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1. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
2. McCusker Aims for Criminal Court Clerk
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Michael McCusker is used to the assumptions when the assistant district attorney general tells voters he is running for office this year.
“A lot of people keep saying to me, ‘Wouldn’t judge be a natural progression for you?’ In some respects it would be,” admitted McCusker, who is instead running in the May Democratic primary for Criminal Court clerk.
3. Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly a Way of Life for Many
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job.
The workers benefited, and so did lower-wage retailers such as Wal-Mart: When its staffers left for better-paying jobs, they could spend more at its stores. And the U.S. economy gained, too, because more consumer spending fueled growth.
4. Empowering Programs
- Friday, January 31, 2014
On a recent Thursday night in January, 10 young girls enjoyed assorted cheeses, crab cakes, fruits and desserts at Napa Café in East Memphis.
While the girls, all members of Girls Inc. of Memphis, loved the food, it was their discussions with female employees from CB Richard Ellis Memphis that nourished their imaginations and ambitions.
5. Sherman Breath of Fresh Air for Sportswriters
- Friday, January 24, 2014
I have waited for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker to take a shower, dress, whip a winter scarf around his neck and then say something so boring that my tape recorder yawned.
6. Bumper Crop
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
Unless you see the signs, it is hard to tell when you have crossed the Tennessee-Mississippi state line where Fayette County, Tenn., meets Marshall County, Miss., not too far from the southern city limits of Collierville.
7. Victory Packaging Relocates to Memphis
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Victory Packaging soon will relocate its entire Southaven branch operation to the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket.
The Houston, Texas-based industrial packaging supplier and distributor inked 158,333 square feet in Shelby Air Park Building 1, 4500 Malone Road. The 475,000-square-foot building also houses Terminal Warehouse Inc.
8. Late Rains, Cooler Weather Save Most Tennessee Crops
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
With most of the harvest done in Tennessee, farmers are lamenting the loss of corn but say timely rains that began midsummer saved most other crops.
Cotton is expected to finish among the best per-acre yields ever.
9. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
10. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
11. Some Corn Farmers Mow Fields as Drought Worsens
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought.
12. Commercial Advisors Grows CRE Portfolio
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC is on a roll, picking up various leasing and management assignments that have brought its office and industrial involvement to 17.8 million square feet.
13. 1 in 2 New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.
14. Grinding it Out
- Monday, February 06, 2012
After most recessions, real estate bounces back.
But the Great Recession has been notably different – long, deep and very prolonged.
That’s the message Dr. John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and co-director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of Memphis, delivered in December at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
15. Obsidian PR Preps For South Main Move
- Friday, September 16, 2011
Obsidian Public Relations is relocating less than a mile from its current office, in efforts to establish a presence in the South Main Historic Arts District by having its own creative space that will allow plenty of room for growth.
16. Substantial Deal Inked By Ontario-Based Manufacturer
- Friday, September 09, 2011
A substantial lease has been signed in a formerly distressed southwest Memphis industrial park that has made leaps and bounds since it was purchased by an out-of-town investor earlier this year.
KIK Custom Products, an Ontario-based manufacturer of national and retail brand consumer products, has signed a lease for 115,000 square feet in the Space Center Industrial Park, 265-353 Titan Drive.
17. Pink Palace Museum Seeks Proposals for New Restaurant
- Monday, June 20, 2011
The Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave., is seeking proposals for a new restaurant.
The natural and cultural history museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the most visited museum in the state of Tennessee, with total attendance in 2010 surpassing 513,600.
18. Perception vs. Reality
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Last month’s Mississippi River gauge was the second highest level ever recorded in the city’s history – flooding about 18 percent of Shelby County’s land and some 2,500 pieces of property – but for the city’s industrial warehouses it was virtually a non-issue.
19. Motions Offer New Details in Petties Drug Case
- Friday, June 03, 2011
Three of the four remaining defendants in the largest and most violent drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court want more information about the cases against them and a separate trial for two of them.
20. ‘Innovation Conference’ Comes to U of M
- Friday, May 20, 2011
The University of Memphis Saturday will host some of the city’s most dynamic, innovative dreamers, thinkers and doers during TEDx Memphis 2011.
The day-long event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology’s Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Deloach St.
21. Leaders Embrace Aerotropolis as Conference Nears
- Friday, April 08, 2011
A group of 30 people gathered Wednesday evening in what used to be a church just across Airways Boulevard from a runway at Memphis International Airport.
