Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

Survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group. Vicki Gardner, who is executive director of the resort area’s chamber of commerce, says the camera’s bright light blinded her. She was wounded as she fell to the ground after hearing the first shots, her husband said.. The gunman, Vester Flanagan, ambushed WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison P
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EPIcenter launches logistics innovation booster

EPIcenter launches logistics innovation booster

A logistics innovation accelerator is off and running, marshaling Memphis talent and know-how to flesh out the bright ideas of budding entrepreneurs. The inaugural EPIcenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator kicked off Aug. 17 with four fledgling businesses seeking to hone products and business plans and hopefully attract investment capital. The ideas include a smart mailbox, a climate-controlled shipping container for biologicals, an online marketplace to ship oversized, used consumer items and
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1909-10 WA Johnson Memphis Herald

1909-10 WA Johnson Memphis Herald

W.A. Johnson was the 31st president and joined Texas Press Association in 1894, and from that time until his last illness never missed an annual convention. He served on all of the key committees, including the executive committee. Johnson was a native of Minnesota, but came to Texas as a young man. His first newspaper work in Texas was at Denison. Johnson served two terms as state senator. At the close of his second term he was elected lieutenant governor. He died in 1922. TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIAT
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Super moon: a bigger and brighter look

Super moon: a bigger and brighter look

Don’t forget to look up tonight! We are expecting a super moon tonight, which means this will be one of the biggest and brightest moon you’ve seen in 2015. So what makes the moon so “super?” It has to do with the moon’s orbit around the earth. A super moon, also called a perigee moon, refers to a time when the moon is full and at its closest point to earth. The moon reaches a close point to earth a few times a year, but it typically only coincides with a full moon
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3763 Schanna Dr, Memphis, TN 38135

3763 Schanna Dr, Memphis, TN 38135

Request Info Save Favorite 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths Even if you are not currently buying or selling, we are here for you. We help with everything related to your home. Price Reduction Like new 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Riverhill Estates. New exterior ad interior paint, berber carpet, eat in kitchen, fenced yard and storage unit. Pets are allowed. Available immediately upon approved application. Please call 901-399-7153 to schedule an appointment today. The MLS requires that we only provide
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memphis windowpane bomber

memphis windowpane bomber

We’ve made the beloved bomber jacket even better by crafting it in a wool windowpane print and adding a luxe sherpa collar. Our Memphis Windowpane Bomber will take you seamlessly from a tailgate to cocktails. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Free Shipping on orders over $100. details Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Magni animi architecto corporis, commodi cupi
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'The Gin Game' is coming to The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis in September 2015

‘The Gin Game’ is coming to The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis in September 2015

In a press release from Randall Hartzog, Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications, he announces that the Donald L. Coburn play, “The Gin Game” will run at the theatre from September 18 – October 4, 2015. The announcement is listed below. “The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis presents Donald L. Coburn’s The Gin Game, opening September 18 and running until October 4, 2015. Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony nominee for Best Play, The Gin Game tells the story of Fonsia Do
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17-year-old sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing Memphis contractor during robbery

17-year-old sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing Memphis contractor during robbery

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Prosecutors say a Memphis teen has been sentenced to 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the fatal shooting of a construction contractor. The Shelby County district attorney’s office says 17-year-old Derek Cunningham Jr. was sentenced by a judge after pleading guilty to second-degree murder Friday. Authorities say Cunningham and a co-defendant Corey Sandifer, robbed John “J. P.” Shelley of his iPad and cash as Shelley met with a construction worke
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Today: Memphis Minnie's Celebrates Bacon Day With Special Menu

Today: Memphis Minnie’s Celebrates Bacon Day With Special Menu

If you enjoy bacon and kitschy food holidays, then today is your day. That’s right, in recognition of International Bacon Day (which, depending on who you ask, is today or next Saturday), Memphis Minnie’s (576 Haight St.) is offering an extensive menu of bacon-centric fare to mark the occasion. This is Minnies’ third annual Bacon Day celebration. The idea came from manager Tom Campbell, who came across Bacon Day during a routine web search for obscure holidays. That year, Minnie’s tried
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This Katrina survivor is one of Memphis' stars

