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1. Justices Stump in Memphis as Early Voting Begins
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Early voting in Shelby County opened Friday, July 18, with that most political of omens – rain.
The three Tennessee Supreme Court justices on the ballot statewide were at the Burch, Porter & Johnson law firm a few blocks from the Shelby County Election Commission early voting site Downtown.
2. ‘Big Ballot’ Moves to Early Voting Friday
- Friday, July 18, 2014
Voters begin making their decisions Friday, July 18, on the longest ballot of any election cycle in Shelby County politics.
Early voting in advance of the Aug. 7 election day begins Friday at the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
3. We’re All Invited
- Friday, July 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:
“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”
4. August’s ‘Big Ballot’ Awaits County’s Voters
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
With the unofficial results in the Shelby County primary elections in, get ready for the “big ballot.”
The candidates who won the Democratic and Republican primaries in Tuesday’s elections advance to the August ballot where they will join a much larger group of candidates and races that once every eight years produce the largest ballot of any election cycle in Shelby County politics.
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. 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.
7. Commission Takes Up Family Planning Contract
- Monday, March 24, 2014
Shelby County commissioners Monday, March 24, take up an attempt to end the county’s contract for federally funded family planning and related health services with Christ Community Health Services.
8. Shelby Forest Parents Applaud Rezoning Proposal
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The first reviews of the tentative Shelby County Schools rezoning plan for students were positive, with the plan winning applause Monday, Feb. 24, from parents in the Shelby Forest area.
The set of public hearings moves Wednesday, Feb. 26, to nearby Woodstock Middle School.
9. Harris Questions Ford’s Guns-in-Parks Vote
- Monday, February 17, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris started raising funds and gauging support for a challenge of state Sen. Ophelia Ford last week by bringing up Ford’s vote earlier in the week in favor of the bill allowing guns to be carried in parks regardless of whether a local government bans the practice.
10. Tricky Obstacles Ahead to Averting Shutdown
- Monday, July 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite pressure from some liberal Democrats for a September showdown in hopes of ending huge automatic, government-shrinking spending cuts, Washington appears on track to avert what would be the first government shutdown in nearly two decades.
- Saturday, May 04, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” Friday, May 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at lnlsignalnoise-rss.eventbrite.com.
12. May 3-9: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, May 04, 2013
1993: J. Terry Steib became the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.
The Harrah’s casino division of Memphis-based Promus Cos. announced plans to build a casino in Tunica on 150 acres of land five miles west of U.S. 61 with an opening date of late 1994.
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival will be held Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, at Tom Lee Park. Single-day tickets start at $35. Visit memphisinmay.org for a lineup.
14. Carlisle Corp. Solidifies Development of Chisca
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Paul Morris hesitated when he started organizing the project launch two weeks ago for the renovation and conversion of the old Chisca hotel into an apartment building.
15. The New Beale
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.
Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”
16. Three-Way Race for Local Democratic Leadership
- Friday, March 15, 2013
Local Democrats gather Saturday, March 16, for what is already a high-profile race for the chairmanship of the Shelby County Democratic Party.
A straw poll earlier this month at an Overton Square bar featured several dozen teenagers bused in by one of the three contenders that has triggered an investigation by Memphis City Schools officials of the “field trip.”
17. Filling the Voids
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.
Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
18. Rheumatology Clinic Buys Germantown Office Building
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
7660 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $986,850
Sale Date: Nov. 14, 2012
19. 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.
20. Copter Drones Dominate Commission Debate
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
A plan by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to buy two miniature helicopter drones hit some political turbulence Monday, May 7, among Shelby County Commissioners concerned about privacy issues.
“The potential for abuse is great,” said Commissioner Brent Taylor. “They could peer into our private spaces without a warrant.”
21. Holiday Season Marked by Different Shopper Types
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Four types of American shoppers have altered the shopping landscape this holiday season.
There's the bargain hunter who times deals. The midnight buyer who stays up late for discounts. The returner who gets buyer's remorse. And the "me" shopper who self-gifts.
22. Tutor’s Skirkle Connects Consumers, Businesses
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Nick Tutor is founder of Skirkle, a membership-card program that offers exclusive discounts and deals at locally owned businesses.
23. 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.
