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1. Judicial Election Process Muddied
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission had a busy last few days before it went into limbo last week.
The commission sent Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam two slates for each of the three appeals court vacancies to come a year and two months from now when three appellate court judges opt not to run for re-election and end their terms.
2. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
3. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
4. Senate Dems Give Way to GOP to End FAA Shutdown
- Monday, August 08, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate approved legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration and President Barack Obama signed it into law, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume.
5. Jackson Sues Judges Over Suspension
- Friday, August 05, 2011
General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson is suing the General Sessions Court Judges who suspended him from office earlier this week.
6. More to FAA Shutdown Than Air Service Subsidies
- Friday, August 05, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, at its heart, is about whether Democrats or Republicans get to call the shots in Congress.
7. Sharpton’s Peabody Tab Grows With Amended Complaint
- Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit civil rights group has an unpaid tab that’s now six figures long. It stems from an event at The Peabody in 2008.
Almost $20,000 has been added to the original bill for a high-profile national convention Sharpton’s group brought to Memphis, according to court documents the hotel’s attorneys filed this month.
8. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board
- Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.
9. Election Commission to Consider Mayoral Deadline
- Thursday, July 09, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission today is setting the stage for the next step in the coming special election for Memphis mayor.
The commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. to consider setting a deadline for candidates to file and a date for the election itself sometime in late October. In setting the dates, the commission would abide by terms of the Memphis Charter. The charter calls for a special election three months after a vacancy in the mayor’s office if there is no regularly scheduled election within six months of the date the office becomes vacant.
10. GM, Chrysler Say Slashing Dealerships Necessary
- Thursday, June 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chiefs of General Motors and Chrysler told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday they have too many dealers to support their slimmed down operations and sacrifices must be shared as they fight to overcome bankruptcy and survive. They acknowledged that slashing dealerships is causing pain in communities around the country.
11. Wrestling Promoter Preps For County Clerk Run
- Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Wrestling promoter and television personality Corey Maclin is the latest Democratic candidate to announce his intentions for the 2010 countywide elections.
Maclin on Monday told members of the local Democratic Executive Committee that he will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for Shelby County clerk.
12. Maclin Announces For County Clerk
- Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Wrestling promoter and television personality Corey Maclin in the latest Democratic candidate to announce his intention for the 2010 county-wide elections.
Maclin told members of the local Democratic Executive Committee Monday that he will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for Shelby County Clerk.
Maclin, president and chief executive officer of Maclin & Associates Advertising and Promotions, told The Daily News he had considered running for the post held by Republican Debbie Stamson in 2006 but passed on the race. Stamson beat Democratic nominee Otis Jackson by 478 votes in the 2006 general election. Jackson ran in 2008 for General Sessions Court Clerk as the Democratic nominee and upset Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
Monday’s meeting was the first of the new executive committee since it was elected at a county convention earlier this month and elected attorney Van Turner Jr. as the new party chairman. They followed up by electing attorney Desi Franklin, who was instrumental in Turner’s victory over rival Jay Bailey, as first vice chair of the party. Cherry Davis, who had been first vice chair was elected second vice chair.
The only contested selection was for party secretary. Reginald Milton, another Turner ally, was the committee’s pick over Del Gill, a Bailey ally. Barbara Williams was reappointed party treasurer by Turner.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News....
13. Maclin Announces For County Clerk
- Monday, April 06, 2009
Wrestling promoter and television personality Corey Maclin is the latest Democratic candidate to announce his intentions for the 2010 county-wide elections.
Maclin told members of the local Democratic Executive Committee tonight that he will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic primary for Shelby County Clerk.
14. Turner to Head Local Democrats
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009
In a battle of attorneys for the chairmanship of the Shelby County Democratic Party, it was Van Turner Jr. who carried the day at the weekend convention of the Shelby County Democratic Party.
15. Turner New Local Democratic Party Chair
- Monday, March 30, 2009
Attorney Van Turner Jr. was elected the new chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party.
