As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.
52. Senate Democrats Agree to GOP Plan to Fund Homeland Department - Thursday, February 26, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.53. Building From a New Blueprint - Saturday, February 21, 2015
When recruiting new businesses, East Tennessee economic development officials have long touted the benefits of partnering with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
The lab and the university both have a history of working closely with private business to develop cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, technologies and new products. That research effort recently received a major boost with President Obama’s announcement of a new manufacturing innovation hub based in the Knoxville area.54. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class - Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.55. Ardent Studios Founder John Fry Dies - Friday, December 19, 2014
Back when he was in his mid-teens, John Fry would make frequent trips to the music store in front of Stax, the Satellite Record Shop, where Stax co-founder Estelle Axton would sell the future Ardent Studios founder 45s from behind the counter.
56. Stars Flock to Music City’s Ernest Tubb Record Shop - Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.57. Tech Support - Thursday, November 06, 2014
As FedEx evolved, it developed its own technologies for moving packages around the globe, such as handheld devices that scan packages. When those devices experienced problems, FedEx technicians repaired them.58. VESTA Home Show Kicks Off Oct. 4 - Saturday, October 04, 2014
The 2014 VESTA Home Show, presented by West Tennessee Home Builders Association, will be held at Shaw’s Creek Reserve in Piperton and will run from Saturday, Oct. 4, through Oct. 26.
Five local home builders – Kevin Yoon Construction, Taylor Brothers Construction, John Duke, Bryce Homes and Price Hays Construction – have spent the past seven months building houses in the subdivision near Tenn. 196 and Raleigh LaGrange Road.59. VESTA Home Show Kicks Off Oct. 4 - Thursday, October 02, 2014
The 2014 VESTA Home Show, presented by West Tennessee Home Builders Association, will be held at Shaw’s Creek Reserve in Piperton and will run from Saturday, Oct. 4, through Oct. 26.
Five local home builders – Kevin Yoon Construction, Taylor Brothers Construction, John Duke, Bryce Homes and Price Hays Construction – have spent the past seven months building houses in the subdivision near Tenn. 196 and Raleigh LaGrange Road.60. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State - Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.61. Crenshaw’s Lawn Care Business Celebrates 30 Years - Friday, September 05, 2014
Thirty years is a milestone worth celebrating for almost any venture, and for a small business especially, it’s a hard-won anniversary that comes thanks to a combination of luck and hard work. And there’s also the realization that such a milestone is the exception, a contrast to the large number of entrepreneurs out there who tried but came up short. 62. Congress Races to Finish VA, Highway Bills - Friday, August 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and headed toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.63. 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.64. Pathmark Inks Lease at I-Bank Tower - Friday, July 11, 2014
A longtime third-party logistics company is on the move.
Pathmark Transportation Co., which was started in 1984 as a subsidiary of petroleum marketing company Pathmark International before becoming a national logistics provider, has signed a new lease for 3,800 square feet at the i-bank Tower on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis.65. Tower Facelift - Thursday, May 08, 2014
One of Memphis’ most recognizable office buildings, occupying a prime piece of commercial real estate on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis, is getting a makeover.
Rosemont Realty LLC is investing around $400,000 to update the 24-story i-bank Tower at 5050 Poplar Ave. The 275,634-square-foot building, built in 1967 by pioneering developer William B. Clark Sr. and formerly known as White Station Tower, includes the signature round top floor, which once housed a rotating restaurant.66. Pinnacle Apartments Sell for $3.8 Million - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
305 S. Bellevue Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $3.8 million
Sale Date: April 8, 201467. St. Jude Files Permits for $25 Million Garage - Thursday, April 17, 2014
Buyer: Pinnacle Apartments Property Owner LLC
Seller: Bellevue Tower II LLC
Loan Amount: $3.4 million
Loan Date: April 11, 2014
Maturity Date: May 1, 2019
Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of Woodbury, N.Y.-based CLK Properties has paid $3.8 million for the 118-unit Pinnacle Apartments at 305 S. Bellevue Blvd. in Midtown.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has filed a pair of building permits with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a $25 million parking garage on its Downtown campus.68. Smoother Take-Off - Thursday, April 17, 2014
Andrew Taylor flies out of Memphis International Airport frequently for business and leisure.
He registered at another airport in a Transportation Security Administration PreCheck program that allows for expedited screening, but Taylor and his wife were never able to get their schedules on the same page so she could register for the program at Atlanta’s airport.69. Candidates Commit as Deadline Nears - Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The first day of spring was March 20, but, after months of fundraisers and petition filings, the last day of the month served as the start of this year’s political season.
With the filing deadline for the August state and federal primaries, as well as nonpartisan Shelby County Schools board and judicial positions, Thursday at noon, candidates began Monday, March 31, making the set-in-stone decisions that will point election efforts toward voters and away from the groundwork.70. Obama 2015 Budget Focuses on Boosting Economy - Wednesday, March 05, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.71. 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.72. Newest County Commissioner Takes Seat - Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The newest Shelby County Commissioner is not a newcomer to politics.
