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1. Shot Fired From Memphis Ignites Civil War Rematch
- Thursday, January 11, 2018
Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest died in 1877, but 140 years later some people just can’t let their hero or the Old South go away.
In fact, the state Legislature is set to reignite the Civil War – to some degree – in 2018. We hope no gunshots are fired.
2. Memphis Experts See Economic Growth Building Off 2017 Into 2018
- Saturday, January 6, 2018
With resolutions made and the new year now, another annual exercise rises to the forefront – predictions on what Memphis and its economy can expect in 2018.
If 2017 taught us anything, it’s that there’s so much we won’t be able to even remotely see coming, from Memphis bidding to become the potential home for Amazon’s second headquarters to action finally being taken on the Confederate monuments in city parks and so much more.
3. Last Word: Liberty Bowl Post Mortem, Confederate Protest Plans and Absorption
- Wednesday, January 3, 2018
As soon as it was confirmed the Tigers would play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, there was some concern locally about the impact that would have on tourism at the holidays with only one of the bowl teams – Iowa State – being from out of town. The exact dollar figures aren’t in just yet. But the game was enough of a success out of the box that the executive director of the game is talking about a more constant presence in the bowl game for the Tigers now that they’ve made their first appearance in the 59-year history of the game which began in Philadelphia. And there is some precedent in college football for what Steve Ehrhart is talking about.
4. Last Word: Liberty Bowl Weather, Tn Juvenile Justice Report and Atomic Tiki
- Thursday, December 28, 2017
Liberty Bowl field painted? Check. Crowds starting to check in – no pun intended? Check. Escorts on motorcycles with plenty of flashing lights to get from one “emergency” event to another? Check. And, of course, the formal reminder to eat no one’s dessert but your own during the Peabody luncheon? Check.
5. Nonprofit Leader: Removal of 2 Memphis Confederate Monuments 'Only the Beginning'
- Thursday, December 21, 2017
The morning after the city’s two best-known Confederate memorials came down in a pair of city parks, the attorney and Shelby County commissioner who leads the private nonprofit to whom the city sold the parks said the organization has plans to “liberate” other parks.
6. Elections, Term Limits, Assemblies Face Council
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Dec. 5, on a move to repeal ranked-choice voting before it ever gets used. The body also talks about a proposed charter change that would raise council term limits from two consecutive terms to three and takes the first of three readings on changes to the ordinance that sets ground rules for parades, marathons and protests on city streets.
7. Last Word: Haslam Talks, Harding Consolidates and Lenoir Launches
- Friday, September 29, 2017
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had a bit more to say Thursday about a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is leaving than the “I love my job” quote we chronicled earlier in the week that Corker quickened the pace of with his decision on re-election. Haslam says he is giving a run for the Senate serious consideration. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning is not.
8. ‘Divisive Symbols’: Mississippi Case Offers Hope for Forrest Bust Removal
- Thursday, September 7, 2017
State Sen. Lee Harris is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s request for the state of Mississippi to respond to a lawsuit seeking to remove the Confederate battle flag from its state flag.
9. Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. Unveiled in his Hometown
- Tuesday, August 29, 2017
ATLANTA (AP) – The daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. stood beside her father's newly unveiled statue Monday, just a few blocks from where he grew up, handing out hugs and telling each well-wisher: "It's about time."
10. Last Word: Rumors, The Return of Tyreke Evans and Broadband in Millington
- Monday, July 10, 2017
There is a popular saying attributed to Winston Churchill that goes like this: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Even before social media, that was certainly the case in this part of the world called Memphis. The part of our history that doesn’t fit in books is littered with rumors that turned the city upside down in a much shorter period of time than it took to repair the damage done. That is what happened this weekend with Memphis Light Gas and Water.
11. Trump Seeks to End Program for Older Jobless Americans
- Friday, May 26, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career – helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs.
12. Last Word: Railgarten Redux, Raleigh Springs Mall and Forrest Author Speaks
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Railgarten II, Son of Railgarten, Railgarten, Beyond the Board of Adjustment, Railgarten, Enter The City Council … Take your pick of sequel titles. Railgarten goes back to the City Council Tuesday for at least a committee discussion in which the council considers whether it should take back the special use permit it granted the bar-restaurant. This is a follow up to the Board of Adjustment decision last month to delay any action on approving the other annexes of the business for 30 days.
13. Tenn. Lawmakers Look to Void Resolution Honoring Forrest Biographer
- Monday, May 1, 2017
NASHVILLE – Memphis lawmakers blasted a Smyrna legislator Thursday morning, accusing him of violating their honor system by sliding a resolution through the House honoring an author they perceive as a Nathan Bedford Forrest apologist.
14. Tennessee Lawmakers Condemn Resolution Lauding Forrest Biographer
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Memphis lawmakers blasted a Smyrna legislator Thursday morning, accusing him of violating their honor system by sliding a resolution through the House honoring an author they perceive as a Nathan Bedford Forrest apologist.
15. With Some Gas Stations Dry, Pipeline Works to Send More Fuel
- Tuesday, September 20, 2016
ATLANTA (AP) – Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread.
