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1. Memphis Tigers Could Face Defending National Champion Villanova in Thanksgiving Tournament
- Monday, August 20, 2018
Penny Hardaway’s first team at the University of Memphis will play a non-conference schedule that features preseason Top 10 Tennessee, Elite Eight participant Texas Tech, and possibly defending national champion Villanova.
2. Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way
- Wednesday, August 8, 2018
And we are at that point of the post-county election period where those who leave office next month are announcing what’s next. This will soon start to blend with transition announcements for the incoming office holders. Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland is the new director of the Millington Chamber of Commerce. The announcement made at a luncheon in Millington Tuesday. Roland is among the eight Shelby County commissioners who leave office as of Sept. 1. Roland also vows he will be back in four years when the county elections just decided will be on the ballot once more. Roland ran in the May Republican primary for county mayor won by David Lenoir.
3. LeMoyne-Owen Adds Talent To Be More Competitive
- Wednesday, August 8, 2018
As a child, Adriane Johnson-Williams remembers plucking honeysuckles off the fence as she passed Elmwood Cemetery, cutting through apartment buildings and meeting friends on the way to summer camp at LeMoyne-Owen College.
4. If Only Legislators Could Focus on Important Issues
- Thursday, May 24, 2018
A year-old law enabling Tennessee colleges and universities to keep secret the “proprietary” fees they pay money managers for handling risky investments is likely to be reviewed this year.
5. Kele Adds Rob Benson As Chief Sales Officer
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Rob Benson has been appointed chief sales officer at Kele Inc., a Memphis-based distributor of building automation products and controls solutions around the world. Benson, who will lead Kele’s sales efforts, brings with him three decades of experience with building automation products and systems at Johnson Controls.
- Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Home Show of the Mid-South takes place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Home Show of the Mid-South will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Exhibitors will showcase home decor, lighting, pools, patios, services and more. Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will hold seminars/meet-and-greets Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit memphishomeshow.com for show hours, tickets and other details.
8. The Week Ahead: Feb. 5-11, 2018
- Monday, February 5, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! If you’re looking for a legit reason to “space out” this week, The Orpheum’s got you covered with two out-of-this-world events. Meanwhile, LeMoyne-Owen College honors Black History Month and a pair of local nonprofits celebrate the hope and heart of the city. And that’s just a taste of what’s on tap in The Week Ahead.
9. View From the Hill: IMPROVE Act an Insight Into Testy Election Ahead
- Thursday, April 27, 2017
In case anyone’s keeping stats, Senate leadership soundly defeated House leadership this session in the gas tax/tax cut battle.
Whether this is a forerunner to a Republican gubernatorial primary remains to be seen as Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris and House Speaker Beth Harwell weigh decisions. It’s not as if they’d be facing off against each other, though, since businessman Bill Lee and former Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd are definitely in the race and not hurting for money.
10. Harwell Cites Need for Alternative Transportation Funding Plan
- Thursday, April 13, 2017
House Speaker Beth Harwell says she believes it’s important to have a transportation funding plan counter to Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax/tax cut act after House Republican Caucus members voted to oppose the governor’s idea.
11. IMPROVE Act Could be Renamed; Alternative Plan in the Works
- Friday, April 7, 2017
Legislation containing a gas-tax increase moved out of a key committee Wednesday, April 5, with proponents saying it could be called the IMPROVE Act or the 2017 Tax Cut Act because of several tax reductions designed to make it easier for Tennesseans to swallow.
12. Conservative State Republicans Want ‘Restart’ on Gas Tax
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Claiming they’re not getting fair treatment by House leadership, a group of irritated Republicans demanded the governor’s gas-tax increase package go back to the starting line.
Rep. Jerry Sexton, a Republican from Bean Station in East Tennessee, said in a press conference Monday, April 3, he had spoken with House Speaker Beth Harwell and was told “we would get a restart.” He said the details haven’t been worked out.
13. Time Running Out to Save Aretha Franklin’s Birth Home From Demolition
- Monday, June 27, 2016
A local business owner has stepped up with $15,000 to save Aretha Franklin's birth home, but the effort may be too little too late.
The dilapidated house at 406 Lucy Ave. is headed for demolition unless a realistic and fully-funded plan emerges within the week, said Steve Barlow, an attorney with blight-fighting law firm Brewer & Barlow PLC.
