Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Last Day of Early Voting, Senate Poll and Legislature Goes to Overtime
- Thursday, April 26, 2018
The last day of early voting before the May 1 election day is Thursday. And the turnout count through Wednesday has eclipsed the total early voting turnout in this same set of elections in 2010 and 2014. You can find a list of early voting locations and the hours at www.shelbyvote.com, the website of the Shelby County Election Commission. The winners on election night next Tuesday advance to the August county general election.
2. Council Waits on Answers About City Hall List
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Memphis City Council members had protesters outside City Hall and in council chambers Tuesday, Feb. 21, on different causes.
City employees opposed to proposed changes in the city’s impasse ordinance carried signs in council chambers reading “You Think Crime Is High Now Repeal Impasse.”
3. Strickland Surprised by Record Homicide Rate, Defends ‘Brilliant at the Basics’
- Friday, December 23, 2016
At the last Memphis City Council meeting of 2016, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland dropped by to give high marks for cooperation between his office and the council.
4. Pot Vote Seen as Foothold in Memphis Criminal Justice Changes
- Thursday, October 6, 2016
There were two gateway debates in Memphis City Council chambers Tuesday, Oct. 4, as it debated and then approved an ordinance that gives Memphis Police the discretion to write a ticket with a $50 fine for possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana.
5. Last Word: Rallings on Protests, New Home Sales Numbers and Special Session Over
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
$10 million goes a long way toward establishing a new school.
But Crosstown High School was not among the new high schools that garnered grants Wednesday from the XQ Super School Project.
6. Last Word: Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minneapolis
- Friday, July 8, 2016
As I write this, I’m wondering if something else will happen once it goes up on our website that will render this irrelevant by the time you read it.
This time the datelines are Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minneapolis.
7. The Rest of the August Ballot
- Saturday, July 9, 2016
If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.
8. Last Word: Mall Demo, Defining 'Fringe Element' and Herenton's New Path
- Friday, May 6, 2016
Once upon a time there were three “town centers” planned by the city of Memphis.
City facilities like libraries and police precincts would be the anchors and encourage private retail development in them.
9. The Week Ahead: April 18-24
- Monday, April 18, 2016
Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from the dreaded federal income tax filing day, to the scheduled end of the Tennessee Legislature for this session, to a couple of big round-ball games at FedExForum beginning Friday.
10. 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.
11. Last Word: Election Day, Luttrell Makes It Six, And About "Executive Sessions"
- Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Can You Feel It? Tuesday is election day in Memphis and across the state in this presidential election year. And all indications are the turnout locally should be above the 24 percent mark we’ve been at in the last two presidential election years.
12. Chism Opens Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jeremy Chism has joined Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise as vice president to open the company’s Memphis commercial real estate loan production office. The firm provides financing solutions through a vast network of insurance companies, CMBS lenders and commercial lenders for commercial real estate.
13. 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.
14. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.
15. RBCC Law Firm Moving to iBank Tower
- Friday, February 14, 2014
The law firm of Rogers, Berry, Chesney & Cannon PLLC, owner of 1713 Kirby Parkway since 2006, recently sold its office building and will relocate to the iBank building on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis.
16. Shankman-Cohn to Lead Interior Design Coalition
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Leslie Shankman-Cohn has been elected the 2014 president of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition, a statewide coalition committed, through legislative and regulatory endeavors, to enhance and protect the right to practice interior design. Shankman-Cohn is a partner in Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors. She specializes in custom-designed furniture, space planning, furnishings and finishes specifications, universal design, Aging in Style and sustainable design issues.
17. Arkansas Lawmakers Plan Refresher Course on Ethics
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – With an ex-lawmaker under investigation for his campaign spending money on personal items and the state's lieutenant governor facing questions about his campaign finance reports, Arkansas lawmakers are about to receive a refresher course on the state's ethics laws.
18. Best Honored for Exchange Club Family Center Work
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Dr. Jara Best has received Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with The Exchange Club Family Center. Best, a pediatrician, is a member of the center’s board and has served as a volunteer with the facility’s domestic violence programs for children and women, as well as the First STEPS (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program.
19. Five Years in the Life
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.
20. Briglia Joins Archer-Malmo as Web/Broadcast Artist
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Kristen Briglia has joined archer-malmo as web/broadcast turbo artist. In her new role, Briglia will produce web graphics, HTML and video-editing services for the growing digital and broadcast departments, and will also help on print projects as needed.
- 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.
23. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 6, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
24. Creativity Redefined for Innovation
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The words “creative” and “creativity” have been hi-jacked by the world of advertising. The word means something specific to those familiar to Mad Men or Thirtysomething advertising stereotypes. In these cases – and the cases of classic advertising – creativity was visual, copy or positioning cleverness applied at the end of the new product process, when it was time to market downstream.
25. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.
26. Levy Named Assistant Dean in U of M School of Public Health
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Dr. Marian Levy has been named assistant dean of students and public health practice for the University of Memphis School of Public Health. Levy is also an associate professor in the school and is the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.
27. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
28. Literacy Mid-South’s Dean Appointed to State Coalition
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, has been appointed to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition’s board of directors. The board unanimously approved Dean’s nomination, and he will serve as a representative from West Tennessee for three years.
29. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
30. Pratt Joins Counterpart As Account Manager
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
31. Seeing Success
- Monday, October 10, 2011
On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.
32. Debt-Limit Votes: Senate Momentum, House Concerns
- Tuesday, August 2, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House began debate Monday on the hard-bargained plan to avert a national financial default, even as the White House and congressional leaders struggled to round up enough votes to approve it. Supporters said momentum for the deficit-reduction compromise was on their side, but resistance from both liberals and conservatives made the outcome unclear.
