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1. Timberlake Remarks Show Generational Change in Music Heritage
- Monday, October 19, 2015
Memphis music heritage, and the remembrance of it, turned an important corner Saturday, Oct. 17, when Justin Timberlake walked on stage at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Timberlake, 34, is the youngest inductee into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
2. AFC South is There for the Taking
- Saturday, October 10, 2015
Some team has to win the AFC South. League rules require it, even if no team truly deserves to go to the playoffs.
It was proven last year when the Carolina Panthers won the NFC South with a not-so-tidy 7-8-1 record, a mark that required four consecutive wins to reach.
3. Stones Rock Music City
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.
4. Browne Named RISE Foundation Board Chair
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Terri Browne, chief people officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has been named board chair of the nonprofit RISE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of low-income working Memphians through financial literacy.
5. Tesla Motors Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Commercial Trucks
- Wednesday, June 03, 2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars.
6. Bass Pro Announces Opening Week Lineup
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Bass Pro Shops has unveiled the celebrity lineup and schedule for its opening festivities, kicking off with a free Evening for Conservation event Wednesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Here is the press release from Bass Pro:
7. Tobacco Auction System is All But Snuffed Out
- Thursday, January 01, 2015
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Tripp Foy's sing-song chant rang out like a sentimental oldie for die-hard farmers clinging to the old way of selling tobacco, as a small procession of buyers shadowed him down long rows of reddish-brown leaf piled in bales.
8. Stonewall Jackson's Little Slice of Heaven in Brentwood
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
“Everybody has to meet his Waterloo,” sings honky-tonk hero Stonewall Jackson in his breakthrough No. 1 hit back in 1959.
Of course, that line, the entire song really, means everybody must meet his or her fate someday.
9. Lewis Biography Details Turbulent Personal Life
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
If you tuned into The Late Show with David Letterman Monday, Oct. 28, you saw Jerry Lee Lewis in a very unusual setting – not at the center of attention.
10. US Wealth Gap Putting the Squeeze on State Revenue
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.
The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's.
11. Behind Big Macs, a Drama Over Corporate Control
- Thursday, September 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.
The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald's and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few customers think about this when scarfing down burgers.
12. States Told to Find Way to Clear Medicaid Backlog
- Tuesday, July 15, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
13. 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.
14. Beale Street Music Festival Lineup Announced
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
The bill for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music this year features a new night of late night dance music from a stage in Tom Lee Park and a 69-act lineup in which Memphis artists are nearly a third of the diverse set of performers.
15. Council Rules Could Change in 2014
- Monday, December 23, 2013
Memphis City Council members are already starting to adapt some items in a set of proposed changes in how they conduct business.
The proposal took a bit longer to formulate than originally anticipated.
16. Council Rules
- Friday, November 01, 2013
Three Memphis City Council members continue to look at the council’s rules of procedure and how those rules are enforced as the council prepares for the annual election of a new chairman for the new year.
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
In 2007, the Grizzlies were no longer a novelty in Memphis. They also were no longer a playoff team. Rather, they were a punch line lost in the expansive blue and gray shadow of the University of Memphis and a fast-talking operator/coach named John Calipari.
18. Council Committee Looks Broadly at Council Rules
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
A trio of Memphis City Council members weighing possible changes to the council’s way of conducting business has more questions at the outset than answers about what kind of conduct is allowed and what shouldn’t be on the elected body.
19. Electrical Workers Union Speaks Out Against Smart Meters
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The union representing Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employees, including meter readers, plans to take its problems with Smart Meters to the road – the side of the road.
Leaders of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1288 said Monday, July 8, they intend to put up billboards warning the public of what they say are the dangers of the new meters the utility plans to seek city funding for later this year.
20. Supreme Court Strikes Federal Marriage Provision
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
21. Unemployed Complain They Need a Job to Find a Job
- Monday, February 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Help wanted. Qualifications: Must already have a job.
It's a frustrating catch for those out of work in an era of high unemployment: looking for a job, only to find that some employers don't want anyone who doesn't already have one.
22. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
23. Oil Prices Fall After Warning From World Bank
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – A strong warning from the World Bank that growth in Asia may slow further dragged down the price of oil Monday.
24. Soul Celebration to Benefit MED Foundation
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Four Tops, The Temptations Review, Thelma Houston, and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will bring their legendary brand of soul to The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Saturday, March 31, during “Med Night: A Soul Celebration.”
25. Biden Calls for New Clean Energy Policy for US
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The United States can't lead the world in the 21st century with its current energy policy, Vice President Joe Biden told alternative technology supporters Tuesday at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas.
26. Let There Be Light
- Monday, August 29, 2011
This fall, a group of 1,000 Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers move deeper into a three-year, futuristic-sounding “Smart Grid” test project that began this past January.
They volunteered last year to get new automated meters for their homes, and half of them got a wireless digital counter top readout for inside their homes that allows them to watch their electricity usage. With a computer dashboard readout they can also follow trends for energy usage over time, and the device even suggests scenarios for cutting costs.
27. Harding's Convocation to Inaugurate New Name
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The 10th annual convocation celebration at Harding School of Theology is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 22, when area leaders are scheduled to help inaugurate the school’s name change.
Prior to July 1, the school was called Harding University Graduate School of Religion. Harding School of Theology is associated with Churches of Christ.
28. AP Analysis: States Face Long Slog After Recession
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
At statehouses around the country, the Great Recession is far from over: It could take years for many states to climb out of the hole and return to pre-downturn spending levels.
An Associated Press examination of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets and bank accounts still ravaged by a drop in tax revenue. Many states are also facing enormous long-term pension and health care obligations. At the same time, the payout of stimulus money from Washington that helped many states in their darkest hours has come to an end.
29. High Water Makes Mississippi Dangerous to Navigate
- Monday, May 23, 2011
ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER (AP) — Travis Morace has been running boats on the Mississippi for two decades, witnessing all of the mighty river's many moods. He's seen it calm and smooth as a newly paved road and endured jarring rides filled with treacherous twists and bumps.
30. Guide Aids Offenders On Return to Society
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
When a long stretch of traveling has to be done, especially if the journey is a difficult one, a travel guide often goes hand in hand with the journey.
With that in mind, a group of attorneys who got involved with the Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum have spearheaded the creation of such a guide that lists available resources for the benefit of offenders upon their release from prison.
31. Day of Reckoning
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Memphis and Shelby County governments are in the process of taking a hard look at the benefits they’ve promised to start paying their several thousand employees once they retire – payments the employees will then get for the rest of their lives.
32. Crye-Leike Honors Top Performers, Longevity
- Friday, April 22, 2011
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. honored its brokers working in the residential and commercial sectors Tuesday at its annual awards gala.
33. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.
34. Who’s Who of Soul to Perform for MED Foundation
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
More than a dozen legendary soul artists plan to bring down the house – in this case The Peabody hotel – during a one-night-only, blowout concert benefiting The MED Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
35. Bryson Birthday Bash to Benefit MED Foundation
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Fourteen soul musicians will take the stage to celebrate two-time Grammy winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday and raise money for The MED Foundation.
The party will include a seated dinner followed by a three-hour concert, cocktails, dancing, photos with the musicians and a live auction. It will be held April 15 at 7 p.m. at The Peabody hotel Grand Ballroom, 149 Union Ave.
36. Paradise Found
- Friday, March 18, 2011
A bright blue night. Just about any weekend anybody in the Gant button-down crowd could catch a concert at the Coliseum or Ellis Auditorium, crash a party at Clearpool, or hear a great band in a gym somewhere in Weejun town. This was Memphis in the early ‘60s. You could see Elvis at a stoplight, Jerry Lee in a restaurant, and listen to Wooly Bully on the radio waiting in line for auto inspection right in front of Sam the Sham’s club.
37. Wells Fargo to Modify 15K Option-ARM Loans in CA
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) – California Attorney General Jerry Brown says Wells Fargo Bank N.A. has agreed to modify adjustable-rate loans made to nearly 15,000 Californians by lenders that it acquired.
