Editorial Results (free)
1. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
2. 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.
3. Fight Rages Over Definition of Tennessee Whiskey
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean?
A battle between two worldwide liquor companies – owners of rival brands Jack Daniel's and smaller rival George Dickel – is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style. It's among the epicurean battles being waged around the world over what food and drink should carry special status as local and unique.
4. Medical Makeover
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
After suffering from years of benign neglect, a new, more invigorated Memphis Medical Center is finally beginning to take shape.
A drive or walk around the area these days shows the hallmarks of a changing landscape – bulldozers, backhoes, cranes and construction crews working feverishly to forge the new urban environment.
5. 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.
6. Campus Revival
- Monday, November 11, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted a public information session on the development of its new campus plan last week at the Student-Alumni Center Dining Hall on its Midtown campus at 800 Madison Ave.
7. 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.
8. UT Health Science Center to Outline New Campus Master Plan
- Tuesday, November 05, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is set to revamp its campus, and the school will host a public information session on the development of a new master plan Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Center Dining Hall, 800 Madison Ave.
9. 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.
10. Prescription for Success
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
It’s been nearly a decade since the Memphis medical community and city leaders teamed up to create a master plan for what they called the Memphis Medical Center.
The district – which follows the main corridors of Union and Madison avenues and extends from Danny Thomas Boulevard to Cleveland Street and from Peabody Avenue to the Interstate 240 loop – already was home to more than 40 organizations that specialized in everything from clinical care to research. But the Memphis Medical Center organizers wanted to improve safety and promote overall economic development, including commercial, retail and residential real estate.
11. Team Effort
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A decade ago, about 15 out of every 1,000 infants born in Shelby County were dying before the age of 1 – one of the worst rates in the U.S., and worse than in many developing countries.
In Shelby County, many infants die because they are born too early or too small, said Dr. Giancarlo Mari, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a leading specialist in maternal and fetal medicine. Birth defects, prematurity and maternal complications from pregnancy also are leading causes of infant deaths in the first year of life, he said.
12. Baseball Can’t Shake PED Drama
- Friday, July 26, 2013
You know that baseball is nowhere close to solving its PED problem when on the same day the Ryan Braun 65-game suspension story breaks, one Manny Ramirez is playing at AutoZone Park for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A team.
13. 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.
14. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
15. LED Switch Lets UTHSC Save Money On Utilities
- Monday, July 30, 2012
Faced with the cost of illuminating 2 million square feet of space, University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a bright idea to lighten its energy load.
The Memphis medical college is projecting utility cost savings of tens of thousands of dollars annually after it began this year replacing old incandescent and high-pressure sodium lights with smaller, brighter LED fixtures.
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
The Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the board’s office, 114 N. Main St. Call Andy Kitsinger at 575-0540 for details.
- Monday, May 07, 2012
The Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the board’s office, 114 N. Main St. Call Andy Kitsinger at 575-0540 for details.
18. 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.
19. Jackson Commends UTHSC African-American Students
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
The Rev. Jesse Jackson this week visited the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s campus in Memphis to meet with students and faculty.
- Friday, March 16, 2012
Muslims in Memphis will hold a health fair and legal seminar Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at Kate Sexton Community Center, 1235 Brown Ave. For more information, call 576-7070.
21. Playhouse Brings Business to Stage
- Friday, August 19, 2011
Show business takes on business in the current production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at Playhouse on the Square.
The musical comedy won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962 as a deft satire of corporate culture, an award that nearly half a century later serves to remind us that time takes its toll on what was once considered edgy material.
22. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Police Manually Checking Memphis River Gauge
The gauge that is the official measurement of the Mississippi River at Memphis has been on the blink since last week as the river has approached historic levels.
23. UTHSC Lays Off 33 Memphis Employees
- Friday, August 13, 2010
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has notified 33 non-faculty employees they will lose their jobs.
The layoff is a cost-cutting move by the university, which has received budget cutbacks from the state. The affected employees will remain on the university’s payroll until Sept. 30 and receive support from its human resources department as they search for new jobs.
24. Downtown Medical District Seeks Connection
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The new Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has embraced the effort to inter-connect the Downtown medical district with a cohesive streetscape, common signage and pedestrian-friendly environment.
It is the starting point for an effort to better link the hospitals, educational institutions and other anchors of the Memphis Medical Center. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is also exploring ways to better connect with the district.
25. Feds: BP Agrees to Expedite Oil Spill Payments
- Friday, June 11, 2010
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — BP said Thursday it plans to increase the amount of oil captured from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have been washed away by the spill.
26. BP Oil Collection Ramps Up; So Do Claims Questions
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP plans to bring in an oil-burning device and a tanker from the North Sea as it tries to contain the crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a disaster creating headaches for people who make money off the sea and those processing their claims of financial loss.
27. Bayh Cites Strident Partisanship in Leaving Senate
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress. Republicans aren't buying it, saying he and fellow Democrats sense that voters will be after their heads this fall.
- Friday, January 15, 2010
The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center will hold a gala and banquet celebrating its 28th anniversary today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bridges, 477 N. Fifth St. Daphene R. McFerren, director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Ken Reardon, director of the graduate program in City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis, will be the keynote speakers. Cost is $35 per ticket and $270 for a table of eight. For tickets, call 725-4990 or 800-838-3006.
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Department of Planning & Development Land Use Control Board will meet today at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. For more information, call 576-6619.
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Jim Kovarik, professional writer and director of the Grant Editing Center at the University of Memphis, will speak. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
31. Here Comes the Sun: Memphis’ cut of the state’s solar energy plan
- Monday, July 20, 2009
The Sharp Manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill has always been a symbol as much as a working part of the city’s economic infrastructure.
