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1. Edmund Ford Jr. Sticks to Council, Commission Seats As He Pursues Transit Fee
- Friday, September 14, 2018
Edmund Ford Jr. is pushing for a dedicated revenue stream for the Memphis Area Transit Authority and road projects while holding seats on the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission.
And it could take him through the 90 days he has before he must give up the council seat, Ford said this week.
2. Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Bowling to Raise Sickle Cell Awareness
- Thursday, September 13, 2018
Mike Conley grew up around cousins who had sickle cell disease. He didn’t understand much about it then, but he saw the impact. Years later, he continues to see it and continues to try and do his part to fight it.
3. Don't Ask About Trump at Reunion of Presidential Descendants
- Monday, September 10, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's first families are knit together in a small co-ed fraternity filled with fun, inoffensive facts and a reverence for the White House.
Fun fact about John Tyler, 10th president of the United States: He was born in 1790, married twice and was 63 years old when the last of his 15 children was born.
4. Trump: White House Counsel Don McGahn to Depart in the Fall
- Thursday, August 30, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counsel Don McGahn, who has maintained a front row seat in Trump administration controversies and accomplishments, will be leaving in the fall after the expected Senate confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday.
5. It’s Lee’s to Win Unless He Makes a Rookie Mistake
- Thursday, August 23, 2018
When Bill Lee drove a tractor through tiny Eagleville last October, hardly anyone noticed. Only a handful of supporters milled around in the parking lot of the Farmers Co-op in southwest Rutherford County that morning where Lee spent a few minutes talking to people inside the store before emerging to ride to another town as part of a statewide tour, a precursor to an RV ride he would take later in the Republican primary race.
6. Slot Payoff? Anthony Miller Could Be Just That For Chicago
- Thursday, August 16, 2018
Pretty much everyone seems to believe the Chicago Bears got a steal when they selected University of Memphis wideout Anthony Miller No. 51 overall in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
But Miller has been so impressive in training camp working out of the slot (and yes, that makes him attractive in PPR fantasy football leagues) that the Chicago Tribune speculated on the numbers he might put up in his rookie season.
7. August 3-9, 2018: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 4, 2018
1973: On the front page of The Daily News, State Representative Harold Ford touts a legal opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General’s office on the redrawing of U.S. House district lines by the legislature. Shelby County election commissioners contend they control the use of precinct boundaries in setting those lines not the legislature. The legal opinion says the legislature has the power to set the boundaries and a local body cannot overrule or change that. Ford would run in the 8th Congressional district election the next year, taking the Democratic primary and claiming the seat in the general election in an upset of Republican incumbent Dan Kuykendall.
8. Last Word: T.O. Jones, One Beale's Launch and De-Annexation in Trouble
- Wednesday, July 25, 2018
You might call it the final act of the MLK 50 observances around our city this year. With very little fanfare at the start of Tuesday’s city council session, the council honored T.O. Jones, the leader of the union representing city sanitation workers and the leader of the 1968 strike by those workers. Jones was a pivotal figure in the strike who soon after lost his position with the local union in the internal politics of AFSCME as the local became a powerful political symbol.
9. Carlisle to Partner with Highwoods, Hyatt on One Beale
- Tuesday, July 24, 2018
For more than a decade the Carlisle family’s dream of their One Beale development becoming a reality always seemed just out of reach.
But when a visibly emotional Chance Carlisle finally announced Tuesday, July 24, that the on-again, off-again project first envisioned by his late father would finally break ground in January, that dream seemed as close to reality as it ever has.
10. Last Word: MemFix 4's Big Weekend, Early Voting Six Days In and Grizz Moves
- Friday, July 20, 2018
A big weekend to avoid the interstate with a rare closing of I-240 between the 385 split and the I-40 split and Poplar over I-240 also closed in both directions. This kicks in Friday evening and runs up to Monday morning’s rush hour as TDOT crews work to replace four bridges in East Memphis using a relatively new process in which parts of the bridges are assembled in advance and then moved into place. The bridges are both Poplar bridges, the Park Avenue bridge and the Norfolk Southern rail bridge. And this will happen all over again in about a week’s time using the same schedule, weather permitting. Weekenders on the interstate already have some experience with a milder version of this with the interstate projects on the south leg
11. A Cut Above
- Friday, July 20, 2018
Longtime Downtown Memphis barber Excell Blanchard has been cutting hair for nearly a quarter of a century, and in that time, he has built up a loyal clientele base who has moved with him from one venture to next.
