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- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Shelby County Trustee’s Office will host a “Home Sweet Home” workshop for seniors Thursday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Frayser/Raleigh Senior Center, 3985 Egypt Central Road, and Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the J.K. Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway. Trustee staff will provide information on senior property taxes and how to effectively pass property to heirs. Cost is free. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.
2. Choosing Memphis Right Path for Carroll
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Although John Carroll didn’t grow up a part of Memphis, the city has become a part of him.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native moved here in 2004, and has become a force for good with his City Leadership consulting group and Choose901 initiative.
3. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
4. Kennedy’s Memphis Presence Felt 50 Years Later
- Friday, November 22, 2013
There once was a monument in a Memphis park that marked the spot where President John F. Kennedy had stood during a visit to the city in 1960 as he campaigned for the presidency.
By the marker were two distinct shoeprints that Memphians took their children to for them to stand in the slain president’s footsteps on Memphis soil.
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.
6. AutoZone Park Deal Resurfaces at Crucial Time
- Friday, November 15, 2013
The Christmas tree in the plaza of AutoZone Park is more than a reminder of the holiday season.
The tree serves as a reminder for the tight timeframe that awaits a proposal for a city government purchase of the baseball park as the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise buys the Memphis Redbirds ball club, the Cardinals AAA minor league affiliate.
7. Commercial Real Estate Market Reawakens
- Saturday, November 09, 2013
After suffering through a prolonged slump, the Memphis commercial real estate market this year began to shake off the rust that gathered during the “Great Recession,” and brighter days could be ahead for the prime markets in the apartment, retail, office and industrial sectors, according to local experts.
- Saturday, November 09, 2013
The West Tennessee Home Builders Association will hold the 2013 Fall Vesta Home Show Saturday, Nov. 9, to Dec. 1 at the St. James Place development in Germantown. General admission is $12. Visit vestahomeshow.com for hours and parking information.
9. Alabama, Parity Dominating SEC Football This Season
- Friday, October 25, 2013
The Southeastern Conference’s dominance is well known – seven consecutive national championships, the last two by Alabama. That dominance also has had depth. Last season, the SEC had six of the top 10 teams in the final Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings.
10. Four File Complaints About Union at Volkswagen Plant
- Friday, October 18, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Four workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board saying the company is coercing employees into approving the United Auto Workers as their bargaining agent.
11. Nineteenth Century Club Case Shifts to Fundraising
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Opponents of the still-pending demolition of the Midtown mansion known as the Nineteenth Century Club are in the fundraising mode.
They have until Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. to raise $50,000, the additional court bond Shelby County Chancellor Walter Evans ordered Wednesday, Oct. 16, to stay demolition as his September ruling that demolition can proceed is appealed.
12. Redbirds Proving Key Role in ‘Cardinal Way’
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals had just wrapped up one playoff series and were headed to the National League Championship Series with a roster mainly comprised of homegrown players.
There was rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who had flirted with no-hitters in the regular season and in the NL Division Series. There was first baseman Matt “Big City” Adams, who stepped into the void created by Allen Craig’s foot injury. And there was 23-year-old Trevor Rosenthal, who was thrust into that all-important closer’s role late in the season.
13. Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.
14. 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.
15. One Week to Go Until Government Shutdown Deadline
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem resigned – if not rushing – to that end.
Most say they don't want the first government shutdown since 1996. But if the government happens to shut down, so be it. Republicans say it is part of their effort to dismantle Democrats' health care overhaul, while Democrats defending the law recall that similar standoffs gave them political gains.
16. Keystone Landing Complex Sells for $4.6 Million
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
4266 Ridgestone Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $4.6 million
Sale Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Buyer: Keystone Landing Apartments LLC
Seller: Ridgemont Investors LLC
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: Sept. 12, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Arbor Commercial Funding LLC
Details: The 150-unit Keystone Landing apartment complex at 4266 Ridgestone Road in Raleigh has sold for $4.6 million.
17. Union Avenue Parking Lot Sells for $1.4 Million
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
The 186-space parking lot at 235 Union Ave., next to the former Greyhound Bus Station and across from AutoZone Park, has sold for $1.4 million.
18. Other Shoe Drops in Troubled City Hall Finances
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Concerns about the long-term financial health of Memphis city government that subsided in June go back to the front political burner at City Hall this week.