38. Deimund Named Clinical Director of Methodist Wound Centers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sandy Deimund has been named clinical director for the Methodist North and Methodist South Hospital Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers.
Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Education: Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and a member of the American Academy of Wound Management
Work Experience: Nurse manager, Methodist South Comprehensive Wound Healing Center; registered nurse, Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
Last book read: “Love ’Em or Lose ’Em” by Beverly L. Kaye
Favorite music: I like a variety of music, from country to classical.
Favorite movie: “African Queen”
Sports team: Tennessee Titans
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with friends, sudoku puzzles, traveling, reading
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could pick stocks like Warren Buffet.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? All of the patients who have overcome obstacles in their lives, yet continue to persevere.
Why did you pursue a career in health care? I have always had an innate curiosity about medicine and people. As a child, my dolls were always sick or injured and needed “health care.”
What drew you to Methodist? The Christian atmosphere and multiple opportunities available for nurses.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Any time a patient hugs me or shakes my hand and tells me how much they appreciate my efforts is the greatest feeling.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with patients to facilitate their healing process.
39. ADDY Awards Grapple With Bad Economy
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
A fight between the emcee and a performer interrupted the 2009-2010 Addy Awards ceremony Saturday night, and the fight itself was then interrupted when a man drove a motorcycle through the crowd of Memphis’ creative elite.
40. Angst Lingers Behind Uptick In Biz Permits
- Monday, January 18, 2010
Permits issued for businesses to operate in Shelby County during 2009 indicate a rebound in entrepreneurship, but tight credit and economic angst continue to be a drag on activity.
The number of permits issued for new businesses or renewed for established ones increased 5.7 percent compared to 2008. That’s an easy benchmark for measuring success because that year business permits plunged 11 percent from 2007.
41. Folks Like West Set Up for Failure When They Don’t ‘Get’ Memphis
- Monday, November 16, 2009
Soon-to-be former Tigers football coach Tommy West started something with what amounted to his exit interview last Monday.
42. Council Chairman Collins Readies For New Regime
- Monday, October 26, 2009
Memphis City Council Chairman Harold Collins will have a very good seat for today’s swearing-in ceremony of Memphis Mayor-elect A C Wharton Jr.
43. SEC Proposes New Rules for Credit Rating Agencies
- Monday, September 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators on Thursday proposed rules designed to stem conflicts of interest and provide more transparency for credit rating companies. They also proposed banning "flash orders," which give some traders a split-second edge in buying or selling stocks.
44. Mayor's Race Set at 25 Candidates
- Friday, September 11, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.
45. 25 In Final Field For City Mayor
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.
46. Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Shelby County Election Commission administrator Richard Holden told The Daily News several contenders had their petitions rejected once election commission staff checked the signatures.
Each person signing must be a registered voter in the city of Memphis and list the address that is on their voter registration record.
A total of 33 petitions were filed by the noon deadline. But several candidates were disqualified for not having enough signatures. And then three were returned to the list of candidates after a second check of their petitions. Those who returned to candidate status included Memphis school board member Sharon Webb.
Those who made today's cut have until noon Sept. 10 to withdraw from the race. The field will then become final.
The candidates include:
- Leo Awghowhat
- Kenneth Baroff
- Joe Brown, Memphis City Council member
- Randy L. Cagle
- Charles Carpenter, attorney
- Carol Chumney, former City Council member
- Dewey Clark, former aide to and witness against jailed Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
- James M. Clingan
- Menelik Fombi, a candidate for Memphis City Schools Board in past elections
- Wanda Halbert, chairwoman, City Council budget committee
- Johnny Hatcher
- Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges
- Constance Houston
- Dewayne Jones
- E.C. Jones, former City Council member
- Jerry Lawler, entertainer and former professional wrestler
- Myron Lowery, Memphis mayor pro tem
- Ernie Lunati
- Harrel C. Moore
- Mary T. Shelby-Wright, perennial candidate for numerous offices
- Detric W. Stigall
- Silky Sullivan, restaurant owner and entrepreneur
- David Vinciarelli
- Vuong Vaughn Vo
- Sharon Webb, Memphis school board member
- Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis school board member
- A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County mayor
- John Willingham, former Shelby County commissioner
Sullivan showed up at the Election Commission in a white Rolls Royce wearing a white suit.
