Editorial Results (free)
1. Schools’ Success Too Dependent on Weak Vendor
- Thursday, April 26, 2018
The “debacle” called TNReady, a standardized test ruling the lives of students, teachers and administrators, is the predictable result of brain drain – not by students but by Tennessee’s leaders.
2. Without Toys R Us, 30,000 Jobs, A Black Hole for Toy Makers
- Friday, March 16, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.
The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot.
- Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss
The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.
The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.
4. His Way: Tubby Smith Figured Out Who He Was Long Ago and He’s Not Changing
- Friday, December 29, 2017
When his visitor was about to leave, Orlando Tubby Smith had one more story. About a time his father had given him an assignment on the family farm in Maryland.
Tubby was one of 17 children. He had older siblings and younger siblings. He also, at age 12 or 13, already had a sense for what it was to lead and manage.
5. Attorney Wooten Joins Evans Petree as Shareholder
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Attorney William Allen Wooten has joined Evans Petree PC as a shareholder, working in the firm’s Memphis office as well as its new location at the current Wooten Law Firm in Covington, Tennessee.
6. Banks Behind Lakeland Residential Developments
- Monday, November 20, 2017
4501 Chambers Chapel Road,
Lakeland, TN 38002 (et. al)
Application Date: Nov. 16, 2017
7. As Rookie NBA Head Coach, Grizzlies’ David Fizdale Earns Acclaim
- Friday, February 24, 2017
He has been forthright – with his players and when speaking with the media. First-year Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale doesn’t go in for verbal gymnastics or political double-talk.
Nor does he worry about appearances. He cancelled shoot-arounds on game days multiple times right before the All-Star break because he believed his veteran guys could use the rest. A more paranoid coach, a less assured man, might have worried about the fallout if the results were not good.
8. Imperfect Grizzlies? Yes, And They Have Much Company
- Friday, January 27, 2017
T he Grizzlies have two wins over both the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. That’s, you know, not supposed to happen. And this week, LeBron James sounded off on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ desperate need for a backup point guard. So the world champions have issues.
9. With MAA, TraVure Is Gateway To Germantown
- Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The developer of Germantown’s mixed-use TraVure project is anxious to start work on the development’s centerpiece, a five-story Class A office building that now has an anchor tenant for most of the space – the headquarters of Memphis-based MAA, or Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.
10. Former Titan Dyson Finally Reaching His Goal
- Saturday, July 2, 2016
When is it too late to go back to school and prepare for a new career? Most experts and older students who’ve returned to school at 30, 40, 50 – or even 60 and beyond – will tell you there’s really no limit as long as an older student is motivated and focused.
11. Believe It or Not
- Saturday, June 18, 2016
Long before Jim Strickland was mayor of Memphis, he was a thirtysomething lawyer and sports fan. Not always in that order. He loved the University of Memphis – his alma mater – and rooted like crazy for the basketball team. And on those less frequent occasions when there was a reason to believe, for the football team, too.
12. Joerger and Grizzlies Both had the Itch
- Monday, May 9, 2016
If Dave Joerger and the Memphis Grizzlies had been a married couple, they would have been those unsettled spouses forever undercutting each other in dinner party conversations, rolling their eyes, and smiling fake “we really do love each other smiles” while checking out all the other guests.
13. Still Tough to Play, Grizzlies Blending Old And New Ways to Keep Winning
- Friday, March 4, 2016
Coach George Karl’s Denver teams used to battle against this incarnation of the Memphis Grizzlies. Now, his Sacramento Kings come into FedExForum and engage in elbow-to-elbow and push-and-pull hardwood combat with the edited version of this era’s Grizzlies.
14. Gasol Just Did What We Really Wanted – Played
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible. Makes us feel like they’re actually entitled to their millions. It works out well for everyone. Player wins. Team wins. Fans win.
15. Gasol Just Did What We Really Wanted -- Played
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible.
Makes us feel like they’re actually entitled to their millions.
It works out well for everyone. Player wins. Team wins. Fans win.
16. Corker Says Visa Waivers a Bigger Risk Than Refugees
- Thursday, December 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he believes the nation needs to stop admitting Syrian refugees until security problems are solved, but the nation’s “bigger risk” in letting terrorists slip into the country lies with the nation’s Visa Waiver Program.
17. Memphis Opens DNA Storage Facility for Rape Kits
- Friday, December 11, 2015
The Memphis Police Department’s new $1 million property- and evidence-storage facility marks a milestone, according to top city and law enforcement leaders. To them it is an important point in the city’s three-year quest to clear a backlog of more than 12,000 unprocessed sexual assault kits that date back to the late 1970s.
18. The Joy of Tony Allen; Inflategate Worse Than Deflategate
- Friday, May 8, 2015
Wading in with a few quick takes …
If I had the money and the inclination to open up a bar on Beale Street, the name is set: One-Eyed Charlie.
Mike Conley’s masked-man performance in Game 2 as the Grizzlies defeated Golden State to even their Western Conference playoff series at 1-1 now stands atop the list of true grit-n-grind moments. And for the record, playing point guard with a broken face > than pitching with a bloody sock.
