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1. Williams Hired for Memphis Blight-Fighting Fellowship
- Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The city of Memphis and University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law recently hired Brittany J. Williams as the city’s first Neighborhood Preservation Fellow. In that role, Williams will represent the city in Environmental Court lawsuits against property owners who have vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties that violate city codes.
2. Conrad Call for De-Annexation Talks Draws Favorable Reviews
- Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Memphis City Council Chairman Kemp Conrad wants to open talks with county commissioners on possible voluntary de-annexations.
And County Commission Chairman Terry Roland said he is open to the idea.
3. Memphis Lags on State Minority Contracts
- Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The state of Tennessee did $400 million in business with minority- and women-owned businesses in 2015. It’s a share local minority business and civic leaders judge as a good number, considering the state spends $2.5 billion in contracts a year.
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. Norris: Gas Tax Proposal Not Happening in 2016
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Don’t look for a gas tax hike in the 2016 session of the Tennessee legislature, says the state Senate majority leader.
“We’re not going to do a gas tax in 2016,” Rep. Mark Norris of Collierville said on the WKNO-TV program “Behind The Headlines.” “We are going to have to address it soon enough and these conversations are very important.”
6. Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs
- Friday, October 09, 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.
7. Cadence Bank Supports Memphis Organizations with Direct, Indirect Aid
- Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Banks are important community institutions not just for the services they provide – consumer loans, small business financing, etc. – but also for the investment they make in communities.
Such investments include the one announced by Cadence Bank recently, a six-figure equity-equivalent investment to River City Capital to support its Small Business Loan Fund.
8. 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.
9. Phillip Rogers Joins Wunderlich Wealth Management
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Phillip Rogers recently joined the Wunderlich Wealth Management office in Memphis as a managing director and financial adviser. Rogers’ financial services practice is focused on the needs of high net worth individuals, as well as endowments and foundations. He applies his background in and knowledge of the fixed income capital markets to extend an institutional level of expertise to individual investors.
10. Harris Pushes For Insure Tennessee Comeback
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
State Senate Democratic leader Lee Harris of Memphis will be on the campaign trail this summer.
Harris and other Democratic leaders in the majority Republican Tennessee legislature will campaign across the state this summer for the comeback of the Insure Tennessee proposal in the 2016 legislative session.
11. Collins, Harris Discuss Tax Incentive Concerns
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Lee Harris agree for the most part on the value of the Graceland expansion plan the council approved two weeks ago.
12. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
13. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
14. New Lawmakers Trace Likely Abortion Legislation
- Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The two newest state legislators from Shelby County say they hope to find ways to work across party lines and even with the Shelby County Commission and the Memphis City Council.
“We may not be in the majority, but there is a lot we can do,” said incoming state Sen. Sara Kyle, who will be one of five Democrats in the 33-member Senate when next year’s legislative session in Nashville begins.
15. Council Weighs Timeline for Key Votes
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Memphis City Council’s vote later this month on health insurance changes for city employees and retirees is critical in terms of increasing the city’s annual required contribution toward its unfunded pension liability.
16. This week in Memphis history: April 4-10
- Saturday, April 05, 2014
2013: The Memphis Soul concert in the East Room of the White House featuring Sam Moore and Justin Timberlake.
17. Shelby County Party Heads Look Ahead to Primaries
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
As Shelby County Democrats try to improve on losing every countywide office to Republicans in the 2010 county elections, party leaders are also warning political figures who identify as Democrats not to cross party lines.
18. Crosstown Effort Shines as Development Example
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Construction documents for the $180 million revitalization of the Crosstown building were scheduled to be finished Friday, Dec. 6, with the project moving toward closing and construction in the next months.
19. Ballpark Deal Back on Council’s Agenda
- Monday, December 09, 2013
After getting a rough reception last week, the deal for the city of Memphis to buy AutoZone Park and the St. Louis Cardinals to buy the Memphis Redbirds baseball team returns to the Memphis City Council Monday, Dec. 9, for a vote.
20. Elkington, Harris Talk of Beale Street Nonprofit
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The next manager and developer of the Beale Street entertainment district should be a nonprofit entity similar to the Downtown Memphis Commission that focuses on improving the district and planning for its expansion, according to longtime Beale Street developer John Elkington and Memphis City Council member Lee Harris.