The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has a report on the city’s pension plan from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of Atlanta that concludes the city’s pension plan for city employees is unsustainable and “has continued to deteriorate.”
19. Prescription for Success
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade since the Memphis medical community and city leaders teamed up to create a master plan for what they called the Memphis Medical Center.
The district – which follows the main corridors of Union and Madison avenues and extends from Danny Thomas Boulevard to Cleveland Street and from Peabody Avenue to the Interstate 240 loop – already was home to more than 40 organizations that specialized in everything from clinical care to research. But the Memphis Medical Center organizers wanted to improve safety and promote overall economic development, including commercial, retail and residential real estate.
20. AIA Memphis Celebrates Architecture Month
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
September is Architecture Month in Memphis, and the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is spearheading a series of tours, lectures, exhibits and special events that explore historic and contemporary architecture and design in Memphis.
21. Trash Talk Headlines Council Meeting
- Monday, September 02, 2013
Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.
22. Orion Gives Back to Local Community
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
Orion Federal Credit Union is making a big difference throughout the Mid-South area with its Orion Gives Back community involvement program, working with a diverse range of local nonprofit organizations and helping to shine a light on their various missions.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a performance of “Les Miserables” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. A pre-performance reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available through MCAC, 888-4342.
24. JPMorgan Faces Criminal Probe Over Mortgage Bonds
- Friday, August 09, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating JPMorgan Chase over mortgage-backed investments the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.
The New York-based bank said in a regulatory filing that it is responding to investigations by the civil and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of California. In May, the civil division informed JPMorgan that it had "preliminarily concluded" that the bank had violated federal securities laws in connection with certain mortgage-backed investments it sold from 2005 to 2007.
- Saturday, August 03, 2013
The Daily News will host its HR Rules and Ramifications Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will include an overview of changing employment laws and advice on dealing with real-life workplace issues. Paul Pattenof Jackson Lewis LLP will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
26. Industry Finalizing New Mobile App Guidelines
- Friday, July 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone or tablet and passed along to marketers.
27. Cohen Addresses Paternity Test on MSNBC
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis told a national television audience Monday, July 22, that he wants to “get back to doing important work.”
28. Coalition Sues to Halt Electronic Surveillance
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rights activists, church leaders and drug and gun rights advocates found common ground and filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to halt a vast National Security Agency electronic surveillance program.
29. Wal-Mart Faceoff With DC Fuels Minimum Wage Debate
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C. officials over the city's effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box retailers is fueling a wider debate about how far cities should go in trying to raise pay for low-wage workers – and whether larger companies should be required to pay more.
- Saturday, July 06, 2013
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Nancy Coffee, president and CEO of the New Memphis Institute, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 466-6476.
- Saturday, June 08, 2013
The Daily News will present Literatini, benefiting Literacy Mid-South, Thursday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Road Extended. The event will include martinis and food, an auction, live music and a wine pull. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Visit literacymidsouth.org.
32. Senate Introduces No Child Left Behind Successor
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The one-sized-fits-all national requirements of No Child Left Behind would give way to standards that states write for themselves under legislation Senate Democrats announced Tuesday.
33. Orion CEO Elected To National Credit Union Association
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
Daniel Weickenand, CEO of Orion Federal Credit Union, has joined the board of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
He’s been elected to a one-year term and will be eligible to run for a full three-year term next year. Weickenand is the first elected official from Tennessee since 1990 and will begin his term following the close of the NAFCU annual business meeting in July in Boston....
34. Orion CEO Elected To Credit Union Association
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Daniel Weickenand, CEO of Orion Federal Credit Union, has joined the board of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
He’s been elected to a one-year term and will be eligible to run for a full three-year term next year.
35. Post Office Had $1.9 Billion Second Quarter Loss
- Monday, May 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $1.9 billion over the last three months and warned that losses would continue to mount without help from Congress.
The loss for the financial quarter ending March 31 was narrower than a $3.2-billion loss for the same period last year, thanks to slightly higher revenues and lower payments towards health benefits for workers who will retire in the future.
36. Appeals Court Strikes Down Union Poster Rule
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In another blow to the nation's dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.
37. Tennessee Named Top Choice for Retirement
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Retirees considering where to spend their golden years might want to consider Tennessee.
That’s according to Bankrate.com, the personal finance website, which this week ranked Tennessee at the top of its list of the 10 best states for retirement. The site’s analysts crunched numbers in several categories, including cost of living, taxes, health care, crime and climate.
