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1. First Tennessee Parent Closes Book on Solid 2016
- Monday, January 16, 2017
First Tennessee Bank’s parent company has closed the book on 2016 with a set of quarterly and full-year results attributable to its top executive’s mantra about sticking to the basics.
- Friday, December 30, 2016
The 58th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring Georgia vs. TCU, will be held Friday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Halftime entertainment includes Motown legends The Commodores, high school marching bands, dancers and homecoming queens from across the country. A pregame buffet ($40) starts at 8 a.m. in the Pipkin & Creative Arts Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds. Visit libertybowl.org or call 901-795-7700 for tickets.
3. Cars Line Up to See Wildfire-Ravaged Tennessee City; 13 Dead
- Monday, December 05, 2016
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.
4. Broke and Broken: Democrats Lose More Ground in State Legislature
- Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tennessee House Democrats will have to start calling themselves the “Fighting 25,” down from the “Fighting 26,” after dropping a district in the battle to regain relevance statewide.
5. Last Word: The Debate, Arnold Palmer and an Analysts' Poll on First Horizon
- Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday evening is the first of the Trump-Clinton Presidential debates and it will probably be watched very closely for a number of reasons – not the least of which is vigorous fact-checking of both candidates and the unique nature of this campaign between the two major contenders who are by several standards the most unpopular Presidential candidates to run against each other in our lifetimes.
6. What’s Worse Than Dating A Gator? Another Loss
- Friday, September 23, 2016
If you’re a Tennessee fan hurting from the 11-game losing streak against Florida, put yourself in Corey Vereen’s shoes.
UT’s senior defensive end is from Winter Garden, Florida, and he’s 0-for-3 against his buddies back home. That’s not the worst part for Vereen.
7. IRS Chief Tells House Panel He Does Not Deserve Impeachment
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expressed regret to Congress on Wednesday for his agency's past mistreatment of tea party groups, but said he has cooperated with congressional investigators and does not deserve to be impeached.
8. As Long as You’re Here, Kick Durham Out
- Thursday, September 08, 2016
State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.
9. Last Word: Candlelight Protest, International Paper Rumors and Ruby Wilson
- Monday, August 15, 2016
Graceland and Black Lives Matter meet again Monday evening, according to the announcement as the weekend began of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens.
The coalition, which includes leaders of the July 10 bridge protest as well as the July 12 protest that briefly blocked traffic on Elvis Presley Boulevard outside Graceland, isn’t too happy with how its meeting with Mayor Jim Strickland went last Thursday.
10. Jordan Takes Leading Role At Child Advocacy Center
- Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Mark Jordan has joined the Memphis Child Advocacy Center as development director, responsible for connecting people in a meaningful way to the critical services MCAC provides to vulnerable children. In his new role, Jordan will create and administer a comprehensive development plan to both enhance connections and build new relationships with volunteers and the philanthropic community to grow fundraising, donor relations and public engagement.
11. Last Word: The Day After The Bridge, Big River Plans and the U of M Train Tracks
- Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The lure of the bridge was tempting some of the organizers of Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on the day after the protest that drew thousands.
12. Cleaning House
- Saturday, March 26, 2016
Every neighborhood in Memphis and Shelby County has the right to be free from the negative effects of vacant, abandoned and blighted properties. That’s the battle cry of the Memphis Blight Elimination Charter, a 23-page pledge that will steer policy and programs dedicated to blight eradication.
13. Council's New Crop
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
They ran in the considerable shadow of the most competitive Memphis mayoral race in a generation. The new Memphis City Council that takes office with Mayor-elect Jim Strickland in January isn’t necessarily a generational shift. It doesn’t signify a wholesale ousting by the electorate, either.
14. District 5 Council Race Produces Highest Campaign Spending Of Runoffs
- Monday, December 07, 2015
All that’s left of the 2015 Memphis elections are the year-end campaign finance reports and the campaign loans that some candidates took out to make it to election day.