33. Pieces of the Puzzle
- Monday, June 27, 2011
Memphis City Council members left the city property tax rate at $3.19 Tuesday, June 21, as they ended their budget season.
But they added 18 cents to the tax rate on a one time basis with a separate resolution.
34. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
35. Ark. Panel Backs Title Fee Hike for Police Pension
- Tuesday, February 8, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Car buyers in Arkansas would have to pay twice as much in title and title application fees under a proposal advanced Monday by a legislative committee that is aimed at helping shore up the struggling Arkansas State Police pension system.
36. Analysis: Jobs Report is Bleak News for Democrats
- Monday, October 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The die is cast, and it's grim news for the Democrats. There's nothing now that Congress or President Barack Obama can do to before the November midterm elections to jolt the nation's stagnant economy.
37. Collierville Considers Land Swap for Schools
- Monday, October 4, 2010
The town of Collierville has met with Shelby County Schools to discuss the potential relocation of Collierville Middle School with hopes of not only relocating the city’s lone university campus to downtown but also revitalizing the local economy.
38. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
39. Inside The Priest Files: Documents reveal 50 years of abuse, cover-ups in Memphis diocese
- Monday, April 12, 2010
John Doe and his family watched 1999 change to the year 2000 in Memphis.
They were visitors to the city, here for a family medical emergency.
Looking back on it seven years later, Doe would remember “mentally trying to see if the world was going to end because everybody was scared something was going to happen.”
40. 50 Years of Secrets
- Thursday, April 8, 2010
Catholic priests accused of child sexual abuse in Memphis moved to different parishes and cities without parishioners or authorities being alerted, according to recently opened Circuit Court records.
41. Election Season Influences Legislative Pace
- Monday, March 1, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Election season is a driving factor behind a push by lawmakers for an early conclusion of the legislative session. It might also be to blame for keeping the session from immediately kicking into high gear.
42. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
43. GOP Candidate Backtracks on House Speaker Status
- Thursday, May 28, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A candidate seeking to lead the Tennessee Republican Party now says he was "not clear enough" when he suggested he was open to bringing House Speaker Kent Williams back into the GOP fold, and says he opposes the idea.
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Shelby County EOC Appeals Board will meet today at 11 a.m. in the first floor chambers of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Shelby County Commission will hold meetings today beginning at 9 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
46. Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.
- Thursday, December 18, 2008
The Economic Club of Memphis and the Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will hold a 2009 Economic Outlook Breakfast today from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn–University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Bruce Scherr of Informa Economics Inc. will provide the national economic outlook. Michael R. Pakko, an officer and regional economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will offer his views on the regional and local economy.
48. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
- Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold its Metro Business Council Breakfast today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The topic is “Leveraging Your Business with Technology.” Cost is $20 for members and $30 for prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The East Memphis Kiwanis Club will meet today at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Dennis Wilson, research associate professor at the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, will speak about the Memphis economy. For more information or reservations, e-mail Mathis Young at email@example.com.
51. Bar Examines Dress Code Issue
- Thursday, June 5, 2008
For an hour last week, a group of 16 attorneys and judges gathered in the Tennessee Supreme Court chambers in the Shelby County Courthouse to talk about whether a specific dress code is needed in the nine divisions of Circuit Court.
52. 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.
53. Morris Promoted to VP At Harrah's Mid-South
- Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Valerie Morris has been promoted to regional vice president of communications and community affairs for Harrah's Mid-South Region.
The region includes Harrah's Memphis corporate office and Grand, Horseshoe and Sheraton casinos in Tunica County.
- Monday, November 5, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Laura Adams, director of development and new engagement for the Shelby Farms Conservancy Group, will speak on "New Structure of Shelby Farms."
55. Forest Hill Owner In Contempt Again
- Friday, September 14, 2007
Forest Hill Cemeteries and Funeral Home owner Clayton Smart has the money to hire attorneys to represent him on criminal charges. But that doesn't mean he's likely to get out of jail anytime soon.
56. 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.
57. FedEx Institute of Technology Names Mandle Executive Director
- Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Shaye R. Mandle has been named executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Previously, he worked for the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he led the business activities of SAIC's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Mandle has worked as a district director for the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, and as a legislative liaison to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
58. Fred's Inc. Announces Key Leadership Changes
- Thursday, August 31, 2006
Fred's Inc. has named Gerald E. Thompson, a registered pharmacist, as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer, company officials announced Tuesday.
The company also
59. 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.
60. 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 ...
61. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
62. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 2, 2004
MEMPHIS FOOD BANK APPOINTS ASST
The Food Bank Appoints Assistant Director
Estella Mayhue-Greer was appointed assistant director of the Memphis Food Bank. Greer has been with The Food Bank for eight years. She previously served as agency relati...
63. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 5, 2004
University of Memphis Hosts HOPE Scholarship Seminar Jan. 5
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board of directors hosts a telephone conference call at 1 p.m. Call Will Pinkston at (615) 253-6881. Jan. 6
The Memphis City Council ...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 10, 2003
Calendar of events March 10-March 16
Calendar of events March 10-March 16
The International Association for Administrative Professionals monthly meeting features Pat Row, IAAP Tennessee division president, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday ...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Glenn J Glenn J. Brown has been named vice president and general manager of the identification technology division of Lamination Service Inc. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Kent Landers has joined Thompson & Co. as an account ...
66. Archived Article: West Tn (bott)
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON West Tennessee sets capital investment record in 1998 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Companies spent more than $857 million to build new plants or expand existing ones in West Tennessee during 1998 a record high for capital inves...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 25, 1998
Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the city of Memphis, has been named this years outstanding engineering alumnus by the Engineering Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the cit...