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1. Flipping the Switch
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tim Bolding, executive director of United Housing Inc., had become increasingly interested over the years in energy efficiency, sustainability and alternate energy sources when he saw homes in New Orleans being rebuilt with solar panels.
2. Banks Tweak Checking, Online Options
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
As the two banks with the biggest customer deposit shares in Memphis, First Tennessee Bank and Regions Bank must stay closely in touch with their clients’ checking and online banking needs.
3. How American-US Airways Deal Impacts Competitors
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would let the merger of American Airlines and US Airways proceed after the two carriers agreed to give up landing and takeoff slots and gates at key airports, notably Washington's Reagan National and New York's LaGuardia. With the agreement, the government hopes to increase access to the nation's busiest airports for low-cost airlines and to maintain flights to smaller cities.
4. Builders Showcase
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Vesta Home Show kicked off over the weekend, with large crowds turning out to explore six new homes in a gated Germantown community.
Don Glays, executive director of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association, said attendance during the opening weekend of the show was strong.
5. Oldham Opens Sheriff Re-Election Bid
- Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham opened his re-election campaign Saturday, Nov. 2, with something he didn’t have four years ago: a record.
6. New in Rural Tennessee: Discovery Park of America
- Friday, November 01, 2013
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – The gleaming white building with curved exteriors and a spaceship-like tower emerges from the flat landscape of West Tennessee like something out of science fiction, but it's not a villain's lair or superhero's headquarters.
7. Tire-Maker Hankook to Build Tennessee Plant
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
South Korean tire-maker Hankook announced Monday that it will build its first North American plant in Tennessee, creating 1,800 jobs.
Hankook, the world's seventh-largest tire maker, said it will build the $800 million facility in Clarksville. Construction on the 1.5 million-square-foot facility is scheduled to begin by the end of next year, and it will begin making high-end performance tires by early 2016.
8. Mississippi River Mayors Meet on Mud Island
- Monday, October 14, 2013
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and mayors from 13 other cities on the Mississippi River will meet Thursday, Oct. 17, on Mud Island to preview an economic impact report on the lower river and discuss their work with federal officials to build a container on barge shipping program.
9. Government: Most Heating Bills to Rise This Winter
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but still pay near-record prices to keep warm.
Prices for natural gas, electricity and propane should be higher, the primary reason that more than 90 percent of U.S. homes will incur higher heating expenses.
10. John P. Freeman Teacher Honored by State
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Melissa Collins, a second-grade teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, has been honored by the Tennessee Department of Education as teacher of the year for the West Tennessee grand division.
11. Four West Tennessee Sites Declared Shovel-Ready
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Four industrial sites in West Tennessee have been certified by the state as shovel-ready “Select Tennessee Certified Sites.”
The designation by the state Department of Economic and Community Development means the sites have met standards that site consultants consider essential when advising companies looking for a new location.
12. Health Care’s ‘Lost Opportunity’: A Q&A with Phil Bredesen
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grandparenting with his wife, Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.
13. $2.2 Million Grant Adds to Main to Main Funds
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
A $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Memphis Area Transit Authority brings the federal funding for the Main Street to Main Street Multi-Modal Connector Project to $17.2 million.
14. Feuer Powertrain Plans $140 Million Tunica Plant
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Feuer Powertrain Co. will make crankshafts at a $140 million plant in Tunica, Miss., starting in early 2015.
15. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
16. Saddle Creek to be Expanded, Renovated
- Monday, September 23, 2013
Trademark Property Co. of Fort Worth will demolish 20,000 square feet of existing space in its Saddle Creek South development in Germantown and add 40,000 square feet of retail space in the area between that and Saddle Creek West.
17. Job Training Spurs Unilever Growth
- Monday, September 23, 2013
The Unilever USA plant in Covington should be the largest ice cream manufacturing plant in the world by 2016, following an $108.7 million expansion announced last week in Covington.
But when the global company began making ice cream in Covington in 2011 at what used to be a SlimFast plant, it was not a promising beginning.
