Editorial Results (free)
1. Voters Fill in City Hall Blanks In Last Election of Busy 2015
- Monday, November 23, 2015
The 2015 election season was put to rest last week: A low-turnout set of five Memphis City Council runoff elections filled in the blanks of what will be a different City Hall starting in 2016.
With a 4.8 percent turnout across the turf of five single-member City Council districts, voters in the Thursday, Nov. 19, non-partisan council runoff races defined the new council that takes office in January. The 13-member body will include six new faces.
2. Council Runoff Elections: Morgan Tops Springer, Boyd Over Anderson
- Friday, November 20, 2015
With a scant 4.8 percent turnout, Memphis voters filled in the blanks at City Hall Thursday, Nov. 19, by electing four new members to the Memphis City Council and returning an appointed incumbent.
Thursday’s winners join new council members Martavius Jones and Philip Spinosa in taking office January 1, making six new faces on the 13-member council.
3. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 2015
The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.
The races for four of those six open seats and the seat now held by an appointee to the council are going to a Nov. 19 runoff election – one week before Thanksgiving.
4. Ramsey Clear in Push to Politicize Supreme Court
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a penchant for igniting flames of partisanship, and the retirement of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade is no exception.
5. 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.
6. Sutton Joins Dixon Hughes Goodman
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Giles Sutton recently joined Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as a partner in the firm’s tax practice, where he will focus on issues pertaining to state and local tax.
Sutton, an established attorney and certified public accountant, brings more than 25 years of business tax experience, with a focus on state and local tax issues within the food and beverage, health care, transportation and energy industries.
7. From the Edge
- Thursday, February 05, 2015
“[I]f you’re not living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much room.” This lyric, from a 1998 folk song bearing David Roth’s byline, appears earlier in H. Jackson Brown Jr.’s 1993 book, “Live and Learn and Pass It On.”
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
11. Tigers Work to Close Fourth Quarter
- Friday, September 20, 2013
So far, the University of Memphis football team has been in the game come the fourth quarter. But, so far, they’ve been unable to take advantage of that situation in a 28-14 loss here to Duke and in a 17-15 defeat last week at Middle Tennessee State.
12. Optimism Reigns as Tigers Prep for Season
- Friday, August 09, 2013
There is no reliable way to determine if a losing football program is on the precipice of becoming a winning football program. If there was, we’d all be getting rich betting the games.
But there is something to be said about change starting at the top. Second-year University of Memphis coach Justin Fuente and several players – all members of the team’s Leadership Council – met with the media on Wednesday, Aug. 7, the official reporting date; the first of four helmet-and-shorts practices was to begin the next day, and then on Tuesday, Aug. 13, the first practice in full pads.
13. Supreme Court Strikes Federal Marriage Provision
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
- Monday, October 29, 2012
The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Oct. 31, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Orpheum president and CEO Pat Halloran will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at email@example.com.
15. Holograms Present Celebs With New Afterlife Issues
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – When Tupac Shakur rose from the stage in the California desert earlier this year, it was not only a jaw-dropping resurrection, but also the beginning of a new form of live entertainment.
16. MED Forms Committee to Examine Minority-Owned Biz Dealings
- Friday, May 04, 2012
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has formed an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations regarding the amount of business the hospital conducts with minority-owned companies.
17. Lakers Beat Grizzlies for 6th Straight Home Win
- Monday, January 09, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kobe Bryant says the Los Angeles Lakers' early-season schedule has been every bit as brutal as they expected, forcing them to learn coach Mike Brown's system on the job rather than in practice.
18. 4 Council Members - All 3 City Court Judges To Run Unopposed In Oct. Elections
- Friday, July 22, 2011
Four incumbent Memphis City Council members and all three incumbent City Court Judges were effectively re-elected at the Thursday, July 21, noon deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions for the Oct. 6 Memphis ballot.
19. New Study Tells Students the Worth of Their Majors
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the lowest-paying, according to a study released Tuesday.
20. Gaining Momentum
- Monday, March 07, 2011
The office leasing market in Memphis is gaining momentum in the first few months of this year, following a slow but steady 2010.
