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- Monday, January 29, 2018
Memphis Toys R Us
To Remain Open
A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.
2. Fairgrounds Project May Get More Acreage
- Thursday, February 1, 2018
More than 12 acres of land next to the Mid-South Fairgrounds could open up with the move of the Shelby County Schools central office as the city embarks on a redevelopment of the Fairgrounds and surrounding area.
3. Last Word: Wiretaps in the Wright Case, Target Layoffs and SCS Looks To Move
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis among those boycotting the State of the Union address Tuesday evening by President Donald Trump. “The president is unworthy of the podium, the position and the power.” Republican Congressman David Kustoff of Germantown among those not boycotting SOTU. “Just one year after president Trump took the oath of office, our economy is the strongest it has been in decades. … We passed historic tax reform and we bolstered our military and support our veterans. Last year, the president kept his promises and tonight, he told the American people that he is not done.”
4. ISU Defense a Challenge; Tigers Snag 13 Early Signings for 2018
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Iowa State may or may not be the best defensive team the University of Memphis has faced this season. But whatever designation you put on the Tigers’ opponent in Saturday’s Dec. 30 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis coach Mike Norvell knows this:
5. Getting Connected
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Ivan Ortiz found himself not too long ago with a passing interest in pursuing an IT career – passing, in that he wasn’t completely sure about it, nor was he totally sure how to make it a reality.
6. 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.
7. State Sens. Harris, Kelsey Critical of TVA Water Wells
- Thursday, January 26, 2017
When Odell Johnson goes on business trips he looks forward to seeing water pumping plants in other cities that use surface water for drinking water.
Johnson is the manager for water and engineering operations at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. He made the comment Tuesday, Jan. 24, as his tour of the utility’s Sheahan Pumping Station served as a backdrop for the ongoing debate about the Tennessee Valley Authority’s change of plans to cool its new natural gas-fired power plant in southwest Memphis.
8. Saint Francis Rolling Out Carpet for Nurses
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Faced with a growing demand for nurses, hospitals are finding they have to be more creative in their recruitment efforts to attract the best candidates.
That’s according to Keith Stanhill, chief human resource officer for Saint Francis Healthcare, which is hosting a job fair and hiring event next week and offering a potential hiring bonus of $10,000 for some eligible nurses.
9. Last Word: 2016's Toll, Strickland & Herenton and Downtown Hotel Changes Hands
- Monday, January 2, 2017
The city’s homicide count was at 228 as 2016 came to an end, breaking the old 1993 record.
In a few years maybe there will be a better idea of the larger trend that made 2016 a more violent year. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings has said gangs were a factor in more homicides but not necessarily most of them – or if they did, it still remained an act between two people who knew each other and being in a gang wasn’t necessarily what set off the violent reaction.
10. 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.
11. Memphis Health Care Thrives With Investments, Growth
- Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Methodist Healthcare made a “great commitment” to Memphis this year. Those are the words of Methodist University Hospital CEO Jeff Liebman, who referenced the health care system’s multimillion-dollar investment into its flagship hospital at 1265 Union Ave., part of a master plan that will give the facility a modern overhaul.
12. UrbanArt Commission and Planning Division Team Up for Memphis 3.0
- Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The UrbanArt Commission’s partnership with the city-county Division of Planning and Development to hire three artists to join the Memphis 3.0 team is the commission’s “most exciting development” in its relationship with the city in more than a decade.
13. GCT Promotes Asher To Artistic Director
- Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Justin Asher has been promoted to artistic director of Germantown Community Theatre. Asher joined GCT in January 2015 as technical director. He was promoted to associate producer in July 2016 and has assisted in the productions of the titles in GCT’s 45th season.
14. Platform for Property
- Saturday, December 3, 2016
Airbnb is revolutionizing the hospitality industry causing legislators worldwide to scramble to regulate it, but the Memphis City Council is gaining state and national attention for its hands-off attitude.
15. FedEx Working on Drone and Automation Projects – With Caveats
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
John Zimmer, co-founder and president of the on-demand ride-sharing company Lyft, thinks that in less than a decade private car ownership will essentially have ended in major U.S. cities. Also, that within five years most Lyft trips will take place in self-driving cars.
