Editorial Results (free)
1. Democrats, Republicans Release Endorsement Ballots
- Friday, July 20, 2018
A group of Democrats including former U.S. representative Harold Ford Sr. is preparing to mail and distribute at the polls 60,000 endorsement ballots at no cost to the Democratic contenders on the ballot.
2. Dream Redux
- Saturday, June 16, 2018
On a recent afternoon at AutoZone Park, manager Stubby Clapp’s team had a two-run lead going into the ninth inning. Assigned the task of getting the last three outs: veteran big league closer Greg Holland, he of 186 career saves and three All-Star appearances, and on this day pitching for the Memphis Redbirds on a rehab assignment.
3. Haslam Considering Changes to UT Board of Trustees
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Gov. Bill Haslam is considering reducing the number University of Tennessee Board of Trustees members and trimming the number of finalists presented for top leadership positions in the UT system, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally has confirmed.
4. Hartnell: ‘It’s Very Comforting’ to be Back
- Friday, October 13, 2017
Scott Hartnell ran into unexpected difficulty back in 2000 on one of his very first road trips with the Nashville Predators.
It happened during “Rookie Night,” a time-honored tradition in which the team’s first-year players pay for the pricey dinners of their teammates and trainers.
5. QVC Parent Buying HSN as Shopping Shifts Online
- Friday, July 7, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – QVC's parent company is taking control of the Home Shopping Network for about $2.6 billion in stock to create what they say will be the third-largest e-commerce company in the United States.
6. Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Rural Children Hardest
- Thursday, June 15, 2017
As Congress fiddles with an Obamacare replacement, one likely to cut billions in Medicaid spending, health care experts warn a decrease in funding could be hard on Tennessee.
During a recent forum in Jackson, Andy Schneider of the Georgetown Center on Children and Families reported that 50 percent of Tennessee’s children in small towns and rural areas are covered by Medicaid, a higher percentage than the rest of the nation, and more than in Tennessee’s urban areas where 39 percent have Medicaid.
7. Tubby Gets Mad, Tigers Play Better
- Friday, February 10, 2017
He got their attention. After the Tigers’ dreadful 72-57 loss at UCF last weekend, coach Tubby Smith put away the diplomacy.
“We’re not defending,” he said. “We suck.”
8. The Press Box: For Redbirds and Grizzlies, It’s Not Just Wins and Losses
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Hang onto the past, the good parts – whatever stirs happy echoes for your fan base – but simultaneously press onward into the future. That’s what professional sports teams always need to do.
9. Can Dedric Lawson Win ’Em All? No, And That’s a Problem
- Monday, December 12, 2016
Ultimately, everything would work out just fine. This time.
The University of Memphis would hold off UAB for a 62-55 victory Saturday at FedExForum and everyone would be talking about Dedric Lawson’s near-triple-double: 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks.
10. Have Eligibility? Give Tubby Smith a Call
- Friday, October 7, 2016
In a few minutes, the University of Memphis basketball team would be starting its first practice of the season. All of 10 scholarship players, two of whom were limited in the first practice because of injuries, would be on the court.
11. AZP Glory Days Only Rarely Revisited
- Friday, September 2, 2016
It began on April 1, 2000. The much-anticipated diamond gem Downtown was open for business.
The Memphis Redbirds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-6 in an exhibition game before 15,000 fans at AutoZone Park. Former University of Memphis outfielder Mark Little, leading off and playing center field for Memphis, got the Redbirds’ first hit in the new ballpark. Cardinals catcher Eli Marrero hit the first home run, a two-run blast onto the Bluff in left field.
12. Marc Gasol of Memphis Is Already Right at Home
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
He appreciates a fine wine, but at least symbolically does so with a dab of barbecue on his chin.
He attended Lausanne High School while his big brother was both amazing and frustrating Grizzlies fans. And now we hear from Zach Randolph, via Craig Brewer’s best film to date, “Marc Gasol of Memphis,” that he was listening to Three 6 Mafia all along.
13. Memphis Redbirds' Winning Record Doesn't Extend to Attendance
- Friday, June 26, 2015
The Memphis Redbirds are running last in the 16-team Pacific Coast League’s attendance race; the St. Louis Cardinals own the best record in the 30-team on-field competition run by Major League Baseball.
