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1. Bratcher Shooting First Test of Local Pact With TBI
- Monday, February 01, 2016
The first fatal police shooting since local law enforcement and prosecutors adopted a policy of sending such cases to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is being watched closely.
And a quick initial account by the TBI is a change from the agency’s normal posture of not making any comments and abiding strictly by a state law that seals all of its records from the public unless by court order or subpoena.
- Saturday, January 09, 2016
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis will host the 14th annual Valero Memphis Refinery Tool Box Bash on Friday, Jan. 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include live and silent auctions, whiskey tasting, live music and more. Tickets are $60 at toolboxbash.com or 901-322-3532.
3. Memorable Events of 2015 will Spill Into 2016
- Saturday, January 02, 2016
When you really get down to it, history is a collection of moments, moments that, when they fall one after the other over the long arc of time, eventually form the tapestry representing who we are.
4. If Fear Is Goal, Terrorists Have Won in Tennessee
- Thursday, November 26, 2015
The terrorists who struck Paris three weeks ago succeeded in more than killing and wounding hundreds of people. Their attack is pitting Americans against each other in how to respond, and Tennessee politicians are no exception.
5. Tennessee Says Prison Officer Assaults Down Year Over Year
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of recorded assaults on prison officers is down compared with a year ago, but critics say it's hard for them to accept any statistics from the Tennessee Department of Correction as fact.
6. TBI Probe Of Fatal Police Shootings Becomes Policy
- Monday, October 19, 2015
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has become the go-to agency for the Memphis Police Department in the last year when it comes to investigations of police conduct. And that’s a policy.
MPD director Toney Armstrong, Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham and District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced Thursday, Oct. 14, they have signed an agreement with the TBI to automatically turn all such investigations over to the TBI.
7. Metro Nashville’s Local-Hire Rule Gets Battered On Many Fronts
- Saturday, October 10, 2015
The ink wasn’t dry on standards for Metro Nashville’s local-hire charter amendment when new Mayor Megan Barry put the measure on hold – despite sizable support in the August election.
8. Ex-Prison Warden: Tenn. Inmates Misclassified to Save Money
- Tuesday, October 06, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A retired prison warden says the reclassification of maximum-security prisoners to medium-security has increased violence directed at both inmates and staff and made the institutions unmanageable.
9. Wharton Calls Challengers "Thermometer People"
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. continues to respond more aggressively to criticism from his challengers in the October mayoral election.
At the opening of his East Memphis campaign headquarters Saturday, Aug. 8, Wharton referred to them as “thermometer people.”
10. 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.
11. Reaction Grows to Stewart Shooting
- Thursday, July 23, 2015
The NAACP’s Memphis branch called Wednesday, July 22, for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to go public with the results of its investigation into the shooting death of Darrius Stewart by Memphis Police office Connor Schilling.
12. Stewart, Goode Deaths Test Memphis, Southaven Police
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Darrius Stewart and Troy Goode died a day apart on different sides of the state line while both were in police custody.
13. Tennessee Lawmaker Wants to End Nathan Bedford Forrest Day
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state lawmaker says he is seeking to have the legislature do away with a day honoring Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest.
14. Wal-Mart Keeps It All in the Family, Chair Passed to Penner
- Monday, June 08, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation.
The company said that board Chairman Rob Walton will step down and be succeeded by Vice Chairman Greg Penner, who is his son-in-law.
15. GOP Leader: 1-Time School Use Enough to Ban Guns in Parks
- Friday, April 03, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A top Republican supporter of a bill to strip local governments of the power to bar handgun carry permit holders from being armed in parks, playgrounds and ball fields said Thursday that even if a school uses a park, playground or ball field for just one event per year, that would enable the school to ban guns there.
16. Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Guns-In-Parking-Lots Update
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Legislature on Monday passed a bill allowing workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.
The Senate passed the measure on a 28-5 vote, and the House later followed suit on a 78-14 vote.
17. Randy Odom Named CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Randy Odom has been named president and chief executive officer of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Odom joined MAM in 2006 as a neighborhood center director and became chief operating officer in 2012. In his new role, he oversees all operations and programming for 10 neighborhood youth centers that serve more than 900 underserved youth after school each day.
