Editorial Results (free)
1. School Board Considers Funding Shifts
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
When countywide school board members begin considering changes Thursday, May 16, to the $1.18 billion budget proposal before them, there will be few easy choices.
First reactions and questions from school board members Tuesday at the first of three board sessions this week revolved around ways to shift funding in order to expand pre-kindergarten to more schools.
2. School Board Examines Budget Fine Print
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The funding gap for the still tentative schools merger stands at an even $35 million in new funding.
The new total came Tuesday, May 14, after interim schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson told countywide school board members he and his staff had eliminated a “district initiative department” that would have cost $737,366.
3. Forming the Second Wave
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Most businesses start with vigor and willpower. Truly breakthrough businesses launch and fly with such an impassioned sense of mission that it changes the market and the communities where their offices are located.
4. Council Moves on School Funding Standoff
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Memphis City Council members want to try to resolve the Memphis City Schools $57 million court judgment against the city as well as the city’s legal counterclaim that the school system owes it more than twice that by the end of this month.
5. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
6. Whalum, Woods Differ on Schools Mediation
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two countywide school board members who ran against each other for the same seat on the school board last year agree that the 23-member board is doing the best it can to make decisions about the schools merger.
7. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
8. Concussion Policy Bill to be Heard in Senate
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – As the nation continues to debate increasing safety in contact sports, Tennessee lawmakers are looking at legislation that would require schools and other organizations conducting youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies.
9. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
10. Johnson Honored by U of M With Authur Holmon Award
- Friday, February 01, 2013
If Cato Johnson ever decided to leave his position as senior vice president of corporate affairs at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, he could quite possibly become an epic spokesperson for an energy drink. A healthy one, that is.
11. Hearings About To Begin on School Closings
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials were to begin a series of public hearings on proposed school closings Monday, Dec. 10, at Coro Lake Elementary in southwest Memphis.
That was the tentative date set as the board took the first step last month toward the school closings. But the countywide school board will be discussing a confirmed schedule and possibly release it at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 11, work session.
12. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.
13. Finding the Way
- Friday, November 09, 2012
As David Strand was taking a group of eight students through the rigors of algebra in a computer lab at Concord Academy, there were some familiar indicators that usually can be found in any high school algebra class.
14. Helping Hands
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
When racers and supporters gather this weekend for the food, games and competition that all will be part of the Church Health Center’s 5K/10K and 1-mile Family Fun Walk, they’ll be part of something more than a race and something more meaningful than fun and games.
15. Engineering Firms Find Growth With New Markets
- Monday, October 08, 2012
Local engineering firms are extending their reach with new offices in niche markets that not only better serve their clients but also their employees.
EnSafe Inc., a Memphis-based environmental remediation engineering firm, has expanded this year into Pleasant Hill, Calif., to put resources close to a large project cleaning up an old rocket fuel plant “in order not to be flying people in all of the time,” said Phil Coop, EnSafe president and CEO.
16. Transcript: Luttrell Discusses Schools, Other Issues Facing County
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell talked several weeks ago with The Memphis News editorial board about the coming merger of schools and the creation of municipal school districts.
The conversation took place a few days before voters in all six suburban towns and cities approved the creation of municipal school districts.
17. Finding a Better Word for ‘Innovation’
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Remember when the word “paradigm” was killed in the dot-com era? How about “synergy” “edgy” or the prefix “e-” – these three expressions died from the same disease: overuse.
18. Called to Serve
- Monday, April 23, 2012
It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.
The campus’ landscape is thick with old and massive trees in a part of town known for its impressive canopy of trees. And the difference between new and older buildings on the campus is intentionally hard to tell because the Gothic stone structures are built with rocks from the same quarry in the same style.
19. Worldly View
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Ron Paul would feel right at home in the Economic Club of Memphis audience next week.
Duke University professor Bruce Caldwell will speak to the club Thursday, March 15, to make a presentation titled “Some (mostly) Austrian insights for these trying times.” That’s Austrian, as in the Austrian school of economic thought represented by a particular brand of deficit hawkishness, bailout-ballyhooing and bristling against big government that Paul the perennial Republican presidential candidate loudly champions.
20. 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.”
21. 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.”
22. Cash-Strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here'
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) – Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.
23. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.
24. Infrastructure Bank Could be Part of Jobs Package
- Friday, September 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A national infrastructure bank that would entice private investors into road and rail projects could be a major part of the jobs package that President Barack Obama hopes will finally bring relief to the unemployed.
25. Officials Increase Crime Prevention Programs
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Just as statistics have driven the Blue CRUSH anti-crime strategy, U.S. Justice Department officials in Memphis this week said they are confident other statistics can point to strategies that will prevent crime.
