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1. Around Memphis: June 18, 2018
- Monday, June 18, 2018
The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…
2. Last Word: Bird Is The Word, Governors Quartet and Charlie Morris's Secret
- Friday, June 15, 2018
Former Vice President Joe Biden plays the Orpheum Friday evening. Maybe that isn't the right way to put it -- unless there's a drum solo no one is talking about. Free Bird?
I'll take it as further evidence of the new American politics that is evolving and is far from settled at this point. Politicians do paid speaking gigs all the time. And at times it is controversial. But the gigs are usually some kind of speaking fee to make remarks at a corporate function -- not selling individual tickets on line. This is ostensibly to promote Biden's new book and book deals and politicians go way back. But in a lot of cases, those are free events in a book store. When Biden was last here, it was as vice president at the Norfolk Southern intermodal rail yard in Rossville.
3. Last Word: Trolleys Roll, Primary Election Day and The Rise of South City
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
MATA CEO Gary Rosenfeld likes to joke that the new trolleys are quieter since the transit authority decided to change from using square wheels. Transit humor. They really are quieter. And that may be because MATA wasn’t doing much of anything in the way of maintenance on them four years ago and even less in the way of record keeping when a second trolley car burst into flames causing MATA to shut down everything it ran on rails. So the trolley that rolled out of the MATA barn on North Main Street Monday morning and into service was symbolic of more than getting a trolley or three ready for service. It was about building a new system around the operation of the trolleys.
4. Prescription for Tragedy
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
He has his own GPS, an internal shield that keeps him from driving anywhere near 637 Poplar Ave. Home to the Memphis morgue. That’s where they showed Jerry Davidson his 22-year-old son, Oliver, his eyes closed and his lips purple.
- Friday, March 23, 2018
David Lusk Gallery-Memphis will hold an opening reception for Libby Johnson’s “Tempest” and Rob Matthews’ “Peace Like a Fever” Friday, March 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DLG, 97 Tillman St. Johnson and Matthews will also give an artist talk Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
6. Report: Inequality Remains 50 Years After Kerner Report
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.
7. Last Word: California Extradition, Corker's Vote on Tax Reform and Post Kirk & Crum
- Monday, December 18, 2017
The ex-wife of Tigers and Grizz basketball great Lorenzen Wright is due in a California courtroom Monday morning as extradition proceedings begin following Sherra Wright’s arrest there Friday evening on a Shelby County grand jury indictment here on charges of conspiracy, first degree murder and attempted murder.
8. Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency
- Friday, October 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.
9. Last Word: No Deal, Ivan Rabb and Intermodals in Overton Park
- Friday, June 30, 2017
And the winner is … not Fred’s. After months of speculation about the Memphis-based discount retail store’s transformation into a pharmacy-based enterprise with the purchase of hundreds of Rite Aid stores in a third-party divestment move, Fred’s was nowhere to be found when Walgreens announced a deal Thursday to buy the Rite Aid stores. The corporation told investors it will still pursue its strategy but acknowledged its trajectory is “stunted” – that as Fred’s got hammered on Wall Street.
10. Last Word: After the Last Hole, Cutting County Property Taxes and A Recycled Gown
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The story of how the Overton Park Conservancy raised $1 million in two months didn’t go according to the script. It wasn’t large donors, it was a lot of contributions of $250 or less it turns out, many from people who have never been to the park, the zoo or the greensward in particular whether it’s on foot or in a car. There were donations from Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and every state, except South Dakota.
11. Last Word: Spring Votes, Those Tax Bills and Tim McCarver on Baseball Changes
- Friday, April 7, 2017
Look for more details on the specifics of the “Gateway” project to start to emerge now that a crucial if overlooked piece of the geographic puzzle in the north Downtown area has come into public view. The city’s largest hotel, also the city’s original convention center hotel, is about to change hands and go back to flying the Marriott flag.
12. Free Agent Frenzy? That’s Not Robinson’s Style
- Friday, February 17, 2017
Upon his arrival as the Tennessee Titans’ general manager in January 2016, Jon Robinson made an immediate impact with the trade for DeMarco Murray and his wheeling/dealing approach to the draft.
13. 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.
14. Kasich Makes Fundraising Stops in Tennessee
- Thursday, December 3, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Tuesday that his visit to Tennessee is aimed at avoiding having to scramble for support in the state's March 1 primary if he emerges as a strong contender from the earliest contests.
