Editorial Results (free)
1. Legislature Losing Some Powerful, Familiar Members
- Thursday, July 13, 2017
A shakeup in leadership is looming for the state Legislature, though it may portend more of a change in personalities than party strength.
In the House, longtime Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, the affable Democrat from Ripley in West Tennessee, is preparing for a 2018 gubernatorial run, a move that would knock him out of his House seat, at least temporarily, and the position as Democratic Caucus leader.
2. Tennessee House Democrat Announces He Will Retire in 2018
- Monday, May 29, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee House Democratic lawmaker has announced he will retire next year at the end of this Republican-led General Assembly.
In a letter to supporters Friday, Rep. Joe Pitts of Clarksville said he's retiring to allow another citizen legislator experience the excitement of helping constituents.
3. Mike Shildt: From College Walk-On To Memphis Redbirds Manager
- Friday, February 27, 2015
Any professional baseball player can tell you about the stigmas he has to fight. For one guy, it might be that he doesn’t hit with enough power. And for another it might be that he doesn’t make consistent enough contact.
4. House Approves Bill to Stop Cut to Medicare Docs
- Friday, March 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House on Thursday passed legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare.
The bill passed on a surprise voice vote and advanced to the Senate, which hopes to pass it before a Monday deadline. The vote was delayed by an hour amid doubt that the measure could muster the two-thirds vote required under fast-track procedures.
5. ‘Champion of Working Man’ Rep. Turner Set to Retire
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
State Rep. and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
6. Healthcare.gov Failures Surface at Hill Hearing
- Friday, October 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.
7. House Bill Shifts Funds in Health Care Law
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different tack, promoting legislation that would come to the rescue of a prominent program in the new law at the expense of another vital element of the law.
8. Haslam Proposes Capping Online-School Enrollment
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers say they support a proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam that would place stricter enrollment requirements on online public schools established in Tennessee.
9. Lease Brings New Breed Footprint to 3 Million Feet
- Friday, October 12, 2012
New Breed Inc. is enhancing its Memphis operations with a new distribution warehouse lease in the Southeast industrial submarket.
10. Why Memphis Rocks
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Last week we kicked off this series of reader-response columns by asking, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?” So far, we have received some heartwarming stories, catchy slogans, and fascinating perspectives that all capture the essence of what makes our community so great. Let us go ahead and start sharing your responses while I encourage you, our readers, to keep the feedback coming, so we can share even more next week.
11. ‘Memphis Rocks’
- Friday, August 31, 2012
A few months ago, a contestant from Memphis appeared on the TV game show “Wheel of Fortune.”
The host asked if Memphis, by chance, had a slogan for the city, to which the local contestant replied there isn’t one. But Jeremy Park, the indefatigable maestro behind the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and one of the city’s loudest cheerleaders, is eager to see something fill that void.
12. Calvary Mission Building Hope
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Last week we highlighted Agape Child & Family Services, a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes. This week let us discuss an independent, Christian organization focused on rebuilding the lives of homeless men while ministering to their physical and emotional needs and working to restore them to personal and spiritual fulfillment: Calvary Rescue Mission.
13. Bill to Benefit Unemployed Military Spouses
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Military spouses who leave their jobs because of the frequent moves required in the military would be eligible for unemployment benefits under proposed bill in Tennessee that has the support of the governor.
14. Memphis’ Media Source Wins Bronze Telly
- Monday, February 6, 2012
Media Source has received one of the television industry’s most prestigious honors, a Bronze Telly Award, for its production of “Mahaffey Covers Country Music’s Biggest Night.”
15. Fallen Police Memorial to be ‘Lasting Tribute’
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Men and women in blue were joined by friends, family and supporters at the Oak Court Mall, 4465 Poplar Ave., Friday, Dec. 16, for the unveiling of the mockup of a Fallen Officer Memorial that will honor the Memphis Police Department officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
16. ‘In This Together’
- Monday, July 18, 2011
For some Memphis consumers, it’s a completely natural impulse to go out of the way to keep from going far away when there’s money to spend. Those particular consumers will run over a TCBY to get to YoLo, shove past a Starbucks to get their caffeine fix at Otherlands, Republic or Cafe Eclectic, hop over an IHOP to stand in line at Brother Juniper’s and dodge Dillard’s to suit up at shops like Oak Hall and James Davis.
17. A Monument to Fallen Officers
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Last week, we discussed the Memphis Police Foundation, which is helping to fund essential equipment and training for the Memphis Police Department, while also serving as the conduit to construct a monument to those MPD officers who have lost their lives protecting our city. This week, let us spotlight that monument: the MPD Fallen Officer Memorial.
18. 'Power of the Dollar' Campaign Stresses Local Spending
- Monday, November 1, 2010
Some great ideas are so simple that they are overlooked until an economic crisis comes along.
But the creators of a new media campaign encouraging businesses to buy from each other locally is ringing loud and clear as Memphis considers its budget woes.
19. Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union Appoints Weickenand CEO
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Daniel Weickenand has been appointed chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union. Weickenand’s appointment follows a year-long, nationwide executive search.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: BBA in Accounting and an MBA at the University of Texas San Antonio
Work Experience: CEO of MATCU; chief financial officer, FedEx Credit Association; chief financial officer, HEB FCU; Public Accounting
Family: Wife, Diane; Children, Leah, 18, Michael ,16, and Cole 13
Favorite quote: “We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal
Last book read: “The Mother Tongue – English and How It Got That Way” by Bill Bryson
Favorite music: Americana
Favorite movie: “The Godfather”
Sports team: Houston Astros
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Playing guitar, reading, live music and spending time with my family
What talent do you wish you had? I would like to play guitar as well as Joe Restivo.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The greatest influence comes from the members who have entrusted their financial resources with the institutions where I have worked.
What attracted you to Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union? The appeal is the opportunity to do great things for the entire community by providing low-cost financial products and services.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Turning around troubled institutions and making them successful
What do you most enjoy about your work? I really get pleasure from working to improve the financial lives of everyday individuals.
- Friday, January 22, 2010
The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will meet today at 7:30 a.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Andy Andrews, author of “The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success,” will speak. For more information, call 321-1020.
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Dione Alexander, vice president of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, Midwest Region, will speak. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
22. Higher Ed Concerned Over Immigration Bill Cost
- Wednesday, March 4, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to make Tennessee’s public colleges and universities more carefully screen out illegal immigrants has been delayed in the House after higher education officials raised concerns about the cost of heightened enforcement.
23. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.
24. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Tennessee Press Association elects vice president
Pitts Named Principal Owner at Pickering
Robert J. Pitts was named principal owner of Pickering Inc. Pitts is the companys civil engineering team leader. He received a bachelors degree from the...
25. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Mary A Mary A. Cuyler has been promoted to audit manager of the Memphis office of BDO Seidman LLP. A certified public accountant, Cuyler is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Shannon Kloek of Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. has been elected president o...