Editorial Results (free)
1. Signing Class Disappointing, But Groundwork Laid
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.
New coach Jeremy Pruitt, hired on Dec. 7, signed six players on Feb. 7 but whiffed on several high-profile recruits he and his staff were pursuing. He had signed 14 players during the first-ever early signing period Dec. 20-22.
2. Slip Sliding Away … Tubby’s Tigers And Season On Downward Plane
- Friday, February 9, 2018
After his Tigers had suffered the ignominy of losing a college basketball game to East Carolina, Tubby Smith questioned his players’ sanity.
“We probably need some psychological help,” Smith had said after the 88-85 overtime loss at ECU on Saturday, Feb. 3. “Really, I’m serious. There’s some strange things.”
3. Tigers Winning, Could Use Better Recruits to Coach Up
- Friday, January 19, 2018
Right after Christmas I sat down with Tubby Smith in his office for a lengthy Q & A, which you can still find here (http://bit.ly/2DLJbCk). At one point in our conversation I asked Tubby about “coaching guys up,” if that was maybe the part of the job he enjoyed most.
4. MLK50 Weekend, Martin’s Mindset, NFL Mock Draft
- Friday, January 12, 2018
The MLK50 events around Monday’s Grizzlies-Lakers game will include NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBA Players Association executive director Michele Roberts touring the National Civil Rights Museum and joining players Mike Conley and Brooks Lopez and retired WNBA star Swin Cash in a discussion: “MLK50: Where do we go from here?”
5. 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.
6. Memphis Basketball: A Program in Decline
- Friday, November 17, 2017
They’ve only played two games. The early signing period for the class of 2018 has just passed. And yet it feels like the University of Memphis basketball program’s ceiling for this season and the foreseeable future is dropping.
7. Making Best Better
- Thursday, November 9, 2017
More than a decade ago, Carolyn Hardy was a vice president with the Coors Brewing Co. in Memphis when she attended the Leadership Development Intensive (LDI), a personal leadership training ground stretched across 3 1/2 days.
8. Making the List
- Friday, October 27, 2017
With black-and-white images from Memphis in conflict circa 1968 projected larger than life on a video screen behind him, Kirk Whalum stood in the sanctuary of Clayborn Temple earlier this week talking about growing up in Memphis in that era.
9. Public Shaming Likely but GOP Wary of New Laws After Equifax
- Monday, September 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
10. Alabama is Media’s Overwhelming Pick To Win SEC Title
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Twice in the previous three years, SEC media correctly predicted the SEC champion. Both times, they did it by picking Alabama (2014, 2016). They went with Alabama again this year, predicting the Crimson Tide to defeat Georgia in the SEC title game.
11. ‘Cheeseburger Buddies’ Make Nice for TV
- Friday, July 14, 2017
Tennessee coach Butch Jones passed his first test of the 2017 football season Monday. He made it through SEC Media Days.
There were no new catch phrases, although Jones did allude to the team’s “D.A.T.” (Details, Accountability, Toughness) motto. But nothing close to “champions of life” or “five-star hearts.”
12. For Memphis AD Bowen, Knowledge is Also Worry
- Friday, June 23, 2017
Among the items on Tom Bowen’s desk are a miniature University of Memphis football helmet and a Tubby Smith bobblehead that, I swear, gives off a “don’t worry, be happy” vibe.
13. As FESJC Turns 60, There's No Taking PGA Tour Event for Granted
- Friday, May 26, 2017
This year marks the FedEx St. Jude Classic’s 60th year in Memphis. For decades the annual PGA Tour stop has signaled the start of summer and the arrival of stars ranging from Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus to Greg Norman and Phil Mickelson.
14. With Tigers Basketball, Anything is Possible
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Everything’s fine. It’s all good. Don’t worry, Tiger fans. That was Tubby Smith’s bottom line during his 36-minute press conference with local media on Wednesday, April 26. It was also the basic message from University of Memphis president M. David Rudd, who hired Smith, in a recent radio interview on Sports 56 WHBQ.
15. NFL Experts Can’t Agree On QBs in Upcoming Draft
- Friday, April 21, 2017
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 27, and it seems more than likely that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will go first overall to the hapless Cleveland Browns.
