Editorial Results (free)
1. Candidates Commit as Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The first day of spring was March 20, but, after months of fundraisers and petition filings, the last day of the month served as the start of this year’s political season.
With the filing deadline for the August state and federal primaries, as well as nonpartisan Shelby County Schools board and judicial positions, Thursday at noon, candidates began Monday, March 31, making the set-in-stone decisions that will point election efforts toward voters and away from the groundwork.
2. Tennessee Democrats Struggle With New, Old Factions
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron realizes the party faithful in Memphis see some challenges in keeping the faith these days.
3. Panel Opens Applications for Judicial Vacancies
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The application process for upcoming judicial vacancies on two Tennessee courts is underway again after Gov. Bill Haslam created a new panel to vet applicants.
Haslam last week signed an executive order creating the Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments. It largely mirrors the state's Judicial Nominating Commission, which lawmakers allowed to expire in June.
4. Judicial Election Process Muddied
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission had a busy last few days before it went into limbo last week.
The commission sent Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam two slates for each of the three appeals court vacancies to come a year and two months from now when three appellate court judges opt not to run for re-election and end their terms.
5. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.
6. 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.
7. Supreme Court to Hear Judge Selection
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
A new Tennessee Supreme Court will hear the latest court challenge to how state appellate court judges are selected.
The case of John Jay Hooker vs. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is a challenge to what is known as the Tennessee Plan – yes or no retention votes on all judges above the trial court level including the Tennessee Supreme Court.
8. Polls Set to Open for Early Voting
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Shelby County voters start deciding Friday, July 13, general election countywide races for assessor of property, General Sessions Court clerk, district attorney general and a race for a Shelby County Commission seat. The ballot also includes seven races for district seats on the countywide school board.
9. Hooker to be Honored With Blues Marker
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Blues musician John Lee Hooker will honored with the 122nd marker on he Mississippi Blues Trail.
- Friday, June 04, 2010
Gallery Fifty Six will host an opening reception for artist JC Graham Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 2256 Central Ave. Graham’s show, “One Room Schoolhouse,” will run through June 30. For more information, visit www.galleryfiftysix.com.
- Thursday, June 03, 2010
The University Libraries of the University of Memphis will present the fifth annual conference titled “The Delta: Everything Southern!” Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Conference Center. For more information or to register, visit www.memphis.edu/deltaconference.
12. Legal Battle Over Tennessee Plan Continues
- Thursday, August 06, 2009
A statewide debate continues after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Tennessee Plan, the state system for appointing judges to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
13. Appeals Court Denies Challenge to Tennessee Plan
- Thursday, July 30, 2009
A federal appellate court has denied an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the way Tennessee Supreme Court justices are appointed.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday that affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Drew Johnson, president of the conservative Tennessee Center for Policy Research, and former Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Jay Hooker.
14. Foreclosure Crisis Hits All Sectors Of Community
- Friday, May 22, 2009
Not even the rich and famous are immune to foreclosure, as evidenced by a handful of mortgage defaults by high-profile figures during the past year.
Six months after Isaac Hayes’ death, his Cordova home at 9280 Riveredge Drive was foreclosed and sold back to Regions Bank for $712,000, half of what the soul singer paid for the property in 2002.
15. Lorenzen Wright’s Home Sold Back to Bank
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Eads home of former University of Memphis and Grizzlies basketball player Lorenzen Wright has been sold back to the bank following a foreclosure.
BankTennessee on Friday bought the custom-built, 12,475-square-foot house, near Raleigh-LaGrange and Reid Hooker roads, for $1.3 million on the Shelby County Courthouse steps.
16. Dunn's Book Details GOP Comeback in Tenn.
- Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Book signings can be similar to political events, with a lot of handshaking, posing for pictures, signing autographs, usually a brief talk - and money is involved.
It's an atmosphere former Tennessee Gov. Winfield Dunn excels at as he promotes his new book about his historic 1970 bid to become governor and his four-year term of office.
17. Lucrative Apartment Development Draws Residents' Ire
- Thursday, May 18, 2006
A monotone voice asked if there was any opposition to the mixed-use planned development that had just been presented, then dozens of hands shot into the air.
A crowd of homeowners filed down to the center of the Memphis City Council Chambers, recited their names and addresses and took turns pleading with members of the city-county Land Use Control Board to nix the entire 176.2-acre project. They tried - unsuccessfully - to convince the board that some of what was being proposed would be a harbinger of crime and would crush surrounding property values.
18. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
19. Archived Article: Real Estate Recap
- Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Porter Farms Brings New Homes, Condos to Collierville
Porter Farms Brings New Homes to Collierville
22.6 acres near
Cost: $3 million
Borrower: Porter Farms Area 1 LLC
Lender: BancorpSouth Bank
Trustee: David J. Ha...
20. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, October 28, 2003
3380 Fite Road
Midwest Zinc Refinances Millington Plant 3380 Fite Road
Millington, TN 38053
Cost: $62.2 million
Borrower: Midwest Zinc Corp.
Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank
Trustee: Mike Champlin
Property: 15.51 acres at 3380 Fite R...
21. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 29, 2003
By Jane Aldinger
Old theater prepares for rebirth in revitalized Downtown
By JANE ALDINGER
The Daily News
In 1929, a red carpet was rolled out in front of the Old Daisy Theater on Beale Street to welcome blues legend Bessie Smith. She sh...
22. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, August 24, 2000
U U.S. Senate candidate John Jay Hooker, who lost in the Democratic primary three weeks ago, filed a lawsuit against the state in U.S. District Court in Nashville, claiming the state law prohibiting him from running as an independent is a violation ...
23. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 07, 1997
April 7 April 7 The Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center will sponsor a workshop on documenting ISO 9000 through April 8 at State Technical Institute. The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The presenter is Charles A. Yacuzzo, president o...