Thursday, October 17 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-10-17 22:07:37 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The owner of a popular bar on South Main was reportedly found dead Monday morning. A large police presence could be seen in front Earnestine and Hazel's just before 11 a.m. According to theMore >>
The owner of a popular bar on South Main was reportedly found dead Monday morning. A large police presence could be seen in front Earnestine and Hazel's just before 11 a.m.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - There are rumblings that a Memphis dive bar known around the world has an uncertain future after its owner was found dead inside last month.
Russell George was found dead inside his bar, Earnestine and Hazel's, in September. And while some have been speculating about what the future holds for the legendary bar, sources say there are no plans for it to change or close.
"We expect it to be here, most probably long after we're gone, with a little luck," said Dale Tuttle, attorney and friend of Russell George. "Determined that the legacy with Earnestine and Hazel's would continue and it has and it is and we believe it will."
The Earnestine and Hazel's legacy is one that brought tourists, musicians, and filmmakers to the hot spot on South Main.
Pictures of famous visitors line the walls and many who stop by ask about the "Soul Burger," which is arguably as famous as some of the people who have set foot inside.
"We believe it will continue and just grow, not change," said Tuttle, who has no doubt that the staff will continue George's legacy.
Tuttle says the bar has been lucky enough to continue hosting parties, including several during October. There are signs of good things to come in what Tuttle calls a "booming South Main district."
Friday, July 25 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:13:57 GMT
A warning from the Better Business Bureau and Mississippi utility companies: it seems when hot or very cold weather hits, bogus callers do too. The manager at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson receivedMore >>
The manager at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson received a call Tuesday from a Vicksburg number.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:56:28 GMT
Former drug dealers were working up a sweat Saturday morning in Jackson's Washington Addition neighborhood. Timothy Liddell and John Knight were helping clean up the neighborhood they helped tear downMore >>
Former drug dealers were working up a sweat Saturday morning in Jackson's Washington Addition neighborhood.More >>