Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Pastner's Georgia Tech Post-Season, Who Filed and Greensward Invitations
- Friday, April 08, 2016
Not so fast with the off-season. There is a Memphis post-season after all.
And the Grizz found it Thursday like a light at the end of a long-tunnel where a lot of people slipped and fell and can’t get up.
The light was Houston flaming out at home to Phoenix without the Grizzlies having to make a basket.
It’s all about the math. Stay in school, young people.
2. Over $20M in Construction Headed to Brewery District
- Thursday, March 24, 2016
495 Tennessee St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $18.8 million
Owner: 495 Tennessee LLC
Tenant: Brewery Master Tenant
3. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
4. A Look at This Year’s Volunteer Squad
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
Here’s a glimpse at the Vols’ roster, and what’s happened through the first eight games (in order of scoring).
Kevin Punter Jr.
Junior guard, 6-2, 190, Bronx, N.Y./State Fair (Mo.) Community College. 22.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 35.1 mpg
5. Main Event’s ‘Eat. Bowl. Play’ Opens
- Friday, December 11, 2015
Main Event Entertainment looks at dozens of metrics when deciding where to bring its sprawling family entertainment centers next – everything from an area’s growth trajectory to the mix of households with children as well as young singles.
6. Won’t be the same without the head ball coach
- Saturday, November 07, 2015
I miss Steve Spurrier.
It won’t be the same without Spurrier coaching South Carolina when Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) plays host to the Gamecocks (3-5, 1-5) on Saturday.
It wasn’t the same this week without Spurrier throwing a jab or two at UT leading up to the game.
7. Reveiz Knows What Vols Need to Snap Streak
- Friday, October 23, 2015
Tennessee place-kicker Fuad Reveiz was anxious and nervous much of the week leading up the Vols’ game against Alabama on Oct. 16, 1982.
It was a tall order for the Vols.
Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant had an 11-game winning streak against UT. The Crimson Tide was 5-0, ranked No. 2 in the country and coming off a 42-21 victory against then-No. 3 Penn State.
8. College Football Notebook: For Once, Vols on Right Side of Comeback
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015
After three times blowing double-digit leads this season, the University of Tennessee Volunteers rallied from a 21-point deficit to upset Georgia 38-31 on Saturday, Oct. 9.
It was a history-making day for quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who threw for 312 yards and rushed for 118 yards, marking the second time in Tennessee history a player had more than 300 yards passing and more than 100 yards rushing. (Dobbs did it for the first time in program history against South Carolina in 2014.) Dobbs also accounted for five touchdowns: three passing and two rushing.
9. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 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. Tennessee, Georgia Tech To Meet in 2017 Kickoff Game
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tennessee and Georgia Tech will open their 2017 seasons by facing each other Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
Their prime-time matchup was announced Monday.
The Georgia Tech-Tennessee meeting is expected to be one of the first college games to take place at the new home stadium of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, which is set to open in 2017.
11. Top 10 Recruiting Class Might Be Serrano’s Salvation
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
Senior right-handed pitcher Will Neely, who opened the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament this week with a no-hitter and a 2-0 win against Bartlett, was the driving force behind Hardin Valley Academy’s run to its first-ever state tournament appearance.
12. States to Test Ways to Send Food Stamp Recipients to Work
- Monday, March 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.
13. Lady Vols Softball Squad Itching to Halt Rare 3-Game Losing Skid
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
Snow and ice covered the field at Tennessee’s Lee Softball Stadium, gripping it in the silence of winter.
Inside the clubhouse, UT’s players were coming and going after indoor workouts and meetings with coaches.
14. Relevant Again? 10 Keys to Success for UT Baseball
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t pushing the panic button after his team lost two of three games in their season opening series at Florida International University in Miami last weekend.
15. Big Hit and Some Misses From Vols’ 2014 Early Enrollees
- Saturday, January 17, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Recruiting is anything but an exact science. Experts are everywhere. Star ratings rise and fall. Player projections are widely varied.
