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1. A Memphis Parable
- Friday, April 13, 2018
HOWARD AND BILL. One of my first columns was this very Memphis story. It’s time to tell it again.
In the ’60s, Howard Robertson was a black postal carrier moonlighting as a waiter at the capital of white money dining in Memphis, Justine’s, housed in an antebellum mansion. Bill Loeb was a successful white businessman, owner of ubiquitous laundry branches about town, and the brother of Henry Loeb, mayor during the 1968 sanitation strike. Loeb lived in a home literally bordering the Memphis Country Club. Robertson lived in the other Memphis those of us who grew up white then never really acknowledged.
- Monday, January 29, 2018
Memphis Toys R Us
To Remain Open
A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.
3. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
4. 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.
5. Jones’ Teams Have Never Regressed, Until Now
- Friday, November 3, 2017
Looks like Butch Jones has survived another week to coach Tennessee’s football team.
What happens if UT loses to Southern Miss at homecoming Saturday night (7:30 ET, SEC Network) at Neyland Stadium? Good question.
6. Inside Voice
- Friday, September 22, 2017
The advertisement moves fast, even for 30 seconds. It’s got hip-hop artist Marco Pave with Grammy Award-winning producer Carlos Broady. And the message is to the point as the camera comes in close on the face of a man who says emphatically, “Don’t lose your head, use your head.”
7. Trust Marketing Mantra: It Takes Villagers to Reach the People
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
Even if you have not heard of Trust Marketing & Communications Inc., you’ve seen their work.
8. Tickled Pink
- Friday, April 22, 2016
MEMPHIS IN BLACK AND WHITE. AND PINK. I’m glad Billy Orgel got engaged at Justine’s because that inspired his family to save it, not because they miss the crystal and crabmeat but because the place is personal.
9. 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).
10. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
11. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.
12. Kudzukian’s ‘Neo-Radio’ Platform Has Room to Grow
- Thursday, August 27, 2015
What does kudzu have in common with a media content company in Memphis that bears its name?
Kudzukian founder Larry Robinson is hoping that his new, neo-radio concept will mirror the foot-a-day growth of the invasive southern vine.
13. Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.
UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
17. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
18. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Small Business Chamber will continue its Building Better Business Breakfast Series with John Churchill speaking on the topic “Essential Components of a Leader” Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Sally Nancy Crawford at 757-8627.
- Monday, September 19, 2011
Rhodes College will host a lecture by Vanderbilt University professor Dr. James Ely titled “Is Private Property Necessary for the Enjoyment of Liberty?” Monday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a book-signing and reception will follow the lecture. For more information, call 843-3662.
22. Robertson Honored For Radio Achievement
- Friday, May 6, 2011
For almost 40 years, Howard Robertson, CEO of TRUST Marketing Inc. and SPOTSET Radio Network, has worked to establish himself in both the television and radio industries, successfully creating his own company and radio network.
23. Howard Robertson Among Top 20 Honored in Radio
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
Howard Robertson of Memphis is one of the 20 most influential African-Americans in radio, according to Radio INK Magazine, a leading radio industry trade publication.
Robertson is CEO of Spotset Radio Network, which networks groups of radio stations from a database of 13,000 across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to meet the needs of advertisers and advertising agencies.
24. Howard and Bill: Two Halves Make a Whole
- Friday, April 30, 2010
In the ‘60s, Howard Robertson was a black postal carrier moonlighting as a waiter at Justine’s, the capital of white money dining housed in an antebellum mansion.
25. Washington Firm Chosen For Civil Rights Mus. Work
- Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Officials of the National Civil Rights Museum have chosen the firm of Howard + Revis Design Services to lead a major renovation.
The Washington-based firm’s previous work includes the Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans memorials, projects at the Smithsonian Institution and consulting work on the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
26. Poplar Rail Study Juggles Citizen, Business Concerns
- Thursday, June 25, 2009
Paul Morris empathizes with the college students who climb over the trains stopped on the tracks that intersect the University of Memphis campus on their way to class.
27. Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.
28. Comment Period Open For Civil Rights Museum Renovation
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
The board of directors of the National Civil Rights Museum has known for a few years that the facility needs a renovation.
NCRM president Beverly Robertson compares the 17-year-old museum to an adolescent going through puberty.
- Monday, October 20, 2008
The Center City Commission and the Memphis Division of Public Works today will host a second public meeting to discuss the proposed trash collection pilot program that could replace dumpsters in Downtown. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in the Center City Commission office, 114 N. Main St. Dwan Gilliom will give a detailed presentation of the pilot program. For more information, call Eric Robertson at 575-0542.
30. Baker Donelson Names Roberts Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has named Kristine L. Roberts its Memphis Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Roberts was honored for her work as a volunteer with the Attorney of the Day Courthouse Advice Clinic at the Shelby County Courthouse. She also is handling a case for Memphis Area Legal Services. Roberts serves on the Access to Justice Committee of the Memphis Bar Association and volunteers as a judge for educational mock trial events.
31. Media-Buying Company Focuses On Small-Market Radio Stations
- Wednesday, April 18, 2007
In last year's state Senate race, a radio spot for Democrat John Wilder talked about how he'd juggled his legislative duties while caring for his dying wife, Marcelle.
The couple had be
32. Rich With History
- Tuesday, February 13, 2007
In 1906, Edward Boyle, a member of the well-known Memphis family of developers, helped fashion a grand boulevard through the Central Gardens neighborhood.
Scores of influential Memphians have lived in the Midtown community's bungalows, foursquares and Tudor estate homes, including former Memphis City Council member Florence Leffler and federal judge Julia Gibbons.
33. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Dr. E. Greer Richardson was elected 2002-2003 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society president. Richardson is an orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic who sub-specializes in the care of the foot and ankle. He joined the Campbell Clinic s...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Brandon McNeill and Janice Sasseen have joined Archer/Malmo Brandon McNeill and Janice Sasseen have joined Archer/Malmo. McNeill, an account executive, comes to the firm from Thompson and Co. He is a University of Memphis graduate, who is currently ...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Memos Memos Launice P. Sills has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as an associate attorney in the firms Memphis office. Sills concentrates her practice in tort and insurance litigation. She received a bachelors degree in 1980 from Spel...
37. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, October 23, 1998
The Association for Women in Communications will sponsor its Big Idea Communications Seminar from 8:30 a The Association for Women in Communications will sponsor its Big Idea Communications Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the National Ci...
38. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, October 16, 1998
The Association for Women in Communications will sponsor its Big Idea Communications Seminar from 8:30 a The Association for Women in Communications will sponsor its Big Idea Communications Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the National Ci...
39. Archived Article: Filler
- Tuesday, September 10, 1996
Trust Marketing exec to speak to marketers Trust Marketing exec to speak to marketers The Direct Marketing Association will meet today at 11:45 a.m. at Folks Folly restaurant, 551 S. Mendenhall Road. The speaker will be Howard Robertson Jr., founder...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 9, 1996
Sept Sept. 9 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The guest speaker will be Julie Terry, a certified public accountant and financial advisor with American Express. The cost is $12...
41. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, September 6, 1996
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has hired two new employees, bringing its total number of staff members to 52. Iddo Patt comes to Thompson & Co. as a broadcast producer. He joins the agency after working as an independent producer/director/...
42. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, August 28, 1996
Trust Marketing acquires MidSouth Media Trust Marketing acquires MidSouth Media Trust Marketing & Communications Inc., a Memphis-based marketing and public relations firm, recently acquired MidSouth Media Inc., a national spot radio buying netwo...