Editorial Results (free)
1. PFM Group Promotes Lowe To Managing Director
- Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Lauren Lowe has been promoted to managing director of The PFM Group, a leading provider of independent financial and investment advisory services to state and local governments and not-for-profit institutions. Based in PFM’s Memphis office, Lowe serves the firm’s municipal advisory clients. Her areas of expertise include debt transactions and structuring, strategic planning, pricing and cash flow analysis as well as advising many of her local government clients on policy development.
2. Four Judicial Races on Aug. 4 Ballot
- Saturday, April 23, 2016
Two years after the big ballot of judicial positions that are up for election once every eight years, there are four judicial races on the Aug. 4, 2016 ballot.
The two races for Bartlett Municipal Court Judge and races for Shelby County Circuit Court Judge and Shelby County Chancery Court reflect a last-minute ballot switch by the Shelby County Election Commission as well as continued turnover in countywide courts.
3. Memphis Takes Pounding in Opener With Spurs
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Memphis Grizzlies were not alone in their unmitigated defeat. The NBA Playoffs started this past weekend and while descriptions of what happened to the Grizzlies within the shadow of the Alamo in San Antonio were colorful – “a 106-74 bludgeoning by the San Antonio Spurs” read one account at NBA.com – this was hardly an isolated incident.
4. Dodging a Disaster With Volkswagen?
- Saturday, March 26, 2016
Next month will mark five years since the first Passat rolled off the assembly line at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant. Most anniversaries are a cause for celebration.
But as Chattanoogans blow out the candles on this particular milestone they’ll be hoping that Volkswagen’s diesel emissions troubles will soon be extinguished, too, and that the new SUV model they’ll start producing this year will help VW emerge from the crisis a better and stronger company than before.
5. Why Relationships Are Essential To Research
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Beth Werner, Head of Retail Research and Vision at Bose
So, why are relationships essential for research? Let me begin by telling you a little about myself, and then tell you about why relationships are scary for Bose.
6. Grizzlies Bites: October 2-8
- Saturday, October 03, 2015
FedExForum Increases Security for Grizzlies Games: Walk-through magnetometers (metal detectors) have been installed at all entrances to FedExForum, and will be standard practice for entering fans starting with the Memphis Grizzlies’ first preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. the Houston Rockets.
7. Leadership Lessons From Design Thinker Max DePree
- Monday, September 28, 2015
The former CEO of Herman Miller, Max DePree said, “I’ve got so many MBAs, but what I need is a poet. Poets are the original systems thinkers.”
8. 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.
9. Under Fire for Data Breach, Obama Personnel Chief Steps Down
- Monday, July 13, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.
10. Bass Pro Announces Opening Week Lineup
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Bass Pro Shops has unveiled the celebrity lineup and schedule for its opening festivities, kicking off with a free Evening for Conservation event Wednesday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Here is the press release from Bass Pro:
11. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.
Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.
UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.
12. 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.
13. No Child Left Behind Gets Renewed Focus
- Tuesday, December 02, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is the incoming chairman of the Senate committee overseeing education, says his top education priority is fixing the landmark Bush-era law. His goal? Get a bill signed by President Barack Obama early next year.
14. Dobbs Makes Strong Case for Vols Starting QB Job
- Saturday, November 01, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones faces a big question this week about his starting quarterback for Saturday night’s game at South Carolina.
Will it be sophomore Josh Dobbs, whose impressive debut off the bench in last Saturday’s 34-20 loss to No. 4-ranked Alabama gave UT a dual-threat QB?
15. Midnight Lunch: Innovation Insights
- Monday, October 20, 2014
Sarah Miller Caldicott, the grandniece of Edison and CEO of Power Patterns of Innovation, presents “Midnight Lunch: Building an Innovator’s Toolkit for Success.”
What was Edison’s execution process?
16. Once High-Flying Vince Carter in Different Role With Grizz
- Friday, October 10, 2014
At this stage of his NBA career, there are a lot of euphemisms for Vince Carter.
Veteran. Elder statesman. Old guy. Those were Carter’s own words when describing his exit in Dallas this summer, after owner Mark Cuban put a three-year, $46.1 million offer sheet in front of 25-year-old Chandler Parsons. The Benefactor indeed.
