Editorial Results (free)
1. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
2. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
3. Memphis Candidates Prepare To Spend
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
How much a candidate raises in an election season attracts a lot of attention, and the second-quarter fundraising numbers for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections are still trickling out.
The reports were due July 10 but some are still arriving at the Shelby County Election Commission website. And in some cases, the reports are incomplete, showing amounts raised but not amounts spend and on hand as of July 1.
4. Strickland Files for Mayor One Week From Deadline
- Friday, July 10, 2015
A week before the filing deadline for candidates on Memphis’ October ballot, city councilman Jim Strickland filed his qualifying petition for mayor and said he has a campaign war chest of approximately $400,000.
5. Local Wealth Managers Put Service Above Self
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
Service over self is the Rotarian creed, and one that local wealth manager William (Bill) Pickens, has embraced in his life.
As founder of Gift of Life International’s local chapter, Gift of Life Mid-South – an organization that brings children with congenital heart defects from developing countries to Memphis to undergo lifesaving surgery – Pickens has put his mantra to work in tangible ways.
6. City Court Clerk Thomas Long Won't Seek Re-Election
- Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Thomas Long lost several times before he finally won elected office in 1995 as City Court Clerk.
He’s considered running for Memphis mayor and for U.S. Congress.
But Long says he is done with politics completely and will not seek re-election as city court clerk in the October Memphis elections.
7. Probate Court Trio Returns for New Terms
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
The two judges and clerk whose court is at the center of the practice of estate law in Shelby County were returned to their offices by Shelby County voters in the August county general elections.
Probate Court Judges Karen D. Webster and Kathleen N. Gomes as well as Probate Court Clerk Paul Boyd each faced challengers in the election that drew a 27 percent voter turnout overall.
8. Wine Referendums Down to Final Day
- Thursday, August 21, 2014
The deadline for signatures to be gathered on the still-forming proposed referendums to allow wine in grocery stores is Thursday, Aug. 21.
The deadline for candidates to file in the set of Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal elections on the November ballot is at noon the same day.
9. Democratic Sample Ballot Omits Some Names
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Not every candidate who claimed the Democratic nomination in the May county primaries is on the Shelby County Democratic Party’s endorsement ballot that hits the streets this week.
With early voting underway in advance of the Aug. 7 election day, the sample ballot does not include Juvenile Court clerk candidate Henri Brooks, Circuit Court clerk nominee Rhonda Banks, Probate Court clerk candidate William Chism and County Clerk nominee Charlotte Draper.
10. Memphis Bar Reveals Judicial Candidate Poll
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
All but three of the 24 local judicial incumbents on the Aug. 7 ballot came out on top in the Memphis Bar Association poll of judicial candidates released Monday, June 30.
Attorneys were asked by the bar to select candidates based on who they felt was best qualified to hold the office.
11. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
12. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
13. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
14. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters
- Friday, January 03, 2014
After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.
15. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
16. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
17. 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.
18. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Recognizes Marx & Bensdorf’s Cherny
- Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Eileen Cherny, relocation director for Marx & Bensdorf, has received the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President’s Service Recognition Award. The award acknowledges committee and board involvement, presentations at network conferences and service in various capacities.
- Friday, January 05, 2007
The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) holds a membership breakfast meeting Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Carolyn Hardy, president and CEO of Chism Hardy Enterprises LLC, is the guest speaker. She will discuss her career successes as the first black vice president for the Memphis Coors Brewing Co. and the future of her newly formed corporation. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call 844-3738 or visit www.nawbomemphis.org for reservations.
20. Tuttle Elected to State Judicial Selection Commission
- Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Dale H. Tuttle of Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC has been elected 2006 vice chairman of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission. The commission interviews and recommends applicants for all state courts.
21. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
MAAR Elects 2005 Officers
Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members
Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine ...
22. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Joseph Lee Makes Appointments to Management Team
AutoZone Announces Organizational Changes
AutoZone Inc. hired Jim Shea to the position of executive vice president, merchandising and marketing. Shea most recently worked for Party City. In addi...