Last year, smaller users kept the market afloat. But in the past month, an influx of interest from large users has been a welcome – and pleasant – surprise for the market.
21. New Members Appointed to MED Board
- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Three new board members were recently appointed to the board of the Shelby County Health Care Corp. by Mayor Mark Luttrell.
22. Sheriff's Race Attracts Hard-Boiled Veterans
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Most of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Shelby County sheriff gathered last month in the office of outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell.
23. Herenton Takes Aim at August Primary
- Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said he and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, may agree on some issues as they campaign in the August Democratic primary for the 9th District congressional seat.
24. Gut-Check for Obama and Dems on Health Care
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, a senior White House official said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's top domestic initiative took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of the Massachusetts Senate seat.
25. Rhea Receives WKNO’s Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Stephen H. Rhea has received the Julian Bondurant Distinguished Service Award from WKNO Public Broadcasting.
Rhea is the WKNO Capital Campaign chair and led the campaign for the digital transition that brought in $16.9 million. The campaign enabled the station to build the Digital Media Center.
26. Hubbard Named MAAR Realtor of the Year
- Friday, December 18, 2009
Regina Hubbard, a broker with Lester Hubbard Realtors, was named 2009 Realtor of the Year at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ honors luncheon, held Wednesday at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.
27. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
28. Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Shelby County Election Commission administrator Richard Holden told The Daily News several contenders had their petitions rejected once election commission staff checked the signatures.
Each person signing must be a registered voter in the city of Memphis and list the address that is on their voter registration record.
A total of 33 petitions were filed by the noon deadline. But several candidates were disqualified for not having enough signatures. And then three were returned to the list of candidates after a second check of their petitions. Those who returned to candidate status included Memphis school board member Sharon Webb.
Those who made today's cut have until noon Sept. 10 to withdraw from the race. The field will then become final.
The candidates include:
- Leo Awghowhat
- Kenneth Baroff
- Joe Brown, Memphis City Council member
- Randy L. Cagle
- Charles Carpenter, attorney
- Carol Chumney, former City Council member
- Dewey Clark, former aide to and witness against jailed Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
- James M. Clingan
- Menelik Fombi, a candidate for Memphis City Schools Board in past elections
- Wanda Halbert, chairwoman, City Council budget committee
- Johnny Hatcher
- Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges
- Constance Houston
- Dewayne Jones
- E.C. Jones, former City Council member
- Jerry Lawler, entertainer and former professional wrestler
- Myron Lowery, Memphis mayor pro tem
- Ernie Lunati
- Harrel C. Moore
- Mary T. Shelby-Wright, perennial candidate for numerous offices
- Detric W. Stigall
- Silky Sullivan, restaurant owner and entrepreneur
- David Vinciarelli
- Vuong Vaughn Vo
- Sharon Webb, Memphis school board member
- Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis school board member
- A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County mayor
- John Willingham, former Shelby County commissioner
Sullivan showed up at the Election Commission in a white Rolls Royce wearing a white suit.
“When you see this white suit, you know I’m coming at you,” he told reporters as he outlined a plan to turn The Pyramid over to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of the proposed lease to Bass Pro Shops.
“It’s going to be a dogfight,” Sullivan said of the mayor’s race.
When someone asked if he would still be in the race after next week’s withdrawal deadline, Sullivan said he was in “to the violent end.”
“You know you can’t win,” political blogger and radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews said to Sullivan.
“Why not?” Sullivan replied.
Anthony Willoughby, the last candidate to file before noon, told reporters he was a Realtor-broker who played a role in the development of Banneker Estates in southwest Memphis, the subdivision developed by former Mayor Willie Herenton.
“I’m not a politician,” Willoughby said. “I’m going to run on that statement.”
Willoughby didn't have enough qualified signatures, though. So he won't be running.
Daniko Flowers, a construction worker still wearing his safety vest, showed up at five minutes before noon and checked out a petition. He returned at three minutes past noon and was not allowed to file. Flowers only had 18 signatures on the petition anyway....
29. Drompp Named Faculty Dean, VP for Academic Affairs at Rhodes
- Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Michael R. Drompp has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Rhodes College. Drompp will provide leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters.
