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1. Reaves: Memphis Should Pay Share of Schools Liability
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Shelby County commissioner who sought a legal opinion over who pays $1.1 billion of Shelby County Schools’ benefits liability says he has more questions.
Commissioner David Reaves requested the opinion from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery in December through state Sen. Brian Kelsey.
2. Little Rock Officials Weigh Renaming Confederate Boulevard
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Though only a short stretch of Little Rock's Confederate Boulevard remains, to some it is a glaring reminder of the city's checkered racial past.
City officials are expected to consider a petition Thursday to rename the boulevard's last few blocks after one of the area's first black property owners. Coincidentally, the planning commission's vote comes 58 years to the day that 1,200 troops arrived to escort nine black students to their first day of class during the integration of Central High School.
3. Treated Like 'The King'
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Dr. Mark Castellaw’s clinic in Germantown not only treats its patients’ medical needs – it’s also home to a memorabilia-packed shrine in honor of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
4. Garibaldi's Temptations Club Celebrates its 1980s Run
- Friday, June 19, 2015
Mike Garibaldi is known for his Memphis restaurant chain, Garibaldi's Pizza.
At the original Garibaldi’s, near the University of Memphis, is a picture on the wall of a smiling waitress in her 50s.
5. Election Year Marks Passing of Generations
- Monday, December 22, 2014
There were more than a few indications of the passing of political generations in Memphis this past year.
Political leaders left the scene to return to life out of office, got elected to other offices and, in some cases, passed away.
6. Sharp & Robbins Names Popwell Partner
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Chris Popwell has been named the newest partner at Sharp & Robbins Construction, which will now operate as Sharp, Robbins & Popwell LLC. Popwell joined Sharp & Robbins’ Memphis office in 2008 as an estimator/project manager and most recently served as general operations manager of the Nashville office since 2012.
7. McGuire Joins Insight Risk Management
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Myles McGuire has joined Insight Risk Management LLC as a corporate consultant. In his new role, he will consult with commercial clients and place them with the appropriate coverages to protect their business from risk and liability issues.
8. Senate Clears Debt Limit Measure for Obama
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday for President Barack Obama's signature.
9. Makino Named Music Director at Opera Memphis
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Ben Makino has joined Opera Memphis as the company’s music director. The conductor and pianist, who most recently worked with the Long Beach Opera in Long Beach, Calif., previously served as the music director of Opera Memphis’ inaugural 30 Days of Opera in 2012.
10. Soulful Synergy
- Saturday, December 07, 2013
What happened at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in the 1960s is nothing short of extraordinary.
At the crossroads of segregated neighborhoods in South Memphis, two white business partners would open the doors wide to whites and blacks alike, who congregated to write and record songs that would set off a soul explosion heard around the world.
11. Senate Panel Advances Yellen’s Bid to Lead Fed
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
The Senate Banking Committee approved her nomination on a 14-8 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-V.Wa., was the only Democrat to oppose Yellen's nomination. Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of Illinois supported her.
12. Senate Panel Advances Yellen's Bid to Lead Fed
- Friday, November 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
13. Wharton Names Eight to Pre-K Trust Fund Board
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. nominated eight people Monday, Sept. 23, to serve on the board of a pre-kindergarten trust fund that would be established if city voters approve a half-cent sales tax hike in November.
14. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
15. Affordable Aging
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The cost of caring for family members and loved ones as they age can become overwhelming if not planned for properly.
Stellar Home Care and Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center are offering families less-expensive alternatives that allow them to keep their loved ones in their homes longer.
16. Mission of Love
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Beginning Sept. 5, Memphis will once again come together to Rock for Love.
The seventh annual, three-day fundraiser for the Church Health Center, providing health care for the working uninsured, will kick off that Thursday evening with a VIP barbecue at Ardent Studios.
17. Senate Panel OKs Bill Banning Anti-Gay Job Bias
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Gay rights advocates notched another victory Wednesday after a Senate panel approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Downtown Memphis Commission design review board will hold a special-called public meeting Wednesday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. DRB members and staff will discuss current drafts of the Downtown Memphis design guidelines and sign code.
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with area companies and organizations will present a workplace violence prevention seminar Tuesday, May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Cost is free.
