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1. Confederate Flags Removed From Chickamauga Battlefield Shops
- Monday, June 29, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate flags have been removed from the shelves of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park gift shops.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that park officials have confirmed the flags' removal from the two gift shops, which are located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and in Tennessee's Point Park on Lookout Mountain.
2. Involvement in Honor Flights an Honor for Mannis
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
By creating HonorAir Knoxville, Eddie Mannis has brought joy to thousands of American war veterans and learned more than a little about his own character.
For the last eight years, the organization has honored veterans with free flights to the nation’s capital.
3. East Tennessee’s Endangered 8
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s list of endangered heritage sites for the region:
1. The Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County was built around 1814 by the first permanent white settlers in that area, as part of a Revolutionary War land-grant.
4. Pepsi to Replace Coke in NBA Marketing Deal
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi.
The league said Monday that it’s struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola.
5. Cassius Cash Begins Job as New Superintendent of Smokies
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Growing up in Memphis, the son of a homicide detective and a cosmetologist, Cassius Cash didn't dream of one day being the superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
6. Coke Bets on 'Premium Milk' to Boost Declining Category
- Wednesday, February 04, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it.
The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks Coca-Cola's entry into the milk case in the U.S. and is one way the world's biggest beverage maker is diversifying its offerings as Americans continue turning away from soft drinks.
7. Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge has denied Google Inc.'s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that seeks information from Google about parts of its operations, including information about advertising for imported prescription drugs.
8. Knoxville Area a Magnet for Retirees
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
Retired air traffic controller Sterling King moved to Knoxville when his brother needed him. Five years later, he has fallen in love with the area and everything it has to offer.
Moderate weather, without the bone-chilling Northern winters or the searing heat of Florida summers, is a big draw, along with its location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, says King, 58, who migrated from Dayton, Ohio, to Raleigh, North Carolina, and then to Knoxville.
9. Tennessee to Ban Big Trucks on ‘The Dragon’
- Thursday, December 04, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is banning trucks longer than 30 feet from using a twisty stretch of U.S. Route 129 that is known as The Dragon.
The truck ban is welcome news to motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts who travel long distances to experience the mountain road famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles along the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
10. Craft Beer Boom
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
Looking to replace that regular beer with something more exotic? Get hoppy and explore Knoxville’s craft-beer scene, because by bottle and tap, growler and flight, the national beer movement has come to East Tennessee in a very substantial way.
11. Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.
12. Downtown Knoxville Tourism Finally Finds its Stride
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
When Kim Trent moved to Knoxville in 1990, she could stand along Gay Street on a Sunday and be the only soul in sight. Today, she’s a face in the crowd.
13. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
14. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
15. Steffner Adds SIOR Role to Real Estate Resume
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Since Joe Steffner opened his own commercial real estate firm 10 years ago, the industry veteran has had a front row seat to some wild changes in the industry.
He experienced everything from the boom days of the early- and mid-2000s to the depths of the recession and its crushing aftermath as the decade ended.
16. Vacation Home – Is It Time to Buy?
- Thursday, July 03, 2014
Ray’s take: It’s summertime and the vacation season is upon us. Sometimes, it sounds wonderful to own a beach or mountain getaway. Many Americans share that same dream – a “summer place” to enjoy and perhaps pass down through the generations.
17. New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences
- Friday, June 20, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is – more than ever – a man's world.
18. Little Rock Film Festival Shines
- Thursday, June 05, 2014
The latest version of the Little Rock Film Festival was the best yet. Ask anyone who gathered at the Old Statehouse Sunday, May 18, for the Awards Gala. The enthusiasm of the filmmakers was infectious.
19. Economic Gardening Program Expands Reach
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
A program aimed at helping small and midsize companies grow is being expanded with the hope it will allow existing companies to extend their roots in the community.
The Economic Gardening program, which was launched as a pilot program last year to help 22 existing businesses reach the next level, is expanding to assist 25 more companies, and local officials hope the program can become a permanent fixture in the local economic development toolbox.
20. Merging Financial Identities
- Thursday, May 08, 2014
Ray’s take: Americans are getting married later. The 2013 figures from the Office for National Statistics show the average age at which men get married is 31 years, while women are typically aged 29 years when they tie the knot.
