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1. Last Word: Moot Points in Orlando, EDGE Responds and A Mayoral Forum
- Friday, March 9, 2018
The Tigers basketball post season continues to a Friday game with Tulsa the day after the Tigers beat South Florida 79-77 in the AAC tournament in Orlando. But all of this seems to have been rendered a moot point by the all-but-official exit of coach Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway, and probably much if not all of his staff, waiting in the wings.
2. Last Word: On The EDGE, Tubby Smith and Timing and TVA Keeps Its Wells Off
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
Remember when the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission got together a week ago at Beale Street Landing? Here’s a refresher. Among those watching the discussion was Richard Smith, the chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber, who responded to the criticism of the local approach to economic development this week with an email to members of both bodies that could prompt some changes to the approach and specifically to EDGE.
3. Goodin Joins Hagwood Adelman As Memphis Managing Attorney
- Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Michael T. Goodin has joined Hagwood Adelman Tipton PC as managing attorney of the Memphis office. In that role, he provides legal services to HAT’s clients in matters such as medical malpractice and senior housing litigation for health care providers along the continuum of care, including skilled nursing, assisted living, behavioral health, home health and hospice litigation. In addition, he assists in supervising the attorney and paraprofessional teams.
4. Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies at 84
- Monday, August 21, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
5. Rerouting Regulations
- Saturday, January 14, 2017
With every new administration comes some degree of uncertainty when it comes to federal regulations.
But after an especially unpredictable campaign season, all eyes are now on the president-elect to see what he’ll do next.
6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
7. Brewer Named President Of Versant Supply Chain
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Buck Brewer has been promoted to president of Memphis-based Versant Supply Chain Inc. A 20-year veteran of the supply chain industry, Brewer joined Versant six years ago and had served as its chief operating officer since January 2014.
Brewer, 40, assumes the president’s position from Richard J. Peters, who will continue to serve as Versant’s chairman.
Over the past several years, Versant has expanded from a small freight brokerage into a provider of specialized labor, freight and flexible space solutions supporting large global supply chain organizations.
The company currently has 130 full-time employees and employs 3,000 full-time-equivalent associates through its partnerships with customers.
Brewer says that while most people would say his job is to oversee the day-to-day operation and overall growth strategy of the company, he believes his job is “to support the incredibly talented individuals that truly drive the company and make it what it is today.”
8. Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Beale Sweep
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
A federal appeals court has confirmed that an eight-year-old Memphis Police Department policy of clearing the Beale Street entertainment district after 3 a.m. is unconstitutional.
The ruling Monday, Oct. 17, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a 2015 permanent injunction by U.S. District Judge John McCalla that bars the practice.
9. Early Voting Opens For The Aug. 4 Election
- Friday, July 15, 2016
Early voting opens Friday, July 15, in advance of the Aug. 4 election day in Shelby County and across Tennessee.
The first day of early voting will be at a single location, the Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave., but expands to 21 satellite locations across Shelby County on Monday.
10. My Town Miracles Helping Those in Need, One Family at a Time
- Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Noel Fenderson, one of the founders of My Town Miracles, tells a story from Mark Allen, the group’s growth marketing secretary.
11. Balink Chosen to Lead The Exchange Club Family Center
- Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Jennifer Balink has been named executive director of The Exchange Club Family Center, where she’ll begin her duties July 1. In her new role, Balink aims to secure and direct every available resource toward breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence in the Memphis community.
12. Last Word: Pro Day, Hardwood Patios in C-Y and Memphis' Contested Convention
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
It was a windy Pro Day Wednesday at the University of Memphis for Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch. And if the wind wasn’t for you, you could watch Lynch work out for NFL teams and their representatives on the NFL network.
Don Wade was there to watch in person.
13. Tony Allen Sees his Bleak Chicago Existence in JIFF Kids
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
As Tony Allen tells it, “I grew up in some of the hardest parts of Chicago.” And when he says “grew up,” he means survived.
