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1. Koonce Joins Sedgwick Client Services
- Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has added K. Max Koonce II as senior vice president of client services for its casualty retail business unit. Koonce, an attorney by trade, comes to Sedgwick from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he was senior director of risk management. He simultaneously served as president of Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart’s wholly owned third-party administrator.
2. Baker Donelson Adds Carletos-Drayton
- Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Carmalita “CC” Carletos-Drayton has joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder. Carletos-Drayton’s legal practice primarily focuses on environmental law, economic development, and government contracts.
3. Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana Adding Second Location, Plans for More
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana founder Jose "Pepe" Magallanes says customers have been asking for years that the restaurant he opened in 2003 add more locations to complement its existing Germantown-area presence.
4. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
5. First Tennessee Promotes Walker to Lead Diversity Efforts
- Friday, July 31, 2015
First Tennessee Bank has made a key executive promotion to help enhance the myriad diversity and inclusion efforts within the bank, among its customers and in the communities it serves.
6. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
7. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
8. Gov. Walker Shuns Trump's Presidential Primary Attention
- Thursday, July 23, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
9. Anson VII Has Arrived
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
My great-great-great-great grandfather Elijah Fleming had eight kids and no middle name.
According to an essay by a distant cousin of mine, five of the eight left their South Carolina homes “the night the stars fell.”
10. 'King of the Blues' B.B. King Dead at 89 at Home in Vegas
- Friday, May 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
11. Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
12. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
13. Big Leap From Hollywood Hustle to Nolensville ‘Barn’
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
The step-grandmother of Clark Gable’s granddaughter leans back in her chair inside the Mennonite furniture store and holds up a foot.
“Look. I’m wearing orange socks. I must be eccentric,” says Linda Roberts as a gray, misty day chases me from Nolensville Road into the worn building tucked against Mill Creek.
14. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.
15. Center of Attention
- Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Pinch District, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and commercial centers, will receive some much-needed tender loving care in advance of Bass Pro Shops opening its massive store at The Pyramid May 1.
16. Page Robbins Provides Safe ‘Middle Ground’
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
The youngest is 53 and the oldest is 98. Some appreciate classical music and others prefer Elvis, the Mamas & the Papas or the Beatles, and others John Denver, Arlo Guthrie or Bruce Springsteen.
17. Unemployment Rates Fall in 31 US States Last Month
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
18. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
19. Music Lounge to Open in Edge District
- Friday, July 25, 2014
The Edge District near Downtown lost a theater but is gaining a new live music lounge in August.
The Dizzy Bird, named after legendary Jazz greats John “Dizzy” Gillespie and Charlie “Bird” Parker, is slated to open Aug. 2 at 652 Marshall Ave.
20. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
21. 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.
22. This week in Memphis history: January 3-9
- Saturday, January 04, 2014
2013: On the front page of the Daily News, Club Crave, at Fourth and Beale streets, had been closed as a public nuisance under a General Sessions Environmental Court order. The order followed a Christmas Eve shooting at the club that killed one person and injured two more. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. vowed the city would seek to demolish the building. The club still stands but has not reopened since.
23. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors
- Monday, December 16, 2013
University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.
Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.
24. Slow Job Growth Yields Dip in New-Home Permits
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Shelby County homebuilding activity continued to cool off in November, with builders filing fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to the same month a year ago.
Homebuilders pulled 58 permits in November, down 23.6 percent from 76 permits filed in November 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
25. BizChair Leases Olive Branch Distribution Space
- Friday, December 06, 2013
BizChair.com, an Internet retailer that specializes in selling chairs and furniture for offices, schools, restaurants, medical facilities, and homes, has inked a lease for around 382,500 square feet at 8631 Polk Lane, inside Olive Branch Distribution Center in Olive Branch, Miss.
26. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, August 09, 2013
After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.