This Katrina survivor is one of Memphis’ stars

Editor’s note: It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast in August 2005, flooding cities and towns, ravaging homes and displacing thousands of people from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. But New Orleans was ground zero for the bulk of the devastation after the levees broke submerging low-lying areas like St. Bernard Parish and the Ninth Ward. In all, nearly 2,000 people died in the hurricane and the flooding the followed. In the ensuing months and years af
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Williams survives Katrina, now "pretty much just living"

Williams survives Katrina, now “pretty much just living”

Editor’s note: It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast in August 2005, flooding cities and towns, ravaging homes and displacing thousands of people from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. But New Orleans was ground zero for the bulk of the devastation after the levees broke submerging low-lying areas like St. Bernard Parish and the Ninth Ward. In all, nearly 2,000 people died in the hurricane and the flooding the followed. In the ensuing months and years af
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Editorial: Church Health Center has Potential to Change Memphis

Editorial: Church Health Center has Potential to Change Memphis

Name: Send Results to This Email: As the Church Health Center prepares to move to Crosstown Concourse, it is worth looking at how aspirations meet needs in Memphis. To be sure this is a volatile combination. In Memphis, the sheer size of a need can prompt a frenzy of agencies and efforts to meet it. But those groups still can fall woefully short, despite their big, broad efforts. Since Dr. Scott Morris opened the doors of the clinic in 1987 and with a single nurse saw 12 patients on the first d
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139 Eastview Dr, Memphis, TN 38111

139 Eastview Dr, Memphis, TN 38111

GreatSchools ratings give an overview of a school’s test results. The ratings are based on a comparison of test results for all schools in the state. Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries. Premier Agents specialize in this area and can assist you in seeing a home or answer your questions. Are you an agent looking for more exposure for yoursel
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Men's Soccer Claims Season Opener, 3-1 Over Memphis

Men’s Soccer Claims Season Opener, 3-1 Over Memphis

UAB vs. Stetson Details: Sunday, August 30 | 5 p.m. CT West Campus Field (2,500) | Birmingham, Ala. Game Coverage: Live Stats | Watch Live | Twitter | UAB Notes MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ian Svantesson connected on two early second half goals and DeAndre Robinson added another to lead the UAB men’s soccer team to a 3-1 season-opening victory Friday night versus Memphis at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. “It was a very good game against a very good team,” head coach Mike Getman said following the match. “T
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Veterinary Topics Every day we are besieged with pet food advertisements, in magazines, newspapers and on television. Tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars are spent per year trying to convince us that thei … Joint problems plague dogs just as commonly as they do humans. That’s why orthopedic care can improve your beloved friend’s quality of life. At Memphis Animal Clinic, we strive to help pets live … Summer is officially here! For humans, that means better beach days and much need
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Memphis' Town Center Trio Concept Takes Double Hit

Memphis’ Town Center Trio Concept Takes Double Hit

The city of Memphis’ plan to convert Raleigh Springs Mall into a town center was stopped last week when a Circuit Court judge denied the city’s attempt to take the bulk of the mall’s land through eminent domain. (Daily News File/Andrew J. Breig) Two of the three town centers envisioned by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are going in different directions with a recent court ruling and an auction. The city of Memphis lost its bid to acquire the Raleigh Springs Mall by eminent domain
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Automotive Center Manager

Automotive Center Manager

Popular locations: California (CA) (1281) | Illinois (IL) (884) | Pennsylvania (PA) (853) | Texas (TX) (822) | Florida (FL) (722) Popular categories: Sales (3381) | Customer Service (2938) | Automotive (981) | Team Lead (753) | Buying/Merchandising (710) | Asset Protection/Loss Prevention (703) | Cashier (643) | Repair/Installation (561) | Field Management (449)…
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Memphis 22, New Haven 20

