Editorial Results (free)
1. Council to Debate Residency Limits, Again
- Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Memphis City Council members wade into the residency question Tuesday, July 5 – specifically a proposed referendum in November on a city charter amendment that would require “all persons employed solely by the city of Memphis to live and reside within the city of Memphis.”
2. Congress Putting Daily Fantasy Sports Games Under Scrutiny
- Thursday, May 12, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress on Wednesday launched a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games – a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.
3. Dave Thomas Named CEO Of Kemmons Wilson Insurance
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Dave Thomas has joined Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group as chief executive officer. In this role, he’s responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and also is tasked with growing the Memphis-based property and casualty insurance company. Thomas has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving as CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
4. City Council Approves Parkside Development
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Memphis City Council has approved the concept of Parkside at Shelby Farms Park, a $200 million mixed-use development on the northern border of Shelby Farms Park.
5. Country Icon Merle Haggard, Champion of the Underdog, Dies
- Thursday, April 07, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.
6. Council Gives Zoo Authority Over Greensward Parking
- Thursday, March 03, 2016
The next step in the Overton Park Greensward controversy is up to the Overton Park Conservancy now that the Memphis City Council has given the Memphis Zoo control of the northern part of the Greensward.
7. Duke Takes Reins at Friends for Life
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Longtime nonprofit administrator Diane Duke recently took the helm of Friends for Life as its new executive director. In her new role, the Los Angeles native leads and oversees an organization that’s helping those affected by HIV/AIDS through the provision of education, housing, food, transportation and healthy life skills training.
8. City Council Punts Minority Business Issue to Panel
- Thursday, February 18, 2016
Memphis City Council members debated at length Tuesday, Feb. 16, whether or not to form a committee to explore the lack of minority business growth locally.
And the debate mirrors a larger debate across the city’s political and business communities about the way forward on the long-standing issue of minority business growth in a city where the minority is the majority of the population but not of the business receipts.
9. Last Word: Groundhog Day's Long Shadow, Minority Percentage & The Value of Sports
- Monday, February 01, 2016
After the January into February weekend we had with its outbreak of spring fever, you might wonder if groundhogs are allowed to change their minds or if shadows that are the result of television lights count as a prediction on the winter’s length.
Or maybe it would be appropriate to have a weather map that includes the Groundhog Day immunity zones – areas where the long shadow of the groundhog does not venture.
Note to television meteorologists: This would in no way interfere with your right to declare large parts of your viewing areas as places of "potentially severe weather" far into the future. But you will need a different color for the Groundhog Immunity Zones.
10. Council Members Settle In To New Assignments
- Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Memphis City Council members file the last of the paperwork Tuesday, Jan. 19, from the 2015 elections to put City Hall’s power transition on record.
Meanwhile, the six new members are learning on the job as they chair several committees following assignments by council chairman Kemp Conrad: Martavius Jones is chairman of the council audit committee; Patrice Robinson chairs the Memphis Light Gas and Water Division committee; Jamita Swearengen is chairwoman of the parks and neighborhoods committee; council member Philip Spinosa leads the personnel committee, usually the first committee session of the council day; Frank Colvett chairs the planning and zoning committee, which is the last session of the day before executive session; and Worth Morgan is chairman of the public safety committee.
11. Rotten to the Core: Titans Fail to Develop Talent
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans sink toward the end of another lackluster season, they head into the off-season with still more holes to fill for 2016.
Some of that, of course, is inevitable with any team as an NFL roster. Even on the best teams can have a 20 percent roster turnover in the off-season due to injuries, free agency and new draft picks coming on board.
12. Council's New Crop
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
They ran in the considerable shadow of the most competitive Memphis mayoral race in a generation. The new Memphis City Council that takes office with Mayor-elect Jim Strickland in January isn’t necessarily a generational shift. It doesn’t signify a wholesale ousting by the electorate, either.
