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1. Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey Dies At Age 73
- Monday, July 13, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey died Sunday, July 12.
Word of the 73-year old jurist’s death comes less than a year after Bailey returned to the bench, winning election to Circuit Court after retiring as a Circuit Court Judge in 2009.
2. Boner, Peel and a Reporter’s Call Spark a City’s Embarrassment
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Nashville’s mayor broke into a broad smile and funny walk, pointing across the main dining room at the old TGI Friday’s on Elliston Place to a young reporter seated at a long table with eight colleagues and friends.
3. 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.
4. Tumult of 1968 Leaves Indelible Mark on Memphis’ Legal, Political Figures
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
When attorney David Caywood thinks about the pivotal events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, there is usually a big “what if” moment.
5. 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:
6. Big Leap From Hollywood Hustle to Nolensville ‘Barn’
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
The step-grandmother of Clark Gable’s granddaughter leans back in her chair inside the Mennonite furniture store and holds up a foot.
“Look. I’m wearing orange socks. I must be eccentric,” says Linda Roberts as a gray, misty day chases me from Nolensville Road into the worn building tucked against Mill Creek.
7. Attorneys Recall Role of Law in Events of 1968
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
David Caywood still remembers the memorandum of understanding that almost settled the 1968 sanitation workers strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
8. Wade to Lead Southern College of Optometry's Hayes Center
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Dr. Lisa Wade has been named director of the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence at Southern College of Optometry, which focuses on teaching business principles to help optometrists succeed in independent practice.
9. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
10. Station Inn: Music History Amid Gulch High-Rises
- Saturday, November 08, 2014
J.T. Gray – who pioneered smokeless nightclubs before it became fashionable (and/or mandated) – is glad to see sparkling condo towers, office buildings, restaurants and the like sprouting around him. After all, these newcomers eventually might find themselves inside his time-out-of-mind blockhouse where Bill Monroe used to just drop by and pick.
11. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing
- Friday, August 29, 2014
For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.
But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.
12. 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.
13. Ruling Issued in Case Over Health Adviser Rules
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has blocked the state of Tennessee from enforcing emergency rules for people who advise others about the new health insurance exchange.
The Tennessean reports U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell issued a temporary restraining order Monday. In his ruling, Campbell said the rules defining who can help are too broad.
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present a Great Wine Performances wine tasting and theater contest Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Characters from “Les Miserables” will serve 10 French wines and tests attendees’ knowledge of the musical for prizes. Cost is $65 at the door. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
- Monday, August 19, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will present a Great Wine Performances wine tasting and theater contest Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Characters from “Les Miserables” will serve 10 French wines and tests attendees’ knowledge of the musical for prizes. Cost is $50 in advance or $65 at the door. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a performance of “Les Miserables” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. A pre-performance reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available through MCAC, 888-4342.
17. Restored Video Shows James Earl Ray in Memphis
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Newly-restored videotapes showing James Earl Ray's return to Memphis to face trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have been released on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.
18. Defendant Gets 12 Years in Petties Drug Case
- Monday, March 25, 2013
A contract killer for the Craig Petties drug organization who never carried out his job got a 12-year, five-month prison sentence Thursday, March 21, from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays.
19. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million
- Friday, December 28, 2012
The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands.
Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.
20. International Exposure
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.
European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.
21. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
22. Slice of the Pie
- Monday, June 18, 2012
Come mid-July, local restaurateur Aldo Dean will launch Aldo’s Pizza Pies, his group’s third concept in Memphis and second in Downtown’s Central Business District.
Dean is one of three partners behind the new 3,900-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of Henry Turley Co.’s Barboro Flats at 100 S. Main St. Adam Slovis of Slovis & Associates LLC represented Dean and his group in its seven-year lease for Aldo’s Pizza Pies.
23. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
24. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.
Hometown: Lake Charles, La.
25. Feds: Gibson Wood Seizure Linked to Criminal Probe
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
Federal prosecutors are confirming there's a criminal investigation under way related to the Gibson Guitar raid and are asking a judge to delay efforts by the company to reclaim wood that was seized.
26. 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.
27. Marlo Thomas Book Looks at Laughter
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.
In learning about comedy, Marlo Thomas had some of the best teachers in the world in her father Danny Thomas and the other legendary entertainers who were fixtures in the Thomas household, where they would swap stories and entertain each other.
28. Panel to Recommend Next UT President to Trustees
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five remaining candidates in the search for a University of Tennessee president answered questions — many about fundraising and finances — in separate interviews Wednesday ahead of at least two of them making the final cut.
29. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
30. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
31. 39-Year Sen. Douglas Henry to Face Dem Challenge
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville lawyer Jeff Yarbro announced Tuesday he will mount a Democratic primary challenge to state Sen. Douglas Henry, the chamber's longest serving member.
32. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee
- Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.
33. First Horizon CEO Strikes Optimistic Tone for Shareholders
- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
First Horizon National Corp. president and CEO Bryan Jordan opened his remarks to shareholders at the Memphis company’s annual meeting Tuesday with what most listeners probably would say was an understatement.
“What an interesting year it’s been,” he said.
Jordan went on to acknowledge the bumpy economy had left the bank holding company with a $192 million net loss at the end of 2008. The company’s loss at the end of the first quarter was $82.8 million after paying out almost $15 million in preferred stock dividends.
Also as part of the unusual series of events in 2008, the company began a major wind-down of its national business and accepted an $866 million infusion of federal capital through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
But Jordan also pointed to a strategic repositioning of the bank’s mission and operations as reasons to be optimistic about the future. First Horizon, the banking arm of which turned 145 years old this year, saw core deposits up about 4 percent in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter.
