Editorial Results (free)
1. Public Relations Society Honors Duncan Williams
- Monday, January 14, 2013
After Duncan Williams got handed his “communicator of the year” award at this month’s Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America luncheon, he did something in keeping with the nature of the honor.
2. Safe Haven
- Friday, May 11, 2012
Victims of domestic violence in need of help will now find navigating the system much easier, thanks to the new Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County.
The 10,000-square-foot center combines civil, criminal, health and social services all under one roof, taking up the entire sixth floor of the Madison Professional Building at 1750 Madison Ave. in the heart of Midtown.
3. Child Advocacy Center Remembers Lost Children
- Monday, April 09, 2012
Reinyah Ballard, 2, died Sunday, April 1, from abuse. Her father has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, after leaving her, along with her young siblings, unattended inside his vehicle with the engine running.
4. Child Advocacy Center Holds Annual Memorial
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will host a ceremony at the plaza in front of Memphis City Hall on Thursday, April 5, at noon, in memory of local children who died in the past year as a result of child abuse.
5. Duncan-Williams Expands
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Duncan-Williams Inc. is continuing to expand its private client group. In keeping with its company-wide expansion goals, the Memphis-based investment banking firm a few days ago announced the addition of a new branch office in Akron, Ohio.
6. 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.
7. 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.
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 30, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Nancy Williams, executive director of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. For reservations, email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, August 29, 2011
Autism Speaks Benefit Night will be held Monday, Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smoothie King, 3615 Houston Levee Road, suite 109. Twenty percent of purchases will benefit Autism Speaks and the Memphis Satellite Walk to be held Sept. 11. For more information, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/tennessee.
10. 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.
11. More Than 180 Apply For Countywide School Board
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners have a busy day Wednesday as they interview 182 candidates for appointment to a 25 member countywide school board.
The deadline for the applications to the school board being contested in Memphis federal court was the end of the business day Tuesday. And there was a deadline rush with 32 applications on Tuesday alone.
12. From Private to Public
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Those who run for and hold elected office will tell anyone who listens that running for office and governing are two different points on the same line.
In the gap between them is a middle ground of appointed officials, citizens who serve on boards and commissions, and those involved in a growing number of private institutions tackling the same public policy questions.
13. Menlo Bolsters Local Presence With New Lease
- Friday, November 26, 2010
Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC is expanding its Memphis-area operations with a new 181,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto in Olive Branch.
14. Steele Says GOP Has 'No Need to Play Boogeyman'
- Tuesday, March 09, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday that he has been the target of the same "kind of stupidity" featured in a recent fundraising pitch to top GOP fundraisers in Florida.
15. The Politics of Rape: What went wrong at MSARC
- Monday, June 29, 2009
There’s no such thing as a textbook rape victim. There are, however, some very thick and detailed textbooks on how medical and legal authorities should come to a victim’s aid.
Those two realities collided violently in March inside an examination room at the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center.
16. Herenton: Rape Center To Get Help From Le Bonheur
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced Monday a reorganization of the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center that will include Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center handling all forensic examinations of child rape and sexual assault victims.
17. Recession Not Welcome
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009
A touch of New Orleans is taking shape in Memphis thanks to a family owned real estate development group called The Commons at Dexter Lakes LLC.
18. 62-Bed Alzheimer’s Facility Coming to Germantown
- Tuesday, November 04, 2008
3179 Professional Plaza
Germantown, TN 38138
Permit Amount: $5.6 Million
Project Cost: $5.6 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Completion: October or November of 2009
Owner: Alexander Enterprises
Tenant: Alexander Enterprises
Contractor: Patton and Taylor Enterprises
Architect: O.T. Marshall Architects
Details: An Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown soon will rise at 3179 Professional Plaza, which runs between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike near the Germantown/Collierville border.
Developer Alexander Enterprises has filed a permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement to build the 30,500-square-foot, single-story facility. The Gardens of Germantown will be a 48-unit, 62-bed facility that sits on roughly half of a 4.36 acre-parcel backing up to the Village Shops of Forest Hill retail center. Beacon Communities Inc. of Cumming, Ga., will manage the facility.