12. US Launches National Security Probe Into Uranium Imports
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Commerce Department has started an investigation into the impact of uranium imports on U.S. national security, a move that could limit future imports and add another front to the Trump administration's trade fight.
13. Big Attraction Not Key to Remaking Mud Island River Park, N.Y. Expert Tells Memphis Group
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
Mud Island River Park doesn’t need a master plan or a new big attraction, the former director of Governors Island in New York City told a Memphis group this week.
Leslie Koch said she had neither during her tenure as president and chief executive of the Trust for Governors Island, the organization created to manage the former military base that was turned over to the city of New York as park land.
14. Redbirds’ Third Baseman Finds New Success By Staying In The Moment
- Friday, July 13, 2018
He’s not a kid anymore. And that’s not being negative, that’s just an undeniable truth when you’re a 26-year-old baseball player in your third season in Triple-A.
But Patrick Wisdom also isn’t the same player he once was. Every hitter talks about taking the game one at-bat at a time. And every player struggles to do it.
15. Catholic Charities Teams With Catholic Heart Work Camp
- Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will serve as a volunteer site for the youth and leaders from Catholic Heart Work Camp this week. Students will be painting a clothes closet and beautifying the front of the Fig Tree Food Pantry by planting flowers. The clothes closet and food pantry are part of the Fig Tree Emergency Services program, which served more than 26,000 people in the most recent fiscal year.
16. Grizzlies Use No. 4 Overall Pick on Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr.
- Friday, June 22, 2018
The Memphis Grizzlies used their No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft to select Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and fans who came to FedExForum for a watch party reacted with a mix of cheers and boos.
17. Duffy-Geiger Named CFO At Monogram Foods
- Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Cheryl Duffy-Geiger has joined Monogram Foods as chief financial officer. In this role, Duffy-Geiger will be responsible for developing strategic business plans, partnering with operations and supply chain, building relationships with banking partners and overseeing accounting, among other duties. She joins Monogram from Kellogg Co., where she was chief financial officer for its largest global business unit, U.S. domestic snacks.
18. Golfers Take Aim at FESJC While Looking Toward WGC in 2019
- Friday, June 8, 2018
For Daniel Berger, the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind is the happiest golfing place on earth.
19. Last Word: One for Graceland, Randy Boyd in Millington and Green Eyeshades
- Tuesday, June 5, 2018
From the distance of 50 years – half a century – it’s hard to relate what it was like to grow up in the 1960s – in particular the year 1968 in a city that figured prominently in the year’s turbulent trajectory.
20. FedEx Rolls Out the Purple Runway For Its Next Generation of Pilots
- Saturday, May 26, 2018
FedEx Express is paving a runway for the pilots of tomorrow – a direct pipeline to flying for the Memphis-based delivery services company on the Fortune 500 list.
The subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program this spring to address an industry-wide shortage of up-and-coming pilots.
21. Last Word: Bike Second Line Protest, Loeb's Portrait and SCS Budget Notes
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018
“Get on your bikes and ride.” The local bike share program begins Wednesday at 60 different Explore Bike Share stations at different points around town. The bike rental program is considered a milestone in the city’s bicycle culture. And like all milestones there has to be a ceremony. This effort to make it easier to mix bikes into your daily journeys will kick off Wednesday morning in Court Square at 9:30 a.m.
22. May 11-17, 2018: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, May 12, 2018
1976: An ad in The Daily News by Marx & Bensdorf offers a 170-acre estate at Holmes Road and Center Hill Road, then south of Collierville’s city limits, for sale for $1.1 million. The “picture book” estate is advertised as the one-time home of the state’s most famous walking horse, Carbon Copy, the 1964 world grand champion.
23. Room to Grow
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Local Checkers franchisee group Tristate Restaurants LLC is preparing to open its newest location in Memphis at 3680 Lamar Ave. by early to mid-May, and plans for as many as five more locations over the next couple of years.
