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1. Social Suds Brings Services to Soulsville
- Friday, April 05, 2013
With a bubble machine on the roof, the new South Memphis Alliance laundromat and resource center opened Wednesday, April 3, at 1044 S. Bellevue Blvd.
2. Lawmakers to Resume Education Focus in New Session
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is among several education-related proposals lawmakers are likely to discuss during the 108th Tennessee General Assembly that convenes Tuesday.
3. Big Changes Help Stabilize Literacy Mid-South
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
For the last year and a half, bookkeeping has been on Kevin Dean’s mind as much as books.
The executive director of Literacy Mid-South said that sweeping changes announced for 2013 will increase the organization’s foot print while stabilizing its finances.
4. Donor Offers Challenge Grant to Literacy Mid-South
- Monday, October 15, 2012
An anonymous donor has agreed to provide $100,000 to Literacy Mid-South if the organization can raise a matching $100,000 from donors.
The group’s executive director Kevin Dean said the grant would allow it to double the number of students served each year.
5. Literacy Mid-South Seeks New Volunteers
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Literacy Mid-South is in dire need of volunteers to accommodate the influx of adult students who’ve responded to the organization’s outreach efforts.
The mission of the nonprofit, based at 902 S. Cooper St., is to maximize the impact of child and adult literacy and learning through advocacy, research, family literacy workshops and resource development.
6. Fit for a King
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Each August, thousands of Elvis Presley fans make their annual pilgrimage to Graceland to pay homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
But this year – being the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death and the 30th anniversary of Graceland being open to the public – will be one for the record books.
7. Seven Apply to be Criminal Court Judge
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Seven Memphis attorneys — four prosecutors from the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, two federal prosecutors and a corporate general counsel – have applied to be the new judge of Shelby County Criminal Court Division 6.
8. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
9. Memphis Law Alum Kidd Gets Admin Post
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
In relatively short order, Jamie Kidd went from being a student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to working there.
10. Law Career Event Planned for U of M
- Monday, April 16, 2012
Students from area high schools, colleges and youth organizations will get an opportunity to learn about the legal profession from a diverse group of professionals April 24 at “Legal Careers Forum: The ABCs – Advocates, Barristers and Counselors.”
11. Bee Raises Funds for Literacy
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Literacy Mid-South Thursday, April 12, will host its 2012 Corporate Spelling Bee from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Goldsmith Room at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road.
12. Literacy Focus of Memphis Campaign
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Memphian Beverly Fletcher was a grandmother before her family and friends became aware she couldn’t read.
13. Org Asks What Memphis is Reading
- Friday, February 17, 2012
Literacy Mid-South has kicked off a Twitter campaign to get Memphians talking about their favorite books.
“What are you reading, Memphis?” encourages people to tweet about books they’re reading, using the hashtag #ReadMemphis.
14. Literacy Mid-South Receives $200K
- Monday, December 05, 2011
The Plough Foundation has awarded Literacy Mid-South a $200,000 grant to help update its Adult Learning Program and re-establish the Smart Memphis Coalition, a literacy outreach program that provides training and technical assistance to more than 100 literacy organizations in the Greater Memphis area.
15. Tenn. Ed Commissioner Appoints Two Officials
- Friday, December 02, 2011
Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has appointed two state education officials, effective Jan. 1.
16. U of M Law Adds Flexibility Into Curriculum
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has approved changes to the school’s curriculum that go into effect next year and reflect the changing nature of the legal profession.
Starting with the class that enters in the fall of 2012, students will have more flexibility in classes they take earlier in their education.
17. Obama, GOP Trumpet Jobs Plans in Silicon Valley
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – The debate over how to create jobs has moved to Silicon Valley, where the president and Republican leaders were each taking to the Internet to trumpet their agendas and win over young voters.
18. Dean Motivated to Make Memphis a Better Place
- Friday, September 23, 2011
As the new executive director at Literacy Mid-South, Kevin Dean is continuing a mission he started 10 years ago that has been the theme of every job he has held – eliminating poverty.
19. Literacy Mid-South Aims to Combat Local Illiteracy
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Literacy Mid-South executive director Kevin Dean and his staff stay busy spreading the word about the identity and mission of the nonprofit organization, the result of a merger last year between Memphis Literacy Council and Mid-South Reads.
20. New Law Scholarship Honors Dr. Hooks
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
Corey Strong, a graduate of White Station High School and the U.S. Naval Academy who recently returned home to Memphis from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, is the first recipient of a new college scholarship in honor of the late civil rights pioneer Benjamin L. Hooks.
21. U of M Law Professor Receives Scholarship Award
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
University of Memphis law professor Barbara Kritchevsky received the Farris Bobango Faculty Scholarship Award during the university’s Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law graduation ceremony.
Kritchevsky, the inaugural recipient of the award, is director of advocacy and Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law at the school.
