Fieldstone Apartment Homes, a gated community in southeast Memphis, is in the process of another massive expansion.34. Immigration Attorney Cites Anxiety Over Next Steps in Federal Immigration Rules - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
An experienced Memphis immigration attorney says his advice to anyone who thinks they may be affected by the Trump administration immigration travel ban is “get back in” the U.S. even though the order’s enforcement remains on hold.35. Animal League Partners With Humane Society - Saturday, February 11, 2017
In honor of World Spay Day on Feb. 28, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County and presenting sponsor Germantown Animal Welfare League announce Spay in the City, a new month-long event to raise awareness about the importance of controlling pet overpopulation.36. Methodist North Taps New CEO - Monday, February 13, 2017
In hindsight, it’s no surprise Florence Jones decided to pursue a career in health care more than four decades ago. A lot about the profession, of course, was different back then. But Jones – tapped in recent days as the new CEO at Methodist North Hospital after serving as chief nursing officer and interim CEO there – had the same motivation then as she does today.37. Events - Saturday, February 11, 2017
Elmwood Cemetery will host its Love on the Rocks walking tour Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. starting at Elmwood Cottage at the cemetery, 824 S. Dudley St. This adults-only walking tour of the “romantically challenged” includes tragic (and humorous) tales of love gone wrong. Tickets are $20. Register at elmwoodcemetery.org.38. February 10-16, 2017: This week in Memphis history - Saturday, February 11, 2017
1924: Jack Dempsey, the world heavyweight boxing champion who had defeated challenger Luis Firpo six months earlier in New York, was in Memphis fighting Dutch Seifert. The Memphis match was the first in a series of exhibition nontitle fights on the Pantages vaudeville circuit. Dempsey easily beat Seifert, knocking him out in the first round.39. State Of The Suburbs - Saturday, February 11, 2017
With its central location, unparalleled access to major roads, rails, runways and rivers and low cost-of-living, it’s no surprise that Memphis and the surrounding area is a popular destination for corporate headquarters, national retail brands and major industrial centers.40. Events - Friday, February 10, 2017
ANF Architects will hold an opening reception for Jin H. Powell’s “See Me, Hear Me, I Am Human” exhibition Friday, Feb. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ANF, 1500 Union Ave. On display through March 9, Powell’s works tell the story of “comfort women,” women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. For details, email email@example.com. The Us of Us - Friday, February 10, 2017
I AM US. I am Muslim. I am a COGIC Hindu Jewish WASP Jehovah’s Witness. I am a Roman Catholic Buddhist Satanist Seventh Day Adventist and Latter-Day Saint. I am an Atheist Agnostic Humanist Evangelist. I am a Sunni Shia Christian Rastafarian Taoist Sikh. I am a foot-washing, holy-rolling Jain spiritualist and whatever Lord Voldemort is – and I am not.42. New Book Spurs Call for Fresh Probe of Emmett Till Lynching - Thursday, February 09, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The horrific 1955 Mississippi slaying of Emmett Till, which helped trigger the modern civil rights movement, should be re-investigated now that a key witness is quoted as saying she lied about what the black teen said and did before he was lynched, Till's relatives say.43. Protecting Our Children - Thursday, February 09, 2017
There is an African saying: “When elephants fight, only the grass gets trampled.” Since my only encounters with elephants are limited to an occasional trip to the zoo, I didn’t understand the significance of that saying until I saw elephants fighting on an Animal Planet show. 44. New Tri-State Defender Has Credibility, Influence in the Community - Thursday, February 09, 2017
When president and publisher Bernal E. Smith II speaks about his newspaper, The New Tri-State Defender, and how business is conducted today and what’s necessary for success going forward, he sounds like just about any other newspaper executive trying to navigate today’s quick-change media world.45. Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Confirms DeVos for Education Post - Wednesday, February 08, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.46. Moorman Named Chief Scientist at Ducks Unlimited - Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Tom Moorman has been named chief scientist of Memphis-based Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to conserving North American waterfowl habitats. Moorman, who will take over from retiring chief scientist Scott Yaich on March 1, has worked for DU for more than 25 years, most recently serving as head of its 13-state Southern Region. 47. Workplace Implications of Trump’s Immigration Ban - Wednesday, February 08, 2017
As chief scientist, Moorman will serve as DU’s leader on waterfowl and habitat science, provide vision and direction in addressing DU’s science needs and ensure it maintains its standing and credibility as a top-notch science-based organization.
