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1. 'This Was Like A War': Witnesses Remember Day MLK Was Shot
- Tuesday, April 3, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Clara Ester's eyes were fixed on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he stood on the concrete balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
2. MLK 50 Years Later
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Bernard Lafayette remembers being in Memphis April 3, 1968, and a dejected Martin Luther King Jr. being roused from his room at the Lorraine Motel to speak at Mason Temple on a rainy night.
3. Gun Violence March About More Than School Safety
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Memphis “March For Our Lives” that drew several thousand people Downtown Saturday, March 24, focused on gun violence beyond the Parkland, Florida, school massacre that prompted the national movement about a month ago.
4. Thousands March In Local Version of 'March For Our Lives'
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
Several thousand people marched Saturday, March 24, from Clayborn Temple to the National Civil Rights Museum in the Memphis version of the national March For Our Lives.
The group, led by students from Memphis schools, called for the passage of federal gun control measures as well as more mental health counseling at schools with chants of “The NRA has got to go” and “Vote them out.”
- Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Home Show of the Mid-South takes place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Home Show of the Mid-South will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.
7. The Aging Process
- Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The team behind Old Dominick Distillery, which started filling its first barrels of Tennessee whiskey around this time last year, remains full steam ahead and is barely stopping to take note of their one-year anniversary.
8. Vrabel Will Face Vastly Improved AFC South
- Friday, February 2, 2018
In case you haven’t noticed, the stakes have been raised considerably in the AFC South for 2018.
While new Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel is busy trying to put a staff together, the group he assembles will have to hit the ground running just to keep up in a division that suddenly looks much improved from past seasons.
9. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.
10. OU Guard Young an Intriguing Lottery Prospect; Tigers Win; Conley Vows Return
- Monday, January 8, 2018
Do you have Trae Young fever? Does just considering the possibility of the freshman Oklahoma Sooners point guard in a Grizzlies uniform inspire a rapid heartbeat, cause you to break out in a sweat, and dream of a massive turnaround as soon as next season?
11. GOP's Senate Majority Shrinks With Jones Sworn Into Office
- Thursday, January 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama was sworn into office Wednesday, shrinking the Senate's Republican majority and leading lawmakers of both parties to plead for more bipartisanship as Congress tackles pressing issues in advance of the 2018 midterm elections.
12. Vice Suspends 2 Top Execs After Sexual Misconduct Report
- Wednesday, January 3, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company.
Vice Media put its president, Andrew Creighton, and chief digital officer Mike Germano on leave as it investigates allegations against them, according to a company memo sent to employees Tuesday. A Vice spokesman declined to comment.
13. Profound Effect
- Thursday, October 5, 2017
The life of a college basketball walk-on tends to be an uneven equation. All those hours of practice, day after day after day. In return, precious minutes on game nights. Well, every few weeks.
In the case of Jonathan Wilfong, a Memphis University School grad who walked on at Southern Methodist University, he played 11 minutes his entire freshman season and 22 as a sophomore. He got a little more run the next two years, including a 16-minute stint when SMU smashed the University of Memphis 103-62 as Wilfong scored four points.
14. Shaky Start Exposes Raw Nerves as Dawgs Roll In
- Friday, September 29, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones had more than Georgia on his mind this week. Rumors on message boards and reports on sports talk radio flamed the fires around Jones and the Vols after last Saturday’s 17-13 victory over Massachusetts at Neyland Stadium.
15. A Tasteful List: 2017
- Friday, September 15, 2017
DIG IN, MEMPHIS. Presenting the Tasteful List 2017 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion – all good if not good for you. Some are farm to table, some got waylaid by sugar, flour, corn meal and deep-frying along the way, but all are ours, bless their hearts.
16. Memphis Has Earned its ‘Foodie Town’ Reputation in Past Decade
- Saturday, September 9, 2017
When Sabine Bachmann arrived in Memphis more than 30 years ago, she was a little stunned at the city’s meager restaurant scene. The city wasn't barren, of course, with longtime mainstays such as Justine's and the Four Flames. But beyond that and some Italian family-owned places, the restaurant scene simply wasn't very diverse or widespread.
17. Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.
18. Century Mark
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
During a visit to Memphis in April, Andrew Young was talking with reporters about his lengthy public history – being part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle, a congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It was as he talked about King’s death in Memphis that Young, without any prompting, talked about a trio of Memphis attorneys – Benjamin Hooks, Russell Sugarmon and A. W. Willis – that were the key to his and King’s efforts to get things done in Memphis and the surrounding region.
19. Last Word: Milhaus Sells, Voucher Debate Gets Heated and Boyd's Fly Around
- Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Highland Row isn’t fully open yet and it is already up for sale as part of a real estate portfolio. The owner, Milhaus, based in Indianapolis, is a development, construction and property management company that works in mixed use development. And the portfolio being on the market could turn into a recapitalization.
20. AP Explains: How Amazon Echo Listens and What It Stores
- Tuesday, January 3, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Can Amazon's Echo speaker really be a witness to a murder? Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man found floating face-up in a hot tub believe that Amazon might have some evidence, given how Echo listens for commands and questions and communicates with Amazon's servers to respond.
21. Fatal Police Shooting Report Will Go Public
- Tuesday, December 6, 2016
One of two Memphis Police officers involved in the Jan. 27 fatal shooting of Jonathon Bratcher in South Memphis said Bratcher fired repeatedly at them and a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy with a gun that “sounded like a ‘machine gun’ and was ‘non stop,’” according to an October memo from Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
22. Memo In Fatal Police Shooting Details South Memphis Gun Fight
- Saturday, December 3, 2016
One of the two Memphis Police officers involved in the January 27 fatal shooting of Jonathon Bratcher in South Memphis said Bratcher fired repeatedly at them and a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy with a gun that “sounded like a ‘machine gun’ and was ‘non stop,’” according to an October memo from Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
23. A Tasteful List 2016
- Friday, September 16, 2016
MEMPHIS BY THE BITE. Presenting the sixth serving of the Tasteful List, updated for 2016 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion – the only things easy to swallow in an election year.
24. Last Word: Farewell Northside, Roland's Stand and Wayne Jackson
- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Northside High School is no more. The Klondike-Smoky City institution graduated its last class last month.
The Shelby County Schools board had voted that same month to give the high school one more school year.
25. Last Word: ServiceMaster Incentives, Muvico Memories and the Beale Street Cover
- Friday, June 10, 2016
It looks like the conversion of Peabody Place mall to the new headquarters of ServiceMaster is a $33.3 million job. That could be a running total depending on a PILOT amendment to come.
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s mobile Career Coach will be at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Union Avenue campus on Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 737 Union Ave. Career Coach staff will help people create resumes and register with jobs4tn.gov, where more than 90,000 jobs are available.
27. Tri-Star Chronicles Captures Tennessee’s Lesser-Known Stories
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016
J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III is not Memphis’ most famous name across the state of Tennessee. But he is an important name, has a deep and rich story worth telling, and that is exactly the point.
28. A Tasteful List 2015
- Friday, September 18, 2015
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fifth helping of the Tasteful List, updated for 2015 – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
Could I get another napkin over here?
29. Grizzlies Rookies Jarell Martin, Andrew Harrison Have Much to Prove
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
The bottom-line question about Memphis Grizzlies rookies Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison is the same as after every other NBA Draft: What does the team really have in these guys?
30. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
31. Sweet Potato Baby Cooks Up Awards
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Aryen Moore-Alston, executive chef and owner of Sweet Potato Baby, recently received two honors for the boutique catering and baked-goods company she opened in Memphis last year.
Sweet Potato Baby was named a winner of the American Small Business Championship by SCORE, a national organization that mentors entrepreneurs and small-business owners. It was also named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s “10 to Watch” in 2015 list, which recognized companies and organizations that stood out in 2014 for their leadership in the community.
32. U of M to Honor Distinguished Alumni
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
Hilliard Crews, Wink Martindale and Diane Vescovo are among the individuals receiving 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Memphis Alumni Association.
