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1. Last Word: Cooper-Young's Controversy, Harris and Norris and Fulmer Returns
- Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Shelby County Commissioners have at least two hot topics to talk about Wednesday at committee sessions that could take up most if not all of the work day. By the agenda, these sessions go from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. But they have been known to stretch into the afternoon quite a bit.
2. 901 Comics Celebrating Its First Anniversary
- Friday, June 09, 2017
Shannon Merritt and Jaime Wright were a little concerned. They’d just sunk $10,000 into a dream, opening their own comic book store, and they had no real idea if customers would follow. They couldn’t be sure they would survive with a printed product in an ever-increasing digital world.
3. Last Word: Murphy's, Mount Arlington in Midtown and Surgery Open House
- Monday, May 15, 2017
Senses, the nightclub on the eastern side of the Poplar viaduct, is back. Apparently it’s been back for a little while but the top code enforcement official involved says it is news to him and may be a violation that puts this matter in Environmental Court.
4. City Council to Hold Railgarten Hearing May 23; Uses Impasse Panels for First Time
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
Memphis City Council members will hold an evidentiary hearing in two weeks to sort out a Midtown restaurant-bar that ran afoul of approvals needed to open with annexes including intermodal containers and an outdoor area.
5. The Week Ahead: May 1-7
- Monday, May 01, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! May has arrived, which means it’s time to kick off the Memphis in May International Festival with the always-popular Beale Street Music Festival – and that’s just one of the events music lovers will enjoy this week. Plus, check out where to celebrate Star Wars fans’ favorite holiday and other happenings you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
6. Last Word: Lakeland Date Set, Silos in South Main and Trespassing in Apartments
- Thursday, March 16, 2017
Here comes the Governor’s race with Randy Boyd doing the honors here in Memphis Wednesday at the top of the second day of his fly-around. Boyd’s opening sounds very much like he is running as the heir apparent to Gov. Bill Haslam – although there are no heirs in politics, at least not without an election. He talked a lot about hitting workforce development and job goals of the Haslam administration if he is elected Governor in 2018.
7. Last Word: Binghampton Gateway, Beale's Baggage and SoundStage Memphis
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
You’ve seen stories here about how difficult it can be to assemble land and financing for a hotel project. Supermarkets have proven much more difficult to pull off at least in Memphis where food deserts are a problem in several parts of town.
8. Last Word: Connecting Downtown, Tranquil Treasure and Gas Tax Complexities
- Thursday, January 26, 2017
Temple over the Tigers Wednesday in Philadelphia 77-66. East Carolina at the Forum is coming up Saturday. Grizz and Raptors at the Forum Wednesday evening and the Grizz win 101 – 99. The Grizz are on the road starting Friday against the Trail Blazers.
9. Last Word: The TVA Well Controversy, Fred Smith Redux and Norris On The Gas Tax
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The new Trader Joe’s in Germantown won’t be alone by the plans the supermarket chain got approved Tuesday night by the Germantown Design Review Commission. The conversion of the old Kroger store on Exeter includes seven other bays as Trader Joe’s goes for a smaller footprint than the size of the original building.
10. Dave & Buster’s to Open Cordova Location
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
7930 Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38133
Landlord: Brixmor Property Group
Tenant: Dave & Buster’s
11. Last Word: Z Bo and the Second Unit, Gannettized and the Electoral College
- Thursday, October 06, 2016
Zach Randolph will not be starting for the Grizz this season as the post-Grit & Grind era enters the “Second Unit” chapter.
It will be interesting to see fan reaction Thursday at the Forum when the Grizz play Atlanta in another pre-season game. Randolph did not start Monday night’s pre-season opener against Orlando either.
12. Last Word: After The Fire, Hard Changes at Fred's and Durham Doesn't Go Quietly
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The immediate questions have simple answers. It was a short in an air conditioner cord that caused the fire that killed 9 people – three adults and six children – before dawn Monday morning in South Memphis.
13. As Long as You’re Here, Kick Durham Out
- Thursday, September 08, 2016
State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.
14. Last Word: The Bible Veto Override Vote, Grizz Nostalgia and Kroger Goes Online
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Tennessee Legislature hoped to end its 2016 session Wednesday at the end of an eventful day that included a failed attempt to override Gov. Bill Haslam’s veto of the bill that would have made the Bible the official state book.
But into Wednesday evening, the state House was still debating the Hall tax on dividends – specifically further roll backs of it. And the Senate had gone home for the night.
