Editorial Results (free)
1. Departing PDS Head Says Education Needs ‘Disruption’
- Friday, June 13, 2014
The departing headmaster of Presbyterian Day School says American education needs more of a revolution than evolution.
Lee Burns is leaving the East Memphis private school to become head of school at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., after 14 years in Memphis. He was the keynote speaker Wednesday, June 11, for the second day of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence’s two-day summer conference on the PDS campus.
2. Pera’s Just Following Sports Owner Formula
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Until recently, I figured if I ever won a huge lottery and became a gazillionaire, I would indulge my sports fantasy of owning a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
But everyone draws a line somewhere, and I don’t want to pay for the nasal strips on general principle. (California Chrome is just the frontrunner of this movement.)
3. Memorable Sports Week Here, Everywhere
- Friday, May 02, 2014
In the NBA, extra time is always available. Well, at least if it’s a playoff series between the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City.
But the newspaper business does not work like that. Even in 2014, we still have deadlines. And deadline for this column was several hours before Game 6 of the Thunder and Grizzlies tipped off at FedExForum Thursday night.
4. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.
5. Darker’s Diverse Background Translates Into Right Career
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Legalese is the formal language of the law that comes across as gibberish to those without a juris doctorate. For attorney Tatine Darker, though, it’s just one more etymological arrow in her quiver of languages.
6. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 08, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
7. TigerLIFE Leads to Better Lives
- Monday, October 07, 2013
It is a well-worn adage that what gets you to the top is the people with whom you surround yourself. This is true for individuals as well as for organizations, institutions, and cities. Memphis is no different in its collective vision of being at the top of those “Best of” lists. Based on current announcements, Memphis is faring well, and getting better.
8. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
9. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.
10. Arlington, Lakeland Early Voting Ends Saturday
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Early voting comes to an end Saturday, Sept. 14, in the first two of 11 elections between now and Thanksgiving.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the last chance for voters in Arlington and Lakeland to vote in municipal elections at the Shelby County Election Commission offices at 157 Poplar Ave. Lakeland voters can also vote Saturday only at theRefuge church, 9817 Huff ‘n’ Puff Road.
11. Wright Joins Magna Bank as Senior Vice President
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Andy Wright has joined Memphis-based Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Wright, who previously held senior vice president positions at Iberiabank and First Tennessee Bank, has experience working with a variety of industries, with in-depth expertise in the transportation and logistics industries.
12. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.
13. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
14. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
15. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
16. Memphis Connections
- Monday, July 02, 2012
After graduating recently from Middle Tennessee State University, Memphis native Danielle Nathaniel came back home to start the next chapter of her life – the post-college job hunt.
17. Dunavant Finds Right Fit With Butler Snow
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
Kristin Dunavant has joined the Memphis office of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, bringing her focus on mergers and acquisitions, business planning and operations, venture capital and private equity transactions, securities law and corporate governance to the firm’s business services group.
18. A Well-Rounded Life
- Monday, April 23, 2012
To describe Herschel Walker’s life as remarkable somehow seems like too weak of a superlative.
Here’s an example found in his 2008 autobiography “Breaking Free.” Walker describes his normal routine unfolding as he walked down the stairs of his suburban Dallas home and headed to his exercise area.
19. America Still Waiting For Next Great Tennis Champ
- Friday, February 24, 2012
Before last year’s U.S. Open, GQ asked a question with John McEnroe-like bluntness: “Why does America suck at tennis?”
It’s an offensive question to American Ryan Sweeting, 24, playing at this week’s Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at The Racquet Club of Memphis, and ranked 78th on the ATP World Tour.
20. Can You Say That on TV? The Supreme Court Debates
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of "vinyl records and 8-track tapes."
21. MBA Young Lawyers Division Awarded for Service
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
A public service project spearheaded by the Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division was so impressive that the group of attorneys took home a first-place “Service to the Public” award and was recognized for “outstanding activities” at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting this month.
22. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
23. O’Conner Vying for ‘Feeding Dreams’ Honor
- Friday, September 03, 2010
Donald O’Conner may not be running for office, but he wants your vote. In fact, he would like your vote every day now through Halloween.
O’Conner, director of Watoto Memphis Performing Arts Academy, is the Memphis nominee for Feeding Dreams, a contest put on by General Mills Corp. to recognize black community leaders who work to create better neighborhoods.
24. Smith Receives World Recognition In Direct Selling, Multilevel Marketing Law
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
Memphis attorney D. Jack Smith of the D. Jack Smith Law Firm was one of only two attorneys recently named by DirectSellingLive to its annual 2009 Power 50 list, which recognizes him as one of the Top 50 most powerful and influential professional people in the international marketing and direct selling industry. Smith was ranked No. 33 on the list, ahead of a nine-year former general counsel for Amway, who ranked No. 34, and business mogul Donald Trump.
25. Ashby Brings Immigration Knowledge To Donati Firm
- Thursday, October 29, 2009
Bryce W. Ashby recently rejoined the Donati Law Firm LLP after clerking for Judge Bernice Donald in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ashby, who is fluent in Spanish and has worked extensively as an advocate and organizer in Latino and immigrant communities, practices in labor and employment law and civil rights law.
26. Federal Reserve Economists Discuss Crime Study
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A new study by a Federal Reserve economist indicates the common belief that crime increases with recessions may not hold true.
“Generally, we find little evidence that short-run changes in economic conditions induce greater criminal activity,” said Thomas A. Garrett, an assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, whose territory includes Memphis.
27. Business Tennessee Names Donati One of Best Lawyers in State
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
Donald Donati, a partner at the Donati Law Firm LLP, recently was honored by Business Tennessee magazine as being one of the “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee.”
28. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
29. Cummins Mid-South DonatesBillboard to ArtsMemphis
- Friday, April 18, 2008
Cummins Mid-South LLC has donated a billboard at 3770 S. Perkins Road to ArtsMemphis to inspire other local businesses to support the arts.
The billboard features young dancers from Wat
30. Hooks Jr., Other Corruption Cases In Court This Week
- Friday, April 11, 2008
Before there was a Tennessee Waltz corruption sting, there was the matter of finding a job for Michael Hooks Jr.
His father, former Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Michael Hooks Sr., had supported Shep Wilbun's successful bid to win appointment as Juvenile Court clerk in 2000. In return for that support, he wanted a job for his son.
31. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
32. Local Book Now Sold By Major Retailers
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Memphis businessman Jay Myers decided in 2004 to write a book about his professional career for much the same reason he launched his cutting-edge venture Interactive Solutions Inc.
He believed the shelves at book retailers already are plenty stocked with biographies of larger-than-life corporate executives and histories of multi-billion-dollar enterprises.
33. Top Political Connections Abound For FedEx Founder, CEO
- Friday, June 08, 2007
He founded one of the most well-known corporate brands in the world, an international package delivery service that raked in $32.3 billion in revenue last year.
So why not, at least one current presidential candidate recently has wondered aloud, give FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith a shot at helping steer the federal government's massive, often unwieldy ship of state?
34. Local Real Estate Veteran Has Ties to Trump
- Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Memphian Terri Murphy, a 28-year real estate veteran, author and speaker, is one of 100 authors included in Donald Trump's latest book "Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received." Murphy is a staff writer for Broker Agent News, Mortgage Originator Magazine, Realty Times and Memphis Woman Magazine. She also serves as chief information officer for U.S. Learning in Memphis.
35. Vescovo to Discuss Federal Court at Bar Convention Friday
- Thursday, June 15, 2006
U.S. Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo has accomplished more by living in her hometown than many people who travel to the ends of the Earth do in a lifetime.
The Memphis-born Vescovo will join U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Julia Gibbons and U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald on a panel for the continuing legal education session "Practice and Procedure in Federal Court in the Western District" tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at The Peabody Hotel. The event is part of the 125th Annual Tennessee Bar Association Convention, which began Wednesday and runs through Sunday.
36. After 30 Years of Service, Local Red Cross Official to Retire by Month's End
- Friday, May 12, 2006
Sherry Farmer loves working for an organization with a volunteer base. After spending almost 30 years with the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, Farmer still is impressed by the spirit of volunteerism there.
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: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Memphis Inter-Faith Association recently announced its board of directors for 2000-2001 Memphis Inter-Faith Association recently announced its board of directors for 2000-2001. The executive committee is Julie Raines, chair; Rabbi Harry Danziger, vi...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 08, 2000
Peter Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of The LTV Corporation (NYSE: LTV - news) today announced the election by the Board of Directors of David M J. Mitchell Collins has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of...
41. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 29, 1999
The Memphis Bar Associations Law Week activities will include a memorial service at noon Monday at Calvary Episcopal Church, E The Memphis Bar Associations Law Week activities will include a memorial service at noon Monday at Calvary Episcopal Churc...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 28, 1999
Buckeye Board Elects Four New Buckeye Technologies announced the election of four new officers. Howard Drew was elected vice president, technology; Gayle Powelson was elected vice president, finance and accounting; Reggie Thompson was elected vice p...
43. 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 ...
44. Archived Article: Comm Focus (wish)
- Friday, January 15, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Making dreams come true The Make-A-Wish Foundation creates experiences, memories for ill children that money cannot buy By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Moving heaven and earth is no easy task, but one group of Mid-Southerner...
45. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, September 26, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Love of language Rhodes professor of Spanish Don Tucker went from loathing foreign language to loving it By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Donald Tucker was in college, he did not want to take a foreign language course. &qu...
46. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 23, 1997
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. announced it will merge with Flournoy Development Co., a Columbus, Ga.-based developer, builder, owner and manager of apartment communities in a transaction valued at about...
47. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, July 10, 1997
Several local attorneys have been elected to positions with the Tennessee Bar Association Several local attorneys have been elected to positions with the Tennessee Bar Association. Randall D. Noel, a partner in the firm of Armstrong Allen Prewitt Ge...
48. Archived Article: Law Review
- Wednesday, October 30, 1996
10/30Law review A novel approach to law Law professors analyze Grishams "Rainmaker" currently being filmed in Memphis By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Even before Francis Ford Coppola had completed casting for the "Rainmaker,&qu...
49. Archived Article: Welcome
- Friday, April 26, 1996
04-26 Welcome Welcome to Law Week By STEPHEN C. BARTON Special to The Daily News It is a pleasure to welcome members of the bar association and citizens throughout the Memphis area to Law Week 1996. This annual week-long event is the result of hard ...
50. Archived Article: Memorial Mg
- Friday, April 26, 1996
04-26 Memorial MG Memorial service honors attorneys, judges Special to The Daily News As part of Law Week, a memorial service will be held on Monday at noon to honor attorneys and judges who have passed away during the past year. The keynote speaker...
51. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, March 05, 1996
Re/Max sales associates in the Kentucky/Tennessee region of the company closed more than $1 Re/Max sales associates in the Kentucky/Tennessee region of the company closed more than $1.8 billion in sales for 1995, the third year that the region has p...
52. Archived Article: Legal Briefs
- Thursday, December 07, 1995
12/07 Legal briefs The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar on securities law today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Racquet Club. Topics that will be discussed an overview of federal securities laws, initial public offerings and securities...