Editorial Results (free)
1. Shelby County Commission Explores Hiring Own Attorney
- Monday, July 06, 2015
Shelby County Commissioners will tie up the loose ends of their budget season Monday, July 6, and are exploring some longer-term changes in the body’s relationship to the Shelby County mayor, including a possible move to hire its own attorney.
2. Anson VII Has Arrived
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
My great-great-great-great grandfather Elijah Fleming had eight kids and no middle name.
According to an essay by a distant cousin of mine, five of the eight left their South Carolina homes “the night the stars fell.”
3. County Budget Committee Wrestles with Deadline, Schools Funding
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Shelby County Commission’s budget committee chairwoman hopes to present a completed set of budget and tax-rate recommendations to the full commission Wednesday, May 20.
But after a three-hour committee session Monday, other commissioners had doubts about that and a commission decision on schools funding before the July 1 start of the fiscal year.
4. Reset of County Schools Funding Has Two More Years To Run
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The reset of the minimum amount of local funding Shelby County government must provide Shelby County Schools won’t take effect for another two fiscal years, according to state attorneys and education officials.
5. Shelby County Commission Questions Grays Creek Payday Loan Error
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Shelby County Commissioners want to know how a payday loan business got a certificate of occupancy from the county’s Office of Construction Code Enforcement and opened in the Cordova Ridge Shops development even though such a business violates the Unified Development Code.
6. Scarboro Takes Reins at Regional Fed
- Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Douglas Scarboro has been named regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, Scarboro is responsible for working with business leaders and local communities in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to inform the setting of monetary policies.
7. Lakeland Prep Land Purchase Takes Another Step
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Lakeland Schools board members hired architects and planners Monday, Feb. 9, to begin design work on a new Lakeland Prep grade 6-12 school to open in August 2017.
And the school system is poised to buy the 94 acres of land with $1 million from their $1.5 million reserve fund after the Shelby County Commission delayed earlier in the day Monday a shift of county capital funds for the purchase of the land north of U.S. 70 and east of Canada Road.
8. St. George’s Names New Head of School
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
J. Ross Peters, the upper school head of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, is the new head of school for St. George’s Independent School of Memphis, effective in July.
9. St. George’s Names New Head of School
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
J. Ross Peters, the upper school head of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, is the new head of school for St. George’s Independent School of Memphis, effective in July.
10. Celebrating the Holiday Season in East Tennessee
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Even ole Ebenezer Scrooge could find something in Knoxville to get him in the holiday spirit.
Area residents have a wide selection of holiday activities including a Clarence Brown Theatre rendition of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve’s nocturnal visitors. Many of the activities are free, but others range in price. Visit the websites for more detailed information, including time, ticket price and availability.
11. Commission Compromise Promises to End Rules Lawsuit
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Shelby County commissioners appeared Monday, Nov. 17, to have a compromise in place that will lead to the lawsuit filed by seven commissioners against chairman Justin Ford being dropped as early as Tuesday.
12. Dyer Appointed to Shelby County Attorney Post
- Friday, November 07, 2014
The lead Memphis attorney for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office is the new Shelby County Attorney effective Dec. 1.
Ross Dyer’s appointment was announced Thursday, Nov. 6, by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, subject to confirmation by the Shelby County Commission.
13. Recruiter’s Career Twist
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.
14. Tigers Look to Johnson to be Floor Maestro
- Friday, October 17, 2014
Most of them, the ones that become their college basketball team’s leading scorer or the guy that runs the show from the point, were always obvious talents.
You know the type, best player on the court at age 6 when all the other kids are carrying the basketball like a football or dribbling the ball off their knees.
15. Arkansas Lawmakers Begin Fall Budget Hearings
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers began talks Tuesday about crafting next year's budget amid the uncertainty of the midterm elections and competing demands for increased funding for prisons, schools and other needs.
16. Nine Losing Candidates Challenge August Vote
- Thursday, September 04, 2014
Nine losing candidates from the August elections are contesting the results in a Shelby County Chancery Court lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed Sept. 2 by Democratic candidates Joe Brown, Henri Brooks and Wanda Halbert; judicial candidates Mozella Ross, Kim Sims, Kenya Brooks, J. Nathan Toney and Alicia Howard; and Doris Deberry-Bradshaw, who ran in a state House Democratic primary.
