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1. Ole Miss Adding Plaque With Context for Confederate Statue
- Monday, March 14, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Confederate soldier statue that has stood for generations in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will soon be accompanied by a plaque giving it historical context.
2. August Election Ballot Filling Out Ahead of April 7 Deadline
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
The presidential contenders have moved on to other states and closed up their Memphis storefronts.
And the excitement of the national campaigns that burst into town all in one weekend just before the March 1 Tennessee primaries has shifted to the same frenetic political activity in other states.
3. Butch Jones Builds for Championship Run With Staff Tweaks
- Friday, January 22, 2016
Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.
Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.
4. The Week Ahead: Jan. 11, 2016
- Monday, January 11, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from drones and robot research to the Grizzlies’ annual MLK symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum...
5. 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.
6. Can Vanderbilt Pull Off One More SEC Win Against Vols?
- Saturday, November 28, 2015
Tennessee football fans already are talking about their bowl destinations for the Christmas holidays.
Will it be the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, the Music City Bowl in Nashville or the Outback Bowl in Tampa?
7. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
8. Small Shops, Big Business
- Saturday, November 07, 2015
Reese Witherspoon’s flagship boutique, Draper James, opened last week in the 12South area, and the reception was all Nashville.
Musical performances by Lee Ann Womack and Ruby Amanfu kept guests like Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Mayor Megan Barry, Kacey Musgraves and Lily Aldridge entertained while they shopped (perhaps for the holidays?) and milled around the store’s back parking lot, which was transformed into a charming, Southern-style party.
9. 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.
10. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.
11. Rocky Top In Nashville: Good For City, Bad For Vols
- Saturday, September 05, 2015
I can’t help but get fired up for a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in front of 150,000 people at Bristol Motor Speedway.
12. Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.
UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.
13. County Commission Chairmanship Given, Taken Back
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
For a while Monday, Aug. 10, it looked like the Shelby County Commission had shaken off several years of political conflict in the annual selection of its chairman.
As was the case the three previous years, a commission chairman had been elected with most of his or her votes coming from commissioners of the other party. The body currently is made up of seven Democrats and six Republicans.
14. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
15. 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.
16. NYSE Resumes Trading After Outage of More Than 3 Hours
- Wednesday, July 08, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.
There was no interruption at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell stocks easily.
17. Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust
- Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
The new role includes a variety of responsibilities, including management of the accounting and finance department team, accounting internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and treasury management. Mosteller also works with senior and executive management and the board on accounting, finance and operational issues.
18. Tennessee Appeals Court Reverses Another Shelby County Conviction
- Friday, May 15, 2015
As two high profile Memphis murder cases moved toward retrial this week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversed another murder conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court earlier this month.
19. Six Criminal Court Convictions Reversed Since August
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Since August, Tennessee appeals courts have overturned the convictions of six Shelby County Criminal Court defendants on charges that ranged from murder to bad checks.
The latest reversal and new trial involved jurors in the 2012 first-degree murder trial of Eric Williams being passed a shotgun to examine after a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent testified about how double-barrel shotguns operate.
20. 1 Million New Residents: Where Will They Live?
- Saturday, April 18, 2015
At least 1 million people are expected to move to the Nashville region over the next 20 years. Already, the early arrivals have begun to dramatically change the landscape of the suburban counties surrounding the city.
21. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
22. New Trial Ordered for Fifth Memphis Case
- Monday, March 30, 2015
For the fifth time since August a state appellate court has reversed a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court and ordered a new trial for the defendant.
The latest reversal came Thursday, March 26, from the Tennessee Supreme Court in the case of Frederick Herron, who was convicted by a jury in 2012 of raping a child. Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett sentenced him to 25 years in prison.
23. Jordan, 2 Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List
- Tuesday, March 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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.
26. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
27. Vols’ Barnett Faces Nation’s Best in Iowa’s Scherff
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Derek Barnett is spending most of the Christmas holidays away from his Nashville home, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
28. Graceland Plan Clears Main Local Hurdles
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Elvis Presley Enterprises attempted to secure private financing of its plan for a 450-room resort hotel and a remake of its plaza area, but those attempts failed, said Graceland’s bond counsel, because it is difficult for borrowers to get conventional financing for a hotel project.
29. Victorian Village Homes See Demand
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014
A new single-family residential project in the heart of Victorian Village is doing very well, thank you very much.
