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1. More Than 150 Clergy Call for Removal of Forrest Statue
- Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has posted a letter from 153 local clergy members in the Memphis area backing the city’s call for a waiver from the Tennessee Historical Commission next month to allow the city to remove Confederate monuments from city parks.
2. Hobby Lobby Fined $3M for Smuggling Iraq Religious Artifacts
- Friday, July 07, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi religious artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled for import, federal prosecutors said.
3. View From the Hill: A Disjointed Stash of Marijuana Bills
- Thursday, March 30, 2017
This year’s marijuana bills are a mixed bag.
Rep. Jeremy Faison is sending his medical marijuana legislation to a task force, as opposed to “summer study,” typically considered the trash heap for unwanted bills.
4. Last Word: Travel Ban Protest, Other Trump React and Sierra Club Goes To Court
- Thursday, February 02, 2017
Grizz over the Nuggets in Denver Wednesday 119-99. The Tigers play USF in Tampa Thursday.
Another big crowd for a Memphis march, the second in less than two weeks including the Memphis Women’s March. The Wednesday march, focused on President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban order, was smaller than that, but still sizeable and diverse.
5. Last Word: State of the State React, Reverse Logistics and Speed Limiters
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
As the work week began, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis joining House Democrats in sponsoring a bill that would bar the use of any federal funds to carry out President Trump’s order barring refugees from seven majority Muslim countries.
6. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 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. Work Begins On Brewery Development
- Thursday, February 25, 2016
502 Tennessee St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $4.5 million
Application Date: Feb. 18, 2016
Tenant: Brewery Master Tenant LLC
Architect: LRK Architects
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors
8. Gescheit Joins Dunavant Logistics
- Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Rangi Gescheit has joined the Dunavant Logistics Group as logistics services & operations administrator, export. Gescheit, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a deputy in criminal special investigation, began his career at Port Elizabeth, N.J. Most recently he was a trade lane manager with DHL Global Forwarding.
9. New Nonprofit Charts Role in Blight Fight
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The bulldozer went straight for the leasing office of the former Spanish Oaks apartments on Cazassa Road near Memphis International Airport.
Meanwhile another bulldozer across the two-lane road was deep into demolishing a set of buildings in the old Winchester Park apartments.
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Talk Shoppe will host Speed Networking: Scoring Business Leads With Fast Pitches & Race Around the Bases Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Baseball attire optional. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, April 30, at 9:45 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Bob Nations of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness will present “Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in the Mid-South.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.
- Monday, April 28, 2014
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will meet Monday, April 28, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of parliamentary law and “Robert’s Rules of Order” is invited to attend. Call 324-5184.
13. In Reversal, Obama to Allow Canceled Health Plans
- Friday, November 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – His personal and political credibility on the line, President Barack Obama reversed course Thursday and said millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans now ticketed for cancellation under the health care law that is likely to be at the heart of the 2014 elections.
14. Memphis Jewish Home to Host Benefit Concert
- Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Memphis Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center will host a fundraising concert Sunday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m., performed by local musicians led by Dr. Steve Katz and Cantor Aryeh Samberg. The show is titled “I Got Rhythm” and will feature melodic standards from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s as well as Jewish songs. Tickets are available at the door for $20 dollars.
15. Rep. Steve Cohen Travels to Mideast
- Friday, June 10, 2011
This week, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen is leading a fact-finding trip to Israel, the West Bank and Egypt.
Cohen, who recently was appointed to a commission on security and cooperation in Europe, was encouraged to visit the region by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who appointed him to the commission.
16. Medicare Overhaul Proposal Causing GOP Stress
- Thursday, May 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Little more than a month after they backed sweeping changes to Medicare, Republicans are on the political defensive, losing a House seat long in their possession and exhibiting significant internal strains for the first time since last fall's election gains.
17. Menlo Bolsters Local Presence With New Lease
- Friday, November 26, 2010
Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC is expanding its Memphis-area operations with a new 181,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto in Olive Branch.
18. Calif. Investor Buys Midtown Apartments
- Friday, November 12, 2010
A vintage apartment complex in Midtown is under new ownership.
Gabrion Properties LLC closed on approximately 20,000 total square feet of space in Cherokee Arms Apartments for $455,000. The three-story apartment complex, 1508 Madison Ave., contains 30 studio apartments with historic vintage architecture.
19. UPDATE: Harold Ford Jr.'s New York Times Op-Ed
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will not run for the U.S. Senate from New York.
He explained his reasons in an op-ed piece in today's New York Times.
Here is the column in its entirety from the New York Times:
20. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
21. House Approves $2B More for 'Cash for Clunkers'
- Monday, August 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to rush $2 billion into the popular but financially strapped "cash for clunkers" car purchase program, heeding calls from consumers eager to keep taking advantage of thousands of dollars in trade-in incentives.
22. Keep Pensions Away From Iran, Some Legislators Say
- Monday, January 14, 2008
Shortly before the Tennessee General Assembly reconvened in Nashville last week, two local state lawmakers introduced a bill with a faraway target in mind: Iran.
More specifically, the legislation they sponsored creates a mandate directed at managers of the state's $33 billion public pension system. Its goal is to keep the pool of money that Tennessee police officers, firefighters and tens of thousands of other professionals will dip into when they retire away from companies that do business with Iran, a country the U.S. State Department has called the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism.
23. New Innova Prez Hits Ground Running
- Thursday, December 13, 2007
When Ken Woody started his new job in the past couple of weeks, he already had a backlog of work, which he's more than doubled since then.
Woody is the first president of Innova, a novel business development project spun out of Memphis Bioworks Foundation. Innova's mission is to identify promising ideas and help turn them into viable local businesses, particularly in the fields of biotechnology and logistics. On Woody's first day he had eight candidates; his portfolio since has grown to 18, with about three new, unsolicited proposals showing up each week.
24. Tinker Works To Out-Fundraise Cohen For His Congressional Seat
- Friday, August 17, 2007
In last Friday's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Mary Ann Akers introduced her readers to Memphis congressman Steve Cohen, summing up her interviewee as a "fun-loving hipster in an aging man's body."
25. ISRAEL ON TAP TONIGHT
- Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Everyone knows the scenario.
You're on the hunt for a new house, and as soon as you've found that certain address with all the right mix of charm, elegance and elbow room, it becomes apparent, even if there's no accounting for it: This is the one.
26. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, December 29, 2000
Group honors local philanthropic heroes Group honors local philanthropic heroes The Memphis chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives recently announced the recipients of its 2000 Crystal Awards for Philanthropy. The awards are pres...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
28. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co., Realtors and The French Connection. He is a graduate of the University of the South. Dan Estes has been promoted to vic...
29. 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...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 01, 1997
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31. Archived Article: Standout (charles) Lj
- Friday, April 12, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Designer, surgeon and teacher Memphis eye surgeon covers all the bases in his field By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Dr. Steve Charles must have his own personal genie. His three wishes - "to become a designer, surgeon and teacher...