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1. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
2. Tennessee’s Hot Seat Finds a New Office
- Friday, December 1, 2017
Tennessee football isn’t what it used to be. Nor is the attraction of being UT’s football coach.
It became more and more apparent this week as first-year UT athletics director John Currie tried to hire his first football coach as an AD.
3. Hillsboro’s Phillips Playing for Bragging Rights
- Thursday, November 23, 2017
Tennessee’s football team and interim head coach Brady Hoke will try to avoid a historically bad season Saturday.
If the Vols (4-7, 0-7 SEC) lose to Vanderbilt (4-7, 0-7), it would be the first team in program history to lose eight games and go winless in the conference. Kickoff is 3 p.m. CST at Neyland Stadium (TV: SEC Network).
4. Bush Administration Alums Rising in Trump's Orbit
- Tuesday, November 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People.
5. Butch Jones Out as Tennessee’s Football Coach
- Tuesday, November 14, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change. The Volunteers fired Butch Jones on Saturday, Nov. 11, as they enter their final two regular-season games searching for their first Southeastern Conference victory, a stunning fall for a team that had won bowl games each of the last three seasons.
6. Butch Jones Out as Tennessee's Football Coach
- Monday, November 13, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.
The Volunteers fired Butch Jones on Saturday as they enter their final two regular-season games searching for their first Southeastern Conference victory, a stunning fall for a team that had won bowl games each of the last three seasons.
7. Ex Pilot Execs' Attorneys Argue Against Guilt by Association
- Wednesday, November 8, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for two former executives at the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain told jurors on Tuesday that their clients shouldn't be found guilty by association with other members of the company's sales team who pleaded guilty to the scheme to defraud customers through diesel fuel rebates.
8. Jones’ Teams Have Never Regressed, Until Now
- Friday, November 3, 2017
Looks like Butch Jones has survived another week to coach Tennessee’s football team.
What happens if UT loses to Southern Miss at homecoming Saturday night (7:30 ET, SEC Network) at Neyland Stadium? Good question.
9. UT Motivation? Bowl Game, Saving Jones’ Job
- Friday, October 27, 2017
Butch Jones will be Tennessee’s football coach Saturday night against Kentucky in Lexington.
It could be his last as the Vols’ coach.
Jones is on a sizzling hot seat after the Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) were dominated by No. 1-ranked Alabama 45-7 last Saturday. Speculation is rampant Jones will be fired or already is on his way out.
10. Tennessee's Kelly, Ignont Cited on Pot Possession Charges
- Thursday, October 26, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have received citations after police say they found marijuana in Kelly's car during a traffic stop.
11. Serving Up Smiles
- Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Having moved Downtown a few years ago, Jeff Zepatos and his wife have familiarized themselves with the neighborhood’s restaurant scene by taking advantage of a crash course of sorts that comes around once a year.
12. Jones’ Blind Spot: Even 5-Stars Need Coaching
- Friday, October 20, 2017
When he was hired as Tennessee’s football coach in December 2012, Butch Jones used the term “infallible” to describe the system he was bringing to Knoxville.
Even if we give Jones the benefit of the doubt on the system he has attempted to install at UT, it’s clear that the head coach is far from infallible. A 3-3 record in Year 5 – with all three losses to SEC East competition, no less – is reflective of a coach who isn’t getting the job done.
13. Reeling Vols Are 0-5 Against Carolina’s Muschamp
- Friday, October 13, 2017
Fans are fuming. Players are fighting. Butch Jones is coaching for his job.
The Tennessee football coach is in dire need of a good showing when the Vols (3-2, 0-2 SEC) play host to South Carolina (4-2, 2-2) on Saturday at Neyland Stadium (noon, ESPN).
14. Trump’s Bluster Cascades Through State Politics
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.
“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.
15. Trump Lashes Out at Corker; GOP Senator Hits Back
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A powerful Republican senator cast the president of his own party as a man-child who could set the U.S. "on the path to World War III" as the two engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing, a remarkable airing of their party's profound rifts.