The town hall meeting by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was for airport employees, some still wearing uniforms from their jobs less than a mile away.
22. Retail Sector Adding Jobs, But Not Always Careers
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Erin Abell left a job in finance to volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign in early 2008. She had hoped to return to the industry after the election, but by then Wall Street was on life support, and Abell had to live off credit cards until joining a friend's startup.
23. Red Door Hits First Year by Exceeding Goals
- Friday, March 04, 2011
Red Door Wealth Management, a financial advisory business that has an alliance with local accounting firm Cannon Wright Blount PLLC, just wrapped up its first year in existence this month.
24. County Schools Lawsuit Seeks To Void MCS Charter Surrender
- Monday, February 14, 2011
The Shelby County school board has filed a federal lawsuit against the Memphis City Schools board, the Memphis City Council, Memphis city government and parts of the state and federal governments.
The lawsuit filed late Friday in Memphis federal court seeks a declaratory judgment and is aimed at the council’s Thursday vote to ratify the surrender of the MCS charter as well as the MCS board’s original Dec. 20 decision on the matter.
25. Early Schools Federal Court Challenge Rejected For Now
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Even before the state House voted Thursday to approve schools consolidation legislation, there was a move to Memphis federal court to stop the legislation.
And, just as quickly, there was a ruling that rejected the move at least until the March 8 referendum.
26. Urban League Honors ‘Agents of Change’
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
With a panoramic view of city lights from the 33rd floor of the Clark Tower, 300 Memphians gathered Friday night to honor outstanding young minority professionals during the inaugural Agents of Change Awards Gala.
27. Cautious Optimism Marks CRE Market
- Tuesday, November 30, 2010
As national commercial real estate rents are expected to rise in 2011, local professionals are cautiously optimistic for the road ahead.
The United States economy expanded at a 2 percent rate in the three months ended in September – the fifth consecutive quarterly increase – according to Bloomberg LP.
28. Developers Run With Midtown Dunkin’
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Editor’s note: “Inked” is a new column by real estate reporter Sarah Baker on Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape. It will appear each Friday in The Daily News and also in our weekly publication, The Memphis News.
29. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
30. Whalum and Webb Draw Opposition At Filing Deadline
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot, according to a list from the Shelby County Election Commission.
31. Certification Brings Next Steps in Election Process
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
It has been two weeks since the Aug. 5 county general elections and the controversy over the vote count may become more intense Thursday as the Shelby County Election Commission meets to certify the results.
32. Politicians Coalesce Around Relief Issue in Millington
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Millington Mayor Richard Hodges has been studying how the various governments within Shelby County cooperate as part of the Metro Charter Commission.
33. Hijacked Captain to Headline Multi Modal Conference
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
One year ago Capt. Richard Phillips made headlines around the world when Somali pirates hijacked his cargo container ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, and took him hostage.
34. Wamp Ruffles Bird Lovers
- Tuesday, March 09, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp ruffled the normally docile birding community when he said in a recent candidate forum that coal mining is good for the state's feathered flocks.
"I sat around a campfire in Campbell County with all the experts – biologists, geologists, fishing and wildlife," Wamp said at a Feb. 18 forum of Republican candidates running for governor hosted by the Brentwood-Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce.
35. Researchers Discover Each Other At Bioworks Lectures
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Researchers from throughout Memphis are increasingly stepping outside the walls of their institutions to share knowledge about medical mysteries and biotechnology innovations through networking events.
36. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf
- Monday, September 07, 2009
A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.
Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.
37. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
38. MAAR Commercial Council Names 2010 Officers
- Monday, August 24, 2009
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced Friday that Wyatt Aiken of Commercial Advisors will serve as 2010 president and Ron Riley of In-Rel Management will serve as 2010 president-elect.
39. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
40. Eleven File For Council Seat
- Friday, August 22, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by Thursday’s noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
41. Eleven File For Council Seat
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by today's noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
42. Jobless Rate Jumps to 5.5% – Biggest Rise Since ’86
- Monday, June 09, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.5 percent in May – the biggest monthly rise since 1986 – as nervous employers cut 49,000 jobs.
The latest snapshot of business conditions showed a deeply troubled economy, with dwindling job opportunities in a time of continuing hardship in the housing, credit and financial sectors.
43. Gwendolyn Smith Took Lie Detector Test, Latest Info Reveals
- Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Over the past several days, the investigation into a blackmail plot against Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton drew to a close. And in the waning days of that criminal probe, the woman who went public last year with details of the plot was given a polygraph exam, The Daily News has learned.
