Editorial Results (free)
1. Early Voting Opens in Midterm Elections
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Early voting opens Wednesday, Oct. 15, across Shelby County as well as Tennessee in the mid-term general elections that are the second most popular election cycle in Shelby County by voter turnout.
2. Suburban Candidates File First Petitions
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald has made it official, filing his qualifying petition to run for another four-year term.
3. First Suburban Candidates File Petitions
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald has made it official, filing his qualifying petition to run for another four-year term.
4. Carnival Memphis Celebrates Trucking Industry
- Friday, May 02, 2014
Trucking industry representatives and employees packed the spacious Tennessee Ballroom at Hilton Memphis, the gleaming glass hotel in East Memphis, for Carnival Memphis’ salute to the trucking industry.
5. Primaries Offer First Major Test of Voter ID Laws
- Monday, March 03, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
6. Mississippi Children Learn With Blues Curriculum
- Friday, December 27, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.
7. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate lined up Wednesday to give final congressional approval to legislation scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
8. Group Kicks Off National Tour on Health Law Defunding
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – One of the chief backers of a plan to defund the federal health care law by tying it to budget negotiations said Monday that he didn't believe Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown as supporters of the approach launched a national tour to spur support for the idea.
9. Blank Joins WKNO-FM As News Director
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Christopher Blank has joined WKNO-FM, the Mid-South affiliate of National Public Radio, as news director. Blank, who has produced feature stories for the station since 2011, will oversee local news production for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
10. 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.
11. Late Rains, Cooler Weather Save Most Tennessee Crops
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
With most of the harvest done in Tennessee, farmers are lamenting the loss of corn but say timely rains that began midsummer saved most other crops.
Cotton is expected to finish among the best per-acre yields ever.
12. 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.
13. Rain a Mixed Blessing for Arkansas Cotton Crop
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Recent rain has generally helped the Arkansas cotton crop, but the accompanying cloudy conditions may impact yield.
Tom Barber, extension cotton agronomist and associate professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said he's checked on-farm demonstration plots and the rain has fluffed up plants.
14. Scorched Earth
- Monday, July 23, 2012
The daily hustle and bustle of city life makes it easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions, one that’s suffering the economic impact of unusually high temperatures and a nationwide drought.
15. Education on the Farm
- Thursday, October 20, 2011
In the Mid-South, pumpkin picking, corn-maze meandering and hayrides across fields of crisp fallen leaves spell October – by far the busiest month for local agritourism businesses.
Factors such as the development of supportive public agritourism initiatives, a renewed consumer interest in the origin and production of food, and the “buy local” movement have in recent years contributed to the growth of agritourism in the Mid-South.
16. Inflation Squeezing Consumers in Weak Economy
- Friday, September 16, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers are spending more to fill their tanks, feed their families and pay the rent. At the same time, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has reached the highest level in three months.
17. Consumers' Confidence Down in June on Job Worries
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer confidence fell to a seven-month low in June on continuing worries about high unemployment and stagnating wages, following a string of bad news that threatens the painfully slow U.S. economic recovery.
18. Dodging the Deluge
- Friday, May 06, 2011
The last time the Memphis river gauge was this high, Memphis was a much different place. In 1937 when the Mississippi River at Memphis topped 48.7 feet, Mud Island was really an island with no levee connecting it to the city and the Wolf River flowing between it and the city proper. Parts of the city were still rural as was the county outside Memphis. Today’s suburban development was a long way off, and Millington was still a few years away from getting the Naval Air Station.
19. Calif.-Based EMJ Files Permit For Arlington Distribution Center
- Tuesday, May 18, 2010
3167 Cypress Ridge Drive
Arlington, TN 38002
Permit Amount: $7 Million
Project Cost: $7 million
Permit Date: Applied May 2010
Completion: October 2010
Owner: Earle M. Jorgensen Co.
Tenant: Earle M. Jorgensen Co.
20. Cotton Production Falls 34 Percent in Arkansas in 2009
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A drop in Arkansas cotton production by a third from 2008 to 2009 hurt gins, warehouses and other cotton handlers as well as farmers, according to analysts.
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said cotton production in Arkansas dropped by 34 percent from 2008 to 2009. The report released Tuesday said 852,000 cotton bales were produced in the state in 2009, compared to nearly 1.3 million bales in 2008.
21. Federal Money Factor in Miss. Charter School Debate
- Friday, March 26, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are considering a charter school proposal that proponents say could better position the state for the federal Race to the Top competition and provide an option for parents with children in struggling schools.
22. 16 Tenn. Counties Seek Farm Assistance
- Friday, November 27, 2009
Gov. Phil Bredesen is seeking federal farm assistance for 16 Tennessee counties hurt by excessive rain and flooding that occurred in September and last month.
Bredesen requested a disaster designation for the counties in a letter this week to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The 16 counties are Bradley, Chester, Cumberland, Hamilton, Hardeman, Lauderdale, Macon, McMinn, McNairy, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Shelby, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson.
