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1. ‘Why Don’t We Start Our Own?’
- Saturday, July 23, 2016
The diner-style restaurant planned for 2657 Broad Ave. is a bit unique as far as commercial real estate projects go.
Yes, it’s of a piece with the rest of the groundswell of redevelopment and commercial activity that’s transformed Broad into a people-packed arts, retail and restaurant scene. One of those hotspots along the street is the combination coffee shop and retailer City & State, the owners of which have signed a lease at 2657 Broad for their next venture.
2. 2nd Bona Fide Blues Festival Keeps Lineup Local
- Friday, July 22, 2016
John Gemmill, the president of the Memphis Blues Society, says there is a standard look to blues festivals – a poster with a guitar player and “fill-in-the-name-of-the-city blues festival,” and a lineup that includes performers from all over the place.
3. How safe is our food?
- Saturday, July 16, 2016
It’s not easy being a food inspector in Tennessee, dealing with an updated statewide food code to protect the public from foodborne illnesses and educating restaurateurs, many with their own ideas about their cuisine, on following the rules.
4. After The Bridge
- Saturday, July 16, 2016
Four and a half hours after it began Sunday, July 10, the city's most significant and largest Black Lives Matter protest ended with police in riot gear slowly walking a group of around 100 protesters off the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and south on Front Street.
5. On the Line of Scrimmage, Color Doesn’t Matter
- Friday, July 15, 2016
HOOVER, Ala. – Politicians love to tell us that young people are our future. It’s mostly an empty cliché used to bridge one vague policy position to another, something to fill space instead of trying to offer a real solution to a real problem.
6. Frustrations Aired After Bridge Protest
- Wednesday, July 13, 2016
To get an idea of just how high emotions were running at the outset of the weekend’s Black Lives Matter rally Downtown that turned into a march, take many of the voices coming through a megaphone in the FedExForum plaza and put them in a church sanctuary with air conditioning and a better sound system.
7. The Rest of the August Ballot
- Saturday, July 09, 2016
If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.
8. Scramble in the 8th District
- Saturday, July 09, 2016
You might call it the calm before the storm. The Aug. 4 election, for which early voting starts July 15, is calmer than usual for the election cycle before a November presidential general election – the only election that more than half of Shelby County voters regularly show up for.
9. Last Word: Democrats Settle, Scotty Moore and the Top Cop Search
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Mary Mancini ordered the Shelby County Democratic Party to settle its differences with former local party chairman Bryan Carson Tuesday and accept his offer to repay the party $6,000 at $100 a month..
10. Last Word: Pinch Plans, Beyond the Basics and the Golden Greek
- Monday, June 27, 2016
The future of the Pinch District looks to be Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s first venture beyond being “brilliant at the basics.”
11. 8th District Republican Contenders Highlight Differences
- Friday, June 24, 2016
Most of the 13 contenders in the August Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District agree on a lot. They think the country is going in the wrong direction. They believe the policies of a Democratic president are a factor in that, and they support Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.
12. Greenprint Summit Gauges Community Support
- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
It’s not easy being green. That is, until people begin to see projects like the Shelby Farms Greenline and Wolf River Greenway taking shape.
13. Laps for Lupus Walk/Run Fundraiser Slated June 24
- Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The first Brown Butterflies Laps for Lupus 5K Run/Walk will be held on Tiger Lane by Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on June 24.
The 1-mile walk starts at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 7:30 p.m. Event activities start at 4 p.m.
- Friday, June 03, 2016
St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church will host its inaugural Community Day on Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 6033 Old Brownsville Road. Organizations are invited to set up a table or tent and provide examples of your work or services. There is no setup charge, and admission is free. Contact Frederick Morris at 901-409-8705 for details.
15. Committee Recommends Pay Raises for City Employees
- Thursday, June 02, 2016
The Memphis City Council’s budget committee completed its budget reviews Tuesday, May 31, recommending a 1.5 percent pay raise for city employees other than fire and police and $300,000 in grant funding to hire a full-time director for the Whitehaven Economic Development Council.
