Editorial Results (free)
1. RedRover Expands Business, Headcount
- Monday, June 24, 2013
RedRover Sales & Marketing has added several new members to its “pack” in recent weeks.
In the last quarter alone, the firm – which hit its seventh anniversary in January – added four new professionals. They are marketing account executives Rachel Carpenter and Natalie Cunningham, graphic designer Kennon Adair and sales trainer and recruiter Gary Dean.
2. Chism Pushing for Younger Democratic Contenders
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Candidates in the 2014 elections for Shelby County Commission emerged at Commissioner Sidney Chism’s political picnic over the weekend.
3. Helping Hands
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel is hosting a bash this week organizers are calling “Memphis to Moore,” an event that will raise money for the rebuilding effort in an Oklahoma community devastated last month by a mile-wide tornado.
4. Audit Finds Poor Tracking of Tennessee Sex Offenders
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recent audit of Tennessee's parole and probation system found officers failed to properly supervise sex offenders, sometimes allowing them access to children.
5. Political Outsourcing
- Monday, October 15, 2012
It has been 12 years since Shelby County voters have encountered a Democratic or Republican presidential nominee on the general election ballot who had some kind of political presence in the region, if not the city, before they made their bid for president.
6. MALS History Stretches Far Back
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
Context for a capital drive launched by Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to pull the organization back from the financial brink can be found in MALS’ history, including its formation in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
7. Photo Library Card Suit Back In Court Tuesday
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
All sides in the federal court case over the city of Memphis’s photo library cards will be back in Nashville federal court ahead of schedule.
The hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger that was scheduled for election day -- Thursday, Aug. 2. -- was reset for Tuesday afternoon in Nashville by Trauger when the city renewed its motion rejected by another federal judge in Nashville.
8. 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.
9. City Voter ID Suit Alleges Voter Turned Away Twice
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The city of Memphis wants a Nashville federal judge to order the state to accept photo library cards issued by the city since last month as a valid form of voting identification.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday, July 24, was expected.
10. Stories of Hope
- Friday, June 15, 2012
Inside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at 50 N. Dunlap St. is a corridor known as the Wishing Wall, where patients and their friends and family are invited to write down their wishes and prayer requests and leave them on the wall for the hospital’s chaplains.
11. Drug Trial Moves Into Sentencing Phase
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The verdicts are in, and the jurors have been polled and dismissed after more than a month of trial.
The long-awaited and just-completed Craig Petties drug organization trial now gives way to sentencing hearings to come for Martin Lewis and Clinton Lewis and some of those who once belonged to the organization and testified against them.
12. Petties Jury Convicts on All but One Count
- Monday, March 26, 2012
The jury in the Petties drug organization trial has convicted the two defendants on all but one of the drug conspiracy, racketeering and murder-for-hire counts they faced.
Clinton Lewis and Martin Lewis were found guilty of 10 of the 11 federal charges they faced. The verdict came after less than a day of deliberation and five weeks of testimony.
13. City Council Approves Pink Palace Agreement
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
Memphis City Council members approved on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multiyear renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum
The contract approved by the council with Memphis Museums Inc., a private nonprofit group, would require MMI to raise $10 million – half of the total – from private sources.
14. Council Approves Pink Palace Renovation and Elvis Presley Blvd Funding
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multi-year renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum and advanced $16 million in funding over two fiscal years starting this June for improvements along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven.
15. Morgan Keegan Bids Reportedly Drop $200M
- Monday, November 07, 2011
Executives of Regions Financial Corp. have yet to tip their hand in public comments about the auction process that’s been open since the summer for Regions’ Memphis-based investment banking unit, Morgan Keegan & Co.
16. Housing Market Shows Signs of Life
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Shelby County closed its July books with 1,266 home sales, the most since June 2010 and 9 percent higher than July 2010’s 1,157 sales.
Year to date, the county has tallied 7,378 home sales, down 12 percent from 8,351 for the same period in 2010, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
17. Tiger Gift Shop Moves To Larger Space
- Friday, August 05, 2011
Tiger Gift Shop is relocating a few doors down from its current location on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.
