Editorial Results (free)
1. Signing Class Disappointing, But Groundwork Laid
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.
New coach Jeremy Pruitt, hired on Dec. 7, signed six players on Feb. 7 but whiffed on several high-profile recruits he and his staff were pursuing. He had signed 14 players during the first-ever early signing period Dec. 20-22.
2. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
3. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
4. Grant & Co. Gets Into Luxury Home Market
- Monday, October 17, 2016
Grant & Co., a family-owned homebuilder in the Memphis area, has expanded into the luxury home market with new homes being built in Collierville’s Hearthstone neighborhood.
5. 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.
6. Monsanto Pays $80 Million to Settle Accounting Charges
- Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program for its Roundup weed-killer.
7. Tenn. Approves Incentives for TV Series Production in Memphis
- Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has approved a grant of up to $4.3 million to support production of a TV series that will be shot in Memphis this spring.
The series will be an eight-episode, Memphis-themed scripted drama that Viacom’s CMT network is adapting from the Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”
8. Social Media Now Integral to Protest
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It may not seem intuitive to connect intellectual property rights with a human tragedy, but the two intersect more often than we realize.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last month, people throughout the world showed solidarity with the victims via social media under the hashtag “#jesuischarlie.” The slogan “Je Suis Charlie” also became a rallying cry for many demonstrations that followed the attack.
9. Pioneering Woman
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
It was 2004 and Kim Grant Brown had just finished her junior year at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
During the break from her studies, Grant Brown, then 20 years old, acquired a loan and built her first house in Arlington.
- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It seemed an unlikely place to form a clay target shooting team.
Funding would be an issue. Transportation to and from the practice range could be tricky.
And the biggest hurdle for bringing the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program (TNSCTP) to Manassas High School in Memphis was the fact that those who were being recruited to participate had no familiarity whatsoever with the sport.
11. DMC Hires Firm for South Main Branding
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Downtown Memphis Commission unanimously voted to hire Nashville-based North Star Destination Strategies to help in the organization’s South Main branding campaign at its monthly board meeting Friday, May 25.
12. Downtown Commission Reviews South Main Branding, Chisca
- Monday, May 28, 2012
The Downtown Memphis Commission unanimously approved to hire Nashville-based North Star Destination Strategies to help in the organization’s South Main branding campaign at its monthly board meeting Friday, May 25.
13. Garrett to Head Adult Programs At Literacy Mid-South
- Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Alfred Garrett has been promoted to director of adult programs at Literacy Mid-South. Previously the adult programs manager, Garrett’s new role will include establishing and maintaining program delivery policies, evaluating effectiveness and measuring outcomes for the nonprofit organization’s adult programs.
14. Lewis Returns to City Schools Board
- Thursday, December 9, 2010
The newest face on the nine-member Memphis City Schools board is familiar nevertheless.
It’s been four years since Sara Lewis decided not to seek re-election to the board.
15. Taking Care of Business
- Monday, August 30, 2010
A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.
16. Charities Still Stung by Madoff Scandal Year Later
- Monday, December 14, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Falchuk will never forget the phone call. She was in Boston, it was raining and the news was bad. Hadassah, the century-old Jewish charity she had been elected to lead a year earlier, had just lost a big chunk of its endowment in a Ponzi scheme – maybe as much as $90 million (euro61 million).
- Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Faye Crossley, director of the Grant Center, will be the facilitator. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
18. Hope VI Funding Not Dead After All, Lipscomb Says
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The Herenton administration’s ambitious Triangle Noir program is back on track.
City Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb initially thought the $1 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan for South Downtown and South Memphis had come too late to garner federal HOPE VI program money.
19. Detroit Automakers' Rescue Stalls in Senate
- Friday, November 21, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A plan to give troubled U.S. automakers billions of dollars in government-backed loans is on life support, leaving the fate of hundreds of thousands of workers and Detroit's once-venerable car companies hanging in the balance.
20. Superior of Ex-Priest Claims He Lied to Pope
- Friday, March 7, 2008
A Dominican priest has claimed he lied to now-deceased Pope John Paul II when he told the pontiff in a letter that he had tried to get other church assignments for a Memphis priest who sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 2000.
21. Home Building, Industry Leadership Runs in Keith Grant's Blood
- Friday, March 16, 2007
You could say Keith Grant was born to build homes. You also could say he was born to become president of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA).
Grant is a third-generation home builder who became association president in January. His father, Richard, served in that role in 1979, and his grandfather, Carl, started the family tradition by serving as president in 1959.
22. Remember the Main
- Tuesday, January 2, 2007
In the midst of guiding the development partnership he helped assemble to create what could become the largest African-American-led project ever in Downtown Memphis, Darrell Cobbins heard from an old friend recently.
23. Expo to Cover All Things Baby
- Monday, March 20, 2006
The Institute of Real Estate Management presents "Successful Site Management (RES201)" through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, 6393 Poplar Ave. Registration is $555 for members and $715 for non-members. Visit www.irem-memphis.org.
24. Rhodes Presents Discussion on Stem Cell Research
- Monday, November 28, 2005
Representatives of Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS, will assist Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell Jr. in lighting a holiday tree at 2 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Substation at 11670 Memphis Arlington Road in Arlington. The effort, planned in conjunction with efforts by law enforcement agencies across West Tennessee, supports the "Holiday Blue Light" campaign sponsored by COPS. Call 573-1020.
25. Askew Named National Director of Engineering Group
- Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Mark W. Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., was appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee. Askew is a civil engineer with 30 years of structural engineering experience.
26. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 1, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
27. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 16, 2001
The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Main Library Meeting Room A, 1850 Peabody Ave. The March selection is "Cosmos" by Ca...
28. Archived Article: Gov't (no Hear)
- Thursday, March 4, 1999
While traffic concerns have dampened one man's desire to build at the corner of Yale Road and Covington Pike, his plans to put a franchise in the Memphis area have not diminished Rezoning scrapped, applicant seeks site By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily New...
29. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, September 20, 1996
Forty-nine states choose streamlined education fund application Forty-nine states choose streamlined education fund application Process designed to reduce paperwork, improve coordination for K-12 funding Forty-nine states have agreed to a new option...
30. Archived Article: West Memphis Lj
- Wednesday, March 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates West Memphis groups win $40,000 in grants By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A regional foundation has awarded $40,000 in grants to four West Memphis groups for their roles in advancing the East Arkansas citys economic development and qu...