16. Former Titan Dyson Finally Reaching His Goal
- Saturday, July 2, 2016
When is it too late to go back to school and prepare for a new career? Most experts and older students who’ve returned to school at 30, 40, 50 – or even 60 and beyond – will tell you there’s really no limit as long as an older student is motivated and focused.
17. Saban Is Tops, Busch Upgrades, Grizz 100-1
- Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I really don’t like the debates about the greatest player or coach. But it was unavoidable this past week after Alabama won its fourth national championship under Nick Saban (his fifth, having also won as coach at LSU).
18. As Oil Plunges, Energy Companies Cut Jobs, Postpone Projects
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
LONDON (AP) — The world's biggest oil companies are slashing jobs and backing off major investments as the price of crude falls to new lows — and there may be more pain to come.
Companies like BP, which said Tuesday it is cutting 4,000 jobs, are slimming down to cope with the slump in oil, whose price has plummeted to its lowest level in 12 years and is not expected to recover significantly for months, possibly years. California-based Chevron said last fall that it would eliminate 7,000 jobs, while rival Shell announced 6,500 layoffs.
19. Last Word: The River, Miss Cordelia's, OPEB and the Kumbaya Council
- Thursday, January 7, 2016
Here comes the river. Not quite at 40 feet on the Mississippi River gauge at Memphis overnight but getting there
For those who weren’t around in 2011 when the river crested at 48.3 feet, the second highest level ever recorded at Memphis, this is the part of the program where lots of people begin to gather at the river.
For some it will be to compare what they've seen before. For others it will be their first look and experience with the concept that nature is bigger than we are.
The smaller those first-time river visitors are, the easier it is for them to accept that. After all, when you are always looking up at the world everything is bigger than you are.
In Tom Lee Park you see them step onto the park's grass, their eyes riveted on the west, perhaps not seeing much beyond the grass at first, a small hand poking out of a coat sleeve shielding their eyes from the sun. And then their first glimpse of the running brown water. And the walk inevitably becomes a run and then a quick halt as the immensity of the river kicks in. Always the two together even when the river is just being eternal.
20. The Week Ahead: Jan. 4, 2016
- Monday, January 4, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? 2016 has kicked off with a full calendar – from an Elvis birthday celebration to a haunted pub crawl. So whether you’re still making your New Year’s resolutions or already have broken a few, here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about...
21. Council to Vote on One Beale, Redistricting and CLERB
- Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Aug. 4, on the $160 million One Beale planned development at Beale Street and Riverside Drive.
The council vote is the last major public sector hurdle for the project by the Carlisle Corp.
22. Obama Proposes Publicly Funded Community College for All
- Monday, January 12, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.
23. Tanger Outlets Confirms Southaven Involvement
- Friday, January 9, 2015
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. has confirmed what The Daily News first reported in December: It will play a key role in the development of a massive outlet mall in Southaven.
24. Proposed Lakeland Prep Site Considered
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The proposed site for the new Lakeland Prep school is 94 acres of land north of U.S. 70, east of Canada Road.
Members of the Lakeland School System board got their first look at the details Monday, Jan. 5, during a school board work session in which the site was recommended by Southern Educational Strategies LLC, a consultant to the school system on the matter.
25. Nashvillians Offer Resolutions and Hopes for the New Year
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions – or so says the Journal of Clinical Psychology. And one of the best ways to ensure they stick? Make them public.
So, we asked a few Nashvillians in various fields – some of whom we spoke with earlier in the year – to share their resolutions, goals or intentions for both their personal lives or businesses as well as hopes they have for the city.
26. New Horizons
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
When The Marston Group PLC, a Memphis-based certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, held an open house in recent weeks at its new digs, the evening portion of the event lasted from 7 till later in the night, with the last person leaving around 10.
27. ZeroTo510 Accelerator Launches New Season
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Dr. Steve Bares, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, is clear-eyed and unequivocal about what success looks like for the startup accelerator program his foundation operates and which launched its new season this week.