The university retailer, now at 549 S. Highland St., has signed a new 5,000-square-foot lease at 531 S. Highland, in the space formerly occupied by From One Greek to Another.
18. Jackson Indicted for Official Misconduct
- Monday, July 11, 2011
General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson has been indicted on four state charges of official misconduct.
19. Patterson’s Legacy In Local Politics Looms Large
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
J.O. Patterson Jr. was the city’s first African-American mayor. That’s the lead biographical item from any comprehensive history of Memphis political history to come.
His 20-day appointed tenure as interim mayor following the 1982 resignation of Wyeth Chandler, however, was a footnote to a 20-year career on the Memphis City Council that began when the city switched to the mayor-council form of government in 1968.
20. Beyond the Stage
- Monday, August 09, 2010
People stumble across Hattiloo Theatre performances without getting near its playhouse.
The venue could be a library, a public park or even a chamber of commerce luncheon. Sometimes, you have to leave the stage behind to gain recognition, said theater founder Ekundayo Bandele.
21. Tenn. Sales Taxes Grow for First Time in Two Years
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers working to settle on a spending plan finally have some good news: The state's monthly sales tax collections have grown for the first time in nearly two years.
22. Election Season Influences Legislative Pace
- Monday, March 01, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Election season is a driving factor behind a push by lawmakers for an early conclusion of the legislative session. It might also be to blame for keeping the session from immediately kicking into high gear.
- Monday, January 04, 2010
Is it over yet? That may be the most frequently asked question in the New Year. “It” is the worst national economic recession since the Great Depression.
Accurately reading the indicators will not be easy. Some will predict the recession is about to end, just as new indicators point to continuing economic agony for thousands of Memphians.
24. 2009 Year In Review
- Monday, December 28, 2009
2009 was a year without a script – and plenty of improvising on the political stage.
It was supposed to be an off-election year except in Arlington and Lakeland.
2008 ended with voters in the city and county approving a series of changes to the charters of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Those changes were supposed to set a new direction for both entities, kicking into high gear in 2010 and ultimately culminating two years later.
25. Bredesen: Stimulus Has 'Concealed' Budget Woes
- Wednesday, November 04, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's budget woes will likely make layoffs of state employees unavoidable, Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday.
"This will be my toughest budget year," said the Democratic governor whose term ends in January 2011. "I hate to go out that way, but that's the way it is."
26. Politicians Out in Full Force
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009
With back-to-school supplies to hand out and a new crop of brightly colored campaign signs, the October special election race for Memphis mayor and several other races on the 2010 ballot came alive this past weekend.
27. EmergeMemphis to Launch $1.3M Expansion
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009
EmergeMemphis, the 10-year-old business incubator helping groom more than two dozen companies from its 60,000-square-foot space on Tennessee Street, is ready to grow up.
After two years of planning, EmergeMemphis is poised to expand its space for fledgling startups by developing the top floor of its building, a project that will cost $1.26 million.
28. Architect Gives Mammogram Center Relaxing Ambience
- Monday, August 03, 2009
Soothing colors, trickling water and mechanized massage chairs lend a spa-like atmosphere to the new Baptist Women’s Health Center.
The $2.7 million center opens Aug. 10 at 50 Humphrey’s Blvd., less than a block from its current location on the campus of Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis. Project architect Carolyn Wills of Bottletree Design Group said her goal was to ease the stress of a yearly ritual that many women dread, but one that could save their lives – getting a mammogram.
29. House Budget Proposal Sent to Full Floor Vote
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican House speaker is describing a state spending plan headed for a full floor vote as a “compassionate budget” because it doesn’t include some of the deeper cuts proposed in the Senate Republican version.
- Friday, May 01, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold its fourth annual conference today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $65 for students. The theme is “Surviving the Perfect Storm: Reinventing the Nonprofit’s Future.” Paul Light, New York University professor and Washington Post columnist, will be the keynote speaker. To register, visit npexcellence.org/conference.php or call 684-6605.
