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1. Black Caucus of State Legislators to Meet in Memphis
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
More than 600 state legislators from across the country gather in Memphis starting Wednesday, Dec. 11, for the four-day annual meeting of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.
The national group is led by Tennessee State Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville. State Rep. Larry Miller of Memphis is president of the Tennessee caucus to the group.
2. Finance Complaints Against Haslam, Campfield Seen
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance will determine whether to fine Gov. Bill Haslam and state Sen. Stacy Campfield.
The registry earlier voted to impose modest fines on three Democratic legislators who failed to report political contributions. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville was assessed $250. State Reps. Joe Armstrong, D-Knoxville, and G.A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, were fined $50 each.
3. Council Grapples With Attrition Plan Reality
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
Every version of a city budget the Memphis City Council and Mayor A C Wharton Jr. considered in June included a plan to lose 300 city employees through attrition for long-term savings toward meeting rising future debt obligations.
4. Council Ponders Use of Reserve To Keep Fire Station Open
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Memphis City Council member considered briefly Tuesday, July 16, using $1.1 million from the $48 million city reserve fund to keep a North Memphis fire station open.
But they dropped the idea after Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. agreed to keep Fire Station #6, on Danny Thomas Boulevard north of Chelsea Avenue open at least until Labor Day.
5. Police Budget Passes Early Council Test
- Thursday, May 09, 2013
The Memphis City Council’s budget committee approved the largest budget for any single city division Tuesday, May 7.
But the committee debate before the vote set the stage for what is expected to be more discussion about how much the Memphis Police Department needs to protect and serve.
6. 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.
7. Blue CRUSH Cuts Point to Larger Divide
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
Crime numbers may be the most politically volatile set of statistics elected officials can debate or rely on.
The statistics mean little to someone who has been a crime victim. But they are a way of validating whether public money is being spent effectively. On the other hand, how crimes are counted always will be debated.
8. City Schools Chief of Staff Leaves for Chicago Job
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
John Barker, chief of staff for Memphis City Schools, is leaving the school system in January to become chief of accountability for Chicago Public Schools.
9. Black Caucus Organization Names New President
- Friday, December 21, 2012
Democratic Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been selected to be the president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators for the next two years.
10. Harwell Stops Payment for Some Legislator Travel
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
NASHVILLE – House Speaker Beth Harwell, who donates her own legislative expense payments to charity, has moved to curtail the expense money other state representatives collect for out-of-state traveling.
11. Tenn. Hospital Fee Proposal Passes House
- Friday, April 29, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to renew a fee on hospitals designed to avoid millions in TennCare cuts is headed to the governor.
The measure passed the House 86-3 on Thursday. The companion bill was unanimously approved in the Senate 30-0 earlier this month.
12. Commission to Appeal Second Juvenile Court Judgeship
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The battle over more than one Juvenile Court judge is on its way to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Shelby County Commissioners voted this week to appeal an earlier ruling by the Tennessee Appeals Court to the high court. The Supreme Court could choose to hear the case or deny the request for an appeal, which would leave the appeals court ruling in place.
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The R.S.V.P. Program is collecting old cell phones for use as 911 emergency phones for senior citizens and victims of domestic abuse. Phones and batteries may be dropped off through Dec. 31 at the Aging Commission of the Mid-South, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 1000. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have 10 or more phones to drop off, you may call Joanne Lowe at 515-2084 for pickup.
14. Abortion Resolution Fails Again in House Subcommittee
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state's constitution to allow more limits on abortion has failed again in a House subcommittee, but supporters say they aren't giving up hope this year.
15. Lawmakers Push Special Elections to Avoid Knox Co. Problems
- Thursday, February 14, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislators hoping other local governments can avoid recent chaos experienced by Knox County want to require special elections rather than appointments for filling multiple vacancies on a county commission.
16. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.
17. Second Juvenile Court Judge Position Hinges on Appeal
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
There won't be any move by the Shelby County Commission to fill a second Juvenile Court judge's position until the issue is decided by an appeals court.
Chancellor Kenny Armstrong refused to lift a stay of such an appointment Monday afternoon. As that was happening, commissioners, at their bi-monthly session, were opening a new front in the political discussion about changes to the court.
18. Juvenile Judge Stay Should Be Lifted, Commission Votes
- Friday, August 24, 2007
Shelby County Commissioners voted Wednesday to seek to lift a stay of a Chancery Court ruling that would allow them to appoint a second Juvenile Court judge.
The commission's attorney in the matter, Leo Bearman, is expected to file the motion with Chancellor Kenny Armstrong soon, said Commissioner Deidre Malone.
19. Q2 Court Filings Up Slightly
- Monday, July 17, 2006
Who'd have thought the decision last year to close a 30-year-old Memphis amusement park would spark a grassroots campaign to save it with everything from concerts, press conferences and a host of other public pleas?
20. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, February 03, 2005
Real Estate Market Drives Law Practice
Commercial Pickup Drives More Legal Business
The Daily News
The local real estate industry has been booming for the last two years as low mortgage interest rates have led many area resid...
21. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 02, 2005
MAAR Inducts Officers, Names Realtor Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following 2004 award winners: Lee McWaters of McWaters & Associates, Realtor of the Year; Sally Isom of Prudential Collins-M...
22. 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 ...
23. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, November 07, 2002
EEOC wins verdict against Northwest
EEOC wins verdict against Northwest
A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee returned a verdict in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and plainti...
24. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 27, 2000
The Memphis Bar Association presents the ninth annual Entertaining Motions Tuesday at Playhouse on the Square The Memphis Bar Association presents the ninth annual "Entertaining Motions" Tuesday at Playhouse on the Square. A light dinner i...
25. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
26. Archived Article: Minority Biz Committee
- Thursday, September 17, 1998
Sunquist creates minority business advisory committee Sunquist creates minority business advisory committee Gov. Don Sundquist announced Tuesday the establishment of the Minority Business Development Advisory Committee. The committee is designed to ...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 19, 1998
National Commerce Bancorporation Names David Popwell to Head Mergers and Acquisitions David T. Popwell has joined National Commerce Bancorporation as executive vice president for mergers and acquisitions. He formerly was chairman for the mergers and...
28. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, July 17, 1997
The Memphis/Mid-South chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U The Memphis/Mid-South chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee are sponsoring a seminar on Friday at noon at Calva...
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 19, 1997
Larry Lewis, president of Lewis Ford, was elected chairman of the board for the Better Business Bureau for 1997-1998 Larry Lewis, president of Lewis Ford, was elected chairman of the board for the Better Business Bureau for 1997-1998. Other elected ...
30. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, July 18, 1996
The Tennessee Bar Association has announced that TBA members insured through the Tennessee Bar Association Professional Liability Insurance Program between 1990 and 1993 will be receiving equity (profit) distributions totaling $500,000 The Tennessee...