But what really caught our eye was this: Police from Oakland, deputies from Yalobusha and Tallahatchie counties, state troopers and Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officers were involved in the arrests.
Wildlife and fisheries officers? That seems a little excessive. Why not just call in lion tamers or Dog the bounty hunter?
The Memphis men took $11,000 in the hold-up, but police believe that all the money has been recovered.
Board members were asked to contribute $50,000 to the project but declined because they have not seen the Foundation's operating budget. If they see a budget, they might reconsider, said board member Everett Kinsey.
"We would look at it, but we already spend about $70,000 a year on the birthplace," he said. "We buy billboards for them and do other things."
Trousersnake?! Maybe were late to the party, but is that his nickname everywhere? Seriously, wed hate to hear what the Daily Record would call us.
The "director" in this scene is Memphis' Craig Brewer, whose work with some gang members in Nashville trying to make a movie is the Nashville Scene's cover story this week. Suffice it to say, our homeboy looks good while doing good works.
This weekend's first-ever sales tax holiday in Tennessee is the realization of one of the goals I set when I first took office, Bredesen said. The sales tax holiday underscores my commitment to education. The three-day holiday will provide tax savings for Tennessee's working families as they prepare for the school year ahead. For more details, go here.
Farish Street is a planned entertainment/residential area being developed by Beale Street's John Elkington, CEO of the Memphis-based Performa company. According a Jackson Clarion-Ledger story, Elkington told City Council members on Monday that his company will not receive all the state money it needs to complete the work.
"This has gotten to the point that it's very frustrating," Elkington said. "We could have been finished with Farish Street by now."
You see, Lance spins it and when it stops, it points at Justin.
That's comedy gold, folks.
Its important that this dog be found as she was involved in a bite case, said Phil Synder, Memphis Animal Services administrator. [She] does have a family that desperately wants her back home.
Synder says she could be anywhere between the shelter and the owners home in Frayser. She responds to the name Tina and weighs between 35 and 40 pounds. Anyone with information about the dog should call 362-5310.
So be forewarned Tiger fans: If you plan on celebrating the Tigers' victory in Oxford, it's going to be mighty dry in local restaurants after the game. Read all about it.
The objects come from the Tang dynasty (considered the golden age of Chinese civilization) and the Han dynasty (the folks who invented paper and adopted Confucianism as a way of life). They are impressive not only for the beauty and intricacy of their design but for their ability to survive, in some cases, thousands of years.
For museum hours and admission costs, check out the Flyers searchable online calendar
Sure, your wife left you because she thought you were crazy, and youre battling that lawsuit from the neighborhood association, but theres good news: You might get your house on television.
A new HGTV series called Offbeat America is looking for houses in Memphis that stand out from the rest ...
This news may come as a shock to Nikki Tinker (a slinger in her own right) and Joe Ford Jr. (so far a non-slinger), two other candidates who have laid claim to Ford-clan political support. Shelby County mayor A C Wharton, who may merely be honoring a county-government associate, has meanwhile contributed to Boltons campaign to the tune of $1000. (For more, including facsimile of Bolton's financial disclosure, go to "Political Beat".)
But Tinker will decline to repudiate the mailer, said campaign spokesperson Joshua Phillips on Thursday. The Emily's List mailout, the second produced on Tinker's behalf in recent weeks that attacked Cohen, follows by days a similarly vitriolic attack on the senator by another opponent, Shelby County Commissioner Julian Bolton. (For more, go to "Political Beat".)
Okay, it's the fourth quarter, the scoreboard (the one kept by the conventionally wise, anyhow) shows you behind in your race for District Attorney General against incumbent Bill Gibbons, and you have to do something - quick. Got it! Why not ask a recent presidential candidate to make robo-calls for you? Say, John Kerry, the Democrat who carried Shelby County handily in his race against George W. Bush two years ago. Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket! And that's what Gail Mathes, the Democratic nominee for D.A. is doing even as we speak. Calls are going out all over Shelby County to prospective voters, and the man from Massachusetts - whose wife Theresa was hosted by Mathes during Kerry's 2004 race - is evidently happy to do the talking. (For more, including the robo-call itself, go to "Political Beat".)
In the last two weeks of the 9th District congreessional campaign, Candidate Steve Cohen, the presumed leader in the 15-strong Democratic field, has come in for attack after attack from his opponents ranging from a push-poll (Ed Stanton) asking the districts predominantly Christian black voters how they feel about the religious views of their representative (Cohen is Jewish) to a suggestion that Cohens willingness to consider involving himself, if elected, with the Congressional Black Caucus is based on a scheme to divert money to Israel (Julian Bolton) to a scattershot attack across the board of the longtime state senators reputation (Nikki Tinker, via Emilys List mailouts).
The beleaguered candidate hasnt exactly cried foul at the nature of his press coverage, though several observers think he has ample reason to. But he did respond to the allegations about his record, both in a press conference, and in an email.
In his remarks, Democrat Haley stood on his Sledge Avenue home-base platform and unveiled political planks like strong handgun legislation, an end to regressive taxation, a further strengthening of predatory lending law, and, most importantly, publicly financed elections. Clean money and clean elections, said Haley. Thats why were here. Thats the centerpiece of my campaign. The District 29 seat is, of course, the one that was vacated by a state Senate vote last spring after disclosures of apparent voting fraud.
Shine's debut single, "Respect My Fresh," is getting southern radio play and making some national inroads.
Shine makes his national television debut guest-hosting BET's v106 & Park August 7th. Read more.
Donations are being solicited to help cover the cost of the funeral, and burial. To learn more, go here.
Ick. Combine a purple-prose press release with some damn Yankees trying to start a BBQ "bistro" in someplace called "Croton-on Hudson" (surely they made that up), and you've got the makings of a culinary disaster.
Shane Battier: My initial reaction was shock. This is the first time I got traded, and after five years in Memphis, I thought I'd be there for a long time. But after the initial shock, I then realized that I was coming to a good situation with a winning team, a contending team. ..."
Read more of Shane Battier's "chat" with Houston Rockets fans, then try to imagine a similar chat with the elusive Stromile Swift ...