The plant on South Mendenhall Road represents the city’s first truly international big business presence. It opened in 1978 after Japanese executives came to Memphis to negotiate directly with city leaders. And once the deal closed, a now-legendary picket line was thrown up by local union leaders. The picketing symbolized organized labor’s determination to have a voice in local economic development.
32. U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy
- Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.
Kritchevsky has been a law professor at the university since 1983, and for the past 20 years has served as a faculty adviser to the school’s Moot Court Board and also served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.
33. Store Specializes in Furnishings for Casual Entertaining
- Monday, April 06, 2009
The sexes diverge when couples walk into Ken Rash’s Inc.
Men head toward the grill room, while women walk among the furniture displays. This Berclair neighborhood business specializes in casual furnishings and other necessities for entertaining, such as bistro tables, bar stools, chaise lounges and wine racks.
34. UT Plans Job Cuts, UTHSC Asks for Tuition Hike
- Friday, February 27, 2009
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Finance and Administration Commitee said in a press release issued Thursday that there could be as many as 777 positions cut systemwide, including 543 currently filled jobs. The statement said 200 filled jobs at the University of Tennesee Health Science Center in Memphis could be among those cuts.
35. Circuit City Ripples Go Beyond Vacancies, Layoffs
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
Circuit City will finally flicker out when its last 567 stores close this year, but the bankruptcy of the nation's second-largest electronics retailer will ripple across the U.S. economy for years.
- Monday, November 17, 2008
The Memphis Bar Association, IPSCO and TRT Inc. will present two three-hour dual credit continuing legal education seminars today and Dec. 15 at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The morning session will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session will be from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The presenter for both sessions is Dr. William D. Brown, an ethicist and clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington. Cost is $199 for each seminar. Cost for those attending both the morning and afternoon sessions on the same day will be $380. To register, visit www.trtcle.com or call 800-672-6253.
37. Nail Shop Owner Targets Upscale Clientele
- Thursday, April 24, 2008
Local construction contractor Ken Thorp has built many commercial structures since 1985, and that includes nail shops, but one opening Friday is "one of the nicest he's ever seen," he said.
With Greek columns supporting the entryway arches, a granite-topped bar where free beverages will be served and brown suede massage chairs where customers can relax while getting a pedicure - Elite Nail Spa at 6300 Poplar Ave., Suite 105, really appears to be like no other nail shop in the area.
38. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.
39. Archived Article
- Tuesday, February 20, 2007
1215 E. Shelby Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $20 million
Sale Date: Jan. 10, 2007
Buyer: Southland Mall Shopping Center LLC
40. Women's Foundation Director Shines as Woman of Character
- Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Ruby Bright has been recognized as a 2006 Woman of Character by the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South. Bright, who is the executive director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, was recognized for her courage, confidence and leadership.
41. Johnson Draws Praise for Communications Tactics
- Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The Public Relations Society of America's Memphis chapter has named Memphis City Schools superintendent Carol Johnson as its Communicator of the Year for 2005. Johnson accepted the honor at the organization's January chapter meeting. PRSA presents the award annually to a respected member of the community who invests time or talent in communicating a specific message to public audiences. Johnson replaced superintendent Johnnie Watson after his retirement in 2003. She had served as superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools since 1997.
42. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect
- Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
43. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AdFed Names Pyramid Award Winners
The Memphis Advertising Federation named Robert Vornbrock and Glenna Rogers-Ward ad man and ad woman of the year at its 2005 Pyramid Awards ceremony. Vornbrock, president of diversified communications...
44. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
45. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
46. Archived Article: Law Focus3
- Thursday, September 18, 2003
Do-Not-Fax Delay Important for Business
The Daily News
When the Federal Communications Commission announced this summer changes to its do-not-fax rule, the news put a host of businesses, trade organizations, nonprofits an...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Arthur E Arthur E. Horne III joined the Memphis office of Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree as an associate. Before joining Stokes, Horne worked as an associate with Glankler Brown PLLC in Memphis. His areas of practice include litigation, enter...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Edward L Edward L. Stanton III joined Armstrong Allen PLLC as an associate member. Stanton comes to the firm from the City of Memphis, where he served as assistant city attorney. Prior to his employment with the city, Stanton worked at the Charles C...
49. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 23, 2001
Crossroads, 25 Carroll Cloar drawings that have not been exhibited before will be displayed in the Christian Brothers Univer "Crossroads," 25 Carroll Cloar drawings that have not been exhibited before will be displayed in the Christian Bro...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
51. 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...
52. Archived Article: Elvis Technology
- Wednesday, November 06, 1996
Elvis rocks on CD-ROM, Internet Elvis rocks on CD-ROM, Internet New technology tested out on virtual Graceland CD-ROM By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The test version of a new technology called navigatable video, created by a firm in California,...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 1996
Ducks Unlimited has announced two recent appointments: John L. Haug as been appointed account representative for E. H. Clarke & Bro. Inc. Haug previously was director of advertising sales for Little Publications Inc. Ducks Unlimited has announce...
54. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Top business executives, administrators, civic volunteers and ministers are among the 55 leaders in the public and private sectors who have been selected to participate ...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 19, 1996
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two new shareholders: Robert A. Cates has been elected president-elect of the Tennessee Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He currently is director of pharmaceutical operations at Nova Factor and f...
56. Archived Article: Chg Banks
- Thursday, March 14, 1996
03-14 CHG banks Local banks will continue to play the merger game By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Multi-million-dollar bank mergers and acquisitions have been sweeping the state and nation, shifting the size and rank of the major players. But do...
57. Archived Article: Legal Briefs
- Thursday, December 07, 1995
12/07 Legal briefs The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar on securities law today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Racquet Club. Topics that will be discussed an overview of federal securities laws, initial public offerings and securities...