Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: On The EDGE, Tubby Smith and Timing and TVA Keeps Its Wells Off
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
Remember when the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission got together a week ago at Beale Street Landing? Here’s a refresher. Among those watching the discussion was Richard Smith, the chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber, who responded to the criticism of the local approach to economic development this week with an email to members of both bodies that could prompt some changes to the approach and specifically to EDGE.
2. Federal Judge Wants Opioid Lawsuits To End In Settlement
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation out of an epidemic of opioid addiction.
How and when that can happen, if at all, is the subject of talks scheduled to begin Wednesday in a federal courthouse in Cleveland.
3. Trump's Move May Nudge Holdout GOP States to Expand Medicaid
- Wednesday, January 24, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.
4. Last Word: Murphy's, Mount Arlington in Midtown and Surgery Open House
- Monday, May 15, 2017
Senses, the nightclub on the eastern side of the Poplar viaduct, is back. Apparently it’s been back for a little while but the top code enforcement official involved says it is news to him and may be a violation that puts this matter in Environmental Court.
5. View From the Hill: Cooperatives Ready to Fill Broadband Void
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
Rural broadband backers such as Misty O’Beirne in Rutherford County can take heart. Legislation to spread high-speed internet into cyberspace deserts is making the right connections.
6. View From the Hill: Taxing Online Sales Not Such an Easy Fix
- Thursday, January 12, 2017
Cumberland Transit owner Allen Doty isn’t sure if a rule requiring major out-of-state retailers to collect Tennessee sales taxes will create more equity for his shop.
But Doty, who has been selling everything from bicycles to kayaks and camping gear for 34 years in Nashville, is definitely tired of people shopping in his store for hours, snapping a picture of shoes they like, then going home and buying them online “just to avoid sales tax.”
7. Last Word: The Return of Stubby Clapp, Poplar & Ridgeway for Pedestrians and Mice
- Thursday, December 1, 2016
The death toll in the Sevier County-Gatlinburg wildfires is at seven. Authorities believe a fire at The Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was what started the disaster and had consumed 15,563 acres as of Wednesday evening. At that point, the fire was 10 percent contained.
8. The Crooked Path to Durham’s Ouster
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
State Rep. Kevin Brooks set the tone for Jeremy Durham’s ouster in prayer, of all places. Quoting from Luke, the Cleveland Republican opened the recent extraordinary session of the General Assembly saying, “Heavenly Father, you’re very clear in your word when you say that every valley will be filled, every mountain and hill brought low and the crooked places made straight and the rough places made smooth.
9. Tenn. House Expels Durham Amid Sexual Harrassment Allegations
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee House voted Tuesday to expel Republican state Rep. Jeremy Durham following allegations of widespread sexual harassment.
10. Last Word: Conley Makes It Official, No "Figure Heads" and Early Voting Opens
- Friday, July 15, 2016
Mike Conley signed on the dotted line about an hour before the press conference confirming that he and the Grizz front office have closed on the deal that makes him the highest paid player in NBA history… for now.
11. Last Word: Democrats Settle, Scotty Moore and the Top Cop Search
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Mary Mancini ordered the Shelby County Democratic Party to settle its differences with former local party chairman Bryan Carson Tuesday and accept his offer to repay the party $6,000 at $100 a month..
12. State Attorney General Says Changes in Judicial Selection Have Added Stability
- Thursday, June 16, 2016
Of the state’s 29 appellate court judges, 14 of them have been appointed during the tenure of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
And this year, two of them – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page and Tennessee Appeals Court Judge Ross Dyer – became the first appellate court appointees to be confirmed by the Tennessee Legislature.
13. Transgender Bathroom Bill Delayed Amid Financial Questions
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The sponsor of a Tennessee transgender bathroom bill told a Senate committee Tuesday that he has to consider a state attorney general's opinion before going forward. The White House called the proposal "mean-spirited."
14. Harris, Towns Hope to Delay Monday De-Annexation Vote
- Saturday, March 19, 2016
Memphis Democrats in the Tennessee Legislature are hoping to delay a scheduled Monday, March 21, state Senate floor vote on a deannexation bill that cleared the state House a week ago.
