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1. MLK50 Observances Come With Appeals, Memories
- Friday, April 6, 2018
The way National Civil Rights Museum president Terri Lee Freeman described it as the MLK50 commemorations began this week, the church bells would cascade when they rang Wednesday, April 4, starting at 6:01 p.m. – the moment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot 50 years ago.
2. 'This Was Like A War': Witnesses Remember Day MLK Was Shot
- Tuesday, April 3, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Clara Ester's eyes were fixed on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he stood on the concrete balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
3. The Aftermath: Memphis' Political Journey Since 1968
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
For 50 years and counting, April 4 has been an important day in the life of Memphis.
To some Memphians, it is a holy day; to others, it’s a day of reflection, or perhaps one of action and service.
4. MLK50 Events: A Roundup of Memphis Happenings
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Here's a selection of events in Memphis marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 is the 50th anniversary of King’s last speech – the “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, while April 4 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
5. US National Parks to Slash Number of Free Days for Visitors
- Thursday, December 14, 2017
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year.
6. Rev. Jesse Jackson Discloses Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis
- Monday, November 20, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease.
7. A General Invitation, Come Home
- Friday, September 29, 2017
COME ON BACK TO ELMWOOD, GEN. FORREST. I first issued that invitation in 2013, and again in 2015. As it has been for some time – it’s past time.
Come back, general, and bring the missus. Elmwood is where you said you wanted to be. Others put you in a public park and made you a symbol of what you are not. You are not a victor in a virtuous cause. You are not superior by virtue of your color. You are not entitled to a glorified history others would give you, only to the whole truth of your own.
8. State Panel Sheds New Light on Racial Atrocities
- Thursday, August 24, 2017
State Rep. Johnnie Turner has seen what can happen when old wounds are never allowed to heal.
She’s seen it most recently in clashes between neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and white supremacists and those who resisted their hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter-protester was killed and 19 were injured when a car was intentionally driven into a group of counter protesters. Two state troopers also died in a helicopter crash that weekend.
9. Babalu Taps GM, Chef for New East Memphis Location
- Monday, February 20, 2017
Babalu Tapas and Tacos has named a general manager and an executive chef for its new East Memphis location at 6450 Poplar Ave., which is expected to open in April.
10. This Week in Memphis History: Nov. 25-Dec. 1
- Saturday, November 26, 2016
2015: Republican presidential contender John Kasich is in Memphis for a fundraiser at the home of Brad Martin. It is one of two fundraisers that evening – the other is for state Senate Republican leader Mark Norris who is considering a bid for Tennessee governor in 2018.
11. Last Word: Blight Fight Second Stage, Hickory Hill Schools and Brexit React
- Tuesday, June 28, 2016
If you had never seen blight and wanted to see it in order to define it, there are several places in Memphis that could give you the on sight definition you were seeking. At the top of that list would probably be Frayser.
12. Last Word: A Day In The Park, Fashion Week and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The skid is over. The Grizzlies beat the Bulls at home and the post-season possibility drama continues in the land of Griss and the one year and done college home of Derrick Rose.
13. The Week Ahead: April 4-10
- Monday, April 4, 2016
Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about in the coming days, from an observance of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to your first chance to visit Mud Island River Park this season.
14. Last Word: Post Caucus, Fincher's Exit, 1919 Handwriting and Your Rolodex
- Tuesday, February 2, 2016
That close (very little light between index finger and thumb) between Clinton and Sanders in Iowa Monday evening.
Both live to fight another day in another state—New Hampshire.
And because it is Iowa – they each get to declare victory as long as they don’t go into a lot of detail about the totals.
This is one of those cases where it is like horsehoes and hand grenades – close does count.
15. Birmingham Offers More Than Bowl Game
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
University of Memphis football fans will head to Birmingham, Ala., next week to celebrate a bowl game appearance that could see the team finish with 10 wins for a second straight season.
It’s been a historical run, and the Birmingham Bowl appearance will give the Tigers a rare chance to play against Auburn University. The game’s 11 a.m. kickoff makes it a plausible day trip, but then Birmingham has plenty to offer anyone thinking of spending a night or two.
16. A General Invitation, Revisited
- Friday, July 17, 2015
COME ON BACK TO ELMWOOD, GENERAL FORREST. I first issued that invitation in 2013 and while we haven’t yet heard from the General, we’ve heard from just about everybody else. The invitation stands because – as it has been for some time – it’s past time.
17. Old Favorites
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
A few years ago, Tandy Wilson, chef and owner of City House, offered this tip about earning his respect as a diner: Don’t tell me you’re a foodie, he said, tell me you’re a “regular.”
We were having a conversation about overuse of the term “foodie,” and how even though it can be a well-meaning label to show a person’s interest in a particular topic, it also can carry the snobbish weight of those who salivate over the trendiest dishes – and then salivate over their keypads to type a Yelp review after just one visit.
18. Market Square, Old City Vie for Knoxville Revelers
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
Christmas wrapping packed away? Check. 2014 all but in the books? Check. Resolutions for 2015 made? Maybe. Check. Making plans for New Year’s Eve? Check. Check.
New Year’s Eve revelers have choices of how they want to ring in 2015 while celebrating a successful – or at least completed – 2014. There’s no time yet for making resolutions when two of the year’s biggest parties are about to blast Knoxville with noisemakers and fireworks.
