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1. Win-Win: Memphis Redbirds Having Success Here and in St. Louis
- Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Stubby Clapp has watched his Memphis Redbirds do a lot of incredible things on the field this season. It’s why they clinched a playoff spot with more than a week left in the regular season. And why Clapp just picked up his second Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year Award in as many years.
2. Like the Weather, Redbirds’ Roster Will Change If You Wait a Minute
- Friday, August 3, 2018
As the Memphis Redbirds started a seven-game home-stand on Wednesday, Aug. 1, they had some big numbers next to their name. The cumulative roster was 59 and counting. The season’s win total was 68 and counting.
3. New Deal: Time for Cards to Shuffle the Deck
- Friday, July 27, 2018
A few weeks ago as Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson rolled along, his win total climbing and his ERA falling, he shrugged at the idea that he could already be – should already be – pitching in St. Louis.
4. In Tennessee, Trump's Tariffs Become a Political Issue
- Tuesday, July 10, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the political threat to red-state Republican Senate candidates such as Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn.
5. Finalists Named for $10K Memphis Film Prize
- Monday, July 9, 2018
The Film Prize Foundation has announced the 10 finalists for its third annual Memphis Film Prize.
The winner of the top award, $10,000 cash, will be chosen Aug. 3-5 by both audience members and a group of judges comprised of filmmakers, film critics and journalists in the Overton Square Malco theatre.
6. Pitmaster Pride
- Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Rendezvous founder Charlie Vergos is among three new members being inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. The American Royal Association announced the 2018 class of inductees in May. The induction ceremony will take place on Sept. 13, during the American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri.
7. "Remastered" Finds Stories Behind Tennessee's Iconic Brands
- Tuesday, July 3, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A miniseries that airs beginning this month highlights the personal stories behind six iconic Tennessee brands.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the companies featured in the series include Jack Daniel's, Lodge Cast Iron, St. Blues Guitars, United Record Pressing, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing and Prophetik Haute Couture.
8. Golfers Take Aim at FESJC While Looking Toward WGC in 2019
- Friday, June 8, 2018
For Daniel Berger, the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind is the happiest golfing place on earth.
9. Blackburn’s Scattershot Hits Surprise Targets
- Thursday, June 7, 2018
Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is doubling down against Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat, hammering him as a liberal in the vein of Obama, Clinton, Schumer and Pelosi.
10. Tennessee Opens London Exhibit on Heels of New Direct Flight
- Tuesday, June 5, 2018
LONDON (AP) – Tennessee officials are capitalizing on a new direct London flight with an interactive exhibit at one of the city's key transit hubs, featuring Jack Daniel's happy hours, live music and more.
11. Brown-Forman CEO to Retire at Year's End
- Thursday, May 31, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Paul C. Varga, who has led Brown-Forman Corp. for more than a decade, will retire at year's end, and will be succeeded as CEO by another executive at the spirits company best known for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand.
12. Last Word: Monuments Ruling, The Open Council Seat and Not So Great Streets
- Thursday, May 17, 2018
It is likely just the first round. But the city of Memphis prevailed on every major point in the Wednesday ruling out of Nashville by Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle upholding the removal of Confederate monuments this past December from two city parks.
13. Two Shots Didn’t Phase Lawmakers in Jack Daniel’s Case
- Thursday, May 17, 2018
When Van Halen front man David Lee Roth opened a bottle of Jack Daniel’s on stage back in the ’80s, the last thing he thought about was taxes and court appeals when he took a big swig of whiskey.
14. NFL Considering Altering Kickoffs, Not Eliminating Them
- Wednesday, May 2, 2018
While the NFL remains concerned about safety on kickoffs, the league is not planning to eliminate them, league vice president Troy Vincent said.
15. Last Word: The City's Windfall, Chandler Parsons' Knees and Keith Sykes on Flying
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018
When you think of economic engines that drive the Memphis economy there are a lot of corporate names past and present that come to mind. One further down the list is the Memphis Defense Depot in southeast Memphis more than 20 years after the Army closed up shop. Along the stretch of Airways near Memphis International Airport are the blue collar neighborhoods built by the hub for Army supplies that located here in the early 1940s on 4.2 million square feet of land.
16. Tennessee Lawmakers OK Whiskey Barrel Tax Exemption Bill
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Republican-led legislature has passed a proposal to exempt Jack Daniel's and other distillers from property tax on whiskey barrels, a fee the company says it hasn't had to pay at least since Prohibition ended eight decades ago.
