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1. Brewing Opportunity
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Memphians like Jimmy Lewis are leaving established careers to remake themselves as coffee roasters, it’s one sign that coffee culture in Memphis is abundant with opportunity and steadily coming into its own.
2. Council to Weigh Next Moves on Beale
- Friday, December 12, 2014
A Beale Street Tourism Development Authority with a nine-member appointed board would oversee the development and management of the entertainment district under the terms of a 13-page resolution that goes to the Memphis City Council this week for discussion.
3. How Businesses Can Avoid Holiday Party Problems
- Monday, December 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – If John Olajide's staffers have one too many at his company's holiday party he'll have them shuttled home in a taxi or send them to a hotel room for the night.
"If they're at our party, we're responsible for them," says Olajide, the founder and CEO of Dallas software maker Axxess. "We'll take any steps to ensure their safety."
4. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
5. Minyard Joins Barge Waggoner
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tom Minyard, a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as the civil works program manager. In his new role, Minyard’s responsibilities include the advancement of the firm’s strategic direction as it relates to its civil works program for local, state and federal governments. His areas of technical interest include flood risk reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration and emergency response.
6. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Prepares to Induct Nine
- Friday, October 10, 2014
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.
7. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.
In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.
8. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
9. Hit Factory
- Friday, August 15, 2014
The massive trees and the shade they make are the only thing left on the northwest corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Chelsea Avenue from the days when American Studios turned out 120 hit records from 1965 to 1972.
10. GOP Pushes House Toward Approving Obama Lawsuit
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
11. Club Crave Property Sees New Activity
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
A nightclub developer known for projects in Hollywood and the recent Fly Lounge at FedExForum has plans for the old Club Crave property on the northeast corner of Fourth and Beale streets.
Steven Adelman reportedly has plans to lease the property and develop a nightclub Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. says would be called The Palace.
12. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
13. Cash Reflects on ‘Long Way Home’
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
As Graceland marks the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley in August, another important artist from Sun Records will be remembered in Dyess, Ark.
The opening of Johnny Cash’s childhood home in Dyess as a museum is Aug. 16.
14. 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.
15. ‘History Has Changed’
- Friday, March 21, 2014
The headquarters for Freedom Summer is still being set up and nearby the stage is almost ready for the March on Washington.
The almost-finished exhibit on the black power movement includes an interactive media table that is as bold as the moments and cultural history it offers.
16. Congress Letting 55 Tax Breaks Expire at Year End
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty – once again – for millions of individuals and businesses.
17. Van Vliet Takes on Roles at UT Medical, The MED
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dr. Michael M. Van Vliet has joined the department of plastic surgery at UT Medical Group, has been named assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been appointed director of burn critical care for the Firefighters Regional Burn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
18. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
19. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
20. Akbari Takes District 91 Democratic Primary
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
As fewer than 2,000 voters participated in the latest of 11 elections in Shelby County in a three-month span, the independent candidate in the Nov. 21 special general election for state House District 91 filed suit against state election officials in U.S. Federal Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
21. Akbari Wins Democratic State House Primary
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Raumesh Akbari, an attorney making her first bid for elected office, won the Democratic primary State House special election Tuesday, Oct. 8 in a low turnout contest featuring seven contenders and an unofficial voter turnout of 5.4 percent.
22. Voters to Decide Nominee for DeBerry’s Seat
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
For the first time in 41 years, Lois DeBerry’s name will not be on a Shelby County ballot for a state House seat.
23. Indie Memphis Unveils New Festival Lineup
- Friday, October 04, 2013
The lineup for this year’s 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is set.
During a preview party at the new Hi-Tone Café Thursday night, director Craig Brewer lifted the curtain on the slate of films being shown at this year’s festival, which kicks off on Halloween. The four-day event runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 and includes more than 45 feature films that will be shown on five screens in the Overton Square district.
24. House District 91 Candidates Share Stage
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
For the first time in a shortened campaign season, all seven candidates in the Oct. 8 Democratic primary for state House District 91 shared the same stage.
Early voting in the primary continues through Thursday, Oct. 3.
25. Early Voting Opens in State House Primary
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Early voting opens Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91.
From Wednesday through Sept. 26, early voting is limited to the Shelby County Election Commission office at 157 Poplar Ave.
26. This week in Memphis history: September 13-19
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
1973: Wayne W. Pyeatt assumed the duties of chief executive officer of National Bank of Commerce. He had been president and chief administrative officer. The decision by the bank’s board left Lewis R. McKee as board chairman.
