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1. June 2-8, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, June 03, 2017
2016: Memphis Police officer Verdell Smith is killed in the line of duty when the suspect in three Downtown shootings runs over him at Beale Street and B.B. King Boulevard. The incident begins when Justin Welch allegedly shoots two people sitting at a picnic table outside Westy’s near The Pyramid, then walks across the street and shoots a Bass Pro Shops employee in the Pyramid parking lot.
Police scramble to apprehend Welch and find him driving a stolen car the wrong way on B.B. King toward Beale. As Smith and other officers try to clear pedestrians from the intersection, Welch hits the 18-year Memphis Police veteran with the car. Two of the three people shot are critically injured; Welch is treated for minor injuries.
2. Spurs Win Series with 103-96 Victory in Game 6
- Friday, April 28, 2017
With 6:29 left in the fourth quarter San Antonio’s Danny Green fouled Mike Conley as he was attempting a 3-point shot. It was a mistake that went against the Spurs’ championship DNA. And when Conley made all three free throws, the Memphis Grizzlies owned an 88-81 lead late Thursday night within the friendly confines of FedExForum.
3. Dunbar Elementary Gets Reprieve, But Carnes Closing
- Thursday, February 02, 2017
Dunbar Elementary School will remain open next August, while Carnes Elementary will close its doors forever at the end of the current school year.
The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 31, to close Carnes after SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson withdrew his recommendation to close Dunbar.
4. Hopson Says Violence Shows 'Desperation and a Lack of Hope'
- Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson wants the school system to find a way to combat violence outside the borders of school campuses as well as within.
Hopson expressed concern Tuesday, Jan. 31, about violent crime in the city after a spike in January in which there were five homicides in one weekend across the city. Two of the five people who died were each 15-years old and both Shelby County Schools students.
5. New Type of Subdivision to Replace Foote Homes
- Friday, September 09, 2016
Memphis’ last traditional public housing complex is coming down and a new kind of subdivision will rise in its place.
The Land Use Control Board formally accepted the site plan for the South City development at its Thursday, Sept. 8, meeting. With the help of a $30 million federal Choice Neighborhoods grant, the Memphis Housing Authority plans to raze the 420 units of Foote Homes that date back to the 1940s to make way for Memphis’ first sustainable subdivision.
6. BBB Names Crowder Director Of Business Development
- Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Carol Crowder has joined the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South as director of business development, responsible for increasing the number of BBB-accredited businesses and growing revenue throughout the 28 counties that BBB of the Mid-South serves. She also will work with accredited areas to help them take advantage of BBB services to help them promote and grow their businesses. Crowder has more than 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and operations. She previously served as an associate director for ALSAC/St. Jude.
7. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
8. Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82
- Monday, November 23, 2015
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs played poorly, were not sharp and heard all about it during a fiery timeout.
Imagine if they had lost.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the Spurs held on to snap the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.
9. Despite Rhetoric, Florida Game Critical for Tennessee's Butch Jones
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tennessee’s Butch Jones will coach the biggest game of his three-year tenure with the Vols – and probably the biggest of his entire coaching career – at Florida on Saturday.
Like it or not, Jones is carrying the weight of UT’s 10-game losing streak to Florida on his shoulders.
10. Poplar Tunes Recognized As Music Institution
- Monday, August 17, 2015
Several generations of Poplar Tunes employees gathered at the former site of the Danny Thomas Boulevard store last week for an interesting moment in the long but recently ended life of an obsolete institution – a music store.
11. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
12. Universal Life Building Developers Acquire Key Public Financing
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Developers of the Universal Life Building have received approval for two key pieces of financing and a commitment from the city of Memphis to lease about half of the building.
Self-Tucker Properties LLC won approval Tuesday, April 14, for a nine-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. to renovate the building for office use. Architects Jimmie Tucker and Juan Self, principals of Self-Tucker Architects, also gained approval for $2 million in Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for the project.
13. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
14. Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin: Developing Champions ‘The Right Way’
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
For a baseball coach – one of the best in the business – Tim Corbin owes much of his career to influences from a different athletic endeavor.