33. University of Memphis to Honor Distinguished Alumni
- Monday, March 16, 2015
Hilliard Crews, Wink Martindale and Diane Vescovo are among the individuals receiving 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Memphis Alumni Association.
34. Harvest Creative Celebrates 10 Years of Plowing Creative Ground
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015
As they were finishing up brand work for the new Porcellino’s restaurant in East Memphis, plus completing two Whole Foods store décor packages and preparing to dive into a branding project for Wendy’s, the team at Harvest Creative recently took some time to soak up the moment.
35. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
36. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
37. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
38. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
39. A Tasteful List 2014
- Friday, September 5, 2014
MEMPHIS ON A PLATE. Presenting the fourth edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2014 – second, third and fourth helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
40. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
41. Olymbec Acquires 13-Building Bellbrook
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Olymbec USA LLC has snatched up two more key Memphis properties, including the 1.8 million-square-foot Bellbrook industrial park.
42. Social Graces
- Wednesday, October 2, 2013
For many teenagers, a multicourse meal can cause some consternation.
All those forks, spoons, plates and glasses can seem daunting. Throw in some formal ballroom dancing after dessert, and the whole scene threatens to become a night of agonizing awkwardness.
43. Mock Development Pitches Presented to Investors
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
At first glance, the four sharks seemed pretty intimidating.
They sat in a row and watched the men in front of them with interest, weighing their options, considering their plans of action.
Then one of them cracked a joke and took a long pull out of a bottle of Bud Light and the mood lightened considerably.
44. A Tasteful List Updated for 2013
- Friday, September 6, 2013
A LIST YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. Hello, my name is Dan and I’ll be your server.
Presenting the third edition of the Tasteful List, updated for 2013 – second and third helpings, this year’s specials, delicious memories – an alphabetical survey of local flavor in one decidedly local man’s opinion.
45. Made in Memphis
- Saturday, August 3, 2013
Memphis’ geography is limited to roughly 300 square miles, but its identity stretches beyond the city limits, resonating to the far corners of the globe.
The city’s brand has obvious cornerstones, such as its place in the nation’s cultural topography. But setting aside those no-brainers, like the rock ‘n’ roll innovator whose mansion in Whitehaven still attracts gawkers from around the world, a lot of what makes Memphis’ story is the story of what’s made in Memphis.
46. Year of Change for Smith & Nephew
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
On the heels of laying off 63 employees in Memphis and as it grapples with challenging business conditions locally and worldwide, London-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew sees a bright spot in the Bluff City: the new Centre for Innovation.
47. Victory Packaging Relocates to Memphis
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Victory Packaging soon will relocate its entire Southaven branch operation to the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket.
The Houston, Texas-based industrial packaging supplier and distributor inked 158,333 square feet in Shelby Air Park Building 1, 4500 Malone Road. The 475,000-square-foot building also houses Terminal Warehouse Inc.
48. Business Honors
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Thirteen Memphis-based companies can officially claim to be among the fastest-growing in the U.S.
That’s according to Inc. Magazine, which put them on its annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking the magazine published a few days ago that honors the fastest-growing companies by measuring their percentage growth in revenue over a three-year period.
49. Ark. Governor Says He Wanted to Boost Black Vote
- Wednesday, May 9, 2012
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe testified in federal court Tuesday that he wanted to keep the black voting-age population high in an east Arkansas Senate district, but that he and the redistricting panel he chaired had to consider all of the state's legislative districts.
50. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
51. Smith & Nephew to Cut 7 Pct. of Global Workforce
- Friday, February 3, 2012
Smith & Nephew has announced it will reduce its global workforce by 7 percent over the next three years. The statement came Thursday, Feb. 2, when the London-based company reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 earnings, with Q4 earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates.
52. Smith & Nephew Cuts Part of Tough Year for Industry
- Friday, December 16, 2011
Smith & Nephew is the latest medical device maker to cut Memphis jobs in what’s proven to be a formidable year for the industry.
