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1. June 8-14, 2018: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, June 9, 2018
1977: Former president Gerald Ford, playing in the pro-am event of the Danny Thomas Golf Classic, hits a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at Colonial Country Club with a five-iron shot that hits the green six feet from the flag and rolls in. The tour professional in the group is Ben Crenshaw. On the ninth hole, Ford hit three straight bunker shots.
2. Last Word: Filing Deadline, Case & Vance In May and Paul Manafort at the Rivermont
- Thursday, February 15, 2018
By our count, when the noon Thursday deadline for candidates in the May county primaries has come and gone, there could be -- could be -- four incumbent county commissioners who are effectively re-elected to their seats for another four-year term. And we already know the commission will have at least seven new faces in September. More interesting is that there are only four sets of primaries – all for countywide offices – that have multiple contenders in each primary. That’s out of 23 offices on the primary ballot.
3. June 2-8, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, June 3, 2017
2016: Memphis Police officer Verdell Smith is killed in the line of duty when the suspect in three Downtown shootings runs over him at Beale Street and B.B. King Boulevard. The incident begins when Justin Welch allegedly shoots two people sitting at a picnic table outside Westy’s near The Pyramid, then walks across the street and shoots a Bass Pro Shops employee in the Pyramid parking lot.
Police scramble to apprehend Welch and find him driving a stolen car the wrong way on B.B. King toward Beale. As Smith and other officers try to clear pedestrians from the intersection, Welch hits the 18-year Memphis Police veteran with the car. Two of the three people shot are critically injured; Welch is treated for minor injuries.
4. DeBerry, Tate Defend School Voucher Pilot Program
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017
NASHVILLE – Two Memphis legislators co-sponsoring a Shelby County pilot voucher bill say the measure is one more attempt to give students more options for education.
Rep. John DeBerry and Sen. Reginald Tate, both Democrats, defended their support of the measure sponsored by Germantown Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey the same day the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. DeVos has been under fire from Democrats for her support of charter schools and vouchers and a perceived lack of knowledge about public education.
5. Last Word: Pro Day, Hardwood Patios in C-Y and Memphis' Contested Convention
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
It was a windy Pro Day Wednesday at the University of Memphis for Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch. And if the wind wasn’t for you, you could watch Lynch work out for NFL teams and their representatives on the NFL network.
Don Wade was there to watch in person.
6. Last Word: Carson Cancels, Haslam Endorses, Bank Numbers and Kobe's Exit
- Friday, February 26, 2016
Presidential campaigns and the security concerns that come with them aren’t something that comes up a lot in terms of press coverage in this election cycle.
But it has come up leading into what will be a busy weekend locally and in the region among the presidential contenders.
Republican candidate Ben Carson was scheduled to attend both Sunday services at Highpoint Church in East Memphis.
Leaders of the church emphasized it was a non-political event in which Carson would talk about his personal story and his faith but would not make a political pitch.
This is not unprecedented.
In 2008, Republican contender Mike Huckabee attended an ordination ceremony for two ministers at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova – an event that was billed also as a nonpolitical event.
And so the reporters who came to cover the candidate who would win the Tennessee Republican primary days later watched not from the sanctuary but from the room where Bellevue’s video and audio feeds are coordinated. Huckabee talked politics with reporters after the service as he made a run for some barbecue to-go from Corky’s on his way to another city on the campaign trail.
7. City Council Approves Colonial Conversion, Vintage Trolley Purchase
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
One of two golf courses at Colonial Country Club would give way to houses under a planned development approved Tuesday, Jan. 19, by the Memphis City Council.
The council approved a development that would turn the north course at Colonial into either a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and cottages or a mix of housing for senior citizens.
8. After the Campaign
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
The 2014 election year began in January with dissent from the floor.
At the end of the Shelby County Democratic Party’s annual Kennedy Day fundraiser in January, former Memphis City Council member and state Rep. Carol Chumney, who was not among the speakers, challenged the party establishment from her table to do more to support women running for office.
9. Winless SMU on Tap for 3-3 Tigers
- Thursday, October 23, 2014
They aren’t No. 18 East Carolina and they aren’t winless SMU. Halfway through the 2014 season, the Tigers are in the middle. The University of Memphis is 3-3 overall, 1-1 in the American Athletic Conference and in a large pack of teams whose seasons could yet reach lofty heights … or tumble down to the lowly place everyone knows too well.
10. Five Reasons to Consider Traverse City
- Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Here are a few rules: American beach vacations must take place in Florida, wine getaways in Napa, snow adventures in Colorado, and leaf-viewing excursions in New England.
