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1. Trust Fund Mentioned as Possible $1.1B Solution on School Benefits Liability
- Monday, February 08, 2016
A trust fund is one possibility that has surfaced early in the formal discussions of the Shelby County School system’s $1.1 billion benefits liability.
The first meeting of the ad hoc committee on the matter last week drew nine of the 13 Shelby County Commissioners, the administration of Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and two of nine Shelby County Schools board members.
2. Impatient Clemmons Anxious for Minority Voice to Be Heard
- Saturday, January 23, 2016
Democratic state Rep. John Ray Clemmons is only halfway through his first two-year term representing District 55 in Nashville. But he’s not willing to wait years to speak out or push for change.
3. Last Word: El Chapo and Memphis, First Filers for August and Origins in Graffiti
- Monday, January 11, 2016
The Mississippi River at Memphis crested and then it rained.
The weekend rain added about two-tenths of an inch by Saturday to Friday’s crest.
But by Sunday, the river had dropped to 39.12 feet, which is still more than five feet above flood stage.
4. University of Memphis Institutes Team Up for Biologistics Partnership
- Monday, January 11, 2016
Two research institutes at the University of Memphis – the FedEx Institute of Technology and the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute – have teamed up to launch a biologistics partnership.
The FedEx institute is referring to partnerships like the new one around biologistics as “clusters,” research areas around which the institute wants to collect projects, research efforts and programming. It’s part of a push by the institute to try and put itself at the center of innovation in the city, according to Cody Behles, the institute’s manager of innovation and research support.
5. After First Meeting, Personality of New Council Emerges
- Thursday, January 07, 2016
The judgments began early for the new Memphis City Council, which met for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 5, at City Hall.
State Sen. Lee Harris, on hand to be honored as a former city council member, called the group the “Kumbaya Council,” as it approved 13 appointees by Mayor Jim Strickland, 11 of them with unanimous votes.
6. Students Get Leadership Lessons With Sonima Tour
- Friday, October 09, 2015
Memphis-area students are getting a lesson in how to become tomorrow’s leaders with the Live Sonima Tour, a collaboration with the Sonima Foundation that allows young people to access the tools and inspiration necessary to become better students, leaders and individuals.
7. What’s Next?
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
When Steven Baldwin started his freshman year at Austin Peay State University in 2012, he had a smart, carefully considered plan for his future.
8. What Business Leaders Can Learn From Improv Actors
- Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Take a moment to think of someone you know who is confident and fast to adapt in the moment, someone who routinely performs well under pressure and who has an uncanny ability to deftly counterbalance risks and rewards in an instant to make a smart decision.
9. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
10. Sea You in Three Months
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
If someone approached you and suggested you try living in an underwater habitat the size of a college dorm for three months, would you do it?
Aquanauts Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain jumped at the chance and even ended up breaking a world record while they were at it.
11. Vols’ Dobbs Embraces the Role of ‘CEO Quarterback’
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
Joshua Dobbs enters his junior season as Tennessee’s undisputed No. 1 quarterback and team leader, the player most responsible for the Vols’ relevance again in SEC football.
12. What Better Place for an NRA Convention?
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.
In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
13. Smart Play: NFL Player Chooses Brain Over Bank
- Friday, March 20, 2015
His feet were killing him. That’s why former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis recently walked away from the NFL at age 30.
14. Fresh Off Medicaid Loss, Haslam Pivots to Common Core Fight
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Fresh off his failed effort to persuade fellow Republicans in the Legislature that he wasn't peddling "Obamacare," Gov. Bill Haslam is pivoting to another tough fight over what he describes as the ruined brand of Common Core education standards.
15. Murfreesboro, Nashville Players Get Jump on UT Careers
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Jack Jones didn’t want to waste any time getting started with his football career at the University of Tennessee, so he graduated in December from Murfreesboro Oakland High School.
16. Pink Palace Secret
- Friday, January 23, 2015
The Memphis Pink Palace Museum’s 3-D digital theater opened this past March and its upgraded planetarium is to open in June.
