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1. Last Word: Beale on Beale, The City Council and 1968 and Dr. David Stern on UTHSC
- Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The city’s Beale Street Task Force is going to have its next meeting on Beale Street and City Council chairman Berlin Boyd reminded council members Tuesday that if they join the task force on Beale to remember that it is Saturday night at 11 p.m. – not 11 a.m., a more normal hour for such proceedings.
2. 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.
3. View From the Hill: Outsourcing Win More About Turf Than Trends
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
As Fall Creek Falls folks celebrate a state decision to postpone park privatization, the question is whether public opposition or failure to follow long-standing state protocol led to the plug-pulling.
4. Fall Creek Falls Park Contract Postponed Indefinitely
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
NASHVILLE – The state is putting an indefinite hold on a proposed contract for a private company to redevelop and operate Fall Creek Falls State Park.
The Department of General Services is postponing the request for proposals process from vendors for a contract to oversee construction of a new inn at the park and to run its hospitality services after the $22 million project is complete.
5. View From the Hill: Outsourcing, Rates Worry Park Fans
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dunlap resident Kathy Gilbert opposes privatization of Fall Creek Falls on a number of fronts.
If a vendor comes in to run the state park, as planned by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration, she’s worried about the possible loss of jobs or pay and benefits by state employees, the funneling of revenue to private investors and the raising of rates at the state park’s lodge when it’s rebuilt, potentially making it less affordable for families to visit.
6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
7. 8-8 Mediocrity Sounds Good to Titans Fans
- Friday, September 9, 2016
On an August morning in 1999, the Tennessee Titans coaching staff and front office personnel awoke to this headline in the local newspaper:
Playoffs or Pink Slips.
It got their attention. Things were quite tense before, during and after practice on that particular day.
8. Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.
9. 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.
10. Long-Delayed Nuclear Plant in Tennessee Nears Completion
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator.
11. State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Murder Conviction
- Monday, September 29, 2014
The man convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 2003 double murder of a husband and wife in Bartlett will get a new trial, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled last week.
The court decision Thursday, Sept. 25, in the case of Henry Lee Jones is the latest reversal of a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court by the highest court in the state.
12. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
13. 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.
14. Suburban School Boards Set, Other Issues Remain
- Monday, November 11, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities completed the process Thursday, Nov. 7, of establishing the basics of their municipal school districts, with elections for their respective school boards.
15. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
16. Suburban School Board Early Vote In
- Friday, November 8, 2013
The early vote is in for the Thursday, Nov. 7, suburban school board races in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities which are forming their own municipal school districts.
Only six of the school board races are contested with Lakeland voters choosing from a single list of seven contenders for five positions on the Lakeland school board.
17. Election Day Arrives for Municipal School Boards
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities go to the polls Thursday, Nov. 7, for the second time in a year to elect school boards for their respective municipal school districts.
18. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
19. More Than 300 Sites Ring Bells for MLK Speech
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Church bells were ringing out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to "let freedom ring."
20. Entry Point
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
The city of Germantown is embarking on an effort to guide growth and development of the city’s western gateway corridor for the next 20 years.
The planning area encompasses the Poplar Avenue corridor at the city’s western gateway, paying special attention to proposed development opportunities, improvements to Poplar Avenue and Kirby and a new set of regulations designed to guide development.
21. Highpoint Church Buys Briarcrest’s East Memphis Campus
- Friday, November 9, 2012
After seven years of leasing space for its worship services, Highpoint Church has acquired Briarcrest Christian School Systems Inc.’s property at 6000 Briarcrest Ave. for $7.25 million.
22. Feds Move Closer to Approving New Nuclear Reactor
- Thursday, December 15, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – Federal regulators are leaning toward approving a nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first nuclear plants built from scratch in a generation.
23. 4 Airports Try Limited Low-Hassle Security Checks
- Wednesday, October 5, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – A small group of frequent fliers began using lower-hassle security lines Tuesday in exchange for sharing more personal information with the government in a trial program at four U.S. airports.
24. Nashville Museum on African American Music Planned
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new museum in the works for Nashville will aim to expand the public's idea of what makes the town Music City.
The National Museum of African American Music may sound counterintuitive for a city most closely associated with country music, a genre dominated by white performers. But supporters of the new project say the city played an important role in fostering African American music, which in turn influenced the roots of country and many other American genres.
25. 2 Million Lose Jobless Benefits as Holidays Arrive
- Thursday, December 2, 2010
Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay.
26. 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.
27. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
28. Congress Grills Oil Execs on Prep for Major Spill
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress chastised the largest oil companies Tuesday, accusing them of being no better prepared than BP to avert an environmental catastrophe.
