Editorial Results (free)
1. Special Action on Same-Sex Nuptials a Waste of Time
- Thursday, July 09, 2015
With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking "equality."
Immediately after the court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville said, "Love and equality won. I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history."
2. Is ‘Getting Rid of Public Schools’ Legislature’s Goal?
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
Are Tennessee’s public schools headed for extinction? Not if it’s up to Memphis teachers.
A group from Shelby County recently packed a House committee meeting room at the Legislative Plaza in an effort to turn back bills they consider damaging to their profession and the future of public education.
3. Eliminating Hall Income Tax Raises New Problems
- Thursday, March 05, 2015
Republican lawmakers are lining up legislation to reduce or phase out Tennessee’s Hall income tax on investments, even though Gov. Bill Haslam is concerned about losing revenue amid the state’s economic ups and downs.
4. Kelsey’s New Private School Voucher Plan Looks More Like Haslam’s
- Friday, February 27, 2015
Momentum is building this session for voucher legislation that would allow state dollars to follow students from struggling public schools to private and religious institutions.
But it is hardly etched in stone.
5. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.
6. Insure Tennessee: Failure by Politics and Procedure
- Friday, February 06, 2015
The momentum that killed the Insure Tennessee proposal and ended the special session of the Tennessee legislature Wednesday, Feb. 4, was fueled by ideological opposition to the Affordable Care Act and President Barack Obama.
7. Home Depot Confirms Breach in US, Canada Stores
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
8. New Redbirds GM has Deep Cardinals Connections
- Friday, April 25, 2014
The huge ring that Craig Unger wears on his finger just doesn’t tell the story of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 World Series triumph, although that’s the story Unger is in the business of trying to help replicate.
9. 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.
10. Lawmakers Seek Compromise on School Voucher Bill
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Lawmakers trying to decide on a limited school voucher program in Tennessee or a broader one say they're close to reaching an agreement on legislation.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville is carrying a proposal for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam that's limited to students from low-income families attending the bottom 5 percent of failing schools. He had that measure withdrawn last year when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children.
11. Haslam: Talks Continue on TennCare Expansion
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says his letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the terms of a possible Medicaid expansion in Tennessee means ongoing talks between his administration and Sebelius’ office will continue.
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will present “And the Grammy Goes to Memphis,” a yearlong tribute to Memphis music, Saturday, Oct. 26, through October 2014. Visit staxmuseum.com.
13. Haslam School Voucher Bill Dead This Session
- Friday, April 05, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Republican leader carrying Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create school vouchers in Tennessee said he's decided to let it die this session because he's tired of the "gamesmanship."
14. Volunteer Spirit
- Friday, October 12, 2012
We volunteer. Those two words comprise this particular radio station’s independent streak and listener-supported ethos, which traces its beginning to 1976 and to the days of vinyl and reel-to-reel tapes.
15. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.
16. Former AIMS Execs Launch Freight Payment Company
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
A trio of former AIMS Logistics executives has formed a new freight payment service in Memphis.
A3 Freight Payment recently opened its headquarters in Southwind.
Three of the top four executives were with AIMS, a Collierville freight payment company that was bought by U.S. Bank-PowerTrack, a competitor.
17. Prosecution Rests in Fed Drug Trial
- Friday, March 09, 2012
The prosecution in the Craig Petties drug organization trial rested in case in chief Thursday, March 8, after four weeks of testimony.
18. Petties Jury Hears of 2007 Arrests of Defendants and Plea Talks
- Thursday, March 08, 2012
When they were arrested separately within months of each in 2007, neither Clinton Lewis nor Martin Lewis went quietly.
19. New Election Rules a Win for Labor Unions
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a win for organized labor, the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday approved sweeping new rules that would speed the pace of union elections, making it easier for unions to gain members at companies that have long rebuffed them.
20. cs2 Finalizes Acquisition Of Thompson
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Two Memphis advertising agencies are combining forces to become one of the largest full-service firms in the Mid-South.