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Institute of Real Estate Management Memphis Chapter will join the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis for a meeting Tuesday, May 24, at noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, May 23, 2011
Indie Memphis will present its Dance Film Series Monday through Wednesday at the Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave. “William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet” will make its Memphis premiere Wednesday at 7 p.m. Other films include “Rumba,” playing Monday at 7 p.m. and “NY Export: Opus Jazz” Tuesday at 7 p.m. Award-winning short films will precede the three features. For more information, visit www.indiememphis.com.
- Friday, March 18, 2011
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on attorney general selection in Tennessee Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Panelists will include state Sen. Mark Norris and attorneys W.J. Michael Cody and J. Ammon Smartt. U of M Law School Dean Kevin H. Smith will moderate. The event is free and open to the public and worth one continuing legal education credit. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 312-9413 or email@example.com.
25. Nonprofits, Biz Use QR Codes to Raise Money, Awareness
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Local businesses and nonprofit organizations are using quick response codes to make information retrieval easier than ever.
Made popular in Japan by Toyota in the 1990s, QR codes are making a splash in the Bluff City by bringing consumers with smart phones one step closer to businesses seeking to offer their services. Users can download a free QR code-scanning application, such as QuickMark or NeoReader, for their iPhone, Android or other brand of smart phone. Then, the phone’s camera scans the code, taking the user straight to a link – no typing or searching required.
26. Hope House Opens Doors to Share Message
- Wednesday, December 08, 2010
A daycare that serves young children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS will open its doors to the public Friday for a Holiday Open House and Donation Drop-Off.
From 9 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to drop by Hope House, 15 S. Idlewild St., to tour the facility, meet the children and staff, enjoy refreshments and listen to carolers.
27. Attorneys Bring ‘Wealth of Experience’ to Classroom
- Friday, November 12, 2010
With a collective 126 years of working legal knowledge among them, three of the top lawyers in the city are pleased to be sharing their experiences with students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
28. Kennedy Gives Back to U of M School of Law
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
When it comes to his inspiration for entering the legal profession, David S. Kennedy, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, gives a nod to his father and to Atticus Finch, Harper Lee’s stalwart symbol of fairness for a generation in her novel “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
29. Frustrated Station Owners Want BP Help
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline.
As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant.
30. Flintco Cos. Names Clawson Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Beth Clawson has been named marketing coordinator for the Memphis office of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Clawson joined Flintco after serving as director of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Memphis.
31. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.
32. Rardin Connects Afghan Lawyers With W&L Law School
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Rardin spoke Wednesday in Lexington, Va., at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University School of Law. Rardin’s speech, “Afghanistan and Rule of Law,” was sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Law Society.
33. Much Care, Work Goes Into Law School Transformation
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
As the new University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has come to fruition this winter, it has been difficult not to feel the presence of the building’s former lives.
But none of those lives has remained completely intact in a series of renovations since its 1884 debut as the U.S. Customs House.
34. Night Law Program Finds Success In Nashville
- Thursday, January 07, 2010
An adult with a family who works full-time may consider attending law school at some point after passing the so-called “typical” college age.
However, law schools are one of the few branches of higher education that typically do not offer night courses. Few law schools offer night law classes in Tennessee and nationwide, leaving many adults trying to decide if they should put their lives on hold to dedicate themselves to a full-time day program.
35. Law School Ready For Downtown Move
- Thursday, December 31, 2009
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will reach a huge milestone Jan. 11 at 8 a.m. when it opens for classes at its new location Downtown inside the former U.S. Customs House and Post Office at 1 N. Front St.
36. Local Musicians, Artists Soon Will Have Legal Outlet
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
Musicians and artists in the Memphis area are now able to seek legal help through a new partnership among the Memphis Music Foundation, ArtsMemphis, Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. and others.
37. Innova to Invest in Student Business Projects
- Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Innova Memphis Inc. will invest $12,500 in seed money to each of the companies launched by four students selected for a new “Entrepreneur MBA” program at the University of Memphis.
38. For Kritchevsky, Advocacy Role A Goal Fulfilled
- Thursday, July 09, 2009
Barbara Kritchevsky will begin the new school year as the director of advocacy for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, a position she long has hoped to see created as the competition in that area grows among U.S. law schools.
39. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
40. Smith Chosen as Dean For U of M Law School
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Dr. Kevin Smith has been appointed dean at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, according to an e-mail Monday from University of Memphis Provost Dr. Ralph Faudree.
41. U of M Close to Choosing New Law Dean
- Thursday, February 12, 2009
Nearly 30 law schools across the country currently have open dean positions, including the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
42. Locals Awarded Cy Pres Funds
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
Memphis Area Legal Services, the University of Memphis’ Cecil C.Humphreys School of Law and the Shelby County Drug Court have been named beneficiaries of a $305,000 legal settlement.
Circuit Court Judge Donna Fields recently ruled that unused funds from a class action settlement will be distributed among the three law-related entities.
