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- Friday, August 24, 2012
The Federal Bar Association Memphis Mid-South Chapter will hold its Memphis Trial Practice Summer Seminar Friday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse, 167 N. Main St. Speakers include jury strategist Jason Bloom; U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo; and attorneys Mike McLaren and Les Jones. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Polls Set to Open for Early Voting
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Shelby County voters start deciding Friday, July 13, general election countywide races for assessor of property, General Sessions Court clerk, district attorney general and a race for a Shelby County Commission seat. The ballot also includes seven races for district seats on the countywide school board.
3. In Need of Repair
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Shelby County Trustee’s office is out of the Vasco Smith County Administration Building and in the county government building across Second Street at 157 Poplar Ave.
4. Commission Considers Jury Space Upgrades
- Monday, April 09, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will consider a $250,000 upgrade of the Shelby County Jury Commission space at 157 Poplar Ave. during their Monday, April 9, meeting.
5. Primary Battle Starts Locally With Early Voting
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Early voting in the Tennessee presidential primary begins Wednesday, Feb. 15, but the Republican presidential contenders have Arizona and Michigan on their minds.
The early voting period in advance of the March 6 Election Day also includes a set of Shelby County primaries for General Sessions Court clerk, Shelby County district attorney general, property assessor and one Shelby County Commission seat. The winners in those primaries advance to the August county general election ballot.
6. Two District 7 Early-Voting Sites Open
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Early voting in the last election of 2011 expands to two satellite sites Tuesday, Nov. 1, as voters in City Council District 7 decide who will represent the district for a full four-year term.
Election Day is Nov. 10 to decide the runoff contest between Kemba Ford and Lee Harris. Harris beat Ford by four votes in the Oct. 6 city elections. But neither he nor Ford got a majority of the votes cast in the 14-candidate contest, the largest on the ballot. In district council races, that means a runoff election between the candidates with the two highest vote totals.
7. Ford, Harris Vie for Council District 7 Seat
- Friday, October 21, 2011
Early voting opens Friday, Oct. 21, for the last election of 2011 in Shelby County. The race is the runoff for the District 7 Memphis City Council seat between Kemba Ford and Lee Harris. Election Day is Nov. 10.
8. Trustee Unveils Website Updates
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Shelby County Trustee’s office has an updated website as the office enters tax season and prepares to move into offices at 157 Poplar Ave.
9. Early Voting Kicks Off Friday in City
- Friday, September 16, 2011
Early voting begins Friday, Sept. 16, in advance of the Oct. 6 city of Memphis Election Day. Voters across the city can cast early ballots in the races for Memphis mayor, City Council, City Court clerk and City Court judges at 16 locations through Oct. 1.
10. Candidates Prep for Annual HobNob Event
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
It began its run at the old Libertyland theme park at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in the 1990s as such traditional picnic political forums as the old St. Peter’s picnic in Midtown were winding down.
Libertyland is now gone too, but the Greater Memphis Chamber gathering “HobNob In The Park” continues its run Sept. 7 in the courtyard at AutoZone Park at Third Street and Union Avenue, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
11. Downtown Sunshade to be Used at U of M
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Pieces of the aluminum sun shading that made a Downtown building look like a prison to many longtime Memphians will have a second life in several locations around the city.
The brise-soleil that surrounded the upper floors of the Shelby County office building at 157 Poplar Ave. was dismantled as the first step toward a renovation of the four-story structure.
12. Recycled Thinking
- Wednesday, August 03, 2011
The four-story Shelby County government office building at 157 Poplar Ave. has been confused for a jail. It’s come close to demolition to create more parking for county employees.
13. Election Time
- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A quiet week in the schools consolidation issue is being matched by some modest numbers for early voting turnout.
Through Monday, early voting in advance of the March 8 referendum Election Day had topped 3,500. The early voting period runs through March 3.
14. Schools Consolidation Early Voting Tops 2K
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Early voting in advance of the March 8 election day topped 2,000 through Saturday – 2,161 to be exact.
Both sides of the schools consolidation question on the ballot worked to rally voters over the weekend as early voting expanded Saturday to sites across the city.
15. Early Voting Begins in Schools Consolidation
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The lawsuits just got started last week and the rhetoric surrounding the schools consolidation issue is sure to continue.
Now add voting to the mix of the city’s dominant political controversy.
16. Early Voting Expands in State House Dist. 98 Primary
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Early voting in the special primary election for State House district 98 has expanded from Shelby County Election Commission headquarters at 157 Poplar Ave. to two satellite locations.
