Editorial Results (free)
1. SCS Board Eyes Three Charter School Closings
- Thursday, April 28, 2016
Shelby County Schools board members voted Tuesday, April 26, to close three Memphis charter schools performing in the bottom 5 percent of all schools statewide in terms of student achievement.
And the board set in motion a series of public hearing on closing two conventional high schools – Northside and Carver – as well as the Messick Adult Center.
2. Muller: Memphis On Strong Footing, With Bright Future
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A key Greater Memphis Chamber official is preparing to retire this week after 15 years, at a time when he thinks the city of Memphis is on strong footing, and with a bright future that abounds with potential.
3. Building the Base
- Saturday, January 03, 2015
It was late September, and local officials were deeply engaged with retail giant Target as the company explored investing in an online fulfillment center in Memphis when the discussions turned toward a familiar subject.
4. UT Who? Vols-Ole Miss Game a Mirror Image of ’69
- Saturday, October 18, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Bud Ford usually had no problem wearing the orange blazer in his early days as assistant sports information director at the University of Tennessee.
Not on this day, though. It was Nov. 15, 1969.
5. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
6. Knowledge Tree Buys Cordova Retail Center
- Tuesday, July 22, 2014
8195 Dexter Road
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $1.3 million
Sale Date: July 8, 2014
Buyer: K Tree LLC
Seller: 8195 Dexter Road LLC
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 11, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of the Knowledge Tree learning center has paid $1.5 million for the 28,575-square-foot shopping center at 8195 Dexter Road in Cordova.
7. Knowledge Tree Buys Cordova Location
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
An affiliate of the Knowledge Tree learning center has paid $1.5 million for the 28,575-square-foot shopping center at 8195 Dexter Road in Cordova.
8. Schools Demerger Reflects Cooperation, Competition
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
For now, Shelby County’s seven public school systems are cooperating and competing with one another often at the same time on the way to the demerger of public education in August.
The same dual existence is playing itself out between the Shelby County Schools board and parents of children who have attended schools about to be in the suburban school systems but who live outside the six cities and towns.
9. SCS Attendance Zone Proposal Affects 7,000 Students
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Shelby County Schools board members got their first detailed look Wednesday, Feb. 19, at a set of more than two dozen changes in student attendance zones in the 2014-2015 school year that could affect nearly 7,000 students in the school system.
10. Rainey Kizer’s Dexter Named Board Chair for Girls Inc.
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
Latosha Dexter, an attorney with Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named board chair of Girls Inc. of Memphis, as well as the organization’s Mentor of the Year.
11. Seven Suburban School Board Races Contested
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
The suburban school board races next month come down to seven contested elections in four of Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities.
With the decisions in those races and 21 uncontested school board races, voters will have taken the final votes to put in place their own municipal school districts separate from the countywide school system that opened for its first school year Aug. 5.
12. School Board Fields Almost Set as Early Voting Ends
- Thursday, October 03, 2013
So far, the Nov. 7 municipal school board races in Arlington and Collierville will be a formality.
The withdrawal deadline for candidates who have filed to run in the six sets of elections in Shelby County’s suburban towns and cities is Thursday, Oct. 3, at noon.
13. Arlington School Board Races All Unopposed
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Arlington became the second of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County to effectively elect its school board before the Nov. 7 election day for the six sets of school board races.
Dexter Orman withdrew Monday from the race for the Position 2 seat on the five-member Arlington school board, making Barbara Fletcher the winner. That had been Arlington’s only contested school board race.
14. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
15. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.
16. Arlington, Lakeland Early Voting Ends Saturday
- Friday, September 13, 2013
Early voting comes to an end Saturday, Sept. 14, in the first two of 11 elections between now and Thanksgiving.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the last chance for voters in Arlington and Lakeland to vote in municipal elections at the Shelby County Election Commission offices at 157 Poplar Ave. Lakeland voters can also vote Saturday only at theRefuge church, 9817 Huff ‘n’ Puff Road.
17. Council Moves on School Funding Standoff
- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Memphis City Council members want to try to resolve the Memphis City Schools $57 million court judgment against the city as well as the city’s legal counterclaim that the school system owes it more than twice that by the end of this month.