And planning is already underway for a $4 million publicly and privately funded renovation and new exhibits in the pink marble mansion itself on Central Avenue that has been the heart of the museum since it was donated to the city in 1930.
17. Regions Launches Digital Financial Education Game
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Regions Bank has started the new year by adding something new to its collection of financial advice, guidance and educational materials for consumers.
18. Rental Showdown
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
Tiffany H., 43, has found the perfect way to make money. It’s close to home, easy-to-manage and gives her the flexibility she needs as a busy mom shuttling two children back and forth to two different schools each day.
19. NCAA Contenders Include the 'Little Guys'
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
Every March they become the nation's darlings.
This year, a host of stalwarts aren't waiting nearly that long to establish themselves as contenders – either for their own, non-power conferences or possibly the Final Four after another round of realignment.
20. Rogero Talks ‘Smart Growth,’ Democratic Politics
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero became the first woman to hold that office when she won the election in 2011.
She’s been actively involved in a number of local issues since her election, from urban-core revitalization and business recruitment to broader social issues such as marriage equality.
21. New Lawmakers Trace Likely Abortion Legislation
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The two newest state legislators from Shelby County say they hope to find ways to work across party lines and even with the Shelby County Commission and the Memphis City Council.
“We may not be in the majority, but there is a lot we can do,” said incoming state Sen. Sara Kyle, who will be one of five Democrats in the 33-member Senate when next year’s legislative session in Nashville begins.
22. Palazzolo Prepares to Lead Germantown
- Monday, November 10, 2014
Germantown Mayor-elect Mike Palazzolo was surprised that the mayor’s race became as hard-fought as it was.
But after beating former city division director George Brogdon last week, Palazzolo prepares to take the oath of office Dec. 15, assemble his administration and start work on a new economic development plan.
23. Recruiter’s Career Twist
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
24. Goodpasture Celebrates 50th Anniversary
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Aijalon Carter, 15, still remembers her first day as a timid 3-year-old at Goodpasture Christian School. Crying and scared, she was greeted by Miss Jill, her new preschool teacher and immediately felt better.
25. NashvilleNext Planners Move to Next Step
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
As the city shifts into fall, planners are gearing up for the final phase of NashvilleNext, a three-year long planning process that will have a major impact on growth and development patterns in Davidson County over the next 25 years.
26. Road to Better Mass Transit
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.
27. Mason: Vanderbilt Success More Than Defeating UT
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Coach Derek Mason is determined to put his own mark of toughness on the Vanderbilt University football program as it continues its climb into the ranks of conference heavyweights.
28. Vanderbilt Students Find Happiness in Music City
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
As the Class of 2018 begins to poke around the Vanderbilt University campus, the newest Commodores will be met with the highest of expectations.
“This class is projected to have the highest academic quality in our history as measured by high school class rank and SAT scores,’’ says Doug Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions.
29. Start Co. Graduates Newest Batch of Startups
- Friday, August 22, 2014
This week’s Start Co. Demo Day, which brought together more than 500 people involved in the local ecosystem including entrepreneurs, mentors and investors, saw teams presenting their startup ideas in the hopes of securing funding and taking their concepts to the next level.
30. Brogdon Joins Race for Germantown Mayor
- Friday, August 15, 2014
With about a week left to the filing deadline for candidates, Germantown has a race for mayor.
George Brogdon, the recently retired director of community services for the city of Germantown, filed his petition Monday, Aug. 11, in the Nov. 4 election to succeed Sharon Goldsworthy as mayor of Germantown.
31. A Funder’s View of Sustainability
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Editor’s Note: This column will appear Tuesdays through April in honor of Sustainability Month for Memphis and Shelby County.
As the Mid-South’s philanthropic partner since 1969, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is clearly here to stay. That’s why we are interested in initiatives that make our area more livable and connected right now and for future generations.
