Editorial Results (free)
1. Lawmakers See Conspiracy In UT Board Alterations
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
It’s not that hard to light a fire under some state lawmakers, but the University of Tennessee FOCUS Act raised blood pressure considerably in the House of Representatives before barely passing with 51 votes.
2. Dems Need Viable Candidates to Catch Blue Wave
- Thursday, March 22, 2018
Republicans called it the “kickoff” to what they hope will be a great election season.
Democrats are downplaying a lopsided loss in the 14th Senate District special election, saying it won’t represent results later this year in President Donald Trump’s midterm.
3. Last Word: Preparing for 5G, The City's Pre-K Plan and Beyond the Classics
- Monday, March 19, 2018
The East High and Hamilton High basketball teams are state champions at the end of the weekend. Much of the attention here has been on the East division because with that decided, East High coach Penny Hardaway is now free to be named coach of the Tigers. And it looks like Tuesday will be the day for that.
4. GOP Averts Ugly Battle with Corker Opting Out
- Thursday, March 1, 2018
It’s not often Tennessee’s Republican legislative leaders have to endorse a congressional candidate against a vacillating opponent. But the General Assembly’s GOP must have been worried about losing to a Democrat as they consolidated forces behind U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in an effort to maintain a hold on the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker might be vacating.
5. State Voters Have More to Fear Than Russian Meddling
- Thursday, January 25, 2018
About 30 years ago, my wife and I were hanging out with another couple and decided to make a big night of it. We’d go out for Mexican food and then rent a movie.
After we had some Mexican grub, we went to Kroger to find a flick. As we perused the selections, my friend said, “What about a Russian spy movie?” To which his girlfriend (future wife, now ex-wife) whined, “John, you know I don’t speak Russian.” (His name is changed to protect the innocent.)
6. Despite Massive Turnover, GOP Owns Legislature
- Thursday, November 16, 2017
2018 will be a year of change for the Tennessee General Assembly, and 2019 will bring even more, especially in leadership – much depending on the popularity of President Donald Trump.
Not only is the Legislature moving to the Cordell Hull Building, vacating the Legislative Plaza after 45 years or so, a number of legislative faces are changing, too, even before next year’s election.
7. Democrats Hope Bredesen Run Will Reinvigorate Party
- Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tennessee Democrats are canvassing the state to find candidates at every political level, but their next star is a well-known veteran who has people of all political stripes holding their breath.
Phil Bredesen, the former mayor of Nashville and a two-term governor, could alter the landscape of Tennessee politics if he enters the race for U.S. Senate to fill the void by departing Republican Sen. Bob Corker in 2018.
8. Trump’s Bluster Cascades Through State Politics
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.
“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.
9. ‘Divisive Symbols’: Mississippi Case Offers Hope for Forrest Bust Removal
- Thursday, September 7, 2017
State Sen. Lee Harris is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s request for the state of Mississippi to respond to a lawsuit seeking to remove the Confederate battle flag from its state flag.
10. A Million Reasons Not to Jump Into the Tennessee Governor’s Race
- Thursday, August 10, 2017
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is banking on the idea wealthy candidates won’t be able to buy voters in 2018.
11. Micromanaging Nashville is Job 1 for Legislature
- Thursday, July 6, 2017
Metro Nashville is used to getting hammered by the Legislature’s Republicans.
Nearly every time the Metro Council tries to come up with a solution to growing problems, conservatives in the General Assembly swoop in and save the rest of the state from Music City’s attempts to better handle its success.
12. What a Strange Twist of Events in Hiring of Currie
- Friday, March 10, 2017
John Currie is the new athletics director at the University of Tennessee. Has it sunk in yet? Currie, previously the athletic director at Kansas State, was introduced last week by new UT chancellor Beverly Davenport during a ceremony featuring fans, boosters, coaches and, of course, former Tennessee and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
13. The Week Ahead: February 20-26
- Monday, February 20, 2017
Enjoying that spring-like weather, Memphis? It’s another week of politics and music in the Bluff City, highlighted by the anticipated announcement Wednesday of acts that will be playing the Beale Street Music Festival in May. Here are some other highlights:
14. Harwell Learning How to Dodge Challengers
- Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Beth Harwell has been called a lot of things over the last few years, “trailblazer” chief among them as Tennessee’s first female House speaker.
Now she’s a “survivor” after eking out a Republican Caucus victory as speaker nominee to continue leading the lower chamber in the 110th General Assembly.
- Thursday, October 27, 2016
American Advertising Federation Memphis will meet Thursday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave. Hummingbird Productions founder Bob Farnsworth will discuss “fusic,” or the fusion of film and music. Visit aafmemphis.org for details.
16. Secret Chapter of 9/11 Inquiry Released After 13-Year Wait
- Monday, July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials — allegations that were never substantiated by later U.S. investigations into the terrorist attacks.
17. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
18. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.
19. Southern Heritage Defined Differently Across Tennessee
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
20. Reshaping a City, One Lot at a Time
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
John G. Brittle Jr. doesn’t have an office. He has a war room. The space, crowded with maps, charts, books, piles of paper and marked-up spreadsheets, is ground zero for InfillNashville, the 10-person team of site selection specialists that Brittle leads at Village Real Estate Services.
21. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
22. You Ought to Be in Puzzles
- Thursday, May 1, 2014
Dear Judge Vic, Do you believe in hiding messages in a crossword puzzle – like for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and such? Curious.”