On Jan. 30, President Trump signed a controversial executive order focusing on immigration issues. Titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals,” the order placed an immediate freeze on all entry for individuals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan for at least 90 days. 48. Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad With Call to House 100K in Need - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need.
An announcement on the rental service's website said it plans to start with refugees, disaster survivors and relief workers, but wants "to accommodate many more types of displaced people over time." The company also said it will donate $4 million over four years to the International Rescue Committee.49. FedEx Institute Holds First Cybersecurity Certification - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology Cluster to Advance Cyber Security & Testing recently held its first training program in Nashville. The State-of-the-Art Cyber Security Certification Program was held at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. This certification program focused on a broad scope of topics pertaining to cybersecurity and vulnerabilities.50. Collierville Police Radio Transmissions Available - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
The Collierville Police Department is offering a “play-by-play of the department’s daily radio transmissions online to citizens.
The radio traffic is available on the web through Broadcastify.com and on mobile devices via the Broadcastify app, available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.51. People More Crucial Than Plans - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Creating fundraising plans for our clients is one of our core services. We invest time learning each organization, its culture, assets, position in the marketplace, challenges and successes. And we get to know the people. We combine our learnings and experience to create a fundraising plan. While we wish a plan could magically bring resources to a nonprofit, the truth is that it won’t. A plan is only as valuable as the people who implement it. 52. Strickland Studies Options in Face of Immigration Travel Ban Order - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has been getting a crash course in immigration policies – federal and local – in the last week.53. Analysis: Some Super Bowl Ads Score, Others Fumble - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
There is no greater scrutiny that a brand faces for its marketing prowess than during the biggest U.S. sporting event of the year. Courageous brands bet big that their ad would win hearts and minds among consumers, but alas, only 40 percent of Super Bowl ads earned favorable ratings from our team of advertising professionals.54. Animal League, Humane Society Partner on Spay in the City - Monday, February 06, 2017
In honor of World Spay Day on Feb. 28, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County and presenting sponsor Germantown Animal Welfare League announce Spay in the City, a new month-long event to raise awareness about the importance of controlling the pet overpopulation problem by spaying and neutering pets.55. The Week Ahead: February 7-13 - Monday, February 06, 2017
There’s a lot to love this week, Memphis! The 41st annual Memphis Open tennis tournament begins Saturday at The Racquet Club of Memphis. That same morning historic Elmwood Cemetery hosts a “Love on the Rocks” walking tour featuring tragic and humorous tales of love gone wrong. And if you love the Grizzlies, they are playing the not-so-loved San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors this week. 56. Trump Inherits a Healthy Job Market, With Solid Hiring - Monday, February 06, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has inherited a healthy-looking job market from his predecessor, with the U.S. economy registering a burst of hiring in January and an influx of Americans looking for work.57. Dixon Hughes Goodman Expects More Growth in Memphis in 2017 - Saturday, February 04, 2017
During periods of uncertainty and unexpected rule changes, business owners turn to the interpreters of those rules, practical advice givers who can help an enterprise find a clear path forward.
Given the period of regulatory upheaval of recent years – and the almost certainty of more change to come now that a new national administration has come to power – no wonder the Memphis office of accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman is on a tear at the moment.58. Body Count - Saturday, February 04, 2017
A day at a time, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has been writing the names of those who have been murdered in a notebook he keeps with him since he became mayor in January 2016.
When five people, two of them 15 years old, died violently the weekend that much of the world’s attention was on protest marches and the new administration in Washington, Strickland was getting updates on the latest surge in violence.59. Arkansas Committee Approves Bill Requiring Use of American-Based Laws - Friday, February 03, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas House committee has approved a bill that would re-quire state judges to use American-based laws when deciding cases, rejecting concerns the legis-lation might be unconstitutional and complaints that it targets Muslims.60. Hart’s Tenure as AD Has Been Mostly Good for Vols - Friday, February 03, 2017
While we wait – and wait and wait and wait – for the University of Tennessee to hire its next athletics director, let’s ponder the man who soon will walk out the door.