18. Commission Votes Down Second Amendment Gun Resolution
- Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners voted down a resolution Monday, May 6, that would have backed the idea of state legislators and county sheriffs across the state “nullifying” federal gun control laws they consider unconstitutional.
19. Commission Receives Schools Financials
- Monday, May 06, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners formally get the financials of Shelby County’s two public school systems Monday, May 6, in an action that is not expected to generate much debate.
But the financial statements for the fiscal year that ended June 30 is another step along the path toward the formal merger of both school systems effective at the end of the current fiscal year.
20. 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.
21. New Training Center Brings Employees To Logistics
- Monday, September 10, 2012
After years of work and coordination, a training program for workers in transportation, warehousing and logistics begins in January at Sheffield Career and Technology Center.
The idea of training warehouse workers sounds simple, but the coordination of a career pipeline has been difficult.
22. Cohen Talks About Opponents, Schools, Race and His Political Past
- Monday, July 23, 2012
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is running for a fourth term in Congress starting with the Aug. 2 primary, in which he is being challenged by countywide school board member Tomeka Hart.
23. AP Source: Freeze Agrees to Take Ole Miss Job
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Arkansas State's Hugh Freeze has agreed to take the Mississippi job, according to a person familiar to the coaching search.
24. Muller Brings Love for Memphis to Chamber
- Monday, February 07, 2011
In the eyes of Dexter Muller, Memphis’ shining attribute is that it’s too big for its britches.
Memphis is the smallest city in the country that has a NBA team, an airline hub and a zoo with a panda exhibit.
25. ATTN: Mayor Wharton
- Monday, January 10, 2011
Memphians sound off on city’s most pressing needs.
Founder of Skatelife Memphis; scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp.
Develop and promote a citywide mentoring campaign. We must heavily invest in the positive development of our children. Many of our Memphis children suffer not from a material poverty, but a poverty of healthy relationships and ultimately a poverty of possibility – of reaching their full potential. Each of us has had supportive network of mentors (“the village”) in our lives, be they our parents, teachers or friends, that have come along side of us to build our self-esteem and to help us navigate a path that moves us closer to realizing our potential.
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Staying Ahead of the Curve workshop Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 2969 Elmore Park Road. The topic will be “Significantly Increase Sales, Customer Loyalty and Profits Through a Subscriber Base Marketing Approach.” For reservations, call 372-9457 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
27. Schoolhouse Shuffle
- Monday, April 26, 2010
On a cold February morning, a group of excited parents clustered in a tent in back of Kate Bond Elementary School.
28. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis Chapter will hold its Annual Professional Development Conference today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Simone Joyaux and Tom Ahern, authors of the book “Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relations” will speak. Cost is $99 for members and $119 for nonmembers. To register, contact Amanda Kohr at email@example.com or 272-0010, ext.1415.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will meet for its monthly luncheon today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Jennifer Johnson, principal for Athena Business Communications Strategy, will discuss the future of the press release. The luncheon is free for members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, visit www.prsamemphis.org.
31. $4.5M Ice Arena Coming to Cordova
- Friday, January 16, 2009
An ownership group called Memphis Ice Arena LLC plans to bring a $4.5 million, 65,000-square-foot ice arena to the city in 2009, ending a six-year drought without a public ice rink.
32. Lightman Realty to Begin Phase II of Centennial Gardens
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
7751 Centennial Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $10.6 Million
Project Cost: $14 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenant: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc
33. Harding Academy Buys Cordova Property
- Friday, October 10, 2008
Harding Academy of Memphis Inc. has bought a residential property next to its Macon Road campus in Cordova. The school paid $665,000 for a 6.3-acre lot at 8436 Macon Road from Kathleen Tower, Betty Copeland, Donald R. Downs and Charles A. Downs. The sale closed Oct. 1.
34. SCS Education Foundation Awards $10K to 13 Schools
- Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Shelby County Schools Education Foundation has awarded $10,000 in Community Enhancement Pass-Thru funds allocated by state Rep. Ron Lollar for Shelby County Schools.