24. Raymond James Sues Landlord Over Elevators
- Friday, April 13, 2018
Raymond James & Associates Inc., the name tenant of the Raymond James building at 50 North Front St., is suing its landlord at the building over elevator problems in a lawsuit first filed in Chancery Court in February that has since been transferred to Memphis federal court.
25. What Statewide Candidates Say About Opioid Crisis, Public Safety
- Saturday, April 14, 2018
The spread of opioid abuse claimed over 1,600 lives in Tennessee in 2016, and it is getting worse. Methamphetamine abuse, while not getting the headlines, has increased. Gun violence and murder is increasing. What proposals do our candidates have to help Tennesseans address these public safety issues?
- Saturday, April 14, 2018
These days, Craig Unger calls himself the “corporate guy.” After all, he is now president of both the Memphis Redbirds and the United Soccer League (USL) team that will share AutoZone Park with the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A club beginning in 2019.
27. Religious Leaders Recount Catechism of 1968 Memphis
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Rev. James Lawson, the architect of nonviolent resistance who counseled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on it, walked in a circle last week around the new “I Am A Man” bronze and stainless steel sculpture. As he walked with his head down, still and video photographers scrambled for the best angle to capture the seminal strategist of the civil rights era, seemingly deep in thought.
28. Last Word: I Am A Man Plaza, Graceland Clears EDGE and Filing Deadline Action
- Friday, April 6, 2018
Sometimes the simplest concepts say more than an elaborate explanation can – even when the history it depicts is complex. A plaza dedicated to the 1,300 city sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 formally opened Thursday on what had been a vacant lot just across Pontotoc from the south side of Clayborn Temple. And the occasion included more of the small moments that have made this week so compelling. Watching civil rights icon Rev. James Lawson walk around the plaza and discover it includes one of his quotes from the 1968 strike.
29. Bouki Fait Gombo
- Friday, April 6, 2018
THE OWNED PERSPECTIVE. From 1936 to 1938, as part of the WPA and the Federal Writers’ Project, more than 2,000 interviews were conducted with former slaves resulting in “Slave Narratives: A Folk History in the United States.” Those former slaves were very old by then, but their memories of dark childhoods were clear.
30. Last Word: MLK50s Big Day, Hotel Changes and Murica on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
The peak of the MLK50 events came Wednesday with a chill but some sunshine and lots to consider. Understand -- this isn’t over. There are still a few more events to go through the weekend and even into next week. If nothing else, a lot more Memphians and visitors got a good look at most of South Main in the best way possible – on foot. And if the Beale Street District ever expands east to Danny Thomas, the intersection there makes a really good place for a party.
31. AP Journalists Recall Covering MLK Assassination
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
Nancy Shipley was working in a news office in Nashville, Tennessee, when the call came 50 years ago. Gene Herrick was in Chicago routing photos to newspapers when his phone rang. Jack Thornell got the call in New Orleans; Kathryn Johnson heard the news in Atlanta.
32. The Week Ahead: April 2-8
- Monday, April 2, 2018
Hello, Memphis! We celebrate the courage of a man this week who improved the lives of so many. The somber occasion of remembering his death 50 years ago should not overshadow the admiration we have for someone who refused to not speak up against obvious injustices in spite of the danger it put him in.
33. Last Word: Opening Day, Slowing the Flow and 30 Years of Shangri-La
- Friday, March 30, 2018
There is something about opening day of the Major League Baseball season – especially when it is opening day for just about every team at the same time. Just seeing the green fields with a solitary outfielder, the low brick walls behind the symmetry of batter, catcher and umpire renews my love for the game. I don’t really pay attention to players – don’t know any of their names. And how and when did the Astros wind up in the American League and the Brewers in the National League? I just like watching the game in a sport where the team and the individual coexist as in no other sport.
34. MLK 50 Years Later
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Bernard Lafayette remembers being in Memphis April 3, 1968, and a dejected Martin Luther King Jr. being roused from his room at the Lorraine Motel to speak at Mason Temple on a rainy night.
35. Prescription for Tragedy
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
He has his own GPS, an internal shield that keeps him from driving anywhere near 637 Poplar Ave. Home to the Memphis morgue. That’s where they showed Jerry Davidson his 22-year-old son, Oliver, his eyes closed and his lips purple.
