VOL. TMN-8 | NO. 40 | Saturday, September 26, 2015
Church Health Center’s Antony Sheehan to keynote health care seminar
The debate, hand-wringing, expert studies and frustrations over what to do about fixing the nation’s health care system are certainly a testament to the scale of the problem and the elusiveness, so far, of solutions.
All signs are pointing to Memphis getting a bike-sharing program. Explore Bike Share has reached the end of the trail as the local initiative has sent out a request for proposals to take public bikes-for-hire to the next level.
The Foote Homes public housing development is still standing with word Monday, Sept. 28, that the city of Memphis has secured a $30 million federal grant to convert it to a mixed-use, mixed-income development.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS EDITORIAL
Memphis can at times be a study in great contrasts – shades of light and darkness.
EMPHASIS Health Care
Campbell Clinic’s Eric Bowman on his medical mission trip to Honduras
On the first morning of his group’s visit to a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as part of a medical mission trip, fourth year Campbell Clinic resident Dr. Eric Bowman was taken aback by the patients’ response.
The fight against strep throat is being waged from Memphis.
Expanding a base of primary physician care – in Memphis and elsewhere – is increasingly seen as a compelling answer to fixing some of the things that are broken about health care.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
1982: Memphis Mayor Wyeth Chandler resigns to become a Shelby County Circuit Court judge.
Trader Joe’s has confirmed plans for its first Memphis-area store. The specialty grocer ended months of speculation and announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, that it would open a 12,500-square-foot store in Germantown.
When Layla Rouse woke up Wednesday, Sept. 23, her phone was practically buzzing with texts and social media messages.
Since its launch in July, the group Memphis Lift says it has contacted 14,000 families in Memphis to tell them where the schools in their community stand in terms of student achievement.
The city of Memphis and the Downtown Memphis Commission are negotiating with the owners of two vacant buildings in the 600 block of Union Avenue in an effort to avoid General Sessions Environmental Court declaring the properties a public nuisance.
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Tuesday, Sept. 22, that a local school teacher convicted of attempted first-degree murder in a 2012 beating of his wife will not get a new trial. Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett had ordered the new trial for Michael Halliburton in June, right after sentencing him to 20 years in prison.
Randy Stepherson recalls the advice his father once gave him.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is getting serious about the Memphis Regional Megasite with new promotional materials intended to attract a major original equipment manufacturer.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency wants to build healthy communities from the ground up.
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. has been scoring double-digit earnings-per-share growth every quarter for nine years running, a trend that predates Apple’s introduction of the first iPhone in 2007.
The best indicator that the national recession was lifting in Memphis was the emergence this year of numerous plans for new hotels and motels.
A federal agency’s attention to Memphis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem could bring stronger investment and resources for startups.
It’s been a long road to economic recovery since the Great Recession struck seven years ago.
Memphis continues to be filled with the sound of music – specifically, music festivals – with a handful on the docket in coming weeks that will fill stages Downtown as well as the Levitt Shell and elsewhere.
Multifamily fundamentals were strong for the second quarter of 2015 as Downtown and Collierville continued to perform well in their new-construction booms.
Memphis-based Central Defense Security has opened four branches in three states since first setting up shop in Memphis in July 2005.
The four major contenders for Memphis mayor all favor keeping the Mid-South Coliseum in some form and a Memphis Zoo parking garage.
The four major candidates for Memphis mayor all have some version of the same basic answer to questions about tax incentives for economic development.
Even after numerous debates, including three on television, it turns out the four major candidates for Memphis mayor did have a few new things to say during the last televised debate of the 2015 election year.
When the city of Memphis got an unmistakable warning in May 2013 from Tennessee comptroller Justin Wilson to get its financial house in order, Memphis mayor A C Wharton was among those quick to caution against likening the city’s problems to those of Detroit.
Lakeland voters elected Michelle Dial and Joshua Roman to the city’s board of commissioners Thursday, Sept. 17, in the town's second election of the year.
Playing on ESPN’s national stage Thursday, Sept. 24, the University of Memphis showed the country what it can do on offense.
If his business was something other than baseball, first-year Memphis Redbirds manager Mike Shildt might be at conference somewhere, shuttling from one hotel ballroom to another, listening to speakers and participating in workshops.
We hope that Mike Conley’s mask is in a museum somewhere, never to be needed again.
Looking back, Mark Alnutt always was an inside guy.
Two games in, it is still a bit too early to declare Marcus Mariota the franchise savior for the Tennessee Titans.
Tennessee’s Butch Jones will coach the biggest game of his three-year tenure with the Vols – and probably the biggest of his entire coaching career – at Florida on Saturday.
Heath Elliott has joined Mercedes-Benz of Collierville as general sales manager. In his new role, Elliott will manage the sales of all new and pre-owned cars sold at the dealership, which opened in 2014.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
Highland Row, Parking Garage, Permit Amount: $5 million -
Indianapolis-based developer Milhaus Development LLC and Memphis-based Poag Shopping Centers LLC have pulled a $5 million building permit as they continue developing the new Highland Row urban infill development.
Gokben Yamandag recalls fond childhood memories visiting open markets for hours on Saturdays in her native Turkey.
A STORY IN EVERY BITE. Last week’s column reminded me of a couple of stories about food. My main editor – my wife – reminded me that I’ve told them before. That happens a lot. It’s about to happen again. Just think of them as second helpings.
There’s something you may be doing every day that’s making you look old. And you probably have no idea what it is. It’s not your clothes, your hairstyle or the AOL email address you’re using (although those aren’t helping either).
Ray’s Take: Creating a retirement plan is a very personal thing because no one but you knows what you want for your future. But a plan is a must-have for everyone, and there are numerous ways to create a retirement plan as individual as you are.
Court’s in recess and there goes the judge! In New England, the Patriots again start the season as the Tom Brady Bunch. In New York, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has crow for breakfast. Case closed!
Most companies have historically used marketing to drive brand awareness and generate sales leads, relying on seasoned sales teams to close these deals by identifying the prospect’s needs, recommending strategic solutions and creating a sense of urgency.
Many of us may take for granted the relative ease in which we live, work and play in our communities. For thousands of Memphians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it’s not always a simple matter.
“What size shoes do you wear?” That was what we heard. We saw a well-dressed woman casually take off her sneakers and give them to a woman who appeared to be homeless. Both were getting cream and sugar for their coffee at the Starbucks on Union Avenue. One walked out with designer sneakers on her feet and the other got into her car wearing socks.
Encouraged by 1000s of Leadership Training workshops, books and sessions, I took a time to contemplate and draft my purpose. The idea is that if you know your driving purpose, this knowledge will guide and attune all future growth. The purpose will act as a point of inspiration, a decision filter, and also an endless surplus of renewal.
Milestones are an important part of life that remind us of something that matters.