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1. The Week Ahead: Dec. 4-10
- Monday, December 4, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! The holidays are in full swing, and several events this week aim to help you make a dent in your shopping list while also supporting local artisans and small businesses. Check out the details on those, plus our entertainment picks and more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
2. Life After Tony Allen? A Lot More Boring Than Life With Tony Allen
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Tony Allen at his best was the best. Or as he loved to remind us all with a gesture and a shout: FIRST-TEAM ALL-DEFENSE!
But God love him, he was never easy.
No player, just like no person, is always at his best. We know this. We all have our highs and lows. Thing is, most of us spend much of life in that vast middle ground of our own, personal, averageness.
3. Last Word: Football In The Rain, Shakespeare in Cordova and The Grizz Roster
- Friday, September 1, 2017
There are moments in the history of sports amateur and professional that involve turn outs like the one Thursday at the Liberty Bowl for the Tigers football season opener. There were the people who ran the St. Jude marathon in the ice several years back even after the race was cancelled. Going back to the 1980s, there were those who came out in below freezing temps for Alabama Coach Bear Bryant’s last game that came at the annual Liberty Bowl.
4. Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.
5. NCAA Rule Ending Two-a-Days Forcing Teams to Adjust
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
The two-a-day football practices that coaches once used to toughen up their teams and cram for the start of the season are going the way of tear-away jerseys and the wishbone formation.
As part of its efforts to increase safety, the NCAA approved a plan this year that prevents teams from holding multiple practices with contact in a single day.
6. Bowl Names Tim McCarver Distinguished Citizen
- Saturday, July 1, 2017
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl honored former St. Louis Cardinals catcher and Hall of Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver on Sunday, June 26, with its Distinguished Citizen Award at a dinner that benefitted St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
7. Tim McCarver Receives Distinguished Citizen Award
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl honored former St. Louis Cardinals catcher and Hall of Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver on Sunday, June 26, with its Distinguished Citizen Award in a dinner at the Hilton Memphis hotel. All proceeds from the dinner benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
8. Finding Weekend Escape in Tuscaloosa
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
When I hear Tuscaloosa, it’s almost always in the classic voice of former college football announcer Keith Jackson as he welcomes TV viewers to the campus of the University of Alabama.
9. Say It’s So, Mo! Speights Calls out Clippers Teammates for Complaining to Officials
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Remember our old friend Mo Speights? Big fella, but liked to stay away from the scrums under the basket and instead drop in feathery jump shots?
He played with the Grizzlies in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, averaging 7.9 points.
10. Mississippi Officials Worry About Future Opioid-Related Problems
- Tuesday, December 13, 2016
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi officials are worried that the state could end up with an opioid problem like other states that have battled with drug addiction.
The Daily Journal reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/2gphmT9) that Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday issued an executive order creating an Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force.
11. 24 Questions: Counting Down to the Start of the NBA Season
- Friday, October 14, 2016
With the start of the NBA season drawing near, let’s get that shot clock running and put up 24 questions in need of answers:
24. Will the Philadelphia 76ers, who were at FedExForum to play the Grizzlies in a preseason game this past week, finally crack 20 victories after winning 19 games three seasons ago, then 18, and only 10 last season?
12. Thomas Rejoins Bass, Berry & Sims
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Attorney Oscar L. Thomas has rejoined Bass, Berry & Sims’ Memphis office as counsel after serving as vice president of business affairs for MRI Interventions Inc., a medical device manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif.
13. Almost Gone: Kobe, Carter and an Era
- Monday, December 28, 2015
There were moments. For the great ones, for the future Hall-of-Famers, there are always moments.
So yes, Kobe Bryant can still occasionally cross somebody over and run toward the rim. Sunday night at FedExForum, he even did it to Tony Allen.
14. Birmingham Offers More Than Bowl Game
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
University of Memphis football fans will head to Birmingham, Ala., next week to celebrate a bowl game appearance that could see the team finish with 10 wins for a second straight season.
It’s been a historical run, and the Birmingham Bowl appearance will give the Tigers a rare chance to play against Auburn University. The game’s 11 a.m. kickoff makes it a plausible day trip, but then Birmingham has plenty to offer anyone thinking of spending a night or two.
15. Reveiz Knows What Vols Need to Snap Streak
- Friday, October 23, 2015
Tennessee place-kicker Fuad Reveiz was anxious and nervous much of the week leading up the Vols’ game against Alabama on Oct. 16, 1982.
It was a tall order for the Vols.
Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant had an 11-game winning streak against UT. The Crimson Tide was 5-0, ranked No. 2 in the country and coming off a 42-21 victory against then-No. 3 Penn State.
16. Scheduled Good Times: The Next Grizzlies Season
- Friday, August 14, 2015
Turns out, Marc Gasol was wrong.
“I don’t think LeBron is coming through that door anytime soon,” Gasol said after the end of last season.
