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1. For Real
- Friday, March 23, 2018
REAL NEED. REAL EFFORT. “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”
The late, great Illinois Sen. Everett Dirksen – father-in-law to the late, great Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker – purportedly said that regarding government spending in a “Tonight Show” appearance in the ’60s.
2. Only Two
- Friday, January 26, 2018
IT JUST TAKES TWO. “Dan,” Sen. Howard Baker chuckled, “see that person at the end of the dais? She’s run my office for years, been with me everywhere, heard and seen everything. That’s the first time I’ve seen her blush.”
3. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
4. Fix This Ticket
- Friday, October 20, 2017
HARD MADE HARDER, THAT’S THE TICKET. Growing up, I felt deprived because I occasionally had to ride the bus. In college, I felt deprived because I didn’t have a car. When I got married, I felt deprived because we had only one.
5. 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.
6. Once QB Country, SEC Now Has Only A Few Proven Players at the Position
- Friday, August 26, 2016
At SEC Media Days this summer in Hoover, Ala., the 14 head coaches brought along more starting offensive linemen (5) than starting quarterbacks (3). Such is the state of the most high profile position in the Southeastern Conference at the beginning of the 2016 college football season.
7. Last Word: Mall Demo, Defining 'Fringe Element' and Herenton's New Path
- Friday, May 6, 2016
Once upon a time there were three “town centers” planned by the city of Memphis.
City facilities like libraries and police precincts would be the anchors and encourage private retail development in them.
8. State Halts City Board From Issuing Bonds
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The city of Memphis entity that sold $12 million in municipal bonds on behalf of Global Ministries Foundation has been told it can no longer conduct such business.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has temporarily de-authorized the Health, Educational & Housing Facility Board of the city of Memphis to sell bonds. The decision is related to the withdrawal of federal subsidies going to Global Ministries Foundation’s portfolio and a subsequent downgrading of those bonds as well as leadership changes at the Health & Ed Board.
9. State Halts Memphis Health & Ed Board From Doing Business
- Saturday, April 9, 2016
The city of Memphis entity that sold $12 million in municipal bonds on behalf of Global Ministries Foundation has been told it can no longer conduct such business.
The Tennessee Housing and Development Agency has temporarily de-authorized the Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of the city of Memphis to sell bonds. The decision is related to the withdrawal of federal subsidies going to Global Ministries Foundation’s portfolio and a subsequent downgrading of those bonds as well as leadership changes at the Health & Ed Board.
10. August Primaries Feature Intra-Party Challenges
- Monday, April 11, 2016
Two years after a disastrous slate of races for countywide offices, there is a move among younger Democratic partisans in Memphis to shake up the Democrats who represent the city in the Tennessee Legislature.
11. 8th Congressional District Primaries Draw 22 Contenders, 13 Republican
- Friday, April 8, 2016
The Republican primary race to fill the 8th District Congressional seat Republican incumbent Stephen Fincher is giving up drew a field of 13 contenders – seven from Shelby County and four from Jackson, Tennessee – at the Thursday, April 7, noon filing deadline for the Aug. 4 ballot.
12. 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.
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Who’s Hiring Memphis Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Memphis-area employers in a variety of sectors will be conducting on-site interviews. Admission is free; attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. Visit whoshiringmemphis.com.
14. Holden’s Hat
- Friday, November 21, 2014
FINDING MEMPHIS. Last week the Church of the Holy Communion inaugurated a reading group called Words, and enticed an eclectic baker’s dozen of participants with Muddy’s cupcakes. I can’t speak for the rest, but I’ve worked for much less.
15. Football Dreams
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Call the doctor, the sports doctor. Because the collective temperature of Mid-South college football fans is at unsafe levels.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss are undefeated and tied for third in the Associated Press poll. The historically downtrodden University of Memphis football program just blasted preseason American Athletic Conference favorite Cincinnati on the road and hung with both Ole Miss and UCLA.
16. We’re All Invited
- Friday, July 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:
“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”
17. Health Choice Selects Abisch to Lead Population Health Services
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Ellen Abisch has joined Health Choice LLC as senior director of population health services. In the newly created position, Abisch will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness programs for the Health Choice network.
Prior to joining the physician hospital organization, she served as manager of benefits and wellness for ServiceMaster.
18. Cates, Kornegay Look to Future While Honoring Colliers’ Past
- Monday, April 21, 2014
The memory is scorched in Andy Cates’ mind.
It was 2005 and Cates, just 29 years old at the time, was being made a partner at Colliers International Memphis, the commercial real estate firm.
