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1. Last Word: BSMF Notes, Political Dominoes and The Teacher Pipeline
- Monday, May 7, 2018
Yes, it rained. There was even hail for a brief period. None of that appeared to make a dent in the run of the Beale Street Music Festival. We are still waiting on exact box office numbers. The park was sold out – Ticketfly and at the gate -- early Sunday evening. It wasn’t a sellout Friday and Saturday but ticket supplies were tight for Tom Lee Park with the festival estimating there were thousands more people Saturday than there were Friday. Much to be said for a lineup this year that managed to strike a balance between hipster, cutting edge nobody-knows-about-this-yet new and used-to-be-big-not-so-long-ago nostalgia.
- Monday, January 29, 2018
Memphis Toys R Us
To Remain Open
A representative with Toys R Us has confirmed to The Daily News that the retailer’s Memphis location, at 7676 Polo Ground Blvd., won’t close after all.
3. 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.
4. Last Word: The Chamber on Forrest, Different Amazon News & More 2018 Dominoes
- Friday, October 6, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber rolls out its part of the push by the city administration to get a state waiver for the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. Next week is the meeting of the Tennessee Historical Commission with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland showing up to make his pitch. That is even though the chairman of the body has told him the commission will not take up a waiver at the meeting.
5. Senate Confirms Dunavant As U.S. Attorney
- Monday, September 18, 2017
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tipton County prosecutor Mike Dunavant as the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, based in Memphis with offices in Jackson, Tennessee.
6. Dunavant Confirmed As U.S. Attorney
- Friday, September 15, 2017
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tipton County prosecutor Mike Dunavant as the new U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, based in Memphis with offices in Jackson, Tennessee.
7. Vols Roster Gets Little Respect from SEC Media
- Friday, July 21, 2017
It was no surprise last week when Tennessee’s football team was picked to finish third by the media in the East Division at 2017 SEC Media Days.
Almost every national publication is picking the Vols third in the East behind Georgia and Florida, although not necessarily in that order.
8. Spring Lessons: Here’s Who Vols Will Start
- Friday, April 28, 2017
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones isn’t big on naming starters and divulging depth charts. Not until he has to. So it comes as no surprise the Vols enter summer workouts and fall camp with junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano still competing for the starting quarterback’s job.
9. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
10. Last Word: The March & Crowd Estimates and Country Records in Memphis
- Monday, January 23, 2017
Twice now in the last six months, very different protests have drawn thousands of people to the streets in the largest demonstrations we’ve seen since the 1970s – and more importantly, demonstrations that are an entry point for a new generation to many of these issues.
11. 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.
12. Early Voting Opens with Raw Election Appeals
- Wednesday, October 19, 2016
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen’s choice of cap usually has some logo related to the University of Memphis or the Grizzlies and, occasionally, to baseball legend and childhood inspiration Minnie Minoso.
13. Last Word: The One Before November, Defining The Outsider and Stock Exchange
- Thursday, August 4, 2016
Election Day arrives in Shelby County.
And this election cycle, in the shadow of the November Presidential general election, has turned out to be pretty interesting.
14. Dobbs’ Health is Priority No. 1 on Road to Being No. 1
- Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tennessee’s football team had nine players earn All-SEC preseason honors and got the nod as favorite to win the East Division as SEC Media Days concluded last week in Hoover, Alabama.
All signs point to the Vols making a return to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta for the first time since 2007, with their two biggest games are at Neyland Stadium this year against Florida on Sept. 24 and Alabama on Oct. 15.
15. Last Word: Democrats Settle, Scotty Moore and the Top Cop Search
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Mary Mancini ordered the Shelby County Democratic Party to settle its differences with former local party chairman Bryan Carson Tuesday and accept his offer to repay the party $6,000 at $100 a month..
16. 10 Years After Housing Peaked, US is More of a Renter Nation
- Tuesday, June 21, 2016
MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina (AP) – It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.
17. Last Word: Deannexation, Pastner Past the Season and Chewing Gum and Walking
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The much-discussed deannexation bill in the Tennessee Legislature always had the votes Monday evening in the House with Memphis Democrats succeeding only in delaying the outcome in Nashville by about two hours.
The bill passed by a wide margin after a debate that was for the most part Memphis against the rest of the state starting just outside the city limits with Republicans in the Shelby County legislative delegation.
And there is some dispute between the bill’s sponsor from the Chattanooga area and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Strickland puts the potential loss of tax revenue to the city at $80 million. Rep. Mike Carter says it is more like $27 million.
18. Strickland Names 26 to Eight Transition Committees
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, that he has named 26 people to eight committees that are the structure of his transition committee.
The transition committee members were chosen by Strickland along with the three co-chairs of the transition committee.
19. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
20. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
21. Murfreesboro, Nashville Players Get Jump on UT Careers
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Jack Jones didn’t want to waste any time getting started with his football career at the University of Tennessee, so he graduated in December from Murfreesboro Oakland High School.
22. Palin Email Hacker Released From Supervision
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
A Tennessee student convicted of hacking Republican Sarah Palin’s email in the 2008 election year has been released early from federal supervision.
David Kernell was supposed to be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office until November 2014 after being released from prison in 2011.
23. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.
24. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 2, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
25. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
26. Levenger Leases Up EastPark IV
- Friday, December 14, 2012
A Delray Beach, Fla.-based specialty retail company is relocating its Memphis distribution warehouse within the Southeast submarket.
