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1. Last Word: Alexander and Corker Differ, Instant Runoff React and Kroger On Hold
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tennessee’s two U.S. Senators split their votes Tuesday in Washington on the vote that followed the vote to open debate on a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted yes on the debate motion. But then Corker was one of the nine Republican Senate votes that killed the Obamacare replacement plan known as BCRA, while Alexander voted for it.
2. Impact of Three-Day RiverArtsFest Felt Year-Round
- Friday, October 21, 2016
RiverArtsFest is gearing up for its 10th annual fine arts festival this weekend Downtown in the South Main Arts District, where more than 20,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event.
Launched in 1989 as Arts in the Park in Overton Park before relocating to the Memphis Botanic Garden in 1992, the fest was revitalized in 2007 as RiverArtsFest and moved to its present location.
3. Last Word: Pot Passes, Stein's Stop in Crosstown and The Problem With Parking
- Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The city pot ordinance – the one that allows cops the option to write a ticket with a $50 fine for a half ounce or less of marijuana – is on the books.
The Tuesday vote by the Memphis City Council on third and final reading was 7-6 in favor – close, in other words -- without a vote to spare.
4. The Eyes Have It
- Saturday, September 10, 2016
Years ago, Peggy White drove around town in a replica MG3. The car got a lot of looks, and White got a lot of compliments. Today, however, it’s White’s face that is turning heads. Specifically, her eyeglasses and the chameleon-like makeover she can create from one day to another.
5. Cards' Carpenter Goes On DL; Diaz Named Replacement All-Star
- Friday, July 8, 2016
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals will have to make do without All-Star second baseman Matt Carpenter for an extended period. They've struggled plenty even with Carpenter in the lineup.
6. Southern Yankee
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
To best understand another man’s baseball passion, you must first understand his baseball pain. So if you hope to truly understand Peter B. Freund, new majority owner of the Memphis Redbirds, you must travel back to his youth.
7. From Forest to Flooring, Cafe Ole’s New Deck Has ‘Seen the World’
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
This is a Memphis story. And by now it should be clear that Bill Courtney loves a Memphis story.
8. Loflin Yard Pays Attention to Residents
- Tuesday, April 5, 2016
This week, a “rural oasis” opens for business in the middle of Downtown Memphis. That’s developer Taylor Berger’s vision for Loflin Yard, an acre-wide outdoor destination with pit barbecue, live music and barrel-aged cocktails.
9. The Week Ahead: March 28-April 3
- Monday, March 28, 2016
Alright, Memphis, are you sure you found all your Easter eggs? Before you make one more sweep of the yard, check out this week’s roundup of local happenings – from the sweet sounds of “Zelda” to what’s being dubbed a “Mini-MEMFix” in East Memphis…
10. New Owner to Revive Long-Vacant Downtown Block
- Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A group of private investors – led by Memphis businessman Michael Cook – is looking to turn a blighted Downtown block into a mixed-use development with covered parking.
Walk-Off Properties LLC bought the nine-story Hickman Building and its accompanying two-story parking garage on Sept. 30 for $1 million. The building, at 240 Madison Ave., sits across from the Fogelman Downtown YMCA.
11. Untapped Proved Passion for History
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Once the last of the food trucks departed, the tables and chairs were packed away, the beer garden cleared out and supporters exited through the courtyard archway a final time, the Tennessee Brewery returned to what it’s been for decades.
12. Brewery’s Fate Unchanged Despite Untapped’s Success
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tennessee Brewery Untapped, the festival-like celebration that’s turned the long-vacant brewery structure Downtown into a packed community space, is now roughly halfway through its six-week run.
Approaching the end arguably hasn’t served to diminish the enthusiasm of the crowds that still converge on the brewery’s courtyard and connected spaces each week of Untapped.
13. Untapped Potential
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Since April 24, a crowd estimated at a few thousand people has flocked to the castle-like structure at 495 Tennessee St. for the chance to hang out at the Tennessee Brewery and enjoy a bar, food trucks, music and good company.
14. Enjoy the Brewery While It's Still Here
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I’ve been looking at the Tennessee Brewery for years. I used to have an office next door, and now from my agency’s current location, I can see its majestic, Romanesque arched windows towering over the South Main Arts District.
15. Cardinals Expect ‘Good Things’ to Happen Again
- Friday, April 4, 2014
At grantland.com, the writer said the St. Louis Cardinals have even more depth than last year’s team, but then he went on to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series.
16. New Partners Sign On to Tennessee Brewery Effort
- Friday, April 4, 2014
This weekend, volunteers will return to the Tennessee Brewery property to continue getting it ready for Tennessee Brewery Untapped, a six-week series of community events that will run April 24 through June 1.