One thing is certain: Only time will tell if coaches hit or miss on a recruit.
16. Tigers One Win From Bowl Eligibility
- Tuesday, November 04, 2014
It has been six years since the University of Memphis football team played in a bowl. But it’s now just about impossible to imagine that streak extending to seven seasons.
The Tigers beat Tulsa 40-20 on Halloween night at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for their fifth win. Get to six, and they’re bowl eligible.
17. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
18. UT Who? Vols-Ole Miss Game a Mirror Image of ’69
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Bud Ford usually had no problem wearing the orange blazer in his early days as assistant sports information director at the University of Tennessee.
Not on this day, though. It was Nov. 15, 1969.
19. Is This the Year the Vols Stomp the Chomp?
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Much has happened since Tennessee placekicker James Wilhoit booted a 50-yarder with seven seconds remaining and the No. 13-ranked Vols beat No. 11 Florida 30-28 at Neyland Stadium.
20. Ole Miss, Memphis Move on to Next Hurdles
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before they played the game, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze suggested it amounted to the “Super Bowl” for the University of Memphis. But in many respects it was more of a Blooper Bowl for both teams.
21. Vols Hope to Snap 20-Game Road Slump vs. Ranked Opponents
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
KNOXVILLE – It doesn’t get much easier for the University of Tennessee’s football team.
The Sept. 20 open date has come and gone. UT’s coaches and players had ample time to digest and dissect details of the 34-10 loss to No. 4-ranked Oklahoma on Sept. 13 and a week to prepare for a challenge just as formidable.
22. Prep Coaches, Players Sold on Jones the Recruiter
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.
23. South Carolina Back in SEC East Race
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The South Carolina defense still has improvement to make, but in beating Georgia 38-35 last Saturday the Gamecocks made a fourth-quarter goal-line stand and reasserted their presence in the SEC East Division.
24. ‘Swamp Rat’ Remembers Last Tennessee-Oklahoma Game
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
University of Tennessee quarterback Dewey “Swamp Rat” Warren stood on the field during a timeout with a few seconds left in the Jan. 1, 1968 Orange Bowl.
Warren was the holder for UT place-kicker Karl Kremser, who lined up for a 43-yard field goal attempt against Oklahoma. The Sooners led, 26-24.
25. College Football Notebook: September 9
- Tuesday, September 09, 2014
University of Memphis sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch apparently likes the big stage. Lynch passed for a career-high 305 yards as he completed 27-of-41 passes (one touchdown, no interceptions) in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss at then-No. 11 UCLA.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Vols Resurrect Fond Memories of ‘Wide Receiver U’
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
None of the receivers on the University of Tennessee football team were born when the program was dubbed “Wide Receiver U” in the 1980s.
Guys like Tim McGee, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper and Carl Pickens paved the way for UT to become the premier destination for wide receivers seeking stardom into the 1990s.
29. Grinder Looks to Bring Energy to Associated Builders Role
- Saturday, March 08, 2014
Justin Grinder knew at an early age that he wanted to be involved in the construction industry.
30. College Football Notebook
- Friday, October 04, 2013
College football is played from coast to coast in this great land, but it’s still a small world. The proof? When USC fired head coach Lane Kiffin, who had bolted Tennessee for Southern Cal, assistant Ed Orgeron (Ole Miss head coach from 2005 to 2007) became USC’s interim coach.
31. Influence1 Files $2.6 Million Loan for Former Bishop Byrne
- Monday, September 02, 2013
1475 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
Loan Amount: $2.6 million
Loan Date: Aug. 23, 2013
Maturity Date: Aug. 23, 2024
Borrower: The Influence1 Foundation
Lender: Regions Bank
Details: The Influence1 Foundation, the Memphis-based organization that bought the former Bishop Byrne High School in June, has filed a $2.6 million loan on the property, at 1475 E. Shelby Drive in Whitehaven.
