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1. What's New - and What's Next - at The Daily News
- Saturday, September 15, 2018
Recently, I saw a complete stranger reading a printed edition of The Memphis News in a restaurant downtown. I have always loved to see people picking up and reading our papers. This time, though, watching this man read through our paper was bittersweet. I knew – in a way he didn’t – that he held one of the last issues of a paper to be called The Memphis News.
2. Last Word: MemFix 4's Big Weekend, Early Voting Six Days In and Grizz Moves
- Friday, July 20, 2018
A big weekend to avoid the interstate with a rare closing of I-240 between the 385 split and the I-40 split and Poplar over I-240 also closed in both directions. This kicks in Friday evening and runs up to Monday morning’s rush hour as TDOT crews work to replace four bridges in East Memphis using a relatively new process in which parts of the bridges are assembled in advance and then moved into place. The bridges are both Poplar bridges, the Park Avenue bridge and the Norfolk Southern rail bridge. And this will happen all over again in about a week’s time using the same schedule, weather permitting. Weekenders on the interstate already have some experience with a milder version of this with the interstate projects on the south leg
3. Crosstown Crossroads
- Saturday, May 26, 2018
When Octavia Young opened Midtown Crossing Grill in 2014, the area around what would eventually become the Crosstown Concourse was a lot different than it is now.
Though there were some agreements in place at the time, there were no guarantees that the wildly ambitious but risky project would a success, and even if it was, there was no telling how long it would take for that success to spill out into the surrounding neighborhood.
- Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss
The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.
The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.
5. Last Word: School Days, MLGW Moves Off Beale and Room For Peter Pan To Fly
- Monday, August 7, 2017
The K-12 school year begins Monday for most of Shelby County including the state’s largest public school system right here. Some schools have started earlier and some start later. So remember that in your daily travels going forward even if you don’t have school age children.
6. Memphis Banks Build Brand Awareness Via Marketing, Community Investments
- Saturday, June 3, 2017
As a complement to traditional advertising, one way banks like Regions Bank, First Tennessee Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners promote their brands in the local community is by spreading money around to everything from charitable causes to putting their name and logos on buildings and events.
7. College of Art Ranks High For Graphic Design Degree
- Saturday, January 28, 2017
Memphis College of Art has been recognized by the Animation Career Review as having one of the top 10 collegiate Graphic Design programs in the South, surpassing 94 percent of schools in the analysis.
8. College of Art Ranks High For Graphic Design Program
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Memphis College of Art has been recognized by the Animation Career Review as having one of the top 10 collegiate Graphic Design programs in the South, surpassing 94 percent of schools in the analysis.
9. Last Word: Early Vote Numbers, Crime Q&A and School Suspensions in Memphis
- Monday, October 31, 2016
The last weekend of early voting is done and now we get the early vote surge through Thursday, which is the last day for early voting at the 21 polling places across Shelby County.
Through this past Friday, 161,239 early votes had been cast in Shelby County. That compares to 156,645 to the same point in 2008 and 151,809 in 2012.
10. Photographer Steber Captures Fading Legends on Blues Highway
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
Bill Steber stood at the crossroads in the Mississippi Delta and made a deal with the devil that would allow him to not only master his photographic skills but become one of the most respected documentarians of Mississippi Delta blues. And kind of make a living (or at least fashion his life) while he’s at it.
11. Dobbs’ Health is Priority No. 1 on Road to Being No. 1
- Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tennessee’s football team had nine players earn All-SEC preseason honors and got the nod as favorite to win the East Division as SEC Media Days concluded last week in Hoover, Alabama.
All signs point to the Vols making a return to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta for the first time since 2007, with their two biggest games are at Neyland Stadium this year against Florida on Sept. 24 and Alabama on Oct. 15.
12. Last Word: The Curtain Falls in Nashville, Political Cuneiform and Ramsey Talks
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
And in less than a half hour Wednesday, the de-annexation drama that should qualify as the political equivalent of a Netflix binge-watchable television series made just for Memphis was done.
