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1. Germantown School Board Reverses Tuition Requirement
- Monday, March 10, 2014
Less than a week after approving a tuition requirement for open enrollment of students who live outside Germantown, the Germantown Municipal Schools board reversed course.
In a special meeting, Friday, March 7, three of the five school board members voted to rescind the earlier open enrollment policy with the tuition requirement of $200 a year per student and replace it with an open enrollment policy without any tuition requirement.
2. Germantown Schools Tuition Debate Lingers
- Wednesday, March 05, 2014
UPDATE: In a special meeting Friday, March 7, the Germantown Municipal Schools board voted 3-0 to rescind its tuition requirement for open enrollment of students living outside Germantown.
3. Tigers Sign 12 Defensive Players
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks proved that the old maxim that “defense wins championships” can still apply in the modern-day NFL.
But for the University of Memphis, which will start its second season in the American Athletic Conference, defense is more basic than that: It’s what kept the Tigers in games last season, and with a lot of seniors on that team, coach Justin Fuente needed to restock.
4. State of the Union: Of Pledges, Pleas and Setbacks
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.
5. In the Press Magazine Hosts Benefit
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
In the Press Magazine, an independently owned and operated faith-based magazine, hosted a holiday gala and food benefit Sunday, Dec. 29, at Downtown’s 300 South Main Gallery, marking the publication’s official release party.
6. Grizzlies Announce Hirings of Three Assistants
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Elston Turner, Duane Ticknor and Shawn Respert to join the returning Bob Thornton as assistants on new head coach Dave Joerger's staff.
7. Coopwood Lays Out Future of Health Care
- Monday, September 23, 2013
Health care was the hot topic Thursday, Sept. 19, as nearly 150 people gathered in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium to discuss the current landscape and impending changes in that field.
Health Care: The State of the Industry – one of six seminars in The Daily News’ 2013 Seminar Series – attracted a variety of professionals, most of them from outside the medical realm. They included lawyers, architects, administrative professionals, Realtors, assisted-living specialists and bankers, among others, and most of them were eager to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how it would affect them. Others came to be inspired.
8. Countdown Begins for Grizzlies Tip-Off
- Friday, August 09, 2013
Are you ready for some basketball?
What’s that you say, the word is FOOTBALL? Meaning it’s time to talk about walking through The Grove, running in space and snapping cell phone pictures of Johnny Manziel?
9. Change of Scenery
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
After spending years or decades in their current form, longtime staples of the local real estate scene are about to disappear or undergo major changes that will forever alter the city’s built landscape.
10. Market of Riverdale Bend Sells for $6.2 Million
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
7114-7186 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $6.2 million
Sale Date: July 2, 2013
11. Panther Properties Buys Two Cordova Apartments
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
2350 N. Houston Levee Road and 2323 N. Houston Levee Road
12. Baptist Group Buys Former Post Office
- Friday, March 29, 2013
Baptist Memorial Medical Group Inc. has paid $1.3 million for the former U.S. Postal Service location at 1520 Union Ave. in Midtown.
13. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host former Vice President Al Gore, signing “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Monday, Feb. 18, at noon at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
15. By the Numbers
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
John Hollinger is a familiar sight at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the event Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has jokingly described as Geekapalooza.
Hollinger was a panelist this past March at the most recent conference, when he was still an ESPN columnist and a few months away from being offered a job in the Memphis Grizzlies front office.
16. Local Music Veterans Form Consulting Company
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Two veterans of the local music scene recently launched a music promotion, consulting and booking company.
And that company, called Kangaroo, has a full slate of big projects in the works and a serious lineup of artists already on the company’s roster.
17. Turning the Page
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
It’s that time of year again. It’s that time when journalists across the fruited plain collectively try and make God laugh – with our prognostications, of course, about the year ahead and of what might be.
18. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.
19. A Weaker First Quarter Doesn't Mean a Weak Year
- Monday, April 30, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the first three months of this year. Governments spent less, and businesses cut back on investment. But consumers spent at the fastest pace in more than a year.
