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1. The Week Ahead: Feb. 22, 2016
- Monday, February 22, 2016
Good morning Memphis. The Monday holidays are gone for a while, we’re afraid, but you’ve got a whole week to finish that work instead of just four days. Here are a few items to look forward to this week, led by the annual announcement of performers who will descend on Memphis this May for the Beale Street Music Festival.
2. Council OKs Strickland's Directors, He Defends Pay Raises
- Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Memphis City Council members approved Mayor Jim Strickland’s slate of 12 division chiefs and directors Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the first council meeting of 2016. And Strickland defended the pay raises for some of those positions compared to the salaries those appointed positions paid in the Wharton administration.
3. Refugees, Regents, Privatization On Tap for New Session
- Friday, January 01, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.
4. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
5. Kasich Makes Fundraising Stops in Tennessee
- Thursday, December 03, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Tuesday that his visit to Tennessee is aimed at avoiding having to scramble for support in the state's March 1 primary if he emerges as a strong contender from the earliest contests.
6. 8 Tennessee Lawmakers Sign on as Marco Rubio Delegates
- Wednesday, December 02, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's list of Tennessee delegates includes former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, state House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick and state Sens. Brian Kelsey and Jack Johnson.
7. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
8. Better Titans Doing Nothing for Whisenhunt’s Record
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
The whispers are already out there. How much job security does Ken Whisenhunt really have with the Tennessee Titans?
It seems a little soon for message boards and talk radio to be discussing the ouster of the Titans coach, but such is life in the coaching fish bowl when you lose games that should go into the win column, like the Titans have done in their past two games.
9. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 05, 2015
I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.
10. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
11. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
12. 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.
13. Men’s Salon Opening in Germantown
- Friday, May 15, 2015
Germantown is getting an upscale styling salon and grooming service made just for men.
Owners Dara Vongphrachanh and Donald R. Johnson II are opening Baron’s Man Cave in 2,250 square feet in suite 102 at the Poplar Collection, located at 9289 Poplar Ave. in Germantown.
14. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
15. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
16. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
17. 6 of 7 Who Killed Insure Tennessee are on State Health Plan
- Friday, February 06, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Six of the seven Republican senators who voted to kill Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are enrolled in the state government health plan.
18. Insure Tennessee: Failure by Politics and Procedure
- Friday, February 06, 2015
The momentum that killed the Insure Tennessee proposal and ended the special session of the Tennessee legislature Wednesday, Feb. 4, was fueled by ideological opposition to the Affordable Care Act and President Barack Obama.
19. Haslam's Insure Tennessee Health Plan Fails in Legislature
- Thursday, February 05, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans has failed during a special legislative session.
The Senate Health Committee defeated the Republican governor's Insure Tennessee plan Wednesday on a 7-4 vote.
20. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
21. Tennessee’s Health Problem
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
For years, the concept of “wellness” or “preventive health” measures has been the “eat your vegetables” mantra of a growing national discussion on health care that has focused primarily on the cost of such care and who should pay for it or try to control it.
22. Harwell Defeats Tea-Party Challenge for Speaker
- Thursday, December 11, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell decisively defeated a tea-party challenge from Rep. Rick Womick on Wednesday to win the Republican nomination for another term in charge of the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.
23. These Retailers Could Use Some Holiday Cheer
- Friday, December 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.
But this year, the fight to grab shoppers has intensified, making it difficult for stores to use the season that accounts for about 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales to bounce back.
24. Just When We Started to Feel Good About UT Football
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
KNOXVILLE – All seemed so right for the University of Tennessee’s football team for 36 hours or so after last Saturday’s 50-16 victory over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.
UT (5-5, 2-4 SEC) won its second straight conference game and moved within one victory of gaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.
25. Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.
26. Target's Chairman and CEO Out in Wake of Breach
- Tuesday, May 06, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Target's massive data breach has now cost the company's CEO his job.
Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed the breach, which has hurt its reputation among customers and hammered its business.
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, April 15, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. James Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association, will speak. Cost is $20 at the door. Advance RSVP is required to email@example.com.
- Monday, April 14, 2014
Methodist South Hospital will host a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Monday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the outpatient rehabilitation center, 1251 Wesley Drive, suite 141. Occupational therapists Maggie Lewis and Patricia Morgan will present “Occupational Therapy: Living life to its fullest.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
29. 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.
30. Taylor Promoted to Account Supervisor at Red Deluxe
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Kelsey Taylor has been promoted to account supervisor from account manager at Memphis-based advertising agency Red Deluxe. Taylor joined the firm in 2011 and leads the firm’s work for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C.
31. Butler Sevier Law Firm Expands Downtown
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Butler, Sevier, Hinsley & Reid PLLC law firm has expanded its presence at 88 Union Ave.
32. 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.
33. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
- Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.
- Friday, October 18, 2013
The Memphis Lawyers’ chapter of the Federalist Society will meet Friday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. will moderate a debate about the constitutional amendment to change Tennessee’s judicial selection method. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 462-2616.
36. Report: J.C. Penney Dumps Martha Stewart
- Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney is ending a tug-of-war with its nemesis over Martha Stewart.
37. Haslams Move Briskly to End Truck Stop Scandal
- Friday, July 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The nation's largest diesel retailer reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money, which experts say is all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.
38. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.
39. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.
40. Automakers Report Growing US Sales in February
- Monday, March 04, 2013
DETROIT (AP) – Americans want new cars and trucks, and they're not going to let higher gas prices or political dysfunction in Washington stand in their way.
General Motors, Toyota, Ford and most other automakers posted at least modest sales gains for February. Industry analysts estimate last month's sales rose about 7 percent from a year earlier as pent-up demand and cheap financing kept the U.S. auto sales recovery powering along.
41. Top Chairwoman Out in Senate Committee Shakeup
- Friday, January 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Thursday replaced the chairwoman of the powerful judiciary committee with a key ally, while some opponents of a proposal to allow wine sales in grocery stores lauded committee assignments in the lower chamber.
42. Highpoint Church Buys Briarcrest’s East Memphis Campus
- Friday, November 09, 2012
After seven years of leasing space for its worship services, Highpoint Church has acquired Briarcrest Christian School Systems Inc.’s property at 6000 Briarcrest Ave. for $7.25 million.
43. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
44. Biz Owners Weighing Health Care Law Impact
- Monday, August 13, 2012
So far, it’s not easy to get a clear picture of how President Barack Obama’s health care law will affect Memphis-area small businesses.
That’s mainly because there are lots of business owners – including both supporters and even strident critics of the Affordable Care Act – who themselves don’t know what impact the law will have.
45. Magna Bank Taps Stewart To Lead SBA Division
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tom Stewart has been named senior vice president and manager of the small business administration division at Magna Bank. Since joining Magna in March, Stewart has led the bank in obtaining national preferred lending provider status. In his new role, Stewart will oversee all business development activities for the Mid-South along with portfolio management and loan servicing.
46. GSA Executive Asserts Right to Remain Silent
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The General Services Administration inspector general said Monday that he's investigating possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency, as a central figure in a GSA spending scandal asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing.
- Monday, March 12, 2012
The Memphis chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, March 12, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Lenny Johnson, an independent consultant, will discuss public speaking. Cost is $22. For reservations, contact Sharon Gardner at email@example.com or 752-6213.
48. Vandy Proves That Winning Is Possible
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Hope has come to town in the form of the Vanderbilt football team and its first-year head coach James Franklin.
Vanderbilt, where the academic requirements are a bit steeper than at the University of Memphis. Vanderbilt, where competition in the SEC is a tad tougher than in Conference USA. Vanderbilt, often called the hardest college football coaching job in America.
