Editorial Results (free)
1. Turnout Growing With 2 Days to Vote Before Aug. 2
- Friday, July 27, 2018
With two days left in the early voting period, 63,244 citizens had cast ballots in Shelby County in advance of the Aug. 2 election day. The last day of the early voting period is Saturday, July 28.
2. U of M Athletes Receive AAC All-Academic Honors
- Friday, June 29, 2018
The American Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team and for the second year in a row, University of Memphis Athletics had more than 200 student-athletes honored. The Tigers had a department-high 216 student-athletes receive the league’s academic accolade.
3. Boyle Investment Co
. Celebrating 85th Year - Monday, March 26, 2018
Boyle Investment Co. celebrated its 85th anniversary with a luncheon on Friday, March 23, for its 113 employees on the top floor of its new Class A office building at 949 S. Shady Grove Road.
4. Signing Class Disappointing, But Groundwork Laid
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.
New coach Jeremy Pruitt, hired on Dec. 7, signed six players on Feb. 7 but whiffed on several high-profile recruits he and his staff were pursuing. He had signed 14 players during the first-ever early signing period Dec. 20-22.
5. Breather for Vols Before Traveling to Florida
- Friday, September 8, 2017
Get ready for another thrill ride, Tennessee fans. Your football team is at it again, just like last year.
Tennessee needed a comeback and overtime to beat Appalachian State in its 2016 season opener. The Vols needed comebacks to beat Virginia Tech and Florida and got a Hail Mary touchdown pass as time ran out to beat Georgia.
6. Redshirt Season Helps Johnson Improve Game
- Friday, June 30, 2017
Jalen Johnson’s first season on Tennessee’s basketball team didn’t go as planned. Now, he’s better for it.
The 6-foot-5 wing from Durham, North Carolina, arrived on campus last fall barely 170 pounds and competing for minutes with the likes of Robert Hubbs III, who led the Vols in scoring (13.7) and minutes (31.6) as a senior last season.
7. Downtown Church Ready to Rise From the Ashes
- Thursday, January 26, 2017
204 N. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38105
Permit Amount: $2.6 million
Application Date: January 2017
Owner: First United Methodist Church
8. Success Looks Like Five-Game Win Streak For Vols
- Saturday, October 31, 2015
Leaves are changing colors, a chill is in the fall air and Tennessee’s football schedule is getting softer.
Happens every year.
We’ve all heard by now how Tennessee is the best 3-4 team in college football. Now is the time to prove it.
9. College Football Notebook: For Once, Vols on Right Side of Comeback
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015
After three times blowing double-digit leads this season, the University of Tennessee Volunteers rallied from a 21-point deficit to upset Georgia 38-31 on Saturday, Oct. 9.
It was a history-making day for quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who threw for 312 yards and rushed for 118 yards, marking the second time in Tennessee history a player had more than 300 yards passing and more than 100 yards rushing. (Dobbs did it for the first time in program history against South Carolina in 2014.) Dobbs also accounted for five touchdowns: three passing and two rushing.
10. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
11. Reunion Brings Back Tigers’ Great Unbeaten Team of ’63
- Friday, September 6, 2013
It’s ironic, really. When they were young and strong they were literally protected by body armor – helmet and pads. When they had all the time in the world, they were always measuring it in 15-minute quarters.
12. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.
13. Bankruptcy Filings Drop 4 Percent
- Friday, October 19, 2012
Bankruptcies filed across all categories in Shelby County in the third quarter of 2012 dropped 4 percent from the third quarter of 2011, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
14. IDI Bringing 3 Buildings to DeSoto County
- Monday, March 5, 2012
Industrial Developments International Inc. is in the midst of adding one build-to-suit and two speculative buildings in its Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch – marking the area’s first spec construction since 2008.
15. GiVE 365 Offers ‘Fishing Lessons’
- Monday, November 7, 2011
Last week we spotlighted Memphis Teacher Residency, a nonprofit working to recruit, equip, and retain excellent teachers to work in Memphis’ urban areas where the need for strong educators is most critical. This week let us recognize the efforts of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and a group of community-minded individuals who came together through GiVE 365 and recently awarded grants totaling $49,278 to nine local nonprofits.
16. Home Starts Jump 20 Percent
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Local homebuilders filed 20 percent more new home permits during the third quarter compared to last year, giving 2011 its best quarter so far, but experts say there are still obstacles on the horizon.
