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- Saturday, April 13, 2013
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2. Board to Weigh School Closings
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Countywide school board members are scheduled to vote Tuesday, March 26, on the closings of four schools at the end of the current year.
And they could see additions to the agenda that put the Achievement School District’s Gestalt Community Schools charter operation in Humes Middle School with the new school year. That would also come with an end for the time being of plans for a new optional school the school board had approved for Humes at the start of the school year.
3. School Board Restructuring Plan Goes to Mays
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
On the way to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays is a plan by the Shelby County Commission to convert the countywide school board to a 13-member single-district body effective Sept. 1.
4. County Commission Weighs School Merger Changes
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners might discuss Monday, March 18, the idea of restructuring the countywide school board for a third time in the last year and a half.
But they are likely to delay action on a resolution that would create a 13-member school board effective Sept. 1 by appointing six new members to go with the seven existing members.
5. School Board Expansion Advanced
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners advanced in Wednesday, March 13, committee sessions a general plan to restructure the countywide school board.
But the plan to turn the 23-member board into a 13-member board on Sept. 1, instead of the seven-member board it is now scheduled to become on that date, is far from complete. And lots of legal questions remain about the details.
6. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.
It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.
7. Hopson Is Interim MCS Supt. As School Board Sets Merger Calendar
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Countywide school board members appointed Memphis City Schools attorney Dorsey Hopson as the interim superintendent of the Memphis City Schools system at the board’s Tuesday, Jan. 29 meeting.
The meeting was the last for Kriner Cash who becomes an advisor to the school system through the end of July under terms of his resignation after four and a half years heading the school system.
8. Kelsey Discusses School Vouchers Bill
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The bill to come in the Tennessee Legislature that permits school vouchers will be built around the more than $9,000 in state funding per school child, in the case of Memphis, and the ability of parents to use it to move their child to a private school.
9. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
10. Conflict Charge Roils Busy School Board Meeting
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
One countywide school board member called Tuesday, Dec. 18, for the resignation of another board member over an alleged conflict of interest.
School board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of OPEB amounts – other post-employment benefits.
11. Achievement School District Weighs 10 Additions
- Friday, November 09, 2012
The state-run Achievement School District will add 10 more Memphis schools in the 2013-2014 school year, the first year of the schools merger in Shelby County.
The 10 schools to be run under state control or with charter school operators selected by the state will be announced Dec. 17. That’s also when leaders of the district will announce which schools they will run directly and which ones will be operated by charters.
12. School Board Members Look to Post-Election Direction
- Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Once the winners are certified in the six sets of suburban school board races on Tuesday’s ballot in Shelby County, the first order of business for all of the boards will be selecting superintendents to run the six fledgling school systems.
13. Airports and Stock Exchange Reopen After Superstorm Sandy
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck.
14. School Board Majority Backs Sales Tax Hike
- Friday, October 26, 2012
Twelve of the 23 countywide school board members have signed a letter urging voters to approve a half-cent countywide sales tax hike in the Nov. 6 elections.
The letter dated Thursday, Oct. 25, refers to using half of the estimated revenue from the extra half cent for an expansion of pre-kindergarten. But it mentions pre-k as one of several possible uses for the $30 million that would go to local education under state law.
15. School Board Debates Sales Tax Support
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Countywide school board members debated Tuesday, Oct. 23, the idea of backing a half cent countywide sales tax hike.
Half of the estimated $60 million in revenue from the tax hike on the November ballot would got to local education by state law.
16. Support Given to Hire Schools Search Firm
- Monday, September 17, 2012
The countywide school board could start getting information from search firms this week and probably vote on a process for picking a merger superintendent by the end of October.
A committee of countywide school board members and community leaders is recommending that the school board hire a search firm and conduct a national search for the superintendent of the merged school system.
17. Ad Hoc Group Recommends National Search for Schools Merger Leader
- Friday, September 14, 2012
A committee of countywide school board members and community leaders is recommending that the school board hire a search firm and conduct a national search for the superintendent of the merged school system.
18. School Board Cautioned About Superintendent Search
- Monday, September 10, 2012
At one point in a two-hour presentation and discussion with the countywide school board last week, Mike Casserly of the Council of the Great City Schools warned the board that going with an advisory committee in the search for a superintendent could present problems.
19. School Board to Consider Aitken’s Role in Transition
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Countywide school board members have been known to debate what is on their agenda for as long as an hour or so before moving on to other matters.
That may be the case Tuesday, Aug. 28, when the board picks up where it left off at their work session a week ago.
20. Work Remains for Superintendent Selection Group
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The group trying to come up with a process for selecting a superintendent to lead the merger of Shelby County’s two school systems has a lot of lead work to do in a short time.
The group is likely to have numerous discussions in the coming weeks about what kind of school system that superintendent will be leading. The countywide school board hasn’t yet acted on the set of recommendations from the planning commission that will define the merged school district’s structure and scope.
