Editorial Results (free)
1. Black Caucus: White Rep Should Resign Over Lynch Comment
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.
2. Nashville Predators Crash Stanley Cup Finals
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Just based on the fact that the Nashville Predators were the last team to sneak into the NHL playoffs this season, they have no (logical) right to be in the Stanley Cup Finals now. But they are. They clinched their spot with a 6-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals Monday, May 22, in Nashville.
3. Memphis Retail Brokers Preparing for Largest Event of the Year in Vegas
- Monday, May 22, 2017
This week more than 37,000 retail real estate professionals from 58 countries will gather in Las Vegas for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual RECon convention.
At the event, which will run May 21-24, there will be no shortage of representatives from the Bluff City who run the gamut from brokers, developers and landlords looking to attract the next big restaurant, hotel or store, to Memphis-based companies like AutoZone and FedEx Office looking to grow their global footprint.
4. Last Word: Railgarten Redux, Raleigh Springs Mall and Forrest Author Speaks
- Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Railgarten II, Son of Railgarten, Railgarten, Beyond the Board of Adjustment, Railgarten, Enter The City Council … Take your pick of sequel titles. Railgarten goes back to the City Council Tuesday for at least a committee discussion in which the council considers whether it should take back the special use permit it granted the bar-restaurant. This is a follow up to the Board of Adjustment decision last month to delay any action on approving the other annexes of the business for 30 days.
5. Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate
- Friday, May 05, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Deborah Braswell, a university administrator in Alabama, is a member of a dwindling group – people with a landline phone at home.
According to a U.S. government study released Thursday, 50.8 percent of homes and apartments had only cellphone service in the latter half of 2016, the first time such households attained a majority in the survey. Braswell and her family are part of the 45.9 percent that still have landline phones. The remaining households have no phone service at all.
6. Last Word: Budget Books and Line Items, Top of the Road List and Silencers
- Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The comforting thud of reams of bound printed paper hitting a wooden table top. The sound of pages turning as Power Points are read aloud. Yes, fellow citizens of the republic, it is budget season in Shelby County. The gavel fell on Memphis City Council budget hearings Tuesday at City Hall. And Wednesday morning Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell takes his budget proposal to the County Commission. A note about the city budget deliberations. Tuesday’s opening session saw the return of council member Janis Fullilove to City Hall after being out for a while due to an extended illness.
7. RegionSmart Speakers Tout Importance of 'Lovable' Cities
- Thursday, April 27, 2017
Do you love your city? That was author Peter Kageyama’s opening question Thursday, April 27, to his audience at the second annual RegionSmart Summit, hosted by the Mid-South Mayors’ Council.
8. Bohannon Joins Cumulus Media As Memphis Market Manager
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Morgan Bohannon recently joined Cumulus Media as vice president/market manager for its four-station group in Memphis, which includes KIX 106, 98.1 The Max, 98.9 The Vibe and 103.5 WRBO. Bohannon comes to Cumulus from iHeartMedia-Memphis, where he most recently served as area president. He worked for iHeartMedia/Clear Channel Radio for more than 20 years in various capacities and markets.
9. Mississippi Ethics Law Will Restrict Use of Campaign Money
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi politicians will face new limits next year on how they can use campaign cash, under an ethics law the Legislature passed after media investigations revealed spending on everything from mortgage payments to cowboy boots.
10. Varsity Spirit Raises $4.2M for St. Jude
- Saturday, April 08, 2017
For the sixth consecutive year, members of 10 U.S. high school cheerleading and dance squads who raised the most funds for the "Team Up For St. Jude Spirited By Varsity" campaign were invited to visit the hospital.
11. Wolfchase At 20
- Saturday, March 18, 2017
For the shopping mall – that quintessential staple of American retail, the biggest of big boxes, a sprawling, multilevel marvel of commercial magnificence – these are most certainly interesting times.
