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1. Holiday Toy Truck Fundraiser to Benefit Porter-Leath Kids
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Nearly 6,000 at-risk children up to age 5 and who are served by Porter-Leath will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to the 16th Annual Toy Truck Benefiting Porter-Leath and Bob & Roland’s 13th Annual Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Flying Saucer Downtown.
2. Artist Cat Peña Named Director Of CBU’s Ross Gallery
- Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Cat Peña, a Memphis-based artist, arts administrator and independent public art consultant, has been named director of the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University. As an artist, Peña’s work in recent years has centered on public art installations, including “There’s More To Be Proud Of,” a canopy of metallic streamers on display in the Edge District through next February. In addition, she is the founder of Collabortory, a creative platform that expands public art practices through collaborative and social practices.
3. Kelly Wins Praise Across The Aisle, But Bigger Task is Ahead
- Wednesday, August 2, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly – then secretary of Homeland Security – offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump.
4. Last Word: 'Secular Stagnationists', CRE's Big Year in Memphis and Lakeland Prep
- Monday, July 31, 2017
Protests over the weekend in Martyr’s Park and at the federal prison facility in Mason, Tennessee for those rounded up in the ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- raids here in Memphis that began a week ago. Latino Memphis is also offering legal advice to those who believe they may be caught up in the new push. There are also several efforts to support families that find mothers and/or fathers in federal custody in the sweeps. And over the weekend, Memphis Police issued an arrest warrant for a bounty hunter who turned up on YouTube video in an apartment complex with a large Latino tenant base wearing some kind of badge and vest.
5. July 28-August 3, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, July 29, 2017
1975: The Peabody Hotel is sold out of receivership at auction for $400,000 – with another $140,000 for its belongings – to secret bidders through attorney Raymond Shainberg. The only other bid is $100,000 from Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges.
Shainberg’s clients are father and son Philip and Jack Belz, who undertake a $20 million renovation and reopen the hotel in 1981. Years later, Jack Belz says he and his family expected more competition in the bidding and may have intended to quickly sell the hotel again but instead undertook the renovation.
6. Last Word: Centennial, Hackett Retires -- Sort Of and Baseball Dreams
- Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday marks 100 years since a mob took Ell Persons off a train and to the Macon Road Bridge across the Wolf River and burned him alive. It was the lynching that gave birth to the Memphis Branch NAACP one month later. The national NAACP field office investigator who came to Memphis at great personal peril to investigate Person’s death was none other than James Weldon Johnson, the man who also composed “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
7. Last Word: MATA and the TBI, Fieldstone Gets Bigger and Wedge Bills
- Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Since Gannett bought The Commercial Appeal there has been a lot of speculation about what would remain of the Memphis operation in a newspaper chain known for consolidating not just in-house parts of the publishing process but the reporting side too. The biggest question in the air was the fate of the large printing presses at the CA. And Monday evening, there was an answer.
8. 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.
9. New Coaches Highlight Past Year in Memphis Sports
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
As always, you can categorize the sports year by the wins and losses. By the Grizzlies making a sixth straight playoff appearance and by the University of Memphis football team going to a third consecutive bowl game. And by the Big 12 eliminating U of M from the expansion process before the league ditched the idea altogether.
10. Cleveland Indians, ‘Major League’ Come to World Series
- Friday, October 21, 2016
The Chicago Cubs have the charm and the brand. Lovable losers. The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.
And they are fighting 108 years of history. The Goat Curse. The Gatorade on Leon Durham’s glove. Steve Bartman.
- Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Central Defense Staffing will host a recruitment event Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6084 Apple Tree Drive, suite 10. CDS is seeking to fill positions for all shifts at various accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Applicants must bring two forms of ID and be able to pass drug screening and background checks. Visit centraldefensestaffing.com or call 901-473-6385, ext. 400.
- Monday, February 8, 2016
The Orpheum Theatre will present 2014 Tony Award winner “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Feb. 14 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.
- Saturday, February 6, 2016
University of Memphis Hooks Institute will host “Stokely: A Life” author Peniel E. Joseph for a lecture, lunch and book signing Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. in the University Center River Room, 499 University St. Joseph’s biography of Stokely Carmichael won the 2014 Benjamin L. Hooks Institute National Book Award. Visit memphis.edu/benhooks for details.
14. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
15. This week in Memphis history: October 31-November 6
- Saturday, November 1, 2014
2006: Former President Bill Clinton in Memphis to campaign for U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ just days before election day in the U.S. Senate race between Ford, the Democratic nominee and Bob Corker, the Republican nominee. Corker would claim the Senate seat.
16. FedEx Founder Highlights Economic Club Fall Slate
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
FedEx founder Fred Smith will make a rare public speaking appearance in Memphis Nov. 6, as part of the fall 2014 lineup of speakers planned for the Economic Club of Memphis.