But there will be something of a learning curve for former Germantown Alderman Mark Billingsley because of the uniqueness of each local legislative body from boards of aldermen to councils to school boards. The uniqueness isn’t in the structures of those bodies as much as it is in the personalities that come together on them.73. 15 Vie for County Commission Seat - Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners will interview a group of 15 citizens Wednesday, Jan. 8, who want to become the newest member of the elected body.
The committee session interviews come before the full commission is to vote Monday, Jan. 13, on a replacement for Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.74. Makino Named Music Director at Opera Memphis - Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Ben Makino has joined Opera Memphis as the company’s music director. The conductor and pianist, who most recently worked with the Long Beach Opera in Long Beach, Calif., previously served as the music director of Opera Memphis’ inaugural 30 Days of Opera in 2012.75. The Year That Was - Saturday, December 28, 2013
2013 brought plenty of unique and out-of-the-ordinary moments, as well as the launch of new events, businesses and civic ventures that collectively made the Memphis experience richer.
Much of it was covered in these pages, including in recent days a U.S. Supreme Court justice eliciting chuckles from and sharing his constitutional philosophy with an audience of Memphis lawyers.76. Bipartisan Budget Agreement Nears Final Passage - Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate lined up Wednesday to give final congressional approval to legislation scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.77. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors - Monday, December 16, 2013
University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.
Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.78. Shoreline Building Business One Custom Job at a Time - Monday, November 25, 2013
You may not be aware of the creations of Shoreline Custom Woodworks, yet you may very well have placed your beer down on one of their bar tops, eaten a favorite entrée from a tabletop or maybe even passed a bid proposal across a custom-made conference table.79. A Deal: Voting to Avoid Default, Open Government - Thursday, October 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.80. New House GOP Plan as Debt-Limit Deadline Nears - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political meltdown.81. Obama Says Talks OK – After Default Threat Averted - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law.82. Shutdown in Third Day With Debt Trouble Looming - Friday, October 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Efforts to resolve the government shutdown were at a standstill Thursday as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, the Treasury warned of a dire risk to the economy ahead and work in the Capitol was briefly halted because of gunshots outside.83. Events - Saturday, September 28, 2013
The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.84. GOP House: Keep Government Open, Hit 'Obamacare' - Monday, September 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve – and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.85. Events - Monday, September 23, 2013
The National Association of Parliamentarians Tennessee Beta Unit will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call 324-5184.86. Events - Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.87. Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders Say - Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out Obamacare, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.88. Events - Monday, September 09, 2013
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will screen the U.S. premiere of BBC documentary “Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador” Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.89. Events - Saturday, September 07, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.90. Arlington Early Voting is Saturday - Friday, September 06, 2013
Early voting in Arlington municipal elections is Saturday, Sept. 7, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 6145 Quintard St.91. 11 File for State House District 91 Special Election - Friday, August 30, 2013
The race for the state House seat held by the late Lois DeBerry since 1973 includes 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and no Republicans or independents, as of the Thursday, Aug. 29, noon filing deadline for candidates.92. Treasury Says US Will Hit Debt Limit in Mid-October - Tuesday, August 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress that the U.S. government will hit its borrowing limit in mid-October and urged lawmakers to raise it before then.
Lew said in a letter to Speaker John Boehner released Monday that the government is running out of accounting maneuvers it has used to avoid hitting the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. He pressed Congress to act so Treasury can keep paying the government's bills.93. Closing Fannie, Freddie Could Boost Mortgage Rates - Thursday, August 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.94. Old Ads Still Funny - Thursday, June 20, 2013
Cleaning off a shelf, I came across the 2005 issue of “Uncle John’s Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader.” This series, by the way, has been around for a quarter-century now, and I’m long overdue to order the 2012 issue: the “Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.”95. Civil Rights Leader Will Campbell Dead at Age 88 - Wednesday, June 05, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Rev. Will Campbell, a white minister who drew acclaim for his involvement in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 88.96. Basketball Boon - Saturday, April 27, 2013
Before the Grizzlies began their first-round playoff series with the Clippers in Los Angeles, Dennis Flanagan looked ahead to Game 3, which was to be played on Thursday night, April 25, in Memphis.97. Events - Saturday, March 30, 2013
Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “Hamlet” Wednesday, April 3, through Sunday, April 14, at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Visit tnshakespeare.org for times and tickets.98. St. Agnes-St. Dominic Installs Solar Panels in Memory of Alumnus - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School has honored Ryan Edwards by promoting environmental sustainability, a concept that was close to the late St. Dominic alumnus’ heart.99. Events - Friday, March 15, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present “Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” Friday, March 15, through March 31 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.100. Soul Celebration - Tuesday, March 12, 2013
John Fry, the venerable founder of the Memphis-based Ardent record label and accompanying studio facility, still remembers wandering into the Satellite Record Shop, the music store that once operated in front of Stax Records.