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1. Last Word: The Politics of Summer, Perpetual Motion and Nigerian Email Scams
- Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Just about the time it is summer by the calendar next week as well as by the ongoing weather, you will start to see a set of one-on-one debates between the Democratic and Republican contenders for Shelby County Mayor – Lee Harris and David Lenoir, respectively.
2. Sunday Wine, Liquor Sales Passes in Tenn. Senate
- Wednesday, April 11, 2018
NASHVILLE – Buoyed by Bible verses and compromise giving liquor stores a head start on Sunday sales, legislation allowing grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays passed the Senate Wednesday on a 17-11 vote.
3. MLK50 Events: A Roundup of Memphis Happenings
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Here's a selection of events in Memphis marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 is the 50th anniversary of King’s last speech – the “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, while April 4 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
4. Moment of Silence Set to Honor Memphis Sanitation Workers
- Thursday, February 1, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Rain was falling in Memphis, Tennessee, when two sanitation workers picking up trash sought shelter in the back of a city garbage truck on Feb. 1, 1968.
The poorly-maintained truck's compactor malfunctioned, crushing Echol Cole and Robert Walker to death.
5. University of Memphis, UTHSC May Soon Face Outsourcing Decisions
- Friday, April 21, 2017
Forty-one state lawmakers signed a letter requesting the state put a hold on its outsourcing plans until the General Assembly can scrutinize its effect on state workers and services.
The state is set to sign a contract April 28 with Chicago-based JLL for facilities management work that could be used by universities and departments statewide. Even local government jobs could be doled out to the contractor.
6. Lawmakers Blast Haslam Administration for Process Toward JLL Contract
- Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Tennessee Department of General Services is set to award a statewide contract for facility management services to Jones Lang LaSalle, a company that already handles 10 percent of state office space and estimates a 15.9 percent savings if all higher education institutes participate.
7. Chuck Berry's Influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Incalculable
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.
8. Bipartisan Skeptics Doubt Haslam’s Outsourcing Plan
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
Poor timing and questionable numbers: That’s how legislators are viewing a business justification plan for outsourcing facilities management across Tennessee.
The Office of Customer Focused Government tells state senators, if all departments opt in, the state could save $35.8 million by the second year of a contract under study for building operations and services – without laying off state workers or cutting pay and benefits.
- Monday, January 18, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum will host King Day 2016 on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. This year’s theme is “Speaking Truth to Power,” and activities will include family entertainment, youth-centered learning, Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood drives, and more. Admission is $5 for all ages, $3 with food bank donation, or free with blood donation. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
- Saturday, January 16, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum will host King Day 2016 on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Activities will include family entertainment, youth-centered learning, Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood drives, and more. Admission is $5 for all ages, $3 with food bank donation, or free with blood donation. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
11. Last Word: The River, The New Mayor and Explaining Boll Weevils
- Monday, January 4, 2016
Hello, 2016. What’s your hurry?
First things first – the Mississippi River at our doorstep is above flood stage. But the crest is now predicted to come Friday and will be just over 40 feet – lower than predicted last week.
We will be posting web stories on the forecasts and other announcement from the county’s Office of Preparedness each evening to work with their schedule for summarizing where we are.
Floods are a slower moving cause for concern because we know what is happening upriver from us where the river is narrower. But this is also the Mississippi River, which is the definition of unpredictable.
12. 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.
13. NCRM President Keynotes LeMoyne-Owen Series
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015
National Civil Rights Museum president Terri Lee Freeman will deliver the keynote speech Wednesday, Nov. 11, at LeMoyne-Owen College’s 35th annual Fagin Lecture Series.
14. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.
15. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 9, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
16. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
17. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
18. Sweet Potato Baby Cooks Up Awards
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Aryen Moore-Alston, executive chef and owner of Sweet Potato Baby, recently received two honors for the boutique catering and baked-goods company she opened in Memphis last year.
Sweet Potato Baby was named a winner of the American Small Business Championship by SCORE, a national organization that mentors entrepreneurs and small-business owners. It was also named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s “10 to Watch” in 2015 list, which recognized companies and organizations that stood out in 2014 for their leadership in the community.
19. Oktoberfest in Arlington to Be Held Sept. 21
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Third Annual Oktoberfest in Arlington will be held Sept. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. at Living Word Lutheran Church, 11974 Walker St., next to the Sam Wilson Public Library by Depot Square.
20. Cash Reflects on ‘Long Way Home’
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
As Graceland marks the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley in August, another important artist from Sun Records will be remembered in Dyess, Ark.
The opening of Johnny Cash’s childhood home in Dyess as a museum is Aug. 16.
21. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors
- Monday, December 16, 2013
University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.
Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber will host a conversation with Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and author of “Making the Impossible, Possible,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Strickland’s topic is “The Art of Leadership & The Business of Social Change.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit memphischamber.com or call 543-3571.
23. Walgreen Co. Closes Ike’s Gas Station
- Friday, August 2, 2013
Walgreen Co. has closed the gas station at its Ike’s store on Union Avenue, but the company isn’t saying anything else about the property’s future.