32. South Junction Files $14.8 Million Loan
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Just a few days after its permits were filed, the development group building the 197-unit South Junction apartments Downtown has taken out a $14.8 million construction loan for the project.
South Junction Partners – through a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) program via the Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. – filed the deed of trust Aug. 27 with SunTrust Bank.
33. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
727 E. Mann Circle; 726. E. Mann Circle; 725 W. Mann Circle; 35 W. Georgia Ave.; 649 Florida St.; 18 W. Carolina Ave.; 9 E. Carolina Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Costs: $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.4 million
34. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction
- Monday, August 26, 2013
A development group led by Henry Turley Co. has filed a series of building permits totaling $10.4 million for the 197-unit South Junction apartments Downtown.
35. Obama Challenges GOP to Accept Corporate Tax Deal
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs.
36. Sales of Bank-Owned Homes Hit 5-Year Low
- Friday, May 31, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sales of bank-owned homes have plunged to a five-year low, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure woes are easing as the U.S. housing market recovery gains momentum.
37. Baker Donelson Litigator Tom Comes Full Circle
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
Robert Tom, commercial and business litigation attorney for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been elected shareholder of the law firm.
The 35-year-old Tom grew up in Memphis and attended Memphis University School before going to Emory University in Atlanta to study business and finance. Becoming an attorney was never even on his radar screen.
38. Advocates: 39 States' Obesity Rates to Pass 50 Percent
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese – not merely overweight, but obese.
Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of that state's adults will be obese by 2030; that would be an astounding increase from Mississippi's current 35 percent obesity rate.
39. As US Economy Steadies, Bank Closings Become Rarer
- Friday, July 06, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer U.S. banks are failing than at any time since the financial crisis erupted in 2008. The healthier banking industry is helping sustain an economy slowed by lackluster hiring, weak manufacturing and Europe's debt crisis.
40. Essex Signs Two Leases For Discount Store Locales
- Friday, May 11, 2012
A Nashville-based discount retailer has entered the Memphis market in full force, inking two leases totaling 77,301 square feet.
Essex Bargain Hunt has leased 35,767 square feet at 590 N. Germantown Parkway and 41,534 square feet at 5124 Summer Ave. Kemp Conrad and Neely Mallory IV of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC represented the tenant in both transactions.
41. Foreclosures Squeezing US Home Prices and Sales
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Rising foreclosures are weighing on the U.S. housing market, reducing prices and keeping new-home sales weak.
Foreclosed homes are usually sold at steep discounts, thereby lowering average prices. And by expanding the supply of low-priced previously occupied homes, foreclosures tend to limit demand for new homes.
42. Southland Sells Parcels To Bank For $1 Million
- Friday, April 13, 2012
A Downtown property that real estate investor Terry Lynch once planned for residential and retail space was sold back to the lender for slightly less than $1 million.
43. CK’s Moves Into Jackson as Part of Expansion
- Friday, March 02, 2012
A longtime Memphis diner chain is expanding its presence into the Jackson, Tenn., market.
CK’s Coffee Shop has signed a five-year lease for 1,390 square feet of the existing 4,900-square-foot Old Medina Market Gas Station at 2800 Old Medina Road.
44. Herman Cain's Sudden Surge Powered by 9-9-9 Plan
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – If there's a policy star in the Republican presidential primary it may be Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan. It has helped fuel the Georgia businessman's sudden surge in the GOP race. But behind the catchy slogan is a reality: Experts say it will raise taxes on some Americans.
45. GOP-Led States Change Voting Rules Ahead of 2012
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – After years of expanding when and how people can vote, state legislatures now under new Republican control are moving to trim early voting days, beef up identification requirements and put new restrictions on how voters are notified about absentee ballots.
