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1. 'Star Wars' Blasts Opening Weekend Record With $238 Million
- Monday, December 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say that the force is strong with this one is an understatement.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time according to studio estimates on Sunday.
2. The Week Ahead: Dec. 14, 2015
- Monday, December 14, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from the annual AutoZone shareholder convergence Downtown to the new Star Wars movie...
3. Handful Of Music Festivals Set For August
- Monday, August 10, 2015
In March, one of James Sposto’s friends posted to his Facebook page a thought about being a musician in Memphis.
Daniel McKee, a bassist who’s done turns in a few different bands, lamented that he’s never had a chance to play at the Levitt Shell. Sposto, a digital media entrepreneur in Memphis, used that as a catalyst to start preparing for something he’d already had been thinking about making happen – putting on a show that celebrates and supports the local Memphis music he’s a fan of.
4. Regions Wealth Executive Talks Expansion, Growth Opportunities
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
Travis LeMonte has been on the job for a little more than two months, but the executive leading Regions Private Wealth Management in West Tennessee already is talking expansion and adding to his team’s wealth management firepower.
5. Schumer's '12 Angry Men' Satire Stings
- Thursday, May 21, 2015
A recent episode of “Inside Amy Schumer” parodies the 1957 Sidney Lumet movie “12 Angry Men.” A “jury” of dudes deliberate whether Schumer is “hot enough” to be on TV. Jeff Goldblum, John Hawkes, Paul Giamatti, Nick DiPaolo and Kumail Nanjiani are spot-on with their mimicry of the original actors from the movie – Henry Fonda, Ed Begely, Lee J. Cobb and others.
6. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
7. 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.
8. Kirby Joins Literacy Mid-South to Lead Community Engagement
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Carley Cianciolo Kirby has joined Literacy Mid-South as community engagement coordinator. In her new role, Kirby will be responsible for the Mid-South Book Festival, which this year is scheduled for Sept. 25-28, as well as the citywide reading campaigns and Literacy Mid-South’s new school fundraising initiative.
9. Memphis Bar Reveals Judicial Candidate Poll
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
All but three of the 24 local judicial incumbents on the Aug. 7 ballot came out on top in the Memphis Bar Association poll of judicial candidates released Monday, June 30.
Attorneys were asked by the bar to select candidates based on who they felt was best qualified to hold the office.
10. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
11. Brown’s Complex Contempt Case Moves Forward
- Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Former Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown’s actions in Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court in March will live on in court past the May county primaries and into the campaign season as Brown prepares to challenge incumbent District Attorney General Amy Weirich in the August general election.
12. Across the River
- Saturday, May 03, 2014
The Arkansas land between the bridges across the Mississippi River at Memphis doesn’t have a name, at least not yet.
If graffiti is any indication, lots of people go there. And they cross numerous boundaries on dirt and gravel roads and paths that can end abruptly and are posted with “no trespassing” signs and other warnings as well as railroad video cameras.
13. Second Rape Kit Lawsuit Names More Officials
- Friday, March 28, 2014
The second federal lawsuit since December over the Memphis Police Department’s backlog of 12,000 untested rape kits casts a wider net of defendants than the first lawsuit, including the current and former Memphis police directors and the current and former district attorneys general.
14. Second Lawsuit Filed Over Rape Kit Backlog
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
Three women allegedly raped by Anthony Alliano during a string of rapes in the Cordova area covering a decade have filed suit in Memphis Federal Court over the delay in testing their rape kits.
It is the second federal lawsuit filed against the city of Memphis since December over the backlog of more than 12,000 untested rape kits police acknowledged in November after initially putting the backlog of rape kits at 2,000 in August.
15. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
16. Election Filing Pace Quickens as Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The May 6 Shelby County primary races began to move toward their final form Monday, Feb. 17, just ahead of the noon Thursday filing deadline for candidates.
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy brought the Democratic primary race for county mayor to four as he filed his qualifying petition Monday afternoon.
17. Fields Begin to Gel for May and August Ballots
- Friday, February 07, 2014
With two weeks to the filing deadline for candidates in the May Shelby County primary elections and two months to the deadline for those in the August state and federal primaries and county nonpartisan elections, the fields have solidified enough that some political players are weighing their prospects for a late entry before the filing deadlines.
18. Judicial Races Show Signs of Life
- Monday, December 09, 2013
Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter opened his re-election bid with the sound of bagpipes in the clubhouse of the Overton Park Golf Course.
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
Beth Sholom Synagogue will present Acoustic Sunday Live!, featuring Jesse Winchester, Mary Gauthier, Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 6675 Humphreys Blvd. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Buy tickets at bsholom.org.
- Friday, December 06, 2013
New Ballet Ensemble & School will present “Nut ReMix” Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. The performance is a traditional and modern take on “Nutcracker,” featuring ballet, hip-hop and African dance. Buy tickets at newballet.org.
- Saturday, September 21, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Memphis Crisis Center will kick off Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week with community leaders on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Park pavilion, 799 Madison Ave. The week aims to raise awareness, funds and volunteers for the center’s 24-hour hotline. Visit memphiscrisiscenter.org.
