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1. Fast-Food Protests Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
- Friday, December 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it's not clear what the actual turnout has been or how many of the participants are workers. By afternoon, disruptions seemed minimal or temporary at the targeted restaurants.
2. Leadership Selections Next for Suburban School Boards
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
For five of the six municipal schools boards that began taking office this week, their only formal involvement in the talks that led to agreements on school buildings and ending the federal lawsuit that threatened to hold up their start dates was to approve the agreements already negotiated.
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.
4. Election Aftermath
- Friday, July 19, 2013
At least one suburban leader wants to explore the idea of a shared superintendent for several of the municipal school districts to come.
Arlington Mayor Mike Wissman raised the possibility the day after voters in all six suburban cities and towns approved in special elections the formation of separate suburban school systems.
5. Gov. Haslam Struggles to Meet Pilot Recusal Pledge
- Tuesday, July 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has struggled almost from the start of his administration to fulfill a campaign pledge to avoid handling matters relating to Pilot Flying J, the family-owned truck stop chain run by his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
6. Welfare Penalty for Parents Dead This Session
- Friday, April 12, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The sponsor of a proposal to dock the welfare payments of parents whose children fail school refused to listen to a little girl opposing the measure Thursday, saying she was being used as a prop.
7. Ritz, McDonald Clash on Suburban Schools Talks
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The Shelby County Commission and the county’s suburban mayors agree in writing and in a court proceeding on something related to schools.
But that remains the exception to the rule, particularly on issues beyond the first year of the schools merger – namely separate suburban school systems.
8. Funding From Suburbs Suggested
- Monday, March 04, 2013
Countywide school board members are not the only players in the schools merger feeling pressure, although they may be feeling more pressure than others.
Shelby County Commissioners whose districts include suburban towns and cities have also been hearing a lot from parents in the suburbs who not too long ago had made peace with the idea that they would be part of the consolidated school district for at least the first school year.
9. Ending of Schools Talks Still Rankles Both Sides
- Monday, February 25, 2013
When all sides in the school merger court case gather Monday, Feb. 25, before federal court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays, they will have lots of time to talk over municipal school districts.
The status conference is the only item on Mays’ calendar Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
10. Mays Schedules Monday Schools Case Conference
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has called a Monday, Feb. 25, status conference in the Shelby County schools merger case. All sides in the 2-year-old lawsuit are scheduled to appear before Mays at 9:30 a.m.
11. Mays Schedules Monday Schools Case Conference
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has called a Monday, Feb. 25, status conference in the Shelby County schools merger case.
All sides in the 2-year-old lawsuit are scheduled to appear before Mays at 9:30 a.m.
12. Mays Sets Monday Conference in Schools Merger Case
- Friday, February 22, 2013
Memphis federal court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has called a Monday, Feb. 25, status conference in the Shelby County schools merger case.
All sides in the two-year-old lawsuit are scheduled to appear before Mays at 9:30 a.m.
13. Suburban Districts Back in Federal Court
- Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The faded red kick ball that is the issue of metropolitan school districts in the Shelby County suburbs is now back in Memphis federal court after about two-and-a-half months of private mediation talks.
14. Suburban School Talks End
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Private talks between the Shelby County Commission and the county’s six suburban mayors on suburban school districts have ended, according to Shelby County Commission chairman Mike Ritz and Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald.
15. Back to Work
- Friday, January 11, 2013
The Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville returned to the capital Tuesday, Jan. 8, with three fewer members – one state senator and two state representatives – all Democrats – but with no new faces.
16. The Next Steps
- Monday, December 03, 2012
About a half hour before the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays in the municipal school district lawsuit, the chairman of the countywide school board called for his board and the school boards for the six suburban municipal school districts to get together.
17. Soda Industry: Vending Machines Will Show Calories
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips.
The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out.
18. Tax Hike Latest Shift in Funding Puzzle
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The suburban cities and towns that raised their local sales tax rates in August will adapt with little trouble if the rest of Shelby County approves a countywide sales tax hike on the Nov. 6 ballot.
