Editorial Results (free)
1. Democratic Sample Ballot Omits Some Names
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Not every candidate who claimed the Democratic nomination in the May county primaries is on the Shelby County Democratic Party’s endorsement ballot that hits the streets this week.
With early voting underway in advance of the Aug. 7 election day, the sample ballot does not include Juvenile Court clerk candidate Henri Brooks, Circuit Court clerk nominee Rhonda Banks, Probate Court clerk candidate William Chism and County Clerk nominee Charlotte Draper.
2. Gestalt Schools Signs Lease in Hickory Hill
- Friday, June 20, 2014
A charter school operator has inked a lease for space on Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.
Gestalt Community Schools has leased 57,000 square feet of space at 5360 Winchester Road inside the Mendenhall Square shopping center.
3. Luttrell Opens Campaign With Warning
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The way Mark Luttrell sees it, his campaign for mayor in 2014 is different than his campaign four years ago because then he was challenging an incumbent and now he is the incumbent.
4. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
5. Filing Frenzy
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Until Tuesday, no one was running for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Schools board. No one had pulled a qualifying petition from the Shelby County Election Commission until just two days before the filing deadline for candidates on the August election ballot.
6. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
7. Schools’ Marketing Intensifies as Choices Grow
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
January is a busy month on the school choice front in Shelby County. The state of Tennessee has an open-enrollment policy within school districts that allows students in low-performing schools to attend a different school.
8. Achievement School District Prepares for Third Year
- Monday, December 16, 2013
It was already official before Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic made the formal announcement last week.
Months ago, Barbic had confirmed that former Westside Middle School principal Bobby White would be leading the state-run school district’s effort at Frayser High School in the 2014-2015 school year.
9. New Achievement School District Schools Announced
- Friday, December 13, 2013
The Achievement School District will expand in its third school year to five Memphis schools, all of them to be run for the district by charter school companies.
Leaders of the state-run district for the bottom 5 percent of the state’s public schools in terms of student achievement announced Thursday, Dec. 12, that:
10. BizChair Leases Olive Branch Distribution Space
- Friday, December 06, 2013
BizChair.com, an Internet retailer that specializes in selling chairs and furniture for offices, schools, restaurants, medical facilities, and homes, has inked a lease for around 382,500 square feet at 8631 Polk Lane, inside Olive Branch Distribution Center in Olive Branch, Miss.
11. Cleanup Crew
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
DeAndre Brown runs what might be the best known landscape business in areas of Memphis where the yards have brush and trees taller than the vacant houses they completely obscure.
“We operate a little differently than other contractors. Most have subcontractors that work separately,” he said. “We are one large crew of 60 men or women. We get the heavy equipment in first. Then a team of weed eaters will go in behind that, then a team of people go in behind them and clean up.”
12. Achievement School District Meets With Parents
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Leaders of the Achievement School District meet Monday, Sept. 16, at three locations with parents of children attending four of the 13 schools the state-run district will add to its system in the 2014-2015 school year.
13. Districts for Low-Performing Schools Make Picks
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
After one school year watching each other, leaders of the state-run Achievement School District and the countywide school system’s set of Innovation Zone schools got together this summer to compare notes and figure out which low-achieving schools each would take for the 2014-2015 school year.
14. Achievement School District and Innovation Zone Choose Third-Year Schools
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Leaders of the state-run Achievement School District and the countywide school system’s Innovation Zone schools have picked 13 schools for the 2014-2015 school year – the third school year of operation for each.
15. Mumford Sentenced in Teacher Exam Fraud
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Clarence Mumford Sr., a one-time assistant principal in Memphis City Schools, was sentenced Monday, May 13, to seven years in prison for organizing and running a cheating ring on teacher tests.
Mumford was sentenced by Memphis federal Judge John Fowlkes following his guilty plea to 21 counts in the cheating scandal including conspiracy.
16. Curtis Coleman Announces Bid for Arkansas Governor
- Friday, February 22, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman joined the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination on Thursday, laying out an agenda that includes proposals to cut taxes and using public money to send Arkansas students to private schools.
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It seemed an unlikely place to form a clay target shooting team.
Funding would be an issue. Transportation to and from the practice range could be tricky.
And the biggest hurdle for bringing the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (TNSCTP) to Manassas High School in Memphis was the fact that those who were being recruited to participate had no familiarity whatsoever with the sport.
18. ‘Different Avenue’
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Rudy Williams always knew she wanted to work in a hospital, but after a short stint in community college and a few years in the workforce, the path to her goal was looking like a long haul.
So a little more than a year ago, she gave it another try, enrolling in the 60-week medical assisting program at Vatterott Career College’s campus near her home in Bartlett. Now, she’s getting ready for an externship in a local clinic that could lead to a job in her field.
19. That's a Wrap
- Monday, January 02, 2012
If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.
There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
20. TSC Takes ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Outside
- Monday, April 18, 2011
It has given Memphis the best of Shakespeare’s clowns, soldiers and politicians, and now the Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will add lovers to the list, presenting “Romeo and Juliet” in a new outdoor venue.
