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1. Memphis City Council Could Take Final Vote On Historic Districts Oversight
- Tuesday, August 14, 2018
After a two-and-a-half-month delay, Memphis City Council members may be ready Tuesday, Aug. 14, to take a final vote on new rules for historic districts including more oversight by the council.
A vote on third and final reading of the ordinance was delayed in June so the sponsor, council member Kemp Conrad, could meet with all sides of the issue to come up with a compromise. The ordinance follows council votes to grant historic district status, with guidelines enforced by the Landmarks Commission, for the Cooper-Young and Speedway Terrace neighborhoods.
2. Last Word: Rachel Heck, Beale Street's Cover and The Old Peabody
- Monday, July 17, 2017
The “fifth wave” of judicial appointments by President Donald Trump, as The White House termed them, are already causing some political ripples here primarily from state Senator Mark Norris’s appointment to the federal bench.
3. Editorial: Drop Beale Cover Charge, But Keep the Security
- Saturday, July 15, 2017
Beale Street doesn’t need a cover charge, with or without rebate coupons, to solve its problems. Two summers into the policy, and after several crowd stampedes in the entertainment district before it, Beale needs a better security plan that probably includes a mix of Memphis Police and private security. But linking that to a cover charge, and the resulting checkpoints to enforce it, is sending the wrong message at the wrong time.
4. 2,700 Vote Early, 3 Election Day Polls Move in House District 95
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A total of 2,700 citizens cast early votes ahead Thursday’s special state House District 95 election in eastern Shelby County. And on election day, three of the 14 polling places – two in Collierville and one in Germantown – will move from their regular locations.
5. Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Memphis Business Academy is flexing its STEM muscles.
The K-12 charter school in Frayser hosted a showcase event this month to demonstrate how it has implemented Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum the past year and the overwhelmingly positive effect it is having on students of all ages.
6. Cars Line Up to See Wildfire-Ravaged Tennessee City; 13 Dead
- Monday, December 5, 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.
7. Last Word: A Distinct Reaction, City Hall's Budget Season and BreakFest On Broad
- Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Funeral services for Memphis Police Officer Verdell Smith are set for Friday at Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova.
The day before that Downtown leaders will gather in Handy Park on Beale Street to talk about new measures to make the district safer.
8. New Memphis COO Doug McGowen Knows Importance of Carrying Out Orders
- Thursday, January 14, 2016
From age 13 until he finished college, Doug McGowen was filling in his summers and college breaks with work. Real work. Sweat-on-the-brow work.
He grew up in Meadville, a small town in northwest Pennsylvania. And there he toiled for a small family-owned construction company, doing whatever was asked.
9. Sharp & Robbins Names Popwell Partner
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Chris Popwell has been named the newest partner at Sharp & Robbins Construction, which will now operate as Sharp, Robbins & Popwell LLC. Popwell joined Sharp & Robbins’ Memphis office in 2008 as an estimator/project manager and most recently served as general operations manager of the Nashville office since 2012.
10. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.
In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.
11. Meghan McMahon Joins Glankler Brown as Associate
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Meghan K. McMahon has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate, concentrating her practice in business and commercial litigation and intellectual property. McMahon previously worked in academic and membership affairs for the NCAA, and has experience with issues relating to NCAA compliance, sports and entertainment contracts, intellectual property.
12. 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.
13. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
14. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
15. CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord.
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.
16. Patterson Strikes Right Balance Between Legal Duties
- Thursday, April 14, 2011
The legal profession is often depicted by the scales of justice. That image is an appropriate one for Chris Patterson, who balances his time as a member with the Memphis firm Wiseman Bray PLLC and as town attorney for the city of Oakland, in neighboring Fayette County.
17. Obama: Talks on Entitlements 'Have Already Begun'
- Friday, February 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that difficult debates on how to address the costs of Social Security and Medicare are "starting now," even though his 2012 budget blueprint lacked any major changes to the large benefit programs.
18. Tennessee Native Earl Keister Joins Thompson & Co.
- Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Earl Keister has joined Thompson & Co. as creative director.
Education: University of Tennessee, Portfolio Center
Work Experience: Fifteen years in the advertising field. I’m like Johnny Cash: I’ve been everywhere.
19. Obama Aide's Exit Could be Prelude to More Changes
- Thursday, September 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The departure of President Barack Obama's top economic adviser at the end of the year could provide the White House with an opportunity to revamp its economic team after the November elections, when voters are expected to take out their anxieties on Democrats.
20. Taking Care of Business
- Monday, August 30, 2010
A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.
21. Summers Extols Complexity Of Construction Practice
- Thursday, September 3, 2009
Jim Summers, one of the founding partners of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham PLLC, has been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America for construction litigation.
22. Obama Officials: Taxes May Rise to Pay Health Care
- Tuesday, August 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Barack Obama's economic heavyweights said middle-class taxes might have to go up to pare budget deficits or to pay for the proposed overhaul of the nation's health care system.
