Editorial Results (free)
1. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
2. CVS Caremark Plans to Stop Tobacco Products Sales
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.
The company said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores nationwide, in a move that will help grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to improve customers' health.
3. Beaten Path
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Footprints and fat tires have taken their toll on the Tour de Wolf Trail at Shelby Farms Park, and signs of its overuse are evident all along the roughly 6-mile path.
4. Gathering Targets Region’s Workforce Development
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
When state officials gather at The University of Memphis University Center Wednesday, Sept. 4, to talk about workforce training, it won’t be with a check in hand to lead the effort.
State Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris of Collierville, who organized the 8:30 a.m. to noon session, wants state labor commissioner Burns Phillips and others from Nashville to listen to details of the training programs local business and higher education leaders have cobbled together over the last three years.
5. Grit ‘N’ Grind Lives On in Memphis
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
With apologies to the Rolling Stones, the Grizzlies’ off-season is its own lesson on the difference between what you want and what you need.
As yet, that much-desired pure 3-point shooter has not parachuted into Memphis. But the Grizzlies did what they needed to do, retaining free agent guard and fan favorite Tony Allen; reportedly, they have agreed in principle to a four-year, $20 million guaranteed contract.
6. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
7. Schools Security Plan Emphasizes Consistency
- Monday, January 14, 2013
While many of the most controversial issues of the coming merger of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools are still to be decided, the issue of how to handle school security appears to be settled.
8. Club Crave Nuisance Case Moves Slowly
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The Shelby County District Attorney General’s office and attorneys for the owners of Club Crave have been talking privately since prosecutors got the court order that closed the Beale Street nightspot during the Christmas holidays as a public nuisance.
9. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
10. Armstrong Talks About Start to Police Tenure
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong counted it as a good weekend this month when a guns for gas program drew a larger crowd than expected and a haul of 500 guns when he and organizers had expected maybe 200 at the most.
11. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
12. House Panel OKs 1 Voter ID Change, Balks at Others
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – A House panel on Wednesday advanced one Democratic proposal to change Tennessee's new voter ID law, but rejected a second bill and delayed a third.
The House State and Local Government Subcommittee voted 4-3 in favor of a measure that would allow people without government-issued identification to vote after being photographed at the polling place.
13. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
14. 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.”
15. 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.”
16. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
17. City Kicked Into ‘Overdrive’ to Lure MEPPI
- Monday, March 07, 2011
In February 2010, Memphis showed up in the No. 3 spot on that year’s ranking of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” by Forbes magazine.
It wasn’t publicly discussed at the time, but that undesirable attention also nearly spoiled Memphis’ effort to convince Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. to build a transformer manufacturing plant here. Ultimately, Memphis won the plant. MEPPI announced in mid-February it would build the facility at Belz Enterprises Inc.-owned Rivergate Industrial Park.
18. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
19. Mayor Unleashes Lawyers in Fight Against Blight
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is rolling out the latest tool his administration will use to clean up neglected and overgrown Memphis neighborhoods – attorneys.
“We’re hiring lawyers,” Wharton said this month as he stood outside a vacant house on Vesey Avenue off Lamar Avenue that was overgrown with kudzu spilling into the street.
20. Rubin is Challenged on Role in Citi's Risk-Taking
- Friday, April 09, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert Rubin, the former financial superstar once lionized for his global crisis-fighting prowess, was scolded Thursday over the mortgage-securities disaster at Citigroup Inc. when he was a top executive there. His claim he didn't know of the risks piling up drew a sharp retort.
21. Filing Deadline Hits for August Primaries
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
The stage is set for the county’s most anticipated political showdown in the Aug. 5 state and federal primary elections.
Noon today is the deadline for candidates in the primaries, as well as those vying for nonpartisan seats on the Shelby County school board and the three judicial positions, to file their qualifying petitions for the ballot.
22. Once-Embattled Wilbun to Run for Juvenile Court Clerk
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
The invitations urged political supporters to “Return Shep Wilbun” to the Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk’s office.
At a club on South Main Street this month as FedExForum began to fill up a few blocks away, Wilbun hosted an evening fundraiser at $100 a head. It drew State Reps. Ulysses Jones, Larry Miller and Joe Towns as well as Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy.
23. New Mayor Ford Names Kuhn Policy Adviser
- Friday, December 11, 2009
The Shelby County Commission now has two vacancies to fill on the 13-member body.
County Mayor Joe Ford took office Thursday before a standing room-only crowd at the Shelby County Administration Building. And one of his first acts was to name County Commissioner Matt Kuhn as his policy adviser.
24. City’s Dilemma: Fight Crime or Bust Blight?
- Thursday, December 03, 2009
Some Memphis City Council members question whether the city’s crackdown on crime is coming at the expense of efforts to eliminate or prevent blight in neighborhoods.
That sentiment surfaced in a council committee session this week. It came the same week that Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. talked of an emerging anti-crime strategy at his first town hall meeting.
25. It’s Now or Never for Voter Registration
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Oct. 15 special mayoral election.
Early voting begins Sept. 25 with much speculation about how the large field of 25 contenders will affect voter turnout and how the votes are divided.
26. Luttrell Upset Over Possible Sheriff Cuts
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell rarely gets rattled.
That’s what made his opposition to a plan this week to lay off 100 county government employees, including 31 people in his department, so unusual.
27. FDIC's Bair Urges Higher Capital for Banks
- Thursday, April 02, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. says new oversight of big financial institutions deemed to be high risk should include raising their capital requirements to help protect the financial system.
28. Election Totals: Better Late Than Never
- Monday, November 10, 2008
Two days after the Nov. 4 elections, the final unofficial totals were finally posted by the Shelby County Election Commission. The long vote count involved absentee ballots whose count was delayed because of problems with an optical scanning machine.
29. St. Jude's Evans Elected Chair-Elect of National Group
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
30. Networx Becomes Target Of Investigation Request
- Friday, August 03, 2007
Seven Memphis legislators formally have requested that the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) investigate the fiber optics company Memphis Networx and its connection to Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (MLGW).
31. Has Cordova Maxed Itself Out?
- Thursday, June 08, 2006
For 15 years, starting in 1988, Earl Huffman ran a lunchtime eatery near Brooks Road and Airways Boulevard called Bluff City Deli.
He kept customers coming back by offering quality and bargains such as the winter special he once ran, a hot soup and sandwich for $2.89. When business began drifting east, he dutifully uprooted his deli and followed customers to a new spot in Cordova.
32. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 20, 2005
U of M Honors Outstanding Alumnus
Transplants Foundation Names Board Officers
The National Foundation for Transplants announced the election of the following officers of its board of directors: Larry Pardue, chairman; Sandra Livesay, vice chai...
33. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, October 08, 2001
Marketing day in Memphis slated for Oct
Memphis publicists prepare, marketing day is near
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Back by popular demand is Marketing Day in Memphis, an educational and networking conference slated for Oct. 23.
34. Archived Article: Comm Focus (fest)
- Friday, May 26, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Festival offers frenzy of food, fun, family By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News When Tennessee outlawed bingo about 11 years ago, the men of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church parish were worried. For years, their mens club-sponsored b...
35. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, February 15, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON To tax or not to tax Tax Relief and Fairness Act of 1999 will affect consumer and business wallets if it passes through the General Assembly By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Gov. Don Sundquist announced his tax reform plan...
36. Archived Article: Book & Paper Chg
- Wednesday, May 29, 1996
Memphis will be the venue of Tennessees first book and paper show on June 8-9 at the Cook Convention Center. Memphis site for states first book and paper show By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Collectors looking for rare first editions of John Gri...