But in fact LeBron James, albeit wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, will come through the doors at FedExForum for the 2015-16 season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
17. Dick Vitale Receives Distinguished Citizen Award
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Well-known ESPN commentator Dick Vitale received the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award on Sunday, June 21.
Vitale, who previously was a college basketball coach, was the guest of honor at the kickoff event of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Golf Classic, which benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
18. Time is Now
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
For now, the Memphis Grizzlies’ window of opportunity is open.
With four straight playoff appearances in the immediate past, there is no reason to believe the Grizzlies won’t get there again. But it’s not about just getting there, not about playing a tough seven-game series, as the Grizzlies did in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Oklahoma City last season, only to come home after a dispiriting Game 7 loss.
19. Bigger, Better, Louder
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”
20. 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.
21. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
22. Court Hears Arguments on Mississippi Abortion Law
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Mississippi law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals would effectively shut down the state's only abortion clinic and pose an unconstitutional burden on women seeking abortions, an attorney told a federal appeals court Monday.
23. Score-Watching Grizz Can’t Lose Sight of Opponents
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Two hours before the Grizzlies played the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at FedExForum, Memphis coach Dave Joerger talked about the last loss – at Charlotte – the game ahead, and that aggravating play that recently invaded Memphis living rooms, including Joerger’s own.
24. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
25. Chamber Official: Transportation ‘Huge Part’ of Local Economy
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Traffic Club of Memphis hosted its monthly luncheon on Tuesday at The Racquet Club of Memphis, welcoming Andre B. Dean, the Greater Memphis Chamber’s vice president of public policy and community affairs, as the guest speaker. The club also held its annual board member elections, with incoming President Carey Treadwell of Dynamex Inc. taking the helm for the next year.
26. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
- Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Stanton Thomas, curator of the Carroll Cloar exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
28. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.
29. Meadows Named Director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Bobby Meadows has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as executive director. Meadows, a licensed nursing home administrator, has 13 years of nursing home experience, including 11 as an executive director. Most recently, he served for six years at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.
30. Black Girls Code Coming to Memphis
- Friday, January 4, 2013
At one point when Kimberly Bryant, a native Memphian who got a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, was still in school, Apple’s Macintosh was still new on the scene.
31. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
32. Grizzlies Shift Focus To Playoff Grit, Grind
- Friday, April 27, 2012
As the shortened but grueling NBA season was winding itself down into so many ugly wins over mere Hornets, Bobcats and Cavaliers, the Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay looked back and summed up the journey.
33. Players Reject NBA's Offer, Threatening Season
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Two years at the bargaining table led nowhere, so NBA players are ready to take their chances in a courtroom.
The players' association rejected the league's latest proposal for a new labor deal Monday and began disbanding, paving the way for a lawsuit that throws the season into jeopardy.
34. Players Reject NBA's Offer, Begin to Disband Union
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season.
"We're prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA," union executive director Billy Hunter said. "That's the best situation where players can get their due process."
35. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.
36. Infusion by Bank of America Buys Time, Stability for Countrywide
- Friday, August 24, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The infusion of $2 billion from Bank of America Corp. should help shore up sagging Countrywide Financial Corp. as it tries to outlast the credit crunch squeezing Wall Street and the mortgage industry, analysts said Thursday.
37. Square Foods Bids Farewell to Overton Square
- Thursday, March 30, 2006
Jeanice Blancett's Midtown health food store is not your typical grocery, where super-sizes, square footage and self-service checkout lines reign supreme.
Along the way, Blancett's Square Foods Natural Market at 2094 Madison Ave. has become a popular gathering spot. At the center of the 7,200-square-foot store she opened in 2002, customers park on bar stools to chat, unwind and enjoy selections from a specially prepared deli menu.
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
39. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, August 30, 2002
One hundred yards of picturesque grass equals more than a thousand memories to John Sowell
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
One hundred yards of picturesque grass equals more than a thousand memories to John Sowell.
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Bean, Ison & Ruleman PLLC, CPAs & Consultants has announced the following promotions: Patricia M Bean, Ison & Ruleman PLLC, CPAs & Consultants has announced the following promotions: Patricia M. Colley to tax manager, Dana D. Horner ...
41. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, October 30, 1996
Galleria announces Galleria announces first group of stores Urban Shopping Centers Inc., owner of the Wolfchase Galleria under construction at I-40 and Germantown Parkway, announced Tuesday many of the new stores that will open in the mall Feb. 26. ...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 4, 1996
03-04 Calendar March 4 Fidelity Investments will offer an estate planning seminar at noon at the Summit Club, 5100 Poplar Ave. For more information on the free seminar, call 1-800-452-9936. City Councilman Jerome Rubin and Mayor W. W. Herenton will ...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 21, 1996
02-21 Memos ETI Corp. has announced the addition of two staff members. Janet Smith has joined ETI as marketing coordinator for the land development department. She most recently served as executive secretary for a Memphis-based architecture and engi...