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1. Last Word: Freeze Warning, Corker on Obamacare Repeal and The Disney Example
- Friday, July 21, 2017
What do you call it when you expect a lot of trouble coming from a specific direction – with a detailed roadmap -- and a completely different controversy comes in from a different direction, hits and leaves a crater. Whatever you call it, that is what happened to Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze Thursday evening. Or did it?
2. Confluence Park Takes Shape On Former Mud Island ‘Trash Dump’
- Saturday, July 08, 2017
Before her knee surgery, Sara Yarrow ran anywhere from five to 10 miles a week, often near her Mud Island home.
That’s why she’s looking forward to the planned opening of Confluence Park on Mud Island, at the corner where Island Drive becomes North Mud Island Road.
3. Micromanaging Nashville is Job 1 for Legislature
- Thursday, July 06, 2017
Metro Nashville is used to getting hammered by the Legislature’s Republicans.
Nearly every time the Metro Council tries to come up with a solution to growing problems, conservatives in the General Assembly swoop in and save the rest of the state from Music City’s attempts to better handle its success.
4. Tennessee, Left Coast a World Apart on Immigration
- Thursday, June 29, 2017
San Francisco resident Terry Karlsson relishes her hometown’s reputation for embracing “multi-cultural diversity.”
The wife of a Swedish immigrant, Karlsson says she believes San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city, one in which it refuses to participate in the enforcement of federal immigration law, reflects a nation born of people who moved here, a land of immigrants from many countries.
5. Tipton County DA Dunavant Nominated as US Attorney
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
President Donald Trump has nominated District Attorney General Mike Dunavant of Tipton County as the new U.S. attorney for West Tennessee. And he could be close to nominating a new federal district judge for West Tennessee as well.
6. Tipton DA Dunavant Nominated As U.S. Attorney For Western District
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
President Donald Trump has nominated District Attorney General Mike Dunavant of Tipton County as the new U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee.
7. Rhea Joins SWTCC As First Mental Health Counselor
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Julia Rhea has joined Southwest Tennessee Community College as the institution’s first mental health counselor. The newly created position is part of Southwest’s new Social and Emotional Support Process, one of numerous changes developed over the past six months under the guidance of the Maryland-based education reform group Achieving the Dream, all geared toward redesigning and improving the student experience.
8. Last Word: Centennial, Hackett Retires -- Sort Of and Baseball Dreams
- Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday marks 100 years since a mob took Ell Persons off a train and to the Macon Road Bridge across the Wolf River and burned him alive. It was the lynching that gave birth to the Memphis Branch NAACP one month later. The national NAACP field office investigator who came to Memphis at great personal peril to investigate Person’s death was none other than James Weldon Johnson, the man who also composed “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
9. Privatization Opposition Renewed as No Bids Come in for Falls Creek Falls Project
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The lack of bidders for a $20 million inn reconstruction project at Fall Creek Falls could spur legislative hearings this summer on parks funding and privatization amid growing lawmaker concern about the governor’s outsourcing plans.
10. Corker Sees Trump Foreign Policy Evolving, Not Moderating
- Friday, April 21, 2017
U.S. foreign policy should be to “keep the volume up” on North Korea’s progress in developing a nuclear capability and intercontinental ballistic missiles, says U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, “with the acknowledgement that what you could bring in is Russia, China, South Korea and Japan into a conflict.”
11. The Week Ahead: April 17-23
- Monday, April 17, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! You’ve got plenty of reasons to celebrate this week: The Grizzlies are in the NBA Playoffs, the Africa in April festival is back, and the area is getting greener with both a park and a greenway opening. Check out the rest of our top picks in The Week Ahead…
12. Vols Work to Impress NFL Scouts in Advance of Draft
- Friday, April 07, 2017
Derek Barnett knows he will hear his name called in the April 27-29 NFL Draft. He’s just not sure when.
“Earliest as possible,” says the Nashville native and former Tennessee defensive end. “But it’s out of my control.”
- Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hands of Hope Auction Party, the largest annual fundraiser for the Exchange Club Family Center, will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. The party will include silent and live auctions, live music provided by Earnestine and Hazel’s Band and Otis Faithful, dancing and gourmet food. Visit exchangeclub.net/handsofhope to buy tickets.
