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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Riding Momentum
- Saturday, December 31, 2016
Around this time each year, everyone tends to start fetishizing the blank slate a bit, with its attendant allure of reinvention and that sweeping away of the old order to make way for what comes next.
- Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Memphis 3.0 kickoff rallies continue through Saturday, Dec. 10, at locations around Memphis. The kickoff rallies will include a short overview of Memphis 3.0 followed by an extended opportunity for citizens to provide input on the future of their neighborhoods. Upcoming rallies include (start time is 5:30 unless otherwise noted): Tuesday, Dec. 6, at East High School; Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Pipkin Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds; Thursday, Dec. 8, at McFarland Community Center; Friday, Dec. 9, at Bert Ferguson Community Center; and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Cossitt Library and 2 p.m. at the McWherter Senior Center. Visit memphis3point0.com for details.
- Monday, December 5, 2016
Memphis 3.0 kickoff rallies continue through Saturday, Dec. 10, at locations around Memphis. The rallies will include a short overview of the Memphis 3.0 planning process followed by an opportunity for citizens to provide input on the future of their neighborhoods. Upcoming rallies include (start time is 5:30 unless otherwise noted): Dec. 5 at Raleigh Community Center; Dec. 6 at East High School; Dec. 7 in the Pipkin Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds; Dec. 8 at McFarland Community Center; Dec. 9 at Bert Ferguson Community Center; Dec. 10 (10 a.m.) at the Cossitt Library; and Dec. 10 (2 p.m.) at the McWherter Senior Center. Visit memphis3point0.com for details.
6. Last Word: Barbecue Underground, Schools Budget Background and Bikes
- Monday, May 16, 2016
Tony Montana is angry. Never women and children, he’s telling the man controlling the car bomb.
He continues yelling at him even after he’s shot him. The close captioning confirms his ongoing anger.
7. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
8. Credit Unions See Fertile Ground in Memphis
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
In one sense, the newly opened credit union branch across the street from East High School reflects a company adjusting its Memphis footprint.
But InTouch Credit Union’s relocation from 5100 Poplar Ave. to 3245 Poplar Ave. also brings some extra touches, like a drive-thru teller window and an ATM. And while it’s not an expansion, its opening comes at a time when local credit union officials say customer interest in their offerings is high, with membership rolls that keep getting longer.
9. King In Context
- Friday, April 3, 2015
The Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and the Alabama town’s Bloody Sunday in 1965 happened long before London Lamar was born.
When the Memphian went with her family to Selma last month for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights-era milestone, it was important to her to walk the Edmund Petus Bridge, the site of the brutal police charge that stopped the first attempt to march to Montgomery.
10. Evolving Identity
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
Some of the most telling views of Memphis are the ones many of us see for only seconds at a time as we drive on viaducts that take us and our cars just above the treetops and rooftops of older neighborhoods interrupted by the roadways.
11. It’s Time to Move
- Monday, December 8, 2014
I posed the question just last week, “Ferguson, Missouri …What’s Next?” Little did I know, that the “what’s next” would be yet another grand jury finding no probable cause for having a criminal trial in the death of Eric Garner.
12. Memphis Protests Channel Outrage, History
- Monday, December 8, 2014
The mantra was steady in the courtyard of the National Civil Rights Museum last week as a group of 70 people lay on the cold bricks near the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
13. We’re All Invited
- Friday, July 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:
“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”
14. Espitia Joins Michael Hatcher as Chief Financial Officer
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ed Espitia has joined Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc. as chief financial officer. Espitia comes to the Memphis-based landscape services firm after serving since 2010 as finance manager for Schulz Xtruded Products, a Germany-based pipe maker with operations in North Mississippi.
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.
16. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
17. Vaco Memphis Adds Two Divisions
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Vaco has added two new divisions to its Memphis office, growth partners of the consulting and placement firm say is an organic extension of its service offerings.
Vaco – a Nashville-based staffing firm that provides candidates for positions in finance, accounting, technology and logistics – has recently launched a new division, Vaco Operations, which will be focused on recruiting human resources, sales, marketing and executive assistants.
18. Fire Still Burning Strong For A2H Founder Askew
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Mark Askew’s engineering career began with a long, strange trip from Memphis in 1969.
But it’s the years of work he did after returning home that are paying off with high honors from his industry peers this year.
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Center City Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.
20. Beloved Children’s Tale Comes to Life
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Germantown Community Theatre debuts a new Christmastime musical this year featuring the story of a beloved toy and the meaning of being “real.”
“The Velveteen Rabbit,” a musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margery Williams with lyrics and music by Barnes Boffey, Paul Pilcher and Bob Love, runs through Dec. 19. The heartwarming story of a toy rabbit who longs to be truly loved by the boy who owns it was a nostalgic choice for director Julie Reinbold.
21. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 6, 2010
William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.
- Friday, June 25, 2010
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host “A Modernist Ouroboros” by Adam Geary & Anthony Lee Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the ANF Gallery, 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through July 23. For more information, call 278-6868.
- Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a webinar titled “Technology Planning for Nonprofits” Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The webinar will discuss networks, websites, software, technical support, how to use blogs, Facebook, YouTube and other technology related tools. Cost is $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.npexcellence.org or call 684-6605, Ext. 21.
24. Retired Miss. Chief Justice Dan Lee Dies at 84
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Lee has died after a lengthy illness.
The Clarion-Ledger reports Lee died Sunday of complications of Parkinson's Disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 84.
- Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar series for business owners and executives today from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown, 2100 Exeter Road. Cost is $10. Breakfast will be provided. For reservations, call 755-1200.
