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1. Last Word: Closing the Door, Midtown Rents and Red West's Many Roles
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
It didn’t take the Shelby County Commission very long Wednesday to close the door on its budget season – about 20 minutes in the day’s special meeting to approve a county property tax rate of $4.11 on third and final reading. That’s not a quick up or down vote. And it took just a bit longer because there is still some discussion about whether this was a reduction in the tax rate or a tax cut in the sense that a homeowner in Shelby County would understand the term.
2. The Week Ahead: July 17-23
- Monday, July 17, 2017
Hello, Memphis! Young, local artists are in the spotlight this week with a couple of art shows where you can meet these talented youths and someday say, “I knew them before they were famous.” Check out details on those, plus more cool events and hot happenings in The Week Ahead…
3. Germantown Offers $25M for 3 SCS Schools
- Thursday, May 4, 2017
Germantown leaders made Shelby County Schools an offer Tuesday, May 2, of $25 million for Germantown Elementary, Middle and High schools – known as the “three Gs” – that remained part of SCS in the 2014 demerger of public education in Shelby County.
4. Germantown Offers SCS $25 Million for 'Three Gs' Schools
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Germantown city and school system leaders made Shelby County Schools an offer Tuesday, May 2, of $25 million for Germantown Elementary, Middle and High Schools – the school known as the “three Gs” that remained part of SCS in the 2014 demerger of public education in Shelby County.
5. Germantown School Board Approves New School Site
- Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Germantown school board has approved a contract to buy 38 acres of land at Forest Hill-Irene Road and Poplar Pike for a new elementary school for 750 children.
The board, which voted on the contract Wednesday, April 5, also set terms for further negotiations to possibly buy Germantown Elementary and/or Middle schools from Shelby County Schools.
6. Last Word: The One Before November, Defining The Outsider and Stock Exchange
- Thursday, August 4, 2016
Election Day arrives in Shelby County.
And this election cycle, in the shadow of the November Presidential general election, has turned out to be pretty interesting.
7. Pat Summitt, Winningest Coach in D1 History, Has Died at 64
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women's game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday. She was 64.
8. Last Word: Deannexation, Pastner Past the Season and Chewing Gum and Walking
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The much-discussed deannexation bill in the Tennessee Legislature always had the votes Monday evening in the House with Memphis Democrats succeeding only in delaying the outcome in Nashville by about two hours.
The bill passed by a wide margin after a debate that was for the most part Memphis against the rest of the state starting just outside the city limits with Republicans in the Shelby County legislative delegation.
And there is some dispute between the bill’s sponsor from the Chattanooga area and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Strickland puts the potential loss of tax revenue to the city at $80 million. Rep. Mike Carter says it is more like $27 million.
9. Highland Street Family Dollar Sells for $1.6 Million
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
656 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $1.6 million
Sale Date: Dec. 2, 2013
Buyer: Amicorp Enterprises Inc.
Seller: DCTN3 328 Highland Memphis TN LLC
Loan Amount: $600,000
Loan Date: Nov. 25, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: The Bank of Hemet
Details: The Family Dollar retail store at 656 S. Highland St. near the University of Memphis has sold for $1.6 million.
10. Cordova Creek Apartments Sell for $12.5 Million
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
1175 N. Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $12.5 million
11. Cordova Creek Apartments Sell for $12.5 Million
- Monday, December 23, 2013
The 196-unit Cordova Creek apartment complex at 1175 N. Germantown Parkway has traded hands for $12.5 million.
12. Democrats Launch Effort to Renew Jobless Benefits
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats on Capitol Hill have launched a drive to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for people out of work for more than six months.
Benefits for 1.3 million long-term unemployed people expire just three days after Christmas. Lawmakers say another 1.9 million people would miss out on the benefits in the first six months of next year.
13. Barnhart Buys Industrial Property for Expansion
- Tuesday, July 9, 2013
2085 W. E. Freeman Drive
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $2.6 million
Sale Date: June 27, 2013
Buyer: Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.
14. Holmes Road Church Trades Hands for $1.8 Million
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The LaBelle Haven Baptist church at 6825 E. Holmes Road in Hickory Hill has been sold for $1.8 million.
- Friday, April 13, 2012
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold its Spring’s Best Plant Sale Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
16. Deadline Looms For Candidates In March Primaries
- Thursday, December 8, 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.
17. Hardy’s Perseverance Runs in The Family
- Monday, July 25, 2011
Carolyn Chism Hardy initially thought owning her own business would be as a business consultant. She was a certified public accountant with a comfortable position and a specialty in cost efficiency at the Memphis Coors brewery in 2006 when Molson-Coors Brewing Co. put the Memphis plant up for sale.