15. Bona Fide
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
When the Bona Fide Blues Festival takes a set of stages in Overton Square and the Cooper-Young neighborhood next month, it will mark a return that’s been a long time coming.
But it also will offer something new.
16. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
17. Alexander vs. Ball
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball were on the same campaign trail but different races at about this time 36 years ago.
18. Cargill Inc. to Invest $45 Million In West Memphis Grain Facility
- Saturday, July 19, 2014
Cargill Inc. will invest $45 million to build a grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis, the company announced Friday, June 10.
19. Cargill to Invest $45 Million in West Memphis Facility
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Cargill Inc. will invest $45 million to build a grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis, the company announced Friday, July 11.
Cargill, which operates a corn mill on Presidents Island in Memphis, said in a statement that the new facility would “ become a key origination point in the south for soybeans, corn, milo and wheat.”
20. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
21. Taylor Promoted to Account Supervisor at Red Deluxe
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Kelsey Taylor has been promoted to account supervisor from account manager at Memphis-based advertising agency Red Deluxe. Taylor joined the firm in 2011 and leads the firm’s work for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C.
22. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million
- Friday, December 28, 2012
The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands.
Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.
23. Louisville Game Opportunity to Widen Margin for Error
- Friday, December 14, 2012
There are several ways to measure the magnitude of a college basketball game. First, will the outcome echo through the rest of the season and resonate with the NCAA Tournament Committee come March?
24. Planning Commission Moves Forward On Schools Merger
- Monday, May 7, 2012
The schools consolidation planning commission is getting close enough to its goal of a plan for the merged school system that some members are now weighing how much political headroom to give the countywide school board.
25. Planning Commission Recommends Outsourcing Schools Custodians and Buses
- Friday, May 4, 2012
The schools consolidation planning commission is recommending that the merged school system outsource custodial work at schools as well as bus transportation for students to private companies.
The vote by the panel Thursday, May 3, is a preliminary vote but with most of the 21 members there and all but two to three voting for the recommendation, it is an important indicator.
26. Hampton Named Exec. Director of SRVS
- Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tyler W. Hampton has been named executive director of SRVS. He previously served as director of operations and director of finance for the agency.
Hometown: Dyer, Ind., but raised in Houston, Texas.
27. Suburban Mayors Hear Lots Of Concerns From Schools Planning Commission
- Friday, February 17, 2012
The group drawing up the blueprint for a consolidated countywide public school system will plan for a school system that covers the entire county including the suburban towns and cities.
That’s what the chairwoman of the schools consolidation transition planning commission told all six suburban mayors Thursday, Feb. 16, as the planning commission talked with the mayors about their plans to create municipal school districts.
28. Land Use Board Considers More Racquet Club Space
- Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 9, to review an application to add space at the 11.94-acre The Racquet Club of Memphis at Sanderlin and White Station roads.
29. University of Memphis Statement on Bartow’s Death
- Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Gene Bartow, the legendary college basketball coach and a native of Browning, Missouri, who led the 1973 Tiger basketball team to the NCAA National Championship Game against UCLA, has lost his long battle against cancer. Bartow, age 81, died on January 3rd at his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
30. Schools Consolidation Dominates 2011
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The year 2011 ended politically the way it began – with lots of questions about schools consolidation.
But at the start of 2011 the questions were centered on whether there would be a consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
31. Schools Planning Group Maps Path
- Friday, October 28, 2011
The schools consolidation planning commission will probably hire a consultant sometime next month and the group should begin making the first decisions on what a consolidated school system looks like early next year.
32. Prescott Leads Schools Planning Commission
- Friday, September 30, 2011
Former Memphis City Schools board member Barbara Prescott is chairman on the new schools consolidation planning commission.
33. Schools Planning Commission Begins Work
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The 21-member schools consolidation planning commission goes to work Thursday, Sept. 29, in a conference room at the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement in Shelby Farms.
34. Countywide School Board List Hits 100
- Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners are preparing for a long afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 7, as they interview applicants for the seven seats the commission will fill on the new countywide school board.
The interview sessions before the general government committee chaired by commissioner Mike Carpenter begin at noon.