12. Last Word: 'Sun Records,' Ole Miss's Lack of Control and Haslam in 2018
- Friday, February 24, 2017
I am not going to be one of those people who at this late date in the history of television dramas based on real people points out every departure from reality. The first episode of the CMT television series “Sun Records” Thursday was a scene-setter and introduction of sorts to an ensemble cast with plenty of opportunities to name that place in Memphis. That usually means a pretty complex story line to come and there are more than enough memorable characters in the story of Sun.
13. Evans Brings Precision, Experience To Chairmanship of TVA Board
- Saturday, February 18, 2017
Lynn Evans is precise, a trait that comes with being a certified public accountant and the owner of her own accounting and consulting firm. It also works well with her path to becoming the new chairwoman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board.
14. Editorial: The Water Beneath Our Feet
- Saturday, February 18, 2017
Maybe we haven’t taken our water supply for granted. Let’s start with that optimistic premise. But we certainly haven’t taken the steps necessary given technological advances in recent decades to find out more about it, including where it is vulnerable to contaminated groundwater.
15. Sara Kyle, Clemmons Push Alternative Fuel-Tax Bill
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
NASHVILLE – State Sen. Sara Kyle of Memphis and Nashville Rep. John Ray Clemmons are pushing a plan to raise fuel taxes for transportation funding, similarly to Gov. Bill Haslam’s, but also to give local governments more options for bringing in their own money for mass transit.
16. TVA Drilling Controversy May Change Well Actions
- Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The controversy over Tennessee Valley Authority drilling water wells into the Memphis aquifer for the new TVA power plant in southwest Memphis is becoming a push for more public notice of such plans and better mapping of the water supply under the city.
17. State Of The Suburbs
- Saturday, February 11, 2017
With its central location, unparalleled access to major roads, rails, runways and rivers and low cost-of-living, it’s no surprise that Memphis and the surrounding area is a popular destination for corporate headquarters, national retail brands and major industrial centers.
18. Last Word: De-Annexation Theories, Clash on School Vouchers and Garth & Trisha
- Friday, February 03, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration come up with some surprises in de-annexation recommendations to the city task force on the issue. The three most recently annexed areas of Memphis were considered likely to be in the recommendations. Although the indication last year was that this would take a lot of discussion before someone actually wrote that on a Power Point presentation at City Hall. Not only did Strickland do that – he also included four other areas.
19. Football Recruiting: Memphis, Mississippi State Move Forward
- Friday, February 03, 2017
The top of the college football recruiting period looks like it usually does. Alabama pulled in the consensus No. 1 recruiting class for 2017 for the fifth time in six years and coach Nick Saban said the kind of ridiculous things that a guy presiding over a football factory says.
20. Last Word: Connecting Downtown, Tranquil Treasure and Gas Tax Complexities
- Thursday, January 26, 2017
Temple over the Tigers Wednesday in Philadelphia 77-66. East Carolina at the Forum is coming up Saturday. Grizz and Raptors at the Forum Wednesday evening and the Grizz win 101 – 99. The Grizz are on the road starting Friday against the Trail Blazers.
21. Last Word: Valero Protest Arrests, Anticipating Trump's Impact & Saving Booksellers
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A busy King holiday weekend that reflects what the week as a whole will probably be like at least politically. The weather is anyone’s guess. A group of about 40 people protested at the entrance to the Valero refinery in South Memphis Monday afternoon and a dozen were arrested by Memphis police.
22. Mississippi Electric Rates Rise With Natural Gas Prices
- Friday, January 13, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Customers of Mississippi's two private electric utilities will see higher bills in February as they pass through rebounding natural gas costs.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Thursday to approve higher fuel costs for both Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co.
23. Last Word: Rallings at Rotary, The Weight of Cotton and Ugwueke's Path
- Wednesday, January 11, 2017
It’s becoming pretty obvious that this is going to be a big year for the issue of crime and violence in our city. It’s also becoming the year that Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings has found his voice in a job that may be the ultimate glass house for politicians.