21. Crunch Time
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The regular season is down to 12 games and the Grizzlies are a season-high 14 games over .500 at 42-28. They have a 10-game home winning streak.
As forward Zach Randolph said, “This is the best time to be peaking.”
22. What Can Unite Liberals, Tea Partyers? The NSA
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways.
Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are "a bunch of people who probably need some mental health treatment."
23. College Football Season Brought Many Surprises
- Friday, December 13, 2013
It seems like just yesterday that temperatures were stifling and everyone who really mattered in the college football world – the SEC’s coaches and top players – had met in Hoover, Ala., for that little party known as SEC Media Days.
24. Hood: Google Still Not Effectively Fighting Crime
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is again asking Google to do more to prevent people from using the search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated videos, music and games.
25. Governments Mining Google for More Personal Data
- Friday, November 15, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the U.S. and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people's online activities.
26. Advertising Veteran Malmo Still Vibrant at 80
- Friday, September 27, 2013
John Malmo once stepped into the office of Russ Williams, the CEO of Memphis-based marketing communications agency archer-malmo, after the firm had made a pitch for a client’s business and lost.
Williams, still disappointed, had the pitch material sitting on his desk. When he heard what happened, Malmo – an icon of the Memphis advertising scene since the 1950s who mixes a hard-bitten, take-charge demeanor with a personable side that endears him to his peers and colleagues – asked to see it.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
Farmington Presbyterian Church will host a human-trafficking workshop with human rights advocate Rev. Noelle Damico Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Damico will cover the forms of human trafficking, how it happens and how to take action against it. Cost is free. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.
29. ‘Wading in’ on Manziel, Carpenter, Tiger Football
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Wading in and wondering why all the attention on Bo Pelini’s hissy fit? Lee Elia could have done better on his worst day … or worse on his best day. Point is, you’re way more entitled to a tirade when managing the Cubs than when coaching Nebraska football ... .
30. More Than 300 Sites Ring Bells for MLK Speech
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Church bells were ringing out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to "let freedom ring."
31. Google Asks to Publish More US Government Information
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.
32. Sevierville Bank Transferred to First Tennessee
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The 12 branches of Mountain National Bank of Sevierville reopened for business at the start of this week under the banner of First Tennessee Bank.
33. First Tennessee Buys Mountain National Bank
- Saturday, June 08, 2013
First Tennessee Bank has bought a failed bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
First Tennessee acquired Mountain National Bank of Sevierville from the FDIC. That was after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency closed Mountain National Bank Friday, June 7, and named the FDIC as receiver.
34. Obama Pushes Plan for Fast Internet in US Schools
- Friday, June 07, 2013
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Touting the need to give every child the tools for success, President Barack Obama on Thursday toured a North Carolina school where every student has a laptop and called for 99 percent of American students to be connected to super-fast Internet within five years.
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Speakers include Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, and representatives from Washington think tank Excelencia in Education. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
36. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
37. Seminar Underscores Commercial Sectors’ Highs, Lows
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Memphis’ commercial real estate market for the most part appears to mirror national trends, with all four sectors boasting challenges and bright spots so far this year.
That was a message a room full of real estate professionals received when The Daily News hosted its second annual Commercial Real Estate seminar Thursday, Nov.1, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, sponsored by Magna Bank and Evans Petree PC.
38. Sullivan Branding Celebrates Year of Integration
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In Sullivan Branding’s new digs in the Toyota Center, matted images depicting what inspires each employee adorn the walls.
Principal and CEO Brian Sullivan’s contribution is a picture of Mount Everest. But he’s not actually inspired by the daunting mountain itself or the 2,000 people who have climbed it.
39. Europe Shaken by Fear Spain Will Need Full Bailout
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Europe is on the brink again. The region's debt crisis flared on Monday as fears intensified that Spain would be next in line for a government bailout.
A recession is deepening in Spain, the fourth-largest economy that uses the euro currency, and a growing number of its regional governments are seeking financial lifelines to make ends meet. The interest rate on Spanish government bonds soared in a sign of waning market confidence in the country's ability to pay off its debts.
40. Tourism Strong as Economy Tries to Improve
- Monday, June 18, 2012
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee tourism officials say they are surprised but delighted that a strong surge in visits to the Volunteer State is leading economic recovery.
Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker spoke to the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association on Thursday and said vacation spending usually lags in times of improving economic conditions. Whitaker said a stifled itch to travel is apparently propelling the uptick in tourist spending in Tennessee.
41. Colleges' Bank Deals Saddle Students With Big Fees
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – As many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to get to their financial aid money, according to a report released Wednesday by a public interest group.
42. Medical Necessity
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
An aging population, changes in the national health care model and a shortage of primary care physicians have increased the need for physician assistants, or PAs, who work under the direction of physicians and surgeons.
43. BCS as We Know it is Going Away
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Bowl Championship Series as college football fans have come to know it is going away.
Over the next six months, the people who oversee the much-maligned postseason format will talk about how to reconstruct the system for crowning a national champion. In the tumultuous 14-year history of the BCS, the appetite for change among college football's leaders has never been stronger.
44. Nation Adds 200K Jobs in December Hiring Surge
- Monday, January 09, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be in an elusive pattern known as the virtuous cycle – an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand.
45. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8. That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
46. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8.
That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
47. Travel Industry Counts on Football, Special Events
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tourism officials in Tennessee are counting on football games and special events to keep the travel business steady during the usually slow month of December.
December is not a key month for Tennessee tourism, a $14 billion-a-year industry. Bad weather restricts some travel, and holiday shopping and parties occupy consumers' time. Youngsters are still in school, which cuts into family travel lasting more than a weekend. And household budgets can get strained at Christmas.
48. Casada Weighs In on Anti-Bias Legislation
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Editor’s Note: This is an occasional series that profiles Tennessee’s state legislators. Credit his friends – and the inspiration of Ronald Reagan – with starting state Rep. Glen Casada on the road to public service.
49. State Issues Can be Tricky for Presidential Field
- Friday, October 28, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney gingerly distanced himself from a labor issue on the Ohio ballot one day. The next, he embraced the initiative "110 percent."
The equivocation not only highlighted his record of shifting positions but also underscored the local political minefields national candidates often confront in their state-by-state path to the presidency.
50. Miss. College Costs Below US Average
- Friday, October 28, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The cost of college continues to escalate in Mississippi.
Students at four-year public institutions nationwide are paying an average of more than $8,000 this year for tuition and fees — more than ever, according to a College Board report released Wednesday. That's up 8.3 percent or $631 from last year.
51. National Parking, Part 2
- Thursday, October 20, 2011
Jackson, Wyo. This charming town of 9,577 residents is the principal municipality of the area known as Jackson Hole. It’s also the seat of Teton County.
Astride the Snake River – or rather Flat Creek, a tributary thereof – it’s home to the National Elk Refuge. And it’s a convenient headquarters for the second leg of our vacation.
52. Obama, GOP Trumpet Jobs Plans in Silicon Valley
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – The debate over how to create jobs has moved to Silicon Valley, where the president and Republican leaders were each taking to the Internet to trumpet their agendas and win over young voters.
53. Obama Tax Proposal Worries Social Security Allies
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Some Social Security advocates fear that President Barack Obama's desire to cut taxes supporting the program will undermine its vaunted stature as a self-financing pension system that provides checks to retirees based on contributions they made while working.
54. The Burger Joint Joins Ridgeway Trace
- Friday, August 19, 2011
Another national burger chain is setting up shop locally, except this one selected Memphis as its entrance into the Tennessee market.
BGR The Burger Joint is the latest tenant to join Ridgeway Trace Center, the 347,358-square-foot development at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 anchored by Target, Best Buy, PetSmart and Sports Authority.
55. It's a Gasoline World: Fuel Connections Everywhere
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE – Liz Sidoti has covered national politics for The Associated Press since 2003.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Quick: What do these things have in common? Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Wall Street volatility. A cranky, even angry American populace.
56. Brand Strategy
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
It was two years ago at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchisee conference when license rights to Memphis were up for grabs.
Mark Moseley, director of franchising for the Lorton, Va.-based burger chain and friend of FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith, approached Alabama franchisee Seth Hargett about putting together a package and asked him if he wanted Memphis.
57. Have a Belt for the Road!
- Thursday, March 24, 2011
“I’ve never unbuckled a dead man.”
So said a law enforcement officer, later quoted by Dear Abby and her sister, Ann Landers. Yet, there persists a story, predating the Internet but widely circulated in recent years, in which a group of loveable people burn to death in a crash because they could not get out of their seat belts.
