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1. Fairview Middle School Renamed -

Fairview Middle School will be renamed Maxine Smith STEAM Academy when it debuts in August as an optional school.

2. Fairview Middle School Renamed -

Fairview Middle School will be renamed Maxine Smith STEAM Academy when it debuts in August as an optional school.

3. School Board Approves 10 School Closings -

The Shelby County Schools board voted Tuesday, Feb. 25, to close 10 Memphis schools with the new school year.

But the final plan approved by the board on a split vote and recommended by superintendent Dorsey Hopson gave a one-year reprieve on closing Northside High School, removed Alcy Elementary School from the list completely and keeps Riverview Middle School open but closes neighboring Riverview Elementary School to make Riverview Middle a k-8 school starting next August.

4. Conservancy Wants Guarantees on Shelby Farms Parkway -

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy wants to see more work toward agreements about a proposed Shelby Farms parkway, including no big-rig truck traffic, that are its conditions for agreeing to the long-discussed road.

5. Maxine Smith Memorial Set for Saturday -

Memorial services for civil rights leader Maxine Smith will be Saturday, May 4, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

6. Parks Controversy Back to City Council -

The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.

The ad hoc committee of nine, which included several historians and two City Council members, held its final meeting Monday, April 29, and voted with little discussion on several ideas for what used to be known as Confederate, Forrest and Jefferson Davis parks.

7. Three Confederate Parks Get New Recommended Names -

An ad hoc committee of the Memphis City Council voted Monday, April 29, on three permanent names to recommend to the City Council for three Confederate themed parks.

The council voted earlier this year to give the three parks temporary names in lieu of further council action.

8. Smith's Role Central to City's History -

Memphis civil rights icon Maxine Smith died Thursday evening at her South Memphis home at the age of 83.

9. Leading in New Times -

Keith Norman has heard the discussions about the generation gap and the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP.

10. Baker Donelson’s Bogard Honored for Pro Bono Work -

Kate Bogard is one of a group of five attorneys at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC recently named by the firm as its Memphis Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year.

11. Civil Rights Icon Smith Donates Papers to Library -

Maxine Smith pointed out that the wheelchair she used to enter the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library was borrowed – and she also made a point of walking from the doorway of the Memphis and Shelby County Room at the library to her seat in the room.

12. NAACP Hosts Summit, Honors Maxine Smith -

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People continues its Daisy Bates Education Organizing Summit through Saturday, Dec. 3.

Grassroots organizers from across the country have convened to discuss traditional and innovative education organizing techniques. State and local NAACP stakeholders and education advocates are participating in sessions centered on topics such as creating diverse schools, school equity funding and distributing great teachers.

13. Vote for Me -

Four years after the biggest turnover on the Memphis City Council, the Oct. 6 city elections could see the biggest return of incumbents ever on the council. Early voting begins Friday, Sept. 16.

Twelve of the 13 incumbents are seeking re-election. It would have been 13 had Barbara Swearengen Ware not taken a plea deal on an official misconduct charge.

14. Campaigns Heat Up as Election Nears -

Those running in the Oct. 6 city elections were getting signs up the weekend before the Labor Day weekend and preparing for the sprint to early voting, which begins Sept. 16, and Election Day.

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. campaigned in Orange Mound on a Saturday afternoon not quite as hot as previous Saturdays. Wharton and his campaign have aimed their Saturday door-to-door campaigning at 10 specific precincts. The goal is to create a spike in voter turnout as well as votes for Wharton who is seeking election to a full four-year term after taking office following the October 2009 special mayoral election.

15. Macon Attributes Success To Civil Rights Struggle -

Born in the early 1970s, Danita Macon, director of data administration at the University of Memphis, is a product of the civil rights movement.

Her grandmother, Lorece Gatewood, and her parents, John and Pamela Macon, are a living reminder to Macon of the rights for which they fought. Macon’s recollection of the challenges her family faced during the 1960s continue to inspire her to succeed.

16. Girl Scouts Prepare to Celebrate Centennial -

In the age of Photoshopped billboard images, teenage breast augmentation and “Toddlers & Tiaras,” the Girls Scouts of America is preparing to celebrate 100 years of countering the latest trends through building girls’ courage, confidence and character.