49. ’Kings Rely on Diehards And New Fans for Success
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Late in the third period of what would be a Mississippi RiverKings victory, right winger Mike Tuomi had control of the puck, and a lot of open ice between him and the net.
Tuomi already had scored two goals in the game and a third would give him a hat trick.
50. National Speakers on Tap for MBA Seminar
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
Some prominent national speakers are on tap to make presentations at next week’s Memphis Bar Association labor and employment law section annual seminar.
The speakers include Chai Feldblum, a commissioner with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who will speak about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
51. Memphis Police Officer Charged in Federal Drug Case
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Memphis Police Officer Eric Johnson is one of 25 defendants in a federal drug case that added defendants and charges this month.
52. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive
- Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.
Hometown: Lake Charles, La.
53. General Motors Workers Ratify New Labor Contract
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – Factory workers at General Motors have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company that has profit-sharing instead of pay raises for most workers and promises thousands of new jobs.
54. Faughnan Acts as Lawyer’s Lawyer
- Thursday, June 23, 2011
Brian Faughnan sees his law practice as a window to just about every other area of the law. The special counsel at Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC focuses his practice on ethics as well as first amendment law, media law and business litigation.
55. Sears has Long Fix-It List After Posting Loss
- Friday, May 20, 2011
New Sears CEO Lou D'Ambrosio has a lot of work to do.
But with appliance sales weakening, a small resurgence at Kmart faltering and Sears stores continually lagging, where to start?
The answer, analysts say, is the same as it's been for years: pour money into better-performing stores while closing flailing locations, freshen up house brands like Kenmore and bring in new brands to entice shoppers.
56. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.
57. Law Firms Announce New Hires, Additions
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Memphis legal community has seen a flurry of new hires, additions and other personnel announcements of late.
Andrew Sakalarios has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate. He concentrates his practice in tax, trust and estate and general business law, with a practice that focuses primarily upon estate planning, including the drafting of wills and trusts, estate administration, including the preparation of inheritance, gift, estate and income tax returns.
58. 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.
59. The No Voting Machine
- Friday, January 21, 2011
THANKS, GUYS, BUT WE’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE.
For the first half of the 20th century, one political machine with one man firmly at the controls ran Memphis. Not only did Boss Crump decide who got elected, appointed, fired and indicted around here, he pretty much did that for the whole state, and wielded considerable influence in the national Democratic Party. Memphis mayor for six years and congressman for four, he was the power behind everything for almost 50.
60. Stamson and Johnson Resign from Election Commission
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Shelby County Election Commissioners Steve Stamson and James Johnson have resigned following a legal opinion from the Shelby County attorney saying because they are county government retirees they can’t collect their pensions while serving on the five-member body.
61. Stamson and Johnson Resign from Election Commission
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Two Shelby County Election Commissioners – Steve Stamson and James Johnson – have resigned following a legal opinion from the Shelby County attorney, who said because they are county government retirees they can’t collect their pensions while serving on the five-member body.
62. Analyst Predicts Small Uptick in September Auto Sales
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The U.S. auto industry is likely to see a bit of a sales rebound in September over poor numbers in August, with an uptick in retail sales to individual drivers, a Barclays Capital analyst said on Monday.
63. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
64. Savage Spreads Word Of Women’s Role in Engineering
- Friday, April 09, 2010
A high school aptitude test told Heather Savage she should become a secretary, but she set her sights a little higher.
65. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
66. 2009 Year In Review
- Monday, December 28, 2009
2009 was a year without a script – and plenty of improvising on the political stage.
It was supposed to be an off-election year except in Arlington and Lakeland.
2008 ended with voters in the city and county approving a series of changes to the charters of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Those changes were supposed to set a new direction for both entities, kicking into high gear in 2010 and ultimately culminating two years later.
67. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
68. Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Brings on Johnson as CFO
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Brian Johnson has joined Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as chief financial officer.
