The Charlotte Hornets have acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a shoulder injury.
33. Harvey Joins Family Safety Center - Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Mia Harvey has joined the Family Safety Center as community outreach specialist, a newly created position. In that role, she recruits and trains volunteers, and organizes outreach and other special events that create greater visibility for the center. She also develops presentations on domestic violence, showcasing the many Family Safety Center programs that serve victims and their families.34. After First Meeting, Personality of New Council Emerges - Thursday, January 7, 2016
The judgments began early for the new Memphis City Council, which met for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 5, at City Hall.
State Sen. Lee Harris, on hand to be honored as a former city council member, called the group the “Kumbaya Council,” as it approved 13 appointees by Mayor Jim Strickland, 11 of them with unanimous votes.35. Refugees, Regents, Privatization On Tap for New Session - Friday, January 1, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.36. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT - Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).37. Despite Rhetoric, Florida Game Critical for Tennessee's Butch Jones - Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tennessee’s Butch Jones will coach the biggest game of his three-year tenure with the Vols – and probably the biggest of his entire coaching career – at Florida on Saturday.
Like it or not, Jones is carrying the weight of UT’s 10-game losing streak to Florida on his shoulders.38. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4 - Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.39. 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.40. New Laws Include 48-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion - Wednesday, July 1, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A mandate for a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect Wednesday.
The abortion measure affects all seven of the state's abortion clinics. Another law will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other outpatient surgical facilities.41. Restrictions for Tennessee's 7 Abortion Clinics Head to Governor - Wednesday, April 22, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Legislation that would place licensing restrictions on all seven of Tennessee's abortion clinics was overwhelmingly approved by state lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor, who's expected to sign them into law.42. Lee Harris, Brian Kelsey Spend Lunch Hour in Twitter Debate - Monday, March 30, 2015
State Senators Brian Kelsey and Lee Harris spent their lunch hour Friday, March 27, debating Insure Tennessee, school vouchers and gun rights in a Twitter debate between the two Shelby County legislators – Kelsey a Republican and Harris a Democrat.43. Haslam on Statewide Tour to Tout Insure Tennessee - Friday, January 23, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he isn’t counting votes in the Tennessee legislature just yet for his Insure Tennessee Medicaid expansion proposal.
At least he’s not counting hard votes for the upcoming Feb. 2 special legislative session as he holds a series of nine public forums across the state.44. City Council Gets Ahead of Self With Vacancy Deadline - Monday, January 12, 2015
The deadline for submitting an application to fill a vacant seat on the Memphis City Council wasn’t necessarily last week, according to a legal opinion from the council’s attorney.
Allan Wade issued the opinion Monday, Jan. 12, after only two of the seven citizens who applied for the District 7 vacancy by the noon Wednesday, Jan. 7, deadline had 25 signatures of voters in the district on the petition the council requires in its rules of procedure for filling such a vacancy.45. Seven Apply to Fill City Council Vacancy - Saturday, January 10, 2015
Seven citizens, including two former Memphis City Council members, applied to fill the open District 7 council seat by a noon Wednesday, Jan. 7, deadline set by the body.
Council members plan to fill the seat, which was vacated by Lee Harris after he was elected to the state Senate, at their Jan. 20 meeting.46. Harris Goes to Nashville - Friday, January 9, 2015
At his last Memphis City Council session, Lee Harris reflected this week on his three years on the council and the group of politicians he joined.47. City Council Vacancy Draws Seven Applicants - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Seven citizens, including two former Memphis City Council members, applied to fill the open District 7 council seat by a noon Wednesday, Jan. 7, deadline set by the body.
Council members plan to fill the seat, which was vacated by Lee Harris after he was elected to the state Senate, at their Jan. 20 meeting.48. Council Signals Return to Schools Funding Mediation - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
It’s back to mediation Thursday, Jan. 8, in the six-year long schools funding deadlock between the city of Memphis and Shelby County Schools.