- Friday, February 24, 2017
Stax Music Academy will perform a Black History Month tribute to the 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. The concert will feature the music of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, and Arthur Conley. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; call 901-946-2513, ext. 250, to buy advance tickets.
- Saturday, February 18, 2017
Clayborn Temple and IRIS Orchestra will co-present a concert titled “Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future” in honor of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St. The intergenerational, community-building concert celebrates the music and memories of the civil rights movement. Cost is free. Visit irisorchestra.org or claybornreborn.org.
- Friday, February 17, 2017
Ballet Memphis will present its winter mixed-repertory show, “Places Beyond,” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The show includes two new original works and a reprise of “Angels in the Architecture.” Visit balletmemphis.org for show times and tickets.
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
Opera Memphis will perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s family classic “The Pirates of Penzance” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19, at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. In conjunction with the show, Opera Memphis and the Mid-South Buccaneers are hosting Pirate Fest – an afternoon of pirate games, art activities, stories and live music from the Bluff City Barnacles – Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at GPAC. Pirate Fest is free for everyone (no tickets needed); tickets to the performance can be purchased at operamemphis.org.
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Fisher Phillips Memphis attorney Rob Ratton will present a seminar titled “When Employees Walk Out With More Than Memories” Thursday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Greater Memphis Chamber, 22 N. Front St., suite 200. Ratton will present strategies and legal tools needed to protect your business when the star employee decides to play for the other team. Cost is $25. Email email@example.com for details.
19. The Week Ahead: February 13-19
- Monday, February 13, 2017
Music is a common theme this week, which is nice to know, isn’t it, Memphis? And the sounds of other balls – not the dribbling kind – will take the stage again as the Memphis Open gets into swing and the University of Memphis throws its first real pitch of the 2017 season. Check out this week's list of need-to-know happenings...
20. 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.
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.
21. 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.
22. Local and State Reaction To Trump Immigration Executive Order
- Monday, January 30, 2017
Here is reaction from state and local leaders to federal court orders in four states over the weekend blocking an executive order signed by President Donald Trump Friday, Jan. 27, that restricts immigration and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The original order applied to those with green cards and has since been changed to allow those with green cards.
23. Trump’s Turn
- Saturday, January 07, 2017
If the election of Donald Trump was a mystery, there are even more questions about what will he do once he takes office Jan. 20. The clues may or may not be in the conduct of his campaign.
“Donald Trump campaigned without being tied to the traditional parameters of conservative-liberal dialogue that we’ve come to know over the past 20 or 30 years,” said Memphis attorney John Ryder, who is legal counsel to the Republican National Committee. “The hopeful part about that is that allows him to move past those divisions and enter new territory.”
24. Riding Momentum
- Saturday, December 31, 2016
Around this time each year, everyone tends to start fetishizing the blank slate a bit, with its attendant allure of reinvention and that sweeping away of the old order to make way for what comes next.
25. What Lies Ahead for UT Athletics in 2017
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Hey Vols fans, Happy New Year. May your 2017 year in Tennessee sports be better than your 2016 year in Tennessee sports. Perhaps, a fresh start is what we all need. Let’s face it. The Music City Bowl wasn’t where Tennessee wanted the 2016 football season to end. The Vols were picked to win the SEC East Division in preseason and floundered to an 8-4 record in the regular season, 4-4 in the SEC. Their football season was about the norm for most UT sports in 2016: average. Here are some dates to mark in hope of better things ahead in 2017...
26. Wolf River Greenway’s Epping Way Segment Moves Toward May Opening
- Friday, December 16, 2016
The only trace of Berry Brooks’ Epping Way clubhouse and recreation area is a pair of wooden gabled stone posts across the curb cut and gravel entrance at the end of a Raleigh cul de sac.
The clubhouse and its parking lot just beyond the entrance on a hilltop that is still a verdant green days away from winter is long gone. A slim border, perhaps of a swimming pool, appears intermittently. The nine tennis courts are now a duck pond near the 20-acre lake that remains the centerpiece of the property.
27. FedExFamilyHouse Eyes $12M Expansion
- Thursday, November 24, 2016
The Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital-owned home away from home for families of patients being treated at the hospital is about to get a lot bigger.