Meanwhile, most of the candidates in the five Nov. 19 Memphis City Council runoff election contests have filed their reports on how much they spent up to the last week before the runoff election day.
15. Voters Fill in City Hall Blanks In Last Election of Busy 2015
- Monday, November 23, 2015
The 2015 election season was put to rest last week: A low-turnout set of five Memphis City Council runoff elections filled in the blanks of what will be a different City Hall starting in 2016.
With a 4.8 percent turnout across the turf of five single-member City Council districts, voters in the Thursday, Nov. 19, non-partisan council runoff races defined the new council that takes office in January. The 13-member body will include six new faces.
16. Most memorable interviews …
- Saturday, November 21, 2015
Although Jim Bouton won a combined 39 games in the 1963-64 seasons with the New York Yankees, he is best known as the author of the ground-breaking book Ball Four, which I had read and reread.
In the spring of 1977, seven years after publication of the tell-all book, Bouton was making a comeback as a knuckleball pitcher in the minor leagues.
17. Last Election of 2015 Decides Five Council Races
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
The last election of 2015 in Shelby County will fill in the blanks in a changing of the political guard at City Hall.
Six weeks after Memphis voters ousted incumbent Mayor A C Wharton and replaced him with Jim Strickland and elected two new members to the 13-member City Council – Martavius Jones and Philip Spinosa – voters will decide who gets five more council seats.
18. Fallon, Richards to Attend Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
19. Fallon, Richards to Attend Music Hall Of Fame Induction in Memphis
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Downtown Cannon Center on Saturday, Oct. 17.
20. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
21. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 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.
22. 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.
23. Obama Health Adviser Apologizes for 'Glib' Remarks
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – MIT economist Jonathan Gruber – an often-quoted adviser on the president's health care law – told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and "inexcusably arrogant" when he said it was "the stupidity of the American voter" that led to the law's passage. Democrats tried to limit the damage as Republicans raked Gruber at a four-hour hearing, but acknowledged he gave the GOP a political gift "wrapped in a bow."
24. First Tennessee Grows Beyond Home State
- Friday, October 24, 2014
This year may mark its 150th anniversary, but 2014 has proven to be a significant period for First Tennessee Bank for reasons beyond the celebration of a milestone birthday.
25. Agape Celebrates Young ‘Pictures of Hope’ Artists
- Thursday, December 05, 2013
Agape Child & Family Services celebrated 14 young photographers Tuesday, Dec. 3, unveiling the Pictures of Hope holiday cards based on the children’s missive to capture their dreams on camera. The celebration and unveiling were part of Agape’s second-annual Meet the Young Artist holiday party, held at Chuck Hutton Chevrolet in East Memphis.
26. Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, For a Fee
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight.
27. Medical Mergers
- Saturday, July 27, 2013
In January, The Medical Group, an adult internal medicine practice in Germantown with seven physicians: Drs. Todd Overby, Alison Pomykala, Richard Jordan, Terinell Beaver, Steven Wener, Mark Castellaw and Dana Wright sold to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. after being independent since 1956.
28. Obama Says He Won't Tolerate Political Bias at IRS
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – When members of Congress repeatedly raised concerns with the Internal Revenue Service about complaints that Tea Party groups were being harassed last year, a deputy IRS commissioner took the lead in assuring lawmakers that the additional scrutiny was a legitimate part of the screening process.
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 10, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. First Horizon Corp. president and CEO Bryan Jordan will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
- Tuesday, April 09, 2013
National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. A panel of businesswomen will discuss “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.
- Monday, April 08, 2013
The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Tammie Vogel of International Paper will present “Where Do I Fit? Admins in a Team Environment.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 752-6213.
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Daniel Pink’s book “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” Friday, April 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at in-synksellhuman.eventbrite.com.
33. Fiscal Cliff Efforts Ongoing, Boehner Offers Plan
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with little time left to avoid a double hit on the economy.
