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Delta Farm Press
Rain and cold weather may have helped dampen attendance at 52nd annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif, but exhibitors seemed pleased, said CEO Jerry Sinift
Federal, state water projects unveil allocations amid big snowpack, full reservoirs.
Friends of the Dixon May Fair taking applications through March 1.
The new water research center primarily focuses on waters in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri.
Managing nitrogen can mean more profits and better water quality.
Memphis Business Journal
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Memphis, TN 38117 Directions
Last week, Raj Subramaniam became one of the most powerful people at FedEx. Today, the compensation for that new responsibility is known.Subramaniam was named president and chief operating officer of Memphis-based FedEx Corp. Feb. 14 following the sudden retirement announcement of David Bronczek. Subramaniam a 27-year FedEx veteran will assume those new titles effective March 1. That promotion comes just months after Subramaniam was promoted to president and CEO of FedEx Express, which
The FedEx St. Jude Invitational might be a few months away, but another event is about to tee offon the fairways of the TPC Southwind.Registration is now open for runners and walkers to compete in the 2019 Fairway 5K on Saturday, April 13 presented by the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The 7th annual race is slated to begin at 8 a.m. next to the practice range. The route takes a tour through the tree lined streets of the nearby neighborhood and finishing along the 17th
People willing to pay $700,000 or more for a house in Germantown and the builders willing to build them are now insisting on gated neighborhoods.
A two-year investigation into the actions of Mississippi River Corridor-Tennessee Inc. MRCT found that the nonprofit had used more than $1 million in state and local grant dollars inappropriately.The investigation of the nonprofit and its former executive director, Diana Threadgill, ended with her being indicted by a federal grand jury for three counts of mail fraud earlier this month, the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury said in a Feb. 20 news release. Threadgill and MRCT sought to foster
Hay and forage equipment maker Krone North America will move its Memphis North American headquarters and 45 jobs south to Olive Branch. Krone will lease 260,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Crossroads Distribution Center, which is under construction by Exeter Property Group, the Mississippi Development Authority said in a news release. Krones current North American headquarters is at 3363 Miac Cove, just east of Memphis International Airport. The move would take the headquarters southeast
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The Jeremiah Martin farewell tour rolls on. Eighteen days after scoring 41 points in a single half at USF, the Tigers senior guard became the first player in Memphis history to top 40 points twice in a season . . . or career. Martins 43 points and the 400th assist of his career led the way Wednesday night in a lopsided win over Tulane at FedExForum.Shout-out to God for putting me in this position, said Martin after surpassing Mike Butler for 15th on the Tiger career scoring chart 1,412 points. My teammates wanted me to get it more than I did. They kept looking for me. Coach left me in and said, Get 40. I tried to go with the flow of the game. At this stage of my career, I just want to get the win, get to the NCAA tournament.The pride of Mitchell High School connected on 15 of 24 shots from the field, including five of nine three-point attempts. He hit eight of 11 free throws in topping 30 points for the sixth time in his career, twice the total of any other Tiger this century. Chris Douglas-Roberts had three 30-point games in his three-year career. With eight assists, Martin became the fifth Tiger to land in the programs top-20 for points and top-10 for assists along with Alvin Wright, Andre Turner, Elliot Perry, and Joe Jackson.When he got to about 28 points with about 15 minutes left, I told him to get to 40, said Tiger coach Penny Hardaway. It wasnt anything to do with Tulane. It was about rewarding Jeremiah for what hes done here for four years.The Tigers dominated the Green Wave start to finish, their only collective slip a 9-0 Tulane run to close the first half, but that merely reduced the Memphis lead to nine points 47-38. Memphis pulled down 56 rebounds, 21 more than Tulane. The Green Wave shot 38 percent from the field while the Tigers connected on 48 percent of their attempts. Memphis improves to 16-11 for the season and 8-6 in the American Athletic Conference while Tulane drops to 4-21 0-13.Senior forward Kyvon Davenport posted his ninth double-double of the season 10 points and 15 rebounds, and three other Tigers reached double figures in the scoring column in support of Martin: Tyler Harris 16 points, Raynere Thornton 14, and Kareem Brewton 13.But this was an early version of Senior Night for a player who averaged 2.7 points as a freshman three long years and two coaches ago.I dont try and take a lot of credit, said Hardaway, but its our system thats allowed Martin to do this, putting him in winning situations. Hes doing the work, and hes putting the ball in the basket at a high volume. With us being NBA guys, thats what we do, weve always got big numbers. You try to make his job easy, get him easy looks.Tiger assistant coach Tony Madlock pointed out to the team that if it wins the rest of its home games this season, an NCAA tournament berth awaits. The catch, of course, is that an automatic tournament bid goes to the winner of the AAC tournament, which will be played at FedExForum. Basic match, but a healthy motivator as February leans toward March.My whole goal with this team is to build, added Hardaway, to be sharp for the AAC tournament March 14-17. We want to be in the top four, and have a bye on the first day. We have the opportunity to do something special here, but we have to get the rotation down and be on our stuff.