The FedExFamilyHouse at 918 Poplar Ave. has launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the planned $12 million cost of expanding the facility. By the time that expansion is finished in 2018, the space will have tripled in size and will be better able to keep pace, officials say, with the growth in specialty care at Le Bonheur that’s helped draw more patients – and families who need a place to stay.
28. Disney Embraces Streaming as Ratings Sag
- Monday, November 14, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.
The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or satellite service. NFL game viewership is also down, and the contentious election drew viewers away from Disney networks like ABC to cable news networks.
29. After The Vote
- Saturday, November 12, 2016
If you stood in certain places during the last days of the 2016 campaign in Memphis you could see the 2018 elections even if you couldn’t see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s national victory over Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.
30. County Has Lowest Voter Turnout in 12 Years
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
Voter turnout in Shelby County for the 2016 presidential general election was 59.7 percent, according to unofficial returns posted by the Shelby County Election Commission early Wednesday, Nov. 9. That marks the lowest showing since the 2004 presidential general election, when turnout was 57 percent.
31. College Football Programs are Trending Toward Younger Hires
- Wednesday, November 09, 2016
When searching for a new head football coach, schools have been showing more willingness to hire an up-and-comer like Tom Herman or P.J. Fleck, rather than a veteran with a long track record of success such as Les Miles.
32. Election Fallout: What a Trump Or Clinton Presidency Means for State
- Saturday, November 05, 2016
Donald Trump is going to win easily in Tennessee.
Everyone, most of all the campaigns for both Trump and Hillary Clinton, accept this fact, as evidenced by the lack of campaign time spent in the state – and most of the South, for that matter – during this contentious campaign cycle.
33. Last Word: T-STEM At East High, Casinos Off the Ballot and Dylan Gets A Nobel
- Friday, October 14, 2016
About six years ago, the current cycle of change in public education within Shelby County starting moving. And the changes have been nothing short of historic. Since then at least one piece of a very complex mechanism driving the change has been whirring away. The hope in the last year or so has been that all of this is at a place where some long term plans can start to emerge that are more than reaction to what another cog in the system is doing.
34. Calming Halftime Helps Save a Season
- Friday, September 30, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones went from goat to hero in a matter of hours last Saturday.
The Vols trailed Florida 21-0 in the first half – and 21-3 at halftime – and appeared headed to their 12th consecutive loss to the Gators.
35. Outnumbered Democrats Hope To Ride Anti-Trumpmentum
- Thursday, August 04, 2016
State Rep. Raumesh Akbari identified herself with the “Fighting 26,” also known as the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus, when she took the podium to support Hillary Clinton at Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention.
36. In a Sign of Broader Ambitions, Facebook Opens Hardware Lab
- Thursday, August 04, 2016
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods.
37. Secret Chapter of 9/11 Inquiry Released After 13-Year Wait
- Monday, July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials — allegations that were never substantiated by later U.S. investigations into the terrorist attacks.
38. Trump Meets With Sen. Bob Corker in New York
- Tuesday, May 24, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Bob Corker in New York on Monday, intensifying speculation that the U.S. senator from Tennessee may be on Trump's vice presidential shortlist.
39. Tennessee Leads the Nation in Bankruptcies
- Saturday, May 07, 2016
Tennessee has a model program for financial literacy in its public schools. All high school students must pass a personal finance course to graduate, and even kindergartners are learning about money under a new initiative to extend the curriculum to primary school.
40. CBHS Gets $1 Million Gift, Names Business Program
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
Christian Brothers High School has announced its business program will be called the Bill and Carol Marr Department of Business and Economics. The program is named in honor of the $1 million gift from alumnus Bill Marr, CBHS Class of 1964.
41. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
42. CBHS Receives $1 Million Gift, Names New Business Program
- Friday, April 22, 2016
Christian Brothers High School has announced its business program will be called the Bill and Carol Marr Department of Business and Economics. The program is named in honor of the $1 million gift from alumnus Bill Marr, CBHS Class of 1964.
43. The Moving Election
- Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Trump balloons were a late arrival to the Shelby County Republican party’s annual Lincoln Day Gala, the local party’s largest annual fundraiser.