Turner was elected Saturday at the end of a county party convention at Airways Middle School. He was elected over attorney Jay Bailey in the polling of the 83 member Democratic Executive Committee whose members were selected at the convention.
The vote of the committee was 49 for Turner and 32 for Bailey. One member of the executive committee abstained and another was not present.
Turner said his priority will be to reunite factions within the party that had surfaced even before the scrap for the chairmanship.
Bailey said his supporters would remain involved in the party as it looks toward the 2010 Shelby County elections. He also called for unity after Turner’s election.
Turner’s election comes a week after the Shelby County Republican Party held its convention at Houston High School and elected attorney Lang Wiseman as its new chairman for the next two years.
Read more about Turner’s selection in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News....
16. Lincoln Dinner Spotlights Race For Governor Post
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Three of the four declared Republican candidates in the 2010 governor’s race dominated the politics of the local Republican party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner this weekend. Even in an off election year, the countywide events across the country are a test of support within the party for any political endeavor beyond the local level. The dinner at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis Saturday evening featured Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga.
17. Shelby County Democrats To Begin Leadership Selection
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009
After some confusion and political maneuvering, the Shelby County Democratic Party will begin the two-part process of selecting new leadership Saturday.
The ward and precinct caucuses at Airways Middle School Saturday morning are to select delegates to the March 28 local party convention also at Airways Middle School.
18. Democratic Party Cmte. To Grow in County
- Monday, February 09, 2009
The Shelby County Democratic Party’s executive committee probably will be larger because of the larger local voter turnout in the November presidential elections.
Members of the committee got their first look last week at proposed rules for the coming party convention. Since President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in November and voter turnout was also increased, rules will allow the 66-member committee to add some new positions. All executive committee members are elected based on the state House district they live in.
19. MCS Seeks Waiver From State
- Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Closing arguments will be heard Aug. 11 in the Shelby County Chancery Court case over the issue of local funding for Memphis City Schools. But an effort is under way by some of the parties involved in the case to make sure a political solution – rather than a court of law – puts the issue to bed.
20. MCS Funding Impasse Could Rewind County Deseg. Case
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008
County school officials probably will be watching with great interest Thursday’s expected ruling by Shelby County Chancery Court Judge Kenny Armstrong in the Memphis City Schools funding case.
Armstrong ruled Friday that the Memphis chapter of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has standing to proceed with a lawsuit against the city of Memphis over the local school funding issue. The civil rights group is pursuing a parallel lawsuit against the city at the same time Memphis City Schools – which is joined by the district’s charter schools and the Memphis Education Association – is suing the city.
21. MCS and City Head to Court
- Thursday, June 26, 2008
A local stalemate over school funding was the reason Memphis City Schools filed a lawsuit against the city of Memphis last week. At some point, education officials in the state capital could weigh in.
22. Gwendolyn Smith Took Lie Detector Test, Latest Info Reveals
- Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Over the past several days, the investigation into a blackmail plot against Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton drew to a close. And in the waning days of that criminal probe, the woman who went public last year with details of the plot was given a polygraph exam, The Daily News has learned.
23. Prosecutor Nears End Of Herenton Sex Plot Investigation
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Back in July, the special prosecutor investigating an alleged blackmail plot against Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton insisted in an interview with The Daily News that he'd get to the bottom of things.
24. Schools Desegregation Case At Crossroads
- Thursday, July 26, 2007
It began with the parents of 21 black Shelby County Schools students filing a lawsuit in the summer of 1963 to desegregate and integrate the school system.
In court records the case is called Claude Bernard Robinson vs. Shelby County Board of Education. It was filed nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education (1954) that racial segregation in schools should end with "all deliberate speed."
25. Middle Tennessee DA In Thick of Memphis Mayoral Controversy
- Friday, July 06, 2007
His law office is part of the picturesque town square of Franklin, Tenn. A lifelong resident there, he's a member of the vestry at the local St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and his family has lived in the town for more than 175 years.
26. 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...