17. Senate Confirms McDonald as Veterans Affairs Secretary
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
18. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 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.
19. Visiting Teams Show Blueprint for Tigers
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Now that we’ve all had a few days to digest the premature end to the Tigers’ season, let’s see what we can learn that might help going forward.
Two days after Memphis again lost in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, coach Josh Pastner struck a different tone when answering questions from the media.
20. Pro Relieved Near Loo, Amateur Pays Out Wazoo
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
Did you ever wonder if in golf you get a lift from the loo? Or if there’s a penalty for breaking and entering while on the course? Tourneys in May spoke to these issues. Kinda.
The 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship in Kavarna, Bulgaria, was won by Graeme McDowell, who bested Thongchai Jaidee in the final match. Ho hum. For present purposes, let’s go to McDowell’s May 19 quarterfinal match with Nicolas Colsaerts. On hole 10, a short par-4, Colasaerts sprayed his tee shot right of the fairway, near the green, into a thicket marked as a hazard.
21. MemShop Latest Boon for Overton Square
- Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A year ago, Loeb Properties Inc. was granted the green light from Memphis City Council for the funds necessary to construct a parking lot and detention pond west of Cooper Street – the last component in the more than $30 million public/private partnership to revitalize the once thriving Overton Square district.
22. 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.
23. Shelby Early Vote Shows Cohen Winning - Two Tax Questions Losing
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Early vote totals from Shelby County were released just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, after the vote count was delayed in part by long lines of voters waiting to vote at the 7 p.m. closing of polls.
24. Methodist to Honor Four Recipients With Living Awards
- Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Methodist Healthcare Foundation is preparing to honor three individuals and one organization for their significant commitments to faith and healing in the Mid-South community and beyond.
Those local heroes will be celebrated during the 2012 Living Awards, which will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave.
25. Key Storylines Emerge in 2011 Banking
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Much of the news that came out of the local banking and financial services sectors in 2011 fell into one of three buckets.
No new fees, please.
Smaller names are doing bigger business.
And, two heads are better than one.
26. In the US, Two Housing Markets and Two Directions
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else.
Consider foreclosure-ravaged Detroit. In the historic Green Acres district, a haven for hipsters, a pristine, three-bedroom brick Tudor recently sold for $6,000 – about what a buyer would have paid during the Great Depression.
27. Travel Officials Optimistic About Summer Season
- Monday, May 30, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge has a new ride that park namesake Dolly Parton is "plain scared" to ride.
In Nashville, famed for records and rhinestones, the raucous downtown honkytonks are prepared to serve cold beer and hot songs.
28. Businesses Advised to Plan Now for Disaster
- Thursday, September 2, 2010
A prepared business is a resilient business. That was the lesson learned this week at a daylong workshop teaching company owners how to plan for disasters.
“The Verizon Preparedness Planning Summit: A Readiness Workshop for Small Businesses” drew about 100 representatives from small- and medium-sized businesses.
29. Clerk Races Generate Plenty of Heat
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Seven clerks' positions are on the May 4 primary ballot and incumbents are running for re-election in three of them.
None of the seven elections will be decided with the primaries because Democrats and Republicans are battling hard in the countywide races dominated just four years ago by the GOP.
30. Bad Economy Sheds Light on Unlicensed Contractors
- Monday, July 27, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When custom homebuilder Bob Liddell started seeing the decline in the housing market more than three years ago, he decided to supplement his business with home remodeling. But he ran into a different problem – competing with unlicensed contractors.
31. Bailout Questions Remain in ’09
- Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Back in October, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., stood before an audience of bankers, civic leaders and businesspeople at the University of Memphis and defended his vote for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
32. UTHSC Professors Receive Patents
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sixteen professors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who turned laboratory experiments into practical applications have received patents for innovations in medicine.
Besides the potential for better ways to diagnose the sick and injured, these innovations could provide a revenue stream for UTHSC.
33. Weapons Permits Will Apply to Smokies
- Tuesday, December 16, 2008
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The National Park Service will allow weapons to be carried in the Smokies after the overturning of a federal rule restricting weapons in national parks and wildlife refuges.
34. Election Totals: Better Late Than Never
- Monday, November 10, 2008
Two days after the Nov. 4 elections, the final unofficial totals were finally posted by the Shelby County Election Commission. The long vote count involved absentee ballots whose count was delayed because of problems with an optical scanning machine.
35. Shelby Goes Obama; Conrad To Council; All 10 Charter Amends Pass
- Wednesday, November 5, 2008
These are the unofficial election results for Shelby County. The state-wide results in the Presidential election as well as the U.S. Senate races in Tennessee and Mississippi are also included.
The results become official after an audit and certification by the Shelby County Election Commission as well as state election officials.
