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1. Last Word: Rallings Meets the Council, Million Dollar Auditions & A Pinch Plan Emerges
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
His second day on the job, the new Memphis Police Director, Michael Rallings, met the Memphis City Council and discovered just what a huge issue police body cameras are – if he didn’t know that already.
His answers to some pointed questions about when police can turn off those cameras and why made this an uneven first encounter.
Council members told him they got an earful from constituents over the weekend in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Johnathan Bratcher in South Memphis. And some of the reaction they got was to reports that a police dispatcher ordered police trying out the body cameras to turn them off as they arrived at the scene of the shooting.
There are three cameras being tested. And one of the officers with them showed up after the shooting, according to police.
Meanwhile, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland still didn’t have a timetable for the roll-out of the cameras but did offer some specifics including hiring by the MPD of 10 new personnel to deal with the handling of what the camera records.
And Strickland’s intention is to pay for it out of the existing MPD budget.
2. Small Shops, Big Business
- Saturday, November 07, 2015
Reese Witherspoon’s flagship boutique, Draper James, opened last week in the 12South area, and the reception was all Nashville.
Musical performances by Lee Ann Womack and Ruby Amanfu kept guests like Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Mayor Megan Barry, Kacey Musgraves and Lily Aldridge entertained while they shopped (perhaps for the holidays?) and milled around the store’s back parking lot, which was transformed into a charming, Southern-style party.
3. Condo Dwellers Loving Restaurant Choices
- Saturday, May 02, 2015
It’s Saturday afternoon, and the Bakersfield taco bar, located at the bottom of the Encore condominium building downtown, has drawn a lively crowd.
With the country music cranked and servers delivering platters of four-inch tacos displayed on trays like pizzas, guests of all types look to be on vacation.
4. 1 Million New Residents: Where Will They Live?
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
At least 1 million people are expected to move to the Nashville region over the next 20 years. Already, the early arrivals have begun to dramatically change the landscape of the suburban counties surrounding the city.
5. Tennessee Cemetery Owner Agrees to Probation in Plea Deal
- Monday, March 16, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee cemetery owner accused of burying up to 200 bodies on land not owned by the business pleaded guilty Friday in exchange for 10 years' probation.
Jemar Lambert, the owner of Galilee Memorial Gardens in Bartlett, entered an Alford plea in Shelby County Criminal Court. Under an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict.
6. Lawyers Negotiating Plea Deal for Bartlett Cemetery Owner
- Friday, March 13, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The lawyer for a Tennessee cemetery owner accused of mishandling burials says a plea deal with prosecutors could be reached as early as Friday.
Coleman Garrett told a judge Thursday that he is negotiating with prosecutors on a plea agreement for his client, Jemar Lambert. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee set a Friday hearing to discuss their progress.
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Networking in Memphis will host its 2015 kickoff Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Edward Jones financial adviser Stephen Stamps will talk about investing in 2015, and the group will also discuss community involvement. Cost is $10; proceeds support the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy. Visit networkinginmem.com or email email@example.com.
8. Lawyer Working to Resolve Bartlett Cemetery Owner's Case
- Monday, January 26, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The lawyer for a West Tennessee cemetery owner charged with mishandling burials said Friday he is working to resolve the case.
Jemar Lambert, owner of Galilee Memorial Gardens in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett, made a brief appearance in Shelby County Criminal Court on a 2013 theft of property charge accusing him of selling burial plots on adjoining land not owned by the cemetery.
- Monday, January 26, 2015
Rhodes College will host the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Feb. 11 in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. All screenings start at 7 p.m. Films will be subtitled in English. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu for a schedule.
10. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
11. Judicial Campaigns Get Testy With Endorsements
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Some of the reticence about political combat that defines local nonpartisan judicial elections is beginning to wear thin with a little more than a month until the start of early voting for the Aug. 7 elections.
12. 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.
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Center for Southern Folklore will present the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Cost is free. Visit southernfolklore.org for a list of performers.
