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1. Parkland Students Start School Year with Tightened Security
- Thursday, August 16, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security enhancements, including 18 safety monitors, new classroom locks and upgraded video surveillance.
2. Florida Schools Struggle to Meet Security Rule
- Wednesday, August 8, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reacted to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre by becoming the first state to require police or armed guards at all public schools. It's a mandate many districts are struggling to meet, financially and logistically.
3. Suspect Wrote he Aimed to Kill Everyone at Maryland Newsroom
- Wednesday, July 4, 2018
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man charged with slaying five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette newsroom with the aim "of killing every person present."
4. Parkland School Shooting Survivor Suggests FedEx Protest
- Friday, June 1, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – One of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivors campaigning for gun controls has suggested he plans a protest against FedEx.
Activist David Hogg tweeted Wednesday, "See you this summer," with a smiley face emoji, "1000 Ridgeway Loop Memphis, Tennessee." The teenager is among the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who have helped lead the movement after the shooting there Feb. 14.
5. No Walkouts at Closed Columbine on Shooting Anniversary
- Monday, April 23, 2018
DENVER (AP) — Students at some Colorado schools are participating in the latest student wave of walkouts to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting but not students at the suburban Denver school.
6. Day of Service, No Walkout at Columbine on 19th Anniversary
- Friday, April 20, 2018
DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings.
7. Gun Violence March About More Than School Safety
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Memphis “March For Our Lives” that drew several thousand people Downtown Saturday, March 24, focused on gun violence beyond the Parkland, Florida, school massacre that prompted the national movement about a month ago.
8. Students: 1 Million Expected at Anti-Gun-Violence Marches
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday.
9. 'Enough is Enough': US Students Stage Walkouts Against Guns
- Thursday, March 15, 2018
Declaring enough is enough, tens of thousands of young people from Maine to California walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in one of the biggest student protests since the Vietnam era.
10. The Week Ahead: March 12-18
- Monday, March 12, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! Go green and capture the luck of the Irish as both Cooper-Young and Beale Street celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style this week. Maybe you’d prefer to explore the universe with a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist? We’ve got details on those, plus more local happenings you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
11. Kroger Joins Other Big Retailers, Tightens Gun Restrictions
- Friday, March 2, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.
12. Walmart Sets Age of 21 to Buy Firearms, Ammunition
- Friday, March 2, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.
13. Defying the NRA, Dick's Takes a Harder Line Against Guns
- Thursday, March 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by demanding tougher gun laws after the massacre in Florida.
14. Trump Urges Lawmakers to Buck NRA Every Once in a While
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump declared he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school.
15. FedEx to Keep Discount amid Calls for NRA Boycott
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Despite a recent trend that has seen more than a dozen major corporate brands sever ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the latest school massacre in Parkland, Florida, local brand FedEx has announced that it will continue to offer discounts to NRA members.
16. Trump Endorses Raising Minimum Age to 21 for More Weapons
- Friday, February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.
17. The Latest: Florida Shooting Suspect in Brief Court Hearing
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has appeared in court for a procedural hearing.
18. FBI Says It Failed to Investigate Tip on Florida Suspect
- Monday, February 19, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.
19. ASD Proposes Shifting Memphis Middle School to Charter Group
- Thursday, January 25, 2018
After years of dwindling enrollment, the only middle school in Memphis that’s run directly by Tennessee’s turnaround district could be switching hands.
The proposed change would keep Westside Achievement Middle School in the state-run Achievement School District but take it out of the district’s direct management. The plan would be to move Westside to Frayser Community Schools, a Memphis-based charter network that already operates two ASD schools.
20. 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.
21. November 24-30, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, November 25, 2017
2012: Memphis Federal Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays rules the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County have to stop their movement toward suburban school districts, voiding the moves they already had made, including school board elections. The six suburbs will soon restart the efforts with the formal work toward building the school systems from the ground up starting in January 2014 toward an opening of all six of the districts eight months later.
22. Roger Ailes, Media Guru and Political Strategist, Dies at 77
- Friday, May 19, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
23. Travel Ban Judges Scrutinize Trump's Muslim Statements
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
SEATTLE (AP) – Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny.
24. White House Vows to Fight Latest Ruling Blocking Travel Ban
- Friday, March 31, 2017
HONOLULU (AP) – A U.S. judge in Hawaii is keeping President Donald Trump's travel ban on hold while the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts, the latest defeat for the government after it pushed for a freeze on the nation's refugee program to go forward.
