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1. Frank Stokes, Epitome of the ‘Memphis Sound,’ Given Just Memorial
- Friday, July 01, 2016
Nathaniel Kent remembers his grandfather as an older man in his 70s by the mid-1950s who came over with his guitar – ill and near the end of his life.
2. Last Word: Basketball Intervention, Medical Inventory and Memphis in the 1960s
- Monday, April 04, 2016
Five games left for the Grizzlies to win three and then get to play more in the NBA playoffs. And what seemed to be a foregone conclusion is now not such a sure thing based on the Grizz performance in Sunday’s 119-107 loss to the Orlando Magic in Orlando.
3. Terry Manning Photography Exhibit Coming to Memphis
- Friday, February 26, 2016
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will welcome Stax Records and Ardent Studios legend Terry Manning back to Memphis next month for his new photography exhibit, “Terry Manning: Scientific Evidence of Life on Earth During Two Millennia.”
4. Boner, Fate and the Summer of Shame
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.
“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.
5. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.
6. Rock On
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The 60th anniversary this year of a seminal moment in the formation of rock ‘n’ roll, a moment that also happens to be a bedrock episode in Memphis music lore, has come with all the attendant tributes and celebrations to be expected for such a milestone.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “One Man, Two Guvnors” Friday, Sept. 26, through Oct. 12 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
8. Coverage Gap Leaves Rural Tennessee Hospitals on Life Support
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Four rural hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk of shuttering: That’s the fallout, some say, from Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision not to join the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and tap into millions in promised federal funds for Tennessee’s financially-strapped health care institutions.
9. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
10. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
11. Love of South Main Led to Bookstore Launch
- Monday, March 24, 2014
The idea of spending their retirement years taking it easy doesn’t seem to have sat well with Jean and Clayton Andrus.
Because while Jean Andrus actually retired about 10 years ago and had been working part-time as a bookkeeper for a few Downtown businesses, and her husband likewise retired a few years ago, they decided to open a bookstore carrying new and used titles in the South Main neighborhood that they also call home.
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Cost is free; donations benefit Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
- Friday, December 20, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre will hold its Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Doors open at 10 a.m., and highlights include a concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at noon, a screening of “Miracle on 34th Street” at 2 p.m. and a presentation by “Memphis Movie Theatres” author Vincent Astor at 4:30 p.m. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for a complete schedule.
14. Soulful Synergy
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
What happened at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in the 1960s is nothing short of extraordinary.
At the crossroads of segregated neighborhoods in South Memphis, two white business partners would open the doors wide to whites and blacks alike, who congregated to write and record songs that would set off a soul explosion heard around the world.
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland St. Twelve Memphians will enlighten attendees on a variety of topics via five-minute, 20-slide presentations. Cost is $15. Visit ignitememphis.com.
- Friday, November 15, 2013
The Downtown Memphis Commission will host an electronics recycling drive for Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Central Station pavilion, at the corner of South Front Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Many items will be recycled for free. For a list of items, including those with fees, visit 5rprocessors.com.
17. Obama Nominates Pritzker, Froman for Economic Jobs
- Friday, May 03, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with corporate executive experience for top posts on his economic team, naming longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.
18. Marking History
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For years, business owners in a row of four Quonset huts on the north side of Chelsea Avenue near McLean Boulevard have become accustomed to visitors from across the country and around the world stopping by for a look.
19. New Coupons Aim to Keep People Off Generic Drugs
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers are betting Americans will stick with the name they know.
20. ASD Makes Debut at Three Frayser Schools
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Summer school for teachers is under way this week at three Frayser schools that are critical to the state’s Achievement School District
Teachers selected by the state to teach at Corning and Frayser elementary schools as well as Westside Middle School report Wednesday, July 11, for the coming school year and the new methods they will be using under state control.
21. (Daily) Deal or No Deal?
- Monday, April 09, 2012
The anatomy of a deal has become a fascinating study these days among businesspeople, grappling as many of them do with coupons, daily deals, special offers – whatever magic ingredient will bring customers through the door.
22. Cross Creek Shopping Ctr. Sells for $12.7 Million
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
3469 Riverdale Road, 3505 Riverdale Road and 3587 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $12.7 million
23. Noffsinger Receives Leadership Award
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Mike Noffsinger, sales manager for the Memphis location of the RJ Young Co., has received the John T. Crunk Leadership Award, an honor given to an employee who exhibits outstanding leadership traits and performance during the year.
