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1. Medical Marijuana Legislation Moves Ahead
- Thursday, March 1, 2018
NASHVILLE – Bolstered by House Speaker Beth Harwell’s tie-breaking vote, Rep. Jeremy Faison’s medical marijuana legislation took an important step Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the General Assembly.
2. Signing Class Disappointing, But Groundwork Laid
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Tennessee football fans are hoping for a better National Signing Day in 2019. This year’s was a relative dud.
New coach Jeremy Pruitt, hired on Dec. 7, signed six players on Feb. 7 but whiffed on several high-profile recruits he and his staff were pursuing. He had signed 14 players during the first-ever early signing period Dec. 20-22.
3. Diane Black, Husband Lobbying Against Medical Marijuana
- Friday, February 16, 2018
Medical marijuana legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jeremy Faison is hitting a hurdle with gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Diane Black opposing it and her husband trying to kill the measure.
4. Pruitt’s SEC-Heavy Staff a Recruiting Coup
- Friday, January 19, 2018
It was early December, 2012, and Butch Jones stood in front of a podium after being named Tennessee’s 24th football coach.
“I can assure you,” Jones said at his introductory press conference. “We will put together the best football staff in the country. Not just in the Southeastern Conference, but the entire country.”
5. After Disaster of 2017, New Year Looking Good for Vols
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Vol Nation should celebrate. It’s a new year. It’s got to be better than 2017. Tennessee athletics had a bad year, one of the worst ever. It was rough for fans, alumni and boosters.
6. Pruitt Makes Most of Early Signing Date
- Friday, January 5, 2018
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt could have done a lot worse during the Dec. 20-22 early signing period, the first-ever for high school recruits in college football.
It was a recruiting whirlwind for Pruitt, named UT’s coach Dec. 7 while still serving as Alabama’s defensive coordinator.
7. ISU Defense a Challenge; Tigers Snag 13 Early Signings for 2018
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Iowa State may or may not be the best defensive team the University of Memphis has faced this season. But whatever designation you put on the Tigers’ opponent in Saturday’s Dec. 30 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis coach Mike Norvell knows this:
8. Amid the Tumult, a Vol Legacy Finally Gets His Call
- Friday, December 22, 2017
Jacob Warren got one of the best phone calls of his life a couple of weeks ago. The senior tight end at Farragut High School was relieved to hear what new Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt told him.
9. Former AD Dickey has Confidence in Fulmer, Pruitt
- Friday, December 15, 2017
Doug Dickey lived and breathed some of Tennessee’s football glory days, and he would like nothing better than to see those days return.
Dickey, 85, retired and living in Jacksonville, Florida, still loves Tennessee football. He coached the Vols to the Litkenhous national championship in 1967 when the Vols finished 9-2. USC, 9-1, was declared the national champs in the AP, Coaches, FWAA and NFF polls.
10. Tennessee Hires Alabama Assistant Jeremy Pruitt as Coach
- Friday, December 8, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its head coach, capping a tumultuous search that cost an athletic director his job as the Volunteers attempt to recover from one of their most disappointing seasons.
11. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
12. Latest SEC Football Rankings: 1. Sexton. 2. Saban.
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Fourteen schools play football in the SEC. Six of them, or 42.9 percent, now have a different man coaching their football team than they had at the start of the season.
That’s a lot of turnover. It suggests coaching in the SEC is often a battle against personal extinction.
13. Jones’ Teams Have Never Regressed, Until Now
- Friday, November 3, 2017
Looks like Butch Jones has survived another week to coach Tennessee’s football team.
What happens if UT loses to Southern Miss at homecoming Saturday night (7:30 ET, SEC Network) at Neyland Stadium? Good question.
14. View From the Hill: A Disjointed Stash of Marijuana Bills
- Thursday, March 30, 2017
This year’s marijuana bills are a mixed bag.
Rep. Jeremy Faison is sending his medical marijuana legislation to a task force, as opposed to “summer study,” typically considered the trash heap for unwanted bills.
15. State House Votes to Block Memphis, Nashville Pot Ordinances
- Monday, March 27, 2017
Setting up a Senate debate on state pre-emption of Nashville and Memphis marijuana laws, the state House has approved legislation striking down local ordinances giving police discretion to hand out citations for small amounts of pot.
16. Miller’s Medical Pot Cards Bill Added to Marijuana Debates
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
NASHVILLE – A measure by state Rep. Larry Miller requiring Tennessee to accept medical marijuana cards from other states met a cool response Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.
17. Hart’s Tenure as AD Has Been Mostly Good for Vols
- Friday, February 3, 2017
While we wait – and wait and wait and wait – for the University of Tennessee to hire its next athletics director, let’s ponder the man who soon will walk out the door.
Dave Hart is leaving the UT athletics department better than he found it. He got things back on solid financial footing. He brought a measure of stability.
18. View From the Hill: Cooperatives Ready to Fill Broadband Void
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
Rural broadband backers such as Misty O’Beirne in Rutherford County can take heart. Legislation to spread high-speed internet into cyberspace deserts is making the right connections.
