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1. Plan to Dig Up President Polk's Body – Again – Stirs Trouble
- Monday, March 27, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.
2. Vols Need a Good Spring With So Many No. 1 Players Gone
- Friday, March 17, 2017
Butch Jones is about to embark on his most crucial of five seasons as Tennessee’s football coach, and it begins with spring practices starting Tuesday, March 21.
Jones is coming off back-to-back 9-4 seasons capped by bowl wins, but has fallen short of the SEC East Division title both years. He was the preseason favorite to win the East in 2016, and the previous year had a team with potential to win the division.
3. The Rest of the August Ballot
- Saturday, July 9, 2016
If all goes according to plan on the Aug. 4 election day, Linda Phillips hopes the result is that you don’t see her in any of the reporting on election night.
4. 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.
5. 8th Congressional District Primaries Draw 22 Contenders, 13 Republican
- Friday, April 8, 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.
6. Bartlett Judicial Races Shifted To August Ballot
- Thursday, March 24, 2016
The two municipal judges in Bartlett learned this week that they have races to run on the August ballot, not the November ballot they were scheduled to run on.
The addition of two races to the Aug. 4 Shelby County ballot comes two weeks before the April 7 filing deadline for the nonpartisan local races as well as the state and federal primary contests.
7. August Election Ballot Filling Out Ahead of April 7 Deadline
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
The presidential contenders have moved on to other states and closed up their Memphis storefronts.
And the excitement of the national campaigns that burst into town all in one weekend just before the March 1 Tennessee primaries has shifted to the same frenetic political activity in other states.
8. Caught in the Middle
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
Even before the Affordable Care Act came along, Deborah Casey was living between a logistical rock and an economic hard place. Casey, a 61-year-old widow, draws a monthly Social Security check based on her husband’s earnings. She works part-time for Shelby County (no benefits), and to continue receiving the same amount in that Social Security check, she has to keep tabs on how much she makes. This is exactly how someone who wants to provide for herself winds up on a “fixed income.”
9. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
10. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
11. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.
12. Methodist, Local Churches Unite to Serve Community
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A unique faith-based partnership between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and more than 500 of the area’s churches has been lauded nationally by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a model for addressing health care disparities and preventing and managing chronic diseases.
- Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. in the board’s office in The Crump Building, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
14. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 7, 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.
15. Local Mortgage Market Up In July
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Spurred by interest rates that look to stay at record lows for the near future, local homebuyers keep coming out of the woodwork.
The trend manifested itself in a healthy pickup in mortgage activity last month. Total mortgage volume throughout Shelby County was up almost 30 percent over July 2011, climbing to $143 million in July 2012 from $111.7 million during the same period last year, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
16. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
17. Muni Schools Questions Pass, Cohen Wins Big
- Friday, August 3, 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.
18. Nominees Named for State Education Awards
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced nominees for 2011 principal and supervisor of the year.
The principal nominees are: Evangeline Montgomery, Blountville Elementary; David Watts, Sweetwater High; Karen Hollis, Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Hamilton County; Geeta McMillan, Cassville Elementary, White County; Larry Brown, J.E. Woody Elementary, Maury County; Debbie Bogdan, Discovery School, Dickson County; Teresa Jackson, Martin Elementary; Ricky Catlett, West Middle, Jackson-Madison County; Rita White, Riverwood Elementary.
19. Baptist DeSoto Nurses Win Statewide Honors
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto nurses received several awards at the statewide 2011 Mississippi Nurses Association Nightingale Awards ceremony in Jackson, Miss.
The Nightingale Awards are given annually by the Mississippi Nurses Association and the Mississippi Nurses Foundation. More than 80 nurses and hospitals across the state were nominated in 15 categories.
- Monday, January 10, 2011
The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Rose Jackson Flenorl, manager, social responsibility for FedEx, will speak about “Corporate Social Responsibility.” Cost is $20. For reservations, contact Demetria Sturgis at 448-5599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education seminar today from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Teresa Bullington of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Stephen Libby of The Libby Law Firm and Kevin Washburn of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham will speak about workers compensation.
23. Thompson Named Chair of MPACT Board
- Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Jeni Stephens Thompson has been named the new chairwoman of the MPACT Memphis board of directors. Thompson is the director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Lambuth University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Thompson serves as the programs chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the Playhouse on the Square board. She is a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2008.
24. Commercial Bank and TrustExpands Mortgage Division
- Monday, October 22, 2007
Commercial Bank and Trust Co. has expanded its mortgage division with the addition of a new sales manager, four new mortgage loan originators and the launch of a mortgage operation in Jackson, Tenn.
25. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
26. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 8, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
27. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr. Benjamin Hooks, chairman; the Rev. John Gilmore, vice chair for West Tennessee; Brad Hodge, vice c...
28. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Kurt Zinke was named co-director of Vatterott College-Memphis, 150 Collins St Kurt Zinke was named co-director of Vatterott College-Memphis, 150 Collins St. He has worked for the college for seven years, most recently as director of the colleges Was...
29. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, May 19, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON High tech team leader By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Dave Barnwells 25-acre spread in Fayette County provides much needed space between him and the pressures of his job as head of iXLs Memphis division. "For me, its a wa...
30. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, February 12, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Laying the foundation Architect Granville Taylor used mortar to begin building a career By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News As a child growing up in Russellville, Ky., Granville Taylor never imagined hed end up becoming an archite...
31. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 13, 1997
Jan Jan. 13 The Sales Forum will meet at noon at Andertons restaurant, 1901 Madison Ave. For reservations or information, call Lucy Formby at 323-4304. Jan. 14 Shoestring Enterprises Inc. will offer a half-day course at the Ridgeway Inn on issues sm...
32. Archived Article: Law Focus Nvs
- Thursday, September 5, 1996
Judicial seats up for grabs Judicial seats up for grabs Vacated state supreme court, new criminal appeals positions in selection process By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News The state Judicial Selection Commission will have its hands full this...