Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: The Ballot, By the River and The 'Good Ship Ineptitude'
- Friday, March 2, 2018
What blooms before spring and after the rains? It is the quest. The quest that must be declared over and over again – in the confidence of homes and the parlors of supporters – across kitchen tables and behind the soundproof doors of conference rooms -- the patios where supporters have gathered and the rented spaces where campaigns are located. Usually with food. Perhaps a corner table or possibly a catered buffet. Maybe just coffee.
2. Third Memphis TEDx Event Set for Jan. 6
- Tuesday, December 19, 2017
When Hardy Farrow takes the stage in the Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre in a few weeks, it will be to present his argument about poverty and what to do about it.
Farrow – who founded LITE Memphis, which stands for Let’s Innovate Through Education – is one of the speakers who’ll be presenting talks Jan. 6 at TEDxMemphis, which has as its theme this year “The Slant.” The conference will be a chance for speakers like Farrow to share their perspective – their slant, as it were – on the world around them.
3. Testimony: Feds Targeted Jimmy Haslam in Phone Call
- Thursday, November 30, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Federal agents used a Pilot Flying J employee to try to get Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to make incriminating comments on the telephone, but court testimony suggests Haslam was aware he was making the call at their behest.
4. Holder, Branch to Keynote April Observances of King Anniversary
- Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and author and historian Taylor Branch will be the featured speakers at two days of panel discussions and keynote speeches in April as the National Civil Rights Museum marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
5. Former Pilot Exec: Jimmy Haslam 'Loved' Trucking Rip-Off Scheme
- Thursday, November 16, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam "loved it" when the sales team ripped off customers.
6. Trial Underway for Former Execs of Haslam Truck Stop Chain
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A jury was seated Monday in the federal fraud trial of four former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
7. 4 Ex-Employees Accused in Pilot Rebate Scam Reach Plea Deal
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four former employees accused in a diesel fuel rebate scam at the nation's largest truck stop chain have struck a plea deal and agreed to cooperate with federal authorities.
8. New AD Fires Shot Easily Heard at Nelson Stadium
- Friday, May 12, 2017
Tennessee coaches of all sports were alerted last Thursday when Sam Winterbotham was fired after 11 seasons as the Vols’ men’s tennis coach.
No doubt UT baseball coach Dave Serrano got the alert. He could be next in line.
9. Last Word: Deeper on Beale, End of Session and Johnny Mathis
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
Beale Street keeps its cover charge on Saturday nights during its Memphis In May peak. But the district has some complex questions to resolve about its future and who controls that future. If that wasn’t evident before, it became apparent at City Hall Tuesday. It wasn’t the council action on the Beale Street Bucks program that was significant as much as it was the council’s discussion.
10. Local Students Get Chance To Attend Memphis Open
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
In celebration of the Memphis Open and its importance to the community, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has officially proclaimed the tournament week, Feb. 11-19, as Tennis Week in Memphis.
11. What Lies Ahead for UT Athletics in 2017
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Hey Vols fans, Happy New Year. May your 2017 year in Tennessee sports be better than your 2016 year in Tennessee sports. Perhaps, a fresh start is what we all need. Let’s face it. The Music City Bowl wasn’t where Tennessee wanted the 2016 football season to end. The Vols were picked to win the SEC East Division in preseason and floundered to an 8-4 record in the regular season, 4-4 in the SEC. Their football season was about the norm for most UT sports in 2016: average. Here are some dates to mark in hope of better things ahead in 2017...
12. New Year, New Resolutions for Legislators
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
Some Tennesseans recall the days when the state Legislature met every other year and wonder if it should revert to that schedule. Considering the General Assembly pushes most of its work into 3 1/2 months, it might be worth a try.
13. Last Word: Fred's Post Mortem, Karen Camper on Guns and Pentatonix at Calvary
- Thursday, December 22, 2016
Who knew Fred’s could become probably the most complex local business story of the year? More post mortem on the $950 million deal announced this week in which the Memphis-based corporation bought 865 Rite Aid stores from Walgreens and Rite-Aid, who are working toward an acquisition and merger deal of their own.
14. After The Vote
- Saturday, November 12, 2016
If you stood in certain places during the last days of the 2016 campaign in Memphis you could see the 2018 elections even if you couldn’t see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s national victory over Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.