Five of the eights lots inside Planters Row II, a unique master planned community on Jefferson Avenue in Victorian Village between the Medical Center and Downtown core, are already optioned or under contract after the first day of sales, according to Scott Blake, president of Design 500 Inc.
30. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.
31. With Dobbs at QB, Vols Look Set for Bowl Season
- Saturday, November 08, 2014
As the jubilation settled this week, the University of Tennessee’s football team and its fans still savored last Saturday’s 45-42 overtime victory at South Carolina.
This week’s open date is so much sweeter for UT (4-5, 1-4 SEC) because of the stunning comeback victory.
32. Presenting Mid-October Economic Snapshot
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The heightened volatility month of October continued last week. On Wednesday alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved nearly 460 points from its high point in the day to its low point (before closing in between). Granted, a 400-point move from a 16,000 altitude translates into much milder percentage moves when compared to a similar move off of a lower base, but with the number on CNBC constantly, it gives investors pause.
33. Is This the Year the Vols Stomp the Chomp?
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
KNOXVILLE – Much has happened since Tennessee placekicker James Wilhoit booted a 50-yarder with seven seconds remaining and the No. 13-ranked Vols beat No. 11 Florida 30-28 at Neyland Stadium.
34. Once and Again
- Friday, October 03, 2014
I REMEMBER THIS SONG. Last week, I wrote about passing institutions – a couple of examples of places and people that won’t come our way again. I said the past can inform the future, but we can’t go back to some other time.
35. State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Murder Conviction
- Monday, September 29, 2014
The man convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 2003 double murder of a husband and wife in Bartlett will get a new trial, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled last week.
The court decision Thursday, Sept. 25, in the case of Henry Lee Jones is the latest reversal of a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court by the highest court in the state.
36. State Supreme Court Reverses Bartlett Double-Murder Conviction
- Friday, September 26, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed Thursday, Sept. 25, the first-degree double-murder conviction of Henry Lee Jones for the 2003 murders of Clarence and Lillian James in Bartlett.
37. County Commission Starts School Bond Process
- Monday, September 22, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday, Sept. 22, on a resolution that is the first step in issuing $120 million in general obligation bonds over the next two years to finance “public works projects, including schools,” according to the resolution.
38. 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.
39. County Commission Begins New Term
- Monday, September 08, 2014
Shelby County Commissioners elect a new chairman Monday, Sept. 8, for the next year at the first voting meeting of their four-year term of office.
And their agenda includes votes on appointments by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to his second-term team of division directors and administrators.
40. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing
- Friday, August 29, 2014
For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.
But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.
41. Vols Among NCAA’s Youngest Headed Into Sunday Opener
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE – For better or worse, University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones won’t need to wait long to see the talent level of his highly touted freshman class.
Jones will find out Sunday night at 7 when the Vols play host to Utah State at Neyland Stadium. The Aggies will be an underdog – probably by a touchdown or so – and a trendy pick for some as an upset special.
42. Bigger, Better, Louder
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”
43. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
44. Renovation, Expansion Underway at Saddle Creek
- Friday, June 13, 2014
The Shops at Saddle Creek has picked up a new tenant as the lifestyle center undergoes a renovation.
Marmi Shoes has leased 1,395 square feet between Vera Bradley and Madewell at Saddle Creek. St. Louis-based Marmi Shoes offers a wide variety of women’s shoe styles and sizes with a European influence. The Saddle Creek location, the first in the Memphis area and the second in Tennessee, is expected to open in the fall.
45. Redmont Joins HORNE as Tax Consulting Manager
- Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Richard Redmont has joined HORNE LLP as a tax consulting manager. Redmont, a certified public accountant, has more than 25 years of tax and consulting experience with international firms in the accounting and insurance industries, and has served clients in the manufacturing, retail, distribution, health care and financial services industries. He also served on a national Sarbanes-Oxley team for an international firm.
46. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 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.
47. Ignite Memphis Doubling Event Capacity
- Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Ignite Memphis, an event at which Memphis creatives give a series of slide-based presentations on a range of diverse topics, sold out its gathering in November.
That’s why the next incarnation of Ignite is more than doubling its venue capacity by moving from Crosstown Arts to Playhouse on the Square, where 12 speakers next week will challenge, inform and perhaps inspire the crowd that’s come to hear them.
