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1. Tennessee Unemployment Rate Drops in July
- Monday, August 21, 2017
Tennessee’s unemployment rate fell to a paltry 3.4 percent in July, down from 3.6 percent the previous month, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The national unemployment rate stood at 4.3 percent in July, down slightly from 4.4 percent in June and down from 4.9 percent a year ago.
2. Halloran Centre Debuts Theater Series in December
- Monday, August 14, 2017
The Halloran Centre at the Orpheum has added theater to its mix of live music and films with an “On Stage at the Halloran Centre” series that begins in December.
The first of the three productions in the series is “Tuesdays With Morrie” starring Jamie Farr in the stage production of the best-selling book by Mitch Albom. The show runs Dec. 2-3.
3. Last Word: Murphy's, Mount Arlington in Midtown and Surgery Open House
- Monday, May 15, 2017
Senses, the nightclub on the eastern side of the Poplar viaduct, is back. Apparently it’s been back for a little while but the top code enforcement official involved says it is news to him and may be a violation that puts this matter in Environmental Court.
4. Last Word: Who Needs To Be Watched, Hopdoddy and Fresh Fed Numbers
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Three Memphis City Council members on Behind The Headlines had quite a bit to say about protesters and lists and police surveillance. Council chairman Berlin Boyd and council members Kemp Conrad and Worth Morgan all say the surveillance question, which is the central issue now that the City Hall list has been pared significantly, is complex because of public postings and protests in public places.
5. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
6. Wildfires Scorch Tourist Area in Tennessee; Thousands Flee
- Wednesday, November 30, 2016
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Wildfires fueled by high winds roared through parts of the Great Smoky Mountains, burning the doorstep of the Dollywood theme park, destroying a resort and chasing thousands of people from their homes.
7. Trump's Illegal Immigration Stance May Boost Private Prisons
- Monday, November 28, 2016
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The population of American prisons is likely to rise for the first time in nearly a decade with President-elect Donald Trump's promise to detain and deport millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and his selection of tough-on-crime Sen. Jeff Sessions to the nation's highest law enforcement post.
8. Deadly Cat Poop Causes Rift Among Animal Defenders
- Tuesday, October 18, 2016
HONOLULU (AP) — Two wildlife issues have collided in Hawaii, pitting one group of animal defenders against another in an impassioned debate. The point of contention? Deadly cat poop and the feral felines that produce it.
9. Traffic Ticket? State Lawmaker Says No Problem, Just Burn It
- Monday, May 30, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says getting a traffic camera ticket isn't a problem – he just burns them.
State Rep. Andy Holt set such ticket ablaze last week and posted the video to Facebook. A news release issued in conjunction with the Facebook video urges others who are issued traffic camera tickets in Tennessee to ignore them.
10. From Forest to Flooring, Cafe Ole’s New Deck Has ‘Seen the World’
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
This is a Memphis story. And by now it should be clear that Bill Courtney loves a Memphis story.
11. Let’s Hear It for Christine and Patrick!
- Thursday, January 28, 2016
This column should be running in late January. Ten years ago, Susan and I flew out to Park City, Utah, for our first (and probably only) Sundance Film Festival. Where “Wordplay,” the award-winning documentary about the crossword puzzle industry, had its world premiere on Jan. 21, 2006.
12. AutoZone Liberty Bowl Brings Snyder, Bielema Back Together
- Monday, December 14, 2015
In their last game of the regular season, the Kansas State Wildcats were sitting on five wins and down 10 points at halftime. They rallied to defeat West Virginia 24-23.
And all it took was the usual 97-yard kick return for a touchdown, courtesy of senior Morgan Burns.
13. Tenn. Senator Calls for Further Investigation Into Inmate Death
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A West Tennessee inmate died from natural causes, according to prison officials, but an autopsy showed he died from multiple traumatic injuries — and a state senator said Monday that Gov. Bill Haslam should further investigate the case.
14. Jobs First
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Mary Cox was outside the Tennessee Career Center on Walnut Grove Road near Midtown scouring job listings in the hopes she could find employment.
Cox, 20, had been commuting with a friend to Anthem Career College. When her friend became pregnant and stopped attending the sessions, Cox started showing up at the Career Center to look for a job.
15. Cities Across Tennessee Deal With Short-Term Rental Safety, Zoning Issues
- Saturday, January 3, 2015
Nashville isn’t the only city struggling with how to handle short-term rental properties.
