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1. Pedestrian, Bicycle Deaths in Tennessee Increase in 2015
- Thursday, December 31, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials have recorded more pedestrian and bicycle deaths in 2015 than in any other year in the past two decades.
WPLN (http://bit.ly/1YTaYTE) reports that statistics show 120 pedestrians and bicyclists had died as of Dec. 29. By comparison, there were 93 deaths in 2014.
2. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
3. New Closing Regulations Create Title Company Anxiety
- Saturday, August 01, 2015
Real estate is still hot in the Nashville area, with July expected to be another record month. Even so, showings seem to be slowing, and listings mounting.
With a little luck, buyers may soon have options.
4. Memphis Mayoral Field Set at 10
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Shelby County Election Commissioners have certified the Memphis election ballot for Oct. 8.
These are the names to appear on that ballot for the 15 elected offices.
The commission met hours after the noon Thursday, July 23, deadline for candidates to withdraw from the ballot if they wished.
5. Cooper Young Art Invitational to be Held Thursday
- Monday, September 08, 2014
The Cooper Young Festival Art Invitational will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper St.
6. Embracing Cremation
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
As business decisions go, this was a tricky one.
Jeff and Steve Murphy, owners of Music City Mortuary, opened their Nashville business in 2001, catering primarily to the needs of other funeral directors, providing transportation, embalming and preparation services, shipping – everything a mortuary business provides.
7. Fuchs Joins Vaco Logistics as Recruiter
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Eddie Fuchs has joined Vaco Memphis as an executive recruiter for Vaco Logistics, where he’ll consult with distribution, transportation and manufacturing companies to help identify candidates for leadership and specialized skill positions. Fuchs, who previously worked in the business development department of Intermodal Cartage Co., was recently named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s 2014 Young Memphians list.
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
Church Health Center Wellness and Bring It Food Hub will hold a Bring It, Cook It, Take It cooking class Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at 1115 Union Ave. The class will include cooking demonstrations using fresh produce, plus tastings and recipes. Cost is $5 and includes a bag of produce. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.
9. FedEx Founder Highlights Economic Club Fall Slate
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
FedEx founder Fred Smith will make a rare public speaking appearance in Memphis Nov. 6, as part of the fall 2014 lineup of speakers planned for the Economic Club of Memphis.
10. This week in Memphis history: March 7-13
- Saturday, March 08, 2014
1982: U2 opened for J. Geils Band at the Auditorium. It was the second Memphis show by U2 who had played the previous year at The Music Hall, a nightspot on Madison Avenue, west of McLean Boulevard. After the Auditorium date, the band dropped in at Miller’s Cave, a Frayser bar, and played two songs with the Miller Brothers Band.
11. US Treasury Introduces New Debt Product
- Friday, January 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it will auction a new Treasury security with variable interest rates next week. It will be the first new Treasury security offered in 17 years.
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Graceland will host an Elvis birthday proclamation and cake-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m. on the Graceland front lawn, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Cost is free; cake and coffee will be served at the Chrome Grille after the ceremony. Visit elvis.com for other birthday events held through Saturday, Jan. 11.
- Saturday, November 09, 2013
The West Tennessee Home Builders Association will hold the 2013 Fall Vesta Home Show Saturday, Nov. 9, to Dec. 1 at the St. James Place development in Germantown. General admission is $12. Visit vestahomeshow.com for hours and parking information.
- Friday, November 08, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host Curtain Up: Carnival Noir on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the theater, 66 S. Cooper St. The fundraiser will include five different-themed rooms of games, live music, food and cocktails. Tickets are $75. Visit playhouseonthesquare.com.
15. Flagship Facility
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
NexAir, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the country, recently debuted a new advanced welding and cutting demonstration lab at its renovated Downtown headquarters on Walnut Street.
16. ‘Culinary Adventure’
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Kim Fuqua is always adding something new to the menu of events she’s planning for Memphis’ community of foodies who are hungry for fresh dishes and drinks to sample.