35. Luttrell Makes Picks for Schools Planning Group
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
36. Luttrell Makes Picks for Consolidation Planning Group
- Friday, September 2, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher-education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
37. Schools Consolidation Saga Turns Corner
- Monday, August 29, 2011
Where does a 23-member countywide school board meet? “FedExForum is open,” replied Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler last week to the question from fellow board member David Reaves.
38. Two School Boards Approve Consolidation Court Settlement
- Friday, August 26, 2011
The Memphis City Schools board and the Shelby County Schools board each approved the settlement of the schools consolidation lawsuit Thursday, Aug. 25, in separate meetings.
And the MCS board appointed its five members to a 21-member transition planning commission. The slate is the first group of appointees to the commission which will make recommendations on the coming consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems in August 2013.
39. Former Interim Chef Kramer Back in Charge
- Monday, March 21, 2011
“Interim” – a pause or interval in a succession of events
When the restaurant Wally Joe closed in January 2007, owner Fred Carl Jr., founder, president and CEO of Viking Range Corp., decided to keep a restaurant going while looking for a buyer for the space in the shopping center at South Mendenhall Road and Sanderlin Avenue. Appropriately, the temporary restaurant would be called Interim.
40. Wharton Flips Switch On Tiger Lane
- Thursday, September 9, 2010
With a crowd of several hundred watching, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Wednesday evening flipped the switch on the lights for the new Tiger Lane project at The Fairgrounds.
It lit up a set of streetlights and parallel lower trails of blue lights that mark the parking and tailgating areas along the green space.
41. Fan Friendly
- Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Mid-South Fairgrounds may be the most unlikely landscape for a civic project that has succeeded in catching the eye of skeptical Memphians.
But it isn’t the architectural renderings of water-colored citizens strolling in the glow of a possible future that has our attention. It’s what Memphians don’t see when they drive by the fairgrounds that has their attention.
42. Fairgrounds Jump Start on Council's Agenda
- Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Memphis City Council members will be called on today to jump start the stalled renovation of The Fairgrounds.
The push by the Liberty Bowl's three tenants is to get an immediate council vote on a plan to create a great lawn at the Fairgrounds and demolish seven buildings including the Pipkin Building.
An ad hoc committee including council members and representatives of the three tenants met Monday evening to talk about current demolition underway at the Fairgrounds.
The demolition of the old Libertyland amusement park caused some concern when it went into a parking area outside the park.
Southern Heritage Classic founder Fred Jones immediately began expressing concerns that the new activity as well as the digging of a temporary siltation pond would cut the number of parking spaces available for his annual Jackson State-Tennessee State football matchup.
The work was stopped several weeks ago as the council tried to sort out where the demolition ended and the creation of a “great lawn” during the brief tenure of Mayor Pro Tempore Myron Lowery began.
“There’s a whole lot of work still being done,” Jones told the committee Monday evening of what he had seen earlier that day.
City Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb said it was only a “clean up” of the area.
At Monday’s meeting, the three tenants of the football stadium said they back going ahead with the great lawn project as long as the lawn, in some form, and a plan to demolish the seven buildings, most of which are livestock barns, can all be done by the time football resumes at the Liberty Bowl with the Sept. 11 Southern Heritage Classic.
Some of the demolition contracts run out next week.
Jones said he supports the concept of a great lawn from East Parkway to the stadium. But he questioned whether the plans would increase the number of parking spaces from the current 5,372 within the Fairgrounds property to 7,568.
“We need to know exactly what we have. I don’t mean conceptually,” Jones said. “You’re not creating new spaces.”
Architect Tom Marshall, the city’s consultant on the project, insisted new and more parking will be created with the demolition of the buildings and Libertyland.
Marshall offered to come up with a detailed map showing individual parking spaces for today’s council discussion expected to begin during executive session at 1pm.
“I’ll even put in big cars,” he told Jones at one point.
Jones was the only no vote in the seven member committee vote to ask the city council for immediate approval of the project.
“I’m not really satisfied with what I’ve seen,” he said after he and others said the work by some divisions of the city including the Park Services division didn’t mesh with what other parts of city government were saying. “It’s just too convenient that the park services people weren’t here. Every time we say there is additional parking, I have not seen it.”
Council member Reid Hedgepeth moderated the session, trying to keep all of those involved from discussing past mis-steps.
“From now on people are going to know what’s happening,” he said. “If we’re going to do it, let’s do it. If not … let’s send them home,” he said referring to demolition crews.