They were an unsubtle accent in a room of 500 people where unabashed hand-to-hand campaigning kept the buzz of conversation at a steady level for most of the evening.
44. Rare Wins for Democrats on Guns, Outsourcing
- Thursday, February 25, 2016
Legislative Democrats got a chance to beat their chests a little bit after a proposal to allow guns in the state Capitol and Legislative Plaza failed, and they hope to do the same with outsourcing.
45. Last Word: SOTU React, OPEB Comeback and NFL Nostalgia
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The day after the last State of the Union address by President Barack Obama here's a breakdown of the reaction from our delegation to Washington.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen emphasized Obama's references to criminal justice reform.
"I know he is also committed to criminal justice reform and I hope my colleagues will work together to put meaningful reform on his desk," Cohen said.
Republican U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher tweeted, "We need a plan to keep America safe and make America strong. I did not hear that from the President tonight."
Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander: "If Pres. Obama focuses on what he agrees on with Congress instead of what we disagree on, there's quite a bit we could get done in 2016."
Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker urged the "swift release" of U.S sailors being held overnight by Iran in a border dispute just before the speech.
46. The Latest in Gadgets: Even Footballs Are Getting Smarter
- Thursday, January 07, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times PST):
Kids tossing around a football probably hope to throw a perfect spiral in a big game one day. Technology is about to help them out.
47. Chattanooga Nonprofit's Store Filled With Items From Africa
- Monday, December 28, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The delicate Nativity scene made from banana leaves folded origami style, the sparkling jewelry, clothes and art in Chattanooga's Amani ya Juu store are created by women in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
48. Corker Says Visa Waivers a Bigger Risk Than Refugees
- Thursday, December 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he believes the nation needs to stop admitting Syrian refugees until security problems are solved, but the nation’s “bigger risk” in letting terrorists slip into the country lies with the nation’s Visa Waiver Program.
49. New Websites Dig Into Memphis Community, Nonprofit Data
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Supporting Memphis just got much easier with two new websites recently launched by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, WHEREweLIVEmidsouth.org and WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org.
50. Grammy Museum to Celebrate Mississippi's Musical Talent
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — With a history of producing music legends such as Elvis Presley and B.B. King, it's no surprise that Mississippi is the home of the first Grammy museum outside of California.
51. VW: 'Nothing Has Changed' at Tennessee Plant Despite Scandal
- Thursday, October 01, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Inside Volkswagen's only U.S. assembly plant there's little hint of the diesel emissions cheating scandal embroiling the German automaker around the world. Sparks fly off robotic welding arms, new versions of the Passat sedan roll off the line and workers install equipment to build a new SUV billed as a key to reviving the company's growth prospects in America.
52. From University Labs to the Marketplace
- Saturday, September 12, 2015
The health care industry contributed $38.8 billion to Middle Tennessee’s economy in 2014, according to a study released by the Nashville Health Care Council, which is a 32.9 percent increase from the 2010.
53. Ikea Seeks $16 Million Permit For First Memphis Store
- Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Future Ikea Store
On 42 Acres In Cordova
Permit Cost: $16 million
Application Date: July 2015
Details: Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.
54. Keeping the Beat
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Jody Stephens may best be known as a rock 'n' roll timekeeper, the guy whose drum kit kept the beat and provided the rhythmic foundation for the pioneering power pop group Big Star.
55. Stones Rock Music City
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.
56. This week in Memphis history: May 29-June 4
- Saturday, May 30, 2015
1970: The “Shower of Stars” benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is held at the Mid-South Coliseum with Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, and hospital founder Danny Thomas and his daughter, Marlo Thomas. A year later, the bill includes Sinatra, Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Tennessee Ernie Ford and Vikki Carr.
57. Ramsey: No Medicaid Expansion Until 2017
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Tennessee legislative session ended in late April, giving itself a little more than two and a-half months to handle the state’s business. That’s plenty of time, according to Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.
58. New State Chair Wants All-GOP Legislature
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
With more than six years of experience in the House of Representatives, Knoxville Republican Ryan Haynes is leaving the post to take on a new job: Tennessee Republican Party chairman.
