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1. The Week Ahead: February 20-26
- Monday, February 20, 2017
Enjoying that spring-like weather, Memphis? It’s another week of politics and music in the Bluff City, highlighted by the anticipated announcement Wednesday of acts that will be playing the Beale Street Music Festival in May. Here are some other highlights:
2. Civil Rights Milestones Among Tennessee Items Facing Cuts
- Tuesday, October 04, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Major milestones in the civil rights movements for minorities and women are among a slew of Tennessee historical events, names and places that would no longer be required learning under a proposed overhaul of the social studies curriculum.
3. Council Sets Stage for Final Pot Ordinance Vote
- Wednesday, September 21, 2016
With no debate, Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Sept. 20, the second of three readings of an ordinance that would allow police officers to write a ticket with a $50 fine for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
4. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
5. Last Word: The First Surrogate, Parkside at Shelby Farms and Manilow Memories
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
Here they come, fresh from Iowa and New Hampshire – first the surrogates and in the next two weeks the Presidential contenders themselves.
The nation’s “first surrogate” – former President Bill Clinton is at Whitehaven High School Thursday evening to rally early voters in the heart of a large reliably Democratic middle class community.
And it is that voter base that was integral to Barack Obama carrying Shelby County in the 2008 Democratic Presidential primary even as Hillary Clinton carried the state that year.
As mentioned here Tuesday, the local Bernie Sanders campaign opens its Memphis HQ over the weekend.
Hillary Clinton headquarters in Memphis and Nashville are on the way soon with the Nashville HQ opening Thursday as the former President is in Whitehaven and the candidate is preparing for another television debate Thursday in Milwaukee with Sanders.
And early voting opened Downtown Wednesday.
The first day's turnout Wednesday was 177 early and absentee voters. Combined with another 645 absentee votes cast before the early voting period, that makes 822 early or absentee votes.
Another Republican contender on the ballot in Tennessee is out of the race. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out the day after his dismal finish in New Hampshire. He did not have a slate of delegates on the ballot here.
6. Hattiloo Theatre to Expand With Development Center
- Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Hattiloo Theatre is expanding with a $750,000 addition 18 months after the black repertory theater company opened in Overton Square.
Hattiloo founder Ekundayo Bandele said Monday, Feb. 8, that the theater currently is designing and will break ground in March on the Hattiloo Theatre Development Center – a 3,200-square-foot two-story building. It will be built on what is now the northwest grassy slope of the parcel next to the theater.
7. From Costumes to Candy, Halloween Means Green for Select Retailers
- Monday, October 26, 2015
Halloween is big business for the retail industry, whether it’s costumes, candy or party supplies.
The National Retail Federation reports more than 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year. Its Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics reports the average person will spend $74.34, with total Halloween spending expected to reach $6.9 billion.
8. Republicans Hope Fox Can Break Democratic Grip on Nashville
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A closer-than-expected mayor's race in Nashville has Republicans hoping they can grab one of the last remaining major elected offices in Tennessee that has eluded their grasp amid a statewide GOP wave.
9. Old Favorites
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
A few years ago, Tandy Wilson, chef and owner of City House, offered this tip about earning his respect as a diner: Don’t tell me you’re a foodie, he said, tell me you’re a “regular.”
We were having a conversation about overuse of the term “foodie,” and how even though it can be a well-meaning label to show a person’s interest in a particular topic, it also can carry the snobbish weight of those who salivate over the trendiest dishes – and then salivate over their keypads to type a Yelp review after just one visit.
10. Rental Showdown
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
Tiffany H., 43, has found the perfect way to make money. It’s close to home, easy-to-manage and gives her the flexibility she needs as a busy mom shuttling two children back and forth to two different schools each day.
11. Nashville School News Briefs
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Montgomery Bell Student, Faculty Films Air
Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.
12. Sentencing Changes Sought for Business Crimes
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug dealers. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for an arguably less-sympathetic category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.
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. End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some
- Tuesday, April 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
15. Shutdown in Third Day With Debt Trouble Looming
- Friday, October 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Efforts to resolve the government shutdown were at a standstill Thursday as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, the Treasury warned of a dire risk to the economy ahead and work in the Capitol was briefly halted because of gunshots outside.
