Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Corporate Musical Chairs, Another Dollar General and Ronnie Grisanti
- Monday, July 3, 2017
The three-way deal by which Memphis-based Fred’s was to buy hundreds of Rite-Aid stores from Walgreens just keeps getting worse for Fred’s even though the deal happened last week without Fred’s. An analyst says Fred’s got cut out because of questions about the corporation’s viability to enter into what is an ambitious change of course for the company on a large scale.
2. November 4-10, 2016: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, November 5, 2016
2005: Baptist Memorial Hospital comes down in a controlled demolition in which the four wings of the 18-story, 924,000-square-foot reinforced concrete hospital building collapse in a heap of rubble 49 years after the original two wings opened to the public. The other two wings of the structure were added in 1966. Also demolished earlier as part of the project was the adjoining Physicians and Surgeons Building, which had been built in 1912 as the original Baptist Hospital.
3. Tennessee Lawmaker’s Federal Trial Underway
- Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Just days before Tennessee’s primaries, one veteran state lawmaker won’t be battling on a ballot, but in federal court fighting fraud and tax evasion charges.
Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville did not draw a primary challenger, but nonetheless finds himself possibly fighting for his political life.
4. Manning, Spurrier Debut on College Hall of Fame Ballot
- Thursday, June 2, 2016
Peyton Manning and his old college football nemesis, Steve Spurrier, could enter the Hall of Fame at the same time.
Manning, who lost to Spurrier's Florida teams three times as starting quarterback for Tennessee, along with the retired Head Ball Coach are both making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
5. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
6. Feds Charge Joe Armstrong With Fraud, Tax Evasion
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been indicted on federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax in 2007.
7. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.
9. 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.
10. Signature’s Marshall Leads Renovation Effort
- Friday, July 20, 2012
When Charles Marshall co-founded Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions with Mark Henry in 1994, the two were the firm’s only employees.
11. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
12. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
13. OnStar Changes Policies Over Privacy Concerns
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The OnStar automobile communication service used by 6 million Americans is changing its policies after privacy issues were raised over keeping former customers connected and collecting data on driving habits.
14. Burch Porter Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Seventeen attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
15. Clerk Races Generate Plenty of Heat
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Seven clerks' positions are on the May 4 primary ballot and incumbents are running for re-election in three of them.
None of the seven elections will be decided with the primaries because Democrats and Republicans are battling hard in the countywide races dominated just four years ago by the GOP.
16. Candidate Filing List -- The Final Version
- Friday, February 19, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
17. UPDATE: Mayor's Race Grows At Filing Deadline
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
Luttrell faces only token opposition from perennial candidate Ernie Lunati.
Meanwhile, the Democratic primary for mayor grew to three contenders as General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson filed his qualifying petition just before the deadline. He joins interim County Mayor Joe Ford and Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone.
Luttrell ruled out a bid for Shelby County mayor last year (2009). But when Harold Byrd decided not to run in the Democratic primary, some local GOP leaders asked Luttrell to reconsider.
The result touched off a scramble of candidates from both parties for the open sheriff’s office. But before the noon deadline, the initial field of over a dozen possible contenders was narrowed to ten – six Democrats and four Republicans.
The other surprise at the filing deadline was the return of attorney Walter Bailey to the District 2 Position 1 seat he gave up in the 2006 elections. Bailey sought re-election then to another term despite a two term limit on commissioners. Bailey lost to J.W. Gibson who decided not to seek re-election. He also lost a court fight to overturn the term limits.
Bailey was the only candidate who had filed for the seat at the Thursday deadline.
Only one incumbent county commissioner – Republican Mike Ritz -- was effectively re-elected at the deadline because he had no opposition.
All but one of the eleven contested County Commission races will be decided with the May 4 primaries. The only general election battle for the August ballot is the district 5 contest between GOP challenger Dr. Rolando Toyos and whoever wins the May Democratic primary between incumbent Steve Mulroy and Jennings Bernard.
Former County Commissioner John Willingham also returned to the ballot among a field of Republican contenders in the primary for Shelby County Trustee.
And former Criminal Court Clerk Minerva Johnican joined the Democratic primary field for her old job. Incumbent Republican Bill Key pulled petition to seek re-election but did not file at the deadline.
Here is the list of races and contenders from The Shelby County Election Commission. All candidate have until noon Feb. 25 to withdraw from the ballot if they wish.