17. Last Word: The RDC's New Leader, Potter on 100 North Main and FedEx Moves
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Is Memphis big enough for FedExForum and some kind of event space on the Graceland campus in Whitehaven? The city administration thinks that could be the case. But it requires an “honest broker” between Graceland and the Grizz – who run the forum for the city and county – to quote city chief legal officer Bruce McMullen – if there is a deal to be had.
18. Lawmakers Seek to Ease Jack Daniel’s Tax Burden
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
NASHVILLE – Jack Daniel’s is over a barrel – literally – regarding a tax assessment, an attorney general’s opinion and the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s trade tariff.
19. Attorney General: Tennessee Whiskey Barrels Not Tax Exempt
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general says the state constitution doesn't exempt whiskey barrels from property taxes.
Attorney General Herbert Slatery's opinion comes as Jack Daniel's and others push barrel exemption legislation.
20. Last Word: City Hall Fallout, 8Ball on Room 306 and Clark Tower Update
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A group of students at Maxine Smith STEAM Academy at the Fairgrounds started the school week Monday with a gathering in a circle outside the art deco school building at Central and East Parkway in a student-led memorial for the students killed in Parkland, Florida almost two weeks ago. There was a moment of silence followed by reading the names of the 17 students who died in the massacre.
21. Jack Daniel's Fights Possible Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Tax
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jack Daniel's wants state lawmakers to ensure that distillers aren't subject to Tennessee property tax on whiskey barrels, which the company says it hasn't had to pay at least since Prohibition ended eight decades ago.
22. Twitter Makes Money for First Time Ever, But Problems Remain
- Friday, February 9, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company's broader problems any time soon.
23. Distillers Struggle to Comply With Water Quality Regulations
- Monday, January 29, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – As the whiskey industry continues to grow, Tennessee's two largest distilleries struggled to comply with water quality regulations last year.
Jack Daniels and George Dickel exceeded their limits for chlorine and other pollutants that can harm aquatic wildlife. After investigating the violations, the distilleries traced the problems to broken or inadequate machinery and faulty testing. State officials say the companies have fixed the problems and are now back in compliance.
24. Social Media Valuable Tool For FESJC, Sports Teams
- Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Earlier this week FedEx St. Jude Classic tournament director Darrell Smith put an offer out on Twitter to a noted entertainer with local ties: “Hey @jtimberlake, I know you have a couple shows in PA after Memphis, but feel free to come on back the next Wednesday, June 6, for our pro-am. Got a spot if you want it. #HushYall.”
25. 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.
26. TripAdvisor Honors Flight Among Top Restaurants
- Saturday, October 21, 2017
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar has been honored in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards as one of the Top 25 Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States.
The Downtown restaurant, located at 39 S. Main St., came in at No. 17 on the list.
27. TripAdvisor Honors Flight Among Top Restaurants
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar has been honored in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards as one of the Top 25 Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States.
The Downtown restaurant, located at 39 S. Main St., came in at No. 17 on the list.
28. UT QBs, Receivers, Coaches Struggling So Far
- Friday, October 6, 2017
Tennessee’s football players are on fall break this weekend during the open date. You’ve got to wonder how many players fifth-year UT coach Butch Jones will get back after the break.
Fallout from last Saturday’s 41-0 loss to No. 5 Georgia is massive. Fans were leaving Neyland Stadium by halftime with the Vols trailing 24-0. Jones took a beating from fans on social media and sports talk radio all week.
29. Win vs. Georgia Now Needed to Save Season
- Friday, September 22, 2017
It’s been a long week for Tennessee football. UT’s Sept. 30 game against Georgia at Neyland Stadium can’t get here soon enough. Not after the Vols’ 26-20 loss to Florida last Saturday in Gainesville.
30. Wolf, Offense Look To Prove Predictions Wrong
- Friday, August 18, 2017
It’s championship or bust for Tennessee senior tight end Ethan Wolf.
Bowl victories are nice. So are nine-win seasons. But Wolf wants a lot more in his final season with the Vols.
“Our goal here at Tennessee every single year is to win a championship, and that’s going to remain the goal,” Wolf says. “Yeah, there may have been a little bit of excitement the first year, maybe the second year winning the bowl game. It’s always exciting, but that’s the bare minimum right now.”
31. Bad Leadership or Politics? Motlow President’s Fall
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
One day he was the golden boy, touting Motlow State’s success and posing with the governor for the signing of the Reconnect Act. The next, seemingly, he was gone with the wind.