27. Arlington Early Voting is Saturday
- Friday, September 06, 2013
Early voting in Arlington municipal elections is Saturday, Sept. 7, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 6145 Quintard St.
28. 11 File for State House District 91 Special Election
- Friday, August 30, 2013
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.
29. Christian Brothers Names Doyle Vice President of Student Life
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.
30. Supreme Court: 'Pay to Delay' Generic Drugs Can be Illegal
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and therefore challenged in court.
31. Watchdog: IRS Enjoy Luxury Rooms at Conference
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.
32. Median CEO Pay Rises to $9.7 Million in 2012
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
CEO pay has been going in one direction for the past three years: up.
The head of a typical large public company made $9.7 million in 2012, a 6.5 percent increase from a year earlier that was aided by a rising stock market, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.
33. The New Beale
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.
Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”
34. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Jonathan Pekar, director of Ardent Studios film department, won the 27th Mid-South Emmy award for Best Commercial Spot for creating the animated Memphis Music Foundation commercial.
The project also showcases the talents of painter Lamar Sorrento and singer/songwriter Keia Johnson.
35. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy Award
- Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Jonathan Pekar, director of Ardent Studios film department, won the 27th Mid-South Emmy award for Best Commercial Spot for creating the animated Memphis Music Foundation commercial.
The project also showcases the talents of painter Lamar Sorrento and singer/songwriter Keia Johnson.
36. Top White-Collar Crime Prosecutor Getting SEC Job
- Friday, January 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will nominate former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar crimes, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.
37. Cash Exits At Critical Juncture In Merger
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Countywide school board members approved Thursday, Jan. 10, a severance package that ends Kriner Cash’s tenure as superintendent of Memphis City Schools.
Cash will remain through the end of July as an employee in an advisory capacity. At the end of July he gets six months of regular pay and $17,000 in moving and legal expenses as well as a letter of recommendation from the school system.
38. Petties Hit Man Sentence Poses Dilemma
- Monday, January 07, 2013
U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays had a dilemma as he sentenced a contract killer Thursday, Jan. 3, for his part in the Craig Petties drug organization.
39. US Economy Could Handle Short Fall Over 'Cliff'
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The economic threat that's kept many Americans on edge for months is nearing reality – unless the White House and Republicans cut a budget deal by New Year's Day.
40. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
41. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.
42. Full Docket
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Here’s a look at what’s going on at the moment in the city’s legal community and some things that are on the horizon.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. On Oct. 27, the school held its 50th anniversary celebration for the Downtown facility, which opened in 2010 and marked a new chapter for a building that once was the Front Street post office for nearly 40 years and a federal courthouse before that.
43. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
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.
44. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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.
45. Law School Celebrates 50 Years
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
At the end of this month, the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will celebrate half a century of preparing young legal minds for the future challenges they’ll face in the field of law.
46. Police Officer Latest Defendant in Sex Trafficking
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The latest sex trafficking case in Memphis federal court involves a Memphis police officer who allegedly brought three women into a Memphis nightclub last November and “announced the women were available as prostitutes to patrons of the nightclub.”
47. McBroom Joins Indie Memphis as Director of Operations
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mandy McBroom has been named director of operations for Indie Memphis, the first full-time staff member to hold the position. In her new role, she will oversee festival operations, shorts programming, volunteer opportunities and membership growth.
48. School Board to Consider Aitken’s Role in Transition
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Countywide school board members have been known to debate what is on their agenda for as long as an hour or so before moving on to other matters.
That may be the case Tuesday, Aug. 28, when the board picks up where it left off at their work session a week ago.
49. Work Remains for Superintendent Selection Group
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The group trying to come up with a process for selecting a superintendent to lead the merger of Shelby County’s two school systems has a lot of lead work to do in a short time.
The group is likely to have numerous discussions in the coming weeks about what kind of school system that superintendent will be leading. The countywide school board hasn’t yet acted on the set of recommendations from the planning commission that will define the merged school district’s structure and scope.
50. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
51. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
52. Election Commission Admits Ballot Problems
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Challenges to the conduct of the Aug. 2 election may have reached a peak Tuesday, July 24.
The Shelby County Election Commission admitted a “limited number” of voters in some precincts got early voting ballots that included the wrong district races.
53. Agricenter International Announces New Board
- Friday, July 13, 2012
The Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, recently elected two new board members.
54. School Board Looks for Consensus
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
After effectively ruling out Kriner Cash last week as the leader of the consolidated Shelby County school system, school board members now turn to a decision about how to select that superintendent.
55. School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.
The 14-8 vote came during two back-to-back school board meetings covering five hours in which the board also agreed to talk more about a process for selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come at a meeting next week.
