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1. The Week Ahead: Nov. 13-19
- Monday, November 13, 2017
Good morning, Memphis. Just like the fall season, basketball is showing its full colors this week as the Grizzlies, Tigers and Hustle will all be playing home games. But there is plenty more to take in, including the culmination of Royal Studios’ 60-year celebration. Enjoy!
2. Grizzlies Run Past Golden State, 111-101
- Monday, October 23, 2017
When it was done, when the Memphis Grizzlies had defeated the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors 111-101 Saturday night at FedExForum, and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant had been ejected, there was a lot of explaining to do.
3. 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.
4. Turning The Page
- Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Memphis Grizzlies still cling to their old grit-and-grind identity – at least for marketing purposes and perhaps a subconscious need for comfort and security. But they also decided now was the time they had to initiate transformative change.
5. Pottery Studio/Coffee House to Open on Highland Strip
- Monday, August 28, 2017
549 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38122
Lease Size: 2,788 square feet
6. August 18-24, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 19, 2017
1968: James Brown at the Mid-South Coliseum. Brown is touring the nation against a backdrop of two political assassinations – Martin Luther King Jr. in April and Robert Kennedy in June – racial and generational turmoil, and a heightened police response to gatherings like concerts where authorities believe the chance of violence is greater as a result.
By the time he arrives backstage in Memphis, Brown’s April 4 concert in Boston, televised live there the night of King’s assassination, has become a legendary chapter in the entertainer’s career. Brown isn’t resting on that, recording the breakthrough “Say It Loud, I’m Black and Proud” the same month the tour reached Memphis. By a year later, the anthem is gone from his set, with Brown later saying it had become obsolete in times that were changing fast.
7. Ken Hause Cooks Up Strategy To Enhance L’Ecole Culinaire
- Wednesday, August 16, 2017
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis has added Ken Hause its campus director. In his new role, Hause is responsible for overseeing operations of the Memphis campus, including ensuring a rich student experience that leads to employment in the culinary field, while enhancing the school’s reputation for educational excellence, compliance and operational performance.
8. Century Mark
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
During a visit to Memphis in April, Andrew Young was talking with reporters about his lengthy public history – being part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle, a congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It was as he talked about King’s death in Memphis that Young, without any prompting, talked about a trio of Memphis attorneys – Benjamin Hooks, Russell Sugarmon and A. W. Willis – that were the key to his and King’s efforts to get things done in Memphis and the surrounding region.
9. Hackett Retires From CMOM to Devote Effort to Grand Carousel Fundraising
- Friday, May 19, 2017
Former Memphis Mayor Richard C. Hackett is retiring as CEO of the Children’s Museum of Memphis in June to devote his attention to fundraising for the institution he helped create 30 years ago. Hackett became leader of the museum in 2006.
10. Last Word: Carousel Preview, New Crime Stats and EDGE Does Multi-Family
- Friday, May 19, 2017
The group Friends of the Fairgrounds got together Thursday evening at the Children’s Museum of Memphis and got the first group tour of the Grand Carousel center under construction at CMOM. This is as the museum focuses more on fundraising for the $6 million project that has already raised the money for the restoration of the carousel itself and now sets about the task of paying for the building around it including a banquet hall. Here’s a look from our Facebook page with more to come on CMOM and the Fairgrounds for the Monday edition that will probably go up on line Friday.
11. April 21-27, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, April 22, 2017
1865: The steamboat Sultana, many times over its capacity of several hundred people on board, explodes on the Mississippi River north of Memphis after docking at the cobblestones Downtown. Most of the passengers on board are Union soldiers just released from Confederate prison camps at the end of the Civil War, many returning to homes in East Tennessee.
The boat’s journey from Vicksburg where the prisoners boarded comes amidst a flurry of events from the war’s end to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, all of which obscures what is the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history. Its death toll – 1,800 people on a boat overloaded with 2,400 passengers – is larger than the death toll in the better-known Titanic disaster 47 years later.
12. Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News Channel After 20 Years
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable television news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years.
13. Griffin Joins Memphis in May To Lead Marketing Efforts
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Robert Griffin has joined Memphis in May International Festival as director of marketing, a role in which he’s responsible for all marketing and communication programs, promotions, media and public relations, marketing research and sponsorship activation for the annual festival.
