Editorial Results (free)
1. Shelby County Schools Board Seeks Role in Grade-Tampering Investigations
- Thursday, June 08, 2017
Shelby County Schools board members will meet in special session Thursday to talk about allegations of grade tampering renewed June 1 when Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin resigned from the school system.
2. SCS Board Members Huddle With Attorneys On Grade Tampering Allegations
- Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Shelby County Schools board members meet in special session Thursday to talk about allegations of grade tampering renewed June 1 when Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin resigned from the school system.
3. Coalition Urges City Funding For Memphis Schools
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A group of 13 organization and 17 citizens including Shelby County Schools board chairman Chris Caldwell and state Representatives Raumesh Akbari and G.A. Hardaway are calling on Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to include at least $10 million in funding for schools in the budget he takes to the Memphis City Council next week.
4. Tennessee Titans Have Rarely Found Success With Drafted SEC Players
- Friday, April 07, 2017
The NFL Draft is fast approaching, which raises an interesting question: Is this the year the Titans finally shop locally and target Southeastern Conference talent?
If history is any indicator, the answer: No.
5. Last Word: 'Ono Poke and the Ghost of The Luau, Council Day and $3 Concerts
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The ghost of the Luau lives on. Loeb has a new tenant for the Shops of Chickasaw Gardens called ‘Ono Poke that features Hawaiian cuisine. And the restaurant will be just about on the other side of Poplar Avenue from where the Luau used to stand with its large concrete Easter Island head, Polynesian dishes and Hawaii Five-O era architecture – not the remake, the real Five-O and the real McGarrett.
6. Last Word: James Cotton, A Quiet Jackson Day in Memphis and 'A Football School'
- Friday, March 17, 2017
When you think of the blues and harmonica – James Cotton probably comes to mind – Sonny Boy Williamson too, who taught Cotton how to play.
7. Free Agent Frenzy? That’s Not Robinson’s Style
- Friday, February 17, 2017
Upon his arrival as the Tennessee Titans’ general manager in January 2016, Jon Robinson made an immediate impact with the trade for DeMarco Murray and his wheeling/dealing approach to the draft.
8. What are the Odds? Blackburn is Still the Favorite
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Tennessee has its search firm and its search committee is in place to find the replacement for Dave Hart as the university’s athletic director.
Hart announced last August he would retire June 30, and with Tennessee undergoing a transition in its chancellor’s position, the search for Hart’s replacement was put on the back burner.
9. View From the Hill: Cooperatives Ready to Fill Broadband Void
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
Rural broadband backers such as Misty O’Beirne in Rutherford County can take heart. Legislation to spread high-speed internet into cyberspace deserts is making the right connections.
10. Dave & Buster’s to Open Cordova Location
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
7930 Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38133
Landlord: Brixmor Property Group
Tenant: Dave & Buster’s
11. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 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.
12. The Alamo? No, Vols Rally Around Loss to Vandy
- Friday, December 23, 2016
Tennessee’s football team can’t afford to get too merry when it goes into Christmas break this weekend. Not with the way it finished the 2016 regular season, and not with a chance for some redemption.
13. Last Word: St. Jude Dollar Amounts, Fred's On The Move and The Treble Clef
- Friday, December 09, 2016
Grizz over the Trailblazers 88 – 86 Thursday evening at the Forum. At the end of the first half, Grizz coach David Fizdale had to be restrained by players on the way off the court after a technical was called on him. And welcome to Memphis, Toney Douglas. We love what you are doing with the fourth quarter.
14. Brick by Brick, UT’s Season Falling From Rocky Top
- Wednesday, November 02, 2016
When Butch Jones arrived at Tennessee, he adopted a “brick-by-brick” mantra for describing the building of the Vols program. And the bricks did appear to be getting stacked higher: five wins in 2013, seven wins the next year, and nine last season.
15. Spivey: Harwell Shots Not About Durham
- Thursday, October 06, 2016
Fallout from Jeremy Durham’s House expulsion keeps piling up. In the latest brouhaha, outgoing Rep. Billy Spivey is calling for an investigation into a report of alleged abuse by House Chief Clerk Joe McCord involving a female staff member working in the office of House Speaker Beth Harwell.