So Thursday looks like a good bet for the adjournment for the year and the formal start of the election season for incumbents.
15. August Primaries Feature Intra-Party Challenges
- Monday, April 11, 2016
Two years after a disastrous slate of races for countywide offices, there is a move among younger Democratic partisans in Memphis to shake up the Democrats who represent the city in the Tennessee Legislature.
16. 8th Congressional District Primaries Draw 22 Contenders, 13 Republican
- Friday, April 08, 2016
The Republican primary race to fill the 8th District Congressional seat Republican incumbent Stephen Fincher is giving up drew a field of 13 contenders – seven from Shelby County and four from Jackson, Tennessee – at the Thursday, April 7, noon filing deadline for the Aug. 4 ballot.
17. The Audible: Still Peyton Manning’s Best Weapon
- Friday, March 11, 2016
It was, of course, the closing of Peyton Manning’s recent retirement speech that provided the sound bite and made the headlines.
Quoting 2 Timothy 4:7, Manning said: “I have fought the good fight and I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” He then added: “Well, I have fought the good fight. I’ve finished my football race and after 18 years, it’s time. God bless all of you and God bless football.”
18. Memphis' Grocery Wars
- Saturday, December 05, 2015
After Sprouts became one of the newest grocery chains to enter the Memphis market by opening stores in Lakeland and Germantown earlier this year, company spokesman Diego Romero described the chain’s arrival as practically a no-brainer.
19. DMC’s Morris Touts ‘Radically Different’ South Main
- Thursday, November 12, 2015
One of Paul Morris’ first speeches as president of what was then the Center City Commission was to the South Main Association.
- Monday, October 12, 2015
Touchdown Club of Memphis will meet Monday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is the guest speaker. Cost is $60. Visit tdcmemphis.com.
21. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
22. Candidates Play Out Early Voting-Election Day Gap
- Wednesday, October 07, 2015
The early vote is in but still to be counted. There is still some television time booked for last-minute appeals to election day voters.
The debates and questionnaires speak for themselves, and no longer have a place on schedules that in the run-up to Thursday’s Memphis election day have become about opportunities to meet and be seen by the most people possible.
23. 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.
- Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Food Truck Garden Party Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will feature live music, cash bar and food trucks, plus the new Memphis Parent Play Zone, featuring activities for families and kids. Tickets include one drink and are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
25. Joe Cooper Case Raises Questions About County Election Commission Discretion
- Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The definitive ballot for the Oct. 8 Memphis election was a bit late because of a challenge by city council contender Joe Cooper.
26. Joe Cooper Denied Spot on Memphis Election Ballot
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Memphis City Council contender Joe Cooper will not be on the October Memphis election ballot.
Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle ruled Thursday, Aug. 6, that Cooper’s request to be allowed on the ballot was not valid because Cooper didn’t gather the required 25 voter signatures by the July 16 deadline.
27. Joe Cooper Denied Spot On Memphis Election Ballot
- Friday, August 07, 2015
Memphis City Council contender Joe Cooper will not be on the October Memphis election ballot.
Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle ruled Thursday, Aug. 6, that Cooper’s request to be allowed on the ballot was not valid because Cooper didn’t gather the required 25 voter signatures by the July 16 deadline.
28. Kyle Puts Memphis Election Ballot On Hold
- Friday, July 31, 2015
The ballot for the Oct. 8 Memphis election is not final.
Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle issued a court order Thursday, July 30, holding up any printing of ballots or public notice of the election ballot pending an Aug. 6 hearing on a petition by city council candidate Joe Cooper.
29. Strickland's Memphis Mayoral Bid Heats Up
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Just hours after he dropped out of the race for Memphis Mayor, James Harvey endorsed mayoral contender Jim Strickland at the opening of Strickland’s Poplar Plaza campaign headquarters.
30. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
31. City Ballot List Comes in Below 100
- Thursday, July 23, 2015
The tally of political hopefuls for the Oct. 8 Memphis ballot who filed a qualifying petition with the Shelby County Election Commission didn’t quite reach 100.
A total of 98 citizens gathered signatures on their petitions, paid $100 and filed their paperwork by the July 16 deadline for one of the 15 offices – Mayor, City Court Clerk and 13 seats of the Memphis City Council.
32. Filing Deadline Shapes Field in Memphis Elections
- Monday, July 20, 2015
Now that they’ve made the filing deadline for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections, candidates have until Thursday, July 23, to withdraw if they wish before the ballot is set later that day in the 15 city races.
