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1. MLK50 Events: A Roundup of Memphis Happenings
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Here's a selection of events in Memphis marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 is the 50th anniversary of King’s last speech – the “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, while April 4 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
- Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Agape Child & Family Services will hold a career fair Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices, 3160 Directors Row. The nonprofit is hiring for more than 30 open positions. Hiring managers from Agape will be on site for informal interviews, and candidates should bring a current resume. Visit agapemeanslove.org for details and requirements for the open positions.
- Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Novel will host “Edge of the Wind” author James E. Cherry for a discussion and signing Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.
4. The Week Ahead: Feb. 5-11, 2018
- Monday, February 5, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! If you’re looking for a legit reason to “space out” this week, The Orpheum’s got you covered with two out-of-this-world events. Meanwhile, LeMoyne-Owen College honors Black History Month and a pair of local nonprofits celebrate the hope and heart of the city. And that’s just a taste of what’s on tap in The Week Ahead.
5. Pruitt’s SEC-Heavy Staff a Recruiting Coup
- Friday, January 19, 2018
It was early December, 2012, and Butch Jones stood in front of a podium after being named Tennessee’s 24th football coach.
“I can assure you,” Jones said at his introductory press conference. “We will put together the best football staff in the country. Not just in the Southeastern Conference, but the entire country.”
6. Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity
- Monday, March 27, 2017
When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
7. Chuck Berry's Influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Incalculable
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.
8. Whitehaven Empowerment Zone Begins To Take Shape
- Monday, May 23, 2016
Public education is a “noble profession,” Whitehaven High School principal Vincent Hunter told a group of 100 parents and teachers in the high school’s auditorium last week.
9. Tri-State Bank HQ Sale Heightens Speculation
- Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The northeast corner of Main and Beale streets is more than prime real estate; it’s historic ground with a direct connection to ongoing racial and economic issues.
Tri-State Bank, the city’s 70-year old black-owned bank, and Belz Investco announced Thursday, Dec. 31, that the bank was selling its headquarters, 180 S. Main St., to Belz Investco GP in a $3 million deal.
10. Angels Of Our Better Nature
- Friday, November 20, 2015
SPIRITS OF A CITY. Emily Sutton and Annie Cook were prostitutes. And angels.
11. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 9, 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.
12. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
13. 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.
14. Opry Has Become Big Part of CMA Fest
- Saturday, June 6, 2015
The relationship between the Grand Ole Opry – the 90-year-old radio program and down home variety show – and CMA Music Fest is a pretty simple formula.
“A win for CMA Music Fest is a win for the Opry,” says Pete Fisher, vice president and general manager of the nation’s longest continuously running radio program.
15. Square Roots
- Saturday, May 16, 2015
Lucy Woodson and George Saig went to lunch recently in Overton Square.
They chose Babalu, the site where the entertainment district began in 1970 with the opening of the former TGI Friday’s, just months after Memphis voters approved “liquor by the drink.”
16. Jack Daniel's Turns Back Latest Tennessee Whiskey Challenge
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey," but upstart distillers hoping their brands make the cut vow the fight isn't over for good.
17. Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
The sixth annual Man of the House mentoring event for 12- to 18-year-old boys will be held Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. A “power lunch” at noon will feature remarks from Sheriff Bill Oldham and Memphis business leaders. Cost is free. Register at manofthehouse.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
19. March Building Permits Drop 35 Percent
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Homebuilding declined significantly in March compared to a year ago, with builders filing 35.2 percent fewer permits than last year.
Builders pulled 57 permits in March, down from 88 permits in March 2013, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. The 57 permits filed by builders in March was down from 67 permits filed in February.
20. Winter Drags Down Q1 Building Permits
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Shelby County’s homebuilding industry, plagued by poor weather early in 2014, got off to a slow start in the first quarter, with builders filing 14.2 percent fewer permits than in the same three-month period a year ago.
21. Slow Job Growth Yields Dip in New-Home Permits
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Shelby County homebuilding activity continued to cool off in November, with builders filing fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to the same month a year ago.
Homebuilders pulled 58 permits in November, down 23.6 percent from 76 permits filed in November 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
22. Shelby County Homebuilding Slows in October
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Shelby County homebuilding activity cooled in October, with builders filing fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to October 2012.
Homebuilders pulled 54 permits in October, down 38.6 percent from 88 permits filed in October 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
23. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch
- Friday, August 9, 2013
After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.
24. Cordova Building Sees Solid Leasing Activity
- Friday, July 19, 2013
The commercial building at 584 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova has recently seen strong leasing activity. Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics LLC, which opened in 2004 and provides prosthetic limbs and orthotics to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs, inked a lease to occupy the 4,000 square feet of space that once housed a Baptist Memorial Health Care minor medical center. Last year, the center signed a 5,050-square-foot lease at the former Blockbuster space in Trinity Commons, 670 N. Germantown.
25. Fisher Named Director Of Economic Development
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gwyn Fisher has been named the greater Memphis regional director of economic and community development by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In her new role, Fisher will work with companies, municipalities and stakeholders in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties to create jobs, attract new businesses and expand existing businesses.
26. Justice Department to Investigate IRS Targeting of Tea Party
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party groups for extra scrutiny over whether they qualified for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday.
27. Agricenter International Announces New Board
- Friday, July 13, 2012
The Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, recently elected two new board members.
28. Unions Gearing Up to Spend Big in 2012 Election
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and lift Democrats this election year in a fight for labor's survival.
