Editorial Results (free)
1. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
2. Kennedy Wrestles With Wedding Cake Case at Supreme Court
- Wednesday, December 6, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns Tuesday about respecting the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and the gay couple's dignity.
3. Fired Coach Helped Rescue UT Program That Had Hit Bottom
- Monday, November 20, 2017
After the fact, Butch Jones’ shortcomings are there for all to see.
He could recruit talented players but he couldn’t develop them. His hiring of assistant coaches was haphazard. He choked in late-game situations. He blurted out half-baked comments at press conferences. His interpersonal relationships were strained. He talked tough but had a thin skin.
4. Walmart Sees Strong Online Sales Lift Third-Quarter Results
- Friday, November 17, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart's results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores.
5. American Athletic Conference Making Noise
- Thursday, October 19, 2017
At the 2015 American Athletic Conference’s football media days, commissioner Mike Aresco made the case for the league as a “challenger brand” to the established Power Five of the SEC, Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 and PAC-12.
6. State Panel Sheds New Light on Racial Atrocities
- Thursday, August 24, 2017
State Rep. Johnnie Turner has seen what can happen when old wounds are never allowed to heal.
She’s seen it most recently in clashes between neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and white supremacists and those who resisted their hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter-protester was killed and 19 were injured when a car was intentionally driven into a group of counter protesters. Two state troopers also died in a helicopter crash that weekend.
7. After the ‘Tom Lee Storm’: A Look At Recovery Efforts, What's Next
- Saturday, June 10, 2017
Eleven days after the May 27 storm that knocked out power to 188,000 homes and businesses, Memphis Light, Gas and Water officials declared victory in the recovery with a Wednesday, June 8, late afternoon Tweet: “Update: Restored.”
8. Riverside and Cooper Bike Lanes Draw Complaints
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Out of 10 repaving projects the city is considering for bike lanes by this fall, the two that got the most attention at an open house Monday, March 27, were the Riverside Drive and Cooper Street bike-lane proposals.
9. Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity
- Monday, March 27, 2017
When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
10. Local Concert Business Amping Up, Keeping Memphis Promoters Busy
- Saturday, March 18, 2017
The concert business appears to be healthier in 2017, with more performers and artists on tour than in recent years – and more of them are booking shows in Memphis.
But it’s never that simple in the business of shows, where booking is a process and touring is becoming more of a necessity.
11. Memphis a ‘Football School’ In Fuente-Norvell Era
- Friday, March 17, 2017
The first time Darrell Dickey was an assistant coach at the University of Memphis, way back in 1986, current head coach Mike Norvell was 5 years old.
So it is not an exaggeration to say that it has taken a lifetime for Tiger football to get where it is today.
12. New AD Bad News for Struggling Vol Coaches
- Friday, March 10, 2017
The hiring of John Currie as the University of Tennessee’s athletics director conveys a number of messages. One of them: Butch Jones is officially on the clock.
Based on Currie’s history at UT, as well as his eight-year track record as Kansas State’s athletics director, it’s safe to say he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger when it comes to coaches – for better or worse.
13. Having It Their Way
- Saturday, February 18, 2017
She was working for a major petroleum company and had just been transferred to Cody, Wyoming. She was relatively new to the industry and certainly to the boots-on-the-ground oil field where on Day One she got out of her SUV wearing a long skirt and flats.
14. Hart’s Tenure as AD Has Been Mostly Good for Vols
- Friday, February 3, 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.
15. Stanifer Takes On Creative Role at Hollywood Feed
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hollywood Feed has promoted Katherine Stanifer to graphic art manager, a role that includes serving as the lead graphic designer for brand assets for the retailer’s 50 locations across the Southeast. Stanifer works closely with Hollywood Feed’s director of advertising & creative, Billie Claire Darby, on a variety of projects ranging from internal training videos to monthly sales catalogs.
16. Coaching Group 'Concerned' Over Lack of Minority Hires
- Friday, December 2, 2016
A group representing and advocating for minority coaches in college sports said Wednesday it was concerned that the football hiring season will pass without a single minority candidate filling an open position.