Griffin comes to Memphis in May with nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing and advertising.
14. Grizzlies Reeling as They Begin Two-Game Homestand
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
When the Grizzlies play the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night, March 29, at FedExForum it will be the first of their last eight games in the regular season. When they tip off just after 7 p.m., they will do so carrying a four-game losing streak and having lost nine of their last 13 games.
15. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
16. You Gotta Have Heart: UT’s 2017 Recruiting Class
- Friday, February 10, 2017
Butch Jones did it again. The Tennessee football coach gave opponents press conference fodder with another one-liner while putting his spin on the Vols’ 2017 signing class.
It happened a day after the Feb. 1 National Signing Day when UT’s class was rated No. 17 nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings.
17. Permit Filed for Boutique Arrive Hotel Downtown
- Thursday, February 9, 2017
477 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $5.3 million
Application Date: February 2017
18. Grizzlies Hesitate to Use 3-Point Shooting Bargain
- Friday, January 20, 2017
On Jan. 16, Grizzlies guard Troy Daniels quoted Martin Luther King Jr., posting this on Twitter: “Your self-sacrificing devotion to your purpose in life and your unwavering faith will carry you through times of difficulty.”#MLKDay.
19. The Week Ahead: January 17-23
- Monday, January 16, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! This is a good week to be inspired, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his courage to motivate and inspire change. Plus, UrbanArt Commission celebrates its 20th anniversary and the Brooks Museum of Art unveils an exhibition sure to make you hoppy – err, happy. Here’s what else you need to know in The Week Ahead...
20. Despite Scandal, VW in Running for Global Sales Crown
- Wednesday, January 11, 2017
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – It's ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
And now stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title of world's biggest carmaker for the year.
21. Volkswagen: Draft Deal in Scandal Contains $4.3B in Fines
- Wednesday, January 11, 2017
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – German automaker Volkswagen AG said Tuesday that it was in "advanced talks" with United States authorities over a proposed settlement in its diesel emissions scandal under which the company would pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil fines.
22. Parkside Developers Finish Acquiring Land for Shelby Farms Urban Village
- Monday, January 9, 2017
Developers of Parkside at Shelby Farms, a proposed mixed-use project, took another step forward with the purchase nearly 40 acres of vacant property adjacent to Shelby Farms.
23. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
24. Growing Pains
- Saturday, December 24, 2016
First came the ho-hum start that left open the possibility the Grizzlies’ harshest critics might be right: This season could be the fast-forwarded beginning of an end, a sad narrative that could leave the Grizzlies on the outside of the postseason after a thrilling six-year run.
25. Last Word: New Rhodes President, Billy Hyman and the Fast Track
- Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The biggest political betting pool of the post-election season ends Tuesday as President elect Donald Trump said Monday by Twitter that he would name his nominee for Secretary of State Tuesday morning.
26. Gill Seeks $25 Million Permit For New MAA Headquarters
- Thursday, November 24, 2016
6815 U.S. 72
Germantown, TN 38138
Permit Amount: $25 million
Future Tenant: MAA
27. More Rest for Gasol, Conley Means More Minutes for Young Grizzlies
- Friday, November 4, 2016
Five games into their season, the Memphis Grizzlies have provided a small sample size that is simultaneously encouraging, confounding and still mildly concerning.
Through games of Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Grizzlies were 3-2. Nothing wrong with that record given the team has a new coach in David Fizdale, is employing a new style of offense, and has new starters and rookies in the rotation. Yet they also needed overtime – at home – to dispatch the Washington Wizards (0-3) and the New Orleans Pelicans (0-5).
28. GE, Baker Hughes Create Powerful New Player in Energy Sector
- Tuesday, November 1, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – General Electric is taking advantage of a prolonged energy slump to become a bigger player in the oil and gas drilling business, a bet that could pay off big when prices recover.
29. Resetting the Bar
- Saturday, October 22, 2016
David Fizdale is a first-time NBA head coach. Tubby Smith is a college coach with a Hall-of-Fame resume.
In Memphis, on the eve of the 2016-2017 NBA and college basketball seasons, they also share this in common: They are leaders that are worlds apart from their most immediate predecessors. Their mere presence, before the season even tips off, has changed the hopes, dreams and expectations for the city’s hoops fans.
