Editorial Results (free)
1. Logistical Nightmare
- Saturday, October 01, 2016
Lamar Avenue is a $300 million problem. Rush hour on Lamar turns into several hours, and for the hundreds of distribution centers located near the corridor, just-in-time delivery is nearly impossible in the face of miles of congested traffic.
2. Last Word: The One Before November, Defining The Outsider and Stock Exchange
- Thursday, August 04, 2016
Election Day arrives in Shelby County.
And this election cycle, in the shadow of the November Presidential general election, has turned out to be pretty interesting.
3. Crowded Race in 8th District GOP Primary Tops Thursday's Ballot
- Thursday, August 04, 2016
Two days before the Thursday, Aug. 4, election day, state Rep. Curry Todd was arrested by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies for removing a rival’s campaign signs in Collierville.
The arrest Tuesday on a warrant sworn out against Todd for theft is an indication of just how hard fought some of the races are in what is considered a minor election cycle in the shadow of the November presidential general election.
4. National, Local Leaders Discuss Nonprofit Challenges
- Friday, May 03, 2013
Nonprofits need multifaceted ways to inform their stakeholders in a world that has grown more volatile, uncertain and complex, Jacob Herold, the president and CEO of GuideStar, told a sold-out audience at the annual Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence conference Wednesday, May 1.
5. Local Politicians Split on Fiscal Cliff Bill
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
There was only one vote for the American Taxpayer Relief bill Tuesday, Jan. 1, among the nine Tennesseans who represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, said he wasn’t happy with all of the agreement but voted for it because of the tax cuts it maintained.
6. Election Follows Script in County
- Thursday, November 08, 2012
In Shelby County and Tennessee the presidential race stuck to the script both national campaigns expected.
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County and Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state and its 11 electoral votes.
7. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 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.
8. Election Winners Take Oaths of Office
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
The Labor Day weekend served as a political marker for past and future events in Memphis politics.
The four Shelby County general election winners from the Aug. 2 vote are officially in office as the weekend ends and the workweek begins.
9. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in the unofficial results of the Thursday, Aug. 2, county general and state and federal primary elections.
10. Muni Schools, Cohen, Weirich, Johnson, Stanton, Kyle Take Early Vote
- Friday, August 03, 2012
Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County were overwhelmingly approving the establishment of municipal school districts and a half cent sales tax hike to fund them in the first vote totals released Thursday, Aug. 2 by the Shelby County Election Commission.
11. Hart Seeks Debate With Rep. Cohen
- Monday, June 18, 2012
Democratic candidate for the 9th Congressional District Tomeka Hart wants a debate with incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen. But Cohen’s campaign is not responding to the debate call a month before early voting begins in the Democratic congressional primary contest between the two.
12. General Sessions Contenders Seek Changes to Office
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
On a hot Saturday afternoon in Whitehaven, more than 100 people crammed themselves into an air-conditioned storefront to boost the bid by General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. to remain the clerk of Shelby County’s largest civil court.
13. Super Bowl to be Streamed Online, To Mobile Phones
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – The biggest draw in television is going mobile.
The Super Bowl will be streamed online and to phones in the U.S. for the first time, the NFL said Tuesday. NBC's broadcasts of wild card Saturday, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl will be available on the league's and network's websites and through Verizon's NFL Mobile app.
14. Deadline Looms For Candidates In March Primaries
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
There is the paperwork and there are the deadlines in politics. And then there are the campaigns that begin long before the paperwork or deadlines.
One group of candidates in the 2012 election cycle is approaching its first deadline Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon – the filing deadline for the March 6 county primaries.
15. Skypeck Elected to Brewers Association Board
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chuck Skypeck, founder of Bosco’s Brewing Co. and Ghost River Brewing, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent brewers. Skypeck previously served on the board from 2001 to 2006.
16. White House Official to Visit Local Orgs
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The White House official who finds new ways to address the nation’s social issues will be in Memphis next month to visit two charities and speak at a conference for nonprofit organizations.
Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is coming at the invitation of the Alliance for Nonprofit Alliance. She is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Alliance’s annual conference.
17. Election Totals: Better Late Than Never
- Monday, November 10, 2008
Two days after the Nov. 4 elections, the final unofficial totals were finally posted by the Shelby County Election Commission. The long vote count involved absentee ballots whose count was delayed because of problems with an optical scanning machine.
- Monday, September 29, 2008
The University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute will hold the seminar “Disaster Recovery in Freight Transportation – Moving Beyond First Response” today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Zone at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Conference speakers will include U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis; Robert D. Jamison, undersecretary for National Protection and Programs for the Department of Homeland Security; and Joe Waldo, senior consultant for Global Insight Inc. Seating is limited to 180 people. Register online at http://cifts.memphis.edu.
19. 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."
20. Big Fat Greek Festival is on at Orthodox Church Friday and Saturday
- Monday, May 08, 2006
The Small Business Chamber holds a free Cellular South Workshop called "Identifying and Retaining Top Performers" from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom of Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.
21. 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.