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1. Gasol Voted to Start NBA All-Star Game
- Monday, January 26, 2015
In a franchise first, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has been voted by the fans to the Western Conference starting lineup for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, to be held Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden.
2. Gasol First Grizzlies Player to Start NBA All-Star Game
- Friday, January 23, 2015
In a franchise first, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has been voted by the fans to the Western Conference starting lineup for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as a starter for the All-Star Game,” Gasol said. “Knowing that I will be facing my brother Pau for the opening tip, it will be a true accomplishment for our family and a memory I will cherish for the rest of my career. It holds special meaning to be voted in by the fans, and I look forward to representing my teammates, the organization, the city of Memphis and entire Mid-South community and Grizzlies fans across the world.”
3. Despite Low Gas Prices, Gas Tax Hike Appears Unlikely
- Friday, January 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.
With gasoline prices at their lowest in years when the new Congress convened, there had been talk that it might be time to raise federal gas and diesel taxes, which haven't budged in more than 20 years.
4. Pitts-Murdock Leading Library’s Teen Services
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
R. Janae Pitts-Murdock has been named coordinator of teen services for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a role in which she’s responsible for coordinating teen programs, partnerships and special initiatives across 18 locations.
5. According to Foyle
- Friday, December 12, 2014
My early New Year’s resolution is to be more like Christopher Foyle. Demeanor-wise and wisdom-wise. No, I won’t be wearing a vest.
“Foyle’s War” is a British detective series created by Anthony Horowitz. As World War II rages, Inspector Christopher Foyle (played by Michael Kitchen) investigates crimes from his headquarters in Hastings, England. He never raises his voice. He’s never puzzled by an inconsistency. Obvious lies from the devious don’t faze him one bit.
6. Grizzlies Part of Crowded Western Conference Race
- Monday, October 27, 2014
Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.
The NBA's Western Conference is brutal. It's loaded with talent. And the eight teams that make it through a gruelingly competitive regular season to reach the playoffs will only find slugging their way to the NBA Finals even more daunting.
7. Jackson Ruling Draws Line on Comments to Juries
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Prosecutors and defense attorneys sometimes get right up to the line that separates proper from improper when it comes to their closing statements to a jury during a trial.
The closing statements offer both sides some room in terms of their descriptions or overviews of the case with judges commonly reiterating that what attorneys on either side say there and in opening statements are to be considered evidence.
8. LeBron’s Contract: Best Bargain in Sports
- Friday, July 11, 2014
The money can drive you crazy, if you let it. Each day in Memphis we’re reading about “blue flu” and the city’s ongoing financial crisis.
With that as our local backdrop, it’s easy to become disgusted with the LeBron James sweepstakes that sort of looks like a steel cage (no, make that bank vault) death match between glitzy Miami/slick Pat Riley and hardscrabble Cleveland/thin-skinned Dan Gilbert.
9. Tactical Urbanism: Citizen Projects Go Mainstream
- Friday, May 02, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – The city painted a crosswalk and installed tennis-ball green signs, but the cars just kept on zooming through. But rather than wave a white flag, Sarah Newstok grabbed an orange one instead.
10. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
11. Hobbled Grizzlies Won’t Go Down Without Fight
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Two years ago, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph returned from a torn MCL in his right knee and essentially finished out the season on one leg.
In other words, Randolph walked – or hobbled – in the high tops that center Marc Gasol now wears as he plays with a brace on his left knee after returning to the court following an MCL sprain that kept him out of 23 games.
12. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.
13. O-Line’s Job: Keeping the Star Players Clean
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Of all the talented yet anonymous offensive linemen in the country, Vanderbilt senior Wesley Johnson might be the closest thing to a 6-5, 295-pound invisible man as there can be. Johnson has made 38 straight starts and was expected to make his 39th on Thursday, Aug. 29, against Ole Miss.
14. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
15. Banks' Earnings Pop Masks Deeper Concerns
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Major U.S. banks have turned in big profit gains this season, but the news isn't all good.
Much of the earnings increase is coming from cutting costs, rather than growing their core lending businesses. A boom in mortgage refinancing looks like it's about to peter out. And regulators are considering stricter new rules that would force the banks to shore up their cash.