36. Can Zuckerberg's Media Blitz Take the Pressure Off Facebook?
- Friday, March 23, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network.
37. Facebook Crisis-Management Lesson: What Not to Do
- Thursday, March 22, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, assume responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say Facebook is 0-for-4.
38. The Week Ahead: March 19-25, 2018
- Monday, March 19, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! Spring fever’s in the air as the equinox officially arrives Tuesday morning. Tell winter to take a hike at the new Heels 4 Healing 5K for St. Jude this weekend, then let the kids dance the blues away at a pair of family ballet events. Here’s what else you should know about in The Week Ahead…
39. This Week In Memphis History: March 16-22, 2018
- Saturday, March 17, 2018
2008: Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton proposes closing several public libraries, including the Cossitt, Gaston, Highland, Levi and Poplar-White Station branches. He floats the proposal to City Council members, saying it would save the city $1.5 million to $2 million.
“I don’t need to hear from any council member about their district,” he says later. “I have to look at the city. Some of these libraries are in the ghetto. Some of them are on Poplar.” Herenton adds that his upcoming budget proposal will call for a city property tax hike. “I think it’s inevitable,” he says. “But with these cuts, it won’t be as much.” The move to close the Cossitt, the city’s first public library, is also part of a still-general plan by Herenton to redevelop the city’s riverfront and use the land the library is on for other purposes.
40. Novel Approach
- Saturday, March 10, 2018
The smallest of the city’s 17 public libraries is also one of its most used. The Frayser Branch library is a brick-and-glass rectangle on a half-acre at 3712 Argonne St. With some modest columns and shrubs, a few planters and cinderblock lattice work, it is shoe-horned into the side of a hill in a residential neighborhood a block from the commercial corridor of North Watkins Road still dominated by churches.
41. Heir on the Side of Caution
- Saturday, March 3, 2018
The closest and best parcel of land for a second convention center hotel in Downtown Memphis is the Mud Island parking garage. It’s a block away from the Memphis Cook Convention Center and is the first site that came up when a Denver developer approached the city last year about possibly building such a hotel.
42. Progress Since Sanitation Strike Questioned 50 Years Later
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
There was no “reverse march” this past weekend. But there are signs on the Main Street Mall that trace the route of striking sanitation workers from Clayborn Temple to City Hall 50 years ago.
43. Rye Calls City To Task For Lack Of Progress 50 Years After MLK
- Saturday, February 24, 2018
The keynote speaker at the city’s commemoration Saturday, Feb. 24, of the 1968 sanitation workers strike took the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to task for its treatment of today’s protesters.
44. Last Word: Plans and More Plans, Badu and Byrne and Gun Bills In Nashville
- Thursday, February 22, 2018
Plans, plans, plans. I’ve seen so many overhead views and schematics in the last 24-hours that I had to go for a walk in the rain Wednesday to avoid vertigo. I saw a lot of green Save the Greensward t-shirts Wednesday evening at the Pink Palace that looked like they hadn’t been out of the bottom drawer in a while and even a couple of banners.
45. This Week In Memphis History: February 16-22, 2018
- Saturday, February 17, 2018
1978: A group of 50 local restaurant owners mail menus to the White House, along with letters opposing plans by President Jimmy Carter to limit business meal deductions in the federal tax code. It is part of a national “menu mail-in” protest by the National Restaurant Association. “If enough people respond, we can convince the president that business luncheons rarely exceed $5, much less the $55 mentioned during the discussion of the ‘three-martini lunch,’” says Herbert Anderton, president of the Memphis Restaurant Association. Meanwhile, Paul and Marti Savarin open Blues Alley Restaurant at 60 S. Front St. The Cotton Row nightspot becomes a home and outpost for such blues all-stars as Little Laura Dukes and Prince Gabe and the Millionaires in the years before the new Beale Street Entertainment District opens.
46. Last Word: Higher Ed Pushback, 50 Years Later and Attack Ads in the Race for Gov.
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The idea that higher education is primarily about getting people into jobs as soon as possible is getting some push back. And it comes several years into an emphasis at the state level on associate degrees and trade certifications. Rhodes College president Marjorie Hass said several times during our talk on “Behind The Headlines” that she isn’t downplaying the importance of trade skills and the education necessary for those skills.