Album Reveals A Jazzers Progress When Alex Chilton reinvented himself in the 1980s, he mined cleaner sonic territory, playing tightly focused R&B, soul, country, blues and pop that he would stick with for the rest of his life. And even these genre studies hinted at his deeper understanding of music, littered as they were with jazz chord clusters played with reckless abandon.The Thelonious Monk of rhythm guitar, as Tom Waits dubbed him.In live shows, he occasionally laid into an old chestnut like Misty, and his records were sprinkled with gems like Volare, April in Paris, or the free jazz rave up of Wild Kingdom. For those who dont know Chiltons original 80s releases, the recent compilation From Memphis to New OrleansBar None collects many of the highlights.But until he released Clichs in 1993,his jazz chops were more implied than explicit, except for those who knew him well. Even Clichs, which featured him singing standards with his own sparse acoustic guitar accompaniment, was a sleeper, being a uniquely restrained album for its day. Around that same time, he was the featured singer on three more standards, Look for the Silver Lining, Like Someone in Love, and That Old Feeling, recorded by the jazz ensemble Medium Cool for an even more obscure album, Imagination. Nowadays, both records are out of print.So its a relief to see material from both albums available once more, along with four previously unreleased full-band tracks, on Songs from Robin Hood Lane Bar None. The title harks back to Chiltons childhood home in the Memphis suburb of Sherwood Forest, when the seven-year-old first became enamored with Chet Bakers voice. But the album also evokes a later period in the artists life, when the Chiltons moved to a roomy old house in Midtown and hosted popular salons for artists and musicians. When I was ten, it was party time around my parents house, Chilton recalls in the biography, A Man Called Destruction. I remember countless nights of going to sleep with, like, sixteen jazz musicians playing downstairs. His father, a jazz pianist, had a record collection fully stocked with such artists as Ray Charles, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, and Dave Brubeck, and would demonstrate the theory and chords behind the music to his son. Though soon overshadowed in the public eye by the blue-eyed soul of the Box Tops, the power pop of Big Star, and the deconstructive genre-busting of his later years, Chiltons love of jazz never faltered. You might call the album North Montgomery Street, after those Midtown salons, but what matters most is the music. These tracks reveal a nuanced jazz singer, in the mellow, unaffected manner of his beloved Chet Baker, yet with Chiltons own personal stamp. The real magic is in the effortlessness of the phrasing, the clarity of his tone. Or perhaps its the effortlessness of his pitch, for the iconic melodies fit his voice like an old pair of gloves.The album sequence skips among the two albums cuts, with restrained band tracks flowing into Chiltons solo guitar work and back. One standout from Clichs is My Baby Just Cares for Me, with its ever-tumbling bass line and lyrics delivered with aplomb. And while the songs originally released on Imagination were associated with Baker, the newly released tracks are nods to Ray Charles version of Dont Let the Sun Catch You Cryin and Nancy Wilson Save Your Love for Me. In sum, its some of the most heartfelt singing Chilton ever did, performed with his minimalist knack for understatement.