17. Early Voting Kicks Off for Vacant District 98 Seat
- Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Here comes the new election year. Early voting opens Tuesday in the special election primaries for state House District 98. Election Day is Jan. 20.
The seat representing North Memphis, Frayser and Raleigh became vacant with the November death of Democratic state Rep. Ulysses Jones Jr.
18. School Board Early Voting in Double Digits
- Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Early voting in advance of the Dec. 7 Election Day has drawn several dozen voters. It is a runoff contest between Sara Lewis and Cherry Davis for the District 6 seat on the Memphis school board.
19. School Board Early Voting Slow
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Early voting in advance of the Dec. 7 runoff election for a Memphis City Schools board seat is so slow that only two citizens cast ballots on the first day of the period last week.
Voters in southwest Memphis are deciding who will represent District 6 on the Memphis Board of Education.
20. Early Voting Under Way in School Board Runoff
- Friday, November 19, 2010
Early voting is under way for Memphis voters in a district race not decided on the Nov. 2 ballot.
Sara Lewis and Cherry Davis face off in the nonpartisan race to decide who will claim the District 6 Memphis City Schools board seat. Incumbent Sharon Webb finished third in her bid for re-election.
21. Early Voting Begins as Candidates Jockey for Votes
- Friday, July 16, 2010
Voters begin making decisions Friday as early voting begins in advance of the Aug. 5 election.
Early voting Friday and Saturday is limited to Shelby County Election Commission headquarters, 157 Poplar Ave. Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
22. Early Voting Begins As Candidate Rhetoric Sizzles
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Early voting opens Wednesday in advance of the May 4 Shelby County primaries – not a moment too soon in the County Commission primary race that has generated the most political heat.
Shelby County commissioner John Pellicciotti and Probate Court clerk Chris Thomas squared off at Monday’s commission meeting. Both are running in the GOP primary for the District 4 Position 1 commission seat.
23. District 83 Early Voting Comes To Quiet End Today
- Thursday, January 07, 2010
Early voter turnout in the special election for state House District 83 may not make it much higher than 1 percent if the bitterly cold weather becomes a political factor.
Today is the last day of the early voting period that began before Christmas, pausing for that holiday as well as the New Year’s holiday.
24. Merry Balloting During Today’s Early Voting
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As last-minute Christmas shoppers begin their tradition, early voters will be going to the polls.
Early voting begins today for the first election of 2010, the special general election for state representative District 83.
25. Shelby County Commission Agenda
- Monday, October 12, 2009
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building. Numerous topics are up for discussion, including several resolutions proposed by the Public Works Committee. One resolution deals with expenditure approval for space renovations to the Shelby County Office Building at 157 Poplar Ave. For the full agenda, click on the image to the left. ...
26. Early Voting Starts Today
- Friday, July 18, 2008
Early voting in advance of the Aug. 7 election begins today Downtown.
The ballot features primary contests for state and federal offices as well as county general elections for assessor, General Sessions Court clerk, trustee and Shelby County Criminal Court Division 6 judge.
27. Early Voting Date Changes Denied
- Thursday, July 10, 2008
U.S. Congressional candidate Nikki Tinker and her supporters went to members of the Shelby County Election Commission Tuesday in a quest to make early voting in advance of the Aug. 7 election day even earlier at the satellite voting locations.
28. Early Votes Set Stage for 'Super Tuesday'
- Friday, January 25, 2008
Through the first five days of early voting, 1,152 Shelby County voters have cast ballots in advance of the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" election. Early voting opened Jan. 16 at Shelby County Election Commission headquarters, 157 Poplar Ave. The balloting expands to 18 satellite locations starting today.
29. Commission to Vote On Shelby Farms Plan Funding
- Monday, December 03, 2007
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote at its meeting today on $200,000 in funding for the county's share of the cost for a Shelby Farms Park Master Plan.
30. Election Commission to CertifyArlington, Lakeland Candidates
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
The Shelby County Election Commission meets today at 4:30 p.m. in the commission's conference room, Suite 121, in the Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave.
In addition to regul
31. Chumney Files PetitionFor Memphis Mayoral Race
- Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Memphis City Council member and current mayoral aspirant Carol Chumney pressed forward with her fledgling campaign this week, opening a headquarters and filing the petition with the Shelby County Election Commission that
- Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The City Council Committee biweekly meeting will be held today at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The City Council meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., also at City Hall.