33. Ford Switches Races at Election Filing Deadline
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
Darrell Wright cut it about as close as was possible at the noon Thursday, July 16, filing deadline for candidates in the Oct. 8 Memphis elections.
34. Memphis Filing Deadline Features Last-Minute Shifts, Intrigue
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
The decision Tuesday, July 14, by a sixth Memphis City Council member to pass up a place on the Oct. 8 ballot has added some intrigue on the way to the noon Thursday, July 16, filing deadline for the Memphis elections.
35. Cooper Wants Citizenship Restored to Run for Council
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Joe Cooper is already running for Memphis City Council this year. He’s campaigning for the Super District 9 Position 2 seat on the October ballot.
36. Chism Political Picnic Offers Pre-Campaign Snapshot
- Monday, June 15, 2015
Memphis mayoral contender Jim Strickland saw a face he didn’t recognize Saturday, June 13, in the southwest Memphis crowd at former County Commissioner Sidney Chism’s annual political picnic.
37. 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.
38. Brewing Opportunity
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Memphians like Jimmy Lewis are leaving established careers to remake themselves as coffee roasters, it’s one sign that coffee culture in Memphis is abundant with opportunity and steadily coming into its own.
39. Broadening District
- Tuesday, October 07, 2014
When he goes out to eat, Jackson Kramer tends to prefer small plates, sharing items with his wife, talking back and forth about the food and generally making the experience of cleaning one’s plate a communal experience.
40. Changing Landscape
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A “high-end” grocery store chain not currently serving the Memphis market has leased the shuttered former Kroger store at 9050 U.S. 64 in Lakeland and should open in the spring, according to a Lakeland official.
41. Budget Changes Include Cooper-Young Garage
- Thursday, June 05, 2014
A Cooper-Young parking garage and a pool of capital funding divided equally among the seven Memphis City Council districts are the two biggest ticket items in the way of still-tentative budget amendments proposed by council members.
42. Council Begins Decisions on City Financial Changes
- Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Memphis City Council members took the first steps Tuesday, June 3, toward major changes in pension benefits for city employees and began delving into the details of even broader changes in health insurance coverage for city employees and retirees.
43. U.S. Senate Primaries Feature Different Realities
- Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The statewide primary races for U.S. Senate on the August ballot feature the longest and best-known political back story in Tennessee politics and competing realities about what it takes for Democrats to end their shutout in statewide offices.
44. August’s ‘Big Ballot’ Awaits County’s Voters
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
With the unofficial results in the Shelby County primary elections in, get ready for the “big ballot.”
The candidates who won the Democratic and Republican primaries in Tuesday’s elections advance to the August ballot where they will join a much larger group of candidates and races that once every eight years produce the largest ballot of any election cycle in Shelby County politics.
45. 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.
46. Hampline Recalls Overton Park Interstate Plans
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
In a city with lots of markers and monuments showing where historic events happened, there is an increasing amount of attention to a different kind of Memphis historic event.
And it involves something that did not happen – the interstate that was supposed to go through Overton Park 50 years ago but was first delayed and then stopped for good in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling 43 years ago this coming Sunday.
47. Current Elections Merge With Future Campaigns
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The campaigns for elections in 2013 are beginning to overlap with campaigns on the ballot in 2014.
The set of 11 elections in three months ends with the Nov. 21 special general election for state House District 91 and a citywide referendum on a half percent sales tax hike.
48. Indie Memphis Unveils New Festival Lineup
- Friday, October 04, 2013
The lineup for this year’s 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is set.
During a preview party at the new Hi-Tone Café Thursday night, director Craig Brewer lifted the curtain on the slate of films being shown at this year’s festival, which kicks off on Halloween. The four-day event runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 and includes more than 45 feature films that will be shown on five screens in the Overton Square district.
49. Attorney General Reopens Nineteenth Century Club Review
- Friday, August 09, 2013
The state attorney general has reopened a review of the sale of the Nineteenth Century Club property on Union Avenue just as efforts by current and former club members to challenge the sale face a critical Monday fundraising deadline.
50. Raleigh Sam’s Club Sells for $11.4 Million
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
2150 Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $11.4 million
Sale Date: June 25, 2013
Buyer: Realty Income Properties 25 LLC
Seller: Dune SC Sub II LLC
Details: The Sam’s Club at 2150 Covington Pike in Raleigh has sold for $11.4 million to a California investor.
