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1. County Commission Votes on Hiring Attorney in Schools Funding Lawsuit
- Monday, August 24, 2015
Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Aug. 24, on hiring an attorney to be the body’s special counsel in a statewide education funding lawsuit.
The commission specifically votes on hiring the law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith LLP to represent and advise it “on adequate and equitable school funding from the state of Tennessee.”
2. County Sees New Faces, New Directions
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
There was a lot of moving around in Shelby County government in 2014, much of it the literal kind as the Vasco Smith County Administration Building was remodeled.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell got new offices in the renovation and the Shelby County Commission chambers got an upgrade as well with the commission offices and committee room moving from the fourth floor to the sixth floor.
3. Election Year Marks Passing of Generations
- Monday, December 22, 2014
There were more than a few indications of the passing of political generations in Memphis this past year.
Political leaders left the scene to return to life out of office, got elected to other offices and, in some cases, passed away.
4. County Commission to Consider Fairgrounds Deal
- Monday, November 17, 2014
The idea of reconfiguring the Mid-South Fairgrounds as a public recreation area financed by the city of Memphis with sales tax revenue from retail development has come back to life under new terms.
5. County Commission Differences Remain
- Monday, October 27, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners still have a problem with each other. And the problem at the center of all of the complexities of what are normally routine items remains a Democratic county commissioner elected chairman in September with the votes of all six Republican commissioners and himself.
6. Commission’s First Partisan Challenge Lingers
- Monday, October 13, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners appeared last week to be on the way to putting behind them their first political controversy of their term of office.
Six of the seven Democratic commissioners along with Republican commissioner Steve Basar voted last month to delay the slate of committee assignments made by new chairman Justin Ford.
7. Commission Balks at Ford Appointments
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
When the Shelby County Commission moved back into its renovated chamber at the Vasco Smith Administration Building this month, the new chairman of the body, Justin Ford, had a new seating arrangement for the 13 members, including six newly elected commissioners.
8. County Commission Starts School Bond Process
- Monday, September 22, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Sept. 22, on a resolution that is the first step in issuing $120 million in general obligation bonds over the next two years to finance “public works projects, including schools,” according to the resolution.
9. Commission Reopens Anti-Discrimination Debate
- Monday, August 18, 2014
Six of the 13 Shelby County Commissioners attend their last meeting Monday, Aug. 18.
The finale of the four-year term of office will feature renewed discussion about a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance and attempts to make the residency requirement for county commissioners more specific.
10. Commission to Have Different Look After Election
- Friday, August 08, 2014
The first post-election appointment for the winners of the 13 Shelby County Commission races on the Thursday, Aug. 7, election ballot is a Friday luncheon with commission Chairman James Harvey.
11. Wells Joins Evans Petree as Associate
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.
12. Commission Takes Up School Board Redistricting
- Monday, February 24, 2014
A majority of Shelby County Commissioners seems to agree that the Shelby County Schools board should be smaller than the 13 members it will become with the August school board elections if the commission takes no further action.
13. School Board Pay Raise Returns to Commission
- Monday, February 10, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Feb. 10, on a $20,800 pay raise for Shelby County School board members.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith Administration Building.
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14. Commission Tries Again to Set County Tax Rate
- Monday, July 22, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners try again Monday, July 22, to set a county property tax rate for the fiscal year that began July 1.
And they will start consideration of the issue with a proposed $4.38 tax rate backed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell on the second of three readings.
15. Commission to Vote on $4.38 Tax Rate
- Monday, July 08, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, July 8, on a new county property tax rate of $4.38.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
16. Commission Weighs Tall Trees Sale
- Monday, April 15, 2013
The sale of the old Tall Trees juvenile detention facility, zoning code changes to account for trucks with four back tires and a possible revote on legal fees in the schools consolidation case top the Shelby County Commission agenda for Monday, April 15.
17. Commission Mixes Residency With Schools Issues
- Monday, February 25, 2013
It isn’t hard to get a debate going on the Shelby County Commission about the coming Shelby County schools merger and separate suburban school districts.
