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1. FedEx Rolls Out the Purple Runway For Its Next Generation of Pilots
- Saturday, May 26, 2018
FedEx Express is paving a runway for the pilots of tomorrow – a direct pipeline to flying for the Memphis-based delivery services company on the Fortune 500 list.
The subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program this spring to address an industry-wide shortage of up-and-coming pilots.
2. US Publishers Worry About Pricier Newsprint With New Tariffs
- Friday, April 13, 2018
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Newspaper publishers across the U.S. already strapped by years of declining revenue say they're dealing with an existential threat: Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint driving up their business costs.
3. Love at Center of Pancreatic Cancer Battle
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018
This Valentine’s Day, Bartlett residents Kathryn and Tom Craig want to share their story of love and support as encouragement to those who are battling cancer with a loved one.
4. Last Word: Welders & Machinists, MLGW & Trust and Blockchain
- Thursday, February 8, 2018
A new report shows jobs in demand in the Memphis area at a time when we are again talking about which expansions and new businesses should be getting incentives and how to get better paying jobs. The annual report by CERT – Center for Economic Research in Tennessee – shows high employer demand for information technology, health care, engineering, business and financial operations and welding.
5. Zealous and Growing Fan Base Heralds Soccer’s Return to Memphis
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
They can be heard down the hall, or down the block. Roaring. Cheering. Chanting, often nonsensically, at the top of their lungs at whatever hour their beloved teams are playing on TV. Always in uniform – with the proper hats, jerseys – and scarves. Do not forget the scarves.
6. Black Steps Down as US House Budget Chair Amid Governor Bid
- Thursday, December 28, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Diane Black announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as House Budget Committee chairwoman, but will remain in Congress as she runs for governor of Tennessee.
7. Indie Memphis Film Fest Goes All Out For 20th Anniversary
- Saturday, November 4, 2017
Indie Memphis Film Festival’s 20th run this week has seen a record number of guests and more than 100 filmmakers from around the world descending on the Bluff City.
The festival that seems to get more popular every year continues will a full day of screenings Saturday, Nov. 4, and continues through Monday night, Nov. 6, when a free reception will be held at the Halloran Centre Downtown.
8. Hartnell: ‘It’s Very Comforting’ to be Back
- Friday, October 13, 2017
Scott Hartnell ran into unexpected difficulty back in 2000 on one of his very first road trips with the Nashville Predators.
It happened during “Rookie Night,” a time-honored tradition in which the team’s first-year players pay for the pricey dinners of their teammates and trainers.
9. Last Word: Harold Ford Jr. on Change, Tourism Turns a Corner and Sim at UTHSC
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Very different outlooks along party lines still in our delegation to Washington over the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.
On the day the Congressional Budget Office estimated the proposal would end health insurance coverage for 22 million Americans, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s reaction:
10. Last Word: BSMF, Budget Books and Milli Vanilli
- Monday, May 8, 2017
Three days of sun and mild temperatures for the Beale Street Music Festival. Not to be all “Dawn Lazarus” about the weather. Of course, it wasn’t just that way over Tom Lee Park. And many of us continue to find there is life outside after you have determined your festival days may be behind you. We were all over the place this weekend including Tom Lee Park and Shelby Farms Park and backyards and trails and on a rising river. Can you still claim you were at BSMF if you were within earshot of it?
11. Last Word: Basketball Capitol, Gang Fight in Southwest Memphis and Moving Polk
- Monday, March 27, 2017
There is something to be said for hosting a round of the NCAA’s March Madness without having a team in the playoffs. Much to be said against it. But after a weekend of what I think most of us here will call the most compelling of the regionals featured prominently on national television, you really can find very little to complain about. It might even have rekindled the intensity of our civic love of basketball.
12. Memphis Football Profile Growing, Norvell Says
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The biggest brand on the 2017 University of Memphis football schedule is UCLA. The Bruins come to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16. And as a name brand, it’s an opportunity for the Tigers with recruits.
13. Temple Sweeps Tigers; Ferguson and Miller Honored
- Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Just consider all the things that can be done in about 10 minutes: You could jog a very leisurely mile. Or run two miles and be huffing and puffing. You could dance the Minute Waltz – over and over. You could watch Tom Brady run the two-minute drill – like five times. Or in the case of the University of Memphis basketball team on Sunday, Feb. 12 vs. Temple at FedExForum, you could go 10:55 of game clock without scoring one point. And when you do that, you get the result you expect: You lose, in this instance by a score of 74-62.
14. Change Only Sure Thing In Sports, Panelists Say
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Almost five years ago, in his earliest days as athletics director at the University of Memphis, Tom Bowen had visions of a long and happy life in the Big East and as part of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series). But in short order, the league collapsed amid conference realignment and Bowen found himself guiding a university in a conference with no name.
15. Last Word: The Business of Local Sports, Garrison Leaves MATA and Broadband
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Marc Gasol makes the NBA’s Western Conference All Star team as a reserve, the first player in the history of the Grizz to make the All-Star Game three times.