15. Holding On
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
The national outlook for traditional enclosed malls is bleak. No new enclosed mall has been built in the U.S. since 2006. More than 24 have closed since 2010, and an additional 60 are teetering on the edge, according to data from Green Street Advisors. Around 15 percent of malls nationwide are expected to close in the next decade.
16. Ikea Store Clears Regulatory Hurdles
- Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ikea’s site plan for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway was given the green light by the Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board on Thursday, Feb. 12.
17. Plans Emerge for Universal Life Building
- Friday, January 16, 2015
In major Downtown news, the on-again, off-again redevelopment of the Universal Life Insurance Co. building Downtown appears to be on.
18. Macy’s Exit Presents Problems, Possibilities in Whitehaven
- Monday, January 12, 2015
In what could be a troubling sign for the city’s first enclosed mall, Macy’s is closing its 150,000-square-foot store at Southland Mall in early spring, a move that will affect 112 employees.
The South Memphis store is one of 14 locations Macy’s will close this spring as part of a national restructuring, the retailer announced late Thursday, Jan. 8. The 14 stores account for approximately $130 million in annual sales, according to the company.
19. Grizzlies Hope to Continue Building Off Spurs Defeat
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies made sure early that they didn't go to triple overtime again against the San Antonio Spurs.
Fueled by 16 first-quarter points from Mike Conley, the Grizzlies built an early 10-point lead, eventually led by 16 and weathered a fourth-quarter push by the Spurs for a 95-87 victory over San Antonio on Tuesday night.
20. This week in Memphis history: June 6-12
- Saturday, June 07, 2014
2013: The Memphis Grizzlies announced they would not renew the contract of Lionel Hollins as coach of the NBA team following the Grizzlies’ best year in franchise history. Some Grizzlies fans rallied in Tom Lee Park in support of a new contract for Hollins.
21. Teeing Off
- Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Everyone was in a good mood. Not just normally affable Grizzlies players Mike Conley and Mike Miller, but former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown, a couple of hard-nosed throwback types.
22. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 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.
23. Prescription for Success
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade since the Memphis medical community and city leaders teamed up to create a master plan for what they called the Memphis Medical Center.
The district – which follows the main corridors of Union and Madison avenues and extends from Danny Thomas Boulevard to Cleveland Street and from Peabody Avenue to the Interstate 240 loop – already was home to more than 40 organizations that specialized in everything from clinical care to research. But the Memphis Medical Center organizers wanted to improve safety and promote overall economic development, including commercial, retail and residential real estate.
24. Hester Builds Know-How in Commercial Construction
- Friday, August 16, 2013
Len Hester is a project manager for Grinder Haizlip Construction Co., a general contractor that specializes in industrial and commercial projects and has worked on high-profile projects such as the Wright Medical Technology Inc. headquarters in Arlington, New Ballet Ensemble, the Grizzlies Sportsplex and the renovation of Memphis Theological Seminary.
25. Historic Transformation
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.
26. Round Of A Lifetime
- Friday, May 31, 2013
WHAT THESE GUYS DO ISN’T PROFESSIONAL. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. I told this story last year and, like describing an exceptional shot much less a whole round of golf, it’s worth telling again. After all, this was a round of a whole lifetime, and lifetimes last a whole lot longer because of it.
27. Conley Proving Adept at Stealing the Show
- Friday, April 05, 2013
The question came at Lionel Hollins as a compliment, the way many questions after dramatic victories do.
The Grizzlies had just beaten the San Antonio Spurs, 92-90, at a rowdy FedExForum on a driving layup by point guard Mike Conley for the team’s 50th win – tying the franchise record. So the coach was asked to explain his team’s “resiliency.”
28. Harbor Town Dog Show Scheduled for Oct. 28
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 10th Annual Harbor Town Dog Show “Who Let the Dogs Out?” presented by Downtown Animal Hospital will take place Oct. 28.
Spectators can attend the show, from noon to 4 p.m. at Nursery Park in Harbor Town, for free and may reserve seating in the VIP – as in, Very Important Pooch/Parent – Green Room, which will offer gourmet food and drinks.
