Memphis, TN – Andy Meek covers city politics and city schools for the Memphis Daily News. He spoke with Candice Ludlow about what may come out of Thursday's hearing on the Memphis City Schools funding question.
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.
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.