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1. 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.
2. Hopson Restructures School System Management
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson has eliminated the school system’s set of four regional superintendents and replaced them with three associate superintendents in what he said is a change to move the school system’s central office closer to the daily operation of schools.
3. 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.
4. Obama Backs Cohen, Brooks Charges ‘Voter Suppression’
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is touting the endorsement of President Barack Obama in his current re-election bid.
5. Ongoing Rape Kit Backlog Fallout Expands
- Monday, April 21, 2014
The ongoing fallout from the backlog of untested rape kits is beginning to develop some boundaries and dividing lines as it moves into federal court and expands outside court to include a backlog of 300 rape kits by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.
6. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.
7. 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.
8. Mid-South Fair Leaders Seek Memphis Return
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
The president of the Mid-South Fair says the nonprofit organization wants to return to Memphis.
“We were told to leave our home,” Michael Doyle, president of the fair, told Memphis City Council members of the fair’s departure as Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton made fifth-term plans for a renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds that originally included a new Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
9. Mid-South Fair Leaders Seek Memphis Return
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The president of the Mid-South Fair told Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Nov. 19, that the nonprofit organization wants to return to Memphis.
“We were told to leave our home,” Michael Doyle, president of the fair, told council members of the fair’s departure as Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton made plans for a renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds that originally included a new Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
10. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
11. Final Bell
- Saturday, January 19, 2013
From the moment he became Memphis City Schools superintendent, Kriner Cash had competition.
“I’ve been fighting since I got here,” he said in the early stages of what winds up as a five-year tenure that officially comes to an end July 31.
12. Herenton Home Moves in Short Sale
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The home of former Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton in Banneker Estates’ gated community has traded hands for $350,000 in a short sale.
The single-family home at 5281 Horn Lake Road in the McKellar-Whitehaven-Levi PD neighborhood was sold to Tamara G. Washington on Aug. 27, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds. Washington also filed a $150,000 mortgage with Community Mortgage Corp. that matures in September 2032.
13. 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.
14. Numerous Issues Drive Early Voting
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Republicans have the suburban ballot questions on municipal school districts. Democrats have outrage over the voter photo ID state law.
Together the two factors could have more to do with voter turnout in the Aug. 2 elections than any of the candidates on the ballot.
15. School Board Looks for Consensus
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
After effectively ruling out Kriner Cash last week as the leader of the consolidated Shelby County school system, school board members now turn to a decision about how to select that superintendent.
16. Jones Has Memphis Homecoming At GPAC
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
Rising star Caroline Jones’ performance Saturday, April 28, at Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 Gala will be a homecoming of sorts for the New York-based singer-songwriter.
17. Honors Continue For Architect Of Memphis Sound
- Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Memphis music icon Willie Mitchell was honored on what would have been his 84th birthday last week with a Tennessee state historical marker at his Royal Studios.
18. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8. That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
19. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8.
That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
20. 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.
21. Countywide School Board List Hits 100
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners are preparing for a long afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 7, as they interview applicants for the seven seats the commission will fill on the new countywide school board.
The interview sessions before the general government committee chaired by commissioner Mike Carpenter begin at noon.
22. Lewis Returns to City Schools Board
- Thursday, December 09, 2010
The newest face on the nine-member Memphis City Schools board is familiar nevertheless.
It’s been four years since Sara Lewis decided not to seek re-election to the board.
23. Waddell’s Legacy Will Endure at The Daily News
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Lisa Waddell was a career employee at The Daily News, beginning her work here at the age of 19. Her life story is a model of success, embodying striving for excellence through perseverance, patience and wisdom.
24. Ford Name Plays Into Election Victory
- Thursday, May 06, 2010
It didn’t work for Myron Lowery in last year’s special election for Memphis mayor.
But Joe Ford won the Democratic nomination for Shelby County mayor this week by running from the office.
25. Wharton’s Transition Team Unveils Agenda
- Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s transition team has recommended a chief economic development director for the city, a more comprehensive financial plan for city government and reining in the city’s Capital Improvement budget.
