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1. Memphis-Born Aretha Franklin Dies; Queen of Soul was 76
- Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, who cast the first sounds from her wonderful voice in a South Memphis house, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at her home in Detroit, her publicist confirmed. She was 76. Her longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said the legendary singer died from advanced pancreatic cancer. Earlier this week, word emerged that Ms. Franklin was in hospice care.
2. Vandiver Growing Customer Relationships at Agritech Firm The Seam
- Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The Seam, a technology firm founded by agribusiness companies that specializes in commodity trading and management systems, has added Rex Vandiver in a customer development role. Vandiver helps with customer support and project management, and he’s also taking a greater role in involvement with the peanut industry to help The Seam better serve its customers’ needs.
3. Claiming Our Responsibility
- Friday, March 31, 2017
4,000, 801, 70, 24 AND COUNTING. It’s well past time to be honest about our numbers and their toll. About 4,000 people were lynched in the South between the Civil War and the civil rights movement, about 800 more than previously thought due to the research of the Equal Justice Initiative. The “about” part is significant since those kinds of statistics are more carefully hidden than proudly claimed.
4. FedExFamilyHouse Breaks Ground on $12M Expansion
- Thursday, March 23, 2017
918 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Project Cost: $12 million
Owners: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and FedEx
5. Midtown Apartments Sell for $2.8 Million
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Memphis Medical Redevelopment Group LLC has purchased the Jefferson Manor Apartments from for $3.2 million, according to a warranty deed filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds March 15.
6. For What’s Bugging You
- Friday, February 3, 2017
LOCKED AND SEASONED. I have armed myself. A while back, I was at a friend and colleague’s house in Rossville, a popular place for the Second Amendment.
We were brainstorming a project we’re both involved in when he spotted a fly – several, in fact. He picked up a pump gun and both of his dogs jumped up – they are, after all, hunting dogs – and started running around the room. He stood, slide cocking the weapon, releasing the safety and looking down the barrel through the pop-up site.
7. Connecting People at Heart of Plans For $12M Friendship Park
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
Heartsong Church and the Memphis Islamic Center, neighbors in Cordova, are shattering notions of hatred and divisiveness seen elsewhere in the world with plans to develop a $12 million Friendship Park connecting their two properties.
8. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
9. Media Heads Rule Ranks of Best-Paid CEOs
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
10. Transcripts Show Fed at Times Slow to Grasp Crisis
- Monday, February 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve agonized in 2008 over how far to go to stop a financial crisis that threatened to cause a recession and at times struggled to recognize its speed and magnitude.
11. Soulful Synergy
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
What happened at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in the 1960s is nothing short of extraordinary.
At the crossroads of segregated neighborhoods in South Memphis, two white business partners would open the doors wide to whites and blacks alike, who congregated to write and record songs that would set off a soul explosion heard around the world.
12. Neighborhood Vitality
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
The history at the Four-Way Restaurant is as rich and soulful as the food.
The walls of the South Memphis institution are decorated with photographs of politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and civil rights icons – including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who made the famous restaurant at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue a “home away from home.”
13. Calif. Firm Finds Niche With ‘Premium Properties’
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Investment firms nationwide are snatching up single-family real estate-owned (REO) properties, renovating and renting them, and then selling them to other investors.
This “house flipping” is seen as especially opportunistic in Memphis, where median asking prices are dwarfed by national averages and vacancies are widespread.
14. Concert Pays Homage to King
- Monday, January 2, 2012
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra has made a point of playing with hip, up-and-coming, contemporary artists, but old favorites are still on the program as well.
This year’s annual tribute concert “The Elvis Birthday Pops Concert” will celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with some hit songs, even more lesser known songs and a noticeable lack of pork chop sideburns.
15. New Oct. Date Set for MLK Memorial Dedication
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Organizers have set a new date in October to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after Hurricane Irene forced them to postpone the event in August, days before 250,000 people were expected to attend.
16. Pfizer Q2 Net Up 5 Pct. on Lower Charges, Taxes
- Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Generic competition cut deeper into drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s sales in the second quarter – with the U.S. patent expiration for its cholesterol fighter Lipitor, the world's top-selling drug, just five months away.
17. Soul Fish Cafe’s Po Boy True Taste of Memphis
- Monday, July 18, 2011
The first in an occasional series, “The Anatomy of a Sandwich.”
Just think, if the Earl of Sandwich had been, say, the Earl of Glastonbury, we’d all be going around saying, “Hey, I’m really in the mood for a peanut butter and jelly glastonbury.” Glad that didn’t happen!
18. ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Production Hits Target
- Monday, August 30, 2010
They say in theater that there are no small parts, just small actors. But Theatre Memphis’s season opener shows strength and professionalism in large and small roles alike.
Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” running through Sept.12, hits several bull’s-eyes on the theater’s Lohrey Stage.
19. Rainey Kizer Names Waddell Partner
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Amanda C. Waddell has been named a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC. Waddell’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, auto liability and insurance coverage.
20. Consumers Cut Health Spending Amid Downturn
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
As the credit crunch threatens to throw the economy into a deep slump, Americans are already cutting back on health care, a sector once thought to be invulnerable to recession. Spending on everything from doctors' appointments to preventive tests to prescription drugs is under pressure.
21. Brooks Named VP of Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Mary Brooks has been named vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. Previously, Brooks served as the director of programs for Junior Achievement. In her new position, she will oversee the operation of Exchange City, Junior Achievement's model city, which is operated for a day by area fifth-graders.
22. U of M Moot Court Team Earns Spot in National Finals
- Wednesday, November 23, 2005
H. McCall Wilson Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County, recently attended a meeting of the American Bankers Association's Community Bankers Council in Washington, D.C. Wilson represents Tennessee's community banks on the council.
23. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 3, 2005
Germantown Chamber Hosts SOHO Meeting
The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a mayor and board of aldermen meeting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Millington Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road. Call 872-1486. Jan. 4...
24. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, December 27, 2004
MBA Offers Course on Child Support Guidelines
Memphis Bar Offers Last Minute CLE
The Memphis Bar Association and the Divorce and Family Law Section present New Child Support Guidelines from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the MBA conferen...
25. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
26. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, October 28, 2003
3380 Fite Road
Midwest Zinc Refinances Millington Plant 3380 Fite Road
Millington, TN 38053
Cost: $62.2 million
Borrower: Midwest Zinc Corp.
Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank
Trustee: Mike Champlin
Property: 15.51 acres at 3380 Fite R...
27. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, April 1, 1997
U of M to host sports law conference U of M to host sports law conference Economists and law professors will discuss professional sports and antitrust law on Saturday during a conference hosted by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School ...
28. Archived Article: Johnny Rockets
- Monday, May 13, 1996
5-13 chg johnny rockets Construction starts on new 50s-style restaurant By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Construction has started on the new Johnny Rockets restaurant being built at 567 Perkins Extended by franchisee David Kaplan of Mission Contr...