34. Scharff Elected to Legal Roles at Buckman, Bulab Holdings
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jonathan Scharff has been elected vice president, legal and general counsel for Buckman and corporate secretary for Bulab Holdings Inc., Buckman’s parent company. Scharff has more than 22 years’ experience in the legal industry, including positions at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis and Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC in Memphis. In his new position, he will oversee legal needs in U.S. and global operating companies and work with associates in preventing and managing legal risks.
35. Planning for the Future
- Monday, November 12, 2012
A few months ago, CNBC broadcaster Jim “Mad Money” Cramer all but reached up to the TV screen on his set to high-five Bryan Jordan, president, CEO and chairman of First Horizon National Corp., whose image was there via satellite.
36. Hill Leaders May Punt Spending Bills to Next Year
- Friday, July 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the agenda for a postelection lame duck session of Congress already stacked high, congressional leaders are considering lightening the load by punting much of the remaining budget work of Congress to next year.
37. Clippers Hold Off Grizzlies for Bounce-Back Win
- Friday, January 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Just 16 games into their new partnership, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are already capable of grinding out victories for the Los Angeles Clippers on nights when nothing seems to work properly.
38. Cos., Churches Deliver Christmas Cheer to Perea
- Friday, December 16, 2011
Perched on a stool and wearing a blue-and-gray Memphis Tigers Santa hat, one-man-band Jeff Hulett led a group of preschoolers in singing “Feliz Navidad” Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Perea Preschool, located inside Klondike Elementary School in North Memphis.
39. GOP Leaders Hope for Agreement on Payroll Tax Cut
- Friday, December 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate rejected dueling Democratic and Republican plans for extending the Social Security payroll tax on Thursday as partisan skirmishing continued over a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan for breathing life back into the American job market.
40. Cash-Strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here'
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) – Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.
41. Ole Miss Honors Historian who Fought Racism
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
Students of University of Mississippi history professor Jim Silver will gather on the Ole Miss campus Friday, Sept. 30, to honor the historian who left Mississippi in the turbulent 1960s after a prophetic warning about the growing level of violent resistance to racial integration in the state.
42. Ky., Tenn. Postal Centers Eyed as Possible Cuts
- Monday, September 19, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Processing centers in Kentucky and Tennessee could be shut down and hundreds of local jobs lost as the U.S. Postal Service looks for ways to cut costs and restore its fiscal health.
43. White House Threatens to Veto Boehner's House Plan
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto emergency House legislation that aims to avert a threatened national default, a pre-emptive strike issued as Republican Speaker John Boehner labored to line up enough votes in his own party to pass the measure.
44. Debt Dispute Boils: Capitol's Hot, Inside and Out
- Monday, July 25, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Gridlock stubbornly held the high ground in the steamy capital Friday despite the threat of a government default in 11 days' time. Talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner seemed stuck in limbo, and the Democratic-controlled Senate scuttled legislation drawn to conservatives' specifications.
45. House to Reject Debt Limit Increase Without Cuts
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans lined up to reject their own proposed $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political gambit designed to reinforce a demand for spending cuts to accompany any increase in government borrowing.
46. Analysts: First Horizon Could Report Small Q1 Profit
- Monday, April 11, 2011
The consensus estimate of more than two-dozen analysts is that First Tennessee Bank’s Memphis-based parent company will report a 4-cent profit for the first quarter when First Horizon National Corp. announces earnings this week.
47. FTN Financial Gets Right Fit at Top With Kisber
- Monday, February 21, 2011
Whenever Bryan Jordan, the president and CEO of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp., gives a presentation to analysts or other financial industry types, he repeatedly stresses the company’s focus on its two core businesses.
48. ‘Big 3’ Reflect Local Banking Scene
- Monday, February 21, 2011
One of the most famous aphorisms about politics is that all of it is local. Bankers and other inhabitants of the finance world know the same often goes for them too.