16. Council Committee Recommends Pay Raises Beyond Fire and Police
- Wednesday, June 01, 2016
It took six hours. But the Memphis City Council’s budget committee completed its budget reviews Tuesday, May 31, with a recommendation of a 1.5 percent pay raise for city employees other than fire and police and $300,000 in grant funding to hire a full-time director for the Whitehaven Economic Development Council.
17. Council Committee Probes Grant Requests
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
Memphis City Council Budget Committee Chairman Edmund Ford Jr. likens it to the television show “Shark Tank.”
Instead of entrepreneurs, leaders of nonprofits made their pitches to the budget committee Tuesday, May 24, for grants from the council as part of the budget process.
18. Last Word: Behind Grit N Grind, Brooks at 100 and Massacre
- Monday, May 09, 2016
This is a 12-month-a-year basketball town. There’s the season, possibly a post season, which by NBA standards is a second season. (Yep, they are still playing.) And then there is the rest of the year when whatever has been about to boil over behind the façade of sports clichés finally begins to spill out into the open.
19. Why is Tennessee’s Bankruptcy Rate So High?
- Saturday, May 07, 2016
Tennessee led the nation in bankruptcy filings last year with 36,052 filings – more than twice the national average. Several factors contribute to the state’s high filing rate.
One reason is that Tennessee is creditor-friendly and makes it easy for creditors to quickly garnish wages and foreclose on properties, explains bankruptcy attorney Larry Ahern, a partner at Brown & Ahern and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School.
20. U of M to Award Teaching, Research
- Monday, April 25, 2016
The University of Memphis Faculty Convocation luncheon will be held Friday, April 29, at noon in the University Center Fountain View Suite. The 2016 awards and honorees are:
• Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award – Dr. Roy Van Arsdale, Department of Earth Sciences. The Eminent Faculty Award is presented by the Board of Visitors to an individual who has made exceptional and sustained contributions to scholarly achievement, teaching and service, bringing honor and recognition to the university. This is the highest distinction given to a faculty member by the university.
21. Grizzlies Hope to Grind Out a Playoff Win at Home
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
April 22, 2004. The Memphis Grizzlies’ first home playoff game in franchise history at The Pointed House now known as Bass Pro Shops.
Hubie Brown was the Grizzlies coach then, and the NBA’s Coach of the Year for overseeing a 50-win season. The Gasol on the team was Pau and Bonzi Wells was the more controlled forerunner to Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson.
22. Melzie Wilson Appointed To Commerce Advisory Committee
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Melzie Wilson, vice president of compliance at Mallory Alexander International Logistics, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness by secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker. In her role at Mallory Alexander, Wilson is responsible for all government regulations the company must comply with, both in the U.S. and globally.
She’s also responsible, along with a compliance team, for ensuring Mallory Alexander’s clients stay compliant.
23. Lot Availability, Prices Putting Home Construction Behind Demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
The recent uptick in the residential real estate market is devouring what’s left of lot development that lagged during the recession, and tight supply is raising home prices in the Memphis area.
24. Memphis Gets Proven Commodity in Tubby Smith
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
It started immediately, before the hiring was even official. The audible sighs on sports talk radio, the Twitter whining, and the figurative eye-rolling.
Tubby Smith? Really? That old guy?
If they didn’t call him “old” outright, they inferred it in every way imaginable.
25. Medical District Stakeholders: Neighborhood Full of Potential
- Friday, April 08, 2016
Some 2,500 new employees start jobs each year at employers in the Memphis Medical District, and about 1,300 new students each year start hitting the books at educational institutions there, too.
