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The Memphis Flyer
The Lipscomb BombshellThough Mayor A C Wharton insists that a whole matrix of development projects mi
The Lipscomb Bombshell
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 21 hours ago
Though Mayor A C Wharton insists that a whole matrix of development projects midwifed by the now former city Housing & Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb will go forward without "missing a beat," the likelihood is that several of them,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
County GOP could make endorsements tonight, Cohen makes endorsement, MPA ad to airGood morning from Memphis, where we’re 34 days from election day… Some drama i
County GOP could make endorsements tonight, Cohen makes endorsement, MPA ad to air
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Good morning from Memphis, where we’re 34 days from election day… Some drama in the run-up to the city election could take place tonight at Clark Tower. That’s where the Shelby County Republican Party’s steering committee will hold its monthly... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Crime & PunishmentTo the untrained ear, Memphis mayoral candidate Jim Strickland's plan to reduce
Crime & Punishment
The Memphis Flyer / Posted yesterday
To the untrained ear, Memphis mayoral candidate Jim Strickland's plan to reduce crime seems reasonable. "We need to have zero tolerance for violent crime," said the Memphis City Council member during a debate last month. But when he elaborates, he... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Transit Passes Benefit Employers, WorkersCommuting on public transit just got easier for a few thousand Memphians, thank
Transit Passes Benefit Employers, Workers
The Memphis Daily News / Posted yesterday
Commuting on public transit just got easier for a few thousand Memphians, thanks to a new bus route between Nonconnah Corporate Center and Airways Transit Center. Nonconnah’s management requested the bus service, which it sees as an important tool... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Retirees Could Shore Up Memphis Police RanksMemphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging retired poli
Retirees Could Shore Up Memphis Police Ranks
The Memphis Daily News / Posted yesterday
Memphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging retired police officers to get back in uniform on a regular basis as reserve officers to keep the force from slipping to less than 2,000 officers. Though retired officers already... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestCouncil Approves Tax Hike, Binghampton Retail Center The Memphis City Council
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted yesterday
Council Approves Tax Hike, Binghampton Retail Center The Memphis City Council gave final approval Tuesday, Sept. 1, to a tax-hike ordinance that will help fund a $57 million renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The ordinance raises the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Candidate Profile: Stephanie Gatewood, Super District 9, Position 2Occupation/Career/Work History: Stephanie Gatewood is currently employed with S
Candidate Profile: Stephanie Gatewood, Super District 9, Position 2
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
Occupation/Career/Work History: Stephanie Gatewood is currently employed with Shelby County Schools in the position of Family and Community Engagement Specialist; additionally she is employed by National College, Memphis campus. Her last elected... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Candidate Profile: John Marek, District 5Occupation/Career/Work History: Criminal defense attorney, January 2015-Present
Candidate Profile: John Marek, District 5
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
Occupation/Career/Work History: Criminal defense attorney, January 2015-Present; Deputy Director, Democratic Senate Campaign Fund (CO), August 2015-December 2015; Campaign Manager, congressman Steve Cohen, May 2014-August 2014; April 2012-November... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD investigates more sexual misconduct claims against a former Memphis city managerMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- More allegations of sexual misconduct against former Memphis
MPD investigates more sexual misconduct claims against a former Memphis city manager
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- More allegations of sexual misconduct against former Memphis City Manager Robert Lipscomb. Crime Stoppers has received numerous calls from alleged victims of Lipscomb while the city tries to patch up the problems created by the... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Council Explores Retirees Return To Police RanksMemphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging already reti
Council Explores Retirees Return To Police Ranks
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Memphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging already retired police officers to get back in uniform as reserve officers to keep the police force from slipping under 2,000 officers. Reserve status including coverage by the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Council votes to extend subsidies; administration says noThe Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to continue subsidizing the health insur
Council votes to extend subsidies; administration says no
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to continue subsidizing the health insurance of retirees younger than 65 — and there’s almost no chance of it happening. Officials of Mayor A C Wharton’s administration told council members Tuesday, backed up... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Lipscomb Accuser Talked With Police In 2010The man, whose name has not been released by police who are investigating anoth
Lipscomb Accuser Talked With Police In 2010
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
The man, whose name has not been released by police who are investigating another claim he made just last week, walked into the police precinct at Central Station in February 2010, according to a police affidavit, and told police Lipscomb force him... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Baker Donelson Adds Carletos-DraytonCarmalita “CC” Carletos-Drayton has joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelso
Baker Donelson Adds Carletos-Drayton