28. Mays Hears of Cell Phones and Drug Delivery Planned Behind Bars At Mason
- Friday, February 1, 2013
Two leaders of the Craig Petties drug organization were caught with cell phones while they were prisoners at the federal prison in Mason, Tennessee last year and a third was suspected of trying to have a kilogram of cocaine delivered to him in prison.
29. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
30. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
31. Steve Jobs and Shades of Yellow
- Friday, October 7, 2011
Editor’s Note: “From the Blog” is a new weekly feature that highlights some of the enterprising work our staff posts on The Daily News blog, blog.memphisdailynews.com.
32. Feds Seek Anonymous Jury in Drug Case
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
Federal prosecutors want an “anonymous jury” for the trial next year of four men accused of being contract killers for the largest drug ring ever tried in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis.
33. Summit Touts Return of Demand
- Friday, August 26, 2011
“Demand is back” was the theme at the ninth annual Southern Lodging Summit held Downtown this week at The Peabody hotel and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
Hoteliers and industry execs gathered for the 2011 Summit, which was organized by the Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association and hotel consulting firm Pinkowski & Co.
34. McDonald's Hiring Day Draws Crowds, High Hopes
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
McDonald's Corp. for years has fought back against critics who complain it's making people fat. On Tuesday, it went on the offense against those who assail it as a lousy place to work.
35. Qualifying Period for City Races Opens
- Monday, April 18, 2011
Here come the city elections. Monday is the first day candidates in the Oct. 6 Memphis elections can begin picking up and filing qualifying petitions for mayor, all 13 seats on the Memphis City Council, City Court clerk and the three divisions of City Court.
36. Dixon Hughes, Goodman on Track for Merger
- Monday, March 28, 2011
The merger of one of the largest accounting firms in Memphis with a large Virginia-based accounting firm is on track for completion.
Effective April 1, the firms Dixon Hughes PLLC and Goodman & Company LLP will combine to form Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, with the new entity employing more than 1,700 people in 30 existing offices through 11 states and Washington.
37. Four Petties Codefendants May be Tried in January
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Four codefendants in the largest and most violent drug-trafficking case ever brought in Memphis federal court may go to trial in January 2012.
Report dates for Demetrius Fields, Clarence Broady and Clinton Lewis in the last week have focused on what happens next in the case. That follows the revelation last month that the alleged leader of the drug organization, Craig Petties, pleaded guilty to 19 counts including murder-for-hire in December 2009. The guilty plea was unsealed and made public just last month.
38. MAAR Commercial Council Names 2010 Officers
- Monday, August 24, 2009
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced Friday that Wyatt Aiken of Commercial Advisors will serve as 2010 president and Ron Riley of In-Rel Management will serve as 2010 president-elect.
39. Artificial Limb and Brace Fitters Under Greater Scrutiny
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009
State and national regulators are putting the fitters of artificial limbs and body braces under greater scrutiny because of fraud and an increased demand for services.
James P. Rogers of Chattanooga, president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, welcomes the scrutiny. The public needs to be protected from unqualified and unscrupulous individuals, he said, as the devices become more complex. Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, an aging population and high rates of diabetes are causing more people to need prosthetics (artificial limbs) and orthotics (braces).
40. Caterpillar CEO Sees More Company Layoffs
- Monday, February 16, 2009
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - President Barack Obama's stimulus plan may be good for Caterpillar Inc., but the company's chief executive says the equipment maker will probably have to lay off more staff before it starts thinking about rehiring any of the more than 22,000 employees it already plans to cut.
41. UT Offers New Nursing Degree
- Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is making it easier for people to join the profession from other fields with a first-of-its-kind master’s degree program in Memphis.
The program is a smart way for somebody who becomes unemployed or just wants a change to transition into another career, said Donna Hathaway, dean of the College of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center.
42. Eastview Blight Lawsuit Could Be Settled
- Thursday, July 24, 2008
A relatively obscure Tennessee state statute is being used to put some legal muscle behind an effort to reverse one Memphis neighborhood’s decline.
Settlement discussions are under way in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit filed by a property owner in April who lives near the blighted Eastview neighborhood. Jan Rowe, a homeowner who lives a few streets over from Eastview Drive, filed the suit to argue that the neighborhood’s public scars – which include blighted homes and duplexes, trash-strewn lots and unkempt properties owned by out-of-town investors – are creating negative ripple effects in her own neighborhood.
