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1. Robinson Gives Mariota Weapons for Success
- Friday, May 5, 2017
Just when we think we’ve figured out Titans G.M. Jon Robinson, he reinvents himself.
On the first night of the recent NFL Draft, we assumed Robinson would play it safe, trading the No. 5 overall pick to acquire more draft capital.
2. Titans Draft About More Than Physical Skills
- Friday, May 5, 2017
It’s easy to look at the Tennessee Titans’ 2017 draft and conclude general manager Jon Robinson drafted for need.
After all, he took two wide receivers, a tight end and a cornerback among his first four picks. And all of those players will have better-than-average opportunities to earn early playing time.
3. Trump Says US Won't Leave NAFTA – For Now
- Friday, April 28, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all."
4. College Football Notebook: Vols Get Bowl Upgrade, All-SEC Teams Named
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Last season, coach Butch Jones got Tennessee back to a bowl game. This season, they’ve moved up from the TaxSlayer Bowl to the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day.
It’s a tangible step for a program that finished 8-4, 5-3 in the SEC. And looking back over the schedule at what might have been, the Vols easily could have played for the SEC title or at least already have 10 wins.
5. County Commission Attorney Dispute Deepens
- Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Shelby County Commission chairman Terry Roland says the commission’s dispute with county Mayor Mark Luttrell over hiring its own attorney could wind up in Chancery Court after the holidays.
6. Commission Compromise Promises to End Rules Lawsuit
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Shelby County commissioners appeared Monday, Nov. 17, to have a compromise in place that will lead to the lawsuit filed by seven commissioners against chairman Justin Ford being dropped as early as Tuesday.
7. Dyer Appointed to Shelby County Attorney Post
- Friday, November 7, 2014
The lead Memphis attorney for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office is the new Shelby County Attorney effective Dec. 1.
Ross Dyer’s appointment was announced Thursday, Nov. 6, by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, subject to confirmation by the Shelby County Commission.
8. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.
- Friday, November 9, 2012
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will host the 14th annual Business of Service Conference Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the MLGW training center, 4949 Raleigh LaGrange Road. The conference provides training and networking for grassroots community leaders. Cost is $5. Register at mlgw.com/serviceleaders or 528-4820.
10. Hargett: Shelby Election Problems Erode Public Confidence
- Monday, July 30, 2012
The election driven by ballot questions and one-time-only races looks to become an election that goes into overtime as well.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett formally asked State Comptroller Justin Wilson Friday, July 27, to audit the administration of the Shelby County Election Commission and investigate election procedures and returns.
11. New Complaint Arises As End of Early Voting Nears
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
With one week left in the early voting period, voter turnout before the Aug. 2 election day seems likely to surpass 50,000, or about 10 percent of Shelby County’s voters.
The estimate is based on a conservative projection of 4,000 early voters a day for the last six days in the voting period, which runs through Saturday, July 28.
12. Harbor Town Apts. Sell For $31.5M
- Friday, December 23, 2011
Dallas-based Behringer Harvard has acquired the Arbors Harbor Town Apartments – a 345-unit multifamily community in Harbor Town on Mud Island – for $31.5 million, or $91,304 per unit.
13. Capitoline Moves To SE Memphis Center
- Friday, November 4, 2011
A Rome, Ga.-based surface components manufacturer is relocating its distribution facility to the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket.
Capitoline Products has signed a 23,500-square-foot lease at 5805 Advantage Cove, confirmed the firm’s co-owner, L.G. Smith. The company is currently located off Lamar Avenue.
14. Shifting Restaurant Scene Sometimes Hard to Track
- Monday, July 11, 2011
I was surprised to hear – from a friend in the wine business, which is how a great deal of restaurant news travels – that Karen Ross had left Erling Jensen: The Restaurant after serving as chef de cuisine for four years. Ross and executive chef and owner Erling Jensen made a good team and worked together extremely well in that kitchen.
15. 'Buy' Ratings Reaffirmed on FedEx
- Monday, September 20, 2010
Several analysts applauded FedEx’s strong international growth and move to resize its struggling U.S. trucking operations on Friday, reiterating “Buy” ratings.
FedEx Corp. said Thursday that while strength in international shipments is driving its first-quarter profit, the world’s second-largest package delivery company is cutting 1,700 jobs in its U.S. freight business to offset losses there.
16. Huff Becomes Enrollment VP at University of Memphis
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Betty Huff has been named vice provost of enrollment services at the University of Memphis.
Huff previously served as acting dean and associate dean of students at the University of New Orleans, registrar at the University of Kentucky and vice chancellor for enrollment services and management at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
17. FedEx Shares Fall as Demand Concerns Mount
- Monday, March 23, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx Corp. shares fell Friday as investors reacted to the company's worse-than-expected fiscal third quarter earnings and analysts predicted the package delivery company's profit will continue to be hampered by a weak global economy.
18. Bredesen Appoints Memphians To Boards, Commissions
- Friday, January 23, 2009
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen tapped several Memphis-area residents this week to fill appointments on more than 20 state boards and commissions.
In all, four Memphis residents and one Collierville resident will fill slots on the state Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities; the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth; and Volunteer Tennessee.
19. Avent Joins Smith Seckman Reid
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Justin Avent has joined Smith Seckman Reid Inc. as a civil engineer for its environmental group.
20. Caraway Named ‘Rising Star’ By Midsouth Superlawyers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Kirk Caraway of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC has been selected as a “Rising Star” in the field of Labor and Employment Litigation by Law & Politics Midsouth Superlawyers publication for 2008.
21. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.
22. TBA Honor Brings Professional Growth for FedEx Attorney
- Thursday, February 1, 2007
Editor's Note: This Law Talk feature is the second in a series of interviews with Memphis attorneys who have been chosen to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association's 2007 Leadership Law Class.
23. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."