18. More Than a Hospital
- Thursday, August 26, 2010
With at least $1 million worth of commissioned art pieces created by more than 50 artists housed in its new state-of-the-art building, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital isn’t just a surgery center for young people.
19. GM CEO Expects Good Demand When Co. Sells Shares
- Friday, August 6, 2010
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – General Motors Co., anxious to get out from under government ownership, expects to sell all of its stock at once when it offers shares to the public, CEO Ed Whitacre said Thursday.
20. Le Bonheur Prepares For Grand Opening
- Thursday, May 27, 2010
When people get to visit the new Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center next month, they will walk inside a $340 million hospital that is a bastion of innovative medical technology, a tower of environmental efficiency and a museum of fine art.
But the hospital’s most important role will be helping children throughout the Mid-South, said Meri Armour, president and chief executive officer of Le Bonheur.
“We don’t just view children from when they are just in the doors of this hospital,” she said. “We view children as our responsibility out there in the entire community.”
Le Bonheur collaborates closely with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
“In the children’s hospital world, everybody across the country is really excited about the new Le Bonheur because there hasn’t really been a new children’s hospital built in a long time,” Armour said. “There have been lots of additions, but not a brand-new, from-the-ground-up hospital. We’re sort of setting a really important stage for the rest of the country right now.”
A week of festivities has been scheduled around the hospital’s grand opening on June 15. The festivities include a parade, a consecration ceremony and open house tours.
The 255-bed facility will be the first children’s hospital to have a 3T intraoperative MRI, which provides high-resolution images before, during and after operations. That way, patients never have to be moved and doctors can even tap live webcasts during surgeries.
All the hospital’s rooms, including those in the intensive care unit, will have sleeping accommodations for up to two family members.
“Parents are welcome,” Armour said. “They are partners for us. We want them to be there. We think they know their child better than anybody else. We want them to be there all the time and help us and let us help them.”
Family amenities include family rooms on every floor as well as a family resource center where parents can catch up on business with desktop computers or research their child’s illness with the assistance of an educator.
The 12-story structure was designed by FK Architects and built by Skanska USA Building Inc. The construction of the hospital and its opening will have a $3.7 billion impact on the Memphis economy over a five-year period, according to the hospital.
Patients will be moved into the new building in September. Then Le Bonheur will begin tearing down two-thirds of the old hospital and renovating the remaining portion. With the construction of the new hospital, Le Bonheur will add about 170 new health care positions.
David Rosenbaum, vice president of facility management for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, said the project stayed on track except for a few changes to accommodate the latest technological devices.
The hospital was built to LEED environmental standards.
“Our central energy plant is truly state of the art,” Rosenbaum said. “All chillers are designed so that when the temperature gets to be 50 degrees, we turn off our cooling equipment and use outside air.”
The museum will be filled with art, from the elevator lobbies to the common areas to the patient rooms.
Linda Hill and Dianne Papasan, two volunteers, have recruited the artists.
This week, several artists were installing their works. MaryJo Karimnia worked on a mural in the playroom of the outpatient clinic waiting area, while Greely Myatt put sculptures on a wall.
The sculptures seemed to float like clouds, allowing the viewer to imagine shapes of balloons and ice cream cones.
“It’s all recycled material,” Myatt said. “Some of it is from Libertyland.”
Hospital officials were awaiting the arrival of a kinetic sculpture by Yvonne Bobo that will go outside on the landing.
“It will have flowers that move like windmills,” Rosenbaum said. “As the wind moves the flowers, there are butterflies that flap their wings. There are caterpillars that crawl on the flower stems. There’s a lily pad that opens and closes with a frog in it.”
The hospital will also have its own theater, a project that Le Bonheur employees financed, where children’s movies will be shown on their release dates. ...
21. Commissioners to Fill Commission, Legislature Vacancies
- Monday, January 11, 2010
Shelby County Commissioners will begin the new year with some familiar chores.
Today’s meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building.
It includes the appointment of a new commissioner for District 4 Position 3. And the commission will appoint an interim state representative for District 85.
22. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
23. 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.
24. Soul Legend’s House To be Sold In Foreclosure
- Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Cordova home of late soul singer Isaac Hayes has been foreclosed and will be sold on the courthouse steps next month, according to a notice on Page 38 of today’s print edition of The Daily News. The notice also appears at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
25. SEC's Enforcement Accountant to Leave Next Month
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top accountant in the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement branch is leaving for a private sector job next month, in what could herald a wave of departures from the embattled agency.
