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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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An $80-million, 220-unit senior living development is planned for the Oaksedge Office Campus located on Cherry Road south of Park in East Memphis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Recently I had the pleasure of having lunch at the Woman’s Exchange with one of our many enthusiastic supporters.

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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PEARL HARBOR – A West Memphis native and 2014 West Memphis High graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser, USS Port Royal.

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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.

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The 27th annual Works of Heart valentine auction to help abused children will be Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Memphis College of Art from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Betcha don’t know who Frances Octavia Smith is. We’re talking about the one from Osceola, Ark. She may well have been the most popular woman in the world at one point (“Give me a break,” someone’s thinking aloud).

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The most important trait of Memphis music is the bending and melding of different styles -- blues, country, jazz and rhythm and blues - to create a new musical whole. One of the greatest of these Memphis-style musicians was Lil Hardin Armstrong, whose compositions and performances expanded j…

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In last month’s column, I mentioned a few highlights from 2018, including announcements for our new pro sports teams, the River Garden at Mississippi River Park, new hotels, and breaking ground on the Cook Convention Center’s extensive renovations. We also did a little bragging on our Fromme…

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The large yellow-and-black banner high on the façade of the Sears in Southland Mall announced: “Store Closing.” The closure would mark the end of Sears’ long presence in Memphis.

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As 2018 came to a close, I’ve polled some I Love Memphis Blog readers on what they believe were the biggest and best things to happen in Memphis last year.

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On New Year’s Day 1933, former river pilot Captain Neff Dukes, 90, was in the mood to reminisce. He wanted to see the Mississippi again. His son Hamilton drove him from their home at 1731 Galloway to the old Kate Adams steamboat wharf located near the foot of Union Avenue. While gazing out o…

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For decades, Memphis and other cities had small, independently owned grocery stories scattered in their residential neighborhoods.

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There’s a lot happening in the City of Memphis these days, so please allow me to share with you some quick updates.

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Every year we enter a selection of our writers' articles in the journalism competition with the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA).

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In the 1930s and 1940s, Swing was one of the most popular styles of music in Memphis. The Peabody Skyway, the fairgrounds’ Casino, the Cascades Roof Garden at the Claridge Hotel and several other nightspots across town provided audiences a steady stream of Big Band performances by such artis…

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Lester Gingold, a prominent Memphis civic leader, businessman and publisher, wrote this column for the November edition of The Best Times shortly before his death on Oct. 5th. Services will be announced. He was 96. A memorial service will be at the Church of the Holy Communion Saturday, Oct.…

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In the 1950s the City of Memphis was one of the most important economic centers in the Southern United States. The economy was so strong that many entrepreneurs relocated to the Bluff City to grow their portfolio. One such businessman was Levi Shelton Hartzog, the owner of a small bakery in …