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1. Land Use Control Board Nixes Downtown Street Closure
- Friday, March 10, 2017
A developer’s plan to close a Downtown street was shot down by the Land Use Control Board on Thursday, March 9.
The applicant, ECG Acquisitions, wanted to close and vacate a portion of Pontotoc Avenue between Turley Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard to create a cohesive multifamily development that spans five parcels north and south of Pontotoc.
2. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
3. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office
- Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.
4. Southaven Plans to Become Regional Shopping Destination
- Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Local officials are expecting the outlet mall under construction by Tanger and Poag Shopping Centers to make Southaven a regional business destination.
“We are 250 miles from six states and we will probably draw from all of them,” Carmen Kyle, executive director of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, told The Commercial Appeal. “This isn’t your local mall.”
5. Fight to Save Printers Alley a Family Affair
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“How does it feel to be on your own?” Fritz Hester turns Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” into a surging blues tune that spills out of the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar into the thick, cigarette and beer-flavored humidity stifling Printers Alley
6. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.
7. Bill Clinton Visits Child Patients at St. Jude
- Monday, July 9, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says research being done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is helping increase the survival rate for children who have cancer.
8. State Court Adopts Code of Conduct
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
The last time the ethics rules for Tennessee judges were rewritten the Soviet Union still existed and Tennessee Supreme Court justices ran in contested elections.
The Tennessee Supreme Court this month ended a two-year review of the state court system’s code of judicial conduct by adopting the new rules for the conduct of judges across the state. It is the first major revision since 1990.
9. Supreme Court Website Provides Civil Legal Help
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Tennessee Supreme Court has created a website targeted especially for people who can’t afford a lawyer and need help with civil legal matters.
JusticeForAllTN.com includes court forms, resource pages for individual counties, court alternatives, help with finding a lawyer and more. In essence, it seeks to be a one-stop-shop for anyone who needs a lawyer to help with all or part of a case, who needs to find an agency to help with a legal problem or who wants more information about representing themselves.
10. Judicial Selection Topic of Debate
- Thursday, December 8, 2011
A leading supporter and an opponent of the way judges are chosen in Tennessee will square off for a debate Friday, Dec. 9, in advance of what’s expected to be significant discussion about the topic among state lawmakers in 2012.
11. Judicial Appointments Could Be Big Item for Legislature
- Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The battle lines are firming up over an issue the state legislature is liable to spend considerable time and effort debating during its session that begins in January: judicial appointments and elections.
12. Butler Snow’s Van Horn Sworn in as TBA President
- Thursday, September 8, 2011
When Danny Van Horn left Memphis in 1990 to pursue his undergrad degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he swore he would wind up anywhere but back home where he started.
13. Racism Strengthened Birch’s Resolve to Excel in Law
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Funeral services for Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr. are Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Nashville.
Birch will lie in state at the Metro Courthouse from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. memorial service at War Memorial Auditorium in the capital.
14. Few Engineering Firms Credit Stimulus For Survival
- Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The federal stimulus program has been very, very good to the Pickering Firm Inc., a Memphis-based engineering company.
15. Facelift Planned for Colonial Target
- Friday, January 22, 2010
A popular but aged East Memphis shopping destination is finally getting a much-needed makeover.
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has filed a $2.5 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate and slightly expand its 30-year-old, 122,857-square-foot store at 601 Colonial Road in the East Central/Poplar Perkins area of East Memphis.
16. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
17. Pro Bono Crusade Marches on in Legal Community
- Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Tennessee Bar Association is continuing the access to justice fight by decreeing October “Celebrate Pro Bono Month.”
More than a million Tennesseans are unable to afford legal services and about 700,000 of them face legal problems each year, according to Gov. Phil Bredesen’s office. Legal aid providers such as Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. often have to turn away as many as 80 clients at any given pro bono clinic because of a lack of resources to care for them all.
18. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
19. New TBA President Ready With Plans
- Thursday, May 21, 2009
When Danny Van Horn, a member of the Commercial Litigation Group at Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada PLLC, learned May 4 he was elected as the Tennessee Bar Association’s vice president/president-elect, he was busy working the Greater Memphis Chamber’s golf tournament.
20. BNSF Offers Express International Container Service
- Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Already in the midst of a $200 million expansion to its Memphis intermodal yard near Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive, BNSF Railway Co. is making another substantial investment in the city.
21. 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.
22. For Participation in Leadership Law Class
- Thursday, February 8, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk feature is the third in a series of interviews with Memphis attorneys who have been chosen to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's 2007 Leadership Law Class.
23. District Court to Implement Electronic Case Filing
- Thursday, December 15, 2005
"Jan. 3 is game day," according to Thomas M. Gould, clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, which operates in Memphis and Jackson.
That's the day Gould and his staff will find out just how good their preparation and planning have been for the final stages of transition from a paper-based court to a system of all electronic document processing and case management.
24. Area Retail Market Sees Momentary Slowdown
- Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Not since the first quarter of 2004 has the Memphis retail real estate market shown such unimpressive numbers - vacancies are up while lease rates, construction and quarterly absorption are down from last year.
25. Baker Donelson Names New President, COO
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC announced that Jerry Stauffer was selected to serve as the firm's president and chief operating officer. Stauffer formerly served as chairman of the firm's litigation department, as a director of the firm and most recently as managing shareholder. Baker Donelson also announced that Mark Glover was named to a second term as managing shareholder. Ben Adams will continue to serve as board chairman and CEO.
26. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, June 23, 2005
State YLD Beefs Up Public Service
State YLD Increases Focus on Public Service
The Daily News
Helping the community is nothing new to the Young Lawyers Division, whether the YLD is linked to the American Bar Association, a sta...
27. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Armstrong Allen attorney re-elected to ABAs House of Delegates
Noel Re-Elected to ABA House of Delegates
Randall D. Noel was elected to a third two-year term as a member of the American Bar Associations policy-making House of Delegates. Noel i...
28. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, December 16, 2004
Attorneys Still Desire Partnership
More Attorneys Face Longer Track to Partnership
The Daily News
The days of a person spending an entire career with one employer appear to be long-gone. The new generation of professionals is...
29. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, September 30, 2004
Mother Nature Sends Attorneys to The Plan
Lawyers Lend Hand When Disaster Strikes
The Daily News
Florida attorneys must be excused if they seem a little preoccupied in the near future. Following Hurricane Jeannes arrival over...
30. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, September 9, 2004
More Law Firms Consider Lateral Hiring
The Daily News
The landscape of the modern business world continues to change, as use of technology is on the rise and companies are on the move.
In todays workplace, people must ...
31. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Armstrong Allen Names New Recruitment Chair
Le Bonheur Names New HR Director
Karen Burks was named director of human resources for Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center. Burks previously worked as director of clinical support for Healthsouth Reh...
32. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, August 5, 2004
Law Talk Danny Van Horn
Van Horn Assumes Young Lawyers Leadership Role
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Danny Van Horn, an attorney with Armstrong Allen in Memphis, was installed in June as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Associatio...
33. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Le Bonheur Hires Two New Surgeons
Taylor Elected to TTLA Board of Governors
Chris Taylor was elected to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. Taylor, a shareholder in Hill Borens Memphis office, also will serve as a TTLA ...
34. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004
The Daily News has hired Don Fancher as the Advertising Sales Director
Baptist-DeSoto Names New Administrator
Randy King was named administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was previously vice president ...
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Area Fire Fighters, Police Awarded for Bravery
Firefighters, Officers Awarded for Bravery The 100 Club of Memphis presented Valor Awards, the highest honor for bravery in Memphis and Shelby County, to Collierville police officer Michael Riley and...
36. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, October 2, 2003
Law Firms Work With Working Parents
The Daily News
When attorney Amy Pepke made her proposal four years ago, it was a bit unheard of. A mother of three, she requested a change in her working situation that would allow her...