17. Donations Needed for Downtown Pantry
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
First Church at 204 N. Second St. in Downtown Memphis is in urgent need of donations from the community to serve clients through its Carpenter’s Table Food Pantry.
18. D. Canale Site Sells as Part of Hand Purchase
- Tuesday, October 5, 2010
45 E.H. Crump Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38106
Sale Amount: $4 million
Sale Date: Sept. 24, 2010
Buyer: The Hand Family Realty Co. LLC
Seller: D. Canale Beverages LLC
Loan Amount: $48.4 million
Loan Date: Sept. 27, 2010
Maturity Date: n/a
Lender: Branch Banking and Trust Co.
19. Permit Numbers Good News for Homebuilders
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The success of the Vesta Designer Home Showcase, which ended earlier this month, can be measured in the number of tickets sold – 13,600.
And the show, featuring custom-designed residences in Germantown’s Neshoba Grove Subdivision, can be measured in the number of homes that sold – five.
20. City Council Approves Budgets For New Fiscal Year
- Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Budget season ended at City Hall Tuesday with the passage of a $623 million operating budget, a $197.7 million five year capital improvements budget and a stable city property tax rate.
All take effect on July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.
So do new sanitation fees including a $4.50 cent hike in the solid waste fee paid monthly by Memphians. The new rate will be $25.05 a month.
The council also approved a $5 additional monthly fee if residents want to rent an additional garbage container from the city and a ban on sanitation crews emptying trash from anything other than the city provided containers.
The city’s sanitary sewer fee will also go from about $7.90 a month for most residents to $17 per household.
The solid waste fee hikes are the first step toward converting city sanitation services to a “pay as you throw” system that Public Works Director Dwan Gilliom said is more efficient based on its use in other cities of comparable size. The principle of the system is that residents pay for the amount of waste the city picks up.
Council chairman Harold Collins proposed and the council approved an amendment that could cut the solid waste fee to $23.80 by the summer of 2013. The fee drop would be based on estimates that by then revenue from the part of the fee hike that would go to buy new garbage trucks would have done its job for the fleet.
“That means you all have to have a sense of urgency to get that job done,” Collins said to Gilliom. “This is an opportunity for the administration to work with the people of Memphis.”
Some council members doubted the council could legally approve such an action binding on future council members.
Council member Kemp Conrad called the Collins proposal “pure fantasy.”
“That’s just cover for people to vote for a fee increase,” he said. “Either you are for the fee increase or you are for outsourcing.”
Conrad favored outsourcing sanitation services beyond the 35,000 citizens who now have some of their waste picked up by private companies and the rest of it picked up by city crews.
Gilliom said the alternative to the solid waste fee hike, the second in three years, was to outsource garbage pickup for another 75,000 households and lay off more than 230 employees.
The Wharton administration made $13.2 million in cuts to its original operating budget proposal. That included three to five percent pay cuts for all city salaried employees making $80,000 and over a year. The 204 employees having their pay cut include Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. The three city court judges were exempted from the pay cuts.
The pay cuts will generate an $875,609 savings for the city. Wharton said he will try to find ways in the next three months to restore the cut in pay and find the revenue from other parts of city government.
Wharton included the pay cuts after the council’s budget committee directed him to cut without cutting services or employees delivering those services.
In keeping the city property tax rate level, the council also approved the possibility of issuing a separate education tax bill in the event the city loses the final round in a court battle with the Memphis school system over whether it can cut its level of funding to the school system.
Should the Tennessee Supreme Court refuse to hear the city’s appeal or hear the case and decide against the city, the city would have to come up with $57 million – the amount it cut the school system’s budget by in 2008.
Council member Shea Flinn proposed during executive session one time property tax hikes over three fiscal years to generate the revenue and hold it in a special fund pending the outcome of the court case. He also proposed a two week delay in Tuesday’s budget votes to find cuts in the city budget that would negate the need for such tax hikes.
The two week delay was voted down at the executive session, which was attended by most of the 13 council members. Flinn then withdrew the first part from consideration.
The proposal did not resurface at the regular council session.
The CIP budget, which is one time spending on construction projects financed by bonds, drew lots of questions from council members after Wharton included a surprise $5 million economic development fund in the $87 million dollar CIP plan for the coming fiscal year. The budget was already $2.5 million over because of the $15.5 million price tag for the Tiger Lane improvements to The Fairgrounds. Wharton said he wanted the $5 million to assist growing businesses as the need arises. Some on the council questioned why Wharton didn’t put it in the budget originally if it was such a high priority.