17. Please, Please Belize! Part 1
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
A decade ago in this space, I told a story about receiving multiple hang-up phone calls between midnight and dawn over a period of several weeks. Via Caller ID and returning some of these calls at later times, I learned the Greyhound Federal Credit Union’s toll-free automated line was one digit off from a toll-free number I’d acquired years earlier. Somehow, I got the issue resolved with Greyhound.
18. So Southern Makes Functional Items Beautiful
- Monday, February 18, 2013
Ideas behind small businesses tend to spring from familiar places and from entrepreneurs who see a need, have a passion, are good at what they do and want to turn it into a labor of love.
The best small-business concepts often combine all those aspects into one enterprise. Which makes sense, because with all the difficulties of running a business comes the realization that, for it to work, it has to be sustained over a long period of time. Thus, the necessity, of doing what you love.
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
Literacy is Key: A Book & Author Affair, a Literacy Mid-South benefit luncheon hosted by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Featured authors are Mary Kay Andrews, Claire Cook and Courtney Miller Santo. Tickets are $45. Visit memphiskkg.org.
20. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
21. Securities and Exchange Official Elisse Walter Chosen to Lead Agency
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has chosen Elisse Walter, one of five members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to head the agency. Chairman Mary Schapiro will leave next month after a tumultuous tenure in which she helped lead the government's regulatory response to the financial crisis.
22. Commission to Appoint School Board Members
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.
The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
23. Olan Mills Bought by Competitor Lifetouch
- Friday, November 11, 2011
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – The 75-year-old Lifetouch photography company of Eden Prairie, Minn., purchased 79-year-old competitor Olan Mills and expects to hire nearly all the Chattanooga-based company's 4,000 employees.
24. Treasury Officials: Never Saw a Loan Like Solyndra
- Monday, October 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two senior Treasury officials said Friday that they had never seen a loan restructuring similar to the Energy Department loan to a failed solar panel maker.
The half-billion dollar loan to Solyndra Inc. was restructured so that private investors moved ahead of taxpayers for repayment on part of the loan in case of a default.
25. APNewsBreak: FBI Probes Never Entangled McWherter
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – Ned McWherter, one of the most powerful Tennessee Democrats during his quarter century in public life, never got caught up in any of the FBI undercover investigations that pushed another governor out of office early and led to several prison sentences and suicides for others in his party.
26. Tenn. has Troubled History With Medical Examiners
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The court battle to get records of beleaguered former Knox County medical examiner Sandra Elkins provides another glimpse into Tennessee's storied history with some of its top death investigators.
27. Geithner Gives Some Companies Pass on New Rules
- Monday, May 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has decided to let companies continue to trade certain contracts used to guard against swings in currency values outside regulators' view.
28. S&P Cuts Long-Term Outlook for US Debt to Negative
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Standard & Poor's Ratings Service downgraded its outlook Monday on U.S. government debt, expressing unprecedented doubts over the ability of Washington to bring the massive federal budget deficits under control.
29. Treasury: Will Begin Selling Mortgage Securities
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department announced Monday that it will begin selling its remaining $142 billion in holdings of mortgage-backed securities purchased during the financial crisis.
30. Treasury Gives New Date for Hitting Debt Limit
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury officials said Wednesday that the government may not hit its $14.3 trillion debt limit until the end of May, slightly later than anticipated.
Mary Miller, Treasury's assistant secretary for financial markets, said the government has collected more tax revenue than anticipated and that could push the timeframe back two weeks, until May 31.
31. Feds: BP Agrees to Expedite Oil Spill Payments
- Friday, June 11, 2010
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — BP said Thursday it plans to increase the amount of oil captured from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico by early next week as the Obama administration announced that the oil giant agreed to speed up payments to people whose livelihoods have been washed away by the spill.
32. Government Debt Explosion Hits Turning Point
- Thursday, May 06, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's explosive borrowing has hit a turning point: It's expected to drop 18 percent this year after setting a record high last year. The brighter picture is due to higher tax revenue and less government spending as the economy has improved.
33. UTHSC Professors Receive Patents
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sixteen professors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who turned laboratory experiments into practical applications have received patents for innovations in medicine.
Besides the potential for better ways to diagnose the sick and injured, these innovations could provide a revenue stream for UTHSC.