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Carmalita “CC” Carletos-Drayton has joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder. Carletos-Drayton’s legal practice primarily focuses on environmental law, economic development, and government... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestSt. Peter Villa Sells For $13 Million The 46,000-square-foot facility sits on
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
St. Peter Villa Sells For $13 Million The 46,000-square-foot facility sits on 3.7 acres at the southwest corner of North McLean and Poplar Avenue. The buyer secured a $12 million loan through Dallas-based Bank of Texas at the time of sale. The... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Lipscomb Sexual Misconduct InvestigationVictim filed sex assault complaint with MPD against Robert Lipscomb in 2010Vict
Lipscomb Sexual Misconduct Investigation
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
Victim filed sex assault complaint with MPD against Robert Lipscomb in 2010Victim filed sex assault complaint with MPD against Robert Lipscomb in 2010 New details in the Robert Lipscomb sexual misconduct investigation. New details in the Robert... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Mayoral Debate Participants AnnouncedThe field is set for an upcoming televised Memphis mayoral debate scheduled for
Memphis Mayoral Debate Participants Announced
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
The field is set for an upcoming televised Memphis mayoral debate scheduled for the eve of early voting. “ULI Memphis and The Daily News considered a variety of criteria in determining which four candidates were invited,” said Eric Barnes, publisher... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City panel recommends $2.25M for trolleysA Memphis City Council committee took another step Tuesday to bring trolleys ba
City panel recommends $2.25M for trolleys
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
A Memphis City Council committee took another step Tuesday to bring trolleys back to Downtown. The Public Works & Transportation Committee voted Tuesday to recommend that council appropriate $2.25 million to either buy nine trolleys or buy some and... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Councilwoman Janice Fullilove stands behind Robert LipscombDespite no criminal charges being filed, Robert Lipscomb has been under fire si
Councilwoman Janice Fullilove stands behind Robert Lipscomb
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
Despite no criminal charges being filed, Robert Lipscomb has been under fire since accusations surfaced for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. Lipscomb got public and adamant support from outspoken Memphis City Councilwoman Janice... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Lipscomb had major influence on key city projects, but will his absence impact other plans?MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For almost three decades, Robert Lipscomb has been the point
Lipscomb had major influence on key city projects, but will his absence impact other plans?
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For almost three decades, Robert Lipscomb has been the point man for every key city project during both the administrations of Mayors A C Wharton and W.W. Herenton, but now the city's go-to guy is facing serious allegations of... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Mayor A C Wharton: Lipscomb relieved from duty without payAllegations of sexual misconduct allegations have left one of the most powerful
Mayor A C Wharton: Lipscomb relieved from duty without pay
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
Allegations of sexual misconduct allegations have left one of the most powerful men in Memphis City government off the job without pay. Robert Lipscomb was relieved of his duties last night after Mayor A C Wharton heard the results of a preliminary... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Council Continues Talks on Deferred Retirement FreezeTwo months into the city of Memphis’ new fiscal year and after a year of decisi
Council Continues Talks on Deferred Retirement Freeze
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Two months into the city of Memphis’ new fiscal year and after a year of decisions on changes to pension and health insurance benefits for city employees and retirees, the Memphis City Council is still making adjustments. For the third consecutive... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Daily NewsWhen Walter Perry, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tenness
Memphis Daily News
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
When Walter Perry, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tennessee district office, joins other SBA staff in presenting Memphis officials Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a $50,000 Start Small Model prize, the ceremony will be more than a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Volunteers remove truckloads of trash during neighborhood clean-upKirstin Cheers and a group of teens cleaned a vacant lot Saturday near Boston a
Volunteers remove truckloads of trash during neighborhood clean-up
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
Kirstin Cheers and a group of teens cleaned a vacant lot Saturday near Boston and Douglass in Orange Mound as part of the Greater Memphis Chamber's Memphis Clean by 2019 initiative. "The kids were so eager to get to work when they saw the lot,"... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Daily News1985: On the front page of The Daily News, developers of the Riverset Apartment
Memphis Daily News
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
1985: On the front page of The Daily News, developers of the Riverset Apartments on Mud Island’s northern end are going to the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. for $105 million in tax-free revenue bond financing. The 1,500-unit complex is also to... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestOrigin-and-Destination Traffic Up 9.6 Pct. at Airport Origin-and-destination a
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Origin-and-Destination Traffic Up 9.6 Pct. at Airport Origin-and-destination air traffic at Memphis International Airport increased by 9.6 percent in July compared to a year ago. The 173,000 total enplanements in July represented an increase in... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Inconsequential news quiz: Duggar dalliances editionInstant karma's gonna git ya! 1) Recently, an officer with the Lowell Police D
Inconsequential news quiz: Duggar dalliances edition
Arkansas Times / Posted 7 days ago