- Tuesday, January 10, 2017
PizzaRev will hold job fairs Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its future location near International Paper at 6450 Poplar Ave., suite 119. The fast-casual eatery is looking to hire 50 crew members. Interested applicants can apply in person or visit pleaseapplyonline.com/tennrev to begin the process online.
25. Growing Pains
- Saturday, December 24, 2016
First came the ho-hum start that left open the possibility the Grizzlies’ harshest critics might be right: This season could be the fast-forwarded beginning of an end, a sad narrative that could leave the Grizzlies on the outside of the postseason after a thrilling six-year run.
26. Last Word: Collierville Cold Feet, William Bell's Return and SCOTUS Rules
- Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Grizz beat the 76ers 96-91 Tuesday night at the Forum as Zach Randolph makes an emotional return to the court.after the death of his mother.
Don Wade has an NBA notebook with various stops around the league including the hardship rule that brought Toney Douglas to Beale Street. And Luke Walton came to town last weekend with the Lakers and Walton talked about his time working for Josh Pastner at the U of M.
27. Wildfires Scorch Tourist Area in Tennessee; Thousands Flee
- Wednesday, November 30, 2016
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Wildfires fueled by high winds roared through parts of the Great Smoky Mountains, burning the doorstep of the Dollywood theme park, destroying a resort and chasing thousands of people from their homes.
28. Fuente Succeeding at Va. Tech, Norvell Keeping it Rolling at Memphis
- Monday, November 28, 2016
With a thrilling 48-44 victory over then-No. 20 Houston the day after Thanksgiving, Mike Norvell became the only first-year University of Memphis coach to win eight games.
Interestingly, his eighth victory came as Tom Herman coached his last game at Houston. Herman is the new coach at Texas, succeeding Charlie Strong. The coaching ladder in the American Athletic Conference can definitely reach into the Power Five.
29. Mississippi Joins Fight for Legal Sports Betting
- Monday, November 21, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi and several other states have joined New Jersey's fight to legalize sports betting in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2fCzYSQ ) Attorney General Jim Hood signed onto the brief submitted by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as did the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana and Wisconsin.
30. Unfinished Nuclear Plant Sold, Buyer Vows to Get It Running
- Tuesday, November 15, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A development company that purchased an unfinished nuclear power plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority for $111 million on Monday said it plans to spend as much as $13 billion to make the nuclear generator operational.
31. Snoop Dogg, Cat Power Among Artists Honoring 2016 Music Hall of Fame Inductees
- Thursday, November 03, 2016
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame will be honoring six musicians tomorrow at its 2016 induction ceremony at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, an event that will also include appearances and performances by artists like Snoop Dogg and Cat Power.
32. FedEx Express’ Brown Named To Savoy’s ‘Power 300’ List
- Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Shannon A. Brown, senior vice president and chief human resource/diversity officer at FedEx Express, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list. Brown, who was honored as a member of the BancorpSouth Inc. board of directors, also holds board memberships with several universities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-South and beyond.
33. Deep South Drought Kills Crops, Threatens Herds, Dries Lakes
- Monday, October 31, 2016
ATLANTA (AP) – Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.
The very worst conditions – what forecasters call "exceptional drought" – are in the mountains of northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia, a region known for its thick green forests, waterfalls and red clay soil.
34. SEC Dominance Firmly Planted in the West
- Friday, October 28, 2016
Based on the eye test as well as what has transpired on the field, I think it’s pretty safe to say Alabama is the best team in the SEC.
Who’s No. 2? I’ll take Texas A&M, which actually led the Crimson Tide 14-13 early in the second half last weekend before ultimately falling 33-14.
35. The Week Ahead: October 17-23
- Monday, October 17, 2016
This will be a historic week for Memphis, so mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 22, when a boardwalk across the Harahan Bridge opens to the public that will give Memphians and visitors alike an intimate experience with the Mighty Mississippi. The Big River Crossing also will link Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas, and provide bicycle enthusiasts miles of trails along the river levee that will be unique in the world. There’s only one Mississippi River, the world’s second-largest inland waterway, and there’s only one Memphis! This crossing will be an unmatched amenity for the city for years to come.