“Dear Curious, Believe in it? Heckfire, I’ve seen it happen!” I’ve even done it myself. And will do it again. The question is when. And for whom.
23. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
24. Retiring Boomers Driving Sales of Small Businesses
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions.
25. XMC Reaches Anniversary, Expands in East Tennessee
- Monday, March 25, 2013
XMC Inc., the second-largest Xerox dealer in the U.S., is celebrating 20 years in business and is currently expanding into new areas of East Tennessee.
26. Corker: Federal Regs on Online Taxes 3-4 Years Off
- Thursday, August 18, 2011
CARTHAGE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday that could be three or four years before Congress passes national guidelines on tax collections by online retailers like Amazon.com.
27. XMC Recruits New Director of Service
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
Memphis-based XMC Inc. has hired Mike Brown who will be the new director of service on the executive team.
- Friday, January 28, 2011
The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For more information, call Bob Gray 494-8639.
29. Top Haslam Aide Praised for Bipartisan Approach
- Tuesday, December 7, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Gov.-elect Bill Haslam's newly named chief of staff Claude Ramsey has some words of caution for Tennessee Republicans celebrating their new high water mark in state politics: Tides can turn quickly.
30. Attorney Says 'Judge Shopping' in Wildlife Cases
- Thursday, December 24, 2009
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Chattanooga lawyer has subpoenaed two judges, one of them an avid hunter, for a hearing on his claim that Tennessee wildlife officers routinely "judge shop" their cases against accused violators of boating, hunting, fishing and sometimes environmental laws.
31. Attorney General Sues Employment Agency Owner
- Friday, October 9, 2009
The Tennessee attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a West Tennessee woman who operated employment agencies in Memphis.
Attorney General Bob Cooper filed suit on behalf of the Division of Consumer Affairs against Linda McCluskey.
32. Democratic Senate Contenders Target Alexander
- Friday, July 25, 2008
One of the candidates for U.S. Senate this year is walking across Tennessee and it isn’t the Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander.
Democratic contender Bob Tuke has put a decidedly partisan spin on Alexander’s iconic walk across the state in the 1978 campaign for governor. Alexander started in Mountain City and ended in Memphis while wearing a trademark red plaid shirt. Tuke started in Memphis and plans to end in Mountain City. It’s not a literal walk across the state; Tuke is walking the mileage through parks in areas where he is campaigning.
33. U of M Moot Court Team Earns Spot in National Finals
- Wednesday, November 23, 2005
H. McCall Wilson Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County, recently attended a meeting of the American Bankers Association's Community Bankers Council in Washington, D.C. Wilson represents Tennessee's community banks on the council.
34. Archived Article: Mergers (lead)
- Friday, September 24, 2004
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers Offer Path to Increased Profits
Communication vital to combined companies success
The Daily News
While the majority of Memphis business growth occurs organically through offering new pro...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 26, 2003
George T. "Buck" Lewis
George T. "Buck" Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, recently was elected to represent the Ninth Congressional District on the Tennessee Bar Association...
37. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, February 27, 2003
Judge duct tapes defendant's mouth
Judge duct tapes defendant's mouth
A Lubbock, Texas, judge ordered a defendant's mouth to be taped shut after the man kept interrupting his lawyer and the judge during an aggravated assault trial.
38. Archived Article: Tcsa (lead)
- Thursday, October 12, 2000
Officials from across state meet in Memphis Tennessee county officials meet in Memphis By SUE PEASE The Daily News About 650 county officials are in Memphis this week, some for the first time, for the annual Tennessee County Services Association con...
39. Archived Article: Target P.2
- Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Second phase of Target House in works Construction of Target House-Phase II announced Target Stores announced an $8.5 million encore performance of its commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at a star-studded Hollywood gala benefiting t...
40. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Bicentennial Neighborhood Initiative A productive partnership The Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the city of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development are making inroads revitalizing some neglected neighborhoods By LAURIE JOHNS...
41. Archived Article: Analys
- Friday, December 6, 1996
Politics and the national debt Politics and the national debt By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News The national debt has been a fixture in American politics since the beginning of the republic. Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the ...
42. Archived Article
- Monday, December 2, 1996
Dec Dec. 2 The University of Memphis Institute for Executive Education will sponsor a seminar on successful interpersonal communication from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The speaker will Dr. James C. Wetherbe, holder of the Federal Express Chair of Excellenc...
43. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 25, 1996
Nov Nov. 25 The Institute of Management Accountants will co-sponsor with Dr. Marie Dubke a seminar from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at 5575 Poplar Ave., Suite 617. The topic is improving revenue through consulting services. The conductor is Dubke. The cost ...
44. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 9, 1996
Sept Sept. 9 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The guest speaker will be Julie Terry, a certified public accountant and financial advisor with American Express. The cost is $12...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Jerry Hall, former field director for U.S. Sen. Harlan Mathews, is the newest member of County Trustee Bob Pattersons staff. Kathy Riikola has joined Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center as a public relations coordinator. She is a graduate of the Uni...
46. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, April 5, 1996
04-05 Govt analys The line item veto: a bad idea By BERJE YACOUBIAN The line item veto is a bad political ploy whose time should never come. It is a cynical gimmick of blame shifting at best and dangerous tinkering of the constitutional theory of ch...