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1. Developer Wins Approval For Downtown Aloft Hotel
- Friday, November 11, 2016
Mississippi-based Vibrant Hotels Inc. is one step closer to developing a new full-scale hotel in the heart of Downtown Memphis after its special use permit was approved by the Land Use Control Board Thursday, Nov. 10.
2. Downtown May Get New 12-Story Boutique Hotel
- Wednesday, November 09, 2016
A plan to redevelop the former Tenoke Building into a hotel may be revived several years after a similar idea for the vacant Downtown office high-rise fell through.
Vibrant Hotels Inc., an affiliate of Batesville, Mississippi-based development company JVD Enterprises, is seeking a special use permit that would allow the conversion of the century-old Tenoke, located at 161 Jefferson Ave., and the adjacent one-story office at 191 Jefferson Ave. into an “upper-brand franchised full-service hotel,” according to an application filed with the city-county Office of Planning and Development in August.
3. Last Word: Pot's Second, Marina Cove to Eden Square and Deadspin on the NCRM
- Tuesday, September 20, 2016
With the work week underway, the gas price spike is official and regional.
4. Utility Manufacturer Announces $12M Arkansas Plant Expansion
- Tuesday, September 20, 2016
BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A manufacturer of four-wheel drive utility vehicles and zero-turn mowers says it's expanding its manufacturing plant in Arkansas and building a second facility, a move the company says will add 400 new full-time employees over four years.
5. Dragon Fly Sprint Triathlon To be Held Aug. 27
- Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The 27th annual Dragon Fly Sprint Triathlon, presented by P.R. Event Management LLC, is scheduled for Aug. 27 in Sardis, Miss. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Cypress Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Reservoir with a half-mile swim, followed by an 18-mile bike course through the country and finishes with a 4-mile run along a woodland trail.
6. Interstate Numbers Fuel Mississippi Economic Development
- Saturday, December 12, 2015
Highway, routes and interstates can be a numbers game when they show up on maps.
And it is common for the same stretch of road to have several numbers and designations.
But in October, the part of U.S. 78 between New Albany, Miss., and the Alabama state line became Interstate 22.
7. Arkansas Airports Get $8.5M in FAA Grants
- Wednesday, September 02, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $8.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve airports throughout the state.
U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, and U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman said in a statement Monday that 13 airports will receive the grants.
8. Community Hospitals Becoming Endangered Species
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
The state of Mississippi has 110 hospitals and three-fourths of them are, as you might expect, in rural areas.
“And 56 of them have fewer than 50 beds,” said Mendal Kemp, director of the Center for Rural Health at the Mississippi Hospital Association.
9. Finding Forever Homes
- Wednesday, July 09, 2014
It isn’t that there are not compelling animal stories. There are.
In fact, visit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County on Farm Road and those stories are just about everywhere, including in the administrative offices on the second floor, where two Labrador retrievers – Bambino and DeMarco – have run of the place.
10. Thawing Out: Warmer Temperatures Lift US Economy
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.
A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.
Economists had expected the growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement. But an unusually bitter winter sent factories, hiring and consumer spending into hibernation.
11. Arkansas Lands $165 Million Poultry Operation
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Alabama-based Peco Foods announced plans Monday for a new poultry plant, hatchery and feed mill in northeast Arkansas, a $165 million operation expected to create 1,000 jobs in two rural counties.
12. Leggett Joins Electronic Security Specialists
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Electronic Security Specialists, the largest electronic security provider in the Mid-South, is growing its operations with the addition of Wayne Leggett as new vice president and security sales specialist.
13. ‘Voice’ Star to Headline Calvary Rescue Mission Fundraiser
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
On Thursday, Sept. 12, Calvary Rescue Mission will hold its annual Appreciation Dinner to celebrate 46 years of helping the homeless in Memphis.
The dinner will be held at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Road, and featured entertainment for the evening will be Visible Music College graduate and “The Voice” star Sarah Simmons.
