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1. Mississippi Gives Tax Break to Hotel Tied to Trump Company
- Friday, February 23, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has granted a tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization.
Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent confirmed Thursday that the agency's board approved the tourism tax rebate Wednesday for a hotel in Cleveland, Mississippi. The state offers developers a rebate of up to 30 percent of their investment.
2. Tim McCarver Receives Distinguished Citizen Award
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl honored former St. Louis Cardinals catcher and Hall of Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver on Sunday, June 26, with its Distinguished Citizen Award in a dinner at the Hilton Memphis hotel. All proceeds from the dinner benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
3. Last Word: Season's End, 100 N. Main Delays and Voting With Popsicle Sticks
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
The last Grizz game of the regular season is a loss to the Mavericks Wednesday evening at the Forum 100 – 93. Look for further word Thursday on Tony Allen's right leg injury. Here comes the “second season” starting with the Spurs. Inbetween is a trip down memory lane as the two-hour "30 for 30" documentary on John Calipari debuts Thursday on ESPN. There was a screening Monday in Kentucky that Calipari attended. The Lexington Herald-Leader has more.
4. Last Word: The Catechism of 1968, Downtown Hotels and Earth Day on Auto Row
- Tuesday, April 4, 2017
What happened 49 years ago this week in our city began long before the first sanitation worker walked off the job or the first “I Am A Man” sign was made. Maybe it was that long arc that explains the timing of what happened here in late March into the first week of April of 1968. For just about half a century now we have thought and thought again about that chronology, reviewed the details. And what we have is a sort of catechism of moments that if they had happened differently, we can’t help thinking, might have produced a different result.
5. Last Word: Binghampton Gateway, Beale's Baggage and SoundStage Memphis
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
You’ve seen stories here about how difficult it can be to assemble land and financing for a hotel project. Supermarkets have proven much more difficult to pull off at least in Memphis where food deserts are a problem in several parts of town.
6. Finding Weekend Escape in Tuscaloosa
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
When I hear Tuscaloosa, it’s almost always in the classic voice of former college football announcer Keith Jackson as he welcomes TV viewers to the campus of the University of Alabama.
7. Last Word: Booksellers Options, New Parking Spaces and The Memphis Open
- Friday, January 6, 2017
Somewhere in the back of our minds, I think most of us knew there were probably some circumstances under which Booksellers at Laurelwood might remain open. And as it turns out there are some terms the owner is talking about just past the post-New Year’s shock of work that the store will close in February.
8. Last Word: The Grizz Are Back, Bass Pro Shops Buys Cabela's and Stein at Amurica
- Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Some of you will remember the late George Lapides, whom I worked with for a time at WREC, had a policy about pre-season baseball games or what he called the “Grapefruit League.” It was that they didn’t exist. He wouldn’t acknowledge the games much less the scores.
9. Still Kobe, or a Reasonable Facsimile Thereof
- Friday, February 26, 2016
Long before tip-off of Kobe Bryant’s last game in Memphis, Janice Brown was outfitted in her purple No. 24 Lakers jersey, Lakers cap, and holding a Kobe Fathead.
10. Last Word: Watching The River, The Clerk's Inner Circle and Universal Bankers
- Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Mississippi River is on the rise here and elsewhere which means for many of us the New Year will include a look at the river and memories of 2011 when the river at Memphis was the highest it had been since the record 1937 flooding.
11. Redbirds Manager 'Taking Notes' As Cardinals Drive Toward Division Title
- Friday, September 25, 2015
If his business was something other than baseball, first-year Memphis Redbirds manager Mike Shildt might be at conference somewhere, shuttling from one hotel ballroom to another, listening to speakers and participating in workshops.
12. Is the SEC Still the Best?
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
HOOVER, Ala. – The first College Football Playoff was not supposed to be won by a Big Ten team. Nor was a player who began the season as a third-string quarterback supposed to lead the first College Football Playoff champion to victory.
13. New Technologies Help Travelers Lower Hotel Prices
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – When Amy Eisen originally booked a weeklong vacation to celebrate her 30th anniversary, she was looking at a $3,749 hotel bill.
But Eisen reserved her room at the all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic through a new travel site, Tingo.com. Each day, the booking site automatically checked to see if the hotel lowered its price for the nights Eisen was staying there. Eventually, the price fell. Tingo canceled Eisen's original reservation and rebooked her at the new, lower rate. Her savings: $1,874.
14. Mississippi House OKs List of Tax Breaks for Businesses
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi House has approved tens of millions of dollars' worth of tax breaks for businesses, but it's unclear if the proposals will survive the Senate.