14. Last Word: A Dog Named Elvis, Soulville's Change and Highlander Politics
- Monday, April 18, 2016
For those who stopped watching in the fourth quarter, The Grizzlies lost to the Spurs 106-74 in San Antonio Sunday to open the NBA's second season. If you put together the second and fourth quarters it would have been close. But oh the first and third quarters.
- Monday, January 18, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum will host King Day 2016 on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. This year’s theme is “Speaking Truth to Power,” and activities will include family entertainment, youth-centered learning, Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood drives, and more. Admission is $5 for all ages, $3 with food bank donation, or free with blood donation. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
- Saturday, January 16, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum will host King Day 2016 on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Activities will include family entertainment, youth-centered learning, Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood drives, and more. Admission is $5 for all ages, $3 with food bank donation, or free with blood donation. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
17. Northwestern Defense Tough, But Give Edge to UT
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
There’s nothing like spending the Christmas holidays in Florida, and Tennessee’s football team will savor every minute of it for the second consecutive year.
The Vols (8-4) board a flight Saturday morning to Tampa, Fla., where they will spend almost a week before the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Northwestern (10-2).
18. Here’s How Vols Grade Going Into Second Half
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Order has been restored in Vol Nation, at least for now.
Tennessee’s football team restored it with a 38-31 victory over then-No. 19 Georgia last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
UT’s rally from a 24-3 deficit has much of the fan base back on board with Vols coach Butch Jones and his staff after a precarious week leading up to the game.
19. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved
- Saturday, August 29, 2015
John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.
UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.
20. Changing Hometown, Careers Pays Off for Hyams
- Saturday, May 9, 2015
Jimmy Hyams moved to Knoxville from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 1985 looking for a fresh start to his journalism career and found a job as a sportswriter for the Knoxville News Sentinel.
21. Kelly, Berry Battle for Safety Spot in Legacy Showdown
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
Todd Kelly Jr. concludes his first spring practice with Tennessee’s football team this week in a heated competition for a safety job.
22. Injuries Slow Development of Vols Defensive Players
- Saturday, April 11, 2015
Tennessee football fans might want to look past the defensive lineup for the Orange & White Spring Game. It will bear little resemblance to the unit that will start the 2015 season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at Nashville’s LP Field.
23. Big Hit and Some Misses From Vols’ 2014 Early Enrollees
- Saturday, January 17, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Recruiting is anything but an exact science. Experts are everywhere. Star ratings rise and fall. Player projections are widely varied.
One thing is certain: Only time will tell if coaches hit or miss on a recruit.
24. 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.
25. Young Volunteers Face Long Odds at Oklahoma
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two games into the 2014 season, and it’s time for the University of Tennessee to play some big-boy football.
The Vols (2-0) took care of business at Neyland Stadium in the first two games against Utah State and Arkansas State.
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will present “spark: behind the scenes of ‘World Wonders’” Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Attendees will meet the dancers and artistic staff before the 8 p.m. performance. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.
27. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
28. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
29. Seeing Success
- Monday, October 10, 2011
On the surface, they don’t have much in common other than their home turf. They include everything from a venerable law firm, prominent regional investment companies, tech firms and even a business that manufactures food products like hot dogs and sandwich meats.
30. Beloved Children’s Tale Comes to Life
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Germantown Community Theatre debuts a new Christmastime musical this year featuring the story of a beloved toy and the meaning of being “real.”
“The Velveteen Rabbit,” a musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margery Williams with lyrics and music by Barnes Boffey, Paul Pilcher and Bob Love, runs through Dec. 19. The heartwarming story of a toy rabbit who longs to be truly loved by the boy who owns it was a nostalgic choice for director Julie Reinbold.
31. Group Seeks 100 Ways to Boost Degree Attainment
- Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Leadership Memphis wants your ideas now for boosting college education in Memphis.
With its “100 Things in 100 Days” campaign well under way, the organization is asking people to call or e-mail president and CEO David Williams. He promises a response within one business day.
32. New Initiatives Seek to Make Memphis Healthier
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
William Ross of City Wide Taxi Cab Co. waits in a Kroger parking lot for a call from a grocery shopper on a Sunday afternoon.
33. Dewald Selected to Chair Life and Health Insurance Foundation
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Jack Dewald will serve as chairman of the board for the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education.
Dewald is president and owner of Agency Services Inc.