21. Property Tax Complicates Sales Tax Considerations
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Whether it is a tax hike or a tax rate hike, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s proposed 28-cent increase in the city property tax rate has complicated the idea of a half-percent city sales tax hike to go on the ballot later this year if the property tax hike sticks.
22. Flinn, Harris Talk Schools Funding Prospects
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
For several weeks, it has been an undercurrent feeding the roots of the various branches of the tree that is the Shelby County schools merger.
The thought is that the city of Memphis will come up with some amount of funding for the consolidated school district once the schools consolidation crosses over into the new fiscal year that starts July 1.
23. Rose Parade Float Honors Life-Giving Donors
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Lexie Davis was an outgoing, caring teenager who tried to see the good in everyone she met.
Her free-spirited nature shone through in her love for singing and belly dancing. And although she wasn’t too experienced at making meals from scratch, Davis could add a few extra ingredients to a frozen burrito and transform it into something of a culinary masterpiece.
24. Tigers Weather Elements, Past to Give Fuente First Victory
- Friday, October 12, 2012
If the first victory of the Justin Fuente Era proves to be something of a turning point for the University of Memphis football program, it will be remembered differently in the days and years ahead.
25. McKesson to Pay $151M to Settle Drug-Pricing Suit
- Monday, July 30, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Twenty-nine states have reached a $151 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging one of the country's largest drug wholesalers inflated prices for hundreds of prescription drugs, officials said Friday.
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Better Business Bureau will host a breakfast seminar Tuesday, March 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Robert Sutton of Mass Mutual Financial Group will discuss government benefits and special needs planning. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $10 for guests. For reservations, call Susan Harris at 757-8617.
- Monday, March 19, 2012
The RISE Foundation’s Responsible Lending Collaborative will meet Monday, March 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1548 Poplar Ave.
- Friday, March 16, 2012
Muslims in Memphis will hold a health fair and legal seminar Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at Kate Sexton Community Center, 1235 Brown Ave. For more information, call 576-7070.
29. Villas at Cordova Complex Sells for $14.2M in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
8546 Prestine Loop
Cordova, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $14.2 million
Sale Date: May 11, 2011
30. Concert Film Series Keeps Shine On Levitt Shell
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A free outdoor film series will kick off this weekend at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis’ Overton Park.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Radiohead, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, U2 and the Rolling Stones are just some of the artists that will be featured in the series, which is presented by Indie Memphis and the Levitt Shell.
31. White Station Principal, Former School Administrator Indicted
- Friday, August 20, 2010
The principal and former assistant principal of White Station High School have been indicted by the Shelby County grand jury for their failure to report to police an assault on a student during the 2009-2010 school year.
32. Harris Joins Transnetyx as VP of Sales
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Michael Harris has joined Transnetyx, a genetic diagnostics company, as vice president of sales for the company’s pharmacogenomics division.
33. Oaktree Homes Defaults On 13 Lots, Five Homes
- Thursday, July 22, 2010
Oaktree Homes LLC has defaulted on 13 lots and five homes in seven subdivisions, according to a pair of first-run foreclosure notices that appear in today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
34. BancorpSouth Reclaims Three Vacant Properties
- Wednesday, December 02, 2009
BancorpSouth Bank has bought back three parcels totaling 51.7 acres of land in a substitute trustee’s deed following a foreclosure. The Tupelo, Miss.-based bank paid $1.2 million for two pieces of farmland and one vacant residential lot – all in unincorporated Southeast Shelby County – on the courthouse steps Nov. 10 from substitute trustee David J. Harris of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC.
35. Hope Foundation Sees Significant Donation Boost
- Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Hope Christian Community Foundation is celebrating Thanksgiving early with prayers of gratitude for the spirit of giving in Memphis, which has not faltered despite a prolonged recession.
The largest Christian community foundation in the United States, it has assets of about $55 million, but its strategy is to share that wealth rather than build endowments. It is on track to break records in 2009. For the first nine months of this year, the foundation has received $24 million, an increase of 18 percent from the same period a year ago.