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Shelby County EOC Appeals Board will meet today at 11 a.m. in the first floor chambers of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
32. Rival Bills Advancing on Tenn. Judicial Selection
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Supreme Court justices could be challenged in re-election campaigns under a proposal advanced by a Senate panel on Wednesday. But House leaders are voicing support for a rival measure with a more limited scope.
- Monday, March 16, 2009
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the commission chambers, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
34. Industry Takes Toll on MAAR Membership
- Monday, January 05, 2009
The housing slump continued to take a toll on the real estate profession as membership in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) reached a three-and-a-half year low in December with just 4,599 members.
35. Closing Arguments in MCS Funding Case Set for Feb.
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A landmark court case over who bears the ultimate funding responsibility for Memphis City Schools will move toward its conclusion in February.
Both sides in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit filed in June by Memphis City Schools will be back in court Feb. 9 to present closing arguments.
36. Retail Clinics Continue Rise In Memphis Market
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Walgreens has gotten a jump-start on retail clinics in the Memphis market, but more chain stores are likely to begin offering the service, which has its fans and critics.
Walgreens in September opened four Take Care Clinics in the Memphis metropolitan area and plans to add another four. Wal-Mart could be next through a partnership with RediClinic. Another service, MinuteClinic, has set up operations in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville.
37. Mortgage-Market Trouble Reaches Big Credit Unions
- Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Five of the nation's largest credit unions are reporting big paper losses on mortgage-related securities, a sign that housing-market distress is spreading even to the most risk-averse financial sectors.
38. Cohen Crushes Tinker - Jackson Upsets Turner - Charter Changes Pass-Fail
- Friday, August 08, 2008
Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen was the big winner in Thursday’s primary elections. Cohen, with 80 percent of the vote, crushed challenger Nikki Tinker in the hard fought 9th District Democratic primary.
The upset of the evening was the general election contest for General Sessions Court Clerk where Democratic challenger Otis Jackson beat Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
And only one of two sets of Shelby County charter amendments on the ballot were approved by voters.
Voter turnout was just under 16 percent in Shelby County. Voter turnout was clearly driven by the 9th District Democratic primary. More people voted in that primary which covers most but not all of Shelby County than voted countywide in the state Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Turnout in the Democratic primaries was twice that of the Republican primaries in Shelby County.
All results are unofficial pending audit and certification by the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee election officials
9th Congressional District
Steve Cohen 50,284 79%
Nikki Tinker 11,814 19%
Joe Towns Jr. 914 1%
Not even close. Cohen won the primary for the open all Shelby County seat two years ago by 4,400 votes over Tinker and 13 other candidates. This time around he was the incumbent and Tinker’s challenge was more strident with a pair of controversial attack ads in the gap between the end of early voting and election day. Both were probably factors in the vote totals along with a smaller field of five candidates.
Cohen faces independent candidate Jake Ford in the Nov. 4 general election.
7th Congressional District
248 of 265 precincts reporting
Marsha Blackburn 29,158 65%
Tom Leatherwood 15,636 35%
These are the results district wide which includes not only the eastern part of Shelby County but a strip of Middle Tennessee up to the Kentucky state line. In Shelby County’s part of the 7th district, Leatherwood beat Blackburn with 62 percent of the vote. But it was 62 percent of just over 19,000 votes. Outside Shelby County it was always going to be difficult for Leatherwood.. The low voter turnout in Collierville and other eastern parts of the county made Leatherwood’s task impossible.
Blackburn faces Democrat Randy G. Morris on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #360
Yes 49,506 49.73%
No 50,043 50,27%
Closest contest of the night in Shelby County with a 537 vote margin and the highest turnout with 99,549 votes total.
This set of charter changes was to fix a legal problem noted in a recent Tennessee Supreme Court ruling. Another part of the package deal was increasing term limits for the county mayor and the county commission from two consecutive four year terms approved by voters in 1994 to three consecutive four year terms. The County Commission meets Monday to ponder whether it should offer another charter amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot that would fix the legal problem.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #361
Yes 65,548 68%
No 30,188 32%
This set of charter amendment includes provisions for recalling elected officials. It also establishes a new method for filling a vacancy in the office of County Mayor.