16. Hopson Begins Mapping Out Schools ‘Transformation’
- Thursday, September 29, 2016
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson says his plan to right-size the school system to emerge in October will be about “transformation” including turning East High School into a “magnet school.”
17. East High Magnet School Planned as Part of Larger SCS "Transformation"
- Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson says his plan to rightsize the school system to emerge in October will be about “transformation” including turning East High School into a “magnet school.”
18. Nothing Else Counts for Jones if He Can’t Top Gators
- Friday, September 23, 2016
Since his arrival at Tennessee in December 2012, Butch Jones often has spoken about the importance of getting the Vols back up and running in their biggest rivalry games.
Easier said than done. Jones has yet to beat either of UT’s two biggest rivals – Florida and Alabama.
19. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 05, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
20. Collierville, Millington Mayoral Races Top Suburban Ballots in November
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
The mayors of Collierville and Millington are running for re-election on the November ballot and as the noon Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline approaches for the Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal ballots the two mayors have challengers.
21. Jones Files for Re-Election As Millington Mayor
- Saturday, July 30, 2016
Millington Mayor Terry Jones on Monday, July 25, filed for re-election to another four-year term on the Nov. 8 ballot.
22. Jones Files for Re-Election As Millington Mayor
- Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Millington Mayor Terry Jones on Monday, July 25, filed for re-election to another four-year term on the Nov. 8 ballot.
23. MIFA Announces Board For Fiscal Year 2017
- Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, a 48-year-old nonprofit social service organization, has announced the election of new officers and three new members to its board of directors.
Officers for fiscal year 2017 are Milton Lovell, chair; Rev. Dorothy Wells, vice chair; Ken Jones, secretary and legal counsel; and Michelle Fulmer, treasurer.
24. Early Voting Opens For The Aug. 4 Election
- Friday, July 15, 2016
Early voting opens Friday, July 15, in advance of the Aug. 4 election day in Shelby County and across Tennessee.
The first day of early voting will be at a single location, the Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave., but expands to 21 satellite locations across Shelby County on Monday.
25. Last Word: Back On, EDGE and Diversity and Jungle Room Sessions
- Friday, June 17, 2016
Are your lights on yet? How is your air conditioning? First came the rain Wednesday night and then came the power outages that stretched into Thursday.
So the last Twitter update from Memphis Light Gas and Water at 8 p.m. Thursday shows 248 outages in the MLGW service area with 2,746 customers still in the dark and the worst heat of the year so far. Those numbers translate to 95 percent of the customers impacted having their power restored Thursday evening.
26. ‘Critical Mass’
- Saturday, June 04, 2016
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson calls it “a brave new world” after four years of unprecedented changes: the merger and demerger of the county’s public schools systems, the rise of charter schools, the formation of both the state-run Achievement School District and locally run Innovation Zone model, and declining SCS enrollment.
27. SCS Budget Plan Goes To School Board For Vote Monday
- Monday, May 16, 2016
Shelby County Schools board members meet Monday, May 16, to vote on a budget proposal that goes to the Shelby County Commission for funding.
The budget proposal up for a vote Monday has $27 million in red ink – the gap between revenues and expenses.
28. Last Word: Mud Island Money, Elvis Mystery and Beyond Barbecue
- Friday, May 13, 2016
It looks like the dry rub will be in order for Memphis in May's barbecue weekend with a shower or two keeping the dust down in Tom Lee Park Wednesday.
If you can see it through the smoke, Mud Island might strike a first-tme observer as a marked contrast to all of the activity in Tom Lee Park that goes right up to the bluff's edge.
29. Shelby County Schools Board Eyes Wheel Tax to Bridge Budget Gap
- Friday, May 13, 2016
Shelby County Schools board members are looking at the county wheel tax to bridge some, but not all of the $27 million gap in their still tentative budget for the new fiscal year.
The specific solution they are looking at is the half of the $32 million in annual revenue from the wheel tax that Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has proposed go instead to capital projects across all seven public school systems in Shelby County. The new fiscal year begins July 1.
