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1. July 8-14, 2016: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, July 09, 2016
2015: Zimm the monkey escapes from her area at the Memphis Zoo.
1985: On the front page of The Daily News, the first guests are checking in at Downtown’s new Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza hotel, across Main Street from the Memphis Cook Convention Center, with the formal grand opening set for that September. The Bistro Cafe and lobby bar are ready for guests, but several restaurants are still a work in progress, including a health club bar to serve nonalcoholic beverages like pineapple and coconut drinks in a shell. Among the first guests is James Chamberlin, a Delta Air Lines ticket agent who had also been among the first guests at the original Holiday Inn on Summer Avenue that opened in 1952.
2. Last Word: ServiceMaster's Choice, Democrats Regroup, Oprah Goes To Church
- Friday, June 03, 2016
The ServiceMaster headquarters search is over and the pick is a real surprise as office spaces goes – Peabody Place – not the office building but the shuttered mall south of the Peabody hotel.
3. Civil Rights Museum Highlights Lorraine Hotel’s Storied History
- Friday, June 03, 2016
The balcony is usually the part of the National Civil Rights Museum’s exterior that is the center of attention.
Visitors know the mid-20th century wrought iron railing and other features of the post-World War II Lorraine Motel’s motor court. It’s usually from pictures and videos of the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a second-story balcony outside room 306.
4. Mural Sets Scene for 107 S. Main Revelopment
- Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The long-blighted building at 107 S. Main St. is headed for active use and will see the addition of a mural by May 1.
At its March 16 meeting, the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. approved to put $10,000 toward a colorful mural designed by Chicago artist Damon Lamar Reed.
5. Tri-State Bank HQ Sale Heightens Speculation
- Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The northeast corner of Main and Beale streets is more than prime real estate; it’s historic ground with a direct connection to ongoing racial and economic issues.
Tri-State Bank, the city’s 70-year old black-owned bank, and Belz Investco announced Thursday, Dec. 31, that the bank was selling its headquarters, 180 S. Main St., to Belz Investco GP in a $3 million deal.
6. Museum to Host Visitation For D’Army Bailey
- Friday, July 17, 2015
Visitation for Circuit Court Judge and National Civil Rights Museum founder D’Army Bailey will be Friday, July 17, from noon to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St.
7. Judge D’Army Bailey’s Legacy Spans Streets, Courtroom
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey was more than a robed courtroom figure. In the wake of his death Sunday, July 12, from cancer, Bailey is being remembered for a life of activism in which the judge had roots as a radical.
8. Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey Dies At Age 73
- Monday, July 13, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey died Sunday, July 12.
Word of the 73-year old jurist’s death comes less than a year after Bailey returned to the bench, winning election to Circuit Court after retiring as a Circuit Court Judge in 2009.
9. Museum Milestone
- Friday, April 04, 2014
When the National Civil Rights Museum formally reopens Saturday, April 5, it will be with the “breaking” of a ceremonial chain at the new entrance to the building that was once the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
10. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
11. ‘So Many Positives’
- Monday, January 21, 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 15, would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday.
In the almost 45 years since his assassination at the Lorraine Motel, the South Main district and Downtown as a whole have certainly seen its ebbs and flows. But 2013 has the potential to be one of the years in which the civil rights icon would be most proud of the area’s revitalization.
12. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
13. Young at NCRM Monday for Wreath-Laying Ceremony
- Monday, April 04, 2011
Former Atlanta Mayor and Congressman Andrew Young is in Memphis Monday for events marking the anniversary of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
14. One Of A Kind
- Friday, June 11, 2010
Really unique is really not. Memphis is.
Nothing is really unique. Unique is unique. If there is more than one of it, it isn’t.
Memphis is et up with unique.
The Peabody is unique. Two hammered duck hunters dump their live decoys in the lobby fountain. One is actually the hotel manager, and instead of getting him fired, that drunken prank makes the place world-famous. Almost 80 years later, ducks are still in that fountain by day, live in an air-conditioned penthouse by night, march back and forth twice a day to a packed crowd, and are on TV as much as Daffy and Donald. Unique.
15. Sharpton’s Peabody Tab Grows With Amended Complaint
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights group has an unpaid tab that’s now six figures long. It stems from an event at The Peabody in 2008.
Almost $20,000 has been added to the original bill for a high-profile national convention Sharpton’s group brought to Memphis, according to court documents the hotel’s attorneys filed this month.
16. Peabody Sues Sharpton Group for $88K
- Friday, June 12, 2009
The South’s Grand Hotel is trying to collect a grand sum of money it claims is owed by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights group.
The Peabody hotel has filed a lawsuit in Shelby County Circuit Court against Sharpton’s National Action Network seeking payment of almost $70,300, plus more than $17,000 in attorney’s fees and other costs. The lawsuit, which puts the total close to $88,000, was filed Tuesday, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Crisis Management and Disaster Planning for Nonprofits" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $99 for Alliance members, $89 for Program for Nonprofit Excellence participants and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or email@example.com.
18. With Clinton Back on Trail, McCain Visit Up Next
- Tuesday, January 29, 2008
When New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told her husband a day or so ago that she'd be making a campaign stop in Memphis this week, the former president and Arkansas governor said he was jealous about being unable to come along.
19. Sound Files of King Assassination on Register's Web Site
- Tuesday, April 04, 2006
The Memphis Police Department dispatcher is calm, barking out orders even as the city outside begins to descend into chaos. It's shortly after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, and unconfirmed reports have begun trickling in over the radio that something terrible has happened at the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis.
20. Archived Article: Lead
- Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Historic Neighborhood Awaits Rebirth
South Forum project focuses on revitalization, preservation
The Daily News
You cant tell it by the way the neighborhood looks today, but the blighted South Forum District behind...
21. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001
KyRic J KyRic J. Tucker joined Bean & Ison, CPAs and Consultants as a staff accountant. He earned a degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a Salt Lake City certified public accounting firm, wh...
22. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 31, 1998
Aug Aug. 31 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will offer a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. titled "An Engagement Approach to Researching, Evaluating and Understanding the Company" at the Fogelman Executive Center at...
23. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 24, 1998
Aug Aug. 24 Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will present a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgeway Inn at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. Consultant Irwin Pollack will discuss radio ad selling from 8:30 a.m. to noon and radio stat...
24. Archived Article: Rfc Jts
- Tuesday, December 12, 1995
12/12 jts RFC prewrite Old Hotel Grand up for renovation Three Downtown, Midtown property developers approach Revenue Finance Corp. for tax breaks By JAMES SNYDER Three property owners come before the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. today for appr...