25. Last Word: Calipari Madness, Wolfchase 20 Years On and The Path Beyond Chemo
- Monday, March 20, 2017
John Calipari returns to Memphis at week’s end after Kentucky advanced Sunday to the NCAA South semifinals at FedExForum Friday. But based on the way his team played Sunday after a close game with Northwestern Saturday he might not be here long.
26. Last Word: Gas Tax Resurrection, More Monitoring and Germantown's $200 M Plan
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax bill emerged from the workshop effectively on Monday with a sharper cut in the state grocery tax making the complex set of gas tax hike and other tax rollbacks more than revenue neutral.
27. Last Word: Who Needs To Be Watched, Hopdoddy and Fresh Fed Numbers
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Three Memphis City Council members on Behind The Headlines had quite a bit to say about protesters and lists and police surveillance. Council chairman Berlin Boyd and council members Kemp Conrad and Worth Morgan all say the surveillance question, which is the central issue now that the City Hall list has been pared significantly, is complex because of public postings and protests in public places.
28. Pressure on GOP to Revamp Health Law Grows, Along With Rifts
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier.
29. Grizz Hit All-Star Break With Loss, But Their Goals Are Within Reach
- Friday, February 17, 2017
After he had answered the obligatory questions about the Grizzlies’ ugly 95-91 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the last game before the All-Star break, coach David Fizdale spoke to the big picture: “We’re in good position.”
30. Rudd Praises Board as ‘Historic’ Step for U of M
- Friday, February 17, 2017
NASHVILLE – Calling the appointment of a board of trustees a “historic” and “essential” step for the University of Memphis, president M. David Rudd says the autonomous board will enable the university to control its own destiny.
31. Last Word: State of the State React, Reverse Logistics and Speed Limiters
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
As the work week began, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis joining House Democrats in sponsoring a bill that would bar the use of any federal funds to carry out President Trump’s order barring refugees from seven majority Muslim countries.
32. What are the Odds? Blackburn is Still the Favorite
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Tennessee has its search firm and its search committee is in place to find the replacement for Dave Hart as the university’s athletic director.
Hart announced last August he would retire June 30, and with Tennessee undergoing a transition in its chancellor’s position, the search for Hart’s replacement was put on the back burner.
33. New Wood Technology May Offer Hope for Struggling Timber
- Tuesday, January 3, 2017
RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) – John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood.
Redfield's fingers are scarred from a lifetime of cutting wood and now, after decades of decline in the logging business, he has new hope that his son, too, can make a career shaping the timber felled in southern Oregon's forests.
34. Kafkaesqueness and Such
- Thursday, December 22, 2016
Paul Greenberg, editorial page editor emeritus of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, likes to write about Franz Kafka (1883-1924) and the word coined for his name, Kafkaesque.
35. Last Word: Epping Way, Conley's Return and 'Ascend'
- Friday, December 16, 2016
What is the encore after a year that has included the opening of Big River Crossing, the eastward expansion of the Shelby Farms Greenline across Germantown Parkway to the old town part of Cordova and the opening of Shelby Farms Park’s Heart of the Park renovation? Two words: Epping Way.
36. Last Word: Collierville Cold Feet, William Bell's Return and SCOTUS Rules
- Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Grizz beat the 76ers 96-91 Tuesday night at the Forum as Zach Randolph makes an emotional return to the court.after the death of his mother.
Don Wade has an NBA notebook with various stops around the league including the hardship rule that brought Toney Douglas to Beale Street. And Luke Walton came to town last weekend with the Lakers and Walton talked about his time working for Josh Pastner at the U of M.
37. LeBron as a Cub, Grizz Sign Toney Douglas, And Matt Barnes is in Trouble Again
- Wednesday, December 7, 2016
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a fantastic comeback to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last summer. But when the Cleveland Indians couldn’t hold off the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, it cost James dearly.
38. Last Word: Football Comes Back, Snuff on Front Street and Pot Is Short of Seven
- Tuesday, December 6, 2016
I have a question that some of you may not care for? Is football making a comeback in this basketball town for a more prominent place in the conflicted and diverse hothouse that is Memphis culture?
39. Mississippi Asks Court to Uphold Law Affecting LGBT Rights
- Tuesday, November 1, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's Republican governor is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a state law letting merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.
40. Haslam Appoints 8 to New University of Memphis Board
- Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed eight business leaders, including a former University of Memphis interim president and the CEO of J.C. Penney Co., to the newly formed governing board of the University of Memphis.