18. First Contract for Main to Main Connector Vetted
- Friday, September 20, 2013
The first contract in the $35 million Main to Main Connector project was approved Wednesday, Sept. 18, by a project coordinating committee.
The $1.9 million contract with Ferrell Paving Inc. of Memphis is the connection of South Main Street to the Harahan Bridge and a pedestrian and bicycle walkway on the bridge that is another phase of the project. The work will better light and improve and install sidewalks as well as add street markings to Carolina Avenue.
19. Haslam Cites Manufacturing Boom in Grants
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Armed with a $16.5 million fund approved by the General Assembly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has lots of West Tennessee stops this week as he awards grants that will provide workforce training equipment to state schools certifying workers or training them for associate degrees.
20. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
21. Obama Economic Adviser Leaving, Successor Picked
- Monday, September 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will replace Gene Sperling, his chief economic adviser and West Wing workaholic, with Jeffrey Zients, a top aide who has filled in as acting budget director and who led a White House effort to streamline government.
22. Tennessee Lawmakers Drafting Hemp Bill
- Monday, August 26, 2013
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Two state lawmakers in Tennessee are pointing to Kentucky's recent approval of hemp farming as they push for a similar measure.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains is drafting a bill with Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden, and they plan to introduce the measure in next year's legislative session.
23. Shelby County to Play Key Role in 2014 State Election
- Monday, August 26, 2013
As prospective candidates weigh special election races in the next three months for a state House seat and suburban school boards, there are also signs of life in Shelby County in the statewide races on the 2014 election ballot.
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber will host a conversation with Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and author of “Making the Impossible, Possible,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Strickland’s topic is “The Art of Leadership & The Business of Social Change.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphischamber.com or call 543-3571.
- Monday, August 19, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present a Great Wine Performances wine tasting and theater contest Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Characters from “Les Miserables” will serve 10 French wines and tests attendees’ knowledge of the musical for prizes. Cost is $50 in advance or $65 at the door. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Fayette County chapter of West Tennessee Home Builders Association will meet Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Somerville Bank & Trust, 16790 U.S. 64. U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher will discuss proposed government-sponsored enterprises reform bill. The meeting is open to the public. Cost is $10. Email email@example.com.
27. US Transportation Secretary Tours Main Street Downtown
- Friday, August 09, 2013
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx got a look at Main Street Memphis from Uptown to South Main Wednesday, Aug. 7, as the city prepares to use $15 million in federal grant funds to renovate it and add a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk across the Mississippi River.
28. Senate Set to Finish Work on Student Loan Deal
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs would start climbing almost immediately under a deal the Senate was poised to pass Wednesday.
29. State Delays Office Lease Announcement
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Groups hoping to garner the state’s real estate needs Downtown will have to wait a little longer to find out if they placed the winning bid.
The state had originally planned to issue a notice of awarding the lease for its office space needs Tuesday, July 23, but that date has been changed to Aug. 19, when the executive subcommittee of the State Building Commission meets.
30. Downtown Offices Gain Attention
- Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission focuses on living, working and playing Downtown.
Downtown has experienced tremendous success in the living and playing areas over the years, but the “work” part of the equation still needed a boost. So Downtown officials have launched several efforts to bring more workers to the area and promote and capitalize on existing commercial real estate successes.
31. Five Groups Bid for State Office Space
- Monday, July 08, 2013
Five groups have submitted bids to become the new home to roughly 900 state workers.
JP-Memphis, Memphis Commerce Square Partners, Peabody Tower GP, Peabody Place Gold GP and Hertz Memphis all submitted bids for the state’s real estate needs.
32. Deadline Arrives for State’s Office Space Needs
- Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The future of the state’s role as a major employer and user of office space Downtown could become much clearer next month.
Proposals are due Tuesday, July 2, for 100,000 square feet of office space that will become vacant when the state abandons the Donnelly J. Hill State Office Building Downtown.
33. Council Begins Action On End Of Budget Year Items
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved several budget items Tuesday, June 18, for the end of the current fiscal year before turning their attention to the budget for the coming fiscal year.