14. Arkansas House Panel Rejects School Employee Gun Bill
- Friday, March 01, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas House panel on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have allowed some school employees to carry guns in schools after completing an active shooter training course.
15. Commission Debates Post-Hostess Bread Prices
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners approved a $251,958 contract with a Batesville, Ark., bakery that at least for now has a perceived monopoly on baking and distributing large amounts of bread in the region.
16. White Finds Calling In Family Law Practice
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
Leigh-Taylor White, an attorney with Shea Moskovitz & McGhee, didn’t always know she wanted to be a lawyer.
17. Medical Supplier Hill-Rom Makes Fraud Settlement
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Medical equipment supplier Hill-Rom Company Inc. has agreed in a fraud investigation to pay a $41.8 million settlement that federal prosecutors said is a record civil fraud recovery by the U.S. attorney's office in Knoxville.
18. Nike Adds 400K Square Feet To Local Portfolio
- Friday, July 29, 2011
The world’s largest maker of athletic gear has signed a lease in Memphis’ Southeast industrial submarket to handle its newly acquired NFL contract.
Nike Inc. inked a 400,000-square-foot warehouse lease in Centerpointe Distribution Center No. 1, 3461 E. Raines Road. Built in 1994, the property, owned by San Francisco-based Prologis Inc., features 38 dock doors and an 11,687-square-foot office space component.
19. $39 Million Permit Filed For UTHSC Research Lab
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
71 S. Manassas St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $39 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2011
Owner: University of Tennessee
Tenant: University of Tennessee
20. Crisscross Lane Parcels Sell for $830,000
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Batesville, Miss.-based Gateway Properties LP has bought two vacant parcels in Criss Cross Village Commercial Subdivision in Collierville from Premier of 1950 West Poplar LLC for $829,968. The deal closed April 6, and no financing statement was filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds at the time of purchase.
21. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub
- Friday, January 07, 2011
Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.
22. Boehner to Campaign for Nunnelee in Southaven
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner will campaign for congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee in northern Mississippi on Thursday, signaling the GOP's intense effort to win back a seat it lost in 2008.
23. Plenty of Southern Soul Goes into Food at Ellen’s
- Monday, September 13, 2010
Bring together culinary influences from these populations: The English who settled the southern coastal states; the Scots and Irish pioneers who moved inland through the mountain passes and beyond; the Indians who had been cooking in the region for thousands of years; the slaves who brought African sensibilities and ingredients; the French and Spanish who left spiciness along the Gulf Coast and up the river. What do you get? The traditional plantation and farm cooking of the South, made manifest in home cooking and soul food, two inextricable branches of one heritage.
24. Wrestlers Donate Time to Dropkick MED’s Money Woes
- Thursday, July 22, 2010
Grandparents and parents can revive memories of Saturday wrestling matches and share the thrill with their children this weekend during a family-friendly event to raise money for The MED Foundation.
25. Conwood Buys Hickory Hill Facility For Planned $133 Million Expansion
- Tuesday, November 17, 2009
5106 Tradeport Drive
Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $19.3 Million
Sale Date: Nov. 5, 2009
Buyer: Conwood Co. LLC
Seller: Chickasaw and Goodman Realty Holding Co.
Details: Conwood Co. LLC on Nov. 5 formally acquired the 787,500-square-foot facility at 5106 Tradeport Drive in Hickory Hill South for $19.3 million. Conwood earlier this year announced plans to buy the building, where it will expand its manufacturing operation of the smokeless tobacco products Kodiak and Grizzly.
26. Gateway Tire Transfers Arlington Land for $1.1M
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Batesville, Miss.-based Dunlap & Kyle Co. Inc., which owns and operates Gateway Tire and Service Centers, has internally transferred six acres of land at Lamb Road and U.S. 70 in Arlington for $1.1 million. Dunlap & Kyle transferred the property to Gateway Properties LP Oct. 30.
