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1. House Scraps Vote on Confederate Flag in Federal Cemeteries
- Friday, July 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House scrapped a vote on permitting the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries – including four in Tennessee – on Thursday, a retreat under fire that only escalated a ferocious attack by Democrats complaining the banner celebrates a murderous, racist past.
2. Gay Marriage Marks First Day in Memphis
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was in Memphis taking a tour of the Nike plant expansion in Frayser when the highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage was released Friday, June 26, in Washington, D.C.
3. Coverage Gap Leaves Rural Tennessee Hospitals on Life Support
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Four rural hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk of shuttering: That’s the fallout, some say, from Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision not to join the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and tap into millions in promised federal funds for Tennessee’s financially-strapped health care institutions.
- Friday, August 01, 2014
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Food Truck Friday on Aug. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Admission to the gardens is free during food truck hours. The lunch event continues every Friday through September. Visit dixon.org for a schedule.
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission will hold the Downtown Howl-iday pet and family parade Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. from Court Square to AutoZone Park. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at Court Square. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
6. Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died at Age 90
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to the merger with the NFL, has died. He was 90.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.
8. New Identity
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Every great person, every great organization and every great city is trying to be better today than they were yesterday.
That’s how Nancy Coffee puts it in describing the motivation behind the new name that’s been chosen for the nonprofit group she’s the president and CEO of – the New Memphis Institute, which used to be known as the Leadership Academy.
9. Riverfront Rehab
- Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As the American Queen steamboat docked Tuesday, May 15, at Beale Street Landing and left the same day for a trip to New Orleans, plans were under way for the restoration of another part of the riverfront just to the north – the cobblestones as well as a plaza and fountain at the foot of Union Avenue.
10. Supporters Gather Signatures for Ark. Casino Plans
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Two competing ballot proposals would bring casinos to Arkansas, primarily in counties along the border and in the state's largest cities – but only one of the measures can become law.
11. CK’s Moves Into Jackson as Part of Expansion
- Friday, March 02, 2012
A longtime Memphis diner chain is expanding its presence into the Jackson, Tenn., market.
CK’s Coffee Shop has signed a five-year lease for 1,390 square feet of the existing 4,900-square-foot Old Medina Market Gas Station at 2800 Old Medina Road.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. House Heads Toward Vote on Patent System Overhaul
- Friday, June 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – After years of effort to modernize the patent system and assure the competitive edge of American inventors, a proposed overhaul neared a close vote in the House on Thursday.
15. Smith & Nephew Files Permit For Goodlett Farms Building
- Tuesday, May 03, 2011
7135 Goodlett Farms Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016
Permit Amount: $8 million
16. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.
17. WKNO to Screen 'Saving the Bay'
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
WKNO and The Chickasaw Group of the Sierra Club will host a preview screening of the upcoming PBS series “Saving the Bay” Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at BRIDGES, 477 N. Fifth St.
18. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
19. Oldham Fills Top Sheriff's Positions
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham has named William S. Cash as his chief deputy and Robert L. Moore as interim director of the Shelby County Jail.
20. Cooper-Young Festival Means Big Biz for Neighborhood
- Friday, September 17, 2010
The music will be funky, the art will be eclectic, and the streets will be crowded with people in a slow-moving parade of tattoos and sunglasses, but organizers of Memphis’ largest one-day street festival, the Cooper-Young Festival, said business longevity is at the heart of it all.
21. FedEx CIO Carter to Highlight Leadership Academy Luncheon
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010
In May, longtime FedEx CIO and executive vice president of information services Rob Carter joined the likes of pop star Lady Gaga, fashion designer Tom Ford and Oscar-winning director James Cameron on Fast Company’s 2010 list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.
22. Towns’ MED Job Proves You Can Go Home Again
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Tish Towns has just finished her first year at one of the most challenging jobs in the city – spearheading the effort to secure funding for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
It is a mission that brought her back home after 28 years.
23. Wolf River Conservancy Buys 90 Acres Along Ghost
- Friday, April 30, 2010
The Wolf River Conservancy has bought 90 acres along the Ghost River section of the Wolf River, the organization announced this week.
Known as the Hall-Franklin tract, the property was the “last parcel remaining in private ownership along the south side of a nine-mile stretch of river between LaGrange and the Bateman Road bridge,” according to a WRC release.
