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1. Norris Filing Catch-All Bill for Variations of Proposed IMPROVE Act
- Monday, February 13, 2017
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris is filing legislation for the Haslam administration to catch all transportation tax and revenue-related bills in an effort to “start anew” and minimize confusion.
2. New Year, New Resolutions for Legislators
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
Some Tennesseans recall the days when the state Legislature met every other year and wonder if it should revert to that schedule. Considering the General Assembly pushes most of its work into 3 1/2 months, it might be worth a try.
3. BCBS Bombshell Leaves Insurance Seekers in Bind
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
Nashville resident Jennifer Murray is caught in the snare of uncertainty looming over Tennessee health insurance coverage.
Self-employed as a health care consultant, the single 48-year-old bought individual coverage through BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee’s marketplace plans each year since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2014. The company offered the widest range of physicians, and its insurance was accepted in most places.
4. Suburban Challengers Emerge at Filing Deadline For November Ballot
- Monday, August 22, 2016
Thirteen incumbents in the four suburban municipal elections on the Nov. 8 ballot were effectively re-elected to new terms at the Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline for the set of 30 races.
And Chris Denson claimed a seat on the Millington School Board with no opposition for the position incumbent Donald Holsinger is giving up to run for alderman in Millington.
5. Suburban Challengers Emerge at Filing Deadline For November Ballot
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Thirteen incumbents in the four sets of suburban municipal elections on the Nov. 8 ballot were effectively re-elected to new terms at the Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline for the set of 30 races.
6. Collierville, Millington Mayoral Races Top Suburban Ballots in November
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
The mayors of Collierville and Millington are running for re-election on the November ballot and as the noon Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline approaches for the Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal ballots the two mayors have challengers.
7. Chamber Names Simmons Director of Public Policy
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Haley Simmons has joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as the director of public policy, a new position in the chamber’s community development department. In this role, Simmons will be focused on enhancing the chamber’s advocacy efforts to inform and engage its members on important policy issues, and he’ll also be responsible for growing the chamber’s role in education initiatives.
8. Legislators Sweating the Small Stuff
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
My late father kept a paper weight on his desk at home that read: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Well, we’re sweating the small stuff – from the federal government down to the states – with this harangue over transgender bathrooms.
9. Robots Are Taking Tennessee’s Jobs
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
MTSU student Nathan Simpkins found the perfect major when the university started its mechatronics engineering program in 2013, a pursuit practically guaranteeing him a high-paying job in an increasingly automated manufacturing industry.
10. Tennessee Passes Resolution to Sue Feds Over Refugees
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A resolution that would direct Tennessee to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program passed Tuesday in the state Legislature.
The measure was approved in the Senate after lawmakers agreed to a change that would allow a private law firm to file a lawsuit on behalf of Tennessee if the state attorney general refuses to sue. It stipulates that the use of the private firm could not cost taxpayers.
11. Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...
- Thursday, April 07, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
12. Bill to Make Bible Tennessee's State Book Heads to Governor
- Wednesday, April 06, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Derided by critics as everything from unconstitutional to sacrilegious, Tennessee lawmakers nevertheless plowed ahead with designating the Holy Bible as the state's official book.
13. Bipartisan Skeptics Doubt Haslam’s Outsourcing Plan
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
Poor timing and questionable numbers: That’s how legislators are viewing a business justification plan for outsourcing facilities management across Tennessee.
The Office of Customer Focused Government tells state senators, if all departments opt in, the state could save $35.8 million by the second year of a contract under study for building operations and services – without laying off state workers or cutting pay and benefits.
14. Grizzlies Rolling Toward The All-Star Break
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
After the Grizzlies had gone into New Orleans and handed the Pelicans a 110-95 defeat, Anthony Davis neatly summed up the transformation that occurs – has been occurring – when the Grizzlies shoot from the perimeter like a real live contemporary NBA team.
15. Refugees, Regents, Privatization On Tap for New Session
- Friday, January 01, 2016
State Sen. Ken Yager isn’t quite ready for the state of Tennessee to reclaim the Refugee Resettlement Program from Catholic Charities.