19. Nashvillians Offer Resolutions and Hopes for the New Year
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions – or so says the Journal of Clinical Psychology. And one of the best ways to ensure they stick? Make them public.
So, we asked a few Nashvillians in various fields – some of whom we spoke with earlier in the year – to share their resolutions, goals or intentions for both their personal lives or businesses as well as hopes they have for the city.
20. Stars Flock to Music City’s Ernest Tubb Record Shop
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.
21. New Book Captures Iconic Memphis Signs
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
It might be easy to overlook the signage that identifies a place or business when considering the wide sweep of Memphis’ topography.
But one Memphis artist took inspiration from the city’s often iconic signs for her newest project, a book on sale now called “Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner.”
22. FedEx Building New Distribution Center in Louisiana
- Monday, September 1, 2014
COVINGTON, La. (AP) – Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot distribution center for Federal Express.
Parish Economic Development Director Don Shea tells The Times-Picayune construction is expected to begin this fall and take about 15 months.
23. SEC Network Poised to Take Over
- Friday, June 6, 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----)?
24. Court Says Human Genes Cannot be Patented
- Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
25. A General Invitation
- Friday, January 18, 2013
COME ON BACK TO ELMWOOD, GENERAL FORREST. And bring the missus and the horse along. The family’s waiting.
After all, you bought the Elmwood lot yourself in 1854 and you were buried here in 1877. Your wife was, too, before some folks named a park after you and moved both of you there in 1904, parking one of the finest equestrian statues anywhere right on top of you in 1905.
26. Atlantic Track Grows Local Operations
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track & Turnout Co. is expanding its Memphis operations with a 12,900-square-foot pre-engineered metal building addition with a bridge crane at 363 E. Bodley Ave.
27. Soul Map
- Monday, October 22, 2012
The Soulsville arrows beneath the Bellevue Boulevard railroad overpasses near Walker Avenue point north and south. It is the first indication that you are in an area where several possibilities can coexist.
28. Cherokee Arms Undergoes Rehab
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
It wasn’t long ago that the Cherokee Arms Apartments complex in Midtown was on the market with a note of “in need of repair.”
But thanks to Memphis native and current Los Angeles resident Dana Gabrion, the three-story complex will soon breathe new life to 1508 Madison Ave. Under the entity Gabrion Properties LLC, she acquired the 30-unit, Class C investment-grade multifamily building for $455,000 in fall 2010 and hopes to have it ready for occupancy come June.
29. City Council Approves Pink Palace Agreement
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
Memphis City Council members approved on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multiyear renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum
The contract approved by the council with Memphis Museums Inc., a private nonprofit group, would require MMI to raise $10 million – half of the total – from private sources.
30. Council Approves Pink Palace Renovation and Elvis Presley Blvd Funding
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multi-year renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum and advanced $16 million in funding over two fiscal years starting this June for improvements along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven.
31. 100 Days of Improvement
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. promised in his state of the city address Monday, Jan. 23, to push the traditional parameters of city government and address long-term problems like the number of Memphians living in poverty.
32. Wharton Keeps Most Division Directors, Shifts Some Duties
- Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is keeping the same team of division directors except two for his full four year term of office that started Sunday.
But the administration’s lobbyist in Nashville, TaJuan Stout Mitchell, is retiring and the position will change to be more of a contact person with the Memphis City Council instead of state legislators in Nashville.
33. Council Begins Bed Tax Discussion
- Monday, January 2, 2012
The first meeting of the Memphis City Council for 2012 offers some familiar issues and some new moves that point toward a break with the past in city operations.
The council meets Tuesday, Jan. 3, starting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.
34. Labor Leaders Remembrance of MLK Timely
- Friday, April 1, 2011
Organized labor supporters from around the country will descend on Memphis Monday to join members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1733 in solidarity as they march through Downtown’s streets on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
35. Background: Tunica
- Monday, December 7, 2009
Before the casinos, when the local economy was cotton and tractors, Tunica County had an unemployment rate as high as 25 percent.
Today’s Tunica bears little resemblance to that place from the mid-1980s.
36. Bellevue Inn Shut Down After Daily News Investigation
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Bellevue Inn, a South Memphis motel featured in an Aug. 24 Daily News investigative story about prostitution, was closed as a public nuisance today by the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.
37. Bioworks Foundation Treads Fine Line Of Space, Funding
- Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Launching a biotech venture takes technology, scientific talent, a business plan and a basket full of money. But nothing is quite so visible as real estate: Whenever Steve Bares explains the vision for the University of Tennessee-Baptist Research Park, he's got a copy at hand of a rendering to show what the place will look like in 10 years.
38. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
39. Things Go From Hot To Smoking Hot In Election Contests
- Thursday, July 12, 2007
With one week to the filing deadline for the Oct. 4 Memphis city elections, 124 citizens have thought seriously enough about running for the 15 offices on the ballot to check out qualifying petitions. Nearly 40 had filed by the end of the first week.
40. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, October 17, 2003
Womens Council of Realtors hosts a fashion show and silent auction at 6 p
The Womens Council of Realtors hosts a fashion show and silent auction at 6 p.m. today at the Cadre Building, 149 Monroe Ave. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m.; dinner at ...
41. Archived Article: Sccb (lead)
- Wednesday, April 17, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Conservation Board eyes cutting Orgill greens fees By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Spring golfers could encounter cheaper greens fees at a county course if a measure scheduled on todays Shelby County Conservation Board agenda ga...