23. LaVere Stays Busy in Preparation of New Album
- Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Memphis-based musician Amy LaVere’s third solo album, “Runaway’s Diary,” won’t be released until early next year, but the songwriter, bassist and vocalist has a few summer projects that should keep anxious fans satisfied.
24. GPAC Names Main Theater in Honor of Duncan-Williams
- Thursday, March 21, 2013
The next time an art lover heads to the Germantown Performing Arts Centre to take in a world music concert, watch a ballet or enjoy any of the host of other acts lined up for GPAC’s new season, they’ll be doing so inside the Duncan Williams Performance Hall.
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.
26. Memphis Habitat Promotes Super Bowl Fundraisers
- Saturday, January 19, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis invites Memphians to participate in the ninth annual MX Sales Coach “Home Team Huddle” fundraising event Feb. 3 during the Super Bowl. Participants are asked to host a “Super Sunday” party and collect donations for Memphis Habitat during halftime. All proceeds go directly to the local affiliate and help further its mission of eliminating substandard housing in the Memphis community.
27. Memphis Habitat Promotes Super Bowl Fundraisers
- Monday, January 14, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis invites Memphians to participate in the ninth annual MX Sales Coach “Home Team Huddle” fundraising event Feb. 3 during the Super Bowl.
Participants are asked to host a “Super Sunday” party and collect donations for Memphis Habitat during halftime. All proceeds go directly to the local affiliate and help further its mission of eliminating substandard housing in the Memphis community.
28. Club Crave Nuisance Case Moves Slowly
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The Shelby County District Attorney General’s office and attorneys for the owners of Club Crave have been talking privately since prosecutors got the court order that closed the Beale Street nightspot during the Christmas holidays as a public nuisance.
29. Minn. Democrats in Bind Over Medical Device Tax
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Democrats in Minnesota's congressional delegation are in a bind over a bill by Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen to eliminate a tax on medical devices like those made by Medtronic and other Minnesota companies.
30. GOP Politics Resemble 2008 In Tennessee
- Thursday, March 08, 2012
This time around, leaders of the Tennessee Republican Party were convinced their choice in the Republican presidential contest would be a match with voters in the state’s presidential primary.
Four years ago, when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee carried Shelby County and took the state, the party argued convincingly that the state’s second choice for the nomination – former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney – was a victim of the move of the Super Tuesday primaries to February.
31. Santorum Carries Shelby and State, Jackson Out As Clerk
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum carried Shelby County and the state of Tennessee in the Tuesday, March 6, Republican Presidential primary.
And incumbent but suspended General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson finished a poor third in a Democratic primary battle for the clerk’s office that was won by interim clerk Ed Stanton in the closest contest of the night over County Commission chairman Sidney Chism.
32. YMCA Announces Board Members
- Monday, February 06, 2012
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has installed its 2012 metropolitan board of directors.
Sandra Bailey of Methodist Extended Care Hospital will serve as board chair; Ted Ferris of the Greater Memphis Chamber will serve as secretary; and Perry Green of Waddell and Associates Inc. will serve as treasurer.
33. Memphis Means Music Month Begins Friday
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
Memphis Means Music Month begins Friday, Sept. 30, with the South Main Art Trolley Tour, and organizers are planning a variety of activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Memphis Music Foundation has teamed with many artists, businesses and restaurants to celebrate Memphis music
34. Retirement Investors Await Debt Ceiling Solution
- Wednesday, July 20, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – They have one eye on Washington and the other on Wall Street. Investors are paying close attention because the contentious debate in Congress could have very serious implications for their 401(k) accounts.
35. Madison Hotel to Kick Off Rooftop Party Season
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Madison Hotel will kick off Sunset Atop the Madison and debut Moonlight Atop the Madison Thursday.
Sunset Atop the Madison, the weekly after-work event, will feature a cash bar, special rooftop terrace menu and live entertainment beginning with Elmo & The Shades followed next week by the Memphis All-Stars.
36. On Location: Memphis Showcases Local, International Films
- Wednesday, April 06, 2011
In the business of film festivals, international films bring prestige, but local films bring dollars.
This year’s 12th annual On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, hopes to draw on the best of both worlds.
37. Blues City Thrift to Bring New Retail Concept to Memphis
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
It was the convergence of two very different needs that brought transplanted Memphians Amy Hoyt and Peter Baur together, but now the pair is working toward a single goal: the launch of Blues City Thrift.
38. Target Corp. to Expand its Grocery Offerings
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis-based Target Corp. plans to remodel about 400 of its general merchandise stores across the nation in 2011, building upon the discounter's latest strategy to bulk up its grocery offerings.
39. Pinnacle Decision, Pep Rally Required Collaborative Effort
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
Howell Marketing CEO Amy Howell has a lot to say in a blog she posted this week about her firm’s deep involvement in media strategy for Pinnacle Airlines Corp.’s decision on a new headquarters location.
