Editorial Results (free)
1. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
2. Lamar Alexander Shows Little Interest in Debates
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Lamar Alexander showed little interest Monday in taking up challenger Joe Carr's call for a debate in advance of the Republican Senate primary in August.
3. Haslam Unveils $1.5B Transportation Plan
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer have released the state’s three-year, $1.5 billion transportation program.
The Haslam administration said the plan unveiled Thursday takes a conservative approach because of uncertainty over future federal transit funding. It contains no money to pay for early engineering work on new projects.
4. Alexander has $3.1 Million for Senate Campaign
- Monday, April 07, 2014
Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander raised $614,000 in the first quarter, leaving him with $3.1 million on hand for his bid for a third term.
Alexander said he received formal notification on Thursday that he has qualified for the Aug. 7 primary. His eight opponents in the GOP nomination contest include state Rep. Joe Carr of Murfreesboro and former Shelby County Commissioner George Flinn.
5. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
- Saturday, February 08, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
7. Tennessee Senate Race Draws Interest
- Tuesday, January 07, 2014
The two statewide races on the 2014 Tennessee ballot drew immediate interest as the filing period for prospective candidates opened late last week.
Democrat Gary Gene Davis of Nashville picked up a qualifying petition for the U.S. Senate race, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website. So did Republican Joe Wilmoth of Baxter and independent candidate Joshua James of Murfreesboro.
8. College Football Notebook: December 6, 2013
- Friday, December 06, 2013
A few thoughts going forward in the wake of the ending to the Iron Bowl last weekend:
1. Has the makeup of field-goal teams been changed forever, given that Alabama’s field-goal unit, like pretty much all others, didn’t have anyone on the field remotely fast enough to have a shot at chasing down Auburn return man Chris Davis? In the future, when teams try a long field goal in a close game, expect there to be at least one “skill” player – probably a big receiver or speedy tight end – as a hedge against the incredible return.
9. Industry Spotlight
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
An audience of a few hundred people, including investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians and musculoskeletal industry leaders, is gathering in Memphis this week to network, learn about new business opportunities and hear about companies like Restore Medical Solutions, a Memphis-based medical device startup.
10. Advertising Veteran Malmo Still Vibrant at 80
- Friday, September 27, 2013
John Malmo once stepped into the office of Russ Williams, the CEO of Memphis-based marketing communications agency archer-malmo, after the firm had made a pitch for a client’s business and lost.
Williams, still disappointed, had the pitch material sitting on his desk. When he heard what happened, Malmo – an icon of the Memphis advertising scene since the 1950s who mixes a hard-bitten, take-charge demeanor with a personable side that endears him to his peers and colleagues – asked to see it.
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, May 23, at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Jack Sammons, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will discuss what new developments at the airport mean for small businesses. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was almost 40 years ago, but Nancy Smith remembers the one year the men’s pro tennis tournament was held at the Mid-South Coliseum; her father had box seats. But even more memorable is that not long after the tournament moved to The Racquet Club of Memphis, a young and unknown Czech player came to town and, in that far simpler time, stayed at her parents’ house.
13. 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.
14. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Friday, May 13, 2011
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
MIM Triathlon Still Planned
Despite rising floodwaters, next weekend’s Memphis in May Triathlon event is still on, the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced.
15. Carlisle Corp. Continues Work on New Headquarters
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
263 Wagner Place
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: June 15, 2010
Maturity Date: June 15, 2014
Borrower: Carlisle Landing LLC
Lender: Regions Bank
16. GOP Governor Contenders Line Up Campaign Teams
- Monday, March 30, 2009
Three of the four Republican contenders for Tennessee governor in 2010 have announced key members of their campaign teams in the past week.
The campaign positions aren’t high-profile, but those who fill the jobs are important because their influence and knowledge of how to run a statewide campaign will play a large role in how the candidates are able to get their respective messages to voters.
17. Democrats Seek to Lower Expectations for Bailout
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrats suggested Wednesday that a bill to rescue Detroit's Big Three automakers was stalled and challenged the Bush administration to take steps to save the industry if congressional efforts falter. The White House quickly rebuffed the suggestion.
18. Cohen Crushes Tinker - Jackson Upsets Turner - Charter Changes Pass-Fail
- Friday, August 08, 2008
Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen was the big winner in Thursday’s primary elections. Cohen, with 80 percent of the vote, crushed challenger Nikki Tinker in the hard fought 9th District Democratic primary.