Just about every jurisdiction in the state has been caught off guard by the explosive rise in the new shared economy, and what that means for decades-old zoning laws.
16. PDS Names Hancock New Headmaster
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Steven E. Hancock will take the reins in August as the new headmaster of Presbyterian Day School.
Hancock’s selection by the PDS board was announced Wednesday, March 26, to succeed Lee Burns, who is leaving the East Memphis private school for boys to become head of school at The McCallie School in Chattanooga.
17. Work Begins on Project at TVA's Gallatin Plant
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning work this week on part of a project that will reduce emissions at its coal-burning power plant in Gallatin.
The Tennessean reports workers are set to start pouring concrete for a 370-foot chimney, which is part of a $1.1 billion project that aims to produce cleaner air by cutting certain emissions by up to 96 percent.
18. Gathering Targets Region’s Workforce Development
- Wednesday, September 4, 2013
When state officials gather at The University of Memphis University Center Wednesday, Sept. 4, to talk about workforce training, it won’t be with a check in hand to lead the effort.
State Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris of Collierville, who organized the 8:30 a.m. to noon session, wants state labor commissioner Burns Phillips and others from Nashville to listen to details of the training programs local business and higher education leaders have cobbled together over the last three years.
19. Conference to Bridge Gap Between Employers, Training Programs
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Out of the near-crisis in hiring workers after the city’s set of economic development plums in the last three years came a workforce training formula that has worked.
But many of the city’s companies aren’t aware of that formula or the existing programs that grew out of what amounted to an emergency response by local leaders. That’s according to a recent survey of manufacturing company leaders by the Greater Memphis Chamber.
20. Burns Leaving Presbyterian Day School
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Lee Burns, the headmaster of Presbyterian Day School for 14 years, will leave the Memphis institution after the upcoming school year to become headmaster of McCallie School of Chattanooga.
21. Gov. Haslam No Closer to Decision on 'Ag-Gag' Bill
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he is no closer to making up his mind on whether to veto a bill that makes it a crime to video record animal abuse if it isn't turned over to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours.
22. Butler Sevier’s Mead Helps Clients Craft New Realities
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Attorney Anne Mead is not in Kansas anymore. Recently named partner with the firm of Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid PLLC, a family law practice, she said, “We have some pretty incredible people working for us, I’m really, really lucky.”
23. Davis Resigns as State Labor Commissioner
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Karla Davis announced her resignation Monday, March 18, as state commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development.
24. Hagerty Outlines Changes Made in Past Two Years
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty says 2013 will see the administration of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advance basic changes the administration made in the previous two years.
25. Hagerty Talks Exports, Incentives
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The state of Tennessee’s economic development effort outside the U.S. has returned formally this week to where it was in 1997 with overseas offices pushing Tennessee exports and foreign investment in the state.
26. Historically Hip
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
There will be meandering crowds, hand-made art, funky tunes, political campaigning, locally sourced foods and a fireworks display.
More than 400 vendor booths are slated to celebrate this year’s 25th anniversary of the Cooper Young Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue.
27. Open Enrollment Cutoff for Medicare Plans Moves Up
- Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A new deadline for privately run versions of the government's Medicare program may trip up customers who typically wait until the holidays to settle on their health insurance coverage for the coming year.
28. Haslam Close to Signing State Civil Justice Act
- Thursday, May 19, 2011
There were still some differences to be worked out between the state House and the state Senate. But the Civil Justice Act, limiting lawsuit damages in Tennessee, is on its way to the desk of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam as one of the last acts of the state legislature before it gets to the final act of this year’s session, the state budget.
29. Tenn. Senate Passes Bill to Limit Lawsuit Payouts
- Monday, May 16, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit lawsuit damages in Tennessee passed the Senate on Thursday despite passionate arguments from opponents that the measure would unfairly target victims.
30. Tenn. Senate Passes Bill to Limit Lawsuit Payouts
- Friday, May 13, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit lawsuit damages in Tennessee has passed the Senate.
The measure was approved 21-12 on Thursday after passing the House 72-24 earlier this month. Minor differences must now be worked out between the two chambers before the legislation goes to the Republican governor.
31. Lawsuit Damages Bill Advances in Tenn. Senate
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit lawsuit damages is advancing in the Tennessee Legislature.