15. Confident Serrano Playing for Future at UT
- Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t setting the bar too high when he met with the media for his 2016 preseason press conference.
Serrano made that mistake before the 2015 season with talk of reaching an NCAA regional and perhaps Omaha, Nebraska, site of the College World Series.
16. Scarboro Takes Reins at Regional Fed
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Douglas Scarboro has been named regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, Scarboro is responsible for working with business leaders and local communities in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to inform the setting of monetary policies.
17. Relevant Again? 10 Keys to Success for UT Baseball
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t pushing the panic button after his team lost two of three games in their season opening series at Florida International University in Miami last weekend.
18. Appraisals, Inspections Getting More Complex
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
As if things were not crazy enough in Nashville real estate – with inspectors now writing 50-page reports with scores of photographs, underwriters overwriting and overriding, new disclosures and disclaimers proliferating the transaction – appraisers are requiring more and more documentation.
19. Tommy John Surgery Growing More Common
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Envision a baseball board game with dice and a spinner in which players try to go from Little League to pitching and winning Game 7 of the World Series.
Let’s call our fictional game “Bringing the Heat.” One can imagine positive squares where players learn “you just struck out 12 in a game, move ahead two spaces” or “you just had your fastball clocked at 94 MPH as a junior in high school, move ahead three spaces.”
20. 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.
21. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
22. Pilot Settles Lawsuit With Nashville Company
- Friday, January 10, 2014
KNOXVILLE (AP) – A Nashville trucking firm has settled its lawsuit over rebate fraud by the Pilot Flying J truck stop company owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jim Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
23. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.
24. Test Progress Bolsters Haslam’s Education Reform Aspirations
- Monday, November 11, 2013
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam picked up more statistics last week for his arsenal in the political battle over education reform in Tennessee.
And he touted the statewide growth rate in the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress results at a Memphis school – a poignant choice because Shelby County is the epicenter for the reform efforts Haslam has made his own in the last three years after his predecessor, Gov. Phil Bredesen, began the effort in his second term of office.
25. Cos., Patients Shop for Better Health Care Deals
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself — and his employer — thousands of dollars on his surgery.
26. John P. Freeman Teacher Honored by State
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Melissa Collins, a second-grade teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, has been honored by the Tennessee Department of Education as teacher of the year for the West Tennessee grand division.
27. John P. Freeman Teacher Honored by State
- Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Melissa Collins, a second-grade teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, has been honored by the Tennessee Department of Education as teacher of the year for the West Tennessee grand division.
28. Barnhart Buys Industrial Property for Expansion
- Tuesday, July 9, 2013
2085 W. E. Freeman Drive
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $2.6 million
Sale Date: June 27, 2013
Buyer: Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.
29. Pilot Flying J CEO Haslam Won't Step Aside Amid Probe
- Monday, April 22, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam on Friday again denied any wrongdoing and said he wasn't stepping aside, a day after an FBI affidavit alleged his truck stop chain had defrauded customers with diesel fuel rebates.
30. Unified Moves To East Pointe Biz Center
- Friday, April 20, 2012
An independent forensic engineering and investigations company has relocated its Mid-South Service Center to a more secure location.
Unified Investigations & Sciences Inc. has inked 8,565 square feet in East Pointe Business Center Building D, 3875 Vantech Drive. The Suwanee, Ga.-based tenant was previously located at 3955 Whitebrook Drive, where it serviced Arkansas, North Mississippi and West Tennessee.
31. MyMathLab Shows Success at U of M
- Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Math professors at the University of Memphis are claiming some success in using math lab computer software to close achievement gaps among students.
The nearly four years of work with the MyMathLab software focused on elementary calculus courses at the university and show pass rates increased 23 percent during that time.
32. Dunlap Finds Good Match With Apperson Crump
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
John Dunlap’s career path – from the time he got his law degree from Vanderbilt University in the 1960s to his recently becoming an of-counsel member at Apperson Crump PLC in Memphis – did not always follow a straight line.
33. Govt to Test Risk-Based Airport Screening
- Friday, July 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday it will test a program to pre-screen a small group of select air travelers who volunteer more personal information about themselves so they can be vetted to get faster screening at airport checkpoints.