17. Brown’s Contempt Hearing Reflects Political Skirmish
- Monday, March 31, 2014
Joe Brown’s bid to unseat District Attorney General Amy Weirich in the 2014 elections probably wasn’t supposed to begin this way – in a courtroom dispute with Juvenile Court that has nothing to do with Weirich.
18. Plans Coming Together for Tennessee Brewery Untapped
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Plans are taking shape for the six-week “temporary activation” project coming to the Tennessee Brewery at 495 Tennessee St., an initiative starting in late April that will be called “Tennessee Brewery Untapped.”
19. Cardinal Way Has St. Louis Back in Fall Classic
- Friday, October 25, 2013
From 2002-2006, the St. Louis Cardinals had a farm director named Bruce Manno. He was a guy who had his own ideas on how things should be done. One of them was to require that all Cardinal minor-league players – from Rookie ball to Triple-A Memphis – wear their pants pulled up to their knees so their stirrup socks would show.
20. Redbirds Proving Key Role in ‘Cardinal Way’
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals had just wrapped up one playoff series and were headed to the National League Championship Series with a roster mainly comprised of homegrown players.
There was rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who had flirted with no-hitters in the regular season and in the NL Division Series. There was first baseman Matt “Big City” Adams, who stepped into the void created by Allen Craig’s foot injury. And there was 23-year-old Trevor Rosenthal, who was thrust into that all-important closer’s role late in the season.
21. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.
- Monday, April 29, 2013
A Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector Project design review meeting will be held Monday, April 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The public can learn about and view designs for the project. Contact Michael Carpenter at email@example.com or 636-6596.
24. Bearing Down
- Monday, March 11, 2013
The old adage “loaded for bear” is fitting for a new full-service branding agency that’s emerged on the Memphis advertising landscape.
“We came up with Loaded for Bear after stepping back and looking at the Memphis creative landscape and what our goals were, which are to prove that great creative can happen in a ‘creative wilderness’ such as Memphis, but also to help our clients be prepared for anything,” said managing director Joel Halpern. “That is where the term came from, an old hiker’s saying that means going off in the prepared for the worst case scenario, or a bear.”
25. Green Line Marketing Doubles Office
- Friday, February 15, 2013
Green Line Marketing Group has outgrown its East Memphis office space due to its expanded staff and client roster.
The boutique agency has signed a 2,000-square-foot lease in Racquet Club Plaza, where it will relocate from its three 350-square-foot executive suites in Clark Tower by the end of the month.
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Seely of Varsity Brands will discuss cheering as an NCAA sport. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27. Measure Twice, Cut Once
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Ideas are a dime a dozen, indeed; the old cliché holds true. When following a formal Innovation process, it pays to measure the size of the market potential and validating the concept before investing in a build.
28. Measure Twice, Cut Once
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Ideas are a dime a dozen, indeed; the old cliché holds true. When following a formal innovation process, it pays to measure the size of the market potential and validating the concept before investing in a build.
29. Commission to Appoint School Board Members
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.
The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
30. Changing Industry
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Society’s fascination with the advertising and public relations industry is far-reaching and well documented.
Television programs have long been interested in ad agencies as a setting, as evidenced by “Bewitched,” “Thirtysomething” and “Mad Men,” to name a few.
31. Switch Creative Designs On Local, National Levels
- Monday, April 18, 2011
Switch Creative is a Memphis-based design firm that has made a name for itself on a local and national level in the advertising world.
With high-profile clients such as MTV, Oakley and Ride Snowboards, creator Michael Carpenter has been able to turn out top-notch designs on everything from snowboards, apparel and CD covers to posters, business cards and logos.
32. WPG Americas Signs Lease in Southaven
- Friday, March 18, 2011
A San Jose, Calif.-based worldwide electronics distributor is entering the Memphis area with full force.
WPG Americas Inc. has signed a 54,000-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center, 481 Industrial Drive, in Southaven. The project – a relocation of the WPG America’s New York facility – represents a $1.5 million investment by the company and will create 60 jobs over the next three years.
33. ADDY Awards Honor City’s Best Work
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The local advertising industry’s creativity this past year has put a new meaning to the phrase “think outside the box.”
The American Advertising Federation Memphis presented 54 gold and 69 silver awards out of 500 paid entries at Saturday’s ADDY Awards at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave.
34. Tarrant Brings Voice Talents to the Airwaves
- Friday, January 28, 2011
It’s no secret that Hollywood and New York City are major centers for acting. But that major-market talent also can be found in Memphis.
Voice-over actor and producer Rick Tarrant, the owner of Memphis-based Rick Tarrant Productions, said the region has plenty of its own talent to boast about. That includes his own voice, which has been heard on a range of mediums, including Christian radio stations, commercials and Sirius XM.