17. Mortarville to Memphis
- Friday, August 29, 2014
On the walls of his office at Hickory Ridge Middle School, principal Cedric Smith has a poster of an Iraqi flag. It’s from the time his Army reserve unit was called up in 2009 and stationed on a base that soldiers nicknamed “Mortarville” for how often it was hit by enemy shells.
18. Suburban Precincts Lead in Early Vote Turnout
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Seven of the top 10 precincts for early voter turnout through this past weekend and the first of two weeks of early voting in Shelby County are in the suburbs.
Through Monday, July 28, a total of 43,725 citizens had voted early in Shelby County, which is 8.1 percent of the voters in Shelby County. The highest turnout by day so far since early voting opened July 18 was 7,038 on July 22.
19. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.
20. For the Red, White & Blue
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
Let’s start this column with holiday quiz:
1. Who immortalized Paul Revere’s “midnight ride” and how?
2. Which body of water did Washington and his men cross on Christmas 1776?
3. According to legend, who sewed the first American flag?
4. Who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”?
5. Which European countries fought for the colonies and which did not?
6. What was thrown into Boston Harbor in 1773 and why?
7. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
8. Which state whose name starts with V was not one of the original 13 colonies?
9. How did John Adams explain to Abigail the colonies’ defeat at Long Island?
10. What was the approximate population of the 13 colonies on July 4, 1776?
21. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
- Friday, January 10, 2014
The Whitehaven Partnership will meet Friday, Jan. 10, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Whitehaven branch library, 4120 Millbranch Road. Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, and representatives from the Memphis Police Department and other city agencies will discuss improving Whitehaven neighborhoods. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 345-3695.
23. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
24. Council OKs Crosstown, Debates Schools Lawsuit
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved the Crosstown planned development Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking the latest move through local government for the $180 million project with construction scheduled to begin late this year or early next year.
25. Merck Third-Quarter Net Income Falls on Charges, Lower Sales
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Merck & Co.'s third-quarter profit plunged 35 percent because of competition from generic drugs, lower sales of its top-selling medicine, and restructuring and acquisition charges.
26. Dollywood to Build Resort, Add Shows and Rides
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.
In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames Mount LeConte – one of the tallest peaks in the Smoky Mountains. Guests will be able to book a grand suite in the hotel that the entertainer uses when she stays in the Pigeon Forge theme park that bears her name.
27. Aerotropolis Manager Bowman Completes Delta Leadership Program
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Chad Bowman, aerotropolis project manager for the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, has graduated from the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a yearlong Delta Regional Authority program designed to foster collaborative initiatives across the Delta region.
28. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.
29. Civic Leader Says City Has ‘Right Stuff’
- Monday, May 13, 2013
A little less than two years ago, Dr. Robert Ross was up for a standard performance review from the board of the foundation he leads.
30. WKNO's Sports Files Moves to Thursdays
- Monday, March 18, 2013
“Sports Files with Greg Gaston” is moving to Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on WKNO-TV, beginning March 21.
31. Countywide Board Approves Realignments
- Friday, March 08, 2013
When the first school year of the consolidated school system begins Aug. 5, the new school system will open its first new school.
And most of what are now city and county schools will have the same grade structures for elementary, middle and high schools.
32. Curtis Coleman Announces Bid for Arkansas Governor
- Friday, February 22, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman joined the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination on Thursday, laying out an agenda that includes proposals to cut taxes and using public money to send Arkansas students to private schools.
- Saturday, February 02, 2013
Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at email@example.com or 543-3500.
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Circuit Playhouse and Hattiloo Theatre will present “The Mountaintop” Friday, Jan. 18, through Feb. 10 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
- Monday, January 07, 2013
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host student loan expert Heather Jarvis Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the school’s Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Jarvis’ seminar is part of a new comprehensive workshop to help students navigate their second and third years of law school. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.
36. New Coupons Aim to Keep People Off Generic Drugs
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers are betting Americans will stick with the name they know.
37. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
38. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
39. Clearances, Heat Lured Shoppers to Spend in July
- Friday, August 03, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans shoppers proved resilient in July, driving a key sales figure up at retailers across the country, despite persistent worry about jobs and the global economy.
Results came in better than expected for many retailers, helped by hot weather and summer clearance sales, an encouraging sign as the back-to-school season, the second-biggest shopping season behind the holidays, kicks off.
40. Day of Answers
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
Polls open across Shelby County at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in elections that already promise to be memorable for problems during the early voting period as well as the mixture of issues and one-of-a-kind contests on the ballot.
