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1. Burt Reynolds, Star of Film and TV, Dead at 82
- Friday, September 7, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82.
2. Player-Coach Bond May Have Saved Lives in Thai Cave Ordeal
- Friday, July 13, 2018
The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports, to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don't lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up.
3. 'Game of Thrones' Slays With a Leading 22 Emmy Nominations
- Friday, July 13, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's winner "The Handmaid's Tale," while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time.
4. Sprint, T-Mobile Have to Sell $26.5B Deal to Antitrust Cops
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T.
5. Waffle House Suspect: Erratic Behavior Years Before Shooting
- Thursday, April 26, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle.
6. Police: Waffle House Suspect Was Armed When Arrested
- Tuesday, April 24, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.
7. Republicans Pare Tennessee Senate Primary As Bredesen-Blackburn Race Shapes Up
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee got much closer to becoming the two-candidate contest Democratic and Republican leaders have already decided it is.
The Tennessee Republican Party’s executive committee, meeting in Nashville Saturday, pared the field of 10 contenders who filed by the April 5 deadline for the August primary to three. Seven contenders were dropped from the primary ballot by the party’s leadership for not being “bona fide” Republicans based on their recent voting record.
8. Football Can’t Arrive Soon Enough for Vols Fans
- Friday, March 30, 2018
Thank goodness Tennessee spring football is here. Vol Nation needs a diversion with all that’s happened the past couple of weeks, like the men’s basketball team losing to Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, and Loyola advancing to the Final Four.
9. The Week Ahead: March 12-18
- Monday, March 12, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! Go green and capture the luck of the Irish as both Cooper-Young and Beale Street celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style this week. Maybe you’d prefer to explore the universe with a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist? We’ve got details on those, plus more local happenings you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
10. RKA Construction Preps for New Home
- Saturday, March 10, 2018
For the past eight years, RKA Construction has made a name for itself in the high-end custom home arena, handling everything from small renovations and additions to large, new homes. To accommodate a need for more operational space, RKA recently purchased a 4,000-square-foot building at 81 Tillman St. to serve as its new office, and renovations are underway.
11. Signing Class Disappointing, But Groundwork Laid
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.
New coach Jeremy Pruitt, hired on Dec. 7, signed six players on Feb. 7 but whiffed on several high-profile recruits he and his staff were pursuing. He had signed 14 players during the first-ever early signing period Dec. 20-22.
12. Tigers Lose for Fifth Time in Six Games
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Former Memphis Tiger Antonio Anderson hasn’t been shy about voicing his concerns over the current state of the men’s basketball program under coach Tubby Smith. But after the Tigers dropped their third straight game on Sunday, Feb. 11, a 68-64 loss to UCF at FedExForum, Smith was asked directly about Anderson’s recent comment that he might not be the right man for the job.
13. After Leaving Memphis, Tennis Tournament Making New York Debut
- Monday, February 12, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – New York no longer has to wait for the U.S. Open for top-level tennis. The New York Open debuts next week at Nassau Coliseum, the new home for a tournament that has attracted many of the best American men's players and hopes it can someday get the best in the world.
14. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.
15. Pruitt Makes Most of Early Signing Date
- Friday, January 5, 2018
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt could have done a lot worse during the Dec. 20-22 early signing period, the first-ever for high school recruits in college football.
It was a recruiting whirlwind for Pruitt, named UT’s coach Dec. 7 while still serving as Alabama’s defensive coordinator.
16. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
17. John Lewis to Skip Civil Rights Museum Opening Due to Trump
- Friday, December 8, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – U.S. Rep John Lewis announced Thursday that won't speak at the opening of Mississippi civil rights and history museums, saying it's an "insult" that President Donald Trump will attend.
18. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
19. Pelley Out, Mason Temporarily In as CBS News Anchor
- Thursday, June 1, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – CBS' effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has been a success in the morning, not so much in the evening – and "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley paid the price for it with his job.