Dave Hart is leaving the UT athletics department better than he found it. He got things back on solid financial footing. He brought a measure of stability.61. Local Soul Taking the Pain Out of Fundraising - Friday, February 03, 2017
For Local Soul founder Cade Peeper, keeping things as “hyper local” as possible is a big focus heading into the company’s launch year into the Greater Memphis market.62. Last Word: Travel Ban Protest, Other Trump React and Sierra Club Goes To Court - Thursday, February 02, 2017
Grizz over the Nuggets in Denver Wednesday 119-99. The Tigers play USF in Tampa Thursday.
Another big crowd for a Memphis march, the second in less than two weeks including the Memphis Women’s March. The Wednesday march, focused on President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban order, was smaller than that, but still sizeable and diverse.63. Data: Self-Driving Cars Needing Less Human Help Than in Past - Thursday, February 02, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup needing to intervene, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators.64. View From the Hill: Haslam Plan Tilts Broadband Playing Field - Thursday, February 02, 2017
State Reps. Pat Marsh and Art Swann emerged from a meeting underwhelmed by Gov. Bill Haslam’s legislation to spread broadband internet access across Tennessee.
“I thought there would be a lot more to it,” says Marsh, a Shelbyville Republican, calling the proposal “a drop in the bucket” financially but at least a starting point.65. Temple Israel Expanding Into Crosstown Concourse - Thursday, February 02, 2017
495 N Watkins St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Tenant: Temple Israel
Details: In a letter that went out to its congregation over the weekend, Temple Israel announced plans to expand into the Crosstown Concourse this summer.66. Connecting People at Heart of Plans For $12M Friendship Park - Thursday, February 02, 2017
Officials said the new Crosstown campus won’t be a second synagogue, but will instead enhance the Temple’s community outreach programs.
“We believe that Temple will thrive in Crosstown and that you, the members, will be truly amazed by the collaboration in the years ahead,” Temple Israel president Elkan Scheidt said in the email. “Crosstown’s creativity, innovation, and social-action focus aligns seamlessly with Temple and Reform Judaism’s inclusive philosophy.”
Temple Israel formed a preliminary Crosstown committee, which included Cara Greenstein, Alex Shindler, Daniel Kiel, Meggan Kiel, Bruce Landau, Susanne Landau, Joanna Lipman, Josh Lipman, Liz Rudnick and Elton Parker to discuss the move before deciding to sign a lease for a 1,200-square-foot “Midtown Living Room” in the Concourse.
“By offering countless programming and Tikkun Olam opportunities, Temple Israel Crosstown will bring the celebrated Temple Israel spirit of 38120 to 38104,” the announcement went on to say. “It will also become a new member gateway for unaffiliated Downtown/Midtown Jews and newcomers to Memphis.”
“Tikkun Olam, Hebrew for “repairing this broken world,” expresses the fundamental Jewish idea that what we do to heal the hurt and help those who are suffering most – in our city and in this world – is what matters most to the one God who loves us all,” Rabbi Micah Greenstein, senior rabbi at Temple Israel, said.
The email outlined some of the programs Temple Israel could offer in Crosstown, such as partnerships with their Crosstown neighbors, lunch and learns, baby-and-me classes, Hebrew tutoring and Women of Reformed Judaism-Sisterhood knitting for the Manna House.
Temple Israel, which is located at 1376 E. Massey Road, was founded in 1854 as the first permanent Jewish house of worship in Tennessee and now serves 1,500 member families in the Memphis area.
Heartsong Church and the Memphis Islamic Center, neighbors in Cordova, are shattering notions of hatred and divisiveness seen elsewhere in the world with plans to develop a $12 million Friendship Park connecting their two properties.67. Creative Aging Delivers Music as Therapy - Thursday, February 02, 2017
With his acoustic electric guitar and pedalboard, Steve Johnston is a one-man memory band: He is Roy Orbison singing “Oh, Pretty Woman” and Elvis Presley chanting the chorus of “Johnny B. Goode” and crooning “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear.”68. Last Word: The Borders of Violence, Guilty Verdict and Blue Suede Security - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Whenever there is a shooting of or near school children, one of the first things that happens once the police have investigated is detailing exactly where the incident happened – specifically whether it was actually on school property or near school property.69. Trump to Sign Order Strengthening Cybersecurity - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order aimed at improving the government's ability to protect its computer networks and fend off hackers.
