Category: Public Interest

High Point Pub event raises $6,557 for Sean Bolton fund

Not that it was a secret Memphis is home to plenty of generous people, but something to note:

High Point Pub sponsored a benefit a few days ago for Officer Sean Bolton, the Memphis Police Officer killed in the line of duty earlier this month, that ended up raising more than $6,500.

The eatery said all tips and a percentage of the night’s sales would go into a Sean Bolton Fund, and customers were encouraged to stop by and give whatever they could.

Thanks to an anonymous donor who matched the donations the pub received, the total came to $6,557.

Harbor of Health reopens

Regional One Health has re-opened Harbor of Health in Harbor Town.

According to Regional One Health senior vice president of ambulatory services, the reopening of the clinic – at 718 Harbor Bend Road – comes “with a new framework for service delivery.”

“From the personalities and expertise of the providers to the business operations of the practice, we are creating a health care experience focusing on the needs and priorities of our patients,” she said in a statement about the opening.

The clinic provides primary care services, including pediatrics, and it’s currently staffed by a nurse practitioner, Tamika Bolden, with additional providers including a certified nurse mid-wife to come on board in the future.

Harbor of Health currently offers extended hours to fit the busy schedules of patients, including 7 a.m. appointments and same-day appointments. As new providers join the group, extended hours including night and weekend appointments will also be available.

Road closures to make way for TV filming

A reminder, several roads will be closed Downtown this weekend to accommodate the filming in town for the Cinemax show “Quarry.”

The show, set in the 1970s, focuses on a Marine sniper named Quarry played by Logan Marshall-Green, whose credits include Prometheus and 24.


Saturday’s (Aug. 1) road closures:

6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – East McLemore Ave. from Neptune to Cummings

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Willie Mitchell Blvd. from Trigg to Olive

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Court Ave. at 3rd St.


Sunday (Aug. 2) road closures:

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Poplar Ave. from Front St. to Main St.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – 2nd St. from Jefferson Ave. to Union Ave.

2 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Union Ave. from Riverside Dr. to 2nd St.

7 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Monroe Ave. at Danny Thomas Blvd.


Monday (Aug. 3) closures

7 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Poplar Ave. from Angelus St. to N. Evergreen St.


Former Grizzlies Star Gay Selling Memphis Home

Former Memphis Grizzlies star Rudy Gay is trying to unload his Memphis mansion.

Gay, now with the Sacramento Kings, has listed his 8,373-square-foot home – yes, you read that right – in Galloway for $2.2 million, according to

The four-bedroom home features five full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. This custom home overlooking Galloway Golf Course has an amazing master suite with adjoining sitting room and fireplace, luxurious master bath, spacious custom closets, and attached nursery/office with full bath.

If you want to see how an N.B.A. star lives check out the photos here.



Medtronic and Samsung unveil partnership

Medtronic – the spinal division of which is based in Memphis – has announced a major partnership with Samsung to help improve some of the things associated with diabetes management for the millions of people living with and at risk of the disease.

The companies are developing a range of solutions that include everything from the ability to remotely view diabetes data to integrating mobile and wearable devices into diabetes management systems.

Details of the partnership were announced at the recent American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions. The companies said their first project “focuses on delivering more discreet and convenient access to personal diabetes data by developing mobile applications optimized for Samsung mobile devices that will enable the viewing of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring information.”

That application will work with Medtronic`s MiniMed Connect product, which provides access to important diabetes information for people with diabetes as well as remote alerts for their loved ones, and it’s expected to be available in the U.S. later this year.