Longtime civic champion Arnold Perl dies

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 05, 2021 7:53 PM CT | Published: May 05, 2021 4:32 PM CT

Arnold Perl, the former chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority and the New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority, passed away this week after a lifetime of community service.

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Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.