38. Flight Delays Pile Up Monday After FAA Budget Cuts
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers. Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts.
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.
40. Riding the Rails
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
By some estimates, America’s railroad companies are in the midst of the largest investment boom since the Gilded Age – when America’s railroad track mileage tripled between 1860 and 1880.
This year, North American’s freight railroads plan to invest $24.5 billion in intermodal terminals, new track, bridges and tunnels, safety equipment and rail cars, according to the Association of American Railroads.
41. Obama to Nominate Package of Labor Board Members
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated three candidates for full terms on the National Labor Relations Board, which has been in limbo since a federal appeals court invalidated his recess appointments to the agency.
42. Cleaner Gas Rule Would Mean Higher Price at Pump
- Monday, April 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.
43. Obama Pitches Public Works Spending to Create Jobs
- Monday, April 01, 2013
MIAMI (AP) – Trying to show that the economy remains a top priority, President Barack Obama promoted a plan Friday to create construction and other jobs by attracting private money to help rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects.
44. ‘Teacher Town’
- Saturday, March 23, 2013
There was a time not too long ago when teacher residency programs in Memphis were exercises in isolation. The new teaching recruits in and out of those programs often talked of being overwhelmed in their new school and career environments. But in the larger maelstrom of changes to the face of local public education, the residency programs are growing across all the different types of public schools emerging in advance of the August merger of city and county schools.
45. McIver Celebrates 15 Years at MALS
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Harrison McIver has entered his 15th year as executive director of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. with a daunting challenge that’s as constant as it is acute.
46. US Citing Security to Censor More Public Records
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
47. Haslam's School Voucher Bill Delayed
- Friday, March 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Republicans are trying to decide between two competing proposals that would create a school voucher program in Tennessee.
Gov. Bill Haslam's measure had been scheduled to be heard Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee, but was delayed for two weeks.
48. Growing Push to Halt Workplace Bullying
- Monday, March 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare.
"One day I didn't do something right and she actually laid her hands on me and got up in my face and started yelling, 'Why did you do that?'" said Fiester, who worked as a legal assistant for an attorney.
49. 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.
50. Cohen Revelation is Rare Glimpse Into Private Life
- Monday, February 18, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, is what social media experts would probably call an impulsive user of Twitter.
51. Cohen Says Mystery Woman Is His Daughter
- Friday, February 15, 2013
Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen told The Daily News Thursday, Feb. 14, that the 24-year-old woman he was messaging during Wednesday’s State of the Union address in Washington is his daughter.
52. Mayor, Banks Revive Program Targeting City’s Unbanked
- Monday, February 04, 2013
It started with a letter. More than two dozen of them, actually. Bankers from around Memphis got a missive from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. in 2010 that solicited help from bankers like Joe DiNicolantonio, West Tennessee area president for Regions Bank.
53. Filling the Voids
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.
Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
54. Court: Obama Appointments are Unconstitutional
- Monday, January 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that could severely curtail the president's ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies.
55. ‘So Many Positives’
- Monday, January 21, 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 15, would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday.
In the almost 45 years since his assassination at the Lorraine Motel, the South Main district and Downtown as a whole have certainly seen its ebbs and flows. But 2013 has the potential to be one of the years in which the civil rights icon would be most proud of the area’s revitalization.
56. Lawmakers to Resume Education Focus in New Session
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is among several education-related proposals lawmakers are likely to discuss during the 108th Tennessee General Assembly that convenes Tuesday.
57. Restaurants See Plenty of Activity in 2012
- Thursday, January 03, 2013
There were new restaurant openings, expansions and major milestones celebrated.
Alliances were formed, events were debuted and, of course, a few joints were shuttered.
In most respects, 2012 was a banner year for the Memphis food scene, and 2013 could be even more promising, said Patrick Reilly, owner of Majestic Grille and president of the Memphis Restaurant Association.
58. EPA Administrator Jackson Announces Resignation
- Friday, December 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after nearly four years marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.
59. Midtown Momentum
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Midtown real estate market has long been an anomaly compared to its Bluff City counterparts, with fundamentals as diverse as its demographics.
“The types of real estate that you’ll find in Midtown can be some of the most expensive or some of the most modest when it comes to prices and facility,” said Gary Myers of Gary Myers Co. “Retail in particular.”