20. Who Will Grab the Spotlight in Vols' Spring Game?
- Friday, April 21, 2017
Tennessee completes its fifth spring practice under head coach Butch Jones on Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m. with the DISH Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium.
It’s merely the beginning as the Vols prepare for the 2017 season.
21. City of Memphis, Partners Urge Small Developers to Step Up
- Friday, March 31, 2017
With once seemingly impossible projects coming to fruition like the Crosstown Concourse and ServiceMaster converting the former Peabody Place mall into its new corporate headquarters, there’s a feeling in the city that no project is too big to tackle.
22. Chuck Berry's Influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Incalculable
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.
23. The Press Box: Expectations Belong to Every Coach – Even Tubby
- Friday, March 10, 2017
He arrived as the future Hall-of-Fame coach with a national championship on his resume and a fresh Coach-of-the-Year Award from taking Texas Tech to the NCAA Tournament.
Tubby Smith was everything that Josh Pastner wasn’t: seasoned, the kind of guy that could “coach players up,” and wouldn’t be overmatched when making in-game decisions.
24. New AD Bad News for Struggling Vol Coaches
- Friday, March 10, 2017
The hiring of John Currie as the University of Tennessee’s athletics director conveys a number of messages. One of them: Butch Jones is officially on the clock.
Based on Currie’s history at UT, as well as his eight-year track record as Kansas State’s athletics director, it’s safe to say he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger when it comes to coaches – for better or worse.
25. Tigers Facing Tall Order in AAC Tournament
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
Leven and Mary Williams had come to FedExForum last week for Senior Night. They wanted to see their beloved University of Memphis Tigers one more time and, who knows, maybe see Dedric Lawson play at home for the last time.
26. Local Democratic and Republican Partisans Already Looking To 2018
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
U.S. Rep. David Kustoff says former Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey was right in describing his 8th Congressional District as the most Republican of the state’s nine congressional districts.
27. Last Word: Wessman Trouble, Selling 495 Union and An Underground Film Icon
- Friday, February 17, 2017
When Wessman Development came to town last year with the idea of a boutique hotel, the Palm Springs, California company was part of the flood of smaller hotel projects Memphis was seeing and is still seeing. Then the company added another hotel and just this month the redevelopment of a building on Madison west of Second Street as apartments with retail on the ground floor. In a very short period of time, Wessman has had a lot of plans for Memphis.
28. Criswell Take Reins As MAAR Board President
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tommie Criswell has begun her yearlong tenure as president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ board of directors. Criswell has actively volunteered with MAAR for more than 20 years. At Crye-Leike East Memphis, where she serves as broker/manager, she focuses on residential real estate along with some commercial real estate sales.
29. Snapshot: Serving Up the Memphis Open
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson competes in a singles match against Damir Dzumhur representing Bosnia and Herzegovina Monday at the Memphis Open. The tournament field is wide open this year as Kei Nishikori is not defending his title. The top U.S. contender is John Isner, who was ranked 19th in the world in the Emirates ATP rankings as of Jan. 2. Isner was a 2010 Memphis Open finalist. Also in the field is American Taylor Fritz, No. 76 in the world and last year’s runner-up.
30. 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.
31. Ernest Strickland Takes On Workforce Role at Chamber
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Ernest Strickland to senior vice president of workforce development, a newly created role. Strickland, who has worked at the chamber since 2006, previously served as vice president of international and business partnerships.
In his new position, he is responsible for creating and implementing the chamber’s workforce development strategy. His department serves as a liaison, working directly with existing and prospective businesses to ensure they are able to attract and retain a qualified workforce today and in the future.
32. Frayser Charter Seeks to Take Over Humes Prep Academy
- Friday, January 13, 2017
Bobby White admits Humes Preparatory Academy is a “challenging situation.”
“But it’s a situation that is manageable,” he told a group of 40 people in the auditorium of the North Memphis school Wednesday, Jan. 11.
33. 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.