24. House Approves Bill to Delay, Scrap EPA Rules
- Monday, September 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House on Friday took another swipe at the government's ability to control air pollution, passing a bill that would delay or scrap rules to reduce mercury and other harmful air emissions.
25. Littleton Promoted to Manager of Private Banking at Paragon
- Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Wayne Littleton has been promoted to manager of private banking at Paragon National Bank. He also will continue to serve as president of the bank’s Saddle Creek branch, 7600 Poplar Ave.
26. A Bridge to Cross
- Monday, March 28, 2011
Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.
27. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.
28. GOP Looks to Erase Democrats' Comfy House Majority
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – No fewer than 65 House seats across the country – an overwhelming majority held by Democrats – are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of regaining power and stoke fears in President Barack Obama's party of losing it.
29. Brighter Future
- Friday, July 23, 2010
The financial services industry in Memphis is apparently back to thinking about tomorrow, rather than simply making it through today.
Firms are hiring again, deepening their bench strength in key areas, recommitting to a focus on customer relationships – and, in some cases, once more turning a tidy profit.
30. US Ups Ante On Haitian Assistance; Memphians Chip In
- Friday, January 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti as he continued to mobilize the U.S. response to the island’s devastating earthquake.
31. Houseless, Not Homeless Stay at Tenn. Campground
- Monday, September 28, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Terry Lee Ballard holds a sign when he goes looking for work in front of hardware stores. It reads: "No job. No food. Almost homeless."
32. Democrats Head for Bigger House Majority
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats reached for a blowout at the polls Tuesday in heavy early congressional balloting that could add more than 20 seats to their House majority.
Long lines formed as polls opened before daybreak in about a dozen Eastern seaboard states. Democrats were counting on heavy turnouts to capture more than 15 GOP seats, and they had a good chance to wrest away another two dozen seats. Republicans had fewer than a dozen Democratic targets they had any hope of defeating.
33. 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.
34. Tom Lee Remembered for Heroic Act, Impact on City’s Future
- Friday, June 27, 2008
For a few minutes last week, one of the more complex political discussions in Memphis was put on hold by a simple story from 1925.
The Memphis City Council chambers was filled to near capacity with teachers and parents gathered by Memphis City Schools leaders to protest the council’s decision to cut funding to the system.
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Regional Logistics Council Meeting today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Memphis Marriot East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Ross Bjella, president of DDN Pharmaceutical Logistics, will be the speaker. R.S.V.P. to Janelle Robinson at 543-3532 or email@example.com.
- Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold its Chamber Orientation for new members today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the chamber offices, 22 N. Front St. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The Memphis Rotary Club will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Otis Sanford, editor of the Opinions and Editorials section of The Commercial Appeal, is the guest speaker. The event costs $16. For more information, call 526-1318.
- Monday, June 18, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis hosts its weekly meeting and lunch today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Caroline Oldenburg, development officer at the U of M's Herff College of Engineering, is the guest speaker. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required.
39. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.
40. To Shell and Back
- Thursday, January 25, 2007
The outdoor Memphis amphitheater where a young Elvis Presley played his first show in 1954 is a shell of its former self.
Its rows of wooden benches are begging for a fresh coat of paint, metal buildings around the stage have become eyesores and the whole thing long has been in need of structural repairs. Standalone panels that display community notices and events still include a faded program schedule for 2004.
41. Shelby Farms Ad Hoc Committee to Meet
- Monday, October 30, 2006
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Ad Hoc Committee on Shelby Farms meets at 2 p.m. in the Commission's 4th floor committee room at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Call Steve Summerall at 545-4301 for more information.
42. Second Phase of U of MMillington Center Opens
- Thursday, October 26, 2006
The second phase of the University of Memphis' Millington Center will open Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.
The second phase of the facility, at 6500 Navy Road in Millingt
43. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.
44. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
45. City Council Wants to Hear from You Tuesday
- Monday, March 27, 2006
Memphis Heritage presents "The Parkways: Framing our Midtown Neighborhoods" as part of its 2006 Preservation Series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 447 N. Evergreen St. Registration is $60. Call 529-9828 or visit www.memphisheritage.org.
46. Economic Club Hosts 2006 Economic Outlook Breakfast
- Monday, December 12, 2005
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents "Professional Standards: We've Got it; You Need It" from 9 a.m. to noon at MAAR, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is $30 for members; $50 for non-members. Visit www.maar.org to register.