26. 2009 Year In Review
- Monday, December 28, 2009
2009 was a year without a script – and plenty of improvising on the political stage.
It was supposed to be an off-election year except in Arlington and Lakeland.
2008 ended with voters in the city and county approving a series of changes to the charters of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Those changes were supposed to set a new direction for both entities, kicking into high gear in 2010 and ultimately culminating two years later.
27. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
28. Herenton Grand Jury Hears From Four
- Friday, October 30, 2009
A federal grand jury probe believed to be an investigation of the private business affairs of former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton heard from four witnesses Thursday.
The grand jury deliberations drew extra attention when it was revealed late Wednesday that former city attorney Elbert Jefferson – one of the witnesses who appeared before the panel – would be bringing with him a tape recording of Herenton. It was described in some media outlets as a “secret” recording of Herenton generated by an ethics investigation Jefferson conducted into the mayor.
29. Fogerty Joins Jackson Lewis In Of Counsel Role
- Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Whitney King Fogerty has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as of counsel.
Fogerty was previously a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, where she specialized in labor and employment litigation. She has practiced law for 10 years and has been named among Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business the past two years.
30. Herenton-Lowery Transition Under Way in Choppy Waters
- Monday, July 13, 2009
He is serving his fifth term in office, having come to political power in the historic 1991 city elections. He became a politician after a career in which he was already in the public eye. He is outspoken and intense and he is not Willie Herenton.
31. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups
- Monday, June 22, 2009
From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.
32. Johnson Ascends to Director's Job At Literacy Council
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sallie Johnson, a retired librarian, signed on as interim executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council a year ago with no intention of seeking the post beyond the transition term.
33. Reappraisal Numbers Up Almost 9 Percent Countywide
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Certified tax rolls released this month by Shelby County Assessor of Property Cheyenne Johnson provide a snapshot of the local real estate market over the past few years – particularly how property values are changing and where those changes are occurring.
An analysis of the tax rolls shows an 8.8 percent gain in the assessed value of property in Shelby County as a result of the 2009 countywide reappraisal, which became official April 20.
The figures also show most of the county’s increase in assessed value – the percentage of property value on which taxes are paid – occurred within the city of Memphis.
Comparing this year’s certified tax rolls to last year’s figures also shows Memphis and Shelby County with roughly the same percentages of the county’s overall tax value in 2008 and 2009. In other words, the 2009 reappraisal did not result in a major shift of the county’s tax burden to taxpayers outside Memphis, as some feared might occur to compensate for declines in the city.
Local governments use the updated figures to guide their budget planning discussions for the coming fiscal year.
Memphis officials already have given an idea of the direction they’re going with the tax rate. City finance director Roland McElrath told Memphis City Council members last week the city’s tax rate of $3.25 per $100 of assessed value likely would be lowered.
But Friday, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton sent the council a letter recommending the council allocate 82 cents of the city’s tax rate to funding for Memphis City Schools.
“My advice to the council is to reinstate the previous 82 (cent) tax rate allocated for schools and let’s move on to other priorities for the city,” the mayor wrote.
Meanwhile, here’s more of what the new certified tax figures show:
- Overall, the county saw a $1.5 billion increase in tax value after the reappraisal. Of that, a little more than $1 billion came from within the city of Memphis, and a little more than $500 million came from outside the city.
- The assessed value within Memphis comprised about 61.4 percent of the county’s overall tax base in 2008. The county outside the city last year comprised about 38.5 percent of the county’s overall tax base.
This year, Memphis comprises 61.8 percent of the county’s overall tax base, and the county outside the city comprises 38.1 percent.
Those numbers all either reflect or relate to increases in assessed value. The assessed value for residential property owners is 25 percent of their property’s appraisal. For commercial and industrial property owners, the assessment is 40 percent. Property tax rates are applied to each $100 of assessed value.
This year’s figures reflect adjustments from the latest countywide property reappraisal, something that happens once every four years to make sure the local tax burden is spread equally among taxpayers. The adjustments are supposed to ensure an up-to-date property value is identified so taxpayers aren’t paying too much or too little because values are out of line.
