Editorial Results (free)
1. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
2. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
3. Time is Now
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
For now, the Memphis Grizzlies’ window of opportunity is open.
With four straight playoff appearances in the immediate past, there is no reason to believe the Grizzlies won’t get there again. But it’s not about just getting there, not about playing a tough seven-game series, as the Grizzlies did in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Oklahoma City last season, only to come home after a dispiriting Game 7 loss.
4. Once High-Flying Vince Carter in Different Role With Grizz
- Friday, October 10, 2014
At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.
Veteran. Elder statesman. Old guy. Those were Carter’s own words when describing his exit in Dallas this summer, after owner Mark Cuban put a three-year, $46.1 million offer sheet in front of 25-year-old Chandler Parsons. The Benefactor indeed.
5. Governor Gets Report on Tennessee Juvenile Jails
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A security audit will be performed on all three of the state's youth development centers after a recent breakout and violence at the facility in Middle Tennessee, according to a preliminary report sent to the governor.
6. Vols Resurrect Fond Memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.
Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.
7. A Wise Sports Fan Appreciates the Journey
- Friday, July 04, 2014
So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?
You know, besides the obvious – playing against a bunch of floppers/whiners, be they from Portugal or Lob City?
8. Grizzlies Hope Upheaval Leads to Draft Unity
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies hope the recent tumultuous turnover in their front office translates into a solid, unified draft Thursday night.
For now, the team only has to concentrate on one pick – the 22nd overall – and the opportunity to add selections.
9. Finals Presents Intriguing Question About Coaching
- Friday, June 06, 2014
So if the Miami Heat win a third straight NBA championship, it’s all about LeBron James and a cast of future Hall-of-Famers that includes Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and, in a lot of people’s view, Chris Bosh.
10. Teeing Off
- Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Everyone was in a good mood. Not just normally affable Grizzlies players Mike Conley and Mike Miller, but former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown, a couple of hard-nosed throwback types.
11. Grizzlies Descend Deeper Into Unconscionable Chaos
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Hard as it is to believe now, it was only May 3 when the Grizzlies last played a basketball game. Less than three weeks later, that Game 7 loss at Oklahoma City stands as the franchise’s last normal moment.
12. Grizz Looking Forward to Next Season’s Grind
- Friday, May 09, 2014
Tony Allen, still believing, had “packed for a three-day trip to L.A.” and another playoff confrontation with the Clippers.
13. Grizzlies Look to Clinch Tight Series
- Thursday, May 01, 2014
Through five playoff games, four overtimes and three wins in overtime, the Memphis Grizzlies have played fast and loose with opportunities.
Big leads have evaporated – see that 20-point advantage in the third quarter of Game 5 at Oklahoma City Tuesday night – and late leads have been squandered – see that five-point cushion with about a minute to go in the Game 4 loss at FedExForum.
14. Allen, Grizz Ready for Thunder’s Adjustments
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
If Kevin Durant is Superman then Tony Allen is … that’s right, kryptonite. At least that was the contention in at least one Internet headline after Allen rendered Durant mortal in the Grizzlies’ overtime win in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series at Oklahoma City.
15. No Bluffing
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Each season the last home game at FedExForum is Fan Appreciation Night and a Grizzlies’ player is charged with grabbing the microphone and walking to center court to say a few words before tip-off.
16. Avoiding Heartache
- Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Grizzlies had just watched the Golden State Warriors score 14 straight points to turn a seven-point deficit into a 100-93 victory. Yet Memphis coach Dave Joerger rejected the notion that the Grizzlies, who also happened to miss their last seven shots in the fourth quarter, had lost the game more than the Warriors had won it.
17. Rested Grizz Prep for Playoff Push
- Friday, March 21, 2014
Historians, not to mention members of the 1985-86 Boston Celtics bench, will note that in the Grizzlies’ recent victory over the Utah Jazz the Memphis bench shot 42.9 percent: significant because it ended a stretch of 14 straight games of the bench shooting 50 percent or better, the longest such streak in the NBA since those Celtics did so in 15 consecutive games.
18. Wins Come in Various Ways
- Friday, March 14, 2014
One night at FedExForum, the Grizzlies beat Portland by 10 points as they shoot a season-best 56 percent, three players score 17 or more points, and energizer James Johnson never gets on the floor.