That was the next step several Memphis City Council members pointed to after more than an hour behind closed doors at City Hall Tuesday with their attorney as well as city Chief Administrative Officer George Little.49. Amendments, Wine Dominate Election Day - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The last of 2014’s three elections promises to be defined just as much by the questions on the ballot as it is by the choices among candidates.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, across Tennessee, with polls open in Shelby County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.50. Abortion Rights Proponents Give Big to Campaign - Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Abortion rights supporters contributed big sums last quarter to a campaign to defeat Amendment 1. The proposed constitutional amendment would give lawmakers more power to regulate abortions in Tennessee.51. Tennessee Voters to Decide on Abortion Amendment - Tuesday, October 7, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee voters will have a chance this November to decide whether they want to give the state Legislature more power to regulate abortions.
In 2000, the Tennessee Supreme Court struck down laws requiring a two-day waiting period and mandatory physician-only counseling and preventing second-trimester abortions from taking place anywhere but in a hospital.52. Millennials Bring ‘Out-of-the-Box Mentality’ to Workplace - Saturday, August 30, 2014
The young creatives included among the workforce at Sullivan Branding don’t just bring fresh thinking and out of the box perspectives to projects and client work.
This particular demographic, often tagged as millennials, also brings with it ideas about what a company culture should look like and how a workplace should operate – including its core values and strategic priorities – that all tend to stand apart from those ideas of older generations.53. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline - Thursday, April 3, 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 1975.54. Filing Frenzy - Thursday, April 3, 2014
Until Tuesday, no one was running for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Schools board. No one had pulled a qualifying petition from the Shelby County Election Commission until just two days before the filing deadline for candidates on the August election ballot.55. Fields Begin to Gel for May and August Ballots - Friday, February 7, 2014
With two weeks to the filing deadline for candidates in the May Shelby County primary elections and two months to the deadline for those in the August state and federal primaries and county nonpartisan elections, the fields have solidified enough that some political players are weighing their prospects for a late entry before the filing deadlines.56. Americans Click for Deals on Cyber Monday - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Power up and shop.
Millions of Americans took advantage of online deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing Monday, which was expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.57. City Pension Crisis Goes Silent but Still Moving - Thursday, September 19, 2013
City Council member Lee Harris said it was the subject at hand Tuesday, Sept. 17, during the day of committee hearings and council session at City Hall.58. Wharton Calls for 'Revenue Director' - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to hire a city “revenue officer” as a next step in efforts to change financial practices at City Hall.
Wharton also set a schedule of monthly goals through the end of 2013 to discuss with the council such major financial issues as pension plan obligations and employee benefits.59. Council Approves Tax Hike in $3.40 Property Tax Rate - Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Memphis City Council members raised the city property tax rate Tuesday, June 26, by four cents above the recertified tax rate and put the rest of a turbulent budget season to rest.
The approval of the $3.40 property tax rate and city operating and capital budgets came in a council session that ended at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.60. Wharton Proposes 15-Cent Tax Hike, Council Delays Budget Votes - Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Memphis City Council members delayed a series of seven budget and tax rate-related votes Tuesday, June 4, at the end of a busy day at City Hall.
The day featured a new tax rate proposal from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. that includes a 15-cent city property tax hike above the recertified rate proposed by Wharton.61. Wharton Proposes 14-Cent Tax Hike Above Recertified Rate - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is proposing a 14-cent city property tax hike on top of the 25 cents added to the current rate of $3.11 to compensate for property value lost in the 2013 property reappraisal.62. Severance Pay Ups Ante in Auto Inspections Stand-Off - Monday, April 22, 2013
Some on the Memphis City Council weren’t certain Tuesday, April 16, about going ahead with a severance package for the city employees who now work at city-run auto inspection stations.