19. Salinger Legal Case Surfaces in Memphis Federal Court
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A Memphis company that last summer published three short stories by J.D. Salinger in the U.S. is suing the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust over its plans to publish the trio as “Three Early Stories” in foreign markets.
20. County Commission Continues Prekindergarten Debate
- Monday, July 21, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners pick up Monday, July 21, where they left off earlier in the month about a way to fund prekindergarten programs.
The commission faces dueling resolutions, with one setting up further study on an expansion, and the other dedicating $3 million in surplus funds from the just-ended fiscal year and the first $3 million of any surplus from the current fiscal year to Shelby County Schools and the suburban school systems.
21. Ridge Lake Building Sold After Foreclosure
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
756 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
Sale Amount: $2.9 million
Sale Date: May 8, 2014
Buyer: Life Insurance Co. of the Southwest
Seller: Brooks R. Smith, successor trustee
Details: The 38,472-square-foot Ridge Lake Office Building at 756 Ridge Lake Blvd. in East Memphis has sold back to the lender for $2.9 million following a foreclosure.
22. Forest Hill Technology Center Sells for $5.2 Million
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $5.2 million
Sale Date: March 31, 2014
Buyer: 3860 Forest Hills Irene LLC
Seller: BACM 2007-1 Irene Road LLC
Loan Amount: $5.6 million
Loan Date: April 17, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
23. Midtown Apartment Building Sells for $840,000
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
199 S. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $840,000
Sale Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Buyer: Zaki Holdings LLC
Seller: Colonial House LP
Loan Amount: $140,000
Loan Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Maturity Date: Sept. 1, 2015
Lender: Colonial House LP
Details: The 20-unit multifamily building at 199 S. McLean Blvd. in Midtown has sold for $840,000.
24. Score-Watching Grizz Can’t Lose Sight of Opponents
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Two hours before the Grizzlies played the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at FedExForum, Memphis coach Dave Joerger talked about the last loss – at Charlotte – the game ahead, and that aggravating play that recently invaded Memphis living rooms, including Joerger’s own.
25. Two Hotels Sold in Lieu of Foreclosure
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
The former Value Place extended stay hotels at 3913 Lamar Ave. and 1218 Winchester Road have sold for a combined $2.9 million via deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
26. That’s Entertainment
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
It was late in Game 6 of the Grizzlies’ 2013 playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Already, FedExForum was abuzz with anticipation. The hated Clippers were about to go down. Grizz, the team’s chest-thumping mascot, scaled a ladder inside the arena and unfurled a banner:
27. Troubling Trends Emerge as Grizz Begin Season
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
First-year coach Dave Joerger had two goals heading into the Grizzlies’ eighth and final preseason game: “Don’t get anybody hurt, get better.”
The Grizzlies came through their 92-73 loss to the Houston Rockets at FedExForum Friday, Oct. 25, without injury. But they did not get better. Rather, they followed up their dreadful showing in Toronto two nights earlier – a 108-72 defeat – with a performance that raises many more questions than it answers.
28. Grizzlies Take Down Thunder in Overtime
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Moments before Game 4 of the Grizzlies-Oklahoma City playoff series tipped off at FedExForum Monday night, Tony Allen, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol stood at midcourt to be recognized for making the NBA’s All-Defensive teams (Allen first-team, Gasol and Conley second-team).
29. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay
- Friday, November 16, 2012
A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.
Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.
30. A Season for More
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Last season, the Grizzlies made the playoffs and even earned home-court advantage for their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Last season, the Tigers made the NCAA Tournament after winning the regular season and tournament Conference USA championships.
31. Team Mantras Usher in New Basketball Seasons
- Friday, October 5, 2012
Although the date and time are unknown, there was a point some years ago when it became mandatory for every big-time college and pro team to have a mantra.
And so it is for the Grizzlies and University of Memphis Tigers. The Grizz and local media gathered at FedExForum and coach Lionel Hollins said: “Our buzz words are sacrifice, trust and consistency.”
32. Highland Meadows Sells for $5.5 Million
- Tuesday, May 1, 2012
5045 Airways Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $5.5 million
Sale Date: April 25, 2012
33. Farmers Market Forum Slated for Saturday
- Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Annual Tennessee Farmers Market Forum will be held Saturday at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, marking the first time the event has been held in West Tennessee.
34. Ohio-Based Company Buys Land Slated for Strayer University Campus
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
7275 Appling Farms Parkway
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $603,788
Sale Date: July 6, 2010
Buyer: Se Testa Memphis LLC
Seller: Belz Investment Co. LP
35. Social Media Icons
- Monday, March 29, 2010
It’s been 46 years since Marshall McLuhan declared, “The medium is the message.”
In that time, the visionary media critic’s five-word analysis has been debated and interpreted in ways even he likely couldn’t imagine.
