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1. Last Word: Corker & The Senate Poll, Memphis BBQ in Texas and Chandler Numbers
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The new owner of the city’s tallest building has bought two parcels next to the 100 North Main Building as the other part of the plan to bring the 37-story tall building back to life as a combo apartment-hotel building with the Loew’s hotel brand. The row of older buildings on the south side of 100 North Main all the way up to Jefferson would give way to a 34-story tall office tower.
2. Last Word: Bakery Questions, Komen Name Change and the Price of A Run For Gov.
- Thursday, August 10, 2017
City Hall opens a set of four public meetings on the Fairgrounds Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center to start the movement again toward another master plan for Fairgrounds redevelopment. And it’s hard to tell at the outset what this will look like because there are so many possibilities. There are also so many fault lines in these discussions.
3. Last Word: Lawsons Exit, LaRose Lessons and No Medicaid Expansion This Year
- Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Lawson Brothers exit Tigers basketball seeking a release from the University of Memphis. The statement from Dedric and K.J. Lawson was all sweetness and light and apparently about as sincere as one of those interviews where players and coaches declare that if they will just play hard and put more points on the board than the other team then they should win.
4. Last Word: Binghampton Gateway, Beale's Baggage and SoundStage Memphis
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
You’ve seen stories here about how difficult it can be to assemble land and financing for a hotel project. Supermarkets have proven much more difficult to pull off at least in Memphis where food deserts are a problem in several parts of town.
5. Last Word: How Do You Get On The List, Sedgwick & Thornwood and Musicals
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday was Presidents Day and thus a holiday at City Hall. But for the occupant on City Hall’s top floor it was anything but a holiday. The list Memphis Police made for who has to have a uniformed police officer next to them to go anywhere in City Hall is turning into a controversy over possible surveillance of citizens participating in the last year or so of protests around the city.
6. Rudd Praises Board as ‘Historic’ Step for U of M
- Friday, February 17, 2017
NASHVILLE – Calling the appointment of a board of trustees a “historic” and “essential” step for the University of Memphis, president M. David Rudd says the autonomous board will enable the university to control its own destiny.
7. GOP Pushes 2 Top Cabinet Picks Through to Full Senate
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote. The tactic seemed a warning shot that they might deploy brute political muscle in the upcoming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy.
8. The Crooked Path to Durham’s Ouster
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
State Rep. Kevin Brooks set the tone for Jeremy Durham’s ouster in prayer, of all places. Quoting from Luke, the Cleveland Republican opened the recent extraordinary session of the General Assembly saying, “Heavenly Father, you’re very clear in your word when you say that every valley will be filled, every mountain and hill brought low and the crooked places made straight and the rough places made smooth.
9. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
10. Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
11. Anna Cardona Joins Ledford Engineering
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Anna Cardona has joined Ledford Engineering and Planning, an Arlington-based land planning and civil engineering firm, as designer and marketing director. Cardona will add interior design to Ledford’s service offerings, making the firm a one-stop shop for building and development needs.
12. Small Shops, Big Business
- Saturday, November 7, 2015
Reese Witherspoon’s flagship boutique, Draper James, opened last week in the 12South area, and the reception was all Nashville.
Musical performances by Lee Ann Womack and Ruby Amanfu kept guests like Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Mayor Megan Barry, Kacey Musgraves and Lily Aldridge entertained while they shopped (perhaps for the holidays?) and milled around the store’s back parking lot, which was transformed into a charming, Southern-style party.
13. Greenstein Touts Doug Carpenter & Associates' ‘Connection Factor’
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Cara Greenstein serves as public relations coordinator of doug carpenter & associates, where she practices her passion for connection through the pen, on the screen and at the table. Equal parts researcher, writer, administrator and collaborator, Greenstein advances social media engagement and helps cultivate relationships between clients, media and the community.
14. Anti-Abortion Legislation Finds Little Resistance
- Thursday, April 2, 2015
Buoyed by passage of Amendment 1 last fall, legislation restricting abortions is starting to roll – with relative ease – through the General Assembly.
Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, and Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, began the push recently with measures backed by Gov. Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and the Republican ranks. Their bills couldn’t even draw enough resistance to require a roll-call vote.
15. Anti-Abortion Bills Advancing in House
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Proposals that seek to re-enact abortion laws that were struck down by a state Supreme Court decision are advancing in the House.
The two bills passed the House Health Subcommittee on voice votes Tuesday.