Memphis 22, New Haven 20

STAR OF THE GAME: Dillon Mitchell rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, as well as the go-ahead two point conversion run to go up 22-20. KEY STATISTIC: Memphis didn’t allow New Haven to score in the second half. PLAY OF THE GAME: Dillon Mitchell completed one pass, but it was a 48 yard touchdown to Nolan Addington that tied the game at 20-20 before the two point conversion. Memphis 22, New Haven 20 M 8 6 0 8 — 22 NH 14 6 0 0 — 20 First Quarter NH — Alonte Stevens 40 pass from Jordan Car
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Tennessee news roundup: Memphis cop shooting, EPA fine, prison violence & TSU president

Tennessee news roundup: Memphis cop shooting, EPA fine, prison violence & TSU president

Tennessee Associated Press • Yesterday at 11:46 PM Defense in Memphis officer shooting can’t get evidence yet MEMPHIS — Defense attorneys for a man charged with killing a Memphis police officer cannot receive video evidence and the officer’s daily activities log from the police department ahead of a preliminary hearing, a judge ruled Thursday. Shelby County General Sessions Judge Loyce Lambert Ryan ruled in favor of a motion by prosecutors to quash subpoenas issued by pub
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University of Tennessee ditches gender pronouns

University of Tennessee ditches gender pronouns

KNOXVILLE, TN (WMC) – The University of Tennessee in Knoxville is ditching gendered pronouns. According to the university, students and staff are being asked to ditch “he” and “she” to make the campus more gender-neutral. Instead, the school’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion wants everyone on campus to use all-inclusive words like “ze” to make it easier to include all genders. This movement away from traditional gendered pronouns is becoming more common. Within
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Memphis artist creates tribute to Dave Brown

Memphis artist creates tribute to Dave Brown

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Memphis artist Adam Exelbierd portrays many iconic Memphis symbols. Friday night, at an event at the FedexForum,  Exelbierd speed-pointed the Piggly Wiggly mascot.  However, his take on another Memphis staple caught our eye. “Ice storm ’94,” said Exelbierd. “It was Dave Brown, Dave Brown, Dave Brown.” Dave has delivered the weather all of Exelbierd’s life. “I mean, every time you turn on Action News 5 and something’s going on with the weath
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Should the Memphis Grizzlies continue "grinding" it out?

Should the Memphis Grizzlies continue “grinding” it out?

What most people love about the Memphis Grizzlies is their “grit and grind” style that relies heavily on wearing teams down with great defense and interior play. But while that style has proven successful at winning over fans in Memphis, it hasn’t yet proven successful at bringing a championship to Beale Street. I love the Memphis Grizzlies’ style as much as anybody from an aesthetic perspective. There is something beautiful about a team trying to win ugly without any f
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Falling for a good cause

Falling for a good cause

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Folks are suiting up and taking the plunge, all for a good cause. “The Special Olympics allows people to get integrated into the community and I just want to be a part of that,” said one participant. The Over the Edge program is one of the largest fundraisers for Special Olympics Greater Memphis’, generating upwards of 80-thousand dollars for this event alone. This year, those ‘not so faint of heart’ raised money for the opportunity to scale one of the talle
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Memphis opens football season with win over New Haven

Memphis opens football season with win over New Haven

The Rockets bit, and the Yellowjackets stung them for it. Dillon Mitchell threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Nolan Addington in the first minute of the fourth quarter to give Memphis the lead, and the Yellowjackets held on for a 22-20 victory over host New Haven in a non-league football season opener Friday night. Mitchell?s pass came on second-and-13 and deviated from the Yellowjackets? run-oriented game plan against New Haven, which was unable to score in the second half of coach Roland Bell?
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THE GIN GAME to Play Theatre Memphis This Fall

THE GIN GAME to Play Theatre Memphis This Fall

Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony nominee for Best Play, THE GIN GAME tells the story of Fonsia Dorsey, a woman in her twilight years and now residing in a “home for the aged.” Her loneliness is interrupted by the crusty charm of fellow resident Weller Marin who teaches her how to play Gin Rummy. As they seemingly become close over the shuffle of cards, much is revealed about their regret-filled lives. As Fonsia consistently wins every hand, rage and needling escalates and
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Homicide victim's truck found in Memphis