36. CBS Swings to $12.46B Q3 Loss After Hefty Charge
- Friday, October 31, 2008
CBS Corp. posted a massive third-quarter loss on Thursday after taking a $14.12 billion charge to write down the value of media assets on its books.
37. U of M Appoints Meredith Director of Admissions
- Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Dr. Todd Preston has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Otolaryngology as a specialist in head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery. He also has been named assistant professor at UTHSC. Preston comes from the University of Iowa, where he completed his residency in head and neck surgery and was a clinical instructor.
38. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 7, 2008
About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.
39. Herrington Named Field Director at Shoemaker Financial
- Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Jason Herrington, a financial adviser at Shoemaker Financial, has been named a field director for the firm. He will have the responsibility of advising and mentoring new advisers during their two-year training period.
40. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
41. Mayor Herenton's Executive Assistant Moves to MLGW
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Gale Jones Carson has been named director of corporate communications for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. In her new executive-level position, she will report directly to MLGW president and CEO Joseph Lee III. She previously was executive assistant to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
42. Flood Zone?
- Friday, July 28, 2006
When Willie and Rena Jeffries bought their home in 1995, the property directly behind theirs was being used as a horse pasture.
In the years since, a major developer has turned the pasture into a subdivision - and turned their 2,600-square-foot, two-story home into a major disaster area, they allege in a lawsuit filed last week in Shelby County Chancery Court.
43. Insurers Begin Marketing Medicare Drug Plans
- Monday, October 10, 2005
For private companies across Tennessee - including HealthSpring, a Nashville-based health maintenance organization, or HMO - the tough sell has begun.
On Jan. 1, Medicare will begin making prescription drug coverage available to some 42 million recipients for the first time since the program was created in 1965. The new Medicare Part D drug benefit, part of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act, will be offered through plans administered by private companies that contract with the federal government.
44. Revenue Department, U of M Host Business Tax Seminar
- Monday, July 25, 2005
The Shelby County Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Call 545-4588.
Mid-South Arc hosts a celebration for the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road. Guest speakers include Webb Brewer, director of advocacy at Memphis Area Legal Services, and Bob Gammon, ADA consultant with American Disabilities Consultants LLC. Call 327-2473 or visit www.arcmidsouth.net.
45. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Downtown Condos Planned For Lawrence Building
Downtown Condos Planned for Lawrence Building
South Main Street
Cost: $5.8 million
Borrower: Downtown Developers LLC
Lender: InSouth Bank
Trustee: John Dollar
46. Archived Article: Permits (lead)
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Construction Market Sees Mixed Quarter
Permit filings down; builders expect summer pickup
The Daily News
Shelby County building activity was up in the second quarter compared to the first three months of 2...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner. The annual award honors the Enterprise employee whose leadership, professionalism, i...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Edward L Edward L. Stanton III joined Armstrong Allen PLLC as an associate member. Stanton comes to the firm from the City of Memphis, where he served as assistant city attorney. Prior to his employment with the city, Stanton worked at the Charles C...
50. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Virtual house tours not only trendy but essential Virtual tours becoming essential part of real estate market By Sue Pease The Daily News Its getting easier to buy everything one may need over the Internet from the latest best-selling novel to an ai...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Thompson & Co Allen Saylor has been promoted to vice president-hotel division for Allen & OHara Inc. He previously was regional director for the firms hotel division. Saylor has a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and is a cert...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 5, 1999
National Commerce Bancorporation Karla Merritt has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as associate art director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Sue S. Hunter has been appointed director of attorney recruitment for Baker, Donelson, Bearma...
53. Archived Article: Success (bott)
- Friday, February 5, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON United Way receives grant for early childhood development By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Memphis will receive $266,264 from NationsBank to implement a national early childhood development program called Success By 6. "Ci...
54. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 16, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Defer and relieve Two new laws will make more income available to senior citizens living on fixed incomes By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Proposed changes in Tennessee tax law could provide financial help for senior citizens l...
55. Archived Article: Mim Chg
- Friday, May 2, 1997
Beale Street Music Beale Street music festival attracts international media By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Beale Street Music Festival kicks off the month-long Memphis In May festival today at Tom Lee Park with more than 60 acts performing ...
56. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, November 27, 1996
By CAMILLE H Balancing price and perks On-ine services compete with Internet service providers with new pricing, services By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News On-line services, like America Online and CompuServe, are changing the way they do business...
57. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Friday, August 16, 1996
8/16 jts law focus Delegates delight Tennessee Republicans revel in participatory democracy By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News A delegation of 40 Tennesseans left the state earlier this month to participate in this years return of a one-of-a-kind event ...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 7, 1996
Ducks Unlimited has announced two recent appointments: John L. Haug as been appointed account representative for E. H. Clarke & Bro. Inc. Haug previously was director of advertising sales for Little Publications Inc. Ducks Unlimited has announce...