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Delta Farm Press
Delta Farm Press

Memphis, TN

(800) 441-1410


Ethanol tour
10/22/2019 10:02am

11 teams tour nation&039s ethanol production chain following Global Ethanol Summit

Scout to justify that cost
10/22/2019 10:00am

Before spraying, soybean farmers should ask: When do I have bugs in high enough numbers to justify the cost of using chemicals, justify trips across the field and save bushels of yield

Syngenta targets $2 billion for climate change innovations
10/22/2019 9:55am

The investment supports Syngenta goal of delivering at least 2 technological breakthroughs to market each year

AgriLife puppies: Goat and sheep dogs in training
10/22/2019 8:37am

Study researches what bonding experiences produce better livestock guardian dogs.

Iowa has only 15% of corn harvested
10/22/2019 7:50am

Survey for Oct. 14-20 shows Iowa soybean harvest is now 48 complete.

Memphis Business Journal
Memphis Business Journal

651 Oakleaf Office Ln
Memphis, TN 38117   Directions

(901) 523-1000


Grizzlies lock in contracts for JJJ and Allen as season tips
10/22/2019 6:03am

The Memphis Grizzlies picked up the contract options on a couple of their young players right before the season tips off this week.The Grizzlies exercised third-year 2020-21 contract options on forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Grayson Allen. The 6-foot-11, Jackson, who selected fourth overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, earned 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie First Team honors by averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in an injury-shortened 58 games for the Grizzlies.The 21-year-old Jackson is in

Germantown considers permanent ban on certain apartment projects
10/22/2019 5:48am

A subcommittee of Germantowns planning commission is ready to consider a permanent ban on certain apartments.Following the path marked by the citys Board of Mayor and Aldermen in August, the committee will discuss Wednesday, Oct. 23, a change to the citys zoning code to no longer permit standalone, single-use apartment developments. The ban would not include mixed-use buildings or single-use apartment buildings that are located in mixed-use developments, such as The Residences at Thornwood.Mixed-use

New on Crane Watch: Park Ave. apartments, more Amazon investments
10/22/2019 5:00am

There is now about $2.7 billion worth of proposed or ongoing development onMBJs interactive map of local projects not counting 30 projects of unknown cost, the $7 billion St. Jude has said it is investing, or the $1.45 billion FedEx said its investing at the airport.New this month are Adam Underwoods proposed Park Avenue apartments, Amazons Project Iris, and Carvanas $40 million West Memphis investment.MBJs Crane Watch map is updated regularly, to add new projects and remove ones

Mempho Fest saw big national artists supported by a big corporate presence (Photos)
10/21/2019 3:13pm

The third-annual Mempho Fest 2019 returned to Shelby Farms Park this past weekend, Oct. 19-20. Like the year before, the event saw top national music artists perform under near-perfect Memphis weather conditions all underwritten by many of the biggest companies in the city.Mempho was headlined by Nashville-based/Jack White-led rockers the Raconteurs, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, and all-time great hip-hop band Wu-Tang Clan.That was on-stage. But, the stages themselves

Memphis gives until it gets; named one of most charitable cities
10/21/2019 2:45pm

Publications that come out with lists arent always favorable to Memphis. In 2016, USA Today ranked Memphis as one of the worst cities to live in in America. The Tennessean, Nashvilles primary newspaper, then shared it on social media with the caption: Weve got some bad news for our neighbors in Memphis. Fox News, a few years ago, named Memphis one of the five cites in the world you should never travel to alone in part due to arson, apparently. And, Travel Leisure, in a 2014 list, named

Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer

65 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 521-9000


Memphis Suffers Loss of Two Former Legislators
10/22/2019 9:05am

Even as members of Shelby Countys political community, Democrats and Republicans alike, were mourning the death on Sunday of one former legislator, Rufus Jones, a member of the state House of Representatives from 1980 to 1996, they found themselves having to deal with the loss of another on Monday, former state Senator Reginald Tate, whose tenure in the state Senate ran from 2006 to 2018. Both Jones and Tate served as Democrats Jones during a period in which his party commanded a comfortable majority in his chamber and in the legislature at large, Tate during an era of Republican control of both the Senate and the General Assembly. Both Jones and Tate had business backgrounds, Jones as a member of a South Memphis family with grocery interests, Tate as president/CEO of an architectural firm. Each of them was personally popular on both sides of the aisle, and each served during period of political controversy that tested their commitment to pure partisanship. Jones case was less demanding in that regard. Along with a majority of other legislative Democrats, he found himself working in harmony with Republican Governor Don Sundquist in an effort, ultimately unsuccessful, to pass a state income tax. Representative G.A. Hardaway, chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and often a Democratic spokesman at large, sized things up this way: Rufus E. Jones served as a ready and willing source of reliable and sound advice for myself and other legislators. Our families were close, and that allowed me to personally witness and learn from an excellent exemplar of personal conduct, professional success and civic leadership. Tates situation was different. Lacking any party background as such, he had the support of his neighbor Sidney Chism, an influential Democrat and sometime party chairman, when the county Democratic Committee had to find a substitute nominee in 2006 for the Senate seat vacated by incumbent Kathryn Bowers, who would be tried as a suspect in the FBIs Tennessee Waltz corruption sting. Tate was nominated and won. He entered the Senate during a time when control of that body was swinging from Democrats to Republicans, and he seems to have perceived his duty, both to himself and to his district, as that of maintaining good relations with the soon-to-be dominant GOP. Legislative Republicans, for their part, made sure to get him aboard key committees. Increasingly, he was seen by fellow Democrats to be over-stepping political boundaries even to the point of becoming a board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC a right-wing mill for ultra-conservative state legislation. Matters came to a head in 2018, when Tate was up for reelection to a fourth four-year term. Not only had he aroused the ire of his party mates with his ever-increasing number of conservative votes, he was overheard on a hot microphone apparently uttering profane criticism of his fellow Democrats.It was less a judgment on his part than a sign of frustration as he saw one after another member of his party caucus side openly with his Democratic primary opponent in 2018, Katrina Robinson, an accomplished newcomer and proprietor of a nursing school. It cost him Tate would go down to defeat by a 2 to 1 margin, Robinson polling 14,140 votes to his 6,464, and she would go on to serve effectively as a member of the Senate Democratic minority. Still, there was little rejoicing in party ranks at Tates defeat. Even those who were opposed to his politics remained personally fond of the man whose people skills were of the highest order. Karen Camper, the Democrats House Leader, was a particular friend, as was Democratic caucus chair Raumesh Akbari, who said, No matter what the legislative issue was, he found a way to work with folks from both sides of the aisle and always thought of Memphis first. Senator Tate had a way of always making you smile and I know hes smiling down on all of us today. Shelby delegation chair Antonio Parkinson noted, Senator Tate left an indelible mark on the state of Tennessee and its citizens through legislation that he sponsored and cosponsored over his many years at the Tennessee Legislature. Senator Sara Kyle, who had been an explicit critic of Tate, said Senator Tate did many good things for the citizens of Shelby County during his time in the General Assembly and I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. We will all miss his smile and good sense of humor. And Robinson, his electoral conqueror, also weighed in: This is a sad day for Shelby County and our entire state. Thanks for 12 years of service to District 33. Funeral arrangements had not been announced at press time.

Bluff City Law Characters Party with Bluff City Characters
10/21/2019 3:23pm

Bluff City Law cast members mingled with Bluff City party-goers at recent events. Guests chatted and took photos with Jimmy Smits at the October 18th grand opening of Back D at Mi Yard, Karen Carriers new open air restaurant behind The Beauty Shop Restaurant. Smits, who plays Elijah Strait on the show filmed in Memphis, entered through the back gate around 8:30ish. Wearing a cap, he still was recognizable. And he was friendly and accessible to guests who wanted their photos taken with him. It was great to see Smits just standing around at a party with people strolling up to him and carrying on a conversation. Josh Kelly, who plays Robbie, was easy to spot in a white turtleneck and a colorful jacket. The party turned into something of a cast-and-crew party for the show. Camera people and others involved with the TV series seemed to enjoy themselves at Carriers new restaurant, which has all the signs of being a new hot spot. Movies also are shown on a wall at Back D at Mi Yard. Mystery Train played during the party. Carrier was pleased with the event. It was so fun, man, she says. It was like the perfect storm. Everything came together. I couldnt believe it. Guests dined on samples of the rotisserie meats she will be serving atBack D at Mi Yard.They were served in little bamboo containers with the nut dusts and salsas that will go with the meat and fish. The event was supposed to end at 8 p.m., but Carrier kept it going until 10 p.m. Some of my staff are working on the movie. They thought they were going to be off work at 6:30, but they pushed it to 8. They said, Can you please leave it open They ended up coming about 8:30. And it was great. Carrier made food for a scene in the pilot for Bluff City Law. I did a big spread a scene before they picked it up on NBC. She made probably 25 dishes. So much food on that show. It was a funeral scene. A wake. They made tenderloin, deviled eggs, and shrimp, she says. During the party, Smits told Carrier he remembered her making all that food for the show. It was pretty cute, she says. Back D at Mi Yard will open to the public at 5 p.m. October 23rd. More Bluff City Law cast members showed up at Art on Fire, which was held Oct. 19th at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The annual outdoor event featured fire dancers, food from area restaurants, a bonfire, and live entertainment. Caitlyn McGee, wearing a long skirt, black jacket, and white high-top Chuck Taylors, posed for photos and talked with guests. McGee plays Sydney Strait. Jayne Atkinson, who plays Della Bedford, also was affable. She attended with her husband, Michel Gill. MaameYaa Boafo, who plays Briana Johnson,and Michael Luwoye, who plays Anthony Little, were among the guests. Art on Fire celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The fire dancing was provided by the Memphis Fire Tribe. Grace Askew and the Mighty Souls Brass Band took care of the musical entertainment. Also included were a silent auction and a Hot Off the Wall art sale. Proceeds from the event directly support Dixons education outreach programs.