Homicide victim’s truck found in Memphis

The abandoned truck of a Memphis homicide victim has been found, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. The 2013 white Ford F150 XLT pickup was found in the 50 block of Belvedere in Memphis. Edward Miller, 60, was found Aug. 11 on Pinner Lane near Simmons Road in Drummonds. He had been shot multiple times. Miller was last seen Aug. 4 in the area of Winchester and Millbranch. “The vehicle was located after the management of the apartment complex notified authorities,”
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This week in Memphis history: August 28-September 3

This week in Memphis history: August 28-September 3

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 feature a marina. Construction, which is to start in November or December, is to be coordinated with the opening of the bridge across the Memphis harbor where Auction Avenue dead ends. Monthly rents are estimated at $400 to $700. 1972: The roste
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Memphis based bicycle ministry inspires man in Iowa

Memphis based bicycle ministry inspires man in Iowa

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – When you have a passion for something, it’s always inspiring when that passion helps others.  Pastor Tommy Clark  had a passion for serving people, riding his bike and eating Mexican food.  In 2013, while studying at the Memphis Theological Seminary, one of his class assignments called for ministry project of his choice. He began making burritos, riding his bike and handing them out to people on that streets of Memphis; anyone who was hungry. H
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St. Louis Cardinals Recall Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A with Trevor Rosenthal on Paternity List

St. Louis Cardinals Recall Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A with Trevor Rosenthal on Paternity List

With closer Trevor Rosenthal missing the St. Louis Cardinals’ weekend series against the San Francisco Giants in order to attend the birth of his second child, the team filled the void on the roster by promoting relief pitcher Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis. Though a roster spot will have to be cleared for Rosenthal when he returns to the team on Monday, Tuivailala’s recall is a precursor to him being part of the team’s bullpen in September when rosters expand. The 22-ye…
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Photojournalist's work arrives at Powhatan archive

Photojournalist’s work arrives at Powhatan archive

POWHATAN, AR – The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives recently received photo negatives from the family of a local photojournalist who died in 2012. The archive obtained boxes of these negatives that were a part of Barney Sellers’ work. Sellers grew up in Walnut Ridge and later became an award-winning photojournalist in Memphis. His work included shots of Elvis, Martin Luther King Jr. and various presidents. Lisa Perry, the archival manager, said most of his work in Arkansas included stills o…
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Cooper Young Bungalow – Midtown

Cooper Young Bungalow – Midtown

Contact info: Taylor Lewis | show contact info KEY FEATURES Year Built: 1920 Sq Footage: 1196 sqft. Bedrooms: 3 Beds Bathrooms: 1 Bath Parking: 2 Off street Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below) Deposit: $1,000 Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK Laundry: In Unit Property Type: Single Family House DESCRIPTION930 Bruce is a 3BR/1BA home on a quiet street in Cooper-Young. This home was recently completely renovated, and features refinished hardwood floors, a fenced-in backyard, a new central heat &a…
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Kimbal Musk previews his TEDxMemphis topic, "food is the new Internet"

Kimbal Musk previews his TEDxMemphis topic, “food is the new Internet”

Saturday, Aug. 29, a group of leaders across all sectors will come together to discuss “What’s Next” for Memphis. TEDxMemphis, a sold-out event to be held at the University of Memphis, will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TEDx events are independent programs modeled after TED events. One of the scheduled speakers is Kimbal Musk, the man behind The Kitchen restaurant concept that will have locations in Shelby Farms Park and the Crosstown Concourse. His nonprofit, The Kitchen Community, is also …
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Tigers' Memphis Madness/FanFest set for Oct. 24

Tigers’ Memphis Madness/FanFest set for Oct. 24

The University of Memphis men’s and women’s basketball teams will host a Memphis Madness/FanFest on Oct. 24 at FedExForum, the U of M announced today. The free fan appreciation day will be a tweaked version of the old Memphis Madness and will not include an entertainer. Previous Madness events had featured a rap concert intended to impress recruits. Instead, this year fans will be given more time to interact with the men’s and women’s teams and get autographs. The time a…
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Party Line: Mid-South Renaissance Faire, American Cancer Society gala, etc.