24. Council Preps for Late Summer Sales Tax Hike Referendum
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A referendum on a half percent city sales tax hike to fund a city pre kindergarten expansion and roll back the city property tax rate by 20 cents would happen in August or September instead of May.
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Ave. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm PLLC will present “The Truth About the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.” Cost is free. Contact Jo Garner at 482-0354.
26. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 7, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
27. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
28. Waddell’s Legacy Will Endure at The Daily News
- Friday, September 24, 2010
Lisa Waddell was a career employee at The Daily News, beginning her work here at the age of 19. Her life story is a model of success, embodying striving for excellence through perseverance, patience and wisdom.
29. Elmwood Cemetery: Where History Never Dies
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Memphis. Forever and ever.
Turns out Boss Crump and Ben Hooks were closer to each other than you might have thought – about 25 feet.
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education seminar today from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Teresa Bullington of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Stephen Libby of The Libby Law Firm and Kevin Washburn of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham will speak about workers compensation.
- Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar series for business owners and executives today from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown, 2100 Exeter Road. Cost is $10. Breakfast will be provided. For reservations, call 755-1200.
32. U of M’s Preza Receives $740K Award for Research
- Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Dr. Chrysanthe Preza has received a more than $740,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for her research to improve live cell imaging. Preza is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering.
33. Beale, Lee’s Landing Battles Continue
- Monday, February 2, 2009
Once upon a time there was talk of a change in the management of the Beale Street entertainment district. And for a rare moment in November, it seemed that all of the many sides that have some role in the running of Beale Street were about to agree to it.
34. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.
35. Texas Man Sues Over Stolen Bone Implanted in his Neck
- Thursday, September 27, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A man who found out the bone implanted in his neck to relieve back pain was stolen from a corpse is suing a medical technology company and several tissue processing businesses, including two in Tennessee.
36. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.
37. National News Correspondent Lends Celebrity to YWCA Fund-Raiser
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The YWCA of Greater Memphis bills itself as one of the greatest advocates for women and girls in the Memphis and Mid-South. And YWCA officials say they hope getting a little celebrity support will help shed the light on all the organization does.
38. Community Foundation Offers Business Planning Workshop
- Monday, November 6, 2006
The Memphis Regional Chamber holds its Chamber Ambassadors meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BRIDGES Inc., 477 N. Fifth St. Call Sally Minor Cook at 543-3546 or visit www.memphischamber.com for more information.
39. Collierville and Germantown Chambers Host Political Candidates Mixer
- Monday, July 17, 2006
The Collierville and Germantown Chambers of Commerce Government Relations Committees host a "Political Candidates Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet many of the candidates who will be on the Aug. 3 ballot in state and federal primaries and the general election for the county offices of mayor, county commission, sheriff, trustee, county clerk and state and county judges. For more information, call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
40. Archived Article
- Tuesday, December 6, 2005
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Cost: $11.1 million
Borrower: Senate Hotel Partners Memphis LP
Lender: Empowerment Reinvestment Fund IV LLC
41. 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.
42. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 8, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...
43. 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...
44. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, April 13, 2004
South Main Projects Offer Residents Flexibility
The Daily News
For people considering a move to Downtown Memphis, the question is no longer simply whether they want to live in the area, but where they want to live in the...
45. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
46. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
CCRFC Approves Tax Freeze for Pinch Project
Building would add mixed uses to Uptown corner
The Daily News
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. approved a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application Tuesday for a p...
47. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, September 13, 2002
By Stacey Wiedower
Groups seek soles to walk for awareness
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
National unity, pride and thoughtfulness have reigned supreme in the past year, and local non-profit agencies hope citizens use the spirit of go...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Bean, Ison & Ruleman PLLC, CPAs & Consultants has announced the following promotions: Patricia M Bean, Ison & Ruleman PLLC, CPAs & Consultants has announced the following promotions: Patricia M. Colley to tax manager, Dana D. Horner ...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Morgan Keegan Promotes Four Jeffrey C. Kline has been appointed vice president of fulfillment for Genesis Direct Inc. He will oversee operations at the companys local distribution center. Kline formerly was director of fulfillment operations for Nor...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co., Realtors and The French Connection. He is a graduate of the University of the South. Dan Estes has been promoted to vic...
51. 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...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm. Frank L. Watson Jr. has joined the firm as a shareholder and will conc...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has added three employees: Suzanne Gibson has joined the company as a senior account executive. She formerly was a marketing consultant. Gibson is a graduate of Robert Morris College. Janice Chu Kelly has joined ...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 4, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 4, 1997
Dansherryl Chewe has been appointed account executive for Powertel PCS Memphis region Dansherryl Chewe has been appointed account executive for Powertel PCS Memphis region. She previously spent three years as an account executive with Cellular South...
56. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 19, 1996
02-19 Calendar Feb. 19 The Roundtable for Women in Foodservice, Memphis chapter, will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shelby Place. Judy Patton, senior vice president of Food Insights, will speak on "Understanding Your Customer: The Psychology Be...