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1. MLK50 Observances Come With Appeals, Memories
- Friday, April 6, 2018
The way National Civil Rights Museum president Terri Lee Freeman described it as the MLK50 commemorations began this week, the church bells would cascade when they rang Wednesday, April 4, starting at 6:01 p.m. – the moment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot 50 years ago.
2. Last Word: MLK50s Big Day, Hotel Changes and Murica on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
The peak of the MLK50 events came Wednesday with a chill but some sunshine and lots to consider. Understand -- this isn’t over. There are still a few more events to go through the weekend and even into next week. If nothing else, a lot more Memphians and visitors got a good look at most of South Main in the best way possible – on foot. And if the Beale Street District ever expands east to Danny Thomas, the intersection there makes a really good place for a party.
3. Anniversary of King's Assassination Marked With Marches, Rallies
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Several thousand people marching under the banners of unions and civil rights organizations marched peacefully Wednesday, April 4, from the headquarters of the American Federal of State County and Municipal Employees at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard to Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.
4. Football Can’t Arrive Soon Enough for Vols Fans
- Friday, March 30, 2018
Thank goodness Tennessee spring football is here. Vol Nation needs a diversion with all that’s happened the past couple of weeks, like the men’s basketball team losing to Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, and Loyola advancing to the Final Four.
5. Dedication Of Plaza Among King Observances
- Thursday, March 15, 2018
The city will formally dedicate a plaza in honor of the 1968 striking sanitation workers at an April 5 ceremony, one of numerous events surrounding the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
- Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Home Show of the Mid-South takes place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.
7. Forrest Down
- Saturday, December 23, 2017
It’s hard to know where the equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest is when there aren’t lights on it.
That was the case Wednesday, Dec. 20, as the spotlights normally illuminating the likeness of the Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan grand wizard were doused.
8. Forrest and Davis Statues Removed As City Sells Parks
- Thursday, December 21, 2017
With a quick vote without debate on a last-minute substitute ordinance, the Memphis City Council set in motion Wednesday, Dec. 20, the removal of Confederate monuments in two city parks.
And four hours later the equestrian statue of Confederate General, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard that has stood for more than 100 years was removed from its base by a crane and taken to an undisclosed location. An hour after that another crane moved into Memphis Park to remove the statue of Confederacy president Jefferson Davis.
9. How Should ‘Good People’ React to Racist Ideology?
- Thursday, October 19, 2017
Southern nationalists planning to lead rallies in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville are banking on Republican ideas and protection to spread their views, a burr under the saddle for state lawmakers in the controlling party.
10. Vols, Jackets Each Eager to Make Statement
- Friday, September 1, 2017
Enough of the talk. Enough of the speculation. Let’s play some football.
Tennessee starts its fifth season of the Butch Jones coaching era on Monday night against Georgia Tech at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is 8 p.m. (TV: ESPN).
11. Monument Effort Reflects Differing Strategies
- Friday, August 18, 2017
The call to remove Confederate monuments in Memphis city parks is increasingly meeting with local officials pointing toward Nashville and state officials. And local activists are pointing to a clock.
12. Deadly Rally Accelerates Removal of Confederate Statues
- Wednesday, August 16, 2017
In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.
In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she's ready to tear down all of her city's Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. San Antonio lawmakers are looking ahead to removing a statue from a prominent downtown park.
13. Vols Offensive Line Rushing Into Much-Anticipated Season
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Jalen Hurd knows right where he stands among Tennessee’s running backs of the past and wants to be No. 1 in career rushing yards at the end of the 2016 season.
The junior from Hendersonville Beech High School needs 892 yards to surpass Travis Henry as UT’s career rushing leader.
14. Council Approves Smart Meter Pact, Compromises on Water Rate Hike, Idlewild Gate
- Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Dec. 1, a $240-million five-year contract between Memphis Light Gas and Water Division and Elster Solutions LLC to outfit most of the city with Smart Meters.
15. Design Board Approves New Peabody Place Facade
- Friday, November 6, 2015
The Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board approved a multitude of Downtown projects Wednesday, Nov. 4, including new Peabody Place Tower signage and Central Station plans that include an outdoor Malco movie screen.
16. Raleigh Warehouse on Elmore Road Sells For $700,000
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
A Union County, Tenn., forklift business has sold a Raleigh warehouse building for $700,000.
Union City Forklift Inc. sold the property at 2188 Spicer Cove in Memphis to Dpdd LLC, according to an April 6 warranty deed. Jim Mason, president of Union City Forklift Inc., signed the warranty deed.
17. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 1, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
18. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
22. 100 Years of Design
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Evans Taylor Foster Childress, which celebrates its centennial in March, can trace its origins to two distinguished Memphis architectural firms.
23. Burch Porter Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Monday, November 28, 2011
Fourteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2011 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
24. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
25. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.
Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:
26. Burch Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Fifteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2010 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
27. Colliers Sells Property to Union Forklift
- Friday, October 22, 2010
Colliers International recently sold an 18,750-square-foot building in the Perimeter Point Business Park, 2188 Spicer Cove.
28. Burch Porter Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Seventeen attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
29. Burch Porter Attys Honored By Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Monday, November 30, 2009
Fourteen attorneys at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been included in the 2009 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
30. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
31. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
32. U of M Education Dean Forms Advisory Council
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
Don Wagner, dean of the College of Education at the University of Memphis, has formed an advisory council made up of community leaders.
33. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
34. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
35. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
36. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, February 12, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Laying the foundation Architect Granville Taylor used mortar to begin building a career By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News As a child growing up in Russellville, Ky., Granville Taylor never imagined hed end up becoming an archite...
37. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, October 31, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A passion for helping youth Youth Villages administrator Patrick Lawler has a heart for the young By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Patrick Lawler was an 18-year-old, he went to work for Tall Trees Youth Guidance School. Fo...
38. Archived Article: Library Chg
- Friday, October 3, 1997
1939 S Third 381090000 MEM (null) (null)(null) Public Library 1850 Peabody 381040000 (null) Wells Construction Corp CH Library Library construction starts at Southgate Mall By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Construction has started on renovations ...