21. Six Chosen for Selection Process Committee
- Monday, August 20, 2012
The ad hoc committee to recommend a process for selecting a single superintendent for the coming Shelby County Schools merger is complete.
It took countywide school board members about 45 minutes and 10 rounds of balloting at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 16, to pick six citizens to join the seven school board members on the committee.
22. Board Looks to Increase Supt. Search Committee
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The search by the countywide school board for a merger superintendent is, for now, a search for six citizens to serve on the committee that will recommend a search process for a new superintendent.
23. Watershed Day
- Monday, August 06, 2012
The unofficial vote totals are in from Thursday’s county general and state and federal primary elections in Shelby County, but no one involved believed the last cartridge read at the Shelby County Election Commission would be the last word on the results.
24. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
25. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
26. School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.
The 14-8 vote came during two back-to-back school board meetings covering five hours in which the board also agreed to talk more about a process for selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come at a meeting next week.
27. Todd Challenger Drops Out at Withdrawal Deadline
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Add Republican state Rep. Curry Todd to the list of state legislators from Shelby County who are unopposed in the August primaries and the November general elections.
At the Thursday, April 12, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the August ballot, Todd’s lone challenger, Bob Nozigla, dropped out of the Republican primary in District 97.
28. School Board Races Set
- Monday, April 09, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, has effectively won election to his District 7 school board seat without opposition.
Five other incumbents appointed to the seven-district school board seats by the Shelby County Commission filed for re-election at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline.
29. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
30. Election Filing Deadline Looms
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
Candidates in the Aug. 2 set of elections have until noon Thursday, April 5, to file their qualifying petitions in the set of state legislative and congressional primary races as well as the seven general election races for Shelby County school board.
31. All Eyes Look to Nashville in Schools Debate
- Monday, March 26, 2012
As Tennessee legislative committees in Nashville prepare to shut down for the year, there are still a few to meet this week.
And one of them on Wednesday, March 28, could be the next curve in the schools reformation saga.
32. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
33. Munchak: Assuming for Now That Hasselbeck Starts
- Friday, December 16, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Titans coach Mike Munchak says he is assuming Matt Hasselbeck is playing Sunday at Indianapolis until he sees otherwise. That's even though his veteran quarterback only watched practice Wednesday.
34. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
35. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board
- Monday, October 03, 2011
The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.
And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.
36. Judiciary Court Could Change
- Friday, September 23, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State lawmakers said Wednesday they plan to move forward with proposed changes to the commission that disciplines judges.
Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet led two hearings this week concerning the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary.
37. Terms of Consolidation Still Taking Shape
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
There is still some uncertainty about the exact terms of the transition to a consolidated countywide school board.
And that was reflected in questions preceding this week’s appointments to the board that takes office Oct. 1.
38. County Commission Completes New School Board
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners made seven appointments Monday, Sept. 12, to the new countywide school board that takes office Oct. 1.
The appointment process completes a 23-member board that is to take office Oct. 1 with the seven appointees joining the nine current Memphis City Schools board members and the seven current Shelby County Schools board members.
39. Germantown Collection Sells for $7.3M in Foreclosure
- Monday, July 04, 2011
7810 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $7.3 million
Sale Date: June 23, 2011
Buyer: GA Poplar Avenue Germantown LLC (c/o Principal Real Estate Investors)
Seller: Jason A. Strain, substitute trustee
Original Borrower: CH Realty III/Germantown LLC
Original Lender: Principal Life Insurance Co.
Orig. Loan Amount: $8.7 million
Orig. Loan Date: Oct. 12, 2004
40. County Commission Tightens Attorney-Client Rules
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
The Shelby County Commission could keep legal documents out of the hands of some of its own members if they talk to the public about what happens in closed attorney-client meetings.
The commission passed the resolution Monday establishing that and other sanctions including censure that would have to be enacted with a majority vote.
41. Commission Rejects Paid Leave Restrictions
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Shelby County commissioners were short of the votes Monday to specifically prohibit county employees from getting paid leave for Christmas shopping days or in exchange for donating blood and other charity work.
42. Bankers’ Reactions Mixed to Fed Jumpstart Attempt
- Friday, November 05, 2010
A harbinger of rampant inflation. A sign the economy is still not on the right track. A Hail Mary pass.
That’s a sampling of the reaction from Memphis bankers and financial professionals to this week’s news the Federal Reserve Board is effectively printing money to buy $600 billion of U.S. government bonds over the next eight months.
43. Fuhrman Joins Investec Realty Services
- Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Eric Fuhrman has joined Investec Realty Services. Fuhrman is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and a six-year veteran in commercial sales and leasing.
Hometown: Born in Des Plaines, Ill., a suburb of Chicago
Work Experience: One of my favorite work experiences was training police divers in underwater search and recovery with the National Academy of Police Diving. Later I worked as an estimator/project manager for a commercial construction firm and most recently transferred to Investec Realty Services after five-plus years with Crye-Leike Commercial.