27. Building Permit Filed for Volvo of Memphis
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
7910 Trinity Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Permit Cost: $2.3 million
Project Cost: $3.5 million
Permit Date: Applied August 2013
Completion: Summer 2014
Owner: Wenco Properties LLC
Tenant: Volvo of Memphis
Architect: Fleming Associates Architects PC
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder
Details: The ownership group of Volvo of Memphis has filed a $2.3 million building permit for the company’s new dealership at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.
28. Construction Loan Filed for Midtown Fred’s
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
The developer of a 16,000-square-foot Fred’s Inc. retail store at 1290 Lamar Ave. in Midtown has filed a $1.7 million construction loan for the project.
29. Trucking Companies Argue Against Pilot Settlement
- Friday, July 26, 2013
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A group of trucking companies wants to move ahead with lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
30. Next Wave
- Friday, June 07, 2013
What do you follow a splash park with at the Children’s Museum of Memphis?
A robotic cow, of course.
As children out of school for the summer enjoy the newly opened “H2Oh! Splash” water park at Hollywood Street and Central Avenue, museum public relations and marketing director Carrie Roberts says plans are being made for the robotic cow and a barn on the other side of the museum property including an outdoor classroom.
31. Unions Show Muscle, Spent Millions in State Races
- Tuesday, November 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – When Maggie Hassan won the New Hampshire governor's race last week, it wasn't just a victory for her fellow Democrats.
32. MAAR Elects Board Members
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected six individuals to the 2013-2014 board of directors at its annual meeting and election Sept. 6.
They are: 2013 director/2014 vice president Patty Rainey of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors; 2013-2014 directors Cassandra Bell-Warren of 4 Success Realty LLC, Allen Green of John Green & Co. Realtors, Joe Steffner of Grubb & Ellis/Memphis, and Hank Hogue of Crye-Leike; and 2013-2014 associate director Jason Gaia of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc.
33. Agricenter International Announces New Board
- Friday, July 13, 2012
The Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, recently elected two new board members.
34. Unified Moves To East Pointe Biz Center
- Friday, April 20, 2012
An independent forensic engineering and investigations company has relocated its Mid-South Service Center to a more secure location.
Unified Investigations & Sciences Inc. has inked 8,565 square feet in East Pointe Business Center Building D, 3875 Vantech Drive. The Suwanee, Ga.-based tenant was previously located at 3955 Whitebrook Drive, where it serviced Arkansas, North Mississippi and West Tennessee.
35. Calvary Kicks Off Lenten Festivities
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
In a Memphis tradition dating back to 1928, locals from all walks of life gather each weekday during Lent at Calvary Episcopal Church to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
36. SCO’s Steele Receives Optometry Recognition
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Seating is limited. Cost is $25. Lenny’s franchise owner Edith Kelly-Green is speaking on “The Secret of My Success.” For more information or to register, visit nawbomemphis1011.eventbrite.com.
- Monday, October 10, 2011
The Third Annual Coach Pastner Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 10, at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The morning start is 8 a.m. and the afternoon start is 1:30 p.m. Foursomes are $1,000 and individual players are $250. For more information or to register, visit www.memphisrebounders.com.
39. Hubbard Selected to Serve as MAAR President-Elect
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
Regina Hubbard of Lester Hubbard Realtors has been selected as the 2012 president-elect of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors after a vote by the 2011 and 2012 board of directors Wednesday, Sept. 21.
40. MAAR Elects Five Realtors to 2012-13 Board of Directors
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Memphis Area Association of Realtors members elected five individuals to the 2012-2013 board of directors at MAAR’s annual meeting and election Thursday, Sept. 8.
They are: 2012 director/2013 vice president John Linthicum of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors; 2012-2013 associate director Claire Owen of Crye-Leike; and 2012-2013 directors Sam Zalowitz of Zalowitz Commercial Realty; Jo Walker-Payton of BenchMark Bartlett Realtors; and Tom Murphree of Hackmeyer Realty.
41. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
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.
42. Leadership Memphis Announces Board Members
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Leadership Memphis has announced new board members and officers for its new fiscal year.