14. AutoZone Park Ranked No. 2 Among Minor League Parks
- Monday, May 18, 2015
When AutoZone Park opened in 2000, with an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals, it was the undisputed best ballpark below the major leagues. Before the first pitch was ever thrown, everyone from then-Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to then-beloved slugger Mark McGwire raved about the gorgeous new ballpark at Third Street and Union Avenue.
15. Polishing the Diamond
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
Paul Brehm is a baseball fan and the co-owner of a trucking company. On any given night, he personally represents one click through the AutoZone Park turnstile, if you want to think in those terms, but he has the capacity to increase that number several times over.
16. Pastner Rumors Part of 2014-15 Season Narrative
- Friday, January 9, 2015
Wading in with some quick takes on everything from Josh Pastner to Jameis Winston to Baseball Hall of Fame voting …
An acquaintance approached me this week to say that, while he couldn’t vouch for the validity of the story, someone close to him had heard from someone else close to the University of Memphis administration that a “big booster” had delivered the message that “something needs to be done about Josh Pastner.”
17. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
18. Cardinals’ Influence Brings Change to Redbirds
- Friday, September 26, 2014
You don’t have to be in uniform to get cut from the team. Several folks working for the Memphis Redbirds found that out a few days ago.
Multiple sources said several people lost their jobs, just as the Redbirds’ contract with management company Global Spectrum is expiring at the end of September. The Redbirds, of course, were purchased by their parent St. Louis Cardinals as part of the deal that had the city buying AutoZone Park and leasing it back to the Cardinals on a 17-year term.
19. Memorable Sports Week Here, Everywhere
- Friday, May 2, 2014
In the NBA, extra time is always available. Well, at least if it’s a playoff series between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City.
But the newspaper business does not work like that. Even in 2014, we still have deadlines. And deadline for this column was several hours before Game 6 of the Thunder and Grizzlies tipped off at FedExForum Thursday night.
20. ‘Wading in’ on Manziel, Carpenter, Tiger Football
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Wading in and wondering why all the attention on Bo Pelini’s hissy fit? Lee Elia could have done better on his worst day … or worse on his best day. Point is, you’re way more entitled to a tirade when managing the Cubs than when coaching Nebraska football ... .
21. In Due Time, Lynch Will Shine as Tigers QB
- Friday, September 13, 2013
To understand the potential impact of redshirt freshman quarterback Paxton Lynch, you have to do two things up front: forget his numbers (for a while) and look at the numbers produced by other Tiger quarterbacks.
22. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
23. Testimony Ends in Fed Drug Trial
- Friday, March 16, 2012
After five weeks of testimony, the last witness testified Wednesday, March 14, in the Petties drug organization trial in Memphis federal court.
He was Vacha Vaughn, a high-level member of the organization who was shot in a 2004 robbery by men dressed as police officers. Three years later, he was a target of the organization itself because he was believed to be cooperating with authorities.
24. Drug Jury Must Choose ‘Whose Truth’
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Someone has been lying during the trial of two alleged hit men in the Craig Petties drug organization – a trial now ending its sixth week in Memphis federal court.
25. Prosecution Rests in Fed Drug Trial
- Friday, March 9, 2012
The prosecution in the Craig Petties drug organization trial rested in case in chief Thursday, March 8, after four weeks of testimony.
26. Fed Drug Trial Testimony Ends Fourth Week
- Friday, March 2, 2012
Martin Lewis jumped Marcus Brandon as soon as Brandon came on the line in May 2007 during a jailhouse phone call three-wayed by Lewis’ girlfriend using another prisoner’s ID number.
27. Petties Org Drug Trial Hits Fourth Week
- Monday, February 27, 2012
The Craig Petties drug organization trial has settled into some predictable rhythms as it begins its fourth week Monday, Feb. 27, in Memphis Federal Court.
28. Petties Org Drug Trial Ends Third Week
- Friday, February 24, 2012
The Craig Petties drug organization trial has settled into some predictable rhythms as it begins its fourth week Monday, Feb. 27, in Memphis Federal Court.
29. UPDATE: Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Big drug dealers don’t count the money as soon as they make a drug deal. They wait until they leave the exchange to count it.
That was among the details offered Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the full-day of testimony by Orlando Pride, a long time member of the violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties.
30. Petties Associate Testifies On Drug Ring's Origins and Growth
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties began with a group of eight and nine-year-old boys in the Riverside neighborhood of South Memphis selling rocks of crack cocaine to those in cars who would drive down their street, West Dison Avenue, in the neighborhood.