29. Everything’s Possible, Even a 58
- Friday, June 01, 2012
WHAT THESE GUYS DO ISN’T PROFESSIONAL. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. The other day, I played in a golf scramble – a format where four players hit every shot, pick the best, and turn in one score at the end. And we had two mulligans each (do-overs) and a toss (a throw yourself out of trouble when you’ve just hit a shot so nauseating you want to toss). We played well, making putts and clutch shots, using our mulligans and tosses wisely, and turning in a score two or three strokes better than we thought ourselves capable of – 62, 10 under par.
30. Spurs Hand Grizzlies 4th Straight Loss, 83-73
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs hardly looked like an aging team playing the second night of a back-to-back.
But the Memphis Grizzlies sure appeared to be a team still in a haze from a four-game road trip.
31. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
32. Chipotle to Open First Memphis Locale
- Friday, November 05, 2010
A Mexican eatery will be the latest tenant to occupy space in one of Memphis’ most populated areas, where it is joining several corporate retail giants.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has leased 2,400 square feet of space in Ridgeway Trace center, 5963 Poplar Ave. It will be Denver-based Chipotle’s first Memphis-area restaurant.
33. Alabama Avenue Could Become Residential Corridor
- Thursday, October 14, 2010
For years, the stretch of Alabama Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Poplar Avenue has been both a traffic shortcut and a hotspot for illegal drug sales and violent crime.
For the last year, there has been some very different activity.
34. Brother Juniper’s: Proud of its Best Breakfast Status
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Brother Juniper’s – long known as having one of the best breakfasts in town – took a brave step about 18 months ago: It went breakfast only.
Most eateries must be open for at least two meals to be profitable, but owner Jonathan Koplin, 63, took a calculated risk.
35. State’s Nuisance Law Helps Nab Three Memphis Cops
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Three Memphis police officers could be indicted by a federal grand jury as early as today on conspiracy, bribery and extortion charges.
Timothy Green, Christopher Crawford and Michael Young were arrested Friday and charged in a complaint.
36. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
37. Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Sheriff Denied
- Friday, November 30, 2007
A federal judge has denied in part a motion by attorneys for Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed against him by Shelby County Sheriff's deputies.
The judge also granted part of that same motion, which included dismissing claims against Luttrell in his official capacity.
38. Center City to ConsiderTwo Minority-Owned Projects
- Thursday, November 15, 2007
One of the stated priorities of the Center City Commission has been to increase minority participation and ownership Downtown. The CCC board of directors will consider two requests today that would do just that.
39. After Three Years In the Making, Uptown Development Nears Completion
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Three years after the first construction crews arrived in Uptown to move dirt and lay the foundations for a few hundred homes, the end is finally in sight for the revitalization of this once-blighted neighborhood.
40. Lookin' Good
- Friday, February 02, 2007
The high-end cosmetics store whose name reportedly is derived from the Greek word for beauty is poised to bring a new fragrance to the Memphis market this year.
Sephora - the skin care and beauty chain that operates more than 500 stores in 14 countries - is entering the Memphis market in the coming months with the launch of stores in two of the city's premier shopping centers.
41. Get Ready, Memphis: Star-Studded Cast On Tap at Media Reform Conference
- Friday, January 12, 2007
It's not every day a person gets to see a member of the Federal Communications Commission jam onstage with a local band like the North Mississippi Allstars.
But attendees can expect that and more at the 2007 National Conference for Media Reform, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday and which will bring to Memphis guests including Hollywood personalities, academics, activists and political celebrities.
42. Local Lawyers VieFor Bankruptcy Judgeships
- Thursday, February 09, 2006
The Merit Selection Panel in Memphis, comprised of five attorneys appointed by Chief Circuit Judge Danny Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, has recommended seven people be considered for two bankruptcy judge vacancies in
43. Archived Article: Mata (lead)
- Friday, July 28, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Feds to cover bulk of trolley extension By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News During the next 60 days, officials at Memphis Area Transit Authority expect to receive signed federal grant documents to provide the bulk of funding for t...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999
3Re David C. Tordoff has been named vice president of marketing for 3Re.com. He formerly was director of worldwide marketing and operations for AST Computer. Tordoff is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Robert E. Burt has been named senior ma...