The officers and executive committee include Eric Robertson, chair; Beverly Jordan, vice chair; Bryan Ford, treasurer; Veronica Coleman Davis, secretary; Chris McLean, immediate past chair; Jeff Gaudino, alumni chair; Christine Munson, development chair; Lemoyne Robinson, program chair; and Jeane Chapman, marketing chair.
43. MBIN Signs New Lease At Bellbrook Park
- Friday, April 22, 2011
A Memphis-based wholesaler of collectable items has signed a new industrial lease in the Southwest submarket.
MBIN Global Inc. has signed a new lease for 26,250 square feet at Bellbrook Industrial Park, 1004 Brooks Road.
44. Noffsinger Receives Leadership Award
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Mike Noffsinger, sales manager for the Memphis location of the RJ Young Co., has received the John T. Crunk Leadership Award, an honor given to an employee who exhibits outstanding leadership traits and performance during the year.
45. Gone Cold
- Friday, February 11, 2011
School children welcomed Jack Frost on Wednesday afternoon and the three to five inches of snow he brought with him, but for business owners, the snow that caused hazardous road conditions and closures across the city also caused dollar signs to melt like icicles in the sun.
46. Wolfchase Auto Dealer Site Sells for $4M
- Friday, February 04, 2011
A Wolfchase auto dealership facility is officially changing hands and names.
First Tennessee Trust Department has bought the 48,085-square-foot auto dealership formerly known as Cadillac SAAB of Memphis, 7727 U.S. 64, for $4 million.
47. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
48. Chamber's RFP Central Creates $100M In New Business
- Monday, December 13, 2010
The Greater Memphis Chamber has generated more than $100 million in new business to its member companies, thanks to the new Request for Proposal Central program.
In April 2009, the Chamber teamed up with Seattle-based Onvia Inc. – a public and private bid notification service – to create RFP Central. Each business day, the Chamber delivers proposals and bid application requests from various organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions, including projects funded by the government’s economic recovery plan.
49. GOP Governors: Deep Budget Cuts are Coming
- Friday, November 19, 2010
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Incoming Republican governors from Pennsylvania to New Mexico are vowing to keep campaign promises to slice already cut-to-the-bone budgets and balance them without raising taxes.
50. ‘Mississippi Transplant’ Walker Finds Calling With Law, Giving Back
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
Memphis lawyer Joe Walker has always loved accounting, tax, trust and estate planning. He sees his chosen career as a science and an art form.
51. 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.
52. Cargo Numbers Continue to Climb at Memphis International
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis International Airport began its new fiscal year with lower passenger counts but a healthy increase in cargo shipments.
Freight handled at the world’s busiest cargo airport during July surged 8.4 percent – a total of 738.4 million pounds went through the airport compared to 681.2 million pounds a year ago.
53. Six Permits Issued to Airport For Ground Transportation Center
- Tuesday, March 09, 2010
2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Amounts: $89.5 Million
Project Cost: $121 million
Permit Date: Issued March 2010
Completion: Spring 2012
Owner: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Tenant: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Contractor: The Flintco Cos. Inc.
Architect: Walker Parking Consultants
54. Six Permits Issued For Memphis Airport
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Six building permits have been granted to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority to begin work on the airport’s $121 million ground transportation center. The city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement issued the permits earlier this week.
55. Consolidation Task Forces Begin Work
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Metro Charter Commission will begin a series of task force meetings this week on the various issues a proposed consolidation charter should address.
The task forces, which are smaller groups of commissioners working with citizens not on the commission, will submit ideas to the full body for its consideration.
56. TVA Hydroelectric Dams On For First Time in Three Years
- Wednesday, January 06, 2010
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is starting the New Year with its 29 hydroelectric dams running around the clock for the first time in three years.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA has more water stored in the reservoirs above Chattanooga than at the end of any year since it erected its network of dams in the 1930s and 1940s.
57. Federal Judge Postpones School Unitary Hearings
- Wednesday, December 30, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the dates for court hearings on whether the North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts have met their desegregation obligations.
58. Exchange Club Family Center Names Ratcliff Marketing, Special Events Director
- Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Karen Ratcliff has joined the Exchange Club Family Center as director of marketing and special events.