Liberty Bowl executive director Steve Ehrhart said pre bowl game events should have some kind of building on the grounds to host them. Lipscomb said a tent will serve the purpose even though Ehrhart would prefer one of the surviving Fairgrounds buildings.
“A tent would be better than those buildings,” Lipscomb said.
Marshall estimated what is known as phase one of The Fairgrounds overhaul could cost $6-million to $9-million. There are no plans for a second phase or anything else beyond the great lawn and the building demolition.
The phase one cost could vary depending on bids and design work still to be done. Construction would start in June. But the council could vote on a specific design in April or May.
“We’re supportive of it,” University of Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson said near the end of the two hour session. “I’m more and more concerned about the land. But we want to move on it.”
The construction of the Salvation Army Kroc Center on a Fairgrounds lot along East Parkway next to Fairview Junior High School is independent of the city’s on again-off again plans for the rest of the Fairgrounds property including phase one....
43. UPDATE: Council To Be Asked To Jump Start Fairgrounds Project
- Monday, March 8, 2010
Memphis City Council members will be on the deciding end Tuesday of a push to get an immediate council vote on a plan to create a great lawn at the Fairgrounds and demolish seven buildings including the Pipkin Building.
44. Today’s Council Activity Expected To Be Brisk
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Memphis City Council member Shea Flinn wants to close Madison Avenue to cars between Front and Cooper streets on Sunday mornings from 5 a.m. to noon.
Flinn’s resolution will be discussed by the council in committee sessions today, with a vote by the body in two weeks.
45. Ark. Financial Adviser Announces Senate Bid
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A financial adviser from northwest Arkansas said Tuesday he's seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, joining an increasingly crowded field of GOP hopefuls.
46. Commission to Vote On New Judge
- Monday, January 26, 2009
The candidates will outnumber commissioners today when the Shelby County Board of Commissioners votes on a new General Sessions Criminal Court judge.
There are 15 candidates for the Division 10 judgeship that became vacant with the Jan. 2 death of veteran jurist Anthony Johnson. There are 13 county commissioners.
47. Cohen, Blackburn Lead Local Election Winners
- Monday, August 11, 2008
More than half and possibly as much as 75 percent of Shelby County’s nearly 626,000 voters are expected to turn out for the Nov. 4 election that will be highlighted by the John McCain-Barack Obama battle for the White House.
48. Cohen Crushes Tinker - Jackson Upsets Turner - Charter Changes Pass-Fail
- Friday, August 8, 2008
Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen was the big winner in Thursday’s primary elections. Cohen, with 80 percent of the vote, crushed challenger Nikki Tinker in the hard fought 9th District Democratic primary.
The upset of the evening was the general election contest for General Sessions Court Clerk where Democratic challenger Otis Jackson beat Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
And only one of two sets of Shelby County charter amendments on the ballot were approved by voters.
Voter turnout was just under 16 percent in Shelby County. Voter turnout was clearly driven by the 9th District Democratic primary. More people voted in that primary which covers most but not all of Shelby County than voted countywide in the state Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Turnout in the Democratic primaries was twice that of the Republican primaries in Shelby County.
All results are unofficial pending audit and certification by the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee election officials
9th Congressional District
Steve Cohen 50,284 79%
Nikki Tinker 11,814 19%
Joe Towns Jr. 914 1%
Not even close. Cohen won the primary for the open all Shelby County seat two years ago by 4,400 votes over Tinker and 13 other candidates. This time around he was the incumbent and Tinker’s challenge was more strident with a pair of controversial attack ads in the gap between the end of early voting and election day. Both were probably factors in the vote totals along with a smaller field of five candidates.
Cohen faces independent candidate Jake Ford in the Nov. 4 general election.
7th Congressional District
248 of 265 precincts reporting
Marsha Blackburn 29,158 65%
Tom Leatherwood 15,636 35%
These are the results district wide which includes not only the eastern part of Shelby County but a strip of Middle Tennessee up to the Kentucky state line. In Shelby County’s part of the 7th district, Leatherwood beat Blackburn with 62 percent of the vote. But it was 62 percent of just over 19,000 votes. Outside Shelby County it was always going to be difficult for Leatherwood.. The low voter turnout in Collierville and other eastern parts of the county made Leatherwood’s task impossible.