34. Blues City Brewery Buys Hardy Bottling
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
5151 E. Raines Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $10 million
Sale Date: May 2, 2011
Buyer: Blues City Brewery LLC
Seller: Chism Hardy Enterprises LLC
35. Davis-Kidd Owner Inks New Lease
- Friday, April 29, 2011
One of Memphis’ most celebrated booksellers is here to stay. The new owner of Davis-Kidd Booksellers signed a 22,000-square-foot lease Tuesday at 387 Perkins Road Extended in Laurelwood Shopping Center for 10 years as first reported in The Daily News. The lease will begin Friday.
36. Staples to Build First Memphis Location
- Friday, February 25, 2011
The world’s largest office products company will soon enter the Memphis market.
Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. has signed a 17,945-square-foot lease at Ridgeway Trace, the shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 developed by Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors.
37. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub
- Friday, January 7, 2011
Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.
38. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
39. Some GOP Candidates to Skip Fundraiser Over Cost
- Friday, May 21, 2010
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Some Republican candidates in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District race say they plan to skip a Saturday GOP fundraiser after they were hit with a demand to pay $2,000 for the right to speak there.
40. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
41. Morgan Stanley CEO to Inherit Bank in Transition
- Monday, September 14, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Morgan Stanley's incoming CEO will be facing a drastically different landscape on Wall Street from when John Mack took over in 2005.
42. Alexander’s Victory Attributable To Dems Too
- Thursday, November 6, 2008
In a race void of the attack ads that dominated the Mississippi Senate race and even one in Tennessee, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander had little trouble winning a second six-year term statewide or in Shelby County.
43. Four City SchoolsReceive Achievement Awards
- Friday, May 2, 2008
Four schools in the Memphis City Schools system have received Title I Academic Achievement Awards.
Title I designations are given to schools in which a large number of students come fro
44. Take Back! Mayoral Resignation Saga Marches On
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Less than a week after he said he was going to give up the office of mayor in July, Willie Herenton has taken back what originally seemed to be a simple but stunning plan to leave the mayor's office with plenty of notice.
45. Garcia Wells' Owners File Complaint Against Landlords
- Monday, August 13, 2007
Garcia Wells Inc., the ownership group behind Garcia Wells Southwestern Grill, has filed a complaint for damages of $750,000 against its landlord, Overton Square Investors LLC, for allegedly breaching a 2005 lease agreement.
46. Four Memphis Schools To Become ADA Compliant
- Friday, June 8, 2007
As children enjoy their summer vacations, Memphis Board of Education officials are planning to make some needed repairs to their schools.
Bids are being accepted for upgrades on alternative classrooms at Oakhaven High School on Ladbrook Avenue and are part of a package that will make four city schools Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
47. Lee's Landing RestaurantsNear Completion
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Two blues-themed restaurants on the ground floor of Lee's Landing Garage are nearing completion, and that means more music options for Beale Street patrons. The restaurants will occupy most of the 14,300-square-foot grou
48. Construction Begins On Memphis' Ground Zero Blues Club
- Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Memphis' status as Home of the Blues will grow this summer with the addition of a Ground Zero Blues Club. The original club is in Clarksdale, Miss., and is co-owned by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and lawyer Bill Luckett.
49. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.
50. Johnson Appointed to Vacant County Board of Education Seat
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Dr. Fred Johnson has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Education. Johnson also is a Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU) board member. Johnson will fill the vacancy left by Wyatt Bunker, who left the board to serve on the County Commission. Johnson has served as a MATCU board member since 1996.
51. The Importance of Being Burnished
- Tuesday, November 28, 2006
In January 1882, a flamboyant 28-year-old writer who would eventually set the Victorian-era literary world aflame arrived in New York City to kick off a 12-month series of speaking engagements in the United States.
52. UT Prez Visits City Today To Tout Strategic Plan
- Monday, August 14, 2006
University of Tennessee president John Petersen is stopping off in Memphis today as part of a statewide tour of UT campuses.
He plans to meet with community leaders and area legislators
53. Blotner Named Communications Specialist for Impact Marketing
- Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Jonathan D. Blotner has joined Impact Marketing as a corporate communications specialist. In his new role, Blotner will head all public relations efforts within the company, assist in research and development of new business, as well as create new interactive media opportunities for Impact's clients. Blotner formerly was CEO and media director of J. Blotner Advertising & PR in New Orleans.
