Editorial Results (free)
1. County Commission Moves Toward Minority Business Fixes, Landfill Moratorium
- Monday, January 22, 2018
Shelby County commissioners vote Monday, Jan. 22, on a first step toward amending the minority and locally owned business program they approved more than a year ago with great fanfare.
The first step is hiring attorney Ricky E. Wilkins to review proposed fixes that are to follow. Wilkins would be paid up to $50,000 from the commission’s contingency fund.
2. Amid the Tumult, a Vol Legacy Finally Gets His Call
- Friday, December 22, 2017
Jacob Warren got one of the best phone calls of his life a couple of weeks ago. The senior tight end at Farragut High School was relieved to hear what new Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt told him.
3. County Commission Renews Opioid Legal Skirmish with County Administration
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday, Dec. 4, to hire another attorney to represent it in an ongoing legal battle with county mayor Mark Luttrell over opioid litigation. And the commission approved a resolution declaring opioid abuse a “public nuisance” as an opening to legal depositions of opioid manufacturers and distributors.
4. Commission Tries to Stop Charter School Plan
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Shelby County commissioners called on a charter school that planned to open in Memphis but instead wants to set up shop in Bartlett to stick by its original plan or put off opening Gateway University Charter School next week.
5. County Commission Calls For Halt to Gateway Charter Plans in Bartlett
- Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Shelby County Commissioners called on a charter school that planned to open in Memphis but instead is setting up shop in Bartlett to stick by its original plan or put off the opening of the Gateway University Charter School next week.
6. Protests Define New Interest In Activism
- Friday, February 3, 2017
Usually when the Shelby County Commission’s committee room is filled, it is with those from various county government divisions making presentations during budget season. Or it might be filled with representatives from several organizations seeking or getting county grants.
7. Memphian One of Two Females Appointed to Key Clerk Roles in Legislature
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
They don’t get much press, but they are making history for women working with the General Assembly.
Murfreesboro resident Tammy Letzler is the first female to serve as chief clerk of either house of the General Assembly, following the trailblazing path of House Speaker Beth Harwell. And Memphis native Kim Cox is serving this session as assistant chief clerk, making her the first African-American female to take that role.
8. Letzler Becomes First Female Chief Clerk of Tennessee House
- Monday, January 9, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell has named Tammy Letzler as the first female chief clerk in Tennessee history.
9. Infectious Disease Specialist Blatz Joins Resurrection Health
- Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Blatz recently joined the staff of Resurrection Health. In his new role, Blatz provides expert consultation on a variety of infectious diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Currently he is focusing on providing HIV and hepatitis C care as well as teaching Resurrection’s family medicine resident physicians.
10. County Commission Approves Hacks Cross Contract, New Health Director
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Jan. 11, a $223,600 contract for engineering and environmental work on the Hacks Cross Road widening.
The contract with Powers Hill Design LLC is to make Hacks Cross a seven-lane road from Shelby Drive south to Stateline Road, a span of 1.8 miles.
11. 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.
12. Roland Claims Shelby County Commission Chairmanship
- Wednesday, September 16, 2015
After Terry Roland took the chairman’s seat at the Monday, Sept. 14, Shelby County Commission meeting, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell congratulated him and pledged to work with him.
13. Roland Claims County Commission Chairmanship
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Three weeks after Steve Basar was elected – and an hour later un-elected – as chairman, the Shelby County Commission settled the discussion of who would be its leader next year by electing commissioner Terry Roland.
14. County Commission Chairmanship Given, Taken Back
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
For a while Monday, Aug. 10, it looked like the Shelby County Commission had shaken off several years of political conflict in the annual selection of its chairman.
As was the case the three previous years, a commission chairman had been elected with most of his or her votes coming from commissioners of the other party. The body currently is made up of seven Democrats and six Republicans.
15. Commission Considers Statue Move, Bailey Honor
- Monday, July 27, 2015
Shelby County Commissioners consider Monday, July 27, whether to get involved in the city’s plan to move a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest out of the city park once named for the Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard.
16. Affordable Housing Gets Foot in the Door in Mayoral Election
- Saturday, March 7, 2015
In recent weeks, the mayor’s race has taken a new focus: Affordable housing.
Some in the community feel this is unwarranted and take issue with organizations such as NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope), which are forcing the candidates to spend more time on social issues, which I support.
17. Fight to Save Printers Alley a Family Affair
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“How does it feel to be on your own?” Fritz Hester turns Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” into a surging blues tune that spills out of the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar into the thick, cigarette and beer-flavored humidity stifling Printers Alley
18. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 7, 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.
19. Grizz Players Also Have March Madness
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Point guard Mike Conley played in an NCAA title game with Ohio State. Mike Miller did the same with Florida.