Government investigators found more than $1 million of improper reimbursements received by the now-defunct Mississippi River Corridor Tennessee MRCT, resulting in federal inducements for the nonprofits former leader. The MRCT was a nonprofit focused on economic development, land conservation, environment, and wildlife preservation in six West Tennessee counties near the Mississippi River. The group was funded by private donors and grants from state and federal agencies. The nonprofits board voted to dissolve the organization in March 2017. A two-year investigation by the Tennessee Comptrollers Office, the United States Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, and the Tennessee Valley Authority Office of Inspector General reviewed 62 of the groups reimbursement requests and payments received from state and federal agencies. They found that 57 of them included unallowable costs set by state and federal grant laws. These included reimbursements for architectural and contracting services that were not properly bid, reimbursements that were supported with missing or falsified documentation, and reimbursements for personal expenses including meals, entertainment, fuel, and baby shower supplies, according to a news release by the Tennessee Comptrollers office on Wednesday. These payments totaled more than $1 million from March 2011 to March 2017. MRCT also doubled-up on some reimbursements, getting numerous payments for the same expenses. These payments totaled $176,196, according to the Comptroller. MRCT got grant funding for two building projects, both of which are now either abandoned or demolished. The $856,685 Reelfoot Lake interpretive visitor center was torn down in October 2018. The $357,275 Dyersburg River Park and Blueway project is currently abandoned. Investigators said MRCT leader Diana Threadgill instructed her staff to falsify accounting records. She also continued MRCT operations after the board of directors voted to dissolve the nonprofit in March 2017, and she even requested and received additional funding in May 2017. Threadgill was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this month in the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, on three counts of mail fraud. This investigation points to multiple failures at many levels, Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson said in a statement. The MRCT board of directors and advisory council members not only had potential conflicts of interest, but they failed to provide adequate oversight. State agencies must also do a better job of monitoring and reviewing how grant funds are reimbursed.
A new petition online seeks to change the name ofMain Street to Mane Street. Memphis artist James IMAKEMADBEATS Dukes posted the petition Tuesday. He is seeking 5,000 digital signatures to send the petition to city officials here. Dukes petition had 75 signatures Wednesday morning. Heres what Dukes said of the change on the petition site: Mane. Hello, Im IMAKEMADBEATS. Im an artist/producer/engineer from Orange Mound, Memphis, Tennessee, and founder of Unapologetic, a creative company. If youre from Memphis, you know the many ways the word mane is used. Its a part of our culture as Memphians. To be clear, Im not talking about Southern culture. Im talking about what is to be from and live in this unique space in the corner of Tennessee. Its a word were proud of... one that has made its way into movies about our culture... songs about our culture. Its a word used by the old and the young, crossing all demographic divides. People from this city have become the culture shifters, celebrated around the world, and a lot of the time it seems the rest of the world celebrates, adopts, and makes more money off of our culture than we do. Our ideas in music have fueled other Southern cities identity in the music industry. Its time that Memphis did what was necessary to not only take ownership in who we are and what we are, but for the city officials to show the people of Memphis appreciation for being and creating this culture. And mane is a big part of our culture. So why is Main Street called Main Street again Just because all cities have a Main Street Well, Memphis isnt all cities. Its a very different city, in an amazing way. Make Main Street Mane Street. Lets make sure we appreciate us. Check out IMAKEMADBEATS on Soundcloud: Read all about Dukes and the Unapologetic collective in our cover story from last year.
