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1. Corker To Keynote Dunavant Awards
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will be the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of Memphis East’s annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards.
Co-sponsored by The Daily News, the awards luncheon is 11:30 a.m., April 18, at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
2. Former Senator Fred Thompson Dies
- Monday, November 2, 2015
Former U.S. Sen. and one-time presidential contender Fred Thompson was in many ways a reluctant politician. But he was also a lobbyist with an envious arsenal of political skills honed both by his calling as an attorney and by his service as a lawyer during unprecedented political crises.
3. Baker Book Traces Conciliatory Political Philosophy
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Long before his death last June, former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee was aware that other Republicans, including those who worked in his groundbreaking campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s, believed it was no longer possible for a political moderate like him to get elected in Tennessee.
4. Ford Jr. to Headline Dunavant Award Event
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the March 25 Dunavant Public Servants Awards luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Memphis East.
The awards, now in their 12th year, honor one elected official and one non-elected public official within Shelby County who demonstrate the qualities and characteristics of longtime Probate Court Clerk Bobby Dunavant.
5. The Other Fellow
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Long before his death last year, former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee was aware that other Republicans, including those who worked in his groundbreaking campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s, believed it was no longer possible for a political moderate like him to get elected in Tennessee.
6. Contrasting Ballot
- Friday, November 7, 2014
The midterm election saw contrasting issues and candidates, particularly in Tennessee where an incumbent governor and U.S. senator were both re-elected while four amendments to the state Constitution were passed.
7. Alexander vs. Ball
- Saturday, October 25, 2014
Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball were on the same campaign trail but different races at about this time 36 years ago.
8. Alexander Looks to Fend Off Tennessee GOP Challengers
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) – After losing his first bid for Tennessee governor 40 years ago, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander shed his blue suit and buttoned-up appearance for a plaid shirt, hiking boots and a 1,000-mile walk around the state.
9. Ex-Senator Baker Remembered for Crossing the Aisle
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. was remembered Tuesday for his ability to bridge political divides in Washington while also establishing the Republican Party as a statewide force in Tennessee.
10. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story
- Monday, June 30, 2014
As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.
11. Alexander Touts Importance of Political Role Models
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Among the crowd of 500 who gathered Monday, April 21, for the 11th annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards were fourth- and fifth-graders from White Station Elementary School.
Although they were by a wall on the far side of the ballroom at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, they drew the attention of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the keynote speaker for the Rotary Club of Memphis East event sponsored by The Daily News and the University of Memphis.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Shared Bites
- Friday, March 15, 2013
OF KATZ AND RATS, DADS AND DONUTS. Howard and I were having breakfast. It was supposed to be about business. Turns out it was about monkeys and parakeets and donuts and dawns and day-olds, about his Memphis and mine, about ours.
15. Bass Berry Law Firm Honored for Recent Deals
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
The law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has won the mergers and acquisitions “deal of the year” award in the $50 million to $100 million category from M&A Advisors.
The deal for which Bass Berry won the award was announced earlier this year. It involved Luminex Corp. – a health care and life sciences research company – acquiring privately held GenturaDx, a molecular diagnostics company focused on making nucleic acid testing affordable and practical for any lab.
16. $7.5 Million Permit App Filed for Fieldstone Apts.
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
7986 Tournament Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Cost: $7.5 million
Permit Date: Applied May 2012
Owner: Fieldstone Apartments III Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
17. US Senate Nears Vote on Four TVA Board Nominees
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
US Senate Nears Vote on Four TVA Board Nominees
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - The U.S. Senate is nearing confirmation votes on four new directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The votes, expected this week or next, would restore the nine-member board to full strength.
18. Smith Hired as Regional Clinical Director Of Ageless Men's Health
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Smith has been hired as regional clinical director for Memphis-based Ageless Men's Health, which provides treatment for men with low testosterone levels.
Smith has 24 years of experience in the medical field, and is a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, neuro-trauma ICU and emergency-room disciplines. He is the founder and owner of ICU Jet International Inc., a fixed-wing, air-ambulance service.
19. Thompson is Only Latest Tennessean to Exit Presidential Race
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Fred Thompson became the latest Tennessee Republican who couldn't translate statewide support into national success when he withdrew from the presidential race on Tuesday.
Supporters blamed the former Tennessee senator's late start and a crowded field for failed bid. Others said Republican primary voters misinterpreted his laid-back demeanor for lack of conviction.
20. Thompson's 'Candidacy' Draws Variety of Supporters
- Monday, August 6, 2007
Once Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson filed the first financial report due from the committee managing his possible 2008 bid last week, media coverage immediately focused on his total haul.
21. TV or Oval Office? U of M Grad Thompson Faces Decision
- Monday, March 19, 2007
When Fred Dalton Thompson graduated from Lawrence County High School in 1960, his classmates probably didn't envision the gregarious, fun-loving son of a used-car salesman one day becoming the leader of the free world.
22. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 8, 2005
TMA Elects Surgeon to Board of Trustees
Local Surgeon Elected to Medical Association Board
The Tennessee Medical Association elected vascular surgeon Dr. Hugh Francis III to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. Francis previously ...