41. Hargett: Shelby Election Problems Erode Public Confidence
- Monday, July 30, 2012
The election driven by ballot questions and one-time-only races looks to become an election that goes into overtime as well.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett formally asked State Comptroller Justin Wilson Friday, July 27, to audit the administration of the Shelby County Election Commission and investigate election procedures and returns.
42. New Complaint Arises As End of Early Voting Nears
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
With one week left in the early voting period, voter turnout before the Aug. 2 election day seems likely to surpass 50,000, or about 10 percent of Shelby County’s voters.
The estimate is based on a conservative projection of 4,000 early voters a day for the last six days in the voting period, which runs through Saturday, July 28.
43. Fred’s, Other Retailers Report Tepid Sales
- Friday, July 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers, worried about jobs and the overall economy, pulled back on spending in June, resulting in tepid sales for many retailers, including Memphis-based Fred’s Inc.
44. Revolving Door: Yahoo Ushers Out Another CEO
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.
45. Kiser Joins Volunteer Mid-South As Community Services Director
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Amanda Kiser has joined Volunteer Mid-South as community services director. Kiser’s responsibilities include mobilizing and maximizing volunteer resources, coordinating training for partner agencies, creating and leading community projects, and marketing VMS’ benefits to agencies and the public.
46. Congress Targets Federal Workers for Savings
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax cuts and put off looming reductions to defense spending.
47. House Leaders Praise Emerging Payroll Tax Cut Deal
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details.
48. Pink Palace Educator on Antarctic Expedition
- Friday, February 03, 2012
When she’s not busy tagging and tracking seals with a team of scientists in Antarctica, Memphis educator Alex Eilers is responding to email questions and sending postcards to her students and community supporters, who are following her journey online.
49. Deadline Looms For Candidates In March Primaries
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
There is the paperwork and there are the deadlines in politics. And then there are the campaigns that begin long before the paperwork or deadlines.
One group of candidates in the 2012 election cycle is approaching its first deadline Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon – the filing deadline for the March 6 county primaries.
50. House Sets Friday Vote on Balanced Budget Proposal
- Friday, November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the federal government racking up deficits of more than $1 trillion a year and lawmakers paralyzed by political differences, the House on Thursday is taking up a proposed constitutional amendment that would force Congress to balance its budget.
51. Six Apply for Carpenter’s Commission Seat
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Shelby County commissioners interview contenders Wednesday, Oct. 12, for the District 1 seat vacancy following the Oct. 1 resignation of Mike Carpenter, who left to become state director of StudentsFirst, an education reform nonprofit based in Nashville.
52. Ballet Memphis Founder Named to National Program
- Thursday, September 01, 2011
Dorothy Gunther Pugh, founder and artistic director of Ballet Memphis, was recently named a fellow in the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program – a two-year initiative designed to unleash the collective power of 100 of the top executive leaders in the cultural sector to solve problems facing the industry.
53. Pfizer Q2 Net Up 5 Pct. on Lower Charges, Taxes
- Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Generic competition cut deeper into drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s sales in the second quarter – with the U.S. patent expiration for its cholesterol fighter Lipitor, the world's top-selling drug, just five months away.
54. Ga.-Based Coastal Logistics Signs Lease
- Friday, June 24, 2011
A budding Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is expanding into the Southeast Memphis industrial market. Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a new 50,000-square-foot lease at 5715 Distribution Drive.
55. GM to Raise Car Prices Due to Oil, Metal Costs
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Co. said Monday it will raise car and truck prices by an average of $123 per vehicle to make up for its increased oil and metal costs.
56. On Location: Memphis Showcases Local, International Films
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
In the business of film festivals, international films bring prestige, but local films bring dollars.
This year’s 12th annual On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, hopes to draw on the best of both worlds.
57. Friendliness as Important as Framing at David’s Frames & Art
- Monday, January 17, 2011
A first impression David’s Frames & Art’s spacious showroom is the hundreds of perpendicular moldings decking the back wall.
A second impression is the shop’s prevailing attitude: friendliness.
- Friday, January 14, 2011
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Mike Ross-Spang, owner and head trainer at Elite Personal Fitness, will speak. Cost is free for members and first-time guests and $25 for returning guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.
- Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tal Frankfurt, founder of Cloud for Good, will speak on the topic “Managing Your Constituents in the Cloud.” Cost is $45 for members, $75 for nonmembers and $40 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
60. Schering-Plough Purchase Hikes Merck Sales, Profit
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Tuesday posted huge jumps in revenue and profit for the fourth quarter, mainly because of its purchase of Schering-Plough Corp., whose consumer products division is based in Memphis.
