Google already has mapped cities like Memphis extensively via the company’s now familiar, camera-equipped Street View cars, which produce interactive images that can be explored by a curious user. The search company, though, has also taken that technology a step farther, with the result available in Memphis starting today.
25. Corker Hits Fellow Republicans Over Immigration - Monday, November 10, 2014
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.26. New Chief Justice Echoes Haslam Mantra on Review - Friday, September 19, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – First, the state Supreme Court hired Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser as Tennessee's next attorney general. Now the high court's new chief justice is also adopting the Republican governor's rhetoric.27. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.28. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season - Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.29. 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.30. Shinseki Resignation Not Enough, Says Alexander - Friday, May 30, 2014
Word of the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Friday, May 30, came as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee campaigned with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Germantown.31. Cates, Kornegay Look to Future While Honoring Colliers’ Past - Monday, April 21, 2014
The memory is scorched in Andy Cates’ mind.
It was 2005 and Cates, just 29 years old at the time, was being made a partner at Colliers International Memphis, the commercial real estate firm. 32. That’s Entertainment - Saturday, January 25, 2014
It was late in Game 6 of the Grizzlies’ 2013 playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Already, FedExForum was abuzz with anticipation. The hated Clippers were about to go down. Grizz, the team’s chest-thumping mascot, scaled a ladder inside the arena and unfurled a banner:33. Overton Square Momentum Connects With History - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
If you think Midtown’s recent momentum, particularly in and around Overton Square, is real growth, you are right.
But it is growth in development that Overton Square developer Bob Loeb believes will bring along a denser population in the area.34. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.35. UAW: Majority at Volkswagen Plant Have Signed Union Cards - Thursday, September 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A majority of workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee have signed cards favoring the union's representation in creating a German-style works council at the plant, a top United Auto Workers official said.36. Corker Calls Volkswagen Talks With UAW 'Incomprehensible' - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Volkswagen would become a "laughingstock" if it goes through with a deal to have the United Auto Workers represent workers at its Tennessee plant, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday.37. GOP Dreads Prospect of New UAW Foothold in South - Thursday, September 05, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republicans, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.38. Car Company's Tunica Plans Haven't Come to Fruition - Tuesday, August 13, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.39. Paul ‘Supportive’ of Alexander, But Not Endorsing - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Kentucky's Rand Paul said Monday that he's "very supportive" of fellow U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander but stopped short of endorsing the Tennessee Republican, who is up for re-election next year.40. Probe May Cause Issues for More Than DHS Official - Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – An internal investigation of President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia.41. Labor of Love - Tuesday, July 23, 2013
One morning a few days ago, Jeff Hulett woke up earlier than usual.
His days frequently are a blur of activity – given that he’s a PR and communications coordinator for the Church Health Center, as well as a husband and father – and on this particular morning he wanted to squeeze in some time to himself playing guitar.42. Old Ads Still Funny - Thursday, June 20, 2013
Cleaning off a shelf, I came across the 2005 issue of “Uncle John’s Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader.” This series, by the way, has been around for a quarter-century now, and I’m long overdue to order the 2012 issue: the “Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.”43. Neal Joins Madison Line Records as Chief Operating Officer - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Antonio Neal has joined Madison Line Records, the record label affiliated with Visible Music College, as chief operating officer. Neal – a four-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner who has also been nominated for a Grammy Award and four Stellar Gospel Music Awards – will oversee marketing, publishing and day-to-day operations at the label.44. Caylor to Lead Home Builders Through Changing Times - Friday, December 21, 2012
Don Caylor has been in the construction business for more than three decades and has been a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association for just as long.
He started Summerset Homes Inc. with his brother Bob Caylor in 1982, back when out-of-the-office messages were relayed through pink “while you were out” notepads and nearby dime-operated payphones were the main source of contact while out on the job.45. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development - Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.46. Cohen Talks About Opponents, Schools, Race and His Political Past - Monday, July 23, 2012
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is running for a fourth term in Congress starting with the Aug. 2 primary, in which he is being challenged by countywide school board member Tomeka Hart.47. Home Browsers - Monday, June 04, 2012
Amid the fast-pace world of the real estate business, having technology on your side is not only beneficial, but often necessary.