47. Roofing Business Takes Service Seriously
- Wednesday, October 26, 2005
When Lee Purkey entered the roofing business 25 years ago, he made some cold calls looking to pick up business, and one of the men he spoke with asked how long he'd been in business. When Purkey told him that he had just gotten started, the man told him to call back in 10 years because he preferred working with more experienced companies.
48. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
49. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
50. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, December 06, 2004
Society of Entrepreneurs Hosts Networking Breakfast
Society of Entrepreneurs Hosts Networking Breakfast
The Society of Entrepreneurs hosts a roundtable networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Junior Achievement, 307 Madison Ave. Partici...
51. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Grant and Co. Refinances Camden Grove
1571 N. Houston Levee Road
Cordova, TN 38016
Cost: $17 million
Borrower: Camden Grove LLC
Lender: First Trust Bank for Savings
Trustee: Robert J. Pinstein
Property: Camden Gro...
52. 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
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
53. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
54. Archived Article: Promenade (lead)
- Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Terry Ramsey, Vice President of RidAll Pest Control
Promenade Plans Face First Challenge
Grassroots group has concerns about potential development
The Daily News
A small group is organizing to attempt to block, or at least...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 03, 2003
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Greg V. Ortega was named director of corporate product marketing for TBC Corp. Ortega previously held positions as TBCs manager of strategic marketing and manager of marketing and procurement for light truck tires. He earned...
56. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, August 12, 2003
CMCS LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, financed $1
Bluestone Glen planned
for Holmes Road area
CMCS LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company, financed $1.3 million through National Bank of Commerce, securing the loan with 20.2 a...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Lucian T. Pera, an attorney with Armstrong Allen, is one of the newest members of the American Law Institute. A Memphis native, Pera received a bachelors degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University law sc...
58. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, March 25, 2002
Industrial market becoming faded memory in Downtowns south end Industry becoming faded memory in Downtowns south end By SUE PEASE The Daily News Its been decades since the Orgill Brothers warehouse in Downtowns south end distributed hardware or the ...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 09, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: April 9-April 15 April 9 The International Association for Administrative Professionals monthly meeting is 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Memphis East. The program will include a spotlight from "Memp...
60. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead)
- Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Landmarks to review cobblestone plans Landmarks to review plan for cobblestones By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Plans for a walkway and three shade structures to be built overlooking Memphis historic cobblestone landing will be up for review today ...
61. Archived Article: Real Focus (hbg)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Hnedak Bobo creates master plan for firms future Hnedak Bobo creates blueprint for firms future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to ensure its success into the 21st century and beyond, Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group has exp...
62. Archived Article: Memos Lj
- Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Memos Memos Dr. S. Terry Canale, Campbell Clinic chief of staff and orthopedic surgeon, has been named president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Prior to this appointment, Canale served the AAOS in a number of capacities, including s...
63. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, December 28, 1999
Home Builders Association elects 2000 volunteer leadership team and sets goals for the new year Real Focus Home Builders elects volunteer leadership team, sets goals for 2000 The Memphis Area Home Builders Association is preparing to enter the new c...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Easley To Replace Georgiu As Brett Easley was appointed acting president of Alldata. Easley was formerly vice president of information and training for AutoZone. Keith Johnson was named senior vice president of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South....
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm. Frank L. Watson Jr. has joined the firm as a shareholder and will conc...
66. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, January 22, 1998
Patricia A Patricia A. Rambo vs. Shelby Residential and Vocational Services. A Shelby County woman is suing in Circuit Court a organization that provides residential housing for handicapped people. According to the suit, the plaintiff was hired by t...
67. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 30, 1997
Rosemarie Fair Stack was confirmed as the 1998 president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Rosemarie Fair Stack was confirmed as the 1998 president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Robin Hyde and Doug Collins were chosen secret...
68. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, September 11, 1997
Mary Woods vs Mary Woods vs. Memphis Housing Authority. According to the suit, the plaintiff was hired by Memphis Housing Authority on Nov. 14, 1979, as a teacher aide and was discharged from MHA on Sept. 6, 1996. The suit alleges the plaintiffs dis...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...
70. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 09, 1996
Sept Sept. 9 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The guest speaker will be Julie Terry, a certified public accountant and financial advisor with American Express. The cost is $12...