Editorial Results (free)
1. Can Grizz Dig Out of Conference Finals Hole?
- Friday, May 24, 2013
So the family room is full for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. It’s the third quarter, or maybe early in the fourth, and there’s a moment of quiet.
“Wow, that’s a slow-moving system,” my wife says.
2. Basketball Boon
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Nothing Too Absurd With These Grizz
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Trade 40 percent of your bench to Cleveland, play the Lakers the next night, and everything will be just fine. The Fakers are so bad they might not beat El Segundo Middle School at their gym.
But so what? Teams that make trades to avoid the luxury tax – small-market beggars – can’t be choosers. So the Grizzlies graciously accept the 106-93 victory, marvel at the 27-14 record and No. 4 spot in the Western Conference standings, and do all they can do to keep it going.
6. Pre-Grizz Comments Show Change is Coming
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Deadspin.com has been getting a lot of publicity for breaking the story about the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax. But the site also compiled a list that is of far more relevance to local NBA fans:
7. Gay Must be Traded Either Now or Later
- Friday, January 11, 2013
The time will come – after this season, if not before the Feb. 21 trade deadline – when moving Rudy Gay will be the only sensible thing for the Grizzlies’ new ownership to do.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave – or The Pyramid – you know that Rudy rumors are rampant. Pick a media outlet – from ESPN to Grantland to USA Today – and you can find any number of possible trade scenarios.
8. Foreclosures Continue Rise in Third Quarter
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
At a public gathering at Calvary Episcopal Church last week, the city’s Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb lamented the pervasiveness of poverty in Memphis.
9. More Expensive Gas Pushes US Consumer Prices Up
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Higher gas costs drove up U.S. consumer prices in September for the second straight month. Outside energy, there was little sign of inflation.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month, matching the August increase. In the past 12 months, prices have increased 2 percent. That's in line with the Federal Reserve's inflation target.
10. Tame US Prices, More Confident Builders Aid Growth
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little Tuesday after reports that consumer prices stayed tame and homebuilder confidence rose to the highest level in six years.
11. Anti-Blight Efforts Kick Into High Gear
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
As mid-day traffic made an s-curve in South Parkway, a block of Bullington Avenue behind the trees in the curve was getting a makeover from work crews from several city departments.
And the fourth house on the block to be demolished in a week’s time started to come down Monday, Oct. 15.
12. Market Value
- Monday, May 14, 2012
Investor Warren Buffett admitted in his annual letter to shareholders recently that he was “dead wrong” in his early 2011 prediction that the housing market would have begun recovery by now.
13. Highwoods Properties' Q1 Net Income Rises
- Thursday, May 03, 2012
Highwoods Properties Inc.’s first-quarter net income was $16.7 million – up from $10.1 million during the same period last year – the Raleigh, N.C.-based real estate investment trust announced Wednesday, May 2, in its Q1 earnings conference call.
14. Wacky Rules Complicate Race for GOP Delegates
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Look out for some wacky results in the race for delegates in the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses. There might even be a state or two where the second-place candidate gets the most delegates, starting with Tuesday's caucuses in Iowa.
15. Land South of Shelby Forest Sells for $2.3 Million
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Near Shelby Forest Park
Sale Amount: $2.3 million
Sale Date: Nov. 17, 2011
Buyer: Warren Nickolas Nunn
Seller: Estate of William S. Howard Sr.
Loan Amount: $2.5 million
Loan Date: Nov. 18, 2011
Maturity Date: n/a
Lender: Patriot Bank
Details: Warren Nickolas Nunn has bought several large parcels of vacant land from the estate of William S. Howard Sr. for $2.3 million, financing it with a $2.5 million loan through Patriot Bank.
16. Memphis in May Buys 56 S. Front for HQ
- Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Memphis in May International Festival Inc. has bought a 14,600-square-foot building at 56 S. Front St. for $250,000, with plans to move its headquarters to the site. It’s the third planned use for the site, which formerly was slated to be converted into a hotel and, later, into apartments.
17. Home Permits Up 91 Percent In October
- Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Local homebuilders filed 91 percent more new home permits during October compared with the same month last year, thanks to an out-of-town builder’s work in a Whitehaven subdivision.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 107 permits last month, up significantly from 56 in October 2010, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
18. FDA Says Medtronic Catheter Raises Safety Concerns
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study’s safety goal.
19. Event Planners Brace for Rising River, Outdoors Inc. Race Permanently Canceled
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It’s not the rain here. It’s the rain going into the Mississippi River north of Memphis that is the cause for concern as the Memphis In May International Festival prepares to kick off this weekend.
20. Event Planners Brace for Rising River, Outdoors Inc. Race Permanently Canceled
- Monday, April 25, 2011
It’s not the rain. It’s the rain going into the Mississippi River north of Memphis that is the cause for concern as the Memphis In May International Festival prepares to kick off this weekend.