36. Last Word: In Defense of The Cossitt, Joe Royer and 3 Months Since The Bridge
- Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Citizens of Memphis, I rise in defense of the city’s first public library. Not in its original much-loved state but in defense of its much-ridiculed modernization.
No, I will not follow that with a defense of John Calipari or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s location in Cleveland instead of Memphis or the late Mo’ Money Taxes and the company’s commercials. But I reserve the right to, at some future date, defend the big silver sculpture thing on the northeast corner of Front and Poplar at the Cannon Center.
37. Green Renaissance
- Saturday, October 08, 2016
As director of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Jen Andrews has been on the front lines of what can fairly be called a green revival in Memphis. And she is amazed at how much change has occurred over the last decade, a rebirth that spans not just across the miles but now seems embedded in the city’s psyche.
38. Stein Says She’s the Choice in ‘Voter Revolt’
- Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein told a group of Memphis supporters this week that she didn’t become politically active until she was 50 years old. But she had been active long before that in “social movements” where the focus was a cause and not necessarily a candidate.
39. Last Word: Stewart Case Conclusion, River Re-View and Rhodes Hacks
- Wednesday, September 28, 2016
81.4 million of you watched Monday’s Trump-Clinton debate which aired on 11 networks altogether, according to the preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the television rating business.
The day after the debate here in Memphis was a reminder of the urgent issues that will likely remain once all of the votes – popular and electoral -- are counted and estimated on Nov. 8.
40. Power of the Mighty Mississippi Rushes Below Big River Crossing
- Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Autumn is a few days late in arriving, but just in time for a stepped-up schedule of tours of the Big River Crossing this week.
The bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the northern side of the Harahan Bridge opens to the public Oct. 22.
41. Last Word: After The Fire, Hard Changes at Fred's and Durham Doesn't Go Quietly
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The immediate questions have simple answers. It was a short in an air conditioner cord that caused the fire that killed 9 people – three adults and six children – before dawn Monday morning in South Memphis.
42. Another Recruiting Commitment for Norvell and Tigers
- Monday, September 05, 2016
TJ Carter, a three-star cornerback out of Nashville, has committed to the University of Memphis, according to multiple media reports.
Carter because the 23rd commitment for Tigers coach Mike Norvell. Memphis has two scholarship slots remaining.
43. Tennessee Valley Authority Operations Chief Retiring
- Tuesday, August 30, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says its chief operating officer will retire at the end of the year.
Chip Pardee joined TVA in April 2013. According to a Monday news release, Pardee's contributions include improvements to the power generation fleet and the operations team. The utility says those improvements are helping it cut pollution from its plants and keep rates low while also providing reliable energy to customers.
44. Bursting the Bubble
- Saturday, August 27, 2016
Graceland is in Memphis. But the two have tended to coexist, rather than being part of each other, since Elvis Presley’s home opened as a commercial enterprise in 1982.
That is starting to change as a $137 million expansion of Graceland – a $92 million hotel resort opening in October and a $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex west of the mansion to open in the spring of 2017 – begins to overlap with a renewed emphasis on Whitehaven as the home of many of the city’s middle class.
45. It’s Life After Dak for Mississippi State
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
In seven seasons at Mississippi State, head coach Dan Mullen has won 55 games and reeled off six straight bowl appearances. So, when Mullen addresses the state of the program there is much motivation to look at the big picture.
46. Last Word: Malco in South Main, Suburban Deadline and Chiwawa
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Malco movie theater in South Main is to begin construction in September, the latest piece of the Central Station development where construction of apartment units on the Front Street side of the property has been underway for some time.
