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1. Brooks’ 100 New Acquisitions Mark End of Centennial, Start of Other Changes
- Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has 100 new works of art in its permanent collection to mark its centennial. But the 100 items, grouped together through Aug. 27 in “Unwrapped! 100 Gifts for 100 Years,” point to a rethinking of the Brooks that began with a major renovation that debuted last year. The exhibition marks an end of centennial observances.
2. Women Go on Strike in US to Show Their Economic Clout
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Some American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of a multitude of International Women's Day events held around the globe.
3. Cox to Lead Asset Management at Lehman-Roberts
- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Matt Cox has been promoted to director of asset management at Lehman-Roberts Co. Cox most recently served as total process reliability coordinator for three years. In his new role, he is responsible for the full lifecycle of all construction equipment supplied to Lehman-Roberts’ operations divisions, including acquiring equipment, maintaining nearly 600 pieces of rolling stock and disposing of equipment as necessary.
4. Crosstown High Organizers Say It Will Be Innovative, Whether Charter or Optional
- Saturday, May 21, 2016
Crosstown High School could be a charter school after all.
That was the original plan when charter operator Gestalt Community Schools signed on as one of the early tenants of Crosstown Concourse, the transformation of the old Sears Tower on Cleveland Avenue. When Gestalt pulled out of the project in late 2015, a group of philanthropists and community leaders rallied to recruit another school for the mixed-use high-rise.
5. Last Word: Legislature's Return, Uber Pilot, Minivan Comeback and Bowie's Exit
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The gavel falls in Nashville.
The Tennessee legislature is back in session Tuesday. This is an election year session for the legislature. So it will be short – likely an early April adjournment. But that doesn’t mean the session is without expectations from outside Nashville.
6. Lakeland Elects New Commissioners, Arlington Returns Incumbents
- Friday, September 18, 2015
Lakeland voters elected Michelle Dial and Joshua Roman to the city’s board of commissioners Thursday, Sept. 17, in the town's second election of the year.
7. FedEx Founder Highlights Economic Club Fall Slate
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
FedEx founder Fred Smith will make a rare public speaking appearance in Memphis Nov. 6, as part of the fall 2014 lineup of speakers planned for the Economic Club of Memphis.
8. Visible Appeal
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
At one point a few days ago, the performance space at Visible Music College near the front entrance to the school was booming with raucous applause and with the strains of musicians performing, cutting loose and using the stage to explore the range of their musical talents.
9. Pew Maps Twitter Conversations, Finds 6 Types
- Monday, February 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – People take to Twitter to talk about everything from politics to breakfast to Justin Bieber in what feels like a chaotic stream of messages. So it may come as a surprise that the conversations on the short messaging service fit into just six distinct patterns.
10. British Students to Visit Visible Music College
- Monday, January 27, 2014
A group of students from Nottingham in England will visit Visible Music College Feb. 15 to Feb. 22 for a week of learning and making music.
The trip is a follow-up to a 2009 visit led by Andy Wolfe, a teacher at Emmanuel School in Nottingham, after he met Visible president and founder Ken Steorts at a music festival in Hungary.
11. Espitia Joins Michael Hatcher as Chief Financial Officer
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ed Espitia has joined Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc. as chief financial officer. Espitia comes to the Memphis-based landscape services firm after serving since 2010 as finance manager for Schulz Xtruded Products, a Germany-based pipe maker with operations in North Mississippi.
12. Obama, Clinton Families Pay Tribute to JFK
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy conceived before his assassination 50 years ago this week.
13. 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.
14. Twitter Changes Business of Celebrity Endorsements
- Friday, November 4, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Rapper Snoop Dogg gave props on Twitter to an ad for the Toyota Sienna minivan. Actress Tori Spelling linked to a website for rental cars. And reality TV star Khloe Kardashian soliloquized about the brand of jeans that accentuates the famous Kardashian derriere.
15. 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.
16. Uptown on Agenda in Carpenter’s Final Meeting
- Monday, September 26, 2011
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter will take his last votes as a commissioner Monday, Sept. 26, ending a five-year and one-month stay on the county’s legislative body.
17. In the US, Two Housing Markets and Two Directions
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else.
Consider foreclosure-ravaged Detroit. In the historic Green Acres district, a haven for hipsters, a pristine, three-bedroom brick Tudor recently sold for $6,000 – about what a buyer would have paid during the Great Depression.
18. Commission To Pick School Board Members
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners take the final step Monday, Sept. 12, to the creation of a new countywide school board that will take office in three weeks.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
19. County Commission Interviews School Board Applicants
- Thursday, September 8, 2011
It took Shelby County Commissioners nearly 10 hours Wednesday, Sept. 7, to interview nearly 100 contenders for seven appointments to the countywide school board that takes office Oct. 1.
The general government committee session with the applicants is a good indicator of what is likely to happen Monday when the full commission makes the appointments. The seven non-binding straw polls of the commission included selections by most of the 13-member body. But they selected either three or four finalists each which means there will probably a lot of shifts in votes Monday when commissioners are limited to one vote each.