26. Necessities Bags Provides Comfort In Traumatic Time
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
When a woman learns she has breast cancer, the news alone can be devastating. Throw on top of that news the possibility of losing one or both of her breasts in order to save her life, and the devastation can be much greater.
27. Local Book Now Sold By Major Retailers
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Memphis businessman Jay Myers decided in 2004 to write a book about his professional career for much the same reason he launched his cutting-edge venture Interactive Solutions Inc.
He believed the shelves at book retailers already are plenty stocked with biographies of larger-than-life corporate executives and histories of multi-billion-dollar enterprises.
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Leadership Memphis Welcome Memphis program will be held today from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Registration is $125 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Call 278-0016 or visit www.leadershipmemphis.org to register.
29. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.
30. 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.
31. Newcomers Pick Hickory Hill, Cordova
- Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Moderately priced homes in Shelby County, new construction in Whitehaven and the sustained affordability of the Hickory Hill and University of Memphis neighborhoods have proven most attractive in the past year to the area's newest residents.
32. Archived Article: Lead-special Report
- Tuesday, November 23, 2004
First-time Homebuyers Flood Market
More Newcomers Choose City Locations
Hickory Hill, U of M areas among buyer, renter top spots
The Daily News
As the year draws to a close, home sales continue to occur at a strong pace. P...
33. Archived Article: Real Estate Recap
- Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Saddle Creek West and
Two Saddle Creek Centers Change Hands Saddle Creek West
and Saddle Creek South
Cost: $18.1 million
Buyer: Shops at Saddle Creek Inc.
Seller: Saddle Creek Shopping Centers Corp.
Property: Saddle Creek South, at...
34. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 20, 2003
I purposely left this a little short because we have so many photos
Leigh Ann Johnson was promoted to audit manager at Bean & Ison CPAs and Consultants. She has been with the firm since 2000. She earned a degree from the University of Tenness...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 12, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 12-Aug. 18
Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering free budget and credit workshops on how to develop and maintain a personal budget and how to use credit cards wisely. Using cre...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 5, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11
The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Mark Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc Mark Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., recently was installed as president-elect of the Consulting Engineers of Tennessee for 2001-2002. He is t...
41. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, March 27, 2001
The Baptist Memorial Health Care and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women will dedicate of the Dr The Baptist Memorial Health Care and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women will dedicate the Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 6225 Hu...
42. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, March 6, 2001
An Accredited Buyer Representative course is scheduled in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Education Center, 6393 Popl An Accredited Buyer Representative course is scheduled in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Education Center, 6393 ...
43. Archived Article: Graphic (divatty)
- Thursday, August 10, 2000
Attorney for the plaintiff Attorney for the plaintiff More than 2,300 petitions for divorce were filed in the first seven months of 2000. A growing number of plaintiffs represent themselves in the proceedings, but the majority sought the advice of a...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 14, 2000
Michael J Michael J. Donohoe was named as a new principal with Pickering Inc. A retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, Donohoe received a masters degree from Harvard University. Pickering Inc. also has added the following employees to its Memphis office:...
45. Archived Article: Commission Budget St
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Commission committee to review school budget By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The budget committee of the Shelby County Commission will meet Wednesday to discuss a 75-cent property tax increase the county school board is expect...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 1, 1999
March 2 March 2 The 18th annual Freedom of Information Congress will be held at the University of Memphis at 7:30 p.m. in the psychology auditorium. The speaker will be Jack Anderson, who will discuss investigative reporting and the role of journali...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Sheila Collins has been promoted to vice president at Arnoult & Associates Sheila Collins has been promoted to vice president at Arnoult & Associates. She formerly was project director and operations manager. Collins has an undergraduate deg...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 20, 1998
Susan Wade Stinson has been named vice president of construction and maintenance at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. Stinson has served as manager of MLGWs Hickory Hill Service Center since 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Mississip...
49. Archived Article: Best Practices Lj
- Friday, September 27, 1996
lj 10/5 cates New tour program showcases "best practices" By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In todays competitive marketplace, businesses are always searching for ways to increase their productivity, maintain their competitive edge and moti...
50. Archived Article: Real Focus-hill Lj
- Tuesday, February 27, 1996
lj 10/5 cates MAAR goes to Nashville: "Day on the Hill" gives Realtors insight, input into legislative process By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Field trips arent just for school kids. Last Tuesday, about 45 Memphis Realtors boarded a bus b...