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1. Lipscomb’s Exit Prompts Delay in EDGE Merger
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A move to merge two Memphis economic development agencies has intersected with the exit of Robert Lipscomb as the city’s Housing and Community Development director.
2. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
3. Graceland Hotel Developers File $84 Million Construction Loan
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Loan Amount: $84 million
4. Indmar Marine Engines Files Expansion Permit
- Monday, September 01, 2014
5400 Old Millington Road
Unincorporated Shelby County
Permit Cost: $2 million
5. Alco Files $4 Million Loan on Todd Creek Apartments
- Thursday, August 28, 2014
Alco Management Inc. has filed a $4 million loan on the 155-unit Todd Creek Apartments at 1541 Northside Dr. in Frayser.
6. Senate Confirms McDonald as Veterans Affairs Secretary
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
7. Debt and Liability
- Saturday, January 04, 2014
There is rarely a good answer to the question “How much?” in politics.
With issues including the unfunded pension liability, overall debt, and revenue estimates and their validity, City Hall’s overall money problem begins but hardly ends with the question. It won’t be that simple.
8. Council’s Ire at Wharton Timing Grows
- Thursday, December 05, 2013
It is a political constant in life at City Hall for Memphis City Council members to complain that they get critical information much too late in the decision-making process and then are pressured by the mayor to make a decision then and there.
9. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
10. Europe Mulls Sanctions Against US Over Spying
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
BERLIN (AP) – The United States could lose access to an important law enforcement tool used to track terrorist money flows, German officials said Monday, as Europe weighs a response to allegations that the Americans spied on their closest European allies.
11. Both Sides Agree: No Major Budget Deal Foreseen
- Monday, October 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — On this, GOP budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan and top Senate Democrat Harry Reid can agree: There won't be a "grand bargain" on the budget.
12. World Welcomes US Budget Deal but Fears Remain
- Friday, October 18, 2013
LONDON (AP) – The world's disbelief at the political impasse in the U.S. turned to cautious relief Thursday as the country stepped back from the brink of default. But fears remain about another possible shutdown – and, even worse, a possible default – early next year.
13. Butler Sevier’s Mead Helps Clients Craft New Realities
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Attorney Anne Mead is not in Kansas anymore. Recently named partner with the firm of Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid PLLC, a family law practice, she said, “We have some pretty incredible people working for us, I’m really, really lucky.”
- Monday, May 21, 2012
The Orphanos Foundation will hold its fifth annual golf fundraiser Monday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. Pilot Steve Scheibner will speak at the event. Cost is $350 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 458-9500 for details and to register.
15. Hedgepeth’s Work Intersects With Council Role
- Monday, February 13, 2012
A Memphian born and raised, Reid Hedgepeth takes great pride in his city’s institutions, whether they be the tangible of medicine and education, or the more intangible of sports and politics.
16. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
17. 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.
18. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
19. Tennessee Protesters Urge Congress to Act on Debt
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Protesters in Franklin said Tuesday that lawmakers in Washington are "holding America hostage" as they argue over increasing the nation's borrowing authority.
President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers are at an impasse in negotiations to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit. The federal government is at risk of defaulting on its debt after Aug. 2 if an agreement isn't reached by then.
20. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
21. City Seeks Fast Fairgrounds Development
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
The $15 million creation of Tiger Lane last year at the Mid-South Fairgrounds happened within budget and so quickly that Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration would like to use the method to venture into the more complex parts of the renovation of the city-owned property.
22. Nevels Takes Reins of BMHC Foundation
- Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.
23. House Democrats Reject Tax Plan Without Changes
- Friday, December 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.
24. TSA: Some Gov't Officials to Skip Airport Security
- Friday, November 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.
25. Hobbled Dems, Eager GOP Back for Lame-Duck Session
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Dejected Democrats and invigorated Republicans returned to the Capitol Monday to face a mountain of unfinished business and greet more than 100 mainly Republican freshmen-elect lawmakers determined to change how they do that business.