26. Running Pony Wins Three Clarion Awards
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
Running Pony Productions, a Memphis video production company and post-production house, has picked up a trio of Clarion Awards, a 39-year-old ceremony that honors excellence in more than 100 categories across all communications disciplines.
27. Econ Development Tops List For Arlington Candidates
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The town of Arlington has a four-way race for mayor. The pack is running in a wide open race as incumbent Mayor Russell Wiseman has decided not to seek a third term after eight years in office.
28. Girls Inc. Celebrates 65 Years of Empowerment
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Many of the city’s most influential citizens gathered Thursday, June 9, to celebrate the Memphis girls and women who embody the “Strong, Smart and Bold” motto of Girls Inc. of Memphis.
29. Luncheon Celebrates Empowering Memphis Girls
- Thursday, June 09, 2011
Girls Inc. of Memphis celebrates its 65th anniversary on Thursday, June 9, with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Ave.
30. Engaging Students
- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The second in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.
Like millions of other Americans, Bobby Ireland will be getting his iPad 2 this week and he’s looking forward to it.
31. Burns Aims to Help PDS Work Toward Public Purpose
- Friday, March 11, 2011
Lee Burns has always been passionate about education.
Although his job as headmaster is to inspire the more than 630 boys that attend Presbyterian Day School, it was his grandfather, Maj. Arthur Burns, and Lee’s brother, Graham, who first inspired Burns to learn.
32. CCDC to Discuss SMART Schools Grant Wed.
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Center City Development Corp. is scheduled to discuss an extension request of a commercial office grant for SMART Schools Inc. and a potential reallocation of funding at the board’s meeting Wednesday.
33. U of M Prof. Recognized by Carnegie Foundation
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Dr. Julia Heath, University of Memphis professor of economics, has been named the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Tennessee Professor of the Year.
34. O’Conner Vying for ‘Feeding Dreams’ Honor
- Friday, September 03, 2010
Donald O’Conner may not be running for office, but he wants your vote. In fact, he would like your vote every day now through Halloween.
O’Conner, director of Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy, is the Memphis nominee for Feeding Dreams, a contest put on by General Mills Corp. to recognize black community leaders who work to create better neighborhoods.
35. CCDC Looking At $153,000 in Projects
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Downtown’s development pipeline continues to hum with new business activity, judging by the development incentives totaling $153,121 the Center City Development Corp. will take action on Wednesday.
36. Downtown Retail, Biz Base Growing
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Downtown’s development pipeline continues to hum with new business activity, judging by the various development incentives totaling $153,121 the Center City Development Corp. will take action on at Wednesday’s meeting.
37. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.
38. Feibelman Touts Variety of Practice Areas
- Thursday, June 17, 2010
If you are introduced to Jef Feibelman, the Memphis lawyer and managing partner at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, ask him what he’s reading, but don’t ask him what kind of law he practices.
39. Technology Takes Ridgeway Middle Music to New Level
- Friday, May 21, 2010
The walls of a cinderblock city school classroom in East Memphis are hung with posters of John Coltrane, King Oliver, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday and a 78-inch interactive whiteboard called an ActivBoard.
40. Website Lets Customers, Employers Show Gratitude
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Kindness Revolution, a Memphis-based nonprofit initiative committed to raising awareness about the importance of kindness in customer service, has launched a new online forum for customers to say “thanks” for service with a smile.
ThanksforKindness.com invites visitors to submit stories about positive exchanges with businesses and organizations.
41. 58 Ark. High Schools Cited for Grade Inflation
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Education says 58 public high schools inflated Algebra I and geometry grades of 20 percent or more of their students during the last year.
42. $7.86 Million Road Project a Waste of Taxpayer Money
- Monday, June 15, 2009
The current Shelby County construction project to replace 3.5 miles of two-lane Houston Levee Road from the Wolf River Bridge to Macon Road with a nicer two-lane road has many detractors. I am one of them.
43. Herenton Makes Headlines, Backpedals in ’08
- Friday, December 19, 2008
The city’s most fascinating politician in 2008 was also its most unpredictable – Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
44. Wharton Unveils Initiative For Sustainable County
- Friday, July 11, 2008
Over the next three months, the administration of Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will be creating plans of action around several of the top “smart growth” recommendations that emerged from a four-month planning effort spearheaded by the county mayor.?Those recommendations were unveiled this week by Wharton, who addressed a packed auditorium Tuesday in what was the culmination of Wharton’s “Sustainable Shelby” initiative.
45. Herenton Clarifies Resignation Letter
- Monday, June 30, 2008
As he left City Hall on the evening of March 20, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told The Daily News that he planned to step down as mayor and was considering a variety of other job opportunities. One of those appeared to be the job of Memphis City Schools superintendent, which he held for 12 years before his election as mayor in 1991.