30. Grizzlies to Open Season Oct. 26 at Home vs. Minnesota
- Friday, August 12, 2016
The NBA released the 2016-17 regular season schedule and while it gave the Grizzlies an intriguing home opener and a packed December with 11 home games, it moved the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Game to the preceding Sunday night and hit Memphis with 17 sets of back-to-back games (34 games total).
31. Grizzlies Take Vandy Guard Wade Baldwin in NBA Draft's First Round
- Friday, June 24, 2016
The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t go far from home when making the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, taking Vanderbilt combo guard Wade Baldwin.
32. The Week Ahead: June 6-12
- Monday, June 6, 2016
Time to get this week started, Memphis! There’s plenty to keep you busy in this week’s roundup of need-to-know happenings, from the 50th anniversary of a seminal civil rights moment to a blast from the '80s-movie past...
33. Lendermon Sports Medicine Explores Non-Surgical Healing Methods
- Saturday, May 21, 2016
Laura Lendermon is amazed at how the body works. As a former college athlete and lifelong runner, she’s familiar with the aches and pains athletes experience. As a doctor, she’s knowledgeable on a much deeper level of the magic of the human body.
34. Last Word: Mud Island Money, Elvis Mystery and Beyond Barbecue
- Friday, May 13, 2016
It looks like the dry rub will be in order for Memphis in May's barbecue weekend with a shower or two keeping the dust down in Tom Lee Park Wednesday.
If you can see it through the smoke, Mud Island might strike a first-tme observer as a marked contrast to all of the activity in Tom Lee Park that goes right up to the bluff's edge.
35. Last Word: The Friendly Church on the Parkway and Paxton Lynch's Mom
- Wednesday, April 27, 2016
He came to Memphis in the late 1950s from Chicago as the first pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, the “friendly church on the parkway” in a city that was anything but friendly to the causes of Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles.
36. U of M to Award Teaching, Research
- Monday, April 25, 2016
The University of Memphis Faculty Convocation luncheon will be held Friday, April 29, at noon in the University Center Fountain View Suite. The 2016 awards and honorees are:
• Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award – Dr. Roy Van Arsdale, Department of Earth Sciences. The Eminent Faculty Award is presented by the Board of Visitors to an individual who has made exceptional and sustained contributions to scholarly achievement, teaching and service, bringing honor and recognition to the university. This is the highest distinction given to a faculty member by the university.
37. Last Word: A Day In The Park, Fashion Week and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The skid is over. The Grizzlies beat the Bulls at home and the post-season possibility drama continues in the land of Griss and the one year and done college home of Derrick Rose.
38. Jesse Jackson Calls for Passion to Continue Dr. King's Work
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
He was 26 years old in 1968 when he was a guest at the Lorraine Motel with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the younger members of King’s inner circle.
39. Last Word: Basketball Intervention, Medical Inventory and Memphis in the 1960s
- Monday, April 4, 2016
Five games left for the Grizzlies to win three and then get to play more in the NBA playoffs. And what seemed to be a foregone conclusion is now not such a sure thing based on the Grizz performance in Sunday’s 119-107 loss to the Orlando Magic in Orlando.
40. Job-Seekers Return at Fastest Pace Since Before Recession
- Monday, April 4, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.
The flow has halted, at least temporarily, one of the economy's more discouraging trends: the sharp decline in the percentage of people either working or looking for work. That figure fell last year to a four-decade low.
41. The Week Ahead: March 28-April 3
- Monday, March 28, 2016
Alright, Memphis, are you sure you found all your Easter eggs? Before you make one more sweep of the yard, check out this week’s roundup of local happenings – from the sweet sounds of “Zelda” to what’s being dubbed a “Mini-MEMFix” in East Memphis…
42. Work Begins On Brewery Development
- Thursday, February 25, 2016
502 Tennessee St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $4.5 million
Application Date: Feb. 18, 2016
Tenant: Brewery Master Tenant LLC
Architect: LRK Architects
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors
43. Urban Treasure
- Saturday, February 13, 2016
They were at the 2007 National Recreation and Park Association conference in Indianapolis and they had been dutifully attending the seminars and taking notes. But one day this two-woman contingent from Memphis and the newly formed Shelby Farms Park Conservancy skipped out of the afternoon workshops.
