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1. Fairgrounds TDZ Agreement Getting Closer
- Thursday, January 22, 2015
The deal to win Shelby County government’s backing of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s plan for a Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone is getting more complex.
The latest version outlined Tuesday, Jan. 20, at City Hall still includes a city guarantee to make up any sales tax revenue that would normally go to fund local public schools that might be lost to financing the reconfiguration of the Fairgrounds.
2. Council Approves Schools Deal, Appoints Boyd
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Two weeks after they ignored a proposed $43.1 million settlement of the six-year old schools funding legal standoff, Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Jan. 20, approved a $41.8 million settlement with Shelby County Schools.
3. Robin Williams Tops 2014 List of Google Searches
- Wednesday, December 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.
4. Simonson Joins IRIS Orchestra Staff
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Jenna Simonson has joined IRIS Orchestra as community relations coordinator. In her new role, Simonson will oversee community engagement programs and office management for the orchestra, which kicked off its 15th season in October.
5. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
6. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
7. The American Athletic Conference
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
Coming in the Door: East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa. Going out the Door: Louisville and Rutgers.
New faces on the sideline: Orlando Antigua (South Florida), Frank Haith (Tulsa), Kelvin Sampson (Houston)
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
RiverArtsFest 2014 will be held Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in the South Main Historic Arts District. The festival will feature a juried artist market, 50 musical acts, food courts, interactive art stations and more. Admission is free on Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit riverartsmemphis.org for hours and more information.
9. McManus Joins Patrick Accounting
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Michelle McManus, a Memphis native and certified public accountant, has joined Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC as manager. In her new role, McManus will supervise and review the monthly accounting process for a section of clients. She will also prepare and review tax returns and work closely with clients, assisting them with ongoing tax planning.
10. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
11. Once and Again
- Friday, October 03, 2014
I REMEMBER THIS SONG. Last week, I wrote about passing institutions – a couple of examples of places and people that won’t come our way again. I said the past can inform the future, but we can’t go back to some other time.
12. Ugwueke to Clarify Health Care Complexities
- Friday, September 26, 2014
Clarity. That’s what anyone attending a seminar on health care is seeking. What’s going on here and across the country? What’s the impact of the Affordable Care Act? What are the trends? What about the looming shortage of primary care physicians?
13. Weirich Sworn In for Eight-Year Term
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
Amy Weirich took the oath of office Tuesday, Sept. 23, for a full eight-year term of office, saying the prosecutor’s office has a role in crime prevention as well as prosecuting those accused of crimes.
14. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
15. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association
- Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
16. 15 Apply to Fill Chancery Vacancy
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
A field of 15 Memphis attorneys applied to become the newest Chancery Court judge as Chancellor Kenny Armstrong moves to a seat on the state appeals court in a week.
17. AP Survey: Fed's Outlook Correct but Not Solution
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles.
18. 15 Apply to Fill Chancery Court Vacancy
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A field of 15 Memphis attorneys applied to become the newest Chancery Court judge as Chancellor Kenny Armstrong moves to a seat on the state appeals court in a week.
19. Field of 15 Apply for Chancery Court Judge
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A field of 15 Memphis attorneys applied to become the newest Chancery Court Judge as Chancellor Kenny Armstrong moves to a seat on the state appeals court in a week.
20. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
21. Fight to Save Printers Alley a Family Affair
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“How does it feel to be on your own?” Fritz Hester turns Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” into a surging blues tune that spills out of the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar into the thick, cigarette and beer-flavored humidity stifling Printers Alley
22. Roast of the Town
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
If you catch Jimmy Lewis these days and get him talking about coffee roasting, chances are he might never stop.
23. Democratic Chairman Apologizes as Party Parses Defeats
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Democrats don’t consider it a successful campaign season unless there is some kind of intra-party dust up, the political axiom goes.
That conventional political wisdom loses its validity the more Republicans win, and it suggests that when the differences within the party aren’t mended by a Democratic victory, a bigger skirmish is likely on the horizon.
24. Still Rock ‘n’ Roll
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
When Jeff Nolan, the Hard Rock Café’s music and memorabilia historian, got to Memphis Sunday, June 29, to prepare for the next day’s preview tours of the new Hard Rock location at Beale and Second streets, he grabbed a bite to eat at nearby Rum Boogie Café.
25. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
26. ‘Pop’ at Top of His Game One More Time
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Numbers rarely lie, and in Gregg Popovich’s case they finally piled up in a way too compelling to ignore.
Five NBA titles spread over 15 years is a dynasty, even – maybe especially – in this era of short attention spans. It’s long past time Popovich got the credit he deserves.
