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1. Tenth Anniversary of Minority Business-Focused Forum on Tap
- Monday, June 26, 2017
The 10th anniversary gathering of the Economic Development Forum will bring together top decision-makers and business executives when it convenes June 27-29 at the Guest House at Graceland.
The forum is produced by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum and the Memphis MBDA Business Center.
2. Last Word: The CA Marks A Year, Bike Lanes and Nicole Miller for Fashion Week
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The city of Memphis is in a two-front legal fight in federal court over alleged surveillance of protesters that landed several dozen of them on the City Hall list – according to each of the two lawsuits filed this past month.
3. View From the Hill: Outsourcing Win More About Turf Than Trends
- Thursday, March 09, 2017
As Fall Creek Falls folks celebrate a state decision to postpone park privatization, the question is whether public opposition or failure to follow long-standing state protocol led to the plug-pulling.
4. Last Word: The Governor's Race, Beale Street Complications and Southern Avenue
- Monday, February 27, 2017
A close one for the Tigers Sunday at the Forum but Houston still wins 72-71. One more home game Thursday against Tulane and a road game Saturday against SMU before March Madness begins. As that was happening here, better results in Denver Sunday where the Grizz beat the Nuggets 105-98.
5. Transit Portion of Sara Kyle’s Bill Adopted by Governor
- Monday, February 27, 2017
NASHVILLE – Part of a plan by Sen. Sara Kyle and Rep. John Ray Clemmons to help local governments raise funds for mass transit projects is being adopted by Gov. Bill Haslam for his IMPROVE Act.
6. Sara Kyle, Clemmons Push Alternative Fuel-Tax Bill
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
NASHVILLE – State Sen. Sara Kyle of Memphis and Nashville Rep. John Ray Clemmons are pushing a plan to raise fuel taxes for transportation funding, similarly to Gov. Bill Haslam’s, but also to give local governments more options for bringing in their own money for mass transit.
7. Target Zero Outlines Shelter Philosophy
- Wednesday, October 12, 2016
A leader of a national nonprofit group working with the city of Memphis to reform the Memphis Animal Shelter said animal welfare organizations often get in their own way in pursuing a common goal of reducing deaths by euthanasia.
8. Last Word: Mall Demo, Defining 'Fringe Element' and Herenton's New Path
- Friday, May 06, 2016
Once upon a time there were three “town centers” planned by the city of Memphis.
City facilities like libraries and police precincts would be the anchors and encourage private retail development in them.
9. French Fort Motel Compromise Hard-Fought
- Friday, May 06, 2016
The developer of the old Marine Hospital south of E.H. Crump Avenue at the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge across the Mississippi River and the leader of the French Fort neighborhood association never actually talked to each other Wednesday, May 4.
10. Attorney Rob Ratton Joins Fisher & Phillips
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Robert W. Ratton has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Memphis office as of counsel, a role in which he represents employers in a wide range of employment law matters and supports clients with internal investigations and compliance issues. Ratton most recently served as a staff attorney at TruGreen LP.
11. Indie Memphis Offers First Peek at 2015 Lineup
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
In the first glimpse provided of the 18th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, the event has announced the highlights of more than a hundred independent films to screen from Nov. 3 to Nov. 11.
One of the most highly anticipated events during the festival promises to be the 25th anniversary screening of "Metropolitan," with director and screenwriter Whit Stillman present to discuss his Academy Award-nominated film.
12. Forum Connects Minority Businesses, Econ Opportunities
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
This week’s Economic Development Forum is an opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses to connect to opportunities in the Memphis area.
In its eighth year, the forum is presented by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum and runs Tuesday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 27. Some 6,000 to 7,000 attendees are expected over the three-day event held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, said Luke Yancy III, president and CEO of the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum.
13. Southern Heritage Defined Differently Across Tennessee
- Thursday, July 02, 2015
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
14. Sara Kyle Claims Democratic Senate Nomination
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tennessee Democratic Party chairman Roy Herron came to Memphis Monday, Sept. 8, armed with 77 Bible verses on unity to use as Shelby County Democrats gathered to pick their nominee in a November special general election for state Senate District 30.