General Sessions Court Clerk
Otis Jackson 51,438 52%
Chris Turner 43,971 45%
The upset of the evening. Turner, the Republican nominee and the incumbent was seeking a fourth term. Jackson, the Democratic nominee, was making his fourth bid for county-wide office after coming close in a 2006 bid for County Clerk.
Paul Mattila 54,734 57%
Ray Butler 29,977 31%
Mattila beats Butler in a race featuring an energetic and misleading campaign by M. LaTroy Williams in which Williams billed himself as the “real Democrat.” He was, in fact, an independent candidate garnering 8 percent of the vote. Mattila fills the remaining two years left in the term of office of the late Bob Patterson, a Republican. Mattila, a Democrat, worked with Patterson. Butler, the Republican, was also a friend of Patterson’s and the race amounted to who would best continue to operate the office as Patterson did.
Criminal Court Judge Div. 6
John Fowlkes 44,581 52%
Latonya Burrow 21,874 26%
Michael G. Floyd 12,071 14%
Claiborne H. Ferguson 6,240 7%
Fowlkes serves out the remaining six years left of the eight year term of office of Fred Axley who resigned from the bench shortly after winning re-election in 2006. Burrow finished a close second to Axley two years ago and again ran an energetic campaign this time around. But Fowlkes status in the legal community and his appointment to the bench by Gov. Phil Bredesen proved to be the advantage.
Assessor of Property
Cheyenne Johnson 59,637 60%
Bill Giannini 39,057 40%
Johnson, the Democratic nominee, easily beat Giannini, who is also doubling as local GOP chairman. Local Democrats keep the county-wide position in their column as voters go for the candidate endorsed by outgoing Democratic incumbent Rita Clark.
2,192 of 2,290 precincts reporting
Bob Tuke 54,613 32%
Gary G. Davis 37,193 22%
Mike Padgett 32,190 19%
Mark Clayton 30,359 18%
Kenneth Eaton 13,718 8%
Leonard Ladner 4,431 3%
These are the statewide results. Tuke got 42 percent of the Shelby County vote with Clayton finishing second. Tuke, the former state Democratic Party chairman, faces Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander, one of the most successful politicians in the history of the state, in the Nov. 4 general election.
Judicial Retention Races
All seven state appellate court judges, including two Tennessee Supreme Court justices, won their yes/no contests on the ballot across the state. That includes Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille McMullen of Millington who was just appointed to the bench in June by Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The Associated Press contributed to this story....
39. MCS-Funding Lawsuit May Be The Only Answer
- Friday, June 20, 2008
By ANDY MEEK and BILL DRIES
In the space of about four hours this week, members of the Memphis City Council and the Memphis City Schools board went from expressions of hope to expressions of anger.
40. School Board Pleads for Funding – Again
- Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Since Friday, members of the Memphis City Schools Board of Education and the Memphis City Council have continued haggling over the council’s decision earlier this month to withhold more than $70 million from the school district’s budget.
41. Bredesen to Cut 2,000 Tennessee State Workers
- Thursday, May 08, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday announced Tennessee will eliminate more than 2,000 state jobs, or 5 percent of the work force, as part of an effort to shore up the state's budget.
42. COMEC to Raise Money and Awareness With Sunday Treasure Hunt
- Friday, June 01, 2007
Searching for a missing child is no laughing matter. It's easy to imagine that for people involved in a search - family, volunteer workers and law enforcement officials - passing moments can seem like hours.
43. Business Owner Continues Lobbying Lamar Residents Over Hotel Idea
- Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Real estate developers concerned with how home- and business owners are affected by their projects might reach out to them by eliminating a few building stories here or planting a grove of trees there.
