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1. Candidates Lined Up for Four Open Judicial Seats on the August Ballot
- Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Shelby County primary elections are in the early voting period and nearing the May 1 election day, but candidates in the August state and federal primaries are also campaigning. The August ballot includes four special elections for nonpartisan judicial positions – two Circuit Court judges, a Criminal Court judge and a General Sessions Criminal Court judge will be elected on the August ballot to fill vacancies in each of the divisions.
2. Graceland Investing $50M in New Theater to Fill Memphis Venue Gap
- Thursday, August 24, 2017
The next phase in Graceland’s expansion in Whitehaven is a $40 million to $50 million investment in a 6,000- to 7,000-seat theater and event center about where Heartbreak Hotel currently stands.
3. Warhol Film Icon Talks Art, Being an Underground Icon
- Friday, February 17, 2017
Joe Dallesandro has “practically never” done the kind of question-and-answer session he did Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
It isn’t that the star of Andy Warhol’s pioneering art films of the 1960s and 1970s is reticent about his work.
4. Last Word: The Borders of Violence, Guilty Verdict and Blue Suede Security
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Whenever there is a shooting of or near school children, one of the first things that happens once the police have investigated is detailing exactly where the incident happened – specifically whether it was actually on school property or near school property.
5. Last Word: The Business of Local Sports, Garrison Leaves MATA and Broadband
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Marc Gasol makes the NBA’s Western Conference All Star team as a reserve, the first player in the history of the Grizz to make the All-Star Game three times.
Grizz business operations president Jason Wexler asked about Memphis hosting an NBA All-Star Game one of these days at The Daily News Sports Seminar Thursday at the Brooks. Wexler saying the city doesn’t have enough hotel rooms – the same barrier to drawing bigger conventions and meetings to the city.
6. Better Titans Doing Nothing for Whisenhunt’s Record
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
The whispers are already out there. How much job security does Ken Whisenhunt really have with the Tennessee Titans?
It seems a little soon for message boards and talk radio to be discussing the ouster of the Titans coach, but such is life in the coaching fish bowl when you lose games that should go into the win column, like the Titans have done in their past two games.
7. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office
- Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.
8. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 1, 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.
9. First Lady Announces One-Stop Job Site for Veterans
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.
10. 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.
11. Van Vliet Takes on Roles at UT Medical, The MED
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dr. Michael M. Van Vliet has joined the department of plastic surgery at UT Medical Group, has been named assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been appointed director of burn critical care for the Firefighters Regional Burn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
12. Healthcare.gov Failures Surface at Hill Hearing
- Friday, October 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.
13. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
14. D'bo's Wings n' More's Boyd Named Restaurateur of the Year
- Thursday, March 1, 2012
Memphis Restaurant Association honored local restaurateurs at its annual banquet Sunday, Feb. 26.
MRA Restaurateur of the Year was awarded to David Boyd of D’bo’s Wings n’ More.
15. Chamberlain Joins MBI
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jessica Chamberlain has joined MBI as a workspace consultant.
Hometown: Arlington, Tenn.
16. Bill to Benefit Unemployed Military Spouses
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Military spouses who leave their jobs because of the frequent moves required in the military would be eligible for unemployment benefits under proposed bill in Tennessee that has the support of the governor.
17. Fate of Ramesses Statue Still Hangs in Balance
- Thursday, October 6, 2011
The fate of the Ramesses statue outside The Pyramid was delayed for another two weeks at City Hall as a Memphis City Council member again derailed the effort to move the monolith to the University of Memphis campus.
18. U.S. Foodservice Files $21M Building Permit
- Friday, March 25, 2011
A $21 million building permit application has been filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the Memphis division of U.S. Foodservice Inc.
19. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.
20. U.S. Foodservice to Stay in Hickory Hill
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Memphis division of U.S. Foodservice Inc. has agreed to stay in Hickory Hill and not move to Olive Branch, Miss.
21. U.S. Foodservice to Stay in Hickory Hill
- Friday, February 11, 2011
The Memphis division of U.S. Foodservice Inc. has agreed to stay in Hickory Hill and not move to Olive Branch, Miss.
22. Apperson Crump Adds Aldridge as Partner
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Commercial real estate attorney Joe Aldridge has become a partner in Apperson Crump PLC.
Previously, he was a partner in Baskin, McCarroll, McCaskill, Aldridge & Campbell PA in Southaven, and before that was with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP and its predecessors for almost three decades.
23. County Commission to Consider Strip Club Restrictions
- Monday, March 29, 2010
Shelby County Commissioners are scheduled to take a final vote today on an ordinance that would better define restrictions on where strip clubs and other adult entertainment businesses can locate in the county.
24. Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures
- Thursday, September 3, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Shelby County Election Commission administrator Richard Holden told The Daily News several contenders had their petitions rejected once election commission staff checked the signatures.
Each person signing must be a registered voter in the city of Memphis and list the address that is on their voter registration record.
A total of 33 petitions were filed by the noon deadline. But several candidates were disqualified for not having enough signatures. And then three were returned to the list of candidates after a second check of their petitions. Those who returned to candidate status included Memphis school board member Sharon Webb.
Those who made today's cut have until noon Sept. 10 to withdraw from the race. The field will then become final.