21. DeSoto’s Housing Market Levels Out
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The DeSoto County residential market seems to be leveling off after several years of declining numbers. Sales figures for the year-to-date are slightly up, showing small surges and dropoffs after possibly bottoming out in 2008 and 2009.
22. Wharton Goes Straight to the Top With Stimulus Specs
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
Around lunchtime Monday, the nation’s attention was fixated on the U.S. Senate’s early morning procedural vote on a health care overhaul.
Away from the heat of legislative battle, meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden was preparing to dial in to what would be a 45-minute conference call with four big-city mayors, one of whom was Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
23. Legal Fee Controversy Involves More Than Just Jefferson
- Wednesday, September 09, 2009
A political war is erupting in city government over the fees billed by outside attorneys and law firms that do contract work for the city.
Representatives of those firms during the past several days have been called in for private meetings with the administration of Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery.
24. Taylor Set to Begin Presidency Of Tenn. Association of Realtors
- Friday, October 24, 2008
A 28-year veteran of the real estate industry and the owner of a successful realty company, Fontaine Taylor achieved another milestone in her career when she was elected 2009 president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR).
25. Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Glankler Brown committed this year to taking a minimum of 35 pro bono cases each year from Memphis Area Legal Services, an organization that provides legal assistance for people unable to afford representation. Harmon practices in the area of civil litigation and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Kentucky and Memphis Bar Associations, as well as the Association for Women Attorneys.
26. Things Go From Hot To Smoking Hot In Election Contests
- Thursday, July 12, 2007
With one week to the filing deadline for the Oct. 4 Memphis city elections, 124 citizens have thought seriously enough about running for the 15 offices on the ballot to check out qualifying petitions. Nearly 40 had filed by the end of the first week.
27. BRIDGES: One Big Facet of Uptown's Resurgence
- Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Marcus Jackson, a 20-year-old business major at the University of Memphis, is still amazed at his personal transformation over the last few years.
He went from being a typical, introverted high school student to winning a string of accolades. He was chosen captain of his school's track team, senior class secretary and homecoming king. Jackson's peers at Kirby High School voted him "Mr. Senior."
28. Retired Teacher Continues Work With Children
- Friday, December 02, 2005
Dr. Lirah Sabir believes it is her purpose in life to work with children.
It's no surprise, therefore, that after retiring from a 30-year career with Memphis City Schools in 2003, Sabir has assumed the position of director of Exchange City.
29. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, April 25, 2005
The Covington Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Women in Business Luncheon at 11:30 a
The Covington Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Women in Business Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Covington Country Club in Covington,...
30. Archived Article: Market Focus
- Monday, August 25, 2003
When the Memphis City School Board implemented a policy two years ago that all of its 118,000 students in 165 schools must wea
School uniform policy drives sales for area retailers
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
When the Memphis City Scho...
31. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, June 17, 2003
FedEx Freight wins
FedEx Freight wins
top safety award
FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx Freight East received a first place award in the American Trucking Associations National Fleet Safety Contest in the line haul carrier category for over 1...
32. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
loss for quarter
Buckeye Technologies Inc. announced net sales for the quarter ended March 31 were $163.5 million, essentially equal to the comparable quarter of the prior year.
For the quarter, Buckeye incurr...
33. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, March 20, 2003
Memphis Council approves
Memphis Council approves
Walgreens, Chick-fil-A plans
The Memphis City Council voted 9-3 Tuesday to approve a planned development that might bring a new Walgreens and a Chick-fil-A eatery to Poplar Avenue in East Me...
34. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, December 04, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
U of M is one big construction zone nowadays
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
There is hardly a corner of the University of Memphis campus untouched by a construction project of some kind within the past five years. <...
35. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, May 21, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Breaking down barriers A new program seeks to improve community relations by promoting the building trades By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Building with bricks and mortar is the usual business of the Memphis Building & C...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 24, 1997
James Spisak has been named the site director for Stream Internationals Memphis technical support center James Spisak has been named the site director for Stream Internationals Memphis technical support center. He previously was the general manager ...
37. Archived Article: Kiddie Guns.st
- Tuesday, September 02, 1997
Memphis City Schools has developed a re-entry program for children, some of whom have been expelled for carrying guns in school U.S. attorney returns indictments on teens By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Veronica Coleman, U.S. attorney for the Wes...
38. Archived Article: Lausanne Expansion Lj
- Wednesday, March 26, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Lausanne begins work on $3 million addition By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Lausanne Collegiate School at 1381 W. Massey Road has started construction on its first expansion project in three decades a $3 million addition des...
39. Archived Article: Tech Center Chg
- Monday, August 05, 1996
Tennessee Technology Center Tennessee Technology Center starts $5 million project By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Tennessee Technology Center has started construction on a $5 million renovation and expansion project at its Alabama Avenue main br...
40. Archived Article: Bartlett Lj
- Thursday, January 04, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Home for the arts Bartlett center scheduled for construction in 1996 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Bartlett Planning Commission is moving ahead with the newest element of its city-wide five-year capital improvements plan. Site p...