Editorial Results (free)
1. Kelsey’s New Private School Voucher Plan Looks More Like Haslam’s
- Friday, February 27, 2015
Momentum is building this session for voucher legislation that would allow state dollars to follow students from struggling public schools to private and religious institutions.
But it is hardly etched in stone.
2. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
3. Wharton Not Giving Up on Fairgrounds Plan
- Monday, February 09, 2015
Nashville is a more turbulent place than usual these days, especially Capitol Hill. So Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and his administration probably won’t tempt the turbulence there by taking their plan for a Tourism Development Zone to finance a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation to the Tennessee Building Commission later this month.
4. More Tax Incentive Changes Likely
- Monday, February 09, 2015
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made the argument last week in his State of the County speech that local economic development and economic recovery is not the singular pursuit of jobs.
5. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
6. Campbell’s Gamble Finally Pays With Scholarship
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Galen Campbell might get to play a minute here or there as the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team pursues its surprising run toward bubble status for the NCAA tournament.
7. Lasting Legacies
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
A FedEx commercial that never made it past the storyboard stage portrayed company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith as a child filling out an order form in the back of a comic book for a batch of Sea-Monkeys, sending it off and waiting for the delivery.
8. Ford Jr. to Headline Dunavant Award Event
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the March 25 Dunavant Public Servants Awards luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Memphis East.
The awards, now in their 12th year, honor one elected official and one non-elected public official within Shelby County who demonstrate the qualities and characteristics of longtime Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant.
9. Vol Players See TaxSlayer Win as a Big Step for Program
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Christmas break has come and gone for the University of Tennessee’s football team. Now it’s back to business.
The Vols return to campus for practice Saturday and, after a Sunday practice, fly to Jacksonville for the Jan. 2 game against Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly the Gator Bowl.
10. Tigers Look to Go 1-0 At Miami Beach Bowl
- Friday, December 19, 2014
December was always sort of depressing. How could it not be? If you’re a college football player and you’d just finished another disappointing season, losing many more games than you had won, how were you supposed to be excited by the bowl season?
11. Fuente, Players Win Conference Honors
- Friday, December 12, 2014
University of Memphis head coach Justin Fuente was named the American Athletic Conference’s 2014 Coach of the Year and senior linebacker Tank Jakes and sophomore place-kicker Jake Elliott earned post-season honors.
12. Gasol, Grizzlies Refuse Satisfaction
- Friday, December 12, 2014
Odds are, Marc Gasol will not win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award this season.
But as Gasol would be the first to tell you, that doesn’t matter.
Neither does it take away from that moment at the end of a recent game here against the Dallas Mavericks. Gasol was at the free-throw line, scoring the last two of his 30 points as the Grizzlies secured a 114-105 victory and improved to 17-4, when the serenade started.
13. Pickard Joins Explorations on Tentative 2015 Ballot
- Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The contingency plans and other political maneuvering for the city of Memphis elections are well underway.
And a key part of the calculation is making plans for a change in plans.
Architect and planner Charles “Chooch” Pickard is one of several citizens running “exploratory” campaigns at this point.
14. Titans Should Follow Lions’ Lead in Overhauling Roster
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Instead of CBS, Fox or even the NFL Network, the Titans might need to move to the HGTV, where experts take once-proud houses and restore them to their former grandeur.
Now losers of six in a row and 10 of their past 11 – with only a two-point home win against fellow patsy Jacksonville – the Titans are no longer treading the waters of mediocrity, as they had for the previous five years.
15. MassMutual Sponsors New JA BizTown Shop
- Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced MassMutual Life Insurance Co. as its newest shop sponsor for JA BizTown.
16. Blight of the Living Dead
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
When the Smiths moved into a brand new home right before Christmas 2007, they had no idea that construction in their Antioch area subdivision would soon stop cold – and stay stopped for four years.
17. I Choose Memphis: Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling
- Monday, November 24, 2014
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Name: Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling
18. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
19. Tech Support
- Thursday, November 06, 2014
As FedEx evolved, it developed its own technologies for moving packages around the globe, such as handheld devices that scan packages. When those devices experienced problems, FedEx technicians repaired them.
20. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
21. Tennis Tourney Gets New Name, Lower Ticket Prices
- Friday, October 31, 2014
The annual indoor pro tennis tournament at The Racquet Club will feature lower prices and have a new name when it’s held Feb. 9-15 next year.
Dubbed The Memphis Open, the men’s ATP world tour stop will be slashing ticket prices by 15 to 20 percent in all categories, said tournament director Erin Mazurek.
22. May We Remember
- Friday, October 31, 2014
MAY WE NOTE LEST WE FORGET. The day after Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died last week, I told my audience that I was going to open my remarks with a question, and I knew I was going to be depressed by the answer.
23. All Shook Up
- Thursday, October 09, 2014
FedEx founder, chairman and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith penned a memo in 1987 outlining his desire for the Memphis-based shipping giant to develop ways to assist customers in shipping their packages, including making sure packages arrived undamaged.
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the YMCA corporate office, 6373 Quail Hollow Road, suite 201. Joe Rojas of Alliance Title and Escrow will present “Tips for a Smooth Real Estate Closing.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
25. Airbnb, Other In-Home Vacation Rentals Face Rules, Taxes
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
When Hume-Fogg teacher Elizabeth Smith and her husband became empty-nesters, they talked about downsizing.
26. Is This the Year the Vols Stomp the Chomp?
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Much has happened since Tennessee placekicker James Wilhoit booted a 50-yarder with seven seconds remaining and the No. 13-ranked Vols beat No. 11 Florida 30-28 at Neyland Stadium.
27. Room for Growth
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
Sardor and Gulam Umarov are used to fighting battles with seemingly long odds.
Between 2005 and 2009, the brothers waged a high-profile human rights campaign against the authoritarian government in their native Uzbekistan for the release of their father, Sanjar Umarov, a Germantown businessman thrown into prison for opposing the regime.
28. Which Titans Team Will Show Up at Cincinnati?
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
You only get one chance to make a first impression, as the old saying goes.
Such was the case Sunday at LP Field when the home fans got their first real look at Ken Whisenhunt’s first edition of the Tennessee Titans.
29. Old School, New Day
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Vasco Smith remembers working the polls at Fairview Junior High School in the 1960s as a child. His job was simple – to hand out campaign literature and not stray within the 100-foot limit by law between poll workers and the polling place in the gymnasium.
30. Coverage Gap Leaves Rural Tennessee Hospitals on Life Support
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Four rural hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk of shuttering: That’s the fallout, some say, from Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision not to join the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and tap into millions in promised federal funds for Tennessee’s financially-strapped health care institutions.
31. Embracing Cremation
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
As business decisions go, this was a tricky one.
Jeff and Steve Murphy, owners of Music City Mortuary, opened their Nashville business in 2001, catering primarily to the needs of other funeral directors, providing transportation, embalming and preparation services, shipping – everything a mortuary business provides.
32. Hot Yoga Plus Expands in Memphis
- Friday, August 29, 2014
Hot Yoga Plus, a Nashville-based yoga concept, is opening a second Memphis area location.
Hot Yoga Plus, founded by Memphian Susannah Herring, has signed a 2,015-square-foot lease at 9037 Poplar Ave. in Germantown. The new store is expected to open this fall and follows the original Memphis location in Laurelwood.
33. Mortarville to Memphis
- Friday, August 29, 2014
On the walls of his office at Hickory Ridge Middle School, principal Cedric Smith has a poster of an Iraqi flag. It’s from the time his Army reserve unit was called up in 2009 and stationed on a base that soldiers nicknamed “Mortarville” for how often it was hit by enemy shells.
34. Titans Offense Looks Like NFL Product
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Exciting. Now, there’s a word that hasn’t been associated much with the Tennessee Titans in recent years.
But based on the early preseason, Coach Ken Whisenhunt is fielding a Titans team that might actually be worth watching.
