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1. Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Rural Children Hardest
- Thursday, June 15, 2017
As Congress fiddles with an Obamacare replacement, one likely to cut billions in Medicaid spending, health care experts warn a decrease in funding could be hard on Tennessee.
During a recent forum in Jackson, Andy Schneider of the Georgetown Center on Children and Families reported that 50 percent of Tennessee’s children in small towns and rural areas are covered by Medicaid, a higher percentage than the rest of the nation, and more than in Tennessee’s urban areas where 39 percent have Medicaid.
2. Pelley Out, Mason Temporarily In as CBS News Anchor
- Thursday, June 1, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – CBS' effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has been a success in the morning, not so much in the evening – and "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley paid the price for it with his job.
3. The Week Ahead: May 15-21
- Monday, May 15, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! This week, Downtown welcomes barbecue teams from around the world coming to compete in the Super Bowl of Swine. Plus, we’ve got details on the remembrance of a somber moment in Memphis history; a reading festival for kids of all ages; and more you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
4. Busiest Season for Sports Hits Big Orange Country
- Friday, March 3, 2017
It’s the busiest time of the year for Tennessee athletics. There’s even some football to whet your gridiron appetite.
The Vols begin spring football practices March 21, and the DISH Orange & White Game is April 22 at Neyland Stadium. By then, much will have happened in Big Orange Nation.
5. Dobbs Makes His Stand to Join NFL Roster
- Friday, February 24, 2017
Josh Dobbs has spent the last four years preparing for a future in aerospace engineering. For now, though, that career is still on the runway. First, he’s hoping to take flight in the NFL. After establishing himself as one of the most productive quarterbacks in University of Tennessee history, Dobbs isn’t ready to give up on football. It remains to be seen if football is ready to give up on him.
6. GOP Pushes 2 Top Cabinet Picks Through to Full Senate
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote. The tactic seemed a warning shot that they might deploy brute political muscle in the upcoming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy.
7. GOP Governors Who Turned Down Medicaid Money Have Hands Out
- Friday, January 20, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.
8. Dobbs Had a Great Run, But Manning is Still No. 1
- Friday, January 6, 2017
Tennessee senior Joshua Dobbs has created a quarterback controversy. Dobbs finished his college career Dec. 30 when UT beat Nebraska 38-24 in the Music City Bowl in Nashville. He accounted for 409 total yards – 291 passing and 118 yards rushing – and was chosen the game’s MVP.
9. Vols Offensive Line Rushing Into Much-Anticipated Season
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Jalen Hurd knows right where he stands among Tennessee’s running backs of the past and wants to be No. 1 in career rushing yards at the end of the 2016 season.
The junior from Hendersonville Beech High School needs 892 yards to surpass Travis Henry as UT’s career rushing leader.
10. Tennessee Lagging On Alternative Energy
- Saturday, June 18, 2016
Tennessee has never been at the forefront of alternative energy. If California is the cool kid tapped in on all the latest advances, we could be considered the behind-the-times cousin always trying to play catch up.
11. Butch Jones Builds for Championship Run With Staff Tweaks
- Friday, January 22, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.
Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.
12. Genetic Testing Moves Into World of Employee Health
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like diabetes or heart disease develop. It's a step beyond the typical corporate wellness programs that many companies are using to make workers more aware of their risk factors and improve their health.
13. Ag Secretary: Smartphones Could Tell Buyers What's in Food
- Friday, February 27, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone.
Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store. All sorts of information could pop up, such as whether the food's ingredients include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
14. Grizzlies Dominate Inside in Win Over Atlanta
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Guess which NBA team this player is talking about: “It’s a playoff team. It’s a team that’s going to play hard on every possession. Offensively and defensively they pay attention to executing.” That sounds a lot like what many opposing players passing through FedExForum this season have said about the Grizzlies. But it was Tony Allen talking about the Atlanta Hawks – after the Grizzlies defeated the Eastern Conference’s top team 94-88 here last Sunday night.
15. Wunderlich Adds to Equity Capital Markets
- Friday, November 14, 2014
The last few weeks have been a time of expansion and growth for Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc.