56. Wal-Mart's Proxy Vote Shows Dissent Against Execs
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart's final shareholder vote for its board of directors showed unprecedented dissent against key executives and board members, including CEO Mike Duke, in the wake of allegations of bribery in Mexico.
57. Semmes-Murphey Turns 100, Looks to Next Century of Care
- Monday, June 04, 2012
Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute this year celebrates a century of improving the quality of care for patients with neurological and spine disorders.
The Memphis-based institute, which today employs about 275 people – including about 40 doctors – was founded in 1912 by Dr. Eustace Semmes and Dr. Francis Murphey.
58. Grisham Joins Growing Jackson Lewis Office
- Thursday, May 03, 2012
When Greg Grisham joined the Memphis office of workplace law firm Jackson Lewis LLP as a partner a few weeks ago, it marked the fourth new attorney arrival in the firm’s Memphis office since December.
59. Jackson Lewis Adds Attorneys, Plans More
- Thursday, May 03, 2012
The Memphis office of workplace law firm Jackson Lewis LLP is on a tear. The firm has brought four new attorneys, for example, on board since December. That brings the current total to nine – up from three when the firm opened its doors here in 2008.
60. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
61. Deadline Looms for Complex Aug. Elections
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
The August elections were already going to be more complex than usual. There are the changes from this year’s drawing of new district lines for the Tennessee Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.
62. Gay Helps Grizzlies Get by Wizards, 97-92
- Monday, March 19, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – After playing in a first-half funk, the Memphis Grizzlies finally relied on better team basketball in the second half.
And Rudy Gay's 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left put the finishing touch on the Washington Wizards.
63. 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.
64. Holmes Road Acreage, Lots Sell for $1.6M in Foreclosure
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Property on Holmes Road
Memphis, TN 38109
Sale Amount: $1.6 million
Sale Date: Nov. 18, 2011
Buyer: Renasant Bank
65. Airport CEO Larry Cox to Head Chamber Board
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board. Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo.
66. Airport CEO Larry Cox to Head Chamber Board
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board.
Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo. DeVivo now works for Albany, N.Y.-based medical device provider AngioDynamics.
67. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
68. 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.
69. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
70. National Parking, Part 1
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
West Yellowstone, Mont. This hamlet of 1,000 residents is said to have 4,000 motel rooms. But I don’t have time to count. There’s a park to be explored.
It’s our first trip to the world’s oldest national park (established 1872), a rectangular tract of some 3,500 square miles that, at first blush, appears to be wholly in Wyoming. However, small chunks of it are in Montana and Idaho.
71. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board
- Monday, October 03, 2011
The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.
And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.
72. Lease on Former Three Alarm Studio in Foreclosure Again
- Friday, September 16, 2011
The leasehold on a former Downtown Memphis fire station with a checkered 25-year history and a strategic location – 200 Linden Ave. – is facing foreclosure again.
73. Outflix Brings GLBT Issues to Screen
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Now in its 14th year, the Outflix Film Festival, which features gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world, suddenly finds itself in an unusual position – the mainstream.
Persistence pays off as award-winning Indie films include Memphis in their circuits, Sept. 9 through 15.
74. New Eateries Coming to Midtown
- Friday, July 15, 2011
Midtown has a reputation for one of Memphis’ most eclectic areas, adorned with vintage houses, international cuisine and funky entertainment venues.
In the coming weeks, it will broaden its portfolio even more with three Memphis eateries: Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Slider Inn and a yet-to-be named concept in Cooper-Young.
75. ‘Homage’ to Musical Greats on Display
- Friday, April 29, 2011
After the echoes of this weekend’s Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival fade away, the images of some of its top 2011 performers will remain in a Downtown gallery.
“Homage,” a photographic exhibition by Leon Morris, reveals the passion of musicians like Betty Lavette, Jerry Lee Lewis and Magic Slim in the process of creating their art.
76. Cash Says New Contract Solidifies Reform Decision
- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
For Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash, his two-year contract extension – approved Monday night – is an endorsement of his reform agenda and more time to work on that agenda in a shifting political environment.
77. Civil Rights Icon Lewis Honored by Tenn. Lawmakers
- Thursday, March 24, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Members of the Tennessee General Assembly took time to honor civil rights icon John Lewis.
78. Mellencamp Headlines Beale Street Music Festival
- Friday, March 04, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis in May officials say John Mellencamp, Wilco, Cee Lo Green, Ke$ha, Stone Temple Pilots, B.o.B. and Godsmack are scheduled to perform at the three-day Beale Street Music Festival this spring.