23. Summers Addresses Impact of Economy on Construction
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
Jim Summers, a founding partner at Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC, has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of “The Best Lawyers of America” and in the 2008 Law and Politics Mid-South SuperLawyers in the field of construction litigation.
24. Obama Wants Econ Rescue Approved 'Right Away'
- Tuesday, November 25, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) - With the economy in crisis, President-elect Barack Obama urged the new Congress to pass a quick economic stimulus bill, pledged help for the troubled auto industry and blessed the Bush administration's bailout of the financial industry.
25. Consumers Cut Health Spending Amid Downturn
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
As the credit crunch threatens to throw the economy into a deep slump, Americans are already cutting back on health care, a sector once thought to be invulnerable to recession. Spending on everything from doctors' appointments to preventive tests to prescription drugs is under pressure.
26. Smith Hired as Regional Clinical Director Of Ageless Men's Health
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Smith has 24 years of experience in the medical field, and is a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, neuro-trauma ICU and emergency-room disciplines. He is the founder and owner of ICU Jet International Inc., a fixed-wing, air-ambulance service.
27. Rainey Chosen as President-Elect Of TN Women's Council of Realtors
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Crye-Leike Realtors broker Patty Rainey has been chosen as president-elect of the Tennessee Women's Council of Realtors.
Rainey is a member of the Memphis Area, Northwest Mississippi, Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors. She is in the Multi-Million Dollar Club and MAARket Master Toastmasters, and in 2006, she served as the president of the local Certified Residential Specialists chapter.
28. Movies, Ex-Girlfriend Lead Gresham to Practice of Law
- Thursday, February 22, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk feature is the fifth in a series of interviews with Memphis attorneys who have been chosen to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's 2007 Leadership Law Class.
29. Beware of Blogs: Entries Admissible in Court without Warrant
- Thursday, May 25, 2006
Most lawyers don't have time to surf the Internet at work, much less post information on blogs. However, these cyber journals can be handy for finding information on a variety of legal topics.
About 8 million people have created blogs and 32 million read them, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a 2005 nationwide survey.
30. Business Activity Sees Summer Spike
- Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Economic news this summer - corporate bankruptcies, Hurricane Katrina and skyrocketing fuel prices - hasn't been encouraging. But mid-year was apparently as good a time as any to take a risk, which is what almost 2,000 business people in Shelby County did.
31. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, April 14, 2005
Firm Merger Aids Clients
Firm Merger Expands Services for Clients
The Daily News
They didnt imagine back in their days at the University of Tennessee that they would one day work together on the other side of the state.
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 17, 2003
Calendar of events March 17-23
Calendar of events March 17-March 23
The Memphis Technology Council hosts Microsoft .NET evangelist Ron Cundiff at the Memphis .NET User Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3175 Lenox Park Blvd., S...
33. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 13, 2003
Law briefs 03-13-03
Litigation Support for Geezers and Dummies, sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association, is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the MBA conference room, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050.
Topics include choosing and using case managemen...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 5, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
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...
35. Archived Article: Focus (bizresources)
- Monday, January 29, 2001
Web site offers resources for B2B market New Memphis website offers additional resources for B2B community By SUE PEASE The Daily News With the World Wide Web expanding dramatically each day, many of the small- to medium-sized companies doing busine...
36. Archived Article: Page 2
- Thursday, November 18, 1999
MBA finalizes officer, director slate for 2000 MBA finalizes officer, director slate for 2000 The slate of candidates for the Memphis Bar Associations election of officers and directors for 2000 has been finalized, the MBA announced last week. David...
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 24, 1999
First Funds Family of Mutual Funds Robert M. Solmson and Spence L. Wilson have joined the board of directors of Morgan Keegan Inc. Solmson currently serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. Wilson is pr...
38. Archived Article: Law Focus St
- Thursday, December 18, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Stepping up to the bar New MBA president wants association to be more "lawyer friendly" By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Now that the changing of the guard is complete at the Memphis Bar Association, the new group of ...
39. Archived Article: Benchmark Chg
- Thursday, April 17, 1997
Sheyla P BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Corp. vs. Industrial Machine and Fabrication Inc. A Georgia corporation has filed suit in Circuit Court against a Tennessee machine company for breach of contract. On or about April 17, 1991, Industrial ...
40. Archived Article: Extra-nvs
- Friday, April 26, 1996
extra-nvs Computer animation buzz will soon take off or Courtroom cartoons may animate trials By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity and beyond," he could have been speaking on behalf of his own me...
41. Archived Article: Computer Nvs
- Friday, April 26, 1996
4-26 computers-nvs Lawyers plug in and log on to new era By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News Long gone are the days of carbon paper and books written by hand. The legal field has finally entered the computer age. While some lawyers were dragg...