- Thursday, April 07, 2016
Metal Museum will host Whet Thursday on April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Attendees can participate in a foundry class, tour the galleries, and enjoy food trucks, cash bar and live music. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.
31. Duke Takes Reins at Friends for Life
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Longtime nonprofit administrator Diane Duke recently took the helm of Friends for Life as its new executive director. In her new role, the Los Angeles native leads and oversees an organization that’s helping those affected by HIV/AIDS through the provision of education, housing, food, transportation and healthy life skills training.
32. Confident Serrano Playing for Future at UT
- Saturday, February 06, 2016
Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t setting the bar too high when he met with the media for his 2016 preseason press conference.
Serrano made that mistake before the 2015 season with talk of reaching an NCAA regional and perhaps Omaha, Nebraska, site of the College World Series.
33. Sports Community to Memphis: Acknowledge Our Value
- Monday, February 01, 2016
In sports, it is natural for some – maybe even many – to say what a player, coach, team or even a city can’t do. Memphis knows this well.
There were doubts about the viability of a Downtown minor-league baseball park. But 16 years after AutoZone Park opened at Third Street and Union Avenue, the ballpark is as beautiful as ever – thanks in part to some $6.5 million in upgrades following the team’s purchase by the parent St. Louis Cardinals.
34. SCS Board Authorizes More Discussions On Crosstown High
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Shelby County Schools board members have authorized superintendent Dorsey Hopson to continue discussions about a Crosstown High School.
The board approved a resolution Tuesday, Jan. 26, that also sets some parameters for the talks with the developers of Crosstown Concourse and Christian Brothers University about the collaboration.
35. Memphis Sports Leaders to Speak on Local Impact
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016
You will find Memphis sports fans everywhere – including in the Redbirds dugout at AutoZone Park.
“Our players like having the NBA here and FedExForum nearby,” said Memphis Redbirds general manager Craig Unger.
36. Last Word: The Big Fizzle, John Jay Hooker's Exit And "A Great Sports Town"
- Monday, January 25, 2016
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it – isn’t that how the saying goes?
In our case, it might be better to say everybody talks about the television weather coverage but nobody does anything about it.
As we all know now, Memphis dodged the “blizzard” warning artfully and passive-aggressively teased by several television stations who shall go un-named here because they know who they are and you do too.
That’s because they spent much of the day of "the blizzard that wasn’t" whining about the reaction from viewers who complained about the hype and then the promos the stations ran the day of the big fizzle.
We didn’t get much in the way of snow in Memphis, but we got a couple of feet of hype.
37. In the Game
- Saturday, January 23, 2016
Way back in the 1990s, perhaps before the Grizzlies and FedExForum were even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, Chris Wallace came to Memphis and The Pyramid for a preseason NBA game featuring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
38. Crosstown High School Plans Emerge
- Thursday, January 21, 2016
As more details emerged this week of a new high school in the mammoth Crosstown Concourse redevelopment, there remained many other details to work out before the August 2017 planned opening.
Crosstown High School, which would use the University of Memphis’ Campus School as a model, has been talked about behind the scenes since Gestalt Community Services pulled out of Concourse last year. SCS board members got their first look at the plan Tuesday, Jan. 19.
39. Sports Execs Tackle Teams’ Economic Impact
- Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Football fans in Charlotte, N.C., have had a fun season watching the NFL’s Carolina Panthers reel in 15 wins, a near perfect season, and secure the top playoff seed in their conference.
And it could turn out to be quite the edge for the Panthers in their quest to reach the Super Bowl.
40. Rotten to the Core: Titans Fail to Develop Talent
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans sink toward the end of another lackluster season, they head into the off-season with still more holes to fill for 2016.
Some of that, of course, is inevitable with any team as an NFL roster. Even on the best teams can have a 20 percent roster turnover in the off-season due to injuries, free agency and new draft picks coming on board.
41. Another Month of Solid US Hiring Clears Way for Fed Hike
- Monday, December 07, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – If the Federal Reserve needed any final evidence that the economy is ready for higher interest rates, it got it on Friday.