That includes a long promised Holmes-Tchulahoma Park in South Memphis. The council appropriated $1.5 million for the park’s construction in a contract with Wagner General Contractors Inc.
34. Commission Pushes Back Seismic Standards Date
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Shelby County Commission approved Monday, June 17, a set of three ordinances on third and final reading Monday that push back the effective date for new seismic measures for new home construction and renovations of existing buildings until the end of 2013.
35. Southern GOP Leaders Meet in Alabama
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republican leaders from 10 Southern states have been meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region.
Alabama Republican Chairman Bill Armistead says the two-day meeting of state party chairs and executive directors concluded Tuesday in Birmingham.
36. Commission OKs Land Sale for ‘Penny’ Hardaway Courts
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, June 3, the transfer of nearly 10 acres of land in Cordova on the west side of Herbert Road at Fischer Steel Road to Gameday Health Kids Foundation as the location of “Penny’s Fast Break Courts Sports Facility” – the children’s basketball site named for NBA and University of Memphis basketball star Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
37. More Charges May Come in Case Involving Haslams
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sudden guilty pleas by a pair of mid-level executives show the investigation into the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Tennessee's governor and the Cleveland Browns' owner is picking up steam, with prosecutors likely setting their sights on higher-ups at the company, experts say.
38. Beale Club Reopening About Timing
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The negotiations to reopen one of Beale Street’s busiest and most profitable nightspots were about not missing one of the busiest Downtown weekends of the year and how to handle the allegation that some employees of Club 152 either sold drugs or were complicit in drug sales in the club.
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, May 22, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Bill West, founder of The West Clinic, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40. Club 152 Hearing Delayed to Tuesday
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A first hearing on the nuisance court order that closed Club 152 on Beale Street last week was postponed Monday, May 20, to Tuesday before General Sessions Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter.
41. Main to Main’s Carpenter Moves to Plough Foundation
- Monday, May 20, 2013
Mike Carpenter, the project manager for the city’s Main Street to Main Street project, will become the executive director of the nonprofit Plough Foundation next month.
42. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Launches New Season
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Dr. Steve Bares, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, is clear-eyed and unequivocal about what success looks like for the startup accelerator program his foundation operates and which launched its new season this week.
43. State Zeros in on Downtown Office Space
- Monday, May 13, 2013
The future of the state’s role as a major employer and user of office space Downtown could become much clearer this week.
Proposals are due Thursday, May 16, for 100,000 square feet of office space that will become vacant when the state abandons the Donnelley J. Hill State Office Building Downtown. A recent request for proposals from the agency that handles state real estate appears to put the state’s focus entirely on Downtown.
44. Council Approves Apartments, Golf Driving Range
- Thursday, May 09, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, May 7, a golf driving range on Summer Avenue north of Sycamore View Road, a 240-unit apartment complex on 19.3 acres at Lenow and Dexter roads and a 69-unit apartment complex on the northern side of Shelby Farms Park to the west of Germantown Parkway.
45. Parks Controversy Back to City Council
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.
The ad hoc committee of nine, which included several historians and two City Council members, held its final meeting Monday, April 29, and voted with little discussion on several ideas for what used to be known as Confederate, Forrest and Jefferson Davis parks.
46. Metropolitan Bank Still Growing 5 Years In
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Metropolitan Bank has come a long way in five short years. Since being founded amid the worst financial crisis in the U.S. in generations, the bank – which in March celebrated its fifth birthday – has grown its assets from $243 million at the end of 2008 to $722 million at the end of 2012.
47. Basketball Boon
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.
48. Dickerson Learns Unintentional Consequences
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
As a freshman lawmaker, state Sen. Steven Dickerson, R-Nashville, said he spent his first legislative session “pretty-tightly circumscribed.”
49. Failed Education Bills on Radar for Next Session
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – In the last few years, Tennessee hasn't shied away from contentious education initiatives as it seeks to remain at the forefront of education reform in the nation.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has even characterized the state's efforts as "courageous leadership."
