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1. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
- Friday, November 16, 2012
LaunchMemphis, Launch Your City and Launch Tennessee will host StartUp Field Day as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to midnight at EmergeMemphis, 516 Tennessee St., suite 125. The day will include an “Amazing Race” showcasing three startups in various stages of development. Visit launchmemphis.com.
3. Garland Sells Real Estate to Beat of His Own Drum
- Friday, November 09, 2012
Chris Garland was drawn to the hustle and bustle of the real estate business in his early teens.
4. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
5. Memphis to Introduce TCU’s Fuente as Football Coach
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
The University of Memphis has confirmed it has named TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Justin Fuente the Tigers’ head football coach.
It is the first head coaching job for the 35-year-old Tulsa, Okla., native, who has spent the past five years on TCU’s staff under Horned Frogs’ head coach Gary Patterson. Before being named co-offensive coordinator in 2009, Fuente was the team’s running backs coach.
6. 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....
- Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Conducting Market Research and Focus Groups" today from 9 a.m. to noon at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $65 for Alliance members, $55 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or email@example.com.
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Robert Khayat, chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, March 03, 2008
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Sector meeting Tuesday at noon at First Tennessee Bank, 7640 Poplar Ave. in Germantown.
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Robert Khayat, chancellor at the University of Mississippi. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or email@example.com.
10. New CERI Director Works to Teach Quake Preparedness And Bolster Infrastructure
- Monday, August 20, 2007
A cluster of small yellow squares on the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) Web site serves as a reminder of the New Madrid earthquakes that shake thousands of feet below the Mid-South.
11. Smith & Nephew's Distribution Center Comes With Latest Seismic Standards
- Monday, August 06, 2007
Fortunately, no damage or loss of life resulted from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck last week near an island in the South Pacific. The quake hit about 30 miles southeast of the island nation of Vanuatu, where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are prevalent.
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a workshop titled "The 7 Habits for Managers" today and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 22 N. Front St. David O. Compton is the teacher and the price is $799, with chamber discounts available. For more information or to register, call 543-3530 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) holds its monthly membership luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The topic is "Growing Your Business: Procurement With Shelby County." The luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register online at www.nawbomemphis.org or by calling 844-3738.
- Monday, April 09, 2007
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) holds its monthly membership luncheon Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The topic is "Growing Your Business: Procurement With Shelby County." The luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register online at www.nawbomemphis.org or by calling 844-3738.
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Economic Development holds a public meeting to update the progress on the Broad Avenue Corridor planning initiative today at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2849 Broad Ave. Earlier this year, community input was gathered in the Broad Avenue Corridor charrette process as a test case for the Unified Development Code. The new code is being drafted to update and overhaul the current city-county zoning and subdivision regulations. For more information, call Gene Bryan at 379-7850 or e-mail Eugene.Bryan@shelbycountytn.gov. See Page 1 for full preview story.
16. Community Foundation Offers Business Planning Workshop
- Monday, November 06, 2006
The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its Chamber Ambassadors meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BRIDGES Inc., 477 N. Fifth St. Call Sally Minor Cook at 543-3546 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.
17. Joseph Kyles to Discuss the Merits of Black History Month
- Monday, January 30, 2006
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council presents a Commercial Property Tax and Reappraisal Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Martin Edwards Jr. Education Center of the MAAR offices, 6393 Poplar Ave. This is the first in the 2006 MAAR Commercial Council broker forum series. Cost is free for members and $15 for non-members. Call 818-2428 for more information.
18. Logistics Firms Create Contingency Plans
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina has served as a wake-up call for local, state and federal leaders. In the wake of the storm and as the nation watches the clean-up efforts, area political leaders have taken steps to test the preparedness level were a disaster the magnitude of the powerful hurricane to occur in Memphis.
- Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority meets at 4 p.m. today in the boardroom at the MSCAA, 2491 Winchester Road. Call 922-8088.
The Shelby County Election Commission meets at 4 p.m. today in the commissioner's conference room of the Election Commission building, 157 Poplar Ave. Call 545-2600.
- Wednesday, August 17, 2005
The Memphis Bar Association presents "Bankruptcy: The New Frontier" from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Salsa Restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.