A solid November job gain of 211,000 showed that despite weak overseas growth and struggling U.S. factories, the U.S. economy appears healthy enough to withstand a Fed hike from record-low rates later this month.
42. Hamlet Offers Plan For Global Ministries Foundation's Inner-City Apartments
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Global Ministries Foundation founder Richard Hamlet has a multi-million dollar recapitalization plan to make extensive renovations at three inner-city apartment complexes his company owns.
43. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
44. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.
45. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.
46. Mid-South Farm Tourism Harvests Big Autumn Business
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Deciding to start a business that is focused on carving paths through a field of corn might not seem like a sound post-college plan.
But Justin Taylor and friend Chris Taylor weren’t thinking long term when they started what is today known as the Mid-South Maze at Agricenter International. It was 2001, and the pair had a friend who owned land in Arkansas, a few miles outside of Downtown Memphis. That April, at the last moment possible to plant and be ready for a corn maze that fall, the two took the plunge just to see what would happen.
47. US Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Year Low; Fed Move Still Unclear
- Monday, September 07, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
48. Shelby County Schools Files Suit Over State Education Funding
- Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Shelby County Schools leaders announced Monday, Aug. 31, that the system has filed its own lawsuit against Tennessee state government over public education funding.
The school system filed its lawsuit Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville.
49. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
50. Memphis Investment Professionals Preach Caution Amid Market Swings
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The 1,000-point drop at one point Monday, Aug. 24, in the Dow Jones Industrial Average – it ended the day down 588 points to close at an 18-month low – was a result of volatile trading that marked a stomach-churning start to the week for investors.
51. Ikea Seeks $16 Million Permit For First Memphis Store
- Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Future Ikea Store
On 42 Acres In Cordova
Permit Cost: $16 million
Application Date: July 2015
Details: Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.
52. Experts Give Their Take on Jobs, Fed and Financial Markets
- Monday, July 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed.
The report, one of the most-watched pieces of news in financial markets, painted a mixed picture for U.S. employment. And it left a key question hanging over stocks and bonds: When and how quickly will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
53. Grizzlies Rookies Jarell Martin, Andrew Harrison Have Much to Prove
- Thursday, July 02, 2015
The bottom-line question about Memphis Grizzlies rookies Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison is the same as after every other NBA Draft: What does the team really have in these guys?
54. Grizzlies Draft LSU’s Jarell Martin, Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison
- Friday, June 26, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies needed more shooting and may have found at least some of it in two off-Broadway draft day trades. But with the 25th overall pick in the first round Thursday night, June 25, the Grizzlies went a different direction and chose 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward Jarell Martin from LSU.
55. Tennessee Appeals Court Reverses Another Shelby County Conviction
- Friday, May 15, 2015
As two high profile Memphis murder cases moved toward retrial this week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversed another murder conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court earlier this month.
56. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
57. Dr. Neil Bomar Joins Support Solutions
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Dr. Neil Bomar has joined Support Solutions as its first staff psychiatrist, a role in which he will help individuals with intellectual disabilities and those with a history of long-term mental illness who are currently supported by the organization. Bomar’s addition makes Support Solutions one of the only industry providers in the Mid-South to provide this level of support.
58. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
59. School Competition Shows Promise, Threat
- Tuesday, April 07, 2015
The competition among Shelby County Schools, the Achievement School District and charter schools has been a positive for public schools, say two Shelby County Schools board members.
But board chairwoman Teresa Jones and board member Chris Caldwell say the competition of the last three school years also has split the funding and could threaten classroom success.
60. School Leaders Concerned About Closing Disruptions
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
Orleans Elementary School closed last year and its 169 students were transferred to Lincoln Elementary School for the current school year.
Under a proposal the Shelby County Schools board votes on next week, Lincoln Elementary would close at the end of this school year and in August its students would attend A.B. Hill Elementary School.
61. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
62. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
63. 321,000 Jobs Added in November, Most in Nearly 3 Years
- Monday, December 08, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A burst of U.S. hiring in November – the most in nearly three years – added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
64. Achievement Schools Opposition Finds Frustration
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
Charter school operators who are being considered for the next round of schools entering the state-run Achievement School District are facing the most organized opposition effort in the three-year history of the district in Memphis.