20. Henry Discusses Decision Not to Seek Re-Election
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Longtime Sen. Douglas Henry said Wednesday that his health and the high cost of campaigning were factors in his decision not to seek re-election next year, even though he believes he could win if he did run.
21. 108th General Assembly Adjourns for Year
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The 108th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on Friday, the first time in 45 years that lawmakers have finished as early as April in the first year of a session.
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey had set an adjournment goal of April 18, but he didn't seem upset finishing a day later.
22. Tenn. Lawmakers Still Trying to Conclude Business
- Tuesday, May 1, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers edged closer Sunday to adjourning several weeks earlier than usual, but they continued to engage in end-of-session wrangling as intense as ever.
Budget disagreements between the two chambers led to the first conference committee on the spending plan since the acrimonious debate over the income tax more than a decade ago.
23. Drexel Buys Presidents Is. Warehouse
- Friday, January 27, 2012
A longtime Memphis-based agricultural chemical provider has snatched up a warehouse on Presidents Island, where it already has a strong presence.
Drexel Chemical Co. purchased the 137,526-square-foot former manufacturing and distribution facility on 12 acres at 2070 and 2071 Channel Ave. on Presidents Island from HPD Properties LLC for $810,000, or $5.89 per square foot.
24. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.
25. Body and Soul
- Monday, March 14, 2011
From now through April 15, a cross-section of Memphians will pour into Calvary Episcopal Church each weekday at lunchtime to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
26. Memphis Movement
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Memphis music producer Scott Bomar considers “Wattstax,” the concert documentary about Stax Records’ 1972 concert in Los Angeles, the “pinnacle of the Memphis music business.”
27. New Mayor Lowery Braces for First Council Battle
- Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Memphis Mayor Pro Tempore Myron Lowery goes to the City Council today with a new nominee for city attorney, former U.S. Attorney Veronica Coleman Davis, and lots of questions from some of his former council colleagues about his dismissal Friday of the old city attorney.
28. Bill Closing Handgun Permits Moves Forward ?in Legislature
- Thursday, April 23, 2009
A proposal to close off all public access to the names of people with state-issued permits to carry loaded handguns has advanced out of a House subcommittee.
The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Eddie Bass, a retired Giles County sheriff, passed the House Budget Subcommittee on a voice vote.
29. Mumpower Predicts Becoming Tenn. House Speaker
- Friday, November 7, 2008
Republican House Leader Jason Mumpower said he expects to be elected speaker when the Tennessee Legislature convenes in January.
The Bristol lawmaker in an interview with The Kingsport Times-News cited the unity of House Republicans in his time as leader in his party’s picking up four seats to gain a 50-49 majority in the General Assembly’s lower chamber.
30. GOP Fails to Add English Requirement to Unrelated House Bill
- Friday, April 18, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans failed Thursday in an attempt to attach a proposal to allow employers to require workers to speak English to an unrelated bill about sewage systems.
The House voted 51-46 to reject the amendment sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, a Jonesborough Republican. A similar measure had previously passed the Senate but failed in a House subcommittee last month.
31. Gibbons, Other DAsHelp New Orleans Office
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons is part of a team of district attorneys from across the country who traveled to New Orleans this week to assess and offer recommendations to help the troubled New Orle
32. Former Kmarts, Cordova Shopping Center Have New Options With New Plan
- Thursday, March 1, 2007
When New Plan Excel Realty Trust Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. set up a joint development venture in 2005, the venture's first deal involved transforming three former Kmart stores in Memphis.
Sears had closed the stores in 2005, citing their under-performance. Since then, Sears' partner in its development venture - a New York real estate investment trust (REIT) with assets of about $3.5 billion - has more than lived up to its name.
33. If Lennon Could See 'Em Now ...
- Thursday, October 19, 2006
It's one of the great what-ifs in Memphis music lore.
What if The Beatles - the Fab Foursome who famously revered the Memphis sound - had gotten to record some of their precocious pop magic at Stax, the famed studio they admittedly always wanted to visit?
34. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, October 13, 2003
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35. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, October 26, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Back in the early 60s, Hamilton High School junior Deanie Parker was rehearsing for a talent show competition that would change her life.
She and the other four members o...
36. Archived Article: Marketplace Chg
- Monday, June 23, 1997
By CAMILLE H Delta travels to D.C. Smithsonian Instituteís annual Festival of American Folklife to celebrate the Mississippi Delta By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News More than 1 million people will get a taste of the Mississippi Delta and it...
37. Archived Article: Real Focus Lj
- Tuesday, December 19, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Vesta Home Show already a sellout 1996 show marks return to "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News If lot sales for the Home Builders Association of Memphis annual new home showcase are any indi...
38. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, December 12, 1995
12/12 Real briefs The Home Builders Association of Memphis annual new home showcase scheduled for next September at Colliervilles Almadale Farms has been a sell-out among builders. All ten lots for the show were chosen within an hour, according to e...