47. Creating Environmentally Conscious Offices
- Thursday, August 04, 2016
Environmental consciousness is a hot topic for many individuals today, but is that conversation transferrable to the workplace? It’s possible to bring a green mindset to the workplace by either implementing a few eco-friendly tips yourself or by suggesting them to management for all to benefit from. And, why not start now, during the warm, dare we say scorching hot, months of the summer, which raise some particularly unique solutions for consideration.
48. Symbols of War Keep Dragging Us Down
- Thursday, June 30, 2016
More than 150 years ago, we fought our nation’s most bloody war, a conflagration that claimed 620,000 lives, almost as many as were killed in all other American war efforts combined.
Despite the horror of it all, we just can’t seem to learn a lesson, possibly because of Southern hardheadedness, and a century and a half later, we seem doomed to an eternal task: pushing Sisyphus’ rock to the top of a hill only to have it chase us back to the bottom.
49. Pop the Cork
- Saturday, June 25, 2016
On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in six of Shelby County’s seven municipalities approved wine sales in food stores effective July 1, 2016. The next day, Josh Hammond, president of Buster’s Liquors & Wines, put the gears in motion to acquire the restaurant adjacent to his Highland Street spirits store.
50. Last Word: Brexit, Grizz Picks in the NBA Draft and the Race for the 8th
- Friday, June 24, 2016
Brexit – British Exit – it is. The end of the European Union in the United Kingdom in Thursday’s referendum there began to make its presence known in financial markets even before the very close vote count was well established.
51. Collierville Sees Year’s Largest Multifamily Sale
- Thursday, June 09, 2016
160 Madison Farms Drive
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $34.3 million
Buyer: Spyglass-Collierville LLC
52. The Week Ahead: May 23-29
- Monday, May 23, 2016
Alright, Memphis, it’s time to get this week started with our roundup of happenings you need to know about.
The 2016 Memphis In May International Festival closes out Saturday with a pair of new additions to the monthlong lineup.
The Saturday by the river begins with the Great American River Run – a half-marathon and a 5K run with a riverside and Downtown route. There is, of course, a post-race party, which then segues into 901Fest – four stages in Tom Lee Park featuring local music and arts, from Al Kapone and Frayser Boy to the North Mississippi Allstars to Opera Memphis and the New Ballet Ensemble & School.
The idea here, and it may be an evolving concept, seems to be local and diverse and not as much of an emphasis on the stages and what happens there at the expense of those who stay after the run and those who come for the music and the arts.
To dot the I on that point, 901Fest also includes an air show.
53. PFM Group Promotes Lowe To Managing Director
- Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Lauren Lowe has been promoted to managing director of The PFM Group, a leading provider of independent financial and investment advisory services to state and local governments and not-for-profit institutions. Based in PFM’s Memphis office, Lowe serves the firm’s municipal advisory clients. Her areas of expertise include debt transactions and structuring, strategic planning, pricing and cash flow analysis as well as advising many of her local government clients on policy development.
54. High Water Marks
- Friday, May 13, 2016
LORD KNOWS, THE CRICK DOES RISE. The last time I was on a cook team, the Mississippi was lapping at the top of Tom Lee Park and I’d been lapping at a number of things for a couple of days myself.
55. Bridging a Divide
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Mid-South is united by more than the Mississippi River, but that’s what it took to get the region’s mayors in the same room.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Mississippi River flood, damage stretched from Millington’s naval base to Memphis’ Beale Street. Leaders of the affected municipalities had to come together to apply for FEMA grants and plot their way out of devastation.
56. Up, Up and Away
- Saturday, March 12, 2016
The modern-day drone is both a high-tech military tool and a safer way to play humanitarian and deliver medicine and supplies to the suffering people of war-torn Syria.
The drone is everything from a stalking device to track poachers creeping through the South African bush hunting rhinos to the impetus for a potential commercial growth industry right here in Memphis.
57. Green Sword
- Saturday, March 05, 2016
First it was a rumor – there would be a move by the Memphis City Council aimed at putting a quick end to the long-simmering Overton Park Greensward controversy.
