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1. Last Word: The Run, 70 Million Gallons a Day and More Shipping Containers
- Monday, November 6, 2017
This will be another busy week on the political front with more candidates declaring their intentions in advance of Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Republican contender for governor Randy Boyd ends his run across the state Tuesday morning on Mud Island – a variation on Lamar Alexander’s walk across the state in the 1978 Republican primary for Governor that remains a part of the state’s political folklore almost 40 years later.
2. Trump’s Bluster Cascades Through State Politics
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.
“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.
3. Trump: 'All Options are on Table' After North Korea Launch
- Wednesday, August 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to reassert an American military threat against North Korea, saying that "all options are on the table" in response to its launch of a missile over close U.S. ally Japan.
4. Historic Eclipse Turns Day into Night Across the US
- Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.
5. South Korean Leader Aims to Reconcile Differences with Trump
- Thursday, June 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader, on a four-day visit to Washington, was aiming to reconcile differences with President Donald Trump after advocating a softer approach to North Korea and delaying U.S. plans for the full deployment of a missile defense system in his country.
6. After Warmbier's Death, US Weighs Travel Ban on North Korea
- Wednesday, June 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is considering banning travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea, officials said Tuesday, as outrage grew over the death of American student Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump declared it a "total disgrace."
7. Privatization Opposition Renewed as No Bids Come in for Falls Creek Falls Project
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The lack of bidders for a $20 million inn reconstruction project at Fall Creek Falls could spur legislative hearings this summer on parks funding and privatization amid growing lawmaker concern about the governor’s outsourcing plans.
8. Economy In Flux
- Saturday, April 29, 2017
With apologies to Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” for the professionals who follow economics for a living this is very much the best of times and the worst of times.
The moment is one of abundant optimism and rampant uncertainty. “Directionally,” they like to say, things look positive. And yet so much could still go very, very wrong.
9. AP: Trump's Voter Fraud Expert Registered in 3 States
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned.
10. Last Word: Haslam To Talk Gas Tax, Rallings Talks Protesters and Beale Street
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam talks gas tax Wednesday in Nashville. Actually, he will be rolling out his full list of legislative priorities in the capitol. But much of the attention will be on what he proposes in the way of the state’s gas tax – something he’s talked about but not committed a specific position to for the last two years.
11. Memphian One of Two Females Appointed to Key Clerk Roles in Legislature
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
They don’t get much press, but they are making history for women working with the General Assembly.
Murfreesboro resident Tammy Letzler is the first female to serve as chief clerk of either house of the General Assembly, following the trailblazing path of House Speaker Beth Harwell. And Memphis native Kim Cox is serving this session as assistant chief clerk, making her the first African-American female to take that role.
12. Letzler Becomes First Female Chief Clerk of Tennessee House
- Monday, January 9, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell has named Tammy Letzler as the first female chief clerk in Tennessee history.
13. Orlando Tourism: No Mass Cancellations Now But Future Unsure
- Monday, June 20, 2016
Experts say it's too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they're committed to visiting.
14. Baptist Executive Vaughn Receives U of M’s Highest Alumni Award
- Friday, May 20, 2016
Anita Vaughn’s notable 43-year career with Baptist Memorial Hospital started on a whim.
“I went to University of Memphis for a year thinking I was going to be a commercial artist,” Vaughn said. “Then a friend just happened to say, ‘You know what? I’m going down to Baptist School of Nursing,’ and I said, ‘Well, OK. Me too!’
15. Lot Availability, Prices Putting Home Construction Behind Demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
The recent uptick in the residential real estate market is devouring what’s left of lot development that lagged during the recession, and tight supply is raising home prices in the Memphis area.
16. Midway Point
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
A quality, affordable neighborhood for low- to moderate-income Memphians. That’s developer Henry Turley’s ongoing vision for Uptown, a North Memphis neighborhood benefiting from $150 million in redevelopment efforts.