65. Ailing Global Economy Could Lead Fed to Delay Hike
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now confronts a new worry: A sputtering global economy that's spooked investors across the world.
66. Surge of Hiring Cuts US Jobless Rate to 5.9 Percent
- Monday, October 06, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation's unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent – within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level.
67. Wharton Suggests Moving High School Football To Days
- Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Tuesday, Sept. 30, that Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has suggested the school system move its night football games to day time hours as one answer to mob violence by teenagers.
68. 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.
69. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.
70. FedEx Building New Distribution Center in Louisiana
- Monday, September 01, 2014
COVINGTON, La. (AP) – Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot distribution center for Federal Express.
Parish Economic Development Director Don Shea tells The Times-Picayune construction is expected to begin this fall and take about 15 months.
71. Bigger, Better, Louder
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”
72. Democratic Divide Widens in Election Results
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democrats have retained their seven-vote majority on the new single-district Shelby County Commission that takes office Sept. 1.
That and the re-election victory of Democratic incumbent Cheyenne Johnson in the race for Shelby County Assessor of Property were the only bright spots for a divided local Democratic Party that lost every other countywide partisan elected position to Republicans in the Aug. 7 county general election, just as they lost every countywide position to Republicans four years earlier.
73. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
74. Democrats Continue to Talk of Election Problems
- Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Once all of the votes are counted in Thursday’s election, Shelby County Democratic Party leaders will probably challenge the results or at least point to what they consider to be irregularities.
The claim that documented problems in recent election years are not a thing of the past has been a steady political drumbeat among Democrats in recent weeks.
75. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 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.
76. US Employers Add 217,000 Jobs; Rate Stays at 6.3 Percent
- Monday, June 09, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
77. Game Changer
- Saturday, June 07, 2014
One educator’s reform is another educator’s wrong move.
Dorsey Hopson doesn’t use the word “reform” as often as he uses the term “game changer.”
But the superintendent of Shelby County Schools has himself become a game changer as the school board that signed him to a three-year contract last September weighs a further extension of his three-year contract that for now runs through September 2016.
78. May County Primary Results Certified
- Friday, May 23, 2014
The closest race in the May Shelby County primary elections turned into a tale of the tape Wednesday, May 21, as the Shelby County Election Commission certified the results of that and all of the other races on the ballot.
79. Martavius Jones Weighs Primary Vote Challenge
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
As Memphis Democrats gathered for various campaign efforts last weekend, County Commission candidate Martavius Jones received a lot of condolences on his loss in the Democratic primary for commission District 10, and rival candidate Reginald Milton got a lot of congratulations.
80. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
81. American Economy Bounces Back From Brutal Winter
- Monday, May 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.
82. Heisley’s Legacy: Believing in Memphis
- Friday, May 02, 2014
It is said that the famous have their lives summed up in the first paragraph of their public obituary.
The first sentence from a recent obit in The New York Times read: “Michael Heisley, the billionaire financier, who bought the N.B.A.’s floundering Vancouver Grizzlies in April 2000 and soon moved them to Memphis, where he revitalized the franchise, died on Saturday in Illinois. He was 77.”
83. Minutes Show Fed Struggled to Agree on Rate Policy
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve struggled last month over how to convey to investors that it will raise short-term interest rates only slowly once it increases them from record lows.
84. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 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.
85. Ignite Memphis Doubling Event Capacity
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Ignite Memphis, an event at which Memphis creatives give a series of slide-based presentations on a range of diverse topics, sold out its gathering in November.
That’s why the next incarnation of Ignite is more than doubling its venue capacity by moving from Crosstown Arts to Playhouse on the Square, where 12 speakers next week will challenge, inform and perhaps inspire the crowd that’s come to hear them.