At least publicly, everything was grand as Anthony “Tony” Kinkel helped Gov. Bill Haslam meet his Drive to 55 effort to put certificates or degrees in the hands of half of Tennessee adults by 2025. With limited space and resources, Kinkel pushed the Tennessee Promise scholarship at Motlow, the state’s fastest-growing community college, bolstering student retention, graduation and fundraising.
32. For St. Jude and Golf Fans, FedEx St. Jude Classic is Thriving
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Perspective can be too easy of a word. It can get thrown around casually, especially in big-time sports settings. But at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, “perspective” isn’t just a clichéd line for a moment in time.
33. 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.
34. Spring Lessons: Here’s Who Vols Will Start
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones isn’t big on naming starters and divulging depth charts. Not until he has to. So it comes as no surprise the Vols enter summer workouts and fall camp with junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano still competing for the starting quarterback’s job.
35. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
36. Sazerac Taking Plunge Into Tennessee Whiskey Production
- Tuesday, December 27, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Sazerac is plunging into Tennessee whiskey production, lining up veteran distillers to run things while continuing an expansion strategy highlighted by its earlier purchase of Southern Comfort.
37. Vols Get Midterm B Despite Back-to-Back Losses
- Friday, October 21, 2016
Tennessee’s football team is spending this week’s open date trying to get healthy after a rugged four-game stretch of SEC football in which they defeated Florida and Georgia and lost to Texas A&M and Alabama.
38. Legislator: Marijuana Law Has Problems
- Thursday, September 29, 2016
State Rep. William Lamberth balks at the notion Memphis and Nashville are softening the punishment for simple pot possession.
39. Spirits Maker Brown-Forman Posts Lower 1Q Profit
- Thursday, September 1, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income fell 7 percent as challenging foreign exchange conditions hampered its performance in emerging overseas markets and the loss of its Southern Comfort brand cut into overall sales.
40. Brown-Forman Introducing First New Bourbon Brand in 20 Years
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The spirits company behind Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is taking a deeper plunge into Kentucky bourbon.
41. Old Dominick Built for Aging
- Saturday, March 5, 2016
A block-wide warehouse at 301 S. Front St. is getting new life as the Old Dominick Distillery. When it opens to the public in December, the distillery will brew and bottle two kinds of vodkas and three kinds of whiskey. Plans for the historic 54,000-square-foot warehouse include two tasting rooms, a rooftop patio, restaurant and retail area in addition to best-in-class equipment.
42. Tennessee Designates Barrett As Official State Rifle
- Thursday, February 25, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – While Tennessee lawmakers balked last year at making the Holy Bible the official state book, they showed little hesitance Wednesday in designating an official state rifle.
43. Jack Daniel Distillery Announces $140 Million Expansion
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that the historic Jack Daniel Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey.
44. Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey Producers Toast More Strong Sales
- Thursday, February 4, 2016
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey are toasting another year of strong sales and revenue growth, led by consumers increasingly ordering high-priced, super-premium brands.
45. Tennessee Tourism Officials Tout 2016 Events and Attractions
- Monday, January 11, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is highlighting several destinations in the upcoming year.
The top events and attractions include:
—The Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg kicking off its 150th anniversary celebration at the start of the new year.
46. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
47. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
48. Memphis Company BPI Wins Governor’s Award
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A Memphis company has been awarded the Tennessee Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence, which honors companies statewide for engaging in global trade.
BPI Packaging LLC was the winner in the medium-sized company category. Established in 2000, Memphis-based BPI blends, packages and distributes chemical products for consumer and industrial markets for Fortune 500 customers. It’s the largest contract manufacturer for 3M/U.S. and 3M/Singapore for the Meguiar’s line of auto care appearance products.
49. Big Nashville Homecoming for Middle Tennessee Vols
- Saturday, September 5, 2015
Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett won’t be in a strange place Saturday when he walks into Nissan Stadium in Nashville for the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green.
50. Lipscomb Resigns As HCD Director Following More Allegations
- Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Less than 24 hours after word of his suspension following an allegation of sexual misconduct, city of Memphis Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb resigned the post Monday, Aug. 31.
51. Best Hotel Rooms in Nashville – With or Without Helicopter
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tod Roadarmel, director of sales and marketing for the nearly 2-year-old Omni Hotel downtown, is awestruck by the vitality of Nashville’s hospitality industry. In town since 1988, he remembers when pre-Bridgestone Arena Broadway was not a place you’d want to be late at night.
52. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
53. Under Fire for Data Breach, Obama Personnel Chief Steps Down
- Monday, July 13, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.
54. Roundup: Defeat of Insure Tennessee Proposal Set Tone in 2015 Session
- Friday, April 24, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The defeat of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans set the tone for the 2015 session of the state Legislature.
55. Jack Daniel's Turns Back Latest Tennessee Whiskey Challenge
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey," but upstart distillers hoping their brands make the cut vow the fight isn't over for good.
56. Gloves Coming Off in Fight Over 'Tennessee Whiskey' Law
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The gloves are coming off in a legislative fight over efforts to repeal state guidelines about which spirits can be labeled as "Tennessee Whiskey."
Opponents of the 2013 law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's want key committees to vote Tuesday to repeal the rules that they deem to be too restrictive. Key sticking points include rules requirements for sprits to be filtered through charcoal and aged in unused barrels to be called Tennessee whiskey.
57. Exemption in Tennessee Whiskey Law Raises Flags
- Friday, March 20, 2015
An embattled state law establishing legal requirements to market spirits as “Tennessee Whiskey” could run afoul of both the U.S. and state constitutions for carving out a special exemption for a single distiller, according to a new legal opinion from state Attorney General Herbert Slatery.
58. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
59. 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.
60. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
61. Music Takes Center Stage for Nashville's New Year’s Eve
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
Cynics and service industry folks might call it “amateur night.” And one can hardly blame them as New Year’s Eve can turn even the most unassuming guest into a rowdy reveler for a night.
62. Rivals Gear Up for Next Round of Tennessee Whiskey War
- Monday, November 3, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.
63. Fight Rages Over Definition of Tennessee Whiskey
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean?
A battle between two worldwide liquor companies – owners of rival brands Jack Daniel's and smaller rival George Dickel – is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style. It's among the epicurean battles being waged around the world over what food and drink should carry special status as local and unique.
64. Effort to Rewrite Tenn. Whiskey Law Fails
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
State lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey this session, meaning the rules supported by Jack Daniel’s will govern other distillers in the state for at least another year.
65. Effort to Rewrite Tennessee Whiskey Law Fails
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
State lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey this session, meaning the rules supported by Jack Daniel's will govern other distillers in the state for at least another year.
66. Jack Daniel’s Opposes Changing Whiskey Law
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
If it isn’t fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn’t Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel’s, the world’s best-known Tennessee whiskey.
67. Lawmakers Mull Full Repeal of Tennessee Whiskey Law
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – State lawmakers are considering an outright repeal of a 2013 law that for the first time established a legal definition of Tennessee whisky.
Supporters of the move say the law enacted last year unfairly benefits Jack Daniel's, the world's most famous Tennessee whiskey.
68. Jack Daniel's Opposes Changing Whiskey Law
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.
69. Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey Sales Up in US, Overseas
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Global thirst for Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey caused exports to spike beyond $1 billion for the first time ever in 2013, a distilled spirits trade group said Tuesday.
70. Memphis’ Peabody Ducks Retire to Jack Daniel's
- Friday, December 20, 2013
LYNCHBURG – They are being called the luckiest ducks in the world -- retiring from one world-famous Tennessee landmark to another.
For the first time in 80 years, the ambassadors of The Peabody Memphis hotel will be enjoying their retirement at a location far from their traditional west Tennessee farm -- at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg.
71. Lucchesi a True Memphis Legend
- Monday, December 16, 2013
Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Angelo Lucchesi did both.
72. Jack Daniel's in Legal Fight With Small Distiller
- Monday, October 28, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white whiskey named for a famed Appalachian moonshiner started out being sold in Mason jars, to honor its roguish roots, but switched to square-shaped bottling.
73. Jack Daniel's Prepares for its Largest Expansion
- Friday, August 23, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Jack Daniel's is being served a $100 million-plus expansion of its rural Tennessee distillery to flex more muscle in the growing whiskey market.
The investment amounts to the largest single production expansion in the brand's long history. It will add stills and barrel warehouses at the Jack Daniel's operations in Lynchburg, Tenn., the brand's Louisville-based parent company, Brown-Forman Corp., said Thursday.
74. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
75. Public Defender Role Lets Bell Help Others
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
For assistant federal defender David Bell, the urge to be a lawyer was precipitated by the urge to help people.