58. YoLo in Midst of Targeted Growth Spurt
- Friday, March 11, 2011
In February 2010, Taylor Berger’s wife introduced him to the concept of self-serve frozen yogurt.
Within half a year, he and partner Mike McCaskill had opened two YoLo Frozen Yogurt stores – one in Collierville’s Historic Town Square and one in East Memphis in the Erin Way Shopping Center. By the end of this summer, the pair plan to have nine more up and running.
59. Study: Women Underrepresented in Big Tenn. Firms
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A study has found that women remain underrepresented in corporate leadership posts at publicly traded companies in Tennessee.
The report found that more than 91 percent of the 617 corporate directors were men at a time when women made up 48 percent of the Tennessee work force. Of the 72 public corporations, 46 percent had no women directors.
60. Boy Scout Bash
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thousands of Boy Scouts, parents, leaders and guests from the tri-state area descended on the Paul Battle Jr. Arena and the Tunica Exposition Center in Tunica over the weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouting.
61. Rock for Love Turns 4 With Blowout Bash
- Monday, August 16, 2010
The problem with launching a great new event is that after a few years everybody wants to be a part of it. Actually that’s no problem at all for the organizers of Rock for Love 4, benefiting the Church Health Center (CHC).
62. New York Company Buys Gardenwood Apartments
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
4975 Hoover Drive
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $2.9 Million
Sale Date: May 17, 2010
Buyer: Gardenwood Apartments LLC
Seller: Bank of America NA
Loan Amount: $2.2 million
Loan Date: May 17, 2010
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Bloomfield Capital Partners Fund III LLC
63. Republicans Pick Tampa for 2012 Convention
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans choose Tampa as the site of their 2012 presidential convention, hoping the swing state of Florida will help them defeat President Barack Obama.
A Republican National Committee panel recommended the Gulf Coast city during a closed-door meeting, rejecting Salt Lake City and Phoenix. The decision came amid calls from Hispanic groups and others to boycott Arizona after it adopted a law to crack down on illegal immigrants.
64. Conserve and Protect
- Monday, May 03, 2010
Iconic nautical images abound on the modern-day Mississippi River, this country’s largest and most storied river system.
Stroll along the banks of the “Mighty Mississippi” and it’s possible to see a tugboat pushing a barge against the current, a steamboat churning through the muddy waters, a Coast Guard cutter darting across the choppy surface.
65. Cove Work Stops as Congress Wrangles Over Funding
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Congressional wrangling over funding has halted a major Smoky Mountains road construction project on the day it began.
Cades Cove Loop Road, which carries tourist traffic through the popular mountain glen, was closed to traffic Monday morning.
66. Tunica's New Cash Crop?
- Monday, December 07, 2009
When Xiaolin “Charles” Wang was introduced at an October press conference announcing plans to build a $1 billion hybrid automotive plant in Tunica County, he was described by the emcee as a man who “dreams big and drives fast.”
67. Grand Island Files Permit For Mud Island Apartment Complex
- Tuesday, December 01, 2009
300 Grand Island Drive
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $12.1 Million
Project Cost: $19 million
Permit Date: Applied November 2009
Owner: Grand Island Partners
Tenant: Grand Island
Contractor: Keith and David Grant Homes LLC
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc.
68. US Congress Weighs Bill to Stop Nuke Waste Imports
- Monday, October 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. government regulators told Congress on Friday that they have no power to stop Italy or any other country from dumping tons of radioactive waste in the United States.
It is up to Congress to stop other countries from shipping their radioactive waste to the United States, government officials who oversee the nuclear power industry told the House Energy and Commerce Committee's energy subcommittee. Moreover, a federal judge has ruled that multistate compacts overseeing waste disposal in their region do not have the authority either to bar foreign waste destined for private sites, witnesses said at a hearing.
69. Stanford Legal Team Hints at Need for More Time
- Monday, October 19, 2009
Lawyers representing R. Allen Stanford, the jailed Texas financier accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme, say they have their work cut out for them.
70. Zoo’s Latest Jewel Opens to Public
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wide open spaces and a trio of mountain mammals comprise the Memphis Zoo’s newest expansion exhibit, Teton Trek, a tribute to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The $16 million exhibit will open to the public Saturday.