59. Dogwoods & Elvis
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
Dogwood Arts Festival President Janet Testerman’s family lore with Knoxville’s spring celebration goes back to the days of Elvis when he was a showstopper at the event. Her mother, also named Janet, had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the King.
60. Daily News Names Managing Editor
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Jane A. Donahoe has joined The Daily News Publishing Co. as managing editor. In her new role, she oversees award-winning coverage of business and government news for both The Daily News and The Memphis News.
61. Student Debt, Rising Rents Take Bite Out of Real Estate Market
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
Hefty student loans are a major stumbling block for young Americans as they try to buy their first home, a National Association of Realtors’ annual survey shows.
In spite of an improved job market and low interest rates in 2014, the number of first-time homebuyers dipped to 33 percent, down 5 percent from the previous year and the lowest since the National Association of Realtors began tracking the rate in 1981.
62. OK, It’s a Great House! Can We Please See It?
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
In Nashville real estate circles, it is difficult to say goodbye to 2014. We loved that 2014 and she was wonderful.
Missing her already, we hope she returns in 2015. But for the current trend to continue, Nashville is going to need some inventory.
63. Trekking In
- Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Google already has mapped cities like Memphis extensively via the company’s now familiar, camera-equipped Street View cars, which produce interactive images that can be explored by a curious user. The search company, though, has also taken that technology a step farther, with the result available in Memphis starting today.
64. Corker Hits Fellow Republicans Over Immigration - Monday, November 10, 2014
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.65. New Chief Justice Echoes Haslam Mantra on Review - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – First, the state Supreme Court hired Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser as Tennessee's next attorney general. Now the high court's new chief justice is also adopting the Republican governor's rhetoric.66. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.67. 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.68. Reshaping a City, One Lot at a Time - Saturday, August 16, 2014
John G. Brittle Jr. doesn’t have an office. He has a war room. The space, crowded with maps, charts, books, piles of paper and marked-up spreadsheets, is ground zero for InfillNashville, the 10-person team of site selection specialists that Brittle leads at Village Real Estate Services.69. Shinseki Resignation Not Enough, Says Alexander - Friday, May 30, 2014
Word of the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Friday, May 30, came as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee campaigned with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Germantown.70. Cates, Kornegay Look to Future While Honoring Colliers’ Past - Monday, April 21, 2014
The memory is scorched in Andy Cates’ mind.
It was 2005 and Cates, just 29 years old at the time, was being made a partner at Colliers International Memphis, the commercial real estate firm. 71. That’s Entertainment - Saturday, January 25, 2014
It was late in Game 6 of the Grizzlies’ 2013 playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Already, FedExForum was abuzz with anticipation. The hated Clippers were about to go down. Grizz, the team’s chest-thumping mascot, scaled a ladder inside the arena and unfurled a banner:72. Overton Square Momentum Connects With History - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
If you think Midtown’s recent momentum, particularly in and around Overton Square, is real growth, you are right.
But it is growth in development that Overton Square developer Bob Loeb believes will bring along a denser population in the area.73. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.74. UAW: Majority at Volkswagen Plant Have Signed Union Cards - Thursday, September 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.75. Corker Calls Volkswagen Talks With UAW 'Incomprehensible' - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Volkswagen would become a "laughingstock" if it goes through with a deal to have the United Auto Workers represent workers at its Tennessee plant, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday.76. GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South - Thursday, September 05, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.77. Car Company's Tunica Plans Haven't Come to Fruition - Tuesday, August 13, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.78. Paul ‘Supportive’ of Alexander, But Not Endorsing - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Kentucky's Rand Paul said Monday that he's "very supportive" of fellow U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander but stopped short of endorsing the Tennessee Republican, who is up for re-election next year.79. Probe May Cause Issues for More Than DHS Official - Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – An internal investigation of President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia.80. Labor of Love - Tuesday, July 23, 2013
One morning a few days ago, Jeff Hulett woke up earlier than usual.