- Monday, April 18, 2011
Agape Child & Family Services will hold its annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament Monday at noon at TPC Southwind, 3325 Club at Southwind. Teams of four are $1,600 and individuals are $400. Sponsorships are available and start at $500. For more information or to register, call 323-3600 or visit www.apagemeanslove.org.
22. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
23. Apartments Could Fill Former Mongo Nightclub Space
- Friday, December 11, 2009
Downtown officials soon might be able to scratch a cluster of properties on Cotton Row off the area’s list of Big Empties.
Joe Sinkovich wants to turn the three buildings at 56, 60 and 62 Front St. that once housed the Prince Mongo’s Planet nightclub into space for 23 apartments and 12,000 square feet of street-level commercial space. That commercial usage would include a roughly 5,000-square-foot pizza restaurant on the ground floor of 60 South Front that seats about 150 people, according to plans Sinkovich has filed with the Center City Development Corp.
24. Walgreen Fiscal Q3 Profit Falls 9 Percent
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Monday its profit fell 9 percent in the fiscal third quarter despite improving sales as greater expenses, including those related to its reorganization efforts, reduced its income.
25. Aerotropolis Discussion Planned for Chamber Luncheon
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
The logistics and distribution industries are closely aligned with commercial real estate, and nowhere is their relationship more apparent than in the realm of an aerotropolis, in which a city’s economy is centered on its airport.
26. P&G Taps Gary, Ind., Native McDonald to Lead
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
CINCINNATI (AP) - Procter & Gamble Co. said Wednesday it chose 29-year company veteran Bob McDonald, citing his broad global experience, to lead the world's largest consumer-products company.
27. Quality Inn Owner Faces Foreclosure
- Monday, April 06, 2009
A foreclosure notice for property owned by Lalji Hotels LLC has been filed and appears on Page 33 of today’s paper. The property at 6068 Macon Cove is currently a Quality Inn. The original loan, taken out in 2003, was for $1.8 million and the lender was General Electric Capital Corp.
28. As Unemployment Rises, Uncle Sam Has Jobs
- Tuesday, February 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economic downturn has forced private industry and state and local government to shed jobs, but one major employer in the country is hiring: The federal government.
While the nation's 11 million unemployed and the millions more who fear losing their jobs may feel Washington should streamline too, economists say a strong federal work force is key to economic recovery. Were President Barack Obama to put any of the nearly 2 million federal civil servants out in the street in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the consequences could be dire.
29. Former FedEx HQ Recast as Aerotropolis
- Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The building that served as FedEx Corp.’s initial corporate headquarters is at the center of a rebranding campaign designed to tap into the city’s growing aerotropolis concept.
30. Home Sales Down 24 Percent From Last Year
- Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The housing slump showed no signs of abating in November, as all indicators in the residential market trended downward yet again.
There were 960 home sales in Shelby County during November, a 24 percent decline from 1,265 sales in November 2007 and a 25 percent decline from 1,269 sales in October, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
31. Higher-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs
- Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Self-insuring for health care may sound like a scary concept, but it can save money for small businesses as well as individuals.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare are some of the companies that offer high-deductible plans for policyholders who agree to self-insure through health savings accounts or through Section 105 health reimbursement arrangements.
32. October Foreclosures Present Good News, Bad News
- Monday, November 17, 2008
October was the epitome of one step forward, two steps back on the foreclosure front in Shelby County. While residential foreclosures decreased compared to the same month a year ago, they were up from the previous month. Also, the year-to-date figures remain high, and the toll that foreclosures are taking on home values in the area remains strong.
33. Delta Air Lines Swings to 3Q Loss
- Thursday, October 16, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc. will scale back international growth plans in the coming months and is prepared to cut more domestic capacity if needed to weather the global financial crisis, executives said Wednesday as the carrier reported it swung to a loss in the third quarter despite a rise in sales.
34. CCRFC to Discuss South Main PILOT
- Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. today will discuss a variety of items including the consideration of a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement for Downtown Developers LLC for the property at 58-62 S. Main St.
35. Economic Forecast Weak Even If Housing, Credit Improve
- Tuesday, May 20, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – First the good news: The worst of the painful housing slump and the credit crunch might come to an end this year. Now the bad: The economy will weaken further and unemployment will rise.
36. Law Enforcement Takes Prostitution Fight to New Level
- Monday, April 28, 2008
The same week the city's strip clubs lost a key round in Memphis federal court, Memphis police and the Shelby County District Attorney General's office were opening another front in their campaign against prostitution.
37. CCDC to ConsiderSecurity Funding
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The Center City Development Corp. will consider a request for funding today for a pilot security program that will cost $53,000.
The three-month program wo
38. Developer Closes DealOn Cotton Row Bldgs.
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
Joe Sinkovich, the developer planning to turn three Cotton Row buildings into a boutique hotel, has closed the deal on the purchase. The Bull, Bear & Banker LLC - for which Sinkovich signed loan documents as president -
39. Boutique Hotel PlannedFor Prince Mongo's
- Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The Center City Development Corp. today will consider a development loan application for a $5 million project, The Grade Hotel and Lofts at 56-62 S. Front St.