47. The Week Ahead: Feb. 12-18, 2018
- Monday, February 12, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! The 50th anniversary of the historic sanitation workers’ strike is remembered this week, a Pulitzer Prize winning author visits to speak about innovation and we get to hear the first declaration of “Play Ball” this year by an umpire at FedExPark. Oh, and don’t forget the waffles.
48. Vitello Era Begins as Vols Launch 2018 Season
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Tennessee baseball is off to a fresh start under first-year coach Tony Vitello, and senior catcher Benito Santiago is savoring every minute of it.
Santiago was along for the ride as the Dave Serrano coaching era ended last spring after six seasons. He says Vitello has brought a new vibe to the program.
49. Last Word: 50 Years Ago, Skeleton Hotel in Court and New Moves on Forrest
- Thursday, February 1, 2018
It was 50 years ago Thursday that the event that sparked the 1968 sanitation workers strike happened near Colonial and Sea Isle in East Memphis. City sanitation workers Robert Walker and Echol Cole were killed when the trash compactor on back of their city truck malfunctioned and crushed them.
50. What a Kick
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
Peter Freund is a baseball guy. Grew up on the New York Yankees. Today, not only is he principal owner of the Memphis Redbirds, he owns stakes in other minor league teams through his Trinity Baseball Holdings and even has a small slice of the Yankees. But make no mistake, he is a businessman. And it was the businessman in him that was convinced to bring a United Soccer League (USL) team to Memphis and AutoZone Park for the 2019 season.
51. Lamar Avenue Mural Draws Council Contempt
- Thursday, January 11, 2018
The state’s largest collaborative mural might be missing a few panels soon after a City Hall showdown Tuesday, Jan. 9, between the head of Paint Memphis and City Council members upset by the images on Lamar Avenue near Willett Street.
52. Weekend Monuments Protests, Response Suggest Shift
- Monday, January 8, 2018
Memphis Branch NAACP president Deidre Malone may have had the most concise description of what has changed since the city’s two most visible Confederate monuments came down Dec. 20.
“What we want happened. The monuments are down,” Malone said Friday, Jan. 5, as the NAACP and other groups called on Memphians to ignore plans for protests in the city the next day by groups opposed to the removal of the monuments.
53. White Nationalist Confederate Monuments Protest Draws Larger Police Presence
- Saturday, January 6, 2018
A dozen white nationalists with Confederate flags were the only protest Saturday, Jan. 6, that got anywhere near Health Sciences Park and what’s left of the park’s monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest.
54. Battling Opioids
- Friday, January 5, 2018
Later this month, Shelby County government will roll out a public health effort led by the Shelby County Health Department to battle opioid addiction. “We’re taking a very long view of this. It’s not going to be a quick fix,” Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell told Shelby County Commission members Wednesday, Jan. 3, during committee sessions.
55. Factor in Safety Before Choosing a New Dresser or TV
- Tuesday, January 2, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Thinking about getting a new flat-screen TV for the holidays, or a dresser for the baby's room? Factor safety into your choice.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns TVs and furniture like dressers and chests pose tip-over risks if they are not properly anchored to walls. This is especially true in households with young children, who can be tempted to climb on anything. But plenty of adults get injured, too.
56. Monuments Moment Spans Generational Lines
- Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Van Turner Sr. celebrated his 73rd birthday Wednesday, Dec. 20, as his son, county commissioner Van Turner Jr., was somewhere near the epicenter of the most significant chapter of the city’s long-running controversy over Confederate monuments.
57. Black Theater Museum Plan Gets Good Reviews at City Hall
- Thursday, December 21, 2017
For about five months, Hattiloo Theatre founder Ekundayo Bandele had been working on the idea he proposed Tuesday, Dec. 19, to establish the National Black Theater Museum inside the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art building in Overton Park.
58. Mayor’s Critics Have Their Own Plans for Strike Anniversary
- Wednesday, December 13, 2017
When the 1968 sanitation workers strike ended in April 1968, Cleophus Smith didn’t feel like the formal city recognition and a minimal pay raise he and other sanitation workers had gained was something to be celebrated.
59. Conyers Resigns From Congress Amid Harassment Allegations
- Wednesday, December 6, 2017
DETROIT (AP) – Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to the civil rights leader's nearly 53-year career on Capitol Hill.