44. Harvey Joins Family Safety Center
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Mia Harvey has joined the Family Safety Center as community outreach specialist, a newly created position. In that role, she recruits and trains volunteers, and organizes outreach and other special events that create greater visibility for the center. She also develops presentations on domestic violence, showcasing the many Family Safety Center programs that serve victims and their families.
45. The Week Ahead: Jan. 11, 2016
- Monday, January 11, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from drones and robot research to the Grizzlies’ annual MLK symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum...
46. This week in Memphis history: January 1-7
- Saturday, January 2, 2016
1993: Production of the motion picture "The Firm" is underway in Memphis with Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman and Jeanne Tripplehorn in the city to film the adaptation of the John Grisham novel. Producers of the movie decide to shoot exterior scenes in the city as well and use the old International Harvester plant in Frayser, which includes a law library for the fictional law firm.
47. Hearings Scheduled on Proposed Changes to Tennessee Records Laws
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Office of Open Records Counsel is holding a series of hearings this week about a proposal to make taxpayers pay to inspect public records in Tennessee.
48. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office
- Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.
49. Judge D’Army Bailey’s Legacy Spans Streets, Courtroom
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey was more than a robed courtroom figure. In the wake of his death Sunday, July 12, from cancer, Bailey is being remembered for a life of activism in which the judge had roots as a radical.
50. Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey Dies At Age 73
- Monday, July 13, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey died Sunday, July 12.
Word of the 73-year old jurist’s death comes less than a year after Bailey returned to the bench, winning election to Circuit Court after retiring as a Circuit Court Judge in 2009.
51. Martin, Wilson Travel Parallel Paths to Success
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Pitmaster Pat Martin of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Chef Tandy Wilson of City House didn’t know one another in early 2007. Yet they’d soon have more than a few things in common.
52. Splendid Steeds
- Friday, June 5, 2015
Six years ago, Todd W. Goings took apart the centenarian Grand Carousel at what had been the Libertyland amusement park and packed it into four semi-trailers, which were welded shut and taken to a nearby, undisclosed location.
53. Square Roots
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
Lucy Woodson and George Saig went to lunch recently in Overton Square.
They chose Babalu, the site where the entertainment district began in 1970 with the opening of the former TGI Friday’s, just months after Memphis voters approved “liquor by the drink.”
- Thursday, April 9, 2015
Germantown Community Theatre and All Children’s Theatre will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Thursday, April 9, through April 26 at GCT, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Buy tickets at gctcomeplay.org or 901-937-3023.
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Greater Memphis Chamber will host a Lunch in the Know on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Baptist Memorial Health Care Medical Plaza B, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. RedRover and Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority representatives will present “A Better MEM in in Progress,” discussing the airport’s future and new marketing strategy. Cost is free for chamber members. Email email@example.com.
56. Because I Say So
- Thursday, April 2, 2015
“Ipsy dipsy!” shouts Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas’ character in “That Girl.” Trying to impress a judge in court, she mispronounces “ipse dixit.” Meaning “he, himself, said it,” this Latin phrase connotes a dogmatic, unsupported assertion.
57. Sweet Potato Baby Cooks Up Awards
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Aryen Moore-Alston, executive chef and owner of Sweet Potato Baby, recently received two honors for the boutique catering and baked-goods company she opened in Memphis last year.
Sweet Potato Baby was named a winner of the American Small Business Championship by SCORE, a national organization that mentors entrepreneurs and small-business owners. It was also named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s “10 to Watch” in 2015 list, which recognized companies and organizations that stood out in 2014 for their leadership in the community.
58. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
59. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
60. Fear of Trying
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
The most complicated move in ballroom dancing is often the step that gets you through the dance studio’s front door.
Television shows like, “Dancing with the Stars’’ and “So You Think You Can Dance’’ are wildly popular and have contributed to a renewed interest in the glamourous art (skill? sport?) of ballroom dancing, but those high-energy, competitive programs or a movie like “Dirty Dancing’’ can also intimidate people and keep them glued to the couch.
61. Commercial Success
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
If, as the saying goes, everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, Bart Durham’s has come in 15- and 30-second spurts – the length of the commercials that depict him as a lawyer everyman, ever-ready to tilt at windmills for the sake of justice for the working class.
62. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
63. New Tennessee Laws Include Insulin Training for School Staff
- Thursday, January 1, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law will allow trained school personnel to administer insulin. It's just one of many new laws taking effect on Thursday.
Tennessee is now one of more than 20 states and the District of Columbia that have passed laws adding insulin to medications that school staff may volunteer to be trained to administer, according to the American Diabetes Association.
64. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Comcast will hold a job fair Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at its service center at 3251 Players Club Parkway. The company is hiring for its Memphis sales team. Visit careers.comcast.com.
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Harold Graeter, associate executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, will present “Selling the College Football Bowl Experience.” Cost for nonmembers is $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
- Monday, November 10, 2014
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
- Saturday, November 8, 2014
National Civil Rights Museum will present “You Be the Judge,” a mock trial that explores what would have happened if James Earl Ray had stood trial for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Cost is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
69. US Economy Rallies to Solid Third-Quarter Growth
- Friday, October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy powered its way to a respectable growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and on track to extend the momentum through the end of the year and beyond.
70. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing
- Friday, August 29, 2014
For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.
But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.
71. National TV Shuns Grizzlies in 2014-2015
- Friday, August 15, 2014
At home or on the road, it hasn’t mattered where the Grizzlies opened the NBA season since moving from Vancouver to Memphis. For 13 straight years, they have started the season with a loss.
If that is to change in the 2014-15 season, it will happen at FedExForum on Oct. 29 when the Grizzlies play the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will be minus Kevin Love but will have 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, assuming the much-anticipated Minnesota-Cleveland trade becomes official.
72. This week in Memphis history: July 25-31
- Saturday, July 26, 2014
2010: The body of Lorenzen Wright was found on a back road near a wooded area known as Callis Cutoff near Hacks Cross Road. Wright, center and power forward for the University of Memphis basketball team who played professionally for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies, was last seen July 18.
He had been shot numerous times. The day he was last seen, a Germantown 9-1-1 dispatcher got a call from Wright’s cell phone hearing multiple gunshots before the call disconnected. To date, no one has been charged in his murder.
73. McKinney Named Branch Manager at Waddell & Reed
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mack McKinney has been promoted at Waddell & Reed to district branch manager for the Memphis area. McKinney has been with the financial advisory firm for five years, holding management positions for four of those years.
McKinney works to develop field leaders and help financial advisers leverage their strengths and experiences to build successful practices. He serves as mentor to both new and seasoned financial advisers and says he’s committed to building an office that demonstrates the collective passion shared for clients and the community.
74. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
75. Shelby Farms Files $25 Million Permit for Lake Expansion
- Monday, May 26, 2014
500 Pine Lake
Memphis, TN 38134
Permit Cost: $25 million
Project Cost: $52 million
Permit Date: Applied May 2014
Completion: June 2016
Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Architect: james corner field operations
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Details: The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has filed a $25 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to expand Patriot Lake.
76. Shelby Farms Files $25 Million Permit for Lake Expansion
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has filed a $25 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to expand Patriot Lake.
77. American Bar Association President Visits Memphis
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
American Bar Association President James Silkenat is in Memphis Tuesday, April 15, for a speech at the Memphis Rotary Club and to visit Memphis Area Legal Services.
Silkenat is a partner in the New York law office of the national law firm of Sullivan & Worcester.
78. This week in Memphis history: April 4-10
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
2013: The Memphis Soul concert in the East Room of the White House featuring Sam Moore and Justin Timberlake.
79. Past, Present, Future
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
The weekend before the formal reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice could be heard in the museum plaza.
80. Museum Milestone
- Friday, April 4, 2014
When the National Civil Rights Museum formally reopens Saturday, April 5, it will be with the “breaking” of a ceremonial chain at the new entrance to the building that was once the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
81. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
82. Grizzlies Fighting Odds to Make Playoffs
- Friday, January 24, 2014
It was only fitting that for the Grizzlies to finally crawl back over .500 at 20-19 on Jan. 17, they had to rally from a seven-point deficit in the last 4:01 of the fourth quarter at FedExForum to beat the Sacramento Kings 91-90.