46. Visionary Architect Leaves Impact On Memphis Design
- Monday, June 16, 2008
Almost as soon as friends and colleagues of Alfred Lewis Aydelott start talking about him, they make a point of describing him as the father of modern architecture in Memphis.
They use words such as visionary, demanding, influential and opinionated. It’s a mix of traits that no doubt was essential for the man who not only designed several prominent buildings in the city – such as Memphis City Hall, the Downtown federal building and Immaculate Conception High School – but who also attracted bright, young architects to the area during his career.
47. Bredesen to Cut 2,000 Tennessee State Workers
- Thursday, May 08, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday announced Tennessee will eliminate more than 2,000 state jobs, or 5 percent of the work force, as part of an effort to shore up the state's budget.
48. City SchoolsHosting Career Week
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
For the first time, Memphis City Schools has begun a week-long series of district-wide activities dubbed "Smart Career Week" that coincides with a national focus this month on career planning. The event runs through Frid
49. Husband-Wife Partnership Extends to Real Estate Business
- Monday, March 19, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story is being run in its entirety as readers have requested. It first ran in the March 12 edition, but did not continue to the proper page because of a production error.
50. Fayette Leaders Tout Economic Development
- Monday, March 19, 2007
Economic development in Fayette County continues to roll along, much like the supply trucks that barrel down U.S. 64 en route to the numerous construction sites popping up all over the thriving community.
51. Husband-Wife Partnership Extends to Real Estate Business
- Monday, March 12, 2007
While many students might work their way through college waiting tables or working at FedEx, Angela Correale worked her way through by selling real estate. At the age of 18, inspired by her mother Jane Frulla, she earned her real estate license.
52. Residential Growth Draws Commerce, Industry in DeSoto
- Tuesday, February 06, 2007
It was only 50 years ago that DeSoto County was a collection of small, sleepy agrarian communities. But over half of a century, things have changed dramatically. And just in the past year, development has continued at a breakneck pace.
53. Oakland Leads Overall Growth in Fayette County
- Friday, January 19, 2007
Of the nine municipalities in Fayette County, one town in particular has jumped way out in front of the rest.
For the past several years, the growth Oakland has experienced only can be described as phenomenal. The town, which lies about 20 miles east of the Shelby County line, has 17 new subdivisions under construction.
54. Green Light?
- Wednesday, January 03, 2007
You don't have to look far to find examples of U.S. cities that are going green.
St. Louis, for example, has paved the way for an intricate greenway system that stretches some 400 miles throughout the city. Nashville has poured $250 million - roughly what the city of Memphis spent on the FedExForum arena - into a first-class parks and greenways system.
55. Still in the Game: While He Heads Into Semi-Retirement, Gibson Remains Active
- Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Walking into Gene Gibson's office is kind of like entering an exhibit in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Visitors are greeted by a Tom Pagnozzi jersey with a personalized message and signature by the former St. Louis Cardinals catcher, who happens to be one of Gibson's best friends.
56. Ethics Discussion on Tap Today at Baker Donelson
- Thursday, October 12, 2006
Women have proven themselves to be valuable in the workforce, and the companies they work for are recognizing it more and more.
Memphis-based law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC launched its Women's Initiative earlier this year and will hold its first major program today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the firm's board room at 165 Madison Ave.
57. Financial Literacy InitiativeTo Be Launched in Memphis
- Thursday, September 28, 2006
The University of Memphis, First Tennessee Bank and the State of Tennessee have formed a partnership to provide literacy education to school children in Tennessee.
The initiative, called
58. Arnaud Continues One-Woman Crusade to Rid City of Poverty
- Friday, July 14, 2006
"I often say my goal is to stamp out poverty in Memphis," said Wanda Arnaud, campus director for the University of Phoenix-Memphis.
It may seem like a lofty and unreachable goal, but Arnaud is taking aim at poverty by empowering young people to take charge of their future - and encouraging her peers to stand up and do the same.
59. All Is Not Well on County Balance Sheet
- Friday, March 17, 2006
For a while now, John Willingham has been one of the loudest critics of Shelby County's finances. He's blasted how the county's money is spent, the rate at which its residents are taxed and the dent new growth is putting in the county's budget.
60. Countywide Trail Project Gains Momentum
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006
In the coming months and years, more Memphians will be able to forgo traffic-clogged thoroughfares for peaceful rambles along what eventually will be a 22-mile, countywide network of walking trails.
61. Archived Article
- Wednesday, November 09, 2005
TDN: The county is working on a color-coded map that will help prioritize future development. How is this process being completed?
LM: We are using the 1101 Growth Plan and the update of the Unified Development Code as a base. We are then looking at infrastructure, environmental conditions, schools, etc. We call it the "Development Feasibility Map."
62. Law Schools Enjoy Enrollment Increases
- Thursday, November 03, 2005
Over the past few years, any lack of confidence in the national economy hasn't caused a lack of interest or dip in enrollment in the nation's law schools.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, in fact, the number of applicants at many law schools, including the University of Memphis, has been on the rise.