In the run-up to the recession, financial services firms like Citigroup and Bank of America raced to gobble each other up and built sprawling financial supermarkets.
49. First Horizon CEO Talks About Q4 on CNBC
- Tuesday, January 25, 2011
After his company reported a quarterly loss Friday, the CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company went on “Mad Money,” the show hosted by CNBC personality Jim Cramer.
50. Life or Death for The MED
- Monday, March 01, 2010
A hand as tiny as a budding leaf punched at the air inside a baby incubator.
Kelley Smith, the head nurse of the neonatal intensive care unit at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, checked on the little fighter.
51. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
52. Lawmakers Say Paulson Bent to Demands of Bank CEO
- Friday, July 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers accused former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Thursday of bending to the demands of a major bank and keeping negotiations of a hefty bailout secret in his rush to stabilize financial markets last year.
53. Alleged Plot to Kill Obama Stuns Suspects’ Towns
- Wednesday, October 29, 2008
BELLS, Tenn. (AP) – In a rural Tennessee county where you can’t buy alcohol or even find a Wal-Mart, residents of tiny Bells stopped each other to ask if anyone knew the pale-skinned young local accused of plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Barack Obama.
54. Wilson Named CBU Dean Of Graduate, Professional Studies
- Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Dr. Patrick Wilson has been named dean of the Graduate and Professional Studies program at Christian Brothers University.
Wilson will lead the marketing, recruitment and retention for evening undergraduate programs and graduate programs as well as have responsibility for the financial planning and administrative operations.
55. Shelby Legislators File Bills to Sidestep Charter Changes
- Tuesday, May 06, 2008
A bill in the Tennessee General Assembly has overshadowed the complex technical debate members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners have had for months about a set of county charter changes.
56. ArtsMemphis NamesContest Semifinalists
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
ArtsMemphis has named the semifinalists for its Web-based filmmaking contest "Our Vibe. Our City. On Film."
Semifinalists are "Blues," by Harmony Stewart; "I Am Art," by Billy Worley; "
57. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
58. Ward Named Judge of the Year by Bar Association
- Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association recently presented Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward its judge of the year award. Ward presides over Division 9 of Shelby County's 30th Judicial District. Ward was appointed to the bench in 2004. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant public defender and in private practice. Ward's bachelor's degree in law enforcement and his law degree are both from the University of Memphis.
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 05, 2002
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Calendar of events Aug. 5-Aug. 11
The Memphis Area Technology Council is planning committee alignment meetings for people interested in getting involved with MATC. Meetings are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the M...
60. Archived Article: Community (agape)
- Friday, July 09, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Turning the tide Shelby County agency designed to move children from foster care to adoption By STACEY PETSCHAUER THE DAILY NEWS When enough people gather together in support of a common cause, there often is no limit to what th...
61. Archived Article: Memphis Invests
- Monday, December 21, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Record $1.4 billion invested in Memphis in 1998 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Private companies invested a record $1.4 billion to relocate and expand in Memphis and Shelby County in 1998, according to figures released by the Mem...
62. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 16, 1998
March 17 March 17 The Financial Executive Institute will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Ken Richards, who works in management solutions and strategies for Deloitte &...
63. Archived Article: System2
- Friday, December 06, 1996
12-5 Notes Dunavant etc. Going from school to career New system prepares students for 21st century workplace By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Tennessees public educational system is being retooled with the help of a $28 million federal grant t...
64. Archived Article: 2005 Update Lj
- Thursday, October 17, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Memphis 2005 ups funding goal to $6 million Memphis 2005 funding exceeds expectations By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The original goal of raising $5 million in private sector funds during the first five years of Memphis 2005 has now ...
65. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, August 30, 1996
The International Television Association elected officers and board members at its August meeting The International Television Association elected officers and board members at its August meeting. Lonn Bailey of First Tennessee Bank was elected pres...