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
August start expected for massive rail expansion on Presidents Island
Published 06/19/2013 at 5:52 p.m.
'Legacy' project would relieve rail congestion in Memphis industrial district.
Construction starts on The Signature apartments in Schilling Farms
Published 06/18/2013 at 4:34 p.m.
First new apartments in a dozen years being built in Collierville's Schilling Farms.
Two Memphis business expansions would create 208 jobs, lay out $36.5 million
Updated 06/19/2013 at 12:08 a.m.
Old Dominion and Barnhart apply for tax breaks for separate expansions.
Developer wants to place used auto dealership at I-40 in Wolfchase area
Updated 06/18/2013 at 12:08 a.m.
Plans unfold for one of Memphis' last undeveloped urban parcels on a big intersection fronting I-40.
Work starts on yet another new restaurant at Overton Square
Updated 06/05/2013 at 12:53 a.m.
Another restaurant underscores the commercial revival of Memphis' Overton Square.
'Made In Memphis': New report shows how to plug skill gap for manufacturing
Updated 06/03/2013 at 6:08 p.m.
Can Memphis handle a surge in industrial jobs?
New home permits, sales continue climb out of doldrums
Updated 06/01/2013 at 12:51 a.m.
Housing sales, construction surge in April in Memphis and Shelby County.
Silky Sullivan remembered as spirited promoter of Beale Street
Updated 05/31/2013 at 8:48 p.m.
Memphis bar owner Thomas ''Silky" Sullivan, a factor in the Beale Street renaissance, dies at age 71.
Memphis/Shelby County lead nation in transparency of business tax breaks
Updated 05/30/2013 at 1:36 p.m.
Memphis EDGE board lauded for disclosing clear information about corproate tax breaks.
University Club to start $3.25 million renovation
Published 05/30/2013 at midnight
The 106-year-old club will improve everything from the parking lot to the furniture, but the Athletic Building will get the biggest boost.
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