32. End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some
- Tuesday, April 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
33. Breaking Through
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.
But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?
34. Council Committee Looks Broadly at Council Rules
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
A trio of Memphis City Council members weighing possible changes to the council’s way of conducting business has more questions at the outset than answers about what kind of conduct is allowed and what shouldn’t be on the elected body.
35. Smith Finds Design Passion in Helping Communities
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
When reflecting on why he chose to become an architect, Stewart Smith tells a story of his father who could draw and had an industrial design background.
36. Martin’s Program Keeps Girls Engaged in STEM Fields
- Friday, August 23, 2013
Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit providing girls ages 6-18 with after-school and summer programs, field trips and college tours.
37. Council Debates Restoring MATA Service
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
A day before the board of the Memphis Area Transit Authority votes on significant cuts in bus and trolley service, the Memphis City Council will review $2.1 million in capital spending for the authority.
38. Rosen Donates Books to ‘Leverage Power of Library’
- Monday, July 22, 2013
The CEO of New York-based Rosen Publishing Co. could have given away the 10,000 books he donated to the Memphis Public Library and Information Center last week any number of ways.
39. Perfect Harmony: MBA and MFA Mindsets
- Friday, July 12, 2013
Business needs to bridge two universes together: the scientific process taught in schools that offer a Master of Business Administration degree and the creative process taught in Master of Fine Arts degree programs.
40. School Board Considers Funding Shifts
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
When countywide school board members begin considering changes Thursday, May 16, to the $1.18 billion budget proposal before them, there will be few easy choices.
First reactions and questions from school board members Tuesday at the first of three board sessions this week revolved around ways to shift funding in order to expand pre-kindergarten to more schools.
41. School Board Examines Budget Fine Print
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The funding gap for the still tentative schools merger stands at an even $35 million in new funding.
The new total came Tuesday, May 14, after interim schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson told countywide school board members he and his staff had eliminated a “district initiative department” that would have cost $737,366.
42. Forming the Second Wave
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Most businesses start with vigor and willpower. Truly breakthrough businesses launch and fly with such an impassioned sense of mission that it changes the market and the communities where their offices are located.
43. Council Moves on School Funding Standoff
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Memphis City Council members want to try to resolve the Memphis City Schools $57 million court judgment against the city as well as the city’s legal counterclaim that the school system owes it more than twice that by the end of this month.
44. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
45. Whalum, Woods Differ on Schools Mediation
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two countywide school board members who ran against each other for the same seat on the school board last year agree that the 23-member board is doing the best it can to make decisions about the schools merger.
46. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
47. Concussion Policy Bill to be Heard in Senate
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – As the nation continues to debate increasing safety in contact sports, Tennessee lawmakers are looking at legislation that would require schools and other organizations conducting youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies.
48. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
49. Johnson Honored by U of M With Authur Holmon Award
- Friday, February 01, 2013
If Cato Johnson ever decided to leave his position as senior vice president of corporate affairs at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, he could quite possibly become an epic spokesperson for an energy drink. A healthy one, that is.
50. Hearings About To Begin on School Closings
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials were to begin a series of public hearings on proposed school closings Monday, Dec. 10, at Coro Lake Elementary in southwest Memphis.
That was the tentative date set as the board took the first step last month toward the school closings. But the countywide school board will be discussing a confirmed schedule and possibly release it at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 11, work session.
51. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.
52. Finding the Way
- Friday, November 09, 2012
As David Strand was taking a group of eight students through the rigors of algebra in a computer lab at Concord Academy, there were some familiar indicators that usually can be found in any high school algebra class.
53. Helping Hands
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
When racers and supporters gather this weekend for the food, games and competition that all will be part of the Church Health Center’s 5K/10K and 1-mile Family Fun Walk, they’ll be part of something more than a race and something more meaningful than fun and games.
54. Engineering Firms Find Growth With New Markets
- Monday, October 08, 2012
Local engineering firms are extending their reach with new offices in niche markets that not only better serve their clients but also their employees.