63. County Leaders Look to Regroup During Moratorium
- Friday, October 21, 2005
Shelby County Commission member John Willingham didn't add his voice to the chorus last week proclaiming that a new day was dawning in Shelby County.
On Oct. 10, his colleagues on the commission approved a building moratorium in unincorporated parts of Shelby County - which goes into effect one week from today - to curb uncontrolled sprawl, even though similar plans failed in 2000 and 2004.
64. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, April 29, 2005
But theres another reason the area is serving as a kind of model for stakeholders in Memphiss Central Biomedical District: St
Stakeholders Focus on Medical Districts Image
The Daily News
Visitors to St. Louis medical district a...
65. Archived Article: Lead
- Thursday, November 04, 2004
By Andy Meek
DeSoto Works to Keep Up With Growth
County struggles to keep infrastructure in line with demand
The Daily News
Vanessa Lynchards morning commute is as good a sign as any that DeSoto County is growing by leaps an...
66. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, July 23, 2004
A well informed and organized planning department along with the
Southaven Officials Strive to Manage Growth
The Daily News
Ken Hall, vice president of communications and marketing for the Memphis Regional Chamber, grew up on a...
67. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 19, 2003
Calendar of events May 19-25
Calendar of events May 19-May 25
Memphis Investors Group hosts Shelby County Commissioner David Lillard at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Lillard will dis...
68. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, February 21, 2003
Smart art brings beauty, culture to school hallways
hSmart art brings beauty, culture to school hallways
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
It often is taken for granted, but as Memphis grows and evolves, artwork is assuming a visible pre...
69. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 21, 2002
Renew old neighborhoods for smart growth, says expert
Renew old neighborhoods for smart growth, experts say
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Shelby County elected officials and planners were urged not to neglect old neighborhoods as gr...
70. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, September 03, 2002
High housing costs changing
High housing costs changing
American lifestyles, NAR says
High housing costs are changing the way Americans make home-buying decisions, according to a recent survey sponsored by the National Association of Real...
71. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Smart growth addresses sprawl, schools Smart growth addresses sprawl, schools By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News At first mention, suburban flood plains, funding for new county schools and decaying inner-city neighborhoods may sound like unrelated is...
72. Archived Article: Assisi (lead)
- Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Assisi gives Shelby County schools a $100,000 helping hand County schools land grant to teach pre-school children By MARY DANDO The Daily New The Assisi Foundation of Memphis recently awarded Shelby County Schools a $100,000 grant for the "Star...
73. Archived Article: Assisi P.2
- Thursday, February 22, 2001
More than $3 Foundation awards more than $3.2 million The Assisi Foundation of Memphis announced grants for the first quarter totaling more than $3.2 million for health care, education, literacy and community enhancement organizations. In health car...
74. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 19, 2000
LEDIC Management Group has added Lion and Lamm Capital LLC to its management portfolio LEDIC Management Group has added Lion and Lamm Capital LLC to its management portfolio. Properties included in the addition are Meadowood, Oak Hill, Stonetree, Wa...
75. Archived Article: Assisi P.2
- Friday, May 12, 2000
Assisi Foundation awards $2 million in grants Assisi Foundation awards $2 million in grants The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. has announced second quarter grant awards totaling $2.3 million across a wide spectrum of community endeavors. For the ...
76. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, January 25, 2000
One-Tenth Of One Percent Of Total U Commercial uses take biggest bite of land development By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The conversion of 16 million acres of land from vacant to urban use from 1992 to 1997 helped fuel one of the longest and most ...
77. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Smart thinking on Smart Growth Smart thinking on smart growth By DAVID K. GRIBBLE Special to The Daily News The concept of "smart growth" has exploded onto the national consciousness as one of the most critical issues confronting America t...
78. Archived Article: Assisi
- Thursday, August 13, 1998
Assisi Foundation awards about $1 Assisi Foundation awards about $1.1 million in grants The Assisi Foundation of Memphis has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants for the second quarter in areas including health care, education, community enhance...
79. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, June 26, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Programs address juvenile crime by helping children become active in the community By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Images of violent crimes are featured on local network news, crime statistics are compiled in r...
80. Archived Article: Sundquist
- Tuesday, January 06, 1998
Sundquist announces grant for alternative schools State provides grant for juvenile academy By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News The state Department of Childrens Services is providing grants to fund schools for delinquent youth in several communities, i...
81. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 26, 1997
Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis' extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associate's degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illin...
82. Archived Article: Standout (hostetter) Lj
- Friday, May 03, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Playing by the rules Hostetter named Harrahs director of responsible gaming By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although casinos have been around for almost three years now, theres a new guy in town whos going to try to make sure everybod...