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1. 50 Years Later
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Almost 50 years to the day after he died in a plane crash while on tour, the image and sound of soul singer Otis Redding remains vital and relevant – and heard.
2. County Primary Filing Opens With Paperwork Flurry
- Monday, November 20, 2017
A total of 37 prospective candidates in the May 2018 county primaries pulled qualifying petitions last week on the first day of the filing period Friday, Nov. 17.
And the first contenders through the doors at the Shelby County Election Commission in a period that extends to a February deadline confirms a few trends.
3. Titans Begin Season With Questions At Wide Receiver
- Friday, September 8, 2017
For most of their two decades in Tennessee, the wide receiver position has been a glaring hole for the Titans.
Other than the years when Derrick Mason and Drew Bennett were among Steve McNair’s primary targets, and an occasional quality free agent signing like Nate Washington, there have been many swings and misses when it comes to the Titans and the wide receiver position.
4. Riding Momentum
- Saturday, December 31, 2016
Around this time each year, everyone tends to start fetishizing the blank slate a bit, with its attendant allure of reinvention and that sweeping away of the old order to make way for what comes next.
5. New Coaches Highlight Past Year in Memphis Sports
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
As always, you can categorize the sports year by the wins and losses. By the Grizzlies making a sixth straight playoff appearance and by the University of Memphis football team going to a third consecutive bowl game. And by the Big 12 eliminating U of M from the expansion process before the league ditched the idea altogether.
6. Last Word: FedEx Changes, The Blue Cross Exit and Armageddon
- Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Was that really autumn Monday or was the drop in humidity a prank to get the trees to drop their leaves?
The FedEx shareholder’s meeting Monday included some changes in the management chart at FedEx Corp. – more like some changes in the seating with one retirement by Mike Glenn, whose office is next to company founder Fred Smith.
7. Big 12 or No, There Soon Will Be Games to Play
- Friday, August 5, 2016
This week’s cover story in The Memphis News is about Big 12 expansion and what it might mean for the University of Memphis to join a Power 5 league, and by extension what this could mean for the city of Memphis.
8. Memphis Attorney Speaks for Tunsil After Startling NFL Draft
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Although two quarterbacks – Jared Goff and Carson Wentz – were the first two players selected in last weeks’ NFL Draft, an Ole Miss offensive lineman and the 13th overall pick made most of the headlines.
9. US Attorney Confirms ‘Comprehensive Review’ of Darrius Stewart Case
- Tuesday, December 15, 2015
U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton says his office, the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division are conducting a “comprehensive review” of the July fatal police shooting of Darrius Stewart.
10. Lawyers for Stewart's Family Want Special Prosecutor
- Monday, November 9, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis took more than two months to review an 800-page investigative report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer. Then she recommended that a grand jury charge the policeman with voluntary manslaughter.
11. One Week Later, Darrius Stewart Shooting Frames Larger Debate
- Friday, July 24, 2015
The best indication the public has of how Darrius Stewart died is a YouTube video of his encounter Friday, July 17, with Memphis Police on Winchester Road.
It’s dark, it’s hard to make out key details and there is a lot happening in and out of the frame.
12. 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.
13. College Football Notebook: September 23, 2014
- Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The University of Memphis had lost three straight games to Middle Tennessee and five of the last six. Getting beat by the Blue Raiders each year had become commonplace and another sign of a program in perpetual struggle.
14. Changing Landscape
- Saturday, July 12, 2014
It’s been confusing from a distance.
The formal groundbreaking for Shelby Farms Park’s $70 million “Heart of the Park” improvements, including an expansion of Patriot Lake, came the same week last month the Memphis City Council voted to delay for one year the city’s portion of funding for the Shelby Farms Parkway.
15. American Economy Bounces Back From Brutal Winter
- Monday, May 5, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.
16. County Commission’s Partisan, Personal Divide Resurfaces
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
As Shelby County Commissioners were asking some pretty pointed questions Monday, Sept. 9, of those vying for an appointment to the countywide school board, Commissioner Heidi Shafer told Shante Avant, one of the contenders, “We’re not as scary as we seem.”
17. No More Mail at Your Door? Delivery Changes Eyed
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It's about as American as apple pie.
But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery service could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal a House panel was considering Wednesday. Curbside delivery, which includes deliveries to mailboxes at the end of driveways, and cluster box delivery would replace letter carriers slipping mail into front-door boxes.
18. Filling the Voids
- Saturday, February 2, 2013
Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.
Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
19. Downtown Touchdown
- Monday, October 11, 2010
Many of the dominoes that fell into place in advance of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. deciding to move its Memphis corporate headquarters to the landmark Downtown tower One Commerce Square happened in the public eye.
20. Pinnacle Chooses One Commerce Square
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has decided to shift its Memphis headquarters from Memphis International Airport to a landmark Downtown tower, capping months of study by Pinnacle and intense lobbying of the regional air carrier by state and local governments.
21. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
22. New Frame Shop Opens in Midtown
- Monday, December 7, 2009
Danny Bubnick, who worked as the manager of the BA Framer shop in Midtown that recently closed, has opened Danny’s Midtown Framer & Art at 1523 Union Ave.
23. States Face Competing Priorities For Stimulus Cash
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) – It may sound like a nice problem for states – figuring out how to spend the billions in infrastructure funding they’ll receive as part of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan.
24. Pfizer to Buy Wyeth for $68B; Cut 8,000 Jobs
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - No. 1 drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Monday it is buying No. 12 Wyeth for $68 billion in a deal that ultimately will wipe out nearly 20,000 jobs but quickly boost Pfizer's revenue and profit and transform it overnight into a medicine cabinet for all.
25. Credit Crisis Pain Felt in Memphis
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
During the question-and-answer part of FedEx Corp.’s earnings conference call Thursday, the first question came from Morgan Keegan & Co. analyst Art Hatfield, and he quickly got to the point.
“Is there anything outside of FedEx that you’re optimistic about?” Hatfield asked Frederick Smith, chairman, president and CEO of the Memphis-based transportation services company.
26. Senate Housing Deal Smiles On Builders, Mortgage Cos.
- Friday, April 4, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homebuilders and the mortgage industry are emerging as big victors in a bipartisan agreement reached by Senate leaders on legislation designed to limit the housing crisis.
The $15 billion measure, announced Wednesday by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, contains a $6 billion emergency tax break that would let companies use losses from 2008 and 2009 to offset profits earned over the previous four years, instead of the usual two-year timeframe.
27. Memphis Plays Integral Role in Logistics Future
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Peter Ladouceur of Canadian National Railway Co. stood before Memphis' top transportation professionals last week and recalled a famous scene from the movie "The Graduate," in which the lead character is advised to consider a career in "plastics."
28. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 19, 1997
Larry Lewis, president of Lewis Ford, was elected chairman of the board for the Better Business Bureau for 1997-1998 Larry Lewis, president of Lewis Ford, was elected chairman of the board for the Better Business Bureau for 1997-1998. Other elected ...
30. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 17, 1997
March 17 March 17 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at Union Planters, 6200 Poplar Ave. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The seminar topic will be the Internet, and the presenter will be Dr. Larry Schmidt of Christian Brothers University. The c...