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1. State Warns About Scam to Pay Utility Bills
- Friday, July 20, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials are warning about a scam in which perpetrators offer to arrange payments of consumers' utility bills.
The Tennessee Regulatory Authority says scammers ask for Social Security numbers or other personal information. The scammers, in exchange, provide phony bank account numbers and bank routing numbers they say would be used to pay bills online.
2. State to Distribute Devices to Deaf, Blind
- Thursday, July 19, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Regulatory Authority will participate in a national pilot program distributing communication devices to low income deaf-blind citizens.
The agency has been awarded an annual grant of $189,000 from the Federal Communications Commission to implement the project. TRA chairman Kenneth Hill said the program enhances a similar one already under way in the state.
3. Utility Regulatory Agency Missing Staff
- Friday, July 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state agency responsible for setting rates and service standards for privately-owned utilities is lacking an executive director and board quorum.
Among new laws that took effect July 1 is a statute that revamps the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. Gov. Bill Haslam backed the legislation that created a part-time board and requires a fulltime executive director.
4. 18 People Applying for Top Regulatory Position
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Interviews are starting for some of the 18 people who are seeking to become the first executive director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, which oversees utilities in the state.
5. Bill to Overhaul TRA Passes Tenn. House 60-28
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to overhaul the Tennessee Regulatory Authority passed the House on Tuesday despite criticism that it's unnecessary.
The measure carried by Republican Rep. Pat Marsh of Shelbyville was approved 60-28 on Tuesday. Voting for the bill were 58 Republicans, one Democrat and one independent. Twenty-five Democrats and three Republicans voted against the proposal, including Rep. Matthew Hill, son of TRA Chairman Kenneth Hill.
6. The Law of Crosswords
- Thursday, November 03, 2011
“Dear Judge Vic, I’ve heard that crosswords are considered mentally healthy. Can you address this topic? Also, I’d like to work on your crosswords, but I hear they have legal themes. I worry I might not be qualified. /s/ New Kid.”
7. TRA Chief Quits as Haslam Contemplates Reform of Agency
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
NASHVILLE – The announcement of Chairman Eddie Roberson's resignation from the Tennessee Regulatory Authority comes as Gov. Bill Haslam is engaged in a study on how to overhaul the agency that oversees many utilities in the state.
- Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.
9. In Search of an Oasis
- Monday, August 02, 2010
Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.
10. Obama to Banks: Ease Lending to Businesses
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama challenged top bankers Monday to explore "every responsible way" to increase lending, saying they were obliged to help after being rescued by taxpayers. He asked them to "take a third and fourth look" at their small-business lending.
11. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
12. Fed's Steps to Aid Banking System Raise Risks, Too
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve's bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system.
Analysts and government officials fear that the nation's biggest banks will be emboldened to resume excessive risk-taking on the belief that the Fed will be there – again – to prevent them from collapsing.
13. ‘I’m Not Some Idiot,’ Says Whalum Jr.
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr. is aware that some people regard him as a vocal lightweight with zero political skills and no chance of winning the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
“I’m not some idiot,” Whalum told a group of more than 100 supporters this week at the Hickory Hill opening of his campaign. Whalum, the pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church, has a law degree and is a graduate of Memphis Theological Seminary. “I’m not some fly-by-night, jack-legged preacher. I am well prepared. … They’re scared of this kind of candidate because I don’t owe anybody anything at all.”
14. AP Source: AIG Consults Administration on Bonuses
- Monday, July 13, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. is consulting with the federal government about its plans to pay millions of dollars in retention incentives and bonuses, a person familiar with the situation said.
15. U of M’s Heath Given Distinguished Teaching Award
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.
- Friday, August 22, 2008
The Memphis Tri-State Defender will host Pancakes & Politics today at 7:30 a.m. at the Memphis Marriot East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Dr. Kriner Cash, Harold B. Collins, Tomeka R. Hart and Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. will be there. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.tristatedefender.com or call General Manger Phyllis Fickling at 523-1818.
17. Office Building to Rise In Forest Hill-Irene Subdivision
- Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Lot on Centre Oak Way
Germantown, TN 38138
Loan Amount: $1.1 million
Loan Date: March 31, 2008
Borrower: Reed White Holdings LLC
18. Cooper Young's Toad Hall Antiques Strives to be a Prince of a Shop
- Wednesday, May 17, 2006
When Dana Whitehead needed a name for the antique shop she was about to open, she sought a moniker unlike any other.
"I wanted something different, something whimsical, something that would appeal to different ages," she said.
19. Charles Speed Starts $1.5 Million in Construction Work in Corporate Gardens
- Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Building Eight of
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: April 25, 2006
Maturity Date: n/a
20. Corporate Gardens PropertyFinanced for $1.5 Million
- Friday, April 28, 2006
Charles Speed Contractor Inc. has filed a $1.5 million construction mortgage through Trust One Bank for 20 units in building 8 of Corporate Gardens Condominium. The borrower in August 2000 received 13.98 acres of the then-vacant land on Poplar Pike w
21. State Senator Plans to Run for Juvenile Court Position
- Thursday, March 23, 2006
After nearly 40 years in office, State Sen. Curtis S. Person Jr., R-Memphis, is making plans to retire from the Tennessee Senate in November.
But while other 71-year-olds might opt for leisure time at this point in life, Person would prefer a gavel to a fishing pole. The senator is making a bid for Shelby County Juvenile Court judge, the position from which his friend Judge Kenneth Turner will retire this year.
22. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...
23. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Clark Cummings was appointed senior vice president and security director for FirstBank
Clark Cummings was appointed senior vice president and security director for FirstBank. He will be responsible for developing security procedures and documenta...
24. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 11, 2001
Wileen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital Willeen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital. Previously, she was administrative director of clinical services at...
25. Archived Article: Focus (books)
- Monday, February 12, 2001
Bookkeeping services seeing business increase with small businesses growth Outsourcing creates business boom for bookkeeping firms By SUE PEASE The Daily News Small business owners spend most of their day pedaling services, managing client accounts ...
26. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Charles Speed Contractor Inc MAA fixes interest rate on $25 million debt Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. completed a $25 million, six-year swap, reducing the amount of conventional floating rate debt to 9 percent of its total debt. MAA swappe...
27. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 09, 1998
Nov Nov. 9 The International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. at Berclair Baptist Church, 4854 Summer Ave. For more information, call 762-9060. Nov. 10 Buckeye Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Germantown United M...
28. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 02, 1998
Nov. 3 Nov. 3 The National Association of Federal Employees, chapter 78, will meet at the Main Library, 1850 Peabody Ave. For more information, call 774-4019. Buckeye Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S....
29. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 26, 1998
Oct Oct. 26 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will be Shelby Farms. The speakers will be Dr. Steve Eppel, a member of Friends of Shelby Farms, and City Council membe...