19. Score-Watching Grizz Can’t Lose Sight of Opponents
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Two hours before the Grizzlies played the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at FedExForum, Memphis coach Dave Joerger talked about the last loss – at Charlotte – the game ahead, and that aggravating play that recently invaded Memphis living rooms, including Joerger’s own.
20. Fans Welcome ‘Grindfather’ Back
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Decades from now, it might be the first story Tony Allen tells. The night Allen returned to the FedExForum court for the Grizzlies, after missing more than a month with a wrist injury, and when he checked into the game he received a standing ovation.
21. Grizzlies Grit-n-Grind Way to Needed Win
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
It took until Tuesday, Feb. 18, but with the Grizzlies’ 98-93 victory over New York, they raised their record at FedExForum (15-14) above .500 for the first time since they were 3-2 after a home loss to Toronto on Nov. 13.
22. Grizzlies Grit-n-Grind Way to Much-Needed Win
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It took until Tuesday, Feb. 18, but with the Grizzlies’ 98-93 victory over New York, they raised their record at FedExForum (15-14) above .500 for the first time since they were 3-2 after a home loss to Toronto on Nov. 13.
23. Playoffs Implications
- Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The calendar says the Dallas Mavericks will be at FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Just one game of 82 in the coast-to-coast marathon that is the NBA season.
But it’s a game that has the potential to weigh heavily on the Grizzlies’ ultimate playoff fate. The Mavericks come in sitting in the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference with a record of 28-21.
24. Grizzlies Look to Build Momentum
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Their winning streak is a modest two games. But don’t tell the Grizzlies they’re the same team that they were a month ago.
Since a five-game losing streak from Dec. 11-18, the Grizzlies have gone 7-4. They have added forward James Johnson, who has injected them with energy, athleticism and an ability to contribute numbers all across a box score. They have exchanged a disappointing Jerryd Bayless for shooting guard Courtney Lee, who in the Grizzlies 108-101 victory over Atlanta Sunday, Jan. 12, at FedExForum scored 15 points in his first start since being acquired from Boston on Jan. 7.
25. ‘Hungry’ Johnson Making Most of Latest NBA Chance
- Friday, January 03, 2014
You can’t really call this forward James Johnson’s second chance because the Memphis Grizzlies are his fifth NBA team, if you count his four preseason games with the Atlanta Hawks before being released last October.
26. Grizzlies Now the Team Getting Kicked Around
- Friday, December 20, 2013
It is no longer too early to determine the highlight of the Grizzlies 2013-2014 season.
It happened on Nov. 18 in Los Angeles when Tony Allen jumped and inadvertently kicked Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face.
27. Shooting Woes, Injuries Piling Up for Grizzlies
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Even open shots, depending on who is taking them, are not necessarily a good option. So says coach Dave Joerger and, yes, that’s how bad the Grizzlies’ offense has become.
The Grizzlies mustered just 82 points in a 26-point loss to Golden State on Saturday, Dec. 7 at FedExForum, and it was most notable for the fact that, well, such losses are no longer notable.
28. NBA Uses More Ways to Prove ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Walk up to an ATM, and you’re on camera. Walk into a convenience store, and you’re on camera. Walk onto an NBA court during game time, and you’re not only on camera but every movement you make – or don’t make – will be tracked, sifted, analyzed.
29. One Game Way Too Soon to Panic
- Friday, November 01, 2013
Outright panic or complete denial? That seems to be the choice.
You can be in the camp that is convinced the Grizzlies will miss the playoffs because – drum roll, please – they lost the first game and had one horrid, putrid, disgusting quarter!
30. Miller: Toughness Key to Continued Success
- Friday, October 18, 2013
In a way, it’s almost as though Mike Miller went abroad on a special internship. I mean, really, that’s how big the gap is from playing for the Grizzlies in small-market Memphis to going to South Beach to play a defined role on a Heat team that would win two NBA championships behind LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
31. Calathes Poised to ‘Surprise’ People in Rookie Season
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
If rookie Nick Calathes turns out to be that long-coveted, legitimate back-up point guard for the Grizzlies, then count Mike Conley as the first one to have said, “I told you so.”