26. Lawmakers Say Obama Promises He'll Push DREAM Act
- Monday, September 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is promising to work with senators to help pass legislation allowing thousands of young people who attend college or join the military to become legal U.S. residents, according to Hispanic lawmakers who met Thursday with the president.
27. Obama Says he Still Supports Climate Legislation
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite setbacks on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he still supports the need for broad climate legislation and pledged to keep pushing for it. The White House expressed fresh hope the Senate and House might strike a deal on a sweeping energy plan this year.
28. Major Banking Bill Faces Final Vote This Week
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured the 60 votes he needs in the Senate to pass a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, all but ensuring that he soon will sign into law one of the top initiatives of his presidency.
29. Brown Says He Will Vote for Regulation Overhaul
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts helped move sweeping financial legislation closer to passage Monday, announcing that after some misgivings he will support the regulatory overhaul after all.
30. 1.3 Million Unemployed Won't Get Benefits Restored
- Friday, July 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won't get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong break for Independence Day.
And hundreds of thousands more will lose their benefits in the coming weeks.
31. Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia Dead at 92
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Robert C. Byrd, a son of West Virginia coal country who used his mastery of Senate rules and a taste for hardball tactics to become a passionate and often feared advocate for the state and the Senate he loved, died Monday at age 92.
32. US Lawmaker: Suit Should Affect Republicans
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said Monday that the U.S. government's fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs should dissuade Republicans from attempting to block financial regulations pending before the Senate.
33. Yun Brings Economic Forecast to MAAR Summit
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, will be in Memphis next week to discuss all things housing.
Yun is coming to town courtesy of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, which is hosting its first Residential Real Estate Summit Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre.
34. Fairgrounds Jump Start on Council's Agenda
- Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Memphis City Council members will be called on today to jump start the stalled renovation of The Fairgrounds.
The push by the Liberty Bowl's three tenants is to get an immediate council vote on a plan to create a great lawn at the Fairgrounds and demolish seven buildings including the Pipkin Building.
An ad hoc committee including council members and representatives of the three tenants met Monday evening to talk about current demolition underway at the Fairgrounds.
The demolition of the old Libertyland amusement park caused some concern when it went into a parking area outside the park.
Southern Heritage Classic founder Fred Jones immediately began expressing concerns that the new activity as well as the digging of a temporary siltation pond would cut the number of parking spaces available for his annual Jackson State-Tennessee State football matchup.
The work was stopped several weeks ago as the council tried to sort out where the demolition ended and the creation of a “great lawn” during the brief tenure of Mayor Pro Tempore Myron Lowery began.
“There’s a whole lot of work still being done,” Jones told the committee Monday evening of what he had seen earlier that day.
City Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb said it was only a “clean up” of the area.
At Monday’s meeting, the three tenants of the football stadium said they back going ahead with the great lawn project as long as the lawn, in some form, and a plan to demolish the seven buildings, most of which are livestock barns, can all be done by the time football resumes at the Liberty Bowl with the Sept. 11 Southern Heritage Classic.
Some of the demolition contracts run out next week.
Jones said he supports the concept of a great lawn from East Parkway to the stadium. But he questioned whether the plans would increase the number of parking spaces from the current 5,372 within the Fairgrounds property to 7,568.
“We need to know exactly what we have. I don’t mean conceptually,” Jones said. “You’re not creating new spaces.”
Architect Tom Marshall, the city’s consultant on the project, insisted new and more parking will be created with the demolition of the buildings and Libertyland.
Marshall offered to come up with a detailed map showing individual parking spaces for today’s council discussion expected to begin during executive session at 1pm.
“I’ll even put in big cars,” he told Jones at one point.
Jones was the only no vote in the seven member committee vote to ask the city council for immediate approval of the project.
“I’m not really satisfied with what I’ve seen,” he said after he and others said the work by some divisions of the city including the Park Services division didn’t mesh with what other parts of city government were saying. “It’s just too convenient that the park services people weren’t here. Every time we say there is additional parking, I have not seen it.”
Council member Reid Hedgepeth moderated the session, trying to keep all of those involved from discussing past mis-steps.
