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1. Senators Press to Allow Student IDs for Voting
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate sponsor of a bill to allow people to display student IDs to vote said Monday he plans to press ahead with the matter even through the version approved by the House would not allow the practice.
2. Ramsey Wants Committee to Clear Supermarket Wine
- Friday, March 15, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he wants to a supermarket wine bill to clear his chamber's committees even though the House version failed this week.
3. Supermarket Wine Bill Fails by 1 Vote in House
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to loosen wine sale laws in Tennessee has failed by a single vote in a House committee after members of the panel refused to grant the sponsor a week's delay to negotiate a final version.
4. Hill Brothers First to Serve Together in House
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee House for the first time has two brothers serving at the same time.
Freshman Rep. Timothy Hill of Blountville on Tuesday joined his brother and fellow Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough in the lower chamber of the General Assembly.
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. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
7. House OKs New Restrictions on Abortion Doctors
- Friday, March 30, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill that puts new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions is intended to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure in Tennessee, opponents of the legislation said Thursday.
8. Ten Commandments Bill Approved in Tenn. House
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has voted to allow public buildings to display such "historically significant documents" as the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence.
9. Lawmaker to Propose Different Anti-Abortion Bills
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Matthew Hill said Tuesday he's taking two anti-abortion bills off notice and plans to replace them with new measures, possibly by the end of the week.
10. Smith Named Vice Prez At S. Webster Haining
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Doug Smith has been named vice president, administrative operations, at S. Webster Haining & Co.
11. Pandora Gains Point to Healthy Internet IPO Future
- Friday, June 17, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Internet radio station Pandora Media's IPO struck the right chord with investors Wednesday despite the static in the overall stock market.
Pandora's shares surged by as much 63 percent in their market debut before pulling back later in the session. The stock closed at $17.42, still a decent gain amid the market's broader decline. It marked a 9 percent increase from Pandora's initial public offering price of $16 and a nearly six-fold increase from what Pandora's own board thought the stock was worth just six months ago.
12. Bill Would Allow Students to Opt Out of Activities
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Tennessee parents would be able to opt their children out of extracurricular school activities under a proposal headed for a full House vote.
The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough passed the House Education Committee on a voice vote Tuesday and is being scheduled for a vote on the House floor.
13. Conservative Radio Launches in Memphis
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Two years before the next national election and with fervor for conservative activism, Memphis-based MPS Broadcasting Monday announced the launch of WMPS “The Point” simulcast on 87.7 FM and 1210 AM.
14. Boy Scout Bash
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thousands of Boy Scouts, parents, leaders and guests from the tri-state area descended on the Paul Battle Jr. Arena and the Tunica Exposition Center in Tunica over the weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouting.
15. Obama Nominates Jacob Lew as Budget Director
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday, charging him with putting the nation on a fiscally responsible path.
16. Proposal Opposes Federally Mandated Health Plans
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers against a resolution that opposes federally mandated health care initiatives said Monday it’s unnecessary because of the recent passage of President Barack Obama’s reform legislation.
17. House Votes to Boost Prison Time for Robbery
- Friday, April 09, 2010
The state House has passed a bill that would require people convicted of armed robbery to serve most of their sentences.
The chamber voted 88-4 Thursday for the measure sponsored by House Democratic Leader Gary Odom of Nashville to increase the minimum time served for aggravated robbery with a weapon from 30 percent of the sentence to 74 percent.
18. Tenn. House Delays Armed Robbery Sentencing Bill
- Wednesday, April 07, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to boost Tennessee sentencing requirements for armed robberies was delayed in the state House on Monday over an attempt to remove a related measure to reduce prison time for certain nonviolent crimes.
19. House to Vote on Letting Companies Require English
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill that would allow businesses to require their employees to speak English at work is headed for a full House vote.
The House Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee advanced the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough on a voice vote on Wednesday.
20. Bill to OK Businesses to Authorize English Only
- Friday, March 05, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that clarifies when small businesses in Tennessee can require their employees to speak English only in the workplace advanced in the House on Wednesday after failing last year.
21. Bill to OK Businesses to Authorize English Only
- Thursday, March 04, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Legislation that clarifies when small businesses in Tennessee can require their employees to speak English only in the workplace is advancing in the House.
The measure sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, a Jonesborough Republican, was unanimously passed on to the House Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
22. State’s Nuisance Law Helps Nab Three Memphis Cops
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Three Memphis police officers could be indicted by a federal grand jury as early as today on conspiracy, bribery and extortion charges.
Timothy Green, Christopher Crawford and Michael Young were arrested Friday and charged in a complaint.
23. AP IMPACT: Tobacco Execs Quickly Find Tax Loophole
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama signed a law expanding children's health insurance this spring, he slapped tobacco companies with huge tax increases to pay for it.
It didn't take long for the companies to find a multimillion-dollar loophole.
24. Historic Anti-Smoking Vote to Give FDA New Power
- Friday, June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struck the government's strongest anti-smoking blow in decades Thursday with a Senate vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products aimed at young people.
25. GOP Fails to Add English Requirement to Unrelated House Bill
- Friday, April 18, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans failed Thursday in an attempt to attach a proposal to allow employers to require workers to speak English to an unrelated bill about sewage systems.
The House voted 51-46 to reject the amendment sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, a Jonesborough Republican. A similar measure had previously passed the Senate but failed in a House subcommittee last month.
26. Republicans Propose Bills to Strengthen DUI Laws
- Friday, February 01, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican leaders are proposing a series of bills they say would further crack down on drunken driving in Tennessee, including a measure that would allow officers to immediately confiscate licenses during arrests.
27. Archived Article
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007
40 lots in Shelby
And DeSoto counties
Loan Amount: $3.6 million
Loan Date: Sept. 13, 2007
Maturity Date: Sept. 20, 2012
28. Welcome to Dixie, Christine
- Friday, April 13, 2007
This has been a busy week for Christine Sun. And judging by the nature of her job, it only stands to get busier.
Sun, a well-known gay rights attorney, just began her new post Monday leading the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights work in the South.
29. 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.
30. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 22, 1999
Feb. 22 Feb. 22 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Bob Byrd, president of Bank of Bartlett and a member of Advocates for School Excellence. For more information...
31. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 15, 1999
Feb Feb. 15 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at Park Palace Luxury Apartments Community Room on Park Avenue east of Estate. Networking begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Lynn Bennett Doyle, di...
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 08, 1999
Feb Feb. 8 The Planned Giving Council of Greater Memphis will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The speaker will be Robert F. Sharpe Sr., founder and executive director of the National Planned Giving Institut...