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1. TDOT Delays Lamar, I-55 Interchange Projects
- Monday, November 03, 2014
Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has delayed the construction of an Interstate 55 roundabout on E.H. Crump Boulevard that was to go to bid for construction in December.
And Schroer has delayed right of way acquisition for improvements on Lamar Avenue between Shelby Drive and the Mississippi state line.
2. Central Centennial
- Friday, October 10, 2014
Central Station is 100 years old, an age that most train stations never reach. And if they do, they get there with some really harrowing years in mid-life.
The landmark at South Main Street and G.E. Patterson Drive marked its centennial this month with hundreds of people taking a look around the now recovered and renovated station as well as Amtrak trains and Canadian National railroad locomotives on the tracks that run by the station.
3. Power Play
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
When the Tennessee Valley Authority board voted in August to build a new power plant in Southwest Memphis, it was a decision based on factors larger than the power needs in Memphis.
But it was also a decision that is just as important for Memphis as the decision to build the existing Allen Fossil Plant there 55 years ago.
4. Memphis Health Center Renovation Tops Out
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Local leaders will mark the topping out of a $6 million renovation and expansion of the Memphis Health Center Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 360 E.H. Crump Blvd.
The institution opened in 1972 using federal funding secured by local civic leaders and physicians and was initially housed in two temporary trailers. Its goal was to address health care needs in the area, which at the time included a public housing development on the other side of the boulevard.
5. Shelby County Historian Ed Williams Dies
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Shelby County historian Ed Williams died Monday, Sept. 30, at the age of 78.
Williams had been a Shelby County commissioner and a state representative before that. Between the two, Williams held elected office for 24 years – from 1971 to 1994.
6. August 23-August 29, 2013: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
2012: Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell vetoed a referendum on a half-cent countywide sales tax hike and the Shelby County Commission overrode the veto putting the item to voters in the city of Memphis and the unincorporated county on the Nov. 6 ballot. Voters defeated the sales tax hike.
7. Dunavant Awards Honor, Discuss Good Government
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
An award for elected and non-elected public officials marking its 10th anniversary this year began as a way to honor the late Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant and to counter the damage done 10 years ago by the Tennessee Waltz federal public corruption investigation.
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its 20th anniversary and honors day celebration breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden Hardin Hall, 750 Cherry Road. Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance, will deliver the keynote. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-4342.
9. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
10. Haslam Awards Trans Grants, Visits Frayser School
- Friday, July 27, 2012
During a day in West Tennessee Thursday, July 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam talked about higher education on the campus of the University of Memphis-Lambuth campus in Jackson and dropped in on preparations for the first day of classes next month at Corning Achievement Elementary School.
11. Officials Discuss Latest Small Business Road Map
- Monday, July 16, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — White House business officials have told a gathering in Oxford that the latest package of small business incentives calls for accelerating federal payments to government contractors, streamlining paperwork and making it easier for small firms to get access to loans and tax credits.
12. Gather at the River
- Monday, April 30, 2012
About a year ago Memphians were drawn to one spot in particular on the city’s riverfront.
At the foot of Beale Street, the Mississippi River had risen last May to a level where the muddy water covered the intersection of Riverside Drive and Beale, offering a view of an uninterrupted river stretching three miles from the intersection to the levees in West Memphis.
13. MBA To Spend Year Educating Public on Law
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
The Memphis Bar Association is gearing up for a major public outreach program in the form of an educational campaign.
Gary Smith, the 2012 president of the attorneys’ group, along with secretary Tommy Parker and member Porter Feild, have developed a program they’re calling “Law Rules: The Importance of the American Legal System.”
14. Smith Has Full Plate as 2012 MBA Prez
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
The new president of the Memphis Bar Association said a hot topic in the coming year will be how appellate judges are selected.
Some of the debate about changing the process from one of appointment by the governor followed by the next scheduled retention election will come from Nashville, where the Tennessee Legislature will consider bills to change that.