“From now on people are going to know what’s happening,” he said. “If we’re going to do it, let’s do it. If not … let’s send them home,” he said referring to demolition crews.
Liberty Bowl executive director Steve Ehrhart said pre bowl game events should have some kind of building on the grounds to host them. Lipscomb said a tent will serve the purpose even though Ehrhart would prefer one of the surviving Fairgrounds buildings.
“A tent would be better than those buildings,” Lipscomb said.
Marshall estimated what is known as phase one of The Fairgrounds overhaul could cost $6-million to $9-million. There are no plans for a second phase or anything else beyond the great lawn and the building demolition.
The phase one cost could vary depending on bids and design work still to be done. Construction would start in June. But the council could vote on a specific design in April or May.
“We’re supportive of it,” University of Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson said near the end of the two hour session. “I’m more and more concerned about the land. But we want to move on it.”
The construction of the Salvation Army Kroc Center on a Fairgrounds lot along East Parkway next to Fairview Junior High School is independent of the city’s on again-off again plans for the rest of the Fairgrounds property including phase one....
35. UPDATE: Council To Be Asked To Jump Start Fairgrounds Project
- Monday, March 08, 2010
Memphis City Council members will be on the deciding end Tuesday of a push to get an immediate council vote on a plan to create a great lawn at the Fairgrounds and demolish seven buildings including the Pipkin Building.
36. Biz Consultants Skeptical of Job Tax Credits
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tax credits for hiring new workers in the $15 billion jobs bill passed by the U.S. Senate aren’t enough to spur Memphis small firms to add to their payrolls, according to local business coaches.
But the owner of a company that helps businesses take advantage of tax credits advises employers to keep track of hiring data anyway. They could still qualify for existing incentives with the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
37. More Senators Support Bernanke Confirmation
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Support for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's confirmation for a second four-year term mounted Monday as the White House appeared to stanch opposition that had roiled the financial markets.
38. AP Poll: Tax the Rich to Pay for Health Bill
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich.
That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just that in their sweeping remake of the U.S. medical system, which passed earlier this month and would extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
39. AP Poll: Americans Fret Over Health Overhaul Costs
- Tuesday, November 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the cost, Mr. President.
Americans are worried about hidden costs in the fine print of health care overhaul legislation, an Associated Press poll says. That's creating new challenges for President Barack Obama as he tries to close the deal with a handful of Democratic doubters in the Senate.
40. Pelosi Makes Case for Government-Run Health Option
- Friday, October 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the case is growing stronger for allowing the government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies, contending recent attacks from the industry should dispel any doubts.
41. Bass Pro Shows Signs of Continuing Interest in Pyramid
- Wednesday, October 07, 2009
John Morris, the founder of Springfield, Mo.-based retailer Bass Pro Shops, has traveled to Memphis three times in the past 90 days.
42. Mass. Senate Delays Debate on Kennedy Interim Bill
- Monday, September 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republicans temporarily blocked Senate debate Friday on a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
43. Senate's 10-Year Health Fix Would Cost $856B
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday brought out the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake – a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress without visible Republican backing.
44. Wyatt Tarrant Attorneys Named as Best Lawyers
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
Thirteen attorneys from the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP have been included in Best Lawyers in America 2010.
They are H. Roy Berkenstock, Michelle M. Bernstein, Robert E. Craddock Jr., Robert L. Crawford, Lee A. Harkavy, Charles M. Key, Philip E. Mischke, Richard C. Raines, Glen G. Reid Jr., Boyd L. Rhodes Jr., William S. Solmson, Ellen B. Vergos and Mark Vorder-Bruegge.
45. Lee Fees Caught in Legal Loop
- Tuesday, July 28, 2009
With the predictability of a boomerang, Joseph Lee’s legal fee situation never seems to go away and keeps coming back to where it started.
At the Memphis City Council meeting Aug. 18, the body is scheduled to approve Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s payment of more than $426,000 to the city of Memphis. That amount from the city-owned utility company is to reimburse the city what it recently paid to settle a lawsuit the former MLGW president and CEO filed last year.