86. Tripp Logistics Renews Nonconnah Corporate Center Lease
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Shawn Glemser, founder and owner of Tripp Logistics, a locally owned and operated logistics and transportation company, has renewed his lease at Nonconnah Corporate Center. Elliot Embry and Hank Martin of NAI Saig Co. represented the landlord, Nonconnah Holdings LLC.
87. CB Richard Ellis Brokers Four Multifamily Sales
- Friday, March 21, 2014
The multifamily group at CB Richard Ellis Memphis has closed on the sale of four properties in the Memphis market over the last several weeks.
Briar Club Apartments, a 272-unit apartment community constructed in 1985, sold for $8.7 million, or $32,093 per unit. Cinnamon Trails Apartments, a 208-unit apartment community constructed in 1989, sold for $8.6 million, or $41,461 per unit. respectively. CBRE Memphis represented the sellers, Briar Apartments LLC and Cinnamon Apartments LLC in the sale to New York based Briar Club LLC and Cinnamon Trail LLC.
88. Tigers Look to Reverse AAC Result
- Monday, March 17, 2014
The Memphis Tigers were bound to pay a price for getting run off their home court in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference by UConn. And on Selection Sunday, they found out the price was landing in another 8-9 game in the NCAA Tournament.
89. Nichols’ Rookie Award Comes With Accolades
- Friday, March 14, 2014
First, there was the debate. Would Briarcrest star Austin Nichols really stay home and play for the Memphis Tigers? Or would outside offers, including ones from Duke, Kansas and North Carolina, be too good to pass up?
90. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
91. US Employers Add 113,000 Jobs; Rate Dips to 6.6 Percent
- Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprisingly weak jobs report for a second straight month has renewed concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.
Employers added 113,000 jobs in January, far fewer than the average monthly gain of 194,000 last year. Job gains have averaged just 154,000 the past three months, down from 201,000 in the preceding three.
92. Fears of Slowdown Sharpen Focus on US Jobs Report
- Friday, February 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fears of an economic slowdown are heightening anticipation of what Friday's U.S. jobs report for January might reveal.
Stock markets have sunk after signs of weaker growth in the United States, Europe and China. Turmoil in developing countries has further spooked investors. The upheaval has renewed doubts about the Federal Reserve's next steps.
93. County Commission Delays Schools Redistricting
- Friday, February 07, 2014
With candidates in the August Shelby County Schools board elections already a month into their filing period, the Shelby County Commission delayed Wednesday, Feb. 5, any vote on changes in the number of seats on the school board as well as the district lines until its Feb. 24 meeting.
94. County Schools Weighs Charter Rent Waiver
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson is considering waiving rent payments by charter schools that lease the school system’s old buildings in return for them taking all children in an area and coordinating their location with Shelby County Schools.
95. AP Survey: US Income Gap is Holding Back Economy
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals.
It's hurting the U.S. economy.
So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that's intensified as middle-class pay has stagnated while wealthier households have thrived.
96. December 6-December 12: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
1983: Memphis State University football coach Rex Dockery, offensive coordinator Chris Faros and Tiger defensive back Charles Greenhill, and pilot and Highland Hundred member Glenn Jones were killed in a plane crash as they traveled to Lawrenceburg, Tenn., for a football banquet.
97. Fed Leaves Low Interest-Rate Policies Unchanged
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from its low interest-rate policies because it is growing only moderately.
In a statement Wednesday after a policy meeting, the Fed said it would keep buying $85 billion a month in bonds to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending.
98. Muddled US Jobs Picture to Weigh on Fed Decision
- Monday, September 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy – and, if so, by how much.
99. Mean Streets
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
Alabama’s Nick Saban can walk anywhere he wants in the Southeastern Conference – college football’s roughest neighborhood – and no one can lay a finger on him.
His teams have won the national championship in three of the last four years. Overall, SEC teams have won the title seven consecutive years and the league is a dream destination for head coaches – until it turns into a grinding, weekly nightmare.
100. Microsoft Brings Office to iPhone, but Not Tablets
- Monday, June 17, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Even as a pared-down version of Microsoft's Office software package arrived on the iPhone, the company is holding out on extending that to the iPad and Android devices as it tries to boost sales of tablet computers running its own Windows system.