46. Moody's Eyes Debt Downgrade for 5 States Including Tenn.
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Moody's Investors Service warned Tuesday that it probably will lower the credit rating on five states, including Tennessee, if it downgrades the U.S. government's credit rating.
The credit rating agency said it has placed on review for possible downgrade the triple-A bond ratings of five states. The others are Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia.
47. Gang of 6 Deficit Effort Gains Momentum
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Leaders of a bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators said Tuesday that they've reached agreement on a major plan to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the coming decade in what could be a bold entry into a debate on the deficit long bogged-down by bitter partisanship.
48. Census: US Men Narrowing the Gender Gap of Old Age
- Friday, May 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Women still outlive men, but the gender gap among U.S. seniors is narrowing.
New 2010 census figures, released Thursday, show men are reducing women's population advantage, primarily in the 65-plus age group. It's a change in the social dynamics of a country in which longevity, widowhood and health care for seniors often have been seen as issues more important to women.
49. Report: Sales of Foreclosed Homes Fell in Q1
- Friday, May 27, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sales of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first three months of the year, but they still accounted for 28 percent of all home sales – a share nearly six times higher than what it would be in a healthy housing market.
50. Processing Delays Slow Foreclosure Activity in Q1
- Friday, April 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lender processing delays reduced the number of U.S. homes taken back by banks in the first three months of the year and contributed to a sharp drop in properties entering the foreclosure process.
51. Foreclosure Activity Slows Sharply in February
- Friday, March 11, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The number of U.S. homes receiving a foreclosure-related notice fell to a 36-month low last month, as lenders delayed taking action against homeowners amid heightened scrutiny over banks' handling of home repossessions.
52. Census Shows Slowing US Growth, Brings GOP Gains
- Wednesday, December 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican-leaning states will pick up a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation's population growing more slowly than in past decades but still shifting to the South and West.
53. October Cargo Theft Jumps 23 Percent
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
As the holiday season approaches, increasing freight movement becomes an opportunity for thieves to target high-value loads.
FreightWatch recorded 77 incidents for the month of October, a 23 percent increase over September’s 55 incidents.
54. Duncan-Williams Opens Atlanta Office
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Memphis-based investment banking firm Duncan-Williams Inc. is expanding its footprint with a new branch office in Atlanta.
55. Duncan-Williams Opens Atlanta Office
- Monday, September 13, 2010
Memphis-based investment banking firm Duncan-Williams Inc. is expanding its footprint with a new branch office in Atlanta.
56. Outside Group Airs Anti-Haslam TV Ad in Tennessee
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A national group called the American Future Fund is spending up to $250,000 on television ads hammering Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam for price gouging cases brought against a family-owned Pilot chain of truck stops.
57. Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year in South
- Monday, March 01, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - Home sales in the South posted an annual increase of 8 percent in January as buyers grabbed hold of federal tax credits and affordable prices.
However, sales plummeted 35 percent from December, a sign that the housing market's recovery may be on shaky ground.
58. US House Rejects Most Obama Weapons Cuts
- Friday, July 31, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives went along with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' plans to kill the over-budget F-22 fighter jet but has rejected his efforts to cut off several other big ticket items.
59. Both Parties Expect Democratic Senate Pickups
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats counted on solidifying their thin leadership grip on the Senate as voters flocked to the polls Tuesday to fill 35 Senate seats. Embattled Republicans braced for losses but hoped they would be modest ones.
60. Huge TVA Electric Rate Increase Takes Effect
- Wednesday, October 01, 2008
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority's largest electric rate increase in more than three decades takes effect Wednesday as thousands of consumers already are struggling to pay their power bills and avoid service cutoffs.
61. U.S., Local Foreclosures Jump in August
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of foreclosure filings reported in the U.S. last month more than doubled versus August 2006 and jumped 36 percent from July, a trend that signals many homeowners are increasingly unable to make timely payments on their mortgages or sell their homes amid a national housing slump.
