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1. School Closings Votes Leave Issues
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Shelby County Schools board members completed Tuesday, Feb. 25, the first half of their actions to prepare the new map of the demerged school system for the academic year that begins in August. And they set the stage for more possible changes in years to come.
2. School Board Approves 10 School Closings
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday, Feb. 25, to close 10 Memphis schools with the new school year.
But the final plan approved by the board on a split vote and recommended by superintendent Dorsey Hopson gave a one-year reprieve on closing Northside High School, removed Alcy Elementary School from the list completely and keeps Riverview Middle School open but closes neighboring Riverview Elementary School to make Riverview Middle a k-8 school starting next August.
3. German Eatery Slated for Overton Square
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Overton Square will be getting an international flavor with the addition of a German-themed restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Paulette’s.
Chef David Scott Walker has signed a lease to open Schweinehaus, a restaurant that will feature servers decked out in traditional Germanic dress and communal, handmade wood tables found in many German beer halls, at 2110 Madison Ave.
4. Soulful Synergy
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
What happened at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in the 1960s is nothing short of extraordinary.
At the crossroads of segregated neighborhoods in South Memphis, two white business partners would open the doors wide to whites and blacks alike, who congregated to write and record songs that would set off a soul explosion heard around the world.
5. Covington Biomass Gasification Plant Online
- Friday, November 01, 2013
Covington, Tenn., Mayor David Gordon describes himself as a “confirmed nerd” who enjoys reading scientific papers.
6. US Businesses Worry About a Prolonged Shutdown
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – As the government's partial shutdown enters a second day, most companies across the country are doing business as usual. Yet concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry up and consumers to lose faith in the U.S. economy.
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
WKNO will host March on Washington online chats Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The event will include screenings of the PBS documentary “The March” as well as online chats and hosted discussions about the civil rights movement. Participants can watch from home or from noon to 6 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station, North or Whitehaven branch libraries. Visit wkno.org or call 729-8735 for details.
8. Investors Look to Fed for Further Clues on Rates
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Federal Reserve offers its latest word on interest rates this week, few think it will telegraph the one thing investors have been most eager to know: When it will slow its bond purchases, which have kept long-term borrowing rates low.
9. Siblings Behind Pop-Up Shop Plan
- Thursday, May 02, 2013
Later this month, three independent retail shops that stretch from Oxford, Miss., to East Memphis will join forces Downtown for a one-day “pop-up shop” event that includes food and music.
Muddy’s Bake Shop and Oxford-based vinyl record store The End of All Music will bring some of their respective wares May 15 to Downtown clothing accessories store Hoot-Louise, at 109 G. E. Patterson Ave.
10. School Board Delays Supt. Search, Approves Merger Outsourcing Contracts
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Countywide school board members voted Tuesday, April 30, to move their search for a merger superintendent beyond the August start of the merger.
But the board voted down a resolution asking Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays to consider delaying the merger itself.
11. April 12-18: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
2012: The largest solar farm in the state opened in Haywood County along Interstate 40. The West Tennessee Solar Farm has 21,000 solar panels, and its opening in Haywood County came one day after Agricenter International formally opened its solar farm, a 998,400 watt photovoltaic system on five acres.
12. Minutes Show Fed Supports Stimulus Through Midyear
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A majority of Federal Reserve policymakers want to continue extraordinary bond purchases to help boost the U.S. economy at least through the middle of the year, according to minutes from the Fed's last meeting released Wednesday.
13. Crosstown Leaders Discuss Ambitious Project
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project talked this month with The Memphis News editorial board about their plans for the adaptive reuse of the 1.5 million-square-foot, circa-1927 Sears Crosstown building.
14. Humes Middle School Future Plans Debated
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Achievement School District wants to move its Gordon Science & Arts Academy out of Gordon Elementary School next school year and into Humes Middle School.
15. Historic Opportunity
- Monday, January 14, 2013
The best look at the competition conventional public schools in Memphis face begins at Humes Middle School, which recently got some attention for the birthday anniversary of a student who went there in the 1950s.
16. Fed Likely to Send Wait-and-See Signal at Meeting
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks ago, the Federal Reserve unveiled its latest plan to invigorate the U.S. economy. This week, the Fed will likely send a simple message:
Give that plan time to work.
- Monday, September 17, 2012
The Federalist Society Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Students’ Chapter will present a free Constitution Day program Monday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Pepperdine University professor Dr. Gordon Lloyd will speak. R.S.V.P. to Greg Grisham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 462-2616.