After months of debate and delay, the Memphis City Council approved an increase in water rates Tuesday, but voted not to raise gas and electric rates. The vote means Memphis Light, Gas, and Water MLGW customers will start paying an additional 45 cents per month, beginning in March. MLGW officials have been seeking water, gas, and electric increases totaling 10.5 percent over five years since December. If all three hikes were approved residential customers would have paid, on average, an additional $18.56 per month during the five year period. J.T. Young, president and CEO of MGLW, said the hikes would have helped fund about $740 million worth of improvements to the utilitys aging infrastructure. Instead, Tuesday the council upheld its vote from two weeks ago opposing a gas rate increase. The council voted 6-7 against electric hikes, but approved the 45 cent monthly hike on water with a 9-4 vote. As council members were reluctant to approve the original ask, Councilwoman Patrice Robinson introduced the idea as a way to offset the utilitys negative net income. Young said if the utility stays in the negative, the state could step in to regulate rates, likely setting them higher than the utilitys ask. Councilman Worth Morgan said the council has to take responsibility to avoid the state coming in and acting like big brother. No one is really arguing that we dont have aging infrastructure that needs replacing, Morgan said. The question is when and how are we going to replace it. The increased revenue will go toward improving infrastructure at the utilitys water pumping stations, which Young said, on average, are about 58 years old. The utility has a good bit of restoration and rehabilitation that needs to be done, Young said. Tuesday Young also presented the results of a public phone survey conducted by the utility regarding the rate increases. Of the more than 2,000 respondents, Young said 46 percent wanted more information, 23 percent would consider rate increases, 16 percent would support an increase, and 15 percent would not support the increase under any circumstances. Right-sizing the city The council also approved the de-annexation of portions of South Cordova on the third and final hearing. Approximately two-square miles, housing around 4,000 residents in 1,806 homes, will officially be outside of the city limits beginning in 2020. Residents of the community, many of whom spoke to the council Tuesday, support the move and have been pushing for it for some years. The residents will be expected to pay taxes through 2023. Doug McGowen, the citys chief operating officer, said the de-annexation is in step with the citys effort to right-size the city, while building up and not out. Although the city will lose about $3 million of tax dollars annually, McGowen said the city will not have a reduction in revenue because resources once used in the de-annexed area will be saved. McGowen added that the resources removed from South Cordova will be re-allocated to other areas of the city to provide better municipal services to the citys core. For example, McGowen said the move will decrease the area the Memphis Police Department patrols by 8 percent. This is the fourth area of the city the council has voted to de-annex. Last year Rocky Point, Southwind-Windyke, Eads, and Riverbottoms were approved for de-annexation.
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Stax Music Academy celebrates 200 years of Memphis music.
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Reflections from a longtime member of the KISS Army as the End of the Road tour hits Memphis.
Celebrate some of the citys minority-owned restaurants March 3rd-9th.
Februarys Very Short Story Contest Winner.
The Commercial Appeal
495 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
In one of the most extensive searches of college yearbooks ever, we found blackface and Ku Klux Klan photos like Ralph Northams far beyond Virginia.
This investigation points to multiple failures at many levels, said Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson of what transpired at the Memphis nonprofit.
Jeremiah Martin became the only Memphis player to score 40 or more points twice in a season.
Cherry Davidson was removed from her position as a principal for Arlington Community Schools and reassigned to a teacher position. Now, shes suing the district.
The co-founder of Unapologetic, a creative collective based in Orange Mound, has introduced a petition online that calls for Main Street to be changed to the Memphis-born colloquialism, Mane Street.
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Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
The program launched in 2016.
Jeremiah Martin becomes the first Tiger ever to score 40 or more, twice in a single season, going off for a career high 43 in the U of Ms 102-76 win over Tulane.
In 2017, the EPA proposed requiring companies still operating mines to post cleanup bonds or offer other financial assurances so taxpayers dont end up footing cleanup bills.
Bartlett police believe the same vehicle, which may be stolen, was used in a number of burglaries in Bartlett.
Weatherspoon scores 31 including the game winning free throw with under a second to go as State holds on and hold off Georgia 68-67.
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