- Monday, May 14, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis is holding its weekly meeting and lunch today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Clemente Washington, acting human resources manager for Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, will speak on "The Pending Brain Drain." Cost is $12 and no reservations are required.
- Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The City Council Committee biweekly meeting is being held today at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The City Council Chamber meeting is being held at 3:30 p.m., also at City Hall.
- Monday, April 30, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis is holding its weekly meeting and lunch today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Greg Key of U.S. Pipe & Foundry Inc. will speak. The event is $12 and no reservations are required.
36. Juror Selection Process Is All Business
- Thursday, April 05, 2007
Every person who sits on a jury in Shelby County must come through Clyde Carson's office. Carson, who also goes by "Kit," is Shelby County's jury commissioner, and those who have seen him at work admit he is a person who doesn't mess around.
- Monday, November 21, 2005
The Shelby County Commission hosts an executive luncheon at 12:30 p.m. today in the commission conference room at 160 N. Main St. The commission's regular meeting follows at 1:30 p.m. in commission chambers, located on the lobby level. Call 545-4301.
- Friday, November 18, 2005
The Memphis Advertising Federation meets at 11:30 a.m. today at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Visit www.memphisadfed.org.
Memphis Woman Magazine presents the 2005 Memphis Women's Expo today through Sunday at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Call 761-8114 or visit www.memphiswomensexpo.com.
- Wednesday, October 26, 2005
The Shelby County Election Commission meets at 4 p.m. today in the Commission's Conference Room at the Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave., Suite 121. Call 545-2600.
eWomenNetwork presents a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave, ninth floor. Cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members. Call 690-2738 or visit www.ewomennetwork.com.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Skyway at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Phil Cannon, FedEx/St. Jude Classic tournament director, is the guest speaker. Contact Harold D. Dickson at 227-4125.
- Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority meets at 4 p.m. today in the boardroom at the MSCAA, 2491 Winchester Road. Call 922-8088.
The Shelby County Election Commission meets at 4 p.m. today in the commissioner's conference room of the Election Commission building, 157 Poplar Ave. Call 545-2600.
42. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, June 23, 2005
The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Good Morning Coffee meeting from 7:30 a
The Memphis Advertising Federation meets at 11:30 a.m. today at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Justin Schaldone, head of e-marketi...
43. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, February 15, 2005
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. The Shelby County Election Commission meets at 4 p.m. today in the commissioners conference room...
44. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
The Memphis Bar Association presents a Memphis Law Review from 8:30 a
The Memphis Bar Association presents a Memphis Law Review from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the NBC Bank Building, One Commerce Square. Call 527-3573 or...
45. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, December 07, 2004
The Memphis Bar Association presents an alcohol and drug addiction treatment seminar from noon to 1 p
The Memphis Bar Association presents an alcohol and drug addiction treatment seminar from noon to 1 p.m. today at Serenity Recovery Centers, Low...
46. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. The Shelby County Election Commission-Committee of the Whole meets at 4 p.m. today in the commis...
47. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, July 19, 2004
MAAR Offers Course on Understanding Credit
Memphis Regional Chamber Hosts Breakfast Forum
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. The Shelby County Election Commission m...
48. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, June 24, 2004
The Center City Commission board meets at noon Thursday in the CCC conference room, 114 N
The Center City Commission board meets at noon today in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0555. The Memphis and Shelby County Port Commissio...
49. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, June 16, 2004
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Memphis hosts its monthly luncheon at noon today at Tree Tops Caf in Internat
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Memphis hosts its monthly luncheon at noon today at Tree Tops Cafe in In...
50. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, March 17, 2004
The Shelby County Conservation Board holds a meeting at 8 a
The Shelby County Conservation Board meets at 8 a.m. today in the Shelby Farms Visitor Center, 500 Pine Drive. Call 454-5265. The Center City Development Corp. meets at 8:30 a.m. today a...
51. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Porter-Leath Childrens Center hosts a two-day workshop on how organizations can use the performance excellence criteria to su
Porter-Leath Childrens Center hosts a two-day workshop on how organizations can use performance excellence criteria to s...
52. Archived Article: Voting (lead)
- Friday, July 05, 2002
Early voting to start for crucial election
Vote early for Aug. 1,
Urges election chief
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Shelby County voters unhappy with the job state and local legislators are doing will soon have an opportunity to expre...
53. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 10, 2001
Election commission gets the vote right Election commission working to correct voting woes By MARY DANDO The Daily News Shelby County voters might have had pregnant, dimpled or hanging chads to think about after the November election if some of the ...
54. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 20, 2001
CRSA lands new contracts CRSA lands new contracts Several new contracts were awarded to the Memphis-based Co-operative Retirement Services of America Inc. CRSA will provide management services for Waverly Gardens in Memphis, a rental retirement comm...
55. Archived Article: Voting P.2
- Friday, July 14, 2000
Early voting polls open today Polls open for early voting today Early voting starts today at the Shelby County Election Commission and 18 satellite locations in the county for the Aug. 3 Democratic and Republican primaries, as well as state and coun...
56. Archived Article: Graphic (2qcrime)
- Thursday, August 05, 1999
On the rise On the rise As the mercury rises, so do the number of incidents reported to local law enforcement. The three months of the second quarter 1999 reflect that trend as reports neared 7,600 in June, up from nearly 7,500 in May and more than ...
57. Archived Article: Graphic
- Friday, June 25, 1999
Crime statistics Crime statistics Whitehaven topped the list of ZIP codes with the most incidents reported in Memphis or Shelby County for the past two months. Collectively, Germantown came in with the lowest number of incidents reported to law enfo...
58. Archived Article: Graphic (crime)
- Friday, May 21, 1999
Crime statistics Crime statistics The Whitehaven ZIP code (38116) again led the county in the number of incident reports filed to a Memphis or Shelby County law enforcement agency in April. Whitehaven recorded more than 550 reports, followed by Oakh...
59. Archived Article: Graphic (lights)
- Monday, May 10, 1999
Lights on Lights on The number of new requests for utility service from Memphis Light, Gas & Water has declined during April over the past three years. A high of 1,737 connections was made in April 1997, compared to 1,432 made in April of this y...
60. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, February 25, 1999
Crime statistics Crime statistics Whether the aftermath of holiday parties or mild temperatures, incident reports filed in Memphis or Shelby County during the first 15 days of January were nearly 10 percent higher than those filed during the same pe...
61. Archived Article: Graphic (divytd)
- Thursday, January 07, 1999
Year-to-date divorce rates Year-to-date divorce rates Credit the good economy, low interest rates or finding a good match, but divorces are down in Memphis and Shelby County in a comparison between 1998 and 1997. For the year, 2,540 divorces were so...
62. Archived Article: Election St
- Wednesday, December 23, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON SCB will help commission overhaul computer system By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News While the nightmare of the August election tabulations has been laid to rest, the Shelby County Election board of commissioners now is looking t...
63. Archived Article: Graphic (tdbyzip)
- Tuesday, December 15, 1998
Brisk market Brisk market Property transactions in Cordova and Collierville continue at a rapid clip as those areas far outpace other parts of the county in the number of deeds of trust filed in the Shelby County Register's Office. Here's a look at ...
64. Archived Article: Graphic
- Tuesday, November 10, 1998
Buyer's market Buyer's market Whether a home purchase or re-financing, activity in the residential market is humming. The Bartlett area leads in the number of deeds filed but falls slightly short in the amount of those deeds to activity in Cordova. ...
65. Archived Article: Graphic
- Monday, November 02, 1998
Business is booming Business is booming Theres little doubt businesses are cropping up all over Shelby County. Heres a look at the most active ZIP codes for business licenses from Jan. 1-Sept. 30 in 1998 and 1997, according to business licenses file...
66. Archived Article: Graphic
- Friday, July 17, 1998
Memphis continues to be one of the top U Memphis continues to be one of the top U.S. cities for automobile thefts. The ZIP codes in which the most auto thefts have occurred in Memphis this year include: ZIP Code No. of Auto Thefts 38002 (Arlingto...
67. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 06, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Justice relies on jurors New one week/one trial system lessens opposition to jury duty By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Any given day you can find them at 157 Poplar Ave. in an auditorium. One man reclines in a teal blue seat, ...
68. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, September 20, 1996
The co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, Evelyn W The co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, Evelyn W. McPhail, will host a womens leadership seminar in Memphis on Wednesday. The day-long program, titled "A Seat at the T...
69. Archived Article: Govt Briefs
- Friday, February 09, 1996
02/09 Govt briefs A District 5 town hall meeting will be held Saturday at East High School, 3206 Poplar Ave., at 10 a.m. City councilman John C. Vergos will be joined by state Sen. Steve Cohen, state Rep. Carol Chumney, city school board Commissione...