17. Memphis Mag Releases 35th Anniversary Issue -

In celebration of its 35th anniversary issue, the editorial staff of Memphis magazine features 35 Memphians whose influence was critical to the growth and evolution of the city over the three-plus decades of Memphis magazine’s existence.

18. Telling the Story -

As Miriam DeCosta-Willis spoke in the Memphis Room of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, a set of 19 gray file boxes was neatly lined up near the podium.

The files, containing manuscripts, notes, photographs and other items, are “parts of our history that never would be known” without DeCosta-Willis donating them to a growing archive in The Memphis Room, said library director Keenon McCloy.

19. Federal Lawsuit Seeks One Count Of Consolidation Votes -

Eight Shelby County voters have filed suit in Memphis federal court against Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to throw out the requirement that a consolidation charter must pass in two separate votes on the Nov. 2 ballot.

20. Cohen, Herenton Hit Campaign Trail on Separate Tracks -

In a Raleigh pizza parlor last week, Willie Herenton was in classroom mode as he talked to a group of 50 members of a Frayser-Raleigh civic group.

“Somebody answer me. We’re in school here tonight,” he said to the group “The Voice of Raleigh and Frayser” – the latest stop in Herenton’s challenge of Democratic congressional incumbent Steve Cohen in the Aug. 5 primaries.

21. Civil Rights Icon Hooks Dies at 85 -

Right up to the end, the Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks was part of daily life in Memphis.

The national NAACP leader, attorney, Federal Communications Commission commissioner, preacher and judge died Thursday at his Memphis home after a long illness. He was 85.

22. Holtgrewe Honored as Outstanding Engineer of the Year -

Josh Holtgrewe, 27, is not necessarily comfortable with having the reputation as someone “wise beyond his years.” However, he has heard the phrase many times.

Whether it is counseling college students, serving in leadership positions, taking an active role in the community or serving as a mentor, Holtgrewe is making the right moves.

23. Commission Appointments Not Without Rancor -

John Pellicciotti is pursuing his master’s degree in political science from the University of Memphis. He’s writing his thesis. And this week, after trying several times for several years, the small-business owner and consultant got some real-world experience in his degree area.

24. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board -

Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.

25. Latest RMK Award Goes to Ex- MLGW Head -

A former president of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is among the latest in a string of investors Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has been ordered to pay arbitration awards.

26. Byrd Enters 2010 Race For County Mayor -

Seven years after he first ran for Shelby County mayor but reluctantly called off his bid, longtime Bartlett banker Harold Byrd is back.

27. Byrd Enters 2010 Race for County Mayor -

Seven years after he first ran for Shelby County mayor but reluctantly called off his bid, longtime Bartlett banker Harold Byrd is back.

“I’m Harold Byrd, and I want to be your Shelby County mayor,” is how he put it in a video on the campaign Web site, www.haroldbyrdformayor.com, he unveiled Tuesday.

The founder, vice chairman and president of Bank of Bartlett, Byrd made his intentions known about next year’s county mayor race the day before Shelby County Commission member Deidre Malone kicks off her bid for county mayor at the University of Memphis.

Malone’s campaign launches tomorrow night at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.

A group of more than 60 Byrd supporters, calling themselves the Harold Byrd for Mayor Support Group, sent out this e-mail Tuesday: “Please join with us in our support of Harold Byrd as our next Shelby County Mayor! Harold has demonstrated talented, tireless, and effective leadership in government, business, and the community! We need a leader that can make a difference. Please show your support by visiting www.haroldbyrdformayor.com and joining the winning team!”

The group includes a broad cross section of Shelby Countians, everyone from former U of M basketball players Penny Hardaway and Elliot Perry to former county Mayor Bill Morris. Also included in the group are civil rights activists Maxine and Vasco Smith, developer Jackie Welch and his daughter, Dawn, Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson, developer Terry Dan and the former general manager of the Memphis Redbirds Allie Prescott.

Byrd told The Daily News Tuesday’s development does not represent a formal campaign announcement. It’s an acknowledgement supporters are urging him to run, so he wants to see what kind of response the news generates.

Current Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr., whose term ends next year, is running in next month’s special election to succeed former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.

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28. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the third breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at emilford@memphischamber.com or 543-3518.