13. Potential Revenue Loss Stirs Deannexation Options
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
As a potentially damaging deannexation bill moves to the state Senate for a possible vote soon, city officials are considering options to combat the expected loss of revenue should the bill pass.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland estimates the state deannexation law could cost City Hall $27.7 million on the low end but as much as $80 million if all Memphis annexations dating back to 1998 were negated by voters in those areas.
14. Last Word: EW&F, Midtown Rent Rise and A Closer Look At The Pyramid Deal
- Friday, February 5, 2016
One seemingly ordinary winter’s night in Downtown Memphis, I was going from event to event focused on work – specifically trying to stay on a schedule in which several things I wanted to cover were happening at the same time.
That is usually when you miss the experience that is Memphis on an everyday but definitely not ordinary basis.
So I get in a parking garage elevator and on the next floor David Porter – of Stax Records fame – gets on and he introduces me to his friend, Maurice White – the founder of Earth Wind and Fire. They too are trying to be in several places at the same time.
As they went their way and I went mine, I remember thinking this is quite a special place.
The encounter slowed my stride a bit and took some of the edge off the schedule – noticing for the first time how many people were out on a winter’s night in our city having nothing but a good time made better by all of us going our different ways.
White, who was from Memphis, died Thursday with his band’s music stronger and more relevant than ever.
If you grew up listening to EWF when the songs were new, you know that the bright and funky sound and the positive, affirming, and diverse identity of this music was quite intentional at a time when there was plenty going on that could have pushed it the other way.
If your parents or grandparents grew up listening to EWF, this music is a part of your family’s tradition that calls to mind special occasions and even your own mild surprise the first time you found yourself dancing to it with your children.
And if your folks’ vinyl record collection from back in the day included Earth Wind and Fire, that was one of the ones you listened to when they weren’t around and one of the ones you took with you when you got a place of your own.
15. Sister Pact Aims to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness for Black Women
- Thursday, December 17, 2015
Debra Melton did just about the best thing a young African-American woman in Memphis – or anywhere – can do in the fight against breast cancer.
16. Megan Warden Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Megan Warden, who joined Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate attorney this year, represents clients in a variety of family law matters – including division and valuation of marital assets, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting plans, visitation issues, domestic partnerships and parentage.
17. ‘Teach a Man to Fish’
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
After getting his degree in social work, Don Leyrer, 62, spent the first half of his career in the field, including housing abused children, before moving on to law enforcement as a probation officer.
18. Car Built With 3-D Printer Stirs Industry
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
At the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit, innovative carmaker Local Motors offered an up close look at the future of automobile manufacturing.
In a microfactory set up on the auto show floor, Local Motors built the latest version of its Strati, a lightweight, two-seat electric car. It took about 40 hours using the latest 3-D printing technology, all while thousands of auto show visitors watched.
19. Commercial Success
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
If, as the saying goes, everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, Bart Durham’s has come in 15- and 30-second spurts – the length of the commercials that depict him as a lawyer everyman, ever-ready to tilt at windmills for the sake of justice for the working class.
20. Back to Normal
- Friday, December 12, 2014
NORMAL. AGAIN. Last week, Bob Loeb and I took a stroll through the 1950s in the reality of 2014.
21. Device Library
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The idea of a library might connote the image of some erudite sanctum, one of books, stuffiness, silence and readers lost in thought.
Not so at the McWherter Library on the University of Memphis campus – which, yes, is a repository of the printed word but has also become something of a magnet for gadgets. It’s become, in other words, as much of a collection of devices like 3D printers and GoPro cameras as it is of books.
22. Busby Joins Howell Marketing as Social Media Manager
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lisa Busby has joined Howell Marketing Strategies LLC as a social media manager, handling the social media marketing for several accounts. Busby’s background includes experience in the business, media and nonprofit sectors – including past roles as a radio news reporter and writer, and as a print editor in the national headquarters for the Fraternal Order of Police.