17. Posturing Against Supreme Court Is a Waste of Money
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
Legislation rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling faces major constitutional questions and, if passed, could put a financial burden on Tennessee taxpayers.
When the high court declared gay and lesbian couples have the right to be married across the United States, overturning state laws to the contrary, Tennessee’s Republican legislators started brainstorming for methods to work around the decision or to defy it. The Republican Caucus still hasn’t announced the outcome.
18. Forrest Vote Signals Change in General’s Legacy
- Thursday, July 9, 2015
When the city of Memphis voted to rename Forrest Park and two other Confederate-themed parks in Downtown Memphis two years ago, City Council member Bill Boyd criticized the move and extolled Nathan Bedford Forrest’s virtues.
19. Escalation Clause Adds to Real Estate Craziness
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
How crazy is it out there (there being the residential real estate market, of course)?
It is wild, and as Kent McMillin, a successful – and busy – loan officer with Farmington Financial says, “Almost every potential buyer finds himself in a predicament.”
20. Harwell to Again Co-Chair National Leadership Initiative
- Monday, March 30, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell will once again co-chair the Republican State Leadership Committee's Right Women, Right Now initiative.
21. Women Say Barriers Overcome With Perseverance, Mentors
- Monday, March 2, 2015
Kim Grant Brown calls it the “crazy look” she sometimes gets when she meets a client who wants her to build him a home.
22. Point in Time
- Friday, February 27, 2015
About three years ago, what amounts to a very informal census of the city’s homeless – those without shelter – counted 259 people, with 135 of them being deemed the most vulnerable for harm if they remained homeless.
23. Cities Across Tennessee Deal With Short-Term Rental Safety, Zoning Issues
- Saturday, January 3, 2015
Nashville isn’t the only city struggling with how to handle short-term rental properties.
Just about every jurisdiction in the state has been caught off guard by the explosive rise in the new shared economy, and what that means for decades-old zoning laws.
24. Downtown Knoxville Tourism Finally Finds its Stride
- Saturday, October 4, 2014
When Kim Trent moved to Knoxville in 1990, she could stand along Gay Street on a Sunday and be the only soul in sight. Today, she’s a face in the crowd.
25. Real Estate Experts Look at Impact of North Mississippi
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Six years after the real estate bubble burst nationally, the recovery of the commercial and residential sectors in Memphis is slower than in other parts of the country. But they are recovering on their own new terms, say the incoming president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, the president of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association and a mortgage lender.
26. Nine Losing Candidates Challenge August Vote
- Thursday, September 4, 2014
Nine losing candidates from the August elections are contesting the results in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed Sept. 2 by Democratic candidates Joe Brown, Henri Brooks and Wanda Halbert; judicial candidates Mozella Ross, Kim Sims, Kenya Brooks, J. Nathan Toney and Alicia Howard; and Doris Deberry-Bradshaw, who ran in a state House Democratic primary.
27. Home Builders Group Buys Building for Headquarters
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The West Tennessee Home Builders Association has paid $4.4 million for an office building at 5400 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis that will house the organization’s new headquarters.
28. Is It Really Time to Relax Lending Standards?
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
Just when you thought it was safe to believe in the wisdom of the system, they pull this.
Back in 2008, when the Great Recession made its way into Middle Tennessee and the area began to feel the pain that other regions had endured for several years, the financial world collapsed.
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host Stephani Brownlee’s CD release party Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. in Studio A, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Museum admission is free to Shelby County residents with ID. Visit staxmuseum.com.
- Monday, August 18, 2014
Memphis Area Business and Professional Women will meet Monday, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 5530 Walnut Grove Road. Attorney Stephen Biller will discuss how he can be of benefit to women minority-owned businesses. RSVP to Martha Ervin at 489-5481.
31. Battle Lines
- Friday, June 20, 2014
The city’s operating and capital budgets are just about set for the new fiscal year next month. Hard decisions made about health insurance for city employees and retirees Tuesday, June 17, are unlikely to be revisited by the Memphis City Council.