34. Freed-Hardeman University President Retiring
- Thursday, October 13, 2016
HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) – Freed-Hardeman University says president Joe Wiley will retire at the end of this academic year.
35. Toast to the Achievement School District
- Thursday, August 25, 2016
Somebody forgot to tell the Achievement School District it had to follow a few simple rules when the Legislature formed it a few years ago to save failing schools: Primarily, don’t party with the money.
36. Jury Finds Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal Riff for 'Stairway'
- Friday, June 24, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," a federal court jury decided Thursday.
37. Tennessee Lagging On Alternative Energy
- Saturday, June 18, 2016
Tennessee has never been at the forefront of alternative energy. If California is the cool kid tapped in on all the latest advances, we could be considered the behind-the-times cousin always trying to play catch up.
38. Country Icon Merle Haggard, Champion of the Underdog, Dies
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.
39. Memphis Legislators Sound Off On State-Run School District
- Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Armed with a Vanderbilt University study showing Shelby County schools that were taken over by the state’s Achievement School District are showing little to no improvement, Memphis legislators are nearly ready to kill the experiment.
40. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
41. Craig Gordon Joins Advanced Dermatology
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Dr. M. Craig Gordon has joined Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates. As a general dermatologist, Gordon manages dermatologic conditions ranging from acne, warts, eczema and psoriasis to more complex cutaneous lymphomas and autoimmune skin conditions. He also performs cutaneous surgeries and offer medical cosmetic services.
42. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 9, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
43. Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.
44. Trezevant Hires Resident Services Head
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Kimberly O’Donnell has joined Trezevant as director of resident services. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing a variety of programs and functions while serving as liaison to the residential community.
45. Mississippi Celebrates Literary Heritage With Book Festival
- Friday, August 21, 2015
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authors and bibliophiles gather at the state Capitol on Saturday for the first Mississippi Book Festival.
John Grisham opens the event in the same building where he once helped write state laws. The young attorney was a Mississippi House member during the 1980s while writing his first best-seller, "A Time To Kill."
46. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
47. Whalum Chooses Council Super District Race
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
New Olivet Baptist Church pastor and former Shelby County Schools board member Kenneth Whalum Jr. will run for Memphis City Council in the October 8 city elections.
Standing with family, friends and supporters Tuesday, July 14, in Church Park, Whalum settled weeks of speculation by announcing he will run for council Super District 9 Position 2, formerly held by Shea Flinn.
48. Former Memphis Tigers Plan Alumni Basketball Game
- Monday, June 22, 2015
Look back to look ahead. That’s what former University of Memphis basketball players Jeremy Hunt and Willie Kemp are trying to do with the first alumni game, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, 495 Zach Curlin St.
49. East Tennessee’s Endangered 8
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s list of endangered heritage sites for the region:
1. The Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County was built around 1814 by the first permanent white settlers in that area, as part of a Revolutionary War land-grant.
50. Bass Pro Announces Opening Week Lineup
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Bass Pro Shops has unveiled the celebrity lineup and schedule for its opening festivities, kicking off with a free Evening for Conservation event Wednesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Here is the press release from Bass Pro:
51. Anderson Receives Final Memphis Open Wild Card
- Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster has announced that world No. 15 Kevin Anderson has received the final wild card into the main draw of the 2015 Memphis Open, to be held Feb. 7-15 at The Racquet Club of Memphis.
52. Consumers Fuel Steady US Economy as Rest of World Struggles
- Monday, February 2, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness.
Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Layoffs hover near historic lows. Auto sales are strong. Gas prices have sunk. Congressional budget fights have faded. Americans are increasingly confident.
53. Hitting the Accelerator
- Saturday, January 17, 2015
Five years after the Great Recession rocked the nation and nearly destroyed auto manufacturing in Tennessee, the Midstate’s industry is booming again.
Nissan’s growth is no small part of that, largely because of the company’s confidence in the state of Tennessee and Gov. Bill Haslam, according to José Muñoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co. and chairman of Nissan North America, which is headquartered in Franklin.