At nfl.com, three of four draft insiders have the Browns taking Garrett and the other, naturally, has the Browns returning to the quarterback well to pick North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky; Garrett then goes No. 2 to San Francisco.
16. The Press Box: For Tigers Basketball, No Easy Way Forward
- Friday, April 14, 2017
Questions – and to the extent possible – answers about the reeling University of Memphis basketball program.
Q: Is this as simple as athletic director Tom Bowen and President M. David Rudd making a more than $15 million five-year mistake in hiring Tubby Smith?
17. As Memphis Tiger Fans Fret, Can Tubby Smith Fix This Mess?
- Friday, April 7, 2017
A few weeks ago, Tubby Smith stood in front of assembled media and admitted that the University of Memphis basketball job was a bit more than he had calculated.
“You’ve got a flavor here of expectations,” he said, the surprise evident in his voice and on his face.
18. 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.
19. The Press Box: Expectations Belong to Every Coach – Even Tubby
- Friday, March 10, 2017
He arrived as the future Hall-of-Fame coach with a national championship on his resume and a fresh Coach-of-the-Year Award from taking Texas Tech to the NCAA Tournament.
Tubby Smith was everything that Josh Pastner wasn’t: seasoned, the kind of guy that could “coach players up,” and wouldn’t be overmatched when making in-game decisions.
20. Tubby Gets Mad, Tigers Play Better
- Friday, February 10, 2017
He got their attention. After the Tigers’ dreadful 72-57 loss at UCF last weekend, coach Tubby Smith put away the diplomacy.
“We’re not defending,” he said. “We suck.”
21. Can Dedric Lawson Win ’Em All? No, And That’s a Problem
- Monday, December 12, 2016
Ultimately, everything would work out just fine. This time.
The University of Memphis would hold off UAB for a 62-55 victory Saturday at FedExForum and everyone would be talking about Dedric Lawson’s near-triple-double: 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks.
22. Austin Nichols Story Didn’t Have to End This Way
- Thursday, November 24, 2016
Right before the 2014-2015 University of Memphis basketball season, forward Austin Nichols said this: “Our chemistry is better this year and I say that all positive. Nothing against the guards last year, we’re just jelling better together this year.”
23. Have Eligibility? Give Tubby Smith a Call
- Friday, October 7, 2016
In a few minutes, the University of Memphis basketball team would be starting its first practice of the season. All of 10 scholarship players, two of whom were limited in the first practice because of injuries, would be on the court.
24. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 5, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
25. FedEx, er, University of Memphis to Big 12?
- Friday, May 13, 2016
The slogan still resonates: When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.
All the world came to know that was Federal Express. I can remember knowing it was Federal Express.
26. Big 12 a Nice Dream but a Remote Reality
- Friday, May 6, 2016
Wading in on Big 12 expansion, steroids in baseball and a few basketball questions ….
I applaud University of Memphis president David Rudd’s efforts to get the Tigers into the Big 12, should the league expand. In a short time, Rudd has been a strong influence on U of M athletics and he understands the bigger picture – that what is good for the athletics department will, in many cases, be good for the university and the city.
27. Memphis Startup Economy Felt Nationally
- Friday, April 15, 2016
A couple of years ago you wouldn’t find many Memphians in the startup world crisscrossing the United States over the course of a year, let alone on a single day.
On Thursday, March 10, our community crossed a new milestone as startup ecosystem participants made their way to showcase their work and build new global relationships that would power their businesses into the future. They pitched their businesses. Exchanged best practices. Spoke on panels. Closed deals.
28. Memphis Gets Proven Commodity in Tubby Smith
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
It started immediately, before the hiring was even official. The audible sighs on sports talk radio, the Twitter whining, and the figurative eye-rolling.
Tubby Smith? Really? That old guy?
If they didn’t call him “old” outright, they inferred it in every way imaginable.
29. Shoot for a Basketball Coaching Star? Memphis Would Have to Pay Big
- Saturday, April 9, 2016
Josh Pastner is officially the new head coach at Georgia Tech and the University of Memphis is officially in the coach search business.
30. Rudd + Bowen + Pastner = PR Nightmare at Memphis
- Thursday, March 24, 2016
You keep thinking the story can’t get worse, and then it does. What we have here is an ongoing public relations disaster that is the University of Memphis athletic department as it pertains to all matters regarding the men’s basketball program.