20. A Few More Stops on the French 75 Cocktail Circuit
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the history of the French 75 cocktail and looked at two examples, one made by bartender Shawn Ilsley at Café 1912, the other concocted by Leanne Netherland at Circa.
21. 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.
22. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
23. States Cutting Benefits for Public-Sector Retirees
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – William Liberty began as a trash collector in Lindenwold 37 years ago and worked his way up to public works supervisor. Until recently, he figured he would hold on to the job until he turned 65.
24. MAAR Elects 2011-2012 Board of Directors
- Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected its board of directors for 2011-2012 at its annual meeting and election last week.
MAAR members elected six real estate agents to serve on the board during the next two years.
25. BP: No Oil Leaking Into Gulf From Busted Well
- Friday, July 16, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to control one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.
26. MCA Files Permit For South Main Building
- Friday, April 9, 2010
The Memphis College of Art has filed a $2.2 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate its newly acquired 49,025-square-foot building at 477 S. Main St. in the South Main Historic Arts District, where the college will house its graduate school.
27. Good Service Translates to Proper Tipping in Market
- Monday, February 1, 2010
Editor’s Note: This is the final in a series about tipping in local restaurants.
The meal is concluded. The check has been delivered and examined. The crucial moment arrives.
How much will you leave as a tip for your waiter? Remember, the waiter makes only $2.13 an hour plus tips, the latter amount often pooled with the tips of other waiters or portioned – “tipped out” – to backup workers such as food runners, bussers and service bartenders.
28. Frequent Flier
- Friday, January 29, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is quickly evolving into a virtual one-man chamber of commerce.
In between putting out political brushfires, mapping out an ambitious city agenda and holding town halls with voters, the mayor also has spent much of his first three months glad-handing national businesses and political leaders.
- Monday, November 2, 2009
InMotion Orthopaedic Research Center and the Memphis Bioworks Business Association will present the Memphis Orthopaedic Research Lecture Series today from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. The speakers will be Dr. Weikuan Gu, associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Marcus Scott, director of research, implant fixation and augments at Smith & Nephew Inc. For reservations, call 866-1452.
30. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
31. Stress Test Concerns Sink BoA, Citi Shares
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. will need to raise more capital if they can’t convince regulators that “stress test” results were mistaken, said two people familiar with the matter.
32. AIG Says Emergency Aid Used to Pay Other Banks
- Tuesday, March 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. used more than $90 billion in federal aid to pay out foreign and domestic banks, some of whom had received their own multibillion-dollar U.S. government bailouts.
33. AIG Shares Fall as it Tries to Shore Up Books
- Wednesday, September 17, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of American International Group Inc. fell Tuesday as investors questioned whether the huge insurer would come up with more money and avoid igniting even more global financial turmoil.
34. Pogue to Lead Public Affairs For Local Corps of Engineers
- Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Jim Pogue has been selected chief of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.
Pogue has worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 19 years in public affairs positions. Pogue will be responsible for managing the Memphis District’s public information, internal communications and community relations programs.
35. Amid Economic Turmoil, Fed Chief Consulted With Major Players in Financial World
- Monday, February 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke consulted with predecessor Alan Greenspan, major financial players and even a speech consultant as he grappled with growing economic turmoil.
36. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
37. 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.
38. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
- Thursday, January 12, 2006
The Women's Council of Realtors meets at 11:30 a.m. today in Clark Tower's tower room, 5100 Poplar Ave. Michelle Allen, with JP Morgan, is the guest speaker. As part of its "Education and Motivation" theme, there will be a motivational self-help book exchange at the luncheon. Visit www.maar.org for details.
40. Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group
- Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.
41. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 1, 2004
MAAR Elects Board of Directors
MPD Names Public Information Officer
Larry Godwin, interim director of the Memphis Police Department, selected Sgt. Vince Higgins to serve as the departments new public information officer. Higgins, a 14-year vet...
42. 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...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the Council of Foreign...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Jon Box, Quilogy Memphis office general manager, was appointed Microsoft regional director for Memphis Jon Box, Quilogy Memphis office general manager, was appointed Microsoft regional director for Memphis. In this role, Box will help Microsoft educ...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 7, 2001
Timothy Winton Smith has become associated with Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC in its litigation section Timothy Winton Smith has become associated with Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC in its litigation section. Smith earned his bachelors degre...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Vastera Adds Dennis Jones, FDX CIO, Dennis H. Jones, executive vice president of information technology and chief information officer for FDX Corp., has been appointed to the board of directors for Vastera Inc. Ernst & Young announced the follow...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 1, 1997
Ruth Wallace Archer, a teacher at Oak Forest Elementary School; Patricia Willkinson Sutton, a teacher at Sherwood Middle School; and Raydine J. Yarbrough, a teacher at Florida Elementary School have been named finalists in the National Science Found...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 1, 1997
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