51. This week in Memphis history: June 21-27
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
2008: On the cover of The Memphis News, a story on the pasts of and connections between City Council member Rickey Peete and former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Cooper that ended with Peete pleading guilty to federal corruption charges and Cooper wearing a wire and recording conversations in which he paid Peete for his council vote on a billboard project. The story quoted from prosecution documents outlining the crime. “During this conversation, Peete said, ‘I’m going to do what’s right for the community. ... It looks OK to me,’ and then Peete showed Cooper a note written on a piece of paper. The note instructed Cooper to place the ‘paperwork’ (money) in the bathroom.”
52. Next Goal for City Budget: Consensus
- Monday, June 10, 2013
For now, Memphis City Council members have more questions than consensus about which end is up on the proposed city budget for the fiscal year that is three weeks away.
Beyond the questions awaits a significant difference of opinion among council members about the general direction city finances should take with the new fiscal year and beyond.
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
The Daily News will host its Money and Markets: State of the Economy seminar and panel discussion Thursday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. Craig Dismuke, senior vice president and chief economic strategist at Vining Sparks IBG, will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
- Monday, June 03, 2013
West Tennessee Historical Society will meet Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the Wunderlich Auditorium at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. Joe V. Lowry will present “Memphis: Going Through Changes, 1890-1929.” Visit wths-tn.org.
55. Shakin’ Up Beale
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.
56. Coffee, Beer Bar Coming Downtown
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Downtown residents and visitors will soon be able to grab a cup of joe, locally brewed beer and a fresh sandwich or salad in one convenient spot.
Taylor Berger, partner in YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, and partners Mitch Buckner (of Bella Café in Pink Palace) and Daniel Flanagan (of Chiwawa, the newly opened Southern-inspired eatery near Overton Square) have signed a lease for 2,755 square feet of retail space in the ground floor of Van Vleet Flats, 122 Gayoso Ave.
57. Coffee, Beer Bar Slated for Downtown
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Downtown residents soon will be able to grab a cup of Joe, locally brewed beer and a fresh sandwich or salad in one fell swoop.
Taylor Berger, partner in YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, along with partners Mitch Buckner (of Bella Café in Pink Palace) and Daniel Flanagan (of Chiwawa, the newly opened Southern-inspired eatery near Overton Square), have signed a lease for 2,755 square feet of retail space in the ground floor of Van Vleet Flats, 122 Gayoso Ave.
58. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
59. Back to Work
- Friday, January 11, 2013
The Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville returned to the capital Tuesday, Jan. 8, with three fewer members – one state senator and two state representatives – all Democrats – but with no new faces.
60. Midtown Momentum
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Midtown real estate market has long been an anomaly compared to its Bluff City counterparts, with fundamentals as diverse as its demographics.
“The types of real estate that you’ll find in Midtown can be some of the most expensive or some of the most modest when it comes to prices and facility,” said Gary Myers of Gary Myers Co. “Retail in particular.”
61. Milestone Celebration
- Friday, October 26, 2012
In a few weeks, a quirky Midtown coffeehouse that brims over with culture, from the poetry readings to the bric-a-brac inside to the owner who loves a good poem and the J.J. Abrams TV series “Lost,” will celebrate a milestone.
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Memphis Association of Law and Business will host a lecture by Christine Richards, executive vice president of general counsel at FedEx, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon in the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.
63. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
64. Polls Set to Open for Early Voting
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Shelby County voters start deciding Friday, July 13, general election countywide races for assessor of property, General Sessions Court clerk, district attorney general and a race for a Shelby County Commission seat. The ballot also includes seven races for district seats on the countywide school board.
65. Lawmakers Debate Pay Cutoff for Budget Gridlock
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even the top sponsor of a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't – or won't – pass a budget blueprint admits many of his colleagues think it's just a political talking point instead of a serious idea.
66. Following Primary, Races Point to August
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Two days after all the votes were counted in the Tennessee presidential primary, state Republican Party leaders had already worked out how many of the state’s at-large delegates would go to their top three candidates.
67. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year
- Monday, December 26, 2011
On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.
68. Pedicabs Debut Downtown, Rides Free for Now
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
For now, the newest addition to Main Street mall traffic and Downtown traffic in general will run free of charge.
But the founders of Memphis Pedicab Co. are urging those who use the adapted three-wheel bicycles to get around Downtown to tip the drivers. Still to come is an ordinance that formally regulates pedicabs.