It would come quickly and just before the start of the third spring of protests against the Memphis Zoo's use of the northern part of the Greensward for overflow parking.
58. Last Word: TN(not)Ready, Hatiloo Expands and Tax Season Advice
- Tuesday, February 09, 2016
So what do you do when the test-makers fail the test?
You go back to the old test in the case of the Tennessee Education Department and the TNReady tests.
These were the new tests for the new statewide student achievement standards that replaced Common Core standards.
They can only be taken online.
But the system crashed Monday, which was the day that all of the preparation in the last year was geared toward. That included two tests locally of the on-line capacity and other technical standards necessary to make this go smoothly.
Here is a good account of what happened statewide and locally with a few other stops across the state to take in the scope of how big a failure this was and what failed.
59. Baptist Now Treating Migraine Sufferers in New Clinic
- Monday, February 08, 2016
The first clue as to the purpose of Dr. Stephen Landy’s clinic, housed in space at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus at 6029 Walnut Grove Road, is the sight.
- Monday, January 18, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum will host King Day 2016 on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. This year’s theme is “Speaking Truth to Power,” and activities will include family entertainment, youth-centered learning, Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood drives, and more. Admission is $5 for all ages, $3 with food bank donation, or free with blood donation. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
61. Council Members Settle In To New Assignments
- Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Memphis City Council members file the last of the paperwork Tuesday, Jan. 19, from the 2015 elections to put City Hall’s power transition on record.
Meanwhile, the six new members are learning on the job as they chair several committees following assignments by council chairman Kemp Conrad: Martavius Jones is chairman of the council audit committee; Patrice Robinson chairs the Memphis Light Gas and Water Division committee; Jamita Swearengen is chairwoman of the parks and neighborhoods committee; council member Philip Spinosa leads the personnel committee, usually the first committee session of the council day; Frank Colvett chairs the planning and zoning committee, which is the last session of the day before executive session; and Worth Morgan is chairman of the public safety committee.
62. Daush Eyes Next Career Chapter
- Saturday, January 16, 2016
On one hand, a long journey in the education profession will come to an end this spring for Barbara Daush.
Daush is president of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School, a role she has served since 1994. She’ll retire at the end of this school year but it’s a short retirement; Daush begins work in fundraising at the University of Mississippi July 5.
63. SEC Still Overrated? Wrap Your Head Around SEC West, Says Bielema
- Friday, January 08, 2016
That an Arkansas team played its best football at season’s end, coming into Memphis and defeating Kansas State 45-23 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, hardly qualifies as a surprise.
But the Southeastern Conference’s eight bowl wins – the most by a conference in a season – did seem to shake up some folks.
64. Arkansas Governor: Remove Robert E. Lee From King Holiday
- Friday, January 08, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to end the state's practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day.
65. Impacts Minor as River Rises in Mississippi's Delta Region
- Thursday, January 07, 2016
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi River still has more than a foot to rise before its predicted crest Saturday at Tunica, but residents and casino officials say the rare winter flood will be a manageable nuisance.
66. Google Helps Analyze If Rooftop Solar Panels Are Good Deal
- Monday, January 04, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.
67. Sports Legacy Award Winners to Be Honored at MLK Game
- Monday, January 04, 2016
Jalen Rose, Spencer Haywood and Tamika Catchings are the recipients of the 11th annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award and will be honored on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 18 – when the Grizzlies play the New Orleans Pelicans at FedExForum.
68. Memorable Events of 2015 will Spill Into 2016
- Saturday, January 02, 2016
When you really get down to it, history is a collection of moments, moments that, when they fall one after the other over the long arc of time, eventually form the tapestry representing who we are.
69. Winter Heat Wave to Bring Threat of Tornadoes to Deep South
- Wednesday, December 23, 2015
ATLANTA (AP) — A heat wave that could deliver the warmest Christmas ever recorded to cities across the South may also fuel tornadoes and storms featuring golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds of up to 70 mph, forecasters say.