50. Senate OKs Tennessee Animal Abuse Reporting Bill
- Friday, April 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would require anyone recording images of animal abuse to submit unedited footage or photos to law enforcement within 48 hours has passed the Senate.
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Dolores Gresham of Somerville was approved 22-9 on Tuesday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote on the House floor.
51. House Barely Approves Animal Abuse Reporting Bill
- Friday, April 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill seeking to require anyone recording or taking photos of livestock abuse to turn images over to law enforcement within 48 hours was approved in the House on Wednesday with the bare vote minimum needed.
52. Arkansas House Passes Registration for Canvassers
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Arkansas House has passed a bill that requires people paid to gather signatures for ballot proposals to register with the state and undergo training.
The House on Wednesday passed the bill 78-9, a vote that followed the Senate’s approval last month. The bill goes to the governor for his signature.
53. Push Education Bills in Final Days of Session
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – As the 108th Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close, state lawmakers are hoping to push through education proposals that include creating a state panel to authorize charter schools for five counties and a measure that would clear the way for cities to begin forming municipal school systems.
54. U of M President Raines Announces Retirement
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Shirley C. Raines is retiring at the end of June after 12 years as president of the University of Memphis.
Raines announced her retirement Monday, April 15. John Morgan, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will name an interim president for the university possibly as early as this week for the transition.
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.
56. Mumford Jr. Pleads in Teacher Cheating Scandal
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The son of the former Memphis City Schools assistant principal at the center of a teacher testing cheating scandal became the 12th person in the federal case to plead guilty last week in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
57. Croom Appointed New Bankruptcy Judge
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
James Croom, assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, has been appointed by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to be West Tennessee’s new bankruptcy judge.
58. Bradley, Burch Porter Recognized for Pro Bono Work in Community
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC and probate attorney Beth Bradley have been honored for giving back to the community.
59. Highway Patrol Assigns Helicopter to West Tennessee
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is assigning a helicopter and pilot to support law enforcement efforts in West Tennessee.
Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and THP Col. Tracy Trott said Friday that the helicopter will enhance public safety by increasing response time to incidents in the western areas of the state.
60. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
61. McGriff Retires From Drug Task Force
- Friday, March 01, 2013
David N. McGriff, the director of the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force as well as chief investigator for the Criminal Investigative Division of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office is retiring.
62. City Council Approves Hickory Hill Intermodal Yard
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, a 30-acre intermodal container yard in Hickory Hill for the storage of the containers by The Marino Group/Container Maintenance Corp., which is working with Chism-Hardy Enterprises LLC on the new facility that will employ 94 people.
63. Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department.
64. Henry Focuses on Better State Credit Ratings
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
State Sen. Douglas Henry, D-Nashville, the longest-serving member of the General Assembly that recently convened, looks ahead with a simple, focused determination.
65. Congress Sends Obama Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling
- Friday, February 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress passed must-do legislation Thursday to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, averting a first-ever government default that had loomed as early as mid-February.
66. Despite Wide Legislative Power, Harwell Has Plenty of Work Ahead
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell today sits at the pinnacle of legislative power, overseeing a House Republican majority of better than 2-1.
67. Bellevue Dairy Building Demolition Begins
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Demolition contractors began work on the old dairy building at 1039 S. Bellevue Blvd., Thursday, Jan. 24, for the South Memphis Alliance Inc.
68. Council Preps for Late Summer Sales Tax Hike Referendum
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A referendum on a half percent city sales tax hike to fund a city pre kindergarten expansion and roll back the city property tax rate by 20 cents would happen in August or September instead of May.
69. Health Care Alignment Trend Accelerates
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The trend for alignment between hospital systems and private physicians hit the Mid-South in mid-2010 and has gained momentum since.
The area’s three major hospital systems – Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Saint Francis Healthcare – are padding their physician rosters with primary care doctors and specialists by acquiring practices in strategic locations throughout the Memphis market.
70. Council Delays Vote on Wage Theft Ordinance
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
At their first meeting of 2013, Memphis City Council members delayed until Feb. 5 a vote on third and final reading of a “wage theft” ordinance.
