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1. Monument Bills Create State Heritage Battlegrounds
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Legislative battles are looming over a spate of bills designed to hammer Memphis and any other cities accused of violating the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act.
Lawmakers filed several pieces of legislation aimed at punishing local governments in the wake of the Memphis City Council move to topple the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park and two other Confederate monuments in another park by selling the property to a newly created nonprofit organization.
2. Third Memphis TEDx Event Set for Jan. 6
- Tuesday, December 19, 2017
When Hardy Farrow takes the stage in the Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre in a few weeks, it will be to present his argument about poverty and what to do about it.
Farrow – who founded LITE Memphis, which stands for Let’s Innovate Through Education – is one of the speakers who’ll be presenting talks Jan. 6 at TEDxMemphis, which has as its theme this year “The Slant.” The conference will be a chance for speakers like Farrow to share their perspective – their slant, as it were – on the world around them.
3. RedRover Adds Will Cook As Design Architect
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees in recent months, including design architect Will Cook, who has more than 10 years of graphic design experience and comes to RedRover from The Commercial Appeal and Savant Learning Systems. In his new role, Cook primarily designs print and web collateral for RedRover’s clients while also assisting the sales and marketing teams in other ways, including participating in sales meetings and calls.
4. Tennessee Fusion Center Monitored July Protests In Memphis, Emails Reveal
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
A state “fusion center” that coordinates information among local law enforcement has been keeping a detailed list of legal protests in Memphis and other Tennessee cities, according to emails from last July requested by a student researching “predictive policing” efforts in Memphis.
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. Real Life Can Wait: Former Tiger Alan Cross Walks On in the NFL
- Friday, October 14, 2016
The Cross family’s living room in Millington is something of a mini-museum. A living testament, really, to what can happen when someone lives out the clichés – keep trying, never quit, believe in yourself – and decides the best way to deal with doubters is to figuratively head-butt them.
7. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
8. This week in Memphis history: November 8-14
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
1963: Mass immunizations against polio using the new Sabin oral vaccine began in Memphis and Shelby County
1933: The Tennessee Brewing Co. reopened for the first time in 15 years with the first bottles of Goldcrest beer, brewed and bottled in Memphis, delivered to stores by the Memphis company. The final state necessary to ratify the 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the amendment that repealed the 18th amendment and ended national prohibition, would not approve the amendment for another month. But a Tennessee Constitutional convention had ratified the amendment in August.
9. 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.”
10. GOP: Geithner Failed to Tell Congress About LIBOR
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican lawmakers are criticizing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to alert Congress four years ago that banks could have been manipulating a key global interest rate.
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. Key Storylines Emerge in 2011 Banking
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Much of the news that came out of the local banking and financial services sectors in 2011 fell into one of three buckets.
No new fees, please.
Smaller names are doing bigger business.
And, two heads are better than one.
13. Food Critics Contrast Old vs. New School
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Every realm of human endeavor is subject to controversy and scandal, from politics, history and religion to sports, the arts, love and marriage, and just about any other effort, belief or philosophy that bears influence on our hearts and minds. How would newspapers and magazines, television and the Internet function without the constant fuel provided by the controversies and scandals that seem to engulf global culture?
14. Bankruptcy Trends Shift, Local Numbers Drop
- Friday, January 14, 2011
Bankruptcy attorney Jimmy McElroy, one of the Memphis court’s top filers, has noticed a recent change in local bankruptcy trends.
15. Square's History as Varied as it's Buildings
- Monday, January 18, 2010
The idea of changing Overton Square may be controversial, but in its 40-year history, the entertainment district has been all about change of one kind or another.
The square's founders – none older than 25 but all with a knowledge of how businesses were financed – undertook a bold transformation of a set of pre-World War II storefronts along the border between the Munson Park and Trimbleton subdivisions.
16. Pfizer Q3 Profit Jumps 26 Percent on Cost-Cutting
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday posted a 26 percent jump in third-quarter profit despite the recession, as sharp cost cuts made up for a dip in sales.