Under siege in state legislatures around the country – and fearing the consequences of a Republican in the White House – union leaders say they have little choice as they try to beat back GOP efforts to curb collective bargaining rights or limit their ability to collect dues.
29. YMCA Announces Board Members
- Monday, February 6, 2012
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has installed its 2012 metropolitan board of directors.
Sandra Bailey of Methodist Extended Care Hospital will serve as board chair; Ted Ferris of the Greater Memphis Chamber will serve as secretary; and Perry Green of Waddell and Associates Inc. will serve as treasurer.
30. Obama Calls for New Era of Competitiveness
- Thursday, January 27, 2011
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – President Barack Obama campaigned vigorously for his revamped economic message Wednesday, warning that other countries have been grasping for first place in the global marketplace as the U.S. fell down on the job.
31. Adrienne Johnson Promoted at the Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Adrienne Johnson has been promoted to director of research for the Greater Memphis Chamber.
32. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
33. Air Park Property Sells For $730,000
- Friday, October 15, 2010
Crump Commercial LLC recently closed on a property at 3850 Air Park St., a deal that has been in the works for about six months.
34. Builders Look to Vesta for Business Boost
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association gets some much-needed publicity this month with the Vesta Designer Home Showcase, which began over the weekend and runs through July 5.
The home show is being held at Neshoba Grove Subdivision in Germantown, an infill development at the northeast corner of Cordova and Neshoba roads, just west of Germantown Road near the Germantown Performing Arts Centre.
35. Judge Has Questions in Gay Marriage Trial in CA
- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The judge presiding over a highly anticipated gay marriage case peppered lawyers with questions Monday as they presented their opening statements, frequently interrupting the introductory remarks to ask if there was evidence underlying the remarks.
- Friday, December 18, 2009
The Memphis Gavel Club Christmas Luncheon will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For more information, call 683-6802.
- Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education seminar today from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Teresa Bullington of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Stephen Libby of The Libby Law Firm and Kevin Washburn of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham will speak about workers compensation.
38. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 2, 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.
39. Three Memphis Firms Honored In 2010 Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Three Memphis law firms have attorneys who have been honored in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC had four attorneys from its Memphis office honored: Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list as top lawyers in labor and employment law. All four previously have been recognized by Best Lawyers.
40. U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy
- Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.
Kritchevsky has been a law professor at the university since 1983, and for the past 20 years has served as a faculty adviser to the school’s Moot Court Board and also served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.
41. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
42. Shanker Named Partner At Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jill Uiberall Shanker has become a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. Shanker is a member of Wyatt’s Corporate and Securities Team.
43. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 7, 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.
44. Handorf Named President of State Medical Association
- Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Dr. Charles R. Handorf has been named the 152nd president of the Tennessee Medical Association. Handorf is president of Duckworth Pathology Group and professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
45. Baker Donelson Hires New IT Professional
- Wednesday, January 4, 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.
46. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Carol Johnson to Receive Honorary Degree from Rhodes
MCS Superintendent to Receive Honorary Degree
Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Memphis City Schools superintendent, will receive an honorary degree from Rhodes College at its spring commencement. Johns...
47. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Local Attorney Named Chairperson of ABA Business Law Section
SCO President Earns Distinguished Service Award
The Tennessee Optometric Association presented Dr. William E. Cochran with its 2004 Distinguished Service Award. Cochran is president ...
48. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, January 13, 2004
6310 Poplar Ave
Developers Make Plans for Former Church Property 6310 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117
Cost: $3.1 million
Buyer: WN Poplar-Massey
Seller: Kingsway Christian Church of Memphis, Tenn.
Property: Two acres at 6310 Poplar A...
49. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 7, 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...
50. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, March 28, 2003
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
It was her new, or different, way of tackling problems as a social worker that led Pearson Uhlhorn Crutcher into a circle of individuals who make their livings by thinking creat...
51. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 3, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: June 3-June 9 June 6 The giant Friends of the Library Book Sale returns to the Mid-South Fairgrounds June 6-9 in the Charles Brakefield Youth Building. Thousands of books, videos, records, sheet music and b...
52. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 20, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: May 20-26 May 21 The Memphis Bar Association Masters of the Law Series continues with a seminar at the Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Shelby County Public Defender and county mayoral candidate A C Wharton is the s...
53. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Looney Ricks Kisss Nashville office has been selected to develop a master plan for the Lower St Looney Ricks Kiss Nashville office has been selected to develop a master plan for the rehabilitation and preservation of the Lower St. Charles Neighborho...
54. Archived Article: Attorney Graph
- Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Attorney Attorney Judgments Amount ------------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------------- Gordon & Feldbaum 226 $220,174.79 Baer Baer & Baer 220 $348,622.30 Mccullough Law Firm ...
55. Archived Article: Nab St
- Thursday, November 5, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Neighborhood business owners form alliance in Highland area By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Members of the newly formed Normal Business Alliance may not know what their annual dues will be, but they are certain of one thing. T...
56. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm. Frank L. Watson Jr. has joined the firm as a shareholder and will conc...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has added three employees: Suzanne Gibson has joined the company as a senior account executive. She formerly was a marketing consultant. Gibson is a graduate of Robert Morris College. Janice Chu Kelly has joined ...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 4, 1998
Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc Kevin Mitchell has been promoted from art director to associate creative director at Walker & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of th...
59. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, July 25, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Mockingbird bound Visually impaired youth prepare for camp, compliments of the Lions Club By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The day is Sunday. The time is 9:00 a.m. The place is the parking lot in front of Sears Laurelwood. Visu...