36. Harris Sells School To Franchisee for $1.7M
- Monday, November 09, 2009
After developing the land and building a day care center, R.S. Harris has sold The Goddard School franchise he brought to 509 E. Winchester Road in Collierville for $1.7 million. Harris’ limited liability company, R.S. Harris LLC, sold the recently completed 8,170-square-foot day care center to the school’s franchisee, Love for Learning LLC.
37. Mozart Mixes With 'Carol Burnett Moments' In Opera Memphis Show
- Monday, November 02, 2009
Opera is one of the grander forms of high art, but on occasion, it’s just what some might call silly. The director of Opera Memphis’ season opener said to expect pure comedy from the company’s production of a Mozart classic.
38. Cherry Road Portfolio Auction Adjourned
- Thursday, October 22, 2009
A secluded East Memphis office complex that once housed the local offices of Harrah’s Entertainment was scheduled to be auctioned Wednesday, but the lender adjourned the sale until noon Monday, said substitute trustee William P. Moss III of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC.
39. Charges Against White Station Principals Deeply Rooted
- Wednesday, October 07, 2009
When the school year began about two months ago, city school teachers and administrators across the city watched a video featuring Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons.
40. Principals Charged with Failure to Report Assault
- Tuesday, October 06, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis high school principal and assistant principal have been charged with failure to report an assault against a student.
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the charges on Monday against principal David Mansfield and assistant principal Eric Harris. They are charged with violation of duty to report, a misdemeanor.
41. White Station Principal and Asst. Principal Charged With Misdemeanor
- Monday, October 05, 2009
The principal and assistant principal of White Station High School have been charged with failing to report an assault on a student at the East Memphis school.
District Attorney General Bill Gibbons announced the criminal charges Monday afternoon against Principal David Mansfield and Assistant Principal Eric Harris.
- Monday, December 01, 2008
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Thomas P. Smith, District Commander, Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present arms. Cost is $14. No reservations are required.
43. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
44. Strip Clubs File Suit Against City, County
- Thursday, February 07, 2008
Owners of seven Memphis strip clubs are taking the city and county to court over the recently enacted ordinance governing the clubs and the dancers who are their main attraction.
The latest legal skirmish in the nearly 40-year history of attempts to regulate and occasionally close down the clubs involves some new arguments.
45. Baptist Hospital Family Instrumental In Christensen's Later-Life Legal Career
- Thursday, July 19, 2007
To use her own words, Laurie L. Christensen grew up "in a small town in the middle of the ocean."
That description of her hometown on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, could serve as a metaphor for Christensen's career. She started out working as a secretary for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. After meeting several people there who would become her mentors, she eventually became a paralegal and, ultimately, at the age of 37, decided to enter law school.
46. Going Green at The Daily News
- Monday, May 21, 2007
Change is brewing at The Daily News.
No, the 121-year-old publishing company isn't altering the way it delivers business news and public records, but the paper is striving to become a more responsible corporate citizen by lessening its environmental footprint.
47. Entrepreneur, Football Star Dips ToeInto Whitehaven Development Pool
- Thursday, April 19, 2007
In high school and college, Terris Harris of Whitehaven made a name for himself on the football field by making timely interceptions and big tackles.
His prowess on the gridiron led to n
48. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, September 01, 2004
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49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Sgt. Jackie Setliff
Sgt. Jackie Setliff of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office was chosen as Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club. A ceremony honoring Setliff begins at 10 a.m. today in the Sheriffs Conference Room, 201 Poplar Ave., ninth floor...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001
KyRic J KyRic J. Tucker joined Bean & Ison, CPAs and Consultants as a staff accountant. He earned a degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a Salt Lake City certified public accounting firm, wh...
51. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Thursday, January 13, 2000
World-Class Music often starts World-class music in tune with Tennessee manufacturers By Carol Davis Special to The Daily News Each time country recording artist Chely Wright takes the stage, she is backed by more than her talented band she is buoye...
52. Archived Article: Tech Focus (web$$)
- Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Campaigning hits Web waves Campaigning hits Web waves As politicians increasingly use the Internet to communicate with their constituents, they also will benefit from its power as a fund-raiser By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News As local city races plu...