The adjustment results in an increase in tax value for some property owners, but the way a reappraisal is conducted in Tennessee means local governments don’t get an increase in revenue from a reappraisal in and of itself.
This month’s certified figures don’t break down how much of the 2009 increases result from new construction and corrections from past errors in value calculations. Those figures will be identified and then set aside before local governments go through the process of identifying the certified tax rates that would bring in the same total tax revenue levied last year.
That process is the way local governments are kept from getting a revenue windfall from the reappraisal.
The certified figures also will be adjusted further as challenges from property owners succeed in knocking some value off the tax rolls, either through the assessor’s office or the county Board of Equalization....
34. Aitken Brings Local Experience to County Schools Post
- Monday, March 30, 2009
Few were surprised last week when John Aitken became the next superintendent of the Shelby County Schools system.
The only surprise was the vote wasn’t unanimous.
School board member Diane George was the lone vote for Collierville High School principal Tim Setterlund in the second round of voting by the seven-member board.
35. More Property Reappraisals Mailed
- Friday, March 27, 2009
The Shelby County Assessor of Property is sending out new appraised values today to owners of about 80,000 parcels of land in Downtown, Midtown and East Memphis.
And like many of the owners of the roughly 196,000 properties that already have been sent their new values as part of the 2009 countywide reappraisal of property, some property owners in the city – especially in East Memphis – can expect to see increases in value.
36. Soul Legend’s Childhood Home Awaits Preservation
- Thursday, January 22, 2009
Aretha Franklin made history again this week with her performance at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, but the childhood home of the “Queen of Soul” remains vacant and boarded up without even a marker.
37. City Foresees $8.8M Deficit
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton already has promised no tax increase will be forthcoming next year, a pledge he made to Memphis City Council members during a mayor-council retreat last month at the University of Memphis.
38. Local Foreclosures Reflect National Crisis
- Thursday, October 16, 2008
On the presidential campaign trail, it’s an issue raised as part of daily talking points, economic proposals and stinging attacks against the opposing party’s record.
But in Memphis and Shelby County, the growing number of home foreclosures is more than an abstract concept. It is a drama that threatens to upset the area’s economic structure when it comes to property tax revenue and next year’s countywide property reappraisal, among other things.
39. Former Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
- Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Willie Johnson Jr., former owner of J&J Liquors in Memphis, has pled guilty to sales tax fraud and has been granted judicial diversion for six years. The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment, arrest and subsequent plea.
40. MCS and City Head to Court
- Thursday, June 26, 2008
A local stalemate over school funding was the reason Memphis City Schools filed a lawsuit against the city of Memphis last week. At some point, education officials in the state capital could weigh in.
41. Fairgrounds Planning to Begin For Turley’s Group
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
Improvements to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium probably will be the first indication of a Mid-South Fairgrounds makeover. The improvements have been on the drawing board for some time.
The rest of the fairgrounds redevelopment project, however, still is taking shape with the naming this week of Henry Turley’s Fair Ground LLC as the developer of the site.
42. Fair Ground Gets Fairgrounds Job
- Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Fair Ground LLC, the private group headed by Downtown developer Henry Turley, is the city’s choice to guide redevelopment of the Fairgrounds property in Midtown.
Mayor Willie Herenton and leaders of the Fairgrounds reuse committee made the announcement to Memphis City Council members Tuesday morning, a month after the selection of the developer was supposed to be made.
43. Former Library Exec Named Interim Literacy Council Head
- Monday, May 19, 2008
Sallie Johnson, former deputy director of the Memphis Public Library & Information System, has been named interim director of the Memphis Literacy Council. She will step into her new role June 2.
44. Being a Real Pro Is a State Of Mind, Johnson Says
- Friday, April 18, 2008
University of Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson admits the attention Tigers athletics gets is out of proportion to what it probably deserves given other nonsports accomplishments at the university.
45. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 07, 2008
About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.
