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1. Trump to Nominate Memphis Attorney to Federal Utility Board
- Tuesday, February 6, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – President Donald Trump plans to nominate Memphis attorney John L. Ryder to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority's board.
A news release from the White House says Ryder would serve a term expiring in May of 2020 if he's confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
2. Prosecutors in Pot-Friendly States Will Decide on Crackdown
- Monday, January 8, 2018
DENVER (AP) — Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states' top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or their customers.
3. Gunman Who Shot Congressman Had History of Anti-GOP Activity
- Thursday, June 15, 2017
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and once frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois house.
4. Revision Revisited
- Thursday, December 1, 2016
A hundred and ninety-eight years ago – in December 1818 – Thomas Jefferson wrote Robert Walsh Jr. a letter. In it he included an anecdote that speaks to the relative value of revising a document. Who, you ask, is Robert Walsh? And why did the former president correspond with him on such a matter?
5. Hawes Takes on New Role At ACE Awareness Foundation
- Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Kiersten Hawes has been promoted to task force liaison and education coordinator at the Memphis-based ACE Awareness Foundation, which works to inform the community about the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs. Hawes will also continue to serve as a therapist at Universal Parenting Place’s Knowledge Quest location.
As the task force liaison, Hawes will engage the foundation board and task force in ongoing dialogue to build awareness around ACEs. Operating in a dual role as a therapist and education coordinator, she says, allows her the opportunity to speak to the impact that toxic stress and intergenerational ACEs have on a family system if not mitigated.
6. Donelson Honored With Carnival’s Highest Award
- Thursday, May 7, 2015
Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.
King of Carnival John Bobango, chief manager of Farris Bobango PLC, gave honors to four individuals, five locally headquartered law firms, the largest corporate law department in Tennessee and two nonprofit organizations that are vital to the legal industry.
7. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon
- Friday, May 1, 2015
Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.
The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.
8. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
9. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
10. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
11. Methodist University Hospital Names Liebman New CEO
- Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Jeff Liebman has joined Methodist University Hospital as chief executive officer. In his new role, Liebman said, he will ensure the hospital continues to be a community resource providing the highest possible quality of care to the community while following the guidelines of the Methodist LeBonheur mission.
12. Destination: Memphis
- Saturday, February 1, 2014
On a slow Sunday afternoon Downtown with the Broncos and Chargers NFL playoff game on a bar TV screen, a trio of 20-somethings – two men and one woman – watched the game, speculated about whether the Grizzlies were playing a few blocks away and quizzed one another about their plans for the future.
13. Jehl Stands Up For Those Unable to Defend Themselves
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Attorney Cameron Jehl has ventured out on his own, opening the Jehl Law Group PLLC at 60 S. Main St. in Downtown.
14. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.
15. Ryder Up to Challenge as Counsel for RNC
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
John Ryder of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC was recently appointed general counsel of the Republican National Committee.
16. Memphis Attorney Ryder Named Republican National Committee Counsel
- Saturday, February 9, 2013
Memphis attorney and veteran Republican National Committeeman John Ryder is the new general counsel to the Republican National Committee.
17. Memphis Attorney Named Republican National Committee Counsel
- Friday, February 8, 2013
Memphis attorney and veteran Republican National Committeeman John Ryder is the new general counsel to the Republican National Committee.
18. 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.
19. Feds Throw Support Behind Lawsuit Against JPMorgan
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The federal government on Tuesday, Oct. 2, threw its support behind a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase accusing Bear Stearns, the investment bank JPMorgan bought in 2008, of engaging in massive fraud in deals involving billions in residential mortgage-backed securities.
20. Chamberlain Joins MBI
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.
Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.
21. Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.
22. Ex-Exec Gets 9 Months for Fatal Bone Cement Trial
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The pursuit of profits blinded a medical company's president to the "the sanctity of human life," a federal judge said Monday in sentencing him to prison for nine months for unapproved medical tests that left three patients dead.
23. Tennessee in Compliance With Adam Walsh Act
- Monday, October 3, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says Tennessee is in compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Act after reviewing its state law, policies and procedures.
24. Obama to Nominate Curry as Comptroller of Currency
- Monday, July 4, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Friday he will nominate Thomas Curry, a federal bank regulator, to be the U.S. comptroller of the currency.
25. Weather Satellite Need Defended by Climate Experts
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Business, academic and environmental leaders are stressing the importance of weather satellites in an era of tight federal budgets.
"The stakes are high and the challenge is great," at a time when extreme weather is happening more frequently, Michael Freilich, earth science director for NASA, said at a briefing at the Forum on Earth Observation.