23. New Perspective
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
When the U.S. Postal Service closed its branch office at 826 Mississippi Blvd. near E.H. Crump Boulevard in 2012, workers carted off an oil painting that hung there for several decades with little thought about the man portrayed in the painting.
24. Memphis’ Peabody Ducks Retire to Jack Daniel's
- Friday, December 20, 2013
LYNCHBURG – They are being called the luckiest ducks in the world -- retiring from one world-famous Tennessee landmark to another.
For the first time in 80 years, the ambassadors of The Peabody Memphis hotel will be enjoying their retirement at a location far from their traditional west Tennessee farm -- at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg.
25. Scartozzi Named Sales Director at Hilton Memphis
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Heidi Scartozzi has joined the Hilton Memphis, managed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, as director of sales. Scartozzi is a 15-year hospitality veteran, most recently serving as a regional director of sales for JQH Hotels and Resorts, servicing 13 hotels on the West Coast.
26. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
27. Banks Tweak Checking, Online Options
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
As the two banks with the biggest customer deposit shares in Memphis, First Tennessee Bank and Regions Bank must stay closely in touch with their clients’ checking and online banking needs.
28. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
29. Magna Intent on Raising Profile, Enhancing Services
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
This year is turning out to be a big one for Magna Bank as it rolls out new products and services, adds key personnel and boosts its profile across the Mid-South.
30. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 2, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
31. Business Executives Discuss Grizzlies' Impact
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
For years, FedEx Corp. has brought in 50 of the nation’s leading MBA students to try and recruit them to Memphis.
32. Grizzlies Owners Tout ‘Sustained Success’
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Every year, FedEx Corp. brings in 50 of the nation’s leading MBA students to try and recruit them to Memphis.
After a three-day weekend of briefing those young professionals on the company and civic culture, an exit survey is conducted with those who didn’t choose FedEx. The No. 1 reason for why they opted out of Memphis? The lack of professional sports teams.
33. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
34. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
35. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn
- Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.
36. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
37. Georgia 3PL Growing Its Area Footprint
- Friday, May 18, 2012
A Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is seeing rapid expansion in the Southeast Memphis industrial market after its local entrance less than a year ago.
Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a 50,000-square-foot lease extension at 5715 Distribution Drive, bringing its Memphis footprint to 100,000 square feet. The company inked its initial 50,000-square-foot warehouse lease in June.
38. ‘Different Avenue’
- Monday, May 7, 2012
Rudy Williams always knew she wanted to work in a hospital, but after a short stint in community college and a few years in the workforce, the path to her goal was looking like a long haul.
So a little more than a year ago, she gave it another try, enrolling in the 60-week medical assisting program at Vatterott Career College’s campus near her home in Bartlett. Now, she’s getting ready for an externship in a local clinic that could lead to a job in her field.
39. CBRE Brokers Sale of 2 Apt. Complexes
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
CB Richard Ellis Memphis closed two multifamily properties in early January – Oakshire and Summer Trace Apartments.
Tommy Bronson III and Blake Pera with CBRE Memphis’ multifamily division represented LILO LLC in the sale of Oakshire to Memphis Bell LLC.
40. E. Coli Scare Affects Ground Beef Bought in Memphis Area
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
CINCINNATI (AP) – Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef – including some sold in the Memphis area and other parts of The Kroger Co.’s Delta Division – because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.
41. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf
- Monday, September 7, 2009
A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.
Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.
42. Getwell Road Apartments Foreclosed, to Be Sold
- Monday, July 20, 2009
The Kensington Manor apartments at 2893 Getwell Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village have been foreclosed and will be sold next month on the Shelby County Courthouse steps, according to a notice that appears on Page 36 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
43. Permit Filed For Owens Corning Alteration
- Tuesday, April 7, 2009
693 Corrine Ave.
Memphis, TN 38107
Permit Cost: $600,000
Permit Date: Applied March 2009
Owner: Belz Union Realty Co. GP
Tenant: Owens Corning Corp.