His days frequently are a blur of activity – given that he’s a PR and communications coordinator for the Church Health Center, as well as a husband and father – and on this particular morning he wanted to squeeze in some time to himself playing guitar.81. Old Ads Still Funny - Thursday, June 20, 2013
Cleaning off a shelf, I came across the 2005 issue of “Uncle John’s Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader.” This series, by the way, has been around for a quarter-century now, and I’m long overdue to order the 2012 issue: the “Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.”82. Neal Joins Madison Line Records as Chief Operating Officer - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Antonio Neal has joined Madison Line Records, the record label affiliated with Visible Music College, as chief operating officer. Neal – a four-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner who has also been nominated for a Grammy Award and four Stellar Gospel Music Awards – will oversee marketing, publishing and day-to-day operations at the label.83. Caylor to Lead Home Builders Through Changing Times - Friday, December 21, 2012
Don Caylor has been in the construction business for more than three decades and has been a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association for just as long.
He started Summerset Homes Inc. with his brother Bob Caylor in 1982, back when out-of-the-office messages were relayed through pink “while you were out” notepads and nearby dime-operated payphones were the main source of contact while out on the job.84. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development - Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.85. Cohen Talks About Opponents, Schools, Race and His Political Past - Monday, July 23, 2012
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is running for a fourth term in Congress starting with the Aug. 2 primary, in which he is being challenged by countywide school board member Tomeka Hart.86. Home Browsers - Monday, June 04, 2012
Amid the fast-pace world of the real estate business, having technology on your side is not only beneficial, but often necessary.
Due to the rising popularity of smartphones, real estate apps and the Web, homebuyers are doing their homework on neighborhoods, schools, amenities and crime well before they pick up the phone and seek professional advice.87. Conspiracy Theory - Thursday, April 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee joined 14 other states along with the U.S. Justice Department in suing Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book.88. All Eyes Look to Nashville in Schools Debate - Monday, March 26, 2012
As Tennessee legislative committees in Nashville prepare to shut down for the year, there are still a few to meet this week.
And one of them on Wednesday, March 28, could be the next curve in the schools reformation saga.89. Muni School District Votes on Hold - Friday, March 23, 2012
At week’s end, the move to municipal school districts had slowed for a possible pit stop in Shelby County Chancery Court.
And efforts in the Tennessee Legislature to check a possible legal challenge of the state law that allows the suburban school districts specifically in Shelby County encountered some vocal non-Memphis resistance in the House Education Subcommittee.90. Plenty to Like in Flashy ‘Chicago’ - Monday, March 19, 2012
Theatre Memphis hopes to get audiences’ blood pumping with a production that gets away with murder.
“Chicago,” which opened March 9, offers more heat and intensity than expected at first glance.91. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans - Thursday, January 12, 2012
Among the first of Bob Loeb’s comments when he addressed the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Jan. 10, was that when his firm finishes the redevelopment of Overton Square, the hope is to pass the Rotarian Four-Way Test.92. Woodruff to Deliver Message of Love, Hope - Monday, October 17, 2011
Best-selling author and ABC “Good Morning America” contributor Lee Woodruff will deliver her message of love, hope and perseverance to a Memphis audience Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Peabody hotel. 93. Events - Friday, July 15, 2011
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, July 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Frank Gianotti, vice president of Tetra Tech, will speak about the planning and construction of the Memphis Greenline. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.94. Concert Film Series Keeps Shine On Levitt Shell - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A free outdoor film series will kick off this weekend at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis’ Overton Park.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Radiohead, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, U2 and the Rolling Stones are just some of the artists that will be featured in the series, which is presented by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell.95. Events - Friday, June 24, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. Cost is free to members and first-time guests and $10 for returning guests. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.96. Events - Thursday, June 23, 2011
Methodist North Hospital will host a free seminar on congestive heart failure Thursday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. at the hospital, 3950 Covington Pike, suite 250. Dr. Claro Diaz, cardiologist with Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 888-777-5959.97. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.98. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding - Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge
The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.99. Flood Scenario Become More Specific As River Crest Nears - Monday, May 09, 2011
The rise of the Mississippi River at Memphis continued Sunday to within a few inches of a crest of 48 feet.
And emergency responders Sunday locked in on dealing with a 48 foot crest sometime early Tuesday morning.100. Mid-South Coliseum Next in Preservationists’ Crosshairs - Monday, April 18, 2011
With the recent demolishment of Union Avenue United Methodist Church in the rearview mirror, Memphis Heritage Inc. is back and perhaps more empowered than ever.