26. Understanding Chinese Law Key to Biz There, Panel Says
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
Memphis companies and entrepreneurs hungry to enter new markets have a vast opportunity waiting for them in China, a land of more than one billion people who increasingly have money to burn.
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s International Business Council hosted a panel discussion this week with local and international experts to help Memphis businesspeople figure out how to grab a piece of that pie. Success in doing so, they said, includes familiarity with Chinese and international law, something that might sound like a no-brainer but might easily trip up the unaware.
27. Roebuck Headquarters Foreclosed
- Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The irony is inescapable: The East Memphis headquarters of Roebuck Auctions has been foreclosed and will be sold on the steps of the Shelby County Courthouse to the highest bidder.
Owned by company founder John Roebuck and his wife, Glenda, the nearly 8,000-square-foot building that sits on 1.15 acres at 4932 Park Ave. has been home to Roebuck’s eponymous auction house since 2005.
28. Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.
29. Harris Shelton Attorneys Honored in SuperLawyers
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
Five attorneys from Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Mid-South SuperLawyers, and four attorneys have been named Rising Stars.
30. Ashby Brings Immigration Knowledge To Donati Firm
- Thursday, October 29, 2009
Bryce W. Ashby recently rejoined the Donati Law Firm LLP after clerking for Judge Bernice Donald in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ashby, who is fluent in Spanish and has worked extensively as an advocate and organizer in Latino and immigrant communities, practices in labor and employment law and civil rights law.
31. Congress Probing SEC's Madoff Failure
- Friday, September 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is reopening its inquiry into the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's failure to detect the multibillion-dollar fraud conducted for more than a decade by Bernard Madoff, this time seeking answers from the agency watchdog and potential lessons for lawmakers in crafting new financial rules.
32. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.
33. Receiver Tapped To Oversee Beale Street Saga
- Friday, April 24, 2009
The new receiver for the Beale Street Entertainment District will oversee an entity with shifting alliances, more than two sides to every story and thousands of pages of records involving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
34. Wis. Supreme Court Tosses Suit Against Medtronic
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Patients cannot sue the makers of potentially unsafe medical devices approved for sale by federal regulators, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
The court ruled against a Wisconsin man who had surgery to remove a defibrillator after the manufacturer, Medtronic Inc., warned its battery had a chance of failing. The ruling is a victory for Minneapolis-based Medtronic and other manufacturers who want to limit product liability. Medtronic’s Spinal and Biologics Business is based in Memphis.
35. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
36. New Laws Take Effect Across Tennessee
- Friday, January 2, 2009
Sex offenders will face tougher restrictions and professionals no longer will be exempt from jury duty under two of the new Tennessee laws that took effect on New Year’s Day.
The omnibus sex offender law seeks to bring the state more in line with the “Adam Walsh Act,” the sweeping federal law named after the murdered 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh.
- Monday, December 15, 2008
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn–University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Leighann Gipson, biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, will present “The Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.
- Friday, December 12, 2008
Amodeo Chiropractic Clinic will hold a vendor fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 161 U.S. 72 East in Collierville. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. For more information, call 853-8270.
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold its annual chairman’s luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Tom Schmitt, chairman of the Memphis Regional Chamber and president and CEO of FedEx Global Supply Chain, will be the keynote speaker. Special features will include speaker University of Memphis basketball coach John Calipari, a tribute to Isaac Hayes and live musical performances. Cost is $125 for members and $150 for prospective members. For reservations, contact Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or email@example.com.
40. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
41. Head Selected as Director Of SWTCC Library
- Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Carolyn Head has been selected to serve as executive director of Library Services for Southwest Tennessee Community College.
42. Rock Star vs. Maverick
- Thursday, September 4, 2008
Newsweek magazine senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter came to Memphis in November 2006 to plug his new book on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.”
43. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
44. Shuttered Irish Landmark Could Reopen
- Monday, March 17, 2008
How Irish is the Magevney House? The Downtown landmark is so Irish that Eugene Magevney's bride-to-be brought soil from Ireland with her when she arrived in Memphis in 1840 to marry him.
The garden using that soil Mary Magevney planted and tended remains one of the home's distinctive features.
45. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
46. Ryder Puts Years of Know-How Into Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation
- Thursday, January 18, 2007
Attorney John L. Ryder is a member of the well-known Memphis law firm of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. The firm formed in 2000 as the result of a merger between two longtime Memphis law firms: Harris, Shelton, Dunlap, Cobb & Ryder PLLC and Hanover, Walsh, Jalenak & Blair PLLC.
47. MBA Board MembersAnnounced, Ready to Roll
- Monday, December 11, 2006
The Memphis Bar Association announced its 2007 officers during an event at The Peabody Hotel Thursday.