Council member Myron Lowery called for the delay at the Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting saying he wanted to wait until the Shelby County Commission takes its final vote later this month on the same ordinance.
71. Council Accepts Funding for Main to Main
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Memphis City Council has accepted $311,704 in funding from the Center City Revenue Development Corp. for the Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector project that links Main Street Memphis to Broadway Street in West Memphis. It includes a Harahan Bridge boardwalk for bicyclists and pedestrians.
72. Council Approves City Tax Collections By Trustee
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Shelby County Trustee’s office will collect property taxes for the city of Memphis under an interlocal agreement approved Tuesday, Dec. 18, by the Memphis City Council.
The agreement negotiated between Trustee David Lenoir and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. comes after several decades of attempts on both sides of the city-county governments divide at such an arrangement.
73. Brentwood Funeral Services Buys Clarksdale Cemetery
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Brentwood Funeral Services LLC has acquired Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Clarksdale, Miss., the second acquisition by Brentwood this year in North Mississippi.
74. Donato Named Catholic Schools Superintendent
- Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Memphis Catholic Bishop J. Terry Steib has named Janet Donato as the new superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis.
Donato had been serving as interim superintendent after Mary McDonald left to form an education consulting firm and write more about education reform.
75. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.
76. Civil Rights Museum Begins Renovation
- Monday, November 19, 2012
The National Civil Rights Museum begins limiting access Monday, Nov. 15, to parts of the museum in phase one of its renovation.
And the 21-year-old institution will allow visitors access to the Lorraine Motel balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded in 1968.
77. Decision Time for Medical Exchange
- Friday, November 16, 2012
The deadline has arrived for governors across the country to declare their intent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on whether they will create their own state-run insurance exchanges under the new federal health care law.
78. Treating Customers Well Top Priority for First South Financial
- Monday, November 12, 2012
Nice guys may finish last, but nice financial institutions grow steadily over time. First South Financial Credit Union stays competitive by reacting quickly and treating members well.
“I think for us there’s plenty of room for us to grow,” said Delynn Byars, senior vice president of marketing for First South. “When you look at surveys by the American Bankers Association, by Gallup, by other organizations, unfortunately there are a lot of financial institutions, but not a lot of them are doing a very good job taking care of their customers.”
79. City Council Approves Harahan Bridge Funding
- Thursday, November 08, 2012
Memphis City Council members approved $45,000 in architecture and engineering funding for the Harahan Bridge Boardwalk project Tuesday, Nov. 6, in a session that saw several other major agenda items delayed.
80. It’s Magic
- Thursday, November 08, 2012
Nine-year-old Joel Brown, a fourth-grader at Moody Elementary in White Hall, Ark., and his dad, Chris, a Jefferson County deputy clerk, arrived at Sturgis Hall at 4:20 last Friday (Oct. 26). Busy with her nursing school studies, mom Stacy couldn’t come.
81. Metropolitan Bank Expands With Nashville Headquarters
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Metropolitan Bank is moving forward with a major expansion as the company prepares to start renovations on its new Nashville headquarters at 1701 West End Ave. in the Midtown/Vanderbilt area.
- Friday, November 02, 2012
Gallery Fifty Six will hold an opening reception for its autumn group exhibition Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 2256 Central Ave. The Visit galleryfiftysix.com.
83. Bar Launches Health Care Law Section
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis Bar Association has a new section of attorneys dedicated specifically to health care law.
The bar’s newly formed Health Law Section held its organizational meeting Oct. 17 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Officers were chosen at that time, including Robyn Diaz, deputy general counsel at St. Jude, who led the effort to form the section and who was nominated as the first chair.
84. County Commission Approves New Dobbs Honda Location
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Oct. 22, a Dobbs Honda car lot on the northeast side of Hacks Cross Road and Tenn. 385.
The dealership will move from the location it has had at 2785 Mendenhall Road for 20 years. The new dealership is a $10.5 million project that is expected to produce 30 jobs once completed.
85. Cohen, Fincher Discuss Issues at Krone
- Monday, October 22, 2012
U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen and Stephen Fincher couldn’t be more different.