15. 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.
16. Tennessee Receives Grant for Workforce Development
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce has announced the United States Department of Labor awarded the state $697,963 for exceeding all performance goals that were set for the state’s workforce development and education activities.
17. Kuhn Enjoys Change of Pace As Airport Authority Counsel
- Friday, February 17, 2012
Editor’s Note: This is the last in a Daily News series featuring past winners of the Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards, which annually honor one elected and one non-elected government official. The 2012 awards will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 22.
18. Cash Says Ballot Question Short On Answers For Voters
- Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said Monday it’s not clear what voters in the March 8 referendum are deciding.
Cash challenged MCS board members to fill in the blank with sentences beginning with “A yes vote is a vote for –“ and “A no vote is a vote for – “.
19. Polly Installed as President of Downtown Kiwanis Club
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Dianne Polly, vice president of compliance and community relations for Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, has been installed as president of the Downtown Memphis Kiwanis Club. Also, she has been appointed chairman of the American Dietetic Association’s Ethics Committee.
20. Kuhn’s Legal Career Veers to Airport
- Thursday, October 21, 2010
The legal profession is somewhat of a family business for Brian Kuhn, recently retired Shelby County attorney and newly appointed legal counsel for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.
21. MSCAA Approves Appt. of New General Counsel
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board of commissioners voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Brian Kuhn as the new general counsel of the airport authority at its special called meeting Tuesday.
22. Sara Hall Leaves MSCAA For ALSAC/St. Jude
- Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Attorney Sara L. Hall announced her resignation of vice president and general counsel to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority and secretary to the board at Thursday’s monthly meeting.
23. NFL Great’s Widow, Southaven Clinic Bring Sleep Apnea Awareness
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sara White, the widow of NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White, has raised her stake in a Mid-South sleep company and put her husband’s name on the enterprise.
24. Whistleblower’s Claims Ruffle Airport Meeting
- Friday, May 21, 2010
A whistleblower whose claims that a runway at Memphis International Airport is structurally unsound and could collapse under the weight of aircraft made his case Thursday morning at the airport’s board of commissioners monthly meeting.
25. Whistleblower Ruffles Airport Meeting
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
A whistleblower whose claims that a runway at Memphis International Airport is structurally unsound and could collapse under the weight of aircraft made his case Thursday morning at the airport’s board of commissioners monthly meeting. Guy Cobb, a former FedEx employee, in 2006 discovered what he said was a major defect in the walls and ceiling of the Hurricane Creek box culvert, a channel that runs underneath Runway 9/27 (the airport’s lone east-west runway) and two taxiways.
26. Obama Slams Wall Street Ways While Asking Support
- Friday, April 23, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama rebuked Wall Street for risky practices Thursday even as he sought its leaders' help for "updated, commonsense" banking regulations to head off any new financial crisis.
27. Kuhn Proposal Lifts Commission Mood
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Shelby County Commissioners needed some levity this week as the year neared its end and the 2010 election season waited in the wings.
The body slogged through a battle for the chairmanship in September, 26 rounds of voting for an interim county mayor in November and more bad blood this week, including dueling motions to honor a former commissioner and a proposal to run a bus shuttle for county employees that workers on foot could beat.
So when Commissioner Matt Kuhn got down on one knee in the chamber and proposed to the deputy director of the county Department of Community Services, Heidi Verbeek, commissioners were happy to find unanimity in wishing the couple well.
Then they got back to business.
28. Memphis Bar Association Names New Board Members
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The Memphis Bar Association has appointed new officers and new members to the board of directors for 2010.
Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins will serve as president. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC will serve as vice president and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump Maxwell PLC will serve as treasurer. Linda Warren Seely of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. will serve as secretary.
29. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 07, 2009
At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.
Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.
30. Youth Jobs Program’s Growth Leads to Pay Problems
- Friday, August 28, 2009
When reporters showed up at City Hall Wednesday, a dry erase board was still on an easel in the mayor’s conference room.