The upset of the evening was the general election contest for General Sessions Court Clerk where Democratic challenger Otis Jackson beat Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
And only one of two sets of Shelby County charter amendments on the ballot were approved by voters.
Voter turnout was just under 16 percent in Shelby County. Voter turnout was clearly driven by the 9th District Democratic primary. More people voted in that primary which covers most but not all of Shelby County than voted countywide in the state Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Turnout in the Democratic primaries was twice that of the Republican primaries in Shelby County.
All results are unofficial pending audit and certification by the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee election officials
9th Congressional District
Steve Cohen 50,284 79%
Nikki Tinker 11,814 19%
Joe Towns Jr. 914 1%
Not even close. Cohen won the primary for the open all Shelby County seat two years ago by 4,400 votes over Tinker and 13 other candidates. This time around he was the incumbent and Tinker’s challenge was more strident with a pair of controversial attack ads in the gap between the end of early voting and election day. Both were probably factors in the vote totals along with a smaller field of five candidates.
Cohen faces independent candidate Jake Ford in the Nov. 4 general election.
7th Congressional District
248 of 265 precincts reporting
Marsha Blackburn 29,158 65%
Tom Leatherwood 15,636 35%
These are the results district wide which includes not only the eastern part of Shelby County but a strip of Middle Tennessee up to the Kentucky state line. In Shelby County’s part of the 7th district, Leatherwood beat Blackburn with 62 percent of the vote. But it was 62 percent of just over 19,000 votes. Outside Shelby County it was always going to be difficult for Leatherwood.. The low voter turnout in Collierville and other eastern parts of the county made Leatherwood’s task impossible.
Blackburn faces Democrat Randy G. Morris on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #360
Yes 49,506 49.73%
No 50,043 50,27%
Closest contest of the night in Shelby County with a 537 vote margin and the highest turnout with 99,549 votes total.
This set of charter changes was to fix a legal problem noted in a recent Tennessee Supreme Court ruling. Another part of the package deal was increasing term limits for the county mayor and the county commission from two consecutive four year terms approved by voters in 1994 to three consecutive four year terms. The County Commission meets Monday to ponder whether it should offer another charter amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot that would fix the legal problem.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #361
Yes 65,548 68%
No 30,188 32%
This set of charter amendment includes provisions for recalling elected officials. It also establishes a new method for filling a vacancy in the office of County Mayor.
General Sessions Court Clerk
Otis Jackson 51,438 52%
Chris Turner 43,971 45%
The upset of the evening. Turner, the Republican nominee and the incumbent was seeking a fourth term. Jackson, the Democratic nominee, was making his fourth bid for county-wide office after coming close in a 2006 bid for County Clerk.
Paul Mattila 54,734 57%
Ray Butler 29,977 31%
Mattila beats Butler in a race featuring an energetic and misleading campaign by M. LaTroy Williams in which Williams billed himself as the “real Democrat.” He was, in fact, an independent candidate garnering 8 percent of the vote. Mattila fills the remaining two years left in the term of office of the late Bob Patterson, a Republican. Mattila, a Democrat, worked with Patterson. Butler, the Republican, was also a friend of Patterson’s and the race amounted to who would best continue to operate the office as Patterson did.
Criminal Court Judge Div. 6
John Fowlkes 44,581 52%
Latonya Burrow 21,874 26%
Michael G. Floyd 12,071 14%
Claiborne H. Ferguson 6,240 7%
Fowlkes serves out the remaining six years left of the eight year term of office of Fred Axley who resigned from the bench shortly after winning re-election in 2006. Burrow finished a close second to Axley two years ago and again ran an energetic campaign this time around. But Fowlkes status in the legal community and his appointment to the bench by Gov. Phil Bredesen proved to be the advantage.
Assessor of Property
Cheyenne Johnson 59,637 60%
Bill Giannini 39,057 40%
Johnson, the Democratic nominee, easily beat Giannini, who is also doubling as local GOP chairman. Local Democrats keep the county-wide position in their column as voters go for the candidate endorsed by outgoing Democratic incumbent Rita Clark.
2,192 of 2,290 precincts reporting
Bob Tuke 54,613 32%
Gary G. Davis 37,193 22%
Mike Padgett 32,190 19%
Mark Clayton 30,359 18%
Kenneth Eaton 13,718 8%
Leonard Ladner 4,431 3%
These are the statewide results. Tuke got 42 percent of the Shelby County vote with Clayton finishing second. Tuke, the former state Democratic Party chairman, faces Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander, one of the most successful politicians in the history of the state, in the Nov. 4 general election.