60. Banks Behind Lakeland Residential Developments
- Monday, November 20, 2017
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Application Date: Nov. 16, 2017
61. Interim Coach Can Get Vols Into Bowl Game
- Friday, November 17, 2017
Brady Hoke makes his debut as Tennessee’s interim football coach Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN) against LSU in Neyland Stadium.
Perhaps it’s an audition for the head coaching vacancy left when Butch Jones was fired on Sunday morning, hours after the Vols (4-6, 0-6 SEC) returned to Knoxville from a 50-17 loss at Missouri.
62. Shelby Farms Draws $142 Million, 71-Acre Development
- Monday, November 13, 2017
Elmington Capital Group has submitted plans for a 71-acre senior housing, apartment and single-family development next to Shelby Farms Park. Dwell at Shelby Farms is a new $142 million development to be located on the north side of Raleigh-LaGrange Road near the intersections of Trinity and Fischer Steel roads.
- Monday, November 6, 2017
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest judging seminar will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in SpringHill Suites’ Kress ballroom, 85 Court Ave. The seminar is the only chance this year to qualify as a judge for the 2018 contest. Cost is $95 and includes judging manual, training materials and lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 6. Visit memphisinmay.org for details and application.
- Saturday, November 4, 2017
Beale Street Caravan and Fourth Bluff kick off their Album Sessions lunchtime listening parties with Don Bryant and the Bo-Keys’ “Don’t Give Up on Love” Friday, Nov. 3, on the promenade behind the Cossitt Library. All listening sessions will start at 12:15 p.m. and are free and open to all ages. Silent disco headphones will be provided; headphones reservations are recommended. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches. Visit thefourthbluff.com for a fall programming lineup.
65. Succop One of Best-Ever Pickups for Titans
- Friday, October 20, 2017
The art of kicking a football is often taken for granted.
It’s a little bit like driving in that good driving is rarely noticed, unless maybe it’s done by NASCAR drivers. Bad driving always brings unwanted attention.
66. Brooks Pursues Riverfront Site for New Museum
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The board of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced Tuesday, Oct. 17, it is working with city government to relocate the museum from its Overton Park home to a Downtown site on Front Street between Union and Monroe avenues.
67. Coming Back
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
Heavy machinery has been moving dirt around for a few months now on the E.H. Crump Boulevard lot that was once the site of the Fowler Homes public housing development. Leaders with the city of Memphis and the Memphis-based Church of God in Christ (COGIC) got around to the formalities Wednesday, Oct. 11, of breaking ground for construction of Mason Village – a $12.5 million development of 77 affordable townhomes on the site.
68. UT QBs, Receivers, Coaches Struggling So Far
- Friday, October 6, 2017
Tennessee’s football players are on fall break this weekend during the open date. You’ve got to wonder how many players fifth-year UT coach Butch Jones will get back after the break.
Fallout from last Saturday’s 41-0 loss to No. 5 Georgia is massive. Fans were leaving Neyland Stadium by halftime with the Vols trailing 24-0. Jones took a beating from fans on social media and sports talk radio all week.
69. Brooks Museum Eyes Downtown Fire Station Site
- Friday, October 6, 2017
Brooks Museum officials are considering relocating to a Downtown site at Front Street and Union Avenue that is currently occupied by the Memphis Fire Department headquarters.
While officials with the city and the museum would not comment, the idea of putting a “cultural amenity” on the river side of Front Street between Union and Monroe avenues first surfaced about two months ago.
70. Brooks Museum Eyes Downtown Fire Station Site
- Thursday, October 5, 2017
The city fire station at Union Avenue and Front Street and the adjacent parking garage appears to be under consideration as the new site for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, according to a source close to the situation who did not want to be identified by The Daily News.
71. Last Word: Las Vegas React, Moral Monday, Who Pays For Beale Security?
- Tuesday, October 3, 2017
We open with reaction Monday to the mass shooting in Las Vegas:
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland:
72. Last Word: Corker's Decision, Buses & Bikes and Tenoke Comeback
- Wednesday, September 27, 2017
And with a brief, carefully-worded written statement Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Senator Bob Corker has blown up the forming-2018 race for the Senate seat he will give up at the end of 2018 and that probably applies to the 2018 race for Tennessee Governor. That’s even if Corker doesn’t follow Tuesday’s announcement by getting into the race for Governor at some point. Corker said nothing about what is next beyond his remaining time in office.