71. Caputo Joins Baker Donelson’s Construction Law Practice
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Chris Caputo has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Caputo concentrates his practice in construction law and has experience in representing public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, financial institutions and design professionals.
72. Tenn. Road Builders Urge Fuel Tax Hike
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee road builders say fuel taxes aren't keeping up with transportation needs, but state highway officials aren't pushing for a tax hike.
Tennesseans pay 39.8 cents in state and federal taxes per gallon of gasoline while the national average is 47 cents, according to the Amercian Petroleum Institute. The state portion, last raised in 1989, is 21.4 cents, and the federal portion, last set in 1993, is 18.4 cents.
73. Marijuana Farming Rebounds in Economic Hard Times
- Friday, September 11, 2009
BARBOURVILLE, Ken. (AP) - Machete-wielding police officers have hacked their way through billions of dollars worth of marijuana in America's top pot-growing states to stave off a bumper crop sprouting in the tough economy.
74. E.W. Scripps Reshuffles Newspaper Management
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
E.W. Scripps Co. is reshuffling the management overseeing its 13 daily newspapers in an effort to produce more unique stories on each community and boost the company’s slumping ad sales. Scripps publishes The Commercial Appeal.
75. MOUNTAIN OF DEBT: Americans' Debt Stress is Easing
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment is rising. Nest eggs are in tatters. Home values have tanked. And yet surprisingly, Americans are feeling less stress from debt these days.
Chalk it up to the power of positive thinking combined with people saving more, spending less and trimming debt to cope with the recession.
76. Boston Globe Plans Deeper Cuts After Union Vote
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Union members at The Boston Globe narrowly rejected steep cuts in their pay and benefits, but now face even deeper reductions as the 137-year-old newspaper looks to slash $10 million in annual expenses to keep parent company The New York Times Co. from shutting it down.
77. GOP Candidate Backtracks on House Speaker Status
- Thursday, May 28, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A candidate seeking to lead the Tennessee Republican Party now says he was "not clear enough" when he suggested he was open to bringing House Speaker Kent Williams back into the GOP fold, and says he opposes the idea.
78. Art Exhibits Bring Chile To Memphis in May Forefront
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Headliners from various pop genres will entertain the masses on Beale Street and in Tom Lee Park. The sensuous aroma of barbecue will waft through the streets of Downtown. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will keep Ol’ Man River rollin’ along even though James Hyter has passed away.
79. Pay Cuts Expected At Commercial Appeal
- Friday, February 20, 2009
A new round of pay cuts is on the way for managers and rank-and-file employees at The Commercial Appeal and its parent company, E.W. Scripps Co.
80. Paulson Urges Quick Action on $700B Bailout
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the “mother of all bailouts” – a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation’s credit markets.
81. Stocks Plummet After Retail, Unemployment Data
- Friday, September 05, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street plunged Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 340 points as retailers and the Labor Department added to the mountain of dismal economic news that has all but dashed investors' hopes for a late-year recovery.
82. Democratic Senate Contenders Target Alexander
- Friday, July 25, 2008
One of the candidates for U.S. Senate this year is walking across Tennessee and it isn’t the Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander.
Democratic contender Bob Tuke has put a decidedly partisan spin on Alexander’s iconic walk across the state in the 1978 campaign for governor. Alexander started in Mountain City and ended in Memphis while wearing a trademark red plaid shirt. Tuke started in Memphis and plans to end in Mountain City. It’s not a literal walk across the state; Tuke is walking the mileage through parks in areas where he is campaigning.
83. Wal-Mart's Low Price Mantra Extends to Tax Appeals
- Monday, October 22, 2007
After the most recent countywide reappraisal of property in 2005 by the Shelby County Assessor's office, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. did what scores of residential and commercial property owners in the Memphis area typically do.
84. New Group Takes Charge of Shelby Farms
- Friday, July 27, 2007
It's Tuesday evening at Shelby Farms as runners, bikers and skaters traverse the park's myriad trails, kayakers paddle through the waters of Patriot Lake and families toss bread crumbs to geese.
In the distance, drivers stop to snap pictures of the bison herd's newest members - three babies born just weeks ago.
