Lindsay Jones

Hospitals and medical facilities around the Mid-South. more

Sep 1, 2012 12:05 AM Features

A newcomer's guide to Memphis. more

Sep 1, 2012 12:05 AM Features

If you happen to notice a large group of people running all over the downtown area Saturday, they will be responding to clues about a hidden diamond ring. About 300 treasure hunters are expected to... more

May 17, 2012 11:16 AM Columns

As I'm typing this blog posting, the clock has just struck 10 a.m. That means it's the beginning of the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County's innaugural 36-hour Mega Adoptathon, which wraps u... more

Apr 27, 2012 10:16 AM Columns

The Church Health Center and Wings Cancer Foundation are working together to offer free classes to cancer patients and survivors. Some of the classes include "Cancer and Nutrition," "Beyond Can... more

Apr 23, 2012 10:30 AM Columns


photographs by Amie Vanderford

From its early days as an orphanage to its present function as a retirement community, St. Peter's serves as a refuge for those in need. more

Apr 1, 2012 12:05 AM Great Homes

The Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission's 2012 Emissaries of Memphis Music Celebration is tonight at 7 p.m. at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. The event, which is keyed to Women's H... more

Mar 29, 2012 10:47 AM Columns

R. Allen Stanford, the former financier from Texas with close business ties to Memphis, has reached the end of his trial and is convicted of several counts of fraud. Read what John Branston has to ... more

Mar 6, 2012 2:44 PM Columns

Since it opened in 1999, Target House has hosted more than 2,400 families of St. Jude patients.

photographs courtesy of St. Jude

How ALSAC has become one of the world's most prominent charities. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

This just in from the women of Happiness Happens: The nine Nanas' cakes have earned even more notoriety in recent days. But first, some background. I  wrote late last week that the group's Swee... more

Jan 19, 2012 3:22 PM Columns

For the second year in a row, the Church Health Center will be offering its "Seasoning Lent" recipes to encourage people to eat healthier in the lead-up to Easter Sunday. You can learn everything f... more

Jan 17, 2012 8:30 AM Columns

I've written about them before — a group of nine "Nanas" from the Mid-South who secretly give gifts to people in need. They're otherwise known as the guardian angels behind "Happiness Happens," www... more

Jan 13, 2012 2:35 PM Columns

If you've never owned a pet, stop reading right now because you probably won't understand why a Memphis woman recently took her 12-year-old cat to Pennsylvania for a kidney transplant. But if you a... more

Dec 13, 2011 3:34 PM Columns

You know you've seen her -- the pretty girl with the goofy outfits, or, conversely, the not-so-pretty girl whose fashion gaffes make her situation worse. She might even be your mom or your sister. ... more

Nov 18, 2011 11:39 AM Columns

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis has won a $20,000 "Coming Back Home" grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee. The grant will be used to pay... more

Oct 5, 2011 3:25 PM Columns


Brandon Dill

Meet Amy Weirich, Shelby County’s first female district attorney. more

Oct 1, 2011 1:51 AM Features

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a consummate animal person, so I'm writing this blog posting to help drum up attendance for Saturday's Paw Prints 2011 fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society. The ev... more

Sep 28, 2011 3:52 PM Columns

What does it sound like when a heart breaks? Is it the tearing of an organ's fibers or the anguish of a mind in the face of loss? For Mae Smith, whose 32-year-0ld son was shot dead Tuesday in Frays... more

Sep 16, 2011 4:24 PM Columns

Well, the Happiness Happens nanas are at it again. Or, to be more precise, they never stopped being "at it" in the first place. As communicated in a May 16 blog post ( more

Aug 26, 2011 11:13 AM Columns

Louretta Rias grew up on a farm in Mississippi, and let's just say the agrarian life wasn't conducive to book-learning. But the wife and mother eventually decided her time for literacy had come. So sh... more

Aug 11, 2011 1:52 PM Columns