41. Private Equity Firm Pays $13M for Retirement Community
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
950 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $13 million
Sale Date: Sept. 7, 2016
42. Steady Hiring is Now Benefiting a Broader Group of Americans
- Monday, August 8, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Years of steady job gains have finally begun to benefit a wider range of Americans, including those with less education and in lower-paying jobs.
A second straight month of robust hiring – 255,000 jobs added in July – pointed to employer confidence that suggested that the economy is powering through a slump that struck early this year. The unemployment rate remained a low 4.9 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
43. Don’t Chew With Your Mouth Full
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
I am always looking for useful proverbs, adages, mottos, and the like. Especially stuff that can be easily memorized. Like “Don’t chew with your mouth full.” And “I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.”
44. This Week in Memphis History: March 25-31
- Saturday, March 26, 2016
2015: NBA legend Magic Johnson visits Memphis to announce his foundation will award $30,000 in college scholarships to students at Booker T. Washington High School.
2015: Developers Archie Willis and Henry Turley unveil their concept plan for the redevelopment of Central Station, including a boutique hotel by Kemmons Wilson Enterprises in the station building, a Malco movie theater and possibly a grocery store – totaling a $52 million private investment.
45. Quotation Anthologist Still Going Strong
- Thursday, March 24, 2016
In October 2008 I wrote a couple of columns that, taken together, set forth a quotation and then endeavored to correctly identify the source thereof. That quotation – “I don’t cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day,” attributed to one Terri Guillemets – may be found throughout cyberspace to this day.
- Friday, December 4, 2015
Germantown Community Theatre will present “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play” Friday, Dec. 4, through Dec. 20 at GCT, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Buy tickets at gctcomeplay.org.
- Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Chef Jennifer McCullough (Chef Jenn) will speak. Lunch fee is $20. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
Chick-fil-A will host its fourth annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The evening will include dinner, ice skating, a Zoo Lights sneak peek and more. Chick-fil-A will donate $5,000 from ticket sales to Make-A-Wish Mid-South. Buy tickets at chickfilamemphis.com.
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Hutchison School will host Lisa Damour, an expert and research on educating girls, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Wiener Theater, 1740 Ridgeway Road. Damour’s talk is titled “Grit for Girls: Raising Daughters Who are Strong & Resilient.” Cost is free; no RSVP necessary. Visit hutchisonschool.org.
50. Hoops & Dreams
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
They were but a few words, yet they seemed to capture the mindset of the University of Memphis basketball program’s high-expectation fan base.
“Get back to like it was,” said former Tigers guard Jeremy Hunt.
51. Koonce Joins Sedgwick Client Services
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has added K. Max Koonce II as senior vice president of client services for its casualty retail business unit. Koonce, an attorney by trade, comes to Sedgwick from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he was senior director of risk management. He simultaneously served as president of Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart’s wholly owned third-party administrator.
52. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.
53. Do More Jobs Mean More Economic Security? Not for Some
- Tuesday, June 9, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.
Pay growth, though improving, remains tepid. Many workers have few opportunities to advance. Others have taken temporary, part-time or freelance jobs, with little chance of landing full-time permanent work with benefits.
54. Scarboro Takes Reins at Regional Fed
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Douglas Scarboro has been named regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, Scarboro is responsible for working with business leaders and local communities in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to inform the setting of monetary policies.
55. Nashville School News Briefs
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Montgomery Bell Student, Faculty Films Air
Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.
56. Middle-Class Squeeze: From Day Care to Health Care
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son – so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.
57. Education Secretary Praises Local Schools Leaders
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Sustainability is a term associated with environmental efforts, though innovation is a much more popular term across causes from economic development to education reform.
But when U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to Memphis this month as the last stop on a three-state bus tour of school districts, it was the word sustainability that came up more often than innovation.
58. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
59. Longtime Tennessee Civil Rights Lawyer Dies at 86
- Thursday, August 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.
60. 15 Shelby County Schools Removed From Failing List
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A total of 15 Shelby County Schools made their way off the state’s list of the bottom 5 percent of schools in Tennessee in terms of student performance and proficiency.
The school system tallied the improvements Tuesday, Aug. 19, as state education officials released the individual school results of Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test results from the 2013-2014 school year as well as Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS) results.
61. Health Choice Selects Jones to Lead Provider Engagement
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
LaTasha Jones has been named director of provider engagement at Health Choice LLC, where she will be responsible for directing and managing the implementation of a clinical integration database for Health Choice providers and practices.