16. Returns, Happy and Other
- Thursday, January 1, 2015
A repeating scene in “Breaking Bad,” which I’ve now watched twice, involves the protagonist’s birthday. Skyler White (Anna Gunn) breaks up bacon strips on the plate of her husband Walter (Bryan Cranston), arranging them into the digits that indicate his age.
17. Hopping to It
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Its tagline is Hop On, Tune In and Rock Out. That’s a bite-sized description of what the new Memphis Hop bus service that launched earlier this month, with the goal of whisking Memphians and tourists to several local cultural attractions, is all about.
18. Senators Press to Allow Student IDs for Voting
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate sponsor of a bill to allow people to display student IDs to vote said Monday he plans to press ahead with the matter even through the version approved by the House would not allow the practice.
19. CREW Memphis Hosts National Leadership Summit
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The 2013 Commercial Real Estate Women Network National Winter Leadership Summit and Council Meeting will take place this week at The Peabody hotel, as women in the industry network, learn more about Memphis and help the local chapter build its brand within the Memphis-area market.
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
LaunchMemphis and MemphisConnect will host Ignite Memphis 5, a series of quick-hit presentations on a variety of subjects, Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation office, 20 S. Dudley St. Cost is free, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Visit launchmemphis.com.
21. MED Files $1.3 Million Permit for Improvements
- Tuesday, October 9, 2012
877 Jefferson Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $1.3 million
Project Cost: TBA
22. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.
23. Lawmakers Debate Pay Cutoff for Budget Gridlock
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even the top sponsor of a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't – or won't – pass a budget blueprint admits many of his colleagues think it's just a political talking point instead of a serious idea.
24. Touring NC, Obama Seeks Jobs Votes, Piece by Piece
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) – Railing against Republicans, President Barack Obama on Monday pushed for a jobs package that Congress is splintering into pieces, with Senate Democrats planning to start with a plan to help states hire teachers, police and firefighters. In campaign mode on the road, Obama accused Republicans senators of saying no to helping Americans.
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Leadership Memphis and Michael Synk will present the Leadership Memphis Book Club by In-Synk, a monthly, one-hour book club focusing on business, leadership and management titles, beginning Friday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at South of Beale, 361 S. Main St. Cost is $20 for Leadership Memphis alumni and current class members and $25 for the general public. For more information or to register, visit lmdriving.eventbrite.com.
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Memphis Minority Business Council will hold a seminar titled “Demystifying the RFP Process” Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the MMBC Continuum, 158 Madison Ave. Cost is free. For more information or to register, contact Yolanda Dillard at 525-6512 or email@example.com.
27. Stalemate in Congress Might Not be Bad for Economy
- Thursday, November 4, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fresh off sweeping gains in Tuesday's elections, Republicans vowed to shrink government and repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.
Yet despite their capture of the House and near-takeover of the Senate, there's little chance they can summon the votes to enact their own prescriptions for the ailing economy. Democrats, with their own economic ideas, will likely fight them to a draw.
28. In Search of an Oasis
- Monday, August 2, 2010
Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.
29. Proposal Opposes Federally Mandated Health Plans
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers against a resolution that opposes federally mandated health care initiatives said Monday it’s unnecessary because of the recent passage of President Barack Obama’s reform legislation.
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Shelby County Commission will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4301 or visit agendapub.shelbycountytn.gov.
31. Pelosi Makes Case for Government-Run Health Option
- Friday, October 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the case is growing stronger for allowing the government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies, contending recent attacks from the industry should dispel any doubts.
32. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 5, 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.
33. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
34. DRA Soon to Host Regional Conference In Memphis
- Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The Delta Regional Authority will host its 2009 annual conference in Memphis, a city that serves as a commercial and cultural hub for the Mississippi Delta.
The conference will be titled “Models of Success” because of Memphis’ position in multimodal and transportation industries, two focal points for the Clarksdale, Miss.-based Delta Regional Authority.
35. Obama Seeks GOP Help for Recovery Bill
- Friday, January 30, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's economic stimulus legislation is headed for the Senate after a surprisingly partisan vote in the House in which Republicans united in opposition and 11 mostly conservative Democrats defected.
36. SEC's Enforcement Accountant to Leave Next Month
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top accountant in the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement branch is leaving for a private sector job next month, in what could herald a wave of departures from the embattled agency.
- Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Freedom Award Dinner and Ceremony will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The annual award ceremony will pay tribute to the people whose accomplishments depict the spirit of the civil rights movement. Faith Hill and Oleta Adams will perform. Cost is $200. For more information, call 521-9699, Ext. 237.