A majority of the 13-member body voted to file the second part of the Memphis federal court lawsuit over the connected issues. But there remains a vocal minority of four to five commissioners on both issues as well.
18. Commission to Vote on Teacher Residency
- Monday, February 11, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners agree on an issue having to do with the coming merger of schools in Shelby County.
At least nine of the 13 commissioners favor giving Memphis City Schools teachers and other system staff who live outside Shelby County five years to move within the county and keep their jobs with the new consolidated school system that takes effect July 1.
19. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
20. Airways Transit Center Awarded LEED Certification
- Monday, October 08, 2012
The Memphis Area Transit Authority Airways Transit Center has been granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification from Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council.
21. Moore Tech Trustees Promote Director to First College Pres.
- Monday, May 28, 2012
Don Smith, director and chief administrative officer of Moore Tech for the past 13 years, has been named by the college board of trustees to be the first president of the vocational college in its 92-year history.
22. Redistrict Fight About More Than Map
- Monday, May 07, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners begin a fourth effort Monday, May 7, at a redistricting plan that is five months overdue and counting.
But the new effort is more about the Shelby County charter than it is about drawing the district lines for their own districts.
23. Doug Carpenter & Associates Hires Art Director, Intern
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
John David Dowdle has joined the advertising firm doug carpenter & associates as art director.
Dowdle is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and executing the design and branding efforts for the firm’s clients, whose roster includes recent additions Dunavant Logistics, Keep Tennessee Beautiful, Peer Power, Ruch Clinic and Fisher & Phillips.
24. Benz Repair Shop to Open On Cooper St.
- Friday, March 09, 2012
A high-end automobile maintenance and repair shop soon will be added to Cooper-Young’s booming portfolio of local businesses.
Shane Herbers, founder of Midtown Motor Werks, has leased 5,000 square feet at 795 S. Cooper St. from Richard Sullivan.
25. Redistricting Up for Second Reading
- Monday, February 20, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will see Monday, Feb. 20, if there is still a seven-vote majority on the body to pass a new set of district lines and a new commission structure on the second of three readings.
26. Commission Examines Transfer of Schools
- Friday, February 10, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners take a second try Friday, Feb. 10, at some proposed rules for the transfer of school buildings to municipal school districts.
The commission meets in special session at 2 p.m. at the Vasco Smith Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
27. Commission Restarts Redistricting Talks
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Shelby County Commission members will start over with their once-a-decade redistricting process Wednesday, Jan. 18, with a committee session and a special meeting of the entire body to pass a plan on the first of three readings.
28. County Commission Could Further Redistricting Talks
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Shelby County Commission members avoided the topic at least in the public, on-the-record discussions during committee sessions last week.
But the full commission meeting Monday, Jan. 9, could feature the commission’s first formal discussion of a redistricting plan since three commissioners filed suit over the matter in Chancery Court Tuesday, Jan. 3.
29. District Lines on Tap for Commission
- Monday, December 19, 2011
Five days is a long time in politics. That’s the gap between the Monday, Dec. 19, meeting of the Shelby County Commission and the special meeting of the commission last Wednesday.
At the special meeting, commissioners again floated a new redistricting plan that would keep the 13-member body at five districts covering all of Shelby County.
30. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
31. County Commission Approves City Convention Center Buyout
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners have approved selling county government’s share of the Memphis Cook Convention Center to the city of Memphis for $75 million.
The commission vote Monday, Aug. 22, came after city Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb fielded a lot of questions from several commissioners about the Bass Pro Shops renovation of The Pyramid.
32. Commission Returns to Budget Process Monday
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners on Monday, June 20, will pick up just a few steps beyond where they left off two weeks ago in the budget process.
The commission has a budget proposal for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 that is essentially balanced, $4 million in the red, or has a surplus of just less than $1 million, depending on which of several dollar counts you pick.
33. County Commission to Decide New Budget
- Monday, June 06, 2011
Shelby County commissioners reach the World Series of their annual budget season Monday, June 6, with a final vote scheduled on a county government operating budget.