“When you see this white suit, you know I’m coming at you,” he told reporters as he outlined a plan to turn The Pyramid over to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of the proposed lease to Bass Pro Shops.
“It’s going to be a dogfight,” Sullivan said of the mayor’s race.
When someone asked if he would still be in the race after next week’s withdrawal deadline, Sullivan said he was in “to the violent end.”
“You know you can’t win,” political blogger and radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews said to Sullivan.
“Why not?” Sullivan replied.
Anthony Willoughby, the last candidate to file before noon, told reporters he was a Realtor-broker who played a role in the development of Banneker Estates in southwest Memphis, the subdivision developed by former Mayor Willie Herenton.
“I’m not a politician,” Willoughby said. “I’m going to run on that statement.”
Willoughby didn't have enough qualified signatures, though. So he won't be running.
Daniko Flowers, a construction worker still wearing his safety vest, showed up at five minutes before noon and checked out a petition. He returned at three minutes past noon and was not allowed to file. Flowers only had 18 signatures on the petition anyway....
47. Here Comes the Sun: Memphis’ cut of the state’s solar energy plan
- Monday, July 20, 2009
The Sharp Manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill has always been a symbol as much as a working part of the city’s economic infrastructure.
The plant on South Mendenhall Road represents the city’s first truly international big business presence. It opened in 1978 after Japanese executives came to Memphis to negotiate directly with city leaders. And once the deal closed, a now-legendary picket line was thrown up by local union leaders. The picketing symbolized organized labor’s determination to have a voice in local economic development.
48. Circuit City Ripples Go Beyond Vacancies, Layoffs
- Thursday, February 05, 2009
Circuit City will finally flicker out when its last 567 stores close this year, but the bankruptcy of the nation's second-largest electronics retailer will ripple across the U.S. economy for years.
49. Council Again Rejects Lee Legal Fees
- Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The Memphis City Council this evening affirmed its vote in Oct. to reject paying the legal fees of former Memphis Light Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee.
The bill for Lee’s legal defense in a grand jury probe that led to his indictment as well as a hearing before the council came to $426,422. The corruption charges were later dropped by federal prosecutors.
The 7-6 vote came at the end of a day in which MLGW president Jerry Collins told council members talks between the utility and Lee’s attorney, Robert Spence, failed to reach any terms for a lesser amount.
Council members voting against the proposed settlement were: Bill Boyd, Kemp Conrad, Shea Flinn, Reid Hedgepeth, Myron Lowery, Bill Morrison and Jim Strickland. Those voting for it were: Joe Brown, Harold Collins, Edmund Ford Jr., Janis Fullilove, Wanda Halbert and Barbara Swearengen Ware.
Spence told The Daily News an announcement on a decision by Lee about pursuing the legal fees in a lawsuit against the city could be made as early as Tuesday.
The council has also given final approval this evening to an ordinance regulating the location of financial services, payday loan and title loan businesses.
The council vote was unanimous on third and final reading. Third and final vote before the Shelby County Commission is scheduled for Dec. 8.
The council passed an amended version that emerged as a compromise during today’s council session.
The ordinance bans the businesses from being with 1,000 feet of each other. The compromise worked out by council member Bill Morrison, with agreement from the payday loan industry, deals with a 90 day grace period for existing businesses to apply for a waiver.
Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware argued the location of the businesses isn’t the problem. It’s the high interest rates the companies charge – up to 264 percent annually.
“We need to deal with the root of the problem,” she said. “And if we could regulate how much (of an) interest rate is charged or how much the fees are, then we would be doing a service to the community,” Ware said. “I know we mean well here, but it’s supply and demand that is driving these businesses.”
But usery rates are regulated by the state and not the city council.
