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Second convention hotel set for Civic Center Plaza

The city’s second convention center hotel will be constructed on Civic Center Plaza across from City Hall and next to the Downtown Memphis Commission offices, Jonathan Tisch, the chairman and CEO of Loews Hotel & Co., said Friday.

MIFA celebrates jubilee year

Since its founding by church and community leaders on Sept. 15, 1968, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has spawned a number of organizations and has grown into one of the most important nonprofits in the Mid-South. In fiscal 2018, which ran from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, MIFA served more than half a million meals to more than 3,600 seniors; helped more 3,500 families with utility, rent and mortgage assistance; distributed more than 11,000 food vouchers; connected more than 250 families with permanent, stable housing; and screened more than 7,000 calls through a 24-hour homeless hotline.


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By Michael Nelson

Sen. Bredesen? Maybe. But Tennessee is still a bright red state

By some accounts, Democrat Phil Bredesen narrowly leads Republican Marsha Blackburn in what may be the nation’s most important contest in determining which party will control the United States Senate for the next two years. Democrats in Tennessee are right to rejoice at the prospect that the popular former governor has at least an even chance to represent the state in Washington come January.

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Tickets on sale for Andy & Michael's 10th anniversary party

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years, but Halloween marks the 10th anniversary of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, the restaurant that started the five-restaurant empire for Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. To celebrate, they’re throwing a big party with some mighty fine culinary company from Memphis and around the country.

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MIFA celebrates jubilee year

Since its founding by church and community leaders on Sept. 15, 1968, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has spawned a number of organizations and has grown into one of the most important nonprofits in the Mid-South. In fiscal 2018, which ran from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, MIFA served more than half a million meals to more than 3,600 seniors; helped more 3,500 families with utility, rent and mortgage assistance; distributed more than 11,000 food vouchers; connected more than 250 families with permanent, stable housing; and screened more than 7,000 calls through a 24-hour homeless hotline.

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