62. School Board Unveils Digital Devices
- Friday, May 30, 2014
Shelby County Schools board members got a look this week at the new digital devices students in 16 schools will get when the new academic year begins in August.
The first Lenovo Yoga and Yoga 11e convertible laptops to arrive were unwrapped before the board vote Tuesday, May 27, for the $5.4 million contract with Unistar-Sparco Computers Inc. to lease 13,000 devices for three years.
63. School Closings Discussion on Different Tracks
- Friday, January 24, 2014
You couldn’t call it a debate.
But there is clearly a conflict in the way those affected by a slate of 13 possible school closings view what is happening in many of those schools and what Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson views what is not happening.
64. Battleground Lacrosse Gives Area Players Place to Shop
- Saturday, January 4, 2014
Damon Waxler was led into the world of memorabilia by collecting as a child. It would eventually lead to opening the store Dixie Pickers in October 2012 on Main Street in Collierville’s Town Square.
65. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Life Radio Play” Wednesday, Nov. 20, through Dec. 8 in the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave. Visit tnshakespeare.org.
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.
68. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
69. Henry Named Sales Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Collierville
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Edgar L. Henry II has been named sales manager for Mercedes-Benz of Collierville, scheduled to open next spring. In his new role, Henry will manage the sales of all new and pre-owned cars sold at the dealership.
70. Visible Music College Files $3.2 Million Loan
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
200 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $3.2 million
Loan Date: Aug. 30, 2013
Borrower: Visible Music College
Lender: Renasant Bank
Details: Visible Music College has filed a $3.2 million loan on its Downtown campus at 200 Madison Ave.
71. Webb Builds on Reputation of Integrity, Efficiency
- Saturday, September 7, 2013
Long before the county and city would cleave their school systems, Shelby County Schools saw unprecedented growth as more and more residents filled the neighborhoods that seemed to appear overnight like springtime daffodils.
72. Divine Inspiration Helps Guide Renaissance’s Allen
- Saturday, September 7, 2013
Brandon Allen, an architect with Renaissance Group, was raised with a pencil and paper in hand, and the blueprint for how to put them to use in a career.
73. AP Exclusive: Kodak CEO Talks Company's Future
- Wednesday, September 4, 2013
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – You can feel the spirit of George Eastman in Antonio Perez's office.
A picture of Eastman, who founded Kodak in 1880, sits among the current CEO's collection of family photos. The outer areas of Perez's office, built and first inhabited by Eastman about a century ago, include some of Kodak's Oscar and Emmy awards, along with a collection of historic photos. A large portrait of Eastman, who died in 1932, hangs near the entrance.
74. Moore Rejoins Girls Inc. as President/CEO
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.
75. Former Theater Site Heads to Auction Block
- Friday, July 26, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service is auctioning a Midtown building with an interesting history.
On Friday, Aug. 9, at the Shelby County Courthouse, the IRS will auction the building and a vacant lot at 319 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive and 323 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive. The minimum bid the IRS is seeking is $12,356. The IRS seized the building for nonpayment of IRS taxes due from Faith Village.
76. Glankler Brown Job Too Good to Pass Up for Jobe
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
Attorney Mark Jobe has recently started working as an associate with Glankler Brown PLLC.
77. City’s Scarboro Passionate About Sharing Memphis
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Born and raised in Fayetteville, N.C., Douglas Scarboro has chosen to make Memphis his home. As the executive director of the Office of Talent and Human Capital for the City of Memphis, his job is to help others realize the opportunities and recognize the same assets that he has found here.
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Mignonne Wright, president of Macadvantage, will present “Think Big. Make Love.” Cost in advance is free for members and $25 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
79. Charter Panel Bill Slowed in Senate
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Lawmakers questioned a proposal to create a special panel to authorize charter schools in several Tennessee counties during debate at the state Legislature Tuesday, while a nonprofit group criticized the governor's decision to withdraw his school voucher program.
80. Arkansas House Rejects Legalizing Ticket Scalping
- Monday, March 11, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas House has rejected a proposal to legalize the scalping of concert tickets in the state.
House lawmakers on Friday rejected the proposal by a 20-65 vote. The measure would have allowed the resale of concert tickets at a price higher than face value. The proposal would have continued to ban ticket scalping for tickets to high school or college athletic events or for other events held for the benefit of charity.
81. Henry Focuses on Better State Credit Ratings
- Thursday, February 7, 2013
State Sen. Douglas Henry, D-Nashville, the longest-serving member of the General Assembly that recently convened, looks ahead with a simple, focused determination.
