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1. Haslam Cites Mixed Signals on Gas Tax Hike For Roads
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam two weeks ago kicked off his statewide tour in Memphis, pushing for a better method of funding state road projects.
Some in the audience of business and civic leaders at the Greater Memphis Chamber had talked with Haslam and Tennessee transportation commissioner John Schroer before about the state’s fuel tax and had urged state officials to raise the tax. And some wanted to talk about it again Aug. 5 as Haslam emphasized the state’s $6 billion backlog of transportation projects.
2. Ramsey Uses ‘System’ to Reshape State’s Political Landscape
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
Senate Speaker and Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey laughs at the notion he’s changed since being elected to the Legislature 23 years ago, that he’s lost touch with the common man or become “arrogant” as lieutenant governor of Tennessee.
3. Walter Awarded AAF Silver Medal
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ronald A. Walter, president and general manager of WREG-TV, has been chosen to receive AAF Memphis’ 2015 Silver Medal, the highest form of individual recognition given by local chapters of the American Advertising Federation. The annual award, which honors an exceptional leader for a career of outstanding accomplishment and contribution in the industry, will be presented at AAF Memphis’ luncheon Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.
4. Pitts-Murdock Leading Library’s Teen Services
- Wednesday, December 24, 2014
R. Janae Pitts-Murdock has been named coordinator of teen services for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a role in which she’s responsible for coordinating teen programs, partnerships and special initiatives across 18 locations.
5. Panel Hears Testimony on EPA Regulations
- Wednesday, December 17, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee Republican senator has joined lawmakers in other states who have filed legislation that seeks to curtail federal regulation.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville discussed the resolution on Tuesday during a special joint committee meeting on the effect of Environmental Protection Agency regulations in Tennessee.
6. Entrepreneur Day Spotlights Power of Innovation
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Already in recent weeks, Moziah “Mo” Bridges, the 12-year-old founder of the Memphis-based Mo’s Bows bow tie business, has appeared on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank.”
If the exposure alone wasn’t enough, Bridges also impressed fashion mogul and “Shark Tank” panelist Daymond John into offering to mentor him.
7. Haslam Free Tuition Plan Garners Praise, Concern
- Monday, April 07, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session. The details, however – including how to pay for this perk in the years to come – remain scattered.
8. Failed Education Bills to Return in New Session
- Friday, December 27, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Proponents of revamping education laws in Tennessee cite a recent report that ranked the state's students tops in the nation in academic improvement as proof that recent reforms are working and more should be considered.
9. Leadership Selections Next for Suburban School Boards
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
For five of the six municipal schools boards that began taking office this week, their only formal involvement in the talks that led to agreements on school buildings and ending the federal lawsuit that threatened to hold up their start dates was to approve the agreements already negotiated.
10. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.
11. Economist Outlines US Freight Network at Intermodal Conference
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis welcomed a distinguished list of guest speakers to its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology Tuesday, Sept. 24.
12. Job Training Spurs Unilever Growth
- Monday, September 23, 2013
The Unilever USA plant in Covington should be the largest ice cream manufacturing plant in the world by 2016, following an $108.7 million expansion announced last week in Covington.
But when the global company began making ice cream in Covington in 2011 at what used to be a SlimFast plant, it was not a promising beginning.
13. Intermodal Conference to Tackle Freight Issues
- Friday, September 20, 2013
The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis will host its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus Tuesday, Sept. 24.
14. Moore Rejoins Girls Inc. as President/CEO
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.
15. Conference to Bridge Gap Between Employers, Training Programs
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Out of the near-crisis in hiring workers after the city’s set of economic development plums in the last three years came a workforce training formula that has worked.
But many of the city’s companies aren’t aware of that formula or the existing programs that grew out of what amounted to an emergency response by local leaders. That’s according to a recent survey of manufacturing company leaders by the Greater Memphis Chamber.
16. Advisory Board to Examine Community Health Needs
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Dr. David Stern, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, has launched a unique effort to address community health needs in Memphis.