Thirty-seven Mini-Grant Applications were submitted for projects supporting science and mathematics, educational instruction for children with special education needs and equipment for the arts and physical education.
35. Gary Follows Life-Changing Dream With Cordova Barbershop
- Monday, June 25, 2007
There are many reasons why small-business owners decide to venture out on their own, but chief among those reasons seems to be the desire to want to improve their lives while doing something they enjoy.
36. Newberry Takes Helm of MLGW's Credit Union
- Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Ken Newberry has been named the president and chief executive officer of LG&W Federal Credit Union, which serves immediate family members, employees and retired employees of Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. Newberry is the second vice president of the Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Credit Union League and treasurer of the West Tennessee Affiliate of the National Kidney Foundation.
37. Amid Congestion and Over-Building, Cordova Struggles to Reinvent Itself
- Friday, July 07, 2006
It's common to refer to the object of someone's affection as "the apple of my eye," so one thing a group of civic and business leaders wants to do for Cordova is brand the Memphis suburb with a similar phrase.
38. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co.
- Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Jordan Melick has joined Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. as a managing director for the firm's Fixed Income Banking Group. Melick previously was managing director of the health care finance team of Minneapolis, Minn.-based Piper Jaffray & Co. He began his career in health financing in 1991 at Detroit-based Comerica Bank.
39. Memphis Exodus? Not Exactly.
- Tuesday, April 25, 2006
The casual observer could be forgiven for looking at Shelby County as the black sheep in a family of eight counties, all of which are jockeying for attention and favor.
By some accounts, Shelby is antisocial (driving residents away with high taxes), irresponsible with money (letting debt accumulate) and generally adrift, at least when it comes to solving recurring issues like the cost of school construction, suburban sprawl and consolidation.
40. Huffman's Exudes Midtown Flair in Suburban Setting
- Wednesday, October 05, 2005
There aren't many places in Cordova where customers can see live music, hear a philosophy discussion, catch a dinner theater performance and enjoy a hot cup of Joe. But at Huffman's Deli Cafe, which celebrates its two-year anniversary in December, patrons find all of that and more.
41. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 30, 2004
The National Association of Women in Construction announced the election of its 2004-2005 Officers and Directors: Marie Kohn,
McRea Remembered for Good Spirit, Tough Resolve
The Memphis legal community honors the life of an honorable man this ...
42. Archived Article: Logistics (lead)
- Thursday, December 11, 2003
In todays global economy where parts are produced in multiple locations, assembled in another and distributed to consumers wo
Work Force Development Key to Logistics
Education initiatives designed to increase talent pool
43. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Realtors Association Announces President, Board
MAAR Confirms Officers, Board Members The Memphis Area Association of Realtors confirmed president-elect Bob Turner as 2004 president and elected Sue Stinson-Turner as 2004 president-elect. Neil Hub...
44. Archived Article: Graphic ($1mil)
- Tuesday, August 08, 2000
Million-dollar babies Million-dollar babies Construction for the Memphis City Schools still dominates the landscape for the largest volume of projects valued at $1 million or more with building permits filed in July with Shelby County Construction C...
45. Archived Article: Community (pledge)
- Friday, July 17, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Taking the pledge Temple COGIC campaign will promote finding solutions to drugs, violence and gangs By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Dr. David Hall is tired of witnessing the violence that surrounds his church and his communi...
46. Archived Article: Mayors Youth Initiat
- Wednesday, April 09, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Mayor launches citys largest youth initiative By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News About 8,000 Memphis young people will get the opportunity this summer to discover their strengths, earn some money and possibly take the first steps toward ...
47. Archived Article: Eminent Domain Lj
- Tuesday, April 16, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Proposed legislation raises economic development hurdles By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A series of proposed state legislative bills could hinder the states ability to attract new industrial development by adding a further obstacle t...
48. Archived Article: Standout Lj
- Friday, December 22, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Former U of M hoop star continues to score Reed promotes minority vendors, encourages business savvy in students By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News From the basketball court to the upper levels of administration, Dexter Reed has helped t...