14. Crestview Collection Makes New HQ in Oakhaven
- Tuesday, December 29, 2015
4300 Concorde Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $6.9 million
Sale Date: Dec. 15
Buyer: CLI Inc.
Seller: Lester McMahan Partnership
Loan Amount: $6 million
15. TVA Begins Work On Memphis Natural Gas Plant
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
2480 HENNINGTON AVE
Memphis, TN 38109
Permit Amount: $5 million; $1.4 million
Application Date: Nov. 17
Owner: Tennessee Valley Authority
Tenant: Tennessee Valley Authority
16. Memphis’ Town Center Trio Concept Takes Double Hit
- Friday, August 28, 2015
Two of the three town centers envisioned by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton are going in different directions with a recent court ruling and an auction.
The city of Memphis lost its bid to acquire the Raleigh Springs Mall by eminent domain as The New Towne Center at Soulsville was sold at auction Thursday, Aug. 27.
17. New Closing Regulations Create Title Company Anxiety
- Saturday, August 1, 2015
Real estate is still hot in the Nashville area, with July expected to be another record month. Even so, showings seem to be slowing, and listings mounting.
With a little luck, buyers may soon have options.
18. Buying a House? Here’s 12 Things You Must Do
- Saturday, July 4, 2015
Anyone buying any home anywhere should have a checklist of things to do. In this area, there are several.
• Get a home inspection. Old or new, things may not be what they seem. As attorney Jean Harrison says of new homes, “Passing codes means they got at least a D-.” A home that has been pre-inspected could have serious flaws undiscovered by the seller’s inspector.
19. Sales Volume Raises Risk of Closing Snafus
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ May sales data show sales continuing to rise.
There were 3,558 closings, up 15.6 percent from last May. In comparison, there were 1,783 closings in May 2009. So closings have almost doubled since the Recession. And, as everyone knows, inventory has dropped dramatically.
20. Browne Named RISE Foundation Board Chair
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Terri Browne, chief people officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has been named board chair of the nonprofit RISE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of low-income working Memphians through financial literacy.
21. Take a Right at Candyland, Cruise Down Memory Lane
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
Bill Decker has confessed to committing an “old Nashville” act. The founder of Decker Wealth Management admits he recently gave a friend directions to a certain destination that included a turn at a now-demolished Nashville landmark.
22. Johnson Named Memphis Law School Registrar
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jamie M. Johnson has joined the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as law school registrar.
In her new role, Johnson will have direct oversight of the registrar’s office and duties relating to enrollment verification, managing student’s academic records, and ensuring the accuracy, integrity, maintenance and delivery of all law school institutional data. Johnson will also work closely with the dean of academic affairs to administer exams, determine class rank and report grades.
23. AP Survey: Fed's Outlook Correct but Not Solution
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.
They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles.
24. Beale Street Begins Charging Security Fee
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – Beale Street has instituted a policy that increases safety by charging visitors a new fee.
WMC-TV reports visitors arriving at midnight Saturday or later had to pay a $10 charge to get past a security checkpoint and onto the iconic street in Memphis. The station reports the special event cover charge paid for 23 extra security officers.
25. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
26. Mississippi Lawmakers Eye Internet Gambling
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Mississippi lawmakers are watching Tuesday’s launch of Internet gambling in New Jersey.
House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, told the Sun Herald in Biloxi that hearings and discussions on Internet gambling are planned during Mississippi’s 2014 legislative session.
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
BlackGirlsCODE will host a mobile-app development workshop for girls ages 13 to 17 Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event will also feature tech chats with women mobile developers. Cost is $35. Visit blackgirlscode.com.
28. Loeb Enjoying Strong Demand in East Memphis
- Friday, June 28, 2013
Pomp & Poise, a new gift store concept specializing in home and garden items, has signed a new lease at Park Place Center.
Pomp and Poise will occupy 1,400 square feet at the East Memphis retail center at the southwest corner of Park Avenue and Ridgeway Road.
29. He Said, She Said, Part 2
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
Finishing what I started last week. More “humorous” quotes. Which I came up with for use in a “new” puzzle-game. And which the editors rejected. That I ultimately came up with 30 deemed acceptable now seems miraculous.
30. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
31. McLaughlin Joins Inferno as Senior Copywriter
- Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Trish McLaughlin has joined inferno as senior copywriter. In her new role, McLaughlin supervises the copywriting department, pairing up writers with art directors and project teams, and reviewing copy for message, voice and strategic focus. In addition, she coaches young writers in strategic thinking, concepting, editing and presenting.
32. $3.5 Million McVay Station Begins
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Three Class A speculative office buildings have broken ground in Germantown at McVay Road and Poplar Pike.
The $3.5 million development, named McVay Station Professional Center, is by Jason Speed, local developer and contractor whose claim to fame was Corporate Gardens, a $24 million, 148,000-square-foot retail and office park delivered in 2001 on 14 acres at Forest Hill Irene Road and Poplar Pike.
33. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay
- Friday, November 16, 2012
A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.
Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.
34. Commercial Advisors Hires Ewen as Controller
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Erika Ewen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC as controller. Ewen will direct the accounting department in all accounting functions and financial reporting of Commercial Advisors Asset Services as well as all property management clients.
35. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
36. Shelby Early Vote Shows Cohen Winning - Two Tax Questions Losing
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Early vote totals from Shelby County were released just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, after the vote count was delayed in part by long lines of voters waiting to vote at the 7 p.m. closing of polls.
37. Decision Day
- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The last election of 2012 will be one where questions continue to command as much attention if not more than candidates.
The polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters come to the polls in this election to vote in the presidential general election. That is what drives the only election cycle in which more than half of the county’s registered voters consistently show up.
38. Merchandiser Five Below Signs Lease in Olive Branch
- Friday, October 5, 2012
A growing Philadelphia-based value retailer has inked a substantial industrial lease deal in Olive Branch.
Five Below Inc. has leased 605,427 square feet in Hacks Cross Logistics Center Building 1, 9105 Hacks Cross Road.
39. StyleCraft Signs Lease At Airways Building E
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Home decor company StyleCraft Home Collection Inc. has signed a 167,600-square-foot lease at Industrial Developments International’s Airways Distribution Center Building E.
40. Control Over Ex-Tycoon Stanford's Assets at Issue
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
HOUSTON (AP) – As former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's criminal case gets ready to wind down with his sentencing Thursday for a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, the battle for control of his remaining assets around the globe still hasn't been settled.
41. New Owner For Bartlett Car Wash Property
- Friday, May 4, 2012
A former car wash site in Bartlett has traded hands. Nyan Jaf acquired the 0.71-acre lot at 5960 Summer Ave. from Mr. Carwash LLC for $65,000.
42. Eating In
- Monday, February 20, 2012
Before a restaurateur nails down a concept, builds a menu or begins the financing process, solidifying a location reigns supreme.
The rule of thumb is especially prominent within Downtown Memphis, where many eateries are tucked away into office buildings and operate within hours that capitalize on daytime traffic and repeat business.
43. Spurs Hand Grizzlies 4th Straight Loss, 83-73
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs hardly looked like an aging team playing the second night of a back-to-back.
But the Memphis Grizzlies sure appeared to be a team still in a haze from a four-game road trip.
44. Trane Signs Lease on Tradeport Drive
- Friday, January 6, 2012
Trane U.S. Inc. has finalized its 625,000-square-foot industrial lease in Southeast Memphis after the deal process initially began in January 2011.
45. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director
- Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
46. Nissan North America Renews Lease In SE Shelby
- Friday, October 28, 2011
Nissan North America Inc. has renewed its 413,000-square-foot lease in Southeast Shelby County.
47. Perception vs. Reality
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Last month’s Mississippi River gauge was the second highest level ever recorded in the city’s history – flooding about 18 percent of Shelby County’s land and some 2,500 pieces of property – but for the city’s industrial warehouses it was virtually a non-issue.