EnSafe Inc., a Memphis-based environmental remediation engineering firm, has expanded this year into Pleasant Hill, Calif., to put resources close to a large project cleaning up an old rocket fuel plant “in order not to be flying people in all of the time,” said Phil Coop, EnSafe president and CEO.
55. Transcript: Luttrell Discusses Schools, Other Issues Facing County
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell talked several weeks ago with The Memphis News editorial board about the coming merger of schools and the creation of municipal school districts.
The conversation took place a few days before voters in all six suburban towns and cities approved the creation of municipal school districts.
56. Finding a Better Word for ‘Innovation’
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Remember when the word “paradigm” was killed in the dot-com era? How about “synergy” “edgy” or the prefix “e-” – these three expressions died from the same disease: overuse.
57. Called to Serve
- Monday, April 23, 2012
It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.
The campus’ landscape is thick with old and massive trees in a part of town known for its impressive canopy of trees. And the difference between new and older buildings on the campus is intentionally hard to tell because the Gothic stone structures are built with rocks from the same quarry in the same style.
58. Worldly View
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Ron Paul would feel right at home in the Economic Club of Memphis audience next week.
Duke University professor Bruce Caldwell will speak to the club Thursday, March 15, to make a presentation titled “Some (mostly) Austrian insights for these trying times.” That’s Austrian, as in the Austrian school of economic thought represented by a particular brand of deficit hawkishness, bailout-ballyhooing and bristling against big government that Paul the perennial Republican presidential candidate loudly champions.
59. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8. That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
60. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8.
That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
61. Cash-Strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here'
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) – Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.
62. Stone Joins Metropolitan Bank As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kent Stone has joined Metropolitan Bank as a mortgage specialist.
63. Infrastructure Bank Could be Part of Jobs Package
- Friday, September 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A national infrastructure bank that would entice private investors into road and rail projects could be a major part of the jobs package that President Barack Obama hopes will finally bring relief to the unemployed.
64. Officials Increase Crime Prevention Programs
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Just as statistics have driven the Blue CRUSH anti-crime strategy, U.S. Justice Department officials in Memphis this week said they are confident other statistics can point to strategies that will prevent crime.
65. Running Pony Wins Three Clarion Awards
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
Running Pony Productions, a Memphis video production company and post-production house, has picked up a trio of Clarion Awards, a 39-year-old ceremony that honors excellence in more than 100 categories across all communications disciplines.
66. Econ Development Tops List For Arlington Candidates
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The town of Arlington has a four-way race for mayor. The pack is running in a wide open race as incumbent Mayor Russell Wiseman has decided not to seek a third term after eight years in office.
67. Girls Inc. Celebrates 65 Years of Empowerment
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Many of the city’s most influential citizens gathered Thursday, June 9, to celebrate the Memphis girls and women who embody the “Strong, Smart and Bold” motto of Girls Inc. of Memphis.
68. Luncheon Celebrates Empowering Memphis Girls
- Thursday, June 09, 2011
Girls Inc. of Memphis celebrates its 65th anniversary on Thursday, June 9, with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Ave.
69. Engaging Students
- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The second in a series about how the iPad is revolutionizing local business.
Like millions of other Americans, Bobby Ireland will be getting his iPad 2 this week and he’s looking forward to it.
70. Burns Aims to Help PDS Work Toward Public Purpose
- Friday, March 11, 2011
Lee Burns has always been passionate about education.
Although his job as headmaster is to inspire the more than 630 boys that attend Presbyterian Day School, it was his grandfather, Maj. Arthur Burns, and Lee’s brother, Graham, who first inspired Burns to learn.
71. CCDC to Discuss SMART Schools Grant Wed.
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Center City Development Corp. is scheduled to discuss an extension request of a commercial office grant for SMART Schools Inc. and a potential reallocation of funding at the board’s meeting Wednesday.