70. Howorth Sworn in For Second Term as TVA Director
- Friday, December 18, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Richard Howorth has been sworn in to a second term on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors.
Howorth's brother, Mississippi Third Circuit Judge Andrew K. Howorth, swore him in Wednesday in Oxford, Mississippi, to the five-year term. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate.
71. Thomas & Betts Parent ABB To Open New Mississippi Facility
- Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Power and automation technology group ABB is bringing 300 jobs to Senatobia, Miss., with a recently announced manufacturing facility.
The project will create 200 new jobs within three years and add 100 more within five years.
72. College Football’s Coaching Carousel Is Still Spinning
- Friday, December 04, 2015
In an ideal world, a kid climbs aboard a carousel and it’s all fun and good times. But the reality is, sometimes the experience is dizzying – even nauseating.
And so it goes with the current college football coaching carousel.
73. 22 Sports Blessings Worth Giving Thanks For
- Thursday, November 26, 2015
Counting the blessings and giving sporting thanks for:
• John Calipari not hiring Keelon Lawson.
• Women who don’t like football but still let their men watch football on Thanksgiving. Y’all get it.
74. TVA Begins Work On Memphis Natural Gas Plant
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
2480 HENNINGTON AVE
Memphis, TN 38109
Permit Amount: $5 million; $1.4 million
Application Date: Nov. 17
Owner: Tennessee Valley Authority
Tenant: Tennessee Valley Authority
75. TVA Surpasses 3-Year Cost Reduction Goal by More Than $100M
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it surpassed its $500 million goal for reducing operation and maintenance costs over a three-year period. Officials say the utility beat the goal by more than $100 million.
76. The Week Ahead: Nov. 23, 2015
- Monday, November 23, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from The Peabody’s 36-foot dessert table to your potential (fingers-crossed, maybe not) last chance to see Paxton Lynch at the Liberty Bowl…
77. College Football Notebook: Bielema High on the Hog
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
After a 1-3 start, Arkansas has won five of its last six games and last weekend handled then-No. 9 Louisiana State with relative ease in Baton Rouge, winning 31-14.
The victory moved the Razorbacks to 6-4 overall, 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference, and coach Bret Bielema had some things to say about that. Of course he did.
78. Crosstown Developer: Complicated Projects Can Be Transformative
- Monday, November 09, 2015
The Memphis-area commercial real estate market continues to trend upward, industry leaders say. All asset classes are trending toward pre-Recession levels, and Memphis is taking on more complicated projects like the Crosstown Concourse redevelopment.
79. SEC Opens Door to Startup Investing For All
- Monday, November 02, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new form of crowdfunding is coming soon that will allow startups to raise money by selling stock to Main Street investors.
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday adopted rules implementing a 2012 law that opened the door to securities crowdfunding. The vote was 3-1 at a public meeting.
80. Success Looks Like Five-Game Win Streak For Vols
- Saturday, October 31, 2015
Leaves are changing colors, a chill is in the fall air and Tennessee’s football schedule is getting softer.
Happens every year.
We’ve all heard by now how Tennessee is the best 3-4 team in college football. Now is the time to prove it.
81. American Uprising: Memphis, Temple Join Houston in AP Top 25
- Monday, October 19, 2015
The American Athletic Conference wants to be considered closer in quality to the Power Five conferences than it is to its fellow Group of Five leagues.
That claim is backed up by the results this season, including an American uprising in the AP Top 25.
82. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.
83. Despite Rhetoric, Florida Game Critical for Tennessee's Butch Jones
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tennessee’s Butch Jones will coach the biggest game of his three-year tenure with the Vols – and probably the biggest of his entire coaching career – at Florida on Saturday.
Like it or not, Jones is carrying the weight of UT’s 10-game losing streak to Florida on his shoulders.
84. College Football Notebook: SEC Fumbles in Week 2 Action
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The chant “S-E-C, S-E-C!” still lives. In, you know, a mocking way.