That’s according to Medical District Collaborative president Tommy Pacello, who says the 2.5-square-mile area between Midtown and Downtown that’s home to eight anchor institutions is full of untapped potential. So much so that his organization, which launched earlier this year, is leading a revitalization of the district that leans heavily on anchors like Regional One Health and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to help in a buy local, live local and hire local push for the neighborhood.
26. Area Colleges Ramp Up Security in a World of Growing Violence
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
Five years ago, a police officer with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center shot and killed a man. The man, who had just pulled out a gun at Regional One Health, was making his way down Dunlap Street to the UTHSC campus.
27. Clinton Visits Churches, Trump Rallies In Millington
- Monday, February 29, 2016
Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton made surprise appearances at two Memphis churches Sunday, Feb. 28, the day after Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump drew a crowd of 10,000 less than 12 hours earlier in Millington.
28. Trump Rallies 10,000 In Millington
- Saturday, February 27, 2016
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump told a crowd of 10,000 in a hangar at the Millington Regional Jetport that the Republican Party is different and larger because of his supporters.
“We’ve got a Republican party but a lot of outsiders are coming in because they like what I say. We’re going to get a lot of people coming in and we don’t care where they’re coming from. We have to win, right?” Trump said. “We’re going to get independents. We’re going to get Democrats. Remember the term Reagan Democrats? … If you don’t get them, you’re really not going to win, folks.”
29. Still Kobe, or a Reasonable Facsimile Thereof
- Friday, February 26, 2016
Long before tip-off of Kobe Bryant’s last game in Memphis, Janice Brown was outfitted in her purple No. 24 Lakers jersey, Lakers cap, and holding a Kobe Fathead.
30. The Week Ahead: Feb. 22, 2016
- Monday, February 22, 2016
Good morning Memphis. The Monday holidays are gone for a while, we’re afraid, but you’ve got a whole week to finish that work instead of just four days. Here are a few items to look forward to this week, led by the annual announcement of performers who will descend on Memphis this May for the Beale Street Music Festival.
31. Callahan Breaks Down UT’s 'Pretty Impressive' Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones keeps his pulse on recruiting year-around, along with his SEC counterparts and other FBS coaches.
Chasing recruits is an endless cycle, the lifeblood of championship football teams.
32. Hinds Joins Martin Tate Law Firm
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Rebecca Hinds has joined Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston P.C. as an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation section. In this role, Hinds represents clients in civil and commercial litigation matters, including business law, transportation liability, construction disputes, breach-of-contract matters and employment law. She also helps commercial clients obtain tax incentives and advises individuals and businesses in the drafting and negotiation of contracts.
33. The Week Ahead: Jan. 18, 2016
- Monday, January 18, 2016
How was your weekend Memphis? Here are some local events to keep on your radar this week, from a full slate of MLK activities to a David Bowie tribute to a Marco Rubio fundraiser…
34. Tarrant, Tigers Tough Out Win Over Temple
- Thursday, January 14, 2016
Shaq Goodwin and Dedric Lawson had posted double-doubles. Ricky Tarrant Jr. had the game-winning free throws with a mouth swimming in blood and teeth that were, as Tigers coach Josh Pastner phrased it, “all over the place.”
35. Mediocre Grizz, McGwire Gets It, NCAA Madness
- Friday, January 08, 2016
Wednesday night, Jan. 6, Grizzlies at Oklahoma City on ESPN. It was, well, must-grimace TV.
With Mike Conley in street clothes because of a sore left Achilles, hopes were not particularly high from tip-off. But the Thunder closed the first quarter on an 11-1 run and the Grizzlies never mustered a threat, losing 112-94.
36. Rotten to the Core: Titans Fail to Develop Talent
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans sink toward the end of another lackluster season, they head into the off-season with still more holes to fill for 2016.
Some of that, of course, is inevitable with any team as an NFL roster. Even on the best teams can have a 20 percent roster turnover in the off-season due to injuries, free agency and new draft picks coming on board.