Levenger has inked 96,400 square feet in EastPark Distribution Center IV, 5265 Hickory Hill Road, bringing the 372,800-square-foot building to full occupancy. Levenger also has an operation at 3530 E. Raines Road.
27. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.
28. Take Another Look at Officials’ Split-Second Calls
- Friday, October 19, 2012
Hindsight, especially from press row or your seat in the 17th row of the upper bowl at FedExForum is a wonderful thing. After all, with the benefit of a gigantic video board and replay, we can see when the official got the call wrong and we got the call right.
29. LGSTX Services Expands Local Warehouse
- Friday, October 19, 2012
LGSTX Services Inc. is relocating and expanding its Memphis warehouse operations. The Wilmington, Ohio-based firm, which specializes in aviation support and facility services, has leased 184,680 square feet across two facilities in the Southwide Distribution area at 363 Burma Road and 410 Burma Road.
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a roundtable breakfast meeting with Nathan P. Walters of Marsh USA Inc. Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Laurelwood Shopping Center, 4530 Poplar Ave., suite 101. He will speak on “A Plan to Define, Design and Implement a Prospecting Strategy.” Visit www.sms-midsouth.org to register.
31. Unions Gearing Up to Spend Big in 2012 Election
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and lift Democrats this election year in a fight for labor's survival.
Under siege in state legislatures around the country – and fearing the consequences of a Republican in the White House – union leaders say they have little choice as they try to beat back GOP efforts to curb collective bargaining rights or limit their ability to collect dues.
32. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.
Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.
33. Class of ‘66 Stands Out At White Station
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There was clearly something special about the 1966 graduating glass of White Station High School.
The graduates that year include an Oscar-winning actress, world-famous physicist and author, owner of a nationally known restaurant, federal judge, attorneys, artists and many others who attained a lot of success at local and national levels.
- Friday, May 13, 2011
The Baccalaureate Service for the 162nd Session of Rhodes College will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd.
35. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers
- Monday, April 11, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
36. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers
- Friday, April 8, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
37. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
38. McWherter Comes Out Swinging Against Haslam
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Democrat Mike McWherter came out swinging against Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Haslam on Friday, the first full day of the general election campaign to succeed term-limited Gov. Phil Bredesen.
39. Palin Hacking Trial Gets Under Way
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
KNOXVILLE (AP) – A former college student charged with hacking Sarah Palin’s e-mail account fears some jurors in heavily Republican East Tennessee could be dazzled when the conservative star testifies.
40. From Myth to Reality
- Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"If you're ever in Memphis, better stop by Minglewood," says the blues song "New Minglewood Blues," written by Noah Lewis and performed by Cannon's Jug Stompers in the 1930s.
Years later, the Grateful Dead began covering the song and in many ways made it their own. They added verses, rearranged the music and renamed it "New New Minglewood Blues," spreading word of the song's mysterious locale to a new generation.
41. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.
Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
42. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.
Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
43. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
44. Arkansas Late Entrant to Expanded Gambling Operations in South
- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Day and night, charter buses travel across the Arkansas countryside to Mississippi casinos, ferrying gamblers and their money out of a state that has long been a holdout in the push to bring more gaming to the Bible Belt.
45. Rogers Named News Director At WMC-TV 5
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tracey Rogers has joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team as news director. Rogers has spent the past six years as news director at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., which, like WMC-TV, is owned by Raycom Media. She also has worked as assistant news director of WKRN, Nashville's ABC affiliate, as well as WSMV (NBC) and WTVF (CBS). She is a three-time Emmy winner, four-time Associated Press Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Spot News Coverage." Her first day is Monday.
46. Hotel Chisca Faces Possible Demolition
- Friday, June 9, 2006
Toward the end of the public tour visitors get to take of Sun Studio, the tour guide punches a button on a large piece of recording equipment, sending the wound-up voice of deejay Dewey Phillips howling through the speakers.
- Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The Memphis BioWorks Development Council meets today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Jim Phillips, president and CEO of Luminetx, is the guest speaker. Cost is $20. Contact Mike Demster at 543-3570.
- Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis presents "Empower Your Future with Financial Planning" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Cost is $25, which includes lunch. Visit www.wfgm.org or contact Teresa Cheeks at 578-9346 to register.
- Monday, February 20, 2006
The Mid-South Small Business Chamber holds its monthly membership meeting breakfast and seminar Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at 5795 Poplar Ave. Keynote speaker Jim Blasingame, syndicated columnist and award-winning host of "The Small Business Advocate," radio show, presents his "Small Business Survival Course." Members pay $20 for breakfast only and $47 for breakfast and seminar. Non-members pay $25 for breakfast only and $75 for breakfast and seminar. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com to register.
50. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
51. 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 ...
52. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
53. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Martin W Martin W. Brown and Richard J. Myers have become members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC, 6000 Poplar Ave., Suite 400. Brown earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Myers,...
55. Archived Article: Calvary P. 2
- Monday, November 13, 2000
Les Miserables music opens Calvary series continues Wednesday Calvary Episcopal Church continues its 16th Calvary and the Arts concert and luncheon series Wednesday with Southbound. The series will continue through Dec. 6 with a free performance eac...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 19, 1998
National Commerce Bancorporation Names David Popwell to Head Mergers and Acquisitions David T. Popwell has joined National Commerce Bancorporation as executive vice president for mergers and acquisitions. He formerly was chairman for the mergers and...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...