17. Fuente Succeeding at Va. Tech, Norvell Keeping it Rolling at Memphis
- Monday, November 28, 2016
With a thrilling 48-44 victory over then-No. 20 Houston the day after Thanksgiving, Mike Norvell became the only first-year University of Memphis coach to win eight games.
Interestingly, his eighth victory came as Tom Herman coached his last game at Houston. Herman is the new coach at Texas, succeeding Charlie Strong. The coaching ladder in the American Athletic Conference can definitely reach into the Power Five.
18. Bama Best, Auburn on the Rise, and Houston a Mere Pretender
- Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The first College Football Playoff rankings come out on Nov. 3, after Week 9. The final ranking is issued on Dec. 6. After eight weeks, we don’t know what the four-team playoff will look like, but we have a pretty good idea what it won’t look like.
19. The Right Fit
- Saturday, December 12, 2015
It was the middle of the season and the Tigers were rolling along at 7-0. They had climbed to No. 16 in the national polls and Paxton Lynch was being talked about as potentially the best quarterback in next spring’s NFL Draft.
20. Timberlake Sings a Little, Dances a Little at Memphis Event
- Monday, October 19, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake sang and strutted his way through his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, doing vocal impersonations of soul singers Al Green and Otis Redding, performing on stage with Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and joking with buddy Jimmy Fallon.
21. A Baseball Guy
- Thursday, July 9, 2015
Bottom of the first inning at AutoZone Park, and Redbirds first baseman Dan Johnson is in the batter’s box. Oklahoma City’s pitcher winds and delivers and Johnson, a left-handed hitter, swings and makes contact. Loud contact.
22. Playing Big Outdoor Stadiums Costly, Risky
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Tickets still are available from most online brokers for The Stones‘ ZIP Code Tour stop in Nashville.
And while the band should reasonably fill the LP Field, it is not without risk that they’re playing stadiums this time around, according to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, a trade publication that covers the international concert business.
23. Stones’ Nashville Connections Go Way Back
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
While Brad Paisley lives what he calls “a bucket list item” by singing while playing his guitar in typically showy fashion as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, the most important guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll history and a man idolized by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be sitting in his house on Blueberry Hill in the hills of northern Davidson County.
24. Investors Pumping Hundreds of Millions Into Tennessee Startups
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The assignment sounded simple enough: Find out whether more money is coming into Nashville for startups.
If so, where is it coming from and what does it means to entrepreneurs, investors and the rest of us?
25. Social Media Now Integral to Protest
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It may not seem intuitive to connect intellectual property rights with a human tragedy, but the two intersect more often than we realize.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last month, people throughout the world showed solidarity with the victims via social media under the hashtag “#jesuischarlie.” The slogan “Je Suis Charlie” also became a rallying cry for many demonstrations that followed the attack.
26. ‘Government’s Too Big and People are Sick of It’
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is an enigma of the modern civil servant, a career politician who doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. He thinks he’s paid too much (his salary is state mandated) and brings it up often in interviews with the media.
27. Haslam Can Identify No Mistakes in First Term
- Thursday, November 6, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's first four years in office included a struggle to exert authority over fellow Republicans in the Legislature on issues ranging from Common Core education standards to Medicaid expansion.
28. Four Memphis Companies Join The TENN
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Launch Tennessee has picked this year’s crop of 10 companies that will participate in The TENN, its master accelerator program for graduates of Tennessee’s nine startup accelerators.
And, like last year, Memphis companies again represent almost half of the statewide batch of companies taking part in the program.
29. Everyone Wants Locker to Succeed, But Can He?
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
Perhaps the best thing that Jake Locker has going for him right now is Coach Ken Whisenhunt’s profession of faith.
There is no question that virtually everyone at St. Thomas Sports Park is pulling for Locker to make good in his final chance to be the Titans long-term answer at quarterback.
30. Teen Tutors
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Imagine it: Memphis students helping their fellow students make better grades and, in the process, substantially boosting standardized test scores and overall academic performance – a feat school officials have been trying to accomplish for years.
31. Shopping Spree
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Retailers have been gearing up for a frenzied Black Friday, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but industry experts expect a lukewarm year compared to moderate growth in 2012.
Both nationally and locally, many stores opened earlier than ever before in an attempt to capture customers before their competitors and maximize a shorter-than-usual shopping season.
32. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
33. American Athletic Conference Ready for High-Exposure Start to Season
- Monday, August 26, 2013
The new American Athletic Conference kicks off Thursday night and nine of the league’s 10 teams play this weekend. ESPN will televise two of the games, other ESPN networks will carry another six games, and NBC will televise Temple at Notre Dame. It’s a high-exposure start for the league formerly known as the Big East.
34. Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.
35. Hardeman County RV Park on Auction Block
- Monday, October 22, 2012
A 211-acre RV resort in Hardeman County will soon hit the auction block.
Bill Caller, principal auctioneer with Crye-Leike Commercial Auction Services, will host an auction for Big Buck Resort off U.S. 64 in Hornsby, Tenn., Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. The minimum bid is $500,000 – and the property was appraised last year for $2 million.
36. Cooper-Young Growth
- Tuesday, March 6, 2012
When Bert Smythe decided to launch new restaurant concept Alchemy last summer in the Cooper-Young district, the 5,200-square-foot space formerly occupied by Grace and Au Fond Farmtable seemed about 25 percent larger than was needed.
37. Panel: State Has ‘Robust’ Bioscience Community
- Monday, February 27, 2012
Members of the region’s scientific, medical, academic and business communities seeking more knowledge about innovative early-stage investment strategies in the biosciences packed the ballroom of The University Club, 1346 Central Avenue, on Thursday, Feb. 23, for a panel discussion hosted by Memphis Bioworks Business Association.
38. Clippers Hold Off Grizzlies for Bounce-Back Win
- Friday, January 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Just 16 games into their new partnership, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are already capable of grinding out victories for the Los Angeles Clippers on nights when nothing seems to work properly.
39. Tennessee Coaches Headed to Washington
- Wednesday, January 4, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) – Justin Wilcox is leaving Tennessee for a chance to be the answer to Washington's defensive woes.
40. Tennessee Adds Jay Graham as RBs Coach
- Wednesday, December 7, 2011
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has added former Volunteers standout Jay Graham to his staff as a running backs coach.
41. Longtime TDN Subscriber Wilson Lumber Endures
- Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Despite an overall decline in the region’s lumber industry, reliability, personalized customer care and carving out a market has kept family-owned Wilson Lumber Co. Inc. in business for nearly half a century.
42. Reservation Rebound
- Friday, July 29, 2011
The Memphis hotel and lodging market is experiencing increased demand and rising occupancy rates thanks to no new hotel construction and flat supply.
“Memphis is pretty much a mid-scale market, and the market is doing better right now than it was at this time last year,” said Chuck Pinkowski of the hotel consulting firm Pinkowski & Co. “With the improving economic situation, both commercial and leisure travel are coming back.”
43. Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Officially Goes ‘Green’
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Project Green Fork has officially certified Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous as environmentally sustainable.
To be certified sustainable by Project Green Fork, the restaurant must incorporate the following steps into their daily operations: have sustainable products in place, set up a recycling program, compost kitchen waste, replace toxic cleaners with non-toxic cleaners, complete a Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division audit, take necessary steps to reduce energy and water consumption, and demonstrate steps to prevent pollution.
44. New Chapter, Same Story for Edmundson
- Friday, January 7, 2011
The “significant stake” Texas-based Hunt Cos. Inc. is making in LEDIC Management Group clearly means it’s a new day for the storied real estate company.
45. ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Production Hits Target
- Monday, August 30, 2010
They say in theater that there are no small parts, just small actors. But Theatre Memphis’s season opener shows strength and professionalism in large and small roles alike.
Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” running through Sept.12, hits several bull’s-eyes on the theater’s Lohrey Stage.
46. Seniors Pinched by New Charges for Home Care Help
- Tuesday, March 9, 2010
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Rising property taxes, failing eyesight and even a tumble that cracked her tailbone haven't forced 89-year-old Angeline DiBeneditto from the home she's had for more than six decades.
47. No Scrimping on Christmas Trees This Year
- Friday, December 11, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Some families may be cutting back on expensive Christmas gifts under the tree this year, but they aren't settling for a limp Charlie Brown sapling for the holidays.