73. Win vs. Georgia Now Needed to Save Season
- Friday, September 22, 2017
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football. UT’s Sept. 30 game against Georgia at Neyland Stadium can’t get here soon enough. Not after the Vols’ 26-20 loss to Florida last Saturday in Gainesville.
74. Opioid Committee on Right Track, Obstacles Remain
- Thursday, September 14, 2017
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold can remember the first time his detectives brought a heroin case to him three or four years ago.
“Of course, my reaction immediately was, ‘I thought that went away in the late 70s.’ But we’re seeing it. In fact, we are averaging approximately five heroin overdoses a month just in the town of Smyrna,” adds Arnold, whose city about 10 miles southeast of Nashville has a population of nearly 48,600.
75. Breather for Vols Before Traveling to Florida
- Friday, September 8, 2017
Get ready for another thrill ride, Tennessee fans. Your football team is at it again, just like last year.
Tennessee needed a comeback and overtime to beat Appalachian State in its 2016 season opener. The Vols needed comebacks to beat Virginia Tech and Florida and got a Hail Mary touchdown pass as time ran out to beat Georgia.
76. Marketing Firm Prepares For New Downtown HQ
- Saturday, September 2, 2017
Oden & Associates Inc., a locally owned marketing firm, has filed a pair of permits totaling $3.6 million to renovate its future headquarters at 158 Vance Ave. in Downtown Memphis.
77. Delivery Without Drivers: Domino's, Ford Team Up for Test
- Wednesday, August 30, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino's and Ford are teaming up to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars.
78. Marketing Firm Moving Ahead With New Downtown HQ
- Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Oden & Associates Inc., a locally owned marketing firm, has filed a pair of permits totaling $3.6 million to renovate its future headquarters at 158 Vance Ave. in Downtown Memphis.
79. The Week Ahead: Aug. 28-Sept. 3
- Monday, August 28, 2017
Hey, Memphis! It’s time to celebrate 901 Day – but not before you hit Tiger Lane Thursday for the University of Memphis Tigers’ season-opening football game. Plus, check out “the prince of kosher gospel” in concert and more hot happenings in The Week Ahead...
80. Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.
81. City Council To Take Up Monument Removal Resolution
- Saturday, August 19, 2017
Memphis City Council members will discuss and possibly vote Tuesday, Aug. 22, on a resolution that directs the city to act on the “immediate removal and/or sale of Nathan Bedford Forrest statue from Health Sciences Park and statue of Jefferson Davis and related artifacts from Memphis Park.”
82. Remaking Crosstown
- Saturday, August 19, 2017
As he was leading tours through Crosstown Concourse this month, Todd Richardson took a small group to a set of windows for a balcony view of an addition being constructed on the north side of the property.
83. MIM Posts Surplus in ‘Electrifying’ 2017 Festival
- Monday, August 14, 2017
At the end of her year-long tenure as chairwoman of the board of the Memphis In May International Festival, Bobbi Gillis summed up the 2017 festival as “a fast moving roller coaster ride.” Rain wasn’t a problem for the month-long set of events. But lightning and straight-line winds were. MIM president and CEO Jim Holt could joke Thursday, Aug. 10, at the organization’s annual meeting that the festival was “electrifying.”
84. Seeing the Light
- Saturday, August 5, 2017
Four years ago, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell was in Knoxville for a college football game. But with several hours before kickoff, he took a side trip to view the green initiatives at the Knox County Jail.
85. Remember Memphis? Titans Would Rather Not
- Friday, July 28, 2017
Time flies, doesn’t it? A lot can happen in 20 years. Think about it: In 1997, Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term as president. Princess Di was killed in a car crash. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 8,000 for the first time. And the Tennessee Oilers played their home games in Memphis.
86. Stiff Competition
- Saturday, July 1, 2017
Selling Memphis as a place to visit may be easier now than it’s ever been. Conversely, it may also be as difficult as it’s ever been. That dichotomy arises from the fact that Memphis has more amenities, more things to do, see and eat than ever before.