Instant karma's gonna git ya! 1) Recently, an officer with the Lowell Police Department resigned his position and was charged with a crime after being accused of a fairly significant lapse in judgment in June. According to his department, what did... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
MTSU becomes latest Tennessee entity to confront Nathan Bedford Forrest imageMURFREESBORO — A professor at Middle Tennessee State University has been appoin
MTSU becomes latest Tennessee entity to confront Nathan Bedford Forrest image
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
MURFREESBORO — A professor at Middle Tennessee State University has been appointed to lead a panel that will review the name of a campus building honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. The university said in June that it would engage the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis City Council committee recommends rejection of line-of-duty ordinanceA committee of the Memphis City Council recommended Friday the rejection of an
Memphis City Council committee recommends rejection of line-of-duty ordinance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
A committee of the Memphis City Council recommended Friday the rejection of an ordinance that would require employees injured in the line of duty to take another job at the city before receiving a disability pension. Council members Harold Collins... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Town Center Proposals On The RopesTwo of the three town centers envisioned by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are going
Town Center Proposals On The Ropes
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Two of the three town centers envisioned by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are going in different directions with a court ruling and an auction this week. The city of Memphis lost its bid to acquire the Raleigh Springs Mall by eminent domain in court as... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Spouse of deceased SCS employee fears hike in insurance costBARTLETT, Tenn. — As Shelby County Schools looked to cut back on the $1.5 billi
Spouse of deceased SCS employee fears hike in insurance cost
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
BARTLETT, Tenn. — As Shelby County Schools looked to cut back on the $1.5 billion it pays to provide retiree benefits, spouses of deceased SCS employees might be the first to face a change. “She passed away. What do you do? You’ve got to have... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Raleigh Springs Mall project meets another delayA $30 million project to revitalize the Raleigh Springs Mall is delayed followi
Raleigh Springs Mall project meets another delay
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
A $30 million project to revitalize the Raleigh Springs Mall is delayed following a condemnation court hearing with the city and a company still owning a handful of mall stores. “They're out of country, don't have an invested interest in this... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestRaw Girls Food Truck Parking At Eclectic Eye This Weekend The Raw Girls food t
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Raw Girls Food Truck Parking At Eclectic Eye This Weekend The Raw Girls food truck has changed the location of where it will be parked this weekend. Instead of Muddy’s Grind House in Cooper-Young, the truck will be parked nearby in the... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Politics or Government in Shelby County?Even as most political attention locally is trained on an ongoing city election
Politics or Government in Shelby County?
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 days ago
Even as most political attention locally is trained on an ongoing city election season, Shelby County government has a political crisis on its hands in the form of an ongoing power struggle between branches of government. When the Shelby County... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Fact and Myth: Numbers Behind the Tax NumbersNotes from a meeting Thursday with Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, who can'
Fact and Myth: Numbers Behind the Tax Numbers
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 8 days ago
Notes from a meeting Thursday with Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, who can't send out tax bills until the Shelby County Commission sets the property tax rate at $4.38 or $4.36 or $4.40 cents or something else. The population of Memphis has... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: How Memphis mayor candidates plan to attract jobsQuestion: Our poverty and unemployment rates are high. What specific steps woul
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: How Memphis mayor candidates plan to attract jobs
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
Question: Our poverty and unemployment rates are high. What specific steps would you take to increase economic opportunity for all of the city’s residents? Leo Awgowhat: Legalize pot and Memphis will become a national economic power and there will... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Mayoral Endorsements SplitThe first wave of endorsements in the 2015 Memphis elections finds no mayoral c
Memphis Mayoral Endorsements Split
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
The first wave of endorsements in the 2015 Memphis elections finds no mayoral contender with a sweep, one of the four major contenders without an endorsement so far and two of the big three municipal unions backing different mayoral... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
PolitiKnox Insider: When the ‘who' in politics is in questionGovernor, senator? The Daily News Journal has a lengthy interview with U.S. Re
PolitiKnox Insider: When the ‘who' in politics is in question
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
Governor, senator? The Daily News Journal has a lengthy interview with U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in a question-and-answer format. Excerpts from a portion dealing with his views on the Republican presidential primary: Q: Although you are not... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Council Candidates Offer Advice, With Verbal Jabs, at NAACP ForumThere have been fewer forums this year for Memphis City Council contenders on t
Council Candidates Offer Advice, With Verbal Jabs, at NAACP Forum
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
