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2013-12-13 23:24:19

The Commercial Appeal names Data Facts Inc as one of the Top Workplaces of 2013 in the Memphis metro area. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Data Facts Inc-a nationwide provider of background screening and mortgage lending solutions- has been named one of the Top Workplaces of 2013 in the Memphis metro area by The Commercial Appeal. “It’s a great honor to have been named one of the Top Workplaces of 2013,” comments Data Facts CEO, Daphne Large. “Our culture of mutual respect...

2009-05-27 21:35:53

The Commercial Appeal reported Wednesday the NCAA has accused the Memphis basketball program of major violations. The Memphis newspaper said that during the 2007-08 season, the school was involved in knowing fraudulence or misconduct, concerning an SAT exam taken by a player. The newspaper quoted the NCAA's report to Memphis as saying the player in question suited up only for the 2007-08 season. If that is the case, the evidence may point to Derrick Rose, the top overall pick in the 2008 NBA...

2009-04-26 13:58:55

The music scene of Memphis will be the focus of the new MTV project, $5 Cover, which will also be broadcast online, its creator says. Writer-director Craig Brewer said the project will feature 15 so-called webisodes that are each focused on a specific music performance in the Tennessee city's music scene, the Memphis Commercial Appeal said Sunday. Brewer, 37, said the five to seven-minute installments, set to air online and on television starting Friday, should offer non-Memphis residents an...

2009-02-17 15:21:23

Authorities in Tennessee said a man was arrested after what was believed to be an ounce of marijuana was found in his baby's diaper bag at a church. Deputy Chief Donna Turner of the Tipton County Sheriff's Department said an off-duty officer worshiping at the Central Baptist Church in Brighton was consulted after nursery workers at the church found a suspicious-looking substance in the diaper bag, The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis reported Tuesday. Keith Saemenes, the off-duty...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

On Appeal TV "Sex and the City" was the theme but fund-raising was the reason for the Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Michael Donahue caught the catwalk action. VIDEO: http://www.commercialappeal.com/videos/detail/party-line- womens-council/ ----------------- Skyward was the direction for the New Direction Christian Church choir, which won top honors at the "How Sweet the Sound" church choir competition at FedExForum. The performance was amazing. Watch the...

2008-09-16 18:00:33

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host a sales and marketing summit from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Featured speaker John Malmo will discuss marketing fundamentals. Other participants include Lori Turner from RedRover, Scott Williams from Elvis Presley Enterprises, and Lou Lambert from The Commercial Appeal. The event will also serve as the launch for the "Small Business Toolkit," offering resources to entrepreneurs and small-business owners...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'