The Millington Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Thursday at Perkins Restaurant, 8472 U.S. Highway 51 North in Millington. Call 872-1486 or visit www.milling
21. U of M Law School Hosts Annual Alumni Dinner
- Monday, August 15, 2005
The Alzheimer's Association presents "Introduction to Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Beginning to Cope" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the association's offices at 326 Ellsworth Road. Call 565-0011 for more information.
- Monday, August 15, 2005
The Memphis Bar Association Divorce and Family Law Section presents "Child Support Guidelines Taught by the Experts" from 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the SunTrust Bank Building, One Commerce Square. For more information, call 527-3573 or visit www.memphis
- Friday, August 12, 2005
The Memphis Shelby County Humane Society presents the seventh annual Paw Prints party at 6 p.m. today at the Cadre Building, 149 Madison Ave. Call 276-7770.
The Eclectic Eye Showroom hosts a trunk show for Anne et Valentin and theo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Eclectic Eye, 242 S. Cooper St. Call 276-EYES or visit www.eclectic-eye.com.
24. Archived Article: Multifam (lead)
- Thursday, June 03, 2004
The Living is Easy Downtown
In Downtown Memphis, the Living is Easy
Myriad housing options bring more residents Downtown
The Daily News
It wasnt all that long ago that when someone asked, Whats available in Downtown livin...
25. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Michael Frederick was appointed director of radiology at Methodist
Michael Frederick was appointed director of radiology at Methodist South Hospital. He previously was the administrative director of radiology at Edinburg Regional Medical Center i...
26. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 30, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Sept. 30-Oct. 6
Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S. Third St., Suite 300, will feature Michael J. Hildebrands mixed media paintings through Oct. 18. The Art Museum at the University of Memp...
27. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, March 18, 2002
South Main development spills over to South Front South Main development spills over to South Front By SUE PEASE The Daily News Andy Grooms, owner of the Corkscrew, is looking forward to the next few months, when many pieces of the development puzzl...
28. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, October 12, 2000
LAW AND GOVERNMENT Home Depot project goes to Land Use board By MARY DANDO The Daily News Home repair enthusiasts take note Home Depot has applied for permission to add a tool rental building to its existing store at Truse Parkway, south of Poplar A...
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 23, 1998
ResortQuest International Appoints Paul Manteris has been appointed vice president of operations for ResortQuest International Inc. He most recently held senior management and training positions with Colorado-based Premier Resorts Inc./Village Resor...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 29, 1997
Jeff Kelly has been appointed president of Fogelman Properties Inc Jeff Kelly has been appointed president of Fogelman Properties Inc.s property management subsidiaries, Fogelman Management Co. and Fogelman Management Services LLC. Kelly most recent...
31. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, February 14, 1997
Mary Hill remembers always wanting a big family with lots of kids. After the birth of her third child, when she had to have a hysterectomy, she asked God why. By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Mary Hill always wanted a big family with lots o...
32. Archived Article: Ozburn-hessey Chg
- Tuesday, January 14, 1997
Ozburn-Hessey to build two more warehouses on Shelby Drive Ozburn-Hessey to build two warehouses on Shelby Drive By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, which has been in the Memphis market for four years, is expanding its wareh...
33. Archived Article: Ozburn-hessey Chg
- Tuesday, January 14, 1997
Ozburn-Hessey to build two more warehouses on Shelby Drive Ozburn-Hessey to build two warehouses on Shelby Drive JAN. 14, 1997 -- Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, which has been in the Memphis market for four years, is expanding its warehouse space in the a...
34. Archived Article: Desoto Cvc Cntr Lj
- Friday, November 08, 1996
lj 10/5 cates DeSoto Civic Center may have $10 million impact By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The majority of DeSoto County voters agreed on Tuesday that the time was right to build a county civic center voting by a 20 percent margin in support of ...
35. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, February 06, 1996
02/06 Real briefs Linda Hoard has been elected president of the local chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Other officers include president-elect Noy Garrett, treasurer Philip Dees and secretary Sandy Graham. Hoard, who is vice presid...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 05, 1996
01/05 Calendar Feb. 6 The 1996 Hazardous Waste Annual Report Workshop will be at State Technical Institute from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services at (615) 532-8657. The Tennessee Ba...