18. Prep Coaches, Players Sold on Jones the Recruiter
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Nothing surprises Murfreesboro Blackman High School football coach Philip Shadowens when it comes to college recruiting.
Shadowens has seen it all – including the flurry of activity created by Blackman senior quarterback and safety Jauan Jennings, rated the No. 18 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.
19. Hit Factory
- Friday, August 15, 2014
The massive trees and the shade they make are the only thing left on the northwest corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Chelsea Avenue from the days when American Studios turned out 120 hit records from 1965 to 1972.
20. 2 Lawmakers Ask for Probe Into Test Score Delay
- Monday, June 02, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican Tennessee lawmakers have asked for an investigation into the delay of student test scores.
Meanwhile, three Democrats have filed an open records request seeking information about the late release of student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.
21. Haslam Vetoes Reduction of Penalties for Pollution
- Monday, May 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed a bill over what he called an unintended consequence of reducing the criminal penalties for pollution in Tennessee.
The bill sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville and fellow Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden was aimed at penalizing retail vandalism by "flash mobs." It had passed the Senate 29-0 and the House 63-31.
22. ‘Champion of Working Man’ Rep. Turner Set to Retire
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
State Rep. and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.
23. Former Democratic Senator Pleads Guilty to Theft
- Monday, March 03, 2014
WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.
24. Former Democratic Senator Facing Charges
- Thursday, November 07, 2013
WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has been indicted on charges of theft and insurance fraud.
25. Smith Finds Design Passion in Helping Communities
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
When reflecting on why he chose to become an architect, Stewart Smith tells a story of his father who could draw and had an industrial design background.
26. Report: J.C. Penney Dumps Martha Stewart
- Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is ending a tug-of-war with its nemesis over Martha Stewart.
27. Oklahoma Hotel Group Buys Baymont Inn
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013
6020 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $2.1 million
Sale Date: Aug. 6, 2013
Buyer: Champion Regional Development LLC
Seller: BRE/LQ Properties LLC
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: Aug. 7, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Borrowers: Sunny Management LLC; KNSB LLC; Jansa LLC
Details: An affiliate of Oklahoma City-based Champion Hotels has paid $2.1 million for the 103-room Baymont Inn & Suites Memphis East hotel at 6020 Shelby Oaks Drive in Northeast Memphis.
28. House Votes to Place Income Tax Ban Before Voters
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House gave final approval Monday to a proposed constitutional amendment to ban a state income tax in Tennessee, which means the measure will go before the voters next year.
29. Lawmaker Says Grade-Fixing Questions Justify Bill
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Questions about grades being changed at a privately run online school are a good example of why the so-called virtual schools should be run by the government, a state lawmaker said Tuesday.
30. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.
31. Haslam Proposes Capping Online-School Enrollment
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers say they support a proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam that would place stricter enrollment requirements on online public schools established in Tennessee.
32. Lawmakers to Resume Education Focus in New Session
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is among several education-related proposals lawmakers are likely to discuss during the 108th Tennessee General Assembly that convenes Tuesday.
- Friday, August 24, 2012
The Federal Bar Association Memphis Mid-South Chapter will hold its Memphis Trial Practice Summer Seminar Friday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the federal courthouse, 167 N. Main St. Speakers include jury strategist Jason Bloom; U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo; and attorneys Mike McLaren and Les Jones. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday, June 15, 2012
The 19th annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, in Douglass Park, 1616 Ash St. Cost is free. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org for a schedule.
35. Older and Wiser
- Monday, January 30, 2012
As the oldest of the baby boomers reach their mid-60s, a new mindset on the concept of retirement is maturing along with them, brought about by several factors including economic uncertainty and longevity of life.
36. Tenn. House Approves GOP Redistricting Plan
- Friday, January 13, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state House has approved a plan to redraw the chamber's 99 districts, overriding Democrats' objections that it placed five African-American incumbents into three seats.
37. Tenn. Anti-Terror Bill Advances in House
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A contentious proposal that would authorize the governor and attorney general to decide whether an entity is a terrorist organization advanced in the House on Tuesday after assurances from the sponsor that the measure does not target Muslims.