35. Easter Named to Tennessee Appeals Court Bench
- Thursday, August 21, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Circuit Judge Timothy Lee Easter of Brentwood to fill a criminal appeals court vacancy created by the retirement of Jerry L. Smith.
36. County Commission Continues Prekindergarten Debate
- Monday, July 21, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners pick up Monday, July 21, where they left off earlier in the month about a way to fund prekindergarten programs.
The commission faces dueling resolutions, with one setting up further study on an expansion, and the other dedicating $3 million in surplus funds from the just-ended fiscal year and the first $3 million of any surplus from the current fiscal year to Shelby County Schools and the suburban school systems.
37. ServiceMaster Sponsoring New BizTown Shop
- Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has announced the newest shop in JA BizTown will be sponsored by ServiceMaster.
38. City to Issue Cease-and-Desist Notices to Rideshare Services
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
The city of Memphis will ask popular ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to cease and desist operations until they acquire city permits.
“We know (Uber and Lyft) are doing business in Memphis without the required permit,” said Memphis spokeswoman Dewanna Smith. “We will send them a cease-and-desist notice along with an application and links to our ordinances. That letter has only recently been approved by counsel and will be going out soon.”
39. Cushman & Wakefield Adds Yates to Capital Markets Team
- Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Alex Yates has joined the Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Capital Markets team as vice president, assisting and executing investment sales, debt/equity placement and development advisory projects. Yates’ efforts will be heavily concentrated in multifamily and retail, but he will focus on other product types as well.
40. Campbell Foundation Honors Class of 2014
- Monday, June 30, 2014
The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and the Campbell Foundation recently celebrated the graduation of the class of 2014 orthopedic surgery residents and orthopedic fellows at the Memphis Country Club.
41. What’s in a Name?
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Let’s consider our own Memphis Grizzlies. The team kept a nickname that migrated from Vancouver because fans here have embraced it. In fact, you or someone in your family probably owns a cap or a shirt bearing the team nickname or the likeness of a grizzly bear.
42. College Presidents Promote Community Connections
- Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The president of Christian Brothers University says the time to discuss with college students whether they should see the world or build a life here is when they are still in college, not as they are graduating.
43. Commission to Vote on Budget, Tax Rate
- Monday, June 02, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners take final votes Monday, June 2, on a $1.1 billion operating budget and a $75 million capital budget for Shelby County government, and the first of three votes on a new property tax rate for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
44. Commission Votes on Schools Funding
- Monday, May 12, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, May 12, on $47.3 million in immediate capital funding for Shelby County Schools in a decision that pits a majority on the commission against County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
45. Former Cardinal Herr to Appear at Redbirds Game
- Thursday, May 08, 2014
If you’re a St. Louis Cardinals fan, you may not believe what you are about to hear from former second baseman Tom Herr who played on three Cardinals World Series teams in the 1980s.
Yes, those included the 1985 club that lost to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series and had Game 6 in Kansas City slip away, in part, because of the blown call at first base by umpire Don Denkinger. Herr believes the Cardinals probably would have won it all without the missed call; there was no instant replay back then.
46. Tackling the ‘Taboo’
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Bill Courtney is adamant – which, if you know him, is a redundancy – that he has not written a political book.
47. New Redbirds GM has Deep Cardinals Connections
- Friday, April 25, 2014
The huge ring that Craig Unger wears on his finger just doesn’t tell the story of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 World Series triumph, although that’s the story Unger is in the business of trying to help replicate.
48. McCullough: Trucking Critical to Local Economy
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jim McCullough could have ended up in a cubicle working in the accounting industry after he graduated from the Mississippi State University School of Business.
49. Change Agents
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Greg Smith was a hard worker. Ran a carpet cleaning crew, didn’t mind putting in 10 or 12 hours a day to get the job done.
50. American Athletic Conference Honors Three Tigers
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Senior guard Joe Jackson and sophomore forward Shaq Goodwin made the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team and freshman forward Austin Nichols made the All-Rookie Team.