43. Eastview Neighbor Tries to Sue Blight Away
- Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The Memphis neighborhood known as Eastview gives the appearance of lacking many things. Some of those things include lawnmowers, fix-it men and the occasional visit of a code enforcement officer.
Most of the homes in Eastview, which sits directly north of East High School and an upscale shopping center, are more than 60 years old. Trash is scattered here and there in the street and in many of the yards. Some of the yards are overgrown. Cars are parked in a few of them. One of the area's vacant houses is so dilapidated it looks like it's recently been used as a giant punching bag.
44. Local Judge NamedIn TCJ Complaint
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
A complaint has been filed with the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary against Judge Donna M. Fields of the Circuit Court of Shelby County for the 30th Judicial District. Fields presides over Division 7.
45. With Easement, Shelby Farms Won't Be Strip Mall Bait
- Monday, February 13, 2006
Shelby Farms, which is one of the largest urban parks in the country, is getting closer to having a permanent buffer against the suburban sprawl that's lapping at its outer edges.
A 15-member committee put together by Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is hashing out the finer points of how to enact a conservation easement for Shelby Farms, which would prohibit any future development on its 4,500 acres.
46. Fayette County Towns Plan to Stay Rural
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006
A man's home is his castle, and Hickory Withe in rural Fayette County offers as good a place as any to build one.
It's a country hamlet whose residents don't occupy rows of the tightly packed houses found in cookie-cutter subdivisions. Homeowners come to Hickory Withe looking for space - and plenty of it.
47. Archived Article: Gray's (lead)
- Monday, February 9, 2004
Residents Fight for Areas Rural Character
Grays Creek watchdog group forms to fight unchecked sprawl
The Daily News
Fields of gently blowing grass, country lanes lined with wooden fences and sprawling homes tha...
48. Archived Article: Mba P2
- Friday, November 1, 2002
Bar announces election nominees
Bar announces election nominees
David Wade, Memphis Bar Association president, has released the report of the nominations and elections committee.
The 2003 president is Irma W. Merrill. The vice president is ...
49. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, January 19, 2001
Back Yard Burgers, which is sponsoring the month of January for Lifeblood by offering coupons for free sandwiches, set its sec Back Yard Burgers, which is sponsoring the month of January for Lifeblood by offering coupons for free sandwiches, has its...
50. Archived Article: Real Fcs (desoto) Lj
- Tuesday, February 2, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON DeSotos diamond Construction has begun on the new DeSoto County Civic Center, a project expected to accommodate a variety of events and spur commercial growth By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Work crews have descended on DeSoto Cou...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
52. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, January 22, 1998
The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer its 11th continuing legal education seminar on Monday in the colleges Bryan Campus Life Center The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer its 11th continu...
53. Archived Article: Back1
- Monday, November 18, 1996
Final slate of Memphis Bar Final slate of Memphis Bar Association nominees set The slate of candidates for 1997 Memphis Bar Association officers and directors has been finalized. No nominations were received from the membership in the time allotted ...
54. Archived Article: Page 3
- Tuesday, November 5, 1996
Bar association nominees announced Bar association nominees announced Charles F. Newman, president of the Memphis Bar Association, has released the report of the Nominations and Elections Committee chaired by Blanchard E. Tual. The 1997 president wi...
55. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, February 15, 1996
02-15 Law briefs The Committee to Elect Judge Chris Craft will host a fund-raiser today from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the law offices of Burch, Porter & Johnson, 130 N. Court Ave. Tickets are available at the door and cost $50. Proceeds will benef...
56. Archived Article: Env Briefs
- Wednesday, December 27, 1995
12/27 env. briefs The Tennessee Conservation League is taking nominations for its annual Conservation Achievement awards, which are given each year at TCLs annual meeting. The league presents the award to Tennesseans who made outstanding contributio...
57. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, December 22, 1995
12/22 Govt briefs Non-farm wage and salary employment in the Southeast expanded in the third quarter of 1995, according to Janet S. Rankin, regional commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, in Atlanta. Both the aver...