20. Pending Bill Could Raise Solar Taxes
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The week that two solar farms located in Haywood County and Memphis were dedicated, a bill that would increase property taxes on owners of solar production facilities like the two arrays was undergoing more changes in Nashville and encountering increased opposition from the state’s solar industry.
21. Housing Improves 20 Pct. in Q1
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Local home sales saw a 20 percent boost during the first quarter, with increases in both traditional and foreclosure sales, and agents suggest that among such low inventory levels, it’s a move in the right direction.
22. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.
That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.
23. Jason Baldwin Part of U of M Law Event
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Jason Baldwin has been a free man for about seven months. To understand how dramatically the life of Baldwin, of the West Memphis Three, has changed since then, he’s currently planning to go to law school.
24. Peabody Hotel Gets New 'Duckmaster'
- Monday, February 06, 2012
The Peabody hotel has a new “duckmaster” to lead the five North American mallards on their daily trek at the hotel.
Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Petrina succeeds Jason Sensat, who left to join the ministry full time.
25. Lunchtime Provides Gateway to the Sublime
- Monday, December 12, 2011
Iwouldn’t have reviewed and written about restaurants for 23 years if I didn’t like eating out, but what I really love is dining out for lunch.
Eating dinner in a restaurant has an air of the official about it, of preparation and planning, of rituals that must be attended to, while lunch feels more spontaneous, almost illicit in its manner of getting us out of the office and away from people feverishly wolfing down food from a paper sack at their desks.
26. SRVS Files Construction Loan for New Headquarters
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
3971 Knight Arnold Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Loan Amount: $3.3 million
Loan Date: March 22, 2011
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Shelby Residential and Vocational Services Inc.
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
27. Leveritt Speaks on Media Role in West Memphis 3 Conviction
- Monday, March 14, 2011
Author, investigative newspaper and Web reporter Mara Leveritt will be the guest speaker at the University of Memphis’ 27th Annual Freedom of Information Congress, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre & Lecture Hall.
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold a luncheon Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis campus. Jackie Nichols of Playhouse on the Square will be named 2010 Communicator of the Year. The luncheon is free for PRSA members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, call 754-9035 or visit www.prsamemphis.org. Deadline is Tuesday at noon.
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber will present a lunch and learn meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Tennessee, Ron Terry Center, 4385 Poplar Ave. Bridget DiCello will present the topic “High Impact Networking: Growing Your Business by Connecting Strategically.” For reservations, contact Nykesha Cole at 543-3519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, March 07, 2011
The Orpheum Theatre will unveil the 2011-2012 Broadway Series Monday at 2 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The announcement will include a special sneak peek video presentation of the new season and an exclusive performance by two cast members of “Memphis the Musical.” A Q&A session will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 529-4289.
31. Homegrown Chef Takes Helm at Chez Philippe
- Monday, February 14, 2011
Chez Philippe has a new chef, Jason Dallas, and the shadow of Jose Gutierrez no longer looms over The Peabody’s opulent flagship restaurant.
32. Wolf River Blvd. Land Sells in Lieu of Foreclosure
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Two parcels on Wolf River Boulevard
Sale Amount: $1.7 million
Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2010
Buyer: SunTrust Bank
Seller: Wolfby GP
33. Angel Capital Group Launches Memphis Branch
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Nashville-based Angel Capital Group launched its Memphis chapter with last week’s first of a series of monthly meetings to establish an Angel investor network and feature presentations from Angel investor members seeking funding.
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Getting To Your Next Step With Your Personal Finances” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
35. Soccer, Music Fest Adds to Mike Rose Complex Offerings
- Friday, August 27, 2010
Stranger combinations have come off well – chocolate and peanut butter, poodles and golden retrievers, for example – but organizers of this week’s Soccer Rocks Festival and Copa Memphis soccer tournament hope to add soccer and rock music to the list of successful hybrids.