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold a Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. U of M basketball coach John Calipari will speak. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or email@example.com.
35. Ranta Elected Treasurer Of Southern Arts Federation
- Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Memphis. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corp. He oversees the company’s branches, including FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office. Smith has served on the boards of several companies, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mayo Foundation. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and co-chairman of the Energy Security Leadership Council.
36. NAFTA Ramifications Reach Closer to Memphis
- Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Busy construction sites might offer a glimpse of the future when it comes to logistics, as thousands of Mexican truck drivers make Memphis their destination.
But the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is leading an uphill battle to stop the incursion of Mexican-based trucks and drivers into the United States, part of a one-year demonstration project related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
37. Few Surprises At Filing Deadline
- Monday, April 07, 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.
38. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.
Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
39. Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Glankler Brown committed this year to taking a minimum of 35 pro bono cases each year from Memphis Area Legal Services, an organization that provides legal assistance for people unable to afford representation. Harmon practices in the area of civil litigation and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Kentucky and Memphis Bar Associations, as well as the Association for Women Attorneys.
40. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
41. Hampton Hotels Names Smith Senior Director of Product Service
- Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Kurt Smith has been named senior director of product service and development at Hampton Hotels. Previously, Smith served Hampton as director of global brand integration. Prior to that position, he was the director of hotel performance support.
42. Barrow Named Chef de Cuisine At Capriccio Grill
- Wednesday, March 14, 2007
The Peabody Hotel has named Brian Barrow chef de cuisine for Capriccio Grill, an Italian steakhouse. Barrow began his culinary career at 27. He attended Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts in Miami. He previously was a chef at the Ambassador Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and with Do & Co International Catering.
43. Wright Takes Helm of Suburban Community Newspapers
- Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Scott A. Wright has been named chairman and CEO of Suburban Community Newspapers Group (SCN), which includes 11 weekly newspapers in the Memphis metro and north Mississippi areas. Some of the papers are The Shelby Sun Times, The Collierville Independent and The East Shelby Review. Wright previously was publisher of 17 Dallas and Ft.Worth-area daily and weekly newspapers in the Star Community Newspapers group.
44. Big-Ticket Projects Advance For LUCB Consideration
- Friday, August 25, 2006
The developers of the 30-story, $175 million One Beale project have an agreement in place with an upscale but still unnamed hotel partner, which will bolster the office, condominium and residential project they're planning for Downtown Memphis.
45. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.
46. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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Turley Begins Shrine Building Conversion
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47. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 11, 2005
NovaCopy Exec Chosen for Whos Who
Memphis Architect Honored for Service to France
Memphis architect Metcalf Crump was named a Knight in the National Order of Merit by French President Jacques Chirac. The award was created in 1963 by President ...
48. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 06, 2005
MAAR Pinnacle Awards Winners Announced
MAAR Announces Pinnacle Award Winners
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following winners of the fourth annual Pinnacle Awards: Al Andrews Jr. of Panattoni Development Co., Commercial...
49. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 02, 2004
MEMPHIS FOOD BANK APPOINTS ASST
The Food Bank Appoints Assistant Director
Estella Mayhue-Greer was appointed assistant director of the Memphis Food Bank. Greer has been with The Food Bank for eight years. She previously served as agency relati...
50. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Peace & Justice Center Awards Local Peacemakers
Peace & Justice Center Presents Annual Honors The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center will present the following Peacemaker 2003 awards Thursday at its annual banquet: Diamond Printing, soc...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Susan Hugel of Shelby County was elected to the Tennessee Education Association Susan Hugel of Shelby County was elected to the Tennessee Education Association board. Florestine Evans of Memphis was elected as a representative on the Tennessee Conso...
52. Archived Article: Covenant (lead)
- Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Covenant Church family center on tap Covenant church plans family center By MARY DANDO The Daily News One of the fastest growing Methodist churches in Southeast Shelby County is building a new family life/activity center, which should open in Novemb...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Edward L Edward L. Stanton III joined Armstrong Allen PLLC as an associate member. Stanton comes to the firm from the City of Memphis, where he served as assistant city attorney. Prior to his employment with the city, Stanton worked at the Charles C...