32. 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.
33. New Home Permits See Slight Bump
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Despite bitterly cold temperatures that plagued the Memphis area last month, homebuilders pulled slightly more housing permits in January when compared to the same month last year.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 64 permits in January, up from 57 permits filed in January 2013 and 53 permits in December 2013, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
34. George Brett Headlines Tigers Baseball Banquet
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
Baseball Hall-of-Famer George Brett will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Meet the Tigers Baseball Banquet to be held Friday, Jan. 17, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
35. George Brett Headlines Tigers Baseball Banquet
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Baseball Hall-of-Famer George Brett will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Meet the Tigers Baseball Banquet to be held Friday, Jan. 17, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
36. Pioneering Woman
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
It was 2004 and Kim Grant Brown had just finished her junior year at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
During the break from her studies, Grant Brown, then 20 years old, acquired a loan and built her first house in Arlington.
37. Nightmare Election Scenarios Worry Both Parties
- Friday, October 19, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Here in a county that knows a thing or two about Election Day meltdowns, both parties are fretting over what might go seriously wrong before, during or just after the Nov. 6 presidential election.
38. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn
- Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.
39. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 3, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
40. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 3, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
41. Residential Greening
- Monday, July 30, 2012
There was a time not so long ago when potential homebuyers had to demand energy efficiency in new homes.
Nowadays, green features are more of an expectation than an extra.
“I would venture to say that just about everybody asks about energy efficiency,” said Martha Fondren, director of sales and marketing for Grant & Co. “They may not say it in those words, but they ask us about what kind of furnaces we are using, what kind of faucets, what kind of insulation. What are the standard things that people can expect when they walk in the home in order to save them money on the utility bills because that’s a huge expense.”
42. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
43. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 6, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
44. Election Filing Deadline Looms
- Thursday, April 5, 2012
Candidates in the Aug. 2 set of elections have until noon Thursday, April 5, to file their qualifying petitions in the set of state legislative and congressional primary races as well as the seven general election races for Shelby County school board.
45. Super Bowl MVPs
- Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Would you write a check for $116,000 for one second of TV airtime?
That was precisely the question Super Bowl advertisers faced this year. Thirty-second ads sold for a record $3.5 million, up a whopping 17 percent from last year.
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Memphis alumnae association of Kappa Kappa Gamma will hold a luncheon titled “Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair” Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Authors Kim Edwards and Lisa Patton will speak, and book-signings will follow. Tickets are $45 per person, which benefits Literacy Mid-South. For more information, visit www.memphiskkg.org.
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Cannon Wright Blount certified public accounting firm will continue its series of seminars about Quickbooks accounting software Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the firm, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd. Each two-hour class costs $75. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, visit www.cannonwrightblount.com/resources, and for more information, call Debbie Bossé or Cathy Russell at 685-7500.
48. After Protest, Congress Puts Off Movie Piracy Bill
- Monday, January 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.
49. It’s Alex Grisanti’s Turn to Be the Boss
- Monday, January 23, 2012
Ronnie Grisanti. Judd Grisanti. Alex Grisanti.
50. US Malaise, Debt Stalemate Shake Allies Globally
- Monday, August 1, 2011
BEIJING (AP) — America's debt crisis and economic malaise are shaking confidence in its global leadership.
Many governments see Washington's paralysis as political theater ahead of a presidential election and wonder how American hardliners can be allowed to hold up a deal and bring a globalized economy to the brink.
51. Girls Inc. Celebrates 65 Years of Empowerment
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Many of the city’s most influential citizens gathered Thursday, June 9, to celebrate the Memphis girls and women who embody the “Strong, Smart and Bold” motto of Girls Inc. of Memphis.
52. Travel Officials Optimistic About Summer Season
- Monday, May 30, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge has a new ride that park namesake Dolly Parton is "plain scared" to ride.