35. Yogurt Craze Continues with TCBY Store
- Friday, January 21, 2011
A TCBY franchise has signed a 1,225-square-foot lease in University Center, 3445 Poplar Ave., at the southwest corner of Poplar and Highland Street.
36. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size
- Friday, December 17, 2010
Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.
EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.
37. County Commission Settles in for Partisan Tenure
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The new Shelby County Commission will settle down a bit as more time passes. But the 13-member body with six new members will probably remain more partisan than its predecessors of the last four years.
38. County Commission Off To Partisan, Lively Start
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Shelby County Commissioners found plenty to debate during their first meeting as a body since six new commissioners took office Sept. 1.
Monday’s session saw the election of Democrat Sidney Chism as the chairman of the 13 member body for the next year.
39. GMAC Posts Q1 Profit, Plans to Rename Itself Ally
- Tuesday, May 4, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - GMAC Financial Services on Monday posted its first quarterly profit in more than a year and announced plans to rename itself Ally Financial Inc., as the consumer lender aims to put a failed foray into the mortgage business behind it.
40. Rival Raises Issue Of Ford Benefits
- Friday, March 12, 2010
Six months after he was appointed to the Shelby County Commission in 2002, Joe Ford got an unusual benefit.
The body approved a resolution crediting him for the six years he had served on the Memphis City Council toward his county government pension.
41. Candidate Filing List -- The Final Version
- Friday, February 19, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
42. UPDATE: Mayor's Race Grows At Filing Deadline
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
Luttrell faces only token opposition from perennial candidate Ernie Lunati.
Meanwhile, the Democratic primary for mayor grew to three contenders as General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson filed his qualifying petition just before the deadline. He joins interim County Mayor Joe Ford and Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone.
Luttrell ruled out a bid for Shelby County mayor last year (2009). But when Harold Byrd decided not to run in the Democratic primary, some local GOP leaders asked Luttrell to reconsider.
The result touched off a scramble of candidates from both parties for the open sheriff’s office. But before the noon deadline, the initial field of over a dozen possible contenders was narrowed to ten – six Democrats and four Republicans.
The other surprise at the filing deadline was the return of attorney Walter Bailey to the District 2 Position 1 seat he gave up in the 2006 elections. Bailey sought re-election then to another term despite a two term limit on commissioners. Bailey lost to J.W. Gibson who decided not to seek re-election. He also lost a court fight to overturn the term limits.
Bailey was the only candidate who had filed for the seat at the Thursday deadline.
Only one incumbent county commissioner – Republican Mike Ritz -- was effectively re-elected at the deadline because he had no opposition.
All but one of the eleven contested County Commission races will be decided with the May 4 primaries. The only general election battle for the August ballot is the district 5 contest between GOP challenger Dr. Rolando Toyos and whoever wins the May Democratic primary between incumbent Steve Mulroy and Jennings Bernard.
Former County Commissioner John Willingham also returned to the ballot among a field of Republican contenders in the primary for Shelby County Trustee.
And former Criminal Court Clerk Minerva Johnican joined the Democratic primary field for her old job. Incumbent Republican Bill Key pulled petition to seek re-election but did not file at the deadline.
Here is the list of races and contenders from The Shelby County Election Commission. All candidate have until noon Feb. 25 to withdraw from the ballot if they wish.