“It’s my belief that a medical school has a very unique opportunity to interact with the community,” Stern said. “I consider our community to be a very important laboratory – it is an underserved, minority community that is in ill health. The biggest contribution we can make is to move the needle on overall community health and to develop new methods that we can apply to other communities like Memphis.”
17. Failed Education Bills on Radar for Next Session
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – In the last few years, Tennessee hasn't shied away from contentious education initiatives as it seeks to remain at the forefront of education reform in the nation.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has even characterized the state's efforts as "courageous leadership."
18. Hopson Heads Both School Systems
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The city and county school systems have a single school superintendent less than five months from the start of the first school year of the consolidated school system in Shelby County.
Interim Memphis City Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson was appointed interim Shelby County Schools superintendent at the first countywide school board meeting since the board approved a buyout last week of county schools superintendent John Aitken.
19. Supermarket Wine Bill Advances by 1 Vote in Senate
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores scored its first legislative victory on Tuesday after years of frustration.
The Senate State and Local Government Committee voted 5-4 to advance the bill that would allow cities and counties to hold referendums next year to decide whether to expand wine sales beyond the state's nearly 600 licensed liquor stores.
20. Merger Again Intersects With Nashville
- Monday, February 18, 2013
For a third consecutive year in Nashville, the Shelby County schools merger and the suburban reaction to it are on the calendar of the Tennessee legislature.
As the General Assembly finished its legislative week Thursday, Feb. 14, state Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville introduced several bills, some of them captions to be added to as needed that would make suburban municipal school districts possible.
21. Kyle Wants GOP Senate Caucus Meetings Open
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The top Democrat in the state Senate is calling on Republicans to make the upper chamber of the General Assembly subject to open government laws, saying he wants to see more transparency in government.
22. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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24. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
25. Congestion Woes
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer told the Regional Logistics Council Thursday, Aug. 2, that his office has the “right priority list” of road projects for the Memphis area.
26. Lost Crosswords: Part 2
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is Part 2 of a series. Don’t miss Part 1, next week. (I know what order series normally go in! Get over it already!)
Maggie the Cheagle and I decided to watch “Lost” again. Last year, we watched for the first time, with Susan along for the ride. We went through all six seasons in about two months.
27. School Board Moves Toward Superintendent Pick
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
At the start of another five-hour countywide school board meeting Tuesday, June 26, Jim Boyd of the schools consolidation planning commission set the stage for a busy night on several fronts.
28. County Commission Files Motion to Stop Muni Schools Votes
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Shelby County Commission is asking Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays to call off the Aug. 2 referendums in all six Shelby County suburbs on forming municipal school districts.
And the commission, in a motion to file a third party complaint, wants Mays to declare unconstitutional the state laws permitting a move to municipal school districts before the consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems in August 2013.
29. Countywide School Board To Discuss Future Supt.
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
When countywide school board members resume a still-preliminary discussion Tuesday, June 19, about who should be superintendent of the merged public school system to come, they will have another opinion to consider.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. Municipal Schools Bill Amendment Surfaces
- Friday, March 30, 2012
As the Tennessee House education subcommittee was meeting in Nashville Wednesday, March 29, it was where most of those involved in the local schools reformation saga were focusing their attention.
And the center of their attention was a bill lifting the statewide ban on the creation of municipal school districts.
33. 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.
34. Muni School District Votes on Hold
- Friday, March 23, 2012
At week’s end, the move to municipal school districts had slowed for a possible pit stop in Shelby County Chancery Court.
And efforts in the Tennessee Legislature to check a possible legal challenge of the state law that allows the suburban school districts specifically in Shelby County encountered some vocal non-Memphis resistance in the House Education Subcommittee.
35. Cohen Concerned Over Redistricting
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, got a closer look over the weekend at the proposed set of new district lines for his congressional district.
36. Cohen Expresses Concern Over Redistricting
- Monday, January 09, 2012
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, got a closer look over the weekend at the proposed set of new district lines for his congressional district.
37. First Schools Meeting Addresses Blueprint
- Friday, September 23, 2011
The two groups that will do much of the political and organizational heavy lifting in the consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems first will do a lot of listening in the weeks to come.
