Editorial Results (free)
1. House Leader Casada Backs Towns’ Slavery Amendment to State Constitution
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
NASHVILLE – Rep. Joe Towns’ legislation to remove slavery from the state Constitution is being postponed until 2018, but it picked up a key endorsement Monday from Republican House Majority Leader Glen Casada.
2. Towns’ Slavery Amendment Gets Backing From House Leader
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Rep. Joe Towns’ legislation to remove slavery from the state Constitution is being postponed until 2018, but it picked up a key endorsement Monday from Republican House Majority Leader Glen Casada.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Orpheum Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” Tuesday, April 18, through April 23 at 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for show times and tickets.
Norris Avenue M.B. Church’s 2017 career fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s family life center, 1423 Norris Road. Ten employers are participating; applicants should bring resumes and be prepared for possible on-site interviews. Call the church at 901-942-0847 or 901-942-1430 for details.
- Monday, April 17, 2017
Shelby County Real Estate Road Show, co-sponsored by Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and Chandler Reports, will be held Monday, April 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Learn about the county’s tax sale process and anti-blight initiative, as well as how to bid on commercial, industrial and residential properties through the Civic Source online system. Cost is free. Register at rersmemphis42017.eventbrite.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, April 15, 2017
The Dunavant Public Servant Awards luncheon, co-sponsored by The Rotary Club of Memphis East and The Daily News, will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Awards will be presented to Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Memphis Public Library & Information Center director Keenon McCloy, and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will give the keynote. Tickets are $50. Call 901-754-1615 or email email@example.com.
6. Corker To Keynote Dunavant Awards
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will be the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of Memphis East’s annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards.
Co-sponsored by The Daily News, the awards luncheon is 11:30 a.m., April 18, at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
7. View From the Hill: Outsourcing, Rates Worry Park Fans
- Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dunlap resident Kathy Gilbert opposes privatization of Fall Creek Falls on a number of fronts.
If a vendor comes in to run the state park, as planned by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration, she’s worried about the possible loss of jobs or pay and benefits by state employees, the funneling of revenue to private investors and the raising of rates at the state park’s lodge when it’s rebuilt, potentially making it less affordable for families to visit.
8. Judge: East Tennessee City Can Change Name to Rocky Top
- Friday, May 30, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has given a former coal mining town in East Tennessee the go-ahead to change its name to Rocky Top – a move that developers have said is needed to entice them to build a massive tourist complex in the town of 1,800 people.
9. Moore Rejoins Girls Inc. as President/CEO
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.
10. Hopson Heads Both School Systems
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The city and county school systems have a single school superintendent less than five months from the start of the first school year of the consolidated school system in Shelby County.
Interim Memphis City Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson was appointed interim Shelby County Schools superintendent at the first countywide school board meeting since the board approved a buyout last week of county schools superintendent John Aitken.
11. School Closings Meetings Move to Orleans Elementary
- Monday, January 14, 2013
Memphis City Schools officials host the next in a series of meetings on proposed school closings Tuesday Jan. 15 at Orleans Elementary School, 1400 McMillan St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
12. Countywide School Board Acts on Recommendations
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools become a single consolidated school system in August with the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
The countywide school board will get around to hiring a search firm to pick a merger superintendent at its meeting next week. And the goal is to pick a superintendent by mid-February.
13. Board Votes to Close, Convert Schools
- Monday, December 3, 2012
Countywide school board chairman Billy Orgel warned school administrators that they may be pushed aside if they don’t come up with recommendations that produce more efficiencies and save more money for the soon-to-be-merged school systems.
14. School Board Starts Process on School Closings-Transformations
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Countywide school board members voted Thursday, Nov. 29, to begin the process of considering the closing of four elementary schools in western Memphis and the conversion of two other inner city schools in what amounts to a move to compete with the Achievement School District.
15. Cash Puts Five Elementary Schools On List For Closing Consideration
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash is proposing the countywide school board consider closing five elementary schools and turn Humes Middle School over to the state-run Achievement School District.
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Cannon Wright Blount will present “Getting Started With QuickBooks: Learn From the Experts” Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its office 756 Ridge Lake Blvd., suite 100. Cost is $75. Visit cannonwrightblount.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. Schools Mediator Faces Unique Case
- Friday, April 22, 2011
The job title is “neutral.”
