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First Newman Award goes to Orgel, champion for historic buildings

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 27, 2021 7:50 AM CT | Published: September 27, 2021 4:00 AM CT

William E. “Billy” Orgel, whose Tower Ventures builds cell towers, has become a towering figure himself in the redevelopment and preservation of Memphis’ historic buildings.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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