38. Race for the Cure Organizers Seek Participants, Sponsors
- Wednesday, September 3, 2008
One Saturday each October, tens of thousands of people can be seen – some in groups laughing and talking, some running alone – along Farmington Boulevard.
Last year, 14,600 people showed up to raise $936,000 for breast cancer research. This year, race organizers hope to have more than 15,000 participate in the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which will be held Oct. 25 at Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown.
39. Necessities Bags Provides Comfort In Traumatic Time
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
When a woman learns she has breast cancer, the news alone can be devastating. Throw on top of that news the possibility of losing one or both of her breasts in order to save her life, and the devastation can be much greater.
40. Fannie, Freddie Spent Millions On Lobbying
- Friday, July 18, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tenaciously worked to nurture, and then protect, their financial empires by invoking the political sacred cow of homeownership and fielding an army of lobbyists, power brokers and political contributors.
41. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
42. Archived Article
- Tuesday, November 14, 2006
4287 Delp St.
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $2.6 million
Sale Date: Oct. 27, 2006
Buyer: Cabot II-TN1W08 LLC
43. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co.
- Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.
- Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. holds a Medicare information and sign-up session Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway Road. Call 545-4588 for more information.
45. Getting It Done:
- Tuesday, March 28, 2006
It was six months after Hurricane Katrina roared across the Gulf Coast, and government officials were stuck in an inefficient bureaucratic muck. Embattled former FEMA director Michael Brown sat down with an NBC Nightly News reporter in February to defend his department's much-maligned response to the storm.
46. Business Filings Jump Highest in 2005
- Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Memphis and Shelby County have seen a rise in business license filings over the past three years, and 2005 was no different. It was the best in that period with 6,660 filings - that's a 9.43 percent increase over the 6,086 filings in 2004 and a 13.53 percent increase over the 5,866 filings in 2003.
47. 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.
48. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
49. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, October 11, 2004
Workers Comp Workshop Held In Jackson
CCC to Present Draft for South Forum Redevelopment
The Tennessee Department of Labor and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry offers a workshop to explain changes in workers compensa...
50. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Le Bonheur Hires Two New Surgeons
Taylor Elected to TTLA Board of Governors
Chris Taylor was elected to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. Taylor, a shareholder in Hill Borens Memphis office, also will serve as a TTLA ...
51. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
52. 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...
53. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, September 23, 2003
185 Progress Road
Collierville Board Approves J-Line Refinance 185 Progress Road
Collierville, TN 38017
Cost: $2 million
Borrower: Industrial Development Board of the Town of Collierville, Tenn.
Lender: Trust One Bank
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 3, 2003
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Greg V. Ortega was named director of corporate product marketing for TBC Corp. Ortega previously held positions as TBCs manager of strategic marketing and manager of marketing and procurement for light truck tires. He earned...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Susan C. Te Paske
Susan C. Te Paske was appointed director of student disability services for the University of Memphis. She has served as the departments assistant director since 1993. She received the 2002 Dona Sparger Professional Service Awar...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Mark Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc Mark Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., recently was installed as president-elect of the Consulting Engineers of Tennessee for 2001-2002. He is t...
57. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 9, 1998
Nov Nov. 9 The International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. at Berclair Baptist Church, 4854 Summer Ave. For more information, call 762-9060. Nov. 10 Buckeye Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Germantown United M...
58. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 2, 1998
Nov. 3 Nov. 3 The National Association of Federal Employees, chapter 78, will meet at the Main Library, 1850 Peabody Ave. For more information, call 774-4019. Buckeye Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. at Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S....
59. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 26, 1998
Oct Oct. 26 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The topic will be Shelby Farms. The speakers will be Dr. Steve Eppel, a member of Friends of Shelby Farms, and City Council membe...
60. Archived Article: Saddles
- Tuesday, September 1, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Saddles Steakhouse to open in Germantown By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Demolition work will begin in the next two to three weeks on the facade of the building located at the southwest corner of Poplar Pike and Forest Hill Ir...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 20, 1998
Susan Wade Stinson has been named vice president of construction and maintenance at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. Stinson has served as manager of MLGWs Hickory Hill Service Center since 1986. He is a graduate of the University of Mississip...
62. Archived Article: Real Fcs2 Vesta Lj
- Tuesday, August 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Vesta visions Annual home show will spotlight country estate living By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The spotlight will be on gracious country living at the 1996 Vesta Home Show, the annual Memphis new home showcase that has bec...