Shelby County Mayor:
Deidre Malone (D)
Joe Ford (D)
Otis Jackson (D)
Mark Luttrell (R)
Ernest Lunati (R)
Leo Awgowhat (I)
Shelby County Sheriff:
James Coleman (R)
Bobby Simmons (R)
Bill Oldham (R)
Dale Lane (R)
Larry Hill (D)
Bennie Cobb (D)
Randy Wade (D)
James Bolden (D)
Elton Hymon (D)
Reginald French (D)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 1
Mike Ritz (R) (incumbent)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 2
Albert Maduska (R)
Heidi Shafer (R)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 3
Mike Carpenter (R) (incumbent)
Joe Baire (R)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 1
Walter Bailey (D)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 2
Henri Brooks (D) (incumbent)
David Vinciarelli (D)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 3
Eric Dunn (D)
Norma Lester (D)
Tina Dickerson (D)
Melvin Burgess (D)
Reginald Milton (D)
Freddie Thomas (D)
County Commission Dist 3 Pos 1
James Harvey (D) (incumbent)
James Catchings (D)
County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 2
Sidney Chism (D) (incumbent)
Andrew "Rome" Withers (D)
County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 3
Edith Moore (D) (incumbent)
Justin Ford (D)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 1
Chris Thomas (R)
John Pellicciotti (R)
Jim Bomprezzi (R)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 2
Wyatt Bunker (R) (incumbent)
John Wilkerson (R)
Ron Fittes (R)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 3
Terry Roland (R)
George Chism (R)
Edgar Babian (R)
County Commission Dist 5
Steve Mulroy (D) (incumbent)
Jennings Bernard (D)
Rolando Toyos (R)
Shelby County Clerk
Charlotte Draper (D)
Corey Maclin (D)
LaKeith Miller (D)
Wayne Mashburn (R)
Steve Moore (R)
Criminal Court Clerk
Vernon Johnson (D)
Minerva Johnican (D)
Ralph White (D)
Michael Porter (R)
Kevin Key (R)
Jerry Stamson (I)
Circuit Court Clerk
Jimmy Moore (R) (incumbent)
Steven Webster (D)
Carmichael Johnson (D)
Ricky W. Dixon (D)
Juvenile Court Clerk
Joy Touliatos (R)
Charles Marshall (D)
Sylvester Bradley (D)
Shep Wilbun (D)
Julia Roberson Wiseman (I)
Probate Court Clerk
Paul Boyd (R)
Sondra Becton (D)
Danny Kail (D)
Annita Sawyer Hamilton (D)
Peggy Dobbins (D)
Clay Perry (D)
Karen Tyler (D)
Shelby County Register
Tom Leatherwood (R) (incumbent)
Coleman Thompson (D)
Lady J. Swift (D)
Carlton Orange (D)
Shelby County Trustee
Regina Newman (D) (incumbent)
M. LaTroy Williams (D)
John Willingham (R)
Jeff Jacobs (R)
David Lenoir (R) ...
18. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
19. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
20. Green Paper Trail Leads to Ware
- Friday, May 1, 2009
It hasn’t been a good week and a half for City Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware.
She celebrated her birthday last week with a custom she picked up from a caterer delivering the council members their lunch at City Hall. During a break in committee action, as reporters and other council members wondered about several $1 bills pinned to her red jacket, Ware explained that she had never heard of the custom before but was game for it.
21. Ware Implicated but Not Charged in Bribery at Clerk's Office
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Memphis City Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware has been implicated but not charged in bribery allegations at the county clerk’s office.
22. Houston REITs Buy $42M Share In Local Shopping Centers
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
A newly formed joint venture between Weingarten Realty Investors and Hines Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), both of Houston, has bought a majority share of two local Kroger-anchored retail centers for a combined $41.6 million.
23. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
24. Downtown Dolls Loses Courtroom Battle
- Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A Downtown strip club owner has lost the opening round of a federal court fight with the city.
The lawsuit by 600 Marshall Entertainment Concepts LLC was filed in 2005 over the city’s issuance of the necessary permits for an adult entertainment business and then a rapid change of course by the city to ban the Downtown Dolls club.
25. Group Opposes Clear-Cutting For Zoo Exhibit
- Friday, March 21, 2008
Almost 40 years ago, a grassroots band of activists organized, called themselves Citizens to Preserve Overton Park, and fought a battle against the federal government that persisted all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. They won in 1971, effectively killing a plan to build a six-lane stretch of Interstate 40 through the park.
26. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
27. Hopes and Dreams Continue for Hattiloo
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
Hattiloo Theatre's second season is well under way and it includes a production by the Nubian Dance Company called "Uniquely Us," an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
On this, the eve of the theater's one-year anniversary, executive director Ekundayo Bandele said one of the key obstacles he's faced has been getting Memphis residents to realize that Hattiloo offers just the type of diversity the city needs.