18. Kickstarter Projects Generate Millions of Dollars
- Monday, August 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A funny thing happens on Kickstarter, the website where people ask for money to finance their projects. Sometimes, they get more money than they ask for.
Sometimes, they get millions more.
19. Opening Bell
- Wednesday, August 08, 2012
By bricks and mortar, the last school year of separate Memphis City and Shelby County schools that began Monday, Aug. 6, looked about like most school years.
But before the two school systems merge there will be plenty of evidence of larger changes that would be happening even with no merger a year from now.
20. As Election Nears, New Rules are Facing Delays
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Obama administration agreed to set the first-ever federal limits on runoff in Florida, environmental groups were pleased. They thought the state's waters would finally get a break from a nutrient overdose that spawns algae, suffocates rivers, lakes and streams and forms byproducts in drinking water that could make people sick.
21. Goldman Manifesto Echoes Past Questions About Bank
- Monday, March 19, 2012
The young banker whose dramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whether the august investment house deals honestly with all its clients.
22. NBA Players File Antitrust Lawsuits Against League
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners.
So with no labor deal and no place else to go, players decided to take their fight to the courtroom.
23. Judge OK’s Borders Auction, Liquidators Open Bid
- Friday, July 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Borders Group, the second largest U.S. book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation after a judge on Thursday approved its motion to auction itself off with a team of liquidators as its opening bid.
24. Tenn. Ethics Panel Doesn't Have Quorum to Meet
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Spokesmen for the governor and House speaker say they're working to fill vacancies on the Tennessee Ethics Commission that hasn't met since November because it doesn't have a quorum.
25. 48 Hour Film Launch Aims to Inspire Movie-Makers
- Thursday, February 17, 2011
Expect lights, camera and action along the streets of South Main and the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend as veteran and aspiring filmmakers alike will attempt to create five short films in just 48 hours.
26. Reading Scores Hold Steady on Nationwide Test
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
Reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic and geographic groups.
Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a series of federally funded achievement tests, rose in two states and the District of Columbia in grade four and in nine states for grade eight in 2009. Overall, the fourth-grade average remained unchanged while eighth-graders rose one point.
27. Cohen Readies for Primary With $1M on Hand
- Tuesday, February 02, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, has more than $1 million on hand as he gears up for a primary challenge by former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
28. Black Joins Race to Succeed Gordon in Congress
- Monday, December 21, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Diane Black of Gallatin announced Thursday she is joining the race to succeed Democratic U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
29. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
30. Covington Plant Expansion to Put Dent in Unemployment
- Friday, October 09, 2009
COVINGTON – A health drink plant expanding to produce ice cream and other frozen treats might seem contrary to diets but not in Covington.
Such a development could prove to be quite nourishing in the county seat of Tipton County, which has a double-digit unemployment rate.
31. Duncan Named Senior VP For Homewood Suites by Hilton
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Bill Duncan has been appointed senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and the newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.
32. Plan to Clarify Mortgage Disclosures Sparks Ire
- Friday, June 13, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A single sheet of paper has the real estate industry in an uproar.
Every time a potential home buyer applies for a mortgage, he or she receives a document known as the Good Faith Estimate, which spells out the thousands of dollars in fees the buyer is expected to pay when the deal closes.
33. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 05, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
34. Hotel Chisca Faces Possible Demolition
- Friday, June 09, 2006
Toward the end of the public tour visitors get to take of Sun Studio, the tour guide punches a button on a large piece of recording equipment, sending the wound-up voice of deejay Dewey Phillips howling through the speakers.
35. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
36. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 01, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Flintco Companies Names New Senior Vice President
Flintco Names New Senior Vice President
Kevin Moyes was appointed senior vice president of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Moyes has worked with Flintco for 18 years. He earned a bachelors degree from Ok...
39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Rhodes Professor Named to Mock Trial Association Board
Crye-Leike Franchises Names New VP
Crye-Leike, Realtors, named Kevin R. Joiner vice president of national franchise sales and development for Crye-Leike Franchises Inc. Joiner previously w...
40. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald will discuss Striving for Social Change and Equal Justice at 7 p.m. Monday in Rhodes Colleges Blount Auditorium.
Donald presides over the District Court for the Wester...
41. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, January 16, 2003
Real Property Institute, a six-part series, continues Thursdays through Feb
Real Property Institute, a six-part series, continues Thursdays through Feb. 25 at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave.
The Memphis Bar Association and Security Title...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 13, 2003
Calendar of events Jan. 13-19
Calendar of events Jan. 13-Jan. 19
The International Association for Administrative Professionals Memphis chapter has its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-East, 5795 Poplar Ave. For informat...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Sheila Mitchell was appointed by Gov
Sheila Mitchell was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to a six-year term on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. She replaces Paula Hinson, whose term expired. Mitchell has been director of pharmacy and material ser...
44. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Two apartment projects gain tax freeze Two apartment projects gain tax abatements By SUE PEASE The Daily News Two real estate developers gained tax freezes from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Tuesday for apartment development projects. The CC...
45. Archived Article: Standout (gordon)
- Friday, July 28, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Defending health care by the numbers By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Although Doug Gordon has been a practicing certified public accountant for 20 years, the first time he graduated from college he walked away with a degree in...
46. Archived Article: Graphic (gsattys)
- Thursday, May 11, 2000
Tell it to the judge Tell it to the judge More than 7,900 judgments have been rendered in general sessions court during the first four months of 2000. In all, more than $18.4 million in judgments have been handed down. Heres a look at the attorneys ...
47. 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...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 06, 1999
Eileen M Eileen M. McGinley, partner of BDO Seidman LLPs Memphis office, was recently appointed associate director of accounting and auditing for BDO and a member of the firms committee on assurance issues. G. Michael Cox has been appointed the newl...
49. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, September 02, 1999
Judgment day Judgment day More than 2,000 judgments were handed down in circuit and chancery courts during July. Here's a look at the most active attorneys of record in those judgments. Plaintiffs representing themselves registered the fifth highest...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
51. Archived Article: Graphic (judgattys)
- Thursday, July 08, 1999
Judgment day Judgment day More than 2,000 judgments were handed down in circuit and chancery courts during June. Here's a look at the most active attorneys of record in those judgments. Plaintiffs representing themselves registered the third highest...
52. Archived Article: Graphic (gsattys)
- Thursday, June 03, 1999
Active attorneys Active attorneys More than 2,000 cases were decided in chancery court during May. Here's a look at the most active attorneys representing plaintiffs in those cases. Plaintiff attorney No. of cases Amount of judgment Bae...
53. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 01, 1999
March 2 March 2 The 18th annual Freedom of Information Congress will be held at the University of Memphis at 7:30 p.m. in the psychology auditorium. The speaker will be Jack Anderson, who will discuss investigative reporting and the role of journali...
54. 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 ...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 19, 1998
National Commerce Bancorporation Names David Popwell to Head Mergers and Acquisitions David T. Popwell has joined National Commerce Bancorporation as executive vice president for mergers and acquisitions. He formerly was chairman for the mergers and...
56. Archived Article: Interactive Ent
- Thursday, May 28, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Memphis company successfully tests inflight gaming By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A Memphis-based software development firm specializing in airline entertainment has successfully completed its first inflight test of gaming softwa...
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 02, 1998
March 3 March 3 The Society of Professional Journalists, University of Memphis chapter, will sponsor its 17th annual Freedom of Information Congress at 7:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Lounge of the University Center. The speaker will be Barrie Dunsmore, f...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 1997
Dr Dr. Raymond R. Lagesse has been named assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at State Technical Institute. Lagesse previously worked at the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he was associate dean and director of ...
59. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 19, 1996
The next time lawyers who need Continuing Legal Education credit are looking for a seminar, they need look no further than their desktop personal computers. Legal learning on-line Attorney associations soon will offer more options for continuing leg...
60. Archived Article: Faison Chg
- Tuesday, November 12, 1996
Faison nears 85 percent Faison nears 85 percent leasing at The Commons By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Atlanta developer Faisonís limited partnership is nearing completion of its 12-anchor store shopping center The Commons on Giacosa Driv...
61. Archived Article: Gibbons Oath
- Monday, November 04, 1996
Notes Gibbons swearing in New DA sworn in, already lobbying for funds for office By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News It was a solemn event and a roast District Attorney General Bill Gibbons swearing in ceremony at the criminal justice center Frid...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 17, 1996
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Memphis has named 16 new board members: James N. Augustine, Rick Bobo, Michael J. Bruns, Darrow R. Calhoun, Mark R. Giannini, James P. Going, Tati Guzman, Lorenzo Hester, Stanley Horton, Trezette T. McNeal, Larry ...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 28, 1996
02-28 memos Linda Michael has joined Spectra Behavioral Healthcare Systems as director of marketing. Prior to joining Spectra, she was corporate accounts manager for Crye-Leike Relocation Management Co. She also spent seven years in government and p...
64. Archived Article: Inv Briefs
- Monday, January 29, 1996
01/29 Inv briefs The Mid-South Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m. at the Racquet Club. Robert M. Crowe, a financial consultant, writer and educator, will speak on t...