CDR Luke R. Johnson will become the new commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 at a change of command ceremony Friday, December 6 at Naval Air Station Oceana. Johnson will relieve CDR Eric C. Thompson whose next assignment is to the Navy’s Nuclear Power School.
Will the six new people who join the 13-member Memphis City Council on Jan. 1 be like all the other new council members in recent decades and fall under the false belief that it is commonplace for public bodies to reconsider items up to the point that the minutes of a meeting are approved?
What a great time to be the printing business here in the Mid-South! Since Kroger no longer allows free publications to be placed in their stores, we have been redoing our distribution network.
The nine-county Memphis area ranks sixth among the country’s large metro areas in loss of residents to movement elsewhere in the country, according to an analysis of census estimates by a financial news and opinion firm.
When the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center sought someone to lead a new initiative to further extend the work of the College of Medicine into the community, one name rose to the top -- Altha Stewart, M.D.
James E. “Jim” Moffatt, a decorated combat veteran, long-time Memphis newspaper advertising representative and former Shelby County constable, died Nov. 16. He was 79.
Natural disasters, like the tornadoes and storms that swept through the Mid-South yesterday, often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors taking advantage of those who have already been…
On Oct. 25 the annual convention of the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA) will be held at the Guest House at Graceland Hotel here in Memphis.
In 1878 Memphis’ fifth Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s, was opened at the corner of Georgia and Florida streets in the southern section of the city. Designed to serve the city’s growing Italian population, it became one of the oldest and most important Catholic congregations in the City of Memphis.
As the University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated its annual Employee Appreciation Day on Sept. 20, two employees were commended for a recent act of heroism.
The 2016 book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly and the subsequent Hollywood film of the same name chronicled the lives of several African American women who were skilled mathematicians and made many contributions to aeronautics, computer science, mathematics and space exploration.
Even though it feels like the opposite of autumn outside, it’s time for Memphis fall festivals. If you want to party, we have festivals and shindigs aplenty. If you’re looking for family-friendly or free fun, Memphis in the fall has loads of that, too. There’s lots to eat and drink and ways …
In the early afternoon of June 22, 1949, Frank Goodwin, business manager for the Hull-Dobbs automobile company, boarded an American Airlines Convair passenger plane at the Memphis Municipal Airport.
Louise Williams, the food preservation chairwoman at Delta Fair & Music Festival for 12 years, is The Best Times volunteer of the month for August.
NORFOLK, VA – A Millington, Tennessee, native and 2013 Milington Central High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Arleigh Burke, a guided-missile destroyer, equipped with tomahawk missiles, torpedoes, guns and phalanx close-in weapons systems. The ship can operate independ…
Several months ago, my article on the increased availability of marijuana said some of our City Council members planned to encourage approval of the sale of the drug in Tennessee.
Throughout much of its history, Memphis has led the way in providing services to adults and children burdened with intellectual disabilities. Collaborating with voluntary organizations as well as federal and state authorities, the Bluff City has provided assistance, dignity, education and wo…
SASEBO, Japan – Petty Officer 3rd Class Stanton Robinson, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, wanted to serve in the Navy because of the opportunities it provides.
In the 1920s, First Baptist Church of Memphis developed a novel approach to spreading the Gospel when they received a license from the Federal Communications Commission to operate a radio station.
Beverly Robertson has had a successful career in corporate Memphis, an amazing tenure as the National Civil Rights Museum director, a turn as an entrepreneur, and she’s recently been named the president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Memphis, Tennessee, native and 2016 Booker T. Washington High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
Rotunda Project: now through Aug. 11. See how Colombian-born, Miamibased artist Federico Uribe brings Overton Park inside the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue, with his 24-foot tall tree made of khaki pants and green socks as part of the museum’s Rotunda Project. For more inf…
Several Russian immigrants have made contributions to Memphis history, including merchant Samuel Bejach and Will Gerber, who served as Shelby County attorney general. Another important Russian family was headed by Harry and Hannah Shainberg, who owned a grocery and their son Sam, who operate…
Last week my grandnephew asked me what a circus was like. With increased operating costs and long and costly legal battles with animal rights groups, coupled with movies and television depicting clowns as murderous fiends, I realized he would never have the opportunity to experience the joy …
Everything’s blooming, the sun is shining more often and just in time, the grandkids are winding down their school year. They’ll have endless summer days that you’ll want to fill up with fun things to do, so put down the cell phones and game controllers and get out into the city with the who…
Mother’s Day, advocated by one of its early organizers in the United States more than a century ago as a special day to honor the sacrifices that mothers make for their children, will be May 12 this year.
Atlantic Ocean- Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nathaniel Torres of Memphis participates in game night in the mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ike is underway conducting flight deck certification during the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
On April 5, 1982, 8,000 Memphians screamed lustily as professional wrestler Jerry Lawler pummeled Hollywood actor and comedian Andy Kaufman during a wrestling match at the Mid-South Coliseum.
April is National Volunteer Month, when the work that volunteers do year round is recognized. During National Volunteer Week -- April 7-13 -- organizations across the country will recognize their volunteers.
I’m working from memory here, 65 years later, so please forgive any misspellings or incorrect names. I think I began collecting stamps because a friend did, and he made it sound fascinating. It proved to be.
No, no, no! The first word in the title above is no misspelling (although a lot of people misspell the word “misspelling”). It’s the last name of a fellow who would love to regale you with his repertoire of baseball stories, namely, Houston Akin. His house is like a baseball card museum. If …
The owner of Southland Gaming & Racing will spend $250 million to expand its West Memphis gaming and entertainment facility with a high-rise hotel and a new casino complex.