16. 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.
17. Shaky Start Exposes Raw Nerves as Dawgs Roll In
- Friday, September 29, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones had more than Georgia on his mind this week. Rumors on message boards and reports on sports talk radio flamed the fires around Jones and the Vols after last Saturday’s 17-13 victory over Massachusetts at Neyland Stadium.
18. 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.
19. All Eyes on Shoop’s Defense Against Gators
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Butch Jones will coach one of the biggest games of his Tennessee career against Florida on Saturday.
It’s an even bigger game for UT defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.
Shoop was hired Jan. 9, 2016, from Penn State to fortify Tennessee’s defense, arriving with much hoopla and great expectations. So far, he has not delivered like he did at Penn State (2014-15) and Vanderbilt (2011-13).
20. Guarantano Must Prove His Worth on the Field
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Two games into the season, Quinten Dormady has established himself as Tennessee’s quarterback.
As we have learned in four previous seasons with Butch Jones as coach, everything is subject to change. Both at UT and in previous coaching stops at Central Michigan and Cincinnati, Jones has not been afraid to change quarterbacks when the mood strikes.
21. Breather for Vols Before Traveling to Florida
- Friday, September 8, 2017
Get ready for another thrill ride, Tennessee fans. Your football team is at it again, just like last year.
Tennessee needed a comeback and overtime to beat Appalachian State in its 2016 season opener. The Vols needed comebacks to beat Virginia Tech and Florida and got a Hail Mary touchdown pass as time ran out to beat Georgia.
22. Redbirds Not Just Developing Players, but Winning Players
- Friday, September 8, 2017
When Gary LaRocque, the St. Louis Cardinals’ director of player development, came to AutoZone Park in mid-August, the Memphis Redbirds were just days away from clinching a playoff berth.
By that point, they had a large and impressive body of work that included a franchise-record 11 straight wins in April and May. Turns out, that winning streak was just the start of a special year.
23. Vols, Jackets Each Eager to Make Statement
- Friday, September 1, 2017
Enough of the talk. Enough of the speculation. Let’s play some football.
Tennessee starts its fifth season of the Butch Jones coaching era on Monday night against Georgia Tech at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is 8 p.m. (TV: ESPN).
24. Trump Expected to Decide Soon on Fate of Young Immigrants
- Tuesday, August 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – After months of delays, President Donald Trump is expected to decide soon on the fate of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children as he faces a looming court deadline and is digging in on appeals to his base.
25. By the End of This Season for Vols, 9-4 Might Not Look so Bad
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Tennessee fans would have loved a nine-win season under Derek Dooley. They were giddy at preseason talk about a resurgent program and a widespread belief the Vols were the favorites to win the SEC East Division title last year.
26. Trump Ousts Bannon, His Influential, Divisive Strategist
- Monday, August 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.
27. Freshman Impact: Vols’ Best Rookie RBs
- Friday, August 18, 2017
Butch Jones let us in on a little secret recently when he said his freshman running backs will play for Tennessee this season.
That’s plural – running backs.
Jones’ plan is to use all three freshman backs – Ty Chandler, Tim Jordan and Trey Coleman – in some sort of rotation behind junior John Kelly. Given the nature of the game, putting the football in the hands of freshmen is risky business. But Jones is taking the plunge.
28. 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.”
29. Last Word: Collierville's New School, New Cops and Z-Bo's Bust
- Friday, August 11, 2017
Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken knew the crowd at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce Wednesday wanted to see how the city’s new $90 million high school was coming along a year before its scheduled opening. And he brought plenty of aerials to show the progress. But Aitken also came to talk about what is to happen in the new Collierville High School once the construction is done.
30. Starbucks Denies Rumor of Discounts for Immigrants
- Tuesday, August 8, 2017
DETROIT (AP) – Starbucks Corp. is shooting down a rumor that its coffee shops will give discounted drinks and food to undocumented immigrants on Aug. 11.
