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1. Grizzlies Believe Big Man Backup Brandan Wright A Seamless Choice
- Friday, July 17, 2015
It won’t always be as easy for Mike Conley in the NBA as it was for Scott Reall in high school. But when Reall talks about being Brandan Wright’s teammate at Brentwood Academy in the mid-2000s, you do get the idea that Wright brings some much-needed athleticism to the Grizzlies’ front court.
2. LEO Events’ Gigas Named Rising Star
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Airika Wallace Gigas, director of sales for Memphis-based LEO Events, has been honored with the Association of Destination Management Executives International’s Rising Star Award, given annually to one outstanding meeting and event-planning professional. Gigas, a destination management certified professional, oversees sales and operations for LEO’s local clients and clients inbound in to Memphis. She manages a team of two and a part time team of 25 people.
3. Football Dreams
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Call the doctor, the sports doctor. Because the collective temperature of Mid-South college football fans is at unsafe levels.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss are undefeated and tied for third in the Associated Press poll. The historically downtrodden University of Memphis football program just blasted preseason American Athletic Conference favorite Cincinnati on the road and hung with both Ole Miss and UCLA.
4. This week in Memphis history: June 6-12
- Saturday, June 07, 2014
2013: The Memphis Grizzlies announced they would not renew the contract of Lionel Hollins as coach of the NBA team following the Grizzlies’ best year in franchise history. Some Grizzlies fans rallied in Tom Lee Park in support of a new contract for Hollins.
5. Book Blitz
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Literacy Mid-South is spending part of this month literally surrounded by books.
The nonprofit, which is promoting the national Read Across America initiative in March, is in the process of collecting some 3,000 books (valued at $48,000) to give away. And in the meantime, those books will need to be somehow stored in the organization’s 1,300-square-foot office.
6. January 24-30: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
1985: Prince played two of three sold-out shows that winter at the Mid-South Coliseum on the Purple Rain tour. He returned in February for the third show.
1974: The real estate firm Poplar Pike Inc installed a Mark VI computer at its offices in the Eastwood Building at 6209 Poplar Ave., reported Joe Wade III, president of Poplar Pike Inc.
7. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
8. The New Beale
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.
Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”
9. Keller Named President of Nonprofit Meritan
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Melanie A. Keller has been named president of Meritan Inc. Keller, who joined the nonprofit social services agency in 2006, previously served as its executive vice president. In her new role, she is responsible for oversight of more than 500 employees and contractors as well as the agency’s $21 million annual budget. Keller also manages its quality improvement and strategic planning efforts.
10. Diversified Trust Promotes Smithwick
- Monday, March 12, 2012
Diversified Trust, a Memphis-based comprehensive wealth management firm, has a new managing principal of its Memphis office.
Robert “Robin” Smithwick III assumed the role effective Jan. 1. He’s taking the role previously held by Samuel Graham, who became the firm’s CEO in 2011.
11. Tony Being Tony at Center of Grizz Roller Coaster Season
- Friday, February 03, 2012
Tony Allen is the middle of everything.
If the Grizzlies are making a frantic comeback, like they did recently at home to beat the Denver Nuggets in overtime, Allen is in the highlight reel blocking the shot of Denver forward Al Harrington as he barrels down the lane toward the rim, the potential game-winning basket in hand, Allen flying out of nowhere like some sort of Grit & Grind Superhero.
12. Tenn. Proposal Would Allow Multi-Party Nominations
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Torn between running as a Republican or a member of the tea party? Under one lawmaker's proposal, Tennessee candidates could do both.
Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville wants to allow candidates to be listed on the ballot as the nominee of more than one political party. Their total votes would then be added up to decide the election.
13. GOP, Dems Clash Over 3rd Parties on Tenn. Ballot
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republicans are balking at a Democratic senator's proposal to make it easier for minor parties to be listed on the Tennessee ballot.
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis wants to set a threshold of 10,000 signatures from eligible voters for a third party to be recognized in the state, down from a GOP proposal of about 40,000 signatures from registered voters.
14. 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.
15. Four Memphis Police Officers Face Sex Charges
- Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Authorities say four Memphis police officers have been indicted on sex charges.
The state prosecutor’s office said Monday that the charges filed by a Shelby County grand jury stem from an undercover drug and prostitution investigation.
16. Ex-Mayor Hackett Helps Quash Charter Amendment
- Monday, June 23, 2008
Scratch the proposed amendment to the Memphis charter that would require City Council approval of some contracts signed by the mayor.
The Memphis Charter Commission last week took back its earlier decision to include such a proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot. The earlier move was rescinded after current Mayor Willie Herenton and former Mayor Dick Hackett told the group that requiring council approval of contracts over a certain dollar amount would needlessly complicate city government and make it more inefficient.
17. Charter Commission to Put Term Limits Before Voters
- Friday, December 07, 2007
The Memphis Charter Commission will recommend term limits be included in charter changes to be submitted to city voters.
The commission made the decision Wednesday without deciding specifics other than the term limits would not apply to the city court clerk's office or the three city court judge positions. The specifics are to be fleshed out as the commission looks at term limit provisions in other cities.
18. Pitts Receives Compliance Expert Certification
- Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Dallas Pitts, compliance officer at FAA Federal Credit Union, has received Cuna's Credit Union Compliance Expert certification.
The certification covers all federal regulations for credit unions, as well as giving an overview of state regulations.
Pitts has worked for FAA FCU for more than 11 years, holding positions as a teller, member services representative and compliance officer.
19. Washington Post Veteran Discusses Role in U of M's Journalism Program
- Friday, November 03, 2006
As an 8-year-old boy growing up in New York City, Bob Levey caught the newspaper bug early. He would ride the subway and devour the newspapers that had been left behind by commuters.
"I thought they were the most fascinating thing I had ever seen," Levey said.
20. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
21. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Carol B. Tsagarakis joined Pickering Environmental Consultants Inc. as a project manager. She is a registered environmental engineer and has 18 years experience. Tsagarakis earned a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University. Cat...
22. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 07, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Central Gardens Home Tour 99 This years tour features eclectic collection of architectural styles By LAURIE JOHNSON Take a peek into seven very different houses and some beautiful gardens on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Central Garde...
23. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Sheila Collins has been promoted to vice president at Arnoult & Associates Sheila Collins has been promoted to vice president at Arnoult & Associates. She formerly was project director and operations manager. Collins has an undergraduate deg...
24. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 03, 1997
Feb Feb. 4 The Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center will sponsor a workshop titled "How to Implement ISO 9000" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday at State Technical Institute. The presenter is A. George Vrooman Jr., quality systems c...
25. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 27, 1997
Jan Jan. 28 The Centre for Global Enterprise at Christian Brothers University will host the second Farm Policy Conference and Exhibition at AgriCenter International from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program will focus on agricultural economic opportu...