Johnson previously worked as a public accountant at Ernst & Young. Prior to his time at Ernst & Young, he worked at U.S. Office Products and Accredo Health.
69. Tactical Magic Conveys Brand Identity in Creative Forms
- Monday, July 27, 2009
Tactical Magic compresses what a business is about into simple forms.
The brand identity firm crafted business cards that fold into miniature shipping containers for SBOX Storage. For Memphis Car Audio, it created logo-emblazoned floor mats that resemble manhole covers. For Fulmer Helmets, the firm depicted the thrill of a motorcycle ride with designs that convey energy and motion.
70. Prosecutor Won't Pursue 2 GOP Lawmaker Complaints
- Friday, February 13, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville prosecutor's office has decided against pursuing complaints against two Republican lawmakers.
- Friday, February 06, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Making the Message Work: Strategic Communications 101” today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. The facilitator will be Jennifer Leigh, who will discuss how to communicate effectively with members, donors and other constituents with a small marketing and communication budget. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
72. Thornton Receives Glankler Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Laurie M. Thornton of Glankler Brown PLLC has received the second annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and the Glankler Brown law firm.
73. Sept. Commercial Sales Drop 18%
- Monday, October 27, 2008
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market was highlighted by a wide variety – but a low volume – of transactions in September, revealing a continued slowdown because of the credit crisis and overall economic slowdown.
74. Memphis School Board Race In Limbo
- Friday, August 29, 2008
It looked like Memphis school board member Stephanie Gatewood was on her way to re-election without opposition on the Nov. 4 ballot.
That was until Wednesday (Aug. 27) – the day before the Shelby County Election Commission certified the local portion of the ballot.
75. Memphis School Board Race In Limbo
- Thursday, August 28, 2008
It looked like Memphis school board member Stephanie Gatewood was on her way to re-election without opposition on the Nov. 4 ballot.
That was until Wednesday (Aug. 27) – the day before the Shelby County Election Commission certified the local portion of the ballot.
76. Crye-Leike’s Meyer Hits 20 Years With Company
- Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.
77. Robot Makes Spinal Medicine More Precise
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
When engineers designed the 1,671-foot Taipei 101 skyscraper, they had to calculate stress factors such as load, the weight of materials and contents and how the building would twist under wind pressure - always mindful that Taiwan has frequent earthquakes.
78. Even Some Popular Bills Likely to Fail In Tough Budget Year
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Even in good years, lawmakers don't like to hear their proposals have been placed "behind the budget."
In a tight year like this one, that fate might as well be a death knell.
79. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 07, 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.
80. Group Opposes Clear-Cutting For Zoo Exhibit
- Friday, March 21, 2008
Almost 40 years ago, a grassroots band of activists organized, called themselves Citizens to Preserve Overton Park, and fought a battle against the federal government that persisted all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. They won in 1971, effectively killing a plan to build a six-lane stretch of Interstate 40 through the park.
81. With Judicial Selection Finalists Up for Renewal, Debate Proceeds in Earnest
- Thursday, December 27, 2007
The state Judicial Selection Commission that has been the subject of Governor Phil Bredesen's ire in the last two years is at a crossroads.
The legislative act that created the commission to send the names of finalists for state appellate court vacancies to the governor for his selection is up for renewal by legislators next month.
82. Subprime Woes ExpectedTo Affect Auto Loans
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Rising delinquency rates on car and truck loans have some industry analysts concerned that subprime mortgage troubles could spill into the automotive finance business.
In a note to inves
83. Benjamin Hooks to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Memphis civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks is among eight recipients of the nation’s highest civil award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced.
The recipients will receive their awards Monday.
84. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.
85. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
David M. Gilchrist has been selected as chief executive officer of Siegal-Robert Inc. and Siegal-Robert Automotive. Most recently, Gilchrist was the president and CEO of Jackson Products Inc. in St. Louis, a highway and personal safety product manufacturer. He also has held supervisory positions with Mid-South Industries and VP Buildings Inc.