13. Voters Fill in City Hall Blanks In Last Election of Busy 2015
- Monday, November 23, 2015
The 2015 election season was put to rest last week: A low-turnout set of five Memphis City Council runoff elections filled in the blanks of what will be a different City Hall starting in 2016.
With a 4.8 percent turnout across the turf of five single-member City Council districts, voters in the Thursday, Nov. 19, non-partisan council runoff races defined the new council that takes office in January. The 13-member body will include six new faces.
14. Council Runoff Elections: Morgan Tops Springer, Boyd Over Anderson
- Friday, November 20, 2015
With a scant 4.8 percent turnout, Memphis voters filled in the blanks at City Hall Thursday, Nov. 19, by electing four new members to the Memphis City Council and returning an appointed incumbent.
Thursday’s winners join new council members Martavius Jones and Philip Spinosa in taking office January 1, making six new faces on the 13-member council.
15. Last Election of 2015 Decides Five Council Races
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
The last election of 2015 in Shelby County will fill in the blanks in a changing of the political guard at City Hall.
Six weeks after Memphis voters ousted incumbent Mayor A C Wharton and replaced him with Jim Strickland and elected two new members to the 13-member City Council – Martavius Jones and Philip Spinosa – voters will decide who gets five more council seats.
16. 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.
17. Fisher, Other Familiar Faces Return for Preseason Play
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
The Tennessee Titans welcome back a familiar face Sunday night when Jeff Fisher rolls back into Nashville as coach of the St. Louis Rams.
18. 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.
19. Pinnacle Awards Honor Commercial Real Estate Standouts
- Monday, April 13, 2015
The local commercial real estate community gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden Thursday, April 9, for the 14th annual Pinnacle Awards. Every year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honors its members based on their transactional volume, merit and community activity.
20. Tigers Scrimmage to Prepare for Spring Football Game
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The University of Memphis football team closed out a busy week of spring camp with a 100-play scrimmage March 22 in the team’s sixth practice of the 2014 spring camp.
“I think they continue to get better and continue to acknowledge that we’ve got work to do, which is kind of the first step: acknowledge that we’ve got a lot of work to do,” head coach Justin Fuente said.
21. Wave of New Retail Construction Boosts Contractors
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
Retail development in the Memphis area is booming in what construction and retail officials describe as the most active period for retail construction since the recession, with everything from a massive outlet mall in Southaven to grocery stores and smaller, traditional retail centers going up.
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Networking in Memphis will host its 2015 kickoff Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 300 Art Gallery, 300 S. Main St. Edward Jones financial adviser Stephen Stamps will talk about investing in 2015, and the group will also discuss community involvement. Cost is $10; proceeds support the Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy. Visit networkinginmem.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, January 24, 2015
Youth Villages Soup Sunday will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. The event will feature soup, bread, dessert and other delicacies from more than 50 Memphis-area restaurants and caterers, plus live entertainment and Kids Zone. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for ages 6-10. Visit soupsunday.org.
- Monday, January 26, 2015
Rhodes College will host the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Feb. 11 in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. All screenings start at 7 p.m. Films will be subtitled in English. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu for a schedule.
25. Meritan’s Branch Named Among Top Nurses
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cindy Branch, Meritan’s associate vice president for health services, has been selected to represent Tennessee as one of the nation’s top 50 home care and hospice nurses by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Branch, a registered nurse, has oversight of Meritan’s nursing programs, including home health, private duty nursing and medical residential homes. She will be recognized at NACH’s annual meeting in October.
26. South Carolina Back in SEC East Race
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The South Carolina defense still has improvement to make, but in beating Georgia 38-35 last Saturday the Gamecocks made a fourth-quarter goal-line stand and reasserted their presence in the SEC East Division.
27. Yellen to Investors: Expect Continuity at the Fed
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought Tuesday to reassure investors that she will embrace the approach to interest-rate policy that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, pursued before he stepped down as chairman last month.
28. Gonitzke Named CEO of National Foundation for Transplants
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Connie Gonitzke has been appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation for Transplants. Gonitzke joined the Memphis-based organization in 2002 as a patient advocate. In 2006, she was named director of resource development, and in 2008, she became the senior vice president of development.
29. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.
30. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.
31. Judicial Election Process Muddied
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission had a busy last few days before it went into limbo last week.
The commission sent Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam two slates for each of the three appeals court vacancies to come a year and two months from now when three appellate court judges opt not to run for re-election and end their terms.
32. He Said, She Said: Part 1
- Thursday, June 06, 2013
The posting sent to the members of the cruciverbal community read, “We’re looking for seasoned ... puzzle creators to help us build puzzles for our game, (which) uses a unique crossword-influenced style of word puzzle where the answers are hidden in ... famous quotations. We’re (a small outfit) and ... can’t create puzzles fast enough for the players.”
33. Ben F. Jones Law Chapter Chooses Officers
- Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association has tapped new officers and board members for 2013. And the group’s president-elect talks about the group’s work in a way that heralds a continuing service to the Memphis community.
34. Slow, Steady Growth Suits Summit Asset Management
- Monday, September 24, 2012
For Summit Asset Management LLC, steady organic growth over the past 20 years has been spurred by building strong local relationships.
35. Gatewood Named Marketing Dir. At Methodist Healthcare
- Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Megan Gatewood has been promoted to marketing director at Methodist Healthcare. In her new role, Gatewood is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies for Methodist’s adult hospitals, outpatient services and physician practices.
36. Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.
37. JPMorgan Loss Sets Off Call for Heavier Regulation
- Monday, May 14, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprise $2 billion trading loss by a division of JPMorgan Chase triggered calls Friday for tougher regulation of banks three years after their near-death experience in the financial crisis.
38. Kiser Joins Volunteer Mid-South As Community Services Director
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Amanda Kiser has joined Volunteer Mid-South as community services director. Kiser’s responsibilities include mobilizing and maximizing volunteer resources, coordinating training for partner agencies, creating and leading community projects, and marketing VMS’ benefits to agencies and the public.
39. New Owner For Bartlett Car Wash Property
- Friday, May 04, 2012
A former car wash site in Bartlett has traded hands. Nyan Jaf acquired the 0.71-acre lot at 5960 Summer Ave. from Mr. Carwash LLC for $65,000.
40. Argent Opens Trust Office in Nashville
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
It’s been a few years now since Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group, a diversified financial services company responsible for more than $3 billion in client assets, arrived in Memphis.
Since then, Argent has solidified its ties to the city. Now, it’s grown beyond Memphis deeper into the state.
41. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
42. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.
Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.
43. Harwell Stops Payment for Some Legislator Travel
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
NASHVILLE – House Speaker Beth Harwell, who donates her own legislative expense payments to charity, has moved to curtail the expense money other state representatives collect for out-of-state traveling.
44. Ga.-Based Coastal Logistics Signs Lease
- Friday, June 24, 2011
A budding Savannah, Ga.-based third-party logistics firm is expanding into the Southeast Memphis industrial market. Coastal Logistics Group Inc. has signed a new 50,000-square-foot lease at 5715 Distribution Drive.
45. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers
- Monday, April 11, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
46. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers
- Friday, April 08, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
47. Houston Joins Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Ursula Y. Houston has joined Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply Co. as account executive.
48. Long History Follows Paulette’s to Harbor Town
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Georges Falls has seen many changes come upon Overton Square since the entertainment district’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, but one of the most startling changes is one he is bringing himself.
Paulette’s, his Continental restaurant that has been a flagship, even a beloved attraction near Madison Avenue and Cooper Street since 1974, is moving to Harbor Town, about as far west as you can get from Midtown and not fall into the Mississippi River.
49. Burch Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Fifteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2010 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
50. Center Stage
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Last week Kallen Esperian sent her world-renowned operatic soprano soaring through Calvary Episcopal Church.
The week before Ruby Wilson proved once again that she’s the Queen of Beale by beling out bluesy renditions at the historic church.
