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1. Why is It So Difficult for Tennessee To Oust Indicted Politicians?
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
Tennessee is lagging much of the nation when it comes to the ability to remove scoundrels from public office.
And, make no mistake, the Volunteer State has had its fair share of ne’er-do-well politicians who would likely have been thrown out of office if the proper procedures had been in place.
2. Legislator: Marijuana Law Has Problems
- Thursday, September 29, 2016
State Rep. William Lamberth balks at the notion Memphis and Nashville are softening the punishment for simple pot possession.
3. As Long as You’re Here, Kick Durham Out
- Thursday, September 08, 2016
State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.
4. What Would It Take for Trump to Lose Tennessee Voters?
- Thursday, August 11, 2016
Murfreesboro Realtor Larry Sims almost closes his ears when Donald Trump speaks.
“He gets out of bounds. Of course, the press, they love it because they get to exploit his sayings and doings,” says Sims, who traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, as a Trump delegate for the Republican National Convention.
5. Legislators Sweating the Small Stuff
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
My late father kept a paper weight on his desk at home that read: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Well, we’re sweating the small stuff – from the federal government down to the states – with this harangue over transgender bathrooms.
6. Dave Thomas Named CEO Of Kemmons Wilson Insurance
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Dave Thomas has joined Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group as chief executive officer. In this role, he’s responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and also is tasked with growing the Memphis-based property and casualty insurance company. Thomas has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving as CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
7. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
8. Tennessee Senate Votes to End Emissions Tests for New Cars
- Friday, January 22, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to end emissions testing in Tennessee for new cars, brushing aside concerns that relaxing standards might be a bad idea in light of the Volkswagen scandal.
9. Vote on Loosening Emissions Testing Awaits Tenn. Lawmakers
- Thursday, October 08, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are set to vote on loosening vehicle emissions testing requirements as soon as they return in January, undeterred by Volkswagen's recent admission that it had been gaming the tests already in place.
10. Media Heads Rule Ranks of Best-Paid CEOs
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
11. The Ransom Note on Tennessee Public Records
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
The fastest way to shut down access to government records is to charge fees people can’t afford to pay.
Another way is to simply ignore or delay responding to citizens or media who make requests under the Tennessee Public Records Act.
12. Haslam Announces $28 Million in Community Grants
- Friday, October 03, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced more than $28 million in community development grants to help improve infrastructure, health and safety projects and downtown improvements.
Seventy cities and counties around the state received the block grants under Wednesday’s announcement.
13. Tennessee Ranked 6th for Courtroom Interpreters
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's courtroom interpreter program has been ranked sixth in the nation by Cardozo School of Law's National Center for Access to Justice.
In Tennessee, the Administrative Office of the Courts assists in finding interpreters for any court participant who has a limited ability to speak or understand English.
14. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
15. CBU Names Sumner-Winter Director of Stewardship
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Wendy Sumner-Winter has been appointed director of stewardship and donor engagement at Christian Brothers University. In the newly created position, Sumner-Winter will oversee planning, strategy development and implementation of initiatives to increase communication and connections with the CBU community, including donors, alumni and friends.
16. Phipps Named Vice President, COO at American Esoteric Laboratories
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Dr. Amber R. Phipps has joined American Esoteric Laboratories, the Mid-South division of Sonic Healthcare USA, as vice president and chief operations officer. In her new role, Phipps will oversee all operations for AEL, which includes nine laboratories and more than 800 employees in six states. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, Phipps most recently served as a medical operations officer stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
17. Levy Named Assistant Dean in U of M School of Public Health
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Dr. Marian Levy has been named assistant dean of students and public health practice for the University of Memphis School of Public Health. Levy is also an associate professor in the school and is the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.
18. Possession of Elvis Tour Bus Not Yet Settled
- Monday, April 09, 2012
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A two-year-old feud over who owns the so-called Elvis Bus continues in a Mississippi court.
It may be a while longer before the issue is settled.
The North Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Lee County Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn postponed a hearing this week into a challenge to the bus' title, presently held by Bill Kinard of Tupelo.
19. Trane Signs Lease on Tradeport Drive
- Friday, January 06, 2012
Trane U.S. Inc. has finalized its 625,000-square-foot industrial lease in Southeast Memphis after the deal process initially began in January 2011.
20. Crain Contractors Buys Warehouse for $1M
- Friday, December 23, 2011
A Memphis-based multifamily renovation and maintenance firm is expanding its presence in the northeast industrial submarket.
Crain Contractors LLC, doing business as Contractors Inc., has purchased the 21,000-square-foot office flex warehouse at 6707 Fletcher Creek Cove in Kirby Whitten Industrial Park for $1 million.
21. Dem Luckett Touts Economic Record in Miss Gov's Race
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale.
22. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
23. Voters to Decide Black Successor in Tenn. Senate
- Tuesday, March 08, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Voters in Robertson and Sumner counties go to the polls Tuesday to select Republican Diane Black's permanent successor in the state Senate.
24. Nevels Takes Reins of BMHC Foundation
- Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.
25. Bill Would Make Jailers Determine Immigrant Status
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would require Tennessee jailers to determine whether inmates are in the country illegally and deport them if they are would offer an easy way to fight illegal immigration in the state, the sponsors of the legislation say.
26. Higgins Named President, CEO At Barge Waggoner
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Robert B. Higgins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of engineering, architecture and planning for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.
27. 24 Killed in Storms Across Tennessee
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) - Rescue workers in rural areas began searching door to door Wednesday morning for more victims of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that killed at least 24 people statewide.
28. New Surprises on Tap for Calvary & The Arts
- Friday, September 14, 2007
Music will fill the sanctuary once again at the historic Calvary Episcopal Church Downtown, though a couple of weeks later than usual. This year's Fall 2007 season of "Calvary & the Arts" kicks off in late October.
29. Where Population Grows, Crime Inevitably Follows
- Wednesday, August 30, 2006
In April 1997, an inmate at the Fayette County Jail in Somerville shot and killed a sheriff's deputy who had driven him from the jail to a dentist's appointment.
The inmate, Kennath Artez Henderson, now sits on death row, but the horror of the incident that took Deputy Tommy Bishop's life was a startling reminder of the danger lurking in Fayette County's system for transporting inmates.
30. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...