28. Archived Article
- Tuesday, April 17, 2007
9 acres in Cordova
On Walnut Grove Road
Loan Amount: $6.2 million
Loan Date: April 2, 2007
Maturity Date: n/a
29. Strip Club Owner TransfersProperties to Nevada LLCs
- Friday, April 13, 2007
Charles G. "Jerry" Westlund Jr., the owner of several Memphis strip clubs, has transferred interest in several of his properties to limited liability companies registered in Nevada.
30. Signature Marketing OwnersBuy 1755 Kirby Building
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The owners of a local advertising and marketing firm have bought the building that houses the company's headquarters.
Signature Marketing Solutions co-founders Charles Marshall and Mark
31. Gwaltney to Head Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation
- Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Peter K. Gwaltney will join the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation as chief executive officer and as vice chairman of the board of directors, effective Jan. 1. He has served as the CEO of the Louisiana Bankers Association since 1999. He also has served on numerous boards at the state and national level, including the American Bankers Insurance Association board of directors, the American Bankers Professional and Fidelity Insurance Association board of directors.
32. GMAC Awards$75,000 in ABC Grants
- Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The Greater Memphis Arts Council has awarded $75,000 in grant funding to more than 40 local organizations through its Arts Builds Communities (ABC) grant program, GMAC officials announced Monday.
33. Signature Advertising Acquires Streamline Mail & Fulfillment
- Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Signature Advertising has acquired Memphis-based Streamline Direct Mail & Fulfillment Inc. and is planning a name change to Signature Marketing Solutions.
The new name is meant to reflect the company's full range of services, which now include ad
34. Kiel Enters Field With Interest in Civil Rights
- Thursday, December 8, 2005
Daniel Kiel has joined the Memphis law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as a litigation associate.
Born and raised in Memphis, Kiel is a 2004 graduate of Harvard Law School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He previously worked as an associate for a Boston law firm.
35. Local Radiologist Named NMA President-Elect
- Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Dr. Albert Morris Jr. was named president-elect of the National Medical Association during the group's annual convention. A private practice radiologist, Morris has served on the board of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. He is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.
36. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NovaCopy Exec Chosen for Whos Who
Memphis Architect Honored for Service to France
Memphis architect Metcalf Crump was named a Knight in the National Order of Merit by French President Jacques Chirac. The award was created in 1963 by President ...
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Judge George Brown Joins National Arbitration Firm
Judge George Brown to Join Arbitration Firm
Judge George Brown will join Resolute Systems Inc. as a private mediator and arbitrator in the companys Memphis office upon his retirement from the ...
38. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Lofts Planned for Memphis Imports Building
1.36 acres near
Cost: $8.5 million
Borrower: Jason Crews Partnership
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Trustee: Robert C. Liddon and Thomas F. Baker IV
39. Archived Article: Med Marketing (lead)
- Friday, April 30, 2004
Ad Agencies Find Niche in Health Care
Specialized services help meet needs of evolving industry
The Daily News
Competition and a well-informed audience are among the factors redefining the medical marketing playing...
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 4, 1999
Harrah's Names Stephen Brammell Stephen H. Brammell has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel for Harrahs Entertainment Inc. He formerly was vice president and associate general counsel. Brammell has a bachelors degree from Oklaho...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Maj Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president of GreenScape Inc. He previously was vice president of marketing. Scott Perry has been named vice president of GreenScapes irrigation division. He formerly was manager of the irriga...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 2, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
44. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 23, 1998
FDX Global Logistics Inc FDX Global Logistics Inc. announced several appointments. Debra A. Gray has been named vice president and chief financial officer. She previously was staff vice president of finance for the FDX information and logistics serv...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has added three employees: Suzanne Gibson has joined the company as a senior account executive. She formerly was a marketing consultant. Gibson is a graduate of Robert Morris College. Janice Chu Kelly has joined ...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 4, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: State Technical Institutes corporate center has added three assistant directors to its staff: Jane Sipes is the new assistant director of distance learning...
49. Archived Article: Flood Study Chg
- Thursday, September 4, 1997
Shelby County mayor Jim Rout announced Wednesday the formation of the Memphis Metropolitan Study Steering Committee and appointed 23 people to guide development of an $850,000 plan to prevent flooding in a five-county area Committee to guide flood p...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 13, 1996
The Sneed Cos. has announced the promotion of two employees: The Sneed Cos. has announced the promotion of two employees: W. Scott Sneed, vice president, is manager of investments specializing in variable universal life insurance, as well as individ...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 25, 1996
Dr. Daniel M. Peterson has joined the family medicine department of Health First Medical Group. He previously was the associate residency director for the department of family medicine of Marshall University and acting clinical director for Lincoln ...