Party Line: Mid-South Renaissance Faire, American Cancer Society gala, etc.

American Cancer Society of the Mid-South Gala honoree Stephen Reynolds attended with his wife, Ann. Chris Williams and his daughter, Allie, were at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center “Night at the Theatre” at Playhouse on the Square. Courtney Sanderson (left), Anthony Lucatelli and Richard “Sir Robert of Falkirk” Croft were at the Renaissance Faire. Jeremy (left), Rorvik and Beth Kitchen with Garyallan “King Rupert” Coleman at the Mid-South Renaissance Faire. Nikita Ross (from left),…
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LOOK: Triple-A Memphis to auction off Grizzlies baseball jerseys

LOOK: Triple-A Memphis to auction off Grizzlies baseball jerseys

On Monday, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, in the spirit of civic allegiance, will auction off baseball jerseys designed to evoke the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Via @ChrisVernonShow, let’s have a look …  Sports fashion fusion! Pair with matching pants to make a gentleman’s tracksuit! Wear this while dunking a baseball or smacking a basketball for a ringing double!
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Truck of homicide victim found

Truck of homicide victim found

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Investigators found the truck of a homicide victim. TCSO confirmed the pick up truck belonged to 60-year-old Edward Miller, who lived on Whitehaven Lane in Memphis.  Miller’s body was found in Tipton County in early August. Miller’s truck, a white 2013 Ford F150 XLT with TN tag L03 23Z, was abandoned in the 50 block of Belvedere.  Managers at the apartment complex where the truck was found called investigators. Witnesses said the truck had been there for days. If y…
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Jobless rates are down as hiring season begins in Memphis

Jobless rates are down as hiring season begins in Memphis

The jobless rate numbers for Tennessee are in, and they are better than last year. In fact, they better than they have been since July of 2008. The jobless rates for Mississippi and Arkansas are also down from last year. This was the second year for the Bellevue Baptist Church Job Fair, and from the moment the doors opened it was more successful than last year’s event. More people showed up looking for jobs, more employers were there wanting to hire employees and more than 70 vendors from…
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Porter, Service – Nissan Memphis (Part Time)

Porter, Service – Nissan Memphis (Part Time)

We’re AutoNation – America’s largest automotive retailer from coast to coast, with over 220 stores representing 34 different vehicle brands.   Our vision is to be America’s best place to buy and service cars and trucks.  We do this by attracting great people to join our team who will delight our Customers and drive Customer loyalty.  We offer great career opportunities from coast to coast, along with excellent pay programs, benefits, training and a culture where we strive to help ou…
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Memphis Madness/Fanfest Set For October 24th At FEDEXFORUM

Memphis Madness/Fanfest Set For October 24th At FEDEXFORUM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tiger Nation, consider this your “Save the Date” notice. Memphis Madness/FanFest, the annual Tigers basketball tip-off event, is set for the afternoon of Oct. 24 at FedExForum. This year’s Memphis Madness/FanFest is free. The time and other details for the event will be announced at a later date. This year’s Memphis Madness/FanFest, which will involve both the men’s and women’s squads, will not have an entertainer. The event will offer fans a…
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Memphis bike ministry inspires similar group in Iowa

Memphis bike ministry inspires similar group in Iowa

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – One man drove more than nine hours to Memphis when a Bluff City ministry inspired him. In October 2014, Joe Laslo had an accident that changed his life forever. “I had a bicycle accident last October,” Laslo recalled. “I nearly died. I shattered my clavicle and broke six ribs.” Laslo, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, said he found new purpose after the accident. He felt a call to begin a ministry using his bike. “I did a little bit of research on …
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Rocking for Love

Rocking for Love

When Lahna Deering and Jason Freeman join the other musicians performing at the Rock for Love music festival next week, the gig will be a bit more meaningful for them than the shows they normally play. That’s because the ninth annual festival, set for Sept. 3-6, is a marquee fundraiser for the Church Health Center, a faith-based nonprofit that provides quality health care to Shelby County residents without insurance. Donations and fundraising are the lifeblood of the organization, which w…
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Despite Personnel Losses, UT's Defense Should Be Much-Improved

Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved

John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols. UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed. Of course, the Vols need to be better to contend for an SEC East title. UT’s defense ranked ninth in th…
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Tigers set date for Memphis Madness/Fanfest

Tigers set date for Memphis Madness/Fanfest

MEMPHIS, Tenn–Tiger Nation, consider this your “Save the Date” notice. Memphis Madness/FanFest, the annual Tigers basketball tip-off event, is set for the afternoon of Oct. 24 at FedExForum. This year’s Memphis Madness/FanFest is free. The time and other details for the event will be announced at a later date. Online Public File • Terms of Service • Privacy Policy • 3 Drive Memphis, Tennessee 38103 • Copyright © 2015, WREG • A Tribune Broadcasting Stati…
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Memphis, Sakkara, Gizah and more…..

Memphis, Sakkara, Gizah and more…..

very funny and very enjoyable staff i had no idea how to drive a quad but in few minutes , i was driving in the desert My wife and I had a great 4 days in Cairo with the guys from Memphis Tours. I initially booked via the web and got contacted by Magued right away. We arrived on a Friday and also asked them to pick us up at the airport – saves you a lot of hassle. Islam picked us up at immigration and we were out of the airport and on the way to our hotel in no time. The next day we met our tour guide Ans and did the tour to Memphis, Sakkara and the Great Pyramids in Gizah. Our driver was Mohammed. Both did everything they could to make our tour pleasant. The car was great (incl. WiFi Hotspot!), Ans super knowledgable and Mohammed on time wherever we needed him. They are also very flexible with their schedule as you “own” the car and crew for the time you booked it, anyway. We saw the major sights of the “ancient” Egypt (at least the ones you can visit within a day trip from Cairo) and had plenty of time for photos, stops and questions. The included lunch was surprisingly good. The next day we did the tour for the Citadel in Cairo, the Coptic part and one of the bazars. Also this tour was great (only half day incl. lunch) and we had plenty of time and never felt stressed. Monday my wife went to see the National Museum (as I had to work and already saw it once) and she was impressed again by the professionalism and the great knowledge of Ans. All in all we could not ask for anything more of Memphis Tours. They provide a fun, professional and safe environment and they are very flexible. A last a word about general safety: I come to Cairo since a long time and I have to say that currently it is such a great place to visit. You can be sure that everybody takes care of you, provides a safe environment and really shows the utmost hospitality. I almost always make all of my own travel plans. I wanted a little bit of a more relaxing time for my 9 days in Egypt, so I decided to see what was out there for arranged tours. After reading through many tours that were either unexciting or quite expensive, I came across Memphis Tours, which looked like the perfect balance of economy and fun! So, I sent the interest email… … and received a detailed, personalized reply in just a few hours. This good start continued through the whole tour experience. Memphis Tours proved to be very, very good at what they do. My small group of 3 was very well taken care of and we saw so, so much! We were greeted at the airport right when we got to customs and Memphis was with until the very end. The guides were all knowledgable and fun. We received lots of attention and all of our needs were met. We were also happy with the balance of downtime. We would have full mornings and evenings, but enough rest time was built in so we could enjoy everything thoroughly. We were also very happy with the addons we booked while on the tour — a few additional tours and the Luxor sunrise balloon ride. I would absolutely use Memphis Tour again. Visiting the Pyramids has been on my bucket list since before I had a bucket so I really had high expectations. Memphis Tours did an excellent job start to finish. I was met at my hotel by the tour director and he gave me a quick overview of the day. Nice. Then we walked outside and I met my guide Ahmed and my driver as well. Both were quick to anticipate my needs and made me feel very comfortable. The car had wifi which was a great touch for anyone wanting to post photos real-time. We headed straight to the Pyramids and I got goosebumps that never left the entire day. Ahmed was a wealth of knowledge and always had an answer to any question I asked. The driver was friendly and helpful. I really don’t have words for the emotions I felt seeing these huge monuments. I have traveled all over the world and seen many amazing sights but usually think to myself, I expected it to be bigger. Not this time; the Pyramids were way bigger than I expected, towering above the desert. The museum was a whirlwind but unforgettable nonetheless. A priceless experience. My only recommendation is the shops. I would have preferred not to visit any stores and even if they say there is no pressure I felt a lot. Next time I will just say let’s skip the stores. Regardless, this tour is not to be missed and Memphis did everything right. Excellent! I would like to thank Memphis Tours for doing a fantastic job and for making my holiday experience enjoyable! In particular I would like to thank Mai Mohammed at Memphis tours who was very patient with a million questions and concerns I had. Mai was also able to help us work within our budget to have this experience and for her kindness and patience I am always grateful. I am a first timer to Egypt and I also was very concerned about safety due to the political instability and incidents advertised on the media. I was definitely in for a surprise because when i reached to Egypt i found nothing but peace and joy. In the end i am I glad i didn’t cancel my trip due to fear and mostly i am glad that i choose Memphis tours to organise this for me! I would like to thank Tarek Magdy Abo El Fotouh and Emam (the driver in Cairo). Tarek was very organized, respectful, and accommodating and is definetly someone you can depend on. Thank you to Maha El Halwagy who was our tour guide to Giza pyramids and was exceptionally brilliant and also an excellent photographer! She was pleasant and offered us a lot of good advice for the rest of our stay in Egypt. A huge thank you to Yasser Pharo who was our tour guide on our cruise at Aswan and Luxor! Yasser is just absolutely brilliant!!! He imparted much of his knowledge to us, and is also another excellent photographer. Yasser Pharo treated us like family. Thanks to Yasser, Mahmoud Boghdadi (Ruby) and the driver on the 19th August who all surprised me with a birthday cake and a decorated Felluca!!! I cannot say thank you enough. Thanks to Ruby who was our point of contact to Hurghada. This individual has a very special tallent for making people laugh and that is exactly what he did for hours from Luxor until we reached Hurgada keeping us entertained!! Memphis tours did a great overall job organising our trip and their team of selected people are all very special in different ways. I went to Egypt a stranger and left having made many friends with these people. Egypt’s culture, people, history and beauty has left a lasting impression on me.. thank you all! I do have one complaint and that is complaining to myself for not booking a longer trip!!!! I cant wait to visit Egypt again! If you own or manage Memphis Tours – Day Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
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Brister Street Music Fest creator forms music business startup

