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1. Monuments Bill Would Establish Felony Charge for Some Votes
- Thursday, March 8, 2018
NASHVILLE – A state legislator is set to seek the attorney general’s advice on legislation enabling the state to charge local elected officials with a felony for “knowingly” casting votes in conflict with state law.
2. McDaniel to Fashion Loophole Bill for State Monuments
- Friday, February 2, 2018
NASHVILLE – The House sponsor of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act is preparing legislation to close a “loophole” Memphis used to spur removal of Confederate monuments from parks property it sold to a nonprofit group.
3. Former Tennessee Sen. Joe Haynes Dies at 81
- Monday, January 29, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Tennessee Sen. Joe Haynes, a Democrat who served nearly three decades in the state legislature, has died. He was 81.
4. Despite Massive Turnover, GOP Owns Legislature
- Thursday, November 16, 2017
2018 will be a year of change for the Tennessee General Assembly, and 2019 will bring even more, especially in leadership – much depending on the popularity of President Donald Trump.
Not only is the Legislature moving to the Cordell Hull Building, vacating the Legislative Plaza after 45 years or so, a number of legislative faces are changing, too, even before next year’s election.
5. A Million Reasons Not to Jump Into the Tennessee Governor’s Race
- Thursday, August 10, 2017
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is banking on the idea wealthy candidates won’t be able to buy voters in 2018.
6. Legislature Losing Some Powerful, Familiar Members
- Thursday, July 13, 2017
A shakeup in leadership is looming for the state Legislature, though it may portend more of a change in personalities than party strength.
In the House, longtime Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, the affable Democrat from Ripley in West Tennessee, is preparing for a 2018 gubernatorial run, a move that would knock him out of his House seat, at least temporarily, and the position as Democratic Caucus leader.
7. Memphian One of Two Females Appointed to Key Clerk Roles in Legislature
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
They don’t get much press, but they are making history for women working with the General Assembly.
Murfreesboro resident Tammy Letzler is the first female to serve as chief clerk of either house of the General Assembly, following the trailblazing path of House Speaker Beth Harwell. And Memphis native Kim Cox is serving this session as assistant chief clerk, making her the first African-American female to take that role.
8. Why is It So Difficult for Tennessee To Oust Indicted Politicians?
- Thursday, November 10, 2016
Tennessee is lagging much of the nation when it comes to the ability to remove scoundrels from public office.
And, make no mistake, the Volunteer State has had its fair share of ne’er-do-well politicians who would likely have been thrown out of office if the proper procedures had been in place.
9. Spivey: Harwell Shots Not About Durham
- Thursday, October 6, 2016
Fallout from Jeremy Durham’s House expulsion keeps piling up. In the latest brouhaha, outgoing Rep. Billy Spivey is calling for an investigation into a report of alleged abuse by House Chief Clerk Joe McCord involving a female staff member working in the office of House Speaker Beth Harwell.
10. The Crooked Path to Durham’s Ouster
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
State Rep. Kevin Brooks set the tone for Jeremy Durham’s ouster in prayer, of all places. Quoting from Luke, the Cleveland Republican opened the recent extraordinary session of the General Assembly saying, “Heavenly Father, you’re very clear in your word when you say that every valley will be filled, every mountain and hill brought low and the crooked places made straight and the rough places made smooth.
11. ‘Fearless’ Stewart Embraces Battles With Supermajority
- Saturday, March 12, 2016
Democratic state Rep. Mike Stewart lives on the front lines of the Tennessee General Assembly. As chairman of the House Democratic Caucus with 26 members, Stewart could employ a bunker mentality, but instead has chosen to take the fight to the other side of the aisle.
12. Civil Asset Forfeiture: 'It's a State License to Steal'
- Saturday, December 5, 2015
The drugs in Kathy Stiltner’s car were over-the-counter antacids. The $12,000 in cash was from an inheritance. Still, police took the money – quite legally – and are still fighting to keep it, even after the drug charge was dropped.
13. Stones’ Nashville Connections Go Way Back
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
While Brad Paisley lives what he calls “a bucket list item” by singing while playing his guitar in typically showy fashion as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, the most important guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll history and a man idolized by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be sitting in his house on Blueberry Hill in the hills of northern Davidson County.
14. 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.