38. Schools Consolidation Saga Turns Corner
- Monday, August 29, 2011
Where does a 23-member countywide school board meet? “FedExForum is open,” replied Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler last week to the question from fellow board member David Reaves.
39. Allie Prescott to Head U of M Alumni Association
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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.
40. Deadline Looms for School Board Plans
- Friday, August 12, 2011
Attorneys on several sides of the schools consolidation lawsuit have until the end of Friday, Aug. 12, to submit their plans to Federal Judge Hardy Mays for a redrawn countywide school board that includes proportional representation for Memphians.
41. Decision Leaves Board Question Unanswered
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Attorneys for all of the sides in the schools consolidation court case have a Friday, Aug. 12, deadline that will set the stage for the next crucial part of the landmark court case.
What does a new countywide school board look like and when is there a transition to that school board?
42. Shelby County School Board Meets Wed. On Schools Case
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Shelby County school board members meet Wed., Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. in special session to weigh their next move now that a federal judge has ruled in the schools consolidation lawsuit.
The meeting comes two days before all sides in the lawsuit are to submit their proposals for a new countywide school board that would play a pivotal role in a transition to consolidating Shelby County's two public school systems by Aug. 2013.
43. Consolidation Case Deadline Arrives
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
It’s been briefed several times over, unsuccessfully mediated three times and adorned with a fresh supply of depositions.
And Thursday, June 30, is the deadline for all of the material all of the sides in the schools consolidation case want U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays to consider in making a decision.
44. Barnes & Noble Q4 Loss Larger Than Expected
- Wednesday, June 22, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Barnes & Noble reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected Tuesday as the bookseller continues to invest in its e-book reader Nook and as liquidation sales by rival Borders hurt its revenue.
45. Malone's Barnes & Noble Bid a Bet on the Nook
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Why buy a bookstore?
John Malone, who made a fortune in cable television, is offering $1 billion for Barnes & Noble – trying to jump into a business so sick that its No. 2 competitor, Borders Group Inc., is on life support.
46. Mays Hears First Arguments in Schools Consolidation Case
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
Federal Judge Hardy Mays heard arguments and testimony Thursday from all sides in the schools consolidation lawsuit.
Shelby County schools superintendent John Aitken and Shelby County Commissioners Walter Bailey and Mike Carpenter testified as part of tracing the chronology of what has and hasn’t happened in terms of moves toward schools consolidation in recent months. They also testified about the intentions behind their actions. Bailey and Carpenter were grilled about the reasoning behind the commission’s decision to appoint a 25-member countywide school board.
47. 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.
48. Cash Gets Contract Extension From MCS Board
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash’s contract has been extended by the MCS board up to the Aug. 2013 transition date for schools consolidation.
The MCS board voted 7-0 for the contract extension which follows a similar decision by the Shelby County school board to extend the contract of county schools superintendent John Aitken.
49. Schools Leaders Focus on Future Merger Details
- Thursday, March 10, 2011
The leaders of Shelby County’s two public school systems put a lot of emphasis on the technical aspects of bringing both school systems together the day after Memphis voters approved schools consolidation. They also emphasized long “to do” lists on the way to a merger.
50. Divisions Remain As Schools Talks Continue
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Memphis City Schools board members continue a series of town hall meetings on the schools consolidation referendum with different opinions about what the ballot question means.
And city schools attorney Dorsey Hopson added a caution about expressing their political opinions at the sessions paid for with public money.
51. 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 – “.
52. Lighting the Fuse
- Monday, February 21, 2011
Memphis voters have 22 words to weigh as they decide what is to become of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
“Shall the administration of the Memphis City School System, a special school district, be transferred to the Shelby County Board of Education?”
The words seem inadequate to cover what a “yes” or a “no” vote means after a state law and other factors changed the terms of a vote already scheduled for March 8.
Voters for schools consolidation may be against special schools district status but for letting some of the six suburban towns and cities try to go with their own municipal school system.
Voters may be against school consolidation and against special school district status if it includes taxing authority for the county school board, albeit with tax approval required by the Tennessee Legislature.
Some voters may see it as a way of ending reforms driven by MCS superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash. Others may see it as a way of ending Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler’s dominance of that school system.
