Editorial Results (free)
1. Confluence Park Opening Marks Transformation
- Monday, October 9, 2017
The name of the westernmost point of the Wolf River Greenway is still a working title. But the 115 acres on the north end of Mud Island has emerged from decades of overgrowth, used tires other materials dumped there to become an actual park.
2. Summer in the City
- Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday night on Beale Street is more than a catch phrase for businesses there.
It is chapters in old, out-of-print books like Lt. George W. Lee’s “Where The Blues Began” that you can only see in the Memphis-Shelby County Room of the Central Library. You can’t check the book out because of its rarity and age. But you can also find references to the lore of Saturday nights on Beale Street on plaques in the entertainment district that current patrons walk past without even noticing.
3. The Press Box: Grizzlies Without Conley a Cut Below
- Friday, December 2, 2016
The numbers tell a dispiriting story. When the Grizzlies play basketball without the services of starting point guard Mike Conley, they lose more often than they win.
4. Rhodes Honors Judith Haas With Faculty Service Award
- Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Dr. Judith Haas, associate professor of English at Rhodes College, has been presented the 2016 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community.
Haas, who joined the Rhodes faculty in 2002, has served as co-director of the college’s post-graduate fellowships and scholarships initiatives; secretary-treasurer for the Rhodes chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; and director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She also serves on the committee charged with revising the college’s Title IX policy on Sexual Misconduct.
5. Urban Treasure
- Saturday, February 13, 2016
They were at the 2007 National Recreation and Park Association conference in Indianapolis and they had been dutifully attending the seminars and taking notes. But one day this two-woman contingent from Memphis and the newly formed Shelby Farms Park Conservancy skipped out of the afternoon workshops.
6. Salomon Joins Harkavy Shainberg
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Jason D. Salomon, one of the 25 lawyers in Tennessee certified as an estate planning specialist, has joined Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan PLC as a member of the firm.
Salomon focuses his practice primarily in the areas of estate planning, trust implementation and probate administration. He also addresses issues regarding disability planning, elder law, nonprofits and small-business succession.
7. Senate Confirms Sally Q. Yates as Deputy Attorney General
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Sally Quillian Yates to be deputy attorney general, putting two women in the top posts at the Justice Department.
The vote was 84-12.
Last month, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch's confirmation came after a protracted fight over a sex trafficking bill and amid disputes over President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
8. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
9. If Government Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines?
Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a loved one from 35,000 feet. But that extra money might not be worth the backlash from fliers who view overly chatty neighbors as another inconvenience to go along with smaller seats and stuffed overhead bins.
10. JPMorgan, Government Finalizes Deal
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a record $13 billion settlement with federal and state authorities, resolving claims over the bank's sales of low-quality, high-risk mortgage-backed securities that collapsed in value during the U.S. housing crisis.
11. Justice Department Official Admonishes Nation's Bankers
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Admonishing the nation's bankers, the Justice Department's No. 2 official says too many financial institutions have failed in their duty to ensure that their businesses are run cleanly.
12. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings
- Monday, July 16, 2012
Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.
The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.
13. GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion for Health Fraud
- Tuesday, July 3, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose important safety information on a third in the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, the Justice Department said Monday.
14. Government Sues to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
- Thursday, September 1, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department filed suit Wednesday to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA on grounds that it would raise prices for consumers.
The government contends that the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and that would lead to price increases.
15. Tennessee Native Earl Keister Joins Thompson & Co.
- Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Earl Keister has joined Thompson & Co. as creative director.
Education: University of Tennessee, Portfolio Center
Work Experience: Fifteen years in the advertising field. I’m like Johnny Cash: I’ve been everywhere.
16. Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union Appoints Weickenand CEO
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Daniel Weickenand has been appointed chief executive officer of Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union. Weickenand’s appointment follows a year-long, nationwide executive search.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: BBA in Accounting and an MBA at the University of Texas San Antonio
Work Experience: CEO of MATCU; chief financial officer, FedEx Credit Association; chief financial officer, HEB FCU; Public Accounting
Family: Wife, Diane; Children, Leah, 18, Michael ,16, and Cole 13
Favorite quote: “We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal
Last book read: “The Mother Tongue – English and How It Got That Way” by Bill Bryson
Favorite music: Americana
Favorite movie: “The Godfather”
Sports team: Houston Astros
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Playing guitar, reading, live music and spending time with my family
What talent do you wish you had? I would like to play guitar as well as Joe Restivo.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The greatest influence comes from the members who have entrusted their financial resources with the institutions where I have worked.
What attracted you to Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union? The appeal is the opportunity to do great things for the entire community by providing low-cost financial products and services.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Turning around troubled institutions and making them successful
What do you most enjoy about your work? I really get pleasure from working to improve the financial lives of everyday individuals.
17. Music of Duke Ellington To Kick Start BPACC Showcase Season
- Monday, August 31, 2009
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.
18. Itawamba CC Plans Its Largest Ever Expansion
- Friday, July 17, 2009
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Itawamba Community College has purchased a former furniture plant and plans to use the building for the largest expansion in school history.