Construction on the building, set to begin in December, should take 10 months, said Michael Alexander of Alexander Enterprises, with an opening projected for October or November 2009. The property has been divided into two lots, with the Gardens of Germantown slated for the northwest corner of the property.
1.46 Acres in Commons at Dexter Lake
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $1.2 Million
Loan Date: Oct. 2, 2008
Maturity Date: April 22, 2009
Borrower: Commons at Dexter Lake LLC
Lender: First Citizens National Bank
Details: A $1.6 million retail center with a French Quarter motif is being built in Cordova. The Commons at Dexter Lake LLC has filed a $1.2 million construction loan to build a 10,400-square-foot retail center, dubbed Vieux Carré, south of Dexter Road and west of Chickering Lane. Construction started last week. The development team bought the land from John B. Maxwell Jr., trustee for the sellers, for $334,541 and filed the construction loan through First Citizens National Bank. Commons at Dexter Lake LLC principal Nancy Waddell signed the trust deed. The center will sit on a 1.46-acre parcel near the Commons at Dexter Lake retail center and the Reserve at Dexter Lake apartments. A spokesman for the developer said the seven-bay center already has five leases signed. Tenants include a Belle Meade salon, financial planner Martin Hearn, a Crown Trophy store and a florist/gift shop. Jeff Blackledge is architect for Vieux Carré. KT Construction LLC, whose partners are Scott Turnage and Riley Kail, will be the general contractor. Turnage said the company is “stripping the lot off right now and pushing hard for the first of the year” to complete the center. “We’re going to go for kind of a hybrid French Quarter style – we’re going to be doing more of a Bourbon Street look,” Turnage said. “It’s going to be a strip center, but we’re going to try to give each space individuality, using depth and height offsets to try to give each space somewhat of a unique appearance.” More retail space will be coming to the site soon.
6075 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $1.4 Million
Sale Date: Oct. 23, 2008
Buyer: World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Inc.
Seller: Carlyle Rock Ridge LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: Oct. 24, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Tri-State Bank of Memphis
Details: World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Inc. has bought the Hickory Ridge Mall for $1.4 million from Carlyle Rock Ridge LLC. The roughly 500,000-square-foot Hickory Ridge Mall sits on 44 acres at 6075 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill. It was damaged by a tornado during the Feb. 5 storms that ripped through the southern and southeastern areas of town. World Overcomers will retain its congregational home at the former Central Church at 6655 Winchester Road, down the road from the mall. The church bought that property in 2001 for $10 million. Church pastor Alton Williams has announced plans to turn the mall into a Christian community center, replete with a restaurant, banquet hall, theater and other services for the neighborhood. The Hickory Ridge Mall opened in 1981 to much fanfare, but it steadily declined over the years as newer malls opened in other parts of town and tenants departed. The February storm proved to be a death knell for the mall. Although the city of Memphis considered buying it and turning it into a satellite office for city services, the renovation proved too costly.
19. Williams, Child Advocacy Center Give Voice to Children, Family
- Friday, October 03, 2008
The workers at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center say to have one child die unnecessarily at the hands of an adult is beyond a travesty.
That’s why when news broke earlier this week that a 1-month-old baby died at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, people at CAC waited to hear if it would be declared a homicide.
20. New Safety Center Seeks Space, Further Funding
- Friday, December 21, 2007
Tennessee businesses lose about $10 million a year in paid work leave as victims of domestic violence take off because of their injuries. The state also spends about $15 million a year housing convicts who have killed their partners or spouses, according to a 2006 Tennessee Economic Council on Women report that explores the economic impact of domestic violence statewide.