A developer has plans to t
40. Halle Investment Sees Sales Potential in Collierville
- Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Halle Investment Co. needed just one day to sell all 56 lots at its latest development, the Hartwell subdivision in Collierville - further proof that while the housing market is soft elsewhere, it remains strong in the affluent suburb of about 40,000 people.
41. Germantown Man Linked to Terrorist Organization Also Embroiled in Divorce
- Friday, July 13, 2007
The wife of a Germantown man known to his neighbors as a car salesman and quiet family man - and who was arrested in February for making a false statement on an immigration document - has filed for divorce from her husband of five years.
42. Habitat, MLGW Officials Work to Promote EcoBUILD Initiative
- Friday, May 25, 2007
Most new homeowners experience sticker shock when they receive their initial utility bill, especially if they're moving from an apartment complex where the monthly rent included it.
But that never happened to Tiana Sanders, who moved into her first home last November.
43. EcoBUILD Home Standards Prove Energy Efficient
- Monday, February 26, 2007
Now that the program's first study has been completed, Memphis Light, Gas & Water's EcoBUILD new homes program has exceeded the utility's own expectations.
A study completed in mid-December showed that houses built according to EcoBUILD standards consumed 34 percent less electricity and 56 percent less natural gas in one year than other homes.
44. Nearly Transformed
- Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The transformation has taken several years, been kept on track with the cooperation of the public and private sectors and will have required an investment of more than $200 million once it's all said and done.
45. Archived Article
- Tuesday, August 08, 2006
7761 U.S. 64
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $17 million
Sale Date: July 7, 2006
Buyer: TENN CMX Owner LLC
46. Are Mongo-Owned Buildings Downtown's Salvation?
- Monday, March 20, 2006
Four buildings on a historic block of Front Street have been up for sale for a year and a half, and their future could be central to Downtown Memphis' redevelopment, observers say.
Built in the 1800s, 56, 60, 62 and 64 S. Front St. are owned by Robert "Prince Mongo" Hodges' family.
47. Local Courts See Decline in Filings
- Monday, October 24, 2005
Case filings saw a slowdown in area courts during third quarter 2005, with decreases across the board compared with the same period last year. Shelby County Chancery Court, the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District at Memphis and Shelby County Probate Court all saw declines in filing activity, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
48. Local Courts See Dip in Case Filings
- Friday, July 22, 2005
Case filings saw a spring slowdown in area courts during the second quarter, with decreases in filings almost across the board when compared with the same period last year. Shelby County Chancery Court and the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District at Memphis each saw a drop in activity, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
49. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Fayette County Growth Continued in 2005
Growth Issues Dominate Fayette Agenda in 2004
The Daily News
Fayette County is On the Grow! The slogan put forth by the countys Chamber of Commerce delineates area officials philosophy ...
50. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, January 10, 2005
The Center City Revenue Finance Corporation meets at 9 a
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn-Sycamore View, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. Cost is $10. Call 372-9457 for reservations. Mpact Memphi...
51. Archived Article: Trends
- Monday, November 15, 2004
Air Traffic Controller Shortage Hits Home
The Daily News
Twenty-three years ago, President Ronald Reagan fired thousands of the nations air traffic controllers who refused to return to work after a strike, replacing m...
52. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, January 09, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Site takes Memphis sound to world stage By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Phew. Its been a long week, and its only Wednesday. One of the best local bands around is playing what is rumored to be "the" show of the year but...
53. Archived Article: Popeye (lead)
- Tuesday, July 18, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON More Popeyes Chicken stores land in Mid-South By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News MIC, the local company that owns and operates 47 Burger King locations throughout the Mid-South, has ventured into a new fast food arena: spicy chic...
54. Archived Article: Seniors (lead)
- Tuesday, June 27, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER New facilities to serve growing senior market By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News Two projects that will provide living space for Memphis older citizens are on track to move forward following their recent approval by the Memphis Cit...
55. Archived Article: Graphic (resperms)
- Tuesday, June 06, 2000
On the home front On the home front Residential construction got into full swing in May as more than $21.3 million in new construction began during the month. Cordova was a construction hotspot with 56 permits issued for $9 million in total value in...
56. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, June 04, 1998
Recent Sales of Downtown Commercial Buildings Recent Sales of Downtown Commercial Buildings Address Buyer Price Price/Sq. Ft. Date 119 Madison 9 South 2nd LP $625,000 $33.56 12/02/97 107 S. Main Lon...
57. Archived Article: Mata.st
- Tuesday, September 30, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON MATA to open trolley extension, alter bus routes By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News William Hudson Jr., president and general manager of Memphis Area Transit Authority, and Mayor W.W. Herenton will unveil the new trolley extensio...
58. Archived Article: Orpheum Lj
- Thursday, February 08, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Orpheum Theatre renovation funds reach $5 million mark Donations "coming out of the woodwork" for Orpheum Theatre By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Beginning this fall, Memphians will no longer have to travel to Nashville, St....