Editorial Results (free)
1. The Week Ahead: May 23-29
- Monday, May 23, 2016
Alright, Memphis, it’s time to get this week started with our roundup of happenings you need to know about.
The 2016 Memphis In May International Festival closes out Saturday with a pair of new additions to the monthlong lineup.
The Saturday by the river begins with the Great American River Run – a half-marathon and a 5K run with a riverside and Downtown route. There is, of course, a post-race party, which then segues into 901Fest – four stages in Tom Lee Park featuring local music and arts, from Al Kapone and Frayser Boy to the North Mississippi Allstars to Opera Memphis and the New Ballet Ensemble & School.
The idea here, and it may be an evolving concept, seems to be local and diverse and not as much of an emphasis on the stages and what happens there at the expense of those who stay after the run and those who come for the music and the arts.
To dot the I on that point, 901Fest also includes an air show.
2. August Primaries Feature Intra-Party Challenges
- Monday, April 11, 2016
Two years after a disastrous slate of races for countywide offices, there is a move among younger Democratic partisans in Memphis to shake up the Democrats who represent the city in the Tennessee Legislature.
3. 8th Congressional District Primaries Draw 22 Contenders, 13 Republican
- Friday, April 08, 2016
The Republican primary race to fill the 8th District Congressional seat Republican incumbent Stephen Fincher is giving up drew a field of 13 contenders – seven from Shelby County and four from Jackson, Tennessee – at the Thursday, April 7, noon filing deadline for the Aug. 4 ballot.
4. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
5. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
6. Memphis Candidates Prepare To Spend
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
How much a candidate raises in an election season attracts a lot of attention, and the second-quarter fundraising numbers for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections are still trickling out.
The reports were due July 10 but some are still arriving at the Shelby County Election Commission website. And in some cases, the reports are incomplete, showing amounts raised but not amounts spend and on hand as of July 1.
7. Democratic Divide Widens in Election Results
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democrats have retained their seven-vote majority on the new single-district Shelby County Commission that takes office Sept. 1.
That and the re-election victory of Democratic incumbent Cheyenne Johnson in the race for Shelby County Assessor of Property were the only bright spots for a divided local Democratic Party that lost every other countywide partisan elected position to Republicans in the Aug. 7 county general election, just as they lost every countywide position to Republicans four years earlier.
8. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
9. 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.
10. Mudbugs in March Returns to Court Square on March 16
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mudbugs in March will return for the third year to Court Square in Downtown Memphis on Saturday, March 16, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The day-long festival features an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil, drink specials, twisted mac from Hard Rock Café, a gumbo contest, barbecue from 2011 Memphis in May champion Fat Side Up, and live music from The Mason Jar Fireflies and FreeWorld.
11. Portland Author’s Book Takes Off
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Years ago V Jeffers of Portland, Ark., became fascinated with the Monarch Butterfly, the most recognizable of non-detested insects. With their orange-brown wings and black veins and borders, Monarchs are found in New Zealand, the Canary Islands, Madeira and North America. In the Southeast Arkansas hamlet that V and husband Carl call home, V raises caterpillars in her spare time.
12. U of M Symposium to Discuss City’s Place in Law
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Memphis over the years has been at the center of riveting, controversial and far-reaching court cases.
Many of them have either wound up in the history books or simply re-balanced the scales of justice for ordinary people.
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
Christian Brothers University will present the fourth session of its Family Business Enrichment Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Spain Auditorium in Buckman Hall. The topic of the lecture is “Integrating Closely Held Businesses Into Personal Financial and Investment Strategies.” For reservations, call 321-3999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance will hold a continuing legal education seminar today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The seminar, “Bankruptcy-Chapters 7, 11 & 13,” will be presented by Tommy L. Fullen. Cost is $17 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.memphisparalegals.org.
15. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.
16. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.
17. Landmark Community Bank Names Newell Chairman of Board
- Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Chuck Newell has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Landmark Community Bank and will be based in Landmark’s Collierville branch.
Newell brings more than 28 years of banking experience to the board and currently serves as the president and CEO of Merchants and Planters Bancshares.
18. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
19. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.
Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
20. 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.
21. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
22. Things Go From Hot To Smoking Hot In Election Contests
- Thursday, July 12, 2007
With one week to the filing deadline for the Oct. 4 Memphis city elections, 124 citizens have thought seriously enough about running for the 15 offices on the ballot to check out qualifying petitions. Nearly 40 had filed by the end of the first week.
23. Local Businesses Dig For Diamonds at 2006 Showcase
- Monday, August 14, 2006
SPIRCO and Metal Building Products host the AGAPE Child and Family Services annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament at noon. In addition to the tournament, golfers and their families can participate in a junior golf clinic, games, a silent auction and a cooking demonstration. Sponsorships start at $1,600 for teams of four. Contact Jason Burgess at 323-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
24. Marketing Agency Hires New Art Director
- Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Lyle Wardlaw has joined full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm inferno as art director. Prior to that she spent three years providing design support for clients at Imre Communications and Babcock Advertising in the Washington, D.C., area. She graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 with a double major in studio art and elementary education, and has completed advertising and graphics programs from Memphis College of Art and Southwest Community College. In her position as art director, Wardlaw will serve clients and help with new creative projects.
25. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, January 08, 2004
Pounders Wins Award, Breaks Gender Barriers
The Daily News
Memphis attorney Dorothy J. Pounders became the first woman recipient of the Memphis Bar Associations highest award, the Judge Jerome Turner Lawye...
26. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Memphis memos 03-12-03
Chris Camp joined auction-marketing firm John Roebuck & Associates as vice president of business development. Camp has more than 15 years experience in real estate, development, design and building. He joined Roebuck fr...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Martin W Martin W. Brown and Richard J. Myers have become members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC, 6000 Poplar Ave., Suite 400. Brown earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Myers,...
28. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 27, 1995
12/27 Memos Linden Wright recently was named the 1995 recipient of the YMCAs Red Triangle Award, given to the individual who renders unselfish work and devotion to accomplish YMCA goals. Wright has worked with the YMCA since 1932 and served as finan...