Due to the rising popularity of smartphones, real estate apps and the Web, homebuyers are doing their homework on neighborhoods, schools, amenities and crime well before they pick up the phone and seek professional advice.48. Conspiracy Theory - Thursday, April 12, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee joined 14 other states along with the U.S. Justice Department in suing Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book.49. All Eyes Look to Nashville in Schools Debate - Monday, March 26, 2012
As Tennessee legislative committees in Nashville prepare to shut down for the year, there are still a few to meet this week.
And one of them on Wednesday, March 28, could be the next curve in the schools reformation saga.50. Muni School District Votes on Hold - Friday, March 23, 2012
At week’s end, the move to municipal school districts had slowed for a possible pit stop in Shelby County Chancery Court.
And efforts in the Tennessee Legislature to check a possible legal challenge of the state law that allows the suburban school districts specifically in Shelby County encountered some vocal non-Memphis resistance in the House Education Subcommittee.51. Plenty to Like in Flashy ‘Chicago’ - Monday, March 19, 2012
Theatre Memphis hopes to get audiences’ blood pumping with a production that gets away with murder.
“Chicago,” which opened March 9, offers more heat and intensity than expected at first glance.52. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans - Thursday, January 12, 2012
Among the first of Bob Loeb’s comments when he addressed the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Jan. 10, was that when his firm finishes the redevelopment of Overton Square, the hope is to pass the Rotarian Four-Way Test.53. Woodruff to Deliver Message of Love, Hope - Monday, October 17, 2011
Best-selling author and ABC “Good Morning America” contributor Lee Woodruff will deliver her message of love, hope and perseverance to a Memphis audience Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Peabody hotel. 54. Events - Friday, July 15, 2011
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, July 15, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Frank Gianotti, vice president of Tetra Tech, will speak about the planning and construction of the Memphis Greenline. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.55. Concert Film Series Keeps Shine On Levitt Shell - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A free outdoor film series will kick off this weekend at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis’ Overton Park.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Radiohead, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, U2 and the Rolling Stones are just some of the artists that will be featured in the series, which is presented by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell.56. Events - Friday, June 24, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. Cost is free to members and first-time guests and $10 for returning guests. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.57. Events - Thursday, June 23, 2011
Methodist North Hospital will host a free seminar on congestive heart failure Thursday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to1 p.m. at the hospital, 3950 Covington Pike, suite 250. Dr. Claro Diaz, cardiologist with Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 888-777-5959.58. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.59. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding - Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge
The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.60. Flood Scenario Become More Specific As River Crest Nears - Monday, May 09, 2011
The rise of the Mississippi River at Memphis continued Sunday to within a few inches of a crest of 48 feet.
And emergency responders Sunday locked in on dealing with a 48 foot crest sometime early Tuesday morning.61. Mid-South Coliseum Next in Preservationists’ Crosshairs - Monday, April 18, 2011
With the recent demolishment of Union Avenue United Methodist Church in the rearview mirror, Memphis Heritage Inc. is back and perhaps more empowered than ever. 62. Events - Friday, March 25, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.63. Events - Friday, February 25, 2011
The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Henry Brenner from Goodwill Industries will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 494-8639.64. Loeb to Hold Overton Square Forum - Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Loeb Properties Inc. is holding a public meeting to reveal its redevelopment plans for Overton Square. Anyone interested in current renderings and site plans are encouraged to attend and give feedback.65. Shifting Gears - Monday, February 07, 2011
Memphis has long been a real estate town.
Family names like Belz, Boyle, Clark, Fogelman, Loeb, Snowden and Wilkinson – to name a few – have become synonymous not only with local commercial and industrial development but also with the city’s business fortunes and cultural identity.66. Bernanke Defends Bond-Purchase Plan, Warns China - Monday, November 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hit back at critics, both at home and abroad, who have challenged the central bank's $600 billion bond-purchase program.