For starters, Cohen is a Democrat and Fincher is a Republican. Both are the congressmen who represent Shelby County in Washington. Cohen’s district is entirely within Shelby County. Fincher’s district is rural West Tennessee for the most part, with a part of East Memphis and East Shelby County included.
86. Federal Judge Dismisses Former Chief's Lawsuit
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed the wrongful firing lawsuit filed by a former West Tennessee police chief.
According to The Jackson Sun, U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen granted summary judgment on Sept. 28 to the defendants, who were the City of Bolivar and several local public officials.
87. Improved Flight Path
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Air medical transport service Hospital Wing has consolidated its operations under one roof with a $1.2 million renovation and expansion of its headquarters near Downtown Memphis.
“The Wing” – as the company is usually called – celebrated the completion of renovations at its Memphis base with an open house event, Tuesday, Oct. 2.
88. Long Road Bridge to Close for Repairs
- Monday, October 01, 2012
The Long Road Bridge across Panther Creek, north of Arlington, will close Oct. 8-25 for bridge renovations as a Shelby County government public works project.
Through the construction period, traffic will detour at Osburntown Road to Pleasant Ridge Road and pick up Long Road on the west end of the bridge.
89. HCA Expansion Adding Jobs, Towers in Nashville
- Friday, September 28, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Health care company HCA is relocating the headquarters of two of its business units to midtown Nashville in a move that could bring as many as 2,000 jobs to one of the largest commercial office developments in the city's history.
90. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
91. Delta Looking Into North Dakota Crude
- Friday, September 07, 2012
Delta Air Lines is looking into buying cheaper North Dakota crude oil to feed its new refinery near Philadelphia, instead of the more expensive overseas crude that has fed the refinery in the past.
92. AP Exclusive: Romney Uses Secretive Data-Mining
- Monday, August 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information – including their purchasing history and church attendance – to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned.
93. State Education, Nashville Officials at Odds
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says the Metro Nashville school board’s decision to put off approval of a charter school application is a violation of state law.
94. Charter School Shifts Part of Ongoing Changes
- Thursday, August 09, 2012
It was just a few months ago that Lakeview Elementary School in southwest Memphis was closed by the Memphis City Schools system – part of a shift of school-age students out of the western parts of the city to the eastern parts of the city and Shelby County.
95. Grant Entity Files $20M Loan For Collierville Construction
- Tuesday, August 07, 2012
25 acres north
Of Shea Road
Loan Amount: $20.4 million
Loan Date: July 31, 2012
Maturity Date: Aug. 1, 2017
Borrower: Westbrook Crossing GP
Lender: Magna Bank
96. Future Looking Bright At Bartlett’s ECE Solar
- Monday, July 30, 2012
Most people who install solar panels to their home understand that it’s an investment that takes awhile to pay off.
Being in the business of installing solar panels is much the same. Still, Bill Turberville of Electrical Contracting Enterprises LLC, 3080 Stage Post Road in Bartlett, said he’d rather be the first in that market than the last.
97. Haslam Awards Trans Grants, Visits Frayser School
- Friday, July 27, 2012
During a day in West Tennessee Thursday, July 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam talked about higher education on the campus of the University of Memphis-Lambuth campus in Jackson and dropped in on preparations for the first day of classes next month at Corning Achievement Elementary School.
98. Carpenter Joins City Hall as Mayor Wharton's Aide
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Former Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter is returning to Memphis as the head of the Wharton administration’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations.
99. Rehab Work to Begin On Rankin Branch Road Bridge
- Friday, July 20, 2012
Rankin Branch Road Bridge in North Shelby County will be closed starting Tuesday, July 24, as county work crews begin rehabilitation work on the bridge across Jakes Creek between Meeman Shelby Forest State Park to the west and the city of Millington to the east.
100. City Council Approves Amended UDC
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Memphis City Council at its Tuesday, July 17, meeting approved third and final reading of the amended Unified Development Code that covers Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County. However, there were some last-minute amendments that might call for another vote at the council meeting in August.