72. U of M Prof. Recognized by Carnegie Foundation
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Dr. Julia Heath, University of Memphis professor of economics, has been named the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Tennessee Professor of the Year.
73. O’Conner Vying for ‘Feeding Dreams’ Honor
- Friday, September 03, 2010
Donald O’Conner may not be running for office, but he wants your vote. In fact, he would like your vote every day now through Halloween.
O’Conner, director of Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy, is the Memphis nominee for Feeding Dreams, a contest put on by General Mills Corp. to recognize black community leaders who work to create better neighborhoods.
74. CCDC Looking At $153,000 in Projects
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Downtown’s development pipeline continues to hum with new business activity, judging by the development incentives totaling $153,121 the Center City Development Corp. will take action on Wednesday.
75. Downtown Retail, Biz Base Growing
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Downtown’s development pipeline continues to hum with new business activity, judging by the various development incentives totaling $153,121 the Center City Development Corp. will take action on at Wednesday’s meeting.
76. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.
77. Feibelman Touts Variety of Practice Areas
- Thursday, June 17, 2010
If you are introduced to Jef Feibelman, the Memphis lawyer and managing partner at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, ask him what he’s reading, but don’t ask him what kind of law he practices.
78. Technology Takes Ridgeway Middle Music to New Level
- Friday, May 21, 2010
The walls of a cinderblock city school classroom in East Memphis are hung with posters of John Coltrane, King Oliver, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday and a 78-inch interactive whiteboard called an ActivBoard.
79. Website Lets Customers, Employers Show Gratitude
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Kindness Revolution, a Memphis-based nonprofit initiative committed to raising awareness about the importance of kindness in customer service, has launched a new online forum for customers to say “thanks” for service with a smile.
ThanksforKindness.com invites visitors to submit stories about positive exchanges with businesses and organizations.
80. 58 Ark. High Schools Cited for Grade Inflation
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Education says 58 public high schools inflated Algebra I and geometry grades of 20 percent or more of their students during the last year.
81. $7.86 Million Road Project a Waste of Taxpayer Money
- Monday, June 15, 2009
The current Shelby County construction project to replace 3.5 miles of two-lane Houston Levee Road from the Wolf River Bridge to Macon Road with a nicer two-lane road has many detractors. I am one of them.
82. Herenton Makes Headlines, Backpedals in ’08
- Friday, December 19, 2008
The city’s most fascinating politician in 2008 was also its most unpredictable – Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
83. Wharton Unveils Initiative For Sustainable County
- Friday, July 11, 2008
Over the next three months, the administration of Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will be creating plans of action around several of the top “smart growth” recommendations that emerged from a four-month planning effort spearheaded by the county mayor.?Those recommendations were unveiled this week by Wharton, who addressed a packed auditorium Tuesday in what was the culmination of Wharton’s “Sustainable Shelby” initiative.
84. Herenton Clarifies Resignation Letter
- Monday, June 30, 2008
As he left City Hall on the evening of March 20, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told The Daily News that he planned to step down as mayor and was considering a variety of other job opportunities. One of those appeared to be the job of Memphis City Schools superintendent, which he held for 12 years before his election as mayor in 1991.
85. Visionary Architect Leaves Impact On Memphis Design
- Monday, June 16, 2008
Almost as soon as friends and colleagues of Alfred Lewis Aydelott start talking about him, they make a point of describing him as the father of modern architecture in Memphis.
They use words such as visionary, demanding, influential and opinionated. It’s a mix of traits that no doubt was essential for the man who not only designed several prominent buildings in the city – such as Memphis City Hall, the Downtown federal building and Immaculate Conception High School – but who also attracted bright, young architects to the area during his career.
86. Bredesen to Cut 2,000 Tennessee State Workers
- Thursday, May 08, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday announced Tennessee will eliminate more than 2,000 state jobs, or 5 percent of the work force, as part of an effort to shore up the state's budget.
