
Rick King has advice for anyone struggling with a home renovation project: Take it one step at a time.
King knows a thing or two about daunting renovation and restoration projects. As part of his job as vice president of Biltmore House and Gardens, King supervises up to $3 million annually in restoration and conservation projects at the national historic landmark. Located in Asheville, N.C., the Biltmore Estate covers about 8,000 acres. The home itself is situated on four acres and totals 175,000 square feet.
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...
36. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, January 24, 2002
Ex-museum head convicted of theft Ex-museum head convicted of theft A former museum director was convicted Friday of stealing a Civil War uniform from a historic house owned by his distant cousin. Russell Pritchard Jr., 61, the longtime director of ...
37. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, September 08, 2000
The American Red Cross will host an HIV/AIDS instructor education course for those interested in becoming HIV/AIDS educators Methodist Alliance Hospice is hosting a no-cost, six-week grief support group in the evenings, beginning Sept. 19. Anyone wh...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998
W W. Michael Potts has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of human resources for TBC Corp. He formerly was vice president of human resources for Millard Refrigerated Services Co. in Omaha, Neb. He is a graduate of the Uni...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 23, 1998
March 23 March 23 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Gay M. Johnston, executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council. For more information, call 327-689...