44. Prosecutor Nears End Of Herenton Sex Plot Investigation
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Back in July, the special prosecutor investigating an alleged blackmail plot against Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton insisted in an interview with The Daily News that he'd get to the bottom of things.
45. Bass, Berry & Sims LawyersRecognized in Best Lawyers
- Thursday, September 13, 2007
Eight attorneys from the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC have been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2008, representing 11 different specialty areas. The firm has more listed attorneys in the field of ba
46. Tinker Works To Out-Fundraise Cohen For His Congressional Seat
- Friday, August 17, 2007
In last Friday's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Mary Ann Akers introduced her readers to Memphis congressman Steve Cohen, summing up her interviewee as a "fun-loving hipster in an aging man's body."
47. County School Board Chooses to Fight Desegregation Order
- Monday, August 06, 2007
Members of the Shelby County Schools Board of Education wasted little time in answering a stunning federal court ruling that promises to revive court-ordered desegregation of the county school system.
48. Appeal Against Desegregation Case Is Brewing
- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Shelby County Board of Education members have some decisions to make in the wake of last week's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald.
And Donald has some questions to answer. Those answers will better define options - most of which promise to change county schools profoundly if the ruling stands.
49. From Blackmail to Strip Club Shutdowns, Lunati's Name is There
- Friday, July 27, 2007
His name has turned up on several occasions in news stories about one of the most sensational dramas to rock Memphis politics in recent memory.
He's Ralph Lunati, the owner of one of the city's most infamous strip clubs, Platinum Plus. That business, plus another club Lunati has an ownership stake in, Tunica Cabaret & Resort, was raided and shut down by federal agents in December after a two-year undercover investigation dubbed "Operation Last Call."
50. Schools Desegregation Case At Crossroads
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
It began with the parents of 21 black Shelby County Schools students filing a lawsuit in the summer of 1963 to desegregate and integrate the school system.
In court records the case is called Claude Bernard Robinson vs. Shelby County Board of Education. It was filed nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education (1954) that racial segregation in schools should end with "all deliberate speed."
51. Middle Tennessee DA In Thick of Memphis Mayoral Controversy
- Friday, July 06, 2007
His law office is part of the picturesque town square of Franklin, Tenn. A lifelong resident there, he's a member of the vestry at the local St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and his family has lived in the town for more than 175 years.
52. Special Prosecutor Appointed To Investigate Mayor Sex Plot
- Friday, June 22, 2007
Officials have appointed a special prosecutor to investigate a nightclub waitress' claim that a prominent attorney paid her to entangle the Memphis mayor in a sex scandal.
53. Beware the Ides of Memphis
- Tuesday, June 19, 2007
In the late 1960s, black leaders in Memphis sponsored a series of protests during which more than 60,000 students and teachers stayed home from school to build support for a desegregated school board and school system.
54. Court is in Order
- Friday, September 22, 2006
The City Charter Commission was only a twinkle in the eyes of the Shelby County Election Commission, the Memphis City Council and the city of Memphis when it first began to come under scrutiny. It was the election process in particular that didn't sit well with one national civil rights group.
55. Schwartzberg Named Professional of the Year
- Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Dr. Lee S. Schwartzberg has been named Professional of the Year for the field of hematology and oncology in Strathmore Inc.'s 2006-2007 Who's Who, a national registry honoring successful leaders in the fields of business, the arts and sciences, law, engineering and government. Schwartzberg is a senior partner and medical director for The West Clinic. He also serves as director of the Baptist Centers for Cancer Care Stem Cell Transplant Program and the Cancer Genetics Program.
56. Veterans Receive Lifeline From County Office
- Friday, December 16, 2005
The papers and folders he keeps on his desk form neat piles, and the endless records he scours each day are stacked with precision.
On the sixth floor of the Shelby County Administration Building, Joseph Kyles maintains an office that lacks any clutter - from the rows of books on his shelves to the black-and-white photo of himself hung on the wall, an image that shows him as a young man, smiling in full military gear.
57. RACE Battle Heads for City Council Vote
- Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Until now, both sides in the debate over a proposed radioactive waste incinerator on Presidents Island have been mostly concerned with environmental issues.
The potential health risks of burning waste from hospitals, universities, nuclear power plants and other government facilities were the tie that first bound together several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Riverview Community Collaborative and Memphistruth.org, which is comprised of an assortment of civic and business leaders.