In Nashville, famed for records and rhinestones, the raucous downtown honkytonks are prepared to serve cold beer and hot songs.
53. Wharton Preps for 2011 Mayoral Campaign
- Friday, May 13, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was still fielding national media flood inquiries with a mantra of “Memphis is open for business” as he attended the latest of the early campaign fundraisers this week for his re-election effort.
54. Smaller, Greener Homes New Focus for Builders
- Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The characteristics, features and sizes of new homes are evolving, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders that delves into what is anticipated for the industry by the year 2015.
55. Home Away From Home
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Before the American Cancer Society’s Harrah’s Hope Lodge opened its doors in early December, some adult patients traveling to Memphis for cancer treatment slept in their cars or – even worse – forewent treatment altogether for lack of an affordable place to stay.
56. Early Voting Set in Race to Fill Ark. House Seat
- Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Early voting is set to start to fill an Arkansas House seat vacated by a former Harlem Globetrotter.
Secretary of State Mark Martin says early voting in the primary race will start Tuesday for the Crittenden County seat held by Fred Smith. The former traveling basketball player resigned Jan. 26 after being convicted of felony theft of property delivered by mistake.
57. For Real Estate, a Giant Spring Clearance Sale
- Monday, March 28, 2011
In suburban Chicago, it's paradise to be a homebuyer.
At the Millbrook Pointe development in quaint and pristine Wheeling, a $269,000, brick-and-stone townhouse comes with $25,000 in free upgrades, including wood-burning fireplaces, all-stainless steel kitchens and marbled bathrooms tricked out with double-bowl vanities and whirlpool soaker tubs.
58. Chefs Auction Names Leadership Positions
- Monday, July 26, 2010
The Signature Chefs Auction, benefiting the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, has named this year’s event chairs, lead chef, event co-chairs and committee chairs.
Event chairs are Michele and Ryan Ehrhart. Lead chef is Erling Jensen. Event co-chairs are April Britt and Melissa Jones.
59. Bredesen Endorses Democrat McWherter for Governor
- Thursday, June 24, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday endorsed fellow Democrat Mike McWherter’s gubernatorial bid, citing his experience as a small-businessman as making him best qualified to guide Tennessee out of the recession.
60. Memphis on the Rocks Latest Vision for Trailblazer
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Whether your drink of choice is cotton candy vodka, a more traditional gin and tonic or a no-nonsense straight-up bourbon, you can quench your thirst Thursday night on South Main Street at Memphis on the Rocks.
The celebration of fine distilled spirits will feature more than 50 premium brands of bourbon, gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey from several distributors, including Memphis’ Southwestern Beverage Distributing.
61. Building a Brand
- Friday, June 11, 2010
Chris Bradley is working on a problem that a lot companies have: name recognition.
But his problem isn’t national brand recognition — Collierville-based Fundcraft Publishing already owns some of the most successful brands in the custom printing business.
62. Rescuers Pray for No More Victims in Tenn. Floods
- Wednesday, May 5, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — The dark waters of the Cumberland River slowly started to ebb Tuesday as residents who frantically fled the deadly flash floods returned home to find mud-caked floors and soggy furniture. Rescuers prayed they would not find more bodies as the floodwaters receded.
63. Wamp: Memphis To ‘Turn a Corner’
- Monday, April 5, 2010
Republican candidate for governor Zach Wamp came into Memphis just ahead of the Easter weekend with kind words for the last Memphian to leave the governor’s race and a warning about the area’s politics.
64. Democrat McWherter Hits GOP's Haslam on Jobs Claim
- Friday, April 2, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jackson businessman Mike McWherter in a speech Thursday to celebrate his being the only serious Democratic candidate to file for governor took aim at a leading Republican rival for the job.
65. McWherter Gives $1M to His Tenn. Gubernatorial Bid
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democrat Mike McWherter is giving his Tennessee gubernatorial bid $1 million, his campaign confirmed Tuesday.