31. Walking On in Memphis Is A Big Part of Tigers Turnaround
- Thursday, December 24, 2015
They come from near and far, from Christian Brothers, Millington and Whitehaven high schools. From Atco, N.J., League City, Texas, and Newnan, Ga.
32. Attorney Rob Ratton Joins Fisher & Phillips
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Robert W. Ratton has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Memphis office as of counsel, a role in which he represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters and supports clients with internal investigations and compliance issues. Ratton most recently served as a staff attorney at TruGreen LP.
33. Wrigley No-No? You Had To Be There.
- Friday, July 31, 2015
This is a story about a no-hitter. But even more, a story about being an eye witness.
Last Saturday, while my family and I were on vacation in Chicago, we were at Wrigley Field when then-Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels no-hit the Cubs.
34. SEC is Better With Steve Spurrier in It
- Friday, July 17, 2015
HOOVER, Ala. – If you’re a Tennessee fan, you don’t like him. He was the one who said you can’t spell Citrus without “U-T.”
He started his record-setting 23rd appearance as a coach at the 2015 SEC Media Days by zinging the Vols for their 7-6 season, saying they were “celebrating big” while casting South Carolina’s 7-6 season as a disaster averted.
35. Tennessee Lawmaker Calls for Maker of New State Logo to Give Refund
- Tuesday, July 7, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo, saying the company that developed it was "substantially over-compensated."
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. Gasol, Grizzlies Refuse Satisfaction
- Friday, December 12, 2014
Odds are, Marc Gasol will not win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award this season.
But as Gasol would be the first to tell you, that doesn’t matter.
Neither does it take away from that moment at the end of a recent game here against the Dallas Mavericks. Gasol was at the free-throw line, scoring the last two of his 30 points as the Grizzlies secured a 114-105 victory and improved to 17-4, when the serenade started.
38. Airbnb, Other In-Home Vacation Rentals Face Rules, Taxes
- Saturday, October 4, 2014
When Hume-Fogg teacher Elizabeth Smith and her husband became empty-nesters, they talked about downsizing.
39. What’s in a Name?
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Let’s consider our own Memphis Grizzlies. The team kept a nickname that migrated from Vancouver because fans here have embraced it. In fact, you or someone in your family probably owns a cap or a shirt bearing the team nickname or the likeness of a grizzly bear.
40. Change Agents
- Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Greg Smith was a hard worker. Ran a carpet cleaning crew, didn’t mind putting in 10 or 12 hours a day to get the job done.
41. Fewer Reservations
- Monday, December 30, 2013
The Memphis hotel market is being classified as somewhat sluggish in 2013 because of slower than anticipated convention traffic, but hotels such as the Memphis Marriott East and Downtown’s Madison Hotel reported busier second halves of the year.
42. Tigers Prepare for Life After Black, Thomas
- Friday, April 12, 2013
Wading in with some thoughts on several topics, starting with Adonis Thomas and Tarik Black leaving the University of Memphis basketball program:
• First off, the Tigers will be fine without them. The No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the country is on the way and while the Tigers still want another big man to replace Black, the truth is that both Thomas and Black were disappointments this past season. This is also why I wish Adonis and Tarik were staying; odds are it would be better for them if they stayed.
43. Kroc Center Opens to Big Crowds
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
To cap off Healthy Heart Month, the new 100,000-square-foot Kroc Center held its open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony last weekend.
The state-of-the-art Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center has welcomed more than 10,000 visitors in its first few days.
44. Wage Theft Ordinance Causes Concern
- Monday, December 17, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners take what is expected to be their next-to-last vote Monday, Dec. 17, on a “wage theft” ordinance that will probably be amended as it faces organized resistance from the local restaurant and hospitality industries.
45. Oklahoma, Arkansas Fear Repeat of 2011 Drought
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As extreme drought and scorching heat creep back into the Southern Plains, ranchers and state foresters fear a repeat of last summer's tinderbox conditions that turned pastures into wasteland, sparked hundreds of wildfires and ravaged countless acres of crops.
46. Weather Alerts Coming Soon to Smartphone Near You
- Friday, June 29, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Attorney Bob Burns already gets a lot of information from his smartphone, but he welcomes the prospect of getting a little more – free warnings about life-threatening weather from a sophisticated new government system.