36. Project Greenway
- Monday, March 22, 2010
There’s no doubt 2010 will go down as a watershed year for the Wolf River Greenway, the $28 million, 22-mile nature corridor that traces the Wolf River from Memphis’ eastern border to Downtown.
The team responsible for giving life to the Greenway – the city parks department, the Wolf River Conservancy and the Hyde Family Foundations – has achieved a pair of key milestones, both of which are being celebrated as the jumpstart this project sorely needed.
37. Steady Clip for Court Cases in ’09
- Monday, January 18, 2010
Civil court filings for 2009 were higher than the previous two years, according to data from The Daily News Online.
The year-end data for Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts showed 10,794 cases were filed in 2009 compared to 9,766 in 2008 and 10,045 in 2007.
38. Holder to be Sworn In As First Woman Chief Justice
- Friday, August 29, 2008
Justice Janice M. Holder has been tapped to serve as the chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Holder will be the first woman in the state’s history to serve as the chief justice, and she currently is the third woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court in the state’s history.
39. Law of Nature
- Monday, October 15, 2007
Hammered by falling occupancy rates and meager rental revenue, two Memphis apartment properties found themselves falling hopelessly behind on their debt payments.
For the last two years, the pair of jointly owned properties - Stonegate Apartments and Cameron at Kirby Parkway (also referred to as Autumnwood Apartments) - did not make any monthly debt payments under the terms of their bond arrangement. Meanwhile, the apartments also were spending a growing chunk of money on maintenance and other improvement needs that mounted during that time.
40. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Winchester Commons Sells for $13 Million
Cost: $13 million
Buyer: Inland Western Memphis Winchester LLC
Seller: Germantown Venture
Property: Winchester Commons Shopping Cente...
41. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Sunday, October 12, 2003
Appoints New Leaders
First Mercantile Trust announced the appointment of David Alan Dunaway as president and James Pratt as chief operating officer. Dunaway most recently worked for Russell Investment Group...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Sheila Mitchell was appointed by Gov
Sheila Mitchell was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to a six-year term on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. She replaces Paula Hinson, whose term expired. Mitchell has been director of pharmacy and material ser...
43. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, July 3, 2001
Allen & O'Hara's Education Properties Trust Acquires Florida Apartment Community Allen & O'Hara trust acquires Florida apartment community Allen & O'Hara Inc.s Education Properties Trust LLC, a joint venture with Fremont Realty Capital, ...
44. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Weekend forum to focus on preserving past, building future Weekend forum to focus on preserving past, building future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News "Preserving the past, building the future," will be the theme of the 2000 Mid-South Plan...
45. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 8, 2000
Real Review 02-07-00 Real Review 02-07-00 St. Louis-based Walpert Properties has acquired two Memphis shopping centers. Peach Tree Center and Timber Creek Plaza Shopping Center have been purchased by the company, one of St. Louis fastest growing com...
46. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, December 27, 1999
A University of Memphis study focusing on the potential of inner-city and older suburban retail markets has won national recog A University of Memphis study focusing on the potential of inner city and older suburban retail markets has won national r...
47. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 28, 1999
Mid-America Apartment Communities The Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Memphis Metro CCIM chapter will sponsor a seminar titled "Selling in Cyberspace" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at MAARs headquarters, 6393 Poplar Ave. The se...
48. Archived Article: Schilling (lead)
- Thursday, June 3, 1999
Construction to start on Schilling Farms office center Building starts on first offices in Schilling Farms By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is set to begin this week on the first office building planned for Colliervilles Schilling Farms...
49. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, December 16, 1998
Winners Internet Network processes online gambling Wanna bet? Online casinos offer fun and games without the hassles By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News It took a Memphis jury about an hour Monday to sentence 44-year-old Gerald Powers to the electric ch...
50. Archived Article: Back
- Thursday, May 7, 1998
Equity Inns Inc Equity Inns Inc. to buy 10 AmeriSuites hotels Memphis-based Equity Inns Inc. today Wednesday announced it has agreed to purchase 10 AmeriSuites hotels for approximately $101 million from Prime Hospitality Corp. The 10 AmeriSuites are...
51. Archived Article: Houston Levee Dev Lj
- Tuesday, May 5, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Retail center, subdivision planned for Houston Levee By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A local developer is beginning work on two projects one residential and one commercial on Houston Levee Road in Collierville. Construction is und...
52. Archived Article: Mack Renovation Lj
- Friday, June 27, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON South Main refurbishment spurs upgrades on Crump By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The steady progress of redevelopment activity along Downtowns South Main Street has encouraged several businesses on neighboring E. H. Crump Boulevar...
53. Archived Article: Highwoods Lj
- Monday, January 27, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Construction will begin in February on Highwoods office By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Highwoods Properties Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based real estate investment trust with operations in Memphis, will begin construction in early Februar...
54. Archived Article: Market Rfs Hotel Lj
- Monday, September 23, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Getting picky RFS Hotel Investors Inc. reports improved second-quarter results, increased selectivity in hotel purchases By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The second quarter of 1996 marked another period of strong operating results and ...