Editorial Results (free)
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The National Civil Rights Museum will host a discussion with the editors of “An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee” Tuesday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. In the book, 17 scholars examine the city’s role in African-American history. Editors Aram Goudsouzian and Charles McKinney will be joined by four of the authors: Beverly Bond, Charles Hughes, Zandria Robinson and Elton Weaver. Cost is free. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
2. The Week Ahead: April 16-20
- Monday, April 16, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! It’s time for Africa in April, which in the minds of many Memphians, is the seasonal kick-off for festivals. The annual Southern Hot Wing Festival comes this weekend on Tiger Lane, so get ready for good times to replace that winter weather. Check out what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
3. Attorney Wooten Joins Evans Petree as Shareholder
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Attorney William Allen Wooten has joined Evans Petree PC as a shareholder, working in the firm’s Memphis office as well as its new location at the current Wooten Law Firm in Covington, Tennessee.
4. 1917 Lynching Recalled, Marker Planned at Site
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
In a year, a group of religious leaders hopes to draw at least 5,000 Memphians to an area off Summer Avenue by the Wolf River where 3,000 gathered nearly a century ago as a man was burned alive.
The Lynching Sites Project of Memphis gathered Sunday, May 22, in a field by a Wolf River oxbow, 99 years to the day that Ell Persons was lynched at an event that was covered by local newspapers in advance.
5. Massacre: 1866 and the Battles Over How Memphis History is Told
- Saturday, May 7, 2016
At the end of March with much secrecy, Rev. Keith Norman took delivery and responsibility for a large, heavy crate that stayed in his office for the next month.
“Don’t tell anybody, don’t let anybody get it, if they come in and say they work for the park commission or anybody, tell them to show identification,” were the instructions said Norman, who is president of the Memphis Branch NAACP.
6. 1866 Memphis Massacre Anniversary Draws Historians
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
South Street is now named G.E Patterson Boulevard in one of two name changes since the thoroughfare was a dirt road trod by horses and the wagons they pulled.
The only reminder of the street’s status as an epicenter of the violence 150 years ago this month that killed 46 people and burned every black church and school in the city to the ground is a plaque unveiled Sunday, May 1, in Army Park.
7. This week in Memphis history: May 22-28
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
2014: Morrissey plays The Orpheum.
1994: Lisa Marie Presley weds Michael Jackson in a marriage announced weeks later. During Elvis Week in August, the marriage spawns unfounded rumors that the couple will close Graceland to the public. At a fan club forum, Graceland CEO Jack Soden fields questions about whether gift shops in the plaza will sell Michael Jackson souvenirs alongside Elvis Presley souvenirs. The marriage lasts four years, during which the couple attends an Elvis tribute concert at The Pyramid.
8. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
9. Parks Controversy Back to City Council
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.
The ad hoc committee of nine, which included several historians and two City Council members, held its final meeting Monday, April 29, and voted with little discussion on several ideas for what used to be known as Confederate, Forrest and Jefferson Davis parks.
10. Committee Split on Park Renaming Options
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The nine-member ad hoc committee that is supposed to come up with recommendations for the Memphis City Council on what to call three Confederate-themed city parks displayed a clear rift Monday, April 22.
11. 100 Years of Higher Learning
- Monday, January 23, 2012
You can find the origins of the University of Memphis in the 19th century – the 19th Century Club, that is.
It’s because the idea for the institution took root more than 100 years ago among a group of women who were members of the service and philanthropy group that still exists today.
12. Richards Completes Trio Charged in Will Forgery
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Memphis firefighter Sandra Richards turned herself into authorities over the weekend on charges of tampering with evidence, aggravated perjury and forgery.
13. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups
- Monday, June 22, 2009
From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.
14. Morgan Keegan Settles With Indiana Charity for Undisclosed Amount
- Thursday, January 3, 2008
The Memphis brokerage firm that oversees a group of struggling mutual funds has settled an arbitration claim filed against one of them. The RMK funds saw much of their value wiped out in 2007's credit crisis.
15. Morgan Keegan Settles With Indiana Charity for Undisclosed Amount
- Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The Memphis brokerage firm that oversees a group of struggling mutual funds has settled an arbitration claim filed against one of them. The RMK funds saw much of their value wiped out in 2007’s credit crisis.
16. RMK Funds Have Legal Wheels Rolling
- Monday, December 17, 2007
At the four law firms across the U.S. where attorneys are jointly investigating the recent management and performance of several Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds, the phones ring just about every day.
17. Lawsuits Imminent on Behalf of RMK Investors
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Lawyers from four firms across the U.S. are working together to investigate the management and performance of several Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds.
As a result of that investigation, as many as a dozen complaints are expected to be filed in the near future on behalf of investors who've seen the value of their investments in those funds plummet dramatically. If other investigators and lawyers are looking into the funds too, still more complaints could be on the way.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Center City Development Corp. board of directors holds a meeting today at 9 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St.
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South hosts Talk Shoppe today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at its offices, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Getting Rid of Junk." The event is free.
19. Give 'Em Credit: Teachers' Credit Union Official Says New Branches Will Keep It Competitive
- Tuesday, December 19, 2006
New MATCU Branches on
Union Avenue and White Station Road
Project Cost: Not released
Permit Date: Dec. 4, 2006
20. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Beverly Bond was appointed vice president of Rhodes Colleges newly formed division of external programs
Crye-Leike Hires New Corporate Counsel
Sabrena Clinton was named corporate counsel for Crye-Leike Realtors. Clinton previously was a civil ...
21. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 8, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...