69. Indie Memphis to Screen Third ‘Paradise Lost’ Film
- Monday, October 24, 2011
Indie Memphis has announced it will close its 14th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival with the regional premiere of “Paradise Lost: Purgatory” Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St.
70. Council Holds First Post-Election Meeting
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
At their first set of meetings since the Oct. 6 city elections, Memphis City Council members take up some of the issues that surfaced in the campaigns while others have been delayed.
The Tuesday, Oct. 14, council session begins at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.
71. Harwell Stops Payment for Some Legislator Travel
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
NASHVILLE – House Speaker Beth Harwell, who donates her own legislative expense payments to charity, has moved to curtail the expense money other state representatives collect for out-of-state traveling.
72. Beer Pairing Events Brewing in Memphis
- Friday, July 08, 2011
Local chefs and restaurateurs are hoping to show more people that beer pairs up just as well, and in many cases better, with fine food as wine has traditionally been known for in the past.
Steve Barzizza, sales manager at Southwestern Distributing Co., has helped to arrange many of the beer pairing nights at various restaurants around town.
- Friday, May 20, 2011
Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Tracy Chism will speak about the Gift of Life program, which provides heart surgeries to children in 3rd world countries. $20 non-members. RSVP to Karen Shea, 683-9099.
74. Sponsor Delays Immigration Bill to Address Cost
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House sponsor of legislation that would allow law enforcement agents in Tennessee to question suspects about their immigration status says he's trying to make the proposal financially feasible.
75. Council to Consider Budget, Schools Tax
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. takes a $687.4 million city operating budget Tuesday to the Memphis City Council.
And the council will talk over a special school tax rate of 39 cents Tuesday.
The budget proposal is $22.7 million in the red.
76. Ware’s Political Future in Balance
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. opened the city’s newest auto inspection station Monday.
As he did, the political career of one of the Memphis City Council’s most influential members hangs in the balance because of allegations she used her office to avoid the required annual car inspection ritual for city residents.
77. Playback Memphis Taps Into City’s Narrative
- Friday, November 12, 2010
As a well-traveled Memphian, Virginia Murphy believes her hometown has a story to tell.
“I grew up in Memphis, and I know the deep well of pain we all live on top of, trying to just deal with it,” said the former New Yorker via San Francisco. “Communication-wise, it feels very broken.”
78. Swearengen Ware Faces Council Suspension
- Friday, October 29, 2010
For the fifth time in the Memphis City Council’s 42-year history, one of its sitting members has been charged with felony misconduct.
And the charge against council member Barbara Swearengen Ware raises the same questions the other cases did about whether an indicted council member should remain in elected office.
79. 'Right Direction'
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Paul Rubin has a little more company these days when he rides his bicycle with the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club. He’s been a member for more than 20 years, but right now about half of the club is just getting started.
80. Lawler, Cooper ‘Divorce’ Over Deli Plans
- Thursday, August 12, 2010
The King has given up the corner of Adams and Main Street.
Plans for a new wrestling-themed deli on the ground floor of The Claridge House at Main and Adams using the name of wrestler and announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler have been called off. Lawler was going to lend his name to the venture to be owned by Joe Cooper.
81. In Search of an Oasis
- Monday, August 02, 2010
Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.
82. Elkington Looks to Life After Beale Street
- Monday, June 14, 2010
The outgoing developer of the Beale Street entertainment district has some ideas about bringing back Overton Square.
Performa Real Estate Entertainment Inc. founder John Elkington told The Daily News he will be in Colorado this month to talk with the owners of the Midtown entertainment district still in search of a new plan. Fisher Capital, based in Colorado, co-owns the property along with Arizona-based Univest.
- Friday, June 11, 2010
Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. More than 15,000 books and materials will be on sale. For more information, call 415-2700.
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Madison Hotel will host Sunset Atop the Madison Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the hotel’s rooftop, 79 Madison Ave. The event will include a live performance by Joyce Cobb, a cash bar and a rooftop terrace menu. Admission is $7. For more information, call 333-1200.
85. LaVere Adds Playhouse Series to Busy Summer
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Amy LaVere is sandwiching a special gift for her Memphis fans into a jam-packed fall schedule that includes a movie role, touring and recording a new album.
Resource Entertainment Group and Playhouse on the Square have teamed up with the bass-slapping chanteuse to produce Amy LaVere & Friends, a concert series that kicks off June 30 on the Midtown theater’s main stage.