51. AP-CNBC Poll: Investors Wary of Stock Trading
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wild gyrations on Wall Street have made U.S investors leery of buying individual stocks and skeptical that the market is a fair place to park their money.
In an Associated Press-CNBC poll of investors, 61 percent said the market's recent volatility has made them less confident about buying and selling individual stocks. And the majority of those surveyed – 55 percent – said the market is fair only to some investors.
52. LRK Works to Rise From Bankruptcy Ashes
- Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Many architecture and engineering firms spent the past two years adapting to the changing economic times, but the most prominent example occurred last winter when Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition.
53. West Memphis Mojo Rises
- Monday, May 24, 2010
On the night of the worst civic tragedy in West Memphis’ history, blues stood up and did its thing.
The “Blues Trail to Chicago” concert was briefly canceled before officials decided to go with the show in honor of the two second-generation law enforcement officers who were shot and killed earlier Thursday.
54. High Dow Numbers Don’t Reflect Low Trading Volume
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
Think Dow 11,000 is a big deal? Think again.
The Dow Jones industrial average has topped 11,000 for the first time in 18 months.
But Wall Street analysts who study key stock index levels have said all the attention being paid to that 11,000 number is more like a big distraction.
55. GreenScape Promotes Colvett to President
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been with GreenScape since 1992 and also has served the company in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing. His civic and community activities include serving as treasurer of the Tennessee Republican Party, and as a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the University Club of Memphis.
56. Bernanke: Record-Low Rates Needed to Aid Economy
- Friday, March 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates are still needed to rev up the economic recovery, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Thursday.
Bernanke, in testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, essentially repeated the rationale behind the Fed's decision last week to hold rates near zero. He cited still-fragile economic conditions, and noted that inflation is low, which gives the Fed leeway to keep rates at rock-bottom levels.
57. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
58. Bernanke: Record-Low Rates Still Needed
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that record-low interest rates are still needed to ensure that the economic recovery will last and to help ease the sting of high unemployment.
59. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 07, 2009
At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.
Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.
60. US House Panel Votes to Regulate Derivatives
- Friday, October 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. House of Representatives' panel voted Thursday to regulate for the first time privately traded derivatives, the kind of exotic financial instruments that helped bring down Lehman Brothers and nearly toppled American International Group.
61. Baker Donelson’s Williams Appointed To Volunteer Leadership Role at ILTA
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Merideth L. Williams has been appointed to the volunteer leadership role of conference vice president in the International Legal Technology Association. She will work with other volunteers in the delivery of educational programming to members of ILTA.
62. Kyle Crafts Run for Governor in Common Terms
- Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A few minutes before noon Tuesday, the voices of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell burst out of loudspeakers, launching into “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
When state Sen. Jim Kyle mounted the podium amid those speakers arrayed in front of the McWherter Library at the University of Memphis, he and his supporters outlined different versions of that same idea in announcing Kyle’s 2010 gubernatorial bid.
63. Bernanke Says Fed Can Take on Supercop Role
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ran into skepticism Tuesday from lawmakers wary of expanding the Fed's duties to police big financial companies. They argued that the Fed failed to spot problems that led to the financial crisis in the first place.
64. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop titled “Planning and Evaluation 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 Karen Kitchens, who will discuss fundamental planning and evaluation tools that will equip participants to better understand a program’s impact and needs. For more information or reservations, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
66. Economy Declined 0.5 Percent in Third Quarter
- Friday, December 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the longest recession in a quarter century intensifies, analysts believe the small decline in economic activity in the third quarter has worsened significantly in the current fourth quarter.
67. Shocking Defeat for Econ Bailout; Record Stock Dip
- Tuesday, September 30, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day.
68. Financial Bailout Agreement Reached
- Friday, September 26, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – Warned of a possible financial panic, key Republicans and Democrats reported agreement in principle Thursday to a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days.
69. Notification Requirement Dropped From Open Records Bill
- Friday, May 16, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) – House lawmakers have scrapped a proposal requiring public officials to be notified whenever they’re the target of an open records request.