A top budget writer, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, estimated Tuesday that the proposed tax breaks would be worth at least $50 million a year and he said that's a big problem. Frierson, R-Poplarville, said the $5.5 billion state budget is already stretched thin. He said even if legislators spend all the available cash for the fiscal year that starts July 1, they'd still be $172 million short of paying for critical needs. Taking out another $50 million would put the shortage at $222 million.
15. Police Corruption Sparks Familiar Political Debate
- Tuesday, October 2, 2012
When he was Shelby County mayor, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. used to refer to civil service employees he encountered as “we be’s”
“We be here before you got here and we be here after you are gone,” was his explanation for the term, a line that got a good laugh as he explained some of the limitations on changes he wanted to make in local government.
16. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
17. Home Run
- Monday, April 18, 2011
From March to September, Matt Hughes is a busy man. His 10-year-old son plays for the Jackson (Tenn.) Coyotes, a competitive baseball team. Just about every weekend Hughes and his family of four hit the road for a baseball tournament, traveling around the Southeast to places from Memphis to Panama City, Fla.
18. Herman Morris 'Going to the Mattresses' In Mayoral Race
- Monday, April 2, 2007
Anyone who has seen "The Godfather" probably knows what it means when a person is said to be "going to the mattresses."
The phrase is a throwback to the era of organized crime, when one crime family went to war against another and, for the duration of the conflict, stayed tucked away in sparsely furnished hideouts. Mattresses were spread out on the floor so they could sleep.
19. Archived Article: Somain (lead)
- Friday, June 27, 2003
Arts district steps up marketing efforts
Arts district steps up marketing efforts
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
For three years now, the burgeoning South Main Arts District has been one of the citys best-kept secrets a tucked-away tr...
20. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Crye-Leike to open office in North Little Rock
Crye-Leike to open office in North Little Rock
Crye-Leike, the nations 10th largest real estate company, is preparing to expand its presence in Central Arkansas.
A pending purchase will create ...
21. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 9, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Sept. 9-Sept. 15
The Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., hosts Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and Standing in the Rainbow, at the taping of Book Talk f...
22. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 1, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events July 1-July 8
The Union Planters IMAX new feature film Space Station documents the construction and assembly of the International Space Station currently in Earths orbit. The film runs throug...
23. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Germantown-based uMonitor Cell Genesys gave a company presentation at the New York Society of Security Analysts sixth annual Health Care Conference Monday and broadcast it live over the Internet. The presentation is archived on www.cellgenesys.com. ...
24. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, March 25, 2002
Hampton, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn &Suites hotels, honored the Hampton Inn & Suites at Pea Hampton, the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, honored the Hampton Inn ...
25. Archived Article: Nfib (lead)
- Friday, December 7, 2001
Small business owners updated on legislative concerns
Small business owners get legislative update
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Concerns about issues from taxes to federal regulation of lawn care chemicals were on the minds of attendees a...
26. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 11, 1999
Oct Oct. 11 Shelby County Republican Women will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The guests include Congressmen Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary. Lunch is $14. For reservations, call Jean Drumwright at 756-5808. Consumer Cr...
27. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 4, 1999
Sept Oct. 5 First Tennessee will offer a seminar on asset allocation strategies for investing IRA rollovers at 4385 Poplar Ave. Participants can attend a 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. session or a 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. session. The speaker will be Dan Pizzullo, a fin...
28. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 27, 1999
Sept Sept. 27 Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on re-establishing credit, credit reports and cutting the costs of using credit from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. ...
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 5, 1999
National Commerce Bancorporation Karla Merritt has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as associate art director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Sue S. Hunter has been appointed director of attorney recruitment for Baker, Donelson, Bearma...
30. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 5, 1999
Mayor Willie Herenton has signed the contract for the Memphis Cook Convention Center expansion project Mayor Willie Herenton has signed the contract for the Memphis Cook Convention Center expansion project. The contract, totaling more than $68.26 mi...
31. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 16, 1998
SCB Computer Technology Names Equity Inns Inc. has added three members to its board of directors: Raymond E. Schultz, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp.; Howard A. Silver, president and chief operating officer of Equi...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Bill Ray has been named regional director-corporate and community affairs for BellSouths West Tennessee operation Bill Ray has been named regional director-corporate and community affairs for BellSouths West Tennessee operation. He joined the compan...
33. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 4, 1998
RFS names J Louis S. DiPasqua has been named to the newly established position of vice chairman of TBC Corp. and will continue to serve as chief executive officer. Lawrence C. Day was named to the position of president but will retain the position o...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 31, 1998
Aug Aug. 31 The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants will offer a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. titled "An Engagement Approach to Researching, Evaluating and Understanding the Company" at the Fogelman Executive Center at...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 24, 1998
Aug Aug. 24 Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will present a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgeway Inn at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. Consultant Irwin Pollack will discuss radio ad selling from 8:30 a.m. to noon and radio stat...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 6, 1998
July 8 July 8 The Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on financing a childs education from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2158 Union Ave., Suite 400. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. Mensa will meet at the Unicorn restaur...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 29, 1998
June 29 June 29 Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on budgeting and credit for two from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2400 Poplar Ave., Suite 510. For reservations, call 323-4909, Ext. 1007. June 30 Mid-South Environmental Forum w...
38. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, October 31, 1997
Consumer households in the South spent an average of $30,289 in 1995, the lowest of any of the four regions in the country and approximately 6 percent less than average annual expenditures for U Consumer households in the South spent an average of $...
39. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, February 14, 1997
Average annual pay for employees in metropolitan areas in the Southeast increased 3 Average annual pay for employees in metropolitan areas in the Southeast increased 3.9 percent to $25,616 in 1995, according to preliminary data released by the Burea...
40. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, February 7, 1997
The city of Memphis recently implemented a new Motorola 800mhz trunked radio system The city of Memphis recently implemented a new Motorola 800mhz trunked radio system. According to city officials, radio frequency scanners and portable radios now in...
41. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, January 31, 1997
The Tennessee Department of Human Services will administer Tennessees federally funded summer food service program, which fed a daily average of 38,575 children last summer The Tennessee Department of Human Services will administer Tennessees federa...
42. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, October 11, 1996
The League of Women Voters of Memphis/Shelby County and the Memphis section of the National Council of Jewish Women will sponsor two state legislative candidates forum on Tuesday at 7 p The League of Women Voters of Memphis/Shelby County and the Mem...
43. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 7, 1996
Oct Oct. 8 The Memphis Risk and Insurance Management Society and the Business Emergency Preparedness Council will meet at the Pink Palace IMAX Theatre for an exclusive showing of Ring of Fire and a presentation on disaster recovery planning. A cockt...
44. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 3, 1996
June 4 June 4 The Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute will hold a program titled "Memphis Area Industrial Report" at 11:45 a.m. at the Chickasaw Country Club. The speaker will be Dudley Mitchell, partner with Panattoni & Van Va...
45. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 14, 1996
03-14 Law briefs The Federal Bar Association is sponsoring a luncheon on Friday at the Peabody Hotel with a program entitled "Legislation: Past and Pending." The featured speaker is U.S. Rep. Ed Bryant, who will review tort reform, medical...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 11, 1996
03-11 Calendar March 12 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at noon at Paulettes. The speaker will be forensic specialist Tom Vastrick. The cost is $15. For more information, call Tammy Greco at 682-7766. The Memphis Bar Association wi...
47. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 7, 1996
03-07 Law briefs Glankler Brown, Attorneys at Law, a partnership, has recently become a professional limited liability company and will be known as Glankler Brown PLLC. Lee J. Chase III was elected chairman of the management committee. Committee mem...
48. Archived Article: Env Briefs
- Wednesday, March 6, 1996
03-06 Env briefs Shelby County Commissioner Mark Norris recently briefed representatives from the office of Rep. Ed Bryant about the status of environmental restoration along the banks of the Wolf River. Headcutting, or erosion from channelization b...
49. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 4, 1996
03-04 Calendar March 4 Fidelity Investments will offer an estate planning seminar at noon at the Summit Club, 5100 Poplar Ave. For more information on the free seminar, call 1-800-452-9936. City Councilman Jerome Rubin and Mayor W. W. Herenton will ...
50. Archived Article: Legal Briefs
- Thursday, February 29, 1996
02-29 Legal briefs The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar entitled "Mediation, Arbitration or Meditation?" (ADR and Supreme Court Rule 31) on Wednesday at noon. The program, which will be presented by Hayden Lait, offers one ho...
51. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, February 2, 1996
02/02 Govt briefs City council representative Dr. Talib-Karim Muhammad will sponsor a community meeting at the Whitehaven Community Center, 4318 Graceland Drive, on Saturday at noon. The meeting is the fourth in a series of community meetings design...
52. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, January 19, 1996
01/19 Govt briefs The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced that the cost of keeping the interstates and state highways clear during the first snowstorm of 1996 totaled $3.16 million. Commissioner Bruce Saltsman said the total include...
53. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, January 12, 1996
01/12 Govt briefs Tennessees Board of Medical Examiners has adopted new guidelines for disciplinary actions against physicians who violate state laws and regulations. The guidelines address overprescribing, sexual misconduct, malpractice, fraud and ...
54. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, January 5, 1996
01/05 Govt briefs The Tennessee Arts Commission will sponsor one-day workshops which focus on raising money from the private sector. The workshops, conducted by the North Group Inc., are designed to teach attendees how to evaluate fundraising resour...