19. Comics Universe
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
As he raised his four children, Joe Thordarson increasingly thought about the important roles that art and literature played in education.
“I never felt art got the attention it deserved in a kid’s education, and any art you can encourage is good for their education,” he said. “Art and writing are so important and I wanted to encourage that.”
20. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
21. Centennial on Tap for Traffic Club of Memphis
- Monday, January 28, 2013
The Traffic Club of Memphis is kick-starting its 100-year celebration with the introduction of its 2013 officers, led for the second straight year by president Mason Wilson.
The club’s activities this year will feature a series of local events, including the Traffic Club International annual conference in September.
22. Chancey Honored With International Chair’s Award
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Dan Chancey, vice president-senior asset manager with Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC, recently received the Building Owners and Managers Association International Chair’s Award during the 2012 BOMA International Conference in Seattle, Wash.
23. Gastro Group Opens Office In Senatobia
- Friday, February 17, 2012
Utley Properties has closed on a flurry of deals in its Northwest Plaza Shopping Center in Senatobia in recent weeks.
Dr. Ulric Duncan of Delta Gastroenterology PC has leased 1,200 square feet of space at 113 Northwest Drive for two years.
24. Hillwood Pays $13.5M For Former Mazda Warehouse
- Thursday, February 9, 2012
The former Mazda North America Inc. distribution center in Olive Branch has been acquired by Hillwood Investment Properties for $13.5 million.
25. TVs are Hot Sellers This Holiday Season
- Friday, December 2, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – In an unexpected twist, TVs are topping many Christmas shopping lists this year.
Wal-Mart says TVs are among the top gifts people are putting on layaway at its 3,000-plus U.S. stores during the holiday season. The Westinghouse 46-inch LCD HDTV that was on sale for half off at Target for $298 was a top seller during the start to the season last weekend. And Abt Electronics already has sold out of 55-inch Samsung LED TVs that were marked down by half to $1,099.
26. Colliers’ Wilkinson Receives Tom Richardson Award
- Monday, October 3, 2011
Dan Wilkinson, chairman of Colliers International Memphis, recently was presented the 2011 Tom Richardson Award at the 2011 Colliers International National Meeting in Chicago.
27. Daily News Garners Eight TPA Awards
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Daily News and sister publication The Memphis News won eight honors in the University of Tennessee-Tennessee Press Association awards announced Friday, July 15, at the annual TPA convention in Nashville.
28. DuBois Pioneer In Biz Media
- Friday, June 17, 2011
When Barney DuBois helped spearhead the launch of the Memphis Business Journal in 1979, he had no way of knowing that his efforts would forever change the media landscape in the Mid-South.
29. Otherlands to Host Shelby Farms Benefit
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Otherlands Coffee Bar, 641 S. Cooper St., is hosting a benefit for Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline this Saturday, June 18 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
30. Holden Nixon Wins Advocate Award
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Barbara Holden Nixon of The Urban Child Institute has received the Mary F. Todd Advocate of the Year Award from the Memphis-Shelby County Children and Youth Council.
31. Retail Federation Reports 2010 Shipping Volume
- Monday, January 17, 2011
The combination of East Coast and West Coast ports are forecast to have imported a total of 16.3 million twenty-foot equivalents (TEUs) in 2010, a 17.4 percent increase from 2009, according to the National Retail Federation.
32. Brownstone Lands First Tenant In Radiological and Vascular Center
- Tuesday, June 15, 2010
7695 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million
Sale Date: May 28, 2010
Buyer: MRPC Building LLC
Seller: Salvaggio Group LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: May 28, 2010
Maturity Date: Aug. 21, 2011
Lender: MedArm Inc.
33. Garrison Appointed to Leadership Post for American Bar Section
- Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Grady M. Garrison has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.
Garrison, of counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and franchise law.
34. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
35. 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.
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Focus ... Organization ... Productivity" workshop today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. The event is $65 for Alliance members and $99 for nonmembers.
For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or email@example.com.
37. Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host its "Researching Grant Funding" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the alliance office, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The event is $65 for members, $55 for participants in the Alliance's Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. Call Nancy McGee at 684-6605 for more information.
39. Ronald McDonald HouseNames Board Members
- Friday, February 23, 2007
The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis announced Wednesday its new board of directors.
Sandra McQuain has been named president, Allison Tweel Gilbert was named vice president, John E. Kim
40. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
41. Women's Foundation Director Shines as Woman of Character
- Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Ruby Bright has been recognized as a 2006 Woman of Character by the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South. Bright, who is the executive director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, was recognized for her courage, confidence and leadership.