Shelby County Mayor:
Deidre Malone (D)
Joe Ford (D)
Otis Jackson (D)
Mark Luttrell (R)
Ernest Lunati (R)
Leo Awgowhat (I)
Shelby County Sheriff:
James Coleman (R)
Bobby Simmons (R)
Bill Oldham (R)
Dale Lane (R)
Larry Hill (D)
Bennie Cobb (D)
Randy Wade (D)
James Bolden (D)
Elton Hymon (D)
Reginald French (D)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 1
Mike Ritz (R) (incumbent)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 2
Albert Maduska (R)
Heidi Shafer (R)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 3
Mike Carpenter (R) (incumbent)
Joe Baire (R)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 1
Walter Bailey (D)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 2
Henri Brooks (D) (incumbent)
David Vinciarelli (D)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 3
Eric Dunn (D)
Norma Lester (D)
Tina Dickerson (D)
Melvin Burgess (D)
Reginald Milton (D)
Freddie Thomas (D)
County Commission Dist 3 Pos 1
James Harvey (D) (incumbent)
James Catchings (D)
County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 2
Sidney Chism (D) (incumbent)
Andrew "Rome" Withers (D)
County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 3
Edith Moore (D) (incumbent)
Justin Ford (D)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 1
Chris Thomas (R)
John Pellicciotti (R)
Jim Bomprezzi (R)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 2
Wyatt Bunker (R) (incumbent)
John Wilkerson (R)
Ron Fittes (R)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 3
Terry Roland (R)
George Chism (R)
Edgar Babian (R)
County Commission Dist 5
Steve Mulroy (D) (incumbent)
Jennings Bernard (D)
Rolando Toyos (R)
Shelby County Clerk
Charlotte Draper (D)
Corey Maclin (D)
LaKeith Miller (D)
Wayne Mashburn (R)
Steve Moore (R)
Criminal Court Clerk
Vernon Johnson (D)
Minerva Johnican (D)
Ralph White (D)
Michael Porter (R)
Kevin Key (R)
Jerry Stamson (I)
Circuit Court Clerk
Jimmy Moore (R) (incumbent)
Steven Webster (D)
Carmichael Johnson (D)
Ricky W. Dixon (D)
Juvenile Court Clerk
Joy Touliatos (R)
Charles Marshall (D)
Sylvester Bradley (D)
Shep Wilbun (D)
Julia Roberson Wiseman (I)
Probate Court Clerk
Paul Boyd (R)
Sondra Becton (D)
Danny Kail (D)
Annita Sawyer Hamilton (D)
Peggy Dobbins (D)
Clay Perry (D)
Karen Tyler (D)
Shelby County Register
Tom Leatherwood (R) (incumbent)
Coleman Thompson (D)
Lady J. Swift (D)
Carlton Orange (D)
Shelby County Trustee
Regina Newman (D) (incumbent)
M. LaTroy Williams (D)
John Willingham (R)
Jeff Jacobs (R)
David Lenoir (R) ...
43. Sept. Commercial Sales Drop 18%
- Monday, October 27, 2008
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market was highlighted by a wide variety – but a low volume – of transactions in September, revealing a continued slowdown because of the credit crisis and overall economic slowdown.
44. Sports-Related Cases Heat up in Media
- Thursday, May 8, 2008
When a professional athlete goes to trial, the media shines a bright light.
And ESPN.com writer and commentator Lester Munson told a group of Memphis lawyers the light can distort appearances and even become too much of a temptation for judges.
45. Family Court Plan Spotlights Pilot Debate
- Friday, March 28, 2008
A family court task force set up by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners completed its work this week with a set of recommendations that call for more of a connection between the courts that deal with families in crisis and social services agencies. The report goes to the commission for further consideration.
46. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
47. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.
48. Brooks Named VP of Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Mary Brooks has been named vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. Previously, Brooks served as the director of programs for Junior Achievement. In her new position, she will oversee the operation of Exchange City, Junior Achievement's model city, which is operated for a day by area fifth-graders.
49. New Dental Practice Cuts its Teeth Downtown
- Friday, February 9, 2007
When opening a business of any kind, it's good to differentiate from the competition.
Jodi E. Rump is doing that with a modern and progressive approach she will bring to dentistry at her new Downtown office.
50. Crone Named Fellow of Memphis Bar Foundation
- Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Alan Crone, attorney and co-founder of Crone & Mason PLC, has been named a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. The appointment was made at the annual joint meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation, Sept. 11. Read more about Crone in tomorrow's Law Talk feature.
51. Ad Agencies Mine Nonprofit Community
- Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The work of a nonprofit agency can seem daunting in the face of limited money and manpower. And it's doubly distressing when you realize the work nonprofit organizations do is necessary to feed, clothe or house people who really need it.
52. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
53. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
54. 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 ...
55. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Senior Armstrong Allen attorney named managing partner
Armstrong Allen Names New Managing Partner
James McLaren Jr., a senior member of Armstrong Allen PLLC, has been elected managing partner of the firm. Members of the firms 2005 management c...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Michael Frederick was appointed director of radiology at Methodist
Michael Frederick was appointed director of radiology at Methodist South Hospital. He previously was the administrative director of radiology at Edinburg Regional Medical Center i...
57. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
58. Archived Article: Law Focus1
- Thursday, October 28, 1999
Memphis Bar Association announced nominees Memphis Bar Association announced nominees The Memphis Bar Association has released the report of its nominations and elections committee, which was chaired by Prince Chambliss. The association president fo...
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 23, 1996
Sept Sept. 23 First Allied Securities Inc. and ITT Hartford will host a workshop titled "401K Packages: Opportunities that Exist for the Small Business Employer" at 6 p.m. at the Germantown Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For reservations, call ...
60. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, January 5, 1996
01/05 Milestones Michael Carpenter has joined WestRogers as an account executive. He also will provide the marketing, advertising and public relations firm with political campaign experience. Carpenter is a 1993 graduate of the Republican National C...