19. New Year, New Resolutions for Legislators
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
Some Tennesseans recall the days when the state Legislature met every other year and wonder if it should revert to that schedule. Considering the General Assembly pushes most of its work into 3 1/2 months, it might be worth a try.
20. Spivey: Harwell Shots Not About Durham
- Thursday, October 6, 2016
Fallout from Jeremy Durham’s House expulsion keeps piling up. In the latest brouhaha, outgoing Rep. Billy Spivey is calling for an investigation into a report of alleged abuse by House Chief Clerk Joe McCord involving a female staff member working in the office of House Speaker Beth Harwell.
21. Last Word: In Charlotte's Shadow, EDGE Action and Elvis TV Bio at Graceland
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Memphis City Council’s final vote next month on pot decriminalization is shaping up to be about more than marijuana. The vote on the ordinance proposed by council member Berlin Boyd is the leading edge of a larger push for changes in the local criminal justice system, according to Boyd.
22. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 5, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
23. Leadership Allowed Durham Sleaze To Fester for Too Long
- Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Tennessee attorney general’s sexual harassment investigation of Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham dragged halfway through the summer. Now we know why.
24. Last Word: Regrouping, Freedom Awards and The View From Another Bridge
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
It will be a year come Sunday – a year since Darrius Stewart, a passenger in a car pulled over by Memphis Police in Hickory Hill was shot and killed by Officer Conner Schilling.
25. Last Word: The Big Fizzle, John Jay Hooker's Exit And "A Great Sports Town"
- Monday, January 25, 2016
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it – isn’t that how the saying goes?
In our case, it might be better to say everybody talks about the television weather coverage but nobody does anything about it.
As we all know now, Memphis dodged the “blizzard” warning artfully and passive-aggressively teased by several television stations who shall go un-named here because they know who they are and you do too.
That’s because they spent much of the day of "the blizzard that wasn’t" whining about the reaction from viewers who complained about the hype and then the promos the stations ran the day of the big fizzle.
We didn’t get much in the way of snow in Memphis, but we got a couple of feet of hype.
26. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.
27. Just Another Predictable SEC Football Season? Not Quite
- Friday, October 16, 2015
The Ol’ Ball Coach resigned at South Carolina. No more Steve Spurrier fun and frivolity at SEC Media Days, no more jabs at opposing coaches, no more quips that make sports writers tingle.
And yes, Justin Fuente is one of the names being floated for the South Carolina job.
28. College Football Notebook: Vols Fans Thirsty For a Victory, Memphis Remains Unranked
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Arkansas and Tennessee meet at Knoxville’s Neyland Stadium Saturday, Oct. 3, in what could be dubbed the Unmet Expectations Bowl.
Remember how the Vols were the trendy pick to challenge for the title in the SEC East?
29. College Football Notebook: Expert Predicts Top Teams, Fuente’s Future in Memphis
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
With college football season about to kick off, The Daily News threw a few questions at USA Today’s George Schroeder, national college football writer and a past president of the Football Writers Association of America.
30. Cannabis Oil Bill Could Lead to More ‘Evil Weed’ Wins
- Thursday, May 7, 2015
Logan and Stacie Mathes were on "pins and needles" as they waited for Gov. Bill Haslam to sign legislation into law allowing cannabis oil to be used to treat seizures and similar medical problems in Tennessee.
31. Batts Joins HealthChoice as Complex Care Manager
- Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Kenneth Batts has joined HealthChoice’s new Population Health team as complex care manager. In his new role, Batts will reach out to patients identified with complex medical needs to schedule home visits, where he’ll provide customized intervention and condition education, including goal setting, care coordination, and long-term support with the goal to achieve improvements in their health.
32. Midtown Music Shop Works to Spread ‘Aural Art Form’
- Monday, October 20, 2014
A little over a year ago Jeremy Barzizza went from being in the music business to being the owner of a music business.
33. Uncommon Internship
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
When the leadership at Sullivan Branding began cooking up their idea for what would become the agency’s first formal intern program, they knew one thing.
The young, creative talent that Sullivan would welcome through the doors wouldn’t be fetching coffee and shadowing the firm’s veterans who were doing the “real” work.
34. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
35. High School Addition
- Monday, June 24, 2013
Three weeks before the first school year of the Achievement School District ended in May, parents and students at Westside Achievement Middle School began to prepare for the addition of a separate ninth-grade academy at the Frayser school opening this August.
36. Shoemaker Continues Rising After 2010 Fire
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
Shoemaker Financial has risen from the ashes since its building burned in 2010. The firm has enjoyed 30 percent growth each year since then, and its client list has swelled to more than 15,000.
“The end of 2008 and 2009 were not the best of times for anybody in the financial services business,” said Thomas “Mac” Jenkins III, managing partner who has been with the firm for the past 21 years. “I think the fire in 2010 ignited us, as we have been on a record-setting pace from a sales and growth perspective since then. You look back and the things that appeared to be road blocks turned out to be speed bumps.”
37. Humes Middle School Future Plans Debated
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Achievement School District wants to move its Gordon Science & Arts Academy out of Gordon Elementary School next school year and into Humes Middle School.
