Editorial Results (free)
1. Council Explores Pre-Kindergarten Funding, But Sidesteps Idea to Increase Hotel Tax
- Thursday, November 9, 2017
Memphis City Council members discussed a way to fund prekindergarten in Memphis public schools Tuesday, Nov. 7, but stayed away from specifics of a hike in the hotel-motel tax to the state cap of 5 percent.
2. View From the Hill: Outsourcing, Rates Worry Park Fans
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dunlap resident Kathy Gilbert opposes privatization of Fall Creek Falls on a number of fronts.
If a vendor comes in to run the state park, as planned by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration, she’s worried about the possible loss of jobs or pay and benefits by state employees, the funneling of revenue to private investors and the raising of rates at the state park’s lodge when it’s rebuilt, potentially making it less affordable for families to visit.
3. Civil Asset Forfeiture: 'It's a State License to Steal'
- Saturday, December 5, 2015
The drugs in Kathy Stiltner’s car were over-the-counter antacids. The $12,000 in cash was from an inheritance. Still, police took the money – quite legally – and are still fighting to keep it, even after the drug charge was dropped.
4. Shelby County Election Commission Changes Preparations Following Tabulation Issues
- Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The 2015 Memphis elections are in the books as the Shelby County Election Commission certified the results Friday, Oct. 28.
But the commission has resolved to test tabulation computer programming earlier, starting with the Nov. 19 city council runoff elections.
5. CMA Fest a Blast for Artists, Merchants
- Saturday, June 6, 2015
The Glimmer Twins wannabe in the white cowboy hat and the 21-year-old blonde who has worked her tail off to climb from the audience to one of the main stages at CMA Music Festival display different but genuine levels of excitement about Music City’s biggest week.
6. Southeastern Freight Lines Gives Back
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Despite a busy year greatly expanding its facilities in Memphis, Southeastern Freight Lines has found time to give back to the local community through its Southeastern Serves program, donating 39 hours locally and 1,323 total hours nationally to a variety of worthy causes.
7. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.
8. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.
9. Weak Earnings Reports Pummel Stocks
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.
Stocks plunged Tuesday in one of the worst days on Wall Street this year. Big-name companies reported weak quarterly revenue and lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year.
10. Celebrities to Sling Cocktails for CLC
- Thursday, October 27, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., television personality and former professional wrestler Jerry Lawler, and longtime Fox 13 news anchor Mearl Purvis are among the celebrity bartenders who’ll serve up cocktails Thursday, Oct. 27, at Strut Memphis, a benefit for the Community Legal Center.
11. Federal Lawsuit Seeks One Count Of Consolidation Votes
- Friday, October 8, 2010
Eight Shelby County voters have filed suit in Memphis federal court against Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to throw out the requirement that a consolidation charter must pass in two separate votes on the Nov. 2 ballot.
12. Fulbright-Dent Joins First Tennessee Team
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Moya Fulbright-Dent has been named to the First Tennessee Bank private client team.
Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
Education: B.S. in finance, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Work Experience: Eight years at American Express Financial Advisors; six and a half years in banking, five at First Tennessee
Family: Husband and college sweetheart, Daniel; and two-year-old son, Colin.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The two people who have influenced me most are my mother and my first boss, Harish Vishria. By example, my mom instilled a work ethic, mental toughness and positive attitude that has gotten me through every experience in my life. (Vishria) taught me the difference between a dream and a goal and gave me the ability to teach others how to achieve their dreams by setting goals.
Why did you pursue a career in financial services? As a child, I saw firsthand the difference asset management can make in not only one person’s life but that of a whole multigenerational family. When I was about 10 years old, two older family members passed away. I learned at that early age how difficult it can be to struggle with the emotional and financial challenges that can come with a loss in a family. I saw then how important it is to be prepared for life’s uncertainties so that one can make the right choices.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider the everyday difference I am able to make in my clients’ lives my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Each person’s financial situation is different. When I chose to major in business instead of art or literature, I thought I was giving up the chance to use my creativity. I have found that developing a plan for an individual, a family, or a business takes just as much creativity as writing a novel or painting a picture.
13. Memphis Urban League To Honor Four Leaders
- Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The 2009 honorees for the Memphis Urban League’s Annual Empowerment Luncheon are Jocelyn D. Wurzburg, Happy Jones, Ruby Bright and Kathy Buckman Gibson. The four honorees have worked to remove barriers to women and minorities.
14. Tenn. Struggles to Maintain Parks
- Thursday, April 9, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – While more Tennesseans are vacationing in affordable state parks, many are disappointed to find the aging facilities with broken plumbing, rusty equipment and chipping paint.
15. Lawsuits Imminent on Behalf of RMK Investors
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Lawyers from four firms across the U.S. are working together to investigate the management and performance of several Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds.
As a result of that investigation, as many as a dozen complaints are expected to be filed in the near future on behalf of investors who've seen the value of their investments in those funds plummet dramatically. If other investigators and lawyers are looking into the funds too, still more complaints could be on the way.
16. Sills Appointed To AANS Bulletin Advisory Board
- Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Dr. Allen K. Sills Jr., medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist University Hospital, associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and neurosurgeon at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, has been appointed to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' (AANS) Bulletin advisory board. Sills will contribute articles to the AANS' quarterly publication, "The Bulletin."
17. Braverman Joins The West Clinic
- Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Dr. Aliza Braverman has joined The West Clinic as a rheumatology specialist. She is the first rheumatologist to join the team.