83. Be the Dream Weekend to Help Youth Honor King
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
From a youth symposium at the Memphis Cook Convention Center to street sweeps near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is hoping the Be the Dream Weekend helps young people to link past, present and future.
84. Shankman-Cohn to Lead Interior Design Coalition
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Leslie Shankman-Cohn has been elected the 2014 president of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition, a statewide coalition committed, through legislative and regulatory endeavors, to enhance and protect the right to practice interior design. Shankman-Cohn is a partner in Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors. She specializes in custom-designed furniture, space planning, furnishings and finishes specifications, universal design, Aging in Style and sustainable design issues.
85. Lauries’ Gift Critical to University Campaign
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The new Loewenberg School of Nursing on the University of Memphis’ Park Avenue campus is already taking shape as 2013 comes to an end.
And more changes for a campus that has remained largely the same for a long time are certain to gain momentum with this week’s announcement of a $10 million gift by Bill and Nancy Laurie to University of Memphis athletics.
86. Lauries Donate $10 Million to Tiger Athletics
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A guard on the 1973 University of Memphis basketball team that played in the NCAA finals that year and his wife have made the largest gift ever to the school’s athletic department and the second largest gift ever to the school.
87. Kennedy’s Memphis Presence Felt 50 Years Later
- Friday, November 22, 2013
There once was a monument in a Memphis park that marked the spot where President John F. Kennedy had stood during a visit to the city in 1960 as he campaigned for the presidency.
By the marker were two distinct shoeprints that Memphians took their children to for them to stand in the slain president’s footsteps on Memphis soil.
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
The West Tennessee Home Builders Association will hold the 2013 Fall Vesta Home Show Saturday, Nov. 9, to Dec. 1 at the St. James Place development in Germantown. General admission is $12. Visit vestahomeshow.com for hours and parking information.
89. Campbell Clinic Pays $3.2 Million for Surgery Center
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $3.2 million
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Methodist South Hospital will host a lunch and learn titled “Breast cancer awareness: prevention, symptoms and treatment options” Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B of the hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. Cost is free. RSVP to 888-777-5959.
91. Muddled US Jobs Picture to Weigh on Fed Decision
- Monday, September 9, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy – and, if so, by how much.
92. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
93. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
94. This week in Memphis history: June 21-27
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
2008: On the cover of The Memphis News, a story on the pasts of and connections between City Council member Rickey Peete and former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Cooper that ended with Peete pleading guilty to federal corruption charges and Cooper wearing a wire and recording conversations in which he paid Peete for his council vote on a billboard project. The story quoted from prosecution documents outlining the crime. “During this conversation, Peete said, ‘I’m going to do what’s right for the community. ... It looks OK to me,’ and then Peete showed Cooper a note written on a piece of paper. The note instructed Cooper to place the ‘paperwork’ (money) in the bathroom.”
95. Museum Expands Civil Rights Exhibits
- Monday, June 24, 2013
From the hold of a slave ship to a segregated classroom to “freedom song karaoke,” the new elements of the renovated National Civil Rights Museum are taking shape.
Officials of the 22-year-old museum updated the first renovation in the history of the museum built on the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. They told a group of 20 at an annex building next to the construction site Thursday, June 20, to expect more video elements, updated technology and an “immersion” into the civil rights movement.
96. April 19-25: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
1993: Memphis-based Back Yard Burgers Inc. announced plans to go public with a proposed initial public offering of 1.3 million shares of common stock at a planned price of $6 a share.
97. Memphis March Honors Slain Civil Rights Leader King
- Friday, April 5, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Hundreds of union members and their supporters marched in Memphis on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder, calling for a new commitment to the human rights causes he died for.
98. Restored Video Shows James Earl Ray in Memphis
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Newly-restored videotapes showing James Earl Ray's return to Memphis to face trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have been released on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.
99. Decades After King’s Death, Memphis Jobs in Spotlight
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death here, some of the striking sanitation workers who marched with him are again fighting for their jobs.
100. Klan Rally, Heavy Police Presence Mix With Rain
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
A group of 60 robed Ku Klux Klan members and swastika flag bearing members of the National Socialist Movement rallied Saturday, March 30, outside the Shelby County Courthouse.
The protest and a counter protest came with chilly temperatures and a rain that alternated between a mist and a downpour over several hours.