- Monday, June 11, 2012
Two frequent-flyer businessmen booked side-by-side seats on Delta Air Lines flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis last month, with one of them getting charged a higher price than the other each time they tried booking it.
48. Goldman Manifesto Echoes Past Questions About Bank
- Monday, March 19, 2012
The young banker whose dramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whether the august investment house deals honestly with all its clients.
49. Client Satisfaction Key To Linkous’ Success
- Monday, February 13, 2012
Since its grand opening on May 2, 2010, Highland Church of Christ on Houston Levee Road in Cordova has been a special source of inspiration and promise for congregation member Rusty Linkous, owner and director of business development for Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
50. Touch and Go
- Monday, December 19, 2011
In the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport is considered a fortress hub, an airport where a single airline – in Memphis’ case, Delta Air Lines Inc. – handles 70 percent or more of the passenger flights.
51. State Issues Can be Tricky for Presidential Field
- Friday, October 28, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney gingerly distanced himself from a labor issue on the Ohio ballot one day. The next, he embraced the initiative "110 percent."
The equivocation not only highlighted his record of shifting positions but also underscored the local political minefields national candidates often confront in their state-by-state path to the presidency.
52. Former C’ville Fitness Center Sells For $2.7M
- Friday, October 21, 2011
Memphis-based Hackmeyer Properties has bought the former Prairie Life Fitness Center at 3690 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville from Prairie Life Fitness LLC for $2.7 million and is leasing the 57,264-square-foot facility to a new fitness company.
53. Hackmeyer Buys Fitness Center, Leases to New User
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Memphis-based Hackmeyer Properties has bought the former Prairie Life Fitness Center at 3690 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville from Prairie Life Fitness LLC for $2.7 million and is leasing the facility to a new fitness company.
54. Back into the Fold
- Monday, October 3, 2011
Before there was South Bluffs, there was French Fort.
Before the Hernando DeSoto Bridge was built and city zoning regulations placed more distance between commercial, industrial and residential areas, this neighborhood by the trio of older Mississippi River bridges south of Downtown survived in one of the most historic and isolated parts of the city.
55. Methodist Selects OB Hospital Build Team
- Friday, September 9, 2011
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has announced it has selected the design and construction team to build its new $137 million hospital in Olive Branch, and that the team is expected to break ground on the project Oct. 19.
56. Haslam's Cabinet Makes Fewer Out-of-State Trips
- Monday, July 25, 2011
Gov. Bill Haslam’s Cabinet members have taken fewer out-of-state trips this year than their predecessors did in their last six months of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s administration.
Haslam’s Cabinet members have made 18 trips outside the state between Jan. 20 and July 1, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, which compared reports posted on the Department of Finance and Administration’s website. The reporting of reimbursements for the trips online was a practice begun under the Bredesen administration that has been continued by Haslam.
57. Aviation Summit
- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith told several hundred attendees of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition Tuesday that the U.S. is a leader in aviation.
58. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss.
- Friday, April 1, 2011
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
59. Tenn. Ethics Panel Doesn't Have Quorum to Meet
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Spokesmen for the governor and House speaker say they're working to fill vacancies on the Tennessee Ethics Commission that hasn't met since November because it doesn't have a quorum.
- Friday, March 18, 2011
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on attorney general selection in Tennessee Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Panelists will include state Sen. Mark Norris and attorneys W.J. Michael Cody and J. Ammon Smartt. U of M Law School Dean Kevin H. Smith will moderate. The event is free and open to the public and worth one continuing legal education credit. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 312-9413 or email@example.com.
61. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.
62. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 8, 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.
63. MAAR Elects 2011-2012 Board of Directors
- Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected its board of directors for 2011-2012 at its annual meeting and election last week.
MAAR members elected six real estate agents to serve on the board during the next two years.
64. Hamilton Beach Signs Lease in Olive Branch
- Friday, July 30, 2010
ProLogis announced Thursday it has leased 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space in Olive Branch to Washington, N.C.-based Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. for a distribution center.
65. Former Government Programmer Finds Passion in Unseen Things
- Monday, July 19, 2010
When computer programmer Greg Dunn willingly left his job in the Shelby County District Attorney’s office last November to pursue his own freelance business, Unseen Things Inc., he was repeatedly asked the same question.