In a speech in Germany, he argued that Congress must help support the Fed's program with further stimulus aid. And he issued a stern warning to China, saying it and other emerging nations are putting the global economy at risk by keeping their currencies artificially low.67. Sales in The Brave New World - Wednesday, November 17, 2010
As a former president of the Sales and Marketing Executives of Memphis, the wisdom of the statement we opened our meetings with is firmly ingrained in me. “Nothing happens until someone sells something.” It’s true, not just in the business world either.68. CT Groups Provide Support in Job Search - Thursday, October 07, 2010
For Memphians who are out of work but in the know, an organization called The CT Groups offers moral support, opportunities to network, training in technology and insight into what it takes to get hired, 2010-style.69. Southwest to Buy AirTran for $1.4B - Tuesday, September 28, 2010
More change is coming to the airline industry – and likely to the local travel scene – following Monday’s news that Southwest Airlines will buy rival discount carrier AirTran Airways for $1.4 billion.70. P&G Sets New Environmental Goals - Tuesday, September 28, 2010
CINCINNATI (AP) – The world's largest consumer product maker announced Monday that it has set ambitious long-term targets for cutting the waste it produces and improving its energy efficiency.71. Southwest Airlines to Buy AirTran for $1.4B - Monday, September 27, 2010
More change is coming to the airline industry – and likely to the local travel scene – following Monday’s news that Southwest Airlines will buy rival discount carrier AirTran Airways for $1.4 billion.72. Response Mixed to Government Small Biz Loan Programs - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tri-State Bank of Memphis has exchanged its nearly $2.8 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program money for a lower-cost infusion of federal capital that has a slightly different purpose – to boost bank loans to small businesses.73. BWSC’s Goforth’s Prints Seen Throughout Firm’s Work - Friday, September 10, 2010
Managing the Memphis office of the design firm of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc., to hear him tell it, is Charles Goforth’s day job.74. Blues Foundation Eyes Permanent Digs - Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The Blues Foundation, the organization that keeps Memphis at the forefront of the music genre, wants a lasting home in the city.
Since its founding in 1980, the organization has operated from either donated or rented space. Its current location at 49 Union Ave. is big enough for offices and storage but not much else.75. MAAR Commercial Council Welcomes New Board Members - Monday, August 16, 2010
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council held its annual board of directors meeting Thursday, approving three new members for its 2011 board.
Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Co. will take over one of the council’s director seats next year before becoming the council’s vice president in 2012. He will inherit the seat occupied by John Mercer of Highwoods Properties in 2011.76. Incoming BP CEO: Time for 'Scaleback' in Cleanup - Monday, August 02, 2010
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – BP's incoming CEO said Friday that it's time for a "scaleback" of the massive effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but he added that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever.77. Ford Jr. Takes Readers Behind the Scenes With New Book - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford Jr. made it clear last week that he’s a former Memphian.
But his new book, “More Davids Than Goliaths,” to be released next month, has plenty of Memphis – Memphis politics, at least – on its pages.78. BP: No Oil Leaking Into Gulf From Busted Well - Friday, July 16, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to control one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.79. Big Oil Strikes Back, Slams Obama's Drilling Ban - Wednesday, June 23, 2010
LONDON (AP) — Oil executives sent a strong challenge to Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning at a major oil conference that the American president's ban on risky deepwater drilling would cripple world energy supplies.80. Foreclosure Moratorium Could Ease Flood Relief Efforts - Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Before the floodwaters of May 1 rose in Shelby County, some homes in the Memphis area were already underwater.
The effects of the recession, including homeowners who owe more than their houses are worth, have complicated what is expected to be a long-term recovery from this month’s floods.81. In Financial Regs Debate, Senators Look to Details - Friday, April 30, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's all about the details.
With Republicans ceding the way for debate, legislation to impose sweeping new controls on financial institutions faces a test from both parties. Some Democrats seek tougher restrictions on banks; some Republicans aim to ease consumer protection provisions.82. Frist, Corker Urge Civility in Tenn. Governor’s Race - Tuesday, April 27, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Two veterans of some of Tennessee’s more fierce Republican primaries have some advice for the three Republican gubernatorial candidates as they head into the last 100 days of the nomination fight: Keep it civil.83. First Horizon Presents Positive Outlook - Wednesday, April 21, 2010
NASHVILLE – First Horizon National Corp. executives said Tuesday morning shareholders can expect the Memphis-based company to return to profitability and repay emergency federal capital soon.84. Obama Promises Quick Court Replacement for Stevens - Monday, April 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The retirement of John Paul Stevens, the U.S. Supreme Court's leading liberal but a justice who also could find conservative allies, will set off an election-year political battle over President Barack Obama's second high court pick.85. Health Freedom Act Moves on to House Committee - Thursday, April 01, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scores cheered as Tennessee legislation that would require the state attorney general to mount a legal challenge to the massive federal health care overhaul progressed in the House on Wednesday.86. Corker Concerned About Financial Overhaul - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Tennessee Republican who’s worked for months to help shape a U.S. Senate bill overhauling the nation’s financial industry expects to see that legislation get pushed “as far to the left as it can.”87. TARP Continues to Pay Dividends - Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The federal government’s investment in more than half a dozen Memphis-area banks through the financial industry rescue program keeps paying dividends.
