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1. The Week Ahead: March 14-20, 2016
- Monday, March 14, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from the first look at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s proposed diversity program to a truly Irish celebration of St. Paddy’s Day.
2. 'King of the Blues' B.B. King Dead at 89 at Home in Vegas
- Friday, May 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
3. Shelby Farms Conservancy Seeks $7.2 Million in Permits
- Tuesday, February 03, 2015
6093 N Patriot Lake Blvd.
415 E. Patriot Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $7.2 million
4. Lot Shortage Leads to Fewer New Homes
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Shelby County homebuilding activity slowed in 2014 as builders filed fewer permits and sold fewer homes than in 2013.
Homebuilders filed 850 permits in 2014, down 8.6 percent from 930 permits filed in 2013 and down 7 percent from 914 permits filed in 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
- Thursday, January 15, 2015
Eyewear Gallery will hold free vision screenings for the effects of blood pressure on vision Thursday, Jan. 15, and every Thursday in January from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Visit eyeweargallery.com or call 901-763-2020.
6. Simonson Joins IRIS Orchestra Staff
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Jenna Simonson has joined IRIS Orchestra as community relations coordinator. In her new role, Simonson will oversee community engagement programs and office management for the orchestra, which kicked off its 15th season in October.
7. Winter Drags Down Q1 Building Permits
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Shelby County’s homebuilding industry, plagued by poor weather early in 2014, got off to a slow start in the first quarter, with builders filing 14.2 percent fewer permits than in the same three-month period a year ago.
8. City Sprouts
- Thursday, March 06, 2014
The vacant homes and lots on Jennette Place near Walker Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard in South Memphis began germinating like an urban form of kudzu. They appeared like an invasive species in this proud neighborhood, spreading quickly, choking the life from viable properties and growing into a scourge that at one point seemed impossible to eradicate.
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will present “spark: behind the scenes of ‘World Wonders’” Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Attendees will meet the dancers and artistic staff before the 8 p.m. performance. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.
10. Slow Job Growth Yields Dip in New-Home Permits
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Shelby County homebuilding activity continued to cool off in November, with builders filing fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to the same month a year ago.
Homebuilders pulled 58 permits in November, down 23.6 percent from 76 permits filed in November 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
11. Shelby County Homebuilding Slows in October
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Shelby County homebuilding activity cooled in October, with builders filing fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to October 2012.
Homebuilders pulled 54 permits in October, down 38.6 percent from 88 permits filed in October 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
12. Traffic Stop
- Monday, August 12, 2013
Planners of the eastern extension of the Shelby Farms Greenline – from Farm Road to the Cordova train station – are getting in some roadwork these days.
Frank Gianotti of the engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, and other planners of the extension have been hitting the streets recently to talk about the planning work that is about halfway complete.
13. Merchandiser Five Below Signs Lease in Olive Branch
- Friday, October 05, 2012
A growing Philadelphia-based value retailer has inked a substantial industrial lease deal in Olive Branch.
Five Below Inc. has leased 605,427 square feet in Hacks Cross Logistics Center Building 1, 9105 Hacks Cross Road.
14. U of M Earth Day Program to Feature Green Internships
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Funded in 2010 by the student Green Fee – adopted by the University of Memphis student body in 2007 – the “Green Internship” program will highlight green internships, which began this spring when 12 of 22 applicants were selected for positions.
15. Ex-Smith & Nephew Workers Push Back
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Smith & Nephew now has to deal with countercomplaints filed by some of the nine employees the company fired last month after the company claimed they were planning to resign together, start their own company and use Smith & Nephew trade secrets.
16. Mayors to Kick Off Walking Day at Shelby Farms
- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will kick off National Start! Walking Day with an April 6 at Shelby Farms Park.
17. Smith & Nephew Sues Former Employees
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Smith & Nephew has raced to contain any damage from a scheme the company said it recently interrupted that involved nine former employees who allegedly planned to resign together, start their own company and benefit from company trade secrets.
18. Adrienne Johnson Promoted at the Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Adrienne Johnson has been promoted to director of research for the Greater Memphis Chamber.
19. Garden Grit Teaches Memphians To ‘Grow-Cook-Share’
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Two Midtown women are on a mission to encourage Memphians to eat local, even if that means assessing city-dwellers’ backyards to advise them on how to grow their own vegetables.
“It’s not rocket science. It’s taking care of your body. It’s growing food, it’s cooking food, it’s eating food. It’s essential,” said Wendi Gammill, who along with friend Jayne Ellen White founded Garden Grit, a local organization with a simple philosophy of “grow-cook-share.”
20. Charter Comm. Considers Two New Divisions
- Monday, March 22, 2010
The first proposal to reach the Metro Charter Commission for a new consolidated government would create two new divisions – “parks and community enhancement” and “civilian enhancement.”
A three-member task force considering how to handle park services and amenities including public libraries brought its recommendations to the full body Thursday afternoon.
- Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Memphis Urban League Inc. will host its 2008 Annual Empowerment Luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The featured speaker will be political strategist Donna Brazile. For reservations, call 272-2491, Ext. 23 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Friday, April 20, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence hosts "Essentials of Human Resource Management" today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The event is $65 for Alliance members and $99 for nonmembers. For more information, call 684-6605.
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Leadership Memphis Welcome Memphis program will be held today from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Registration is $125 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Call 278-0016 or visit www.leadershipmemphis.org to register.
24. Y and Where
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Officials at YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South are looking to move the 150-year-old organization's metropolitan offices back to Memphis.
One of the possible locations for the headquarters is a 2.3-acre lot adjacent to the Ric Nuber YMCA at 5885 Quince Road in East Memphis.
25. Arlington's Growing Medical Community Might Get New Hospital
- Monday, July 24, 2006
The small towns that surround Memphis are no longer the new frontiers they once were. Unbridled growth occurring in places like Arlington - the northeast Shelby County municipality of more than 7,500 residents - resembles one of those department store contests in which shoppers cram as many goods into their carts as they can.
26. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, April 14, 2005
The March of Dimes sponsors Walk America 2005 at 9 a
The Grant Center offers an Advanced Grant Seeking workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $99 for members; $125 for non-members....
27. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 22, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 22-April 28 April 22 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
28. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, April 19, 2002
Healthy pets of all varieties, breeds and ages will be available for adoption at the first-ever Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption Fes Healthy pets of all varieties, breeds and ages will be available for adoption at the first-ever Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption...
29. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 18, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events March 18-March 24 March 19 Memphis Rotary Club hosts Robert Hirshon, American Bar Association president, at noon at LeMoyne-Owen College, Bruce Hall (on Walker Avenue). Parking is available at Metropolitan B...
30. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, June 01, 2001
Riverboat ride to celebrate life for cancer survivors Week celebrates life of cancer survivors By MARY DANDO The Daily News The Memphis Cancer Foundation, Flying Colors Cancer Resource Center and the Memphis Cancer Center invite area cancer survivor...