34. Grocery, Health Clinic Among New Soulsville Tenants
- Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Although the biggest vibrations in Soulsville come from heavy equipment right now, that will soon change when grocery shoppers will be able to prance through the aisles and pick out produce to the beat of old-school classics.
35. Williams Street Grocery Closes, Files for Bankruptcy
- Monday, May 11, 2009
The owner of Williams Street Grocery & Deli has filed for bankruptcy and closed the business at 755 Williams Ave. near LeMoyne-Owen College, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
36. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
37. Store Murder Makes Small Businesses, Community Wary
- Tuesday, December 2, 2008
People who live and work in the community around LeMoyne-Owen College wonder if the person who killed Abdallah Assaedi last month is still in their midst.
The 42-year-old store clerk at Sam’s Food Market died after being shot during a Nov. 21 robbery. Business owners are taking extra precautions.
38. Grocery at Heart of Neighborhood’s Rebirth
- Monday, October 27, 2008
The line starts forming before noon in the back of Williams Street Grocery & Deli, where the yams are sweet enough to save for last and the juice from the greens is good enough to sop up with a pancake of hot-water cornbread.
39. Towne Center Tenant Files Bankruptcy
- Wednesday, October 22, 2008
As the economy tightened and credit dried up over the past several weeks, a South Memphis grocery store owner who is planning to open a new location in the mixed-use Towne Center at Soulsville hit a rough patch.
40. Blockman Joins Keller Williams
- Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Harold Blockman has been named the new vice president & principal broker of the Memphis Central Market Center for Keller Williams Realty.
Blockman serves as director of the board of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and was selected for the 2007 Community Service Award by MAAR. Blockman is also president of the Tennessee GRI Association and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.
41. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
42. Oxy-3 Provides Big Advertising Bang for City's Small Businesses
- Monday, September 10, 2007
Memphis might not be a large market on the scale of New York, Los Angeles or Atlanta, but when it comes to marketing and advertising agencies, that doesn't mean the Bluff City has to lag behind the country's larger media centers.
43. LeMoyne-Owen to Proceed With Search for Prez Soon
- Thursday, June 7, 2007
Sometimes cleaning house has to start at the top.
In other words, the process can take on a trickle-down effect, with necessary changes being made from the top down.
Perhaps that's the thinking behind LeMoyne-Owen College's move to form a search committee for a new president.
- Wednesday, October 5, 2005
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Skyway at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Newly installed Lieutenant Gov. Chuck Strong inducts the 2005-2006 officers and board of directors. Contact Harold D. Dickson at 227-4125.
- Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Memphis Light, Gas & Water's Community Advisory Council meets at 11:30 a.m. today at the MLGW Administration Building, 220 S. Main St. Call 528-4322.
The Memphis Technology Council presents "Building Infrastructure for the Future" from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Converged Solutions Group, 225 Schilling Blvd. For more information, contact Sara Griffin at 797-3000.
46. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
47. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Midtown Bike pedals
Midtown Bike pedals
to heart of Overton Square
Midtown Bike, a pedalers paradise since the 1980s, opened Monday as the newest link in Overton Squares chain.
The stores general manager Daniel Duckworth said increased f...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Robert M Robert M. Williams Jr. joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as a shareholder. Williams concentrates his practice in the area of labor and employment law. For the U.S. Department of Justice, he served as execu...
49. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 25, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events March 25-March 31 March 25 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographer...
50. Archived Article: Seedco (lead)
- Wednesday, May 2, 2001
By: JENNIFER MURLEY Community developers get seed money By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced Tuesday the creation of a $1.1 million affordable housing fund resulting from a collaboration between the public and pr...
51. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Morgan Keegan Promotes Four Jeffrey C. Kline has been appointed vice president of fulfillment for Genesis Direct Inc. He will oversee operations at the companys local distribution center. Kline formerly was director of fulfillment operations for Nor...
52. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, May 8, 1998
WLOK Radio announced that Dorothy Williams is the new host of its afternoon talk show, "Memphis on the Air WLOK Radio announced that Dorothy Williams is the new host of its afternoon talk show, "Memphis on the Air." The program airs daily, Monday th...
53. 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...
54. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, May 20, 1997
RE-MAX of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced its top office sales associates and new sales associates for March and April RE-MAX of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced its top office sales associates and new sales associates for March and April. Top sale...
55. 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...