26. Official: Police at 'Dead End' in Ark. Car Bombing
- Monday, February 9, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Detectives are "at a dead end" in their investigation of a bombing that injured the chairman of the state's medical board, a police chief said Friday.
No witnesses have come forward with information about who entered Dr. Trent Pierce's driveway to plant the homemade bomb, West Memphis Police Chief Robert Paudert told The Associated Press.
27. Shell’s Concert Season Begins Thursday
- Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It was built for less than $12,000 in the 1930s by the city of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration.
But to relaunch the Levitt Shell at Overton Park – which the city closed a few years ago after years of inactivity and disrepair – it took a $1.3 million renovation plus the addition of new equipment, volunteers, staff, an office space and much more. That effort was years in the making, and it culminates Thursday night with the kickoff of the new shell’s inaugural concert season.
- Friday, August 15, 2008
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host artists from Fred Rawlinson Studio today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through Sunday. For more information, call Ciara Neill at 278-6868.
29. Archived Article
- Tuesday, February 5, 2008
60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $7.5 million
Project Cost: $12 million (Phase 1)
Permit Date: Applied January 2008
30. Let's Grow
- Friday, November 9, 2007
In a thriving community like DeSoto County, numerous public and private projects are under construction, on the drawing board or waiting to be dreamed up.
Whether in progress or in the pipeline, commercial and residential activity should continue to sprout throughout DeSoto, the fastest-growing county in Mississippi and the Mid-South and one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.
31. Levitt Shell to 'Promote Building Bridges' Through Music
- Tuesday, August 21, 2007
1928 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $501,000
Project Cost: $1.2 million
Permit Date: Applied August 2007
32. Regional Design Center's Creation Intensifies
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The train has left the station and zoomed past almost every obstacle that could delay it.
That's more or less how Heather Baugus responds when anyone pops into her office to inquire about the progress of the Memphis Regional Design Center. She's the executive director of the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), one of several groups working to keep the train, as it were, chugging onward.
33. To Shell and Back
- Thursday, January 25, 2007
The outdoor Memphis amphitheater where a young Elvis Presley played his first show in 1954 is a shell of its former self.
Its rows of wooden benches are begging for a fresh coat of paint, metal buildings around the stage have become eyesores and the whole thing long has been in need of structural repairs. Standalone panels that display community notices and events still include a faded program schedule for 2004.
34. STIRRING IDEA
- Thursday, July 13, 2006
In the early 20th century, famed architect and city planner Daniel Burnham ridiculed small-scale ideas as having "no magic to stir men's blood."
Thinking big was the cornerstone of his philosophy, as it likely will be during a public forum scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. at the BRIDGES Center at 477 N. Fifth St. The forum, "Design Matters: Great Urban Solutions Through Collaboration," is where architects, planners and designers will interact with the public for the first time to promote the creation of a regional design center in Memphis.
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
36. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Architecture Market Gaining Strength
The Daily News
Like other sectors of the building industry, the architecture market saw a downturn during the post-Sept. 11 economy. But the market now seems to be on the move, as are...
37. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, July 2, 2004
National Honor Caps Architects Career
The Daily News
Lee Askew hasnt ventured too far from his architectural beginnings, which emerged in an Overton Square store in the 1950s.
As a boy working at Lees Lighting, a sto...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Armstrong Allen PLLC announce the addition of associates Cassandra T
Armstrong Allen PLLC announce the addition of associates Cassandra T. Ferguson,
Telesa L. Taylor and Edward Burrell.
Ferguson was most recently assistant general counsel w...
40. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, June 13, 2001
By SUE PEASE Board transfers PILOT for Court St. building By SUE PEASE The Daily News The transfer of a tax abatement agreement for an historic building Downtown topped the agenda at the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. meeting Tuesday. The buildin...
41. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 16, 2001
The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Main Library Meeting Room A, 1850 Peabody Ave. The March selection is "Cosmos" by Ca...
42. Archived Article: St. Peter
- Tuesday, December 7, 1999
Church begins Church begins major expansion By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Something will happen Wednesday at St. Peters Catholic Church that hasnt in more than 120 years. At 11 a.m., parishioners will break ground on a $3 million expansion of the ...
43. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 23, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Take Our Daughters (and Sons) to Work The Association of Women Attorneys will present a mock trial to give young people a taste of the law By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Valerie Johnson was determined to find a way to show he...
44. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 9, 1997
TaylorGardnerArchitects Inc TaylorGardnerArchitects Inc., a Memphis architectural firm, was presented the 1997 Air National Guard Design Award at the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis on Saturday. The award was presented for the design of the Tennessee ...
45. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, May 13, 1997
Lee Askew, founder and principal of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc Lee Askew, founder and principal of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc., will be a featured speaker at the national convention of the American Institute of Architects on May 18...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 5, 1996
Laura T Laura T. Todd has joined the Bank of Collierville as mortgage loan officer. Formerly with First Tennessee Mortgage in Collierville, she has been in mortgage banking for more than 14 years. Todd is a graduate of the University of Mississippi ...
47. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 9, 1996
04-09 Real briefs AIA Memphis and the Dixon Gallery will present a lecture by Donald Kaufman on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the gallery. He will discuss solutions for problems in choosing color palettes for interiors. He and his wife and partner, Taffy Da...
48. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 2, 1996
04-02 Real briefs Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee announced the top office sales associates for the first two months of 1996. The associates who had the highest total closed sales volume in their office for January and February, respectively, were: Edw...