31. Kelly Wins Praise Across The Aisle, But Bigger Task is Ahead
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly – then secretary of Homeland Security – offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump.
32. HealthChoice Promotes Henning To Director of Population Health
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Sarah Henning has been promoted to director of population health programs at HealthChoice. Henning previously served as manager of the department. In her new role, Henning is responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness initiatives and programs for the HealthChoice network.
She also collaborates with stakeholders to promote and support these programs and to ensure they meet the needs of the affected populations and adapt with the changing health care environment.
33. Scaramucci Out of White House Job as John Kelly Takes Charge
- Tuesday, August 1, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job – and just hours after President Donald Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office.
34. Vols Roster Gets Little Respect from SEC Media
- Friday, July 21, 2017
It was no surprise last week when Tennessee’s football team was picked to finish third by the media in the East Division at 2017 SEC Media Days.
Almost every national publication is picking the Vols third in the East behind Georgia and Florida, although not necessarily in that order.
35. The Redbirds’ Dream Season is Not Being Duplicated in St. Louis
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
On Monday, July 17, in Oklahoma City, the Memphis Redbirds pulled off their third win in their last at-bat as Patrick Wisdom hit a ninth-inning home run in a 5-3 victory. It was their seventh straight win and their 15th in their last 17 games.
36. Jones Has Definitely Proven He Can Recruit
- Friday, July 14, 2017
When in doubt, do what you do best – recruit. That seems to be the approach of Tennessee Vols coach Butch Jones. While many UT fans, and some in the media, are portraying this as a make-or-break season, Jones is planning for his future by stockpiling commitments for 2018 and beyond.
37. Roger Ailes, Media Guru and Political Strategist, Dies at 77
- Friday, May 19, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
38. Time to Turn Down the Flame on Jones’ Hot Seat
- Friday, May 12, 2017
When it comes to Butch Jones and the recent NFL Draft, it’s a matter of perspective.
Remember, no Tennessee Vols were drafted in the previous two years, which is a reflection on the recruiting by Jones’ predecessor, Derek Dooley. The fact that Tennessee had six players picked this time around – all in the first four rounds – speaks volumes, to wit:
39. 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.
40. Who Will Grab the Spotlight in Vols' Spring Game?
- Friday, April 21, 2017
Tennessee completes its fifth spring practice under head coach Butch Jones on Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m. with the DISH Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium.
It’s merely the beginning as the Vols prepare for the 2017 season.
41. View From the Hill: Tearful End for Non-Citizen Tuition Relief Bill
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
State Rep. Raumesh Akbari grew so emotional she couldn’t speak. On the verge of tears, the Memphis Democrat started to talk about a high school from her Shelby County district with a large number of undocumented immigrant students.
42. The Week Ahead: April 11-17
- Monday, April 10, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! For those so inclined, get out your John Calipari hate towels because he will be featured in an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary this week. It’s also time for some Memphians to vote again and the Grizzlies wrap up the regular season on the way to a first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, a rival that will not be getting a key to the city.
43. Reflecting on 2017 Class, Looking Ahead to 2018
- Friday, March 24, 2017
Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program, and the cycle never ends.
As UT’s recruiting grind continues and spring practices opened this week, I caught up with Ryan Callahan of 247Sports to talk about the 2017 class. Callahan covers UT recruiting, and here’s what he has to say about the 2017 class, which consists of 22 three-star recruits, four four-stars and one five-star (offensive lineman Trey Smith of University School of Jackson), according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
44. Parkinson Rejects Owens’ Politics in Legislature
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NASHVILLE – Recognition for the Rev. Bill Owens turned into a rebuke on the House floor when a Memphis legislator discovered the activist pastor campaigned for President Donald Trump and urged black voters to leave the Democratic Party.
45. Parkinson Rejects Owens’ Politics After He is Honored
- Monday, March 20, 2017
NASHVILLE – Recognition for the Rev. Bill Owens turned into a rebuke on the House floor when a Memphis legislator discovered the activist pastor campaigned for President Donald Trump and urged black voters to leave the Democratic Party.
46. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
47. New Travel Ban Signed; Iraq Not Included This Time
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Monday signed a reworked version of his controversial travel ban Monday, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shutting down America's refugee program.
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One will exhibit “Autobiography: Works by Martha Kelly” Thursday, March 2, through March 31 in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. A closing reception will be held March 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 901-458-2521 or visit wkno.org.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The city of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance Outreach will host “Diversity Programs 301: Certification Registration Rally: Getting on the OBDC Registry” Wednesday, March 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., room L50. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the city’s Supplier Diversity programs and how to leverage them to grow your business. Also, register your certifications on site with access to standby assistance. Cost is free. Register at eventbrite.com.
50. The Week Ahead: February 28-March 6
- Monday, February 27, 2017
It's Monday, Memphis – time to peek at this week's (very busy) dance card, from the opening of Graceland's $45 million entertainment complex to a showcase of the latest high-tech ag innovations to a celebration of some local "hidden figures." Check out what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
51. Draft DHS Guidelines Sharpen Focus on Those Here Illegally
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
52. You Gotta Have Heart: UT’s 2017 Recruiting Class
- Friday, February 10, 2017
Butch Jones did it again. The Tennessee football coach gave opponents press conference fodder with another one-liner while putting his spin on the Vols’ 2017 signing class.
It happened a day after the Feb. 1 National Signing Day when UT’s class was rated No. 17 nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings.
53. Trump Travel Ban Faces Biggest Legal Test Yet
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system.
54. Trump Says His Order Didn't Cause Weekend Airport Chaos
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Holding firm to his immigration order, President Donald Trump on Monday denied it was to blame for chaos at the nation's airports over the weekend, instead pointing to computer glitches, protesters and even the "tears of Senator Schumer."
55. What Lies Ahead for UT Athletics in 2017
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Hey Vols fans, Happy New Year. May your 2017 year in Tennessee sports be better than your 2016 year in Tennessee sports. Perhaps, a fresh start is what we all need. Let’s face it. The Music City Bowl wasn’t where Tennessee wanted the 2016 football season to end. The Vols were picked to win the SEC East Division in preseason and floundered to an 8-4 record in the regular season, 4-4 in the SEC. Their football season was about the norm for most UT sports in 2016: average. Here are some dates to mark in hope of better things ahead in 2017...
56. The Alamo? No, Vols Rally Around Loss to Vandy
- Friday, December 23, 2016
Tennessee’s football team can’t afford to get too merry when it goes into Christmas break this weekend. Not with the way it finished the 2016 regular season, and not with a chance for some redemption.
57. Vols Hit Home Stretch With Chance for East Title
- Friday, November 11, 2016
Be happy, Tennessee football fans. November is here, and the Vols (6-3, 2-3 SEC) still have a chance to win the East Division. It was hard to flush the 24-21 upset loss at South Carolina on Oct. 29, hard to explain star running back Jalen Hurd quitting UT’s team two days later and hard to get excited about last Saturday’s game against Tennessee Tech, which left Neyland Stadium with a 55-0 loss and a good paycheck.
58. Bad Week for Jones Means Losing On, Off the Field
- Friday, November 4, 2016
If Tennessee football coach Butch Jones thought last Saturday night was bad in Columbia, South Carolina, he had no idea what was waiting when he got back to Knoxville.
Fans were still stewing over UT’s 24-21 loss to unranked South Carolina. It dropped the then-ranked No. 18 Vols (5-3, 2-3 SEC) out of the polls and probably out of contention for the East Division title and SEC Championship game.
59. Vols Prepare for ‘Grind’ of Weaker Foes
- Friday, October 28, 2016
Tennessee begins the easy part of its football schedule Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2) against South Carolina in Columbia. Just don’t tell UT coach Butch Jones this is the easy part of the schedule.
60. 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.
61. Could This Be the Year the Crimson Tide Rolls Out With a Loss at Tennessee?
- Friday, October 14, 2016
Tennessee defensive end LaTroy Lewis was raised in Akron, Ohio, and recalls a special Saturday of football each fall when he was a youth: Ohio State vs. Michigan.