37. Urban Planning Practice Shows How Design Can Combat Crime
- Monday, November 16, 2015
What if, instead of piling on security guards and higher fences, developers combatted crime through design?
That’s the theory behind Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, an urban planning practice that studies how the built environment impacts social behavior.
38. Grizz Learning There’s No Extra Credit Just for Trying
- Friday, November 13, 2015
When they weren’t playing hard, that was the most distressing part.
How could the Grizzlies begin the season with so little want-to?
Now that they’ve rediscovered their pride – rising up in the fourth quarter at Utah to lose by a respectable margin, playing the hated Clippers close, and even competing with the Golden State Warriors for a while Wednesday, Nov. 11 – they still lose.
39. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.
40. Memphis Theological Seminary Launches $25M Campaign
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
A new fundraising campaign publicly launched Friday, Oct. 2, marks the first of its kind in Memphis Theological Seminary’s 50 years in the city.
The comprehensive $25 million Ministry for the Real World Campaign includes $10 million to add a new chapel and classroom building, $5 million to increase endowments and scholarships, and $10 million to support operations and deferred maintenance on the current campus.
41. Mercedes-Benz Hires Heath Elliott as Sales Manager
- Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Heath Elliott has joined Mercedes-Benz of Collierville as general sales manager. In his new role, Elliott will manage the sales of all new and pre-owned cars sold at the dealership, which opened in 2014.
42. Karlen Evins Finds Her ‘Most Authentic Self’ in Farming
- Saturday, September 19, 2015
A diminutive Karlen Evins walks from her vegetable garden to the reassembled church in which she lives, her arms full of just-picked corn, tomatoes, herbs and okra, and drops them on her kitchen counter.
43. Bona Fide
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
When the Bona Fide Blues Festival takes a set of stages in Overton Square and the Cooper-Young neighborhood next month, it will mark a return that’s been a long time coming.
But it also will offer something new.
44. UTHSC Pursuing Hotel-Conference Center in Medical District
- Thursday, August 27, 2015
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is looking for a developer to build a hotel and conference center at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and South Pauline Street.
45. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
46. Best Hotel Rooms in Nashville – With or Without Helicopter
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tod Roadarmel, director of sales and marketing for the nearly 2-year-old Omni Hotel downtown, is awestruck by the vitality of Nashville’s hospitality industry. In town since 1988, he remembers when pre-Bridgestone Arena Broadway was not a place you’d want to be late at night.
47. Ramsey Clear in Push to Politicize Supreme Court
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a penchant for igniting flames of partisanship, and the retirement of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade is no exception.
48. ‘Play Together’
- Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Memphis Medical Center is a hotbed of nationally renowned research and health care, but after dark the area might as well be dead.
Despite a workforce of 16,000 and a student base of 8,000, there are limited residential facilities and only a handful of nearby restaurants. But that’s all poised to change thanks to a partnership with an outside consulting group.
49. Is the SEC Still the Best?
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
HOOVER, Ala. – The first College Football Playoff was not supposed to be won by a Big Ten team. Nor was a player who began the season as a third-string quarterback supposed to lead the first College Football Playoff champion to victory.
50. ‘Honda Girl’ Ashley Blair Finds Career Outside Car Ads
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ten-year-old actress Ashley Blair takes her job seriously. She’s like many other actors in the region working to improve her craft and looking for the next project. The Knoxville area has a thriving community of actors, writers, directors, and producers, all trying to showcase their best work, both locally and nationally.
51. Stones’ Nashville Connections Go Way Back
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
While Brad Paisley lives what he calls “a bucket list item” by singing while playing his guitar in typically showy fashion as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, the most important guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll history and a man idolized by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be sitting in his house on Blueberry Hill in the hills of northern Davidson County.
52. Stones Rock Music City
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.
53. Salomon Joins Harkavy Shainberg
- Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Jason D. Salomon, one of the 25 lawyers in Tennessee certified as an estate planning specialist, has joined Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan PLC as a member of the firm.