16. Out-of-Patience Investors Sell Off Amazon
- Monday, October 27, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.
17. United Lures Top Fliers With Promise of a Hot Meal
- Friday, August 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines. So, it's upgrading first class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.
18. Tunica Reels as Competition, Recession Hit Casinos
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
TUNICA RESORTS, Miss. (AP) – It was 3:30 p.m. on a Monday in May at Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino in northwestern Mississippi.
Gamblers were few in number, and dealers stood ready at idle card tables.
19. US Finally Regains the Jobs Lost in the Recession
- Monday, April 7, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.
Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent.
20. ‘Under the Radar’ Conley Carrying Grizzlies This Season
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Already, the national conversation has started. Who deserves to be on the NBA’s Western Conference All-Star team?
In Memphis, that question has become personal as fans and players stump for point guard Mike Conley. After Conley scored 31 points with seven assists (his second straight 30-point performance) in a five-point win over Phoenix, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph pretty much spoke for everyone with a vested interest on this topic.
21. CEO Predictions for the Next 100 Years of Flying
- Wednesday, January 1, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.
22. Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones as Future
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – via self-guided drone.
Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the boy.
23. Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.
24. College Football Notebook: October 11, 2013
- Friday, October 11, 2013
With back-to-back losses to No. 1 Alabama and an improved Auburn team, Ole Miss has fallen from the national rankings and is sitting at 3-2, 1-2 in the SEC.
“Obviously, we’re not happy with where we are,” said Rebels coach Hugh Freeze. “But we thank God we’re not where we used to be.”
25. St. Agnes-St. Dominic Installs Solar Panels in Memory of Alumnus
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School has honored Ryan Edwards by promoting environmental sustainability, a concept that was close to the late St. Dominic alumnus’ heart.
26. Maximizing Madison
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Downtown strip of Madison Avenue from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to Fielder Square Apartments in its prime was the city’s financial hub.
It’s seen some successes in recent times – new businesses opening, building renovations and the removal of the makeshift wall at Main and Second streets that interrupted traffic for two years.
27. Mississippi Says No Thanks to Medicaid Expansion Dollars
- Friday, October 19, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
28. Midtown Gears Up for Largest Rock for Love Benefit
- Friday, August 31, 2012
From Overton Square to the Hi-Tone Cafe to the Levitt Shell, Midtown Memphis is gearing up to “Rock for Love.”
Now in its sixth year, the annual music-based fundraiser for Memphis’ Church Health Center – the nation’s largest faith-based health care ministry for working, uninsured people and their families – will take place over a four-day period from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 9.
29. Life as Touring Musician Preps Stockwell for PR Role
- Friday, August 10, 2012
Punk-rock musician Marvin Stockwell says life on the road touring the United States, Canada and Europe with his band Pezz uniquely prepared him for his professional role as longtime public relations manager at the Church Health Center.
30. Kiser Joins Volunteer Mid-South As Community Services Director
- Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Amanda Kiser has joined Volunteer Mid-South as community services director. Kiser’s responsibilities include mobilizing and maximizing volunteer resources, coordinating training for partner agencies, creating and leading community projects, and marketing VMS’ benefits to agencies and the public.
31. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 7, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
32. Debt Collectors: Business Great but Hard as Ever
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – These are the best of times, and the worst of times, for America's debt collectors.
The prolonged economic turmoil has created more opportunity than ever for the profession, even while making it harder than ever to get folks to pay up.
33. JLS Enterprises Buys SE Market Warehouse
- Friday, September 2, 2011
A 51,000-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. JLS Enterprises LLC purchased 4021 Delp St. in Airport Industrial Park for $850,000. The warehouse currently houses Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and is 100 percent occupied.
34. Local Investors Buy SE Memphis Office Condos
- Friday, August 26, 2011
A portfolio of office condominiums in Southeast Memphis have sold to a group of local investors.
Winchester Office Plaza at 5501, 5507 and 5489 Winchester Road has sold to QSM Holdings LLC for $273,333.