48. CB Richard Ellis Brokers Four Multifamily Sales
- Friday, March 21, 2014
The multifamily group at CB Richard Ellis Memphis has closed on the sale of four properties in the Memphis market over the last several weeks.
Briar Club Apartments, a 272-unit apartment community constructed in 1985, sold for $8.7 million, or $32,093 per unit. Cinnamon Trails Apartments, a 208-unit apartment community constructed in 1989, sold for $8.6 million, or $41,461 per unit. respectively. CBRE Memphis represented the sellers, Briar Apartments LLC and Cinnamon Apartments LLC in the sale to New York based Briar Club LLC and Cinnamon Trail LLC.
49. May Primary Ballot Almost Complete
- Monday, March 03, 2014
The ballot for the May Shelby County primary elections isn’t quite set, although the Shelby County Election Commission has certified 81 candidates.
Still awaiting a decision at a special meeting Wednesday, March 5, are three would-be candidates whose residency is being formally challenged.
50. Election Commission Approves All But Three Names For May Primaries
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Shelby County Election Commissioners certified all but three names Thursday, Feb. 27, for the May county primary ballot and will meet March 5 to consider challenges to the residency of candidates Edith Ann Moore, M. Latroy Williams and E. Jefferson Jones.
51. Consolidation Talk Surfaces as Races Come to Life
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy says he would pursue city and county government consolidation if elected Shelby County mayor.
Mulroy made the comment at a Cooper-Young fundraiser as campaigns leading into the May county primaries came to life this week.
52. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
53. AP Survey: US Income Gap is Holding Back Economy
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals.
It's hurting the U.S. economy.
So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that's intensified as middle-class pay has stagnated while wealthier households have thrived.
54. New Elvis Owners Discussing Graceland Upgrades
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – An executive with the company that purchased Elvis Presley's intellectual property says it is discussing ways to expand the late rock and roll icon's brand and upgrades to the Graceland tourist attraction.
55. Schools Deals Get Pushback From Some Commissioners
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The first dissent from the idea that the suburban schools agreements are a good deal in which no side got everything it wanted began when the six sets of talks, which began in June, went public.
It came during the Shelby County Commission’s votes Friday, Nov. 22, to approve the tentative agreements with Lakeland and Arlington.
56. 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.
57. College Football Notebook
- Friday, October 04, 2013
College football is played from coast to coast in this great land, but it’s still a small world. The proof? When USC fired head coach Lane Kiffin, who had bolted Tennessee for Southern Cal, assistant Ed Orgeron (Ole Miss head coach from 2005 to 2007) became USC’s interim coach.
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
59. Muddled US Jobs Picture to Weigh on Fed Decision
- Monday, September 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy – and, if so, by how much.
60. Trash Talk Headlines Council Meeting
- Monday, September 02, 2013
Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.
61. Mean Streets
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
Alabama’s Nick Saban can walk anywhere he wants in the Southeastern Conference – college football’s roughest neighborhood – and no one can lay a finger on him.
His teams have won the national championship in three of the last four years. Overall, SEC teams have won the title seven consecutive years and the league is a dream destination for head coaches – until it turns into a grinding, weekly nightmare.
62. O-Line’s Job: Keeping the Star Players Clean
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Of all the talented yet anonymous offensive linemen in the country, Vanderbilt senior Wesley Johnson might be the closest thing to a 6-5, 295-pound invisible man as there can be. Johnson has made 38 straight starts and was expected to make his 39th on Thursday, Aug. 29, against Ole Miss.
63. Nasdaq Resumes Stock Trading After 3-Hour Outage
- Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange resumed Thursday after a three-hour halt caused by a technical glitch.
Other exchanges were operating normally.
Nasdaq trading resumed at 3:25 p.m. EDT after being halted shortly after noon because of problems with a quote dissemination system. The Nasdaq composite rose in afternoon trading.
64. Area Teams Set Sights on Dream Seasons
- Friday, August 23, 2013
When last we saw the University of Memphis football team, the Tigers were finishing Justin Fuente’s first season on an inspiring three-game winning streak. They checked out of Conference USA with a 4-4 league record. They provided hope as they start play this season in the new American Athletic Conference.
65. Senate Ready to Confirm New NLRB Members
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday moved a step closer to approving Democratic nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.
Following a script crafted by the two parties, the Senate voted 64-34 to cut off debate and move to a final confirmation vote for Kent Hirozawa. By the end of the day, the Senate could confirm five nominees waiting to join the independent labor agency.