“This train is moving very fast,” Democratic Sen. Lee Harris said Friday, March 18. “The city of Memphis has never made a significant presentation about the city of Memphis’ finances to the relevant committees or to the Senate members,” he added. “Minimally, we need to send this back to committee so that we can have some airing out of what the facts are and what the known consequences are. … Minimally, if you are going to devastate a city, you should know exactly what that means and what you are doing.”
15. Harris Seeks Legal Opinion on Deannexation Bill, Senate Vote Set For Monday
- Friday, March 18, 2016
State Sen. Lee Harris of Memphis has requested a legal opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General’s office on the deannexation bill the Senate could vote on Monday, March 21.
16. TBI Probe Of Fatal Police Shootings Becomes Policy
- Monday, October 19, 2015
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has become the go-to agency for the Memphis Police Department in the last year when it comes to investigations of police conduct. And that’s a policy.
MPD director Toney Armstrong, Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham and District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced Thursday, Oct. 14, they have signed an agreement with the TBI to automatically turn all such investigations over to the TBI.
17. Canoes, Kayaks Line Up for Outdoors Inc.'s Memphis Race
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
Mike Herbert, a Pan American Games gold medalist in kayak racing, will be the first to say that you just don’t know who you might meet on the water. All kinds of people step into a canoe or a kayak and get hooked.
18. GOP Governors Don't See 'Obamacare' Going Away
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.
19. Haynes Joins Table Group as Principal Consultant
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
20. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 6, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
21. Exchange Club Announces New Board Members
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members as well as officers for 2011-2012.
Officers are Dan O’Brien, president; George Goldhoff, vice president; Grant Adams, treasurer; Adrienne Dailey-Evans, secretary; and Lucia Heros, immediate past president.
22. Tenn. Bill Seeks to Limit Lawsuit Monetary Damages
- Friday, March 25, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam to limit monetary damages from lawsuits in Tennessee is unnecessary and a jury should decide how much is awarded and not government, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson told a House panel Wednesday.
23. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.
24. Choate's Air Conditioning & Heating Prides Itself On Keeping Customers No. 1
- Monday, May 14, 2007
Chris Choate has fond memories of riding to service calls with his father, Joe, when he was a young boy.
Joe Choate, who founded Choate's Air Conditioning & Heating in 1958, allowed his son to spend many afternoons riding with him. Perhaps one of the most vivid memories, one which has instilled in Chris the principles that motivate him today, took place when he was 7 or 8 and Joe gave his own shoes to a hobo. The man approached Chris' dad and asked for some duct tape to hold his shoes together.
25. 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.
26. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co.
- Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.
27. Black Repertory Theater to Open on Marshall
- Monday, May 8, 2006
A neighborhood on the edge of Downtown is seeing some growth, the newest of which is a black repertory theater.
The 70-seat, 3,200-square-foot Hattiloo Theater is scheduled to open Sept. 22 at 656 Marshall Ave. and will focus on black theater and art. The building belongs to Pinkney Herbert, the owner of the Marshall Arts gallery at 639 Marshall.
28. Dwyer Awarded by Governor's Highway Safety Office
- Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Judge Tim J. Dwyer of the criminal division of Shelby County General Sessions Court received the annual Lifesaver Award from the Governor's Highway Safety Office. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions toward highway safety in Tennessee.
29. Archived Article: Industrial (lead)
- Monday, December 13, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Visual products supplier sets sights on warehouse By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Construction of a 10,000-square-foot light industrial warehouse has started at 830 Herbert Road, on property behind Bogeys Golf & Family Ent...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999
AutoZone Inc AutoZone Inc. has announced the following promotions: Bill Rhodes, previously vice president of finance, was promoted to senior vice president of finance. Mike Broderick, previously regional manager, was promoted to vice president-store...
31. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 3, 1998
William N William N. Reed has been named president and chief operating officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell. Reed concentrates his practice in litigation. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. Th...