McWherter, a Jackson businessman and son of former Gov. Ned McWherter, is one of two Democrats remaining in the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen. The current fundraising period ends Wednesday.
66. Gibbons Cites Lackluster Fundraising in Ending Bid
- Monday, March 29, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Bill Gibbons of Memphis cited lackluster fundraising in abandoning his bid for Tennessee governor on Friday.
67. Gibbons Cites Poor Fundraising in Ending Governor's Bid
- Friday, March 26, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Bill Gibbons is abandoning his gubernatorial campaign over money concerns.
68. Democrat McMillan Throws Lighthearted Jab at Wamp
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kim McMillan wants Republican rival Zach Wamp to learn a lesson about extemporaneous speaking.
69. Gubernatorial Candidates Campaign Locally
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Three of the contenders for Tennessee governor – one Democrat and two Republicans – were in Shelby County at the same time this week.
Democrat Kim McMillan of Clarksville and Republicans Zach Wamp of Chattanooga and Bill Haslam of Knoxville had full schedules of public and private meetings with supporters, business leaders and undecided potential voters in the August statewide primaries.
70. What’s Coming Up This Election Season
- Monday, March 15, 2010
After a year of turbulence, the Memphis political scene continues to remake itself.
The May 4 and Aug. 5 elections don’t have the focused drama of last October’s special election for Memphis mayor, but they represent new chapters in a story that could end with a new generation of political leaders and at least a passing of the political baton.
71. Gibbons: Use Lottery Commission to Pay for Pre-K
- Thursday, March 11, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Bill Gibbons on Wednesday proposed to fund pre-kindergarten expansion by cutting the amount of money the state lottery pays to large ticket retailers like the Pilot truck stop chain that is part-owned by GOP rival Bill Haslam.
72. Memphis' Kyle Drops Out of Governor's Race
- Friday, February 26, 2010
State Sen. Jim Kyle of Memphis is out of the Democratic primary race for governor.
Kyle, the Senate Democratic leader, withdrew in an afternoon news conference in Nashville.
73. Kyle Says Bid For Governor Hit Wall
- Monday, March 1, 2010
State Sen. Jim Kyle of Memphis is out of the Democratic primary race for governor.
Kyle, the Senate Democratic leader, withdrew in a Friday news conference in Nashville.
“I was certainly going to have to win this campaign on message instead of money – the general election,” Kyle told The Daily News after the press conference.
But Kyle acknowledged he suffered money problems in a spirited primary field on the way to the Aug. 5 ballot.
Kyle entered the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in August at the University of Memphis. He pledged to freeze the tuition of students at Tennessee colleges and universities at the amount they pay in their freshman year. He also has been closely aligned with outgoing Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen guiding much of the administration’s legislation through a House and Senate that are majority Republican.
“Not to make excuses, but we weren’t the first guy. We were the last guy,” Kyle said. “We had ground to make up. We were making that ground up.”
The Democratic field now lines up to be Jackson businessman Mike McWherter and former state legislative leader Kim McMillan of Clarksville. Two other contenders dropped out in December. State Sen. Roy Herron of Dresden dropped out to run for the 8th Congressional District seat when John Tanner announced he would not seek re-election. Nashville businessman Ward Cammack also called it a day in December and later endorsed Kyle’s campaign.
“I was real optimistic,” Kyle said of his fundraising at the start of the year.
Kyle reported earlier in February that his campaign had raised more than $740,000 and had $580,000 in cash on hand. Kyle had loaned his own campaign $300,000.
The amount represented a “wall” Kyle said he couldn’t surmount once the legislative session began in January. Legislators are banned by state law from holding fundraisers during a legislative session.
“We got a lot of endorsements. We had as much money as our opponents – at least the Democratic opponents,” Kyle said. “We felt like we had a lot going our way. Then the session began. … It just seemed to me that every week the campaign kept running slower and slower and slower. My time being devoted to what I have to do up here, I just wasn’t getting where I need to go.”