20. Privatization Thoughts Highlight Changes
- Monday, February 27, 2012
Here’s a roundup of what some of the city’s banks and bankers, investment professionals, mortgage brokers, asset management firms and other financial services shops have been up to in recent weeks.
21. Patrick Travels Long Road Before Opening Rizzos
- Monday, January 09, 2012
Michael Patrick came to Memphis in 1997. Things are finally starting to look up.
“Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration,” the chef said, sitting at the front sun-drenched table in his three-month-old Rizzos Diner. “At certain times, my time in Memphis has been disappointing. Sometimes it was going great, and then I had the carpet pulled out from under me. I got the rep of a person who had too many jobs.”
22. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.
23. House and Senate Agree on Sweeping Defense Bill
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to al-Qaida, including those captured within the U.S., with lawmakers hoping their last-minute revisions will mollify President Barack Obama and eliminate a veto threat.
24. Red Door Hits First Year by Exceeding Goals
- Friday, March 04, 2011
Red Door Wealth Management, a financial advisory business that has an alliance with local accounting firm Cannon Wright Blount PLLC, just wrapped up its first year in existence this month.
25. FedEx’s Jackson Named Top 100 Thought Leader
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Mitch Jackson, vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability at FedEx Corp., has been named one of 2010’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.
26. Mortgages Drop 11 Percent in 2010
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Banks and mortgage lenders made 7,493 purchase mortgages in Shelby County during 2010, a year in which the housing market saw the expiration of a homebuyer tax credit but was helped by continued record-low rates.
27. Kitchens Unlimited’s Kassen Wins TriStar Award
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Karen Kassen of Kitchens Unlimited has won a TriStar Award for Residential-Singular Space in the 2010 Tennessee American Society of Interior Designers Design Competition.
Work Experience: I began working at Kitchens Unlimited as an intern in 1992, and purchased the business with my family in 1998. So, I have worked at the same firm for the last 18 years.
Family: Husband, Joe, who is involved in our business. Two sons: Hays, 11, and Wynn, 8.
Why did you pursue a career in kitchen design? Although I began school in architecture, a kitchen designer friend got me interested in the specialization. While kitchen design involves a very technical side of interior design, I still get to work with finishes, materials, decorative arts and architectural planning. It is the best of both worlds.
What does winning the TriStar Award from ASID mean to you? I was very proud to share this award with a talented interior designer, Julia Finnell. She and I collaborated with an involved and passionate client to create a winning kitchen in a home that had been contemplated for years. There is no better confirmation than having someone in your profession praise your work for being the best.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I am the only designer in Memphis to achieve the certification of Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, and one of only three people in the state of Tennessee. Last year, I was selected by National Kitchen and Bath Association and HGTV to be featured with one of my kitchen projects in a short story commercial that aired on HGTV and DIY network.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I get to be creative every day. I love that designing a kitchen or bathroom can be so impactful on the lives of my clients. It’s so rewarding to see a project transform from a sketch to real working and functioning space. Best of all, I enjoy the collaboration of working on projects with other designers, architects and my colleagues.
28. Obama, Hill Leaders Meet: Taxes, Treaty on Tap
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate leaders from both parties sat down Tuesday for their first postelection meeting with President Barack Obama in an atmosphere charged with tension over taxes and a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
29. With ‘Soulsville,’ Huey Lewis Honors Past, Future of Stax
- Thursday, October 28, 2010
A new generation of young Memphis musicians will benefit from the recording of 1960s and ’70s music played by GRAMMY winners Huey Lewis and the News, who will release their latest CD of Stax and Stax-era soul music at a benefit party Thursday.
30. GOP Looks to Erase Democrats' Comfy House Majority
- Tuesday, August 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – No fewer than 65 House seats across the country – an overwhelming majority held by Democrats – are at risk of changing political hands this fall, enough to bolster Republican hopes of regaining power and stoke fears in President Barack Obama's party of losing it.
31. Jackson Brings ‘Balanced Leadership’ to Mayor’s Race
- Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The surprise candidate in the race for Shelby County mayor said Monday he had been considering a bid for the job for the past 10 years.
General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson checked out his qualifying petition for the May 4 Democratic primary Thursday morning and filed before the noon deadline.
32. Paul Stanley's Fall From Grace
- Monday, August 17, 2009
Jim Kyle, a Memphis Democrat who serves as minority leader in the state Senate, gave the first lunchtime address of 2009 to the Memphis Rotary Club.