Mempho Day Two: Valerie June Honors a Fallen Friend & More
10/21/2019 1:50pm

Before this past weekend, the last time I listened to Valerie June was in a tiny art shop in Paparoa, New Zealand at the end of May with my wife and sister.The Memphis-raised alt-folk star was playing on the stereo, and the shops owner excitedly described herself as a big fan. We were just as thrilled to let her know that June was from our neck of the woods.She was back there yesterday, playing what was arguably the finest set of Memphos second day at Shelby Farms Park. Wearing a blue-purple frock and sparkling pants, June came armed with her famously unmatchable sense of positivity and the ability to show her hometown audience why people like Bob Dylan think shes absolutely the bees knees.From Shakedown to Astral Plane, June played all her big hits, but it was her heartfelt tribute to Mary Burnsthat really put the hook in. Burns, thebeloved owner of Cooper-Youngs Java Cabana who died this month after battling lung cancer, played a major role in Junes life. June played her first ever gig at the cafe, was close with Burns until the end and last night, played the 2013 track Somebody to Love on banjo to honor her friend.You look around the world and you find your people, June told the crowd. You find your heart people - your soul people. Mary was one of those for me. Im not going to cry, she continued, instead Im going to think about her spirit. That Memphis spirit. That pull yourself up by your own bootstraps spirit. That if the world dont believe in you, believe in yourself spirit.Her sets conclusion - which saw her joined by iconic local musician Hope Clayburn for Working Woman Blues was the perfect cork for her hour on stage.Before June performed, local favorites The MDs, paying tribute to Booker T & the MGs, were the pick of the afternoon acts. Afterwards, it was alt-country headliner Brandi Carlile that deserves the plaudits. At nearly an hour and a half, Carlile nominated this year for six Grammys delivered a sharp, impressive performance to wrap up the festival, pulling numbers from throughout a long career in alt-country. Like the Wu-Tang Clan the night before, Carlile flanked, as always, by long-time collaborators Tim and Phil Hanserothruminated on Memphis musical history how iconic is this town as well as recalling a gig she played in a dive bar near the University of Memphis that saw crawfish heads lying on the floor by the end of the performance.Earlier, the Revivalists provided a spirited set, though lead singer David Shaw was perhaps asked to do too much by his largely immobile band mates, gamely providing the only stage presence. Still, their crowd rivaled that of The Raconteurs the night before. Californian indie popsters lovelytheband disappointed, with lead singer Mitchy Collins seeming to spend more time talking about the band than playing their tunes. Show, dont tell, brother.For me however, June was the needle that really hit the groove. Watching one of Memphis finest recent musical imports doing her thing as the last few rays of weekend light yawned across the festival, its hard to think of a better lasting memory of this years Mempho.