48. Ambulance Co. Signs New Lease, Ups Space
- Friday, May 20, 2011
A Nashville-based health care company is expanding its Memphis presence. First Call Ambulance Services LLC has signed a three-year, 13,500-square-foot lease at 5155 Wilfong Road, more than doubling its existing space on Federal Avenue.
49. ‘The Rat’ at Rhodes Gets Makeover
- Friday, May 13, 2011
Rhodes College has filed an $11 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to expand and renovate its main dining hall facility.
Known by students as “The Rat,” Catherine Burrow Refectory opened in 1958 and has three dining areas – Neely Hall, Hyde Hall and Rollow Hall. Smaller meeting rooms include the Alburty Room, the Davis Room and the Bell Room.
50. Biz of Memphis Music Topic of Chamber Forum
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In light of a busy week for the music industry in Austin, Texas, at the 25th annual South By Southwest music festival, Memphians will hear the importance of that industry to the city this week.
Dean Deyo, president of the Memphis Music Foundation, will hit the ground running after a busy week in Texas when he addresses the Greater Memphis Chamber Thursday morning during its Breakfast Forum series.
51. Popular Burger Chain Moves Into Memphis
- Friday, March 11, 2011
After years of Five Guys Burgers and Fries having a presence in the Nashville and Knoxville areas, the chain is setting up shop in one of Memphis’ most densely populated areas.
Jubilee Restaurant Group LLC, owner of the franchise, signed a 2,882-square-foot lease in Primacy Place, 1615 Ridgeway Road.
52. Highwoods Extends Tenants at Southwind Office Center
- Friday, January 28, 2011
Raleigh, N.C.-based Highwoods Properties Inc. has signed two deals at its Southwind Office Center, a 62,000-square foot, three-story building with views of the Tournament Players Club at Southwind golf course.
53. Gibson Honored as Part of ‘30 Under 30’ List
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Andre Gibson, chair of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission and vice president of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, has been named among Rosewood Hotels’ national 30 Under 30 campaign.
54. Skyline Grows Local Footprint on Vantech Dr.
- Friday, December 10, 2010
Skyline Exhibits MidSouth is expanding its presence at East Pointe Business Center.
The St. Paul, Minn.-based tradeshow exhibits company renewed its 9,958-square-foot lease at 3895 Vantech Drive, Suite 9, and expanded into an additional 3,524 square feet. The additional space will enable Skyline to assemble and store exhibits for clients.
55. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
56. Obama Walk in Sand is Prelude to Primetime Speech
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.
57. Anti-Incumbency Takes Down Another Congressman
- Thursday, June 3, 2010
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The political shooting-star otherwise known as anti-incumbency fell on Alabama, taking down a first-term congressman who switched from Democrat to Republican just last December.
58. Hijacked Captain to Headline Multi Modal Conference
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
One year ago Capt. Richard Phillips made headlines around the world when Somali pirates hijacked his cargo container ship, the MV Maersk Alabama, and took him hostage.
59. Judge Acquits 2 Ex-Stanford Employees
- Monday, February 15, 2010
MIAMI (AP) - Citing weak evidence, a federal judge on Friday acquitted two former employees of fallen financier Allen Stanford on charges they illegally shredded thousands of company documents to hinder the federal probe into an alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
60. High-Dollar Deal Boosts Commercial Real Estate
- Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Following what has become a pattern, the local commercial real estate market in September was salvaged by one large deal that offset an otherwise dreary month.
This time it was Resource Real Estate Inc. to the rescue. The Philadelphia-based company bought the Wyndridge Apartments for $9.5 million Sept. 29 and carried the weight for Shelby County’s commercial activity during the month.
61. Crisis Center Relocates to UTHSC
- Monday, October 26, 2009
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the new home for The Crisis Center, a 24-hour telephone hotline for people in distress. The university is providing the space to the nonprofit organization at no charge.
62. Mental Health Advocate To Accept National Honor
- Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Marian Bacon is the person on the other end of the phone line who saves people’s lives.
She does it by listening compassionately and giving soothing advice.