54. Archived Article: Loeb (lead)
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001
Trinity Commons shopping center changes ownership Trinity Commons changes ownership By SUE PEASE The Daily News Attracted to the tenant mix of Trinity Commons shopping center in Cordova, Loeb Realty purchased the property in a deal worth $14.3 milli...
55. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Sixteen sales associates of Crye-Leike, Realtors were inducted into the Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of ach Sixteen sales associates of Crye-Leike, Realtors were inducted into the Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of...
56. Archived Article: Law Focus (rates)
- Thursday, July 20, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER Blip in rates slows areas of housing market By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News Although interest rates are, from a historical standpoint, fairly moderate, slight rises in rates due to Federal Reserve pressure has had some effect on...
57. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, May 26, 2000
The Memphis Potters Guild spring show is June 2-4 at the Memphis Botanic Garden in the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center The Memphis Potters Guild spring show is June 2-4 at the Memphis Botanic Garden in the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center. The opening re...
58. Archived Article: Law Focus (dv Court)
- Thursday, January 07, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Fighting battles on the home front The Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit focuses resources, attention on crime victims By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Domestic violence is a personal kind of crime, and one that necessitates...
59. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, October 08, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Community Legal Center provides services to people of modest means By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Mary Jo Miller wants the public to know there are lawyers who care deeply that all citizens have access to the law and who have...
60. Archived Article: Law Focus St
- Thursday, October 08, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Lawyers for the people Community Legal Center provides services to people of modest means By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Mary Jo Miller wants the public to know there are lawyers who care deeply that all citizens have access ...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 08, 1998
Kenneth P Kenneth P. Pehanick has been promoted to chief operating officer of Continental Traffic Services Inc. Pehanick formerly was vice president of sales. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Dorchelle Terrell Spence has been named...
62. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, February 05, 1998
The American Bar Associations Juvenile Justice Committee is accepting nominations for the 13th annual Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award, which honors attorneys practicing in juvenile court who have displayed dedication and advocacy in represent...
63. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 21, 1997
July 21 July 21 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Lisa Montgomery of Womens News of the Mid-South and Brenda Snider of radio station...
64. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 14, 1997
July 14 July 14 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The program will be a presentation on the Titanic exhibit by Marjorie Gerald. The cost is $13. For more information, call Bonita Cum...
65. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 21, 1997
Bill Wilson Jr Bill Wilson Jr. and Linda B. Ward have joined the mortgage lending department of Victory Bank. Wilson has been named senior loan officer of mortgage lending. He previously was a loan officer at Community Mortgage Corp. Ward has joined...
66. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 21, 1997
April 21 April 21 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at the Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Laurel Niday, owner of Family Connection. The cost is $15. For rese...
67. Archived Article: Briefs.
- Wednesday, April 16, 1997
legal briefs Legal Briefs Memphis attorney David L. Hoglund was temporarily suspended from the practice of law on Sept. 8 by order of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The Court suspended Hoglund based upon a petition filed by the Board of Professiona...
68. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 14, 1997
April 14 April 14 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The cost is $13. For more information, call Jo Meadows at 224-9662. April 15 Memphis Human Resources Association will meet a...
69. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 07, 1997
April 7 April 7 The Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center will sponsor a workshop on documenting ISO 9000 through April 8 at State Technical Institute. The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The presenter is Charles A. Yacuzzo, president o...
70. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 17, 1997
March 17 March 17 The Institute of Management Accountants will meet at Union Planters, 6200 Poplar Ave. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The seminar topic will be the Internet, and the presenter will be Dr. Larry Schmidt of Christian Brothers University. The c...
71. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 10, 1997
March 10 March 10 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Shirley Jones, past president of the state division of PSI. The cost is $13. For more information, call Nathal...
72. Archived Article
- Wednesday, December 04, 1996
Dr. Patrice Reed has joined Laurelwood Pediatrics LLC. Reed previously was a staff physician with George Washington University Health Plan and an assistant professor of pediatrics at George Washington University. She received her medical degree from...
73. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 21, 1996
Chuck Freedman, chief operating officer for Kelman-Lazarov, has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Other officers include Larry Crowder, president elect and vice president of administration; Phy...