- Monday, March 15, 2010
The University of Memphis will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new University Center today at 10 a.m. The day will include the opening of Tiger Dining’s Union Food Court and later, music and entertainment from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday, March 12, 2010
Dr. Adrian Blotner will present a seminar titled “Achieving Healthy Balance: Caring for Yourself & Those You Love” today at 7:30 a.m. at 6401 Poplar Ave., Suite 316.Cost is $30. For reservations, call 761-3255, Ext. 302 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
26. Waddells Buy 14 Units In The Edge at Monroe
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
John and Nancy Waddell have paid $1.5 million for 14 units in Downtown’s The Edge at Monroe Condominiums at 437 and 449 Monroe Ave. The Waddells bought the units Feb. 3 from Monroe Properties LLC, financing the transaction with a $1.5 million loan through Financial Federal Savings Bank.
27. Memphis Medical Society Names Officers, Board Members
- Monday, February 08, 2010
The Memphis Medical Society has announced the election of new officers and three new members to its board of directors.
Dr. James K. Ensor Jr., an internist at Memphis Internal Medicine, has replaced Dr. Clarence B. Watridge as the 133rd president of the society.
28. Gut-Check for Obama and Dems on Health Care
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, a senior White House official said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's top domestic initiative took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of the Massachusetts Senate seat.
29. Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.
Dishmon is an interventional cardiologist and cares for adults with ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.
He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He later completed additional fellowship training at Michigan State University’s Borgess Medical Center.
30. Dental Building Sold In Cordova
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
850 Willow Tree Circle, Suite 101
Cordova, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $800,000
Sale Date: March 11, 2009
Buyer: Jason Collier
Seller: William and Jeanne Locante
Loan Amounts: $633,200; $160,000
Loan Dates: March 11, 2009 (both)
Maturity Date: N/A
Lenders: The Huntington National Bank; William and Jeanne Locante
31. Judge Thwarts Lawyer's Attempt To Block Forest Hill Inquiry
- Thursday, October 04, 2007
State investigators and the court-appointed receiver of Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes began to meet some resistance this week in their civil cases against those who allegedly embezzled more than $20 million from the cemetery trust funds.
32. Forest Hill Owner In Contempt Again
- Friday, September 14, 2007
Forest Hill Cemeteries and Funeral Home owner Clayton Smart has the money to hire attorneys to represent him on criminal charges. But that doesn't mean he's likely to get out of jail anytime soon.
33. Forest Hill Owner in Contempt Over House Sale
- Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Forest Hill cemeteries owner Clayton Smart has the money to hire attorneys to represent him on criminal charges. But he’s not likely to get out of jail any time soon.
Chancellor Arnold Goldin Wednesday found Smart in contempt of a court order as he approved the use of up to $120,000 from the sale of one of Smart’s homes in Oklahoma. Goldin ruled Smart is in contempt for having his wife, Nancy, sell the house without court approval.
34. Crye-Leike's Truong Receives Broker's License
- Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) has announced that David N. Truong from Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow office, 6525 Quail Hollow Road, has successfully passed the real estate broker licensure exam and has received his broker's license. Truong completed strict experience and education requirements, including 120 classroom hours of real estate education. He has been a real estate agent for four years in and around Shelby and DeSoto counties, where he specializes in all areas of real estate sales.
35. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division
- Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.
36. Morman Named Branch Director at MATCU
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cheryl Morman has been named branch director of Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union's (MATCU) Central branch. She previously was deposit services manager at Marriott Employees' Federal Credit Union in Bethesda, Md.
37. New Ad AgencyForms in Memphis
- Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Eric Robinette, Nancy Nokes and Bill Villa have formed a new advertising and marketing firm in Memphis called The Robinette Group.
Robinette and Nokes are the company's principals, and they met while working in Smith & Nephew's in-house mar
38. 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.
39. River Oaks to Replace Cockeyed Camel at Junction
- Tuesday, January 24, 2006
John Bragg's restaurant may still be under construction, but the neighborhood he's chosen is definitely established.
River Oaks by John Bragg is scheduled to open in February in a 2,800-square-foot space that used to house the Cockeyed Camel at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. It shares parking space with Park Place Hotel and will be able to seat 99 diners.
40. Med Nurse Earns State Leadership Award
- Wednesday, November 02, 2005
The Tennessee Nurses Association recognized Dr. Diane Todd Pace with the Alma E. Gault Leadership Award. Pace is a nurse practitioner/nurse scientist with the Regional Medical Center at Memphis/Health Loop Clinics. She earned a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
41. 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...
42. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions
Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...
43. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004
VA Medical Center Physician Recognized
Memphis Attorneys Complete Leadership Program
The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen Campbell, Gary K. Smith &...
44. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 02, 2004
MEMPHIS FOOD BANK APPOINTS ASST
The Food Bank Appoints Assistant Director
Estella Mayhue-Greer was appointed assistant director of the Memphis Food Bank. Greer has been with The Food Bank for eight years. She previously served as agency relati...
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: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...
47. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Realtors Association Announces President, Board
MAAR Confirms Officers, Board Members The Memphis Area Association of Realtors confirmed president-elect Bob Turner as 2004 president and elected Sue Stinson-Turner as 2004 president-elect. Neil Hub...
48. Archived Article: Busline (lead)
- Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Landmarks owners seek spot on Register
The Daily News
Whether Fred Smith used his fathers bus line as a model for FedEx might be a fact known only by Smith himself.
But Judith Johnson believes he might have at least thought of Fred ...
49. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 07, 2003
Calendar of Events July 7-13
Calendar of Events July 7-13 July 7
Memphis Dance Group presents Take Flight: A Journey in Dance at 9:30 a.m. today through Friday at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended. Enjoy music, d...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
51. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 07, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Oct. 7-Oct. 13
Memphis Woman magazine presents Effective Marketing for Women business expo from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The evening includes a din...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 14, 2001
Carlos Webb was named executive vice president-chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union Carlos Webb was named executive vice president-chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. The designation is a new one a...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 22, 1999
Glean out Memphians from this one Memos Yvette Sebelist and Shay Winebarger have joined the Nashville-based law firm of King & Ballow as associates. Sebelist, who received a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the Universi...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999
AutoZone Inc AutoZone Inc. has announced the following promotions: Bill Rhodes, previously vice president of finance, was promoted to senior vice president of finance. Mike Broderick, previously regional manager, was promoted to vice president-store...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 22, 1997
Joe Labetti has been appointed managing director of the U Joe Labetti has been appointed managing director of the U.S. risk control consulting division for Sedgwick Inc. Labetti formerly was with Travelers Insurance Co. He has a bachelors degree fro...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 17, 1997
NationsBanc Mortgage Corp NationsBanc Mortgage Corp. has announced several appointments: Christopher Brockman has been named an account executive. Brockman joined NationsBank in 1993 as a marketing associate for the merchant division in Norfolk, Va....
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 11, 1997
Aug. 13 Aug. 11 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The cost is $13. The program will be on leadership through effective communication and will be presented by Melissa Booth, communica...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 17, 1997
March 17 March 17 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at Union Planters, 6200 Poplar Ave. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The seminar topic will be the Internet, and the presenter will be Dr. Larry Schmidt of Christian Brothers University. The c...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 19, 1997
Deb Gerace Minor has been named vice president and manager of mortgage lending for Victory Bank in Cordova Deb Gerace Minor has been named vice president and manager of mortgage lending for Victory Bank in Cordova. She most recently was with Union P...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 12, 1997
Clyde R Clyde R. Moore, president and chief operating officer of Thomas & Betts Corp., will be named president and chief executive officer on May 7. Thompson & Co. has announced several staff additions: Sheila Rathburn has joined Thompson &a...
61. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, January 03, 1997
The Public Relations Society of America will present its Communicator of the Year Award Wednesday at a luncheon at 11:45 a The Public Relations Society of America will present its Communicator of the Year Award Wednesday at a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. ...
62. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, December 27, 1996
The Public Relations Society of America will present its Communicator of the Year Award Jan The Public Relations Society of America will present its Communicator of the Year Award Jan. 8 at a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. in the Fogelman Executive Center a...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 23, 1996
Victory Bank has announced several promotions: Joel T. Johnson has joined the Pickering Firm Inc. as a structural engineer. He was formerly with Burr & Cole Engineers. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. Victory Bank has an...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 24, 1996
Dr Dr. Connie J. Holladay, a certified geriatrician, has been named medical director of Methodist Senior Health Centers. Holladay formerly was a fellow in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. She also has been in priv...
65. Archived Article: Nonprofit Workshop Lj
- Wednesday, June 19, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Weekend workshop to enlighten budding non-profits By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Thinking of starting a non-profit organization? If the answer is yes, an upcoming workshop sponsored by a coalition of local community service groups ma...
66. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 12, 1996
01/05 Calendar Feb. 12 The MidSouth Workers Compensation Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club. The speaker will be Dr. William Bourland of The Orthopaedic Clinic, who will address "Reduction of Workers Compensation Costs by P...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 07, 1996
*2/7 memos Robert Shaw has been named executive vice president of Enterprise National Bank. Shaw joined the bank more than three years ago and serves as its chief financial officer. He has a bachelors degree and a masters degree in accounting from t...
68. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 05, 1996
01/05 Calendar Feb. 6 The 1996 Hazardous Waste Annual Report Workshop will be at State Technical Institute from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services at (615) 532-8657. The Tennessee Ba...
69. Archived Article: Backfill
- Tuesday, January 16, 1996
01/16 backfill Realtors install 1996 officers, honor members The Memphis Area Association of Realtors awarded its highest honors and ushered in its new board of directors during its annual banquet at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre. MAAR induc...