Salomon focuses his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, trust implementation and probate administration. He also addresses issues regarding disability planning, elder law, nonprofits and small-business succession.
54. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.
55. Beautiful Minds
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
Someday, a famous innovator’s biography may include the story of the first time she used a hammer – at age 4 or 5, at a private Memphis girls school, to pound on a strip of copper.
And how she then took that strip of copper and molded it into the shape of a heart, a tiara or a cool design that meant something to her evolving mind but that adults couldn’t identify.
56. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon
- Friday, May 01, 2015
Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.
The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.
57. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
58. Great Dishes From Nashville’s Landmark Restaurants
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
When a restaurant’s been around for a decade or eight, that’s usually a pretty good indication that the food is palatable. We’ve rounded up some of the best dishes to try at Nashville’s longest standing dining establishments, and, of course, it’s impossible to pick just one thing. Feel free to recommend your own favorites in the online comments.
59. Lasting Legacies
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
A FedEx commercial that never made it past the storyboard stage portrayed company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith as a child filling out an order form in the back of a comic book for a batch of Sea-Monkeys, sending it off and waiting for the delivery.
60. ‘Amazing Food’ Explosion
- Tuesday, December 23, 2014
John Minervini quickly turns giddy whenever he’s talking about the food scene in Memphis.
He’s such a fan of the scene, in fact, that this freelance writer and pro-Memphis foodie recently decided to start an online venture called “The Fork” he aims to make a one-stop shop where readers can read about chefs, learn about seasonal ingredients and find a new place to eat in their neighborhoods.
61. Immigrants Find Room to Grow in Nashville's Public Gardens
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
With the growing season wrapped up for winter and the temperature hovering at 45 degrees on a recent Sunday, the community garden off Wedgewood Avenue looked to be draped in a brown afghan with just a few patches of green peeking through.
62. Social Change and Nonprofits
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. Cleveland, Ohio. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. These cities and the deaths of these African-American males – men and boys – are in the headlines. So are people’s responses.
63. Back to Normal
- Friday, December 12, 2014
NORMAL. AGAIN. Last week, Bob Loeb and I took a stroll through the 1950s in the reality of 2014.
64. Memphis Protests Channel Outrage, History
- Monday, December 08, 2014
The mantra was steady in the courtyard of the National Civil Rights Museum last week as a group of 70 people lay on the cold bricks near the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
65. Ferguson and Freedom
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The two journalists honored in the annual Freedom Awards given by the National Civil Rights Museum had the most to say Tuesday, Dec. 2, about the broader impact of events in Ferguson, Mo.
The police shooting, grand jury decision and rioting that followed were an undercurrent at the annual awards public forum Tuesday at the Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ.
66. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
67. Stonewall Jackson's Little Slice of Heaven in Brentwood
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
“Everybody has to meet his Waterloo,” sings honky-tonk hero Stonewall Jackson in his breakthrough No. 1 hit back in 1959.
Of course, that line, the entire song really, means everybody must meet his or her fate someday.
68. After the Campaign
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
The 2014 election year began in January with dissent from the floor.
At the end of the Shelby County Democratic Party’s annual Kennedy Day fundraiser in January, former Memphis City Council member and state Rep. Carol Chumney, who was not among the speakers, challenged the party establishment from her table to do more to support women running for office.
69. Bluff City Medical Society to Host Gala Friday
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Yvonne T. Maddox, acting director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will be the featured speaker on Friday, Nov. 14, when the Bluff City Medical Society hosts its annual lecture and gala.
70. Changing State Constitution No Easy Task
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
Amending Tennessee’s Constitution isn’t as rare as it was in the state’s first 200 years, and yet it remains a tough, drawn-out task, even if the most popular process, the legislative method, is used.
71. May We Remember
- Friday, October 31, 2014
MAY WE NOTE LEST WE FORGET. The day after Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died last week, I told my audience that I was going to open my remarks with a question, and I knew I was going to be depressed by the answer.