The London-based company Tuesday, Dec. 16, reduced its workforce by about 80 at its Memphis-based orthopedics unit, where it employs roughly 2,000 people.
53. Smith & Nephew Lays Off 80 in Memphis
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Smith & Nephew Inc. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, said the company had cut about 80 jobs at its Memphis-based orthopedics unit, where the London-based medical device manufacturer employs more than 2,000 workers.
54. McNeeley’s Project Green Fork Promotes Sustainability
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Project Green Fork and founder Margot McNeeley have made a significant impact on the Memphis community in only a few short years.
Since the program’s inception in 2008, PGF-certified restaurants have recycled more than 600,000 gallons of plastic, glass and aluminum; more than 300 tons of cardboard and paper; and 79,000 gallons of food waste.
55. Viacom to NY Court: Scrap YouTube Copyright Ruling
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Viacom claims in a New York federal court appeal that YouTube allows – and even welcomes – "rampant copyright infringement."
A lower court previously concluded that Google Inc.'s popular video service is protected from copyright infringement claims. On Tuesday, Viacom Inc. urged a Manhattan appeals panel to reject that ruling.
56. Girl Scouts Prepare to Celebrate Centennial
- Friday, August 26, 2011
In the age of Photoshopped billboard images, teenage breast augmentation and “Toddlers & Tiaras,” the Girls Scouts of America is preparing to celebrate 100 years of countering the latest trends through building girls’ courage, confidence and character.
57. Smith & Nephew Reports 12 Percent Revenue Growth
- Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Smith & Nephew Inc. on Friday reported its second quarter revenues totaled $1.08 billion, a 12 percent growth compared with $959 million in the same quarter last year.
The London-based medical device manufacturer’s orthopaedics division is based in Memphis, where it employs more than 2,000 people.
58. DeVivo Departure Signals Shift at Smith & Nephew
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Smith & Nephew Inc. said its Memphis-based president of Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Trauma will soon leave the company as part of an organizational restructuring that will combine the company’s Memphis and Andover, Mass., divisions.
59. DeVivo Out, Smith & Nephew to Restructure
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Joseph “Joe” DeVivo is out as president of Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Trauma for Smith & Nephew Inc., the company told The Daily News Monday.
DeVivo joined Smith & Nephew in June 2006. He previously served as president & CEO of RITA Medical System Inc. of Fremont, Calif., a manufacturer of ablation devices.
60. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
61. Beer Pairing Events Brewing in Memphis
- Friday, July 8, 2011
Local chefs and restaurateurs are hoping to show more people that beer pairs up just as well, and in many cases better, with fine food as wine has traditionally been known for in the past.
Steve Barzizza, sales manager at Southwestern Distributing Co., has helped to arrange many of the beer pairing nights at various restaurants around town.
62. Ex-Smith & Nephew Workers Push Back
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Smith & Nephew now has to deal with countercomplaints filed by some of the nine employees the company fired last month after the company claimed they were planning to resign together, start their own company and use Smith & Nephew trade secrets.
63. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.
64. Former Interim Chef Kramer Back in Charge
- Monday, March 21, 2011
“Interim” – a pause or interval in a succession of events
When the restaurant Wally Joe closed in January 2007, owner Fred Carl Jr., founder, president and CEO of Viking Range Corp., decided to keep a restaurant going while looking for a buyer for the space in the shopping center at South Mendenhall Road and Sanderlin Avenue. Appropriately, the temporary restaurant would be called Interim.
65. Smith & Nephew Sues Former Employees
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Smith & Nephew has raced to contain any damage from a scheme the company said it recently interrupted that involved nine former employees who allegedly planned to resign together, start their own company and benefit from company trade secrets.
66. Wright Latest Orthopedic Firm Hit by Probe
- Monday, October 4, 2010
The agreement between Wright Medical Group Inc. and the U.S. Justice Department that allowed the company to avoid prosecution for allegedly violating the federal kickback statute is the latest run in a series of scandals that has touched all three of the city’s big orthopedic firms.