16. Bioventus Inks Deal for 40,000 Square Feet
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
A Durham, N.C.-based biologics company is relocating its Memphis presence, signifying a boon to the Northeast office submarket.
Bioventus LLC has inked 38,880 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Goodlett Farms Business Campus, 1900 Charles Bryan Road, in Cordova.
17. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.
18. Strike up the Band
- Monday, May 21, 2012
For anyone who finds themselves in conversation with Mei-Ann Chen about the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, its big plans for the year and major guest performers who’ve been lined up, be prepared to get an earful on a topic about which Chen will evangelize, her smile broad and voice brimming with cheer.
19. Grinding it Out
- Monday, February 06, 2012
After most recessions, real estate bounces back.
But the Great Recession has been notably different – long, deep and very prolonged.
That’s the message Dr. John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and co-director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of Memphis, delivered in December at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
20. MULYP Awards Honor ‘Agents of Change’
- Friday, December 02, 2011
Memphis Urban League Young Professionals celebrates its second annual Agents of Change Awards Saturday, Dec. 3, honoring individuals and organizations that have made contributions to the community.
21. No Deal: NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of Season
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Two weeks of NBA games are lost. Many more could be in jeopardy.
There's a "gulf" that separates owners and players, and they will have to close it quickly to avoid further damage to the schedule.
22. Food Critics Contrast Old vs. New School
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Every realm of human endeavor is subject to controversy and scandal, from politics, history and religion to sports, the arts, love and marriage, and just about any other effort, belief or philosophy that bears influence on our hearts and minds. How would newspapers and magazines, television and the Internet function without the constant fuel provided by the controversies and scandals that seem to engulf global culture?
23. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
24. UT Med Group Doctors Recognized as Top Docs
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Twenty physicians from UT Medical Group Inc. have been recognized on the Top Doctors 2011 list.
They are Judith E. Soberman and Karl T. Weber, Cardiovascular Disease; Owen P. Phillips, Clinical Genetics; Jaquelyn Fleckenstein, Gastroenterology; Patricia Adams-Graves, Hematology; James E. Bailey and Robert E. Morrison, Internal Medicine; Giancarlo Mari, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Mark S. LeDoux, Neurology; Edwin M. Thorpe Jr., Obstetrics and Gynecology; Barrett Haik, Natalie C. Kerr and Matthew W. Wilson, Ophthalmology; Sandeep Samant, Otolaryngology; Daniel C. Martin, Reproductive Endocrinology; Stephen W. Behrman and James Eason, Surgery; and Anthony Lynn Patterson and Robert W. Wake, Urology.
25. Brooks Unreels Film Series
- Monday, January 03, 2011
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art this month continues a long-running tradition of adding moving pictures to its collection of visual arts with a series of independent films meant to warm up cold January nights.
26. B.I.G. Idea
- Monday, November 15, 2010
With crime on a downward spiral in Memphis, a new initiative seeks to amplify this trend by forging partnerships between business leaders and police precincts.
Business Interest Group (B.I.G.) Uniting for a Better Memphis is asking people to step outside their office walls to learn what’s really happening in nearby neighborhoods. Likewise, precinct commanders are coming into conference rooms to present crime statistics and answer questions.
27. Oldham Fills Top Sheriff's Positions
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham has named William S. Cash as his chief deputy and Robert L. Moore as interim director of the Shelby County Jail.
28. Lasting Legacies
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.
For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.
29. Job Hopes Rise on Flurry of Economic Reports
- Friday, June 04, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - A handful of economic reports released Thursday raised hopes for an improving job market with fewer layoffs and more hiring.
Productivity slowed more than initially estimated in the first quarter of the year, a sign that employers are struggling to squeeze more work out of leaner staffs. The lower figure was expected after the government last week revised its growth estimate for the first quarter.
30. Sheriff's Race Attracts Hard-Boiled Veterans
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Most of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Shelby County sheriff gathered last month in the office of outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell.
31. New Morgan Keegan Details Emerge
- Friday, April 09, 2010
The former president of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s asset management unit was questioned under oath in October by regulators scrutinizing some of the company’s mutual funds.
32. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
33. High Court Looks at Reach of Second Amendment
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared willing Tuesday to say that the Constitution's right to possess guns limits state and local regulation of firearms. But the justices also suggested that some gun control measures might not be affected.