Wharton said since the city was going to have to go to market for more bonds because of the added expense of the Tiger Lane project, he decided to try to add the $5 million.
The addition was approved as part of the overall CIP. ...
21. Grand Island Files Permit For Mud Island Apartment Complex
- Tuesday, December 1, 2009
300 Grand Island Drive
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $12.1 Million
Project Cost: $19 million
Permit Date: Applied November 2009
Owner: Grand Island Partners
Tenant: Grand Island
Contractor: Keith and David Grant Homes LLC
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc.
22. Housing Divided
- Monday, November 23, 2009
A couple of years ago, when Clay Thompson of Memphis decided it was time to stop renting, he set his sights on the Downtown condominium market. He was especially interested in the old warehouses in the South Main Historic Arts District that had been converted to condos.
23. First Church Files Permit to Rebuild
- Monday, September 15, 2008
First United Methodist Church has filed a $5 million building permit with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement to rebuild its church at 204 N. Second St., according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. Its 113-year-old sanctuary was destroyed by fire in October 2006.
24. March Foreclosure Filings Soar 57 Percent
- Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The onslaught of homes facing foreclosures has yet to ebb, a research report showed Tuesday, with bank repossessions skyrocketing last month as more troubled homeowners mailed in their keys and walked away.
25. Records Show Building Permits Down Overall
- Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Compared to the previous two years, building permit filings were down in the second quarter 2006, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
During that period, 3,040 total building permits were filed with the Memphis-Shelby County Department of Construction Code Enforcement (DCCE). The permits include everything from storage sheds to large residential projects.
26. Archived Article
- Tuesday, July 18, 2006
6420 Knight Arnold Road Ext.
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $14.8 million
Sale Date: June 30, 2006
27. Downtown Development Spawns Condos Big and Small
- Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Is bigger better? While the Downtown condominium market appears to be moving in that direction, the little guy isn't down for the count.
When the Center City Commission updated its Downtown Condo Report in late January, it listed 14 condo projects under construction, with a total of 532 units.
28. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Blue Monkey Downtown
Blue Monkey set to open
new Downtown location
The long-awaited opening of the Downtown Blue Monkey, 529 S. Front St., is Tuesday, said co-owner Michael Johnson.
Though the restaurant has made its mark on Midtown with...
29. Archived Article: Shepherd's (lead)
- Tuesday, July 31, 2001
Shepherds School consolidates downtown Shepherds School moves to Downtown location By SUE PEASE The Daily News Employees and volunteers spent the weekend moving the Whitehaven location of Shepherds School into its main Downtown location, a consolida...
30. Archived Article: Shepherd's (lead)
- Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Shepherds School moves into larger facility Shepherds School moves to larger facility By SUE PEASE The Daily News Sunday will mark a day of celebration and thanks for the students and staff at Shepherds School, as they have a worship and dedication ...
31. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, February 18, 2000
BellSouths Year 2000 Text Telephone Directory Mailed to At its fifth annual Black History Month Luncheon, The Shepherds School will honor Albert Crawford with the Bert Ferguson Commitment to Community Award. Crawford has been a volunteer leader for ...
32. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, July 28, 1999
Omega Health Systems Inc Omega Health Systems Inc. announced it is forming two new strategic alliances as part of an initiative to use the Internet to support the companys national co-management network of ophthalmologists and optometrists. Omega wi...
33. Archived Article: Gov't (mlc)
- Thursday, December 3, 1998
Two separate projects that will revitalize a block of South Front will be considered by the Memphis Landmarks Commission at its meeting today Inn, office expansion planned for South Front By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily New Two separate projects that wil...
34. Archived Article: New Hope
- Tuesday, August 4, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON New Hope Christian Academy renovates, expands By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Construction is underway on a $2.6 million renovation project for New Hope Christian Academy at 168 Jefferson Ave. Demolition began in mid-May on th...
35. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, May 15, 1998
The Direct Marketing Association has announced its officers for 1998 The Direct Marketing Association has announced its officers for 1998. They include Mike Bruno of Archer/Malmo Direct, president; Judy McCown of Baber Inc., vice president/treasurer...
36. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, May 8, 1998
WLOK Radio announced that Dorothy Williams is the new host of its afternoon talk show, "Memphis on the Air WLOK Radio announced that Dorothy Williams is the new host of its afternoon talk show, "Memphis on the Air." The program airs daily, Monday th...