The measure was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee 6-3 on Tuesday and will now be scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor. The companion bill is awaiting a House floor vote.
32. Big Verdict Winners Say It's Not About the Money
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A mother who won $1.5 million in court for the death of her only child says the March verdict brought her some closure, but she was too emotional a week later to testify to state lawmakers about why she thinks their idea of limiting jury awards is wrong.
33. Rhodes and Foote Family to Make Announcement
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Rhodes College officials and the family of the late Memphis author and historian Shelby Foote will make an announcement about his works Friday on the Midtown college campus at 2000 North Parkway.
34. Voters Back Anti-DC, Anti-Establishment Candidates
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – With the electorate’s intense anger reverberating across the country, this is all but certain: It’s an anti-Washington, anti-establishment year. And candidates with ties to either better beware.
35. Joint Venture
- Monday, December 21, 2009
Charles Redden remembers getting the call in April.
A sales associate for Smith & Nephew, Redden worked hospitals and clinics in Dallas – among the most lucrative regions for the British medical device maker whose U.S. headquarters is in Memphis. On the other end of the phone line was Redden’s boss, Jon Hebel, a former minor league baseball player and an area sales manager for Smith & Nephew.
36. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.
Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
37. MED Execs Mull Burn Unit Options
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The burn unit at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis should expand services to treat more people as a way to improve finances, not limit admissions to people with the worst injuries, said Dr. Bill Hickerson, the unit’s medical director.
38. Official: Police at 'Dead End' in Ark. Car Bombing
- Monday, February 9, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Detectives are "at a dead end" in their investigation of a bombing that injured the chairman of the state's medical board, a police chief said Friday.
No witnesses have come forward with information about who entered Dr. Trent Pierce's driveway to plant the homemade bomb, West Memphis Police Chief Robert Paudert told The Associated Press.
39. Congress Considers Changes to Mortgage Aid Program
- Thursday, February 5, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - With fewer than 500 applications and only two-dozen homeowners helped so far, lawmakers want to revamp a new program that was intended to help hundreds of thousands of borrowers avoid losing their homes.
40. Attorney Finds Success at Baker Donelson After 'Insanity' Moment at 35 Led to New Start
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk is the second in a series of interviews with new shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
John B. Burns is one of five attorneys who earlier this year were named shareholders in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. He joined Mark A.B. Carlson, Leigh M. Chiles, Angie C. Davis and Clinton J. Simpson in the distinction.
41. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AdFed Names Pyramid Award Winners
The Memphis Advertising Federation named Robert Vornbrock and Glenna Rogers-Ward ad man and ad woman of the year at its 2005 Pyramid Awards ceremony. Vornbrock, president of diversified communications...
42. 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...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 21, 2003
James Pascover was appointed Better Business of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications
James Pascover was appointed Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South director of marketing and communications. Pascover brings more than 20 yea...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 3, 2001
Gary Shorb, Methodist Healthcare president and chief operations officer, was appointed the new chief executive officer of the
Gary Shorb, Methodist Healthcare president and chief operations officer, was appointed the new chief executive officer o...
45. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, February 18, 2000
Doctors launch initiative to bolster organ donation awareness Doctors launch initiative to bolster organ donation awareness By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Doctors are accustomed to helping people and saving lives. Some do it on a daily basis. As pa...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 17, 1997
Feb Feb. 17 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. The speaker will be Maryanne Macdonald, director of short course instruction at the University of Memphis. Networking begins at 6 p.m. followed by...
47. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, February 14, 1997
Lausanne Collegiate School won a special merit award for its new school video from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Lausanne Collegiate School won a special merit award for its new school video from the Council for Advancement an...
48. Archived Article: Sba Bill Jts
- Tuesday, July 23, 1996
7/23 jts SBA bill New bill to provide regulatory relief Backers hope to improve voluntary compliance with regulations By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill they hope will give regu...
49. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, April 5, 1996
04-05 Govt analys The line item veto: a bad idea By BERJE YACOUBIAN The line item veto is a bad political ploy whose time should never come. It is a cynical gimmick of blame shifting at best and dangerous tinkering of the constitutional theory of ch...
50. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 16, 1995
11/16 jts law focus Tort reform unnecessary and unjust, circuit court judge argues By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The multi-million dollar decision awarding a woman who scalded herself with a hot cup of McDonalds coffee is not the bane of an unjust ...