62. Hearings This Fall Likely to Consider Rule Changes for Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch
- Friday, August 31, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers this fall will consider stricter rules for credit-rating agencies amid criticism that they failed to accurately assess - or warn investors about - the risks that mortgage investments posed to financial markets.
63. Burning Desire
- Monday, January 29, 2007
In his State of the Union address last week, President George W. Bush proposed expanding the supply of alternative fuels to nearly five times the current target in the next 10 years.
That would increase the amount of alternative fuels used in gasoline blends from the current requirement of 7.5 billion gallons by 2012 to 35 billion gallons by 2017.
64. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Enterprise Bancshares Inc., holding company for Enterprise National Bank, reported a consolidated net income of $488,516 for the quarter ended June 30, up 36.6 percent over net income ...
65. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, September 28, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY A helping hand raising housing standards By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Five weeks into his new position as executive director of Habitat for Humanity for Greater Memphis, Dwayne Spencer is ready to get his hands dirty. <...
66. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, July 03, 2001
Allen & O'Hara's Education Properties Trust Acquires Florida Apartment Community Allen & O'Hara trust acquires Florida apartment community Allen & O'Hara Inc.s Education Properties Trust LLC, a joint venture with Fremont Realty Capital, ...
67. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Allen & OHara, Fremont Realty Allen & OHara, Fremont Realty team up for national acquisitions Allen & OHara Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Fremont Realty Capital LP to capitalize Education Properties Trust LLC, an acq...
68. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 19, 2001
Mississippians vote Mississippians vote to retain current flag The banner that led Confederate troops into battle will remain on Mississippi's flag now that voters turned aside complaints that the symbol is racist and an obstacle to economic develop...
69. Archived Article: Graphic (marrlic)
- Friday, January 07, 2000
Tying knot in Tennessee Tying knot in Tennessee Couples seeking marriage licenses through the Shelby County Clerks Office in 1999 represented most every state in the nation. Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Georgia followed Tennessee as ones most co...
70. Archived Article: Graphic (marrlicst)
- Friday, December 03, 1999
Tying knot in Tennessee Tying knot in Tennessee Couples seeking marriage licenses through the Shelby County Clerks Office in the first 11 months of 1998 and 1999 represented almost every state and the District of Columbia. The total number of licens...
71. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Gables Raises $30 Gables Residential Trust recently announced the sale of two assets in Memphis, Gables Germantown and Gables Quail Ridge, for a total of $30.5 million. The two communities consisted of 490 apartment homes and reduced the companys po...
72. Archived Article: Graphic (marrlc)
- Friday, September 10, 1999
Mobile society Mobile society Of the more than 6,100 marriage licenses filed in Shelby County this year, nearly 80 percent of couples claim their future residence in Tennessee. Forty other states were represented as well, with Mississippi leading th...
73. Archived Article: Graphic
- Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Internet User Demographics* Internet User Demographics* Users average age: 35 years Gender: 69 percent male, 31 percent female Marital status: 45 percent married, 37 percent single Household income: $58,000 Use the Web at least once a day: 43 percen...
74. Archived Article: Standout (chism)
- Friday, April 03, 1998
Balmoral gotten to know all the teachers and many of the students, comfortable place to go volunteer. At U of M, took student teachers to Balmoral A helping hand Mary Jo Chism smoothes Vietnamese familys adjustment to American life By KATHLEEN DOMBH...
75. Archived Article: Raleigh Woods Apts Lj
- Wednesday, March 12, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Non-profit agencies buy Raleigh Woods apartments By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News An apartment complex in northeast Memphis has been purchased by two out-of-state, non-profit agencies which plan to transform the property into affordabl...
76. Archived Article: Inv Focus
- Monday, April 29, 1996
4/25 jts excise tax Proposed tax formula to encourage in-state investment By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News A bill approaching the governors desk for approval will attempt to update Tennessees franchise and excise tax code to match rates in states comp...