46. Obama Challenges on Health Care
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A defiant President Barack Obama sought Monday to revive his faltering plan to overhaul health care, delivering a full-throated promise to get comprehensive legislation and summoning lawmakers crucial to his effort to the White House.
47. Big Names, Big Plans For TBA Convention
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
Attorneys and judges from throughout the state will convene this weekend at The Peabody hotel for the 2009 annual Tennessee Bar Association convention, where big-name speakers such as former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will speak – and where current TBA president, George “Buck” Lewis, will pass the gavel to the new TBA president for 2010-2011.
48. AIG Bonuses Won't Stand, Dem Senators Declare
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.
49. Turley Pushes For Progress On Fairgrounds
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and fairgrounds developer Henry Turley met for about an hour in Herenton’s office Tuesday about the uncertain future of the project.
50. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
51. Obama Predicts Quick Approval of Econ Rescue Plan
- Tuesday, January 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama declared the U.S. economy was "bad and getting worse" Monday as he began crisis talks with congressional leaders on emergency action. He predicted lawmakers would approve hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending and tax cuts within two weeks of his taking office.
52. Council Again Rejects Lee Legal Fees
- Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The Memphis City Council this evening affirmed its vote in Oct. to reject paying the legal fees of former Memphis Light Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee.
The bill for Lee’s legal defense in a grand jury probe that led to his indictment as well as a hearing before the council came to $426,422. The corruption charges were later dropped by federal prosecutors.
The 7-6 vote came at the end of a day in which MLGW president Jerry Collins told council members talks between the utility and Lee’s attorney, Robert Spence, failed to reach any terms for a lesser amount.
Council members voting against the proposed settlement were: Bill Boyd, Kemp Conrad, Shea Flinn, Reid Hedgepeth, Myron Lowery, Bill Morrison and Jim Strickland. Those voting for it were: Joe Brown, Harold Collins, Edmund Ford Jr., Janis Fullilove, Wanda Halbert and Barbara Swearengen Ware.
Spence told The Daily News an announcement on a decision by Lee about pursuing the legal fees in a lawsuit against the city could be made as early as Tuesday.
The council has also given final approval this evening to an ordinance regulating the location of financial services, payday loan and title loan businesses.
The council vote was unanimous on third and final reading. Third and final vote before the Shelby County Commission is scheduled for Dec. 8.
The council passed an amended version that emerged as a compromise during today’s council session.
The ordinance bans the businesses from being with 1,000 feet of each other. The compromise worked out by council member Bill Morrison, with agreement from the payday loan industry, deals with a 90 day grace period for existing businesses to apply for a waiver.
Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware argued the location of the businesses isn’t the problem. It’s the high interest rates the companies charge – up to 264 percent annually.
“We need to deal with the root of the problem,” she said. “And if we could regulate how much (of an) interest rate is charged or how much the fees are, then we would be doing a service to the community,” Ware said. “I know we mean well here, but it’s supply and demand that is driving these businesses.”
But usery rates are regulated by the state and not the city council.
Morrison said the businesses cluster in his district which covers Frayser and Raleigh. Frayser is among the areas of the city hardest hit by home foreclosures.
Council member Harold Collins, whose district includes Hickory Hill – also hit hard by home foreclosures – said there is a connection. He counted at least 20 pay day lenders along one stretch of Winchester.
“Maybe they’re not contributing to the fact that many of the people in my district are losing their homes. But they are sure out there,” he said. “There needs to be some kind of line drawn that will keep the people in Hickory Hill from losing their homes.”
Steve Lockwood, head of the Frayser Community Development Corporation, said the close proximity of the lenders allows people in desperate financial straits to get around a limit of two loans totaling $500 from a particular lender by simply going to the payday lender next door.
He termed the location limits “an opening shot across the bow.” He said his organization’s financial counselors see a connection between the lenders and foreclosures.
“I think that the neighborhoods that are really going to benefit from this are in Cordova,” Lockwood said. “If you want Cordova to look like Winchester or Frayser, don’t pass this.”