The move puts the head of the Office of Management and Budget in charge of cybersecurity efforts within the executive branch and directs federal agency directors to develop their own plans to modernize their infrastructure.70. Immigration Order Playing Well to Trump's Fans Around Nation - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House.71. Travel Ban Throws Research, Academic Exchange Into Turmoil - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
BOSTON (AP) – Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engineering, with untold numbers of scholars blocked from entering the U.S.72. Full Text of Gov. Bill Haslam's State of the State Address - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Here is the full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to a joint convention of the Tennessee General Assembly on Monday.
Speaker Harwell, Lieutenant Governor McNally, Speakers Pro Tem Tracy and Johnson, Members of the 110th General Assembly, Justices, Constitutional Officers, General Slatery, Commissioners, Friends, Guests, fellow Tennesseans, and for the seventh year in a row, the woman voted best first lady in the land, Crissy. My kids even made it this year.73. St. Jude Names New Department Chair - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Dr. Stephen Gottschalk has been named chair of the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
He will join St. Jude in August, and in his new role he’ll be responsible for management of the department’s clinical, research and educational activities.74. Temple Israel Announces Crosstown Expansion - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
In a letter that went out to its congregation over the weekend, Temple Israel announced plans to expand into the Crosstown Concourse this summer.
Officials said the new Crosstown campus won’t be a second synagogue, but will instead enhance the Temple’s community outreach programs.75. Temple Israel Announces Crosstown Expansion - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
In a letter that went out to its congregation over the weekend, Temple Israel announced plans to expand into the Crosstown Concourse this summer.
Officials said the new Crosstown campus won’t be a second synagogue, but will instead enhance the Temple’s community outreach programs.76. Cohen Co-Sponsors Bill to Stop Trump Immigration Order - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is among the House sponsors of a bill that would prohibit the use of federal funds to enforce President Donald Trump’s order barring refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.77. A Commuter's Dream: Entrepreneurs Race to Develop Flying Car - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.78. Trump Says His Order Didn't Cause Weekend Airport Chaos - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Holding firm to his immigration order, President Donald Trump on Monday denied it was to blame for chaos at the nation's airports over the weekend, instead pointing to computer glitches, protesters and even the "tears of Senator Schumer."79. Change Only Sure Thing In Sports, Panelists Say - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Almost five years ago, in his earliest days as athletics director at the University of Memphis, Tom Bowen had visions of a long and happy life in the Big East and as part of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series). But in short order, the league collapsed amid conference realignment and Bowen found himself guiding a university in a conference with no name.80. Last Word: Immigration Order React, State of State Preview and The Haven - Monday, January 30, 2017
Lots of reaction from state and local leaders Sunday to President Trump’s Friday executive order on immigration that will likely dominate the action this week on Capitol Hill in Washington after a weekend of action and reaction.81. Trump Orders Strict New Refugee Screening, Citing Terrorists - Monday, January 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Setting a hard-line tone on national security, President Donald Trump on Friday ordered strict new screening for refugees to keep "radical Islamic terrorists" out of the United States and alternated tough talk with kind words in his diplomatic standoff with Mexico.82. Bronczek to Succeed Smith As FedEx President Feb. 1 - Saturday, January 28, 2017
David Bronczek will be promoted to the role of president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp. 11 months ahead of schedule, the shipping giant announced Monday, Jan. 23.83. COGIC, First Tennessee Open Financial Center - Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Church of God in Christ’s world headquarters at the historic Mason Temple in Memphis is now home to free financial literacy counseling for consumers, small-business leaders and entrepreneurs, thanks to a partnership with First Tennessee Bank.84. FedEx’s Smith Talks Trade After Trump’s TPP Decision - Saturday, January 28, 2017
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact has struck a note of discord with FedEx chairman, president and CEO Fred Smith.85. Whitehaven High School Football Coach Nominated for Don Shula Award - Monday, January 30, 2017
For the second time in his career, Whitehaven High School football coach Rodney Saulsberry has not only won a state championship but been selected by the NFL’s Tennessee Titans as High School Coach of the Year.86. Consolidation of Cargo Carriers Puts Ocean Freight Industry at ‘Crossroads’ - Saturday, January 28, 2017
Memphis-based Dunavant Global Logistics Group and Mallory Alexander International Logistics are prime players in the ocean freight business as non-vessel operating common carriers, otherwise known as NVOCCs. And each, according to a consultant who used to work as an executive for one of larger ocean freight lines in the industry, has a strong reputation.87. Editorial: The Page Turns On Our Book Places - Saturday, January 28, 2017
The decline of locally owned bookstores in Memphis and beyond hasn’t happened in a vacuum. So while we lament their precarious existence, it’s important to keep a few other points in mind.88. Turning the Page - Saturday, January 28, 2017
When a bookstore decides to close its doors for good, the moment isn't always so immediate or possessive of the clean finality that comes with shutting a book at the end of the story.