51. Time for Winning
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Through a 31-game regular season and an 18-game grind in the American Athletic Conference, the University of Memphis never lost back-to-back games. It’s a notable achievement.
But now that the single-elimination season has started, it also is an irrelevant statistic going forward unless the Tigers have the misfortune to lose their first AAC Tournament game Thursday, March 13, at FedExForum against Connecticut, and then lose their first NCAA Tournament game a week later.
52. Tigers’ Jackson Makes Naismith Midseason List
- Monday, February 17, 2014
University of Memphis senior guard Joe Jackson was one of 30 players named to the Naismith Midseason 30 List.
53. The Sweet Spot
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
Gary Wilkes usually doesn’t notice the smell at the family business, Wayne’s Candy Co. Inc., unless he has just returned from vacation.
54. Champion Rebrand
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
In 1996, the company known as Champion Awards and Apparel first waded into the world of e-commerce by operating a merchandise website for the Memphis Mad Dogs, the Canadian Football League team that was partly owned by FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith.
55. Espitia Joins Michael Hatcher as Chief Financial Officer
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ed Espitia has joined Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc. as chief financial officer. Espitia comes to the Memphis-based landscape services firm after serving since 2010 as finance manager for Schulz Xtruded Products, a Germany-based pipe maker with operations in North Mississippi.
56. Shelton Returns Home After Traveling Globe
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Before settling in for a career in law, Jack Shelton, an associate with Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC, needed to quench his thirst for travel.
57. FedEx Income Rises But Misses Estimates
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. posted net income of $500 million, or $1.57 per share, in its fiscal second quarter, which ended Nov. 30.
58. Van Vliet Takes on Roles at UT Medical, The MED
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dr. Michael M. Van Vliet has joined the department of plastic surgery at UT Medical Group, has been named assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been appointed director of burn critical care for the Firefighters Regional Burn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission will hold the Downtown Howl-iday pet and family parade Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. from Court Square to AutoZone Park. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at Court Square. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “Nutcracker,” featuring more than 100 dancers and 70 musicians, from Friday, Dec. 13, to Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.
61. Ludlow’s Boot Camp Takes Fitness to Higher Level
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
While there are those people who jump headlong into exercise, pulled in by the rush of endorphins and an eagerness to look and feel better, others need a push.
That’s where Tony Ludlow comes in. The former staff sergeant for the U.S. Marine Corps leads participants five days a week in push-ups, crunches, weight training and jumping jacks through his USMC Fitness Boot Camp in the parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church in East Memphis.
62. Chasing Growth
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
The pressure to show investors growth and a return is one of the most basic realities of operating as a public company.
And the three Memphis-based companies on this year’s Fortune 500 list are pressing forward on their own distinct paths toward satisfying that pressure.
63. Tennessee Republicans at Odds Over Shutdown Blame
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly appear to be at odds about who will be blamed for the shutdown of the federal government.
The Republican caucus in the state Senate on Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama, claiming that the president and his Democratic allies in the U.S. Senate are behind the move to close down parts of the federal government to protect the new health care law.
64. Complaint Alleges Bank of America Discrimination
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Bank of America allegedly discriminated against minority neighborhoods and property owners in Memphis in the way it handled bank-owned properties, according to an amended complaint filed with the federal government.
65. County Commission to Vote on Head Start Push to Schools
- Monday, September 23, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners consider a resolution Monday, Sept. 23, that encourages the countywide school system to apply to take over the $23 million federal government grant county government now gets to operate a Head Start program.
66. FedEx Posts 7 Percent Earnings Increase
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. posted a quarterly profit 7 percent higher than a year ago for its fiscal first quarter, ended Aug. 31.
67. Campbell Clinic Holds True to Founder’s Vision
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
For more than a century, Campbell Clinic has provided the care for the bones and muscles of Memphis. The clinic’s doctors and other staff also have shared their knowledge of orthopedics and how to best provide such care to the world at large.
68. Mean Streets
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
Alabama’s Nick Saban can walk anywhere he wants in the Southeastern Conference – college football’s roughest neighborhood – and no one can lay a finger on him.