Blackburn faces Democrat Randy G. Morris on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #360
Yes 49,506 49.73%
No 50,043 50,27%
Closest contest of the night in Shelby County with a 537 vote margin and the highest turnout with 99,549 votes total.
This set of charter changes was to fix a legal problem noted in a recent Tennessee Supreme Court ruling. Another part of the package deal was increasing term limits for the county mayor and the county commission from two consecutive four year terms approved by voters in 1994 to three consecutive four year terms. The County Commission meets Monday to ponder whether it should offer another charter amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot that would fix the legal problem.
Shelby County Charter Amendment #361
Yes 65,548 68%
No 30,188 32%
This set of charter amendment includes provisions for recalling elected officials. It also establishes a new method for filling a vacancy in the office of County Mayor.
General Sessions Court Clerk
Otis Jackson 51,438 52%
Chris Turner 43,971 45%
The upset of the evening. Turner, the Republican nominee and the incumbent was seeking a fourth term. Jackson, the Democratic nominee, was making his fourth bid for county-wide office after coming close in a 2006 bid for County Clerk.
Paul Mattila 54,734 57%
Ray Butler 29,977 31%
Mattila beats Butler in a race featuring an energetic and misleading campaign by M. LaTroy Williams in which Williams billed himself as the “real Democrat.” He was, in fact, an independent candidate garnering 8 percent of the vote. Mattila fills the remaining two years left in the term of office of the late Bob Patterson, a Republican. Mattila, a Democrat, worked with Patterson. Butler, the Republican, was also a friend of Patterson’s and the race amounted to who would best continue to operate the office as Patterson did.
Criminal Court Judge Div. 6
John Fowlkes 44,581 52%
Latonya Burrow 21,874 26%
Michael G. Floyd 12,071 14%
Claiborne H. Ferguson 6,240 7%
Fowlkes serves out the remaining six years left of the eight year term of office of Fred Axley who resigned from the bench shortly after winning re-election in 2006. Burrow finished a close second to Axley two years ago and again ran an energetic campaign this time around. But Fowlkes status in the legal community and his appointment to the bench by Gov. Phil Bredesen proved to be the advantage.
Assessor of Property
Cheyenne Johnson 59,637 60%
Bill Giannini 39,057 40%
Johnson, the Democratic nominee, easily beat Giannini, who is also doubling as local GOP chairman. Local Democrats keep the county-wide position in their column as voters go for the candidate endorsed by outgoing Democratic incumbent Rita Clark.
2,192 of 2,290 precincts reporting
Bob Tuke 54,613 32%
Gary G. Davis 37,193 22%
Mike Padgett 32,190 19%
Mark Clayton 30,359 18%
Kenneth Eaton 13,718 8%
Leonard Ladner 4,431 3%
These are the statewide results. Tuke got 42 percent of the Shelby County vote with Clayton finishing second. Tuke, the former state Democratic Party chairman, faces Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander, one of the most successful politicians in the history of the state, in the Nov. 4 general election.
Judicial Retention Races
All seven state appellate court judges, including two Tennessee Supreme Court justices, won their yes/no contests on the ballot across the state. That includes Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court Judge Camille McMullen of Millington who was just appointed to the bench in June by Gov. Phil Bredesen.
The Associated Press contributed to this story....
49. GTx Files Suit Against UT Research Foundation
- Thursday, May 8, 2008
Memphis biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. has filed suit against the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
UTRF is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
50. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 7, 2008
About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.
51. Filing Deadline For Elections Is Thursday
- Tuesday, April 1, 2008
A healthy voter turnout doesn't necessarily mean every race on the ballot gets the benefit. Politicos call it "ballot falloff." It means races such as those for president or mayor get voters to the polls. But those same voters might decide not to vote in the other races.
52. Early Votes Set Stage for 'Super Tuesday'
- Friday, January 25, 2008
Through the first five days of early voting, 1,152 Shelby County voters have cast ballots in advance of the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" election. Early voting opened Jan. 16 at Shelby County Election Commission headquarters, 157 Poplar Ave. The balloting expands to 18 satellite locations starting today.
53. Obama Starts TV Ads in 4 Tennessee Markets
- Tuesday, January 22, 2008
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Barack Obama is running television advertisements in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville, in what supporters say is the first such market buy for Tennessee's Feb. 5 Democratic presidential primary.
