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1. Last Word: Mason Temple 50 Years Later, Medical Pot Dies in Nashville and Fire
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Mason Temple still looks pretty much the same as it did in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came there to give what would be his last speech – the Mountaintop speech – the night before his assassination. Tuesday evening, 50 years to the day that King gave that speech, the Church of God In Christ sanctuary was awash and aglow in multi-colored lights as a capacity invitation-only crowd gathered to mark the occasion.
2. Defying the NRA, Dick's Takes a Harder Line Against Guns
- Thursday, March 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by demanding tougher gun laws after the massacre in Florida.
3. Here’s Mud in Your Eye
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Karla Burr, left, boxes up a few cupcakes for Shannon Little, a customer of Muddy’s Bake Shop. Muddy’s opened on Leap Day in 2008 in the Sanderlin Center. The operation started small, with recipes from the home kitchen of founder Kat Gordon, using mixing bowls from her home as well as garage-sale furniture.
4. Last Word: Shutdown Over?, Glen Farms Plans and Billy Richmond - Wing Guru
- Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The federal government shutdown for many of us outside the Beltway amounted to a message on a website saying the agency we were looking up was closed Monday. And Monday was the third and final day of the most recent shutdown. But the immigration policy known as DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – is the issue to be explored by Congress in the three weeks that the continuing resolution covers. It’s an issue that there has been plenty of local discussion about
5. Getting Started
- Saturday, August 12, 2017
Every journey of a thousand miles begins with that first single step. Every song, that first note; every long-lasting relationship can trace back to that first hello.
The countless business startups in Memphis, many maturing thanks to the city’s myriad accelerators and entrepreneurship programs, likewise all unfold the same way. They all start, no pun intended, with that first idea that leads to the creation of an enterprise – hopefully a successful, money-making one.
6. 901 Comics Celebrating Its First Anniversary
- Friday, June 9, 2017
Shannon Merritt and Jaime Wright were a little concerned. They’d just sunk $10,000 into a dream, opening their own comic book store, and they had no real idea if customers would follow. They couldn’t be sure they would survive with a printed product in an ever-increasing digital world.
7. 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.
8. Authority Sticks With DMC for Beale Street
- Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Beale Street entertainment district is preparing for a Christmas parade and a New Year’s Eve celebration beyond Wednesday’s opening of the lucrative Memphis Grizzlies season.
The new year will mark a full two years that the Downtown Memphis Commission has been the interim manager of the district for the Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.
9. The Week Ahead: March 21-27
- Monday, March 21, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from the first Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival to a celebration of late Memphis wrestler Sputnik Monroe.
10. Madison Avenue Business Association Launches 'Meet Me' Event
- Wednesday, March 9, 2016
If you’re on or around Madison Avenue later this month with at least $20 to spend, there will be specials and deals aplenty as part of a new event to boost business to the street.
The Madison Avenue Business Association, a collection of businesses along the busy thoroughfare that launched their organization in 2012, is hosting its inaugural “Meet Me Along Madison” event March 22 and 23.
11. Bona Fide
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
When the Bona Fide Blues Festival takes a set of stages in Overton Square and the Cooper-Young neighborhood next month, it will mark a return that’s been a long time coming.
But it also will offer something new.
12. Huey’s Hosting Celebration for 45th Anniversary
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Huey’s Restaurants is throwing a block party later this month to celebrate its 45th anniversary, a bash for which the public will need to bring lawn chairs and big appetites.
The Memphis-based restaurant company, which is inviting the community to its block party April 26 starting at 2 p.m., plans to line Madison Avenue from Rembert to Barksdale with beer, food tents, a kid’s area and a live-music stage the middle of the street.
13. Deck the Halls
- Thursday, December 4, 2014
It was early Tuesday, a little more than 48 hours before Overton Square was set to throw a major holiday celebration complete with a tree-lighting ceremony, school choirs and dozens of participating tenants.
14. Stonewall Jackson's Little Slice of Heaven in Brentwood
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
“Everybody has to meet his Waterloo,” sings honky-tonk hero Stonewall Jackson in his breakthrough No. 1 hit back in 1959.
Of course, that line, the entire song really, means everybody must meet his or her fate someday.
15. Flying Saucer Celebrates 17 Years in Memphis
- Friday, June 20, 2014
The explosion of Memphis’ beer scene and the enthusiasm for unique craft beers is pretty hard to miss.
From events such as Zoo Brew to a growing number of retailers offering growlers on tap to expansions like that of Wiseacre Brewing Co. – which this week said it’s adding 20 employees to its brewery and taproom – it’s clear the local interest in beer is widespread.
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Memphis Challenge will kick off its Power Lunch Series, which connects young professionals with peers and industry leaders, Wednesday, March 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St. Leanne Scull, vice president, investments for Raymond James, will present “What is Your Financial Well-Being.” Tickets are $25. Visit memphischallenge.org.
17. Eighth Serving
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Huey’s isn’t finished growing in Memphis.
The restaurant group with its distinctive burgers, checkered tablecloths and toothpick-filled ceilings is opening a restaurant in Germantown in about five months – the eighth Huey’s and the first new one in a decade.
18. Kirby Finds Home With Harris Shelton
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.
19. Coverage May be Unaffordable for Low-Wage Workers
- Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.
