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1. Last Word: Bird Is The Word, Governors Quartet and Charlie Morris's Secret
- Friday, June 15, 2018
Former Vice President Joe Biden plays the Orpheum Friday evening. Maybe that isn't the right way to put it -- unless there's a drum solo no one is talking about. Free Bird?
I'll take it as further evidence of the new American politics that is evolving and is far from settled at this point. Politicians do paid speaking gigs all the time. And at times it is controversial. But the gigs are usually some kind of speaking fee to make remarks at a corporate function -- not selling individual tickets on line. This is ostensibly to promote Biden's new book and book deals and politicians go way back. But in a lot of cases, those are free events in a book store. When Biden was last here, it was as vice president at the Norfolk Southern intermodal rail yard in Rossville.
2. County Commission Gets New Majority in September
- Saturday, January 20, 2018
Shelby County commissioner George Chism will not be seeking a second term on the commission in the 2018 county elections.
3. Shelby County Commission to Have New Majority in September
- Monday, January 15, 2018
District 2 Shelby County commissioner George Chism will not be seeking a second term in the 2018 county elections.
4. Shelby County Commission To Have New Majority in September
- Friday, January 12, 2018
District 2 Shelby County commissioner George Chism will not be seeking a second term on the commission in the 2018 county elections.
5. Memphis Sound at 60
- Saturday, December 23, 2017
As Stax Records and Royal Studios both wrap up a year of celebrating their 60th anniversary, The Memphis News looks back at the creators and purveyors of the Memphis sound and its significance, both in its heyday and today.
6. Milford Joins Chamber As Programming, Events Director
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ericka Milford recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as director of events and programming, a job in which she’s responsible for planning and executing chamber events and programs and for increasing engagement opportunities for members and the community. Milford’s new role marks her return to the chamber, where she served as events coordinator from 2007 to 2012 before taking a job with HigherVisibility.
7. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
8. The Week Ahead: May 30-June 5
- Monday, May 30, 2016
It's time to get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from a Funkadelic party at the New Daisy to a Day of Merrymaking on the Greensward...
9. Audio Overkill? Some Question Benefits of 'High-Res' Music
- Monday, June 29, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes.
It's a digital format that packs nearly seven times the data found on CDs, touted as producing crystal-clear sounds with a sharpness that'll blow consumers away. Advocates like Neil Young and major record labels say the format that's the high end of what's known as "high-resolution" audio restores textures, nuances and tones that listeners sacrifice when opting for the convenience of music compressed into formats like MP3s or Apple's AAC.
10. This week in Memphis history: June 19-25
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
1985: The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. takes the first step toward financing a residential development to be called South of Beale, bounded by Fourth and Third streets and Lt. George W. Lee and Linden avenues – the block where FedExForum is now.
11. This week in Memphis history: October 24-30
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
2009: Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton said he had received a “target” letter from federal prosecutors indicating he was the target of a federal investigation into an option he had on the land where the Greyhound bus terminal then stood. Ultimately the investigation went nowhere.
12. Collins Forms Mayoral Exploratory Committee
- Saturday, October 4, 2014
Memphis City Council member Harold Collins has formed an exploratory committee as he considers a run for Memphis mayor in 2015.
13. Tigers Don't Feel Like 'Cinderella' vs. 1 Seed Virginia
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The pressure valve that at times seems to control life for the Memphis Tigers had opened in the form of a 71-66 victory over George Washington in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64.
14. January 24-30: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
1985: Prince played two of three sold-out shows that winter at the Mid-South Coliseum on the Purple Rain tour. He returned in February for the third show.
1974: The real estate firm Poplar Pike Inc installed a Mark VI computer at its offices in the Eastwood Building at 6209 Poplar Ave., reported Joe Wade III, president of Poplar Pike Inc.
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Rebecca Janes of FedEx’s global brand management will present “The Power of the FedEx Brand: Packaging … It’s not just a touch point, it’s an experience.” Cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
16. Senators Propose Overhaul of Housing Finance
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday proposed an overhaul to the housing finance system that would gradually eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored mortgage guarantee giants, and shift more mortgage and credit risk to the private sector.
17. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.
18. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
19. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.
20. Airline Bid to Block Consumer Protections Rejected
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government can require airlines to show consumers a total ticket price that includes taxes and fees in print and online ads, the U.S. Court of Appeals said Tuesday, rejecting an industry challenge to a series of consumer protection regulations.