31. Jury Selection Progresses in Major Drug Case
- Thursday, February 9, 2012
Jury selection in the Memphis federal court trial of two alleged hit men for the biggest drug organization ever prosecuted in the court took longer than expected.
The selection process, which began Monday, Feb. 6, and stretched into Wednesday, also provided a window into the dividing line between the privacy of prospective jurors and the need of attorneys and the judge to explore the jury pool’s lives in some depth to pick a fair and impartial group.
32. Court Docket Sees 2 Notable Drug Cases
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
For now, Federal Judge Hardy Mays has decided that the last two defendants in the biggest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court will not be shackled when the jury begins hearing the case.
33. Petties Trial Date Delayed
- Monday, January 9, 2012
The upcoming trial of the last two defendants in the largest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court has been delayed until Feb. 6.
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays postponed the scheduled Jan. 17 start of the trial of Martin Lewis and Clinton Lewis an additional three weeks to Friday, Feb. 6.
34. Rules for Federal Drug Case Still Being Formed
- Thursday, December 15, 2011
The words “inordinate” and “extraordinary” keep coming up in the court documents for the largest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court, even though the case is now down to two defendants who are scheduled to go to trial next month.
35. Drug Cartel Case Moves Closer To January Trial
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays will talk Wednesday, Nov. 16, with attorneys for the three defendants left in the largest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court.
Federal prosecutors and attorneys for defendants Clarence Broady, Clinton Lewis and Martin Lewis come to court for an attorney conference on their way to a scheduled January trial date on drug conspiracy and racketeering charges that also include murder for hire.
36. Defendant in Petties Case Pleads Guilty
- Monday, October 24, 2011
The biggest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court is down to three defendants who have a tentative trial date in January on racketeering and murder-for-hire charges.
Demetrious Fields pleaded guilty last week to three of the counts he faced for his role in the multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties from 1995 to 2008.
37. Feds Seek Anonymous Jury in Drug Case
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
Federal prosecutors want an “anonymous jury” for the trial next year of four men accused of being contract killers for the largest drug ring ever tried in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis.
38. Feds Appear Likely to Seek Death Penalty Against Petties
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The federal government will apparently seek the federal death penalty against alleged drug kingpin Craig Petties.
39. Top White House Lawyer Greg Craig Quitting
- Monday, November 16, 2009
TOKYO (AP) - The White House's top lawyer is returning to private practice and being replaced by a longtime adviser to Barack Obama.
White House counsel Greg Craig, who's leaving in early January, has been the subject of repeated questions about his future since late summer. Centered on talk that Obama's promise to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison by January had gone awry under Craig's leadership, the questions were settled Friday when the White House announced Craig's departure.
40. AP Sources: Comcast Exploring Stake in NBC
- Friday, October 2, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp. is exploring whether to buy a controlling stake in NBC Universal, which would increase Comcast's ownership of the TV shows and movies it distributes to its cable subscribers, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday.
41. Drug Case Conspirator Pleads Guilty to Racketeering
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Bobby Cole didn’t make it past the 11th grade and still has problems understanding what he reads.
But for about two years, Cole was handling millions of dollars in cash and lots of cocaine for one of the largest drug organizations ever to claim Memphis as its base.
42. Bethel Named New VP Of COMEC Board
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Greg Bethel has been named vice president of the board of directors of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children (COMEC). Bethel is the director of human resources for the Jackson-Madison County School System in Jackson, Tenn. He's been on the board of directors for two years.
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Mpact Memphis presents a Leadership Luncheon with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Fogelman Executive Center's lower atrium on the University of Memphis campus, 330 Innovation Drive. Cost is $10. Call 312-7760.
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001
KyRic J KyRic J. Tucker joined Bean & Ison, CPAs and Consultants as a staff accountant. He earned a degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a Salt Lake City certified public accounting firm, wh...
45. Archived Article: Real Focus (hbg)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Hnedak Bobo creates master plan for firms future Hnedak Bobo creates blueprint for firms future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to ensure its success into the 21st century and beyond, Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group has exp...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 15, 1998
Greg L Fecteau has been named service line administrator of oncology at Baptist Memorial Health Care Greg L Fecteau has been named service line administrator of oncology at Baptist Memorial Health Care. He formerly was executive director of primary ...