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, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:49:38 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
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Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
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Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.