36. Renaissance Avenue
- Monday, June 28, 2010
When Larry Schmitt bought a two-story building on the corner of Broad Avenue and Collins Street in 1993, he knew the place needed some TLC.
37. Payne-Johnson Joins Arlington’s Baptist Memorial Medical
- Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Dr. Ann Payne-Johnson, a family medicine physician at Baptist Memorial Medical Group, recently began practicing medicine at Baptist Memorial Medical Group Arlington Family Medicine.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: Residency, University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine, Jackson, Tenn.; Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine; master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi
Work Experience: Family medicine physician at BMMG, clinician at Saint Francis Hospital, aerobics instructor/fitness instructor (stopped when I was 5 months pregnant with my son)
Family: Married. Five-year-old son, Donovan, in kindergarten at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School; daughter, Ashley, 2.
Last book read: “Llama Llama Mad at Mama”
Music: Disco. Favorite song: “I Will Survive.”
Favorite movie: “Scarface” (“Avatar” is a close second)
Sports team: New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!!!)
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Farmville on Facebook, gadgets, spending time with the kids
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, who was a musician and scientist.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? I have always wanted to practice medicine.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming board certified.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The people I work with every day are phenomenal. Baptist is growing to continue to meet the community’s needs for primary care.
38. U of M School of Music Appoints Rushing Director
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Rushing has been a faculty member at the school for 20 years.
39. Students Tackle Social Injustice in ‘Parade’
- Monday, March 01, 2010
An ambitious fine arts department at Germantown High School will tackle social injustice, religious intolerance and mob mentality in staging a musical that challenges audience members and actors alike.
40. Stocks Jump After G-20 Pledge to Aid Economies
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks jumped to new highs for the year Monday as the dollar extended its slide, boosting prices for commodities including gold and oil. Energy and materials stocks led the market higher.
41. Barboro Flats Developer To Begin Second Phase
- Tuesday, July 21, 2009
100 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $8 Million
Project Cost: $18.2 million
Permit Date: Applied July 2009
Completion: Summer 2010
Owner: 100 South Main Partners
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.
42. Citigroup Shuffles Executives, Former CFO Leaving
- Friday, July 10, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc. shuffled its top management again Thursday, naming its third chief financial officer of the year and bringing in a new head of its Citibank division as it returns its focus to traditional banking.
43. Dental Building Sold In Cordova
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
850 Willow Tree Circle, Suite 101
Cordova, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $800,000
Sale Date: March 11, 2009
Buyer: Jason Collier
Seller: William and Jeanne Locante
Loan Amounts: $633,200; $160,000
Loan Dates: March 11, 2009 (both)
Maturity Date: N/A
Lenders: The Huntington National Bank; William and Jeanne Locante
- Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Charter Commission of Memphis and Shelby County will meet today at 3 p.m. in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. For more information, call Bridgett Handy-Clay at 576-6511.
- Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Talk Shoppe will present “A Working Knowledge of Antiques & Collectibles” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.
46. GOP Fails to Add English Requirement to Unrelated House Bill
- Friday, April 18, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans failed Thursday in an attempt to attach a proposal to allow employers to require workers to speak English to an unrelated bill about sewage systems.
The House voted 51-46 to reject the amendment sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, a Jonesborough Republican. A similar measure had previously passed the Senate but failed in a House subcommittee last month.
47. State Paid $1.1M to Lawmakers For Travel, Expenses in Q1
- Tuesday, April 15, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee spent $1.13 million on lawmakers' expenses in the first quarter of 2008.
The expenses posted on the General Assembly's Web site cover travel costs, hotel accommodations at conferences and daily stipends called per diems. They do not include lawmakers' salaries.
48. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.
Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
49. Platinum Plus Owner Sentenced
- Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It might have been one of the more unique statements ever made during a sentencing hearing in Memphis federal court.