27. County Commission to Discuss Brooks’ Residency
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A challenge of Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks’ residency is serious enough that her fellow commissioners are prepared to discuss it at a special meeting next week.
The Shelby County Attorney’s office is investigating whether Brooks lives in the district she has represented for the last eight years.
28. Arrests Mark Turbulent Season for Democrats
- Monday, June 16, 2014
At week’s end, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks and Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Bryan Carson had been arrested within 24 hours of each other on separate charges.
29. Brown’s Complex Contempt Case Moves Forward
- Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown’s actions in Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court in March will live on in court past the May county primaries and into the campaign season as Brown prepares to challenge incumbent District Attorney General Amy Weirich in the August general election.
30. Brown Contempt Case Goes to Appeals Court
- Monday, May 05, 2014
Special Criminal Court Judge Paul Summers has sent the Juvenile Court contempt citation against former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown to the Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson, Tenn.
31. Brown Contempt Case Goes to Appeals Court
- Friday, May 02, 2014
Special Criminal Court Judge Paul Summers on Friday, May 2, sent the Juvenile Court contempt citation against former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown to the Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson, Tenn.
32. Past, Present, Future
- Saturday, April 05, 2014
The weekend before the formal reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice could be heard in the museum plaza.
33. 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.
34. Brown’s Contempt Hearing Reflects Political Skirmish
- Monday, March 31, 2014
Joe Brown’s bid to unseat District Attorney General Amy Weirich in the 2014 elections probably wasn’t supposed to begin this way – in a courtroom dispute with Juvenile Court that has nothing to do with Weirich.
35. Shelby County Party Heads Look Ahead to Primaries
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
As Shelby County Democrats try to improve on losing every countywide office to Republicans in the 2010 county elections, party leaders are also warning political figures who identify as Democrats not to cross party lines.
36. Criminal Justice Issues Likely to Dominate Races
- Monday, February 24, 2014
Expect to hear a lot between now and August about how the local criminal justice system does or does not work.
With Thursday’s filing deadline for candidates in the May 6 county primaries, two races for offices that are part of the system advanced to the August ballot.
37. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
38. Election Filing Pace Quickens as Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The May 6 Shelby County primary races began to move toward their final form Monday, Feb. 17, just ahead of the noon Thursday filing deadline for candidates.
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy brought the Democratic primary race for county mayor to four as he filed his qualifying petition Monday afternoon.
39. Brown Petition Circulating For District Attorney General
- Monday, February 10, 2014
Former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has a qualifying petition out to run in the May Democratic primary for District Attorney General.
40. AP Survey: US Income Gap is Holding Back Economy
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals.
It's hurting the U.S. economy.
So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that's intensified as middle-class pay has stagnated while wealthier households have thrived.
41. Brown Launches County Commission Campaign
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In a Midtown apartment last week, Jake Brown gathered his friends and friends of those friends to launch his campaign for a seat on the Shelby County Commission in the 2014 county elections.
42. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.
43. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 08, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
44. Suburban School Board Early Vote In
- Friday, November 08, 2013
The early vote is in for the Thursday, Nov. 7, suburban school board races in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities which are forming their own municipal school districts.
Only six of the school board races are contested with Lakeland voters choosing from a single list of seven contenders for five positions on the Lakeland school board.
45. Election Day Arrives for Municipal School Boards
- Thursday, November 07, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities go to the polls Thursday, Nov. 7, for the second time in a year to elect school boards for their respective municipal school districts.
46. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.
- Monday, October 14, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Business Over Coffee International will continue its Weave Your Own Web social media training series on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the group’s headquarters, 5865 Ridgeway Road, suite 300. Cost is free for members and first-time guests, and $10 for returning guests. Visit businessovercoffee.biz or call 820-4469.
49. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
50. Cleanup Crew
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
DeAndre Brown runs what might be the best known landscape business in areas of Memphis where the yards have brush and trees taller than the vacant houses they completely obscure.
“We operate a little differently than other contractors. Most have subcontractors that work separately,” he said. “We are one large crew of 60 men or women. We get the heavy equipment in first. Then a team of weed eaters will go in behind that, then a team of people go in behind them and clean up.”
51. Director Says He Wants to Grow Mississippi Film Industry
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Director Tate Taylor says he wants to make his native Mississippi a place where people can build careers with steady work in the movie business.
He filmed "The Help" in the state in 2010 and announced Aug. 26 that he will make a feature film about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, with the intention of shooting "every frame" in Mississippi.
52. Moore Rejoins Girls Inc. as President/CEO
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.
53. Museum Expands Civil Rights Exhibits
- Monday, June 24, 2013
From the hold of a slave ship to a segregated classroom to “freedom song karaoke,” the new elements of the renovated National Civil Rights Museum are taking shape.