Mike Jackson has been named president and CEO of Memphis-based Verso Paper Holdings LLC. He succeeds LH Puckett, who is retiring but will remain a member of the board of directors. Jackson previously served as a senior vice president at Weyerhaeuser Co. in Federal Way, Wash. He was with the company for 29 years.
18. 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.
19. Med Nurse Earns State Leadership Award
- Wednesday, November 2, 2005
The Tennessee Nurses Association recognized Dr. Diane Todd Pace with the Alma E. Gault Leadership Award. Pace is a nurse practitioner/nurse scientist with the Regional Medical Center at Memphis/Health Loop Clinics. She earned a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
20. Katrina Job Coalition Hosts Employment Readiness Expo
- Monday, October 10, 2005
The Katrina Job Coalition presents "Employment Readiness Workshops and Expo" from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Contact Geneva Blurton at 761-0576 or Ted Archdeacon at 379-1625 to find out about other courses in the series.
21. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AdFed Names Pyramid Award Winners
The Memphis Advertising Federation named Robert Vornbrock and Glenna Rogers-Ward ad man and ad woman of the year at its 2005 Pyramid Awards ceremony. Vornbrock, president of diversified communications...
22. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions
Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...
23. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
24. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 16, 2004
CHILDRENS MUSEUMS ADDS TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Childrens Museum Names New Board Members
The Childrens Museum of Memphis announced the following additions to its board of trustees: Jon A. Bascum, vice president of information technology, AutoZone;...
25. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
26. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Realtors Association Announces President, Board
MAAR Confirms Officers, Board Members The Memphis Area Association of Realtors confirmed president-elect Bob Turner as 2004 president and elected Sue Stinson-Turner as 2004 president-elect. Neil Hub...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 21, 2003
James Pascover was appointed Better Business of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications
James Pascover was appointed Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications. Pascover brings more than 20 yea...
28. Archived Article: Adopt (lead)
- Tuesday, October 3, 2000
ADOPT-A-SCHOOL Businesses lend a hand to city schools By MARY DANDO The Daily News Organizations such as the Center City Commission, Buckeye Technologies Inc., Troll Communications and the Tennessee Valley Authority have more in common other than ke...
29. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, September 18, 2000
The Cotton Belles chapter of The America Business Womens Association meets at 5:45 p The Cotton Belles chapter of The America Business Womens Association meets at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Carolyn Cates, d...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Toni Campbell Parker, partner in the law firm of Apperson, Crump and Maxwell PLC, was elected president of the Mid-South Fair/Libertyland Inc Toni Campbell Parker, partner in the law firm of Apperson, Crump and Maxwell PLC, was elected president of ...
31. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 3, 1999
RFS Hotel Investors Inc RFS Hotel Investors Inc. has announced several management changes. Randy Churchey has been named president and chief operating officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. He formerly was senior vice president and chief financial offi...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 27, 1999
AutoZone Inc AutoZone Inc. has announced the following promotions: Bill Rhodes, previously vice president of finance, was promoted to senior vice president of finance. Mike Broderick, previously regional manager, was promoted to vice president-store...
33. Archived Article: Calendar
- Tuesday, June 1, 1999
May 25 June 2 The Rotary Club of East Memphis will meet at noon at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The speaker will be Robert L. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Pollution Control Industries. The cost is $11. For more informa...
34. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 24, 1999
May 25 May 25 The Association for Women in Communications will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The speaker will be Dean Jernigan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Storage USA and co-founder of the ...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 12, 1999
April 12 April 12 Shelby County Republican Women will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel. The speaker will be John Ryder, a National Republican Committee member for Tennessee. For more information, call 756-5808. The Quality Center will spon...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 5, 1999
April 6 April 6 Buckeye Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S. Germantown Road. For more information, call Gloria Morrow at 753-8604. Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on re-esta...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, December 1, 1997
Dec Dec. 3 The Society of Entrepreneurs will sponsor its third annual fall success panel from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis. The panel includes Dr. George H. Lucas Jr., a professor on the graduate...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 17, 1997
Nov Nov. 17 The Fayette County Chamber of Commerces West Fayette chapter will hold its Night on the Grow celebration at the Oakland Deposit Bank at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 465-8690. Nov. 18 The National Association of Wo...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 10, 1997
Nov Nov. 10 Public Issues Forum will meet at 7 p.m. at Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. A panel presentation will discuss light rail for Memphis and Shelby County. The panelists will include Howard R. Maier, executive director, Northeas...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 22, 1997
Sept. 22 Sept. 22 The Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute will offer "Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate" through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 6393 Poplar Ave. The cost is $745 for CCIM candidates ...
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 15, 1997
Sept Sept. 15 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m., and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be attorney Patrick B. Mason, who will discuss the Tax Relief Ac...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 8, 1997
Sept Sept. 8 The Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road Extended from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 685-0495. The Shelby County Republican Womens Club will meet at 11 a.m. at...
43. Archived Article: Standout Chg
- Friday, November 8, 1996
By CAMILLE H Teaching change Local teacher Velma Lois Jones moves to Nashville to represent teachers statewide By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Former Memphis teacher Velma Lois Jones has moved to Nashville to represent the more than 45,00...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 15, 1996
memos 05-15 Enterprise National Bank has announced several additions to its staff: F. Gerald Wade has joined Enterprise as vice president and manager of retail banking. Wade was formerly employed at NationsBank as a vice president and executive bank...
45. Archived Article: Backfill
- Monday, November 20, 1995
11/20 backfill The Beale Street Merchants Association had its third annual awards banquet on Thursday and honored more than two dozen businesses and individuals. The organization introduced a new award, the "Pops" Davis Service Award, whic...