30. U of M’s Preza Receives $740K Award for Research
- Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Dr. Chrysanthe Preza has received a more than $740,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for her research to improve live cell imaging. Preza is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering.
31. Legal Community Bids Farewell to Stotts, Johnson
- Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Two Shelby County judges who died on the same day are being mourned this week by the Memphis legal community.
General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Anthony Johnson and Circuit Court Judge Rita Stotts died Friday evening. Johnson died of a heart attack at his Downtown home. Stotts died at Methodist University Hospital after a recent recurrence of cancer.
32. Connecting Employers, New Hires Brings Work Thrills to Lockhart
- Friday, November 16, 2007
For Kristin Lockhart, when things come together for her at work, it's something she said compares to the excitement that comes when a sports team gets a big win.
In her position as manager of the executive recruiting division at SEACAP Financial Inc., she gets to help people find their dream jobs.
- Wednesday, June 06, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled "What If...? Crisis Management and Disaster Planning for Nonprofits" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The event is $99 for members and $150 for nonmembers.
- Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled "What If...? Crisis Management and Disaster Planning for Nonprofits" Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. The event is $99 for members and $150 for nonmembers.
- Monday, June 04, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis hosts its weekly meeting and lunch today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Darren Sanders, deputy Shelby County engineer, is the guest speaker. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required.
36. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
37. Fox Named Senior Lending Officer with MATCU
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Anthony Fox has been named senior business lending officer at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. He previously was operations manager of sales and service for the FedEx Employees Credit Association. Before working at FedEx, he was a branch manager and commercial lender at Munford Union Bank.
38. Among Other Events, Collierville Hosts Fireworks Extravaganza Today
- Monday, July 03, 2006
The Town of Collierville holds an Independence Day Celebration from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in H.W. Cox Jr. Park, 440 W. Powell Road. A fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 853-3225.
39. Martin Joins Glankler Brown as Member
- Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Venita Marie Martin has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as a member of the firm. Martin concentrates her practice in general civil litigation, family law and employment law. She previously served as law clerk to Tennessee Supreme Court Justice A.A. Birch Jr.
40. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Memphis Area Legal Services Hires Staff Attorney
Virginia M. Alexander was hired as a staff attorney with Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to work on MALS family/domestic violence project. Alexander previously was a sole p...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Martin W Martin W. Brown and Richard J. Myers have become members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC, 6000 Poplar Ave., Suite 400. Brown earned a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Myers,...
42. Archived Article: Lead (wargl)
- Friday, July 13, 2001
Waring Cox and Glankler Brown happy with joint venture Glankler Brown, Waring Cox happy with joint venture By SUE PEASE The Daily News Since news leaked out of law firm Waring Cox PLC joining with Glankler Brown PLLC, both firms office phones have b...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 15, 2000
Amy E Amy E. Ferguson and Bill M. Wade have joined Waring Cox as associates. Ferguson is a 2000 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee. Wade graduated from Vanderbil...
44. Archived Article: Walker Cos. Lj
- Tuesday, August 08, 2000
Walker opens Memphis brokerage firm Walker Cos. opens Memphis brokerage firm By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Walker Companies, an Atlanta-based industrial real estate and consulting firm, has opened a three-broker office in Memphis. Walker open...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 23, 1999
William B The YWCA of Greater Memphis presented its 11th annual Awards for Women recently. The winners were Debra P. Brown, director of housing and community development for the city of Memphis, the Addie G. Owen Award for Racial Justice; Sandy S. N...
46. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Maj Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president of GreenScape Inc. He previously was vice president of marketing. Scott Perry has been named vice president of GreenScapes irrigation division. He formerly was manager of the irriga...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 22, 1997
Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has announced the election of 16 new managing directors: Joseph K. Ayres, investment banker, Cumberland Securities Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Morgan Keegan; Thomas P. Brown, director, Fixed Income Research; Paul Stephens...
48. Archived Article: Judge Broffitt
- Monday, November 25, 1996
11-25 note Broffitt sworn in.gs Judge Joyce Broffitt credits mother during swearing-in By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News The Hon. Joyce Broffitts mother, Dorothy Broffitt, assisted her daughter adorn her judges robe immediately following the ad...