67. Lasting Legacies
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.
For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.
68. Smith & Nephew Lawsuit Moved Back to Texas
- Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The lawsuit between Smith & Nephew and three former sales agents stemming from a visit to a Texas strip club is no longer in Memphis federal court.
A Texas federal judge in January ordered the lawsuit moved to Memphis, but the lawyer for the salesmen last week submitted a “notice of dismissal” here after filing an amended complaint back in Texas.
69. The Business of Law
- Monday, February 15, 2010
As many sectors of the economy slowly sputter back to life, the state of the legal industry is often overlooked in economic reports. This trend can be surprising because law firms and corporate legal departments provide the advice and representation necessary for many different kinds of businesses to move forward with their recovery.
70. Smith & Nephew ‘Gentlemen’s Club’ Lawsuit Moved
- Monday, January 25, 2010
A lawsuit filed by three former Smith & Nephew Inc. sales agents has been moved to Memphis federal court. The agents filed suit in Texas last year alleging they were wrongfully fired after visiting a strip club with a physician client.
71. Joint Venture
- Monday, December 21, 2009
Charles Redden remembers getting the call in April.
A sales associate for Smith & Nephew, Redden worked hospitals and clinics in Dallas – among the most lucrative regions for the British medical device maker whose U.S. headquarters is in Memphis. On the other end of the phone line was Redden’s boss, Jon Hebel, a former minor league baseball player and an area sales manager for Smith & Nephew.
72. $800K Permit Filed For Wally Joe Restaurant
- Monday, November 2, 2009
The ownership group that plans to bring a restaurant to 690 S. Perkins Road in the East Central/Poplar-Perkins area of East Memphis has filed an $800,000 permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to expand and renovate the property’s 2,764-square-foot house.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the third breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-3518.
- Monday, August 17, 2009
The Madison Hotel will kick off its fall rooftop cigar series, “Smoking Up High: High-Class, Low Key,” today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. The event will feature selections of cigars from Havana Mix Cigar Shop, a cash bar and a special rooftop terrace menu. The series will run through November. Reservations are recommended, as capacity is limited. For reservations, call 333-1223.
75. Startup Weekend To Foster Multiple Ideas
- Thursday, May 28, 2009
Memphis is known for its entrepreneurs, from Clarence Saunders inventing the self-service grocery store to Kemmons Wilson inventing the hotel chain to Fred Smith inventing overnight package delivery.
76. Stress Test Concerns Sink BoA, Citi Shares
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. will need to raise more capital if they can’t convince regulators that “stress test” results were mistaken, said two people familiar with the matter.
77. Swine Flu Casts Shadow Over Economy
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
LONDON (AP) - Uncertainty over the swine flu outbreak cast a shadow over the struggling global economy Monday, raising fears that that the spread of the virus could harm trade and tourism and undermine businesses just as they begin to rally.
78. Orthopedic Cos. Unveil Rival Products
- Thursday, February 26, 2009
It’s no coincidence that Wright Medical Group of Arlington and the Memphis division of Smith & Nephew announced new products for total knee replacements on the same day this week.
The companies planned the announcements for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, which began Wednesday, and are unveiling the products in exhibitions at the Venetian/Sands EXPO.
79. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
80. Dow Chemical To Slash 5,000 Jobs, Close 20 Plants
- Tuesday, December 9, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Dow Chemical Co. announced Monday it will slash 5,000 full-time jobs – about 11 percent of its total work force – close 20 plants and sell several businesses to reign in costs amid the economic recession.
81. Rawson Named President Of Benefit Recover Inc.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Win Rawson has been named president of Memphis-based Benefit Recover Inc.
Rawson joined the company as general counsel in June 2007. Previously, he worked at Lawrence & Russell LLP, where he developed and managed employment and benefits litigation for several Fortune 100 clients.
82. FedEx Continues Weathering Economic Storm
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It is arguably the most successful business story to emerge from Memphis, and it is a company whose performance is widely regarded as a ground-level indicator of the country’s economic health.