16. Hattiloo Theatre Ready to Rise at Overton Square
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hattiloo Theatre is preparing to break ground on its build-to-suit facility at Overton Square in Midtown within the next 45 days, as it finalizes some last-minute financing and lines up subcontractors.
17. Cuts Imminent, Senate Democrats, GOP Stage Votes
- Friday, March 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as Republicans and Democrats blamed each other for the latest outbreak of gridlock and the Obama administration readied plans to put the cuts into effect.
18. Another Round
- Monday, July 09, 2012
The revitalization of Overton Square can perhaps be best summed up with a famous quote often attributed to Mark Twain: “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
The history of the Midtown entertainment district dates back to late 1970, when T.G.I. Friday’s opened its first franchised location on Madison Avenue near Cooper Street following the passage of a referendum vote allowing liquor by the drink citywide a year prior.
19. Tying it All Together
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Two of the city’s high-profile architecture firms are behind the design enhancement of one of Memphis’ most cherished spots – Overton Square.
LRK Inc. is the architect of record for both Loeb Properties Inc.’s $20 million revitalization of the Midtown theater district and also for the city’s parking garage at Monroe Avenue and Florence Street.
20. Rock Photographers in Spotlight at Brooks
- Monday, July 19, 2010
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is proud to display a touring exhibition of rock stars including Barry Feinstein, Albert Watson, Henry Diltz, David Corio and Ian Dickson. Rock stars of photography, that is.
21. EMTs Look to Revised CDC Trauma Guidelines
- Friday, January 30, 2009
Emergency responders will make different decisions about which hospitals they send trauma patients to because of revised guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The guidelines, which were released last week, still stress the importance of taking severely injured people to a Level 1 trauma center such as the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. The CDC noted that the risk of death to a severely injured person is 25 percent lower if the patient receives care at such a center.
22. After Sales, Will Shoppers Pay Full Price Again?
- Thursday, January 08, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers are getting used to those 75 percent off sale signs, and that's bad news for merchants who worry they will also have to quickly slash prices on spring goods to attract customers.
23. Head Selected as Director Of SWTCC Library
- Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Carolyn Head has been selected to serve as executive director of Library Services for Southwest Tennessee Community College.
24. Judicial Selection Debate Expected To Heat Up
- Thursday, May 29, 2008
The legislation to continue the existence of the Judicial Selection Commission wasn’t approved by the Tennessee Legislature when the legislative session ended last week. That means the commission moves into a roughly yearlong phase legislators call a “wind down.”
25. With Judicial Selection Finalists Up for Renewal, Debate Proceeds in Earnest
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
The state Judicial Selection Commission that has been the subject of Governor Phil Bredesen's ire in the last two years is at a crossroads.
The legislative act that created the commission to send the names of finalists for state appellate court vacancies to the governor for his selection is up for renewal by legislators next month.
26. Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.
27. Bowers Pleads Guilty to Bribery
- Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Former state Sen. Kathryn Bowers, D-Memphis, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of bribery. In the plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed to drop five extortion counts after sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 24 before U.S. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen.
28. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
29. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, June 22, 2004
First Horizon Launches
GMRI Inc. Buys
GMRI Inc. has purchased 2.11 acres on Winchester Road in the Winchester/Hacks Cross Road Planned Development from Michael A. Lightman Sr. for $1.2 million, according to The Daily New...
30. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 05, 2004
University of Memphis Hosts HOPE Scholarship Seminar Jan. 5
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board of directors hosts a telephone conference call at 1 p.m. Call Will Pinkston at (615) 253-6881. Jan. 6
The Memphis City Council ...
31. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 11, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events March 11-March 17 March 11 Network of Memphis, an organization of progressive, professional and entrepreneuring women meets the second Monday of the month at Napa Cafe in Sanderlin Centre at 5:30 p.m. Guest ...
32. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 15, 2001
The Ultimate 10K and 5K Trail Run benefiting the Ronald McDonald House is 6 p Baptist Memorial Health Care is co-sponsoring a community health awareness and fitness fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church, 8899 Trinity R...
33. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Top business executives, administrators, civic volunteers and ministers are among the 55 leaders in the public and private sectors who have been selected to participate ...