Archives for February 2019

Memphis Highschooler Finrales for Player of the Year

A Memphis high school basketball player and Tigers recruit is a finalist for the Naismith [[ Nay-smith ]] High School Player of the Year Award. East High School star James Wiseman is one of five finalists for the award. The winner will be announced early next month. The seven-foot Wiseman is a McDonald’s All American and an invitee to the Prestigious Nike Hoop Summit.

Clark Tower Going to Auction

Iconic Clark Tower is scheduled to be auctioned off next month. A foreclosure notice says the building’s owners are in default on a 60-million-dollar loan. Owner In-Rel says it’s filed a lawsuit claiming the lender is in breach of loan terms. As of now, the 34-story tower built in 1973 is scheduled to be auctioned on March 22nd.

Mississippi River Cresting at 41 Feet

The Mississippi River is expected to crest at about 41 feet early next week. That would be the fourth highest crest ever recorded for the Mississippi in Memphis. The highest was nearly 50 feet in 1937. The river is as much as four miles wide right now, while it’s about seven-tenths of a mile wide when it’s within its natural banks in Memphis.

11 Year-Old Girl Killed In Highway Crash

One person has been killed in a crash on I-69. It happened Monday evening just after 7pm near State Highway 301, according to MHP reports. A vehicle driven by 37 year-old Jeremy Cannon, of Lake Cormorant, was struck by a semi being driven by 23 year-old Keadre Clark, of Southaven. Two young children were also passengers in Cannon’s car. One of the children, an 11 year-old girl, was killed. Troopers are not releasing her identity.

Southaven Continues Installing New Water Pipes Underground

Water line works continues progressing in Southaven. You’ve likely noticed all the light blue pipes laying at the sides of some roads. The city says its continuing the work in areas that have recently been annexed. SOme areas were already being served by the city, but the water lines were not big enough in diameter to be able to supply enough water for large fire truckj pumpers. So they’re being repelaced. Those areas are along Church, Swinnea, and Starlanding Roads. A completely new line will be installed to cross Horn Lake Creek in the city’s northwest side.

Women Taken Into Custody For Stalking Another Women

A Memphis woman was taken into custody after being accused of assaulting and stalking another woman for months. According to police, the victim reported the incidents to authorities after Lesmeuz Sims vandalized her car on January 9. The woman said she was driving northbound on Range Line when Sims pulled up next to her on the wrong side of the road, pulled out a bat and began hitting her windshield.

Trucking Company’s New Facility To Create Hundreds Of Jobs

A trucking company is hauling more than 600 new jobs to Memphis. Governor Bill Lee was in town yesterday as JNJ Logistics announced it’s building a new facility in Memphis. The project will go in at a vacant Parkway Village shopping center. A groundbreaking was held at the old Delta Square shopping center on American Way yesterday.

Recreational Boating Suspended On Mississippi River, Some Waterways

The rising Mississippi River is prompting a temporary suspension of recreational boating in a number of locations. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced the decision yesterday that will also apply to the river’s adjacent lakes and waterways. Boaters will still be able to take to the water to get to and from their homes. However, the agency says boaters will have to comply with the “dead slow; leave no wake” standard.

Crews Working To Convert AutoZone Park Into Soccer Field

(Memphis, TN) — Work is underway to convert AutoZone Park into a soccer stadium. Crews had to push back laying new sod yesterday to give it time to dry out. Despite the delay, the field is expected to be ready for fan fest on Saturday. Memphis 901 FC will play its home opener on Saturday, March 9th.

Memphis Man’s Facebook Post Of Snakes Goes Viral

(Memphis, TN) — A Memphis man’s Facebook post about snakes in Overton Park is getting thousands of views. Steve Ballou was in Overton Park for the Frosty 5k when he spotted a large rat snake in a tree and a copperhead on the ground. It’s not common to see snakes in February. However, experts say with the ground saturated by rain, the snakes may be looking for higher ground.