Kyle’s exit leaves Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons in the GOP primary as the only Memphis contender for governor. ...
74. GOP Candidates Criticize Environmental Regulators
- Friday, February 19, 2010
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's Republican gubernatorial candidates on Thursday targeted the state's environmental regulators as an impediment to business opportunities.
Three of the four major Republican candidates speaking at a forum hosted by the Brentwood-Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce singled out the state Department of Environment and Conservation for being counterproductive.
75. Rival Republicans Ramp Up Attacks on Bill Haslam
- Friday, February 12, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rival Republican gubernatorial candidates on Thursday ramped up their attacks on fundraising leader Bill Haslam in the aftermath of the Knoxville mayor's announcement he is launching a statewide television advertising campaign.
76. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
77. A Look at Fundraising in Tenn. Governor's Race
- Monday, February 8, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Here is a breakdown of key fundraising details for the four main Republican and three main Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor.
78. Wamp Heads to Ala. for Gubernatorial Fundraiser
- Wednesday, January 20, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp is headed to neighboring Alabama for a campaign fundraiser.
The $500-per-ticket Wamp fundraiser scheduled for Monday in Huntsville features Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.
79. Tenn. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Hold Education Forum
- Monday, January 18, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's seven major gubernatorial hopefuls touted their education goals in a candidate forum at Belmont University on Thursday.
The event came on the night before the conclusion of a six-month fundraising period that could help define the front-runners in the race to succeed Gov. Phil Bredesen, who can't run again because of term limits.
80. Analysis: Budget Cuts Suggest Bleak Fiscal Session
- Monday, January 11, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawmakers knew they would face a tight budget when they return to the Capitol for their first fiscal session next month. Now they know it could be downright ugly.
The state fiscal officer's declaration that Arkansas – facing a nearly $55 million shortfall – will likely face budget cuts this year was a reminder of the state's economic picture as lawmakers prepare for the first-ever fiscal session.
81. Ramsey: Lifting Fundraising No Longer Top Priority
- Tuesday, December 29, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senate speaker and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey said lifting an in-session fundraising ban is no longer among his top priorities.
82. Democrat Ward Cammack Drops Out of Governor's Race
- Friday, December 4, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville businessman Ward Cammack on Thursday became the second Democrat to drop out of the governor's race this week.
Cammack in a press release said he is ending his campaign because "long-standing political alliances proved impenetrable and fund raising ground to a halt."
83. Bredesen Says He Won't Endorse in Dem Primary
- Thursday, November 19, 2009
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic candidates seeking the nomination to succeed Gov. Phil Bredesen will have do so without the incumbent's help.
The term-limited governor told The Associated Press this week that he doesn't plan to get involved in the contest because "people are entitled to run and have a free shot at it."
84. Kyle Crafts Run for Governor in Common Terms
- Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A few minutes before noon Tuesday, the voices of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell burst out of loudspeakers, launching into “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
When state Sen. Jim Kyle mounted the podium amid those speakers arrayed in front of the McWherter Library at the University of Memphis, he and his supporters outlined different versions of that same idea in announcing Kyle’s 2010 gubernatorial bid.
85. Democrats Herron, McWherter Each Raise $650K
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three of the top Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor have combined to raise close to $1.6 million through the first six months of the year, but still trail the top three Republican candidates who collectively have about $6.3 million.
86. Gov. Candidates Raise Big Money In Bad Economy
- Thursday, July 2, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – Two top candidates for Tennessee’s Republican gubernatorial nomination say they expect to report large fundraising totals despite the poor economy.
For the six-month period that ended midnight Tuesday, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s campaign said he expects to report raising about $3.8 million, while U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga said he will come in at about $1.2 million.
87. Gubernatorial Candidates Donate to Others
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
All the major candidates vying to become Tennessee’s next governor in 2010 have a history of actively making political donations, records show.