Today, the local Crisis Center volunteer is in Los Angeles for the 2009 Voice Awards for her work as a mental health advocate. She and four other individuals from throughout the United States will receive Consumer Leadership Awards from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Bacon credits some tough love from a senior citizen volunteer for helping her rise above victimhood. Bacon lives with bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome and is haunted by the memories of having been a sexually abused child. She draws on that experience to help others.
Kick in the ‘bootstraps’
For most of her life, the 41-year-old woman couldn’t even help herself.
“I met a lady named Helen Adamo,” Bacon said. “My mental illness was really bad and I was feeling sorry for myself. One day, she just told me that I needed to stop feeling sorry for myself. She basically kicked me in the bootstraps and told me I needed to get a grip on myself.
“From then on, I learned how to manage my mental illness. Don’t get me wrong; I have days that my mental illness is not perfect, but I have good days.”
Adamo, who is 81 and moved from Memphis eight years ago to the Bolivar, Tenn., area, did not know about Bacon’s achievements until contacted by The Daily News. She said she always knew Bacon had great potential because she was “such a nice person.”
Adamo was one of the first volunteers for the Memphis office of the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) when it opened in the early 1980s.
Adamo said she gave Bacon pep talks when driving her home after NAMI meetings.
“I’ve raised five children, and I’ve found out that was the best way to talk to teenagers, was in a car,” she said. “That’s where you are a lot of the time. You can’t get their attention anywhere else. Marion was trying to take classes on her own and had been through a trying childhood and growing-up process. But hey, she was a young woman and it was time to get with it.”
Five years ago, Bacon became a volunteer like Adamo. Two years ago, she got her first job. Now, she’s pursuing an associate’s degree in social work from Southwest Tennessee Community College.
“Before I volunteered, I never worked or did anything,” she said.
Bacon has done so much in such a short time that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
which is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is honoring her.
Besides working full time for the Memphis Center for Independent Living, Bacon volunteers as a crisis counselor for people who are dealing with suicidal impulses, emotional issues, mental illness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness and grief.
Bacon also devotes time to NAMI and the Tennessee Mental Heath Consumers Association. She opens up about the private demons of having been raped repeatedly by foster brothers and finding recovery with NAMI’s “In Our Own Voice,” a public education program.
“I just inform people that you can get better, but I was told I would never be able to work,” she said. “Now I do work.”
Someone who witnessed Bacon telling her story offered her a job at the Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association. That job led to her current employment as a counselor at the Memphis Center for Independent Living. The organization is devoted to helping people with disabilities be independent.
However, Bacon admits it was a struggle to step outside to begin helping others.
“It was hard actually getting myself motivated,” she said. “Helen Adamo was still in the office every day encouraging me. She was like a mother figure.”
The volunteer work that is the most difficult for Bacon is dealing with suicidal people on the telephone.
“I used to be in that boat,” she said. “I’m a suicide survivor.”
Bacon attempted suicide the first time at age 10 by cutting herself. That background is crucial to understanding and having empathy for people who call the Richard G. Farmer and Allen O. Battle Crisis Center.
The nonprofit entity, which is funded by the United Way of the Mid-South, was spun off from Family Services of the Mid-South, which closed Oct. 1.
“I like volunteering at the Crisis Center because I’m able to help others by sharing my story and telling them there’s a way out because I’ve been there, done that,” Bacon said.
“There is help down the road. They usually listen. I’ve had a couple of close calls on the phone, where I’ve had to use two telephones, where I’ve had to call the police on one phone and talk to the person on the other phone – when they don’t know I’m calling the police, which is sort of hard to do. It’s hard to try to help somebody who don’t want to be helped, but I still do it.”...
63. Review: FINRA Needs Reform After Madoff, Stanford
- Monday, October 5, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The brokerage industry's self-policing body must make reforms to protect investors after its inspections failed to uncover the massive Ponzi scheme run by Bernard Madoff and the alleged fraud by R. Allen Stanford, according to a special review.
64. Small Details Sometimes Hinder Help on Mortgages
- Monday, September 28, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It all comes down to details: The success of the federal government's attempts to keep homeowners from defaulting on their mortgages appears to hinge on small things such as a servicer not losing a customer's documentation.