School consolidation advocates are still urging citizens to vote “yes” and school consolidation opponents are still urging citizens to vote “no.”
“The lay of the land has changed, so will people consider the lay of the land or what? That statement stands. It’s on the ballot and everyone knows what it’s designed to do,” said Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery. “This occurred after the question was put on the ballot. If someone wants to make that stretch, they’re jumping over a lot of hurdles. This was not in place when this was put on the ballot.”
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., along with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, sought a transition period even as political positions began to harden. He doesn’t see what’s in the law as a transition period.
“The way it’s structured, there’s every incentive not to reach an agreement. It looks to me like it falls off the face of the earth,” Wharton said. “There was nothing in there that states where do you go if at the end of this (the planning process) there is nothing resolved.”
State Sen. Mark Norris, R-Collierville, disagrees.
“The state has a compelling interest in assuring that the administration of schools is properly discharged,” Norris wrote in an op-ed piece for The Memphis News last week. “To do otherwise defies common sense and common decency.”
Pickler said if voters approve the question, he will quickly move to assemble a team to work on the transition. It’s a transition that Pickler has always emphasized will be controlled by the county school system. That is one point on which the attorneys seem to agree.
“Clearly we understand that this issue is not about educational outcomes,” he said during a WKNO forum last week. “We still do not believe that creating a mega district … doesn’t do anything to improve education.”
MCS board member Tomeka Hart, at the same forum, countered “We do here as an economic issue,” a reference to the University of Memphis study showing special schools district status could cost MCS half of the county property tax base it relies on for funding. “It’s time to rewrite all of this,” Hart concluded.
Here is the timeline – to date – of the ongoing schools showdown:
53. Schools Legislation Readies for Big Stage After Committee Approval
- Monday, February 07, 2011
If last week’s legislative committee sessions in Nashville are any indication, Democratic legislators from outside Memphis will be the most vocal critics of Monday’s floor votes on schools consolidation legislation.
54. Schools Standoff Bill Clears House Committee
- Friday, February 04, 2011
The state House education committee has approved the bill that would bar any consolidation of city and county schools until August 2013 and open the door to special school district status for Shelby County Schools.
55. Gov. Haslam Enters Local Schools Fray
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011
After studiously trying to stay out of the local schools standoff for a week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday got involved in a carefully chosen way.
Haslam’s involvement came the day before two state Senate committees are scheduled to vote on legislation that would lengthen the process for consolidating the city and county school systems and require that county voters outside Memphis be involved in any referendum.
56. Lawsuit Filed as Norris Submits Legislation in Schools Standoff
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Memphis City Schools (MCS) charter surrender controversy is in the courts.
The group Citizens for Better Education and two citizens filed suit in Chancery Court Wednesday afternoon seeking a court order directing the Shelby County Election Commission to put a charter surrender referendum on the ballot and set a date for the election.
57. Commission Clashes On Consolidated School Board Planning
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners began the once-a-decade redistricting process divided on whether they should include among their tasks putting together a set of district lines for a countywide school board including Memphis.
58. GOP Lawmakers Look for Other Places to Make Cuts
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Republican lawmakers are taking Gov. Phil Bredesen up on his challenge to find other ways to fund higher education and save 200 state employees’ jobs.
Earlier this month, the Democratic governor told lawmakers to approve his plan to eliminate a tax exemption on cable bills or find another means of funding.
59. Bedside Matter
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A year ago, Kent Williams came to The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He wasn’t a patient, but some doubted how long his political life would last.
60. Senate to Vote On Closing Handgun Records
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The head of the Tennessee Firearms Association said several organizations now say they don’t want to completely close access to the names of people who hold state-issued permits to carry loaded handguns in public.
61. State Paid $1.1M to Lawmakers For Travel, Expenses in Q1
- Tuesday, April 15, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee spent $1.13 million on lawmakers' expenses in the first quarter of 2008.
The expenses posted on the General Assembly's Web site cover travel costs, hotel accommodations at conferences and daily stipends called per diems. They do not include lawmakers' salaries.
62. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 07, 2008
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.
63. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Friday, April 04, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At Thursday’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
64. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At today’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
- Friday, February 29, 2008
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will host violinist Susie Park for "Park and Mozart," part of the Paul and Linnea Bert Chamber Series, today at 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St. Tickets are $45 and can be bought by calling 537-2525, visiting the MSO box office at 585 S. Mendenhall Road, or going to www.memphissymphony.org.
66. Wilder Lends $500K to his Re-Election Campaign
- Tuesday, February 05, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - If state Sen. John Wilder doesn't win re-election this year, it won't be for lack of money.
Wilder's most recent campaign finance report shows the 86-year-old Mason Democrat lent his own campaign $500,000 earlier this month. Wilder has served in the state Senate continuously since 1967.
67. Conservation Group Releases Ratings of State Lawmakers
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Sens. Beverly Marrero and Rosalind Kurita tied for the top score in the Tennessee Conservation Voters' annual ratings of lawmakers released Monday.
Kurita, of Clarksville, and Marrero, of Memphis, each scored 11 points on the group's scale based on votes cast on selected legislation affecting the environment.
68. Illegal Immigration May Help State, Hurt Some Cities, Study Finds
- Monday, August 13, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee can do little to curb illegal immigration and its costs beyond urging the federal government to enforce its laws and fund the programs it requires state and local government to provide, according to a new report from the state comptroller's office.
69. Homegrown Law Firm Goes Big Time Thanks to Merger
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
One of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country now has a presence in Memphis thanks to a homegrown firm with ties to the Bluff City that goes back 20 years. Effective Sunday, the Memphis firm of Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton LLP will join with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, the nation's third-largest labor and employment law firm.
70. Ogletree Deakins OpensTwo Mid-South Law Offices
- Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Steward PC, the third-largest labor and employment law firm in the country, has announced plans to open new offices in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. The firm will be joined by Memphis-based
71. Mark Norris Pushes for Armed Felons Sentences
- Friday, March 02, 2007
Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, hosted a gathering of law enforcement officials from across the state Wednesday in Nashville to call for tougher punishments for armed felons committing new c
72. Ronald McDonald HouseNames Board Members
- Friday, February 23, 2007
The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis announced Wednesday its new board of directors.
Sandra McQuain has been named president, Allison Tweel Gilbert was named vice president, John E. Kim
73. Signed in Blood: Theus Passionate About Red Cross
- Friday, July 21, 2006
John Theus has a lot of energy. He has to. In addition to the three young children he and wife Alison have at home, Theus also has four jobs.
That's right, four. At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), he is an assistant professor of pathology, associate director of cell therapy, director of the clinical pathology survey rotation for fourth-year pathology students and, most recently, the newly named blood services medical director for the Greater Ozarks/Arkansas Region of the American Red Cross. He replaced Dr. Glen Baker in that role July 1. Baker had held the position since 1990.
74. 'Bon Voyage' Concert Debuts Saturday at St. Mary's Buckman Center
- Monday, May 01, 2006
The Memphis Public Library & Information Center presents "Orientation and Genealogy Basics" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Call 415-2742 for more information.
75. Archived Article
- Tuesday, October 11, 2005
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Borrower: Shenandoah Group LLC
Lender: Greystone Servicing Corp. Inc.
76. Federalist Society Hosts Session on Federal Judges
- Monday, September 12, 2005
The Memphis Public Library and Information Center hosts a grand re-opening of the newly renovated Hollywood branch library at 10:30 a.m. at the library, located at 1530 N. Hollywood St. Call 323-6201.
77. Arts Organizations Host State Legislators' Reception
- Monday, August 22, 2005
Memphis City Council member Carol Chumney hosts Coffee with Carol Chumney at 11 a.m. at Formosa Restaurant, 3735 Summer Ave. Call 576-6795.
The Center City Commission Downtown Parking Authority meets at 3 p.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.
78. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004
VA Medical Center Physician Recognized
Memphis Attorneys Complete Leadership Program
The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen Campbell, Gary K. Smith &...
79. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, May 14, 2004
The Mid America Earthquake Center and the University of Memphis Earthquake workshops for the media takes place from 9:30 a
The performance and review committee of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board meets at 7:15 a.m. today in ...
80. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Southwest Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
Southwest Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
Verties Sails Jr., mens head basketball coach and athletic director at Southwest Tennessee Community College, was selected by the National Junior College Bas...
81. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 13, 2002
John Koonce, Michael A
John Koonce, Michael A. Wells and Tarie Smith, all Memphis residents, were chosen to win Canadian National Railway Co.s President's Awards for Excellence for 2002. Koonce is general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive...
82. Archived Article: Ccdc (lead)
- Thursday, February 22, 2001
By SUE PEASE CCDC approves new tenant loan program By SUE PEASE The Daily News The Center City Development Corp. Wednesday approved a new loan program designed to assist new retailers and office tenants locating Downtown on or near Main Street. The ...
83. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 14, 1999
The Memphis Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division will sponsor a golf scramble at Big Creek Golf Club, 6195 Woodstock-Cuba Road, beginning at 1 p The Memphis Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division will sponsor a golf scramble at Big Creek Golf Cl...
84. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 28, 1998
Sept Sept. 28 The League of Women Voters will hold a general meeting at the Poplar-White Station Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Shelby County Commissioner Mark Norris, whose topic will be "Truth in Land Use." For more inform...
85. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 21, 1998
Sept Sept. 21 The Society of Professional Journalists will meet at noon at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis. The speaker will be author and screenwriter Elaine Zimmerman. The cost of the buffet luncheon is $10. For more inf...
86. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, February 26, 1998
Brand Scaffold Builders Inc Brand Scaffold Builders Inc., formerly Rust Scaffold Builders Inc., vs. Tennessee Scaffolding Inc. According to the suit, between March 8, 1996, and Oct. 28, 1996, the plaintiff and defendant entered 21 separate contracts...
87. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 05, 1998
Jan Jan. 5 The Mid-South Fly Fishers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. The speaker will be Mike Bone, a professional guide with Clinch River Outfitters. For more information, call Donald M. Dunn at 386-5274. Jan. 7 Lam...
88. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, December 29, 1997
Jan Jan. 10 Dutch Treat Luncheon will meet at the Midway Cafe, 3378 Poplar Ave. from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The featured speaker will be Shelby County Commission chairman Mark Norris. An optional lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. For more information, ca...
89. Archived Article: Hyneman Chg
- Monday, November 24, 1997
By CAMILLE H Residents oppose high-density development at Pisgah/Macon By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Some residents in north Shelby County are opposing a 220-lot residential development for the northwest corner of Macon and Pisgah roads, claim...
90. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 06, 1997
Oct Oct. 7 The Quality Center will sponsor an ISO 9000 implementation workshop through Oct. 8. For more information, call 543-3530. The Business Emergency Preparedness Council will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Ridgeway Inn, 5679 Poplar Ave. The speaker...
91. Archived Article: Commission
- Tuesday, August 26, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Minority commissioners keep up boycott despite agreement By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News County Commissioner Pete Sisson said Monday if boycotting minority commission members failed to appear for the next commission meeting on...
92. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 15, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A judicial temperament Newly appointed General Sessions Judge Lynn Cobb will use his hometown teachings in dispensing justice By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Seated in a plaid easy chair and sipping strong German coffee from a...
93. Archived Article: Co. Com
- Thursday, January 30, 1997
1-29-97 Co. Com. notes.gs City, county to lobby legislators for rewrite of transportation act By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News On the heels of the County Commissions adoption of a resolution asking legislators to give urban centers a bigger sh...
94. Archived Article: Club
- Thursday, December 05, 1996
12-5 notes Sierra Club.gs Sierra salutes Club honors three officials for contributions to environmental protection By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News The Sierra Club is recognizing a county commissioner and a member of the city council Friday ev...
95. Archived Article: Floodplain Meeting Chg
- Tuesday, May 28, 1996
Local politicians hold meeting to dicuss floodplain management Local politicians hold meeting to discuss floodplain management By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News City councilman John Vergos and county commissioner Mark Norris will chair a joint Pub...