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
Memphis Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Glen Vanderford, regional Rotary Foundation director, will speak. Contact Mark Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20. Cost Analysis Sparks Little Reaction
- Friday, May 18, 2012
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz noted that before he finished his presentation Wednesday, May 16, on how much municipal school systems in the suburbs could cost, other commissioners had already emailed the proposal to suburban mayors backing the move to municipal school districts.
21. House, Senate OK Bill Targeting Vanderbilt Policy
- Wednesday, May 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Lawmakers have given final approval to a bill seeking to rescind Vanderbilt University's "all-comers" policy, which requires school groups to allow any interested students to join and run for office.
22. 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.
23. Bill Lifting Muni School Ban Advances
- Friday, March 30, 2012
A bill in the Tennessee Legislature to lift the statewide ban on creating municipal school districts is moving as the legislative session nears an end.
The House Education subcommittee approved the bill Wednesday, March 28, on a voice vote with the House Education Committee to consider the bill next week.
24. Municipal School District Bill Moves In Nashville
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
A bill in the Tennessee legislature to lift the statewide ban on creating municipal school districts is moving as the legislative session nears an end.
The House education subcommittee approved the bill Wednesday, March 28, on a voice vote with the House education committee to consider the bill next week.
25. Suburban Schools’ Train ‘Has Left the Station’
- Monday, February 20, 2012
The six suburban mayors say the train to municipal school districts is on the tracks and has no time to stop to consider whatever plan the schools consolidation transition planning commission comes up with for a merged public school system.
26. Suburban Mayors Hear Lots Of Concerns From Schools Planning Commission
- Friday, February 17, 2012
The group drawing up the blueprint for a consolidated countywide public school system will plan for a school system that covers the entire county including the suburban towns and cities.
That’s what the chairwoman of the schools consolidation transition planning commission told all six suburban mayors Thursday, Feb. 16, as the planning commission talked with the mayors about their plans to create municipal school districts.
27. Work Still Slow in Construction Sector
- Monday, September 19, 2011
The Mid-South commercial construction market is still trying to gain traction following a steady downturn spanning the past couple of years.
Despite several large-scale and government-funded projects, a dearth of small- to mid-sized projects is keeping the market depressed.
28. Arlington, Lakeland Residents Head to Polls
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
The race for mayor of Arlington intensified via Facebook in the gap between early voting and Election Day.
Thursday, Sept. 15, is Election Day in Arlington and Lakeland. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
29. Pickler Picks Five for Consolidation Commission
- Friday, September 09, 2011
Shelby County Schools Board chairman David Pickler has selected the mayor of Bartlett, a county schools parent, the longtime head of the Shelby County Education Association, a reitred county schools administrator and a former Shelby County commissioner to serve on the schools consolidation planning commission.
30. Film Fest Brings Fab Moments
- Thursday, June 16, 2011
The column about my knee evoked a record amount of viewer mail. Evidently, many folk have joint pain issues.
My PRP injection was one month ago, and my knee feels better than it has in years. On a couple days there’s been some semblance of the old pain, as after three days of golf and yard work Memorial Day weekend.
31. Home Run
- Monday, April 18, 2011
From March to September, Matt Hughes is a busy man. His 10-year-old son plays for the Jackson (Tenn.) Coyotes, a competitive baseball team. Just about every weekend Hughes and his family of four hit the road for a baseball tournament, traveling around the Southeast to places from Memphis to Panama City, Fla.
32. Schools Forums Hit Other Notes In Controversy
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz says Germantown leaders and taxpayers should form a municipal school district now if they are going to.
“I think what they need to do is get immediately very selfish for themselves,” Ritz said at a Memphis Area Association of Realtors forum Thursday.
33. Split Vote Takes Down Metro Charter Proposal
- Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The metro consolidation charter won a narrow victory with Memphis voters Tuesday but was crushed by Shelby County voters outside Memphis.