17. Downtown Knoxville Tourism Finally Finds its Stride
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
When Kim Trent moved to Knoxville in 1990, she could stand along Gay Street on a Sunday and be the only soul in sight. Today, she’s a face in the crowd.
18. Future Uncertain But Innovation Team’s Work to Continue
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Though the future of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in Memphis is uncertain at this point, the work it’s involved in – incubating businesses and activating neighborhoods, for example – appears set to continue.
19. Finals Presents Intriguing Question About Coaching
- Friday, June 06, 2014
So if the Miami Heat win a third straight NBA championship, it’s all about LeBron James and a cast of future Hall-of-Famers that includes Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and, in a lot of people’s view, Chris Bosh.
20. Cardinals Expect ‘Good Things’ to Happen Again
- Friday, April 04, 2014
At grantland.com, the writer said the St. Louis Cardinals have even more depth than last year’s team, but then he went on to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series.
21. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 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.
- Saturday, February 01, 2014
The University of Memphis will host its Black History Month opening ceremony and presentation of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James L. Netters Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit memphis.edu for a schedule of other Black History Month activities.
23. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board
- Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
24. Health Overhaul Debate Snags Senate Pharmacy Bill
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hundreds, Congress is ready to increase federal oversight over compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications.
25. Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This month's glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.
26. Redbirds Proving Key Role in ‘Cardinal Way’
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals had just wrapped up one playoff series and were headed to the National League Championship Series with a roster mainly comprised of homegrown players.
There was rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who had flirted with no-hitters in the regular season and in the NL Division Series. There was first baseman Matt “Big City” Adams, who stepped into the void created by Allen Craig’s foot injury. And there was 23-year-old Trevor Rosenthal, who was thrust into that all-important closer’s role late in the season.
27. Greg Miller Celebrates 10 Years at Inferno
- Friday, July 19, 2013
Greg Miller doesn’t have to talk about how much he loves his job, the kinds of changes he’s seen in his industry, the kind of changes he’s been part of and how he couldn’t imagine working anywhere else but inferno.
28. Wacha Handling Latest Example Of Pitcher Care
- Friday, June 21, 2013
A few days ago, when the St. Louis Cardinals optioned young Michael Wacha back to Memphis, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny did not utter some of baseball’s most frightening names.
29. 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.
30. Ravens’ Cox Long Snaps Way Into Anonymity
- Friday, February 01, 2013
There’s more than one way to reach the big game.
For Briarcrest Christian School graduate Michael Oher, his journey was storybook and he’ll start on the offensive line for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Feb. 3, when they play the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans.
- 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.
32. Serving Memphis
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The hospitality industry is the nation’s largest private sector employer, yet many in its workforce do not have access to affordable and consistent health care, education opportunities or financial mentoring.
33. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
34. FDA Regulation of Pharmacies has Knotty History
- Monday, October 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and sometimes fatal injuries. But this isn't the first time Congress has pushed for more authority over the industry.
35. Arkansas Court Rejects Casino Measure for November Ballot
- Friday, October 05, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a proposed ballot measure that would have given a professional poker player the exclusive rights to operate casinos in four counties.
36. Look for Lightning When Hiring
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We’ve been interviewing a lot lately, trying to fill key positions at the Southern Growth Studio. We have been inundated with well-qualified people seeking exile from soul-crushing corporate cultures and large, global consultancies where they feel like a machine part.
37. 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.
38. Supporters Gather Signatures for Ark. Casino Plans
- Tuesday, May 15, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Two competing ballot proposals would bring casinos to Arkansas, primarily in counties along the border and in the state's largest cities – but only one of the measures can become law.
39. Monroe Ave. Bldg. Sells For $3.3M
- Friday, March 23, 2012
A fully leased Downtown office building has traded hands for more than twice its assessed value.
309 Monroe Property LLC purchased the 22,792-square-foot property at 309 Monroe Ave. for $3.3 million. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal was $1.5 million.
40. Goldman Manifesto Echoes Past Questions About Bank
- Monday, March 19, 2012
The young banker whose dramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whether the august investment house deals honestly with all its clients.
41. Pressure Builds for Civilian Drone Flights at Home
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.
Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.
42. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
43. Garden Hosts 11th Summer of Concerts
- Monday, June 27, 2011
For a summertime concert series in Memphis, the act playing is only half the story. The big draw oftentimes is its location.
Live at the Garden, the biggest annual fundraiser for the Memphis Botanic Garden, kicked off its 11th season among the fields, trees and blossoming flowers that make its venue more like a garden party than a concert.
44. Humana to Purchase Health Care Company Concentra
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Health insurer Humana Inc. plans its first broad foray into health care delivery in nearly two decades with its intended purchase of Concentra Inc. in an approximately $790 million cash deal announced Monday.
45. A New Era
- Monday, October 25, 2010
As the Grizzlies mark their 10th season in Memphis, whispers of “contender” and “dark horse” can be heard in the halls of FedExForum.
The positive outlook is an encouraging sign for a team that sat at the bottom of the league just two seasons ago and has endured a bumpy ride during its decade-long tenure in Memphis.
46. Foreclosure Freeze Could Undermine Housing Market
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at a resort near the Berkshires, Case thought the makings of a recovery were finally falling into place.
47. Health Care Leaders Seek Cost-Control Strategies
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
With cost and quality becoming more transparent in health care, location is not always the primary factor for deciding which hospital gets a patient’s business.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. this year began encouraging its employees to travel to the Cleveland Clinic for heart surgeries.
48. No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records
- Wednesday, September 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry.
This year’s volatile election is bursting with money, setting fundraising and spending records in a high-stakes struggle for control of Congress amid looser but still fuzzy campaign finance rules.
49. Congress Fix Too Late to Stop Medicare Cuts
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Doctors nationwide will be taking a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments – at least temporarily – because another reprieve from Congress will come too late.
The Senate on Friday passed legislation to delay the cuts for six months, but the House of Representatives must also approve the bill and the president must sign it.
50. Candidate Filing List -- The Final Version
- Friday, February 19, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
51. UPDATE: Mayor's Race Grows At Filing Deadline
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.
Luttrell faces only token opposition from perennial candidate Ernie Lunati.
Meanwhile, the Democratic primary for mayor grew to three contenders as General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson filed his qualifying petition just before the deadline. He joins interim County Mayor Joe Ford and Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone.
Luttrell ruled out a bid for Shelby County mayor last year (2009). But when Harold Byrd decided not to run in the Democratic primary, some local GOP leaders asked Luttrell to reconsider.
The result touched off a scramble of candidates from both parties for the open sheriff’s office. But before the noon deadline, the initial field of over a dozen possible contenders was narrowed to ten – six Democrats and four Republicans.
The other surprise at the filing deadline was the return of attorney Walter Bailey to the District 2 Position 1 seat he gave up in the 2006 elections. Bailey sought re-election then to another term despite a two term limit on commissioners. Bailey lost to J.W. Gibson who decided not to seek re-election. He also lost a court fight to overturn the term limits.
Bailey was the only candidate who had filed for the seat at the Thursday deadline.
Only one incumbent county commissioner – Republican Mike Ritz -- was effectively re-elected at the deadline because he had no opposition.
All but one of the eleven contested County Commission races will be decided with the May 4 primaries. The only general election battle for the August ballot is the district 5 contest between GOP challenger Dr. Rolando Toyos and whoever wins the May Democratic primary between incumbent Steve Mulroy and Jennings Bernard.
Former County Commissioner John Willingham also returned to the ballot among a field of Republican contenders in the primary for Shelby County Trustee.
And former Criminal Court Clerk Minerva Johnican joined the Democratic primary field for her old job. Incumbent Republican Bill Key pulled petition to seek re-election but did not file at the deadline.
Here is the list of races and contenders from The Shelby County Election Commission. All candidate have until noon Feb. 25 to withdraw from the ballot if they wish.