- Saturday, June 08, 2013
The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Don and Holly Swogger of Homevestors will present “Build Wealth Buying Real Estate.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
IHOP will hold National Pancake Day events to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at restaurants across the U.S. Guests will receive a complimentary stack of pancakes and are asked to make a voluntary donation to the charity. Visit ihoppancakeday.com.
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-3500.
19. US Economy Grew at Modest 1.9 Percent Rate
- Friday, June 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy expanded at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, a weak pace that few economists see changing much this year.
The Commerce Department on Thursday made no change in its third and final estimate for growth in the January-March quarter. Slower growth in consumer spending was offset by faster growth in businesses investment in buildings, leaving the overall pace the same.
20. Fire Still Burning Strong For A2H Founder Askew
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Mark Askew’s engineering career began with a long, strange trip from Memphis in 1969.
But it’s the years of work he did after returning home that are paying off with high honors from his industry peers this year.
21. US Economy Appears Weaker Ahead of Jobs Report
- Friday, June 01, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is looking slightly weaker one day before a critical report on May job growth.
Economic growth was a little slower in the first three months of the year than first estimated, largely because governments and consumers spent less and businesses restocked their supplies more slowly.
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a lunch and learn Tuesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baptist Memphis Education & Conference Center, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Leadership Academy President and CEO Nancy Coffee will present “Effective Leadership, Effective Management.” Contact Amanda Edmundson at email@example.com or 543-3511.
23. Dunkin' Brands' Net Income Falls on Charges
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. said Tuesday its net income plummeted 61 percent in the quarter that it became a public company, as its efforts to pay down debt and big fees to the private-equity firms that used to own it offset revenue gains.
24. Takeovers, Anticipated European Deal Lift Stocks
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gained steadily Monday on a round of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average was up nearly 130 points in the late afternoon. The Nasdaq composite index turned positive for the year.
25. ‘Homage’ to Musical Greats on Display
- Friday, April 29, 2011
After the echoes of this weekend’s Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival fade away, the images of some of its top 2011 performers will remain in a Downtown gallery.
“Homage,” a photographic exhibition by Leon Morris, reveals the passion of musicians like Betty Lavette, Jerry Lee Lewis and Magic Slim in the process of creating their art.
26. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.
27. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
28. Houseless, Not Homeless Stay at Tenn. Campground
- Monday, September 28, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Terry Lee Ballard holds a sign when he goes looking for work in front of hardware stores. It reads: "No job. No food. Almost homeless."
- Friday, May 29, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will present a workshop titled “All About the New 990” today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. A question-and-answer Brown Bag Session titled “Don’t Dread the Audit” will follow at 12:30 p.m. Lee Hood, manager at Whitehorn Tankersley & Co. PLLC, will lead the workshop. 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.
- Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will hold a forum today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The forum will illustrate how the faith-based community is responding to the economic crisis and its efforts to promote neighborhood stabilization.
- Friday, May 30, 2008
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Arts District. Attendees can enjoy free trolley rides between the galleries and stores along South Main Street. Visit www.southmainmemphis.org for more information.
32. Colleges Look to Libraries to be the 'Campus Living Room'
- Friday, July 27, 2007
MEMPHIS (AP) - Like schools around the country, Rhodes College has made a refreshing discovery about libraries: They can do a lot more for a campus than just store books.
Rhodes' old library was a dark, dank building that many students never visited and "smelled like the 1950s," according to Carter Lawnin, who graduated last spring. After class, students returned to the isolation of their dormitories to work - hardly a good thing at a liberal arts college that prides itself on community.
- Thursday, February 08, 2007
The Animal Protection Association is holding its annual Feral February event. This program offers services such as spaying, neutering and rabies shots for feral (alley) cats. The cost is $25. For more information or to donate, call Barbara Standing at 210-1328 or visit www.spaymemphis.com.
34. Kicking the Starbucks Habit Looks to be Rough Ride
- Friday, February 02, 2007
I don't have many pet peeves in life (or at least not as many as some people), but two of them do loom awfully large.
The first runner-up is pettiness for the sake of pettiness.