A House subcommittee on Wednesday approved the change to legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve McDaniel, R-Parkers Crossroads. The committee also agreed to a provision allowing records custodians to charge for searches that take longer than five hours.
70. Open Records Bill Advances In State House
- Thursday, May 01, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - All public records requests would have to be responded to in seven business days under changes made to an open records bill advancing in the House.
The House State and Local Government Committee agreed Tuesday on voice votes to revise the legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve McDaniel, a Parkers Crossroads Republican.
71. Future of Open Records Depends on Sharply Different Bills
- Wednesday, April 30, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - A records request for Memphis Police Department incident reports that referred to ice cream may not have been as frivolous as the city's attorney wanted state lawmakers to believe.
72. House Panel Adds Fees, Notification to Open Records Proposal
- Thursday, April 10, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Larger cities would get more time to respond to public records requests and people would have to pay for any search that takes longer than an hour under changes made to an open records bill in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.
73. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
74. Herenton To Take Oath Tuesday
- Monday, December 31, 2007
Mayor Willie Herenton will kick off his fifth term in office Tuesday.
Herenton and all 13 Memphis City Council members elected this year will begin new four-year terms by taking their respective oaths of office at noon at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will be the featured speaker.
75. Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Glankler Brown committed this year to taking a minimum of 35 pro bono cases each year from Memphis Area Legal Services, an organization that provides legal assistance for people unable to afford representation. Harmon practices in the area of civil litigation and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Kentucky and Memphis Bar Associations, as well as the Association for Women Attorneys.
76. Lawmakers To Weigh in On Open Meetings
- Friday, November 16, 2007
A committee formed by Tennessee state lawmakers to suggest changes to the state's open meetings law will vote on several proposals Nov. 27 and 28. Revisions to the law that emerge from the two-day session then will be presented to the full state legislature in January.
77. Proposed Changes Could Weaken Open Meetings Law
- Tuesday, November 13, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - What started as a legislative effort to strengthen the law that prevents local government officials from meeting in private could end up weakening the law instead.
Tennessee's Sunshine Law currently prohibits local government officials from meeting behind closed doors to conduct public business, but there is no penalty for breaking the law.
78. Thompson Named Chair of MPACT Board
- Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Jeni Stephens Thompson has been named the new chairwoman of the MPACT Memphis board of directors. Thompson is the director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Lambuth University and a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University. Thompson serves as the programs chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the Playhouse on the Square board. She is a member of the Leadership Memphis Class of 2008.
79. Housing Regulator Privately Urged to Loosen Mortgage Portfolio Limits, Letters Show
- Thursday, October 25, 2007
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - For months, U.S. lawmakers and home-buyer groups have privately urged federal housing regulators to loosen portfolio limits on mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to letters obtained by Dow Jones Newswires.
80. House Passes Plan to Expand FHA's Role in Mortgages and Housing Grants
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. House on Tuesday approved a plan to expand federal backing of mortgages in hopes of helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.
The bill, which passed the House, 348-72, would allow the Federal Housing Administration, which insures mortgages for low- and middle-income borrowers, to back refinanced loans for tens of thousands of borrowers who are delinquent on payments because their mortgages are resetting to sharply higher rates from low initial "teaser" levels.
81. Regulators Say They're Closely Watching Markets; Full Economic Impact Not Yet Known
- Friday, September 07, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats promoting legislative solutions to the mortgage-market crisis said Wednesday that a Bush administration plan doesn't go far enough to protect homeowners who face huge increases in their monthly payments when rates on their adjustable mortgages jump in the months ahead.
82. Hearings This Fall Likely to Consider Rule Changes for Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch
- Friday, August 31, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers this fall will consider stricter rules for credit-rating agencies amid criticism that they failed to accurately assess - or warn investors about - the risks that mortgage investments posed to financial markets.
83. Perrin to Oversee Orpheum's Fundraising Efforts, Special Events
- Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Orpheum Theatre announced Jim Perrin has been named vice president of development. Perrin previously served as the president of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. In his new position, he will oversee the Orpheum's fundraising efforts, special events and other projects.