The company boasts strong capital and liquidity positions, with a Tier 1 capital ratio of 15 percent and tangible common equity to tangible assets at 7.1 percent. And Jordan said the company’s capital markets operation saw a second consecutive quarter of record earnings, with fixed-income revenues of $197 million in the first quarter compared to $156.5 million in the previous quarter.
“History supports a hopeful attitude,” Jordan said. “Our country will bounce back from this downturn. Our company also has a legacy of endurance and success.”
Actions taken by shareholders at the meeting include:
- Appointing KPMG LLP as First Horizon’s auditor for 2009.
- Electing five directors to serve until the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected: Mark Emkes, Bryan Jordan, Brad Martin, William Sansom and Vicki Palmer.
- Approving an advisory proposal on executive compensation.
The advisory proposal is an outgrowth of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, requiring any participant in the TARP program to include a non-binding shareholder vote on executive compensation.
Commonly referred to as a “say on pay” proposal, it gives shareholders a chance to endorse or speak out against the company’s executive pay program.
The First Horizon board of directors also approved Mike Rose's move from executive chairman of the board to non-executive chairman, a move that means a shifting for Rose away from an active, hands-on management role.
Rose became executive chairman more than two years ago as Jerry Baker became First Horizon's CEO. Baker was replaced in September by Jordan.
"The board and I agreed that I would serve in an executive role during what we realized would be a time of significant change for this company," Rose said in a statement. "And now the board and I agree that it's time for me to move to a non-executive role and focus my energy on the work of the board while leaving the management of the company to the strong CEO and leadership team that's in place today."...
- Tuesday, April 07, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will host the Metro Business Council Breakfast today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Terrance Reed, vice president of human resources for Buckeye Technologies, and Paul Morris of law firm Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC will speak. Cost is $20 for members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at email@example.com or 543-3518.
- Monday, April 06, 2009
The Musculoskeletal Quarterly Lecture Series will be today at 5 p.m. at the University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology. Timothy M. Wright will speak on “Improving the Performance of Elbow Arthroplasty – An Effort in Translational Research.” For reservations, call 271-0000.
36. Holiday Shopping Season Off to a Modest Start
- Tuesday, December 02, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - The Thanksgiving shopping weekend may not have been the disaster some had feared, but unprecedented discounts and tempered buying likely resulted in overall soft sales as a buying binge on Friday quickly fizzled. Now, online retailers are ramping up deals to turn skittish shoppers into "Cyber Monday" spenders.
37. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
38. Weak Rules Cripple Appraiser Oversight
- Tuesday, August 19, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - As soaring home prices set the stage for America's great housing meltdown, a critical step in making sure those home sales were a fair deal - the real estate appraisal - was undermined from within.
39. Perrin to Oversee Orpheum's Fundraising Efforts, Special Events
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Orpheum Theatre announced Jim Perrin has been named vice president of development. Perrin previously served as the president of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. In his new position, he will oversee the Orpheum's fundraising efforts, special events and other projects.
40. Anna Mae He Act Making Way Through General Assembly
- Monday, May 14, 2007
The Anna Mae He Act was approved Wednesday by the Tennessee House Children and Family Affairs Committee and now is moving through the Senate.
The current House bill aims to address cases such as the Anna Mae He case by more clearly defining terms such as "willfully failed to support" and "willfully failed to visit." Those terms were at the core of findings by both the Tennessee Supreme Court in January and that of Robert L. Childers, judge in Division 9 of the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District, in his initial finding in May 2004.
41. On the Way Down
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
A number of notable building permits have been filed in the Memphis area during 2006's first quarter.
The State of Tennessee filed a $23 million permit for property at 951 Court Ave. in March and is planning to build the new Memphis Mental Health Institute on the site, said John Hundley of TRO, the project's architect.
42. 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.
43. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Mpact Memphis presents a leadership luncheon from noon to 2 p
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Hernando DeSoto Room at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Sgt. Jerry W. Bierbrodt of the Memphis Police Department and Detective Steve ...
44. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
e-photo) Rebecca DeRousse was named assistant administrator of Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown
Kiwanis Club Names Luttrell Lawman of the Year
The Kiwanis Club named Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell Jr. as Lawman of the Year for the Lou...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
46. Archived Article: Mlk (lead)
- Friday, January 12, 2001
MLK summit leads events commemorating day Summit leads events commemorating MLK By SUE PEASE The Daily News For those wanting to do something to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday Monday, there are a lot of options in Memphis. Starting tom...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Jerry Corless recently was selected as a member of New England Financials exclusive All-Star Team Laura Linder was hired by The Greater Memphis Arts Council as vice president for marketing and development. Linder joined the staff Aug. 7. She replace...
48. Archived Article: Real Fcs (log Hms) Lj
- Tuesday, April 21, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Log home living Demand for log homes increases as consumers discover theyre not just log cabins anymore By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For many people, the term "log home" brings to mind a dark, drafty cabin, perhaps wi...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 10, 1997
Richard Shaw has joined the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of development Richard Shaw has joined the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of development. Shaw formerly served as the director of annual giving and op...
50. 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...
51. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, March 14, 1996
03-14 Benchmark Chris Payne vs. Cleo Kirkwood and Ruby Kirkwood. An employee of the U.S. Postal Service is suing a Memphis couple for $250,000, according to a suit filed in Circuit Court. The plaintiff alleges that when he delivered mail to the defe...