46. No Wrongdoing By Clark In Herenton Blackmail, Prosecutor Says
- Monday, March 31, 2008
The attorney for a developer accused by Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton of being part of a blackmail effort against the mayor has been told by the special prosecutor investigating the case that the developer did not do "anything illegal."
47. Attorney: Clark Cleared In Herenton Blackmail Probe
- Friday, March 28, 2008
The attorney for a developer accused by Memphis mayor Willie Herenton of being part of a blackmail effort against him has been told by the special prosecutor investigating the case that he did not do “anything illegal.”
48. Obama, Huckabee Dominate Shelby in Tenn. Primaries
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
The presidential primary season came to a rain-soaked and stormy end Tuesday evening in Memphis even as some voters were still showing up at the polls.
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee carried Shelby County in Tuesday's Tennessee presidential primaries in which 24 percent of Shelby County's 611,000 registered voters cast ballots.
49. Obama, Huckabee Carry Shelby In Tn Primary
- Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee carried Shelby County in Tuesday’s Tennessee presidential primaries.
Huckabee went on to win statewide in the GOP contest while New York Sen. Hillary Clinton took the statewide Democratic primary.
50. Atlanta Company ChosenFor U of M Stadium Study
- Friday, January 25, 2008
Atlanta-based Heery International Inc. has been selected by the University of Memphis to study the idea of an on-campus stadium.
The university agreed to the study after some prominent a
51. Drive is on to Keep Sheriff, Others Elected Positions
- Friday, January 18, 2008
Let the search for signatures begin.
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved the wording of a new petition drive to keep the job of sheriff and four other countywide positions elected posts.
52. Progress on Firestone Course Proceeds at Snail's Pace
- Thursday, November 29, 2007
When the old Firestone tire plant in the New Chicago neighborhood of North Memphis closed in 1982, the facility that once employed thousands of area residents was left vacant and eventually became an eyesore. Economic development in the inner-city community around it screeched to a halt.
53. Wharton Chimes In On School System's Woes With Takeover Idea
- Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A federal grand jury is investigating several of Memphis City Schools' construction contracts.
Three former board members and one outgoing member just elected to the City Council were called to testify in recent days.
54. Property Assessor Office Vet Throws Hat in Election Ring
- Friday, August 24, 2007
Rita Clark, the Shelby County assessor of property who earlier this year announced she's not running for re-election in 2008, now has an heir apparent.
Cheyenne Johnson, currently Clark's chief administrative officer and who's worked in just about every corner of the assessor's roughly 150-person operation over the last 20 years, has decided to enter the race. The election is next August and - so far - she appears to be the sole contender.
55. Middle Tennessee DA In Thick of Memphis Mayoral Controversy
- Friday, July 06, 2007
His law office is part of the picturesque town square of Franklin, Tenn. A lifelong resident there, he's a member of the vestry at the local St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and his family has lived in the town for more than 175 years.
56. Memphis Heart Clinic Promotes Shirwany to Cardiovascular Practice
- Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Memphis Heart Clinic recently appointed Dr. Arsalan Shirwany to its cardiovascular practice. Shirwany is board certified in cardiology, echocardiology and internal medicine. He has served as chief fellow during his cardiology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Previously, Shirwany was a staff physician with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Memphis and an assistant professor of medicine at UTHSC.
57. MLGW-Bound: Surely You Jest
- Friday, March 30, 2007
Just when you think local politics can't get any more absurd, outrageous, lurid or bizarre, it does - in spades, leaps, bounds and new lower-than-lows.
Earlier this week, Memphis Light, Gas & Water CEO Joseph Lee - he of the FBI/City Council/media malfeasance investigation, he of the alleged favoritism toward VIP utility customers, he of the as-yet rejected resignation letter - launched an MLGW educational initiative that dovetails with Memphis City Schools Supt. Carol Johnson's recent "Every Child. Every Day. College Bound." campaign.
58. One More Time
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Memphis long has been known as the home of the blues - and it's no wonder, considering the city's rich musical history.
It's home to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, B.B. King's Blues Club, Isaac Hayes' restaurant in the Peabody Place mall and Beale Street, among other venues.
59. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
- Thursday, August 24, 2006
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61. Crichton Hosts Golf Classic To Benefit Athletics Department
- Monday, August 21, 2006
The first Crichton College Golf Classic benefiting the Crichton Comets athletics department is at 1 p.m. at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind, 3225 Club at Southwind. Registration, along with a light lunch and putting clinic, begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $150 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.crichton.edu or call 320-9700.
62. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, August 12, 2004
Chrysler Realty Sells
Chrysler Realty Sells
Highway 64 Property
HJ&F LLC has purchased property at 8170 U.S. Highway 64 near Germantown Parkway in Bartlett from Chrysler Realty Co. for $5.3 million, according to The Daily News Public Re...
63. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...
64. Archived Article: Tlaw (lead)
- Monday, April 15, 2002
Women seeking office need support Political obstacles still loom for women By MARY DANDO The Daily News Shelby County is often seen as an aberration in relation to the rest of the state. On a positive level, women turned out to vote in greater numbe...
65. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 16, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: July 16-July 22 July 16 Memphis city officials will host a public meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Plaza Club in the Toyota Center, next to AutoZone Park, to discuss the application for the R...
66. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead)
- Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Landmarks to host public hearings Public hearings on tap for Landmarks meeting By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Four public hearings are on the agenda for todays meeting of the Memphis Landmarks Commission. Commission members will host public forums...
67. Archived Article: Parkway Place (lead)
- Thursday, June 01, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Cordova complex adds fitness center, dentist By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A fitness franchise and a dentist have signed leases for space in Parkway Place, an office and retail complex under development at Germantown Parkway and...
68. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Ken Garland takes reins of MAHBA for 2000 Ken Garland takes reins of MAHBA for 2000 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Planned growth issues and environmentally friendly construction practices will be at the forefront during Ken Garlands term as head ...
69. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, August 31, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Agreeing on growth Shelby County municipalities clear the first hurdle toward establishing its state-mandated county-wide urban growth plan By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News As any parent knows, trying to get two kids to agree on ho...
70. Archived Article: Riverfront (lead)
- Wednesday, May 26, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Riverfront committee plans focus groups, town meetings By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In 1924, a detailed drawing depicting an ambitious development plan for the Downtown stretch of Memphis Mississippi riverfront graced the front...
71. Archived Article: Realfocus
- Tuesday, May 04, 1999
The citys new Middle Income Downpayment Assistance Program encourages home buyers to purchase higher-priced homes within city limits Within reach The citys new Middle Income Downpayment Assistance Program encourages the purchase of higher-priced hom...
72. Archived Article: Real Focus Lj
- Tuesday, January 05, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Constructive education Memphis receives grant to help young dropouts succeed in the building industry By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For the high school dropout, finding a well-paying job can be difficult. It can be equally chall...
73. Archived Article: Memphis Invests
- Monday, December 21, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Record $1.4 billion invested in Memphis in 1998 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Private companies invested a record $1.4 billion to relocate and expand in Memphis and Shelby County in 1998, according to figures released by the Mem...
74. Archived Article: Jonesboro (lead)
- Tuesday, June 30, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON VA hospital to oversee new clinic in Jonesboro By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it plans to open an outpatient clinic in Jonesboro, Ark., this fall that will be administered by the M...
75. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, May 19, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Preservation projects receive awards The Memphis Landmarks Commission and Memphis Heritage Inc. recognized 13 projects at the 1998 Historic Preservation Awards ceremony held May 12 at Pembroke Square in honor of National Historic P...
76. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...
77. Archived Article: Flu Shot Day Lj
- Wednesday, October 15, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Local agencies urge seniors to get their flu shots By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For most people, experiencing a bout of the flu can mean a week or more of feeling like death warmed over. For seniors, however, a visit from the v...
78. Archived Article: Fair Housing Grant Lj
- Friday, October 03, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON City receives $100,000 HUD fair housing grant 1997 HCD program will target education rather than litigation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $100,000 Fair Housing I...