35. Rock for Love to Again Benefit Church Health Center
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
More than two dozen Memphis musical acts – from the Bo Keys to the Subteens to Star & Micey – will take the stage between Thursday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 21, to “Rock for Love” at the Hi-Tone Cafe, 1930 Poplar Ave., and two other venues.
36. Rock for Love: A Benefit With Edge
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Five years ago, Marvin Stockwell and Jeff Hulett, the Church Health Center’s guitar-swinging public relations duo, decided to throw a benefit concert featuring local and regional bands.
37. 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.
38. Ga.-Based Coastal Logistics Signs Lease
- Friday, June 24, 2011
A budding Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is expanding into the Southeast Memphis industrial market. Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a new 50,000-square-foot lease at 5715 Distribution Drive.
39. Crye-Leike Honors Top Performers, Longevity
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. honored its brokers working in the residential and commercial sectors Tuesday at its annual awards gala.
40. Long History Follows Paulette’s to Harbor Town
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Georges Falls has seen many changes come upon Overton Square since the entertainment district’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, but one of the most startling changes is one he is bringing himself.
Paulette’s, his Continental restaurant that has been a flagship, even a beloved attraction near Madison Avenue and Cooper Street since 1974, is moving to Harbor Town, about as far west as you can get from Midtown and not fall into the Mississippi River.
41. Turning the Page
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Davis-Kidd Booksellers has something in common with the classics found on its shelves.
The East Memphis store, a venerable anchor of the Laurelwood Shopping Center, has undeniably become a classic in its own right.
42. Colliers Sells Property to Union Forklift
- Friday, October 22, 2010
Colliers International recently sold an 18,750-square-foot building in the Perimeter Point Business Park, 2188 Spicer Cove.
43. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
44. Digital-Age Marketing
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
People who are going to a Malco movie theater this weekend to see Hillary Swank as a lawyer in “Conviction” or big budget stars like Bruce Willis fighting bad guys in “Red” may notice a few changes around them.
45. AP Poll: Obama at New Low for Handling Economy
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation's financial outlook as poor.
46. Obama Overtures to Business Fall Flat
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Labeled antibusiness by Republicans and some corporate chiefs, President Barack Obama mounted a campaign to show he wasn't. But his charm offensive has hit a rocky patch.
Business leaders gripe about burdensome new financial and health care regulations, what they see as unfriendly tax policies and vast government spending. They were put off by Obama's harsh depiction of "fat cat bankers" and "reckless practices," a label he applied both to Wall Street and to oil-spill giant BP.
47. Solar Financing on Tap For Baker Donelson Seminar
- Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing titled “Private Financing for the Solar Industry” July 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The briefing will originate from Baker Donelson’s Nashville office at 211 Commerce St., suite 800. Simultaneous video will be broadcast to Baker Donelson’s offices in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City.
48. Frustrated Station Owners Want BP Help
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline.
As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant.
49. Music Engineers Cut Old Path With Vinyl Recordings
- Friday, May 28, 2010
Producing vinyl records – those albums that most people 40 and older grew up with – has rapidly become a lost art as technology has sent that format the way of the 8-track tape.
But a few local music engineers are turning back the clock by refurbishing a Neumann VMS 70 lathe – a machine that is used to cut vinyl discs – that Stax founder Jim Stewart began using in 1970.
50. Music Biz Panel To Share Industry Roadmap
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
Even in a music town like Memphis, it’s hard to find someone with more experience in the business than Mark Montgomery.
51. February Trade Deficit Increases to $39.7 Billion
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in February as a small gain in exports to the highest level in 16 months was offset by a bigger jump in imports, reflecting increased demand for consumer goods from televisions to clothing.
52. Applicants Submit Resumes to Head CCC
- Thursday, April 8, 2010
A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.
Out of more than 70 applicants who submitted resumes to the CCC’s executive search team, the field appears to be narrowing to around 20 people who most closely fit the job description.
53. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
54. Not So Easy
- Monday, January 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts that average Americans understand and like may not be as simple as it sounds.
A complete ban on insurance companies denying coverage to people with medical problems would be out of the question. Forget about guaranteed health insurance for all Americans – it costs too much.
55. 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.
56. Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.