“That’s what I was taught my whole life,” Lewis says, “and then I got down here in the South, and it was kind of like: ‘Is there any other game beside Tennessee and Alabama?’”
62. Logistical Nightmare
- Saturday, October 1, 2016
Lamar Avenue is a $300 million problem. Rush hour on Lamar turns into several hours, and for the hundreds of distribution centers located near the corridor, just-in-time delivery is nearly impossible in the face of miles of congested traffic.
63. Can Tigers Duplicate Their 2015 Upset of Ole Miss?
- Friday, September 30, 2016
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, predictably, is saying that he won’t use revenge as a main motivator.
64. No Quick Fix in State Health Insurance Issue
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
State Rep. Ron Travis is perplexed.
On one hand, the Republican from Dayton is concerned with escalating premiums for Tennesseans participating in the insurance marketplace, worried costs are increasing to the point people simply can’t afford health insurance.
65. 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.
66. The SEC is TEC – Tight End Conference
- Friday, July 29, 2016
Last season, Hunter Henry became the second Arkansas Razorback to win the John Mackey Award, which for the last 16 years has annually recognized the best tight end in college football. Henry, famously known for the fourth-and-long “Hunter Heave” in the Razorbacks’ wild 53-52 overtime win over Ole Miss, also produced a strong body of work for the entire season, including 46 receptions for 647 yards and three touchdowns.
67. With Redbirds Pitcher Reyes the Plan is Attack
- Thursday, July 28, 2016
A few hours before St. Louis Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes took the mound at AutoZone Park, Memphis Redbirds manager Mike Shildt confided that it was a good time to “back him off” – or hold down his pitch count.
68. Grimes Joins Barge Waggoner As Transportation Project Manager
- Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Keafur Grimes has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as transportation project manager, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience. In his new role, Grimes manages transportation planning and construction projects to meet federal, state and local regulations; ensures that projects meet quality compliance and assurance standards as well as customer needs; and are delivered on time and within budget.
69. Bertelkamp Made Right Call in Going with the Vols
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bert Bertelkamp would be the first to tell you he’s pulling for Tennessee when calling basketball games as color commentator for the Vol Network.
And why wouldn’t he?
Bertelkamp is Big Orange to the bone. His father Hank played for the Vols (1951-53), was a team captain and remains a big supporter of UT.
70. Won’t be the same without the head ball coach
- Saturday, November 7, 2015
I miss Steve Spurrier.
It won’t be the same without Spurrier coaching South Carolina when Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) plays host to the Gamecocks (3-5, 1-5) on Saturday.
It wasn’t the same this week without Spurrier throwing a jab or two at UT leading up to the game.
71. Office, Industrial Real Estate Enjoy Strong Third Quarter
- Saturday, October 31, 2015
Memphis’ industrial and office sectors are seeing healthy activity, and some areas are experiencing record fundamentals.
At the Crescent Center building in East Memphis, prices per square foot have reached $30.50, a level that hasn’t been seen before in the Memphis market.
72. Judicial Accountability Site Invites Raters
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
So, I was in Northwest Arkansas a couple weeks ago for a golf tournament. On Friday night I swung by Penguin Ed’s, bought a mess of barbecue, and took it to the home of Sam and Pat Perroni, long-time friends who used to live in Little Rock. They have a beautiful spread a few miles outside Fayetteville, a picture-perfect spot for grand parenting.
73. Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.
74. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
75. College Football Notebook: Nick Saban Needs a Quarterback
- Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Another season at Alabama and another battle for quarterback.
Last year’s runner-up, Florida State transfer Jacob Coker, returns for a second shot at the job after losing out to Blake Sims in 2014. Redshirt freshman David Cornwell showed enough last spring to become a contender, and the race may be wide enough open to go beyond these two if neither can assert himself as the leader of the offense.
76. Extended Slump in Oil Taking Toll on Industry, Economy
- Monday, August 3, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.
