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A number of notable Memphians have died recently, but the Spirit of Memphis remains strong with a plan for Orange Mound’s former United Equipment tower, a transformation at White Station High School and an up-and-coming NBA team. 

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A Memphis native, Charles McVean is credited with conceiving and leading the charge for funding Big River Crossing, the pedestrian bridge and trails across the Mississippi River.

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Here are the two things the Memphis Grizzlies absolutely have to do this offseason if they want to contend for an NBA title. I believe they’ll do both.

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Robert Fogelman was devoted to numerous civic causes, particularly providing support to the University of Memphis.

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Wearing an orange jacket in a nod to his history with the Tennessee Volunteers, the legendary quarterback follows his father’s footsteps receiving the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award.

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Arts organizations plan housing, commercial space for Black entrepreneurs

The former United Equipment Building towers over Lamar Avenue and the surrounding community.

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Voluntarism, labor and fundraising transformed an ugly space at the heart of White Station High into a beautiful passageway and courtyard. Nearly 100 alumni, students, faculty, administrators and friends gathered Saturday, June 5, to celebrate.

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Phil Bryant, who served millions of biscuits over the years, handed out free bacon to dogs and loved to spin a tale just for the fun of it, died on Memorial Day.

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The opening show features Grammy-winning singer PJ Morton on June 5. Ten more free concerts will follow on Thursdays through Aug. 12 at the newly renovated W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street. 

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Four years after the removal of the monument for Confederate Army Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a statue of Ida B. Wells will stand in Memphis for the first time.

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