76. AP IMPACT: Aggressive Start for Consumer Bureau
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far.
77. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.
78. Talking Tennessee
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey are among the Tennesseans in recent days who’ve participated in a “Twitter battle” ginned up by the cable business network CNBC as part of the network’s annual study of the country’s top states for business.
79. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
80. Jack Daniel's Funds Travel Expenses for Soldiers
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee whiskey maker Jack Daniel's is donating more than $100,000 to pay for plane tickets and travel funds for soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., to spend the December holiday season with their families all over the country.
81. Proposal to Tax Jack Daniel's Whiskey Derailed
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal by local officials to tax Jack Daniel's whiskey was derailed before it could reach the Tennessee Legislature.
82. Jack Daniel Distillery Targeted for More Taxes
- Friday, October 21, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's Jack Daniel distillery, celebrated for years in folksy advertising, is being targeted to pay more taxes – with a tab of up to $5 million.
83. Bernanke Proposes no New Steps to Boost Economy
- Monday, August 29, 2011
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leaned on Congress on Friday to do more to promote hiring and growth, or risk delaying the economy's return to full health.
- Friday, April 8, 2011
Health Memphis Common Table will present a Community Partners Forum Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Dr. Calvin Johnson, president of Altre Strategies Solutions Group LLC, will speak on the topic “Eliminating Health Disparities by Focusing on Quality.” For more information, contact Patti Tosti at 273-2665 or email@example.com.
- Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Mid-South Area Business Travelers Association will meet Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 6120 Poplar Ave. Laurie Rusin will present “Road Warrior Packing and Travel Secrets Revealed.” To register, visit www.msabta.org.
86. APNewsBreak: Businesses, PACs Give $1.4M to Haslam
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Businesses, trade groups and political action committees accounted for three out of every five dollars raised for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's inauguration last month.
87. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
88. Voters Back Anti-DC, Anti-Establishment Candidates
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the electorate’s intense anger reverberating across the country, this is all but certain: It’s an anti-Washington, anti-establishment year. And candidates with ties to either better beware.
89. Cohen Applauded by Pro-Pot Activists
- Friday, January 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen acknowledged feeling a little lonely as he addressed a crowd of self-described pot smokers just off Capitol Hill.
90. Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Enron's Skilling
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling's appeal of his convictions for his role in the collapse of the energy giant, accepting another high-profile challenge to a favorite tool of prosecutors in white-collar and public corruption cases.
91. Law Allows Distilled Spirits in Approving Counties
- Monday, June 29, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - County governments can decide whether they want distilleries to be located in their communities under a proposal signed by the governor.
Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen signed the measure into law on Thursday and it takes effect immediately.
92. GM All But Certain to File for Chapter 11
- Friday, May 29, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors, the company that put tail fins on a Cadillac and was once the nation's largest employer, moved to the edge of bankruptcy protection Wednesday as debtholders refused a last-ditch deal. Crosstown rival Chrysler hoped to pull off a quick exit from Chapter 11 and prove there is hope yet for a leaner Detroit.
93. Brown-Forman Reports 11 Pct Rise in Q2 Earnings
- Monday, December 8, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Showing strength in a weak economy, Brown-Forman Corp. said Friday its second-quarter profit rose 11 percent on gains by its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Finlandia vodka brands.
- Thursday, October 16, 2008
The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance will host a Cyber Security Expo today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The keynote speaker will be Daniel J. Larkin, chief of the FBI’s Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit. Admission is $85. To register, visit https://cfialab.memphis.edu/expo/register.php.
95. Leadership Memphis Names Sessoms Board Chair
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.
96. MYRIAD POSSIBILITIES
- Wednesday, June 7, 2006
The Myriad Botanical Resort, a $1.9 billion mega-development that could be coming to Tunica as early as this fall, keeps getting bigger.
Plans for the Myriad, which were first made public in 2004, include hotels, a convention center, retail space, indoor golf, a spa, nightclubs and water and ice parks. Ground could be broken as soon as September on the eye-popping resort.
97. Stotts Honored by Association for Women Attorneys
- Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Circuit Court Judge Rita L. Stotts received the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award presented annually by the Association for Women Attorneys. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to women in the legal profession.
98. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions
Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...
99. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C. Menkel and William S. Reeser were appointed board members of Youth Villages. Broffit is a judge of General Sessions, Division 9 and the Frayser Community Court...
100. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001
Wileen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital Willeen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital. Previously, she was administrative director of clinical services at...