Cs2 advertising has acquired Thompson & Co. and its subsidiaries – Thompson Advertising, Thompson | Berry Public Relations, BottleRocket | Sponsorship Consulting and Due North Group | Barter Marketing in Memphis, and White | Thompson in Nashville in partnership with Evette White.
21. Sears has Long Fix-It List After Posting Loss
- Friday, May 20, 2011
New Sears CEO Lou D'Ambrosio has a lot of work to do.
But with appliance sales weakening, a small resurgence at Kmart faltering and Sears stores continually lagging, where to start?
The answer, analysts say, is the same as it's been for years: pour money into better-performing stores while closing flailing locations, freshen up house brands like Kenmore and bring in new brands to entice shoppers.
22. Panel to Recommend Next UT President to Trustees
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five remaining candidates in the search for a University of Tennessee president answered questions — many about fundraising and finances — in separate interviews Wednesday ahead of at least two of them making the final cut.
23. All in Favor: The forces behind the latest push for city-county consolidation
- Monday, August 31, 2009
For the first time in 30 years, government consolidation is moving to the ballot.
Although a firm plan doesn’t exist yet, the Shelby County Commission and Memphis City Council are poised to vote on creating a metro charter commission, possibly as early as next month. And the votes to make it a reality appear to be there on both bodies.
24. Comcast's Q2 Profit Soars 53 Pct, Tops Estimates
- Friday, August 07, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp., the nation's biggest cable TV systems operator, posted a 53 percent increase in second-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by higher prices and increased customer spending on video and Internet services. But subscriber growth markedly slowed as the recession's grip remained tight.
25. Youth Villages Names Rutschman Director of Communications
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Echelle Lane Rutschman has been named director of communications at Youth Villages. Rutschman joins Youth Villages after 10 years serving as senior communications officer and system director of corporate communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
26. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
27. Comcast Q3 Profit Rises 38 Percent, Co. Boosts Outlook
- Thursday, October 30, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable operator, on Wednesday reported a 38 percent increase in third-quarter earnings as a sharp drop in capital spending and higher cable TV rates buoyed its bottom line.
28. Legislature Passes $27B Budget, Adjourns for Year
- Friday, May 23, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Legislature adjourned for the year after lawmakers passed a $27 billion state budget that cuts jobs and education and health care spending to fill a nearly half-billion-dollar revenue shortfall.
29. State Re-Examines Pension Funds, Terror Links
- Tuesday, April 29, 2008
For a while, at least, it seemed state lawmakers around the country were rushing to wrench away from their state pension funds any investments tied to countries that are regarded as sponsors of terrorism.
30. Chandler, Sullivan JoinBeale Street Caravan Board
- Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Paul Chandler, founding partner of Resource Entertainment Group, and Brian Sullivan, principal of Carpenter/Sullivan/Sossaman, have joined the Beale Street Caravan Inc. board of directors.
31. Even Some Popular Bills Likely to Fail In Tough Budget Year
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Even in good years, lawmakers don't like to hear their proposals have been placed "behind the budget."
In a tight year like this one, that fate might as well be a death knell.
32. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
33. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, September 15, 2003
Lost signs, lost advertising thanks to storm
Damaged Signs Mean Dollar Signs for Some
The Daily News
The first thing Cheryl Mesler who owns Burkes Bookstore along with her husband, Corey saw when she arrived to work early Jul...
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 21, 2003
James Pascover was appointed Better Business of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications
James Pascover was appointed Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications. Pascover brings more than 20 yea...
35. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 09, 2002
Blues on the Bluff and community keeps WEVL airing strong
WEVL rocking on after 26 years of change
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Memphian David Tankersley fondly recalls his 4 years as a volunteer programmer at Memphis volunteer radio stat...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 1997
Dr Dr. Raymond R. Lagesse has been named assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at State Technical Institute. Lagesse previously worked at the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he was associate dean and director of ...