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1. September 23-29: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, September 24, 2016
1995: George Strait and Faith Hill at the Mid-South Coliseum.
1966: President Lyndon Johnson nominates Memphis Circuit Court Judge Robert McRae as judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Tennessee. McRae, who is an attorney in private practice as well as an assistant city attorney, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Federal Judge Marion Speed Boyd. The nomination goes to the U.S. Senate for hearings and McRae is confirmed by the Senate the next month. He takes senior status 20 years later.
2. City Hall Shuffle Moves Into Christmas Eve With 8 Positions Cut
- Thursday, December 24, 2015
Memphis-Mayor elect Jim Strickland announced on Christmas Eve that he will eliminate eight positions in the current administration, one of them vacant. And a ninth positon will become a part-time position. Strickland will also follow through on his long-held desire to end the city’s involvement in and funding of the Memphis-Shelby County Music Commission.
3. A Look at This Year’s Volunteer Squad
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
Here’s a glimpse at the Vols’ roster, and what’s happened through the first eight games (in order of scoring).
Kevin Punter Jr.
Junior guard, 6-2, 190, Bronx, N.Y./State Fair (Mo.) Community College. 22.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 35.1 mpg
4. Square Roots
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
Lucy Woodson and George Saig went to lunch recently in Overton Square.
They chose Babalu, the site where the entertainment district began in 1970 with the opening of the former TGI Friday’s, just months after Memphis voters approved “liquor by the drink.”
- Saturday, March 21, 2015
Midtown Memphis Development Corp. will present the inaugural Mojo of Midtown Awards Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. The awards honor individuals and organizations whose contributions benefit Midtown Memphis. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Email Sam Goff at firstname.lastname@example.org or George Larrimore at email@example.com.
6. Is a College Degree Still Worth It? Study Says Yes
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.
Those with bachelor's or associate's degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in the cost of higher education, according to a report released Tuesday by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The study, by economists Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, also found that a degree is still a good investment for college grads whose jobs don't require college. About a third of all college graduates remain underemployed for most of their careers.
7. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
8. This week in Memphis history: January 3-9
- Saturday, January 04, 2014
2013: On the front page of the Daily News, Club Crave, at Fourth and Beale streets, had been closed as a public nuisance under a General Sessions Environmental Court order. The order followed a Christmas Eve shooting at the club that killed one person and injured two more. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. vowed the city would seek to demolish the building. The club still stands but has not reopened since.
9. Jos. A. Bank Turns Down Men's Wearhouse Offer
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Jos. A. Bank rejected a takeover offer from competitor Men's Wearhouse, saying the $1.54 billion bid is too low.
10. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
11. Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck Rolls Along With Changing City
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
The accounting firm of Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC has been around since 1916, when it was known as Shannon Reynolds & Bone.
12. FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Health Risk
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes – one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.
13. Ousted IRS Chief Regrets Treatment of Tea Party
- Monday, May 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency's tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided effort to handle a flood of applications, not political bias.
14. 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.
15. Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
17. School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.
The 14-8 vote came during two back-to-back school board meetings covering five hours in which the board also agreed to talk more about a process for selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come at a meeting next week.
18. 100 Years of Design
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Evans Taylor Foster Childress, which celebrates its centennial in March, can trace its origins to two distinguished Memphis architectural firms.
19. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board
- Monday, October 03, 2011
The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.
And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.
20. Lasting Legacies
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.
For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.
21. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.
22. High Court Reins in Prosecutors' Use of Fraud Law
- Friday, June 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians and corporate executives in many of the nation's most prominent corruption cases. The ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron and a Canadian media mogul, both in prison, are among the figures who could benefit from the ruling.
- Monday, January 04, 2010
Is it over yet? That may be the most frequently asked question in the New Year. “It” is the worst national economic recession since the Great Depression.
Accurately reading the indicators will not be easy. Some will predict the recession is about to end, just as new indicators point to continuing economic agony for thousands of Memphians.
24. Computer Programmers Accused of Aiding Madoff Scam
- Monday, November 16, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Two former employees for Bernard Madoff programmed an old IBM computer to generate false records that concealed the crooked financier's massive Ponzi scheme and were given hush money when they threatened to stop lying, federal prosecutors said Friday.
25. Tennessee Shakespeare Co. Returns With Performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
- Monday, October 05, 2009
A young professional theater company that burst onto the Memphis arts scene last year returns to open its second season with dreams and blessings.
“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a play about blessing,” said Dan McCleary, founder and artistic director of the Tennessee Shakespeare Co., referring to the company’s latest show that will kick off Wednesday. “Shakespeare wrote it as a blessing for a marriage in Queen Elizabeth’s court. So we’re finding all the blessings inside the text. There is a lot of incantation and magic in it.”
26. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 04, 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.
27. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
28. Saint Francis Weight Loss Center Appoints Weaver Medical Director
- Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Virginia Weaver has been appointed medical director of the Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss.
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Policy Committee of the Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet today at 10 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.
30. Avery Joins Southwest As Information Systems Director
- Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Jim Avery has joined Southwest Tennessee Community College as executive director of information systems.
- Monday, January 14, 2008
The InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute today will present its Musculoskeletal Lecture with Dr. Stuart Goodman with social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. For reservations, contact Gretchan Mishler at 271-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
32. Ethics Code Still Needs Help, Wilkins Says
- Thursday, January 03, 2008
At year's end, the Memphis City Council had left the proposition of disciplining city office holders accused but not convicted of wrongdoing in the hands of city voters.
The council approved a November 2008 referendum that proposes a charter amendment to permit the recall of council members.But the attorney for the Memphis Charter Commission, Ricky Wilkins, is researching the idea of some kind of legal sanction that is more than a censure but doesn't go as far as a removal from office.
33. Changing Landscape: Scripps adapts to shifting media market
- Monday, November 05, 2007
Speaking to an audience of journalists in August at an evening session of the two-day "Journalism That Matters" seminar held at George Washington University, Commercial Appeal editor Chris Peck issued a warning to his colleagues.
34. Bond Fund Investors Could Be Next In Subprime Saga
- Tuesday, September 11, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Could the housing market's woes spread to bonds held in mutual funds by millions of ordinary investors?
Some experts - and hedge fund investors who have made big bets that the mortgage crisis will worsen - are saying that's exactly what will happen. Some bond funds that invest in riskier short-term debt already have been whacked by soaring default rates on bonds backed by subprime loans made to borrowers with weak credit.
35. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
David M. Gilchrist has been selected as chief executive officer of Siegal-Robert Inc. and Siegal-Robert Automotive. Most recently, Gilchrist was the president and CEO of Jackson Products Inc. in St. Louis, a highway and personal safety product manufacturer. He also has held supervisory positions with Mid-South Industries and VP Buildings Inc.
36. Court Square Concert Series Moves to Jefferson Davis Park
- Monday, October 16, 2006
The Memphis chapter of the Association of Women in Communications meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Junior League of Memphis, 3475 Central Ave. The chapter also is accepting nominations for the 2007 AWC board of directors. For reservations, e-mail email@example.com.
37. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.
38. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.
39. Archived Article
- Tuesday, July 05, 2005
6880 E. Raines Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Cost: $4.3 million
Buyer: Riverdale Senior Living LLC
Seller: Atria Riverdale LP
Property: 4.76 acres at 6880 E. Raines Road near Germantown Road Extended.
40. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Winchester Commons Sells for $13 Million
Cost: $13 million
Buyer: Inland Western Memphis Winchester LLC
Seller: Germantown Venture
Property: Winchester Commons Shopping Cente...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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42. Archived Article: New Benchmark
- Thursday, July 13, 2000
A Mississippi jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of R Miss. jury sides with tobacco company in suit A Mississippi jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a $102 million wrongful death suit filed by the widow of a longtime smok...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Larry W Louis C. Jehl Jr. was named vice president and controller of Perkins Family Restaurants. Jehl has been acting controller since February. He was previously director of treasury and strategic planning. Jehl is a graduate of Washington and Lee ...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 31, 1999
Ralph B Ralph B. Lake, former executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Promus Hotel Corp., has become a member of Burch, Porter & Johnson. Other new members include William A. Carson II, Scott J. Crosby, Susan M. Clark and Todd...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Lewis W Lewis W. Perkins has been promoted to audit senior at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors. Jennifer Z. Hayes has joined the auditing staff at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck. Hayes is a graduate of th...
46. Archived Article: Other Mormons Chg
- Friday, June 06, 1997
By CAMILLE H Area church builds smaller facility on Brunswick By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Construction will start this week on an 11,000-square-foot church at 3548 Brunswick Road. The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints s...
47. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 21, 1996
The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled Ethical Problems in Employment Law Practice on Friday from 1:30 p The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled "Ethical Problems in Employment Law Practice" on Friday f...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 20, 1996
03-20 memos Anthony Culver has joined the Mid-South Foundation for Medical Care as its community education/media relations coordinator. Culver previously was communications director for the Home Builders Association of Memphis. He has a masters in c...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 22, 1995
11\22 memos Bena Cates is the new assistant to the executive director of the Church Health Center. Cates created the centers first development board, jointly originated the Good Samaritan Awards, which recognize health care professionals who volunte...