So it’s probably no surprise last week’s wild stock market swings did not spare
83. Citigroup Returning Billions to Investors
- Monday, August 11, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citigroup Inc. will buy back more than $7 billion in auction-rate securities and pay $100 million in fines as part of settlements with federal and state regulators, who said the bank marketed the investments as safe despite liquidity risks.
84. Anticipation Builds for New Law School
- Tuesday, March 4, 2008
It's difficult to know for now what to call the brass, marble and stone building Downtown that stands at the end of Madison Avenue.
In about a year and a half it will be the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for the University of Memphis. It was the Front Street Post Office for nearly 40 years until the law school renovation began recently. And before that it was the federal courthouse for the Western District of Tennessee.
85. Amid Economic Turmoil, Fed Chief Consulted With Major Players in Financial World
- Monday, February 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke consulted with predecessor Alan Greenspan, major financial players and even a speech consultant as he grappled with growing economic turmoil.
86. RMK Funds At Center Of Regions Troubles
- Monday, January 28, 2008
They were supposed to be a good place to park cash. The mutual funds were so stable and generated such profitable returns, in fact, that one broker who steered investors to them reportedly described one of the funds to a client as a "widows and orphans fund."
87. Silver Screen Tribute: With movie and more, Smith family honors memory
- Monday, November 19, 2007
A few weeks after her sister died in 2005, Molly Smith bought a copy of Cecelia Ahern's debut novel "P.S. I Love You" on a whim. Swept up in the story of a grieving young widow who comes to terms with her husband's death, she ultimately read it several times over.
- Friday, August 10, 2007
The Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center will host an opening reception for a photography exhibit by Annette Fournet titled "Sticks, Stones and Bones: Images from Transient Landscapes" today at 5:30 p.m. at 60 Perkins Extended. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 21. Call 537-1483 for more information.
89. Let the Sun Shine In
- Friday, March 16, 2007
From a distance, the United States of America still is known as a land of plenty whose stars and stripes are the stuff of sweeping anthems.
To many, it's still considered a place of almost limitless bounty where anyone may succeed with enough hard work and determination.
90. Stapleton to Head Global Operations For Primacy Relocation
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Steve Stapleton has been named vice president of global operations for Primacy Relocation, a third-party employee relocation provider based in Memphis. Stapleton will be responsible for leading the company's U.S. Global Operations team and developing procedures for efficient delivery of services. In related news, Primacy Relocation has been recognized by Target Corp. as a 2006 Vendor of the Year. The award recognizes top vendors that demonstrate values embraced by the organization.
91. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
92. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
93. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards
Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners
The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...
94. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 29, 2004
BOMA Inducts 2005 Officers
Gibbons Named to Chair National Committee
Judge Julia Gibbons of Memphis was named by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as chair of the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference. Gibbons has bee...
95. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 8, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
96. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, May 21, 2004
A 501C3 support the SCS through variety of activities and fundraising
Baker Champions School Fund-Raising Efforts
The Daily News
As a community leader and father of two, Randy Baker, former principal with public relations fir...
97. Archived Article: Homeless (lead)
- Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Beginning in 2002, the Memphis Police Department, in an effort to help curb illegal panhandling particularly Downtown, created an environmental court
Officials Address Panhandling Problem
Businesses, agencies help police deter solicitation
98. Archived Article: Biz Lic (lead)
- Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Shifts in Business Signal Areas Rebirth
Two communities work to find identity, attract new business
The Daily News
Changes within two local communities are bringing about a shift in business activity, offering ...
99. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Imagination is a function that, at times, is most abundant when its most needed
Local Architect Pursues New Creative Challenge
The Daily News
Growing up in a rural Mississippi town, Jeff Blackledge learned the necessity of ta...
100. Archived Article: Village (lead)
- Thursday, January 29, 2004
Poplar infill plan stirs residents' objections
Infill Development Proposed for Poplar
Plan for 17 homes on 2.6 acres stirs resident concerns
The Daily News
A major residential infill development is on the radar screen for ...