59. Commission to Revisit Charter Appointments Today
- Monday, October 12, 2009
Approving mayoral appointments to boards and commissions is usually the quickest part of the Shelby County Commission’s agenda. It’s normally a routine vote.
That won’t be the case today.
The commission will meet this afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building Downtown. A full agenda for the meeting is available at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
60. Metro Charter Appointments Win Recommendation
- Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Shelby County Commissioners Wednesday recommended all 10 of County Mayor A C Wharton’s appointees to a metro charter commission.
The commission, which will include five people appointed by the Memphis mayor and confirmed by the City Council, will draft a charter proposal to consolidate Memphis and Shelby County governments.
61. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
62. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.
63. Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Beale Street Hip-Hop Club
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A federal bankruptcy court judge has scrapped plans to reopen the old Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as a two-day-a-week nightspot with a dress code.
The plan by Cato Walker and Curtis Givens to open “Liquid On Beale” drew opposition from Beale Street developer John Elkington and his Performa Entertainment Real Estate Inc., as well as the Beale Street Merchants Association.
64. Memphis Youth Symphony Alumni Reunite at Homecoming Concert
- Monday, June 15, 2009
The various ensembles of the Memphis Youth Symphony present eight concerts each year, but for the first time MYS has slated a concert to be played by grownups.
On Saturday, the Memphis Youth Symphony will present the first “A Musical Homecoming,” a benefit concert performed by alumni of the organization.
65. Why the Struggle to Control Beale Street Continues
- Monday, June 01, 2009
Eight blocks lie between the Shelby County Courthouse and Beale Street.
The courthouse’s seated representations of wisdom, justice, liberty and authority look southward toward the entertainment district. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can hear the band in Handy Park from the courthouse steps.
66. Elkington Considers Selling Performa For $1
- Friday, May 29, 2009
Beale Street developer John Elkington has considered selling his Performa Entertainment Co. to a group of Beale Street merchants for $1.
67. Saint Francis Hires Hospital Physician Team
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saint Francis Hospital has hired a team of physicians who will work directly for the hospital under a contract with Inpatient Management Inc.
68. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
69. Health Care Overhaul Cost May Reach $1.5 Trillion
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Your lungs may work just fine, but the estimated price for universal health care could take your breath away.
Health policy experts say guaranteeing coverage for all Americans may cost about $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
70. Shanker Named Partner At Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jill Uiberall Shanker has become a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. Shanker is a member of Wyatt’s Corporate and Securities Team.
71. Beale, Lee’s Landing Battles Continue
- Monday, February 02, 2009
Once upon a time there was talk of a change in the management of the Beale Street entertainment district. And for a rare moment in November, it seemed that all of the many sides that have some role in the running of Beale Street were about to agree to it.
72. Central Church Makes Strategic Land Acquisition
- Tuesday, December 23, 2008
20 acres in Collierville
Sale Amount: $1.8 Million
Sale Date: Dec. 11, 2008
Buyer: Central Church Inc.
Seller: Marion L. Waldrup Sr. Revocable Living Trust, Frederick T. Stukenborg, Trustee
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: Dec. 15, 2008
Maturity Date: March 5, 2010
Lender: SunTrust Bank
Details: Central Church Inc. has bought a 20.9-acre parcel of vacant land directly behind its 2005 Winchester Blvd. location in Collierville for $1.8 million from the Marion L. Waldrup Sr. Revocable Living Trust, Frederick T. Stukenborg, Trustee.
Zoned residential, the property fronts South Houston Levee Road on the eastern side of the road. Central Church administrator Jim Pritchard said the land acquisition was strategic for the church.
“It’s the last piece of property that’s between us and Houston Levee, and obviously they don’t make any more of that (land),” Pritchard said. “Over the last five years we’ve just been praying and searching the Lord and seeing what might work out, and He just orchestrated it in such a way that we were able to purchase that property, so we moved to that end.”
The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2008 appraisal is $682,900.
