This week, congratulations are in order.
The Commercial Appeal hired local food personality Jennifer Chandler. It's a good start at re-staffing but only a start.
Recent, high-profile departures from the paper include:
Business reporter Wayne Risher
Weekday columnist/jack-of-all trades: Chris Herrington
Photographer: Jim Weber
Former editor/monthly columnist: Otis Sanford
Sportswriter and columnist: Geoff Calkins
Environmental reporter: Tom Charlier
Investigative reporter: Marc Perrusquia
Content strategist: Jacinthia Jones
Government and politics editor: Clay Bailey
On July 8th, the paper dedicated the top half of the Business section to a "help wanted" sign. Frankly, they could have gone bigger.
RIP to Memphis wrestler/manager Nate the Rat. The mouthy heel was a sometimes friend and occasional foe of Jerry Lawler. He earned his nickname and once found himself on the receiving end of a mighty slap after accusing the King of lying about his mother's stroke to elicit sympathy from all of Memphis' "rednecks and hillbillies."