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1. Monumental Decision
- Friday, October 13, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland may not even get a discussion with the Tennessee Historical Commission Friday, Oct. 13, about moving the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest out of a city park.
2. Last Word: Doubling Down at City Hall, Karl Dean in Collierville & Your Credit Report
- Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd doubling down right at the start of a Monday morning meeting of the Beale Street Task Force on that conflict of interest issue involving his company’s contract with the Beale Street Merchants Association. Meanwhile, it is council day at City Hall Tuesday and lots to discuss on several fronts including the Bicentennial Gateway and Convention Center projects and the move of Golden India just off Overton Square.
3. Juvenile Court Outcomes Still Questioned
- Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Rev. Keith Norman says just about every time federal monitors in the settlement agreement with Juvenile Court come to Memphis they meet with him and want to hear from a broad cross section of Memphians with no filtering of those they encounter.
4. Last Word: Juvenile Court Return, Berlin Boyd's Week and Tony Allen Thoughts
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Two weeks ago Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael was on Behind The Headlines in a half-hour conversation about the court and federal oversight that drew quite a bit of reaction to Michael’s strong opinions about the need to end that oversight. Even before that reaction we had planned to do a second part of the conversation with those who favor continued federal oversight of the court.
5. Century Mark
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
During a visit to Memphis in April, Andrew Young was talking with reporters about his lengthy public history – being part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle, a congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It was as he talked about King’s death in Memphis that Young, without any prompting, talked about a trio of Memphis attorneys – Benjamin Hooks, Russell Sugarmon and A. W. Willis – that were the key to his and King’s efforts to get things done in Memphis and the surrounding region.
6. Malone Takes Reins, Plans Changes At Memphis Branch NAACP
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Memphis branch of the NAACP has one full-time employee and is looking for a new executive director in what amounts to a major overhaul of the chapter as it marks its centennial year.
The new president of the Memphis branch of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization told a group of 50 members Sunday, Jan. 22, that she is moving to rebuild and rebrand the chapter.
7. For the First Time This Season, Vols Set to Play as Underdog
- Friday, October 7, 2016
You almost can feel Tennessee is a football team of destiny as the most difficult games of the schedule loom Saturday at Texas A&M and Oct. 15 against Alabama at Neyland Stadium.
There aren’t many successful Hail Mary passes, but the Vols got one last Saturday and beat Georgia 34-31 in Athens. Tennessee trailed Georgia 17-0 in the first half.
8. Last Word: Regrouping, Freedom Awards and The View From Another Bridge
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
It will be a year come Sunday – a year since Darrius Stewart, a passenger in a car pulled over by Memphis Police in Hickory Hill was shot and killed by Officer Conner Schilling.
9. Last Word: Highlander, Aretha's House and When The Old Daisy Was New
- Friday, July 1, 2016
There is Highland Row and Highland Strip and they do not meet, although they are just a short walk from one another near the University of Memphis.
That is going to be a handy point of reference because the area in general – called the University District – is coming along so well that you are going to be reading more about it.
10. Born in the Projects, Norman Fights for Social Justice
- Friday, June 24, 2016
Keith Norman makes a habit of rising before the sun – and no wonder. As vice president of government affairs at Baptist Memorial Health Care and president of the Memphis branch of the NAACP, he’s got a lot on his plate. But if you want to see him in his element, stop by First Baptist Church on Broad, Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m.
11. Weekend Crime Rampage Frames Criminal Justice Debate
- Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Now what? The two-word question was one of many reactions as the week began to a Downtown crime spree Saturday night in which a Memphis Police officer died and three people were shot and wounded – two in critical condition Sunday at Regional One Health center.
12. Last Word: ServiceMaster's Choice, Democrats Regroup, Oprah Goes To Church
- Friday, June 3, 2016
The ServiceMaster headquarters search is over and the pick is a real surprise as office spaces goes – Peabody Place – not the office building but the shuttered mall south of the Peabody hotel.
13. Massacre: 1866 and the Battles Over How Memphis History is Told
- Saturday, May 7, 2016
At the end of March with much secrecy, Rev. Keith Norman took delivery and responsibility for a large, heavy crate that stayed in his office for the next month.
“Don’t tell anybody, don’t let anybody get it, if they come in and say they work for the park commission or anybody, tell them to show identification,” were the instructions said Norman, who is president of the Memphis Branch NAACP.
14. MATA Changes Target Frayser and Southeast Memphis
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
The public’s first chance to comment Tuesday, Feb. 9, on a set of 35 interim changes to Memphis’ bus schedule sounded like an auction.