Morrison said the businesses cluster in his district which covers Frayser and Raleigh. Frayser is among the areas of the city hardest hit by home foreclosures.
Council member Harold Collins, whose district includes Hickory Hill – also hit hard by home foreclosures – said there is a connection. He counted at least 20 pay day lenders along one stretch of Winchester.
“Maybe they’re not contributing to the fact that many of the people in my district are losing their homes. But they are sure out there,” he said. “There needs to be some kind of line drawn that will keep the people in Hickory Hill from losing their homes.”
Steve Lockwood, head of the Frayser Community Development Corporation, said the close proximity of the lenders allows people in desperate financial straits to get around a limit of two loans totaling $500 from a particular lender by simply going to the payday lender next door.
He termed the location limits “an opening shot across the bow.” He said his organization’s financial counselors see a connection between the lenders and foreclosures.
“I think that the neighborhoods that are really going to benefit from this are in Cordova,” Lockwood said. “If you want Cordova to look like Winchester or Frayser, don’t pass this.”
In other action, a Fairgrounds development agreement is tentatively set to have the first of three Memphis City Council votes in two weeks.
The city picked Fair Ground LLC to develop a master plan for the property that includes the Mid-South Coliseum, The Liberty Bowl and The Children’s Museum of Memphis. What is still being worked out is a contract with the terms for drawing up that master plan.
There are still several formidable obstacles to putting a development agreement in writing.
Shelby County government owns some of the Fairgrounds land including some of the land under The Liberty Bowl.
City Housing & Community Development director Robert Lipscomb told City Council members he will again pursue an agreement in which the county would sell its share in The Fairgrounds as well as The Pyramid.
The Shelby County Commission rejected such a sell-off by the county during consideration of a development agreement for The Pyramid involving Bass Pro Shops.
The commission eventually approved the development agreement after the agreement won approval from the city council.
Without a sell-off, the Fairgrounds development agreement appears on its way to the same dual track debate and voting process.
Lipscomb also told The Daily News there are conflicting legal opinions on the amount of public infrastructure financing the city would have to put up to leverage private investment.
He said the amounts vary from $75 million to $200 million. The city is seeking legal opinions on the public amount required under terms of Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) financing. If the amount is $200 million or close to it, Lipscomb said it makes the Fairgrounds renovation much harder to accomplish.
Henry Turley, one of several developer partners in Fair Ground LLC, said he considers the city’s contribution to be $75 million. Turley was instrumental in drafting the state legislation that allowed for the Tourism Development Zones.
The TDZs allow for financing of bonds through sales tax revenue generated in the designated area or zone.
Turley wants to include a big box retail store on the site and possibly a hotel according to tentative plans that are fluid on the location of those and other parts of an overall plan. The sales tax revenue from the store would go to pay off the TDZ bonds. No local government general fund revenue would be used....
50. Lee’s Legal Fees Suit Could Surface Again
- Thursday, October 09, 2008
It was one year ago this week that nine new members were elected to the Memphis City Council.
It was the largest turnover of seats on the 13-member body in its 40-year history.
This week, the council had its most serious difference of opinion to date over a controversy that began onthe watch of the previous council. And it was one of the previous council members that made the difference in the outcome.
51. Bank of America Settles Lawsuits Over Bad Mortgages
- Tuesday, October 07, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Facing a lawsuit over deceptive mortgage practices, Bank of America Corp. is agreeing to pay more than $8 billion to modify hundreds of thousands of loans to keep people from losing their homes.
52. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.
Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.
53. City Council To Scrutinize MLGW’s Practices
- Thursday, May 29, 2008
For top executives of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, the political heat at City Hall can be stifling.
Some of those executives are due back before a Memphis City Council committee in the near future to finish a free-flowing discussion that began last week and they might argue took on the character of a withering interrogation.
54. Letter at Center of Ward Resignation Controversy
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
Armstead Ward, human resources vice president at Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, is resigning effective Sept. 5 after an internal audit found he does not live within the city limits, even though utility employees are required to do so.
55. 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.