His teams have won the national championship in three of the last four years. Overall, SEC teams have won the title seven consecutive years and the league is a dream destination for head coaches – until it turns into a grinding, weekly nightmare.
69. Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive in Memphis
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Steve Jobs once said, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the square pegs in the round holes … the ones who see things differently … they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
70. Commission Weighs Fire and Ambulance District Legislation
- Monday, August 19, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners may go to Nashville with the new year, seeking state legislation to create a utility board and district for fire and ambulance service in unincorporated Shelby County, Lakeland, Arlington and Millington.
71. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, August 09, 2013
After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.
72. Commission Tries Again to Set County Tax Rate
- Monday, July 22, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners try again Monday, July 22, to set a county property tax rate for the fiscal year that began July 1.
And they will start consideration of the issue with a proposed $4.38 tax rate backed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell on the second of three readings.
73. Commission to Vote on $4.38 Tax Rate
- Monday, July 08, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, July 8, on a new county property tax rate of $4.38.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
74. More Charges May Come in Case Involving Haslams
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sudden guilty pleas by a pair of mid-level executives show the investigation into the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Tennessee's governor and the Cleveland Browns' owner is picking up steam, with prosecutors likely setting their sights on higher-ups at the company, experts say.
75. Grizz Claw Into Conference Finals
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
His team had just overcome a 17-point first-half deficit and beaten Oklahoma City in overtime to win Game 4 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series. So someone asked Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins if he was impressed.
76. Smith's Role Central to City's History
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Memphis civil rights icon Maxine Smith died Thursday evening at her South Memphis home at the age of 83.
77. Apostrophe Yes or No?
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Henry Chu of the Los Angeles Times reported in late March that “To grammarians’ delight, officials in southwest England who had considered expunging apostrophes from street signs threw out the idea … and vowed to follow the rules of proper English.” Ha! Good luck with that!
78. Tigers Prepare for Life After Black, Thomas
- Friday, April 12, 2013
Wading in with some thoughts on several topics, starting with Adonis Thomas and Tarik Black leaving the University of Memphis basketball program:
• First off, the Tigers will be fine without them. The No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the country is on the way and while the Tigers still want another big man to replace Black, the truth is that both Thomas and Black were disappointments this past season. This is also why I wish Adonis and Tarik were staying; odds are it would be better for them if they stayed.
79. Administration Advances Brown for TVA Board
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Obama administration has angered Tennessee’s U.S. senators by again nominating energy-efficiency expert Marilyn Brown for a full term on the Tennessee Valley Authority board.
80. 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.
81. Haslam Opposes at Least 22 Proposed Bills
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A proposal that would allow school faculty and staff to carry guns is one of at least 22 proposed bills Gov. Bill Haslam is against this legislative session.
In response to a recent request from the Knoxville News Sentinel, the governor’s office provided copies of all “philosophical flag” letters that have been sent to legislators this year as of last Friday.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.
83. School Board Meets as Budget Debate Grows
- Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Countywide school board members meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, in special session to send a still-forming budget for the first fiscal year of the consolidated school system to the Shelby County Commission.
84. Commission to Vote on Teacher Residency
- Monday, February 11, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners agree on an issue having to do with the coming merger of schools in Shelby County.
At least nine of the 13 commissioners favor giving Memphis City Schools teachers and other system staff who live outside Shelby County five years to move within the county and keep their jobs with the new consolidated school system that takes effect July 1.
85. Funding Film
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
A prominent Republican state senator recently asked the state Department of Economic and Community Development to make sure and take the call if the department gets a ring from Molly Mickler Smith, the daughter of FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith.
86. Smith & Nephew Tax Break in Jeopardy
- Monday, February 04, 2013
Smith & Nephew Inc. could be in danger of losing some or all of the 15-year tax incentive the company received in 2009 as part of its $42 million investment to convert a Memphis office complex into a centralized hub for research, marketing and medical education.
87. It’s Personal
- Friday, February 01, 2013
IT’S NOT BUSINESS ANYMORE. IT’S PERSONAL. This is our town, and you’re not welcome here.
