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1. After the Campaign -

The 2014 election year began in January with dissent from the floor.

At the end of the Shelby County Democratic Party’s annual Kennedy Day fundraiser in January, former Memphis City Council member and state Rep. Carol Chumney, who was not among the speakers, challenged the party establishment from her table to do more to support women running for office.

2. Voters Approve Wine, Amendments -

Shelby County citizens voted 2-to-1 Tuesday, Nov. 4, against a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that gives the Tennessee Legislature the power to regulate abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.

3. Voters Approve Wine, Constitutional Amendments -

Shelby County citizens voted 2-to-1 Tuesday, Nov. 4, against a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that gives the Tennessee Legislature the power to regulate abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.

4. Shelby Early Vote Shows "No" Carry On Abortion Amendment -

Shelby County’s early vote totals show a defeat for the amendment to the Tennessee Constitution involving abortion and passage of the other three amendments.

The vote count for Shelby County only during the early voting period in advance of the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election day show:

5. Amendments, Wine Dominate Election Day -

The last of 2014’s three elections promises to be defined just as much by the questions on the ballot as it is by the choices among candidates.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, across Tennessee, with polls open in Shelby County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

6. Training Ground -

You can’t perfectly simulate a real-life disaster. Dr. Joe Holley knows this better than most.

7. Judicial Campaigns Get Testy With Endorsements -

Some of the reticence about political combat that defines local nonpartisan judicial elections is beginning to wear thin with a little more than a month until the start of early voting for the Aug. 7 elections.

8. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

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.

9. Frierson Joins T-Shirt Champions as Art Director -

Nikki Frierson has joined T-Shirt Champions as art director, where she will oversee the planning and creation of all T-shirt art produced by the company’s graphic design team. Frierson is also currently involved in Leadership Memphis’ FastTrack program, an initiative that teaches emerging, high-profile leaders personal leadership skills and knowledge of the community.

10. Events -

Volunteer Mid-South will hold its Volunteer Expo Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oak Court Mall, 4465 Poplar Ave. Dozens of Mid-South nonprofits will be on hand to discuss programs and volunteer opportunities. Visit volunteermidsouth.org.

11. Events -

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host a heart-healthy cooking demonstration Monday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the hospital, 5959 Park Ave. RSVP at 765-1849.

12. New Model Brings Ford Back to Funeral Business -

Memphis political icon Harold Ford Sr. is changing careers again. In this case, it is a return to the Ford family business for the 11-term U.S. representative, who has been a Washington consultant and lobbyist since he opted not to seek re-election in 1996.

13. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary -

Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.

14. Arlington Early Voting is Saturday -

Early voting in Arlington municipal elections is Saturday, Sept. 7, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 6145 Quintard St.

15. 11 File for State House District 91 Special Election -

The race for the state House seat held by the late Lois DeBerry since 1973 includes 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and no Republicans or independents, as of the Thursday, Aug. 29, noon filing deadline for candidates.

16. Medical Mergers -

In January, The Medical Group, an adult internal medicine practice in Germantown with seven physicians: Drs. Todd Overby, Alison Pomykala, Richard Jordan, Terinell Beaver, Steven Wener, Mark Castellaw and Dana Wright sold to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. after being independent since 1956.

17. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dr. Roland Gray, medical director of the Tennessee Medical Foundation, will discuss prescription drug abuse. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

18. Events -

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.

19. 'Fiscal Cliff' Worries Pressure Oil Prices -

The price of oil is lower as traders look for signs of progress in negotiations over U.S. budget issues.

Benchmark oil dropped 88 cents, or 1 percent, to $86.31 per barrel in New York.

Oil has traded in a narrow range this month as cautious investors await the outcome of budget talks in Washington. Without an agreement, huge tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect Jan. 1 that economists say could push the U.S. into a recession. And would mean less demand for oil and other energy products.

20. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

21. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

22. Sales Tax Weekend Boost for Biz, Consumers -

Mignonne Wright is looking forward to this weekend. Friday, Aug. 3, kicks off the state’s yearly three-day sales tax holiday that can fuel a boost in business for retailers that carry certain clothing, school supplies and computers.

23. Oil Prices Rise for a Third Day -

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices rose for a third straight day on Friday after China said its economy grew as expected in the second quarter.

It was the slowest pace since 2009. Still, the 7.6 percent growth rate was enough to calm analysts, who feared worse results, given a recent decline in manufacturing activity. China is the world's second-largest oil consumer behind the U.S.

24. Chism Vying With Jackson for Court Clerk -

With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.

25. Chism Vying With Jackson for GS Court Clerk -

With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.

26. Events -

Visible Music College will hold the seventh annual 24-Hour Drumathon beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The entire percussion department will drum for 24 hours at the Ann and Jim Vining Concert Hall, 200 Madison Ave. The event will raise money for Visible Music College drummers to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. The Drumathon will be broadcast live online, To donate, watch streaming video or request a song, visit www.drumathon.com.

27. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.

And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.

28. Allie Prescott to Head U of M Alumni Association -

Allie Prescott has been elected president of the University of Memphis Alumni Association national executive board of directors.

Prescott holds his bachelor’s and law degrees from the U of M, and he is a life member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. As a former adviser to the executive director and former vice president for membership, Prescott is serving his fifth year on the national board.

29. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections -

Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.

30. City Council Still Debating Budget Decision -

In some ways, the city budget season isn’t over just yet.

Memphis City Council member Joe Brown moved Tuesday, July 5, to reverse an effective 4.6 percent pay cut for city employees through 12 unpaid furlough days.

31. Oil Drops Below $98; Pump Prices Fall Over Weekend -

Oil prices dropped Monday, a good sign for drivers who are finally seeing a little relief at the gas pump.

The average price for a gallon of regular fell 3 cents over the week to $3.955 nationally. That's still nearly 14 cents more than it was a month ago, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service.

32. Kilboy Focused on ‘Transforming’ Properties with Praxis -

Originally from Chicago, Jim Kilboy discovered an appreciation for architecture at an early age.

Inspired by his boyhood idol, famed Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kilboy in 2008 created Praxis Custom Builders.

33. Former U.S. Attorney Greenlee Discusses Big Cases -

The former U.S. Attorney for North Mississippi during the prosecution of North Mississippi attorney Dickie Scruggs for bribing a judge says there were some fears the powerful attorney or his friends might destroy the government’s case by talking some key witnesses out of cooperating.

34. Pump Prices Likely to Rise with Egypt Unrest -

Retail gasoline prices are likely to creep higher as anti-government protests continue in Egypt and concerns remain about the stability of the Middle East.

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.124 on Friday, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. That's up 2.4 cents in the past week. Analysts expect prices to stay at $3 a gallon or higher — perhaps rising as much as 8 cents over the next two weeks — until the conflict in Egypt is resolved and tensions ease in neighboring countries.

35. Rout Brings Experience, Leadership To BankTennessee -

Jim Rout was an elected official in Shelby County for nearly 30 years and served two terms as the county’s mayor, beginning in 1994.

It’s safe to say he’s a very experienced public speaker, but back in 1961, as a freshman at then-Memphis State University, the prospect of speaking in front of a few of his college classmates was so daunting that he walked out of the class and never came back.

36. Fulbright-Dent Joins First Tennessee Team -

Moya Fulbright-Dent has been named to the First Tennessee Bank private client team.

Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
Education: B.S. in finance, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Work Experience: Eight years at American Express Financial Advisors; six and a half years in banking, five at First Tennessee
Family: Husband and college sweetheart, Daniel; and two-year-old son, Colin.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The two people who have influenced me most are my mother and my first boss, Harish Vishria. By example, my mom instilled a work ethic, mental toughness and positive attitude that has gotten me through every experience in my life. (Vishria) taught me the difference between a dream and a goal and gave me the ability to teach others how to achieve their dreams by setting goals.
Why did you pursue a career in financial services? As a child, I saw firsthand the difference asset management can make in not only one person’s life but that of a whole multigenerational family. When I was about 10 years old, two older family members passed away. I learned at that early age how difficult it can be to struggle with the emotional and financial challenges that can come with a loss in a family. I saw then how important it is to be prepared for life’s uncertainties so that one can make the right choices.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider the everyday difference I am able to make in my clients’ lives my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Each person’s financial situation is different. When I chose to major in business instead of art or literature, I thought I was giving up the chance to use my creativity. I have found that developing a plan for an individual, a family, or a business takes just as much creativity as writing a novel or painting a picture.

37. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee -

Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.

38. Taking Off -

Aviators attain flight and control the movements of their aircraft by precisely balancing the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. The people piloting the aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of Memphis’ economy focused on the airport, other transportation assets and the connectivity among them – are negotiating their own set of physics in hopes of becoming airborne.

39. Taking Off -

Aviators attain flight and control the movements of their aircraft by precisely balancing the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. The people piloting the aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of Memphis’ economy focused on the airport, other transportation assets and the connectivity among them – are negotiating their own set of physics in hopes of becoming airborne.

40. Events -

Memphis Area Women Business Owners will hold a breakfast mixer today from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Perkins, 1340 S. Germantown Parkway. For reservations, e-mail Tess Bear at nawbotreas@yahoo.com, Nita Black nitab@memphisoriginals.com or Alandas Dobbins at alandas@nsightmemphis.com.

41. Oil Falls Over $3 on Weak U.S. Economic Data -

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices dropped more than $3 a barrel Thursday, retreating from the previous day's surge, as disappointing data on the U.S. economy signaled further cutbacks in energy demand for the world's thirstiest oil consumer.