56. Feds Urge Vigilance On Toy Safety
- Friday, November 23, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Urging shoppers to be vigilant, federal regulators on Tuesday highlighted a broad array of potential toy safety hazards, including the lead-based paint that forced manufacturers to recall millions of popular toys over the past several months.
57. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
58. New Olivet, LeMoyne-Owen Gear Up for BAMM Fundraiser
- Tuesday, May 15, 2007
New Olivet Baptist Church's BAMM (Bust-a-Move-Monday), which spotlights one black-owned business a month to encourage community support, is promoting a business of a different kind.
June's top pick, LeMoyne-Owen College, is in the business of educating future community leaders in Memphis, said BAMM public relations volunteer Marilyn Johnson. Chosen businesses usually are promoted through radio and television spots, eBlasts and word of mouth.
59. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.
60. Barone to ReplaceFratello as Grizz Head Coach
- Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Tony Barone Sr. has been named interim head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies. Barone is replacing Mike Fratello, who was fired from his head coaching duties Thursday afternoon.
61. 'Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End'
- Friday, December 29, 2006
Each time a modern historical figure dies - Pope John Paul II a couple of Aprils ago, for instance, or Princess Diana of Wales in August 1997 - I can't help thinking of a variety of snippets from popular culture, flickering strobe-light style across my mind's eye or my inner ear.
- Thursday, September 07, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds "Chamber in Action" today from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. A new member orientation begins at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
63. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
64. Area Journalists Are Heading to Law School
- Thursday, January 26, 2006
On March 6, reporters who think a bar exam is a night of trivia at the local pub will be getting some help. The Law School for Journalists will be held that day in Room 250 at the University of Memphis' School Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
65. Med Nurse Earns State Leadership Award
- Wednesday, November 02, 2005
The Tennessee Nurses Association recognized Dr. Diane Todd Pace with the Alma E. Gault Leadership Award. Pace is a nurse practitioner/nurse scientist with the Regional Medical Center at Memphis/Health Loop Clinics. She earned a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
66. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.
67. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
68. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
69. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
70. Archived Article: Special Report2
- Tuesday, May 18, 2004
New home construction pushes outwardly
Residential Growth Pushes Outward
More developers eye Fayette County for new home sites
The Daily News
Shelby County residential construction continued at a robust pace during first q...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner. The annual award honors the Enterprise employee whose leadership, professionalism, i...
72. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Jonathan M Jonathan M. Jones joined QualityLife Communities as director of business development. Prior to joining QualityLife, he worked for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and in the software industry. Dr. Ada Shotwell, dean of liberal arts an...
73. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Downtown Neighborhood Association will host its fifth annual Downtown Home Tour featuring a variety of seven new and renovated
Downtown Neighborhood Association will host its fifth annual Downtown Home Tour from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, featurin...
74. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 15, 2001
The Memphis Bar Association labor/employment law section will host an update on comparative fault and tort law from 1:30 p The Memphis Bar Association labor/employment law section will host an update on comparative fault and tort law from 1:30 p.m. ...
75. Archived Article: Ft Mort P.2
- Monday, March 06, 2000
FT Mortgage changes name as part of consolidation FT Mortgage changes name as part of consolidation FT Mortgage Cos., one of the nation's top10 mortgage originators, and its business units will become known as First Horizon Home Loan Corp., company ...
76. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 14, 1997
Pickering Inc Pickering Inc. has announced three new employees: April Horton has joined Pickering as marketing secretary. Horton is a recent graduate of the University of Memphis. She previously was an editorial assistant with the Brotherhood Commis...
77. Archived Article: Standout Gillis Lj
- Friday, November 22, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Building up speed Memphis builder Jerry Gillis crowned 1996 Shelby Pro Series Champion By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News When executives take some time off, many relax by pursuing their favorite sport perhaps hunting or fishing for thos...
78. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 1996
Ducks Unlimited has announced two recent appointments: John L. Haug as been appointed account representative for E. H. Clarke & Bro. Inc. Haug previously was director of advertising sales for Little Publications Inc. Ducks Unlimited has announce...