Judicial Retention Races
All seven state appellate court judges, including two Tennessee Supreme Court justices, won their yes/no contests on the ballot across the state. That includes Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille McMullen of Millington who was just appointed to the bench in June by Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The Associated Press contributed to this story....
19. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
20. Memphis Regional Chamber Hosts Commerce Day Luncheon
- Monday, October 23, 2006
RIX International LLC offers three sessions for the "Be Your Best" Success 2006 Seminar Series from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 3355 Poplar Ave., Ste. 107. Three sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Career Transitioning Seminars are designed for people who have been unemployed for more than six months, or those who are unhappy in their current positions and would like to switch to a more meaningful and purposeful career. Cost is $49. For more information, visit www.rixinternational.com or call 870-7492.
21. Archived Article
- Tuesday, June 20, 2006
7951 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $7.7 million
Sale Date: May 25, 2006
22. Baker Donelson Hires New IT Professional
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Cheryl Proctor just joined Baker Donelson's information technology management team as client services manager. Proctor currently serves as Southeast regional vice president of the International Legal Technology Association. She will direct Baker Donelson's client support services group. The group provides firm-wide electronic services, offering Baker Donelson's clients and attorneys sophisticated document sharing capabilities and technologically advanced litigation support systems. Proctor previously served as manager of application services at Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis PLLC in Nashville.
23. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
24. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, August 20, 2004
By Andy Meek
Raleigh-LaGrange Set for More Development
The Daily News
Boyle Investment Co. continues to have a keen interest in the area along Raleigh-LaGrange Road north of Collierville, where the company plans to begin work o...
25. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Friday, April 23, 2004
Seeking success, printing company risks diversity
Seeking success, printing company risks diversity
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
JW Moore Printing Company Inc. management thought outside of the box and then about the box itself when the...
26. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te
Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board
Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was nam...
27. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, November 04, 2002
Judging from most accounts, its somewhat murky to accurately predict just what will become of the approaching official holida
Local stores hope holiday sales again beat expectations
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Though predictions about ...
28. Archived Article: Cadillac (lead)
- Thursday, May 30, 2002
Cadallac-Saab of Memphis moves from Covington Pike Cadillac dealer test drives new market By SUE PEASE The Daily News A car dealership located on Covington Pike since 1987 is moving to Cordova to be closer to potential buyers. Cadillac-Saab of Memph...
29. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 29, 2002
Yvonne Matlock, director of the Memphis Shelby County Health Department will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays meeting of the Yvonne Matlock, city-county Health Department director, is speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Downtown Memphis Rotary Clu...
30. Archived Article: School (lead)
- Friday, December 10, 1999
Olive Branch in need of new school Growth in Olive Branch fuels need for new school By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News As school enrollment continues to mushroom in Olive Branch, finding enough space to put students has become a problem. Simply adding...
31. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Cooper-Young rolls out the welcome mat Cooper-Young rolls out the welcome mat The 1999 Cooper-Young Home and Garden Tour will feature eight homes representing all quadrants of the neighborhood By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Ever drive through the ...
32. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, August 30, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Truckin in Tennessee High demand for professional drivers has forced companies to offer benefits unavailable in prior years By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News From insurance to a retirement plan to the ease and comfort of his off...
33. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 26, 1999
John J John J. Bradley has been named senior vice president of economic development for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the current president of the Tennessee Industrial Development Council. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Ten...
34. 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 ...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial. Mary Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs for the Regional Medical Center. She previously w...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 23, 1998
March 23 March 23 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Gay M. Johnston, executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council. For more information, call 327-689...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 16, 1998
March 17 March 17 The Financial Executive Institute will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Ken Richards, who works in management solutions and strategies for Deloitte &...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 25, 1998
Barry D Barry D. Robbins has been named executive vice president/sales and marketing for TBC Corp. He currently is senior vice president of strategic marketing. Ronald E. McCollough was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for ...
39. Archived Article: Back
- Monday, October 20, 1997
Calvary and the Arts Calvary and the Arts to feature church choir Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church Sanctuary Choir will celebrate African-American composers at Calvary Episcopal Church Wednesday as Calvary and the Arts continues its 16th seaso...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 24, 1997
March 24 March 24 The International Television Association will meet from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Satellite Feed, 4760 Poplar Ave. The program will be a satellite broadcast focusing on technological advancements and the future of multimedia. March 25 C...