82. Stranded During Christmas Decorating
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
My understanding of Christmas tree lights, in a word, is nada, zilch, nil. OK, so that’s three words. I plug in a strand. If the bulbs light up, we’re good. If they don’t, I’m lost.
83. 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.
84. Lawsuit Filed Contesting Millington Referendum Results
- Monday, August 27, 2012
The second legal challenge of the Aug. 2 election results was filed Friday, Aug. 24. in Shelby County Chancery Court.
Millington Mayor Linda Carter, alderman Michael Caruthers and Douglas Dakin, the chairman of the pro municipal schools group People for the Advancement of Millington Schools are suing the Shelby County Election Commission. Caruthers role as chairman of the Millington Municipal Schools Transition Committee is also noted.
85. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.
86. EDGE Agency’s Dillihunt Loves Selling Memphis
- Friday, June 8, 2012
One good way of determining a person’s love for the city in which they live is to ask them to sell that city to other people.
Keith Dillihunt has done that before as an executive recruiter. He also does it for his new job with the Economic Development Growth Engine, a still relatively new player on the scene in Memphis that’s trying to shake out some of the bureaucratic tangles from the area’s business recruitment and retention efforts.
87. Philippine Spotlight
- Monday, May 14, 2012
Tourism is big business, but there are concerns about infrastructure.
New education reforms are going from the drawing board to the classroom.
Government corruption is recognized as a deterrent to economic development efforts.
88. Pratt Joins Counterpart As Account Manager
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
89. State Cuts to Medicaid Affect Patients, Providers
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – Just as Medicaid prepares for a vast expansion under the federal health care overhaul, the 47-year-old entitlement program for the poor is under increasing pressure as deficit-burdened states chip away at benefits and cut payments to doctors.
90. Travel Industry Counts on Football, Special Events
- Tuesday, December 6, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tourism officials in Tennessee are counting on football games and special events to keep the travel business steady during the usually slow month of December.
December is not a key month for Tennessee tourism, a $14 billion-a-year industry. Bad weather restricts some travel, and holiday shopping and parties occupy consumers' time. Youngsters are still in school, which cuts into family travel lasting more than a weekend. And household budgets can get strained at Christmas.
91. We All Play Part in Retaining Talent
- Monday, November 21, 2011
Last week we considered an upgrade to Secret Santa 2.0, blending traditional gift giving with a model of pooling resources to make a larger impact in our community. I am happy to report that our company is now operating on the 2.0 platform, so our $10 donations will be pooled together and split between two nonprofits this year.
92. Court: Can Gov't Get Involved in Church Dispute?
- Thursday, October 6, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Count on Tuesday seemed deeply divided on how far the government can intrude inside the employment practices of churches and religious groups, a decision being closely watched by religious institutions concerned about their independence and by civil rights groups looking out for their employees.
93. Analysis: Democrats Hit Reset on Health Care
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Weary of getting pounded over the new health care law, Democrats are hitting the reset button for next year's elections.
They're changing the subject to Medicare.
94. Working-Age Adults Make Up Record Share of US Poor
- Thursday, September 8, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Working-age America is the new face of poverty.
Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new working-age poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 poor people – a switch from the early 1970s when children made up the main impoverished group.
95. S&P Chief Resigns; Hedge Fund Seeks Parent Split
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Standard & Poor's wild month continues.
The president of S&P is stepping down just two weeks after the rating agency stripped the United States of its AAA credit rating. At the same time, an activist hedge fund is calling for S&P's parent to break into four separate companies to unlock more value for shareholders.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Earthquake Hazard Overview for the Mid-South” Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
97. Corruption Probe Surfaces in Millington
- Thursday, July 28, 2011
A criminal investigation into corruption within Millington city government that began late last year surfaced Wednesday, July 27, with searches of government offices in the town by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents and investigators with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.
98. Parker Joins Leadership Memphis
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Latoria “Tori” Parker has joined Leadership Memphis as operations manager.
Education: B.S. Business Administration – University of Phoenix
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group for stroke survivors and caregivers Thursday, May 26, at 5 p.m. in meeting room one, basement level, 3960 New Covington Pike. This month’s topic is “Dealing with Life After a Stroke.” The group will meet every fourth Thursday of the month. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 516-5646 or visit www.methodisthealth.org.
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A Belgian Beer Dinner will be held Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Mesquite Chop House, 88 Union Ave. The dinner will be presented by Steve Barzizza of Southwestern Beverages. For more information, call 527-5337 or visit www.mesquitechophouse.com.