32. Grizz Hope to Extend Honeymoon Period
- Friday, October 04, 2013
Marc Gasol got married during the offseason so, naturally, he was asked how he was enjoying married life.
“It’s not that different,” Gasol said. “We’re still in the honeymoon phase.”
What’s true for the Grizzlies’ All-Star center is true for the entire organization as the team prepares for its first season after the best season in franchise history.
33. Good Feelings Abound as Grizz Open Camp
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
The immediate past features a franchise-best 56-win season, a first-ever trip to the Western Conference Finals and a declaration from ESPN The Magazine that the Memphis Grizzlies are the No. 1 pro sports franchise in North America.
34. Miller: Grizzlies ‘Right There’ on Path to Winning Championship
- Friday, August 02, 2013
Mike Miller had several teams interested in his 3-point shooting as a possible missing link for a long playoff run. It didn’t take him long to figure out where he wanted to be: Memphis.
35. Ousted IRS Chief Regrets Treatment of Tea Party
- Monday, May 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided effort to handle a flood of applications, not political bias.
36. Obama: No Special Prosecutor to Investigate IRS
- Friday, May 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama dismissed the idea of a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, saying probes by Congress and the Justice Department should be able to figure out who was responsible for improperly targeting tea party groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
37. Justice Department to Investigate IRS Targeting of Tea Party
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party groups for extra scrutiny over whether they qualified for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.
38. Obama Says He Won't Tolerate Political Bias at IRS
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – When members of Congress repeatedly raised concerns with the Internal Revenue Service about complaints that Tea Party groups were being harassed last year, a deputy IRS commissioner took the lead in assuring lawmakers that the additional scrutiny was a legitimate part of the screening process.
39. Breweries Launch 'High Tax Ale' to Urge Change
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A special joint offering from Tennessee craft brewers Yazoo and Calfkiller features an unusual sales pitch to beer aficionados: "Now With Even More Taxes!"
The new product going on sale this week is the latest effort among brewers to draw attention to Tennessee's highest-in-the-nation tax scheme for beer, which high-end brewers argue disproportionately affects their ability to compete.
40. Deberry Defends Head of Department of Children's Services
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Democratic lawmaker who played a role in the formation of the embattled Tennessee Department of Children's Services says the agency's commissioner shouldn't be blamed for deeply rooted problems that she inherited.
41. Executive Changes Announced at First Horizon National Corp.
- Monday, October 01, 2012
First Tennessee Bank’s parent company announced Thursday a bit of shuffling in its executive ranks.
42. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
43. Key Storylines Emerge in 2011 Banking
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Much of the news that came out of the local banking and financial services sectors in 2011 fell into one of three buckets.
No new fees, please.
Smaller names are doing bigger business.
And, two heads are better than one.
44. First Tennessee Joins Debit Card Fee Trend
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
When officials with the parent company of First Tennessee Bank walked through the company’s second quarter earnings in July for analysts, they noted that the implementation of stricter rules governing debit card fees would mean an annual $15 million to $20 million hit to the company’s revenue.
45. Regions Praised for Service, Client Experience
- Monday, January 10, 2011
Bank customers are apparently more likely to get service with a smile when they step into a Regions Bank branch as opposed to any other large U.S. financial institution.
46. First Tenn. Creates Video To Explain Overdraft Rules
- Monday, June 07, 2010
First Tennessee Bank has produced a six-minute video explaining why new rules mean banks have to get a customer’s consent before allowing overdraft charges to occur.
47. Banks Make Strengthening Moves
- Monday, November 09, 2009
A few months ago, First Horizon National Corp.’s then-chief investor relations officer was named by an industry magazine as the best IR officer among banks with a market capitalization less than $5 billion.
48. FDIC Proposal Hits Banks With Unexpected Bill
- Monday, October 05, 2009
Bank executives were given notice a few days ago they’d have to write a big, unexpected check to the federal government at the end of this year.
The reactions from bankers and industry analysts in the Memphis market to that proposal – and to the spike in fees banks have paid since the start of the financial crisis – show little variation. They generally agree the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chose the most politically palatable route for replenishing its battered deposit insurance fund, which protects consumer bank deposits.