20. Lighting the Spark
- Saturday, February 9, 2013
Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.
21. Lost Crosswords: Part 2
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is Part 2 of a series. Don’t miss Part 1, next week. (I know what order series normally go in! Get over it already!)
Maggie the Cheagle and I decided to watch “Lost” again. Last year, we watched for the first time, with Susan along for the ride. We went through all six seasons in about two months.
22. Levitt Shell Opens Spring Season
- Monday, May 7, 2012
The Levitt Shell opens its spring 2012 season with a kid-friendly schedule shift and an serendipitous focus on music and dance groups with roots in Africa. The new season will include as many free shows as the previous season, however they are spread out over a longer period of time, May 17 through July 1.
23. GOP Hopefuls Assail Obama Labor Board Appointments
- Friday, January 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – With an eye on the upcoming South Carolina primary, Republican presidential candidates on Thursday assailed President Barack Obama for bypassing the Senate to name three new members to the National Labor Relations Board.
24. State Cuts to Medicaid Affect Patients, Providers
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – Just as Medicaid prepares for a vast expansion under the federal health care overhaul, the 47-year-old entitlement program for the poor is under increasing pressure as deficit-burdened states chip away at benefits and cut payments to doctors.
25. Herman Cain's Sudden Surge Powered by 9-9-9 Plan
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – If there's a policy star in the Republican presidential primary it may be Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan. It has helped fuel the Georgia businessman's sudden surge in the GOP race. But behind the catchy slogan is a reality: Experts say it will raise taxes on some Americans.
26. Developer Turns Vacant Warehouses Into Living Space
- Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A row of multi-colored duplexes tucked behind an old warehouse on Linden Avenue could be a textbook illustration for urban infill development and adaptive reuse.
The new duplexes are the first phase of housing that will come on the market with the Linden Yards development, which also will transform three brick-and-mortar warehouses on both sides of the street into living space. The 4.5-acre site is immediately west of and across the railroad tracks from Southwest Tennessee Community College.
27. Turnout Records Fall Even in GOP-Friendly States
- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Even in reliably red states where Barack Obama has little chance of winning Tuesday, unprecedented numbers of registrations and early votes have been tallied, and elections officials are predicting a record turnout in places where neither candidate even bothered to campaign.
28. Pilot Becomes Highest-Ranked Woman in MPD History
- Monday, January 28, 2008
The promotion of Janice Pilot last week to deputy director of the Memphis Police Department is the latest milestone in the nearly 50 years that women have been on the police force.
With the appointment to the No. 2 spot by Police Director Larry Godwin, Pilot became the highest-ranked woman in the history of the MPD. Godwin picked her from the deputy chief ranks to fill the vacancy created when Ernest Dobbins left earlier this month to become director of the new city Division of Community Enhancement.
29. Putting Your Heart Where Your Money Is
- Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The last thing an adult sitting in a kiddie pool wants to do is look down and see the pool shrinking around him. Depending on how badly he feels he needs to take a dip, he may struggle to come up with a way to stretch the pool back out.
30. Where Population Grows, Crime Inevitably Follows
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006
In April 1997, an inmate at the Fayette County Jail in Somerville shot and killed a sheriff's deputy who had driven him from the jail to a dentist's appointment.
The inmate, Kennath Artez Henderson, now sits on death row, but the horror of the incident that took Deputy Tommy Bishop's life was a startling reminder of the danger lurking in Fayette County's system for transporting inmates.
31. Moot Court Team Gives Good Showing at Competition
- Thursday, February 9, 2006
The moot court team at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law has made university history, advancing further than any in the school's past.
The group, which finished second in the national moot court finals held recently at the New York City Bar Association headquarters, consisted of law students Todd Richardson, Shannon McKenna and Mark Thompson. Law professor and associate dean for academic affairs Barbara Kritchevsky coached the team.
32. U of M Moot Court Team Earns Spot in National Finals
- Wednesday, November 23, 2005
H. McCall Wilson Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County, recently attended a meeting of the American Bankers Association's Community Bankers Council in Washington, D.C. Wilson represents Tennessee's community banks on the council.
33. Gift Shop Adds Unique Flavor to Cordova Home
- Wednesday, July 6, 2005
If customers miss the sign out front, they might spy the miniature table under a tree in the front yard, set with an empty lemonade pitcher, four little glasses and a beautiful green plant. All that's missing from the scene are young children chasing each other around the spacious front lawn, all but ignoring their pretend afternoon tea party.
34. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 13, 2003
Mentors Help New Lawyers Ease Into Profession
The Daily News
When J.V. Thompson took a job with Jackson, Tenn., law firm Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC last summer, he knew he wouldnt just be thrown into the fire. ...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner. The annual award honors the Enterprise employee whose leadership, professionalism, i...
36. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, March 6, 2002
Microsoft files suite against Memphis company in fight against software piracy Microsoft sues Memphis firm in fight against piracy By SUE PEASE The Daily News In its effort to crack down on software piracy, Microsoft Corp. investigates thousands of ...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Andrew S Andrew S. Bledsoe and Shannon E. Holbrook have joined Harris, Shelton, Dunlap, Cobb & Ryder PLLC as associates in the firms Memphis office. Bledsoe, who concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, and ...