21. Mayor Herenton's Executive Assistant Moves to MLGW
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Gale Jones Carson has been named director of corporate communications for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. In her new executive-level position, she will report directly to MLGW president and CEO Joseph Lee III. She previously was executive assistant to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
22. MAAR Commercial Council Names Board Members
- Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council elected the following individuals to its board of directors: Bayard Snowden, president-elect; Michael Greenberg, 2005 director/2006 vice president; Andy Cates, two-year director; Kelly Truitt, two-year director; and Jim Rainer, two-year director. Returning board members include Jon Albright, president; Steve Guinn, vice president; Joel Fulmer, immediate past president; Frank Dyer, Irvin Skopp and Russ Westlake, directors; Richard Groff, Memphis Metro CCIM chapter president; John Bartlett, IREM chapter 20 president; Philip Erstine, Realtors Land Institute Tennessee chapter president; and Joe Steffner, SIOR chapter president.
23. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Small Business Chamber Names Board Chairman
The Small Business Chamber of Commerce announced that Austin Baker, vice president of Eserv LLC, has been elected chairman of the board. Baker received a bachelors degree from the University...
24. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 08, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...
25. 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 ...
26. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 02, 2005
MAAR Inducts Officers, Names Realtor Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following 2004 award winners: Lee McWaters of McWaters & Associates, Realtor of the Year; Sally Isom of Prudential Collins-M...
27. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, October 04, 2004
MBA Presents the Irving Younger Video Series
Shelby County Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club sponsors Professional Standards in the 21st Century from 9 a.m. to noon at Ge...
28. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Le Bonheur Hires Two New Surgeons
Taylor Elected to TTLA Board of Governors
Chris Taylor was elected to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. Taylor, a shareholder in Hill Borens Memphis office, also will serve as a TTLA ...
29. 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...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Sgt. Jackie Setliff
Sgt. Jackie Setliff of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office was chosen as Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club. A ceremony honoring Setliff begins at 10 a.m. today in the Sheriffs Conference Room, 201 Poplar Ave., ninth floor...
31. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead)
- Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Landmarks, Center City at odds over buildings fate
Landmarks, Center City at odds over buildings fate
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
Demolition of a 1950s-era building at 114 S. Main St. the only structure still standing in a fire dam...
32. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead)
- Wednesday, February 26, 2003
S. Main buildings fate hangs on Landmarks vote
S. Main buildings fate hangs on Landmarks vote
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
After failing last month to gain Memphis Landmarks Commission approval to demolish a South Main Street buildi...
33. Archived Article: Pottery (lead)
- Wednesday, October 02, 2002
Pottery studio poised to market to communities creativity
New pottery studio fires imagination
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
When Collierville resident Jennifer VanDyke visited a pottery studio in Franklin, Tenn., a few months ago to paint...
34. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, June 17, 2002
Dont forget about education costs, when planning family Educating children takes cash, and lots of it This is the third of a four-part series on the cost of raising children in this area from pre-natal care through college. Next weeks topic is the c...
35. 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...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Mark Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc Mark Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., recently was installed as president-elect of the Consulting Engineers of Tennessee for 2001-2002. He is t...
37. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Sixteen sales associates of Crye-Leike, Realtors were inducted into the Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of ach Sixteen sales associates of Crye-Leike, Realtors were inducted into the Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of...
38. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Fifty two Memphis-area Crye-Leike sales associates earned the accredited buyer representative (ABR) designation this year A total of 52 Memphis-area Crye-Leike sales associates recently earned the accredited buyer representative designation. They jo...
39. Archived Article: Real Fcs (corridor) Lj
- Tuesday, June 03, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Filling in the blanks Memphis Heritage honors Midtown Corridor Redevelopment Project organizers for their vision in urban rehabilitation and neighborhood conservation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In the late 1960s and early 1970s, ...
40. 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...
41. Archived Article: Vesta Awards Lj
- Wednesday, September 25, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Trinity Group wins top Vesta awards By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News When Memphis home building newcomers the Trinity Group decided to debut their talents at this years Vesta Home Show, little did they know just how big an impression t...
42. 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...
43. Archived Article: Lawhead Appointment
- Monday, October 16, 1995
10/13 jts Lawhead appointment County health official to advise national organization By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The National Association of Counties (NACo) appointed Memphian Nancy Lawhead to its Health Steering Committee late last month, adding...