84. Attorneys Employ Creative Methods To Stem Foreclosures
- Tuesday, August 14, 2007
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - A bankruptcy filing alone may not be enough to help homeowners stave off a foreclosure for good, but it does buy attorneys like O. Max Gardner III time to come up with creative ways to help them keep their homes.
85. UTHSC's Netland Honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Dr. Peter A. Netland will receive the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual conference this fall.
Netland, a Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the director of the Glaucoma Service and vice chair for academic affairs for the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology. He is also the site leader in Memphis for the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus.
- Monday, December 04, 2006
The Memphis Bar Association's Diversity Task Force sponsors a diversity summit today from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Sessions will include "Achieving Success Through Diversity," "Why Diversity is Important for Success in the Legal Profession" and "How Minority Attorneys Can Attract Business Clients." Cost is $50 for regular registration, $30 for attorneys in firms of five or fewer and free for law students and guests. Call 527-3573 for more information.
87. Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.
88. Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
- Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following officers for 2005-2006: David B. Jones, president; Frank E. Davis, vice president; Jeffrey E. Thompson, secretary; James L. Ferguson Jr., treasurer; and Mike Wood, immediate past president. Other executive committee members are Kermit B. Kaiser, Leanne W. McCullough, Samuel N. Graham and Teresa R. Hurst.
89. 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...
90. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Armstrong Allen attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers
Memphis Estate Planning Council Elects Officers
The Memphis Estate Planning Council announced the following 2004-2005 officers: Mike Wood, president; David B. Jones, vice president; Frank E. Da...
91. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 01, 2004
MAAR Elects Board of Directors
MPD Names Public Information Officer
Larry Godwin, interim director of the Memphis Police Department, selected Sgt. Vince Higgins to serve as the departments new public information officer. Higgins, a 14-year vet...
92. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
e-photo) Rebecca DeRousse was named assistant administrator of Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown
Kiwanis Club Names Luttrell Lawman of the Year
The Kiwanis Club named Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell Jr. as Lawman of the Year for the Lou...
93. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004
The Daily News has hired Don Fancher as the Advertising Sales Director
Baptist-DeSoto Names New Administrator
Randy King was named administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was previously vice president ...
94. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Area Fire Fighters, Police Awarded for Bravery
Firefighters, Officers Awarded for Bravery The 100 Club of Memphis presented Valor Awards, the highest honor for bravery in Memphis and Shelby County, to Collierville police officer Michael Riley and...
95. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 01, 2003
(ephotos) Commercial property manager Dan Chancey and commercial property administrator Donna Palmer of Clark & Clark received
DAs Office Appoints New Prosecutors The Shelby County District Attorneys Office announced the appointments of three...
96. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 02, 2003
By STACEY WIEDOWER
Tech tools a mainstay for real estate agents, clients
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
The house had been deemed by some almost unsellable.
Its driveway resembled a small but steep hill, a factor that all but elimi...
97. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Memphis memos 07-02-03
Lisa Wright was given the Presidential Honors Award in BellSouths service leader program for exemplary service to business, residential or wholesale customers. The award is the highest given for customer service within the ...
98. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 21, 2002
Calendar of events Sept
Calendar of events Oct. 21-Oct. 27
The Memphis Bar Association hosts the Estate Planning Series at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. This weeks seminar, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., is The Whys and Wherefores o...
99. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, May 04, 2001
The third annual Trot for Spot two-mile walk to raise money for the Memphis Humane Society begins at 10 a The third annual "Trot for Spot" two-mile walk to raise money for the Memphis Humane Society begins at 10 a.m. May 12 at Overton Park...
100. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 02, 2001
The third annual Childrens Heart quilt, sponsored by Dr The third annual Childrens Heart quilt, sponsored by Dr. Frank and Lizabeth Martin, will be presented to Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women at 2 p.m. Sunday. The ceremony will be in the Hardin...