A few months shy of two years old, the program has netted almost $70 million for the government so far through regular dividend payments submitted by the banks. 88. Bank Bill Set to Pass Committee on Party Line Vote - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans abandoned hope of altering Wall Street legislation in a key Senate committee on Monday, clouding prospects for a bipartisan bill and leaving the fight for the full Senate.89. Dodd Sees New Hope for Bipartisan Bank Bill - Friday, February 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are trying a new route to break through an impasse on writing banking rules to prevent another financial meltdown.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said Thursday he has recruited Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to help draft a bill that can win the GOP support needed to get it through the Senate.90. Banking Regulation Bill Hits Impasse in Senate - Monday, February 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to reach bipartisan agreement on regulations to prevent another financial meltdown have reached an impasse in the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman Christopher Dodd said Friday he will move forward with his version of the bill.91. Synk Helps Business Leaders Share Ideas - Friday, December 11, 2009
Going it alone probably isn’t the wisest trek for trudging through a recession, so Michael Synk helps executives lead each other through economic uncertainties and past potential pitfalls.
He’s a business coach. Synk has provided advice, given pep talks and promoted teamwork in Memphis for more than a decade. The owner of Inner Circle of the Mid-South and In Synk, he usually works with chief executive officers and other business leaders. Recently, he opened Inner Circle to the heads of two nonprofit organizations through a free-of-charge scholarship program.92. Mass. Senate Delays Debate on Kennedy Interim Bill - Monday, September 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republicans temporarily blocked Senate debate Friday on a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.93. Southwest Adds Charge to Board Sooner - Thursday, September 03, 2009
DALLAS (AP) - Your bags still fly for free on Southwest Airlines, but if you want a better chance at a window or aisle seat it's going to cost $10 each way.
Southwest announced Wednesday that customers can pay extra to reserve a spot in the boarding line right behind elite fliers and ahead of families and other travelers. Unlike other airlines, Southwest doesn't offer assigned seats.94. Stimulus Money Boosts Health Clinics Serving Poor - Tuesday, June 30, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) - Homeless teenagers at a central Colorado shelter are feeling the effect of the U.S. government's economic stimulus package. It's the feeling of a dentist's drill.95. Fiat Closes Deal to Take Bulk of Chrysler's Assets - Thursday, June 11, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - Italy's Fiat is the new owner of most of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal Wednesday that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's chief executive.96. American Flight Will Test Fuel-Saving Tricks - Tuesday, June 09, 2009
DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines will test fuel-saving technology and tactics on a Paris-to-Miami flight this week that the carrier and federal officials hope will help make the case for a new navigation system.97. Decaying Heritage: Historic preservation reaches ‘tipping point’ - Monday, June 08, 2009
Historic Memphis is rotting faster than the deteriorating economy.
Tight credit markets, long foreclosure lists, frequent mortgage flipping and financially struggling property owners have proven to be bigger threats to the city’s landmark structures than bulldozers. Demolition by neglect is rampant, and preservation leaders don’t yet know what to do about it.98. Cabinet Officials Head to Hard-Hit Auto States - Thursday, June 04, 2009
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials in four Midwestern states badly hurt by the auto industry's woes are lining up to ask the Cabinet secretaries crisscrossing the region for a better deal when it comes to getting funds from the federal recovery act.99. GM Idling Tenn. Plant; It Could Get New Small Car - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - As one of 2,500 workers at the General Motors plant that will be idled at least temporarily in November, Michelle Burley has a suggestion for young car buyers: "Buy American and protect American jobs."100. Ramsey’s Entry Marks New Phase In Governor’s Race - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey’s entry Monday into the Tennessee governor’s race marks a new phase of an arduous – and expensive – Republican primary campaign.