61. Pfizer Posts Big Jump in Q4 Sales, Profit
- Thursday, February 04, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc., well into integrating its new Wyeth unit, posted a 34 percent jump in revenue Wednesday, but $3.2 billion in acquisition and restructuring charges and higher costs across the board weighed down profit.
62. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.
Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
63. Consumer Spending Edges Up in July
- Monday, August 31, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending increased in July with help from the popular Cash for Clunkers program, but household incomes, the fuel for future spending increases, were flat.
Consumer spending is the big question mark as the economy struggles to emerge from the recession. Economists worry that households hurt by rising unemployment, weak income growth and depleted investments will not provide the support the economy needs to rebound to sustained growth.
64. Health Care Progress Seen on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, July 30, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Congress reported progress on legislation to overhaul the nation's health care Wednesday as President Barack Obama introduced a retooled message asserting his plan would protect Americans and limit insurers' power.
65. Weak Retail Sales Raise Worries
- Friday, July 10, 2009
Rain and escalating job worries dampened shoppers’ appetites for summer staples such as shorts and dresses more than expected in June, increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.
Retailers in all sectors reported weak same-store sales Thursday, but mall-based clothing stores suffered most in June compared to a year earlier, while some discounters scraped by.
66. Drugmaker Wyeth Posts Flat 1st-Quarter Profit
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Wyeth, which is being acquired by drug giant Pfizer, on Wednesday posted a flat first-quarter profit but beat analysts' expectations, as cost cuts offset lower revenue, particularly for its top seller, blockbuster antidepressant Effexor.
67. Pfizer to Buy Wyeth for $68B; Cut 8,000 Jobs
- Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - No. 1 drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Monday it is buying No. 12 Wyeth for $68 billion in a deal that ultimately will wipe out nearly 20,000 jobs but quickly boost Pfizer's revenue and profit and transform it overnight into a medicine cabinet for all.
68. Caraway Named ‘Rising Star’ By Midsouth Superlawyers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Kirk Caraway of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC has been selected as a “Rising Star” in the field of Labor and Employment Litigation by Law & Politics Midsouth Superlawyers publication for 2008.
69. Some Bailout Holdings Down $9 Billion
- Monday, December 08, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Stock intended to eventually earn taxpayers a profit as part of the Bush administration’s massive bank bailout has lost a third of its value – about $9 billion – in barely one month, according to an Associated Press analysis. Shares in virtually every bank that received federal money have remained below the prices the government negotiated.
- Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Talk Shoppe will present “Using the Seven Persuasions to Increase Your Sales” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.
71. Addington Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Dr. M. Brent Addington has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Addington is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. A native of Memphis, he has been in private practice for more than 20 years in the Memphis community.
72. Brinkley Heights Ministries To Expand Academy
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
3277 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Permit Cost: $2.4 million
Project Cost: $2.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2008
73. Solid Rock Christian Church To Begin New Building
- Friday, April 04, 2008
Solid Rock Christian Church has taken out a $2.9 million construction loan for a new two-story, 34,000-square-foot building. The new building will sit on what is currently vacant land at the corner of Raines and Ross roa
74. Edwards, Others to Be Honored at Peabody Tonight
- Friday, February 29, 2008
At age 25, just two years after she graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Johanna Edwards signed a six-figure book deal with New York-based Berkley Books, a division of the Penguin Group.
75. Group Studies Family Court Creation
- Thursday, January 17, 2008
As the question of government consolidation is debated in a bright and often hot media spotlight, a panel of judges, attorneys and social service providers has been quietly debating the idea of legal consolidation.
76. New Safety Center Seeks Space, Further Funding
- Friday, December 21, 2007
Tennessee businesses lose about $10 million a year in paid work leave as victims of domestic violence take off because of their injuries. The state also spends about $15 million a year housing convicts who have killed their partners or spouses, according to a 2006 Tennessee Economic Council on Women report that explores the economic impact of domestic violence statewide.
77. Patriot Bank OpensSouth Tipton Branch
- Thursday, August 02, 2007
Patriot Bank will have a grand opening for its newest branch, South Tipton, at noon today at 11529 U.S. 51 South in Atoka.
The South Tipton location houses both bank and mortgage operati
78. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.
79. Four Memphis Schools To Become ADA Compliant
- Friday, June 08, 2007
As children enjoy their summer vacations, Memphis Board of Education officials are planning to make some needed repairs to their schools.