ICC bought the building from Furniture Brands International, whose local subsidiary is Lane Furniture, and plans to start classes there in August. The expansion is projected to cost $1.8 million.
- Monday, November 10, 2008
The Memphis Bar Association will host a new member luncheon today at noon at the Memphis Bar Association offices, 80 Monroe Ave. All new members are invited to attend. To R.S.V.P., call 527-3573.
20. Local Lawyers VieFor Bankruptcy Judgeships
- Thursday, February 9, 2006
The Merit Selection Panel in Memphis, comprised of five attorneys appointed by Chief Circuit Judge Danny Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, has recommended seven people be considered for two bankruptcy judge vacancies in
21. Marketing Agency Hires New Art Director
- Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Lyle Wardlaw has joined full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm inferno as art director. Prior to that she spent three years providing design support for clients at Imre Communications and Babcock Advertising in the Washington, D.C., area. She graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 with a double major in studio art and elementary education, and has completed advertising and graphics programs from Memphis College of Art and Southwest Community College. In her position as art director, Wardlaw will serve clients and help with new creative projects.
22. CBU Business School to Honor Buckman
- Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Christian Brothers University's School of Business honors Memphis businessman/entrepreneur Robert Buckman at the school's annual Founders Dinner Saturday. Buckman is president and chairman of the board of The Applied Knowledge Group Inc. He also serves as chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of Bulab Holdings Inc., parent company of Buckman Laboratories.
23. 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.
24. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, June 9, 2005
LAW FOCUS - Sole Practitioners Who Litigate
Sole Practitioners Adjust to Pressures of Trial
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Once trial appears on a lawyers calendar, preparation is the all-consuming task at hand. Its important even for ...
25. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Construction Begins on Tax Credit Property
Cost: $2.2 million
Borrower: Harmony Woods Apartments LP
Lender: PNC Bank NA
Trustee: Community Equity and Title Co.
Property: 4.05 acres near ...
26. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 24, 2004
1280 Germantown Road
Weston Cos. Plans Medical Office Complex
1280 Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Cost: $4.2 million
Buyer: Westco Development #33 LLC
Seller: WMT Germantown LLC
Property: 7.77 acres at 1280 Germantown Road...
27. 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...
28. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
29. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, October 14, 2003
4880 Tuggle Road
Kohls Purchases Land in Collierville 9.7 acres in
Cost: $2.3 million
Buyer: Kohls Department Stores Inc., a Delaware corporation
Seller: Gallina Centro LLC
Property: 9.7 acres of unimproved property ...
30. Archived Article: Walker Cos. Lj
- Tuesday, August 8, 2000
Walker opens Memphis brokerage firm Walker Cos. opens Memphis brokerage firm By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Walker Companies, an Atlanta-based industrial real estate and consulting firm, has opened a three-broker office in Memphis. Walker open...
31. Archived Article: Law Focus1
- Thursday, October 28, 1999
Memphis Bar Association announced nominees Memphis Bar Association announced nominees The Memphis Bar Association has released the report of its nominations and elections committee, which was chaired by Prince Chambliss. The association president fo...
32. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 24, 1997
Frank A Frank A. Watson has joined Palmer Brothers Inc. and will specialize in commercial and investment sales and leasing. Watson has been in the real estate business for the past 29 years and is a graduate of the University of Memphis. James P. Co...
33. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, February 13, 1997
Treacy Ellerton vs Treacy Ellerton vs. Fantasy Warehouse. A Memphis woman has filed suit in Chancery Court against a local retailer of adult novelties for sexual and racial discrimination in employment. The suit claims that Ellerton, a black woman, ...
34. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, November 26, 1996
The Home Builders Association of Memphis has announced that Winderly Place at Southwind will be its main site for the 1997 Vesta Home Show The Home Builders Association of Memphis has announced that Winderly Place at Southwind will be its main site ...
35. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 23, 1996
Victory Bank has announced several promotions: Joel T. Johnson has joined the Pickering Firm Inc. as a structural engineer. He was formerly with Burr & Cole Engineers. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. Victory Bank has an...
36. Archived Article: Inv Briefs
- Monday, January 29, 1996
01/29 Inv briefs The Mid-South Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m. at the Racquet Club. Robert M. Crowe, a financial consultant, writer and educator, will speak on t...
37. Archived Article: Mlgw Pardners
- Monday, January 8, 1996
1/8 jts MLGW pardners MLG&W and the Chamber continue economic partnership By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The citys public utility and the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce have a working partnership for economic development, collaborating on proj...
38. Archived Article: Benchmark Cases
- Thursday, November 30, 1995
Benchmark cases Benchmark Cases Jean B. Cole vs. B'Nai B'Rith Home dba The Memphis Jewish Home and The Primacy Corporation, St. Francis Hospital. A Germantown woman has filed a wrongful death suit in Circuit Court, claiming her mother, Lorell Magger...
39. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 22, 1995
11\22 memos Bena Cates is the new assistant to the executive director of the Church Health Center. Cates created the centers first development board, jointly originated the Good Samaritan Awards, which recognize health care professionals who volunte...