15. American Drum & Pallet Owner Gets Prison Term
- Friday, June 10, 2011
The president of American Drum & Pallet, 801 Walnut St., was sentenced this week to three years and a month in prison for storing hazardous waste, specifically a pesticide, without a permit at the South Memphis drum-recycling business.
16. The No Voting Machine
- Friday, January 21, 2011
THANKS, GUYS, BUT WE’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE.
For the first half of the 20th century, one political machine with one man firmly at the controls ran Memphis. Not only did Boss Crump decide who got elected, appointed, fired and indicted around here, he pretty much did that for the whole state, and wielded considerable influence in the national Democratic Party. Memphis mayor for six years and congressman for four, he was the power behind everything for almost 50.
17. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.
Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:
18. Air Park Property Sells For $730,000
- Friday, October 15, 2010
Crump Commercial LLC recently closed on a property at 3850 Air Park St., a deal that has been in the works for about six months.
19. Union Police Station to Move to University Place
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
The Union police station in Midtown would move to a new precinct house in the University Place development in the final phase of the HOPE VI project.
The Memphis City Council approved a resolution this week that supports the final phase, including a move of police operations for what was until recently the West Precinct.
20. Losing Candidates File Suit Over Election Results
- Thursday, August 26, 2010
Before the polls closed Aug. 5, a clearly dismayed Shelby County Election Commission chairman Bill Giannini talked about the inevitability of some aspect of holding an election going wrong.
21. Redesigned and Rebuilt
- Tuesday, August 17, 2010
David Schuermann, president of Architecture Inc., said his 16-year-old Downtown firm specializes in renovations and restorations to existing buildings.
22. Going Beyond Press-Herenton Events
- Monday, June 21, 2010
Editor’s Note: This is a modified blog post by Senior Reporter Bill Dries originally posted earlier this month.
There are times when the relationship between former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and the media seems like one of mutual need and mutual hostility.
23. Bass Pro and Beyond
- Monday, June 14, 2010
"Adaptive reuse” is the term for what city leaders hope will happen at The Pyramid.
Throw in the Mid-South Fairgrounds and the Beale Street Landing projects, though, and “adaptive reuse” seems inadequate to define what is happening among the three concepts.
24. West Memphis Mojo Rises
- Monday, May 24, 2010
On the night of the worst civic tragedy in West Memphis’ history, blues stood up and did its thing.
The “Blues Trail to Chicago” concert was briefly canceled before officials decided to go with the show in honor of the two second-generation law enforcement officers who were shot and killed earlier Thursday.
25. Local Bridges to Be Reinforced Soon
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Six structurally deficient bridges in Shelby County will be replaced or repaired during the first year of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s four-year, $350 million Better Bridges Program approved by the Legislature earlier this year.
26. 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.
27. At 38, Ford Jr. Pens Memoir
- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
When Harold Ford Jr. delivered the keynote address at the 2000 Democratic Party convention, the young, charismatic African-American congressman from Memphis was seen as the party’s next rising star.
28. Ford on Governor’s Race: ‘Not the Right Time’
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
As he passed on the 2010 governor’s race this week, former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. took a swipe at the already massed and mostly active Republican field for governor.
- Monday, March 09, 2009
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Will Moore of Atkins Capital Management LLC will present “Positive Things in Memphis.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.
30. Former FedEx HQ Recast as Aerotropolis
- Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The building that served as FedEx Corp.’s initial corporate headquarters is at the center of a rebranding campaign designed to tap into the city’s growing aerotropolis concept.
- Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
32. Lawsuits Active, Multiplying Against Morgan Keegan
- Monday, April 28, 2008
At 5 p.m. Feb. 18, an attorney-client meeting was called to order at the Poplar Avenue law offices of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC.
In attendance was a group of about 10 people. It included at least four lawyers, Regions Morgan Keegan mutual fund shareholders and representatives of other shareholders who were not present. The first item of business: mapping out the next few steps in a complex securities class action suit filed on behalf of those shareholders against the Memphis-based Morgan Keegan brokerage firm.
33. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.
Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
34. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
35. Struggle of Black Firefighters Told in Crawford's Book
- Friday, January 11, 2008
BILL DRIES | The Daily News
Robert J. Crawford didn't grow up wanting to be a firefighter as some other children might have.
It wasn't something black children in Memphis dreamed of while growing up during the Great Depression.
36. LexisNexis Acquisition of Juris Signals Legal Trend of Mergers
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
With law firms across the country seemingly merging almost every day, it seems appropriate the companies providing the management software for those firms eventually would follow suit.
Earlier this month, European-based information services company LexisNexis acquired Juris Inc., a time, billing and accounting software provider based in Brentwood, Tenn. , for mid-sized law firms.
37. Open Trustee Position Causes Speculation in Bankruptcy Circles
- Friday, July 28, 2006
Two new judges recently have donned black robes and begun hearing bankruptcy cases in West Tennessee, though one important position in the local bankruptcy establishment remains to be filled.
It's the Chapter 13 trustee job that was vacated in June when George Emerson Jr. left the post to fill one of those two spots on the bankruptcy court bench.
38. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect
- Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards
Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners
The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
MBA Elects Officers
Memphis Bar Names 2005 Officers, Directors
The Memphis Bar Association announced the election of the following 2005 officers: Susan M. Clark, president; Barbara Zoccola, vice president; David Cook, treasurer; and Amy Amunds...
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 23, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Sept. 23-Sept. 29
Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering free budget and credit workshops on developing and maintaining a personal budget and using credit cards wisely. Using credi...
42. Archived Article: St
- Monday, April 29, 2002
St Population growth spurs Plan expansion By MARY DANDO The Daily News East Shelby County parents soon will have more school options for their children when construction begins on a new St. Benedict High in Cordova. Through the Catholic Diocese of M...
43. Archived Article: Hunt-phelan St
- Monday, March 06, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Sale of Hunt-Phelan Raises red flags By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The announcement of the May 4 sale of the Hunt-Phelan Home at 533 Beale St. has some Memphians worried. Some question the legality of selling the home once o...
44. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, February 01, 2000
The West Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors offers for 2000 are Vince Mazzola of Brooks and Mazzola Con The West Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors officers for 2000 are Vince Mazzola of Brooks and Mazzola...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
46. Archived Article: Graphic
- Monday, November 23, 1998
Business is booming Business is booming Without a doubt, business in the Hickory Hill area in southeast Memphis is booming. With the opening of more of Bill Morris Parkway, formerly Nonconnah Parkway, businesses are flocking to open spaces along Win...
47. Archived Article: Real Fcs Box 2 Lj
- Tuesday, October 06, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON MAAR 1999 Leadership Line-Up The Memphis Area Association of Realtors completed its selection Sept. 28 for officers and board of directors members for 1999. They include: 1999 president: Doug Collins, owner/principal broker, Pruden...
48. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 29, 1998
ResortQuest buys Abbot Resorts for The Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected six new members to its board of directors on Wednesday who will begin serving two-year terms on the 13-member board in January. Newly elected directors are Brenda Ru...
49. Archived Article: Drug Eviction Chg
- Monday, October 13, 1997
By CAMILLE H Drug dealer eviction program sees success By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Since Shelby Countys new Drug Dealer Eviction Program was launched in July, Crime Stoppers has received 223 anonymous tips about drug dealing at rental...
50. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 17, 1997
Feb Feb. 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. The speaker will be Maryanne Macdonald, director of short course instruction at the University of Memphis. Networking begins at 6 p.m. followed by...
51. Archived Article: Ccc Jts
- Friday, June 28, 1996
The Memphis Center City Commission put off a proposal to expand its boundaries Thursday, favoring instead to have a completed resolution by next months meeting. Center City looking at expanding base By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The Memphis Center ...