54. $1 Million-Plus Sales Reach New Heights in 2014
- Saturday, December 27, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, the “Where does it end?” question is becoming more and more a part of the conversation.
And based on the past, it is a logical concern as buyers are being forced to pay more and more for houses with demand high and inventory low.
55. 321,000 Jobs Added in November, Most in Nearly 3 Years
- Monday, December 8, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A burst of U.S. hiring in November – the most in nearly three years – added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
56. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
57. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
58. Government Website for Doc Payments Not Up to Snuff
- Friday, October 3, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Another year, another headache for the Obama administration over a health care website.
This one is called "Open Payments." The goal was to allow consumers to find out if their doctors are getting drug company freebies, travel or other financial benefits that could create ethical conflicts. But since the site launched Tuesday, complaints have been piling up.
59. Everyone Wants Locker to Succeed, But Can He?
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
Perhaps the best thing that Jake Locker has going for him right now is Coach Ken Whisenhunt’s profession of faith.
There is no question that virtually everyone at St. Thomas Sports Park is pulling for Locker to make good in his final chance to be the Titans long-term answer at quarterback.
60. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
61. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
62. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
63. Grizzlies Hope Upheaval Leads to Draft Unity
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies hope the recent tumultuous turnover in their front office translates into a solid, unified draft Thursday night.
For now, the team only has to concentrate on one pick – the 22nd overall – and the opportunity to add selections.
64. 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.
65. Fed Will Reduce Bond Purchases by $10 Billion in January
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve has sent its strongest vote of confidence in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession struck six years ago: It's decided the economy is finally strong enough to withstand a slight pullback in the Fed's stimulus.
66. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
67. Poll: No Heroes in Shutdown, GOP Gets Most Blame
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.
68. Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, For a Fee
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight.
69. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, August 9, 2013
After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.
70. Editorial: Memphis Must Now File New Flight Plan
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
In early 2009, The Memphis News published a cover story analyzing the Delta-Northwest merger, which at the time was undergoing FAA authorization after being inked a few months prior. The report included comments from Delta CEO Richard Anderson, Memphis International Airport executives and airline industry analysts, all of whom were bullish, for the most part, on what the deal meant for Memphis.
71. Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.
72. Chamber Prepares to Celebrate 175 Years
- Monday, April 8, 2013
Despite arriving this year at the ripe old age of 175, the Greater Memphis Chamber still has a spring in its step.
When the chamber blows out the candles, so to speak, during its milestone bash Friday, April 12, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the event will underscore the organization’s storied history, which predates the Civil War. This year also sees the continuation of the chamber’s push to be more of a civic force in the community, helping to bring together government and private businesses.
73. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group and construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
74. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. has sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group.
Construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.
75. Healthy Church Challenge Tackles Obesity Epidemic
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s second annual Healthy Church Challenge 100-day weight loss competition for churches in West Tennessee is set to get under way on Saturday, Feb. 2.
This year’s challenge is anticipated to include more than 50 local churches that will get the chance to compete for cash prizes to benefit their churches and health ministries.
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
The 54th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, featuring Iowa State University vs. University of Tulsa, will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. The Temptations will perform at halftime. For a list of bowl week events, visit autozonelibertybowl.org.
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email email@example.com.
78. Delta Looks Ahead to December Refleeting
- Friday, October 26, 2012
Delta Air Lines executives are about to refleet. Leaders of the Atlanta-based airline with a hub in Memphis will roll out details at a December investors day conference in Atlanta.
But during Delta’s third-quarter earnings conference call this week, they talked in broad terms of a domestic fleet restructuring. It involves removing 50-seat aircraft and replacing them with “mainline” aircraft that are 76 seats and larger with the first arrivals in the refleeting next summer.
79. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
80. Election Winners Take Oaths of Office
- Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Labor Day weekend served as a political marker for past and future events in Memphis politics.
The four Shelby County general election winners from the Aug. 2 vote are officially in office as the weekend ends and the workweek begins.