David M. Cook of The Hardison Law Firm PC officially became the 2007 MBA president,
48. Local Real Estate Veteran Has Ties to Trump
- Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Memphian Terri Murphy, a 28-year real estate veteran, author and speaker, is one of 100 authors included in Donald Trump's latest book "Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received." Murphy is a staff writer for Broker Agent News, Mortgage Originator Magazine, Realty Times and Memphis Woman Magazine. She also serves as chief information officer for U.S. Learning in Memphis.
49. 'Too Close to Call'
- Thursday, November 2, 2006
Like a pair of prize fighters, the two men battling to become Tennessee's next U.S. senator have landed and taken their blows mainly by deploying campaign ads that now are being talked about around the world.
50. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
51. Big Names, High Stakes: Political wheels spin faster in Ford/Corker race
- Friday, September 29, 2006
It was 2002, and the now-infamous political ad that ran during the midterm elections that year targeted incumbent senator Max Cleland.
A voiceover rebuked Cleland, D-Georgia, and his image was shown along with photos of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. The photos generated cries of protest because Cleland is a decorated military veteran who lost three limbs in Vietnam.
52. FedEx Plans MajorUpgrade to Fleet
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
FedEx will acquire and modify nearly 90 Boeing 757-200 planes for $2.6 billion. The multi-year program will replace the outdated narrow-body fleet of Boeing 727-200 aircraft.
The new pl
53. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
54. Burford to Help Develop PR Efforts For Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union
- Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Marc Burford has been promoted to business development coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). In his new role, Burford will be responsible for helping develop public relations and for coordinating various public functions that promote MATCU's products and services. He started working at MATCU in 2003 as a sales associate and was promoted to an assistant branch manager in 2004.
55. 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.
56. Peabody Hotel Does Booming Trade
- Friday, March 10, 2006
This weekend, The Peabody Hotel is hosting a star-studded political conference the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau expects will have a nearly $1 million economic impact on the city.
But something much more significant is expected to come out of the grand old party the South's Grand Hotel is hosting through Sunday for a crowd of Republican celebrities.
57. Gilbert Puts Passion into Practice at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh
- Thursday, March 9, 2006
Allison T. Gilbert, who recently became a member of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC's East Memphis office, concentrates her practice in commercial and industrial real estate and related areas.
Gilbert is a member of the Association of Women Attorneys and serves on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for 51 families with children who are receiving cancer treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
58. Corporate Scandals Create Focus on Nonprofit Accountability
- Thursday, March 9, 2006
School children are given free fingerprinting kits and taught about safety.
Families who live in poverty are able to say goodbye to substandard housing.
Downtown Memphis parks, streets and medians are kept well-manicured, and visitors get to gaze at exhibits in the renovated Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams St.
59. Marketing Agency Hires New Art Director
- Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Lyle Wardlaw has joined full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm inferno as art director. Prior to that she spent three years providing design support for clients at Imre Communications and Babcock Advertising in the Washington, D.C., area. She graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 with a double major in studio art and elementary education, and has completed advertising and graphics programs from Memphis College of Art and Southwest Community College. In her position as art director, Wardlaw will serve clients and help with new creative projects.
60. Memphis Film Industry Grows as Economic Force
- Monday, July 11, 2005
If Linn Sitler could write a sequel to the blockbuster growth of the film industry in Memphis, it might sound like this.
Director Craig Brewer, whose film "Hustle & Flow" got its red-carpet premiere in Memphis last week, would return to the Bluff City to shoot his next picture, "Black Snake Moan." He would be undaunted by the lure of film-friendly states like Georgia and Louisiana, even though they offer a slew of tax credits to movie production companies that Tennessee doesn't.
61. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Flintco Companies Names New Senior Vice President
Flintco Names New Senior Vice President
Kevin Moyes was appointed senior vice president of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Moyes has worked with Flintco for 18 years. He earned a bachelors degree from Ok...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 26, 1999
John J John J. Bradley has been named senior vice president of economic development for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the current president of the Tennessee Industrial Development Council. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Ten...
63. Archived Article: Back-mba
- Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Bar association releases Bar association releases final slate of candidates The Memphis Bar Association has released its final slate of candidates for 1999 officers and directors. One nomination from the membership Thomas H. Fulton for the board of ...
64. Archived Article: Law Offices
- Thursday, November 5, 1998
Local bar association Local bar association nominees announced The Memphis Bar Association has released the report of its nominations and elections committee for 1999 offices. The 1999 president will be Dorothy J. Pounders and the vice president wil...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has been elected to serve as president of the Tennessee Young Democrats Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has bee...
66. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 24, 1996
Dr Dr. Connie J. Holladay, a certified geriatrician, has been named medical director of Methodist Senior Health Centers. Holladay formerly was a fellow in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. She also has been in priv...