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
Park it here, please: City explores ways to fill Overton Square parking garage
Updated 03/11/2014 at 12:37 a.m.
Few visitors to the resurgent Overton Square are using the three-level structure built at public expense
Loeb bars panhandling at Midtown's Overton Square
Published 03/09/2014 at 8 p.m.
Newly posted “No Panhandling’’ signs are among finishing touches to a $40 million do-over for the Overton Square entertainment district.
The Canvas restaurant to target Midtown art lovers
Published 03/05/2014 at 5:35 p.m.
New restaurant coming to Madison Avenue will make appeal to art lovers
New Le Bonheur parking garage to rise in medical district
Updated 03/05/2014 at 5:29 p.m.
Five-level parking garage on Manassas will hold more than 760 vehicles
Boom! Firm seeks to be first fireworks warehouse, wholesaler in Memphis
Updated 03/05/2014 at 2:56 p.m.
A Missouri-based company is seeking a zoning exception to establish the first site in Shelby County to warehouse fireworks and sell them wholesale.
Biking in Memphis: City rises out of bad cycle
Updated 03/05/2014 at 3:19 p.m.
The number of Memphians commuting to work on bikes has doubled over the past four years.
MLGW gains some ground in restoring power after winter storm
Updated 03/03/2014 at 6:42 p.m.
Storm knocks out power to 50,000 MLGW customers
One nonprofit drops effort to restore, use Ashlar Hall
Updated 03/01/2014 at 11:07 a.m.
One of the three nonprofit organizations that have been vying to rehab and use historic-but-crumbling Ashlar Hall has dropped out of the picture.
Court approves ownership switch from Prince Mongo to nonprofit group
Updated 03/01/2014 at 12:04 a.m.
A General Sessions judge on Friday approved the ownership transfer of castle-like Ashlar Hall to a nonprofit organization, Urban Renaissance Initiative, that intends to house a veterans resource center there.
Plans unveiled to turn 100 North Main Building into hotel, apartments
Updated 02/27/2014 at 5:45 p.m.
The developer says he's confident financing will be arranged for 100 N. Main's renovation.
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