Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Bar-B-Foo, Grizz Draft Prospects and The Hampline
- Friday, May 18, 2018
Alleged sightings of Dave Grohl at the barbecue contest Thursday in Tom Lee Park and a photograph from a distance that might or might not be the head Foo Fighter. This does happen at the barbecue contest – celebrities quietly coming in with a team. Sometimes not so quietly as when Vice President Al Gore returned in the 1990s to a contest he had a booth at during his time as a U.S. Senator.
- Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Memphis Grizzlies Suffer 15th Consecutive Loss
The Grizzlies lost their 15th straight game, 119-110 at Chicago, on Wednesday, March 7.
The team has not won since defeating the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on Jan. 29.
3. UT Motivation? Bowl Game, Saving Jones’ Job
- Friday, October 27, 2017
Butch Jones will be Tennessee’s football coach Saturday night against Kentucky in Lexington.
It could be his last as the Vols’ coach.
Jones is on a sizzling hot seat after the Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) were dominated by No. 1-ranked Alabama 45-7 last Saturday. Speculation is rampant Jones will be fired or already is on his way out.
4. 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.
5. Memphis City Council Heads For Rocky End Of Term
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
With only two meetings left, Memphis City Council members are on their way toward what looks to be a rocky end of their four-year term of office together.
And the council’s annual election of a new chairman Tuesday, Nov. 17, for the coming calendar year didn’t help matters.
6. Council Delays Central Station and Graceland West Votes
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Memphis City Council members delayed approval Tuesday, Nov. 17, of the lease agreement and financing of the Central Station redevelopment project for two weeks. And it also delayed a vote on the Graceland West renovation and expansion.
7. New Mayor in Town
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Jim Strickland has some big decisions to make.
At the top of the list: make sure the toilets are flushing, the lights are coming on at night and the stoplights are flashing red, yellow and green.
8. Memphis Police Oversight Board Hits Another Snag
- Thursday, August 6, 2015
After numerous delays and lots of stops and starts, proposed new rules for the city’s Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board hit another roadblock Tuesday, Aug. 4, but not before a vigorous Memphis City Council debate.
9. Police Review Board With Teeth Hits Familiar Wall
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
When Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton created the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board in 1994, it was under pressure from critics who said police couldn’t objectively discipline their own.
But Herenton, who had his own doubts about police objectivity, also believed the board was a hollow gesture. Its powers to investigate allegations of police misconduct would always be limited by civil service procedures, due process safeguards and the legal process in general.
10. Wharton Says No Major Changes To CLERB
- Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. came out Monday, July 27, against any significant changes to the city’s Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board after a nearly six year effort to revive the long-dormant body.
11. Sammons Gets Good Look at Mayor-Council Relationship
- Thursday, April 9, 2015
There was a moment Tuesday, April 7, at City Hall when outgoing chief administrative officer George Little paused in the middle of his grilling by the council to look over at incoming CAO Jack Sammons and smile.
12. Sammons Nomination Approved By Testy Council
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
With an 11-0 vote, the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, April 7, the return of former council member Jack Sammons to City Hall as the city’s new chief administrative officer.
13. Wharton Eyes City Hall Shake-Up
- Monday, March 2, 2015
Facing specific criticism from political challengers that his administration is disorganized and hasn’t focused on priorities much past initial press conferences, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. acted this week to shake up his office starting at the top.
14. Economist Outlines US Freight Network at Intermodal Conference
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis welcomed a distinguished list of guest speakers to its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology Tuesday, Sept. 24.
15. Sammons Seeks Final Cut Numbers From Delta
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Jack Sammons, the new chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board, is no stranger to the flight from Memphis to Atlanta. Sammons long has been the board’s frequent flyer when it comes to business travel.
16. Stories of Hope
- Friday, June 15, 2012
Inside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at 50 N. Dunlap St. is a corridor known as the Wishing Wall, where patients and their friends and family are invited to write down their wishes and prayer requests and leave them on the wall for the hospital’s chaplains.
17. Georgia 3PL Growing Its Area Footprint
- Friday, May 18, 2012
A Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is seeing rapid expansion in the Southeast Memphis industrial market after its local entrance less than a year ago.
Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a 50,000-square-foot lease extension at 5715 Distribution Drive, bringing its Memphis footprint to 100,000 square feet. The company inked its initial 50,000-square-foot warehouse lease in June.
18. Elvis Presley Blvd. Center of Council Talks
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
For decades what is now Elvis Presley Boulevard was the road to Memphis for those from Mississippi, whether they were coming to stay or coming to visit.
Much has changed since Elvis Presley moved into a home on a hill already named Graceland in the mid-1950s when Whitehaven was a country road not yet a part of the city of Memphis.
19. Methodist Le Bonheur Seeks NODA Volunteers
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is seeking volunteers for its No One Dies Alone Program, which trains volunteers to sit with patients who are actively dying and have no friends or family to be by their side.
20. High Court Reins in Prosecutors' Use of Fraud Law
- Friday, June 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians and corporate executives in many of the nation's most prominent corruption cases. The ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron and a Canadian media mogul, both in prison, are among the figures who could benefit from the ruling.
21. Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Enron's Skilling
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling's appeal of his convictions for his role in the collapse of the energy giant, accepting another high-profile challenge to a favorite tool of prosecutors in white-collar and public corruption cases.
22. City Council to Pick Interim Member
- Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Memphis City Council members will pick an interim council member today to fill their ranks until the Nov. 4 election.
The November ballot includes a special election for the Super District 9 Position 1 council seat given up by Scott McCormick last month. McCormick stepped down to become executive director of the Plough Foundation.
23. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.