38. Tenn. Bill Seeks to Limit Lawsuit Monetary Damages
- Friday, March 25, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam to limit monetary damages from lawsuits in Tennessee is unnecessary and a jury should decide how much is awarded and not government, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson told a House panel Wednesday.
39. Petty Joins Phoenix Power Group
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Doug Petty has joined Phoenix Power Group as the new vice president of sales and marketing.
Education: I hold B.S. degrees in chemistry and industrial hygiene from the University of North Alabama
Work Experience: I worked for 10 years as a specialty hospital sales representative for Merck Pharmaceuticals. For nine years I was a senior industrial hygienist for EnSafe Inc.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: You can usually find me on a golf course, but I also spend time singing and playing guitar in the Memphis area. I enjoy watching Tigers football and basketball games and cooking out with friends.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents are my greatest influences. I obviously chose wisely.
What drew you to Phoenix Power Group? I was drawn to the opportunity to become involved on the ground floor of such an innovative, revolutionary system. In addition, this was a chance to be associated with a talented and experienced group of professionals and investors. Based on my years of professional experience, I know a good thing when I see it.
What does your job as VP of sales and marketing entail? Our company utilizes breakthrough technology to convert used oil into electricity in an environmentally responsible manner. My position utilizes my background in environmental science, regulation, and high-performance marketing and sales. My specific responsibilities include managing regulatory affairs, developing marketing materials, training and distributor support.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? It would have to be the relationships that I’ve built with co-workers, clients and customers over the years. Those are things that can’t be measured on a spreadsheets or sales reports. Winning the Regional Medical Center’s 2007 Pharmaceutical Representative of the Year Award certainly comes to mind.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The level of excitement and energy around the PPG organization is remarkable. I’ve been looking for the opportunity to help launch a potential “Next Big Thing” for quite a long time. It is hard not to be excited when your field of work is always pushing the edge and creating new challenges and opportunities. No one has done what we are doing, so we really are a “new” idea. That comes with challenges and benefits; but there is something unique about “creating” a product, something that a cubicle just can’t offer.
40. Tenn. Senate Votes for Fish, Birds in Barber Shops
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Let the record reflect that the Tennessee state Senate has endorsed fish tanks and live birds in barber shops.
The Senate on Wednesday voted 30-1 for a measure allowing Tennessee barber shops to display live fish and birds. A companion bill passed the House 95-1 earlier this month and the legislation is now headed to Gov. Phil Bredesen.
41. Tenn., US Child Support Collections Down
- Monday, February 08, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Natalie Conway came to court with a Bible in her purse and a manila folder under her arm.
42. Fogerty Joins Jackson Lewis In Of Counsel Role
- Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Whitney King Fogerty has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as of counsel.
Fogerty was previously a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, where she specialized in labor and employment litigation. She has practiced law for 10 years and has been named among Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business the past two years.
43. Guns in Bars Proposal Advanced to Full House Vote
- Thursday, March 12, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee handgun permit holders could carry their weapons where alcohol is served under a proposal headed for a full House vote.
The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday advanced on a voice vote the measure to allow handguns at restaurants and bars where alcohol is available until 11 p.m.
44. Tenn. Panel Recommends Curfew for Guns, Booze
- Friday, February 20, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee House panel on Thursday recommended setting an 11 p.m. curfew for people with handgun permits to carry their weapons into restaurants where alcohol is served.
45. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
46. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
47. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
48. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Crye-Leike Realtors concluded its 2002 United Way Workplace Campaign by raising a total of $60,739 to support United Way agencies in 32 counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia.
Since becoming a partner with...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 05, 2000
Dottie Ray, director of practice at Don Stewart & Associates, passed the U Kim Lazarov joined the staff of Archer Malmo Direct as client services coordinator. She joined the firm as part of the internship program. She received a bachelors degree...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 03, 1999
Promus Hotel Corporation Names J J. Kendall Huber has been named executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Promus Hotel Corp. He most recently was with Legg Mason Inc. Huber received a law degree from the University of Virginia and...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...