85. Have You Seen This Dog?
- Friday, June 29, 2007
As any serious parent or pet owner knows (and some would say the two job descriptions amount to the same thing), losing sight of your little ones for even a split second is a heart-stopping experience. One minute they're there, the next minute they're not and you find yourself in a hell of slow-motion panic until you manage to find them.
86. LeMoyne-Owen to Proceed With Search for Prez Soon
- Thursday, June 07, 2007
Sometimes cleaning house has to start at the top.
In other words, the process can take on a trickle-down effect, with necessary changes being made from the top down.
Perhaps that's the thinking behind LeMoyne-Owen College's move to form a search committee for a new president.
87. Get Ready, Memphis: Star-Studded Cast On Tap at Media Reform Conference
- Friday, January 12, 2007
It's not every day a person gets to see a member of the Federal Communications Commission jam onstage with a local band like the North Mississippi Allstars.
But attendees can expect that and more at the 2007 National Conference for Media Reform, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday and which will bring to Memphis guests including Hollywood personalities, academics, activists and political celebrities.
88. Small High School Clicks Along With Eye on Being Different - and Better
- Friday, September 15, 2006
For the first couple of weeks of the 2006-2007 school year, high school principal Kana Mabon was a math teacher. Until Memphis City Schools found someone to teach that subject, the principal of the New Small High School did her best to convey her knowledge of ninth-grade mathematics.
89. Archived Article
- Tuesday, August 08, 2006
7761 U.S. 64
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $17 million
Sale Date: July 7, 2006
Buyer: TENN CMX Owner LLC
90. MYRIAD POSSIBILITIES
- Wednesday, June 07, 2006
The Myriad Botanical Resort, a $1.9 billion mega-development that could be coming to Tunica as early as this fall, keeps getting bigger.
Plans for the Myriad, which were first made public in 2004, include hotels, a convention center, retail space, indoor golf, a spa, nightclubs and water and ice parks. Ground could be broken as soon as September on the eye-popping resort.
91. Archived Article: Bowl 3 (lead)
- Monday, December 29, 2003
Corporate Involvement Vital to Bowl
New AutoZone sponsorship keeps bowl competitive
The Daily News
On the surface, the recently announced name change of the Liberty Bowl Football Classic might not seem like a major ...
92. Archived Article: Liberty (lead)
- Monday, December 15, 2003
Liberty Bowl Improves Citys Winter Draw
Has financial impact on city during slow tourist season
The Daily News
When the 45th AXA Liberty Bowl Football Classic is played Dec. 31, it will be more than an annual contest ...
93. Archived Article: Daily Digest2
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
SCB Wins $4 Million
U.S. Army Subcontract
SCB Computer Technology announced Remtech Services Inc., a division of SCB Federal Systems, has won a subcontract from IBM to provide help desk services to the U.S. Armys Distant ...
94. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, August 06, 2003
The Memphis Macromedia User Group holds its monthly meeting from 6:30 p
TennTrips.com is offering Tennessee tourism-related businesses free listings on its Web site.
The site lists tourism resources specific to Tennessee. Businesses are not re...
95. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors can get to know their digital camera with a class offered at 9 a
The University of Memphis Libraries presents a film and discussion titled Whats Up With the Weather? from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturd...
96. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, May 02, 2003
Local ad agency wins
Local ad agency wins
national marketing award
Kelley & Associates Advertising received top honors at the Best of the National Agri-Marketing Association Awards, a contest that recognizes excellence in agricultural m...
97. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, March 04, 2003
DA's office closes Bellevue Inn
DAs office shuts down
crime-riddled Bellevue Inn
The Shelby County District Attorneys Office, the Memphis Police Department vice and narcotics unit and the West Tennessee Violent Crime Drug Task Force served ...
98. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Employment poll predicts
Employment poll predicts
modest gains for Memphis
The latest poll of quarterly staffing plans released Monday by Manpower Inc. reveals Memphis job seekers can expect tepid waters in the employment pool this spring. ...
99. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 18, 2003
ResortQuest adds two resorts
ResortQuest adds two resorts
to growing Tennessee portfolio
ResortQuest International, which manages vacation condos, homes and villas, was chosen as property manager for two new luxury resorts in the Gatlinburg...
100. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Archer-Malmo representatives will travel to New York later this month to accept two John Caples International Awards for direct marketing creative work.
The agency earned a second ...