16. Entrepreneur Day Spotlights Power of Innovation
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Already in recent weeks, Moziah “Mo” Bridges, the 12-year-old founder of the Memphis-based Mo’s Bows bow tie business, has appeared on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank.”
If the exposure alone wasn’t enough, Bridges also impressed fashion mogul and “Shark Tank” panelist Daymond John into offering to mentor him.
17. Leadership Selections Next for Suburban School Boards
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
For five of the six municipal schools boards that began taking office this week, their only formal involvement in the talks that led to agreements on school buildings and ending the federal lawsuit that threatened to hold up their start dates was to approve the agreements already negotiated.
18. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 08, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
19. 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.
20. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.
21. Job Training Spurs Unilever Growth
- Monday, September 23, 2013
The Unilever USA plant in Covington should be the largest ice cream manufacturing plant in the world by 2016, following an $108.7 million expansion announced last week in Covington.
But when the global company began making ice cream in Covington in 2011 at what used to be a SlimFast plant, it was not a promising beginning.
22. Covington Unilever Expansion To Add 428 New Jobs
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Executives of Unilever USA announced Thursday, Sept. 19, their Covington plant will expand to add 428 new jobs at what is already the largest employer in Tipton County.
The $108.7 million expansion will add the jobs over a four year period bringing the plant that makes ice cream products to 1,000 employees.
23. Georgia Senator Opposed to Border Resolution Cheered
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers gave rousing applause to welcome a Georgia senator who opposed a resolution calling for redrawing the border between the two states.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville introduced Republican Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga, Ga., during a floor session on Wednesday.
24. Give Up These 40 Things for Lent
- Friday, February 15, 2013
40 THINGS TO DO WITHOUT. Lent has begun – a season of reflection and sacrifice for believers seeking spiritual strength, a season bridging the gray gloom of winter and the green promise of spring for those seeking renewal, a season of waffles and chicken hash for those seeking comfort in the caloric basement of Calvary Church – 40 days of all of that for me.
25. 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.
26. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
27. Schools Consolidation Saga Turns Corner
- Monday, August 29, 2011
Where does a 23-member countywide school board meet? “FedExForum is open,” replied Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler last week to the question from fellow board member David Reaves.
28. Divisions Remain As Schools Talks Continue
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Memphis City Schools board members continue a series of town hall meetings on the schools consolidation referendum with different opinions about what the ballot question means.
And city schools attorney Dorsey Hopson added a caution about expressing their political opinions at the sessions paid for with public money.
29. 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 – “.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. MCS to Consider Charter Surrender Resolution
- Monday, December 20, 2010
Memphis City Schools board members may make the most important decision of their tenures Monday night with a resolution to surrender the school system’s charter.
If the resolution passes and is then sent to the Shelby County Election Commission, the charter would go to Memphis voters for a referendum sometime in March.
33. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 01, 2004
MAAR Elects Board of Directors
MPD Names Public Information Officer
Larry Godwin, interim director of the Memphis Police Department, selected Sgt. Vince Higgins to serve as the departments new public information officer. Higgins, a 14-year vet...
34. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004
VA Medical Center Physician Recognized
Memphis Attorneys Complete Leadership Program
The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen Campbell, Gary K. Smith &...
35. 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...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner. The annual award honors the Enterprise employee whose leadership, professionalism, i...
37. Archived Article: Ccdc (lead)
- Thursday, February 22, 2001
By SUE PEASE CCDC approves new tenant loan program By SUE PEASE The Daily News The Center City Development Corp. Wednesday approved a new loan program designed to assist new retailers and office tenants locating Downtown on or near Main Street. The ...
38. Archived Article: Flood Study Chg
- Thursday, September 04, 1997
Shelby County mayor Jim Rout announced Wednesday the formation of the Memphis Metropolitan Study Steering Committee and appointed 23 people to guide development of an $850,000 plan to prevent flooding in a five-county area Committee to guide flood p...