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1. Griffin Joins Memphis in May To Lead Marketing Efforts
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Robert Griffin has joined Memphis in May International Festival as director of marketing, a role in which he’s responsible for all marketing and communication programs, promotions, media and public relations, marketing research and sponsorship activation for the annual festival.
Griffin comes to Memphis in May with nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing and advertising.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Rhodes Grows Partnership With NCRM With $600K Grant
- Monday, January 16, 2017
The National Civil Rights Museum will be the center of many observances on Monday, Jan. 16, the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
7. 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?’”
8. Agricenter’s FFA Field Day Teaches Students About a Growing Job Market
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
As his students listened to presentations on everything from soil testing and diagnostic solutions to plot research and biogenetics to agricultural sales and service, Carol Mason wiped the sweat from his brow and said that standing in a filed at Agricenter International was to step foot into an different world.
9. CEO Tim Cook Defends Apple's Resistance in FBI iPhone Case
- Monday, February 29, 2016
CUPERTINO, California (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's opposition to the FBI's iPhone-hacking plan at its annual shareholder meeting, one day after the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a murderous extremist in San Bernardino, California.
10. Hearings Scheduled on Proposed Changes to Tennessee Records Laws
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Office of Open Records Counsel is holding a series of hearings this week about a proposal to make taxpayers pay to inspect public records in Tennessee.
11. Dog Daycare Bringing New Life to East Memphis Retail Center
- Friday, June 26, 2015
A new doggy daycare and camp is coming to East Memphis.
Becky and Tim Simcoe have leased 8,875 square feet at the Balmoral Shopping Center at Quince Road and Ridgeway Road in East Memphis to open a Camp Bow Wow franchise.
12. European Deal Creates US Grocery Giant
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant will tie up with the parent company of Food Lion, creating a $29 billion grocer that will be in a stronger position to compete with Wal-Mart and other discount retailers.
13. Because I Say So
- Thursday, April 02, 2015
“Ipsy dipsy!” shouts Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas’ character in “That Girl.” Trying to impress a judge in court, she mispronounces “ipse dixit.” Meaning “he, himself, said it,” this Latin phrase connotes a dogmatic, unsupported assertion.
14. Achievement School District Changes Frayser Leadership
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tim Ware says if you want to get a quick idea about the tenor of a school, visit the cafeteria during a lunch period.
15. Achievement School District Changes Frayser Leadership
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The state-run Achievement School District is changing the leadership of its Frayser public schools.
Tim Ware, who began his career as a history teacher at Frayser High School, was named Monday, March 23, as executive director of the ASD Achievement Schools in Frayser.
16. Relevant Again? 10 Keys to Success for UT Baseball
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t pushing the panic button after his team lost two of three games in their season opening series at Florida International University in Miami last weekend.
17. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
18. Limits on Overseas Mergers Prompt Renewed Debate
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.
19. ACLU Asks Court to Uphold Arkansas Voter ID Ruling
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is asking the state's highest court to uphold a judge's ruling that Arkansas' new voter identification law is unconstitutional.
20. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
After starting work as a butcher when he was just a teenager, Ron Manis began his career as a truck driver in 1979.
“I started when I was 16 years old, learning how to cut meat and, after being in that building 10 hours a day every day, I thought I wanted to do something outside and I’ve been driving a truck ever since,” Manis said. “Every time I saw one going down the road I thought to myself that I’d like to do that one day to see what it was like, seeing places I’ve never seen before, meeting interesting people.”
22. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
23. Tripp Logistics Renews Nonconnah Corporate Center Lease
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Shawn Glemser, founder and owner of Tripp Logistics, a locally owned and operated logistics and transportation company, has renewed his lease at Nonconnah Corporate Center. Elliot Embry and Hank Martin of NAI Saig Co. represented the landlord, Nonconnah Holdings LLC.
24. Science, Not Muscle, Driving Many Olympic Wins
- Friday, February 14, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) – Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit memphiskkg.org.
26. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters
- Friday, January 03, 2014
After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.
27. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
28. Late-Payment Rate on Mortgages Tumbled in First Quarter
- Thursday, May 09, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A resurgent housing market, rising home values and steady job gains are helping more U.S. homeowners stay on top of their mortgage payments.
The percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell by 21 percent in the first three months of this year versus the same period in 2012, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Wednesday.
29. Victory Packaging Relocates to Memphis
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Victory Packaging soon will relocate its entire Southaven branch operation to the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket.
The Houston, Texas-based industrial packaging supplier and distributor inked 158,333 square feet in Shelby Air Park Building 1, 4500 Malone Road. The 475,000-square-foot building also houses Terminal Warehouse Inc.
30. Mortgage Late-Payment Rate Declined in Third Quarter
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
U.S. homeowners are doing a better job of keeping up with their mortgage payments, aided by an improving housing market and low interest rates that are making it easier to refinance.
The percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell in the third quarter to 5.41 percent, the lowest point in more than three years, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Tuesday.
31. Trio of New Branch Managers Chosen at Bank of Bartlett
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Bank of Bartlett has chosen three new bank branch managers.