That’s how Joe G. Riley’s position is described on the website of “Settlement Solutions,” the mediation firm he has worked for since he retired as a state criminal appeals court judge in 2004. Before that, he was a Circuit Court judge in Dyer and Lake counties.
18. Unity, Plan Needed for Schools
- Friday, February 11, 2011
The recent documentary concerning what ails public education in urban America, “Waiting for Superman,” observes there’s more concern about upsetting the adults than doing what’s necessary to educate their children.
19. U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy
- Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.
Kritchevsky has been a law professor at the university since 1983, and for the past 20 years has served as a faculty adviser to the school’s Moot Court Board and also served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.
20. Ogletree Deakins Shareholder Honored for Labor and Employment Work
- Thursday, September 20, 2007
Frederick J. Lewis is one of four attorneys in the Memphis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC to be named in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Lewis, along with Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Donna K. Fischer, were named top lawyers in the area of labor and employment. The four were among 77 of the firm's attorneys across the U.S. and the U.S. Virgin Islands featured in the new edition of Best Lawyers.
21. Banned Books Take Center Stage at U of M
- Monday, September 25, 2006
In observance of the National Library Association's Banned Books Week, the University of Memphis' Ned R. McWherter Library hosts readings through Sept. 29 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the library's rotunda. The readings will be from books that were considered controversial at some time in American history. Selections will include "The Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. A virtual panel discussion to introduce Banned Books Week will be held today from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the library. All related events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Tom Mendina at 678-4310.
- Friday, April 21, 2006
The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. conducts a small business development seminar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. The class focuses on all aspects of starting and running a child care business. Cost to attend is $25. Call (888) 413-2232.
23. Archie Manning to Speak about 'Faith, Family and Football' Thursday
- Monday, April 17, 2006
The University of Memphis hosts a lecture and panel discussion on death and dying issues at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre and Lecture Hall on the U of M campus. Guest speaker Dr. Larry Churchill presents "It's Your Right to Live or Die - Or Is It?" Visit www.memphis.edu for more information.
24. Katrina Job Coalition Hosts Employment Readiness Expo
- Monday, October 10, 2005
The Katrina Job Coalition presents "Employment Readiness Workshops and Expo" from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Contact Geneva Blurton at 761-0576 or Ted Archdeacon at 379-1625 to find out about other courses in the series.
- Thursday, August 25, 2005
The Greater Memphis Arts Council and Bravo Memphis host a kickoff reception to sign up members for the 2005-2006 Bravo season at 6 p.m. today at Memphis Ambiance, 136 Webster Ave. For more information, call 578-ARTS or visit www.memphisartscouncil.org.
26. Arts Organizations Host State Legislators' Reception
- Monday, August 22, 2005
Memphis City Council member Carol Chumney hosts Coffee with Carol Chumney at 11 a.m. at Formosa Restaurant, 3735 Summer Ave. Call 576-6795.
The Center City Commission Downtown Parking Authority meets at 3 p.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.
27. Archived Article: Events
- Thursday, April 14, 2005
The March of Dimes sponsors Walk America 2005 at 9 a
The Grant Center offers an Advanced Grant Seeking workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $99 for members; $125 for non-members....
28. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, May 14, 2004
The Mid America Earthquake Center and the University of Memphis Earthquake workshops for the media takes place from 9:30 a
The performance and review committee of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board meets at 7:15 a.m. today in ...
29. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, April 16, 2004
Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence performs at 6:30 p
The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. presents part one in a series of seminars focusing on the ABCs of starting and operating a child care business from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat...
30. Archived Article: Events
- Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Crye-Leike hosts the Mid-South Real Estate Expo-Memphis from 8 a
Crye-Leike, Realtors hosts the Mid-South Real Estate Expo-Memphis from 8 a.m. to noon today at Agricenter International. The event free to Memphis real estate agents brings together...
31. Archived Article: Flood Study Chg
- Thursday, September 4, 1997
Shelby County mayor Jim Rout announced Wednesday the formation of the Memphis Metropolitan Study Steering Committee and appointed 23 people to guide development of an $850,000 plan to prevent flooding in a five-county area Committee to guide flood p...
32. Archived Article: Op 21
- Wednesday, December 4, 1996
12-3 notes 2005 & TN Op 21 Retreat helps commission clarify economic development plans By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News When Mark Norris assumed the chairmanship of the Shelby County Commission, one of his goals was to focus on economic de...