Contractor: Southern Integrated Services Inc.
44. Sunridge Townhouses LP Faces Foreclosure Sale
- Friday, November 21, 2008
A foreclosure notice for Sunridge Townhouses LP appears on Page 35 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and can be found at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. The apartment’s owners have defaulted on an original loan taken out in September 1998 for $1.5 million through Federal Financial Savings Bank.
45. Courthouse Library Full of Memories
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ora Lee Mitchell remembers when the Shelby County Courthouse was the seat of all local government – city and county.
“The City Commission had its offices out those doors and on the second floor,” she said, pointing to two wooden doors at the other end of the Law Library where she works. “The county school board was right out here. They had it all in that little corner.”
46. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org
- Wednesday, April 2, 2008
George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.
47. Finding Memphis Believers Starts With Media Tour
- Monday, June 4, 2007
Four days in Memphis was not long enough for British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton, who toured the Bluff City last fall as part of a quartet of journalists in town from the United Kingdom.
They were flown to town by the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and whisked to a variety of landmarks on their whirlwind four-day tour. They scarfed down lunch at The Arcade Restaurant. The scribes were given a 90-minute walkthrough at Ardent Studios on Madison Avenue.
- Monday, May 15, 2006
The Small Business Chamber meets Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn, Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. The luncheon commemorates the chamber's second anniversary. For more information, call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
49. Ward Named Judge of the Year by Bar Association
- Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association recently presented Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward its judge of the year award. Ward presides over Division 9 of Shelby County's 30th Judicial District. Ward was appointed to the bench in 2004. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant public defender and in private practice. Ward's bachelor's degree in law enforcement and his law degree are both from the University of Memphis.
50. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, November 18, 2004
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Ralph B. Lake, a member of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, is now living in London as the firms representative in a new Central London office f...
51. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, June 5, 2003
News bureau forms to plug city
News bureau forms to plug city
Creation of the Memphis News Bureau, an organization designed to generate and distribute positive news items about Memphis and the Mid-South to print and electronic media outlets th...
52. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, September 27, 2002
The National Association of Purchasing Management-Memphis/Ronald McDonald House Benefit Golf Tournament begins at 12:45 p
The National Association of Purchasing Management-Memphis/Ronald McDonald House Benefit Golf Tournament begins at 12:45 p.m....
53. Archived Article: Comm Focus (wypl)
- Friday, July 21, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER Delivering the news is passion for WPLY readers By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News Settled into a back room at the Main Library, Betty Moth and Margie Polk banter in the friendly way theyve developed over the past couple of years. ...
54. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, April 21, 1999
Software Earnings Inc Nextel Communications has expanded its service coverage to include east Collierville and the Stage Road area. The companys Mid-South market coverage extends east into Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown and Collierville; south into D...
55. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, October 21, 1998
Athena Computer Learning Center Inc Athena Computer Learning Center Inc. and State Technical Institute have formed a public-private partnership to offer Microsoft certified professional training. Courses will begin in October. It is the first time A...
56. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 7, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Weekday wandering The state Department of Environment and Conservation has launched a marketing campaign to encourage recreation during the week By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The idea that play and relaxation are for the w...
57. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, July 2, 1997
Church chat (Internet style) Give us this day our daily web Churches in the Mid-South are catching the Internet wave and postings sites with useful information By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Area churches are finding the Internet is an efficien...
58. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, May 21, 1997
Tennessee Book and Paper Tennessee Book and Paper Show returns to Memphis The Tennessee Book and Paper Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the West Pavilion at the Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road in Germantown. Book dealers s...
59. Archived Article: Env Focus
- Wednesday, May 29, 1996
West Tenn West Tennessee farmers reap national award Efforts to restore area hardwood forest earns honors Two farmersí innovative effort to restore bottomland hardwood forest in West Tennessee earned one of the two 1996 National Wetlands Cons...