Memphis

Memphis Moments
6:05 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Elvis Presley's Death

For many Memphians of a certain age, August 16, 1977 was really “The Day the Music Died.” Elvis Aaron Presley died at his mansion, Graceland. 

A native of Tupelo, Elvis moved to Memphis as a teenager. After high school, he walked into Sun Studios to make a record for his mother, Gladys.

Sam Phillips heard him and realized that he had found a white singer with a black feel. Hits like “That's All Right Mama” and “Hound Dog” left the music world all shook up. And it's still shaking.

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Behind the Headlines
4:45 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Kriner Cash and John Aitken

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the superintendents of the Memphis City and Shelby County Schools, Drs. Kriner Cash and John Aitken, discuss the final year before the merger of the two school systems.

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Behind the Headlines
5:18 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Radio Roundtable: The Municipal Elections and the Impact on the Unified School District

Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, moderates a discussion about the real impact of the August 2, 2012, municipal elections on the proposed Unified School District with panelists Billy Orgell, Chairman of the Unified School Board; Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News; and Jackson Baker, from the Memphis Flyer.

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Memphis Moments
5:50 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Baptist Memorial Hospital

The original Baptist Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1912.

Memphis has long been a center of medical care and training in the Mid-South. 

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Mid-South Features
5:48 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Jerry's Sno Cone: Not for Locals Only

Candice Ludlow

On hot summer days, like today, people line up at Wells Station and Reed in East Memphis to get a cool tasty treat.  Lines are often to the street outside the bright pink and turquoise building that used to be a Sinclair Gas Station.  You can still see remnants of the car wash here, but that’s from a long time ago because Jerry’s Sno Cone is in its forty-sixth year.

A Jerry’s Sno Cone is not your typical snow cone in a cone-shaped cup with a rounded scoop of ice one top.  No.  It’s served in a Styrofoam cup with a spoon. 

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