VOL. TMN-10 | NO. 23 | Saturday, June 3, 2017
How massive energy project would fit into the local power structure
Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country.
For about half of us the lights never went out and the air conditioning kept us constantly cool during the Memorial Day weekend. The food in the refrigerator didn’t go bad. We may not have even known there was more than a really strong thunderstorm until we saw the downed trees the next day.
When she was a freshman in high school, an English teacher identified Andrea Gladney’s writing talent and encouraged it. She loved to read and write, so it only seemed logical to start her college life at Ole Miss as an English major.
As a complement to traditional advertising, one way banks like Regions Bank, First Tennessee Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners promote their brands in the local community is by spreading money around to everything from charitable causes to putting their name and logos on buildings and events.
As executive vice president of consumer banking for First Tennessee Bank, Tammy LoCascio’s job means that she spends part of every day thinking about the future.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Mark Green announced Friday that he will not resume his bid for Tennessee governor after withdrawing from consideration as President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
2016: Memphis Police officer Verdell Smith is killed in the line of duty when the suspect in three Downtown shootings runs over him at Beale Street and B.B. King Boulevard. The incident begins when Justin Welch allegedly shoots two people sitting at a picnic table outside Westy’s near The Pyramid, then walks across the street and shoots a Bass Pro Shops employee in the Pyramid parking lot.
When he came up with the idea of an annual football game in Memphis between the teams of two historically black universities with large alumni bases locally, Fred Jones had two primary goals for what he called the Southern Heritage Classic.
Dr. Allison White and Dr. John White Jr., owners of The Transformation Doctor in Collierville, are on a mission to help people lose weight and keep it off. They just celebrated the one-year anniversary of their Collierville location and are looking at expanding to several more Memphis-area locations over the next few years.
Dr. Tim Goldsmith, chief clinical officer at Youth Villages, had never been a guinea pig before, but now he is glad he was. Last year, Goldsmith became the first person in Tennessee to receive meniscus replacement surgery through his involvement with an ongoing clinical trial in Memphis for Active Implants’ NUsurface meniscus implant device.
A team of scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been exploring a new approach to fighting the influenza virus using an investigational cancer drug that’s in clinical trials to treat solid tumors.
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Valued at more than $2 million, International Medical Corps’ massive field hospital has yet to save even a single life since it was constructed five years ago.
REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
Foote Homes, the last large public housing project in Memphis, began coming down Tuesday, May 30, with a formal ceremony marking the start of demolition toward the broader South City redevelopment.
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Contractor Flintco LLC has filed a $25 million building permit application for tenant infill at ServiceMaster’s new headquarters Downtown.
With almost 3.5 million square feet of speculative space floating around in North Mississippi just between Crossroads Distribution Center and Gateway Global Logistics Center alone, it appears that there is no shortage of interest in the region from prospective clients.
Even though massive deals like Niagara Bottling’s 554,000-square-foot facility and McCormick & Co.’s 615,000-square-foot operation next door in Gateway Global Logistics Center often steal the spotlight, they only paint part of the picture of North Mississippi’s industrial market.
Memphis Reads looks to 'build community and break down walls'
Books inspire movies all the time. And sometimes, one reading program emerges from another. So it was that Memphis Reads grew out of Fresh Reads, an initiative at Christian Brothers University.
GiVE 365, The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day philanthropy program, has announced grants totaling $60,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations. This year’s grant cycle is themed “Foundations for the Future: programs that help youth meet their potential.”
Financial Federal has hit a milestone in recent weeks – reaching $500 million in assets – that bank president William Tayloe said confirms the plan the bank is following to achieve organic growth is working.
Memphis has enjoyed a bumper crop of barbecue restaurant news in recent weeks, from tweaks to some business’ existing locations and plans by others to expand. And that trend isn’t letting up anytime soon.
Shelby County Schools board members approved a two-year contract extension through the 2019-2020 school year for superintendent Dorsey Hopson Tuesday, May 30, with no debate or discussion and sent a combined $1.3 billion operating and capital budget proposal to the Shelby County Commission for approval.
Julia Rhea has joined Southwest Tennessee Community College as the institution’s first mental health counselor. The newly created position is part of Southwest’s new Social and Emotional Support Process, one of numerous changes developed over the past six months under the guidance of the Maryland-based education reform group Achieving the Dream, all geared toward redesigning and improving the student experience.
Even before it was the National Civil Rights Museum, the Lorraine Motel had pilgrims – visitors coming to the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated to stand where he fell, even stay a night on the same floor of his room when the Lorraine was still a working hotel.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Beale Street’s new $5 weekend night cover charge still has a few details to work out, says Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd.
Shelby County Democrats should have a framework for a reorganized local party soon.
Memphis City Council members will likely be discussing possible amendments to the city budget right up to the final June 6 votes on the budget and tax rate resolutions and ordinances.
Wesley Wright, the owner of Wright Landscapings, claimed the vacant seat on the Lakeland City Commission on Thursday, May 25, in unofficial election results.
Memphis Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp and his family were out to dinner the other night when the replay of the San Francisco Giants-Washington Nationals brawl flashed across the television screen.
Sometimes context can be found in the most obvious of places. Right now, at pgatour.com, Tiger Woods shows up as the 876th-ranked golfer in the world.
When Marcus Mariota participated on the first day of the Titans’ recent organized team activities – OTAs for you hardcore NFL fans – it sent two messages to the rest of the AFC South:
It was way back in 1980 that John Ward, the University of Tennessee’s legendary former play-by-play man, delivered one of his more memorable lines.
In his first NBA preseason game, 2016 first-round draft pick Wade Baldwin wowed his Grizzlies teammates. Everything he shot went in the basket (15 points on 5-for-5 shooting) and he played with force and athleticism that, in retrospect, led to some true hoops hyperbole.
MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS
As graduation season wraps up, Memphis artist Martha Kelly paints this iconic image of Christian Brothers High School on Walnut Grove Road. Martha’s illustrations of Bluff City life and culture appear monthly in The Daily News and The Memphis News. To see more of her work, visit marthakellyart.com.
It was billed as the start of the 2018 governor’s race, but the GOP’s Reagan Day Dinner in Murfreesboro last week often sounded more like a tent revival.
ENOUGH ALREADY. Even after months of mediation, after an agreed-upon compromise, after the appointment of a committee and the committee’s selection of a master planner, after the Overton Park Conservancy put up $250,000 toward the plan, after the council voted to take the Conservancy’s money … even after all of that … the Memphis Zoo stiffed the conservancy, the city, and you and me.
Ray’s Take This August, I will be the proud parent of college freshman. With that pride comes the bills for tuition, room and board, books, etc.
I remember it like it was yesterday, even though it actually was five years ago.
OK, this is going to sound strange, but bear with me. After coaching hundreds of folks on their job searches, I’ve noticed a pattern. And it’s not one I would have expected.
The coveted first-place ranking in Google’s search-engine results is every business owner’s dream.
Patience and time are two resources required for success within the nonprofit sector. At the same time, these are perceived as being in short supply. We encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the goals you set for yourself and your organization. Examine whether or not these are realistic and achievable.
A Front End of Innovation Conference talk by Craig Dubitsky, founder, Hello Products. Hello Products is disrupting a $30 billion daily use global category by asking the right questions and delivering delight.