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1. View From the Hill: ‘Moral Mondays’ Draw Crowds, But Are Lawmakers Listening?
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
Johnny and Julie Erwin don’t look like typical protesters, but the senior couple joined the “moral Mondays” ruckus recently at the State Capitol, Johnny wearing his Air Force cap and Julie holding a list of social legislation they oppose.
2. Dobbs Had a Great Run, But Manning is Still No. 1
- Friday, January 06, 2017
Tennessee senior Joshua Dobbs has created a quarterback controversy. Dobbs finished his college career Dec. 30 when UT beat Nebraska 38-24 in the Music City Bowl in Nashville. He accounted for 409 total yards – 291 passing and 118 yards rushing – and was chosen the game’s MVP.
3. What Lies Ahead for UT Athletics in 2017
- Friday, December 30, 2016
Hey Vols fans, Happy New Year. May your 2017 year in Tennessee sports be better than your 2016 year in Tennessee sports. Perhaps, a fresh start is what we all need. Let’s face it. The Music City Bowl wasn’t where Tennessee wanted the 2016 football season to end. The Vols were picked to win the SEC East Division in preseason and floundered to an 8-4 record in the regular season, 4-4 in the SEC. Their football season was about the norm for most UT sports in 2016: average. Here are some dates to mark in hope of better things ahead in 2017...
4. Chism Opens Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jeremy Chism has joined Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise as vice president to open the company’s Memphis commercial real estate loan production office. The firm provides financing solutions through a vast network of insurance companies, CMBS lenders and commercial lenders for commercial real estate.
5. Bohannon to Chair Junior Achievement Board
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
6. DeSoto County Supervisor Killed in ATV Accident
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – DeSoto County Supervisor Harvey Wayne Lee has died an all-terrain vehicle accident south of Hernando, Mississippi.
County Coroner Jeff Pounders said the accident occurred Tuesday night on a county road. Pounders said the 54-year-old Lee was transported the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, where he died.
7. Appellate Judge Appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court
- Monday, April 07, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday named Criminal Appeals Judge Jeff Bivins to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court bench.
Bivins, 53, will replace Justice Bill Koch, who is retiring in July to become dean of the Nashville School of Law.
8. Sesley-Baymon Named CEO of Memphis Urban League
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tonja Sesley-Baymon has been appointed president and CEO of the Memphis Urban League by its board of directors. Sesley-Baymon, who has worked with the league for eight years, previously served as programs director for the 70-year-old organization. In her new role, she will provide executive leadership to the league and advocate on behalf of social justice and economic issues affecting Memphis.
9. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.
10. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
11. Car Company's Tunica Plans Haven't Come to Fruition
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) – It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles.
12. Cash Exits At Critical Juncture In Merger
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Countywide school board members approved Thursday, Jan. 10, a severance package that ends Kriner Cash’s tenure as superintendent of Memphis City Schools.
Cash will remain through the end of July as an employee in an advisory capacity. At the end of July he gets six months of regular pay and $17,000 in moving and legal expenses as well as a letter of recommendation from the school system.
13. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
14. Committee to Disband as Board Considers Next Step
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
The countywide school board’s ad hoc committee to review the schools consolidation plan is about to disband without acting on the plan sent to the board by the schools consolidation planning commission.
15. Cowart Finds Perfect Fit At Fisher & Phillips
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
Craig Cowart, a partner in the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, joined the firm’s local office after it opened here in January.
16. School Board Looks for Consensus
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
After effectively ruling out Kriner Cash last week as the leader of the consolidated Shelby County school system, school board members now turn to a decision about how to select that superintendent.
17. School Board Votes Not To Renew Cash's Contract
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The countywide school board voted Tuesday, June 19, not to renew the contract of Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash past August 2013 when it is scheduled to run out.
The 14-8 vote came during two back-to-back school board meetings covering five hours in which the board also agreed to talk more about a process for selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come at a meeting next week.