Pritchard said the church plans to build a road through the property, connecting the church with South Houston Levee Road, but nothing is imminent since the church would need approval from Collierville before moving forward.
“That’s a pretty important piece to be able to have access to Houston Levee at some point in the future,” Pritchard said, “so we thought that was something the Lord would have us go ahead and do.”
6267 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 3819
Loan Amount: $785,000
Loan Date: Dec. 12, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Borrower: Poplar Station South GP
Lender: SunTrust Bank
Details: A development group called Poplar Station South GP has filed a construction loan for $785,000 for a vacant lot that sits on the south side of Poplar Avenue, east of Ridgeway Road and west of West Massey Road. The lender is SunTrust Bank. The loan document included an assignment of rents, security agreement and fixture filing, and a separate assignment of rents and leases was signed in conjunction with the sale. The 6,000-square-foot lot will house a 5,000-square-foot retail center, said John B. Walker, managing partner at Poplar Station South GP. The address of the center will be 6267 Poplar Ave. “It’s a retail building,” Walker said. “It is (100 percent) leased. We’re trying to get our plat recorded; if we get our plat recorded, we’re going to start construction this week.” Walker said the plan is to finish the retail center by April or May.
3141 Stage Post Drive
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $1.1 Million
Sale Date: Dec. 15, 2008
Buyer: John T. Crunk, Trustee of the Anna Caroline Crunk Trust (50 percent), and John T. Crunk, Trustee of the John T. Crunk III Trust (50 percent)
Seller: Kenny W. King
Details: A 21,190-square-foot warehouse in Bartlett has sold for $1.1 million to John T. Crunk, serving as trustee of both the Anna Caroline Crunk Trust and the John T. Crunk III Trust. Both trusts bought 50 percent of the property. The trustee lists a Nashville address. The warehouse was built in 1993. It sits on 1.76 acres in the Bartlett Corporate Park-East Phase II, northwest of the Stage Road and North Germantown Parkway intersection. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2008 appraisal is $1 million.
Vacant Land in Bartlett
Sale Amount: $5.9 Million
Sale Date: Dec. 17 (substitute trustee’s sale)
Buyer: Liberty Bank of Arkansas
Seller: D.B. Bridgforth, Substitute Trustee
Details: Liberty Bank of Arkansas reacquired four parcels of land in Bartlett. The bank bought the land in a Dec. 17 substitute trustee’s sale on the steps of the Shelby County Courthouse. The property had been foreclosed after the owner, First Capital Investments LLC, defaulted on its Dec. 23, 2004, construction loan for $5.8 million through Jonesboro, Ark.-based Liberty Bank of Arkansas. Kenneth Burden was listed as chief manager for First Capital Investments.
73. Regulators Adopt New Credit Card Rules
- Friday, December 19, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators on Thursday adopted sweeping new rules for the credit card industry that will shield consumers from increases in interest rates on existing account balances among other changes.
74. Construction To Begin On E. Memphis Retail Center
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A construction loan for $785,000 was filed Dec. 12 by Poplar Station South GP for a vacant lot that sits on the south side of Poplar Avenue west of Ridgeway Road and east of West Massey Road. The lender is SunTrust Bank.
75. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
76. Obama Blames Wall St. Crisis on Republican Policy
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Barack Obama said Monday the upheaval on Wall Street was "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression" and blamed it on policies that he said Republican rival John McCain supports.
77. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
78. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
79. Local Investors Plan Changes For Retail Center in C'ville Corridor
- Tuesday, January 22, 2008
679 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.9 million
Sale Date: Jan. 14, 2008
Buyer: JW-Collierville LLC, PC-Collierville LLC, DB-Collierville LLC and SG-Collierville LLC (as tenants in common)
80. Texas Man Sues Over Stolen Bone Implanted in his Neck
- Thursday, September 27, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A man who found out the bone implanted in his neck to relieve back pain was stolen from a corpse is suing a medical technology company and several tissue processing businesses, including two in Tennessee.
81. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
82. Double Deuce Taps Unfilled Void
- Thursday, June 14, 2007
Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that a pair of business partners with unique sports backgrounds parlayed that intensity into getting Beale Street's newest hotspot off the ground.
Their brainchild, the Double Deuce Saloon, is the only full-time country music bar on Beale and opened next door to the New Daisy Theatre last month, during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
83. 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
84. Bethel Named New VP Of COMEC Board
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Greg Bethel has been named vice president of the board of directors of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children (COMEC). Bethel is the director of human resources for the Jackson-Madison County School System in Jackson, Tenn. He's been on the board of directors for two years.
85. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
86. Attorney Pokes Fun at Colleagues and Himself in Humor Book
- Thursday, December 14, 2006
In his book "Unfrocked and Unashamed," attorney Manuel Scarmoutsos writes about being on an elevator with local personal injury "heavy hitter" Corey B. Trotz.
The anecdote ends with Scarmoutsos joking, "He got my check before the accident happened!"
87. Tribute CD ReleasedFor Coach Larry Finch
- Tuesday, December 12, 2006
A tribute CD to former University of Memphis men's basketball player and coach Larry Finch goes on sale today.
"Eye of a Tiger: A Tribute to Larry Finch" is available at Wal-Mart, Best B
- Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) meets today at 6 p.m. at Fox Ridge Pizza, 1769 N. Germantown Parkway. For more information, call Jill Rayman at 550-0487.
89. New Office Condo Development BorrowsFrom Popular Residential Trend
- Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Developer Hall Jones has brought French Country to the city with his latest office project in Southwind.
The design of the new office building project on Player's Club Parkway mirrors that of the French Country-style architecture that has been popular with homeowners in recent years.
90. Judicial Selection CommitteeSays Reconsider Rejected Candidates
- Friday, August 25, 2006
Two rejected Tennessee Supreme Court candidates will have another go at the positions. The decision comes as the result of an 8-7 vote Tuesday by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee.
91. Arlington's Growing Medical Community Might Get New Hospital
- Monday, July 24, 2006
The small towns that surround Memphis are no longer the new frontiers they once were. Unbridled growth occurring in places like Arlington - the northeast Shelby County municipality of more than 7,500 residents - resembles one of those department store contests in which shoppers cram as many goods into their carts as they can.
92. Collierville and Germantown Chambers Host Political Candidates Mixer
- Monday, July 17, 2006
The Collierville and Germantown Chambers of Commerce Government Relations Committees host a "Political Candidates Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet many of the candidates who will be on the Aug. 3 ballot in state and federal primaries and the general election for the county offices of mayor, county commission, sheriff, trustee, county clerk and state and county judges. For more information, call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
- Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The Small Business Chamber meets today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. The luncheon celebrates the chamber's second anniversary. For more information, call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
94. Dixon Teapot Exhibit Neither Short nor Stout; Runs Through Sept. 24
- Monday, May 15, 2006
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens hosts "The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection" through Sept. 24 at 4339 Park Ave. The exhibit examines the teapot as an inventive vehicle for artistic expression in the 20th century. All the works in the exhibit have been chosen from the celebrated Kamm collection, husband and wife Gloria and Sonny Kamm's person trove of more than 6,000 teapots. For more information, call 761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org.
95. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.
96. Riverfront Development Corp. Elects New Officers
- Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The Riverfront Development Corp. named the following members to its board of directors: Kemp Conrad, Tomeka Hart and Dan Turley. The following members were elected as officers: Rick Masson, chairman; Greg Duckett, vice chairman; John Farris, secretary; Angus McEachran, assistant secretary; Bill Taylor, treasurer; and John Pontius, assistant treasurer.
97. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 08, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...
98. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Judge Honored for Pioneering Role
Robilio Honored for Efforts Against Emotional Abuse
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio was awarded a Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service. Robilio was chosen for h...
99. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
100. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Tennessee Commissioner Receives Nursing Award
Mental Health Commissioner Receives Nursing Award
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Virginia Trotter Betts received the National Nursing Centers Cons...