43. Hottel Appointed Dean At UT College of Dentistry
- Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Dr. Timothy L. Hottel has been appointed dean for the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
Hottel currently serves as executive associate dean and chief financial officer, associate dean for academic and financial affairs, division chief for primary care, professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, and interim chair of the Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Ford Lauderdale, Fla.
44. Bar Internship Introduces Law To Students
- Thursday, June 12, 2008
The courtroom where the Tennessee Supreme Court convenes when it is in Memphis was packed earlier this month. And to some on that warm late spring morning, the crowd seemed a bit young.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. even mistook a few practicing attorneys as part of the group of 100 teenagers who are part of the Memphis Bar Association’s 2008 Summer Law Intern Program. The MBA’s Diversity Committee started the initiative a year ago to interest minority students in exploring careers in the law.
45. Anticipation Builds for New Law School
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
It's difficult to know for now what to call the brass, marble and stone building Downtown that stands at the end of Madison Avenue.
In about a year and a half it will be the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for the University of Memphis. It was the Front Street Post Office for nearly 40 years until the law school renovation began recently. And before that it was the federal courthouse for the Western District of Tennessee.
46. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
47. Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.
48. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.
49. 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.
- Monday, January 22, 2007
The Center City Commission Board of Directors meets Tuesday at noon in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540 for details.
Talk Shoppe presents "How to Structure Your Bank Financing For the Best Cash Flow and Profit" Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale St. Janice Ray, registered representative and agent at First Tennessee Bank, is the guest speaker. Call Talk Shoppe sponsor Jo Garner at 759-7808 for more information.
- Friday, January 19, 2007
National Seminars Training presents "HR Resources For The New HR Professional" Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin Ave. Cost is $199. For more information, call 800-258-7246 or visit www.nationalseminars-training.com.
52. Joined at the Hip
- Monday, December 18, 2006
Ashley Harper spent her first year and a half as program director of Hands On Memphis pretty much alone.
She coordinated volunteer activities, mentoring sessions and annual events from the organization's headquarters at 174 Williford St. near Overton Park.
53. Store Owner Carves Niche With Flair for Fashion, Sales
- Monday, December 11, 2006
James Davis III has been a salesman of sorts since he was 6 or 7 years old.
His father, James Davis Jr., who managed a Kroger Grocery store's bakery, used to bring pastries and cakes home, and it was Davis' "job" to stay home and sell the goodies to people from the neighborhood.
54. Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year
- Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.
55. Mud Island Area Gets Traffic Help in a Roundabout Way
- Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Mud Island residents could be going in circles by early May, as Dixieland Contractors continues building the $750,000 Mud Island roundabout at the intersection of Auction Street and Island Drive.
A roundabout is a type of road junction in which traffic travels in a circle around a central point. Drivers entering a roundabout have to yield to traffic that's already within the loop. The Mud Island Roundabout will be 120 feet in diameter and have two lanes circling a landscaped, two-tiered center.
56. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards
Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners
The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...
58. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
59. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
60. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Judy Caldwell, executive director of The Childrens Museum of Memphis, was named a new board member for VSA arts Project of Te
Judy Caldwell Named to Tenn. Arts Board
Judy Caldwell, executive director of the Childrens Museum of Memphis, was nam...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Kerry Roby, Pickering Firm director of planning and land development services, will be the principal in charge of the firms n
Kerry Roby, Pickering Firm director of planning and land development services, will be the principal in charge of the fi...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 07, 1999
Super Bowl Running Back Joins Super Avron B. Fogelman, founder of the Avron B. Fogelman Scholars Program, which provides college scholarships to graduates of local public schools, received the Tennessee Education Associations E. Harper Johnson Award...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 26, 1998
WNUA-FM Names Bob Kaake Wendell Altman has been appointed manager of operations for Sedgwick Inc.s national risk control consulting organization. He previously was vice president and manager of risk control consulting for Sedgwick of the Carolinas I...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 12, 1998
Storage USA names official Ian McFadden has been named chief operating officer for The Regional Medical Center. He formerly was vice president of hospital services for West Tennessee Healthcare Inc. He has masters degrees from the University of Memp...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 05, 1998
SCB Computer names officer Jeffrey Cobb has been named chief operating officer and Michael Hirschey named executive vice president of outsourcing and enterprise resource planning services at SCB Computer Technology Inc. Cobb joined SCB in 1983 and s...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 10, 1998
Charles T Charles T. Tuggle has become the chairman and chief executive officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell. He previously served as the corporate department chair for the firm and as firm managing partner from 1988 to 1993. He receiv...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 29, 1998
W W. Michael Potts has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of human resources for TBC Corp. He formerly was vice president of human resources for Millard Refrigerated Services Co. in Omaha, Neb. He is a graduate of the Uni...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
69. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 17, 1997
Nov Nov. 17 The Fayette County Chamber of Commerces West Fayette chapter will hold its Night on the Grow celebration at the Oakland Deposit Bank at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 465-8690. Nov. 18 The National Association of Wo...