18. Schools Get Fresh Start With New Board
- Monday, October 03, 2011
The separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards are no more when the end of September rolls over into October.
And the 23 members of the countywide Shelby County Schools board take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 3 at the MCS auditorium.
19. Franklin Circuit Court Judge to be Appellate Judge
- Thursday, August 25, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Circuit Court Judge Jeff Bivens to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.
20. Cash Says Ballot Question Short On Answers For Voters
- Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said Monday it’s not clear what voters in the March 8 referendum are deciding.
Cash challenged MCS board members to fill in the blank with sentences beginning with “A yes vote is a vote for –“ and “A no vote is a vote for – “.
21. Many Reasons for Compromise Failure
- Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Shelby County school system’s compromise offer to the Memphis City Schools board failed this week for a number of reasons.
Those reasons suggest different motives on the MCS board for supporting a charter surrender and turning over the larger school system to the much smaller county school system.
22. MCS Board Votes Down Schools Standoff Compromise
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Memphis City Schools (MCS) board voted down a compromise proposal Tuesday from Shelby County School officials.
The 2-7 vote against the compromise sets the stage for the Shelby County Election Commission to meet Wed. and set a date for a March referendum on the MCS charter surrender approved by the board in December.
23. MCS Board To Look At Compromise
- Friday, January 14, 2011
On the day that the Tennessee Election Coordinator caved and told the Shelby County Election Commission to put a Memphis City Schools (MCS) charter surrender on the ballot, the MCS board voted to hold a meeting at some date in the near future to consider a compromise.
24. ‘Sun Studio Sessions’ TV Show Embarks on Second Season
- Friday, January 07, 2011
Tim Jones studied Memphis music at Indiana University.
“I had taken a lot of rock ‘n’ roll history classes at Indiana University and became obsessed with the early Sun recordings of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis,
25. Whalum and Webb Draw Challengers In School Board Races
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Memphis school board members Betty Mallott and Martavius Jones were unopposed at Thursday’s filing deadline for the four Memphis school board races on the Nov. 2 ballot. Noon was the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions in the school board races as well as three sets of municipal elections in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown.
26. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
27. Rawson Named President Of Benefit Recover Inc.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Win Rawson has been named president of Memphis-based Benefit Recover Inc.
Rawson joined the company as general counsel in June 2007. Previously, he worked at Lawrence & Russell LLP, where he developed and managed employment and benefits litigation for several Fortune 100 clients.
28. Pentagon Budget Hits New Record in Spending Bill
- Thursday, September 25, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday took up a $630 billion-plus spending bill awarding the Pentagon a record budget while giving generous help to U.S. automakers and victims of hurricanes and floods.
29. MCS-Funding Lawsuit May Be The Only Answer
- Friday, June 20, 2008
By ANDY MEEK and BILL DRIES
In the space of about four hours this week, members of the Memphis City Council and the Memphis City Schools board went from expressions of hope to expressions of anger.
30. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
31. Luxury on the River
- Monday, November 12, 2007
Its 28-room hotel opened in late October and its two restaurants opened last week. Now, the River Inn of Harbor Town is poised to become one of Downtown's premier destinations for business and leisure travelers - and also for Memphians looking for a quick getaway or gourmet meal.
32. Tutor Receives Transplant Nursing Excellence Award
- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Dr. Ruth Tutor has received the 2007 Transplant Nursing Excellence Award from the International Transplant Nurses Society. Tutor is a Critical Care/Transplant Advance Practice Nurse at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. She has worked with transplant patients since 1985. She joined the nursing staff at the Transplant Institute in 2004.
- Monday, August 27, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold a meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. W. Lewis Wood, professional engineer, will speak on "Ethics of Professional Engineering."
34. New Uptown Townhouse ProjectTargets St. Jude Employees
- Friday, February 16, 2007
Developer James Rasberry wants to turn North Main into more than just a street.