23. Public-Private Partnerships at Center of Freight Conference
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Memphis’ intermodal and freight capabilities are legendary. The city has boasted the world’s busiest cargo airport for 17 straight years thanks to hometown shipping giant FedEx Corp.
24. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf
- Monday, September 07, 2009
A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.
Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.
25. Lendermon: Cobblestones Must Be Preserved
- Monday, August 17, 2009
The Memphis Cobblestone Landing takes up about 600 yards of riverfront that dates back to the 1800s. The cobblestones, where boats unloaded and loaded cotton, other goods and passengers, are on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Cotton Row District.
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Regional Logistics Council Meeting today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Memphis Marriot East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Ross Bjella, president of DDN Pharmaceutical Logistics, will be the speaker. R.S.V.P. to Janelle Robinson at 543-3532 or email@example.com.
27. Berclair Animal Hospital Continues Renovations to New Downtown Facility
- Thursday, May 31, 2007
For the past five months, the racket at 668 S. Main St. has been made by construction crews renovating the historic building.
Soon, the whirring of drills will be replaced by the woofing of dogs as the building's new owner, Berclair Animal Hospital, prepares to open the doors to its new veterinary clinic, dubbed Berclair Downtown Animal Hospital
28. South Main Area Sees Continued Growth
- Tuesday, January 03, 2006
These days, the eyes of Memphis shoppers, developers, tourists, condo hunters and the film industry are all looking south - as in the South Main Arts District, by most accounts one of the most aesthetically and culturally distinct destinations in Memphis.
29. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, June 13, 2003
wins Tennessee honor
The Tennessee Municipal League selected the Cobblestone Walkway project as an Award of Recognition winner in the 2003 Rebuild Tennessee Infrastructure awards program.
30. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 02, 2003
Calendar of Events, June 2-8
Calendar of events June 2-June 8
The 17th annual Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.s golf tournament begins with registration at 10:30 a.m. at Southwind. Golfers will receive a box lunch. A recept...
31. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, October 01, 2002
By Stacey Wiedower
Streetscape plan perks up public passageways
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
Downtown streets have improved since 1849, when no joke a thick layer of mud caused a mule to drown at the corner of Madison Avenue and Sec...
32. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, September 20, 2002
The directors chair
In the directors chair
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
J Noble was only following his mothers advice when he climbed into the directors chair instead of donning the actors robe.
My mom advised me to move toward direc...
33. Archived Article: Ftn P
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002
FTN co-brands on Web project FTN co-brands on Web project BancIntelligence.com, a support portal and Web-based analytics application service provider for the banking industry, has entered into a strategic business alliance with FTN Financial, one of...
34. Archived Article: Ebay P.2
- Friday, July 13, 2001
Ebay U to visit Memphis Memphis hosts session of eBay U By SUE PEASE The Daily News For all those eBay enthusiasts who cant get enough of buying and selling items on the trading giants Web site, get ready for a full day of eBay indoctrination Saturd...
35. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead)
- Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Landmarks to review cobblestone plans Landmarks to review plan for cobblestones By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Plans for a walkway and three shade structures to be built overlooking Memphis historic cobblestone landing will be up for review today ...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 15, 2000
Dr Calendar May 15-22 May 15 The unveiling of a commemorative U.S. postage stamp will take place at 11 a.m. on the steps of Porter Leath Childrens Center. The U.S. Postal Service will issue the stamp extolling the joys of adoption. Porter Leath is o...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 10, 1999
May 10 May 10 Shelby County Republican Women will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The speaker will be state Sen. Tom Leatherwood, who will discuss the Tennessee Tax Reform Act of 1999. For more information, call Jean...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 03, 1999
May 4 May 4 The Greater Memphis Association for Quality will hold its 1999 awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Ed Clark, senior vice president of operations support and engineering for ...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 13, 1997
Oct Oct. 13 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will sponsor a seminar titled "Bullet Proofing Your Practice" from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott. The course discussion leader will be Kimberly Burke of Millsaps Colle...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 06, 1997
Oct Oct. 7 The Quality Center will sponsor an ISO 9000 implementation workshop through Oct. 8. For more information, call 543-3530. The Business Emergency Preparedness Council will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Ridgeway Inn, 5679 Poplar Ave. The speaker...
41. Archived Article: Bbq Chg
- Friday, May 16, 1997
By CAMILLE H Barbecue contest grows after 20 years By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News More than 90,000 people are expected to set foot in Tom Lee Park this weekend for the annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. 1997 marks the 20th anni...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 12, 1997
May 14 May 14 The Institute of Real Estate Management will sponsor its Spring Expo 97 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. For more information, call 684-6392. The University of Memphis will sponsor a teleconference at...
43. Archived Article: Cotton Council Lj
- Wednesday, September 11, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Cotton Council fall meeting convenes today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News U.S. cotton industry issues ranging from world cotton competitiveness to eradicating the boll weevil will be the focus of a series of cotton industry meetings ...
44. Archived Article: Govt Fcs (gov Conf-ag)
- Friday, June 21, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Governors council presents recommendations for improving states agricultural industry By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although the word "agriculture" has been a prominent feature on the states official seal for the past 200 ...