In the case of The Booksellers at Laurelwood, it is a long goodbye. These final weeks of a liquidation sale that will stretch into February – the culmination of a decision that the store’s finances have become untenable – have meant the slow unwinding of a 32-year-old bookstore that’s closing up shop the same way you fall asleep, fall in love, get old – gradually, then all of a sudden.89. Last Word: The Business of Local Sports, Garrison Leaves MATA and Broadband - Friday, January 27, 2017
Marc Gasol makes the NBA’s Western Conference All Star team as a reserve, the first player in the history of the Grizz to make the All-Star Game three times.
Grizz business operations president Jason Wexler asked about Memphis hosting an NBA All-Star Game one of these days at The Daily News Sports Seminar Thursday at the Brooks. Wexler saying the city doesn’t have enough hotel rooms – the same barrier to drawing bigger conventions and meetings to the city.90. Official: Trump Wants to Slash EPA Workforce, Budget - Friday, January 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts.91. 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.92. Imperfect Grizzlies? Yes, And They Have Much Company - Friday, January 27, 2017
T he Grizzlies have two wins over both the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. That’s, you know, not supposed to happen. And this week, LeBron James sounded off on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ desperate need for a backup point guard. So the world champions have issues.93. Report: Memphis Trails Peer Cities in Transit Funding - Friday, January 27, 2017
When it comes to public transit funding, Memphis is seriously lagging behind its peer cities, according to a recent report conducted by Innovate Memphis, Livable Memphis and the Greater Memphis Chamber.94. Dow 20,000: What Does It Mean and Where Does It Go? - Thursday, January 26, 2017
With the Dow Jones industrials above 20,000, it's natural to ask what's going on and what, if anything, investors should do. Here are some answers to common questions that people have about the stock market.95. Excellent Work Uplifts Humanity - Thursday, January 26, 2017
Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person, whomever we are, whatever we do. There is an inherent need to contribute to our community and to see the work that we do as making a difference.
St. Veronica Catholic School in North Philadelphia was founded in 1872 and members of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were assigned as principals and teachers throughout the years. The IHM sisters are still present and still offer a faith-based quality education. 96. FedEx's Fred Smith Talk Trade after Trump’s TPP Decision - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact has struck a note of discord with FedEx chairman, president and CEO Fred Smith.97. COGIC, First Tennessee Open Financial Center - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Church of God in Christ’s world headquarters at the historic Mason Temple in Memphis is now home to free financial literacy counseling for consumers, small-business leaders and entrepreneurs, thanks to a partnership with First Tennessee Bank.98. Overcoming Legal Issues In Your Past - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Questions around past legal trouble has come up multiple times recently, so it’s worth addressing. A reader writes, “I’m a job seeker with a felony record and a college degree. I can’t expunge the record, and I’m not sure what to do. Where should I begin?”99. Luttrell Says Amendments Coming To Gov. Haslam’s Gas Tax Proposal - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell says he supports Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed gas-tax hike coupled with a roll back of other taxes.100. Ernest Strickland Takes On Workforce Role at Chamber - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Ernest Strickland to senior vice president of workforce development, a newly created role. Strickland, who has worked at the chamber since 2006, previously served as vice president of international and business partnerships.
In his new position, he is responsible for creating and implementing the chamber’s workforce development strategy. His department serves as a liaison, working directly with existing and prospective businesses to ensure they are able to attract and retain a qualified workforce today and in the future.