17. Frank Pushing Quick Movement on Credit Card Bill
- Friday, October 9, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Barney Frank, the tough-talking liberal ushering through a major rewrite of rules governing Wall Street, sounded a warning shot on Thursday to big banks: Start playing nice or Congress will make your life even more difficult.
18. Lawmakers Fear Turning Fed Into Regulatory Monster
- Wednesday, June 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many lawmakers fear President Barack Obama's plan to prevent another financial meltdown might end up turning the Federal Reserve into an all-powerful monster – a friction that could slow down a major overhaul of banking and market regulations.
19. Election Totals: Better Late Than Never
- Monday, November 10, 2008
Two days after the Nov. 4 elections, the final unofficial totals were finally posted by the Shelby County Election Commission. The long vote count involved absentee ballots whose count was delayed because of problems with an optical scanning machine.
20. Shelby Goes Obama; Conrad To Council; All 10 Charter Amends Pass
- Wednesday, November 5, 2008
These are the unofficial election results for Shelby County. The state-wide results in the Presidential election as well as the U.S. Senate races in Tennessee and Mississippi are also included.
The results become official after an audit and certification by the Shelby County Election Commission as well as state election officials.
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Talk Shoppe will present “How to Buy and Sell 108 Investment Properties in 180 Days” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.
22. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.
Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
23. Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Glankler Brown committed this year to taking a minimum of 35 pro bono cases each year from Memphis Area Legal Services, an organization that provides legal assistance for people unable to afford representation. Harmon practices in the area of civil litigation and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Kentucky and Memphis Bar Associations, as well as the Association for Women Attorneys.
24. Proposed Changes Could Weaken Open Meetings Law
- Tuesday, November 13, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - What started as a legislative effort to strengthen the law that prevents local government officials from meeting in private could end up weakening the law instead.
Tennessee's Sunshine Law currently prohibits local government officials from meeting behind closed doors to conduct public business, but there is no penalty for breaking the law.
25. Thompson Named Chair of MPACT Board
- Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Jeni Stephens Thompson has been named the new chairwoman of the MPACT Memphis board of directors. Thompson is the director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Lambuth University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Thompson serves as the programs chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the Playhouse on the Square board. She is a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2008.
26. Wall Street, Consumer GroupsBattle Over Fraud Liability
- Friday, September 14, 2007
Banks that package mortgage securities - and the institutional investors who buy them - are fearful that lawmakers could in the future make them legally responsible for fraud committed by lenders.
27. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
28. 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.
29. Archived Article
- Tuesday, August 9, 2005
2670 Frayser Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38127
Cost: $2.5 million
Buyer: J. Paul McNamara and Donna Lynch Ayers, trustees
Seller: CP Rad Tonj LLC
Property: Property at 2670 Frayser Blvd. near Range Line Road.
30. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
31. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Thompson & Co Allen Saylor has been promoted to vice president-hotel division for Allen & OHara Inc. He previously was regional director for the firms hotel division. Saylor has a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and is a cert...
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 13, 1999
Sept Sept. 13 The Quality Center will sponsor an ISO 9000 internal auditor workshop through Sept. 14. The cost is $395. For more information, call 543-3530 or visit the organizations Web site at www.msqpc.com. Shelby County Republican Women will mee...
33. 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...
34. Archived Article: Back
- Tuesday, February 9, 1999
Master Graphics to Acquire Woods Master Graphics to buy Woods Lithographics Master Graphics Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Woods Lithographics of Phoenix. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the month, were no...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 9, 1998
Promus Names Norman P Norman P. Blake Jr. has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp. Blake is the former chairman, president and CEO of USF&G Corp. and former chairman and CEO of Heller International Cor...
36. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, March 25, 1997
RE/MAX of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced its top office sales associates for January and February, respectively RE/MAX of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced its top office sales associates for January and February, respectively. They are Frank Broth...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 10, 1996
June 12 June 12 The Mid-South Workers Compensation Association will hold a seminar and golf tournament at Holiday Golf Club, 11300 Goodman Road in Olive Branch, Miss. Registration for the seminar begins at 8 a.m., and the four-man scramble begins at...