Bids are being accepted for upgrades on alternative classrooms at Oakhaven High School on Ladbrook Avenue and are part of a package that will make four city schools Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
80. Foundation Tries To Help Inner-City Students Reach New Heights
- Monday, February 12, 2007
It's the winter of 2006 and Bill Sehnert, the director of a private foundation that supports East High School, is speaking to a science class at Memphis University School. MUS - regarded as one of the most academically challenging private schools in the state - has produced such notable alumni as early 20th century explorer Richard Halliburton and FedEx founder Fred Smith.
81. TBA Honor Brings Professional Growth for FedEx Attorney
- Thursday, February 01, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk feature is the second in a series of interviews with Memphis attorneys who have been chosen to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's 2007 Leadership Law Class.
82. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
83. With the Heart of a Writer, Judge Robilio Keeps On Keeping On
- Thursday, November 09, 2006
For someone who had aspirations of becoming a writer, Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio instead distinguished herself as a judge.
Robilio recently was among four Shelby County judges nominated for the Young Lawyers Division's (YLD) 2006 Charles A. Rond Memorial Award. She is the outgoing president of the Association for Women Attorneys and this month passed the gavel of the presidency to attorney Laurie Christensen. Winners of the Rond award will be announced next Thursday at the YLD's annual meeting starting at 4:30 p.m. at The Rendezvous Downtown.
84. $6.5 Million GrantTo Fund Charter Schools
- Thursday, June 15, 2006
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the state of Tennessee a $6.5 million grant to help create more charter schools.
Tennessee is one of nine states receiving grants through the department
85. Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry
- Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.
86. Charter School Buys Property to Expand
- Friday, October 21, 2005
For the state of Tennessee, at least, Memphis is the birthplace of the charter school. The movement to get charter legislation passed gained much of its steam through the Hyde Foundation, which helped to support and guide the process.
87. 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.
88. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
89. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Basketball Buddies Form Successful Company
On-Court Friendship Leads to Off-Court Success
The Daily News
Good businesses are often built on strong relationships. Data Network Systems is no different. The nearly 8-year-old com...
90. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 31, 2005
AC Wharton Hosts a Town Hall Meeting
Wharton Hosts Bartlett Town Hall Meeting
The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest Mississippi Community College, 5197 W.E. Ross Parkw...
91. Archived Article: Events
- Monday, February 02, 2004
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786 or visit www.cityofmemphis.org. The Society of Entrepreneurs hosts a Lunch and Learn session fr...
92. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Peace & Justice Center Awards Local Peacemakers
Peace & Justice Center Presents Annual Honors The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center will present the following Peacemaker 2003 awards Thursday at its annual banquet: Diamond Printing, soc...
93. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Julie Wittichen Gasaway has become an associate at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects
Julie Wittichen Gasaway has become an associate at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects. She joined the firm in 1990 and earned a bachelors degree from the University o...
94. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, December 20, 2002
Community briefs 12-20-02
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents Mad About Mozart as the second concert of the 2002-2003 Paul and Linnea Bert Chamber Series. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center,...
95. Archived Article: Lottery (lead)
- Monday, November 04, 2002
By STACEY WIEDOWER
Potential scholarship funding fuels lottery debate
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
If the lottery referendum gets a thumbs-up from voters Tuesday, funds generated from creation of a Tennessee lottery system could fin...
96. Archived Article: Mals P2
- Thursday, March 28, 2002
Coalition fights for childrens rights Coalition fights for childrens rights A newly formed local group, the Coalition for the Educational Rights of Children, is on a mission to provide greater advocacy for and community education about people with d...
97. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Jonathan M Jonathan M. Jones joined QualityLife Communities as director of business development. Prior to joining QualityLife, he worked for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and in the software industry. Dr. Ada Shotwell, dean of liberal arts an...
98. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, January 11, 2002
Local judge reveals lighter side of the law Local judge reveals lighter side of the law By MARY DANDO The Daily News Ever wanted to write a book and have it published? A local publisher was the answer to one writers prayer. Germantown resident Sharo...
99. Archived Article: Downtown (lead)
- Monday, November 26, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
Downtown struts its stuff in home tour
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
As Downtown Memphis becomes an increasing credible place to live, work and play, residents within the community are eagerly embracing the chance ...
100. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C. Menkel and William S. Reeser were appointed board members of Youth Villages. Broffit is a judge of General Sessions, Division 9 and the Frayser Community Court...