65. 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.
66. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
67. County Schools Move on After Desegregation Case
- Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Shifting school attendance zones and deciding where to build or close schools will still be controversial for those who lead the Shelby County school system.
But last week’s federal appeals court ruling ending court supervision of the school system will change the process.
68. SEC Letters Show Early Red Flags in Stanford Case
- Friday, May 8, 2009
“Is this possible and secure?”
The subject of that question was Stanford Financial Group, the business empire accused by federal regulators of perpetrating a multibillion-dollar investment fraud. An accountant who worked in Mexico’s banking industry asked it in a 2002 letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
69. Red Flags Abounded During SEC Probe Of Stanford Cos.
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – As with the Bernard Madoff case, the scandal surrounding billionaire R. Allen Stanford now seems clear and obvious in hindsight. Yet Stanford managed to run his alleged scheme even while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators investigated his businesses.
70. Commercial Real Estate Still Dropping, Stanton Says
- Thursday, February 19, 2009
Janice Stanton, managing director of investment research for Cushman & Wakefield in New York, discussed the global financial crisis and how it has impacted commercial real estate at Wednesday’s Commercial Property Forecast Summit, at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre and sponsored by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council.
71. I-269 Appraisal Maps Complete in N. Miss.
- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Right-of-way acquisition for Interstate 269 can begin now that state transportation officials have released appraisal maps for the route of I-269 from I-55 in Hernando eastward to Mississippi Highway 305 near the Lewisburg community.
72. Conservation Events To Reintroduce Kids to Nature
- Friday, October 17, 2008
This weekend, several activities will be held with one common goal: to get kids up and out into nature.
Conservation Through Art, an initiative begun three years ago by ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited, is hosting the series of events, which will be held this Sunday through Oct. 25.
73. Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys
- Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.
Thompson is a member of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC and is the only labor attorney in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to receive this professional honor, which puts her in the top 1 percent of labor attorneys throughout the U.S.
74. Chick-fil-A Closes Purchase Of Midtown Church
- Tuesday, August 5, 2008
1978 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $1.3 Million
Sale Date: July 24, 2008
Buyer: Chick-fil-A Inc.
Seller: Board of Stewardship, Foundation and Benefits of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, formerly known as Board of Finance of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
75. United Liquors Corp. Sells Parkway Village Warehouse
- Tuesday, July 8, 2008
4009 Air Park Cove
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $1.5 Million
Sale Date: June 30, 2008
Buyer: TCD Co.
Seller: United Liquors Corp.
Loan Amount: $11.2 million
Loan Date: June 30, 2008
Maturity Date: June 10, 2013
Lender: Columbus Bank and Trust Co.
76. Methodist North Slates Prostate Surgery Webcast
- Wednesday, May 7, 2008
If they don't die first of something like heart disease or cancer, all men will eventually develop prostate cancer, meaning half the world has an interest in the next webcast from Methodist North Hospital.
77. Smith Hired as Regional Clinical Director Of Ageless Men's Health
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Smith has 24 years of experience in the medical field, and is a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, neuro-trauma ICU and emergency-room disciplines. He is the founder and owner of ICU Jet International Inc., a fixed-wing, air-ambulance service.
78. Rainey Chosen as President-Elect Of TN Women's Council of Realtors
- Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Crye-Leike Realtors broker Patty Rainey has been chosen as president-elect of the Tennessee Women's Council of Realtors.
Rainey is a member of the Memphis Area, Northwest Mississippi, Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors. She is in the Multi-Million Dollar Club and MAARket Master Toastmasters, and in 2006, she served as the president of the local Certified Residential Specialists chapter.
79. Butler Snow's Holbrook Certified as Civil Trial Specialist
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Frank M. Holbrook, an attorney with Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Holbrook is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group in the firm's Memphis office. He is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America and was named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in business litigation.
80. 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.