In other action, a Fairgrounds development agreement is tentatively set to have the first of three Memphis City Council votes in two weeks.
The city picked Fair Ground LLC to develop a master plan for the property that includes the Mid-South Coliseum, The Liberty Bowl and The Children’s Museum of Memphis. What is still being worked out is a contract with the terms for drawing up that master plan.
There are still several formidable obstacles to putting a development agreement in writing.
Shelby County government owns some of the Fairgrounds land including some of the land under The Liberty Bowl.
City Housing & Community Development director Robert Lipscomb told City Council members he will again pursue an agreement in which the county would sell its share in The Fairgrounds as well as The Pyramid.
The Shelby County Commission rejected such a sell-off by the county during consideration of a development agreement for The Pyramid involving Bass Pro Shops.
The commission eventually approved the development agreement after the agreement won approval from the city council.
Without a sell-off, the Fairgrounds development agreement appears on its way to the same dual track debate and voting process.
Lipscomb also told The Daily News there are conflicting legal opinions on the amount of public infrastructure financing the city would have to put up to leverage private investment.
He said the amounts vary from $75 million to $200 million. The city is seeking legal opinions on the public amount required under terms of Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) financing. If the amount is $200 million or close to it, Lipscomb said it makes the Fairgrounds renovation much harder to accomplish.
Henry Turley, one of several developer partners in Fair Ground LLC, said he considers the city’s contribution to be $75 million. Turley was instrumental in drafting the state legislation that allowed for the Tourism Development Zones.
The TDZs allow for financing of bonds through sales tax revenue generated in the designated area or zone.
Turley wants to include a big box retail store on the site and possibly a hotel according to tentative plans that are fluid on the location of those and other parts of an overall plan. The sales tax revenue from the store would go to pay off the TDZ bonds. No local government general fund revenue would be used....
53. Obama Wants Econ Rescue Approved 'Right Away'
- Tuesday, November 25, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - With the economy in crisis, President-elect Barack Obama urged the new Congress to pass a quick economic stimulus bill, pledged help for the troubled auto industry and blessed the Bush administration's bailout of the financial industry.
54. Council Could Revisit Lee’s Legal Bill Payment
- Friday, October 17, 2008
The Memphis City Council has a chance next week to reconsider its decision not to pay more than $426,000 in legal fees incurred by former Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division president and CEO Joseph Lee.
55. Lee’s Legal Fees Suit Could Surface Again
- Thursday, October 09, 2008
It was one year ago this week that nine new members were elected to the Memphis City Council.
It was the largest turnover of seats on the 13-member body in its 40-year history.
This week, the council had its most serious difference of opinion to date over a controversy that began onthe watch of the previous council. And it was one of the previous council members that made the difference in the outcome.
56. Commission to Consider Selling Arenas
- Monday, October 06, 2008
Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners are set to vote today on selling the county’s share of The Pyramid, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and the Mid-South Coliseum.
Passage of the resolution would take county government out of the pending deal for Bass Pro Shops to develop The Pyramid as a super store and the site of other attractions.
57. Lipscomb: Bass Pro Deal Could Slip Away
- Thursday, September 25, 2008
The clock is ticking on the Bass Pro Shops deal for The Pyramid, said the Herenton administration’s point man in negotiations with the outdoor retailer.
But Robert Lipscomb stopped short this week of saying Bass Pro executives are ready to walk away from the deal to build a super store in The Pyramid as well as other attractions.
58. Bass Pro Moves Closer to Memphis Reality
- Monday, August 11, 2008
Bass Pro Shops officials say they are ready to sign on the dotted line to start the planning process for the return of The Pyramid to public use.
But Shelby County government is looking again at getting out of The Pyramid as the city government’s partner.
59. Pre Development Agreement Announced In Bass Pro Contract Talks
- Friday, August 08, 2008
The joint city county Pyramid reuse committee was told Thursday afternoon that Bass Pro Shops has agreed “in word and deed” to what the committee’s attorney described as a “pre development agreement.”