44. Archived Article
- Tuesday, July 11, 2006
795 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
Loan Amount: $6.5 million
Loan Date: June 30, 2006
Maturity Date: July 1, 2016
45. Local Courts See Dip in Case Filings
- Friday, July 22, 2005
Case filings saw a spring slowdown in area courts during the second quarter, with decreases in filings almost across the board when compared with the same period last year. Shelby County Chancery Court and the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District at Memphis each saw a drop in activity, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
46. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
MAAR Elects 2005 Officers
Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members
Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine ...
47. Archived Article: Permits (lead)
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Construction Market Sees Mixed Quarter
Permit filings down; builders expect summer pickup
The Daily News
Shelby County building activity was up in the second quarter compared to the first three months of 2...
48. Archived Article: Tunica (lead)
- Friday, July 02, 2004
Tunica On a Roll
Tunica County Set for More Growth
Memphis to benefit from resort areas growing draw
The Daily News
Twenty-four hour golf, a duffers dream come true.
The regulation 18-hole course will be entirely indoo...
49. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Memphis Home Sales Still on the Rise
The Daily News
If May is any indication of things to come, Memphis-area real estate agents will be in particularly high gear during the already-busy summer months.
Still rising. Ma...
50. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Summer Heat Wont Slow Home Sales
The Daily News
Realtors are gearing up for another strong summer coming on the heels of previous quarters of booming business in the Memphis home sales market.
Though mortgage interest...
51. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, May 20, 2004
Bowden Finances Lots
Bowden Finances Lots
in Arlington Subdivision
Bowden Building Corp. has financed 15.33 acres for 45 lots in the Hidden Meadows Subdivision in Arlington for $1.39 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Datab...
52. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Rate hikes shouldn't slow home sales
Slow Job Growth Helps Keep Rates Low
The Daily News
Although low interest rates have compensated for high unemployment when it comes to fueling new home sales, job growth eventually could ...
53. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 17, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: June 17-June 23 June 17 Memphis Investors Group will hold its monthly meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, Adams Lecture Hall, 2490 Mount Moriah Road. MIG is a private, non-profit, educa...
54. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001
New officers of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club are Patty Rainey, president; Nancy Robinson New officers of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club are Patty Rainey, president; Nancy Robi...
55. Archived Article: Community (agape)
- Friday, July 09, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Turning the tide Shelby County agency designed to move children from foster care to adoption By STACEY PETSCHAUER THE DAILY NEWS When enough people gather together in support of a common cause, there often is no limit to what th...
56. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Equity Inns Inc Equity Inns Inc. announced quarterly dividends of 31 cents per share of common stock and about 59 cents per share of preferred stock for the quarter ending June 30. The common stock dividend is payable on Aug. 2, and the preferred st...
57. Archived Article: Back
- Thursday, May 21, 1998
Youth Villages fishing Youth Villages fishing rodeo set for June 6 Youth Villages 16th annual Childrens Fishing Rodeo will be June 6 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Memphis Boys Town campus at 7410 Memphis-Arlington Road in Bartlett. An 8-acre lake on th...
58. Archived Article: Brooks Show Home Lj
- Friday, April 18, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Brooks Decorator Show House opens today By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A seasonal change and an extensive renovation, as well as rooms crammed with custom window treatments, fine antiques and hand-painted murals, are expected to make...
59. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, July 26, 1996
State tax collections were almost $508 million in June, a 6 State tax collections were almost $508 million in June, a 6.7 percent increase over June 1995. Revenue estimates were revised in April to recognize year-to-date undercollections through Mar...
60. Archived Article: Indus 2quart Chg
- Monday, July 08, 1996
By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE Industrial construction up with Cargill, CC Custom By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News New construction in the industrial/manufacturing sector of the Memphis market was up in the second quarter with five projects started totalin...
61. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, June 07, 1996
The Shelby County Republican Party will sponsor a barbecue dinner June 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the home of Margo Dixon, 235 Meadowgrove Lane, to raise funds for the Aug. 1 general election. The Shelby County Republican Party will sponsor a ba...
62. Archived Article: Industrial Chg
- Friday, April 26, 1996
04-26 chg industrial Southern Fabricators constructs $1 million addition to its facility By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News In the industrial and manufacturing market in Shelby County, there were four construction projects started during the first ...