With top oil company executives waiting to testify at a House hearing, Rep. Henry Waxman asserted that the companies' spill response plans amounted to "paper exercises" that mirrored BP's failed plan. Their strategies to plug a spill deep beneath the sea are the same failed strategies that have stymied BP, the California Democrat said.
29. New Oil Numbers May Mean More Environmental Damage
- Monday, June 14, 2010
HOUSTON (AP) — New numbers showing the amount of oil gushing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico may be double as much as previously thought means the crude is likely to travel farther away, threatening more birds, fish and other wildlife that call the fragile waters their home, scientists said Friday.
30. Feds: BP Agrees to Expedite Oil Spill Payments
- Friday, June 11, 2010
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — BP said Thursday it plans to increase the amount of oil captured from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have been washed away by the spill.
31. Anti-Incumbency Takes Down Another Congressman
- Thursday, June 3, 2010
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The political shooting-star otherwise known as anti-incumbency fell on Alabama, taking down a first-term congressman who switched from Democrat to Republican just last December.
32. Toyota Apologizes for Handling of Safety Issues
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Toyota's U.S. operations insisted Tuesday that electronic problems did not contribute to sudden acceleration of its cars, drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers who said such a possibility should not be ruled out and from a tearful woman driver who could not stop her runaway Lexus.
33. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups
- Monday, June 22, 2009
From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.
34. Shanker Named Partner At Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jill Uiberall Shanker has become a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. Shanker is a member of Wyatt’s Corporate and Securities Team.
35. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
36. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
37. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
38. Pinch District Gets Pinch of Renewal with New Condos
- Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Downtown's Pinch District is about to get a big dose of economic activity.
The $9 million Pinch Place, the $5 million Harbor Lights and the $2.1 million Turning Pointe condominium developments are in varying stages of construction on a block bounded by Auction, North Main and Front streets and North Parkway.
39. Multiple Condo Ownership Could Be New Trend
- Monday, February 27, 2006
While multiple people investing in a single condominium might not be the hot trend Downtown right now, a local couple is working to change that.
Ray and Ruth Werfelmann are forming City Dreams, a company that will help several buyers invest in a single condo in the Downtown area. With that in mind, they have placed an advertisement in the March issue of Memphis Downtowner magazine.
40. Uptown Development Shows No Signs of Slowing
- Monday, January 30, 2006
Uptown Memphis, the 100-block Downtown neighborhood east of Harbor Town, offers a case study in how a plucky development partnership can transform a distressed area into the kind of gathering place made famous on the TV show "Cheers," where "everybody knows your name."
41. City Struggles With Franchise Fee Issue
- Thursday, December 15, 2005
If the city of Memphis' finance team and a handful of attorneys are successful, one step toward solving the city's crippling budget dilemma could come from an unlikely place: the utility wires and equipment used by phone companies.
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
43. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, January 27, 2003
Methodist Healthcare Federal Credit Unions annual meeting is Feb
Methodist Healthcare Federal Credit Unions annual meeting is Feb. 18 at the Coors Belle, 5151 E. Raines Road. Vendors interested in setting up booths to promote services to credit u...
44. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Time Warner Telecom Prices Initial Time Warner Telecom Inc. announced it has priced its initial public offering of 18 million shares of Class A common stock at $14 per share. The shares will trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol TWTC. The of...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 4, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
46. Archived Article: Pizza-video Chg
- Friday, September 26, 1997
Harbor Town gets pizza/movie delivery store Harbor Town to get pizza/movie delivery store By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The co-owner of three video rental stores in Memphis will open a combination video rental store and pizza cafÈ on Mu...
47. Archived Article: Judge Broffitt
- Monday, November 25, 1996
11-25 note Broffitt sworn in.gs Judge Joyce Broffitt credits mother during swearing-in By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News The Hon. Joyce Broffitts mother, Dorothy Broffitt, assisted her daughter adorn her judges robe immediately following the ad...
48. Archived Article: Broffitt
- Wednesday, November 20, 1996
11-20 Broffitt interv. notes Photo cutline: Mike Hughes, chief prosecutor for general sessions criminal court, describes former assistant district attorney Joyce Broffitt as a team player and "very even handed." Broffitt will be sworn in a...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 31, 1996
01/31 Memos Jennifer Combs has joined Interstate Realty Corp. as the property manager of Apple Tree Center. Combs formerly was a property manager with Trammell Crow Co. in Florida and with Henry Turley Co. in Memphis. Stephen C. Reynolds, president ...
50. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, November 17, 1995
11/17 Govt briefs The India Association of Memphis will host the Ambassador of India for a dinner on Saturday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 225 N. Main, from 7:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. The Honorable Siddhartha Shankar Ray will answer internati...