Officials of the 22-year-old museum updated the first renovation in the history of the museum built on the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. They told a group of 20 at an annex building next to the construction site Thursday, June 20, to expect more video elements, updated technology and an “immersion” into the civil rights movement.
54. Rising Home, Stock Prices Boost US Confidence
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.
55. Amro Milestone Attributed to Seasoned Staff
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
For the music retailer that traces its history back to 1921 and to the second-floor Downtown studio Mil Averwater opened to give piano lessons, 2013 is a time of reflection, celebration and pride in a few impressive numbers.
56. Changing Times
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
After a four-decade existence, the Morgan Keegan name has been retired.
The announcement Raymond James Financial Inc. is dropping the Morgan Keegan name was made during Raymond James’ first quarter earnings conference call last month. Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly was giving analysts listening to the call an update on the firm’s acquisition of the Memphis investment firm last year and its integration since then.
57. Union Backers Say Nissan Threatens Plant Closure
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Pro-union workers said Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co. has threatened to close its Canton assembly plant if workers vote for the United Auto Workers to represent them, though the company denies such threats.
58. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
59. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
60. U.S. Employers Add 155,000 Jobs in December
- Monday, January 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.
The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an initially reported 7.7 percent.
61. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
62. Commission Approves Bartlett Senior Facility
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
If an expansion of an assisted-living facility at Baylor and Brunswick roads stays on schedule with votes next month by the Memphis City Council, the planned development should win final approval less than a month before the area it is in is annexed by the city of Bartlett.
63. Haslam Appoints Three to Court Panel on Hooker Case
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Robert Carter Jr. and attorney Monica Wharton of Memphis are among two of the three new members of a Special Tennessee Supreme Court appointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
64. Council Approves Cut of City Funding For Vehicle Inspections
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Aug. 21, to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013.
The 10-2 council vote followed months of discussion among council members about Shelby County government or the state of Tennessee assuming responsibility for the car and truck inspections.
65. Country Songwriters Event Benefits St. Jude, Le Bonheur
- Monday, June 25, 2012
The Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event featuring country music songwriters Darryl Worley, Mark D. Sanders, Rob Crosby and Jim “Moose” Brown will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 325 S. Byhalia Road in Collierville.
66. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
67. Ask Yourself What Would Goethe Do?
- Monday, May 28, 2012
If you take the time to read about the German writer, artist, biologist, physicist, and all-around highly productive guy Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, you will find that he accomplished quite a bit during his 80-plus years on the planet Earth. And since he lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s, he did it all without a cell phone, iPad, Bluetooth, spell check or any of our modern technological conveniences and so-called necessities.
68. Top EPA Official Resigns Over 'Crucify' Comment
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe how he would go after companies violating environmental laws.
69. Humane Soc. Names Walker Development, Marketing Mgr.
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Leah Walker has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as development and marketing manager. Walker represented her home state as Miss Georgia in 2008 before joining the Greater Memphis Chamber as a development consultant.
70. New Elvis ‘Icon’ Exhibit Opens at Graceland
- Thursday, March 01, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – A new exhibit chronicling Elvis Presley's influence on pop music performers has opened at Graceland in Memphis.
The exhibit, called "Icon: The Influence of Elvis Presley," opened Thursday at the Graceland tourist attraction. It includes 75 items on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, plus other memorabilia from artists who have been influenced by Elvis.
71. Hivner Takes Admin Job in Chancery Clerk's Office
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
James Hivner, a member of the law firm Glankler Brown PLLC since 2001 and a certified public accountant, will become chief administrative officer of the Chancery Court Clerk’s office effective March 16.
72. Economists: Obama's Policies 'Fair' or 'Poor'
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the U.S. economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists.
73. Natural Gas Fueling Plans May Spur Vehicle Growth
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The United States has record supplies of natural gas and plenty of reasons to promote natural-gas powered cars, but so consumers, manufacturers and fuel suppliers haven't shown much interest.
74. Crystal Awards to Honor Memphis Philanthropists
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
The 2011 Crystal Awards luncheon, honoring individuals, businesses and organizations for their outstanding philanthropic efforts in the greater Memphis community, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
75. 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.
76. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
77. Uptown Phase Two Gets Go Ahead
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After several delays, phase two of the plan for Uptown development cleared the Shelby County Commission Monday, Oct. 17.
But only after the commissioner whose district includes Uptown tried to shift the emphasis from continued development south of Chelsea Avenue moving west to new development north of Chelsea.
78. ‘Brave New World’
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
When the Memphis City Schools system held a “read for the record” celebration last week at Downtown Elementary School, “Llama Llama Red Pajama” wasn’t just read aloud to and by the grade-schoolers. For the first time, some read along using e-books, or digital books.
79. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
80. Taking a Stand
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
Memphis City Council members are going for a record return of incumbents to the legislative body with the Thursday, Oct. 6, city elections.
And Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is running for a percentage of votes that will give a mandate to his drive to move the city’s political mindset away from personalities and confrontation.
81. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.
82. Tennesseans Urged to be Prepared for Bad Weather
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials marked National Preparedness Month on Tuesday by stressing the need for readiness for natural disasters, mindful of the Memphis flooding last May and the April tornadoes that claimed 37 lives in Tennessee.
83. Nonprofit FuelFilm Hosts Filmmakers Media Expo
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
FuelFilm, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the internal growth of Memphis’ film industry, will hold a Filmmakers Media Expo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at The Skye Grille (formerly Quetzal), 668 Union Ave.
84. 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.
85. Jobs Emerges From Leave, Unveils New Products
- Tuesday, June 07, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple CEO Steve Jobs has briefly emerged from a medical leave as the company unveiled a new music and storage service and new software for Mac computers and mobile devices.
86. Grubb & Ellis Survives, Prospers in Economy
- Monday, May 30, 2011
Like everybody else in the real estate business, the last 36 months or so have been trying times for Grubb & Ellis Co. Memphis, a commercial realty firm that splits its business between leasing/management and sales.
87. Forget Competition – Help Each Other
- Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Lots of geniuses work alone and make remarkable contributions to our world. I joke that if you’re playing Trivial Pursuit or Jeopardy and you’re stuck for an answer, try Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. They pretty much did it all.
88. Metamorphoses Targets Memphis’ At-Risk Boys
- Friday, March 04, 2011
When the national news media early this year zeroed in on reports of high rates of pregnancy among Memphis’ adolescent girls and the programs being implemented to address the issue, many Memphians asked, “So, what about the boys?”
89. 48 Hour Film Launch Aims to Inspire Movie-Makers
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
Expect lights, camera and action along the streets of South Main and the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend as veteran and aspiring filmmakers alike will attempt to create five short films in just 48 hours.
90. Inaugural Seminar to Focus on CRE Issues
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
Despite commercial real estate’s doldrums, local brokers are seeing signs of resurgence.
Commercial real estate investments – such as malls, office buildings and industrial properties – reached $316 billion nationwide in 2010, according to Thomas Reuters. That represented a 50 percent jump from an eight-year low in 2009 of $209 billion.
91. Thornton Finds Balance Between Practice, Pro Bono Work
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
Laurie Thornton says it was her own experience with paralyzing fear and a sense of helplessness that led her into the pro bono work she does with her law firm, Glankler Brown PLLC, and with Memphis Area Legal Services.
92. Memorial Service Tuesday for Justice Fones
- Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A memorial service for retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William H.D. Fones Sr. of Memphis is Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. in Wilson Chapel.
Fones died Thursday at the age of 93 after a long illness.
93. Corner Park Complex Sells for $558K in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, November 02, 2010
4150 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $558,000
Sale Date: Oct. 26, 2010
Buyer: City National Bank
Seller: City National Bank via Stewart Title of Memphis Inc.
Original Borrower: Alterra Corners LLC
Original Lender: City National Bank
Original Loan: $3.6 million
Original Loan Date: February 2007
94. Nashville-Based Company Buys Stage Road Property
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nashville-based Conwill Properties LLC has bought a 5,631-square-foot, single-occupancy retail building from The Sherwin-Williams Co. for $465,000, financing it with a $372,000 loan through First Tennessee Bank NA.
95. A New Era
- Monday, October 25, 2010
As the Grizzlies mark their 10th season in Memphis, whispers of “contender” and “dark horse” can be heard in the halls of FedExForum.
The positive outlook is an encouraging sign for a team that sat at the bottom of the league just two seasons ago and has endured a bumpy ride during its decade-long tenure in Memphis.
96. Companies Add 67K Workers, but Jobless Rate Rises
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Private employers hired more workers over the past three months than first thought, a glimmer of hope for the weak economy ahead of the Labor Day weekend. But the unemployment rate rose because not enough jobs were created to absorb the growing number of people looking for work.
97. Taking Care of Business
- Monday, August 30, 2010
A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.
98. 20 Glankler Brown Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America ‘11
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Twenty attorneys from Glankler Brown PLLC have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011.
99. United Way Chooses Committee Chairman
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
The United Way of the Mid-South has announced a new chairman for its volunteer board of directors.
William J. Logue, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight Corp., is the chairman of the board, while Martha Perine Beard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch is chairman-elect.
100. 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.