Last weekend No. 18 Arkansas was upset 16-12 by Toledo, No. 6 Auburn needed overtime to dispense with FCS program Jacksonville State, and No. 23 Tennessee blew a 17-0 lead over then-No. 19 Oklahoma and fell 31-24 in double overtime.
85. College Football Notebook: Rebels to Trade Turf for Grass in 2016
- Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Ole Miss Rebels obviously didn’t have any trouble running up and down the artificial surface at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium last Saturday in a 76-3 blasting of Tennessee-Martin.
But as athletics director Ross Bjork had announced just a few days before the season opener, the Rebels will return to playing on natural grass in 2016.
86. TVA Seeking Public Input on Coal Ash Study
- Thursday, September 03, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a study for closing coal ash storage sites.
The agency wants input on the scope of its Environmental Impact Statement to address the disposal of ash and other coal combustion residuals at its coal plants.
87. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
88. Family, Art Bleed Into History At House of Mtenzi Museum
- Monday, July 27, 2015
Part performing arts space and part family scrapbook come-to-life, the House of Mtenzi Museum is made to “tell the story of forgotten legends,” according to owner Stanley Campbell.
89. Ikea Buys Cordova Acreage For Planned Memphis Store
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
41 Acres for
Future Ikea Store
Sale Amount: $5.7 million
Sale Date: July 10, 2015
Buyer: IKEA Property Inc.
90. Cummins Begins Memphis Distribution Expansion
- Saturday, July 18, 2015
Cummins Inc. is retooling its current distribution center in Memphis as it prepares for a planned expansion.
91. Is the SEC Still the Best?
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
HOOVER, Ala. – The first College Football Playoff was not supposed to be won by a Big Ten team. Nor was a player who began the season as a third-string quarterback supposed to lead the first College Football Playoff champion to victory.
92. Coroner: No Evidence B.B. King Was Poisoned Before Death
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday.
93. Cummins Begins Memphis Distribution Expansion
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Cummins Inc. is retooling its current distribution center in Memphis as it prepares for a planned expansion.
Dan Walker Associates Inc. has applied for a nearly $2.2 million building permit to renovate the existing Cummins distribution center at 4155 Quest Way in southeast Memphis.
94. Judge D’Army Bailey’s Legacy Spans Streets, Courtroom
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey was more than a robed courtroom figure. In the wake of his death Sunday, July 12, from cancer, Bailey is being remembered for a life of activism in which the judge had roots as a radical.
95. Supreme Court Extends Gay Marriage Nationwide
- Friday, June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
96. New Coach, Fans Will Keep Eye on Rocky Top League
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Hoops fans, rejoice. Your summer basketball fix is almost here.
The Pilot Rocky Top League returns for its eighth year starting June 15 and should feature 11 players who will be on the University of Tennessee’s roster in 2015-16.
97. Regulators Move Toward Operating License for Nuclear Plant
- Friday, May 29, 2015
SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Federal regulators have voted to grant an operating license for the Unit 2 reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear plant as long as regulatory requirements are met.
98. Cummins Will Stay, Expand in Memphis
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Ending months of speculation, Cummins Inc. will remain – and expand – in Memphis, according to state and company officials.
Cummins and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said the company would invest $6.7 million to expand its current parts and distribution center in Memphis, creating 70 new jobs in the process.
99. Tigers Baseball Striving to Make NCAA Field
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
In late April, the University of Memphis baseball team was ranked No. 24 in the country and projected to be in the NCAA’s 64-team tournament field.
But the Tigers lost their final three American Athletic Conference weekend series, to finish 12-12 in the league. So they are the No. 5 seed in this week’s AAC Tournament in Clearwater, Fla., and are to play No. 4 seed South Florida in their opening game Tuesday afternoon, May 19.
100. Entergy Says Grid Manager Savings Exceed Projections
- Friday, May 15, 2015
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Entergy Corp. estimates its electrical customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas saved more than $250 million during the first year of Entergy's membership in a regional grid manager.