79. Cash Says Ballot Question Short On Answers For Voters
- Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said Monday it’s not clear what voters in the March 8 referendum are deciding.
Cash challenged MCS board members to fill in the blank with sentences beginning with “A yes vote is a vote for –“ and “A no vote is a vote for – “.
80. Memories of 1995 Haunt GOP as Shutdown Talk Grows
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill Clinton reverse his falling fortunes and recast House Republicans as stubborn partisans, not savvy insurgents.
81. Mayors Prepare for School Scenarios
- Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are working with two assumptions – that there will be a Memphis referendum on surrendering the Memphis City Schools system charter and that it will pass.
82. Split Vote Takes Down Metro Charter Proposal
- Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The metro consolidation charter won a narrow victory with Memphis voters Tuesday but was crushed by Shelby County voters outside Memphis.
The first consolidation charter to go to voters in 39 years had to win both in Memphis and outside Memphis in order to consolidate the city of Memphis and Shelby County governments.
83. With ‘Soulsville,’ Huey Lewis Honors Past, Future of Stax
- Thursday, October 28, 2010
A new generation of young Memphis musicians will benefit from the recording of 1960s and ’70s music played by GRAMMY winners Huey Lewis and the News, who will release their latest CD of Stax and Stax-era soul music at a benefit party Thursday.
84. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
85. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.
86. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
87. Exchange Club Announces Board
- Monday, August 02, 2010
The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members and officers for 2010-2011.
The new board members are Grant Adams, Holly Walters Craft, Adrienne Daily-Evans, Dr. Sheryl Davis, Handel Durham, Joe Fracchia, Dr. Patrick Randolph, Mike Fay, Dr. John Holmes, Shelly Rice and Rick Holland.
88. GOP Leaders Let Demagogues Set Tone, Lawmaker Says
- Monday, July 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous "demagoguery" that threatens the party's long-term credibility, says a veteran GOP House member who was defeated in South Carolina's primary last month.
89. 1.3 Million Unemployed Won't Get Benefits Restored
- Friday, July 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1.3 million laid-off workers won't get their unemployment benefits reinstated before Congress goes on a weeklong break for Independence Day.
And hundreds of thousands more will lose their benefits in the coming weeks.
90. Anti-Incumbency Takes Down Another Congressman
- Thursday, June 03, 2010
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The political shooting-star otherwise known as anti-incumbency fell on Alabama, taking down a first-term congressman who switched from Democrat to Republican just last December.
91. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
92. Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.
93. Ex-Klansman Convicted in '64 Slayings Sues FBI
- Friday, February 26, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers has sued the FBI, claiming the government used a mafia hit man to pistol-whip and intimidate witnesses for information in the case.
94. Memphis College of Art Buys South Main Building
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
477 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Sale Amount: $400,000
Sale Date: Feb. 12, 2010
Buyer: Memphis College of Art
Seller: Southeastern LSC Holding Corp., formally known as Lewis Supply Co. Inc.
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: Feb. 15, 2010
Maturity Date: March 1, 2013
Lender: J.R. Hyde III Family Foundation
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Shelby County Commission will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4301 or visit agendapub.shelbycountytn.gov.
96. CIT Names Ex-Merrill CEO Thain as Chairman, CEO
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - John Thain is getting a second chance.
CIT Group Inc. tapped the former Merrill Lynch CEO to become its chairman and chief executive.
97. Commissioners to Fill Commission, Legislature Vacancies
- Monday, January 11, 2010
Shelby County Commissioners will begin the new year with some familiar chores.
Today’s meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building.
It includes the appointment of a new commissioner for District 4 Position 3. And the commission will appoint an interim state representative for District 85.
98. Big Spending Measure Set for House Vote Riles GOP
- Friday, December 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Thursday passed a huge spending measure combining major spending boosts for domestic agencies and foreign aid with more than 5,000 back-home projects sought by lawmakers.
99. Dems, Republicans at Odds over BofA, Merrill Deal
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Democrat says the government didn't force Bank of America to take over Merrill Lynch, but a bank board member said much pressure was applied and Republicans charged that a committee inquiry was covering up the role of an Obama administration official.
100. US Banks Prepaying $45B in Insurance Fees
- Friday, November 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. banks will prepay about $45 billion in premiums to replenish a federal deposit insurance fund now in the red, under a plan adopted Thursday by federal regulators.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board voted to mandate the early payments of premiums for 2010 through 2012. Amid the struggling economy and rising loan defaults, 120 banks have failed so far this year, costing the insurance fund more than $28 billion.