60. Tentative Pact In Bass Pro Pyramid Contract Talks
- Thursday, August 07, 2008
The joint city county Pyramid reuse committee was told Thursday afternoon that Bass Pro Shops has agreed “in word and deed” to what the committee’s attorney described as a “pre development agreement.”
61. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
62. Bodies Politick Shift Pyramid Finance Issue To Third Parties
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Two accounting and public finance companies have been hired to look over the finances of the two companies vying for use of The Pyramid.
Taking on the two firms became a necessary next step in the political process of figuring out a new use for The Pyramid after a lopsided recommendation by the Herenton administration in favor of Bass Pro Shops over the Ericson Group.
63. Attorney General To Defend Strip Club Ordinance
- Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper will help defend the Shelby County ordinance governing Memphis strip clubs in U.S. District Court.
Cooper's office filed a motion Monday to intervene on the side of the city and county in the case filed by seven strip club owners. The suit challenges the constitutionality of the ordinance as well as the state law on which the ordinance is based.
64. Herenton To Take Oath Tuesday
- Monday, December 31, 2007
Mayor Willie Herenton will kick off his fifth term in office Tuesday.
Herenton and all 13 Memphis City Council members elected this year will begin new four-year terms by taking their respective oaths of office at noon at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will be the featured speaker.
65. Thompson Named Chair of MPACT Board
- Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Jeni Stephens Thompson has been named the new chairwoman of the MPACT Memphis board of directors. Thompson is the director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Lambuth University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Thompson serves as the programs chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the Playhouse on the Square board. She is a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2008.
66. TN Ethics Commission Chooses 11 Lobbyists for Random Audits
- Friday, June 29, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - Eleven lobbyists were chosen Wednesday for random audits under Tennessee’s new ethics laws.
Ethics Commission staff will review financial records of the selected lobbyists to determine whether they are consistent with financial reports filed with the commission by the lobbyists and their employers.
67. Records Show Building Permits Down Overall
- Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Compared to the previous two years, building permit filings were down in the second quarter 2006, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
During that period, 3,040 total building permits were filed with the Memphis-Shelby County Department of Construction Code Enforcement (DCCE). The permits include everything from storage sheds to large residential projects.
68. Ivy at South End Sidesteps Condominium Craze
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006
While much of the Downtown real estate market has been concentrating its efforts on condominiums, one group is working on something different - single family homes.
Robert Durbin of Durbin Diversified Builders and his son-in-law, Reid Hedgepeth of Hedgepeth Construction, are building 17 upscale zero-lot homes at The Ivy at South End near the intersection of South Front and Georgia streets.
69. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 03, 2004
8635 Highway 64
Holiday Inn Express Sells for $2.2 Million
8635 U.S. Highway 64
Memphis, TN 38133
Cost: $2.2 million
Buyer: First Lotus LLC
Seller: Wilson Inn-4064 Inc.
Property: Holiday Inn Express at 8635 U.S. Highway 64 near ...
70. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, October 28, 2003
3380 Fite Road
Midwest Zinc Refinances Millington Plant 3380 Fite Road
Millington, TN 38053
Cost: $62.2 million
Borrower: Midwest Zinc Corp.
Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank
Trustee: Mike Champlin
Property: 15.51 acres at 3380 Fite R...
71. 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 ...
72. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999
3Re David C. Tordoff has been named vice president of marketing for 3Re.com. He formerly was director of worldwide marketing and operations for AST Computer. Tordoff is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Robert E. Burt has been named senior ma...
73. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 18, 1999
Buckeye Board Elects New Officer Jeffery T. Cook has been elected vice president, product development-new fibers for Buckeye Technologies Inc. Cook is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Melissa Smith has joined Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. as media...
74. Archived Article: Graphic
- Tuesday, October 13, 1998
New home sales continued their upward trend in the third quarter compared to the same period in 1997 New home sales continued their upward trend in the third quarter compared to the same period in 1997. New home sales increased from 534 sales valued...
75. 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...
76. 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...
77. 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...