77. Farm Feast
- Thursday, May 21, 2015
The first elementary school students came to Agricenter International for some hands-on education more than a decade ago. About 80 students went on a literal field trip, walking through the cotton, soybean and cornfields.
78. East Tennessee’s Endangered 8
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s list of endangered heritage sites for the region:
1. The Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County was built around 1814 by the first permanent white settlers in that area, as part of a Revolutionary War land-grant.
79. Greenprint Guru
- Wednesday, May 6, 2015
When John Michels was a kid going to nature camps with his family and hiking with his brother and cousins, he was taking the first steps along his career path.
“We’d sort of learn how to survive in the woods and build shelters, learn about ecosystems,” Michels said of his days growing up in New Jersey, and then later trips to upstate New York by Lake George. “I started doing a lot of hiking in the Adirondack Mountains.
80. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
81. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
82. Cardinals Prospect Cody Stanley Coming Back, Moving Up
- Friday, March 13, 2015
Spring training in 2012. St. Louis Cardinals catching prospect Cody Stanley gets a phone call from then-farm director John Vuch.
Farm directors do not usually call minor-league catchers to chat.
83. New Brewery Venture Eyeing Crosstown
- Monday, February 23, 2015
When they launched a Facebook page at the end of January, the first post for which was simply the logo for the craft beer brewery they’re planning, Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese didn’t expect the flood of interest their concept would generate.
84. 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.
85. Airlines Expect Another Big Year With Help From Cheaper Fuel
- Friday, January 23, 2015
DALLAS (AP) – Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Airline stocks soared on Thursday.
The price of jet fuel has dropped by about half since September, boosting airline profits and tamping down fear that global economic weakness could hurt the carriers. Analysts expect all four of the biggest U.S. airline operators to post bigger profits this year than in 2014.
86. Vols’ Barnett Faces Nation’s Best in Iowa’s Scherff
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
87. NLRB Issues Rule to Speed Up Union Organizing
- Monday, December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process.
The new rule will shorten the time between when an election is ordered and the election is held, eliminating a previous 25-day waiting period. And it seeks to reduce litigation that can be used to stall elections. It will also require employers to furnish union organizers with email addresses and phone numbers of workers.
88. According to Foyle
- Friday, December 12, 2014
My early New Year’s resolution is to be more like Christopher Foyle. Demeanor-wise and wisdom-wise. No, I won’t be wearing a vest.
“Foyle’s War” is a British detective series created by Anthony Horowitz. As World War II rages, Inspector Christopher Foyle (played by Michael Kitchen) investigates crimes from his headquarters in Hastings, England. He never raises his voice. He’s never puzzled by an inconsistency. Obvious lies from the devious don’t faze him one bit.
89. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
90. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
91. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
92. Cardinals Acquire Lackey in Trade
- Friday, August 1, 2014
The St. Louis Cardinals continued efforts to strengthen their starting rotation on Thursday by trading for veteran right-hander John Lackey.
93. Mr. B’s Cross-Examination
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
Several years ago, a Mr. B. testified as an expert witness in a plane crash case. The lawyer cross-examining him worked awfully hard. And provided some entertainment along the way. The issue was whether the pilot should have been warned of bad weather seen earlier by six FAA employees.
94. Hiring to Push Mississippi Nissan Employment Over 6,000
- Friday, May 30, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Nissan Motor Co. contractor has begun seeking applicants for 500 workers as part of the automaker's buildup to begin producing a new model in Mississippi.
95. More Departures From Haslam-Owned Truck-Stop Chain
- Friday, May 23, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee's governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels.
96. Consumers Losing Doctors With New Insurance Plans
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
MIAMI (AP) – Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law are experiencing buyer's remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren't accepting the new plans.
97. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
98. Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year
- Monday, April 7, 2014
After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.
Pahlow, an executive vice president with Newmark Grubb Memphis, was named Commercial Broker of the Year Thursday night at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards gala.
99. IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer.
The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center to help develop treatments for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults.
100. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.