They are Timothy Nick Hobbs, Tim Martin and John Paul Kavin.
32. International Exposure
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.
European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.
33. Late Payments on Mortgages Hit 3-Year Low in Q2
- Thursday, August 09, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen behind to a three-year low, according to a new report.
34. How Apple's Phantom Taxes Hide Billions in Profit
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – On Tuesday, Apple is set to report financial results for the second quarter. Analysts are expecting net income of $9.8 billion. But whatever figure Apple reports won't reflect its true profit, because the company hides some of it with an unusual tax maneuver.
35. Late Payments on Mortgages Fall in 1st Qtr.
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The percentage of U.S. homeowners behind on their mortgage payments dropped in the first three months of this year to the lowest level since 2009, according to a new report.
36. Late Payments on Mortgages Rise Again in 4th Qtr
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Late payments on mortgages ticked up in the last three months of 2011, the second straight quarter-to-quarter increase after nearly two years of steady decline.
Credit reporting agency TransUnion said 6.01 percent of mortgage holders were behind on their payments by 60 days or more in the October-to-December period. That compared with 5.88 percent for the third quarter of 2011.
37. Equipment Shortage Possible by Mid-Summer
- Monday, February 13, 2012
Some local construction companies could be scrambling by summertime in search of heavy equipment like cranes, scissor lifts and backhoes for their projects.
With a number of large commercial construction projects ramping up across the city between now and then, equipment is expected to be in short supply and high demand.
38. Late Mortgage Payments Up in 3Q, 1st Rise in Years
- Wednesday, November 09, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – While lawmakers in Washington debated the debt ceiling and consumer confidence dropped, more homeowners in the U.S. were having a harder time making their mortgage payments.
39. Nat’l Mortgage Payments Improved in Q2
- Friday, August 12, 2011
The housing and job markets are still weak, but homeowners are slowly gaining strength.
The percentage of late-paying mortgage holders – those who were 60 days or more late with payment – decreased in the spring for the sixth straight quarter, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.
40. Obama to Nominate Curry as Comptroller of Currency
- Monday, July 04, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Friday he will nominate Thomas Curry, a federal bank regulator, to be the U.S. comptroller of the currency.
41. Black Equip. Supply Grows Memphis Presence
- Friday, April 08, 2011
Black Equipment Supply is relocating its Memphis presence to a space that nearly doubles the size of the firm’s former location.
The company will vacate its 14,000-square-foot space off Cherry Road and has signed a 25,372-square-foot lease at Shelby Air Park, 4570 Shelby Air Drive, suite 8.
42. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss.
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
43. WPG Americas Signs Lease in Southaven
- Friday, March 18, 2011
A San Jose, Calif.-based worldwide electronics distributor is entering the Memphis area with full force.
WPG Americas Inc. has signed a 54,000-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center, 481 Industrial Drive, in Southaven. The project – a relocation of the WPG America’s New York facility – represents a $1.5 million investment by the company and will create 60 jobs over the next three years.
44. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.
45. Criminal Court Candidates Lined Up for August Ballot
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A total of 21 candidates are in the race for General Sessions Court Judge Division 7.
The field remained at 21 at Monday’s deadline for candidates to withdraw. It is the largest field of any election, primary or general, on the Aug. 5 ballot.
46. 21 In Field for General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Race
- Tuesday, June 15, 2010
A total of 21 candidates are in the race for General Sessions Court Judge Division 7.
The field remained at 21 at Monday’s noon deadline for candidates to withdraw. It is the largest field of contenders of any election, primary or general on the Aug. 5 ballot.
47. Schools Face Big Budget Holes as Stimulus Runs Out
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as states slash education spending and drain federal stimulus money that staved off deep classroom cuts and widespread job losses.
48. Harvesters Race to Beat Rising River Flood Threats
- Tuesday, November 03, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Many West Tennessee farmers are in a race with rising water in the Mississippi River to harvest their crops.
The National Weather Service said the river was expected to rise to 32.5 feet at Caruthersville, Mo., by Saturday. Flood stage is 32 feet and at that level, most unprotected farmland in northwest Tennessee is affected.
49. Dover to Close Memphis Motorsports Park
- Monday, November 02, 2009
Dover Motorsports Inc., the owner of Memphis Motorsports Park, is waving the checkered flag and will end racetrack operations there, the company reported Friday.
50. Dover to Close Memphis Motorsports Park
- Friday, October 30, 2009
Dover Motorsports Inc., the owner of Memphis Motorsports Park, is waving the checkered flag and will end racetrack operations there, the company reported Friday.
51. Job Data to Show Stimulus Aided Teachers, Laborers
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's stimulus plan spared tens of thousands of teachers from losing their jobs, state officials said Monday amid a nationwide effort to calculate the effect of Washington's $787 billion recovery package.
52. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
53. Luxe Green Helps People Make Eco-Friendly Choices
- Monday, July 20, 2009
Dominique Pryor-Anderson helps people put together party favors, stock their kitchen pantries and plan their vacations with an all-natural flair and a low-carbon footprint.
She is the owner and founder of Luxe Green Gifts & Concierge, a new business inspired by the birth of her daughter, Kiya. She and her husband, Tim, already had an organic lifestyle, but the birth of their child made them more committed to making eco-friendly choices.