42. ServiceMaster Franchise Honored for Performance -

Local ServiceMaster franchise ServiceMaster Building Maintenance has been honored with two awards at the company’s international convention in Orlando.

The ServiceMaster Clean parent company presented the President’s Cabinet Award to owners Chris McCall, Jim Black and Kyle Corbin of ServiceMaster Building Maintenance and their service team for owning the largest ServiceMaster Clean contract janitorial cleaning franchise in the world.

43. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying -

WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.

44. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Recognizes Marx & Bensdorf’s Cherny -

Eileen Cherny, relocation director for Marx & Bensdorf, has received the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President’s Service Recognition Award. The award acknowledges committee and board involvement, presentations at network conferences and service in various capacities.

45. Budget Woes Scramble Lottery Funding Plans -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislators facing lower-than-expected lottery revenue must now decide how to fund initiatives such as providing more scholarships for students and making structural improvements to state school buildings.

46. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline -

About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.

Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.

47. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org -

George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.

48. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services -

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. Lawmakers Nearing Agreement on Key Piece Of Lottery Legislation -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle say they're nearing agreement on a key piece of lottery scholarship legislation that would allow more students to graduate in Tennessee.

50. New Report Says What Pets Can't -

Local entrepreneur Jim McPeak has gone to the dogs.

Over the last two decades, McPeak has been an enthusiastic promoter of prevention and wellness programs, educating Americans about staying healthy. The creation of his new company, Pet Health Systems LLC, is meant to accomplish the same, but with a twist: His product is for dogs.

51. Perrin to Oversee Orpheum's Fundraising Efforts, Special Events -

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.

52. Carriage Crossing Invites Patrons to Eat, Shop - and Sleep - With New Hotel -

Collierville used to be a sleepy country town, but it soon will turn into a good place for travelers to get some sleep.

Southern Hospitality LLC plans to begin construction on a 131-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in early 2007 that will become the third anchor of The Avenue Carriage Crossing outdoor mall in Collierville, the Memphis suburb with an estimated 44,000 residents.

53. Crone Named Fellow of Memphis Bar Foundation -

Alan Crone, attorney and co-founder of Crone & Mason PLC, has been named a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. The appointment was made at the annual joint meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation, Sept. 11. Read more about Crone in tomorrow's Law Talk feature.

54. Martin Joins Glankler Brown as Member -

Venita Marie Martin has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as a member of the firm. Martin concentrates her practice in general civil litigation, family law and employment law. She previously served as law clerk to Tennessee Supreme Court Justice A.A. Birch Jr.

55. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Shelby County Alumni Honored

MAHBA Announces New Board Members

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association announced the following new members of its board of directors: Tommy Byrnes, Phil Chamberlain III, Ginger Coggins, Michael Matthews and G...

56. Archived Article: Standout - A true professional A true professional By MARY DANDO The Daily News Ruth Ann Hale is the medias media person. The Raleigh-Egypt High School graduate and University of Memphis alumnus knows Memphis and is recognized as a true professional in her fie...

57. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Jan. 14-Jan. 20 Jan. 14 The International Association of Administrative Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn East. Ruth W. Lentz, IJL Wachovia first vice president of inve...

58. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Concert for New York with a Memphis touch

Concert for New York has a Memphis touch

By MARY DANDO

The Daily News

Memphis mercantile maestro Paul Tudor Jones is about to pull off one of his greatest feats.

Saturday, some of the greatest...

59. Archived Article: Real Focus (tour) - Downtown Living Goes on Show Downtown living goes on display By MARY DANDO The Daily News Anyone wishing to know what its like to live Downtown is in for a treat Sunday when the Downtown Neighborhood Association hosts its annual home tour. The tour ...

60. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The American Bar Association Heroes Series continues Wednesday with Heroines: Role Models for Women in the Profession Jim Farmer of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be the speaker at the Collierville Job Service Emplo...

61. Archived Article: Memos - Vastera Adds Dennis Jones, FDX CIO, Dennis H. Jones, executive vice president of information technology and chief information officer for FDX Corp., has been appointed to the board of directors for Vastera Inc. Ernst & Young announced the follow...

62. Archived Article: Community Bank Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON DeSoto Countians to launch local bank By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Three members of the DeSoto County business community, along with two bankers from other parts of Mississippi, have filed an application with the state to organ...

63. Archived Article: Calvary - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Calvary in the Arts to begin Wednesday By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The sounds of gospel music will emanate from the corner of Second Street and Adams Avenue on Wednesday as Calvary Episcopal Church begins its 16th season o...

64. Archived Article: Memos - Matt Keenan has joined Marsha McDonald & Associates Advertising as an art director Matt Keenan has joined Marsha McDonald & Associates Advertising as an art director. He formerly worked for the Meridian Group in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as ...