Dishmon is an interventional cardiologist and cares for adults with ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.
He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He later completed additional fellowship training at Michigan State University’s Borgess Medical Center.
57. Bach’s Lunch Celebrates Anniversary, Business Growth
- Monday, August 31, 2009
Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, Bach’s Lunch is the heart of the office tower.
The restaurant’s four locations in Memphis serve as gathering spots for office workers or places to grab a quick meal. Bach’s Lunch also brings its signature dishes, like bourbon-brown-sugar salmon salads or chicken enchilada casseroles, directly to places of business through its catering service.
58. Lawyers Giving Closing Arguments in Kmart Case
- Monday, June 1, 2009
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The former head of Kmart Corp. used "lies, deceptions and half-truths" to keep investors in the dark about a cash crisis in the months leading to a 2002 bankruptcy, a government lawyer told jurors Friday at the end of a civil fraud trial.
59. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
60. Recession Not Welcome
- Tuesday, March 3, 2009
A touch of New Orleans is taking shape in Memphis thanks to a family owned real estate development group called The Commons at Dexter Lakes LLC.
61. State Budgets Being Delayed by Stimulus Debate
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Uncertainty over the final scope of the $800 billion-plus economic stimulus plan in Congress has delayed budget action in some states while governors and legislators wait to see how much federal relief they can expect for their cash-strapped programs.
62. Broadband Funding in Stimulus Plan Sparks Debate
- Monday, February 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Among the economic stimulus proposals moving through Congress is one that fulfills an old dream of broadband boosters. It would offer substantial funding for high-speed Internet networks in corners of the country that still rely on dial-up connections or have only one broadband option.
63. 62-Bed Alzheimer’s Facility Coming to Germantown
- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
3179 Professional Plaza
Germantown, TN 38138
Permit Amount: $5.6 Million
Project Cost: $5.6 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Completion: October or November of 2009
Owner: Alexander Enterprises
Tenant: Alexander Enterprises
Contractor: Patton and Taylor Enterprises
Architect: O.T. Marshall Architects
Details: An Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown soon will rise at 3179 Professional Plaza, which runs between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike near the Germantown/Collierville border.
Developer Alexander Enterprises has filed a permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement to build the 30,500-square-foot, single-story facility. The Gardens of Germantown will be a 48-unit, 62-bed facility that sits on roughly half of a 4.36 acre-parcel backing up to the Village Shops of Forest Hill retail center. Beacon Communities Inc. of Cumming, Ga., will manage the facility.
Construction on the building, set to begin in December, should take 10 months, said Michael Alexander of Alexander Enterprises, with an opening projected for October or November 2009. The property has been divided into two lots, with the Gardens of Germantown slated for the northwest corner of the property.
1.46 Acres in Commons at Dexter Lake
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $1.2 Million
Loan Date: Oct. 2, 2008
Maturity Date: April 22, 2009
Borrower: Commons at Dexter Lake LLC
Lender: First Citizens National Bank
Details: A $1.6 million retail center with a French Quarter motif is being built in Cordova. The Commons at Dexter Lake LLC has filed a $1.2 million construction loan to build a 10,400-square-foot retail center, dubbed Vieux Carré, south of Dexter Road and west of Chickering Lane. Construction started last week. The development team bought the land from John B. Maxwell Jr., trustee for the sellers, for $334,541 and filed the construction loan through First Citizens National Bank. Commons at Dexter Lake LLC principal Nancy Waddell signed the trust deed. The center will sit on a 1.46-acre parcel near the Commons at Dexter Lake retail center and the Reserve at Dexter Lake apartments. A spokesman for the developer said the seven-bay center already has five leases signed. Tenants include a Belle Meade salon, financial planner Martin Hearn, a Crown Trophy store and a florist/gift shop. Jeff Blackledge is architect for Vieux Carré. KT Construction LLC, whose partners are Scott Turnage and Riley Kail, will be the general contractor. Turnage said the company is “stripping the lot off right now and pushing hard for the first of the year” to complete the center. “We’re going to go for kind of a hybrid French Quarter style – we’re going to be doing more of a Bourbon Street look,” Turnage said. “It’s going to be a strip center, but we’re going to try to give each space individuality, using depth and height offsets to try to give each space somewhat of a unique appearance.” More retail space will be coming to the site soon.