Grizz business operations president Jason Wexler asked about Memphis hosting an NBA All-Star Game one of these days at The Daily News Sports Seminar Thursday at the Brooks. Wexler saying the city doesn’t have enough hotel rooms – the same barrier to drawing bigger conventions and meetings to the city.
16. Sports Draws Community Closer in Live Experiences
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
When the Grizzlies start a new season each fall, SEC football teams are in the heart of their season. Walk into FedExForum for an October or November game between the Grizzlies and, say, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it might look like SEC Saturday broke out.
17. Last Word: The March & Crowd Estimates and Country Records in Memphis
- Monday, January 23, 2017
Twice now in the last six months, very different protests have drawn thousands of people to the streets in the largest demonstrations we’ve seen since the 1970s – and more importantly, demonstrations that are an entry point for a new generation to many of these issues.
18. Sports Bind City
- Saturday, January 21, 2017
Maybe it is your spouse’s Christmas party. Or a local business conference and no one else from your company is attending. When you give the room the once-over, it’s full of unfamiliar faces.
19. TDN Seminar to Focus on Popularity of Memphis Sports
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
When the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from 24 points down to beat the Golden State Warriors in overtime on national television, the accomplishment echoed. For days, it had Memphians asking one another, “Did you see that? Did you stay up for that? Could you believe it?”
20. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 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.
21. Designing Materials for Future Needs
- Saturday, April 2, 2016
In 2015 the Obama administration recognized the state’s manufacturing star power when it selected the University of Tennessee as the site for a major national manufacturing initiative – the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
22. Sports Community to Memphis: Acknowledge Our Value
- Monday, February 1, 2016
In sports, it is natural for some – maybe even many – to say what a player, coach, team or even a city can’t do. Memphis knows this well.
There were doubts about the viability of a Downtown minor-league baseball park. But 16 years after AutoZone Park opened at Third Street and Union Avenue, the ballpark is as beautiful as ever – thanks in part to some $6.5 million in upgrades following the team’s purchase by the parent St. Louis Cardinals.
23. Memphis Sports Leaders to Speak on Local Impact
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016
You will find Memphis sports fans everywhere – including in the Redbirds dugout at AutoZone Park.
“Our players like having the NBA here and FedExForum nearby,” said Memphis Redbirds general manager Craig Unger.
24. Last Word: The Big Fizzle, John Jay Hooker's Exit And "A Great Sports Town"
- Monday, January 25, 2016
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it – isn’t that how the saying goes?
In our case, it might be better to say everybody talks about the television weather coverage but nobody does anything about it.
As we all know now, Memphis dodged the “blizzard” warning artfully and passive-aggressively teased by several television stations who shall go un-named here because they know who they are and you do too.
That’s because they spent much of the day of "the blizzard that wasn’t" whining about the reaction from viewers who complained about the hype and then the promos the stations ran the day of the big fizzle.
We didn’t get much in the way of snow in Memphis, but we got a couple of feet of hype.
25. Sports Execs Tackle Teams’ Economic Impact
- Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Football fans in Charlotte, N.C., have had a fun season watching the NFL’s Carolina Panthers reel in 15 wins, a near perfect season, and secure the top playoff seed in their conference.
And it could turn out to be quite the edge for the Panthers in their quest to reach the Super Bowl.
26. Rotten to the Core: Titans Fail to Develop Talent
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans sink toward the end of another lackluster season, they head into the off-season with still more holes to fill for 2016.
Some of that, of course, is inevitable with any team as an NFL roster. Even on the best teams can have a 20 percent roster turnover in the off-season due to injuries, free agency and new draft picks coming on board.
27. Tennessee’s Landlords Find Hidden Costs of Privatization
- Thursday, November 12, 2015
Murfreesboro businessman Tom Hyde felt the sting of Tennessee’s privatization practices two years ago when a representative of Jones Lang Lasalle notified him he would have to pay the company a commission as part of his next lease agreement.
28. Real Deal
- Saturday, August 15, 2015
They were tossing around numbers, trying to guess the win total for the 2015 University of Memphis football season.
In the not-too-distant past, the two Highland Hundred members and longtime season-ticket holders might have been able to add their guesses together and still come up short of the six victories needed for their favorite team to be bowl-eligible.
29. Charter Buying Time Warner Cable as TV Viewers Go Online
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.
30. Time to Produce
- Friday, May 22, 2015
MEMPHIS: THE SEQUEL. “People who make movies – people like Francis Ford Coppola and Milos Forman and Sydney Pollack, and our own Craig Brewer and Willy Bearden – and people like me who write and produce TV spots and videos all have something in common. We know just how damn good Memphis looks through a lens, we know how deep the local talent pool is for actors and crew, we know how wide the choice is for great locations.
31. USDA Proposes Definition of Farming, Limiting Some Subsidies
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash.
32. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
33. NHL Bringing 2016 All-Star Game to Nashville
- Monday, October 20, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Timing had been the only question about Nashville hosting the NHL All-Star game, and the league finally has the answer.
Music City will be hosting the league's showcase event in 2016 on Jan. 30-31 at Bridgestone Arena – home to the Nashville Predators.
34. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 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.
35. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Center for Southern Folklore will present the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Cost is free. Visit southernfolklore.org for a list of performers.
- Saturday, May 4, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” Friday, May 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at lnlsignalnoise-rss.eventbrite.com.
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival will be held Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, at Tom Lee Park. Single-day tickets start at $35. Visit memphisinmay.org for a lineup.
39. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.
40. BCS as We Know it is Going Away
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Bowl Championship Series as college football fans have come to know it is going away.
Over the next six months, the people who oversee the much-maligned postseason format will talk about how to reconstruct the system for crowning a national champion. In the tumultuous 14-year history of the BCS, the appetite for change among college football's leaders has never been stronger.
41. Action! We Belong in the Movies
- Friday, August 6, 2010
Gene Hackman has a big head.
I’m not talking ego, the man really does have a head the size of a medicine ball. I know because I stood next to him one morning in Court Square chatting about the Hebe Fountain. Okay, he wasn’t actually talking to me, he was talking to the little guy on the other side of him – Tom Cruise. Maybe 5-7, depending on his shoes. They were here shooting “The Firm.”
42. Cotton Production Falls 34 Percent in Arkansas in 2009
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A drop in Arkansas cotton production by a third from 2008 to 2009 hurt gins, warehouses and other cotton handlers as well as farmers, according to analysts.
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said cotton production in Arkansas dropped by 34 percent from 2008 to 2009. The report released Tuesday said 852,000 cotton bales were produced in the state in 2009, compared to nearly 1.3 million bales in 2008.
43. Brown Taking Over Late Sen. Kennedy's Seat
- Friday, February 5, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Scott Brown said fixing the nation's ailing economy would be his top priority as he prepared Thursday to take his Senate seat a week earlier than he had planned.
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Rhodes College will host speaker Qubad Talabani, United States representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and son of the current president of Iraq, today at 7 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. Talabani will present “Iraq: As U.S. Forces Stand Down, Who is Standing Up?”
45. Hope Christian Community Aims to Break Grant Record
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hope Christian Community Foundation is showing signs of surpassing its 2008 grant-making record.
So far this year, grants allocated by the nonprofit are 20 percent higher than the record pace set last year, when the Memphis-based foundation distributed $32 million.
46. Warren Named Bursar At University of Memphis
- Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Carol Warren has accepted the position of bursar in the Division of Business & Finance at the University of Memphis. Warren is a graduate of the University of Memphis and has experience in student financial service operations working for the U of M previously as the assistant bursar. Before joining the university, Warren spent several years in the Loan Division at First Tennessee Bank.
47. Retailers Report May Results Above Expectations
- Friday, June 6, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Consumers stepped up their shopping in May after tax rebate checks began hitting mailboxes, giving many of the nation’s retailers stronger than expected sales for the month. Still, there were signs that many people still are focusing on necessities such as food and gas.
48. St. Jude's Evans Elected Chair-Elect of National Group
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
49. Council, Commission Usher in New Voting Technology
- Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The two big plywood boxes with lights in City Council chambers that have shown council votes for nearly 20 years are gone. The "tote boards" have been replaced by flat screens that show and announce the council votes as they are recorded automatically in council records.
50. Homegrown Law Firm Goes Big Time Thanks to Merger
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
One of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country now has a presence in Memphis thanks to a homegrown firm with ties to the Bluff City that goes back 20 years. Effective Sunday, the Memphis firm of Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton LLP will join with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, the nation's third-largest labor and employment law firm.
51. Bethel Named New VP Of COMEC Board
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Greg Bethel has been named vice president of the board of directors of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children (COMEC). Bethel is the director of human resources for the Jackson-Madison County School System in Jackson, Tenn. He's been on the board of directors for two years.
52. Morman Named Branch Director at MATCU
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cheryl Morman has been named branch director of Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union's (MATCU) Central branch. She previously was deposit services manager at Marriott Employees' Federal Credit Union in Bethesda, Md.
53. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, July 3, 2003
Court orders trial in lawsuit against ConAgra
Court orders trial in lawsuit against ConAgra
A federal appeals court Monday ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed against ConAgra Foods on behalf of shareholders over fictitious sales and misreported...
54. Archived Article: Real Focus (hbg)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Hnedak Bobo creates master plan for firms future Hnedak Bobo creates blueprint for firms future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to ensure its success into the 21st century and beyond, Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group has exp...
55. Archived Article: Env Briefs
- Wednesday, May 29, 1996
During a cleanup effort in North Memphis on Saturday, Browning-Ferris Industries officials announced that BFI and Belz Enterprises have agreed to a three-year extension of the lease for BFIs recyclery at 1245 Morehead During a cleanup effort in Nort...