There have been fewer forums this year for Memphis City Council contenders on the Oct. 8 ballot as the 2015 campaign season has focused on mayoral events. So when the Memphis branch NAACP held its regular forum for council candidates Sunday, Aug.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Among the issues in the Memphis mayor's race, education doesn't get much attentionWeeks before the new school year, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton stood before hundre
Among the issues in the Memphis mayor's race, education doesn't get much attention
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
Weeks before the new school year, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton stood before hundreds of new teachers at a summer training session and heralded their role in a city seeking to transform its schools and lift its students out of mediocrity and outright... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Memphis vandalizedMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest that
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Memphis vandalized
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 12 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest that the Memphis City Council voted to remove has been vandalized again with spray paint. The vandal painted the words "Aw Go What" on both sides of the statue's base Thursday... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Memphis vandalizedMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest that
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Memphis vandalized
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 12 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest that the Memphis City Council voted to remove has been vandalized again with spray paint. The vandal painted the words "Aw Go What" on both sides of the statue's base Thursday... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue vandalized againMEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the second time in a month someone vandalized the Nathan B
Nathan Bedford Forrest statue vandalized again
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 13 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the second time in a month someone vandalized the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. The monument is on the state’s registry of historical landmarks and is also where General Forrest and his wife are buried. Friday morning it was... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Appeals Court Keeps Alive Confederate Parks Renaming ChallengeThe Tennessee Court of Appeals has revived a legal challenge to the city’s rena
Appeals Court Keeps Alive Confederate Parks Renaming Challenge
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has revived a legal challenge to the city’s renaming of three Confederate-themed parks with a Friday, Aug. 21, ruling that keeps only one of the 15 plaintiffs intact. The case involves a lawsuit filed in 2013 following... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Memphis Daily NewsDowntown has the South Main Historic Arts District and the Main Street core. Mi
Memphis Daily News
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Downtown has the South Main Historic Arts District and the Main Street core. Midtown has Cooper-Young, Overton Square and the Broad Avenue Arts District, among others.Freelance, Remote Work Part of New Office Reality In its 2015 list of the top 100... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
DigestNew Logistics Accelerator Gets Under Way A new logistics-focused business acce
Digest
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
New Logistics Accelerator Gets Under Way A new logistics-focused business accelerator has launched in Memphis. Five teams are participating in the 14-week 2015 EPIcenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator, which is sponsored by FedEx and got under... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
KKK national director wants Forrest's remains to be moved to ARBOONE COUNTY, AR (KOLR/CNN) - Thomas Robb, the national director of the Ku Klux
KKK national director wants Forrest's remains to be moved to AR
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 14 days ago
BOONE COUNTY, AR (KOLR/CNN) - Thomas Robb, the national director of the Ku Klux Klan said he is hoping the remains of a controversial Confederate general in Memphis will be relocated to his property in Arkansas. Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
KKK national director wants Forrest's remains to be moved to ARBOONE COUNTY, AR (KOLR/CNN) - Thomas Robb, the national director of the Ku Klux
KKK national director wants Forrest's remains to be moved to AR
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 14 days ago
BOONE COUNTY, AR (KOLR/CNN) - Thomas Robb, the national director of the Ku Klux Klan said he is hoping the remains of a controversial Confederate general in Memphis will be relocated to his property in Arkansas. Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Update on Removal of Forrest StatueThe Memphis City Council voted this week to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford
Update on Removal of Forrest Statue
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 14 days ago
The Memphis City Council voted this week to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park, even though the next steps to make that happen remain murky. The proposal to remove the statue surfaced in June, part of a national... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
The New Convention Center DealIt was roughly a year and a half ago that Mayor A C Wharton publicly proposed a
The New Convention Center Deal
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 14 days ago
It was roughly a year and a half ago that Mayor A C Wharton publicly proposed a fallback position regarding possible upgrades of Memphis' convention facilities. He did so as a follow-up of sorts on what had been less than sanguine estimates from... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Thirteen 1st graders honored years later for integrating Memphis City SchoolsHere in the Bluff City a group of young people who were on the front lines of c
Thirteen 1st graders honored years later for integrating Memphis City Schools
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 14 days ago
Here in the Bluff City a group of young people who were on the front lines of change are being recognized. We’re talking about thirteen first graders who integrated Memphis City Schools. For years their story has been kept quite but now it’s being... Read more
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