86. Waiters: Will Hustle for Tips, Not Minimum Wage
- Monday, January 25, 2010
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about tipping in local restaurants.
Chefs may be celebrities, restaurant owners may be renowned, but waiters are the most visible component of the restaurant dining experience.
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Dione Alexander, vice president of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, Midwest Region, will speak. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
88. US Ups Ante On Haitian Assistance; Memphians Chip In
- Friday, January 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti as he continued to mobilize the U.S. response to the island’s devastating earthquake.
89. Local Support for Haiti Relief Effort Picks Up
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
Memphis-area organizations and businesses are participating in big and small ways in relief efforts for Haiti, the Caribbean nation that was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake Tuesday.
Tennessee Task Force One has not yet been deployed to Haiti. But Dr. Joe Holley, medical director for TNTF1, told The Daily News in an e-mail today that deployment could be coming.
90. Overton Square Developers Ready for Next Step
- Friday, December 11, 2009
It’s crunch time for the future of Overton Square, the 10-acre Midtown landmark where a new retail development anchored by a big-box grocery store has been proposed.
The square’s owners have agreed to delay for 60 days their official request to begin knocking down several old buildings along Madison Avenue. That demolition would pave the way for a roughly 53,000-square-foot grocery store and several smaller retail buildings.
91. Conwood Buys Hickory Hill Facility For Planned $133 Million Expansion
- Tuesday, November 17, 2009
5106 Tradeport Drive
Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $19.3 Million
Sale Date: Nov. 5, 2009
Buyer: Conwood Co. LLC
Seller: Chickasaw and Goodman Realty Holding Co.
Details: Conwood Co. LLC on Nov. 5 formally acquired the 787,500-square-foot facility at 5106 Tradeport Drive in Hickory Hill South for $19.3 million. Conwood earlier this year announced plans to buy the building, where it will expand its manufacturing operation of the smokeless tobacco products Kodiak and Grizzly.
92. Cypress Buys T-Mobile’s Union Avenue Store
- Monday, November 16, 2009
Memphis-based Cypress Realty Holdings Co., a private real estate investment trust managed by Joe Jarratt and Price Ford, has bought the retail/billboard site at 1860 Union Ave. in Midtown for $950,000. Operating in the transaction as Cypress Realty Holdings Co. II LLC, the company acquired the property Nov. 10 from Louisville, Ky.-based Elvi Partners LLC.
93. Though New Place Not There Yet, Wally Joe Still Working It
- Monday, November 02, 2009
If the truism in the restaurant industry is it takes twice as long to open a restaurant as you plan, try this: Wally Joe left his eponymous establishment on Sanderlin Avenue, which opened in May 2002, in December 2006.
94. The Memphis News Celebrates First Anniversary
- Monday, June 22, 2009
Happy birthday to us.
It was one year ago that the first edition of The Memphis News rolled off the presses and into a new set of racks across Shelby County.
The first cover story was a look at the suburbs of Memphis and their relationship to the city. The national economic recession was just beginning to be felt. A presidential campaign in which Memphis was largely overlooked by the contenders was nevertheless a campaign thousands of Memphians joined via the Internet.
95. The Daily News, The Memphis News Win Regional Journalism Awards
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Daily News and The Memphis News were among the winners in the 59th annual Green Eyeshade Awards, placing in seven categories including a first place award for law and courts reporting.
The awards, judged by regional directors of the Society of Professional Journalists, drew more than 500 entries from media outlets in 11 Southern states.
96. Tenn. Saggy Pants Proposal Likely Dead
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would fine Tennesseans for sagging their pants has likely failed this session.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday that the measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Joe Towns of Memphis be sent to a summer committee for further study.
97. Rival Bills Advancing on Tenn. Judicial Selection
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Supreme Court justices could be challenged in re-election campaigns under a proposal advanced by a Senate panel on Wednesday. But House leaders are voicing support for a rival measure with a more limited scope.
- Friday, April 10, 2009
Memphis College of Art will host its annual spring career fair today from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Gallery of Rust Hall at the Overton Park Campus, 1930 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 272-5160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, April 09, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Leadership, Mentorship and Supervision for New Managers” today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Tiffany Chisnall of the Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union. Cost for each seminar is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
100. Cooper’s Report Date Delayed to April
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008
He was supposed to report to the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colo., Tuesday. But one week after former local political consultant Joe Cooper filed a sealed motion in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen signed an order allowing Cooper more time before he begins serving his sentence.