72. Once and Again
- Friday, October 03, 2014
I REMEMBER THIS SONG. Last week, I wrote about passing institutions – a couple of examples of places and people that won’t come our way again. I said the past can inform the future, but we can’t go back to some other time.
73. Connecting Families Conference to be Held Sept. 26-27
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
Brown Missionary Baptist Church will host the 2014 Connecting Families Conference Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27, at its main campus, 980 Stateline Road in Southaven.
74. Behind Big Macs, a Drama Over Corporate Control
- Thursday, September 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.
The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald's and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few customers think about this when scarfing down burgers.
75. Cohen: Ferguson Police Could Have ‘Shot to Wound’
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said police in Ferguson, Mo., could have shot to wound instead of shot to kill Michael Brown in the fatal incident there this month that has prompted national and international reaction to a number of race-related issues beyond the shooting.
76. Fight to Save Printers Alley a Family Affair
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“How does it feel to be on your own?” Fritz Hester turns Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” into a surging blues tune that spills out of the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar into the thick, cigarette and beer-flavored humidity stifling Printers Alley
77. The Q Party
- Friday, August 15, 2014
CRISIS AVERTED. It’s all a matter of perspective.
At the height of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, a friend’s father was in Corinth, Miss., on business. He was outside the courthouse having a cigarette and waiting for an appointment when he overheard a conversation between two old men on a bench.
78. Rail Houses in Art, Elsewhere
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series.
The quest continues for a definition of rail house, a term found in business names across several countries. Most Rail Houses are eateries, or drinkeries, but there’s a rec center, an event venue, a B&B, a brewery or two, office buildings, and more. A typical Rail House is near the tracks, has a train station motif, and may be located in a remodeled railway building.
79. Paying Attention
- Friday, August 08, 2014
ON MY WATCH. AND YOURS. Mrs. Parker tends her corner of the garden at Trezevant with loving dedication, looking up from her planting and fussing with a gloved wave to Nora and me as we walk by of a morning. A couple of years ago, she presented us with a bag of ginger lily roots. Hers was taking up too much room, and she didn’t want it to spread any more.
80. Home Market Still Facing Obstacles
- Friday, August 01, 2014
After suffering through a brutal slump in the wake of the worst economic downturn in decades, the local real estate industry has slowly merged onto the road to recovery, though a few speed bumps that could slow progress remain.
81. Discriminate at the Ballot Box
- Friday, July 25, 2014
DISCRIMINATING TASTE. By all means, discriminate. Refuse to accept some prepackaged deal as the best you can do, some label to be the quality test. In the known, look for proven performance from each individual offering, standing alone, not just part of some group menu. In the unknown, demand fresh and bold, the promise of new and interesting interpretations from old and predictable ingredients.
82. Joe Brown Renews Weirich Allegations
- Tuesday, July 08, 2014
After a week in which his campaign for Shelby County district attorney general took heavy criticism from numerous political fronts, including his own party, Joe Brown said he has no regrets about alleging Republican incumbent District Attorney General Amy Weirich is gay.
83. Battle Lines
- Friday, June 20, 2014
The city’s operating and capital budgets are just about set for the new fiscal year next month. Hard decisions made about health insurance for city employees and retirees Tuesday, June 17, are unlikely to be revisited by the Memphis City Council.
84. More ‘Unicorns,’ More Rosenfelt
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
When I wrote about the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival, I reviewed, in three paragraphs, “I Believe in Unicorns.” This just in from that film’s director, Leah Myerhoff: “I appreciate your thoughtful response to the film. However, [please] make one correction: the lead actress is Natalia Dyer, not Amy Seimetz.”
85. SEC Network Poised to Take Over
- Friday, June 06, 2014
Wading in … and wondering what an eventual deal between the SEC Network and DirecTV will mean for me. Will my bill go up 10 percent? Fifteen percent? Twenty percent?