86. Rowland Rises to Vice Chancellor Post at UTHSC
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has appointed Steve Rowland as assistant vice chancellor for business. He is responsible for overseeing and administering the Business Services Unit and auxiliary services such as printing, mail services and student housing. Rowland holds a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute for Supply Management.
87. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP
- Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.
88. Blount Rises to Vice President at Wachovia
- Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Michelle Blount has been named vice president and senior community banker for Wachovia Bank in Memphis. She has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as vice president in commercial banking for First Tennessee Bank.
89. Ward Named Judge of the Year by Bar Association
- Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association recently presented Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward its judge of the year award. Ward presides over Division 9 of Shelby County's 30th Judicial District. Ward was appointed to the bench in 2004. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant public defender and in private practice. Ward's bachelor's degree in law enforcement and his law degree are both from the University of Memphis.
90. Baker Donelson Hires New IT Professional
- Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Cheryl Proctor just joined Baker Donelson's information technology management team as client services manager. Proctor currently serves as Southeast regional vice president of the International Legal Technology Association. She will direct Baker Donelson's client support services group. The group provides firm-wide electronic services, offering Baker Donelson's clients and attorneys sophisticated document sharing capabilities and technologically advanced litigation support systems. Proctor previously served as manager of application services at Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis PLLC in Nashville.
91. Trezevant Manor Foundation Names Development Director
- Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Martha Boyd was named director of development for the Trezevant Manor Foundation.
The New York Times Co. Broadcast Media Group announced that Bruce Moore was named news director of WREG-TV in Memphis, effective Jan. 30. Moore is a 15-year veteran of WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. He served as assistant director of WVEC-TV for seven years. He graduated from the University of Georgia.
92. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
93. Armstrong Allen Names New Litigation Practice Chair
- Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Armstrong Allen attorney James F. Arthur III was named litigation practice group chairman for the firm. Arthur replaces Lucian Pera, who has served as litigation practice chairman for the past several years.
- Tuesday, August 02, 2005
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786.
Project Management Institute of Memphis meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Thomas Center at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Brian Athow, manager of FedEx Services, is the guest speaker. Cost is $5. Visit www.pmimemphis.org.
95. Public Administrator Named for Probate Court
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Shelby County Commission appointed Scott Peatross to the position of public administrator in Shelby County Probate Court. Peatross is a partner in the law firm of Bateman Gibson LLC. He graduated from Rhodes College and Tulane Law School.
96. Federalist Society Presents Legislative Update
- Monday, July 11, 2005
The Memphis Lawyers' chapter of the Federalist Society presents "A Tennessee Legislative Update" from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Grille 83, 83 Madison Ave. State Rep. Brian K. Kelsey, R-Germantown, is the featured speaker. Cost is free. Call 526-0431.
97. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Fidelity Investments Names Memphis Center Manager
Fidelity Investments named Dwayne Craft vice president and manager of the companys Memphis Investor Center. Craft has worked with Fidelity Investments for 14 years. He graduated from N...
98. Archived Article: Lead
- Friday, April 29, 2005
Office, Retail Development On Tap for Southwind
More Office, Retail Comes to Hacks Cross
Work begins on 26-building development near Southwind
The Daily News
Commercial developments tend to follow in the path of residentia...
99. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Rhodes Psychology Professor to Serve as Diversity Delegate at Leadership Conference
First Horizon Exec Named to Fed Advisory Council
J. Kenneth Glass was appointed to a one-year term on the Federal Reserve Boards Federal Advisory Council. Glas...
100. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 02, 2004
MEMPHIS FOOD BANK APPOINTS ASST
The Food Bank Appoints Assistant Director
Estella Mayhue-Greer was appointed assistant director of the Memphis Food Bank. Greer has been with The Food Bank for eight years. She previously served as agency relati...