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1. National TV Shuns Grizzlies in 2014-2015
- Friday, August 15, 2014
At home or on the road, it hasn’t mattered where the Grizzlies opened the NBA season since moving from Vancouver to Memphis. For 13 straight years, they have started the season with a loss.
If that is to change in the 2014-15 season, it will happen at FedExForum on Oct. 29 when the Grizzlies play the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will be minus Kevin Love but will have 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, assuming the much-anticipated Minnesota-Cleveland trade becomes official.
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. Miller Named Partner at Signature Advertising
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Kevin Miller, creative director at Signature Advertising, has been named a partner at the Memphis-based agency. Miller joined Signature more than 10 years ago as a senior copywriter and has won numerous awards for creative excellence.
4. Hopson Pushes Realignment, New Goals in Budget
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
After hearing from more than a dozen citizens Tuesday, April 22, including some who quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in their arguments against specific Shelby County Schools budget cuts, superintendent Dorsey Hopson had his own quote from the civil rights leader.
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. Achievement School District Prepares for Third Year
- Monday, December 16, 2013
It was already official before Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic made the formal announcement last week.
Months ago, Barbic had confirmed that former Westside Middle School principal Bobby White would be leading the state-run school district’s effort at Frayser High School in the 2014-2015 school year.
7. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
8. Grit ‘N’ Grind Lives On in Memphis
- Thursday, July 04, 2013
With apologies to the Rolling Stones, the Grizzlies’ off-season is its own lesson on the difference between what you want and what you need.
As yet, that much-desired pure 3-point shooter has not parachuted into Memphis. But the Grizzlies did what they needed to do, retaining free agent guard and fan favorite Tony Allen; reportedly, they have agreed in principle to a four-year, $20 million guaranteed contract.
9. Mercedes-Benz Dealership Opening in Collierville
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Construction gets underway later this month on a 41,000-square-foot Mercedes-Benz dealership in Collierville that will include a 16,000-square-foot showroom and provide about 50 new jobs for the area.
10. Grizzlies Take Down Thunder in Overtime
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Moments before Game 4 of the Grizzlies-Oklahoma City playoff series tipped off at FedExForum Monday night, Tony Allen, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol stood at midcourt to be recognized for making the NBA’s All-Defensive teams (Allen first-team, Gasol and Conley second-team).
11. Grizzlies Must Maintain ‘Thirsty Dog’ Mentality
- Friday, May 10, 2013
As the Grizzlies’ series with the Oklahoma City Thunder shifted to Memphis for Game 3 on Saturday, May 11, the Grizzlies found themselves in much better position than during the Clippers’ series.
Instead of staring up at a 0-2 deficit, their Game 2 victory tied the series 1-1 and has allowed them the possibility to advance to the Western Conference Finals just by winning three games at FedExForum.
12. Grizzlies Proving Their Brand is Winning Games
- Friday, March 22, 2013
The long-term benefits of the Grizzlies’ 90-89 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, if there are any, won’t be known for a while. The Western Conference playoff standings are ever-changeable.
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The University of Memphis School of Public Health will host Dr. John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Commissioner of Health, for “Public Health is Everybody’s Business” Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the FedEx Institute of Technology fishbowl room 203, 365 Innovation Drive. Visit memphis.edu/sph for details.
14. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.
15. International Exposure
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.
European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.
16. MED Files $1.3 Million Permit for Improvements
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
877 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $1.3 million
Project Cost: TBA
17. Dot-Com Moves Distribution To Memphis
- Friday, August 10, 2012
Wilsonville, Ore.-based LinenTablecloth.com has entered the Memphis industrial market, leasing 82,500 square feet at 3046 Datsun Drive for its new distribution center.
18. Petties Case Court Documents Suggest Post Conviction Plans
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Toward the end of the prosecution’s case last week in the Craig Petties drug organization trial, jurors heard a corrections officers say that Clinton Lewis, one of the two defendants, told Carlos Whitelow, another member of the organization, to keep quiet and not tell prosecutors anything about the organization.
19. Violent Acts Take Stage in Fed Drug Trial
- Thursday, March 08, 2012
When Mario McNeil allegedly threatened the mother of drug kingpin Craig Petties in 2007, the Memphis drug organization Petties ran from exile in Mexico took it seriously.
20. Fed Drug Case Zeroes in on Defendants
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
For three weeks, federal prosecutors in the Craig Petties drug organization trial have told a jury the wide-ranging story of the organization and dozens of the leaders and other players in it.