There were questions that began with numbers – route numbers that would change directions and streets or the frequency of service. And there were a lot of numbers to consider.
15. Memphis Cop Won't Be Charged in Darrius Stewart Shooting
- Wednesday, November 4, 2015
A Shelby County grand jury has decided there will be no charges in this summer's fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart by Memphis Police Department officer Connor Schilling.
The grand jury decision came despite a recommendation from District Attorney General Amy Weirich for a charge of voluntary manslaughter. The grand jury returned a “not true bill” indicating it found no probable cause for the charge.
16. One Week Later, Darrius Stewart Shooting Frames Larger Debate
- Friday, July 24, 2015
The best indication the public has of how Darrius Stewart died is a YouTube video of his encounter Friday, July 17, with Memphis Police on Winchester Road.
It’s dark, it’s hard to make out key details and there is a lot happening in and out of the frame.
17. Baptist's Healing Hand
- Friday, June 26, 2015
Comprised of 14 hospitals and more than 4,000 affiliated physicians spanning three states, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. is obviously known as a place where patients can turn to address their physical health.
18. Daily News Names Managing Editor
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Jane A. Donahoe has joined The Daily News Publishing Co. as managing editor. In her new role, she oversees award-winning coverage of business and government news for both The Daily News and The Memphis News.
19. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.
20. Cohen: Ferguson Police Could Have ‘Shot to Wound’
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said police in Ferguson, Mo., could have shot to wound instead of shot to kill Michael Brown in the fatal incident there this month that has prompted national and international reaction to a number of race-related issues beyond the shooting.
21. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
22. Coalition Vows Push for Minority Business Gains
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
For decades, goals and percentages have been set for minority business participation in city and county governments.
Both governments have compliance offices. Elected officials look at percentages and ask questions about participation on particular projects.
23. Group of Ministers Endorses Wilkins
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Congressional candidate Ricky E. Wilkins touted the endorsement Monday, May 19, of a group of 30 ministers in his challenge of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District.
24. Brooks Reaction Seeks Way Back to Minority Business Issues
- Monday, May 19, 2014
At the end of a turbulent week, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks offered several alternate explanations for her remarks about Hispanics and their experience as minorities in Memphis.
In one explanation, Brooks said she didn’t remember saying some of the most controversial of her comments during the Monday, May 12, commission meeting. In others, she said she meant every word and didn’t consider it disparaging or insulting.
25. Civil Rights Leaders Comment on Brooks’ Remarks
- Friday, May 16, 2014
The executive director of the civil rights organization Latino Memphis says comments this week by Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks about the struggles of Latinos as minorities in Memphis were regrettable.
26. Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance
- Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.
27. Wharton Names Eight to Pre-K Trust Fund Board
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. nominated eight people Monday, Sept. 23, to serve on the board of a pre-kindergarten trust fund that would be established if city voters approve a half-cent sales tax hike in November.
28. Vote Delayed on Haslam Adviser's Lobbying Case
- Friday, August 2, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A vote to scuttle penalties against prominent Republican operative Tom Ingram has fallen short in the state Ethics Commission.
29. Committee Split on Park Renaming Options
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The nine-member ad hoc committee that is supposed to come up with recommendations for the Memphis City Council on what to call three Confederate-themed city parks displayed a clear rift Monday, April 22.
30. Parks Debate Continues as Convention Departs
- Wednesday, April 3, 2013
With a Ku Klux Klan rally in the rearview mirror, the local debate over the renaming of three Confederate-themed city parks moved ahead this week.
A group of 60 attended a public hearing Monday, April 1, by the ad hoc City Council committee on the parks renaming at City Hall.
31. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
32. Leading in New Times
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Keith Norman has heard the discussions about the generation gap and the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP.
33. Norman Named New Memphis NAACP President
- Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Rev. Keith Norman, pastor of First Baptist Church-Broad, is the new president of the Memphis branch NAACP.
34. Norman Named New Memphis NAACP President
- Friday, January 4, 2013
The Rev. Keith Norman, pastor of First Baptist Church-Broad, is the new president of the Memphis branch NAACP.
35. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.
36. MED Forms Committee to Examine Minority-Owned Biz Dealings
- Friday, May 4, 2012
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has formed an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations regarding the amount of business the hospital conducts with minority-owned companies.
37. ‘Wheel’ Now in Motion for New School System
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Those on the schools transition planning commission called it “the wheel.” Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald called it “the wheel of education.”
