Memphis, TN – In the 1800s, the exploits and villainy of John Murrell and his clan of hundreds entertained and frightened Memphians and mid-southerners. The Murrell Clan was a secret society composed of members of influential families from nine states. In 1885, hunters near Huntington, TN, uncovered a cave which supposedly held a secret chamber used by Murrell and his gang. The discovery inside of mummified victims rekindled the sensationalism of the Murrell Clan.
Memphis, TN – FedEx bought an outfit with a kicky name like Kinko's over a year ago. FedEx is one of the world's power brands; Kinkos is not. FedEx has now changed the name of its neighborhood stores, and it's a brilliant move: FedEx Office.
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Rosemark, TN – One of the Tennessee Preservation Trust's most endangered historic sites is scheduled for extinction. Nicole Erwin reports how the 1912 Rosemark schoolhouse will be demolished before August.
Tipton-Rosemark Alumni Mark Davidson says the identity of a small Shelby County community will soon no longer exist.
Memphis, TN – Sebastian S. Kresge (1867-1966) attended the Eastman College of Business. He moved to Memphis and, in 1897, he entered into a partnership with J.G. McCrorey. They opened five and dime stores in Memphis and Detroit. Kresge went on to found the S.S. Kresge Company, which, in 1962, founded the first K-Mart store.
Memphis, TN – Managers at Sears in the Hickory Ridge Mall in Memphis missed the opportunity to capitalize on customer interest in the aftermath of the Tornado in February. Never overlook a chance to make customers think you're suffering and that they can take advantage of you.