“Gather timesheets for all 334 worksites,” read one line written in red.
31. $48M Runway Contract Awarded For Memphis Int’l
- Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority on Monday rejected the protest from a losing bidder over a lucrative runway reconstruction contract and upheld an earlier decision to award that job to Ajax Paving Industries Inc.
32. MLGW Lets Lee off Legal Fee Hook
- Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is poised to pay several hundred thousand dollars in legal fees incurred by its former president and CEO Joseph Lee over the past year.
Yet that decision to pick up the tab for Lee’s attorneys has evolved considerably over the course of a year, ever since Lee became the subject of a federal indictment in the early summer of 2007. Its evolution saw MLGW change, re-think or clarify its position on Lee’s legal fees at least four times.
33. Ford Trial’s Nuances Appear Made for TV
- Monday, May 19, 2008
Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi told a federal court jury last week that the trial of former City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. would, in part, be about “a corrupt environment” at Memphis City Hall.
- Thursday, April 24, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Talk Shoppe will meet today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. This week's topic will be "What to do When Your Income Drops" with Cathy Faust, extension agent with University of Tennessee Adult Family & Consumer Services. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.
36. Jobs Program Age Split at Center of Debate
- Friday, March 14, 2008
The lottery drawing has been held with Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton doing the annual honors at City Hall. And the city's summer jobs program is ready for more than 1,000 14- to 21-year-olds to take their place in the Memphis working world for eight weeks starting June 2.
37. Wharton Chimes In On School System's Woes With Takeover Idea
- Wednesday, November 07, 2007
A federal grand jury is investigating several of Memphis City Schools' construction contracts.
Three former board members and one outgoing member just elected to the City Council were called to testify in recent days.
38. Can Chumney Out-Shark 'King Willie' in Mayoral Race?
- Friday, May 04, 2007
She was only an undergraduate student in her 20s at the time, but Carol Chumney still wanted to do something.
Her belief that the University of Memphis could improve its campus security came from the lack of safety she sometimes felt while walking around school.
39. Down to the Wire
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Imagine a homeowner who goes to court to keep from paying his property taxes because he believes the city keeps charging him - and only him - too much money. The court agrees, and for about a year, this particular homeowner doesn't have to worry about any tax bills showing up in his mailbox.
40. Fairgrounds Redevelopment Process Rounds Another Corner
- Monday, May 08, 2006
On one hand, the slow-moving process to redevelop the Mid-South Fairgrounds is about finding a new use for unattractive city property.
On the other hand, Miller Pipkin, 21, can't help but see part of the effort as defacing a family heirloom. That heirloom is Libertyland, the 30-year-old amusement park that Mid-South Fair officials voted to scuttle late last year.
- Tuesday, August 02, 2005
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. today at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786.
Project Management Institute of Memphis meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Thomas Center at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Brian Athow, manager of FedEx Services, is the guest speaker. Cost is $5. Visit www.pmimemphis.org.
42. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, November 19, 2004
The Shelby County Housing Authority Board meets at 3 p
Rhodes College hosts round one of the fifth annual Blues City Challenge, an intercollegiate invitational mock trial tournament, at 4 p.m. today at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave....
43. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 31, 2003
Calendar of events March 31-April 6
Calendar of events March 31-April 6
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1738 Galloway Ave., offers a support group for the families of military service personnel from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 2
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Memphis memos 01-15-03
Edward L. Ted Nerren III joined Bean & Ison as a consultant. Prior to that, he served Robert Halfs Management Resources Division as an account executive and as a project consultant for APL Logistics. Nerren earned a mas...
45. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 30, 1997
A SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR new members of the Tennessee Bar will be at 10 a A swearing-in ceremony for new members of the Tennessee Bar will be at 10 a.m. today in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice E. Riley And...
46. Archived Article: Legal Briefs
- Thursday, November 16, 1995
11/16 Legal briefs Sara L. Hall, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, and her Moot Court partner, John Clerici, represented the United States and won the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court World Competition in Oslo, Norway, last month. The te...