38. Faith-Based Orgs Revitalize Binghampton
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Operation: Safe Community, launched by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, began in 2006 with a goal to decrease blight and increase neighborhood restoration. That goal is now being reached after replacing dilapidated buildings and opening a farmers market in an abandoned gas station. Organizations such as First Baptist Church – Broad, led by Pastor Keith Norman, have also played an important role in Binghampton’s transformation.
39. Weirich Raises $45K for District Attorney General Run
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich has raised $45,000 in six months for her 2012 bid to remain the county’s chief prosecutor.
40. Body and Soul
- Monday, March 14, 2011
From now through April 15, a cross-section of Memphians will pour into Calvary Episcopal Church each weekday at lunchtime to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
41. New Members Appointed to MED Board
- Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Three new board members were recently appointed to the board of the Shelby County Health Care Corp. by Mayor Mark Luttrell.
42. New Policy Set for Police Handling of Juveniles
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Memphis Police got new written orders last week that gives them broader discretion in dealing with juveniles.
The policy put in writing by Police Director Larry Godwin and announced this week by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. comes after several years of discussion and concern about the number of juvenile offenders who are sent to detention.
43. Turner to Head Local Democrats
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009
In a battle of attorneys for the chairmanship of the Shelby County Democratic Party, it was Van Turner Jr. who carried the day at the weekend convention of the Shelby County Democratic Party.
44. Lincoln Dinner Spotlights Race For Governor Post
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Three of the four declared Republican candidates in the 2010 governor’s race dominated the politics of the local Republican party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner this weekend. Even in an off election year, the countywide events across the country are a test of support within the party for any political endeavor beyond the local level. The dinner at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis Saturday evening featured Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga.
45. Shelby County Democrats To Begin Leadership Selection
- Tuesday, March 3, 2009
After some confusion and political maneuvering, the Shelby County Democratic Party will begin the two-part process of selecting new leadership Saturday.
The ward and precinct caucuses at Airways Middle School Saturday morning are to select delegates to the March 28 local party convention also at Airways Middle School.
46. Democratic Party Cmte. To Grow in County
- Monday, February 9, 2009
The Shelby County Democratic Party’s executive committee probably will be larger because of the larger local voter turnout in the November presidential elections.
Members of the committee got their first look last week at proposed rules for the coming party convention. Since President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in November and voter turnout was also increased, rules will allow the 66-member committee to add some new positions. All executive committee members are elected based on the state House district they live in.
47. Gibbons’ Pressure Tactics Outed G’town Pols
- Thursday, November 6, 2008
The controversy over the Germantown ballot endorsing Gary Pruitt, Frank Uhlhorn and Mike Palazzolo in the town’s three alderman races underscores the power the local GOP ballot has in Shelby County outside the Memphis city limits.
48. Officials Mount Fight Against Charter Amendments
- Monday, October 27, 2008
Several countywide elected officials are mounting an effort to defeat the two Shelby County charter amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. The effort has drawn a formal complaint from Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Mike Ritz.
49. Democrats Heat up Primary Race
- Wednesday, January 30, 2008
There was a telling moment Sunday at Monumental Baptist Church. It came as Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton swayed in her chair to the melody of the church choir.
Laquita Jackson strode purposefully down the center aisle of the South Memphis church, a bundle of Barack Obama signs under one arm and holding another bundle of Obama fans. It caused a brief uproar in the crowd of 300 as she took her seat in the fourth row behind two women with larger home-made Clinton signs. A sign truce was quickly negotiated as the choir continued and something that happens occasionally among competing presidential campaigns blew over quickly.
50. Though Wharton Bowed Out of Memphis Race, Money Wasn't an Object, Supporters Say
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Memphis mayor Willie Herenton probably slept a little easier Monday night, once word came earlier in the day he won't have to compete against an old friend and wildly popular local politician to keep his job.
51. District 89 Looks Toward Election Day
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Fewer than 500 citizens have cast early ballots in the special primary elections for State House District 89.
The vast majority of those 443 votes were cast in the Democratic primary, according to Shelby County Election Commission statistics available Tuesday. Saturday was the final day of early voting.
52. Archived Article: Church (lead)
- Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Expansion infuses new energy into Binghamton area
Expansion infuses new energy into Binghamton area
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
With a 27,000-square-foot expansion underway, First Baptist Church-Broad Avenue plans to enhance its ou...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 3, 1998
William N William N. Reed has been named president and chief operating officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell. Reed concentrates his practice in litigation. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. Th...
54. Archived Article: Inv Briefs
- Monday, January 29, 1996
01/29 Inv briefs The Mid-South Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m. at the Racquet Club. Robert M. Crowe, a financial consultant, writer and educator, will speak on t...