The budget is for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
34. County Commission Set to Weigh in on Schools Issue
- Monday, February 14, 2011
Shelby County commissioners are certain to mirror some of last week’s debate in the Tennessee Legislature Monday when they take up an ordinance and a bundle of resolutions all dealing with the schools consolidation issue.
35. Commission Could Consider Convention Center Management
- Monday, January 10, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners may vote Wednesday on a new contract that would put the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau in charge of running the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
The commission meeting at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St., begins at 1:30 p.m. The original meeting date Monday was cancelled because of snow.
36. Federal Lawsuit Seeks One Count Of Consolidation Votes
- Friday, October 08, 2010
Eight Shelby County voters have filed suit in Memphis federal court against Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to throw out the requirement that a consolidation charter must pass in two separate votes on the Nov. 2 ballot.
37. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
38. MAAR Elects 2011-2012 Board of Directors
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected its board of directors for 2011-2012 at its annual meeting and election last week.
MAAR members elected six real estate agents to serve on the board during the next two years.
39. Inside The Priest Files: Documents reveal 50 years of abuse, cover-ups in Memphis diocese
- Monday, April 12, 2010
John Doe and his family watched 1999 change to the year 2000 in Memphis.
They were visitors to the city, here for a family medical emergency.
Looking back on it seven years later, Doe would remember “mentally trying to see if the world was going to end because everybody was scared something was going to happen.”
40. 2004 Accusation Not Beginning of Local Abuse Claims
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
When an 18-year-old man filed a John Doe lawsuit in Shelby County Circuit Court in 2004 accusing the Rev. Juan Carlos Duran of sexually abusing him four years earlier, it was a milestone.
41. Memphis Companies Tap Into Renewable Energy Sources
- Friday, November 20, 2009
From solar power to wind power, from hybrid automotive technology to geothermal engineering, Memphis companies large and small are tapping into renewable energy.
The biggest news story surrounding local businesses going green involves shipping giant FedEx Corp., whose president and CEO Fred Smith earlier this year unveiled the company’s plans to become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly through its EarthSmart initiative.
42. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
43. Ark. Gets $69M for Renovations Through Stimulus
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' colleges and universities, prison system and other state buildings will use more than $69 million in federal stimulus money for renovations and energy-efficiency upgrades, Gov. Mike Beebe said Monday.
44. Life After City Hall: The story behind Herenton’s Washington surprise
- Thursday, May 07, 2009
You would think that Mayor Willie Herenton’s “resignation” last spring as he thought about trying out for Memphis City Schools superintendent would be difficult to top.
45. Cullison Moves Up At Methodist LeBonheur in Germantown
- Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital has named Rebecca Cullison assistant administrator of clinical support services.
Cullison has been with Methodist for three years, first as an administrative resident and most recently as the manager of system operations.
46. Carriage Crossing Landlord Files Complaint Against Three Tenants
- Monday, August 27, 2007
Three tenants of The Avenue Carriage Crossing in Collierville have been sued for breach of contract for damages in excess of $82,000. The businesses involved are Blue Coast Burrito restaurant, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream store and Massage Envy massage therapy spa.
47. Smith Among InducteesOf Aviation Hall of Fame
- Tuesday, July 24, 2007
FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith was among five people inducted Saturday into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
Smith joined Steve Fossett, 63, a record-setting daredevil who was the f
48. Middle Tennessee DA In Thick of Memphis Mayoral Controversy
- Friday, July 06, 2007
His law office is part of the picturesque town square of Franklin, Tenn. A lifelong resident there, he's a member of the vestry at the local St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and his family has lived in the town for more than 175 years.
- Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce holds its general membership luncheon today at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club, 1780 Kimbrough Road. Dr. Jeff L. Myers will speak.
The Institute of Management Accountants-Memphis Chapter (IMA) holds its monthly Technical Session today at 11:45 a.m. in the Medallion Restaurant at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Ernest Nichols, director of the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management at the FedEx Institute of Technology, is the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public and costs $20. To make reservations, visit the IMA Web site at www.imamemphis.org.
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its member orientation meeting today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 22 N. Front St., Suite 200. Call 543-3502 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.
- Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its member orientation meeting Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 22 N. Front St., Suite 200. Call 543-3502 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.
- Monday, February 12, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its member orientation meeting Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the chamber, 22 N. Front St., Suite 200. Call 543-3502 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.
53. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
54. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 20, 2005
U of M Honors Outstanding Alumnus
Transplants Foundation Names Board Officers
The National Foundation for Transplants announced the election of the following officers of its board of directors: Larry Pardue, chairman; Sandra Livesay, vice chai...
55. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Finances 25 Lots
Uptown Homes LLC has financed 21 lots in the Uptown Village Subdivision and four lots in the Malone Park Subdivision for $1.6 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memph...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Susan C. Te Paske
Susan C. Te Paske was appointed director of student disability services for the University of Memphis. She has served as the departments assistant director since 1993. She received the 2002 Dona Sparger Professional Service Awar...
57. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, June 06, 2002
Guns, gangs and drugs killing children Many seek solution to jump in Memphis child killings By MARY DANDO The Daily News Last week, 10-year-old Ashley Smith was sitting in her mothers car when she was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs. She...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 29, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 29-May 5 April 29 The Mid-South Disc Jockey Association meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Fox Ridge Pizza, 5950 Knight Arnold Road. All DJs and Karaoke Jocks are invited. For information, call 368-6782. Mem...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 08, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events April 8-April 14 April 8 The Shelby County Republican Women's Club invited 19 Republican County Commission candidates for districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 to speak at the club's meeting. The program begins at 11 a.m....
60. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 01, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events April 1-April 7 April 1 Consumer Credit Counseling Service hosts a free workshop on building a budget from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CCCS main office, 2430 Poplar Ave. Call 323-4909, Ext. 1313. Mississippi Muse...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Jon Box, Quilogy Memphis office general manager, was appointed Microsoft regional director for Memphis Jon Box, Quilogy Memphis office general manager, was appointed Microsoft regional director for Memphis. In this role, Box will help Microsoft educ...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 03, 2001
Charlotte Kelley was named marketing assistant for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Charlotte Kelley was named marketing assistant for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. She had worked as community relations/market...
63. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 07, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Central Gardens Home Tour 99 This years tour features eclectic collection of architectural styles By LAURIE JOHNSON Take a peek into seven very different houses and some beautiful gardens on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Central Garde...
64. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 13, 1999
Resource Bancshares Mortgage Bruce Clark has been named senior vice president, systems technology and support, and chief information officer for AutoZone Inc. He most recently was chief information officer and senior vice president, telemarketing, f...
66. Archived Article: Library Chg
- Friday, July 25, 1997
By CAMILLE H Library appoints campaign board to raise $20 million Bids for construction to be let in January By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Foundation for the Central Library announced Thursday a new capital campaign board for the new Centr...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Walter L Walter L. "Butch" Rice III has joined Gill Properties as a Realtor-associate. He formerly was a senior financial analyst with Parts Inc. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his masters degree in busin...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 09, 1997
Sam Hubbard has joined Financial Federal Savings Bank as vice president in the companys construction lending department Sam Hubbard has joined Financial Federal Savings Bank as vice president in the companys construction lending department. Hubbard ...
69. 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...
70. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 17, 1996
memos 04-17 George Menendez has been named vice president of strategic planning at Buckman Laboratories, in addition to his current duties as vice president of marketing. Menendez joined Buckman in 1976. He has a bachelors degree in chemical enginee...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 03, 1996
04-03 memos Enterprise National Bank announced several promotions: Deborah Gifford was promoted to a vice president at Enterprise. Gifford has been employed by company since its inception in 1990 and manages the retail banking division. Judy Magri w...
72. 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...
73. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, January 12, 1996
01/12 Govt analys Needed: A Charter Convention By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News For nearly 30 years, the city of Memphis has been governed under laws outlined in the City Charter of 1879 as amended in August 1966. This Home Rule Amendmen...
74. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, December 15, 1995
12/15 Govt analys Consolidation 2000 By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News What do cities like Nashville, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Indianapolis have in common with Memphis besides competing for industrial, technical and manufacturing jobs?...