54. Primary Voting Begins Today
- Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Early voting in the Feb. 5 Tennessee presidential primaries and the primaries for Shelby County property assessor and General Sessions Court clerk opens today.
Shelby County voters begin making their choices in the presidential races as the contenders are focused on the coming South Carolina primaries.
55. Election Time Again
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Don't look now but here come the first local elections of 2008.
Thursday at noon is the filing deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Feb. 5 Democratic and Republican primaries for Shelby County's General Sessions Court clerk and property assessor.
56. Silver Screen Tribute: With movie and more, Smith family honors memory
- Monday, November 19, 2007
A few weeks after her sister died in 2005, Molly Smith bought a copy of Cecelia Ahern's debut novel "P.S. I Love You" on a whim. Swept up in the story of a grieving young widow who comes to terms with her husband's death, she ultimately read it several times over.
57. Frist Backs Thompson, Says Giuliani Won't Get GOP Nomination
- Tuesday, October 23, 2007
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he's throwing his support behind former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson and says Rudy Giuliani won't get the GOP nomination.
58. Crye-Leike's Truong Receives Broker's License
- Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) has announced that David N. Truong from Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow office, 6525 Quail Hollow Road, has successfully passed the real estate broker licensure exam and has received his broker's license. Truong completed strict experience and education requirements, including 120 classroom hours of real estate education. He has been a real estate agent for four years in and around Shelby and DeSoto counties, where he specializes in all areas of real estate sales.
59. Johnson Appointed to Vacant County Board of Education Seat
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Dr. Fred Johnson has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Education. Johnson also is a Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU) board member. Johnson will fill the vacancy left by Wyatt Bunker, who left the board to serve on the County Commission. Johnson has served as a MATCU board member since 1996.
60. Former FBI Agent, Attorney, Lobbyist, Security Expert to Appear on WKNO Program Monday
- Thursday, June 8, 2006
William "Bill" Carter says he's never planned anything; things just seem to happen in his life. Carter's career, so far, spans some 50 years, from serving as a Secret Service agent during President John F. Kennedy's administration to waging a legal battle with the U.S. government on behalf of the Rolling Stones, to acting as executive producer for a recent documentary on religious icon Billy Graham that was endorsed by the Graham family.
61. Biomedical Community Hosts BioImaging Symposium
- Monday, October 31, 2005
Memphis Heritage Inc. presents "Great Neighborhoods Under Great Neighborhoods" at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Guy Weaver, principal and senior archeologist of Weaver & Associates LLC, is the guest speaker. Cost is $15. For more information, call 529-9828.
62. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AdFed Names Pyramid Award Winners
The Memphis Advertising Federation named Robert Vornbrock and Glenna Rogers-Ward ad man and ad woman of the year at its 2005 Pyramid Awards ceremony. Vornbrock, president of diversified communications...
63. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 1, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
64. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, May 21, 2004
A 501C3 support the SCS through variety of activities and fundraising
Baker Champions School Fund-Raising Efforts
The Daily News
As a community leader and father of two, Randy Baker, former principal with public relations fir...
65. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004
The Daily News has hired Don Fancher as the Advertising Sales Director
Baptist-DeSoto Names New Administrator
Randy King was named administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was previously vice president ...
66. Archived Article: Busline (lead)
- Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Landmarks owners seek spot on Register
The Daily News
Whether Fred Smith used his fathers bus line as a model for FedEx might be a fact known only by Smith himself.
But Judith Johnson believes he might have at least thought of Fred ...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Sgt. Jackie Setliff
Sgt. Jackie Setliff of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office was chosen as Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club. A ceremony honoring Setliff begins at 10 a.m. today in the Sheriffs Conference Room, 201 Poplar Ave., ninth floor...
68. 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...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Jimmy Drumwright was promoted to chief nursing officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville
Jimmy Drumwright was promoted to chief nursing officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Previously, Drumwright was a nurse manager at Bapti...
70. Archived Article: Tlaw (lead)
- Monday, April 15, 2002
Women seeking office need support Political obstacles still loom for women By MARY DANDO The Daily News Shelby County is often seen as an aberration in relation to the rest of the state. On a positive level, women turned out to vote in greater numbe...
71. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 14, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: May 14-May 20 May 14 The International Association for Administrative Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Memphis East. Anne Jones of Dress for Success, Memphis C...
