VOL. 132 | NO. 185 | Monday, September 18, 2017
East Memphis Climbing Gym Approved
Chattanooga-based rock climbing gym High Point Climbing and Fitness’ site plans received approval from the Shelby County Land Use Control Board on Thursday, Sept. 14.
High Point plans to erect a 31,600-square-foot rock climbing facility on a 2.7-acre tract that backs up to CBHS’ athletic fields near Humphreys Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road.
In August, the gym’s ownership, doing business as High Point Memphis LLC, purchased the undeveloped land from Boyle Investment Co., doing business as BIC HH Partnership, for $1.9 million.
– Patrick Lantrip
Memphis-UCF Game Rescheduled for Sept. 30
The American Athletic Conference has announced that the University of Memphis-University of Central Florida football game scheduled for Orlando on Sept. 9 will be made up on Sept. 30 at UCF.
The game was moved, then cancelled, because of Hurricane Irma. The change means the Tigers will not play a nonconference game at Georgia State as previously scheduled. UCF was scheduled to host Maine that same weekend.
Memphis fans who had purchased tickets to the Georgia State game through the University of Memphis Ticket Office will have their purchases refunded. Please call 901-678-2331 or visit the athletic ticket office for details.
Game time for the Sept. 30 Memphis-UCF game has not yet been set.
– Don Wade
Pinnacle Adds Senior VPs in Memphis
Christina Arnold and Amanda Rasmussen have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice presidents based at Pinnacle’s Memphis main office on Quail Hollow Road.
Arnold brings 14 years of experience to her role of senior vice president and financial advisor. Before joining Pinnacle, she was a commercial banking relationship manager for Regions Bank and a branch manager for Wells Fargo Financial.
Rasmussen has 13 years of experience and joins Pinnacle as a senior vice president and credit advisor for the firm’s commercial real estate area. She comes from Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews, PLC, where she was a legal analyst.
– Andy Meek
Zach Randolph Sentenced to Community Service in LA
Former Memphis Grizzly and two-time NBA All-Star Zach Randolph has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest last month in Los Angeles.
Randolph, who played eight seasons in Memphis, signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Sacramento Kings this summer. He was arrested Aug. 9 following an incident at a housing project in Watts. Initially, he had been charged with a felony for the amount of marijuana he was accused of possessing. The charges were lowered to misdemeanor status before Randolph received the community service sentence.
It’s not clear at this point if the NBA will suspend or fine Randolph.
– Don Wade
Fourth Bluff Dance Parties Kick Off Fall Schedule
The Fourth Bluff’s fall programming is underway with a series of Friday Night Dance Parties through November in the back area of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on Front Street.
The free event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to all ages.
Hosted by singer-songwriter c’beyohn, the parties feature an illuminated dance floor. Food vendors will be on the site as well as beer and wine for adults.
There are other activities for the fall season related to bringing life back to the bluff and promenade area, including lunchtime listening parties, bike rides, a comic book workshop, mobile library and a dog-walking program.
– Bill Dries