Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: No Fifth, The Cordova Triangle and Cheese Festival in South Main
- Thursday, July 12, 2018
I am not going to count this as a fifth early voting plan because whether Calvary Episcopal Church would be available for the last two Saturdays of early voting was still up in the air Tuesday. And Wednesday the word was final on Calvary which seems fitting in all things church. The result is what I will optimistically call the final version of early voting sites and their hours and days is a slate of 27 sites that is far from uniform in hours. Early voting begins Friday at five of the 27 sites.
2. Trump Administration Explores Tariffs on Autos, Auto Parts
- Friday, May 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks.
3. Mixed Emotions as Vols, Lady Vols Exit Postseason
- Friday, March 23, 2018
Wait till next year. Again. Hope for better. It’s going to be a long offseason for Tennessee basketball.
The Vols were seeded No. 3 in the NCAA Tournament’s South Region and were upset by No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago, 63-62, in the second round in Dallas.
4. Last Word: City Hall Fallout, 8Ball on Room 306 and Clark Tower Update
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A group of students at Maxine Smith STEAM Academy at the Fairgrounds started the school week Monday with a gathering in a circle outside the art deco school building at Central and East Parkway in a student-led memorial for the students killed in Parkland, Florida almost two weeks ago. There was a moment of silence followed by reading the names of the 17 students who died in the massacre.
5. Trump Bashes NAFTA in Midst of Talks to Revamp Trade Deal
- Thursday, August 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Just a week into talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump is already threatening to abandon the 23-year-old pact with Canada and Mexico.
6. Peer Power Hires Dennis Ring As Development Director
- Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Dennis Ring has joined the Peer Power Foundation as director of development. In his new role, he is responsible for spearheading and cultivating development and donor relations efforts for the 12-year-old organization, which serves more than 1,000 students using a peer-to-peer tutoring method.
7. Dream a Baseball Dream
- Saturday, May 20, 2017
Memphis is Hoops City, a hotbed of premier basketball talent. That’s why University of Memphis basketball coach Tubby Smith is under pressure. The best of those hometown players on his team, Dedric Lawson, has transferred to the University of Kansas and everyone’s worried Smith won’t get the elite local talent going forward.
8. Bartlett Native Wright Makes MLB Debut at Dodger Stadium
- Friday, May 27, 2016
When Daniel Wright stepped up on the pitcher’s mound at Dodger Stadium to make his major-league debut with the Cincinnati Reds the other night, a crowd of thousands was watching. And more than a dozen family members and friends from Memphis and Jonesboro, Ark., were there to root for him.
9. Sports Notebook: If He’s Available, Should Grizzlies Take Labissiere In First Round?
- Wednesday, May 25, 2016
While it’s difficult to imagine the NBA matching the NFL for draft night drama this year – hopefully there are no Twitter bong photos seconds before tipoff – the mock drafts don’t seem to agree a lot beyond LSU forward Ben Simmons going to Philadelphia first overall and Duke forward Brandon Ingram going second overall to the Los Angeles Lakers.
10. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 3, 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.
11. Baker Donelson Adds Carletos-Drayton
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Carmalita “CC” Carletos-Drayton has joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder. Carletos-Drayton’s legal practice primarily focuses on environmental law, economic development, and government contracts.
12. Digital Diaspora
- Monday, July 20, 2015
The ubiquitous connectivity that permeates today's workplace is having a profound effect on company cultures, most notably in the digitally-fueled diaspora unfolding in which employees can work from just about anywhere.
13. Dow Reshuffle: Apple Joins Blue-Chip Index and Boots AT&T
- Monday, March 9, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is in. AT&T is out.
In another victory of sorts for the popular and profitable iPhone giant, Apple will replace AT&T in the venerable Dow Jones industrial average on March 19, the manager of the index announced Friday.
14. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
15. 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.
16. Big Tech Companies Lash Out at Government Snooping
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
17. Gonitzke Named CEO of National Foundation for Transplants
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Connie Gonitzke has been appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants. Gonitzke joined the Memphis-based organization in 2002 as a patient advocate. In 2006, she was named director of resource development, and in 2008, she became the senior vice president of development.
18. Coopwood Lays Out Future of Health Care
- Monday, September 23, 2013
Health care was the hot topic Thursday, Sept. 19, as nearly 150 people gathered in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium to discuss the current landscape and impending changes in that field.
Health Care: The State of the Industry – one of six seminars in The Daily News’ 2013 Seminar Series – attracted a variety of professionals, most of them from outside the medical realm. They included lawyers, architects, administrative professionals, Realtors, assisted-living specialists and bankers, among others, and most of them were eager to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how it would affect them. Others came to be inspired.
19. Shakeup Could Impact Wright’s Q2
- Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wright Medical Group Inc. over the last two years has seen its fair share of restructuring, and some analysts anticipate that realignment, coupled with sales dislocations and customer losses, will likely result in some short-term pain surrounding the company’s Q2 reported earnings.
20. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.
21. Wright Medical Hires New SVP
- Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Less than a month after Wright Medical Group Inc.’s former Senior Vice President Frank Bono filed a complaint in Shelby County Chancery Court against his former employer, the Arlington-based orthopedic medical device company has named Daniel Garen its new senior vice president and chief compliance officer.
22. Wal-Mart Names Operating Chief Simon as New US CEO
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that Bill Simon is taking over as president and CEO of its U.S. operations, replacing Eduardo Castro-Wright, who is shifting to lead the retailer's e-commerce unit Global.com and its global sourcing division.
23. Fulbright-Dent Joins First Tennessee Team
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Moya Fulbright-Dent has been named to the First Tennessee Bank private client team.
Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
Education: B.S. in finance, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Work Experience: Eight years at American Express Financial Advisors; six and a half years in banking, five at First Tennessee
Family: Husband and college sweetheart, Daniel; and two-year-old son, Colin.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The two people who have influenced me most are my mother and my first boss, Harish Vishria. By example, my mom instilled a work ethic, mental toughness and positive attitude that has gotten me through every experience in my life. (Vishria) taught me the difference between a dream and a goal and gave me the ability to teach others how to achieve their dreams by setting goals.
Why did you pursue a career in financial services? As a child, I saw firsthand the difference asset management can make in not only one person’s life but that of a whole multigenerational family. When I was about 10 years old, two older family members passed away. I learned at that early age how difficult it can be to struggle with the emotional and financial challenges that can come with a loss in a family. I saw then how important it is to be prepared for life’s uncertainties so that one can make the right choices.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider the everyday difference I am able to make in my clients’ lives my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Each person’s financial situation is different. When I chose to major in business instead of art or literature, I thought I was giving up the chance to use my creativity. I have found that developing a plan for an individual, a family, or a business takes just as much creativity as writing a novel or painting a picture.
24. Troubled Frayser Apartment Complexes Land New Owner
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009
3081 St. Charles Drive
and 931 Frayser Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38127
Sale Amount: $2.2 Million
Sale Date: July 22, 2009
Buyer: Group 40 LLC
Seller: Whitney Frayser Manor Memphis LLC
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 21, 2009
Maturity Date: July 1, 2012
Lender: Madison Realty Capital LP
25. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.