Rotarians got a bird’s-eye view of the state’s financial picture from Kyle, who described choices needed to close the state’s budget shortfall. Kyle this week announced his candidacy in the 2010 gubernatorial race.
33. Bailey Considers Another Run At County Commission
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Former Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Walter Bailey, the longest-serving member when he left his seat in 2006, is thinking about mounting a bid to return to the county’s legislative body.
- Thursday, June 14, 2007
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will host Tennessee Small Business Development Counseling with Mark Taylor today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chamber, 485 Halle Park Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 853-1949.
35. Joy of Helping Others Earns Cotton Employee of the Year
- Friday, June 08, 2007
Joyce Cotton's job as supported employment specialist at St. John's Community Services (SJCS) is to help people with disabilities realize their potential in the workplace.
The best part of her job, she said, is getting to see someone succeed at the job she has helped them find.
36. Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry
- Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Nashville Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Nashville attorney Donna M. Fields was appointed to fill a position in the 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court Division 7, replacing recently...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 07, 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: Calvary P
- Friday, November 30, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season Calvary finale twice as grand Holiday music from two premier choral ensembles wraps up the 17th season of Calvary and the Arts Wednesday at Calvary Episcopal Church. Memphis Boychoir and Chamber Choir close the ...
40. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, November 30, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season
Calvary finale twice as grand
Holiday music from two premier choral ensembles wraps up the 17th season of Calvary and the Arts Wednesday at Calvary Episcopal Church.
Memphis Boychoir and Chamber Choir c...
41. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, October 26, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season
Calvary series has case of the blues
The sounds of jazz, opera and gospel music continue in the heart of Downtown as Calvary Episcopal Church hosts Kirk Smithhart at Calvary and the Arts Wednesday.
42. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, October 19, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season
Calvary series hosts jazz great
The sounds of jazz, opera and gospel music continue in the heart of Downtown as Calvary Episcopal Church hosts Kirk Whalum at Calvary and the Arts Wednesday.
The concert ...
43. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, October 12, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season
Calvary series hosts Associates
The sounds of jazz, opera and gospel music continue in the heart of Downtown as Calvary Episcopal Church hosts OLanda Drapers Associates at Calvary and the Arts Wednesday. <...
44. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, October 05, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season
Calvary series goes global
The sounds of jazz, opera and gospel music continue in the heart of Downtown as Calvary Episcopal Church hosts Global Warming at Calvary and the Arts Wednesday.
The concert se...
45. Archived Article: Real Focus (hbg)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Hnedak Bobo creates master plan for firms future Hnedak Bobo creates blueprint for firms future By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to ensure its success into the 21st century and beyond, Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo Group has exp...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 04, 1999
Sept Oct. 5 First Tennessee will offer a seminar on asset allocation strategies for investing IRA rollovers at 4385 Poplar Ave. Participants can attend a 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. session or a 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. session. The speaker will be Dan Pizzullo, a fin...
47. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 29, 1999
M Edward A. Labry III, president and board member for Concord EFS Inc. and its subsidiary EFS National Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of M.S. Carriers Inc. Trammell Crow Co. has announced several additions to its staff. Ray Abraham...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Larry W Louis C. Jehl Jr. was named vice president and controller of Perkins Family Restaurants. Jehl has been acting controller since February. He was previously director of treasury and strategic planning. Jehl is a graduate of Washington and Lee ...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 05, 1999
National Commerce Bancorporation Karla Merritt has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as associate art director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Sue S. Hunter has been appointed director of attorney recruitment for Baker, Donelson, Bearma...
50. Archived Article: Commission St
- Tuesday, May 04, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON County commission to test budget proposal By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The budget proposal before the Shelby County Commission has unified members of the group to send a message to county Mayor Jim Rout about the need for e...
51. Archived Article: Bondsigning
- Monday, September 30, 1996
09/30 notes BoltonKirk.gs Delegation signs $70 million bond issue, seeks funding By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News A delegation of top-level Shelby County officials hit the Big Apple at the end of last week to finalize a $70 million bond issue ...
52. Archived Article: County Commission
- Wednesday, January 10, 1996
1/10 jts County Commission Commission puts off debate on school districts By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The Shelby County Commission Monday postponed, at the request of the sponsors, a vote on resolutions that would pave the path for a change in th...