If that’s what you think, think again. In fact, if you’re looking for a year-round destination that features all of these activities and more, you can find it in and around Traverse City, Mich.
11. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 8, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
12. This week in Memphis history: June 6-12
- Saturday, June 7, 2014
2013: The Memphis Grizzlies announced they would not renew the contract of Lionel Hollins as coach of the NBA team following the Grizzlies’ best year in franchise history. Some Grizzlies fans rallied in Tom Lee Park in support of a new contract for Hollins.
13. August’s ‘Big Ballot’ Awaits County’s Voters
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
With the unofficial results in the Shelby County primary elections in, get ready for the “big ballot.”
The candidates who won the Democratic and Republican primaries in Tuesday’s elections advance to the August ballot where they will join a much larger group of candidates and races that once every eight years produce the largest ballot of any election cycle in Shelby County politics.
14. New Perspective
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
When the U.S. Postal Service closed its branch office at 826 Mississippi Blvd. near E.H. Crump Boulevard in 2012, workers carted off an oil painting that hung there for several decades with little thought about the man portrayed in the painting.
15. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
16. ‘Bad Cop’ McCormick Tries to Rein in Fellow Republicans
- Thursday, March 7, 2013
State Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, said he sometimes has “to play the bad cop.”
17. Laffer Rails Against Tenn. Estate Tax
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Art Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, once sketched a diagram on a cocktail napkin for a staffer in Gerald Ford’s administration – named Dick Cheney – to showcase what’s now known as the Laffer Curve.
18. Pat Summitt to Receive 2012 NCAA Gerald Ford Award
- Wednesday, December 7, 2011
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The NCAA will honor Tennessee coach Pat Summitt with the 2012 Gerald R. Ford Award.
The award recognizes a person who has been an advocate for college athletics over the course of his or her career. Summitt has won eight NCAA titles in her 37 seasons as Lady Volunteers coach, and her 1,075 victories is the most by any college basketball coach.
19. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Since March 2009
- Friday, December 2, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
20. MIM Theme Still on at Metal Museum
- Monday, June 6, 2011
Memphis in May 2011 is over, but the celebration continues at the Metal Museum where antique Belgian firearms and outrageous barbecue cookers offer a taste of culture and whimsy.
With “Antique Guns from the Liege Arms Museum” the Metal Museum displays its first all-gun exhibition.
21. Obama Gains Foothold; GOP Autumn Surge Behind Him
- Wednesday, June 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.
22. It's a Gasoline World: Fuel Connections Everywhere
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE – Liz Sidoti has covered national politics for The Associated Press since 2003.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Quick: What do these things have in common? Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Wall Street volatility. A cranky, even angry American populace.
23. Obama Promises Quick Court Replacement for Stevens
- Monday, April 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The retirement of John Paul Stevens, the U.S. Supreme Court's leading liberal but a justice who also could find conservative allies, will set off an election-year political battle over President Barack Obama's second high court pick.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 'Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End'
- Friday, December 29, 2006
Each time a modern historical figure dies - Pope John Paul II a couple of Aprils ago, for instance, or Princess Diana of Wales in August 1997 - I can't help thinking of a variety of snippets from popular culture, flickering strobe-light style across my mind's eye or my inner ear.
27. Flood Zone?
- Friday, July 28, 2006
When Willie and Rena Jeffries bought their home in 1995, the property directly behind theirs was being used as a horse pasture.
In the years since, a major developer has turned the pasture into a subdivision - and turned their 2,600-square-foot, two-story home into a major disaster area, they allege in a lawsuit filed last week in Shelby County Chancery Court.
28. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004
MLGW EXEC PRESENTED BEST COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
FedEx's Fred Smith Named CEO of the Year
FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith was named Chief Executive of the Year for 2004 by Chief Executive magazine....
29. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 26, 1997
Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis' extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associate's degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illin...
30. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, October 18, 1996
Presidential debates Presidential debates By Berje Yacoubian Special to The Daily News For the past six elections, presidential debates have played a crucial role in crystallizing many voters predispositions about the candidates. Some debates have s...
31. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, June 14, 1996
Politics and peace Politics and peace By Berje Yacoubian Conventional wisdom has it that unless there is a war, President Bill Clinton will be re-elected to a second term this November. Americans generally reward a second term to presidents who mana...
32. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, December 29, 1995
12/29 Govt analys Presidential Campaigns: The Message By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News A clear and concise message is today more critical in winning the presidency than even the presidential candidate carrying the message. "Its the ...