58. RACE Awaits City Decision on Permit
- Tuesday, August 02, 2005
In two weeks, the Memphis City Council will look at plans by a radioactive waste processing plant on Presidents Island to add an incinerator to its facility and to store materials elsewhere on the island. But company officials said the issue goes beyond gaining approval to expand the operation.
59. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, June 17, 2005
Report Spells Progress for Shelby Farms Plan
The Daily News
In the ancient world, as history tells it, all roads led to Rome. In Memphis, long-range road plans call for more than 30 new lanes of traffic all leadin...
60. Archived Article: Lead
- Friday, June 10, 2005
Waste Burning Issue Moves to City Council
Waste Burning Issue Moves to Council
RACE, citizens embroiled over radioactive waste incinerator
The Daily News
A dispute over whether to allow a company on Presidents Island to burn...
61. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, October 22, 2004
Faronia Fields Property
Faronia Fields Property
Financed for $2 Million
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has financed property at 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd. in the Faronia Fields Subdivision for $2 million, according to The Daily News Pub...
62. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Winchester Development Not Slowing Down
The Daily News
Once an area with an insurance agency here, a doctors office there and a few neighborhoods scattered around, Winchester Road in southeastern Shelby County is nothing...
63. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te
Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board
Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was nam...
64. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 10, 2003
Balance between liberty, security tenuous after 9/11
Balance between liberty, security tenuous after 9/11
By BRYAN MASSEY
The Daily News
In these worrisome, eventful, sometimes unnerving post-Sept. 11 days, three Memphis lawyers agree pe...
65. Archived Article: Mba P2
- Friday, November 01, 2002
Bar announces election nominees
Bar announces election nominees
David Wade, Memphis Bar Association president, has released the report of the nominations and elections committee.
The 2003 president is Irma W. Merrill. The vice president is ...
66. Archived Article: Focus (peermark)
- Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Real estate market research firm launches web site Real estate market research firm launches Web site By SUE PEASE The Daily News Holley Dargies original idea for her companys Web site was to provide information to clients in a spreadsheet format on...
67. Archived Article: Duerr (lead)
- Friday, January 19, 2001
Patents Are Well Protected in Memphis Area Area law firms providing Web solutions By MARY DANDO The Daily News Inventors and business people living in the Memphis area who may have come up with an idea of a life-saving device or a technological brea...
68. Archived Article: Real Focus (vesta)
- Tuesday, June 20, 2000
Excitement building along with Vesta homes Excitement building along with Vesta homes By KEN GARLAND JR. Special to The Daily News The kick off of the 2000 Vesta Home Show began in May with its annual groundbreaking ceremony. The show will open in O...
69. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, November 06, 1998
Harrahs Entertainment Inc Harrahs Entertainment Inc. has given Brooks Museum of Art 10 works of art and artifacts for its permanent collection. The pieces, representative of eight cultures, will become part of the museums collections of ancient Amer...
70. Archived Article: Home Depot Lj
- Friday, August 22, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Home Depot closes deal for East Memphis store By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Home Depot has closed a deal to buy a declining East Memphis neighborhood, and company officials say construction on a new store will begin there within...
71. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, July 03, 1997
Environmental Control Division of Tennessee Inc Environmental Control Division of Tennessee Inc. vs. Steven A. Davies and Mid-South Environmental Inc. A local environmental company is suing a former employee and his company in Chancery Court. Accord...
72. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, August 29, 1996
Christopher Banks vs Christopher Banks vs. Shelby County; A. C. Gilless, sheriff of Shelby County; Dennis Dowd, chief jailer of Shelby County; and Jim Rout, Shelby County mayor. A Shelby County jail inmate is suing the county and several county offi...
73. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 18, 1996
04-18 Benchmark Lynn Holcomb and Jill Eversole vs. Dr. Robert Shearin. A Collierville woman and a Memphis woman are suing a local physician in Circuit Court for assault and battery. The two women, at all times relevant to the allegations, were emplo...
74. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, February 29, 1996
02-29 Benchmark J. P. Mosby vs. Circle K Stores Inc. A Shelby County man has is suing Circle K Stores in response to an incident at the 4260 Winchester Road store. According to the suit, the plaintiff and his family stopped at the Circle K on Winche...
75. Archived Article: Benchmark Cases
- Thursday, October 12, 1995
Benchmark Cases Benchmark Cases Gwendolyn D. White, Carla R. Williams and Belinda Thompson vs. Joseph L. Cornelius, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, Tennessee Board of Regents. A group of current and former employees of Tennessee Technology C...