24. Still Singing the Blues
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Local filmmaker Lee Gordon has a simple goal in mind for “This is Why We Still Sing the Blues,” a documentary he hopes to wrap up by the end of the year.
25. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
26. AP Interview: Haslam Rules Out Layoffs in 1st Year
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov.-elect Bill Haslam's plans for addressing Tennessee's budget problems do not include any immediate "wholesale cuts" of state employees.
Haslam, who takes office on Jan. 15, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he will try to find payroll savings by leaving more positions unfilled, rather than eliminating existing jobs.
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will hold an open house Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college, located on Central Avenue near the Zach Curlin intersection. The open house is geared to middle school, high school and community college students and will provide the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, students and alumni and take guided tours. To register, call 678-4933 or visit www.memphis.edu/herff/eday/index.php.
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Center City Commission Board of Directors will meet Thursday at noon at 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0540.
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Real Police Department Services to Protect You During the Holidays” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
31. Joseph DeVivo to Speak at MMBC Awards Luncheon
- Friday, November 05, 2010
Joseph DeVivo, president of Smith & Nephew’s orthopedic reconstruction and trauma division, is the speaker at the 2010 Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon.
The Mid-South Minority Business Council honors businesses for diversity achievements at the annual event.
32. Candidates Pour Own Money Into Congressional Races
- Wednesday, July 21, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Primary contests for each of Tennessee's three open congressional seats feature at least one candidate spending a hefty amount of their own money in efforts to secure the Republican nomination.
33. Exchange Club Family Center Names Ratcliff Marketing, Special Events Director
- Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Karen Ratcliff has joined the Exchange Club Family Center as director of marketing and special events.
34. Building Permit Brings Wally Joe Restaurant Closer to Reality
- Tuesday, November 03, 2009
690 S. Perkins Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $800,000
Project Cost: $800,000
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Completion: Summer 2010
Owner: Wally Joe Realty LLC
Contractor: Day Construction LLC
Architect: Doug Enoch
35. GMAC Receives $7.5B in New Treasury Aid
- Tuesday, May 26, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. government could eventually own a majority stake in GMAC Financial Services following its latest $7.5 billion aid package to the ailing auto financing company.
To keep loans flowing to would-be buyers of GM and Chrysler vehicles and shore up its capital position, the Treasury Department agreed Thursday to provide GMAC with $7.5 billion in loans. The new aid marks the second time the government has stepped in to prop up the former lending unit of General Motors Corp.
36. Glaxo and Pfizer Create New HIV Drug Company
- Monday, April 20, 2009
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer Inc. will pool resources to create a new company to develop and sell HIV medicines, leveraging a small investment into the No. 2 market position.
37. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
38. Tenn. Democrats' Fundraising Ails Under New Leader
- Monday, March 23, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal election disclosures show the Tennessee Democratic Party is struggling to raise money in the aftermath of a leadership struggle.
The Federal Election Commission report filed on Friday shows the party under new Chairman Chip Forrester only managed to raise about $31,000 in February. That compares with about $211,000 raised in the same month of his predecessor Gray Sasser's stint in charge of the party.
39. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
40. 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.
41. Memphis Man Crafts Local Puzzle Book For Fellow Enthusiasts
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
Quick, what's a nine-letter word for "Local crossword-puzzle author"?
The answer is B-L-A-K-E-B-U-R-N, as in Mark Blakeburn, a longtime Memphian and crossword fanatic who decided to share his passion with others.
42. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 05, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
43. Gordon to Represent Health Care Leaders Across Tennessee
- Friday, February 24, 2006
When time permits, Robert S. "Bob" Gordon rides his motorcycle wherever it takes him, and when time is limited, he travels the world as an amateur radio operator.
That openness to visiting new places and meeting new people could come in handy next month when Gordon assumes his position on the American College of Healthcare Executives' Council of Regents.
44. Attorney Webb Brewer Named Public Service Attorney of the Year
- Wednesday, February 01, 2006
The Tennessee Bar Association and the Access to Justice Committee have named attorney Webb Brewer 2005 Public Service Attorney of the Year. Brewer has been director of advocacy and general counsel for Memphis Area Legal Services for 26 years.
45. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
46. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 01, 2005
St. Jude Researcher Named to Royal Society
Dr. Tom Curran, chair of the department of Developmental Neurobiology and the co-leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor program at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, was elected to the Fello...
47. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Flintco Companies Names New Senior Vice President
Flintco Names New Senior Vice President
Kevin Moyes was appointed senior vice president of The Flintco Cos. Inc. Moyes has worked with Flintco for 18 years. He earned a bachelors degree from Ok...
48. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Rhodes Professor Named to Mock Trial Association Board
Crye-Leike Franchises Names New VP
Crye-Leike, Realtors, named Kevin R. Joiner vice president of national franchise sales and development for Crye-Leike Franchises Inc. Joiner previously w...
49. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...
50. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 15, 2003
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Campbell Clinic Doctors Named to State Board Dr. Robert Miller and Dr. William C. Warner Jr., both of Campbell Clinic, were named to the board of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society at the groups recent annual meeting. Miller w...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Larry K. Scroggs joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member in the law firms litigation section. Scroggs has been in private practice since 1971. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a state representative fo...
52. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald will discuss Striving for Social Change and Equal Justice at 7 p.m. Monday in Rhodes Colleges Blount Auditorium.
Donald presides over the District Court for the Wester...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Matthew H. Kisber was appointed
Matthew H. Kisber was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Prior to this appointment, Kisber served 10 consecutive terms in the state Ho...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 26, 2003
George T. "Buck" Lewis
George T. "Buck" Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, recently was elected to represent the Ninth Congressional District on the Tennessee Bar Association...
55. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Two apartment projects gain tax freeze Two apartment projects gain tax abatements By SUE PEASE The Daily News Two real estate developers gained tax freezes from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Tuesday for apartment development projects. The CC...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 03, 2001
Charlotte Kelley was named marketing assistant for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Charlotte Kelley was named marketing assistant for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. She had worked as community relations/market...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 20, 1999
3Re David C. Tordoff has been named vice president of marketing for 3Re.com. He formerly was director of worldwide marketing and operations for AST Computer. Tordoff is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Robert E. Burt has been named senior ma...
58. Archived Article: Back Northwest
- Monday, September 27, 1999
Passengers pay no more to fly to U Study suggests cost is same to fly into hubs Passengers pay roughly the same to fly to "hub" airports dominated by Northwest Airlines as to fly through the hubs to other destinations, a new study reported...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 18, 1999
Buckeye Board Elects New Officer Jeffery T. Cook has been elected vice president, product development-new fibers for Buckeye Technologies Inc. Cook is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Melissa Smith has joined Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. as media...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Leonard I Randall H. Brown has been appointed chief financial officer for Allen & OHara Inc. He formerly was director of corporate finance for Promus Hotel Corp. A certified public accountant, Brown has bachelors degrees from the University of M...
61. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 01, 1999
March 2 March 2 The 18th annual Freedom of Information Congress will be held at the University of Memphis at 7:30 p.m. in the psychology auditorium. The speaker will be Jack Anderson, who will discuss investigative reporting and the role of journali...
62. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
63. Archived Article: Comm.focus
- Friday, October 24, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Education and industry: Ideal or idealistic? Coupling job training and academics may seem like a perfect marriage, but some fear there could be rocky roads ahead for Tennessee students By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News It may be...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 01, 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...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 01, 1997
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66. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 19, 1996
The next time lawyers who need Continuing Legal Education credit are looking for a seminar, they need look no further than their desktop personal computers. Legal learning on-line Attorney associations soon will offer more options for continuing leg...
67. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 17, 1996
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Memphis has named 16 new board members: James N. Augustine, Rick Bobo, Michael J. Bruns, Darrow R. Calhoun, Mark R. Giannini, James P. Going, Tati Guzman, Lorenzo Hester, Stanley Horton, Trezette T. McNeal, Larry ...
68. Archived Article: Inv Briefs
- Monday, January 29, 1996
01/29 Inv briefs The Mid-South Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m. at the Racquet Club. Robert M. Crowe, a financial consultant, writer and educator, will speak on t...
69. Archived Article: Legal Analys
- Thursday, January 04, 1996
01/04 Legal analys Highest level of integrity and better communications can help improve publics image of lawyers By AMY D. HOWELL Special to The Daily News Its no wonder lawyers have had to endure massive amounts of public scrutiny and criticism in...
70. Archived Article: Film Commission
- Monday, October 09, 1995
Film Commission Film Commission touts Tennessee as low-cost media mecca State and local agencies pursue high-profile campaign. By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Tennessee is moving over the airwaves, onto the Internet, and into the minds of entertainme...