66. Allen: Relief Well Timing Depends on Oil's Spread
- Friday, July 9, 2010
THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — A relief well being drilled deep into the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico to shut down the gushing well could be completed ahead of a long-set deadline of mid-August only if conditions are ideal, government and BP officials said Thursday.
67. Orthopedic Forum Returns To Memphis
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Orthopedic Design & Technology Forum is well on its way to becoming an annual event for Memphis.
The forum returns Wednesday to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis for the second year. The New Jersey-based industry magazine Orthopedic Design & Technology launched the forum in Memphis in addition to the annual conference and exhibition it hosts in Fort Wayne, Ind.
68. Third District Congressional Race Now Has Democrat
- Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - There is finally a Democrat in the race for Tennessee's 3rd District congressional seat.
Brenda Short of East Ridge held a kickoff event Friday. The seat is up for grabs with incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp running for governor.
69. No More Democrats in Tennessee's 3rd District Race
- Monday, December 14, 2009
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Democrats no longer have a candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd District congressional seat with the exit of Brent Benedict of Chattanooga.
- 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.
72. Some Bailout Firms Up Lobbying Spending in Q2
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Congress spent much of the last three months looking at ways to tighten regulations on financial institutions, some of the biggest recipients of the government's $700 billion bailout increased their spending on influencing legislators.
73. Dental Building Sold In Cordova
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
850 Willow Tree Circle, Suite 101
Cordova, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $800,000
Sale Date: March 11, 2009
Buyer: Jason Collier
Seller: William and Jeanne Locante
Loan Amounts: $633,200; $160,000
Loan Dates: March 11, 2009 (both)
Maturity Date: N/A
Lenders: The Huntington National Bank; William and Jeanne Locante
74. Countrywood TIC Activity Surpasses Purchase Price
- Monday, March 23, 2009
The Countrywood Crossing shopping center at 2257 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova added its 32nd tenant-in-common (TIC) with the arrival of Countrywood-Hardt LLC of San Diego. That entity paid $2.2 million for 3.56 percent of the 175,000-square-foot shopping center.
75. Countrywood Crossing Adds 31st Tenant-in-Common
- Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Yet another tenant-in-common (TIC) has bought into the Countrywood Crossing shopping center at 2257 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova, bringing the total to 31. Countrywood-Summerlin LLC of New York in late December paid $3.2 million for 5.17 percent of the 175,000-square-foot shopping center.
76. 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.
77. Countrywood Crossing Lands 4 More TICs
- Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Four more tenant-in-common (TIC) partners have bought into the Countrywood Crossing shopping center at 2257 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova, bringing the total to 30. All four warranty deeds, totaling $6.7 million, closed within the past three weeks.
78. Countrywood Owner Continues TIC Activity
- Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Four more tenant-in-common (TIC) partners have bought into the Countrywood Crossing shopping center in Cordova, bringing the total to 19.
Countrywood 1031 LLC, the entity that bought the 175,000-square-foot shopping center for $55.2 million earlier this year, has sold $39 million worth of TIC shares since the March acquisition.
79. Countrywood Crossing Owner Adds Trio of TICs
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Countrywood 1031 LLC, the entity that bought Countrywood Crossing shopping center in Cordova earlier this year, has sold three more tenant-in-common (TIC) shares totaling $6.5 million, giving the company a total of 14 TICs worth $34.1 million. All were classified as “special” warranty deeds, closing the last week of August.
80. Countrywood Crossing Owner Ramps Up TIC Activity
- Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Countrywood 1031 LLC, the entity that bought Countrywood Crossing shopping center in Cordova earlier this year, has sold four tenant-in-common (TIC) shares totaling $9 million. All were classified as “special” warranty deeds, closing the last week of July.
81. Hnedak Bobo Group Grows Firm With Merger
- Friday, July 11, 2008
The principals who formed the architecture and design firm Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. nearly 30 years ago have merged with Bullock Smith & Partners, giving the longtime Memphis company 30 new employees, two additional offices and a unified front in this difficult economy.
82. Fullwood Joins inferno As Strategic Operations Director
- Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Kimberley Fullwood has joined inferno as strategic operations director.