The first consolidation charter to go to voters in 39 years had to win both in Memphis and outside Memphis in order to consolidate the city of Memphis and Shelby County governments.
34. SCS Files $3M Permit for Macon-Hall Expansion
- Thursday, October 28, 2010
Shelby County Schools has filed a $3 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for an expansion of Macon-Hall Elementary School at 9800 Macon Road. The permit lists the addition as being nearly 18,000 square feet.
35. Out of the Gate
- Friday, October 15, 2010
On the first day of early voting, Jack Sammons and Keith McDonald were together again.
36. House Votes to Allow Fish, Birds in Barber Shops
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee House has voted to allow barber shops to display live fish and birds.
The chamber voted 95-1 on Monday evening to approve the measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Ty Cobb of Columbia.
37. Tenn. Rep. Fincher Won't Make Dem Bid for Congress
- Thursday, January 07, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Democrats remain without a high profile candidate to replace Bart Gordon in Congress following state Rep. Henry Fincher's announcement Wednesday that he won't run for the seat.
38. All in Favor: The forces behind the latest push for city-county consolidation
- Monday, August 31, 2009
For the first time in 30 years, government consolidation is moving to the ballot.
Although a firm plan doesn’t exist yet, the Shelby County Commission and Memphis City Council are poised to vote on creating a metro charter commission, possibly as early as next month. And the votes to make it a reality appear to be there on both bodies.
39. Weichert Realtors’ Chapman Recognized for Service Achievement
- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Amy Chapman, broker and owner of Weichert Realtors-Chapman & Associates, has been awarded Quality Service Certified Platinum status. It is considered the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry.
40. House OKs Gore, Hull Statues At Tennessee Capitol
- Wednesday, April 22, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee’s two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Al Gore and Cordell Hull, might be honored with statues on the state Capitol grounds.
The Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution Monday supporting the construction of statues. The Senate and the state Building Commission would have to approve the plans for the statues, which would be privately funded, before work could get under way.
41. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
42. Tax Questions Arise During School Funding Talks
- Monday, March 09, 2009
Making Shelby County government the single source of funding for the city and county public school systems could mean a 53-cent increase in the county property tax rate over several fiscal years. It would also reduce the city property tax rate by 82 cents.
43. Tenn. Coal Industry Agrees to Severance Tax Hike
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee roadbuilders and the mining industry are lining up behind a bill to increase the state's severance tax on each ton of coal from 20 cents to $1 over the next four years.
44. Shootout Event To Host Hoops Hopefuls From Across the U.S.
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Local high school basketball standouts Ray Parks, Marvin Brown and Samson Carter will take to the court Saturday night at FedExForum.
The teens are part of the local M33M Magic Memphis basketball team. They will be taking part in the Jack Jones Shootout, playing against the M33M National basketball team.
45. Consolidation Talk Rehashes 'One Man, One Vote'
- Thursday, January 10, 2008
Mark Norris and Walter Bailey are both attorneys. They both served on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners during the legal fight in the mid-1990s over how a Shelby County school board should be elected.
46. Consolidation Not On Mind of All Mayors
- Monday, January 07, 2008
It will be up to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton to prove that his latest bid for local government consolidation is different from
past efforts. Those efforts have been scuttled repeatedly on a political to-do list considered dense and complex even by the Byzantine standards of Capitol Hill in Nashville.
47. One Step Forward, Two Back in Latest Consolidation Talks
- Friday, December 14, 2007
A city-county panel looking into the possibility of merging the Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff's departments voted Wednesday to take an important first step toward such a merger.
But the vote to recommend the appointment of a Public Safety Commission is hardly the end of the consolidation controversy. And any merger ultimately would depend on at least two dozen separate votes by different legislative bodies as well as citizens of Shelby County.