So pack a plane with all your meaningless spin, all your lackeys and suck-ups, all your apologists, all your legal but unethical tactics, all your eye popping price gouging, all your cold and calculated manipulation of lives, your own employees’ lives, and a city’s pride and get the hell out. There’s so much of all of that in the massive fuel dump you just dropped on Memphis that I’m sure it’ll take more than one plane to haul it all off and we may never be rid of the stench it’s leaving behind.
88. Memphis Higher Education Included in Budget Proposal
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has included funding in his budget proposal for a $62 million renovation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a $45 million center for the University of Memphis’s nursing and audiology programs.
89. Johnson Blends Law, Love of Writing at QP Legal
- Thursday, January 24, 2013
As a student at Central High School and the University of Miami, Tiffany Johnson enjoyed writing more than anything.
90. County Commission to Vote on Wage Theft Ordinance
- Monday, January 14, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, Jan. 14, on a “wage theft” ordinance to set up a process of local complaints from employees that would go through the General Sessions Environmental Court.
91. Forecasting 2013 in Sports
- Friday, January 04, 2013
2013 Sports Forecast by the numbers: 1. The Grizzlies swing a deal before the trade deadline but are fined by the NBA when, out of habit, they try to trade O.J. Mayo.
2. The Memphis Airport is invited to join the Big East.
92. Wage Theft Ordinance Causes Concern
- Monday, December 17, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners take what is expected to be their next-to-last vote Monday, Dec. 17, on a “wage theft” ordinance that will probably be amended as it faces organized resistance from the local restaurant and hospitality industries.
93. Uniquely Creative
- Monday, December 10, 2012
The freshly painted walls at Paradigm Marketing & Creative include the definition of creativity spelled out to serve as a constant reminder of the 20-year old firm’s mantra.
“The ability to transcend traditional ideas and to create meaningful new ideas,” the wall leading into the newly refurbished kitchen area reads.
94. FedEx Sets Terms for Buyouts
- Thursday, December 06, 2012
FedEx Corp. took another step Tuesday, Dec. 4, in its reaction to a slow growth global economy as well as its own desires to make major changes to the oldest division of the Memphis-based global corporate giant.
95. FedEx Unveils Terms of Employee Buyouts
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
FedEx executives announced terms Tuesday, Dec. 4, of an employee buyout expected to run from June 2013 through May 2014.
Employees in the Corporate, Express, Services and TechConnect divisions of FedEx in the U.S. with at least five years of continuous service at FedEx as of Nov. 30 will get buyout packets. Preference would go to those with the most seniority in their section if more employees in a section accept the offer than there are slots.
96. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.
97. Commission to Vote on Industrial Land Sale
- Monday, December 03, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners take up the proposed sale Monday, Dec. 3, of 33.6 acres of land in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.
Carolyn Hardy, owner of the Hardy Bottling Co. and consultant to the Blues City Brewery operation that later bought the plant, wants to buy the last available roadside acreage in the industrial park for a business to store and stage modular containers.
98. Entrepreneurs, Create Your Own Maps
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Entrepreneurialism is the last frontier – an uncharted region with unprecedented, unforeseen, unknown dangers, challenges and rewards.
All adventures begin with a new map, just like the territory you charted in your business plans. You drafted this plan in the ardor of a visionary impulse, tempered with a will to thrive as you grow.
99. Commercial Advisors Hires Ewen as Controller
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Erika Ewen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC as controller. Ewen will direct the accounting department in all accounting functions and financial reporting of Commercial Advisors Asset Services as well as all property management clients.
100. Connecting Tenants With Space Keeps Acker Robison Thriving
- Monday, October 29, 2012
For 11 years now, Acker Robison Realty has been helping businesses around the Memphis area with their commercial real estate needs.
The boutique firm, founded by Michael Robison in 2001, handles the full gamut of commercial brokerage services, representing landlords and tenants, purchasers and sellers in the office, industrial and retail sectors.