38. Lighting the Spark
- Saturday, February 9, 2013
Somewhere, there’s an entrepreneur scribbling an idea on little more than the back of a napkin. Someone else has all the pieces of a new company in place, and now they’re ready to dial for dollars. Entrepreneurs are a talented bunch, but that talent doesn’t always include a knack for management or finance – skill sets that plenty of experts in Memphis stand ready to help explain.
39. Gordon Elementary Not Part of State-Led District
- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Leaders of the Achievement School District will announce Friday, Dec. 14, which schools in the Memphis City Schools system they plan to include in the state-led school district next school year.
And as the announcement nears, they are also making it clear that Gordon Elementary School will not be on the list of 10 schools. Gordon also is not on the list of 14 Memphis elementary and middle schools under consideration.
40. Hearings About To Begin on School Closings
- Monday, December 10, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials were to begin a series of public hearings on proposed school closings Monday, Dec. 10, at Coro Lake Elementary in southwest Memphis.
That was the tentative date set as the board took the first step last month toward the school closings. But the countywide school board will be discussing a confirmed schedule and possibly release it at the board's Tuesday, Dec. 11, work session.
41. US Manufacturing Shrinks in November to 3-Year Low
- Tuesday, December 4, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, one month after the Great Recession ended. Worries about automatic tax increases in the New Year cut demand for factory orders and manufacturing jobs.
42. ASD Makes Debut at Three Frayser Schools
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Summer school for teachers is under way this week at three Frayser schools that are critical to the state’s Achievement School District
Teachers selected by the state to teach at Corning and Frayser elementary schools as well as Westside Middle School report Wednesday, July 11, for the coming school year and the new methods they will be using under state control.
43. Low Prices, Weak Hiring Raise Odds of Fed Action
- Friday, June 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to boost the economy.
44. State ASD Charter Schools Unveiled
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Memphis City Schools officials formally turned over the school buildings Tuesday, June 5, that will become part of the state-run Achievement School District starting with the new school year in August.
45. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
46. Burton Promoted to PR Manager at inferno
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ashley Burton has been promoted to public relations manager at inferno. Burton joined the agency in 2005 and most recently served as a public relations account executive.
47. Tennessee Granted NCLB Waiver
- Friday, February 10, 2012
Tennessee made another cut in the changing federal education reform scene: The state is one of 10 granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards.
President Obama said the waivers are a “green light to continue making the reforms that are best for them.”
48. 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.
49. Tiger Gift Shop Moves To Larger Space
- Friday, August 5, 2011
Tiger Gift Shop is relocating a few doors down from its current location on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.
The university retailer, now at 549 S. Highland St., has signed a new 5,000-square-foot lease at 531 S. Highland, in the space formerly occupied by From One Greek to Another.
50. Kanda Joins Electronic Vaulting Services as VP
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Amit Kanda has been hired by Electronic Vaulting Services LLC as the new vice president of IT and business development.
51. Houston Joins Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply
- Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ursula Y. Houston has joined Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply Co. as account executive.
52. Strickland to Bring Message of Hope to Memphis
- Monday, February 21, 2011
Bill Strickland is widely admired for the many hats he wears; CEO, social entrepreneur, writer, speaker and visionary.
53. Lokion Celebrates 10 Years With ‘10x10’ Music Gift
- Friday, October 29, 2010
From offices at 88 Union Ave., high atop Downtown Memphis and overlooking the Mississippi River, Megan Jones feels on top of the world.
54. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
55. Hyneman Sells Lakeland Outparcel To California Investors
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
2957 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $2 Million
Sale Date: June 19, 2009
Buyer: Debbie Ann Martinez and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Debbie Ann Martinez 2003 Trust (50 percent); and Dawn Lizabeth Bubion and Michael Amerio, as trustees of the Dawn Lizabeth Bubion 2003 Trust (50 percent)
Seller: Corner Shops LLC
56. Shoemaker Financial Files $800,000 Refinance
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Shoemaker Financial, a locally owned financial services firm, has filed an $800,000 loan through Merchants and Farms Bank. Operating in the transaction as Shoemaker Enterprises LLC, the company filed the loan on its 24,204-square-foot headquarters at 2176 West St. in Germantown.
57. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
58. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
59. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.
Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.
60. Kemmons Wilson Cos. Builds Lifestyle Condos
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Part of the recent hand-wringing over the fate of the housing market has to do with more and more borrowers finding themselves stuck in homes they can't afford. At the other end of the spectrum, there are the wealthy investors - spooked by the volatility of it all - taking actions that inadvertently rock broader sections of the economy.
61. UTHSC's Netland Honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Dr. Peter A. Netland will receive the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual conference this fall.
Netland, a Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the director of the Glaucoma Service and vice chair for academic affairs for the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology. He is also the site leader in Memphis for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus.
62. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NovaCopy Exec Chosen for Whos Who
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63. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
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64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division Janie Day joined Enterprise National Bank as vice president in the executive banking division. Mark Pierce and Jeremy Metheny joined the organization as mo...