Will I have to drink only domestics in brown bottles? Give up the ESPN of coffee (Star----)?
86. Medical Makeover
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
After suffering from years of benign neglect, a new, more invigorated Memphis Medical Center is finally beginning to take shape.
A drive or walk around the area these days shows the hallmarks of a changing landscape – bulldozers, backhoes, cranes and construction crews working feverishly to forge the new urban environment.
87. Brown Contempt Case Goes to Appeals Court
- Monday, May 05, 2014
Special Criminal Court Judge Paul Summers has sent the Juvenile Court contempt citation against former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown to the Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson, Tenn.
88. Weirich, Brown Avoid Clash in Talk to High School Students
- Friday, April 25, 2014
The two contenders on their way to an August election showdown for the office of district attorney general met Wednesday, April 23, at Southwest Tennessee Community College.
But District Attorney General Amy Weirich and former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown were not in the same room at the same time as they each spoke to a group of 60 high school students at the college’s first criminal-justice career day on the Macon Cove campus.
89. UTHSC Vice Chancellor Wins Health Care Award
- Friday, April 04, 2014
Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received the Healthcare Education Award from the Nashville-based Council on Workforce Innovation.
90. Jack Daniel’s Opposes Changing Whiskey Law
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
If it isn’t fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn’t Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel’s, the world’s best-known Tennessee whiskey.
91. Shelby County Party Heads Look Ahead to Primaries
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
As Shelby County Democrats try to improve on losing every countywide office to Republicans in the 2010 county elections, party leaders are also warning political figures who identify as Democrats not to cross party lines.
92. Lot Dearth Problematic for Builders
- Saturday, March 08, 2014
A dwindling supply of developed lots could threaten the nascent local homebuilding rebound, according to homebuilders.
“It’s going to eventually sidetrack the recovery because there’s not enough lots being developed to replace the supply,” said Charles Morgan of Vintage Homes LLC.
93. Wharton: City Must Target ‘Black Boy Crime’
- Tuesday, March 04, 2014
As President Barack Obama talked from the East Room of the White House last week about violence and young African-American men and boys, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was among a group of mayors meeting in New Orleans who say they are ready to back a new approach to the problem.
94. County Primary Filing Deadline Arrives
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
A couple of days before the filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries, it looked like a political season with lots of action at the deadline itself.
The deadline is noon Thursday, Feb. 20, with another week for any candidates who meet that deadline to withdraw if they wish.
95. New Home Permits See Slight Bump
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Despite bitterly cold temperatures that plagued the Memphis area last month, homebuilders pulled slightly more housing permits in January when compared to the same month last year.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 64 permits in January, up from 57 permits filed in January 2013 and 53 permits in December 2013, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
96. Democrats Still Pondering Unity After 2010 Defeats
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
After hearing from the four contenders in the Democratic primary for county mayor outline the boundaries of what could be a lively campaign for the right to challenge Mark Luttrell in the August general election, Democrats last week got another look at an intraparty discussion that still hasn’t been settled.
97. Meghan McMahon Joins Glankler Brown as Associate
- Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Meghan K. McMahon has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate, concentrating her practice in business and commercial litigation and intellectual property. McMahon previously worked in academic and membership affairs for the NCAA, and has experience with issues relating to NCAA compliance, sports and entertainment contracts, intellectual property.
98. City Council Talks Rules and Elections
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
Memphis City Council members could vote in two weeks on a resolution expressing “no confidence” in Shelby County Elections Administrator Richard Holden.
99. City Council Talks Rules and Elections
- Thursday, January 09, 2014
Memphis City Council members could vote in two weeks on a resolution expressing “no confidence” in Shelby County Elections Administrator Richard Holden.
100. Shelton Returns Home After Traveling Globe
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Before settling in for a career in law, Jack Shelton, an associate with Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC, needed to quench his thirst for travel.