21. Petties Drug Trial Testimony Focuses on Defendants
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012
After three weeks of detailing a broad conspiracy to sell drugs in the Memphis region and silence those who cooperated with authorities, prosecutors in the Petties drug organization trial began the trial’s fifth week with more specific testimony about the two defendants.
22. Petties Trial Focuses on Turner Killing
- Monday, March 05, 2012
The point at which the prosecution ends and the defense begins in the Craig Petties drug organization trial in Memphis Federal Court should be when the 2006 murder of Marcus Turner becomes the center of attention again.
23. Petties Trial Focuses on 2006 Murder
- Friday, March 02, 2012
The second witness to testify in the Petties organization drug trial that begins its fifth week Monday, March 5, was Lucy Turner, a police dispatcher from West Memphis, Ark. and the mother of Marcus Turner.
24. Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tobias Pride said the drug kingpin who hired him to kill Antonio Allen in 2002 had proof “in black and white” that Allen had been cooperating with law enforcement.
25. Conley, Gay Lead Grizzlies Over Rockets, 93-83
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Tony Allen was determined to stop Rockets leading scorer Kevin Martin.
26. UPDATE: Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Big drug dealers don’t count the money as soon as they make a drug deal. They wait until they leave the exchange to count it.
That was among the details offered Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the full-day of testimony by Orlando Pride, a long time member of the violent multi-state drug organization headed by Craig Petties.
27. 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.
28. Grizz Struggling Without Z-Bo As MLK Game Approaches
- Friday, January 13, 2012
It’s almost cruel. At a time when the Grizzlies are playing without their best player, power forward Zach Randolph, NBA legends George Gervin and Clyde Drexler are coming to FedExForum.
Drexler and Gervin are being honored on Monday, Jan. 16, for their contributions to civil rights as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. There’s also the matter of the Grizzlies’ nationally televised noon tip-off with the Bulls, the team that handed them a 40-point loss in Chicago earlier this season. So imagine if the Grizzlies could sneak “Clyde the Glide” and Gervin, aka “The Iceman,” into uniform and find a way to make the years magically melt away for a couple of hours.
29. Job Market Improves Modestly as Unemployment Falls
- Monday, November 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found real reasons for optimism – or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery.
30. Commission To Pick School Board Members
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners take the final step Monday, Sept. 12, to the creation of a new countywide school board that will take office in three weeks.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
31. County Commission Interviews School Board Applicants
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
It took Shelby County Commissioners nearly 10 hours Wednesday, Sept. 7, to interview nearly 100 contenders for seven appointments to the countywide school board that takes office Oct. 1.
The general government committee session with the applicants is a good indicator of what is likely to happen Monday when the full commission makes the appointments. The seven non-binding straw polls of the commission included selections by most of the 13-member body. But they selected either three or four finalists each which means there will probably a lot of shifts in votes Monday when commissioners are limited to one vote each.
32. Murry-Drobot Joins Family Safety Center
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Olliette Murry-Drobot has joined the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County as executive director.
Hometown: West Memphis
Work Experience: Fourteen years in not-for-profit management, neighborhood revitalization, organizational development and social services delivery. Recently, I served as the executive director for the Southeast Memphis Community Development Corp. and as a lead consultant on community outreach efforts for The Center for Criminology and Research at the University of Memphis.
33. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss.
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
- Friday, March 18, 2011
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on attorney general selection in Tennessee Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Panelists will include state Sen. Mark Norris and attorneys W.J. Michael Cody and J. Ammon Smartt. U of M Law School Dean Kevin H. Smith will moderate. The event is free and open to the public and worth one continuing legal education credit. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 312-9413 or email@example.com.
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Small Business Chamber will hold a breakfast series seminar titled “Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace” Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For reservations, contact Nancy Crawford at 757-8627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
36. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
37. New Jobless Claims Up Sharply as Layoffs Persist
- Friday, June 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed.
Initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. It was the highest level in a month and overshadowed a report that showed consumer prices remain essentially flat.
38. FCC Loses Key Ruling on Internet 'Neutrality'
- Wednesday, April 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
39. NuVasive Files Permit to Renovate Southeast Memphis Facility
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
4670 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $1.6 Million
Project Cost: $1.6 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2010
Owner: NuVasive Inc.
Tenant: NuVasive Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.
40. Charities Still Stung by Madoff Scandal Year Later
- Monday, December 14, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Falchuk will never forget the phone call. She was in Boston, it was raining and the news was bad. Hadassah, the century-old Jewish charity she had been elected to lead a year earlier, had just lost a big chunk of its endowment in a Ponzi scheme – maybe as much as $90 million (euro61 million).
41. Public Scrutiny Blunted Bank Stress Tests
- Thursday, May 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in February that putting the nation's biggest banks through "stress tests" was vital to getting the financial system back on solid ground.
42. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
43. White Supremacists to Hold Conference in Memphis
- Thursday, September 11, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - White supremacists are scheduled to hold a conference this fall in Memphis.
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's Web site states he will hold his Euro International conference Nov. 7-9 in Memphis where he will talk about the presidential election and other issues.
44. City Hall EventTo Honor Sanitation Strikers
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The Memphis Tourism Foundation is sponsoring an event Thursday at City Hall as part of this week's series of events in remembrance of the 40th anniversary Friday of the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luthe
45. Anticipation Builds for New Law School
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
It's difficult to know for now what to call the brass, marble and stone building Downtown that stands at the end of Madison Avenue.
In about a year and a half it will be the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for the University of Memphis. It was the Front Street Post Office for nearly 40 years until the law school renovation began recently. And before that it was the federal courthouse for the Western District of Tennessee.
46. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
47. United Network of Organ Sharing Taps Memphian To Serve as Region 11 Councilor
- Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) has chosen Santiago R. Vera, director of the Liver Transplant Program at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, to serve as the Region 11 Councilor on the UNOS board of directors. He will serve as the representative for UNOS members in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Vera has been with the Transplant Institute since 1982.
48. Sirius, XM Seek MergerDespite Regulatory Hurdles
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. announced Monday they have reached a merger agreement. Rumors have flown for months about a possible merger between the two rival companies.
49. Store Owner Carves Niche With Flair for Fashion, Sales
- Monday, December 11, 2006
James Davis III has been a salesman of sorts since he was 6 or 7 years old.
His father, James Davis Jr., who managed a Kroger Grocery store's bakery, used to bring pastries and cakes home, and it was Davis' "job" to stay home and sell the goodies to people from the neighborhood.
50. Johnson Appointed to Vacant County Board of Education Seat
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Dr. Fred Johnson has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Education. Johnson also is a Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU) board member. Johnson will fill the vacancy left by Wyatt Bunker, who left the board to serve on the County Commission. Johnson has served as a MATCU board member since 1996.
51. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
52. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
e-photo) Rebecca DeRousse was named assistant administrator of Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown
Kiwanis Club Names Luttrell Lawman of the Year
The Kiwanis Club named Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell Jr. as Lawman of the Year for the Lou...
53. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in Grand Salon C at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in Grand Salon C at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Judy Martin, chief of nursing for Shelby County Health ...
54. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, August 10, 2004
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association meets from 4:30 p
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association meets from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at its headquarters, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Call 756-4500. The Memphis Area Association of Realtors p...
55. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, August 09, 2004
Department of Commerce Hosts Public Forum
State Department of Commerce Hosts Public Forum
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. meets at 9 a.m. at the Center City Commission offices, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540. Tennessee Departme...
56. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Rhodes Professor Named to Mock Trial Association Board
Crye-Leike Franchises Names New VP
Crye-Leike, Realtors, named Kevin R. Joiner vice president of national franchise sales and development for Crye-Leike Franchises Inc. Joiner previously w...
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004
The Daily News has hired Don Fancher as the Advertising Sales Director
Baptist-DeSoto Names New Administrator
Randy King was named administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was previously vice president ...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Shelby County Deputy Kevin Helms was chosen by the National Rifle Association as Officer of the Year for 2002
Shelby County Deputy Kevin Helms was chosen by the National Rifle Association as Officer of the Year for 2002. Helms, currently assigned...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office, was elected to the board of governors o
Maurice Wexler, a shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwells Memphis office, was elected to the board o...
61. Archived Article: Concord (lead)
- Friday, August 23, 2002
Concord EFS world HQ on tap
Concord taps Cordova for world HQ
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Memphis-based Concord EFS Inc. recently started construction on its 285,000-square-foot world headquarters on 27 acres on Goodlett Farms Parkway. ...
62. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 13, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Aug. 13-Aug. 19 Aug. 13 The International Association for Administrative Professionals will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn East. Members attending the recent IAAP international co...
63. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 15, 2000
Real Review 02-15-00 Management company once again locally owned LEDIC Management Group is again under Memphis ownership. A group of local real estate veterans, led by David L. Shores, has repurchased LEDIC from Residential Co. of America, the New Y...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co., Realtors and The French Connection. He is a graduate of the University of the South. Dan Estes has been promoted to vic...
65. Archived Article: Dexter Road Lj
- Wednesday, October 16, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Wolfchase area site of two new multifamily projects By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Two apartment communities with a total value of $44 million are now in the beginning stages of construction in the Cordova/Germantown corridor, an are...