29. Events -

The Madison Hotel will kick off its fall rooftop cigar series, “Smoking Up High: High-Class, Low Key,” today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. The event will feature selections of cigars from Havana Mix Cigar Shop, a cash bar and a special rooftop terrace menu. The series will run through November. Reservations are recommended, as capacity is limited. For reservations, call 333-1223.

30. Cohen’s War Chest Gets Deeper in June -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen estimates his 2010 re-election campaign fund will top $600,000 after closing out June with a pair of fundraisers. The Memphis Democrat’s account stood at more than $400,000 at the start of the second quarter that ended Tuesday.

31. Maxine Smith Scholarship Established at U of M -

A scholarship honoring civil rights pioneer Maxine Smith has been established at the University of Memphis with a major contribution from Dr. Paula Myrick Short and Dr. Rick Jay Short.

32. Armour Named CEO of Le Bonheur -

Meri Armour has been named president and chief executive officer of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. She previously worked as senior vice president and general manager of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Armour holds a master's degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland and a master's of business administration from Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management.

33. Archived Article: Lead - Waste Burning Issue Moves to City Council

Waste Burning Issue Moves to Council

RACE, citizens embroiled over radioactive waste incinerator

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

A dispute over whether to allow a company on Presidents Island to burn...

34. Archived Article: Newsmakers - MAAR Elects Board of Directors

MPD Names Public Information Officer

Larry Godwin, interim director of the Memphis Police Department, selected Sgt. Vince Higgins to serve as the departments new public information officer. Higgins, a 14-year vet...

35. Archived Article: Events - Memphis Light, Gas & Water and the Engineering Technology Department of the Herff College of Engineering at the University of

Memphis Light, Gas and Water and the Engineering Technology Department of the University of Memphis Herff College of...

36. Archived Article: Events - The National Civil Rights Museum hosts the 2003 Freedom Awards banquet at 7:30 p

The AXA Liberty Bowl presented a $56,155 check last week to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The funds were raised during the ninth annual AXA Liberty Bowl Golf...

37. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events Sept

Calendar of events Oct. 7-Oct. 13

Oct. 7

Memphis Woman magazine presents Effective Marketing for Women business expo from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The evening includes a din...

38. Archived Article: Mlk (lead) - MLK summit leads events commemorating day Summit leads events commemorating MLK By SUE PEASE The Daily News For those wanting to do something to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday Monday, there are a lot of options in Memphis. Starting tom...

39. Archived Article: Memos - Jeff Pohlgeers joined the survey department at Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc Jeff Pohlgeers joined the survey department at Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a Survey/CAD Technician. He is a graduate of Cincinnati Sta...

40. Archived Article: Memos - John J John J. Bradley has been named senior vice president of economic development for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the current president of the Tennessee Industrial Development Council. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Ten...

41. Archived Article: Memos - Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial Cherie Ganesh and Nithan Ganesh have joined Crye-Leike Commercial. Mary Whitaker has been promoted to vice president of legal affairs for the Regional Medical Center. She previously w...

42. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By SUZANNE THOMPSON   Women of Achievement honors seven individuals annually for outstanding community service in various areas By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Since she was a young girl, Deborah M. Clubb has loved the Academy Awards. The fi...

43. Archived Article: Memos - Dede Malmo has joined Re/Max Commercial and Industrial of Memphis and will handle commercial leasing and sales as well as property management Dede Malmo has joined Re/Max Commercial and Industrial of Memphis and will handle commercial leasing and sa...

44. Archived Article: Memos - Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis' extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associate's degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illin...

45. Archived Article: Memos - Donna W Donna W. McNatt has joined Bean & Ison, PLLC, CPAs & Consultants, as a tax associate. McNatt most recently was employed by Armstrong, Allen, Prewitt, Gentry, Johnston & Holmes, Attorneys. McNatt is a certified public accountant a...

46. Archived Article: Library Chg - By CAMILLE H Library appoints campaign board to raise $20 million Bids for construction to be let in January By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Foundation for the Central Library announced Thursday a new capital campaign board for the new Centr...

47. Archived Article: Memos - 04-24 memos Angie Solomito Peek, director of quality management for Trinity HealthCare Services, has been appointed to the 1996 Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Kitty Allum has been appointed promotions director at ...

48. Archived Article: Govt Analys - 12/15 Govt analys Consolidation 2000 By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News What do cities like Nashville, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Indianapolis have in common with Memphis besides competing for industrial, technical and manufacturing jobs?...