42. Federalist Society Hosts Session on Federal Judges
- Monday, September 12, 2005
The Memphis Public Library and Information Center hosts a grand re-opening of the newly renovated Hollywood branch library at 10:30 a.m. at the library, located at 1530 N. Hollywood St. Call 323-6201.
43. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 6, 2005
MAAR Pinnacle Awards Winners Announced
MAAR Announces Pinnacle Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following winners of the fourth annual Pinnacle Awards: Al Andrews Jr. of Panattoni Development Co., Commercial...
44. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, July 22, 2004
LAW TALK: Tommy Parker
Parker Moves From Public Service to Private Practice
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Tommy Parker joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC in April as a shareholder after working as an assistan...
45. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Memphis memos 03-12-03
Chris Camp joined auction-marketing firm John Roebuck & Associates as vice president of business development. Camp has more than 15 years experience in real estate, development, design and building. He joined Roebuck fr...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Clark Cummings was appointed senior vice president and security director for FirstBank
Clark Cummings was appointed senior vice president and security director for FirstBank. He will be responsible for developing security procedures and documenta...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Thomas F. Barnett and Emily Turner Landry joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as associates. Barnett concentrates his practice in the area of litigation. He earned a bachelors degree from Ohio State Unive...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 3, 2001
Gary Shorb, Methodist Healthcare president and chief operations officer, was appointed the new chief executive officer of the
Gary Shorb, Methodist Healthcare president and chief operations officer, was appointed the new chief executive officer o...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr. Benjamin Hooks, chairman; the Rev. John Gilmore, vice chair for West Tennessee; Brad Hodge, vice c...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 31, 2000
Lisa Bailey and Stephen Johns have joined First Mercantile Trust Co Lisa Bailey and Stephen Johns have joined First Mercantile Trust Co. as account representative and regional marketing representative, respectively. Bailey received a bachelors degre...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Mary A Mary A. Cuyler has been promoted to audit manager of the Memphis office of BDO Seidman LLP. A certified public accountant, Cuyler is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Shannon Kloek of Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. has been elected president o...
53. 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 ...
54. Archived Article: Gov't (c'dovasuit)
- Friday, January 8, 1999
Chancery Judge D Cordova zoning case requires expert review By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Chancery Judge D.J. Alissandratos will appoint a land-use expert to review a zoning decision made by the Memphis City Council in connection to a lawsuit file...
55. Archived Article: Gov't (lawsuit)
- Thursday, December 24, 1998
A hearing set in Chancery Judge D Hearing set for Jan. 6 on property lawsuit By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A hearing set in Chancery Judge D.J. Allisandratos courtroom Jan. 6 could wrap up a lawsuit several Cordova residents have filed against the...
56. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 19, 1998
Oct Oct. 20 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rhodes College. The speakers will be Dan Walker of Thompson Dunavant PLC and Bob Morris of Baker, Donaldson, Bearman and Caldwell. Their topic will be the fundame...
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 12, 1998
Oct Oct. 13 The Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development will meet jointly at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Drive. The speaker will be Judy Bell, vice president of Memphis Area Teac...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 5, 1998
Oct Oct. 5 The Memphis Area Radio Stations Association will sponsor a seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ridgeway Inn featuring Norm Goldsmith, president of Radio Marketing Concepts Inc. For more information, call 678-3176. Oct. 6 The National ...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 9, 1998
Joy Flora Appointed President of Joy Flora has been appointed president of Merry Maids. Flora most recently served as vice president of finance for ServiceMaster International. She also is a former franchise owner. Sandy Swanson has joined Trammell ...
60. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 20, 1998
April 21 April 21 The Society for Human Resource Management will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin. The speaker will be U.S. Navy Capt. Ann E. Rondeau. The cost is $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Eloise McGee at 375-5...
61. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 13, 1998
April 13 April 13 The Shelby County Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel. The speakers will be seven candidates for the Shelby County Commission. For more information, call Libby Pritchard at 272-2755, Adrienne Stock at 761-...
62. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 6, 1998
April 7 April 7 The Memphis Area Home Builders Associations Sales and Marketing Council will have a general membership meeting at noon at MAHBA offices, 776 Germantown Parkway N. The speaker will be Rosemarie Fair Stack, president of the Memphis Are...
63. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 30, 1998
April 1 April 1 Mensa will meet at the Unicorn restaurant, 6524 Quince Road, at 7 p.m. The speakers will be Susan Moskop and Jean Williamson, volunteers for the Memphis Symphony League, whose topic will be "Talking Music." For more informa...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 23, 1998
March 23 March 23 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Gay M. Johnston, executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council. For more information, call 327-689...