66. Change of Scenery
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
After spending years or decades in their current form, longtime staples of the local real estate scene are about to disappear or undergo major changes that will forever alter the city’s built landscape.
67. Fed Suggests It's Closer to Slowing Bond Purchases
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Federal Reserve will likely slow its bond-buying program later this year and end it next year if the economy continues to improve.
68. Shoemaker Continues Rising After 2010 Fire
- Saturday, June 01, 2013
Shoemaker Financial has risen from the ashes since its building burned in 2010. The firm has enjoyed 30 percent growth each year since then, and its client list has swelled to more than 15,000.
“The end of 2008 and 2009 were not the best of times for anybody in the financial services business,” said Thomas “Mac” Jenkins III, managing partner who has been with the firm for the past 21 years. “I think the fire in 2010 ignited us, as we have been on a record-setting pace from a sales and growth perspective since then. You look back and the things that appeared to be road blocks turned out to be speed bumps.”
69. Rising Home, Stock Prices Boost US Confidence
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.
70. Fisher Named Director Of Economic Development
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gwyn Fisher has been named the greater Memphis regional director of economic and community development by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In her new role, Fisher will work with companies, municipalities and stakeholders in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties to create jobs, attract new businesses and expand existing businesses.
71. Argent Financial Sees Growth in Memphis, Beyond
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
Argent Financial Group hasn’t let its foot off the gas since arriving in Memphis.
The Louisiana-based wealth management firm, which is now responsible for more than $5.5 billion in client assets, has continued to expand both in Memphis and beyond.
72. Changing Market
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Much of 2012’s commercial real estate deals could be summed up in one of three phrases: speculative construction, institutional buyers and unusual transactions.
The first quarter was kicked off when Industrial Developments International Inc. revealed plans to add one build-to-suit and two speculative buildings in its Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch – marking the area’s first spec construction since 2008.
73. 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.
74. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
75. Expectations High for Fed to Announce Major Action
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – If the world's investors are right, the Federal Reserve is about to take a bold new step to try to invigorate the U.S. economy.
And many expect the central bank, which began a two-day meeting Wednesday, to unleash its most potent weapon: a third round of bond purchases meant to ease long-term interest rates and spur borrowing and spending. It's called "quantitative easing," or QE.
76. 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.
77. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn
- Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.
78. 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.
79. US Economic Outlook Brightens as Retail Sales Rise
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market.
U.S. retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Friday.
80. Showcasing the River
- Monday, April 09, 2012
Leading up to Mud Island River Park’s 30th anniversary celebration, changes have been made everywhere from its logo to its concert series and even upgrades in areas that were damaged during last May’s Mississippi River flood.
81. 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.
82. Morgan Keegan Focus List Wins High 5-Year Marks
- Thursday, February 09, 2012
The focus list of stocks assembled by Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. ranked second in five-year returns among the stock lists of nine leading national and regional brokerage firms for the five years ended Dec. 31, according to Zacks Investment Research Inc.
83. Woodward Joins Crowded Primary
- Friday, January 27, 2012
A public meeting is about to begin, and within one minute of attendees’ arrival, they are handed campaign literature for rival candidates running in the same local primary.
It’s obviously the thick of political season.
84. 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.
85. Vandy Going for 3rd Bowl Win Ever vs Cincinnati
- Monday, January 02, 2012
Vanderbilt linebacker Chris Marve will have his own cheering section for the Liberty Bowl. It will include about 100 family and friends, and he couldn't help everyone asking for tickets.
Marve grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and went to high school at White Station. Former coaches and their families will be joining his relatives and friends in the stands Saturday when Vanderbilt plays Cincinnati.
86. Battier to Join Heat, Chalmers Waiting to Decide
- Friday, December 09, 2011
MIAMI (AP) – Shane Battier will be with the Miami Heat this season. Mario Chalmers is deciding if he'll be there with him.
87. Battier to Join Heat, Chalmers Waiting to Decide
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
MIAMI (AP) – Shane Battier will be with the Miami Heat this season. Mario Chalmers is deciding if he'll be there with him.
88. Cincinnati, Vanderbilt to Meet in Liberty Bowl
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – After winning a share of the Big East championship, Cincinnati will face Vanderbilt in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.
The Bearcats (9-3) will be making their 13th bowl appearance and first in the Memphis bowl game after missing the postseason a year ago. The Commodores (6-6) are making just their fifth all-time bowl appearance but second in the past four seasons.