72. Archived Article: Windsor Grove (lead)
- Wednesday, May 31, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Windsor Grove brings estate-size lots to Lakeland By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is underway on the first homes in Windsor Grove, Lakelands first gated, estate lot community. Security and spaciousness are the hallmar...
73. Archived Article: Teacher Academy (lead)
- Monday, May 22, 2000
By LAURIE JOHNSON Senate committee approves teachers academy funding By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new round of federal funding will help provide an additional educational boost for a select group of teachers in the Mississippi River Delta. The...
74. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, May 19, 2000
The 11th annual Memphis Italian Festival is set for June in Marquette Park in East Memphis The 11th annual Memphis Italian Festival is set for June in Marquette Park in East Memphis. The festival is 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 2 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ju...
75. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, November 2, 1999
Luxury in Lakeland Snyder ready to build Lakeland subdivision By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Groundwork is now complete and construction ready to begin on homes in Windsor Grove subdivision, a 28-lot gated community under development on Stewart Ro...
76. Archived Article: Riverfront (lead)
- Wednesday, May 26, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Riverfront committee plans focus groups, town meetings By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In 1924, a detailed drawing depicting an ambitious development plan for the Downtown stretch of Memphis Mississippi riverfront graced the front...
77. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Robert Miller Elected to Harrah's Ruth Hendricks has been appointed catering sales manager for the Peabody. She formerly served as operations manager for Memphis in May. Ken Nelson has been promoted from catering sales manager to assistant director ...
78. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 31, 1999
Ralph B Ralph B. Lake, former executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Promus Hotel Corp., has become a member of Burch, Porter & Johnson. Other new members include William A. Carson II, Scott J. Crosby, Susan M. Clark and Todd...
79. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 10, 1997
Nov Nov. 10 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. A panel presentation will discuss light rail for Memphis and Shelby County. The panelists will include Howard R. Maier, executive director, Northeas...
80. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 3, 1997
Nov Nov. 3 The Society for Technical Communication will meet at the Unicorn restaurant beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Donald Ray, a technical writing manager at Celcore, who will offer tips...
81. Archived Article: Wolf River Ranch Lj
- Friday, August 29, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Work to begin on Wolf River Ranch By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Bulldozers are expected to begin rolling within the next few weeks on the first section of Wolf River Ranch, a new planned development that eventually will cover 35...
82. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, July 10, 1997
Several local attorneys have been elected to positions with the Tennessee Bar Association Several local attorneys have been elected to positions with the Tennessee Bar Association. Randall D. Noel, a partner in the firm of Armstrong Allen Prewitt Ge...
83. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 27, 1997
District Attorney Bill Gibbons has announced assistant district attorney Terry Harris will be the full-time head of the new Anti-Gang Team District Attorney Bill Gibbons has announced assistant district attorney Terry Harris will be the full-time he...
84. Archived Article: Adams Mark Renov Lj
- Wednesday, November 6, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Adams Mark getting $2.4 million renovation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction has begun on extensive renovations to a local luxury hotel a project that the hotels owners have undertaken to elevate the property to modern hosp...
85. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 23, 1996
Victory Bank has announced several promotions: Joel T. Johnson has joined the Pickering Firm Inc. as a structural engineer. He was formerly with Burr & Cole Engineers. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. Victory Bank has an...
86. Archived Article: Seus-japan Conf
- Monday, September 9, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Memphis site for Southeastern states/Japan trade conference By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The 21st annual meeting of the Southeastern United States/Japan Association will convene next month in Memphis, bringing Eastern and Western c...
87. Archived Article: Hall Of Honor Lj
- Friday, April 12, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Pink Palace opens entrepreneur showcase By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Starting this weekend, visitors to the Pink Palace Mansion will be able hear notable Memphis business leaders tell the secrets of their success "almost"...
88. Archived Article: Govt Focus Lj
- Friday, December 22, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Commission fights battlefield neglect State establishes committee for American Revolution and Civil War historic site preservation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Tennessee General Assembly has enacted legislation creating a commi...
89. Archived Article: Lj Tabletop
- Monday, October 30, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Waterways protection group gets tips on simulation exercise By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A barge runs aground on the shore of the Mississippi River, dumping thousands of gallons of oil across the surface of the water. Though no one...