87. City SchoolsHosting Career Week
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
For the first time, Memphis City Schools has begun a week-long series of district-wide activities dubbed "Smart Career Week" that coincides with a national focus this month on career planning. The event runs through Frid
88. Husband-Wife Partnership Extends to Real Estate Business
- Monday, March 19, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story is being run in its entirety as readers have requested. It first ran in the March 12 edition, but did not continue to the proper page because of a production error.
89. Fayette Leaders Tout Economic Development
- Monday, March 19, 2007
Economic development in Fayette County continues to roll along, much like the supply trucks that barrel down U.S. 64 en route to the numerous construction sites popping up all over the thriving community.
90. Husband-Wife Partnership Extends to Real Estate Business
- Monday, March 12, 2007
While many students might work their way through college waiting tables or working at FedEx, Angela Correale worked her way through by selling real estate. At the age of 18, inspired by her mother Jane Frulla, she earned her real estate license.
91. Residential Growth Draws Commerce, Industry in DeSoto
- Tuesday, February 06, 2007
It was only 50 years ago that DeSoto County was a collection of small, sleepy agrarian communities. But over half of a century, things have changed dramatically. And just in the past year, development has continued at a breakneck pace.
92. Oakland Leads Overall Growth in Fayette County
- Friday, January 19, 2007
Of the nine municipalities in Fayette County, one town in particular has jumped way out in front of the rest.
For the past several years, the growth Oakland has experienced only can be described as phenomenal. The town, which lies about 20 miles east of the Shelby County line, has 17 new subdivisions under construction.
93. Green Light?
- Wednesday, January 03, 2007
You don't have to look far to find examples of U.S. cities that are going green.
St. Louis, for example, has paved the way for an intricate greenway system that stretches some 400 miles throughout the city. Nashville has poured $250 million - roughly what the city of Memphis spent on the FedExForum arena - into a first-class parks and greenways system.
94. Still in the Game: While He Heads Into Semi-Retirement, Gibson Remains Active
- Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Walking into Gene Gibson's office is kind of like entering an exhibit in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Visitors are greeted by a Tom Pagnozzi jersey with a personalized message and signature by the former St. Louis Cardinals catcher, who happens to be one of Gibson's best friends.
95. Ethics Discussion on Tap Today at Baker Donelson
- Thursday, October 12, 2006
Women have proven themselves to be valuable in the workforce, and the companies they work for are recognizing it more and more.
Memphis-based law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC launched its Women's Initiative earlier this year and will hold its first major program today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the firm's board room at 165 Madison Ave.
96. Financial Literacy InitiativeTo Be Launched in Memphis
- Thursday, September 28, 2006
The University of Memphis, First Tennessee Bank and the State of Tennessee have formed a partnership to provide literacy education to school children in Tennessee.
The initiative, called
97. Arnaud Continues One-Woman Crusade to Rid City of Poverty
- Friday, July 14, 2006
"I often say my goal is to stamp out poverty in Memphis," said Wanda Arnaud, campus director for the University of Phoenix-Memphis.
It may seem like a lofty and unreachable goal, but Arnaud is taking aim at poverty by empowering young people to take charge of their future - and encouraging her peers to stand up and do the same.
98. All Is Not Well on County Balance Sheet
- Friday, March 17, 2006
For a while now, John Willingham has been one of the loudest critics of Shelby County's finances. He's blasted how the county's money is spent, the rate at which its residents are taxed and the dent new growth is putting in the county's budget.
99. Countywide Trail Project Gains Momentum
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006
In the coming months and years, more Memphians will be able to forgo traffic-clogged thoroughfares for peaceful rambles along what eventually will be a 22-mile, countywide network of walking trails.
100. Archived Article
- Wednesday, November 09, 2005
TDN: The county is working on a color-coded map that will help prioritize future development. How is this process being completed?
LM: We are using the 1101 Growth Plan and the update of the Unified Development Code as a base. We are then looking at infrastructure, environmental conditions, schools, etc. We call it the "Development Feasibility Map."