48. Next ‘Conversation’ Tackles Leveraging Social Media
- Friday, October 9, 2009
Plenty of businesses and nonprofit organizations have signed up for Twitter and Facebook, but are they using these social media outlets to their fullest potential?
Amy Howell, owner of Howell Marketing Strategies Inc., wants to make sure Memphis companies are getting the most out of their tweets and their profile postings when she hosts “Leveraging the Conversation,” the third in a series of social media discussions.
49. AIG Bonuses Won't Stand, Dem Senators Declare
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.
50. Sirius Could File Bankruptcy as Early as Tuesday
- Monday, February 16, 2009
Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Friday that it could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with the holders of its debt.
51. Cohen Stays On Full Throttle, Works to Keep Seat
- Wednesday, January 2, 2008
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said he has learned a lot during his year in Congress. And he expects that knowledge and his votes in that position to be challenged in his 2008 bid for a second two-year term from Tennessee's ninth Congressional district.
52. Thompson Hits Opponents on Immigration
- Monday, October 22, 2007
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Fred Thompson accused Republican campaign rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney of being soft on illegal immigration Thursday, dismissing them as latecomers to the issue as they strive for the presidency.
53. List to Replace Peete on Council is Long
- Monday, June 18, 2007
Memphis City Council members are expecting more than two dozen contenders to consider for the vacant District 8 Position 2 Super District seat on the council.
They include the owner of a neighborhood grocery store, an insurance executive, seasoned political partisans, a courthouse security guard, perennial candidates, a math teacher and neighborhood activists.
54. After Ignoring Others' Advice, Gilbert Discovers Enjoyable Legal Career
- Thursday, May 10, 2007
Allison T. Gilbert likes to go against the grain.
When she was searching for a job after college and without a specific career in mind, the people around her advised not to go to law school. So that was exactly what Gilbert did. Almost 10 years later, Gilbert is now a member at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and industrial real estate.
55. Major Hollywood Studio Eyes Memphis
- Thursday, August 24, 2006
After producers from Twentieth Century Fox chose the Memphis area as the location for 2005's Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning movie "Walk the Line," they pointedly told a state official, "Enjoy it - it's the last film we're doing in Tennessee without a strong package of incentives."
56. Archived Article
- Wednesday, May 31, 2006
TDN: Tell me a bit about your new facility - location, size, how many classes it will facilitate, etc.
KST: The location is on York Avenue between Meda and Young just north of the Urban Arts Commission/Cooper-Young trestle bridge. We think of it as a gateway into Cooper-Young. It is currently 11,000 square feet, but will have 14,000 square feet of useable space once complete. We will be able to triple our capacity for classes, operate a core program for students on a professional track, add community and adult classes and host other local dance groups that require a space with quality floors for safety and more room than they currently have access to. Pilates Central will operate a full service Pilates studio upstairs. NBE is a stakeholder in Heart of the Arts in partnership with Playhouse on the Square. We are two minutes down the street from the new theater location, where we will be able to rent performance space.
57. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
Grand Old Firm Turns 100
Burch, Porter & Johnson Reflects on 100 Years
The Daily News
Its a grand old building that has played host to some of the citys most prominent citizens, not to mention a handful of U.S. presidents...
58. Archived Article: Housing Starts (lead)
- Thursday, January 13, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Overall home sale decline, customizing pushes values higher By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Fewer homes were started in Memphis and Shelby County in 1999, but they were more expensive, according to local housing figures. A total o...
59. Archived Article: Housing (lead)
- Friday, July 16, 1999
Second quarter housing Second quarter housing starts slightly down By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Housing starts and new home sales in Memphis and Shelby County progressed at a rapid clip during the second quarter of 1999, virtually on par with co...
60. Archived Article: Housing Starts
- Friday, April 30, 1999
Housing starts are slightly down in Memphis and Shelby County going into the new year, compared to the same period a year ago, with unpredictable weather cited as the major factor, according to area builders Home starts, sales slow slightly in first...
61. Archived Article: Real Fcs (al'tine) Lj
- Tuesday, January 6, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Passing the torch Keeping builders up to speed on new products and forging relationships with real estate agents are MAHBA president-elect Palmer Albertines primary goals for 1998 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Although Palmer Al...