54. Burford to Help Develop PR Efforts For Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union
- Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Marc Burford has been promoted to business development coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). In his new role, Burford will be responsible for helping develop public relations and for coordinating various public functions that promote MATCU's products and services. He started working at MATCU in 2003 as a sales associate and was promoted to an assistant branch manager in 2004.
55. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
56. Local Resident Named Land Realtor of America
- Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Keith Morris of 4M Land Co. in Somerville was honored with the 2005 Land Realtor of America award by the Realtors Land Institute. Morris, current president of the Tennesseen RLI chapter, is the first Tennessean to receive the award. He graduated from the University of Memphis.
57. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
58. Team Spreads Light Through Medical Missions
- Friday, July 15, 2005
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
When Leda W. Phillips remembers the highlights of her medical mission trips outside the United States, it's not hard to understand why she is scheduled for her 10th trip in as many years in November.
59. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 8, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...
60. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NovaCopy Exec Chosen for Whos Who
Memphis Architect Honored for Service to France
Memphis architect Metcalf Crump was named a Knight in the National Order of Merit by French President Jacques Chirac. The award was created in 1963 by President ...
61. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Mid-America Finances Four Properties for $22
Mid-America Finances Four Properties
3505 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Cost: $22.3 million
Borrower: Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. and Mid-America Apartments LP
62. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, March 22, 2004
Tennessee Education Lottery Board Holds Telephone Conference
Collierville Chamber Hosts Small Business Counseling
The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music presents a concert by the U of M Symphony Orchestra at 8 p....
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office, was elected to the board of governors o
Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office, was elected to the board o...
64. Archived Article: Arena (lead)
- Tuesday, December 10, 2002
NBA arena NBA arena, fire museum set for committee discussion
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Concerns regarding the amount of control Shelby County Commission members have in decisions about construction costs of the NBA arena will be aired a...
65. Archived Article: Downtown (lead)
- Monday, August 6, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY Retailers ride wave of home growing By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News After a long hiatus, Downtown is re-filling with people, places and things to do. Today, more than 10,000 people call Downtown Memphis home, according to market...
66. Archived Article: Adopt (lead)
- Tuesday, October 3, 2000
ADOPT-A-SCHOOL Businesses lend a hand to city schools By MARY DANDO The Daily News Organizations such as the Center City Commission, Buckeye Technologies Inc., Troll Communications and the Tennessee Valley Authority have more in common other than ke...
67. Archived Article: Register (lead)
- Monday, August 14, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER Familiar names surface for county register race By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News Potential candidates for the office of Shelby County Register are beginning to make known their interest in the election, which will be included on ...
68. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, March 16, 2000
The first federal cyberspace insider trading case, an $8 SEC files charges, breaks trading scheme The first federal cyberspace insider trading case, an $8.4 million scheme involving the largest number of people ever charged with allegedly profiting ...
69. Archived Article: Gov't (ccdc)
- Thursday, August 19, 1999
CCDC grants extension, CCDC grants extension, balks on two loan requests By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News To grant or not to grant, that was the question before the Center City Development Corp. at its meeting Wednesday. Seven items relating to devel...
70. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
71. Archived Article: Bbb Jackson Office Lj
- Tuesday, January 27, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Memphis BBB opens Jackson branch By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Residents of Jackson, Tenn., and its surrounding counties now have a consumer watchdog in their own backyard. The Memphis/West Tennessee Better Bureau has opened a b...
72. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 5, 1998
Jan Jan. 5 The Mid-South Fly Fishers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. The speaker will be Mike Bone, a professional guide with Clinch River Outfitters. For more information, call Donald M. Dunn at 386-5274. Jan. 7 Lam...
73. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, December 1, 1997
The Better Bureau of the Mid-South has opened a branch office in Jackson, the first branch office in the non-profit bureaus history The Better Bureau of the Mid-South has opened a branch office in Jackson, the first branch office in the non-profit b...
74. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 23, 1996
Victory Bank has announced several promotions: Joel T. Johnson has joined the Pickering Firm Inc. as a structural engineer. He was formerly with Burr & Cole Engineers. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. Victory Bank has an...