What a waste of time, breath and energy. Say what you mean, mean what you say and just get things done with minimal fuss. Anything else is superfluous.
- Friday, February 02, 2007
Inside Sounds and Daddy-O Records present Blues Showcase Memphis Style Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at The Gibson Lounge, 145 Lt. George Lee Ave. Performers include The Billy Gibson Band, Charlie Wood and Daddy Mack Orr. Cost is $10. Call 452-9696 for more information.
36. A Broader Vision
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006
On the big screen, the conventional wisdom is that sequels rarely improve on the original.
But in the real world, urban planners, business owners, residents and city officials are working to produce exactly the opposite result for a poverty-scarred Memphis neighborhood.
37. After 30 Years in Business, Front Street Deli Still Going Strong
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Lee Busby, owner and lone employee of Front Street Deli at 77 S. Front, says about 75 percent of his business is regular customers, and it's easy to see why people keep coming back to the 30-year-old establishment.
38. Peabody Place to Air Footage From Memorable Elvis Concerts
- Monday, August 07, 2006
The Mid-South chapter of the Alzheimer's Association presents "Introduction to Alzheimer's and Dementia" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3475 Central Ave. Admission is free. Call (800) 237-3225 or 565-0011 to register.
39. Assistant D.A. Named to Tennessee Judicial Council
- Thursday, September 15, 2005
Lee V. Coffee, an assistant district attorney with the Shelby County District Attorney's Office, was appointed in July by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen to serve on the Tennessee Judicial Council. Coffee's term runs through March 31, 2009.
40. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect
- Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
- Wednesday, July 27, 2005
The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a breakfast forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. U of M football coach Tommy West is the speaker. Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Tunga Lee at 543-3571.
42. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, June 20, 2005
Memphis Metro Certified Commercial Investment Members meets at 11:45 a
The Memphis Metro chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Cost is free for members; $25 fo...
43. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, September 20, 2004
MATCU Drives Down Illiteracy
Mpact Memphis Offers Mpact 101 Course
Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union sponsors a golf tournament to drive down illiteracy rates in the Memphis area at 7:30 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club, 1780 K...
44. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, April 13, 2004
South Main Projects Offer Residents Flexibility
The Daily News
For people considering a move to Downtown Memphis, the question is no longer simply whether they want to live in the area, but where they want to live in the...
45. Archived Article: Prom 2 (lead)
- Tuesday, February 10, 2004
City Aims to Bring Memphians to River
Promenade to serve as transition from water to Downtown
The Daily News
Its a walk that could take hours or just a few minutes. Departing from the historic southern end of Dow...
46. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, February 06, 2004
Building mix would fund bluff extension, pedestrian gathering place
Promenade Proposal Offers Commercial, Public Spaces
The Daily News
The Memphis Promenade, which lies at the heart of Downtown Memphis stretch of riverfront p...
47. Archived Article: Real Estate Recap
- Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Trezevant Adds New Phase to Shops of Collierville
Trezevant Adds New Phase to Shops of Collierville 875 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Cost: $6.5 million
Borrower: Shops of Collierville LLC
Lender: National Bank of Commerce
48. Archived Article: Promenade (lead)
- Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Terry Ramsey, Vice President of RidAll Pest Control
Promenade Plans Face First Challenge
Grassroots group has concerns about potential development
The Daily News
A small group is organizing to attempt to block, or at least...
49. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, October 04, 1999
Tennessee Basks in Global Spotlight Tennessee Basks in Global Spotlight By: Sharon H. Fitzgerald Special to The Daily News You wouldn't buy a house without seeing it first. The same logic applies when luring business and industry to your state. It p...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Easley To Replace Georgiu As Brett Easley was appointed acting president of Alldata. Easley was formerly vice president of information and training for AutoZone. Keith Johnson was named senior vice president of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South....
51. Archived Article: Law Analys
- Thursday, April 11, 1996
04-11 Law analys Law firms of the future must embrace and manage change As corporations face strong pressure to reduce legal expenses, they are ending decade-old relationships with mega-sized law firms and turning to medium-sized and regional law fi...