27. Memphis Heart Clinic Expands Into More Cities
- Monday, July 06, 2009
Memphis Heart Clinic opened a satellite clinic in Clarksdale, Miss., last week and will open another one in Union City on Thursday.
Memphis Heart Clinic also has satellite offices in Batesville and Holly Springs, Miss., and Brighton. Its clinics with fully staffed hours are in East Memphis and Southaven.
28. Senior-Living ‘Dream’ Moves Forward In Millington
- Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Barret Oaks, an ambitious $40 million mixed-use senior living development, will soon be under way on a 47-acre cotton field in Millington more than a year after its creators envisioned the concept.
29. Childers, Davis Say They'll End Negative Ads
- Tuesday, October 21, 2008
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Democrat Travis Childers and Republican Greg Davis are pledging to end negative campaign ads in the waning days of the race for U.S. Representative.
30. Memphis Bioworks Heads to the Farm
- Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The Memphis Bioworks Foundation has taken the next step in its development strategy by formally targeting biofuels and related products.
Since it was founded in 2001, Bioworks has concentrated on human medicine, and mainly on real estate issues; one of the first needs was lab space to help recruit scientists, which involved the 2005 implosion of Baptist Memorial Hospital along Union Avenue to make way for the UT-Baptist Research Park.
31. Delta Regional Authority Lobbies for Connector
- Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority is asking Congress for a new four-lane bridge over the Mississippi River. The bridge would sit south of Memphis, and would connect Interstate 55 in Mississippi to Interstate 40 in Arkansas.
32. Tire Company BuysSix Acres in Arlington
- Thursday, April 10, 2008
Batesville, Miss.-based Dunlap & Kyle Co. Inc., which owns and operates Gateway Tire and Service Centers, has bought six acres of land at Lamb Road and U.S. 70 in Arlington for a future store. The company bought the land
33. M3 Alliance Forms To Better Market Northwest Miss. Counties
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
The economic development corporations of four Northwest Mississippi counties - DeSoto, Tunica, Tate and Panola - have joined together with hopes of presenting a unified regional front to any company looking to relocate to the area.
34. ' ... And to All a Good Life'
- Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Every parent would like to get at least one special Christmas gift for their children, whether it's an iPod, MP3 player, computer or digital camera. You know - that one item the kids can brag about when they go back to school after winter break.
35. From the Delta to the 'Burbs
- Monday, October 01, 2007
The word "covenant" means "a formal, solemn and binding agreement," according to Merriam-Webster's dictionary. Covenant Bank president Freddie Britt takes that meaning seriously.
He and bank CEO Willis Frazer christened their company with that moniker when they opened Covenant in October 2000 because they held lofty goals for the products and services they planned to deliver.
36. At the Hub of Transportation
- Monday, July 16, 2007
Historian David Cohn once said, "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg."
Culturally speaking, that might be true. But geographically speaking, the Delta cuts a much wider swath, at least according to the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), whose footprint includes eight states and extends from Illinois to Louisiana with a section of Alabama thrown in for good measure.
37. Ark. Gov.: No General Revenue for Proposed Ark. Trauma Center
- Wednesday, June 20, 2007
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe said Tuesday that the state cannot afford to fund a $25 million trauma care system using general revenue, despite a lawmaker's comments that he may push for an initiated act to do so.
38. Dollar Signs Point South
- Friday, March 09, 2007
For the first time in its 130-year history, Commercial Bank and Trust Co. has ventured across the Tennessee state line.
Following an industry trend of setting up shop in booming DeSoto County, the Paris, Tenn.-based bank recently opened a loan production office in Southaven at 5740 Getwell Road.
39. New U of M Nursing School Dean Sets Sights on Growth
- Friday, July 28, 2006
Dr. Marjorie Luttrell began her career in nursing with a desire to care for the youngest patients.
"As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a nurse, in particular, a pediatric nurse," Luttrell said.
40. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, June 03, 2004
Five Lots Financed
Five Lots Financed
in The Laurels Development
David Clark Construction LLC has financed five lots in phase four of The Laurels Planned Development for $1.7 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www...
41. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, May 28, 2004
Lee Line Farms Land
Lee Line Farms Land
Sells for $17 Million
Camden Grove LLC has purchased property in Lee Line Farms near Houston Levee Road for $17 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisdailynews.com. ...
42. Archived Article: Scouts (lead)
- Thursday, May 16, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Boy Scouts to set up camp in N. Mississippi By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Within the next two years, local Boy Scouts will have access to a multi-million dollar, 962-acre campground site on nearby Sardis Lake in North Mississi...
43. Archived Article: Marketplace (outlet Mall)
- Monday, April 10, 2000
Popularity of Tunica outlet mall prompts expansion Popularity of Tunica outlet mall prompts expansion By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For the past six months, people have been heading to Tunica County to do more than just try their luck or see thei...
44. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, March 31, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Finding a future By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Laura Bruton has a calling, but she is not in the ministry. She said she believes her calling is to help young people develop the skills they need to find meaningful careers. &q...
45. Archived Article: Roebuck (lead)
- Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Memphis Memos 3-15-00 Property worth millions to hit auction block By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In the market for a 40-bed medical facility, some prime commercial property near the Wolfchase Galleria or a 90,000-square-foot East Memphis shopping...
46. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, February 22, 2000
Real Review 2-22-00 Building supply firm buys Lamar Avenue property Builders FirstSource Inc. has purchased a 157,000-square-foot facility on 13 acres in Southeast Memphis designed to accommodate the companys expansion plans. The Dallas-based nation...
47. Archived Article: Power Lead
- Tuesday, November 02, 1999
Real Review 11-2-99 Duke applies to build Southaven power plant By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy has filed a petition with the Mississippi Public Service Commission for a certificate to build an electric generating ...
48. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Real Review 08-31-99 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis newest Best Western Hotel is scheduled to open in February at 3105 Millbranch Road in Whitehaven. The new hotel is expected to draw most of its business from the Memphis International Air...
49. Archived Article: Fantastic Sams
- Friday, April 02, 1999
Mississippi Couple Acquires 26 Couple buys Fantastic Sams salons, area franchise rights A Mississippi couple has acquired licensing rights from Fantastic Sams for 26 existing franchised salons and for development of future salons in the Mid-South. C...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 26, 1998
WNUA-FM Names Bob Kaake Wendell Altman has been appointed manager of operations for Sedgwick Inc.s national risk control consulting organization. He previously was vice president and manager of risk control consulting for Sedgwick of the Carolinas I...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 26, 1997
Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis' extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associate's degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illin...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 19, 1997
Donna W Donna W. McNatt has joined Bean & Ison, PLLC, CPAs & Consultants, as a tax associate. McNatt most recently was employed by Armstrong, Allen, Prewitt, Gentry, Johnston & Holmes, Attorneys. McNatt is a certified public accountant a...
53. Archived Article: Marketplace Chg
- Monday, July 14, 1997
By CAMILLE H Supermarket scramble Competition heats up in grocery store industry; mergers come to the rescue By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News During the past year, there have been more than three grocery store chains with a presence in the Memphi...
54. Archived Article: Ball Bearings Chg
- Friday, September 27, 1996
Local ball bearing Local distribution company to expand By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News A Memphis-based ball bearing distributor is expanding its business by moving to a new 16,000-square-foot facility at 3643 Winchester Road which is currently ...
55. Archived Article: Pilots Jts
- Wednesday, April 17, 1996
4/17 jts PILOTs Industrial Board to consider three PILOTS Kroger, AC Humko, Goodyear want new facilities here By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The Memphis/Shelby County Industrial Development Board today considers granting tax freezes on development p...
56. Archived Article: Env Focus
- Wednesday, October 18, 1995
*10/18 env. focus By PETER SCHUTT The Daily News Mid-Southerners may be enjoying the cool, sunny weather of recent weeks, but the abundant sunshine and corresponding lack of rain is likely to bring an earlier than normal splash of fall color in the ...