- Friday, October 01, 2010
The Memphis Central Rotary Club will meet Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelby County Election Commissioner Brian Stephens will speak about Rebuild Government. Cost is $25 for guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.
41. Amy LaVere Returns to Playhouse
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Amy LaVere is planning a return gig at Playhouse on the Square, following the success of this summer’s first date in what she hoped would become a regular concert series at the Midtown venue.
42. LaVere to Host Concert Wednesday at Playhouse
- Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Amy LaVere will take the stage at Playhouse on the Square Wednesday night for what she hopes will be the first of a regular concert series at the Midtown venue. Dubbed “Amy LaVere & Friends,” it will feature the bass-playing singer backed by an eclectic lineup of her peers in a “big band”-type show that LaVere told The Daily News she’s wanted to do for a long time.
43. LaVere Adds Playhouse Series to Busy Summer
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Amy LaVere is sandwiching a special gift for her Memphis fans into a jam-packed fall schedule that includes a movie role, touring and recording a new album.
Resource Entertainment Group and Playhouse on the Square have teamed up with the bass-slapping chanteuse to produce Amy LaVere & Friends, a concert series that kicks off June 30 on the Midtown theater’s main stage.
44. Memphian LaVere Readies for Busy Summer
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Memphis music is big business. And it’s the workhorses like Amy LaVere who make it so.
LaVere, a singer about whom the Los Angeles Daily News once raved, “Something like this doesn’t come along every day,” is in the midst of a creative resurgence. Because of it, her schedule is filling up fast.
45. Shoemaker Financial Appoints Jenkins Managing Partner
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thomas “Mac” Jenkins has been appointed managing partner of Shoemaker Financial. Jenkins joined Shoemaker in 1991 as a financial adviser, eventually becoming general manager of the firm in 2004.
In his new position he will be responsible for sales, recruiting, training and development of advisers. In addition to his management responsibilities, Jenkins also provides financial products and services to single and married individuals and small businesses.
He is a registered representative of Securian Financial Services Inc.
46. Klobuchar Wants Prosecution of Peanut Plant Owner
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is calling for the criminal prosecution of the owner of the peanut-processing company at the center of the national salmonella outbreak that's sickened more than 600 people and been linked to nine deaths.
47. Dillihunt Joins Southeast Community Capital
- Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Craig Dillihunt has joined nonprofit financial institution Southeast Community Capital as assistant fund manager for the Memphis Business Opportunity Fund, a partnership between the city of Memphis, local banks and SCC.
48. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org
- Wednesday, April 02, 2008
George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.
49. 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.
- Friday, October 05, 2007
The Memphis Bar Association (MBA) will hold its "21st Annual MBA Bankruptcy Section Seminar" today beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information on cost and registration, call the MBA at 527-3573.
51. Methodist's Marshall to Serve On American Heart Association Board
- Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Barry S. Marshall, administrator of Clinical Business Development and Cardiovascular Service Line at Methodist University Hospital, has been named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Shelby County Division of the American Heart Association. Marshall joined Methodist in 2004 as the director of the Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital.
52. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.
53. Pink Palace Museum Offers Brain Lecture Series
- Monday, August 28, 2006
Pink Palace Museum presents "Maintain Your Brain," as part of its Brain Lecture Series from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Memphis Pink Palace Mansion Theater, 3050 Central Ave. The lecture series is being held in conjunction with the museum's exhibits "Brain: The World Inside Your Head" and "The Brain - Outside of Your Head." The lecture is free and no reservations are needed. Call 320-6388 for details.
54. St. Jude Researcher Earns National Recognition
- Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Scientific American named Dr. Robert G. Webster, the Rose Marie Thomas chair at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as a research leader in the 2005 Scientific American 50 - a list compiled by the magazine that recognizes outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.
55. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 07, 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.
56. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 29, 2004
BOMA Inducts 2005 Officers
Gibbons Named to Chair National Committee
Judge Julia Gibbons of Memphis was named by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as chair of the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference. Gibbons has bee...
57. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
MBA Elects Officers
Memphis Bar Names 2005 Officers, Directors
The Memphis Bar Association announced the election of the following 2005 officers: Susan M. Clark, president; Barbara Zoccola, vice president; David Cook, treasurer; and Amy Amunds...
58. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, November 19, 2004
The Shelby County Housing Authority Board meets at 3 p
Rhodes College hosts round one of the fifth annual Blues City Challenge, an intercollegiate invitational mock trial tournament, at 4 p.m. today at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave....
59. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, June 21, 2004
MAAR OFFERS SAFETY CLASSES
MAAR Presents Realtor Safety Class
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents a free crime prevention and real estate agent safety class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the MAAR ...
60. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Peace & Justice Center Awards Local Peacemakers
Peace & Justice Center Presents Annual Honors The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center will present the following Peacemaker 2003 awards Thursday at its annual banquet: Diamond Printing, soc...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001
KyRic J KyRic J. Tucker joined Bean & Ison, CPAs and Consultants as a staff accountant. He earned a degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a Salt Lake City certified public accounting firm, wh...