MLGW: Power Restoration Will be Multi-Day Process
10/21/2019 12:36pm

After Monday mornings storm that brought winds of up to 65 miles per hour, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water MLGW officials say they are working to restore power to some 30,000 customers as quickly and as safely as possible. J.T. Young, MLGW CEO and president said that the storm caused significant damage, initially leaving close to 43,000 customers without power. Because of the large number of substations down, as well as multiple downed poles, wires, and trees, Young said that full restoration could take multiple days. However, the goal is to restore 80 percent of lost power by midnight. Additional crews are expected to join the 42 MLGW crews already working later today to assist with the restoration process. Theres a lot of damage, as you might imagine, from this storm around Shelby County, really spread out across the county Young said. The utility still does not know the full impact of the storm and will continue to assess the damage, Young added. We understand its not convenient when we have these challenges, Young said. Just make sure youre taking your time as you travel and get around the community. Were doing the best we can to get everyone restored as quickly and as safely as possible. See MLGWs video below to find out more about the restoration process.

Music Video Monday: Louise Page
10/21/2019 9:40am

Get carried away by Music Video Monday. Louise Page is back with a screamer. Harpy swings with big horns, cabaret attitude, and a predatory energy. It finds Weezy at her most self-aware.Art is only heartbreak. Preach it, sister. The animated video is an instant classic by Nathan Parten, remixing imagery from Greek pottery andfrieze. Poor Odysseus never stood a chance. If you would like to see your music video featured on Music Video Monday, email cmccoymemphisflyer.com.

Memphis Magazine
Memphis Magazine

65 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 521-9000


Tidbits: El Mero Taco Opens in Cordova
10/22/2019 3:00am

The local taco truck finds a permanent home.

Travel: Chattanooga
10/21/2019 3:00am

The same state, but a different world.

A Small Relic of Southern Airways
10/20/2019 4:00pm

At one time, this was one of the regions most popular airlines.

Five Things to Do This Weekend in Memphis: October 18th-20th
10/17/2019 1:00pm

Fire up the family fun with books and boos during Memphis weekend events.

Charles Q. Harris — Hero of First Tennessee Bank
10/17/2019 3:00am

Harris singlehandedly kept the bank open during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878.

The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal

495 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 529-2345


Mayor Harris’ plan for $145 fee to fund transit is ‘likely dead.’ What’s next?
10/21/2019 10:00pm

Commissioners have voiced several ideas for changing the plan to fund the Memphis Area Transit Authority, but what they could vote on in February is uncertain.

'Bluff City Law,' Episode 5: 'Stranger Things,' the Beale Street blues, and more
10/22/2019 6:03am

Heres a look at what happened on Episode 5 of made-in-Memphis Bluff City Law. Stranger Things fans will recognize one of the guest stars.

Zach Kleiman's road to reviving the Grizzlies began with a plan that never wavered
10/21/2019 10:12pm

Zach Kleiman might be young, but his NBA front-office aspirations are not, and the Memphis Grizzlies are reaping the benefits.

Memphis storm: The latest updates after winds, tornado damaged city
10/22/2019 8:12am

Monday Memphis area experienced storm damages, a tornado, power outages, airport delays and school closings.

In 'Frayser Matters,' students perform the stories of their communities
10/22/2019 6:00am

The hourlong interactive theater event makes space for reflection, both by student performers and audience members.

The Daily News
The Daily News

193 Jefferson
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 523-1561



485 S Highland St
Memphis, TN 38111   Directions

(901) 320-1313



7151 Cherry Farms Rd
Cordova, TN 38016   Directions

(901) 458-2521



1960 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38104   Directions

(901) 726-0555



803 Channel 3 Dr
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 543-2333


Former Tennessee Gov. Bredesen introduces renewable energy firm
10/22/2019 10:00am

A new business venture by former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen takes on global warming by helping companies fund solar panels in communities with dirty-power electric grids.

City Watch: Man wants ransom for missing girl
10/22/2019 9:55am

Authorities have issued an alert for a missing girl who was last seen with a man who reportedly demanded money for her safe return.

‘The Facts of Life’ cast is back together for a holiday special
10/22/2019 9:30am

If getting the cast ofThe Facts of Lifeis on your Christmas list, youre in luck.

Does It Work: Pumpkin Pro Twenty Piece Family Carving Kit
10/22/2019 9:00am

Do you still need to carve your pumpkin before Halloween Corie Ventura is testing the Pumpkin Pro Twenty Piece Family Carving Kit, a product that claims to help you carve the perfect pumpkin, but Does It Work

Milan man indicted in murder, rape of Cayce McDaniel
10/22/2019 8:57am

A Milan man has been indicted in the murder and aggravated rape of a 14-year-old Cayce Lynn McDaniel more than 20 years ago.

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