87. Grizzlies Grabbed Accomplished College Players in NBA Draft
- Wednesday, June 28, 2017
When last week’s NBA Draft tipped off, the Grizzlies were outsiders with no picks. It didn’t stay that way. General manager Chris Wallace had indicated weeks earlier the Grizzlies would approach this draft as if they had picks, adding, “You don’t know what opportunities will come your way in the 11th hour.”
88. Heavy Rain, Winds, Tornado Warnings as Cindy Heads Inland
- Friday, June 23, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states.
89. Saudi King Names Son Heir as New Generation Encircles Throne
- Thursday, June 22, 2017
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince on Wednesday, placing him first-in-line to the throne and laying the groundwork for an entirely new generation of royals to take the reins.
90. June 16-22, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
2008: The debut of The Memphis News, a weekly about “business, politics and the public interest” by The Daily News Publishing Co.
91. Sharing Yards and Roots
- Friday, June 16, 2017
ROOTS AND MONKEY GRASS. So I’m waiting in line at Booksellers to get my high school classmate, Cary Fowler, to sign my copy of his new book when a moment of quintessential Memphis broke out.
92. Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Rural Children Hardest
- Thursday, June 15, 2017
As Congress fiddles with an Obamacare replacement, one likely to cut billions in Medicaid spending, health care experts warn a decrease in funding could be hard on Tennessee.
During a recent forum in Jackson, Andy Schneider of the Georgetown Center on Children and Families reported that 50 percent of Tennessee’s children in small towns and rural areas are covered by Medicaid, a higher percentage than the rest of the nation, and more than in Tennessee’s urban areas where 39 percent have Medicaid.
93. Memphis Hustle Just the Job for Glynn Cyprien
- Friday, June 9, 2017
We can debate whether the Memphis Hustle is a good name or a bad name for the Grizzlies’ minor-league affiliate that will play in Southaven this season.
Not up for debate is that Memphis Hustle is a really good description of the job that belongs to Glynn Cyprien, the team’s head coach.
94. Women Are Not Robots
- Tuesday, June 6, 2017
A Front End of Innovation Conference talk by Erica Eden, director, Global Design Innovation, PepsiCo. “We don’t treat women like people,” Erica begins this talk. “If you look across multiple categories, the overall hypothesis is that the men’s brands cast a shadow over the women’s brands.”
95. After Surgery, Redbirds Lefthander Gonzales Savoring Every Pitch
- Monday, June 5, 2017
The rise was quick. So was the fall. The St. Louis Cardinals used the 19th overall pick of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Gonzaga University lefthander Marco Gonzales. It was the first time since 1994, when the Cardinals drafted Wake Forest southpaw Bret Wagner, they had spent a first-round selection on a left-handed pitcher.
96. Hardy: EDGE’s MWBE Program Not Working
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The chairwoman of the Greater Memphis Chamber board said first indications are that minority business requirements in tax breaks awarded by the Economic Development Growth Engine – or EDGE – aren’t working.
97. Bike Summit Features Call for Changes in Push for Bike Ways
- Monday, May 22, 2017
The city’s former bicycle and pedestrian coordinator who put the city on the map nationally for bike lanes and bikeways says bicycle advocates have to think differently.
Kyle Wagenschutz is currently director of local innovation for “People for Bikes” – a Boulder, Colorado advocacy and advisory organization that works with cities nationally.
98. Last Word: "A Downward Spiral", Outdoors Pop-Up and Haslam in Raleigh
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
At the end of another day of alarming news and denials from the White House, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee used a new phrase that has significance in a cycle of action and reaction and more action in which many of us gauge reaction by whether the person speaking has an R or a D after their name. The lines are that clearly drawn.
99. Legend Johnny Mathis Still Going Strong, Coming to Memphis
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
As the story goes, Johnny Mathis was 8 years old and living on Post Street in San Francisco when his father purchased a piano for $25 and brought it home. But there was a problem: Clem Mathis couldn’t fit the piano through the front door of their small flat.
100. Council Hears Railgarten Dispute in 2 Weeks, Appoints Impasse Panels
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Memphis City Council members will hold an evidentiary hearing in two weeks to sort out a Midtown restaurant-bar that ran afoul of the approvals needed to open with annexes including intermodal containers and an outdoor area.