81. Shelby Farms Parkway Still Unresolved
- Friday, August 31, 2012
The political road to a Shelby Farms Parkway that extends Kirby Parkway through the northwestern edge of Shelby Farms Park to link up with Whitten Road has a few turns and lots of mileage left in it.
82. Study: Less Religious States Give Less to Charity
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
BOSTON (AP) – A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.
The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity.
83. Commercial Council Elects deWitt, Reilly as Top Leaders
- Monday, August 13, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council announced its 2013 officers and directors Thursday, Aug. 9, at its annual Member Appreciation and Election Party.
Greg deWitt of Grubb & Ellis Memphis will serve as 2013 president. Patrick Reilly of CB Richard Ellis Memphis will serve as vice president.
- Monday, June 11, 2012
Two frequent-flyer businessmen booked side-by-side seats on Delta Air Lines flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis last month, with one of them getting charged a higher price than the other each time they tried booking it.
85. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
86. Charity Finds Use For Unspent Gift Cards
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
Emily Thomas wants the neglected gift cards that have been languishing for months in your wallets, desk drawers and purses.
87. Federal Roundup Nabs $76M in Counterfeit Goods
- Friday, December 23, 2011
MIAMI (AP) – Authorities conducting a six-week counterfeit sweep in three countries seized 327,000 phony items including fake Hello Kitty clothing and cheap imitation Casio G-Shock sport watches that if legitimate carry suggested retail prices of more than $76 million, federal investigators said Thursday.
88. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
89. Touch and Go
- Monday, December 19, 2011
In the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport is considered a fortress hub, an airport where a single airline – in Memphis’ case, Delta Air Lines Inc. – handles 70 percent or more of the passenger flights.
90. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.
91. Airport CEO Larry Cox to Head Chamber Board
- Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board. Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo.
92. Airport CEO Larry Cox to Head Chamber Board
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board.
Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo. DeVivo now works for Albany, N.Y.-based medical device provider AngioDynamics.
93. Retailers Bank on Kindle Fire for Holidays
- Tuesday, October 4, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon's Kindle Fire is a Catch-22 for retailers: The $199 tablet computer could both help Christmas traffic and hurt future sales.
Retailers hope the Kindle Fire's low price tag – which is less than half that of Apple's cheapest iPad tablet – will attract shoppers to stores during the busy holiday season. But the device, which offers free shipping and other incentives for customers to shop at Amazon, ultimately could drive sales to their online nemesis.
94. AP-GfK Poll: Views on Economy, Obama Role Sour
- Friday, August 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans' views on the economy have dimmed this summer. But so far, the growing pessimism doesn't seem to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama's re-election prospects.
95. City Elections Withdrawal Deadline Nears
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
Noon Thursday, July 28, is the deadline for candidates who filed for the Oct. 6 Memphis elections to withdraw their names from the ballot if they wish.
And one candidate has already dropped out of a City Council super district race to endorse another candidate.
96. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
97. Obama Gains Foothold; GOP Autumn Surge Behind Him
- Wednesday, June 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.
98. FedEx's Smith, Delta's Anderson Tout Aviation Strength
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith told several hundred attendees of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition held in Memphis this morning that the U.S. is a leader in aviation. But he said aviation “has reached a point where it is a bit taken for granted.”
99. Conference Pits MEM At Center of Aviation World
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For five years Memphis International Airport executives and other civic leaders have worked on developing the city’s aerotropolis – the concept of an airport serving as a region’s economic engine.
The idea will be as public as ever – at least here – Tuesday, the second day of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition at The Peabody hotel. That’s when FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith and Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson share the stage with University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, the originator of the aerotropolis concept.
100. Paris Trade Pact Comes As Conference Begins
- Monday, April 11, 2011
The Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition begins its three-day run Monday at The Peabody with Memphis and Paris leaders signing a trade pact.
The economic development part of the agreement links businesses around Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to businesses around Memphis International Airport now and in the future.