Rasberry - who's created upscale condominiums in the Cooper-Young area, developed scores of Downtown
spaces, renovated, converted and built from the ground up many others - is part of a development team that's bringing new townhouses to a previously forlorn stretch of the Uptown neighborhood.
35. 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.
36. New $2.5 Million Comedy to be Shot in Memphis
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
A new comedy titled "Let's Ride" is slated to begin filming in Memphis in early November.
The movie, by production company A Street Productions, has a $2.5 million budget. The productio
37. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Cynthia Ham was selected for the American Association of Advertising Agencies client public relations committee
Cynthia Ham was selected for the American Association of Advertising Agencies client public relations committee. Ham was among 14 mark...
38. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Sgt. Jackie Setliff
Sgt. Jackie Setliff of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office was chosen as Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club. A ceremony honoring Setliff begins at 10 a.m. today in the Sheriffs Conference Room, 201 Poplar Ave., ninth floor...
39. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 07, 2003
Calendar of events April 7-13
Calendar of events April 7-April 13
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1738 Galloway Ave., hosts a support group for the families of military service personnel from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Morgan Keegan and W...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 31, 2003
Calendar of events March 31-April 6
Calendar of events March 31-April 6
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1738 Galloway Ave., offers a support group for the families of military service personnel from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 2
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 26, 2001
Calendar of events Nov
Calendar of events Nov. 26-Dec. 2
Flying Colors Cancer Resource Center, 1068 Cresthaven, Suite 550, hosts Movement Without, Movement Within at 12:30 p.m. Jean Sullivan leads a 30-minute session focused on slow...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 23, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Oct. 23-29 Oct. 23 Shelby County Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at 160 N. Main St. Oct. 24 The Memphis City Council will host a citywide Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. at East High School, 3206 Poplar Av...
43. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 16, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Oct. 16-Oct. 22 Oct. 16 The Memphis Bar Association will present "Advance Mediation Training" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MBA Conference Center, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050. Alexand...
44. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 09, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Oct. 9-Oct. 15 Oct. 10 "Europe 2000" is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Peabody, 149 Union Ave. The seminar and exhibition features guests from Austria, Germany, Italy, Belgium, th...
45. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 02, 2000
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: Oct. 2-Oct 8 Oct. 2 Minority Enterprise Development Week 2000 continues through Thursday. The event is designed to bring together minority business owners, buyers and procurement representatives from...
46. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, September 29, 2000
The Childrens Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave The Childrens Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave., presents "Childrens Choice: Its a Voting Thing!" through Oct. 6, with a free public day rally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Entry to t...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
48. Archived Article: Ccc Bott
- Friday, July 23, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Downtown construction represents good year for CCC By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Try to drive from Beale Street to the Convention Center, and youre likely to wind up fighting for space with bulldozers and construction crews. Whi...
49. Archived Article: Ccc Meet
- Wednesday, July 21, 1999
By KATHLEEN BURT Past and future will be topic of CCC meeting By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Chronicling the highlights of the past year with an eye on the future is the focus of the Memphis City Center Commission annual meeting and luncheon set fo...
50. 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...
51. Archived Article: Gov't (ccc)
- Thursday, December 17, 1998
It's almost over CCC narrows president search to two Jeffs By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Its almost over. The search for a new president and chief executive officer for the Center City Commission has been narrowed to two candidates. A decision cou...
52. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 18, 1996
Nov Nov. 18 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Lisa Montgomery, owner and publisher of Womens News of the Mid-South, will be the ...
53. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, August 15, 1996
David H David H. Kraus, M.D., F.A.C.C vs. The Minerva Consertal Inc. A local cardiologist is suing a California company that establishes and oversees a nationwide network of regional clinical pharmacology research centers that conduct clinical trial...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 17, 1996
memos 04-17 George Menendez has been named vice president of strategic planning at Buckman Laboratories, in addition to his current duties as vice president of marketing. Menendez joined Buckman in 1976. He has a bachelors degree in chemical enginee...