Brister Street Music Fest creator forms music business startup

The entrepreneur behind Brister Street Music Festival has created a local music business technology startup. EPKPage, founded by CEO Jack Simon, enables bands, musicians and entertainers to create an electronic press kit in order to better communicate with venues. “This is a tool that artists can use to get booked at venues, festivals, and higher paying gigs,” Simon said. “EPKpage allows you to create an electronic press kit within five minutes or less on your computer, tablet or smartpho…
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Memphis Zoo holds naming contest for baby red panda

Memphis Zoo holds naming contest for baby red panda

The Memphis Zoo kicked off a naming contest Friday for a baby red panda. The baby, a boy, was born June 3. “While the unnamed cub is currently being mother-reared on-site in the red panda night house, we are asking for community to help us choose a name!” according to a news release. “These adorable creatures are a lessor-known, endangered species.” Names can be submitted until Sept. 8 through the zoo’s Facebook page with voting from Sept. 10 to Sept. 18. The new n…
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For Love of the Game: Scottie "Stats" O'Brien

For Love of the Game: Scottie “Stats” O’Brien

Scottie “Stats” O’Brien is one of the biggest NBA fans you will ever know. As a teenager, he’s already experienced more behind-the-curtain NBA action than most interns in the NBA. He communicates directly with Grizzlies Owner Robert Pera and front office executives Chris Wallace and John Hollinger regarding team performance and draft prospects. He’s attended Grizzlies training camp in San Diego and was hosted by Pera for the Grizzlies 2015 playoff series against the Warriors. He’s a…
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