48. Consolidation Idea Gets Another Go, But Could Go Exactly Nowhere
- Thursday, December 06, 2007
The idea of consolidating the Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff's departments may have already hit an impassible legal barrier. The nine-member panel exploring the idea and alternatives still has one more meeting left next week.
49. 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.
50. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The Memphis Rotary Club will hold a meeting today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Mike Beebe, governor of Arkansas, will be the speaker. Cost is $18 and reservations can be made by calling 526-1318 or e-mailing email@example.com.
- Monday, July 30, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The event is $12. Joseph M. Polk, manager of construction for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will speak on "Current Airport Projects and Alternative Project Delivery Systems." No reservations are required.
53. Shooting Incidents Can Happen At Businesses, Too
- Friday, May 11, 2007
Editor's Note: This is the last in a series examining the Virginia Tech killing spree and its effects in Memphis.
Decked in sunglasses and security uniform, a .45-caliber handgun at his side, Charles Strickland stands watch on the southeast corner of Second Street and Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Memphis.
54. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
55. Debate Mounts on Fairgrounds Proposals
- Thursday, December 01, 2005
When local bands the Zippin Pippins and the Revolutionaires perform at Murphy's in Midtown next week, the show will be about more than music: It also will pay homage to the amusement park where Memphians have enjoyed the scent of funnel cakes, the charm of an old-fashioned carousel and the dips and dives of roller coasters since it opened in 1976.
56. YMCA Board of Directors Names New CEO
- Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The YMCA metropolitan board of directors named Keith G. Johnson CEO of YMCA of the Memphis & the Mid-South. Johnson is a 27-year YMCA veteran who has served in various positions in Atlanta, Fort Worth and New Orleans. His earliest position with YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South was as vice president and executive director of the Fogelman Downtown YMCA. He graduated from Georgia State University.
57. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, March 22, 2004
Technology helps push convenience to new levels
Technology Pushes Convenience to New Level
The Daily News
In the world of quick-stop shopping, the field is broadening to include two types of stores: those with clerks and thos...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 19, 2003
Calendar of events May 19-25
Calendar of events May 19-May 25
Memphis Investors Group hosts Shelby County Commissioner David Lillard at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Lillard will dis...
59. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 07, 2002
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr
Seven attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell were included in the 2003-2004 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Two of those attorneys, Samuel D. Chafetz and Lewis R. Do...
60. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 31, 2002
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr
The Memphis Bar Association presents Emerging Issues in Employment Law and Litigation, a video replay of a satellite broadcast from the American Law Institute-American Bar Association video law review, from noon...
61. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 24, 2002
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. hosts small business operators and leaders at a 1 p.m. Friday meeting in the mayor's office, 160 N. Main, Suite 850. About 35 small business leaders are expected to attend. Th...
62. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 17, 2002
Thomas R. Buckner and Henry L. Klein were selected for inclusion in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Both are members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell. The Memphis Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants d...
63. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11
The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...
64. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, August 01, 2002
The Memphis Bar Association will host a bring-your-own-lunch lecture from noon to 2 p
The Memphis Bar Association will host a bring-your-own-lunch lecture from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The speakers are Minton Mayer of Spicer Flynn & Rudstrom a...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Jill Stem, who leads Lee Hecht Harrison outplacement and career advising practice in Memphis, was part of the team that succes Jill Stem, who leads Lee Hecht Harrison outplacement and career advising practice in Memphis, was part of the team that su...
66. Archived Article: Real Fcs Box 2 Lj
- Tuesday, October 06, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON MAAR 1999 Leadership Line-Up The Memphis Area Association of Realtors completed its selection Sept. 28 for officers and board of directors members for 1999. They include: 1999 president: Doug Collins, owner/principal broker, Pruden...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...
68. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has been elected to serve as president of the Tennessee Young Democrats Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has bee...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 22, 1995
11\22 memos Bena Cates is the new assistant to the executive director of the Church Health Center. Cates created the centers first development board, jointly originated the Good Samaritan Awards, which recognize health care professionals who volunte...