21. Memphis-Made Video Stars ‘Two Kings’
- Thursday, March 8, 2012
A new music video recently filmed in Memphis features the unlikely duo of veteran country artist Pam Tillis and Memphis native and rising rhythm and blues star Kris Thomas.
22. Wharton Keeps Most Division Directors, Shifts Some Duties
- Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is keeping the same team of division directors except two for his full four year term of office that started Sunday.
But the administration’s lobbyist in Nashville, TaJuan Stout Mitchell, is retiring and the position will change to be more of a contact person with the Memphis City Council instead of state legislators in Nashville.
23. Three States Supply Inks Lease in SE Submarket
- Friday, August 12, 2011
A heating and air-conditioning firm is consolidating offices within the Southeast industrial submarket – where it currently has one office.
Three States Supply Co. LLC has inked a 47,000-square-foot lease at 4290 Delp St.
24. 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.
25. The MED Approves $20 Million in Upgrades
- Monday, June 20, 2011
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, including roughly $20 million in capital improvements, during a Thursday, June 16, meeting at the Adams Pavilion, 842 Jefferson Ave.
26. MED's Coopwood Joins Health IT Task Force
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood, president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been selected to serve as a member of the Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health Information Technology.
27. Memphian Tapped for Leadership Role in Afghanistan
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, the newly appointed top military commander in Afghanistan, was asked during the American Veterans Center Annual Conference in Washington in late 2009 to name a few of his heroes.
28. Year of the Political Woman Redux? Looks That Way
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's looking like a new "year of the woman" in politics.
Eighteen years after a few glass ceilings were broken, hundreds of female candidates have set their sights on Congress, governorships and state legislatures, and a significant number racked up big wins in Tuesday's primaries. Republican women, in particular, served notice to the old boys of the party.
29. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
- Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Memphis Business Xchange will hold a networking luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bonefish Grill, 1250 N. Germantown Parkway. Cost is $30 in advance and $35 onsite. To register, visit www.networktn.com.
31. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese
- Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
32. One More Time
- Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Memphis long has been known as the home of the blues - and it's no wonder, considering the city's rich musical history.
It's home to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, B.B. King's Blues Club, Isaac Hayes' restaurant in the Peabody Place mall and Beale Street, among other venues.
33. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
34. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division
- Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.
35. Melick Tapped to Manage Fixed Income Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Co.
- Wednesday, July 5, 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.
36. Kustoff Puts Leadership Skills to the Test As Lead Prosecutor for West Tennessee
- Thursday, April 6, 2006
David F. Kustoff, the recently appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, is settling in after almost a week on the job. President George W. Bush nominated Kustoff in February and the U.S. Senate confirmed him in mid-March to replace Terry Harris, who recently accepted a position as vice president for security for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. As such, Harris is responsible for security operations throughout the company's global network.
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Armstrong Allen attorney re-elected to ABAs House of Delegates
Noel Re-Elected to ABA House of Delegates
Randall D. Noel was elected to a third two-year term as a member of the American Bar Associations policy-making House of Delegates. Noel i...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously with Lion Heart Award
Goldsmith Honored Posthumously by Youth Villages The late Elias J. E.J. Goldsmith was honored with Youth Villages 5K Lion Heart Award. Goldsmith, who served Goldsmiths stores, his family busine...
39. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, July 3, 2003
The Memphis Bar Association presents Intellectual Property Issues in Structuring Successful Deals in Uncertain Times, a vide
The Memphis Bar Association presents Intellectual Property Issues in Structuring Successful Deals in Uncertain Times, a v...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Larry K. Scroggs joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member in the law firms litigation section. Scroggs has been in private practice since 1971. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a state representative fo...
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 14, 2002
Calendar of events Oct
Calendar of events Oct. 14-Oct. 20
The Jewish Community Center Theatre, 6560 Poplar Ave., hosts a lottery referendum debate at 7 p.m. Speaking for the lottery referendum is state Sen. Steve Cohen, Student Scho...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 22, 1999
Glean out Memphians from this one Memos Yvette Sebelist and Shay Winebarger have joined the Nashville-based law firm of King & Ballow as associates. Sebelist, who received a bachelors degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the Universi...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Lewis W Lewis W. Perkins has been promoted to audit senior at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors. Jennifer Z. Hayes has joined the auditing staff at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck. Hayes is a graduate of th...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 8, 1997
Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp Billie Peterman has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. She pr...
45. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 27, 1997
Jan Jan. 28 The Centre for Global Enterprise at Christian Brothers University will host the second Farm Policy Conference and Exhibition at AgriCenter International from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program will focus on agricultural economic opportu...