Fullwood has more than 13 years of experience in project, traffic and operations management. Previously, she served as vice president of traffic and operations at HSR Business to Business Inc. in Cincinnati.
83. Tight Times in RE Market In Spite of High-Dollar Deal
- Thursday, March 27, 2008
Even though StoneCrest Investors LLC just unloaded $55.2 million worth of Cordova real estate, the Round Rock, Texas-based development company remains committed to the area, company CEO Brad Smith said this week.
84. $55M Transaction Lifts Commercial RE
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Shelby County's sluggish commercial real estate market got a boost when a portfolio that includes Cordova's Countrywood Crossing shopping center and Dick's Sporting Goods sold to an out-of-town real estate investor for $55.2 million.
85. Cordova Retail CenterFetches $55.2 Million
- Monday, March 24, 2008
The Countrywood Crossing shopping center on Germantown Parkway in Cordova sold last week to an out-of-town real estate investor for $55.2 million in three separate transactions involving the property's strip centers and
86. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
87. Dick's Sporting Goods to Enter Memphis Market
- Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Fitness buffs and athletes in the Bluff City soon will have a new resource from which to buy their wares. Investors are working to close a deal that could bring Dick’s Sporting Goods to the Memphis market.
88. StoneCrest Begins Work On Wolfchase-Area Retail Center
- Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Investors related to Round Rock, Texas-based StoneCrest Investments have bought nearly two acres on Germantown Parkway slated to become a multi-tenant retail center.
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89. In Step with Biotech
- Wednesday, October 4, 2006
A plan proposed by Gov. Phil Bredesen in September to increase Tennessee's high school graduation rate could shine light on something that's been going on in Memphis for some time.
Bredesen's plan would offer free tuition to high school graduates who attend two-year community colleges, helping them get jobs that range in pay from $25,000 to $30,000 almost immediately after they graduate. The governor's plan would add much-needed tuition funding to a program that was implemented in 1997 at State Technical Institute at Memphis, now Southwest Tennessee Community College.
90. Medtronic Expansion Heralds 600 New Jobs
- Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Construction recently began on the expansion of Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc.'s Memphis headquarters, a project that will add 600 new jobs over the next four years.
The annual median wage for the project will be $55,700, making it one of the highest median wage projects the Memphis Regional Chamber has seen, said Mark Herbison, senior vice president of economic development at the chamber.
91. Private Involvement in Public Schools Offers Hope
- Monday, February 6, 2006
In a speech to the nation's governors at an education summit last year, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates called the nation's high schools obsolete - and his ideas about how to fix that problem are having a profound effect on the way Memphis schools operate.
92. Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group
- Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.
93. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
94. Riverfront Development Corp. Elects New Officers
- Wednesday, July 6, 2005
The Riverfront Development Corp. named the following members to its board of directors: Kemp Conrad, Tomeka Hart and Dan Turley. The following members were elected as officers: Rick Masson, chairman; Greg Duckett, vice chairman; John Farris, secretary; Angus McEachran, assistant secretary; Bill Taylor, treasurer; and John Pontius, assistant treasurer.
95. 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...
96. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, July 22, 2004
Lawyers Find Success in Going Solo
The Daily News
When starting a business, timing almost always plays an important role. Its no different for attorneys who decide to leave a large firm to open a solo practice. Timing can...
97. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 7, 2003
Calendar of Events July 7-13
Calendar of Events July 7-13 July 7
Memphis Dance Group presents Take Flight: A Journey in Dance at 9:30 a.m. today through Friday at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended. Enjoy music, d...
98. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
American Business Women's Association
The American Business Womens Association hosts its Woman of the Year luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Deloach St., Room 206.
Each ABWA chapter has...
99. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 23, 2003
Calendar of Events June 23-29
Calendar of Events June 23-29
The Pink Palace Museum presents its half-day museum adventure camps today through Friday at its facility, 3050 Central Ave. The camps combine museum resources with games, c...
100. Archived Article: Cici's (lead)
- Monday, June 9, 2003
CiCis Pizza eatery among three new Poplar Plaza tenants
CiCis Pizza eatery among three new Poplar Plaza tenants
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Attention, college students: Check the couches for lost change.
Popular, inexpensive pizza-b...