34. Steady Clip for Court Cases in ’09
- Monday, January 18, 2010
Civil court filings for 2009 were higher than the previous two years, according to data from The Daily News Online.
The year-end data for Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts showed 10,794 cases were filed in 2009 compared to 9,766 in 2008 and 10,045 in 2007.
35. 2009 Year In Review
- Monday, December 28, 2009
2009 was a year without a script – and plenty of improvising on the political stage.
It was supposed to be an off-election year except in Arlington and Lakeland.
2008 ended with voters in the city and county approving a series of changes to the charters of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Those changes were supposed to set a new direction for both entities, kicking into high gear in 2010 and ultimately culminating two years later.
36. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
37. Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Shelby County Election Commission administrator Richard Holden told The Daily News several contenders had their petitions rejected once election commission staff checked the signatures.
Each person signing must be a registered voter in the city of Memphis and list the address that is on their voter registration record.
A total of 33 petitions were filed by the noon deadline. But several candidates were disqualified for not having enough signatures. And then three were returned to the list of candidates after a second check of their petitions. Those who returned to candidate status included Memphis school board member Sharon Webb.
Those who made today's cut have until noon Sept. 10 to withdraw from the race. The field will then become final.
The candidates include:
- Leo Awghowhat
- Kenneth Baroff
- Joe Brown, Memphis City Council member
- Randy L. Cagle
- Charles Carpenter, attorney
- Carol Chumney, former City Council member
- Dewey Clark, former aide to and witness against jailed Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
- James M. Clingan
- Menelik Fombi, a candidate for Memphis City Schools Board in past elections
- Wanda Halbert, chairwoman, City Council budget committee
- Johnny Hatcher
- Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges
- Constance Houston
- Dewayne Jones
- E.C. Jones, former City Council member
- Jerry Lawler, entertainer and former professional wrestler
- Myron Lowery, Memphis mayor pro tem
- Ernie Lunati
- Harrel C. Moore
- Mary T. Shelby-Wright, perennial candidate for numerous offices
- Detric W. Stigall
- Silky Sullivan, restaurant owner and entrepreneur
- David Vinciarelli
- Vuong Vaughn Vo
- Sharon Webb, Memphis school board member
- Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis school board member
- A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County mayor
- John Willingham, former Shelby County commissioner
Sullivan showed up at the Election Commission in a white Rolls Royce wearing a white suit.
“When you see this white suit, you know I’m coming at you,” he told reporters as he outlined a plan to turn The Pyramid over to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of the proposed lease to Bass Pro Shops.
“It’s going to be a dogfight,” Sullivan said of the mayor’s race.
When someone asked if he would still be in the race after next week’s withdrawal deadline, Sullivan said he was in “to the violent end.”
“You know you can’t win,” political blogger and radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews said to Sullivan.
“Why not?” Sullivan replied.
Anthony Willoughby, the last candidate to file before noon, told reporters he was a Realtor-broker who played a role in the development of Banneker Estates in southwest Memphis, the subdivision developed by former Mayor Willie Herenton.
“I’m not a politician,” Willoughby said. “I’m going to run on that statement.”
Willoughby didn't have enough qualified signatures, though. So he won't be running.
Daniko Flowers, a construction worker still wearing his safety vest, showed up at five minutes before noon and checked out a petition. He returned at three minutes past noon and was not allowed to file. Flowers only had 18 signatures on the petition anyway....
38. Baldwin Joins Visible School As Department Chair, Professor
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
George Baldwin has been hired by Visible School as department chair and assistant professor of music business ministry and audio production.
39. AP Source: DirecTV CEO in Talks to Join News Corp.
- Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The chief executive of DirecTV Group Inc. is in talks to return to News Corp. to be Rupert Murdoch's second in command.
40. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
41. Legal Community Bids Farewell to Stotts, Johnson
- Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Two Shelby County judges who died on the same day are being mourned this week by the Memphis legal community.
General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Anthony Johnson and Circuit Court Judge Rita Stotts died Friday evening. Johnson died of a heart attack at his Downtown home. Stotts died at Methodist University Hospital after a recent recurrence of cancer.
42. Hennessy Joins Board Of Opportunity Scholarship Trust
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Scott C. Hennessy, president and chief executive officer of True Temper Sports, has joined the board of directors of Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.