The candidates include:
- Leo Awghowhat
- Kenneth Baroff
- Joe Brown, Memphis City Council member
- Randy L. Cagle
- Charles Carpenter, attorney
- Carol Chumney, former City Council member
- Dewey Clark, former aide to and witness against jailed Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
- James M. Clingan
- Menelik Fombi, a candidate for Memphis City Schools Board in past elections
- Wanda Halbert, chairwoman, City Council budget committee
- Johnny Hatcher
- Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges
- Constance Houston
- Dewayne Jones
- E.C. Jones, former City Council member
- Jerry Lawler, entertainer and former professional wrestler
- Myron Lowery, Memphis mayor pro tem
- Ernie Lunati
- Harrel C. Moore
- Mary T. Shelby-Wright, perennial candidate for numerous offices
- Detric W. Stigall
- Silky Sullivan, restaurant owner and entrepreneur
- David Vinciarelli
- Vuong Vaughn Vo
- Sharon Webb, Memphis school board member
- Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church and Memphis school board member
- A C Wharton Jr., Shelby County mayor
- John Willingham, former Shelby County commissioner
Sullivan showed up at the Election Commission in a white Rolls Royce wearing a white suit.
“When you see this white suit, you know I’m coming at you,” he told reporters as he outlined a plan to turn The Pyramid over to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital instead of the proposed lease to Bass Pro Shops.
“It’s going to be a dogfight,” Sullivan said of the mayor’s race.
When someone asked if he would still be in the race after next week’s withdrawal deadline, Sullivan said he was in “to the violent end.”
“You know you can’t win,” political blogger and radio talk show host Thaddeus Matthews said to Sullivan.
“Why not?” Sullivan replied.
Anthony Willoughby, the last candidate to file before noon, told reporters he was a Realtor-broker who played a role in the development of Banneker Estates in southwest Memphis, the subdivision developed by former Mayor Willie Herenton.
“I’m not a politician,” Willoughby said. “I’m going to run on that statement.”
Willoughby didn't have enough qualified signatures, though. So he won't be running.
Daniko Flowers, a construction worker still wearing his safety vest, showed up at five minutes before noon and checked out a petition. He returned at three minutes past noon and was not allowed to file. Flowers only had 18 signatures on the petition anyway....
25. Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.
Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.
26. Questions Remain Unanswered in Ford-Lee Case
- Friday, June 27, 2008
With a federal corruption case pending against him, Joseph Lee walked into the office of Kendall Investigations in Knoxville and met with former FBI special agent Kendall Shull. It was Oct. 16, 2007, and Lee – the former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division – was there in an effort to clear his name. He had traveled to Knoxville to take a polygraph test at Shull’s office. Lee’s attorney, Robert Spence, said this week he had planned to somehow publicize the results of the polygraph – which Lee passed – to defend his client against federal bribery charges.
27. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 7, 2008
About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.
Eight of the 16 state House seats had only one candidate - the incumbent. And all three of the state Senate seats on the ballot were incumbent-only affairs.
28. Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org
- Wednesday, April 2, 2008
George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.
29. Former Employees Sue Cargill For $3M in Damages
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A group of former and current Cargill Inc. employees has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company claiming they've been subjected to a hazardous work environment, racial discrimination and retaliation.
30. Real Estate Consultant Pivots From Political Loss to Financial Gain
- Friday, May 12, 2006
What's a real estate industry veteran to do after losing a race for public office in Shelby County?
If you're Joe Cooper - a real estate consultant and former associate of the late William Tanner, one of the most colorful, fascinating Memphis businessmen of them all - you turn your attention south: specifically, to South Memphis.
31. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
32. Seven Memphians to Overhaul City Charter
- Tuesday, January 24, 2006
When John Lunt was organizing a campaign to overhaul Memphis' city charter, he was told it would be about as easy as changing natural law.
"Someone said to me the potential of you doing that is like going down to the Mississippi River and changing the direction of the flow," said Lunt, a financial planner from Germantown. "And it was a multi-millionaire who told me that."
33. 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.
34. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, March 3, 2005
The University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology hosts Oak Ridge National Laboratory associate director Dr
The University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology hosts Oak Ridge National Laboratory associate director Dr. Lee Riedinger at ...
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards
Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners
The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...
36. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Judge George Brown Joins National Arbitration Firm
Judge George Brown to Join Arbitration Firm
Judge George Brown will join Resolute Systems Inc. as a private mediator and arbitrator in the companys Memphis office upon his retirement from the ...
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Tennessee Press Association elects vice president
Pitts Named Principal Owner at Pickering
Robert J. Pitts was named principal owner of Pickering Inc. Pitts is the companys civil engineering team leader. He received a bachelors degree from the...
38. 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...
39. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 29, 2003
By Jane Aldinger
Old theater prepares for rebirth in revitalized Downtown
By JANE ALDINGER
The Daily News
In 1929, a red carpet was rolled out in front of the Old Daisy Theater on Beale Street to welcome blues legend Bessie Smith. She sh...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Gail Spragins was named Methodist Healthcare director of associate relations in the human resources division
Gail Spragins was appointed Methodist Healthcare director of associate relations in the human resources division. She was director of org...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 15, 1997
The University of Memphis has announced several new employees: The University of Memphis has announced several new employees: Maura Bulick has joined the alumni association as a program coordinator. Bulick formerly worked in the Memphis office of U....
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 28, 1996
02-28 memos Linda Michael has joined Spectra Behavioral Healthcare Systems as director of marketing. Prior to joining Spectra, she was corporate accounts manager for Crye-Leike Relocation Management Co. She also spent seven years in government and p...