About Thomas Bailey Jr.
BiographyTom Bailey Jr. joined The Commercial Appeal in 1979 as the Tupelo, Miss.-based reporter covering Northeast Mississippi. Since then his beat assignments have included transportation, religion, general assignments, Collierville and Millington. He previously worked for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo, where he grew up. Tom is married to Mary Powers, and they have four daughters.
02/21/1979 - current
Insurgency on Memphis streets: Citizens break rules for 'progress'
Published 04/24/2014 at 12:43 p.m.
The two men declined to reveal exactly what they were up to Thursday morning, measuring and marking along a sidewalk on the block of Monroe that offers views of AutoZone Park and the Downtown skyline.
Greater Memphis Chamber's Leigh Shockey named honorary consul for Canada
Updated 04/24/2014 at 2:45 p.m.
She’s chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber and CEO of Drexel Chemical, and now Leigh Shockey will wear another hat as honorary consul for Canada.
Memphis seen as model for dropping "failed experiment" of sprawl
Updated 04/24/2014 at 12:17 a.m.
Spending $35 million to turn the Pyramid arena into a Bass Pro Shop is "orderly but dumb," says urban expert
New Blossom Apartments expands development east from Downtown
Updated 04/23/2014 at 12:05 a.m.
Site work has started on new apartments that will stretch the vitality of South Main Art District all the way to S. Third.
Overton Square throwing, hosting events to draw more visitors
Published 04/18/2014 at 12:38 p.m.
Loeb Properties revealed plans for some intense programming designed to draw people to the commercial district.
First Horizon offsets revenue lull by cutting costs
Updated 04/18/2014 at 12:08 a.m.
Tennessee's largest bank reports its loan volume slipped in the first quarter.
EDGE not only agency dealing with firms that fail to pay for their tax breaks
Updated 04/18/2014 at 12:15 a.m.
Companies getting tax breaks still paid $17.9 million in Shelby County and city of Memphis taxes last year, EDGE official says
EDGE board OKs tax break for Continental Tire
Updated 04/17/2014 at 12:06 a.m.
Debate over use of tax breaks continues at EDGE board meeting
Continental Tire seeks tax incentives for retreading operation in Memphis
Updated 04/16/2014 at 12:12 a.m.
Tax break request cites Arkansas and Mississippi as potential sites if Memphis incentives are denied
Gold Strike to hold job fair on Thursday
Updated 04/15/2014 at 5:37 p.m.
Gold Strike Casino to hold a jobs fair.
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