Hennessy will help direct the operations and growth of the nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships and tuition assistance. Hennessy also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Golf Foundation.
43. Blockman Joins Keller Williams
- Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Harold Blockman has been named the new vice president & principal broker of the Memphis Central Market Center for Keller Williams Realty.
Blockman serves as director of the board of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and was selected for the 2007 Community Service Award by MAAR. Blockman is also president of the Tennessee GRI Association and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.
44. Advo Inc.'s AtkinsonNamed Prez of AdFed
- Wednesday, October 03, 2007
James Atkinson of Advo Inc. has been named the president of the Memphis Advertising Federation board of directors.
Maury Tower of WREG-TV is first-vice president, Susan Ewing of inferno
45. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
46. Fox Named Senior Lending Officer with MATCU
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Anthony Fox has been named senior business lending officer at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. He previously was operations manager of sales and service for the FedEx Employees Credit Association. Before working at FedEx, he was a branch manager and commercial lender at Munford Union Bank.
47. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
48. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 18, 2002
Some drug earnings Some drug earnings under the weather Stricken by patent expirations, too few new drugs in the pipeline and political uncertainty, the drug industry is a bit anemic, with first-quarter earnings growth averaging 3 percent, analysts ...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Martin W Martin W. Brown and Richard J. Myers have become members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC, 6000 Poplar Ave., Suite 400. Brown earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Myers,...
50. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 19, 2001
Concert for New York with a Memphis touch
Concert for New York has a Memphis touch
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Memphis mercantile maestro Paul Tudor Jones is about to pull off one of his greatest feats.
Saturday, some of the greatest...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 27, 2000
James E James E. Bellis joined the National Weather Service in Memphis as warning coordinator meteorologist. He has a bachelor's degree from State University in New York and a master's from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Bradley A. Boucher was c...
52. Archived Article: Walker Cos. Lj
- Tuesday, August 08, 2000
Walker opens Memphis brokerage firm Walker Cos. opens Memphis brokerage firm By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Walker Companies, an Atlanta-based industrial real estate and consulting firm, has opened a three-broker office in Memphis. Walker open...
53. Archived Article: Graphic (divattys)
- Thursday, December 02, 1999
Plaintiff attorney From courting to court More than 2,400 petitions for divorce have been filed in circuit or chancery courts in Shelby County for the first 10 months of 1999. Heres a look at the attorneys who handled the most cases for plaintiffs d...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 13, 1999
Resource Bancshares Mortgage Bruce Clark has been named senior vice president, systems technology and support, and chief information officer for AutoZone Inc. He most recently was chief information officer and senior vice president, telemarketing, f...
55. Archived Article: Harrah's
- Tuesday, August 11, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Harrahs Entertainment Inc. to acquire Rio Hotel and Casino Inc. By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Officials at Harrahs Entertainment Inc. announced Monday they have signed a merger agreement with Las Vegas-based Rio Hotel and Ca...
56. Archived Article: Back-bba
- Monday, November 10, 1997
Local architecture firm Self Tucker was awarded the corporation of the year award by the Black Business Association during its 1997 Annual Benny Awards on Thursday night at the Adams Mark Hotel. Local architecture firm Self Tucker was awarded the co...
57. Archived Article: Benchmark Chg
- Thursday, April 17, 1997
Sheyla P BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Corp. vs. Industrial Machine and Fabrication Inc. A Georgia corporation has filed suit in Circuit Court against a Tennessee machine company for breach of contract. On or about April 17, 1991, Industrial ...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Walter L Walter L. "Butch" Rice III has joined Gill Properties as a Realtor-associate. He formerly was a senior financial analyst with Parts Inc. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his masters degree in busin...
59. Archived Article: Aaa Est
- Friday, July 05, 1996
7/5 jts AAA est. More people taking trips this Independence Day By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News This July 4th holiday weekend should see the largest number of travelers in the past eight years, with 35.7 million Americans taking trips of 100 miles or...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 15, 1995
11/15 Memos Hank Martin has joined The Saig Co. as a sales associate specializing in the leasing and marketing of commercial and investment properties. Ward Archer Jr., president and chief executive officer of Archer/Malmo Inc., has been named 1995 ...