The Knoxville News Sentinel has reported that Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey of Blountville – using his state Senate campaign account and a political action committee he founded – funneled about $788,000 to GOP state-level campaigns and committees in the last election cycle. That’s more than any other gubernatorial candidate of either party.
88. Brown Leaving Cammack's Gubernatorial Campaign
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic strategist Mark Brown is leaving the gubernatorial campaign of Nashville businessman Ward Cammack.
Brown declined to give specific reasons for his departure Monday other than to say: "It was time to move my career in another direction."
89. Riviana Continues Work On Rice Processing/Distribution Plant
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
2371 Prospect St.
Memphis, TN 38106
Permit Amount: $3.5 Million
Project Cost: $67 million
Permit Date: Applied June 2009
Owner: Riviana Foods Inc.
Tenant: Riviana Foods Inc.
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
90. Ramsey’s Entry Marks New Phase In Governor’s Race
- Tuesday, June 2, 2009
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey’s entry Monday into the Tennessee governor’s race marks a new phase of an arduous – and expensive – Republican primary campaign.
91. Souter Retiring From High Court; Obama Mum
- Monday, May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The news that Justice David Souter is planning to retire set off spirited speculation about a successor Friday, but the man who will appoint the new justice was staying out of it. “No Supreme Court questions,” President Barack Obama told reporters by press time late last week.
92. Gibbons Holds Gubernatorial Election Fundraiser
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons held his largest fundraiser to date in his quest for governor with a $1,000-a-person event Tuesday evening in East Memphis.
93. Sen. Roy Herron Drops Leadership Role
- Friday, April 24, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Sen. Roy Herron says he will step down as chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus after this legislative session to focus on his run for governor.
94. Dem Chairman Says Horne Won't Run for Governor
- Monday, April 20, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Knoxville real estate developer Doug Horne has decided against joining the 2010 governor's race, state Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said.
95. Ford on Governor’s Race: ‘Not the Right Time’
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
As he passed on the 2010 governor’s race this week, former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. took a swipe at the already massed and mostly active Republican field for governor.
96. Ford Won't Run For Governor In 2010
- Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford Jr. announced Monday he will not be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for governor.
97. Ford Won't Run For Governor In 2010
- Monday, April 13, 2009
Former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford Jr. announced today he will not be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for governor.
98. Davis Won't Make Tenn. Gubernatorial Bid in 2010
- Monday, February 2, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis announced Thursday he won't run for Tennessee governor in 2010.
99. Kustoff to Run Gibbons’ Gubernatorial Campaign
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff will manage Bill Gibbons’ bid for governor.
100. Frist Says No Bid For Governor In 2010
- Monday, January 5, 2009
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee confirmed Sunday evening that he will not run for Tennessee governor in 2010.
Frist was considered the leading Republican contender in the open governor’s race. Several prospective GOP contenders had conditioned getting into the race on Frist not becoming a candidate.
Frist, a transplant surgeon, said he decided not to run to concentrate on teaching at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He also cited his work on global health initiatives as well as an initiative he plans to launch to improve the state’s public schools.
“If I had run, I would have started running next week,” Frist told the Associated Press by phone from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “Having a two year campaign would mean I would have to move all those passions totally aside.”
Within an hour after Frist’s announcement, Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons announced his candidacy for governor is moving forward.
“As governor, I will place priority on two issues – crime and schools – that pose big challenges to our state and that we must address if we are to achieve a better future for Tennessee,” Gibbons, who is running in the Republican primary for governor, said in a written statement.
Gibbons is scheduled to talk more about his bid for governor at a press conference later today.
Gibbons is not expected to be alone in the 2010 primary. Chattanooga Cong. Zack Wamp also said he would run if Frist did.
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville are also weighing bids in the GOP primary.
Possible Democratic contenders include former Memphis Cong. Harold Ford Jr., Cong. Lincoln Davis of Pall Mall, Tn. and former state House Majority Leader Kim McMillan of Clarksville.
Read more about the early look of the race for Tennessee Governor in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News....