Editorial Results (free)
1. The Rest of the August Ballot
- Saturday, July 09, 2016
If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.
2. Last Word: Tri-State's Deal With First Tennessee, Matt Barnes' Fine and The Grind
- Monday, January 18, 2016
It sounds strange to refer to this as a holiday weekend – the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Holidays suggest something different than the rededication to purpose so many of us stress as our definition of this day honoring the memory of a leader whose life made it difficult to imagine what our society would be like without his presence.
That we feel compelled to express the meaning of the day through actions and a recommitment to principles buffeted by reality reflects a hope that we wish to retain as first-hand memories of King’s life fade and his legacy endures.
3. Delavega Joins Hooks Institute Leadership Team
- Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dr. Elena Delavega, assistant professor in the University of Memphis’ Department of Social Work, has been named associate director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the U of M. A former policy fellow at the institute, Delavega specializes in the study of poverty and economic development.
4. Why Areas With Good Jobs Have Hard-to-Afford Homes
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's the new career trade-off: Around the country, areas with the strongest job markets increasingly have some of the costliest homes. And areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.
5. Campus Connections
- Saturday, November 02, 2013
The University of Memphis is in the early stages of updating its campus master plan, and it will seek input from its neighbors as it moves into its next century of higher education.
The U of M has hired the Smith Group JJR of Ann Arbor, Mich., to lead the effort with Memphis-based LRK Inc. serving as the local partner.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.
8. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
9. Dunavant Symposium Examines Public Service
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Saying there should be “good government” and there must be “ethical government” is easy.
Defining what those terms mean can be difficult especially for non-elected public administrators.
A new symposium connected to the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards aims to open a discussion about the issues of public service in practice.
10. Mays Hears of Cell Phones and Drug Delivery Planned Behind Bars At Mason
- Friday, February 01, 2013
Two leaders of the Craig Petties drug organization were caught with cell phones while they were prisoners at the federal prison in Mason, Tennessee last year and a third was suspected of trying to have a kilogram of cocaine delivered to him in prison.
11. Back to Work
- Friday, January 11, 2013
The Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville returned to the capital Tuesday, Jan. 8, with three fewer members – one state senator and two state representatives – all Democrats – but with no new faces.
12. Relief Could Be Coming for Low River
- Friday, December 07, 2012
Mississippi River water levels approaching historic lows in the Mid-South are expected to rise during the next few weeks due to increased precipitation to the northeast.
“Conditions on the river are greatly improving due to rain in the Ohio River basin in the past few days, and we are expecting a nice rainfall event there this weekend that will help the river rise more,” said David Berretta, chief of hydraulics and the hydrology branch for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis district. “When conditions are this low, it doesn’t take much rain to produce a decent rise in river levels.”
13. Local Organizations Help Homeless Community
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Baptist Operation Outreach and Soles4Souls offered assistance to those less fortunate, providing health care services, food and clothing to the homeless, at annual events held during the Thanksgiving holiday.
14. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
15. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
16. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
17. Deadline Looms for Complex Aug. Elections
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
The August elections were already going to be more complex than usual. There are the changes from this year’s drawing of new district lines for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.
18. UPDATE: Mays Weighs Mistrial in Petties Case
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A .45 caliber gun was used to kill Marcus Turner by the side of an Olive Branch road.
And the Petties drug organization trial in Memphis Federal Court is now focused on two .45 caliber guns and an alleged swap of one of the guns after the 2006 murder
19. Defense Moves for Mistrial in Petties Case
- Monday, March 12, 2012
The defense in the Petties drug organization trial in Memphis federal court won’t start presenting its case at least until Tuesday, March 13.
The delay came as the defense moved for a mistrial because a witness the prosecution planned to call but didn’t has recanted his testimony.
20. Poetry Collection Worth a Look
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
Unlike a day, a year, a month or a season,/ A week hasn’t a name; what is the reason? No quotation marks. The couplet is mine. Almost deep, but not quite. Consider the work that inspired the above (warning: it’s deeper):
21. 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.
22. Council One Step Closer to New District Lines
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
On the hottest weekend of the summer so far, candidates looking for votes in the October city elections had some uncertainty to go with the door hangers and other parts of the hand-to-hand campaign process.
23. Council Redistrict Proposal Shakes Up Dists. 1 And 7
- Monday, July 11, 2011
Memphis City Council members have a redistricting proposal that would change council districts 1 and 7 the most.
