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
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.
Memphis shingle plant weathers recession, adjusts to trends
Updated 04/15/2014 at 10:05 a.m.
Owens Corning makes roof shingles in Memphis.
Broad Avenue water tower to become 145-foot-tall sculpture
Updated 04/14/2014 at 2:37 p.m.
MemFEAST event selects a New York artist's idea for transforming the Broad Avnue water tower into a piece of art.
Boot Camp for a broke city: Memphis leaders turn to New Urbanists
Published 04/12/2014 at 8 p.m.
Urban activists will bring Memphis the message that economic renewal need not be costly.
Builder of illegal parking lot in Midtown seeks 'compromise'
Published 04/10/2014 at 11:48 a.m.
A Midtown business is delaying for 30 days its pursuit of the city’s approval to open the illegal parking lot the business just built at 2250 Central.
Approval sought for potter's field along Raleigh-Millington Road
Published 04/09/2014 at 7 a.m.
The proposed 44.5-acre site is on the northeast corner of Raleigh-Millington and Duncan roads.
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