6075 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $1.4 Million
Sale Date: Oct. 23, 2008
Buyer: World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Inc.
Seller: Carlyle Rock Ridge LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: Oct. 24, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Tri-State Bank of Memphis
Details: World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Inc. has bought the Hickory Ridge Mall for $1.4 million from Carlyle Rock Ridge LLC. The roughly 500,000-square-foot Hickory Ridge Mall sits on 44 acres at 6075 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill. It was damaged by a tornado during the Feb. 5 storms that ripped through the southern and southeastern areas of town. World Overcomers will retain its congregational home at the former Central Church at 6655 Winchester Road, down the road from the mall. The church bought that property in 2001 for $10 million. Church pastor Alton Williams has announced plans to turn the mall into a Christian community center, replete with a restaurant, banquet hall, theater and other services for the neighborhood. The Hickory Ridge Mall opened in 1981 to much fanfare, but it steadily declined over the years as newer malls opened in other parts of town and tenants departed. The February storm proved to be a death knell for the mall. Although the city of Memphis considered buying it and turning it into a satellite office for city services, the renovation proved too costly.
64. New Orleans-Style Center Comes to Cordova
- Thursday, October 30, 2008
A $1.6 million retail center with a French Quarter motif is being built in Cordova. The Commons at Dexter Lake LLC has filed a $1.2 million construction loan to build a 10,400-square-foot retail center, dubbed Vieux Carré, at the southwest corner of Germantown Parkway and Dexter Road. Construction started this week.
The development team bought the land from John B. Maxwell Jr., trustee, for $334,541 and filed the construction loan through First Citizens National Bank. Commons at Dexter Lake LLC principal Nancy Waddell signed the trust deed.
The center will sit on a 9-acre parcel west of the Jason’s Deli off Dexter Road. The property is near the Commons at Dexter Lake retail center and the Reserve at Dexter Lake apartments.
A spokesman for the developer said the seven-bay center already has five leases signed. Tenants include a Belle Meade salon, financial planner Martin Hearn, a Crown Trophy store and a florist/gift shop.
Jeff Blackledge is architect for Vieux Carré. KT Construction LLC, whose partners are Scott Turnage and Riley Kail, will be the general contractor. Turnage said the company is “stripping the lot off right now and pushing hard for the first of the year” to complete the center.
“We’re going to go for kind of a hybrid French Quarter style – we’re going to be doing more of a Bourbon Street look,” Turnage said. “It’s going to be a strip center, but we’re going to try to give each space individuality, using depth and height offsets to try to give each space somewhat of a unique appearance.”
More retail space will be coming to the site soon.
Source: The Daily News Online & Chandler Reports
65. Council, School Board Withdrawal Deadline Today
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
The deadline for Memphis City Council and Memphis City Schools board candidates to withdraw from the Nov. 4 ballot is noon today.
The field in the special election for City Council Super District 9 Position 1 dropped to 10 contenders after the withdrawal this week of attorney Regina Morrison Newman.
66. Hennessy Joins Board Of Opportunity Scholarship Trust
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Scott C. Hennessy, president and chief executive officer of True Temper Sports, has joined the board of directors of Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.
Hennessy will help direct the operations and growth of the nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships and tuition assistance. Hennessy also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Golf Foundation.
67. Eleven File For Council Seat
- Friday, August 22, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by Thursday’s noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
68. Eleven File For Council Seat
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by today's noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
69. Special Election Filing Deadline Approaches
- Monday, August 18, 2008
The Nov. 4 ballot will move a step closer to completion this week with Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates in the special Memphis City Council election and the races for five of the nine Memphis school board positions.
70. Luxury on the River
- Monday, November 12, 2007
Its 28-room hotel opened in late October and its two restaurants opened last week. Now, the River Inn of Harbor Town is poised to become one of Downtown's premier destinations for business and leisure travelers - and also for Memphians looking for a quick getaway or gourmet meal.
71. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.
Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The Memphis Technology Council today will host Jeff Brittain, vice president of client services with Cook Systems International and the National Program director of CollegeCareerCorps. It begins with registration at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $25 for Memphis Regional Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. Contact Beverly Davis to register at 543-3547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host the Financial Literacy Forum today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 3030 Poplar Ave. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., will be the keynote speaker. This event is open to any person with a disability or anyone who provides service or care for people with disabilities.
- Monday, August 27, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold a meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. W. Lewis Wood, professional engineer, will speak on "Ethics of Professional Engineering."
75. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
76. 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.
77. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
78. Great Big Beautiful Hole
- Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Potential. Nothing more than that one simple word is needed to describe what observers refer to as "the big hole on Main Street."
The hole's potential is thanks to its prime location in the center of a Downtown area that's growing almost literally by the minute.
79. 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.
80. 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...
81. Archived Article: Trends
- Monday, January 10, 2005
More Health Options Enter as Downtown Grows
The Daily News
When it comes to demand for new medical offerings, Downtowns future appears to be the picture of health.
Center City Commission president Jeff Sanf...
82. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
By Andy Meek
Memphis Builder Finds Success in Teamwork
The Daily News
For Chris Woods, owner of the Memphis construction company that bears his name, fostering teamwork has been the key to his companys success since its incepti...
83. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, February 27, 2004
City Seeks Diversity in Downtown Development
The Daily News
Downtown Memphis is a hotbed for development just ask anyone visiting the city who hasnt been around in a few years. More than $2 billion in projects are under w...
84. Archived Article: Apple (lead)
- Thursday, October 16, 2003
Terry Ramsey, Vice President of RidAll Pest Control
Apple Tree Center Sees Renewed Interest
Developers hope improvements will drive retail growth
The Daily News
Exterior changes and other improvements are under way at a So...
85. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Susan C. Te Paske
Susan C. Te Paske was appointed director of student disability services for the University of Memphis. She has served as the departments assistant director since 1993. She received the 2002 Dona Sparger Professional Service Awar...
86. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Cynthia Ham was selected for the American Association of Advertising Agencies client public relations committee
Cynthia Ham was selected for the American Association of Advertising Agencies client public relations committee. Ham was among 14 mark...
87. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Marcia J Marcia J. Thorp was appointed president of a new division at Watkins Uiberall PLLC. Scott A. Fletcher was appointed vice president and Pamela M. Finch was named plan administrator of Plan Administration and Consulting LLC. The subsidiary is...
88. Archived Article: Focus (ecotton)
- Wednesday, March 7, 2001
By SUE PEASE Cotton alliance supplies growers from seed up By SUE PEASE The Daily News Cotton is big business, especially in the Mid-South. Though crop producers focus on what is happening in the field, many are looking to the Internet as a place to...
89. Archived Article: Real Focus (baptist)
- Tuesday, November 21, 2000
Memphis Landmark Bids Farewell Downtown Memphis landmark bids farewell By MARY DANDO The Daily News Any takers for 5.5 million square feet of prime real estate in Downtown Memphis that has lots of potential but is a fixer-upper? Baptist Memorial Hos...
90. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Real Review 02-15-00 Management company once again locally owned LEDIC Management Group is again under Memphis ownership. A group of local real estate veterans, led by David L. Shores, has repurchased LEDIC from Residential Co. of America, the New Y...
91. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
92. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 10, 1999
Promus Names New Development Ronald C. Muzii Jr. has been named vice president of development for Promus Vacation Resorts. Muzii was formerly president of Innovative Hospitality Group Inc. in Miami. He is a graduate of Cornell University. B. Ted Ham...
93. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 17, 1998
Rick Ruffin has joined Morgan Keegan & Co Rick Ruffin has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a first vice president in institutional fixed income sales. Ruffin formerly was manager of J.C. Bradfords client services group. He has a bachelors ...
94. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 28, 1996
Oct Oct. 28 Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center will co-sponsor an ISO 9000 lead auditor workshop through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at State Technical Institute. The presenter is Mark Weber. The cost is $1,395 per person. For information, call ...