15. Green Hills in Full Boom Despite Traffic Woes
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
Stephen Graw first moved to Green Hills in 2004 right after college, renting a house with a bunch of buddies from school. Like his neighborhood, he’s done a lot of growing in the last decade and is now a senior advisor at Sperry Van Ness Nashville and on the Chamber West Leadership Council.
16. HipD: Donelson Finds Its Cool Side
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
The tag “Hip Donelson” evoked plenty of snickers, eye rolls and snarky comments when it first appeared. After all, the local joke goes, Donelson’s known for hip replacements – not hipsters.
17. Ball Targets Carr's Tea Party Supporters
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Gordon Ball, the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is basing his uphill challenge of Alexander on his specific definition of being a moderate Democrat and where that intersects with tea party followers.
18. Shakin’ Up Beale
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.
19. Habitat ReStore to Open Tuesdays Starting Aug. 7
- Monday, July 30, 2012
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ ReStore, located at 7130 Winchester Road, will begin being open on Tuesdays starting Aug. 7.
20. Bill to Form Fair Commission Headed to Governor
- Wednesday, May 2, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to set up a state fair commission is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Joe Haynes of Nashville was approved 32-0 by the Senate on Monday. The companion bill passed the House 90-2 last week.
21. Habitat Memphis ReStore Changes Hours
- Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis has announced new hours for its discount home improvement store, the ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.
- Friday, May 20, 2011
Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Tracy Chism will speak about the Gift of Life program, which provides heart surgeries to children in 3rd world countries. $20 non-members. RSVP to Karen Shea, 683-9099.
- Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tracy Chism will speak about the Gift of Life program, which provides heart surgeries to children in Third World countries. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “Got Pests? Tips On Pest Control” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
25. Sheriff's Race Attracts Hard-Boiled Veterans
- Monday, April 19, 2010
Most of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Shelby County sheriff gathered last month in the office of outgoing Sheriff Mark Luttrell.
26. Memphis College of Art Buys South Main Building
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
477 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Sale Amount: $400,000
Sale Date: Feb. 12, 2010
Buyer: Memphis College of Art
Seller: Southeastern LSC Holding Corp., formally known as Lewis Supply Co. Inc.
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: Feb. 15, 2010
Maturity Date: March 1, 2013
Lender: J.R. Hyde III Family Foundation
27. Former Macon Road Comedy Club Sells
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
The former Comedy Tennessee club at 6102 Macon Road near Interstate 40 and Sycamore View Road has sold for $600,000 to an entity called EOJ LLC. The seller was Shelby Crossing Shopping Center, formerly known as Memphis Outlet Mall. The sale closed in January, but wasn’t recorded with the Shelby County Register of Deeds until this week.
28. Tennessee Primaries Provide Hints but no Solid Direction for Fall
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
KNOXVILLE (AP) - A week after the Super Tuesday primaries in Tennessee, political experts have combed through the numbers but are no more certain about how Volunteer State voters will swing in the presidential election in November.
29. Breaking the Mold
- Thursday, January 24, 2008
Large transactions involving apartment complexes and hotels dominated Shelby County's commercial real estate landscape in 2007, a year that saw increased sales amid an overwhelming economic slowdown.
30. Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Judicial Selection Commission will meet later this month to discuss filling the state Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge William Koch was named to the Supreme Court.
- Friday, April 14, 2006
Bumpus Harley-Davidson hosts "HAWGS for DOGS" Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson dealership, 2160 Whitten Road. Animals from the Bartlett Animal Shelter will be available for adoption. For the special event, the adoption fee is being reduced to $32.50. Contact Joe Kilpatrick at 372-1121 for more information.
- Friday, March 31, 2006
The government relations committees of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce host their seventh annual State Legislative Breakfast today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. Cost is $15. Call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
33. Young & Perl Founder Moves to Baker Donelson
- Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Edward R. Young, nationally known labor and employment attorney and co-founder of Young & Perl PLC, has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office as a shareholder. Colleagues William D. Levy and William P. Dougherty also have joined the firm.
34. 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.
35. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, May 19, 1998
The St The St. Joe Co. has agreed in principle to acquire 400 acres of the core commercial portion of Saint Johns corporate park in Saint Johns County, Fla., from SJH Partnership Ltd., an affiliation of Dunavant Enterprises. Saint Johns eventually w...
36. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 8, 1997
Sept Sept. 8 The Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road Extended from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 685-0495. The Shelby County Republican Womens Club will meet at 11 a.m. at...