"I didn't realize the girl shows were prostitution. But I should have," strip club owner Ralph Lunati told U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays last week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
50. Lunati Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison
- Monday, February 18, 2008
The owner of the city’s best known strip club owners was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison on a federal conspiracy charge.Ralph Lunati pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. Under terms of the plea deal, Lunati could have withdrawn his guilty plea had U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays sentenced him to more than 18 months.
51. Lunati Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison
- Friday, February 15, 2008
The owner of the city’s best known strip club was sentenced today to 18 months in prison on a federal conspiracy charge.Ralph Lunati pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. Under terms of the plea deal, Lunati could have withdrawn his guilty plea had U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays sentenced him to more than 18 months.
52. Memphis Contributors Put Dollars Behind Thompson
- Friday, October 19, 2007
Memphians cracked open their checkbooks and whipped out their wallets, shelling out more than $320,000 on presidential candidates in the third quarter, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
53. Slots Aren't Paying
- Monday, July 30, 2007
Editor's Note: This is the first in The Daily News' three-part series "Housing Hurdles," an examination of the slumping real estate market and what it means for Realtors, builders and homeowners.
Like many Realtors, Jay Fletcher experiences highs and lows of the real estate business through his wireless handheld device - that ubiquitous tool of the new millennium.
54. Sills Appointed To AANS Bulletin Advisory Board
- Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Dr. Allen K. Sills Jr., medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist University Hospital, associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and neurosurgeon at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, has been appointed to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' (AANS) Bulletin advisory board. Sills will contribute articles to the AANS' quarterly publication, "The Bulletin."
55. More Law Firms Latch on to Paperless Trend
- Thursday, December 08, 2005
A paperless law office would appear to be a contradiction in terms, given that most law firms dedicate entire rooms, basements and even floors to the storage of legal documents.
However, the idea of a paperless office is gaining popularity within the legal community, according to the Memphis Bar Association.
56. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, February 11, 2005
By Andy Meek
Plans Move Forward on Key Downtown Project
The Daily News
A development partnership is getting set to renovate 99-105 S. Main St. to include residential and commercial space, a project thats part of nearly $60 mill...
57. Archived Article: Trends
- Monday, January 31, 2005
By Andy Meek
New Main Revitalization Seeing Progress
The Daily News
Little by little, development in the New Main block between Union and Gayoso avenues is taking shape.
In the works. Projects under way include two restauran...
58. Archived Article: Lead
- Monday, October 18, 2004
New Residential Helps Downtowns South End Grow
South Downtown Gets More New Homes
New construction blends with old in growing district
The Daily News
Downtowns South Central Business Improvement District, which has already...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 17, 2003
Calendar of events March 17-23
Calendar of events March 17-March 23
The Memphis Technology Council hosts Microsoft .NET evangelist Ron Cundiff at the Memphis .NET User Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3175 Lenox Park Blvd., S...
60. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 13, 2003
Law briefs 03-13-03
Litigation Support for Geezers and Dummies, sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association, is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the MBA conference room, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050.
Topics include choosing and using case managemen...
61. Archived Article: Ski (lead)
- Monday, January 27, 2003
Skiing keeps steady grip on local outfitters
Skiing keeps steady grip on local outfitters
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
From packing goggles and gloves to hauling ski boards and other equipment, this years ski travel season means importa...
62. Archived Article: Peabody (lead)
- Thursday, May 23, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Retail buildings expand Midtown market By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News An outdated, deteriorating commercial strip at the intersection of Peabody Avenue and Cooper Street is undergoing a summer-long redevelopment bringing new re...
63. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 16, 2001
The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Main Library Meeting Room A, 1850 Peabody Ave. The March selection is "Cosmos" by Ca...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 17, 1997
Feb Feb. 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. The speaker will be Maryanne Macdonald, director of short course instruction at the University of Memphis. Networking begins at 6 p.m. followed by...
65. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 10, 1997
Feb Feb. 10 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Jo Meadows, 1996 Secretary of the Year, will be the guest speaker. Meadows is a senior administrative secretary at FedEx. The co...
66. 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...