State approves TDZ for Fairgrounds redevelopment

<strong>An aerial view of the Fairgrounds and Liberty Bowl Memorial Coliseum.</strong> <strong>A state panel approved Memphis&rsquo; request Monday for a Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone to help fund a youth sports and events complex.</strong> (Daily Memphian file photo)

A state panel approved Memphis’ request Monday for a Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone to help fund an estimated $150 million project complete with a youth sports and events complex that will depend on construction of a privately developed hotel.

Grizzlies Postgame: Grizz win fourth straight, take share of first place in the West

It’s not always so simple, but in the modern NBA the team with the best perimeter scorer and playmaker has a pretty big advantage, and it was advantage Grizzlies as Mike Conley scored 28 points to lead the team to its fourth straight win, 98-88, over the Dallas Mavericks (7-9). The Grizzlies (11-5)  improved to 7-1 on their homecourt and pushed their way into a share of first place in the Western Conference.

DiPietro goes out with head high

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is leaving the system on a high note – amid strong financial reports and  growth of facilities – after surviving some bumps and bruises, mainly dealing with student diversity.

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$10 Deal: Flames Mediterranean Grill

Well, there’s no room for confusion here. … A couple of months ago, Open Flame Bar and Grill opened at Poplar and Highland, serving Middle Eastern food. Earlier this month, Flames Mediterranean Grill opened on Highland, serving, um, you know. Middle Eastern food.




By Joe DiPietro

DiPietro reflects on accomplishments, bids UT farewell

Soon after I arrived in Knoxville to lead the Institute of Agriculture in 2006, I fell in love with the University of Tennessee. It is a special place because of the people and their commitment to the students and citizens all across the state of Tennessee. There is something about the spirit found within this university. It is real. It is sincere. It is palpable. It is authentic.

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