16. Tennessee Campus Carry Becomes Law Without Haslam Signature
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.
17. Callahan Breaks Down UT’s 'Pretty Impressive' Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones keeps his pulse on recruiting year-around, along with his SEC counterparts and other FBS coaches.
Chasing recruits is an endless cycle, the lifeblood of championship football teams.
18. Despite Rhetoric, Florida Game Critical for Tennessee's Butch Jones
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
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.
Like it or not, Jones is carrying the weight of UT’s 10-game losing streak to Florida on his shoulders.
19. Memphis City Council to Vote on Forrest Statue Removal
- Tuesday, July 7, 2015
[Update: Adds specifics of City Council's proposal on Nathan Bedford Forrest. The council will vote on the Forrest statue removal today.] With the city budget season done, Memphis City Council members turn their attention Tuesday, July 7, to development in the Pinch district, the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and redrawing council district lines.
20. Wal-Mart's Push on Animal Welfare Hailed As Game Changer
- Monday, May 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.
Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which sells more food than any other store, has a history of using its retail muscle to change the way products are made and sold across the retail industry.
21. Unemployment Rates Fall in 31 US States Last Month
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
22. GOP States Offer Little Help on Buying Insurance
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) – After three years of bashing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican governors were surprisingly mute on the first day consumers could shop for insurance policies through online marketplaces.
23. A Small-Business Star to be Born This Super Bowl
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A small-business star will be born during a commercial break in Super Bowl XLVIII.
A company yet to be selected will have its own 30-second ad during the game, giving it the kind of exposure usually reserved for mega-brands like Budweiser and Chevrolet. The spot will be the culmination of a competition sponsored by software maker Intuit Inc., which has never run a Super Bowl commercial of its own, but is paying for one small business to be in the spotlight during the third quarter of the Big Game.
24. Mississippi Says No Thanks to Medicaid Expansion Dollars
- Friday, October 19, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
25. 6 Months Later, What has Occupy Protest Achieved?
- Monday, March 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.
26. AP Analysis: States Face Long Slog After Recession
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
At statehouses around the country, the Great Recession is far from over: It could take years for many states to climb out of the hole and return to pre-downturn spending levels.
An Associated Press examination of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets and bank accounts still ravaged by a drop in tax revenue. Many states are also facing enormous long-term pension and health care obligations. At the same time, the payout of stimulus money from Washington that helped many states in their darkest hours has come to an end.
27. FedEx Breaks Ground for Norcross, Ga., Facility
- Monday, February 21, 2011
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) – FedEx Corp. broke ground in Norcross for a distribution facility the company expects to employ 240 workers and 75 contractors when it opens next year.
28. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.
Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:
29. November Auto Sales Show Industry in Recovery
- Friday, December 3, 2010
DETROIT (AP) – After a year of watching auto sales slowly increase month by month, industry executives are finally willing to firmly declare that the U.S. market is in recovery.
People who had been too afraid to make a big car purchase are finally coming back to dealerships, a little more confident that they won't lose their jobs. And that's reflected in November's auto sales figures: Industry sales were up 16.9 percent for the month compared with a year ago. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai all posted double-digit gains.
30. Colliers Sells Property to Union Forklift
- Friday, October 22, 2010
Colliers International recently sold an 18,750-square-foot building in the Perimeter Point Business Park, 2188 Spicer Cove.
31. Nonprofit Orgs Create Garden for Binghampton
- Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Land that lay fallow and forgotten for decades has been cleared and tilled for a garden to nourish Binghampton residents with fresh vegetables and provide them with jobs.
More than 30 volunteers shoveled mulch, planted seeds and built a hoop house on a 1.5-acre plot alongside Cypress Creek on Friday.
32. College Lite: Post-high school training programs – how do they rate?
- Monday, June 15, 2009
Jess Parrish used to say that when he started Shelby State Community College in 1970, he ran it out of the trunk of his car. His comment reflected the hard work it took to start a two-year college. Parrish also was acknowledging some of the perceptions about community colleges that exist to this day – eight years after SSCC merged with State Technical Institute to become Southwest Tennessee Community College, the largest community college in the state.
33. Supporters Try to ReviveHealth Bill
- Friday, October 19, 2007
House supporters tried Thursday to revive a health bill they said would aid more of the nation's most vulnerable children, but they appeared to lack the votes needed to override President Bush's veto.
34. Despite Recent Fire, Court Square Projects Move Forward
- Monday, October 16, 2006
As intense as it was, the Oct. 6 early morning blaze that damaged three Downtown buildings overlooking Court Square apparently didn't extinguish plans to transform them into a $45 million mixed-use development.
35. Archived Article: Comm College (lead) St
- Wednesday, May 3, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Merger between local community colleges in final stages By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Plans have been finalized to merge two local community colleges, Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis, ...
36. Archived Article: Donation (lead)
- Monday, April 24, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Library seeks donors to get Hunt-Phelan artifacts By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News The Mississippi Valley Collection housed in the University of Memphis library might soon contain even more insight into the citys rich cultural he...