81. MAAR ConfirmsCommercial Council Officers
- Monday, September 10, 2007
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council last week confirmed that Steve Guinn of Highwoods Properties will serve as 2008 president. The group also elected Irvin Skopp of Belz Realty Co. as 2008
82. Eoff Joins University of Memphis in Communications Role
- Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Robert H. Eoff has been chosen to fill the newly created office of vice president of communications, public relations and marketing at the University of Memphis. Previously, Eoff worked for The New York Times Co. as president of the New York Times Broadcast Media Group since 2004. He has been with The New York Times Co. since 1969, when he began working for WREG Channel 3 in Memphis, which was a part of the Broadcast Media Group.
83. North Memphis ApartmentsSold to New York Investor
- Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Timbers Apartments, a 200-unit multifamily community built in 1973 in the Raleigh/Bartlett area, sold May 22 for $2.8 million, or $14,000 per unit.
Blake Pera and Tommy Bronson of CB Ric
84. Stephanie Nichols Named PRSA Professional of the Year
- Wednesday, May 2, 2007
The Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) honored Stephanie Wilson Nichols as its 2006 Professional of the Year during the 15th annual VOX Awards Gala. This is the second time Nichols has received the award. The first time was in 2000. She served as the VOX Awards committee chair this year, and in 2005 was the chapter president. She also assisted the VOX committee in 2005. Nichols has earned and maintained her PRSA Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) designation since 2000 and has been an active member of PRSA since 1993.
85. Memphis Airport's New Cargo Facility Scheduled for Early '08 Opening
- Tuesday, May 1, 2007
2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Cost: $6.9 million
Project Cost: $8.4 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2007
86. Downtown Condos Aren't Being Converted Back to Apartments - Yet
- Tuesday, March 6, 2007
As construction of Downtown condominiums continues to surge - and availability of Downtown apartments remains scarce - the idea that unsold condos could be converted into apartments has crossed a few minds.
87. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
88. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
89. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
90. UTHSC Names Neonatology Division Chief
- Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Dr. Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy was named neonatology division chief and Sheldon B. Korones Professor in Neonatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dhanireddy also will serve as medical director of the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He previously served as neonatology division chief at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
91. Archived Article: Lead
- Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tennessee Bar Leads Effort to Rewrite Business Law
Tennessee Bar Team Overhauls LLC Act
New rules simplify formation of limited liability companies
The Daily News
A small group of attorneys tapped by the Tennessee Bar Associ...
92. Archived Article: Digest
- Friday, May 20, 2005
Lincoln Apartments Financed
Harris Properties Finances Lincoln Apartments
For $2.4 Million
Harris Properties Inc. has financed 156 units in Lincoln Apartments for $2.4 million. The company purchased the apartments for $575,000 from Robert B...
93. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, April 14, 2005
Firm Merger Aids Clients
Firm Merger Expands Services for Clients
The Daily News
They didnt imagine back in their days at the University of Tennessee that they would one day work together on the other side of the state.
94. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 6, 2005
MAAR Pinnacle Awards Winners Announced
MAAR Announces Pinnacle Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following winners of the fourth annual Pinnacle Awards: Al Andrews Jr. of Panattoni Development Co., Commercial...
95. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
96. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, February 11, 2005
Ethan Allen Buys
Ethan Allen Buys
Land Near Wolfchase
Ethan Allen Inc. has purchased vacant land in phase three of The Galleria of Memphis from TomBo Properties Inc. for $1.2 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www...
97. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 2, 2005
MAAR Inducts Officers, Names Realtor Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following 2004 award winners: Lee McWaters of McWaters & Associates, Realtor of the Year; Sally Isom of Prudential Collins-M...
98. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Baptist Physician Named Distinguished Visiting Professor
Ward Named to Chair Judicial Selection Commission
C. Barry Ward was elected chair of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission. Ward, an attorney with Glankler Brown PLLC, has been inc...
99. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, July 12, 2004
Project Management Institute Offers Exam Preparation Course
Memphis Bar Association Offers Ethics Update
The Project Management Institute hosts a project management exam prep course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through July 15 at Hampto...
100. 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...