Shelby County Mayor:
Deidre Malone (D)
Joe Ford (D)
Otis Jackson (D)
Mark Luttrell (R)
Ernest Lunati (R)
Leo Awgowhat (I)
Shelby County Sheriff:
James Coleman (R)
Bobby Simmons (R)
Bill Oldham (R)
Dale Lane (R)
Larry Hill (D)
Bennie Cobb (D)
Randy Wade (D)
James Bolden (D)
Elton Hymon (D)
Reginald French (D)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 1
Mike Ritz (R) (incumbent)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 2
Albert Maduska (R)
Heidi Shafer (R)
County Commission Dist 1 Pos 3
Mike Carpenter (R) (incumbent)
Joe Baire (R)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 1
Walter Bailey (D)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 2
Henri Brooks (D) (incumbent)
David Vinciarelli (D)
County Commission Dist 2 Pos 3
Eric Dunn (D)
Norma Lester (D)
Tina Dickerson (D)
Melvin Burgess (D)
Reginald Milton (D)
Freddie Thomas (D)
County Commission Dist 3 Pos 1
James Harvey (D) (incumbent)
James Catchings (D)
County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 2
Sidney Chism (D) (incumbent)
Andrew "Rome" Withers (D)
County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 3
Edith Moore (D) (incumbent)
Justin Ford (D)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 1
Chris Thomas (R)
John Pellicciotti (R)
Jim Bomprezzi (R)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 2
Wyatt Bunker (R) (incumbent)
John Wilkerson (R)
Ron Fittes (R)
County Commission Dist 4 Pos 3
Terry Roland (R)
George Chism (R)
Edgar Babian (R)
County Commission Dist 5
Steve Mulroy (D) (incumbent)
Jennings Bernard (D)
Rolando Toyos (R)
Shelby County Clerk
Charlotte Draper (D)
Corey Maclin (D)
LaKeith Miller (D)
Wayne Mashburn (R)
Steve Moore (R)
Criminal Court Clerk
Vernon Johnson (D)
Minerva Johnican (D)
Ralph White (D)
Michael Porter (R)
Kevin Key (R)
Jerry Stamson (I)
Circuit Court Clerk
Jimmy Moore (R) (incumbent)
Steven Webster (D)
Carmichael Johnson (D)
Ricky W. Dixon (D)
Juvenile Court Clerk
Joy Touliatos (R)
Charles Marshall (D)
Sylvester Bradley (D)
Shep Wilbun (D)
Julia Roberson Wiseman (I)
Probate Court Clerk
Paul Boyd (R)
Sondra Becton (D)
Danny Kail (D)
Annita Sawyer Hamilton (D)
Peggy Dobbins (D)
Clay Perry (D)
Karen Tyler (D)
Shelby County Register
Tom Leatherwood (R) (incumbent)
Coleman Thompson (D)
Lady J. Swift (D)
Carlton Orange (D)
Shelby County Trustee
Regina Newman (D) (incumbent)
M. LaTroy Williams (D)
John Willingham (R)
Jeff Jacobs (R)
David Lenoir (R) ...
52. NuVasive Files Permit to Renovate Southeast Memphis Facility
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
4670 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $1.6 Million
Project Cost: $1.6 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2010
Owner: NuVasive Inc.
Tenant: NuVasive Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.
53. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
54. GM Urges Quick Approval of Sale Plan
- Friday, July 03, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - An attorney for a trio of bondholders opposed to General Motors' sale plan on Thursday urged a judge to call the government's bluff and require the automaker to restructure itself through a more traditional bankruptcy process instead of through the quick sale of its assets.
55. Democrats Try to Regain Health Care Momentum
- Monday, June 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to regain momentum on a core issue of Barack Obama's presidency, House Democrats on Friday unveiled legislation they said would cover virtually all the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans.
56. Ugwueke Takes Helm At Methodist North Hospital
- Monday, June 08, 2009
Michael O. Ugwueke will now be the chief administrator for two hospitals in the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system.
Effective June 15, he will assume the role of chief executive officer of Methodist North Hospital in addition to his current responsibilities as chief executive officer of Methodist South Hospital.
57. Drompp Named Faculty Dean, VP for Academic Affairs at Rhodes
- Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Michael R. Drompp has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Rhodes College. Drompp will provide leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters.
58. Arkansas May Vote to Allow Casinos
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Arkansas voters may have a casino proposal on the ballot in 2010 because the state’s attorney general has approved the wording for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow casinos in seven counties, including Crittenden.
59. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
60. Jo-Ann Fabric, Dollar Tree Coming to Centennial Commons
- Tuesday, April 29, 2008
7746 and 7686 Polo Grounds Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amounts: $1.1 Million and $360,000
Project Cost: $1.5 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2008
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenants: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Dollar Tree Stores Inc.
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
Details: Michael Lightman Realty Co. has filed two more permits for construction on the 250,000-square-foot Centennial Commons shopping center on Polo Grounds Boulevard., north of Winchester Road, east of Tenn. 385 and south of Callis Cutoff Road. Lightman will build stores for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Dollar Tree Stores Inc., with construction beginning in the next two weeks and finishing later in the year, said Michael Lightman Jr. Those two retailers will join JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods; construction already has begun on those stores.
Lightman said the shopping center has room for more tenants, but he will wait for users and build stores to suit. He is targeting additional retail shops for the remaining space, looking for holes in the busy 385/Winchester/Hacks Cross area. “We’re trying to meet all needs,” he said. “It’s going to be very nice.”
Lightman said Centennial Commons’ first openings should occur in October. “JCPenney will be open sooner, but they’re a little bit ahead of everybody else,” Lightman said. Centennial Commons is part of the 300-acre Centennial Park project, which Michael Lightman Realty Co. has been developing for a decade. Centennial Park includes retail stores, medical offices, restaurants, a hotel and apartments.
61. Production Shows Humorous Side of Theater
- Friday, April 25, 2008
Stage actors, directors and producers probably know all too well the chaos that erupts backstage before a new play takes the limelight. Theatre Memphis will explore and celebrate the glorious, if somewhat disorganized, lives of theater people, with a quick-witted tale of pre-production disasters when "Room Service" debuts today.
62. 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.
63. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Friday, April 04, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At Thursday’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
64. Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
The race for the Memphis 9th Congressional District seat will have no Republican contenders.
At today’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.
- Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet costs $18. Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton will give his annual State of the City Address. Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
66. 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.
67. 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.
68. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
David M. Gilchrist has been selected as chief executive officer of Siegal-Robert Inc. and Siegal-Robert Automotive. Most recently, Gilchrist was the president and CEO of Jackson Products Inc. in St. Louis, a highway and personal safety product manufacturer. He also has held supervisory positions with Mid-South Industries and VP Buildings Inc.
69. Flood Zone?
- Friday, July 28, 2006
When Willie and Rena Jeffries bought their home in 1995, the property directly behind theirs was being used as a horse pasture.
In the years since, a major developer has turned the pasture into a subdivision - and turned their 2,600-square-foot, two-story home into a major disaster area, they allege in a lawsuit filed last week in Shelby County Chancery Court.
70. 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.
71. Handorf Named President of State Medical Association
- Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Dr. Charles R. Handorf has been named the 152nd president of the Tennessee Medical Association. Handorf is president of Duckworth Pathology Group and professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
72. Barnes Elected Chairman of FedEx/St. Jude Classic
- Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reggie Barnes was elected general chairman of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and president of Youth Programs Inc., the governing body of the PGA Tour event. Barnes previously served as treasurer of Youth Programs. He also is the former chairman of the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority and the team selection committee for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Barnes is managing director of Morgan Keegan & Co. and also works with Athletic Resource Management.
73. Archived Article
- Tuesday, August 09, 2005
2670 Frayser Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38127
Cost: $2.5 million
Buyer: J. Paul McNamara and Donna Lynch Ayers, trustees
Seller: CP Rad Tonj LLC
Property: Property at 2670 Frayser Blvd. near Range Line Road.
74. Archived Article
- Tuesday, August 02, 2005
3865 Kirby Parkway
Memphis, TN 38115
Cost: $6.5 million
Buyer: SATCA Ltd.
Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA
Property: Property at 3865 Kirby Parkway near Deer Forest Drive.
75. 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...
76. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Blair Tower Apartments
Blair Tower Property Slated for Renovations
810 Washington Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Cost: $5.4 million
Borrower: Blair MCAP LLC
Lender: Capri Capital Finance LLC
Trustee: Chicago Title Insurance Co.
77. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Highland Point Planned Near Berryhill Road
34.27 acres in
Cost: $1.1 million
Buyer: Latting Road Partners LLC
Seller: David Miller LLC
Property: 34.27 acres in Wilderwood Estates Subdivision in Cordova. The...
78. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Kirby Gate Property Financed for $4.1 Million
2715-2725 Kirby Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Cost: $4.1 million
Borrower: 2715 Kirby Parkway LLC
Lender: UBS Real Estate Investments Inc.
Trustee: Security Title Co. Inc.
79. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Kohner Refinances The Villages at Harrison Creek
Kohner Refinances The Villages at Harrison Creek
3855 Jackson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38128
Cost: $7.3 million
Borrower: Harrison Creek LLC
Lender: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems ...
80. 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...
81. Archived Article: Sports Biz (lead)
- Monday, May 10, 2004
Sports More Than a Game for Businesses
Sports marketing builds relationships, boosts bottom line
The Daily News
For Memphis-based First Tennessee, involvement in sports is about making a connection.
But its n...
82. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Enterprise Bancshares Inc., holding company for Enterprise National Bank, reported a consolidated net income of $488,516 for the quarter ended June 30, up 36.6 percent over net income ...
83. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...
84. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Sgt. Jackie Setliff
Sgt. Jackie Setliff of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office was chosen as Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club. A ceremony honoring Setliff begins at 10 a.m. today in the Sheriffs Conference Room, 201 Poplar Ave., ninth floor...
85. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, April 09, 2003
nabs service award
Crye-Leike Realtors Germantown Poplar branch recently was commended for its community service.
Managing broker Myra Quinley accepted Crye-Leikes inaugural 2002 Community Serv...
86. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Dr. E. Greer Richardson was elected 2002-2003 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society president. Richardson is an orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic who sub-specializes in the care of the foot and ankle. He joined the Campbell Clinic s...
87. Archived Article: Lightman (lead)
- Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Hueys and Half Shell expand eastward
Hueys, Half Shell order
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
A Memphis developer has begun construction on a retail center in East Memphis, which will add two established restaurants to t...
88. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner Michael Erhardt was named the 2002 Enterprise National Bank Founders Award winner. The annual award honors the Enterprise employee whose leadership, professionalism, i...
89. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001
Dr Dr. James Porterfield was elected president of the non-profit Memphis Electrophysiology Society, which begins operations Jan. 1. Dr. Eric Johnson was elected vice president and Dr. James Litzow was elected membership director. Lee C. Miller joine...
90. Archived Article: Alarms (lead)
- Thursday, May 25, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Silencing false alarms goal of joint initative By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Hard as it is to imagine, at any given time one-sixth of local law enforcement is responding to a false alarm call somewhere in the county. In 1996...
91. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, November 15, 1999
Nov Nov. 15 The Memphis Songwriters Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the University of Memphis Harris Music Building, Room 101. For more information, call Michael Porter at 577-0906 or e-mail email@example.com. The Quality Center will offer a 36-...
92. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, October 08, 1999
The American Marketing Association will meet at 11:30 a The American Marketing Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Racquet Club. The speaker will be David Reeves, vice president of Graphic Systems Inc. His topic will be digital printi...
93. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
94. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 26, 1999
John J John J. Bradley has been named senior vice president of economic development for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the current president of the Tennessee Industrial Development Council. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Ten...
95. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Robert Miller Elected to Harrah's Ruth Hendricks has been appointed catering sales manager for the Peabody. She formerly served as operations manager for Memphis in May. Ken Nelson has been promoted from catering sales manager to assistant director ...
96. 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 ...
97. 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...
98. Archived Article: Gov't (ccc)
- Thursday, December 17, 1998
It's almost over CCC narrows president search to two Jeffs By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Its almost over. The search for a new president and chief executive officer for the Center City Commission has been narrowed to two candidates. A decision cou...
99. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 09, 1998
Promus Names Norman P Norman P. Blake Jr. has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Promus Hotel Corp. Blake is the former chairman, president and CEO of USF&G Corp. and former chairman and CEO of Heller International Cor...
100. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 18, 1997
Aug Aug. 18 East Memphis Business and Professional Women will meet at Lulu Grille, 565 Erin Drive. Networking begins at 6 p.m., and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Virginia Griffee, an attorney and publisher of Business Law Focus, ...