Family: My wife, Joanna, is a local and we have five children – Gabe, 11; Audrey, 10; Sam, 8; Ellie, 4; and Molly, three weeks.
Favorite quote: “A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm,” Charles M. Schwab.
Activities you enjoy outside of work? I love running with the family. We try to hit most of the 5Ks around town. As of one week ago, I am the director of the SYS Golden Saints Track & Field Team. Go Saints!
Why did you pursue a career in real estate? I believe that God never wastes life experiences on us. This field seemed like a blend of many of my life experiences.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Earning my designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member was a proud moment although I feel that it is an equally great accomplishment anytime I am able to meet a need for one of my clients through a commercial real estate transaction.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I really like the team concept promoted at Investec. I couldn’t be happier to work alongside Jon Albright and tackle some of the amazing projects we have coming down the pipeline.
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will speak. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
45. Job Data to Show Stimulus Aided Teachers, Laborers
- Tuesday, October 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's stimulus plan spared tens of thousands of teachers from losing their jobs, state officials said Monday amid a nationwide effort to calculate the effect of Washington's $787 billion recovery package.
46. Caputo Joins Baker Donelson’s Construction Law Practice
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Chris Caputo has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Caputo concentrates his practice in construction law and has experience in representing public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, financial institutions and design professionals.
47. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
48. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Memphis Area Women Business Owners will hold a wine and cheese mixer today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 122. For reservations, e-mail Tess Bear at email@example.com, Nita Black firstname.lastname@example.org or Alandas Dobbins at email@example.com.
51. Addington Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Dr. M. Brent Addington has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Addington is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. A native of Memphis, he has been in private practice for more than 20 years in the Memphis community.
52. Rhodes College’s Stuart Receives Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Forrest Stuart, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the spring conference of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA).
53. 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."
54. Jones and Colleagues Receive LEED Accreditation from Green Building Council
- Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Michael Grey Jones, Chris Root and Karen Cauthen have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation. Jones is an architect for Johnson Bailey Henderson NcNeel Architects, and Root and Cauthen are architectural interns. Created by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
55. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
56. Baptist Names College of Health Sciences President
- Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Baptist Memorial Health Care named Betty Sue McGarvey president of the Baptist College of Health Sciences. McGarvey recently served the college as provost and is a graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing. She was a nursing instructor for two years and was among the 10 founders of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 20, 2005
U of M Honors Outstanding Alumnus
Transplants Foundation Names Board Officers
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58. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
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59. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Memphis Area Legal Services Hires Staff Attorney
Virginia M. Alexander was hired as a staff attorney with Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to work on MALS family/domestic violence project. Alexander previously was a sole p...
60. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 07, 2004
YOUTH VILLAGES NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER
UT Bowld Hires Transplant Services Director
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61. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Area Fire Fighters, Police Awarded for Bravery
Firefighters, Officers Awarded for Bravery The 100 Club of Memphis presented Valor Awards, the highest honor for bravery in Memphis and Shelby County, to Collierville police officer Michael Riley and...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 12, 2003
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Chris Camp joined auction-marketing firm John Roebuck & Associates as vice president of business development. Camp has more than 15 years experience in real estate, development, design and building. He joined Roebuck fr...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C. Menkel and William S. Reeser were appointed board members of Youth Villages. Broffit is a judge of General Sessions, Division 9 and the Frayser Community Court...
64. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, August 01, 2000
Ridgewyck Apartments, a 120-unit property at 6114 Ridgewyck Drive in Southeast Memphis, has changed hands for $6 SE Memphis apartments sell for $6.5 million Ridgewyck Apartments, a 120-unit property at 6114 Ridgewyck Drive in Southeast Memphis, has ...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 12, 2000
Randall D Randall D. Noel was elected president of the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation during the annual meeting of the Tennessee Bar Association. Noel is a litigation partner with Armstrong Allen PLLC, where he has practiced 22 years. Colman B...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 05, 2000
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67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999
3Re David C. Tordoff has been named vice president of marketing for 3Re.com. He formerly was director of worldwide marketing and operations for AST Computer. Tordoff is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Robert E. Burt has been named senior ma...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Sheila Collins has been promoted to vice president at Arnoult & Associates Sheila Collins has been promoted to vice president at Arnoult & Associates. She formerly was project director and operations manager. Collins has an undergraduate deg...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 15, 1997
The University of Memphis has announced several new employees: The University of Memphis has announced several new employees: Maura Bulick has joined the alumni association as a program coordinator. Bulick formerly worked in the Memphis office of U....
70. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. announces several employee promotions: Chris Caldwell, investment broker; Rick Debardeleben, investment broker; Will Deupree, investment broker; Herb Taylor, investment broker; Julie Calkins, infor...