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1. Two Shots Didn’t Phase Lawmakers in Jack Daniel’s Case
- Thursday, May 17, 2018
When Van Halen front man David Lee Roth opened a bottle of Jack Daniel’s on stage back in the ’80s, the last thing he thought about was taxes and court appeals when he took a big swig of whiskey.
2. Last Word: Parking Distrust, Early Voting Numbers and Missile Strike Reaction
- Monday, April 16, 2018
There is probably no better symbol of the distrust that has been a factor in reaching a compromise in Overton Park to end greensward parking by the Memphis Zoo. It is what happened to the idea of a walkway from the zoo plaza to the greensward with the critical juncture being where the gravel driveway is now that is used by cars to park on the greensward. We examine that and other larger points from last week’s decision by City Hall to change the design and make the amended plan the final plan.
3. Bredesen: U.S. Senate Win Possible For Democrats
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The last Democrat to win statewide elected office in Tennessee eight years ago acknowledges times have changed.
“The Democratic brand is damaged in Tennessee,” former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said last week in Memphis. “The Republican percentage has stayed the same over the last decade. What’s changed is people have abandoned the Democrats and started calling themselves independents.”
4. Poll: Tennessee Voters More Moderate Than Some Think
- Friday, December 15, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennesseans are more moderate than their neighbors think they are, and their views of Congress and President Donald Trump have soured some in the past few months, according to a Vanderbilt University poll released Thursday.
5. 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.
6. State Politicians in No Hurry to Fix Health Insurance
- Thursday, October 5, 2017
We don’t need no stinkin’ special session on Medicaid expansion.
That’s pretty much the Republican response to House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh’s call for Gov. Bill Haslam to bring lawmakers back to Nashville after the Graham-Cassidy bill failed in Congress.
7. Boyd Says Luttrell Endorsement is ‘Partnership’
- Friday, July 28, 2017
Republican contender for Tennessee governor Randy Boyd says his endorsement this week by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is more like a partnership.
8. Dean Touts ‘Middle Of the Road’ Focus For Democrats
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is making exactly the same observation in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Tennessee governor that Republicans are making on their side of the 2018 race.
9. Last Word: Harold Ford Jr. on Change, Tourism Turns a Corner and Sim at UTHSC
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Very different outlooks along party lines still in our delegation to Washington over the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.
On the day the Congressional Budget Office estimated the proposal would end health insurance coverage for 22 million Americans, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s reaction:
10. Last Word: BSMF, Budget Books and Milli Vanilli
- Monday, May 8, 2017
Three days of sun and mild temperatures for the Beale Street Music Festival. Not to be all “Dawn Lazarus” about the weather. Of course, it wasn’t just that way over Tom Lee Park. And many of us continue to find there is life outside after you have determined your festival days may be behind you. We were all over the place this weekend including Tom Lee Park and Shelby Farms Park and backyards and trails and on a rising river. Can you still claim you were at BSMF if you were within earshot of it?
11. Memphis Football Profile Growing, Norvell Says
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The biggest brand on the 2017 University of Memphis football schedule is UCLA. The Bruins come to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16. And as a name brand, it’s an opportunity for the Tigers with recruits.
12. Tennessee Leaders Weigh In on Death of Longtime Lawmaker
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Sen. Douglas Henry, a lawmaker with the longest tenure in the history of the Tennessee General Assembly, died at 90 years old on Sunday.
13. The Art of Productivity in the Workplace
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016
It’s no secret that a happy employee is a productive employee. What makes a happy employee? There are many factors, such as compensation, respect, open communication, ownership in work, etc., that an employer must cultivate over time to see results. However, one of the simplest ways to boost productivity in the workplace is by creating an enjoyable work environment.
14. 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.
15. Ramsey Uses ‘System’ to Reshape State’s Political Landscape
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
Senate Speaker and Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey laughs at the notion he’s changed since being elected to the Legislature 23 years ago, that he’s lost touch with the common man or become “arrogant” as lieutenant governor of Tennessee.
16. Tigers Baseball Team Enjoys 10-Game Win Streak
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The University of Memphis baseball team is riding a 10-game winning streak, but the most amazing part of that streak is that the Tigers have played eight games consecutive games without postponement.
17. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
18. Why a Grim US Economic Picture is Brightening
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the government updates its estimate Wednesday of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.
The economy likely shrank at an annual rate of nearly 2 percent in the January-March quarter, economists estimate. That would be its bleakest performance since early 2009 in the depths of the Great Recession.
19. 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.
20. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.
21. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
22. Logistics Limelight
- Saturday, October 5, 2013
World-renowned as a logistics and distribution hub, Memphis will further raise its profile this month with events that showcase the city’s transportation assets and standing in the global economy.
23. Shelby County to Play Key Role in 2014 State Election
- Monday, August 26, 2013
As prospective candidates weigh special election races in the next three months for a state House seat and suburban school boards, there are also signs of life in Shelby County in the statewide races on the 2014 election ballot.
24. Rise in US Exports Brightens Outlook for Economy
- Friday, April 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for U.S. economic growth is looking slightly better.
American businesses sold a record number of goods and services in Europe, China and other foreign markets in February, while imports declined.
25. By Any Other Name …
- Thursday, March 1, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I devoted almost an entire column to one item of viewer mail. No one complained, so I might as well do it again. Less than a week after hearing from Carole Hanna of Memphis, I heard from Daphine Craig:
26. Tenn. Sales Taxes Grow for First Time in Two Years
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers working to settle on a spending plan finally have some good news: The state's monthly sales tax collections have grown for the first time in nearly two years.
27. Unsung Heroes
- Monday, April 19, 2010
It’s often said that Memphis takes its musical talent for granted.
That certainly wasn’t true Thursday night at Studio on the Square, where an overflow crowd celebrated the Bar-Kays, the Stax back-up band and funkmasters who’ve survived tragedy and setbacks during their 40-year career.
- Monday, January 4, 2010
Is it over yet? That may be the most frequently asked question in the New Year. “It” is the worst national economic recession since the Great Depression.
Accurately reading the indicators will not be easy. Some will predict the recession is about to end, just as new indicators point to continuing economic agony for thousands of Memphians.
29. State Health Groups Assess Senate Bill
- Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Like a ship that survived a storm by tossing cargo overboard, a scaled-down health care reform bill emerged from the U.S. Senate early Monday with no new public option insurance or expanded Medicare provision.
30. Youth Villages Names Rutschman Director of Communications
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Echelle Lane Rutschman has been named director of communications at Youth Villages. Rutschman joins Youth Villages after 10 years serving as senior communications officer and system director of corporate communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Mpact Memphis presents a Leadership Luncheon with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Fogelman Executive Center's lower atrium on the University of Memphis campus, 330 Innovation Drive. Cost is $10. Call 312-7760.
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 2, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Oct. 2-Oct 8 Oct. 2 Minority Enterprise Development Week 2000 continues through Thursday. The event is designed to bring together minority business owners, buyers and procurement representatives from...