The redistricting proposal required by the once a decade census was submitted Friday evening, July 8, by council attorney Allan Wade.
24. City Council Looks to Fill Ware’s Seat
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Memphis City Council is taking applications to fill the District 7 council seat of Barbara Swearengen Ware, and council chairman Myron Lowery has set a target date of filling the seat no later than July 22.
25. Adrienne Johnson Promoted at the Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Adrienne Johnson has been promoted to director of research for the Greater Memphis Chamber.
26. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
27. $3.8B in Stimulus Funds for Welfare Jobs Untouched
- Monday, February 22, 2010
ATLANTA (AP) - Desperate though they are to fill gaps in their budgets, more than half the states in the country haven't touched a $5 billion pot of federal stimulus funds meant to find work for welfare recipients.
28. Federal Judge Postpones School Unitary Hearings
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the dates for court hearings on whether the North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts have met their desegregation obligations.
29. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
- Monday, April 28, 2008
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. David L. Richardson, Tensar Specialist II with Contec Earth Stabilization Solutions Inc. will discuss "Pavement Reinforcement for the Bottom Up - Geogrid."
31. Women's Foundation Director Shines as Woman of Character
- Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Ruby Bright has been recognized as a 2006 Woman of Character by the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South. Bright, who is the executive director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, was recognized for her courage, confidence and leadership.
32. Great Big Wal-Mart Comes to Roost in Tiny Oakland
- Tuesday, July 18, 2006
It probably was inevitable that Oakland, the fastest-growing municipality in Tennessee, would land on the radar screen of the world's largest retailer.
Wal-Mart is getting closer to inking a deal that could give the retail giant a prime commercial site along U.S. 64. The possibility alone is big news for the town of 2,469 people, which has been in the media spotlight lately as an unforgiving speed trap for lead-footed motorists.
33. Mixed-Use Mirabella Could Be Catalyst for Growth
- Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Ted Sullivan, general manager of Gus's Fried Chicken at 310 S. Front St., couldn't see the future of the neighborhood surrounding his restaurant when Gus's opened almost five years ago.
"When we first went in here, we had no idea the Forum was going in. That has brought us enormous amounts of business," Sullivan said. "You add in all these new houses and then condos across the street and on both sides, and we're going to have so many people down here - and it can do nothing but help us out."
34. Askew Named National Director of Engineering Group
- Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Mark W. Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., was appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee. Askew is a civil engineer with 30 years of structural engineering experience.
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Dr. E. Greer Richardson was elected 2002-2003 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society president. Richardson is an orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic who sub-specializes in the care of the foot and ankle. He joined the Campbell Clinic s...
37. Archived Article: Comm Focus (hom)
- Friday, August 17, 2001
Hands on Memphis promotes community activism Hands On Memphis promotes community activism By MARY DANDO The Daily News Hands On Memphis is leading the way in community activism by offering its sponsors and volunteers a chance to find out more about ...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 19, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: March 19-March 25 March 19 Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers a free seminar on establishing or re-establishing credit, credit reports and cutting the cost of using credit from 6 p.m. to 7:30 ...
39. Archived Article: Collierville Bott
- Thursday, May 06, 1999
Collierville receives land donation for library, park Collierville receives land donation for library, park By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Colliervilles search for a site for its new library finally has come to an end. Collierville resident and de...
40. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
41. Archived Article: Real Fcs (brewery) Lj
- Tuesday, February 09, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON The battle for the brewery Memphis Heritages struggle to save the Tennessee Brewery from the wrecking ball may signal its time to change the citys anti-neglect ordinance By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis Heritage is struggli...
42. Archived Article: Library Branch Lj
- Tuesday, November 04, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Construction starts on East Memphis library By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction has started on the Memphis and Shelby County library systems new East Shelby branch, located at 7200 E. Shelby Drive. Covering 30,000 square ...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 08, 1997
Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. She pr...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 31, 1996
Matt Keenan has joined Marsha McDonald & Associates Advertising as an art director Matt Keenan has joined Marsha McDonald & Associates Advertising as an art director. He formerly worked for the Meridian Group in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as ...
45. Archived Article: Bldg. Permits
- Thursday, January 11, 1996
1/11 jts bldg. permits Large-volume church, hospital construction up in 1995 By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News In a city of churches, it should be no surprise that congregations are undergoing continuous expansion. Among the areas largest contractors, ...