89. Wharton, Fullilove & Conrad Re-Elected -- Harris-Ford to Runoff
- Friday, October 07, 2011
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. won a full four-year term of office as mayor Thursday, Oct. 6, two years after he claimed the mayor’s office in a special election.
And all 12 of the Memphis City Council members seeking re-election won new four year terms in the city election cycle, marking the largest return of incumbents to the 13-member council in the 43-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
90. Sneed Promoted At Humane Society
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Kerry Sneed has been promoted to community outreach and humane education coordinator at the Humane Society of Memphis.
91. Commission To Pick School Board Members
- Monday, September 12, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners take the final step Monday, Sept. 12, to the creation of a new countywide school board that will take office in three weeks.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
92. County Commission Interviews School Board Applicants
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
It took Shelby County Commissioners nearly 10 hours Wednesday, Sept. 7, to interview nearly 100 contenders for seven appointments to the countywide school board that takes office Oct. 1.
The general government committee session with the applicants is a good indicator of what is likely to happen Monday when the full commission makes the appointments. The seven non-binding straw polls of the commission included selections by most of the 13-member body. But they selected either three or four finalists each which means there will probably a lot of shifts in votes Monday when commissioners are limited to one vote each.
93. Economy Grew at Slower 1 Pct. Rate This Spring
- Monday, August 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, slower than previously estimated. The downward revision stoked fears that the economy is at risk of another recession.
94. Chart-Based Trading Behind Big Market Swings
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Support levels. Moving averages. Breakouts.
That strange language is being spoken more forcefully on Wall Street these days. It is the language of technical trading, which is helping to drive recent wild gyrations in stock prices.
95. Stocks Advance on Greek Austerity Vote Hopes
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
LONDON (AP) — Global stocks pushed higher Tuesday as investors grew hopeful that Greek lawmakers will pass a vote on another round of austerity measures that should stop any talk of the country imminently defaulting on its debts.
96. Callan Joins Methodist as Perioperative Director
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Thomas E. Callan has joined Methodist University Hospital as administrative director of perioperative services.
Hometown: New York City
Education: I earned a master of arts in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I also received my bachelor of science degree with majors in nursing, biology and psychology from The George Washington University.
Work Experience: More than 39 years of progressive responsible experience in hospital, health system management and managed care from both a provider and a third-party reimbursement perspective. For the past 31 years, I have served as a program director, senior consultant, senior health system administrator and patient care administrator.
Favorite quote: “One is not defined by their abilities, but rather by their choices.”
Last book read: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
Favorite music: Blues and jazz
Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”
Sports team: New York Yankees
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy traveling and playing amateur softball.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The person who has had the greatest influence on me is a former supervisor who taught me that it is all about taking risks in order to succeed.
Why did you pursue a career in health care administration? I chose a career in health care administration because I felt it was the most logical step to provide the maximum effect in health care.
What drew you to Methodist University Hospital? What attracted me to Methodist is the organization’s approach to patient- and family-centered care.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider some of my greatest accomplishments to include managing major managed care contracts that exceeded revenues of $250 million; designing and implementing a specialty care transplant contract inclusive of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; and performing as the corporate clinical resource for contract negotiations for other specialty care areas including HIV and thoracic surgery.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy having the opportunity to mentor other people.
97. More Than 180 Apply For Countywide School Board
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners have a busy day Wednesday as they interview 182 candidates for appointment to a 25 member countywide school board.
The deadline for the applications to the school board being contested in Memphis federal court was the end of the business day Tuesday. And there was a deadline rush with 32 applications on Tuesday alone.
98. Obama Goal: 'Putting the Economy Into Overdrive'
- Tuesday, January 25, 2011
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) – More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama's policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Associated Press-GfK poll said Friday as Obama refocused his job-creation efforts on a business-friendly vision emphasizing innovation and exports to other countries.
99. Girl Scouts Heart of the South Buys White Station Property
- Tuesday, November 16, 2010
717 S. White Station Road, Units A, B and C
Memphis, TN 38117
Sale Amount: $1.8 Million
100. Drake, masterIT Recognized for Innovation
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Michael Drake is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of masterIT. masterIT has been named one of North America’s Most Innovative MSPs by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. The list recognizes the IT industry’s top 40 managed service providers for their ingenuity, leadership and success.