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Dec. 19, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Ambassadorial scholar Nathan Ramira will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
61. Musical Heritage
- Friday, December 14, 2012
There was a moment at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the large crowd at The Peabody hotel got a sense for how much depth the city’s musical heritage has and what a complex story it can be.
62. Haslam Mulls School Vouchers for State
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may or may not push directly for some kind of move to school vouchers next year on Capital Hill.
But there will almost certainly be legislation to that effect, possibly with State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown leading an effort he has made in several previous legislative sessions.
63. Unions Show Muscle, Spent Millions in State Races
- Tuesday, November 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – When Maggie Hassan won the New Hampshire governor's race last week, it wasn't just a victory for her fellow Democrats.
64. Legal Community Seeks Access, Diversity
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Diversity and access to justice are some of the watchwords often heard around Memphis legal circles these days.
Diversity, because of the continued concern that both men and women get equal shots at advancing up the ranks from law school all the way to the corner office. Access to justice, because of everything from the recession’s grinding toll to the ever-present scars of poverty in Memphis that all combine to make legal problems harder than ever to pay for.
65. Vanderpool Takes Reins at FAA Federal Credit Union
- Monday, October 01, 2012
Banking is not a complicated business, but it’s a hard business.
That’s what Todd Vanderpool, then-CEO of BankTennessee, told The Daily News in 2010. It was a couple years removed from the near-market collapse of 2008. But the scars of 2008 still showed up in some of Vanderpool’s general comments about the industry.
66. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven
- Friday, September 21, 2012
A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.
Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.
67. First Tennessee Unit to Move Downtown
- Friday, September 07, 2012
First Tennessee Bank is preparing its Downtown Memphis headquarters for occupancy of one of its units.
68. Funding Approved for Felon Program
- Thursday, September 06, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration is retooling the city’s “Second Chance” program for felons just released from prison to become a joint city-county program with funding from the state.
69. Council Could Dissolve Coliseum Board
- Monday, September 03, 2012
Memphis City Council members take another step Tuesday, Sept. 4, toward an emerging new push for redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds by Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration.
The council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.
70. New Mileage Standards Would Double Fuel Efficiency
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday by the Obama administration.
The new rules will require the fleet of new cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon in 13 years, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year.
71. Collins is Wharton's Pick for Finance Director
- Monday, August 20, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has picked Brian Collins, the interim president and CEO of the Postal Employees Credit Union, to be the city’s new director of finance and administration.
72. Feds Tighten Appraisal Rules for Risky Mortgages
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – New federal rules proposed Wednesday would require all high-risk mortgage lenders to obtain property appraisals for the first time.
Under the rule, all mortgages deemed risky would require an appraisal by a licensed or certified appraiser, including a written inspection of the home's interior, according to regulators including the Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Previously, there was no universal federal requirement that appraisals be performed on all risky mortgages.
73. EPA to Approve Grain Sorghum for Cleaner Ethanol
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a new moneymaking opportunity, boost the biofuels industry and help the environment.
74. Breakaway Finds Success Going the Extra Mile
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Breakaway Running is a small business with the steady, even stride it takes to endure for more than three decades.
Begun in 1981 by a handful of area running enthusiasts as an outlet to get their own gear and to accommodate the legions of Memphis runners, the shop has come full circle, having recently been bought by Barry Roberson, the shop’s first manager.
75. MALS Capital Drive Under Way
- Thursday, August 09, 2012
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. exists to provide crucial legal help and representation to needy Memphians.
76. Fed Could be Moving to More Bond Buying
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. The question is whether it will do so after its policy meeting this week.
77. History for Sale
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Three historic properties in the Midtown and Downtown areas are on the market, all listed with major Memphis commercial real estate firms.
The most recent listing is the Hunt-Phelan house at 533 Beale St., priced at $2.9 million with Henry Stratton and Andy Cates of Colliers International Memphis. The mansion has hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.
78. Baseball Championship Returns to Memphis
- Monday, July 09, 2012
The fifth annual National Youth Baseball Championship returns to Gameday’s First Tennessee Fields in Memphis Aug. 23 to 27.
Now known as the HotelPlanner.com National Youth Baseball Championship, the tournament brings together 12 of the nation’s top 12-and-under teams representing eight youth sports organizations to determine the “Best of the Best.” New Era will continue their involvement as presenting sponsor.