The council entered the budget season for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 just minutes earlier with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s budget address.63. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
Hometown: Memphis64. Funding Approved for Felon Program - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration is retooling the city’s “Second Chance” program for felons just released from prison to become a joint city-county program with funding from the state.65. Council Mulls Funds for Fairgrounds - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Memphis City Council members take a step closer to redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds Tuesday, Aug. 21, with $1.7 million in sales tax revenue generated in the Tourism Development Zone that includes The Pyramid.66. Former AIMS Execs Launch Freight Payment Company - Thursday, May 24, 2012
A trio of former AIMS Logistics executives has formed a new freight payment service in Memphis.
A3 Freight Payment recently opened its headquarters in Southwind.
Three of the top four executives were with AIMS, a Collierville freight payment company that was bought by U.S. Bank-PowerTrack, a competitor.67. MED Task Force Members Appointed - Thursday, December 3, 2009
Shelby County Interim Mayor Joyce Avery and County Commissioner Joe Ford, who will become county mayor Dec. 10, have appointed a task force to brainstorm short- and long-term solutions to the revenue crisis at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.68. Republicans at Odds Over Right to Life - Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Republican legislators are at odds over whether to criticize the state’s largest anti-abortion organization for supporting a Democrat.
State House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower drafted a letter to Tennessee Right to Life President Brian Harris saying the endorsement of Democrats would harm prospects for anti-abortion legislation.69. Baker Donelson’s Williams Appointed To Volunteer Leadership Role at ILTA - Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Merideth L. Williams has been appointed to the volunteer leadership role of conference vice president in the International Legal Technology Association. She will work with other volunteers in the delivery of educational programming to members of ILTA.70. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers - Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.71. Youth Villages Names Rutschman Director of Communications - Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Echelle Lane Rutschman has been named director of communications at Youth Villages. Rutschman joins Youth Villages after 10 years serving as senior communications officer and system director of corporate communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.72. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.73. Lenny’s Founder’s Death Apparent Suicide, Police Say - Monday, December 8, 2008
Funeral services for Len Moore, the man who started a sandwich shop in Bartlett that grew into the Lenny’s Sub Shop national franchise, were held Friday in Woodlands, Texas.74. Fannie, Freddie Shares Rise for Third Straight Day - Thursday, August 28, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac climbed for a third straight day Wednesday, as investors appeared less certain that a government bailout of the two troubled companies will happen anytime soon.75. Abortion Resolution Fails Again in House Subcommittee - Wednesday, February 27, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state's constitution to allow more limits on abortion has failed again in a House subcommittee, but supporters say they aren't giving up hope this year.76. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center - Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.77. Crone Named Fellow of Memphis Bar Foundation - Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Alan Crone, attorney and co-founder of Crone & Mason PLC, has been named a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. The appointment was made at the annual joint meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation, Sept. 11. Read more about Crone in tomorrow's Law Talk feature.78. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC - Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.79. Burford to Help Develop PR Efforts For Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union - Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Marc Burford has been promoted to business development coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). In his new role, Burford will be responsible for helping develop public relations and for coordinating various public functions that promote MATCU's products and services. He started working at MATCU in 2003 as a sales associate and was promoted to an assistant branch manager in 2004.80. 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.81. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...82. Archived Article: Law Focus St - Thursday, December 18, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Stepping up to the bar New MBA president wants association to be more "lawyer friendly" By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Now that the changing of the guard is complete at the Memphis Bar Association, the new group of ...83. Archived Article: Memos - Wednesday, July 30, 1997
Dr Dr. Raymond R. Lagesse has been named assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at State Technical Institute. Lagesse previously worked at the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he was associate dean and director of ...84. Archived Article: Back1 - Monday, November 18, 1996
Final slate of Memphis Bar Final slate of Memphis Bar Association nominees set The slate of candidates for 1997 Memphis Bar Association officers and directors has been finalized. No nominations were received from the membership in the time allotted ...85. Archived Article: Page 3 - Tuesday, November 5, 1996
Bar association nominees announced Bar association nominees announced Charles F. Newman, president of the Memphis Bar Association, has released the report of the Nominations and Elections Committee chaired by Blanchard E. Tual. The 1997 president wi...