54. Methodist University Hospital Names Essex Assistant Administrator
- Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Jeshahnton “Shaun” Essex has been named assistant administrator at Methodist University Hospital.
Essex will be responsible for environmental services, mail services, food and nutrition services, laboratory, radiology and facility and engineering services. Essex has served as assistant administrator at Methodist North Hospital the past four years.
55. 10 Big Banks Get OK to Repay $68B in Bailout Money
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Treasury Department has approved 10 of the nation’s largest banks to repay $68 billion in government bailout money.
The department on Tuesday said the banks, which were not named, will be allowed to repay the money they received from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program created by Congress last October at the height of the financial crisis.
56. More Sour Economic Reports for Employment, Retail
- Monday, February 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought unemployment benefits than expected last week and laid-off workers found it harder to land new jobs as the economy struggled to show signs of life.
Sour economic indicators Thursday also plagued the retail industry: Weak factory orders were reported for December and sales declines last month for many major stores raised concerns about the industry's health.
57. Corker Says No Regrets Voting Against Auto Bailout
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday he doesn't regret voting against a bailout for General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC last month because he and other Republicans had a plan to help the carmakers succeed.
58. Former Employees Sue Cargill For $3M in Damages
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A group of former and current Cargill Inc. employees has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company claiming they've been subjected to a hazardous work environment, racial discrimination and retaliation.
59. End of the 'Flywheel Effect'
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
First-quarter residential building permits in Shelby County tumbled for the second consecutive year, according to Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
In the first quarter of 2007, 720 residential permits were filed. That's down 20 percent from the 901 filed in first quarter 2006, which is down 24.1 percent from the 1,187 filed in first quarter 2005.
60. Building Material Costs Appear To Be Leveling Off Post-Katrina, Rita
- Tuesday, March 13, 2007
It's easy to see how nearby natural disasters affect the cost and availability of construction materials. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, it created a clear demand for supplies such as lumber and forced builders to pay a higher premium for them.
61. Major Hollywood Studio Eyes Memphis
- Thursday, August 24, 2006
After producers from Twentieth Century Fox chose the Memphis area as the location for 2005's Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning movie "Walk the Line," they pointedly told a state official, "Enjoy it - it's the last film we're doing in Tennessee without a strong package of incentives."
62. Ugly Mug's Recent Growth Sure Isn't Ugly, Owners Say
- Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Seattle might be the home of Starbucks and birthplace of the national coffee craze, but for Mark Ottinger and Tim Burleson, co-founders and co-owners of Memphis-based Ugly Mug Coffee Co., the Emerald City has nothing on the Bluff City when it comes to java.
63. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
64. 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...
65. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, November 19, 2004
The Shelby County Housing Authority Board meets at 3 p
Rhodes College hosts round one of the fifth annual Blues City Challenge, an intercollegiate invitational mock trial tournament, at 4 p.m. today at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave....
66. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Rhodes Professor Named to Mock Trial Association Board
Crye-Leike Franchises Names New VP
Crye-Leike, Realtors, named Kevin R. Joiner vice president of national franchise sales and development for Crye-Leike Franchises Inc. Joiner previously w...
67. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, July 09, 1999
Lifeblood opened its new Collierville Neighborhood Donor Center Thursday at 875 W The Memphis Park commission approved price increases for the Memphis Zoo effective July 1. The new prices increase rates 50 cents in each category to $8.50 for adults,...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Maj Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president of GreenScape Inc. He previously was vice president of marketing. Scott Perry has been named vice president of GreenScapes irrigation division. He formerly was manager of the irriga...
69. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
70. Archived Article: Gov't
- Monday, October 19, 1998
Preliminary designs to restore the cobblestones and a resolution to lease part of a city park to an oil refinery top the agenda for the Memphis City Council meeting Tuesday Park, cobblestones plans top City Council agenda By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily ...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 08, 1998
J J. Russell Phillips Jr. has joined Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as an associate. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at Carpenter and Phillips in Macon, Ga. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Mississippi and his la...
72. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 13, 1997
Oct Oct. 13 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will sponsor a seminar titled "Bullet Proofing Your Practice" from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott. The course discussion leader will be Kimberly Burke of Millsaps Colle...
73. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 09, 1997
Margaret Craddock has been named executive director for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association Margaret Craddock has been named executive director for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. She formerly was associate executive director for MIFA...
74. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has been elected to serve as president of the Tennessee Young Democrats Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has bee...
75. Archived Article: Back Filler
- Thursday, August 08, 1996
NBC opens second Jackson, Tenn NBC opens second Jackson, Tenn. branch National Bank of Commerce has announced a new branch will open Friday in the Lynnwood Kroger store at 941 N. Parkway in Jackson, Tenn. The Lynnwood branch is NBCs second location ...
76. Archived Article: Surgery Center
- Monday, May 20, 1996
5/20 jts surgery center New surgery center to break ground in midtown By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Montgomery Martin Contractors Inc. will break ground on an 18,000-square-foot Midtown Surgery Center late this month and expects to complete the $2....