- Monday, June 25, 2012
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and education program Monday, June 25, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call Jennifer Thompson at 324-5184.
80. Bank of Fayette County Begins TARP Payback
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Another Memphis-area bank has started paying back money it got from the federal government amid the Great Recession of 2008.
The Bank of Fayette County has repaid $1.1 million of the more than $6 million it got as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), according to a report from the U.S. Treasury.
81. Chesapeake Names Memphian to Board of Directors
- Friday, June 22, 2012
As Chesapeake Energy Corp. has named a new chairman to replace its controversial founder, the company has also appointed four directors, including Memphian R. Brad Martin.
82. Consolidation Looks to Move Forward Minus Cash
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
The countywide school board got the highly anticipated process of selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come off to a contradictory start this week.
The practical effect of the Tuesday, June 19, school board vote not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash is that Cash probably won’t be running the transition into and at least the start of the merged school district, which begins in August 2013.
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Memphis alumni chapter of LeMoyne-Owen College will kick off the Jerry C. Johnson Sports Weekend with a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium to the C. Arthur Bruce Hall/Jerry C. Johnson Gymnasium Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at LOC, 807 Walker Ave. Call 435-1235.
84. Evans Joins MERI As Finance Director
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Devonya Evans has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute as director of finance. Evans, a licensed certified public accountant, will be responsible for heading MERI’s finance and information technology departments.
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Hattiloo Theatre founder Ekundayo Bandele will speak. Cost is $25 for nonmembers.
- Friday, May 18, 2012
Bike-to-Work Day activities will be held across Memphis Friday, May 18, as part of National Bike-to-Work Day. Visit downtownmemphis.com/biketowork for a list of events.
87. Riverfront Rehab
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As the American Queen steamboat docked Tuesday, May 15, at Beale Street Landing and left the same day for a trip to New Orleans, plans were under way for the restoration of another part of the riverfront just to the north – the cobblestones as well as a plaza and fountain at the foot of Union Avenue.
88. Twitter Plays Outsize Role in 2012 Campaign
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – @BarackObama is on Twitter. So is @MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.
Candidates, strategists, journalists and political junkies have flocked to Twitter, the social networking hub where information from the mundane to the momentous is shared through 140-character microbursts known as tweets.
89. Students at Heart of Coley’s Legislative Work
- Friday, May 04, 2012
It was a year of turmoil in American history and a turning point in the life of one junior student at Messick High School in Memphis.
As current state Rep. Jim Coley, Republican from District 97, remembers it: “(1968) was the year Dr. King was assassinated, I believe on April 4; then six weeks later Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California.”
90. Redbirds Reconnection
- Monday, April 16, 2012
One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.
Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force will host a meeting Tuesday, April 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 160 Union Ave. Federal and state officials will discuss strategies to address water quality in the river basin and gulf. For details, contact Reginald Jackson at 501-352-7761 or email@example.com, or Jeannine May at 601-260-0298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
92. Recovery Threatened by Runaway Student Loan Debt
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.
But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful real-life lessons in math and economics.
93. City Council To Mark MLK Anniversary
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Memphis City Council will mark the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the first city street named in honor of the civil rights leader who was killed in Memphis 44 years ago this week.
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
Business Over Coffee International will present “Grass Roots Business Seminar: Building Your Business From Ground Up” Thursday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at National College of Business and Technology – Memphis, 3545 Lamar Ave. Admission is $25 for BOCI members; $35 for nonmembers; and free for students, in partnership with NCBT/BOCI. Lunch is included. For reservations, call Sherri Henley at 820-4469.
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Feb. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Lori Turner-Wilson will speak about social media. Cost is $25 per person.
96. Pressure Builds for Civilian Drone Flights at Home
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.
Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.
97. Room Service
- Monday, February 27, 2012
The good news for the local hotel industry is that last year notched the most rooms ever sold on a daily basis with 4.8 million – 115,628 more than 2010 and 76,780 more than the previous high set in 2007.
98. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
99. Designer Burford Joins Howell Marketing
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Marc Burford has joined Howell Marketing Strategies as graphic design and photography coordinator.
100. All Smiles
- Monday, February 06, 2012
Faculty, students and staff from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry on Friday, Feb. 3, provided free dental services to more than 100 sixth- and seventh-grade students from Memphis Academy of Health Sciences.