49. Methodist University Hospital Names Essex Assistant Administrator
- Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Jeshahnton “Shaun” Essex has been named assistant administrator at Methodist University Hospital.
Essex will be responsible for environmental services, mail services, food and nutrition services, laboratory, radiology and facility and engineering services. Essex has served as assistant administrator at Methodist North Hospital the past four years.
50. Local Banks Hanker To Repay TARP Money
- Monday, June 15, 2009
Wall Street megabanks poised to repay the government’s bailout money aren’t the only ones eager to disentangle themselves from the grip of Uncle Sam.
Smaller banks on the local level also are intent to pay back loans they got last fall through the Troubled Asset Relief Program. And some of them want to dispose of those government IOUs soon – by the end of the year, if possible.
51. First Horizon’s Miller Chosen Best in Investor Relations
- Friday, May 29, 2009
A national publication has hailed the quality of investor relations at Memphis’ largest homegrown publicly traded financial institution, First Horizon National Corp.
52. TARP’s Effectiveness Remains to Be Seen
- Monday, April 06, 2009
If you’re having trouble deciding what to make of the federal government’s rescue plan for the financial system thus far – and whether mailing billions of dollars to U.S. banks has served its purpose of kick-starting loan activity – you’re not alone.
53. Banks Dodge About Where TARP Money’s Gone
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Banks across the U.S. released fourth-quarter numbers last week, and for many of them the earnings announcement was an opportunity to tout new loans they’ve put on the books in the wake of accepting millions of dollars in federal capital.
54. Bailout Questions Remain in ’09
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Back in October, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., stood before an audience of bankers, civic leaders and businesspeople at the University of Memphis and defended his vote for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
55. Banking Uncertainty Could Hinge on Low Loan Demand
- Monday, January 05, 2009
Kirk Bailey, chairman and CEO of Magna Bank, met with senior staff last week and encouraged them to develop a plan for the bank that includes offering more loans to credit-worthy borrowers.
56. Tenn. Banks Pass On Bailout Plan – For Now
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Banks and other financial institutions in Tennessee have shown little interest in the $700 billion rescue plan for the country’s financial system.
Representatives of the Tennessee Bankers Association met several days ago with a cross section of the more than 230 banking institutions across the state. The message relayed to the industry group is few Tennessee banks are waiting in the wings to sell their hard-to-value mortgage-backed loans to the government and thus use the U.S. Treasury Department’s bailout plan to clean up their balance sheets.
57. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
58. Earnings Drop Imminent At First Horizon National Corp.
- Thursday, August 31, 2006
Officials at First Horizon National Corp. expect mortgage banking earnings to be affected unfavorably this quarter by deterioration in the current mortgage environment and the settlement of a $21 million class action law
59. Methodist Le Bonheur's Wade Becomes First to Achieve BCIA Certification
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Deanne Wade has become the first therapist in the tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi) to become certified through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback. Wade is a physical therapist and supervisor in incontinence and pelvic rehabilitation at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.
60. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America
- Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
61. Archived Article: Permits (lead)
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Construction Market Sees Mixed Quarter
Permit filings down; builders expect summer pickup
The Daily News
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62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 05, 1999
National Commerce Bancorporation Karla Merritt has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as associate art director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Sue S. Hunter has been appointed director of attorney recruitment for Baker, Donelson, Bearma...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 09, 1998
Promus Names Norman P Norman P. Blake Jr. has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp. Blake is the former chairman, president and CEO of USF&G Corp. and former chairman and CEO of Heller International Cor...
65. Archived Article: Master Graphics Buys
- Friday, September 18, 1998
Master Graphics Acquires The Master Graphics buys Indianapolis printer Master Graphics Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquired The Printing Company of Indianapolis. Terms were not disclosed. The Printing Company, a general commercial sheet-fed comp...
66. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 12, 1998
Jan Jan. 12 Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Bookstore, 387 Perkins Road. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Judge Ann Pugh. Public Issues Forum will meet at the Me...
67. Archived Article: Impact Fees Lj
- Thursday, April 04, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Impact fee bill directs developers dollars By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News With the adoption of impact fees rapidly gaining momentum in Tennessee, a bill has been introduced to the General Assembly to ensure that developers dollars go...