Editorial Results (free)
1. PFM Group Promotes Lowe To Managing Director
- Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Lauren Lowe has been promoted to managing director of The PFM Group, a leading provider of independent financial and investment advisory services to state and local governments and not-for-profit institutions. Based in PFM’s Memphis office, Lowe serves the firm’s municipal advisory clients. Her areas of expertise include debt transactions and structuring, strategic planning, pricing and cash flow analysis as well as advising many of her local government clients on policy development.
2. Council Explores Retirees Return To Police Ranks
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Memphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging already-retired police officers to get back in uniform as reserve officers to keep the police force from slipping to less than 2,000 officers.
3. 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.
4. Mploy Promises More Than Summer Jobs
- Monday, March 16, 2015
Approximately 800 teenagers and young adults already had applied for 1,000 summer jobs in a new city program by the time Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced it last week.
But Wharton said the Mploy Youth Summer Experience is about more than a two-month paycheck.
5. Council to Vote on Insurance Changes, Budget
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Most of council day at City Hall Tuesday, June 17, will be devoted to closing out most, but not all, of the city’s budget season.
The Memphis City Council should make final decisions Tuesday on a stable city property tax rate and approve operating and capital budgets for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
6. Budget Changes Include Cooper-Young Garage
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
A Cooper-Young parking garage and a pool of capital funding divided equally among the seven Memphis City Council districts are the two biggest ticket items in the way of still-tentative budget amendments proposed by council members.
7. Council Begins Decisions on City Financial Changes
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Memphis City Council members took the first steps Tuesday, June 3, toward major changes in pension benefits for city employees and began delving into the details of even broader changes in health insurance coverage for city employees and retirees.
8. Shockey ‘Ideal Fit’ as Chamber Chair
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
Leigh Shockey had gone to Memphis International Airport in her role as an executive for the family business – Drexel Chemical Co.
9. Bad Blood
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
December was already going to be a busy month at City Hall for the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
He would be bringing a plan to provide $15 million in city financing for the $180 million Crosstown revitalization project and rolling out its fix to address the Tennessee Comptroller’s vocal concerns about the city’s unfunded pension liability.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Arlington, Lakeland Early Voting Ends Saturday
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Early voting comes to an end Saturday, Sept. 14, in the first two of 11 elections between now and Thanksgiving.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the last chance for voters in Arlington and Lakeland to vote in municipal elections at the Shelby County Election Commission offices at 157 Poplar Ave. Lakeland voters can also vote Saturday only at theRefuge church, 9817 Huff ‘n’ Puff Road.
14. Wharton Proposes 14-Cent Tax Hike Above Recertified Rate
- Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is proposing a 14-cent city property tax hike on top of the 25 cents added to the current rate of $3.11 to compensate for property value lost in the 2013 property reappraisal.
15. Facebook Users Hit 'Like,' Stores Jump Into Action
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook isn't just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what's in stores during this holiday season.
16. 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.
17. Palmer Joins Cannon Wright Blount As Director of Assurance
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
David Palmer has joined Cannon Wright Blount certified public accounting firm as director of assurance and accounting services. Palmer’s specialties include audit and profit-sharing plans in the nonprofit, health care, government and construction industries.
18. 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.
19. B&B Could Spark Victorian Village
- Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Following years of due diligence, the James Lee House in Downtown Memphis could soon be the centerpiece of the Victorian Village master plan.
20. B&B Development Could Spark Victorian Village
- Monday, August 6, 2012
Following years of due diligence, the James Lee House in Downtown Memphis could soon be the centerpiece of the Victorian Village master plan.
21. Wharton: ‘Everything is Coming Together’
- Monday, July 9, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. had to make a decision Monday, July 2: Get up before dawn and catch a flight to Atlanta or stick with a scheduled and extensive bus tour for newspaper editors and others of the three core city neighborhoods he has targeted in a small-business innovation effort.
22. 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.
23. Consigned to a Cause
- Thursday, September 9, 2010
When the women of Les Passees sit down to discuss the Stock Exchange – the nonprofit group’s largest annual fundraiser, which kicks off with a preview party Thursday at 7 p.m. – they don’t talk much about the sale itself.
24. Tobey Transformation
- Friday, August 13, 2010
Nicole Heverly, a Midtowner, didn’t have a reason to visit Tobey Park until a couple months ago when it became the site of the city’s first dog park.
“I heard about it, but I would walk my dog and take him to Overton (Park),” said Heverly. “The first time here I was in love with it. Jay has other dogs to play with.”
25. A City in Transition
- Monday, November 9, 2009
Just before sunrise on a rainy Tuesday morning, the armed officers raided the city office. They didn’t make any arrests, but they took files, interviewed employees and served search warrants. And they temporarily closed the Memphis Animal Shelter.
26. Local Party Heads Look to New Gov’t Beginnings
- Friday, October 16, 2009
In a debate at East High School Tuesday night, Lang Wiseman and Van Turner engaged in their own version of the political showdown over health care reform playing out among national lawmakers.
27. Police Director Larry Godwin
- Monday, October 5, 2009
As the contenders for Memphis mayor have been on the road this month, another campaign has been under way.
Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin has been making the case for the signature strategy of his five years as top cop – Blue CRUSH.
28. A Mayor’s Race to Remember: Candidates pump up the drama as election nears
- Monday, September 21, 2009
The field is set at 25 candidates and Memphians start voting Sept. 25 in a mayor’s race that has been neither a surprise nor the expected.
But there’s no guarantee the election will settle what the post-Willie Herenton era will look like. Too many other events still have to be decided.
29. Business Tennessee Names Donati One of Best Lawyers in State
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
Donald Donati, a partner at the Donati Law Firm LLP, recently was honored by Business Tennessee magazine as being one of the “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee.”
30. Calvary & the Arts Begins Next Week
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
The playful beat of a jazz orchestra, the plaintive tone of a country song and the urgent notes of a gospel band will reverberate through the sanctuary during the 30th anniversary series of Calvary & the Arts.
31. 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.
32. Arnaud Continues One-Woman Crusade to Rid City of Poverty
- Friday, July 14, 2006
"I often say my goal is to stamp out poverty in Memphis," said Wanda Arnaud, campus director for the University of Phoenix-Memphis.
It may seem like a lofty and unreachable goal, but Arnaud is taking aim at poverty by empowering young people to take charge of their future - and encouraging her peers to stand up and do the same.
33. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
34. Archived Article: Trends Focus-ks
- Monday, August 30, 2004
Universitys Programs Help Working Adults Get Ahead
The Daily News
Derek Arnold, facilities supervisor at Graves Elementary School, is among a growing number of Americans whove decided to get ahead by going back to sch...
35. Archived Article: Standout (mack)
- Friday, August 4, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Cooking from the heart By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The last thing Bonnie Mack needs is someone looking over his shoulder while hes in the kitchen. So last year, when President Clinton visited Blues City Cafe, where Mack is...
36. Archived Article: Graphic (gsattys)
- Thursday, June 3, 1999
Active attorneys Active attorneys More than 2,000 cases were decided in chancery court during May. Here's a look at the most active attorneys representing plaintiffs in those cases. Plaintiff attorney No. of cases Amount of judgment Bae...
37. 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 ...
38. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, December 17, 1996
The Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Memphis recently concluded its Certified New Home Sales Professional certification course The Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Memphis recently conclu...