Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Rallings Meets the Council, Million Dollar Auditions & A Pinch Plan Emerges
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
His second day on the job, the new Memphis Police Director, Michael Rallings, met the Memphis City Council and discovered just what a huge issue police body cameras are – if he didn’t know that already.
His answers to some pointed questions about when police can turn off those cameras and why made this an uneven first encounter.
Council members told him they got an earful from constituents over the weekend in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Johnathan Bratcher in South Memphis. And some of the reaction they got was to reports that a police dispatcher ordered police trying out the body cameras to turn them off as they arrived at the scene of the shooting.
There are three cameras being tested. And one of the officers with them showed up after the shooting, according to police.
Meanwhile, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland still didn’t have a timetable for the roll-out of the cameras but did offer some specifics including hiring by the MPD of 10 new personnel to deal with the handling of what the camera records.
And Strickland’s intention is to pay for it out of the existing MPD budget.
2. Developers Buy Land For Downtown Cambria Hotel
- Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The two Ohio-based development firms planning to build a Cambria Hotel & Suites in Downtown Memphis have purchased the property for the proposed 166-unit hotel.
C&O Memphis LLC, an entity affiliated with Ceres Enterprises LLC and The Orlean Co., purchased the 3.2-acre vacant property on the south side of Union from CCL Label for $3.5 million, according to a Dec. 17 warranty deed.
3. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 08, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
4. House Scraps Vote on Confederate Flag in Federal Cemeteries
- Friday, July 10, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House scrapped a vote on permitting the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries – including four in Tennessee – on Thursday, a retreat under fire that only escalated a ferocious attack by Democrats complaining the banner celebrates a murderous, racist past.
5. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
6. Checkered Progress on Disabled Care Despite Ruling
- Monday, June 30, 2014
Brent Kaderli has a wheelchair-accessible van waiting in the driveway, a hospital bed in a spare bedroom and an electric lift that's left unused. If the 30-year-old quadriplegic had his way, he'd be living here, in his father's house, with help from aides. Instead, he is in an institution, hoping each day for a place that feels more like a home.
7. 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.
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hattiloo Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings!” Thursday, March 20, to April 6 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
9. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
10. Congress Letting 55 Tax Breaks Expire at Year End
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty – once again – for millions of individuals and businesses.
11. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
12. Supreme Court: 'Pay to Delay' Generic Drugs Can be Illegal
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and therefore challenged in court.
13. Watchdog: IRS Enjoy Luxury Rooms at Conference
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.
14. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.
15. Europe Shaken by Fear Spain Will Need Full Bailout
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Europe is on the brink again. The region's debt crisis flared on Monday as fears intensified that Spain would be next in line for a government bailout.
A recession is deepening in Spain, the fourth-largest economy that uses the euro currency, and a growing number of its regional governments are seeking financial lifelines to make ends meet. The interest rate on Spanish government bonds soared in a sign of waning market confidence in the country's ability to pay off its debts.
16. Agricenter International Announces New Board
- Friday, July 13, 2012
The Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, recently elected two new board members.
17. Cohen-Hart in Congressional Race at Filing Deadline
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The chairman of the countywide school board, Billy Orgel, was effectively elected to his District 7 school board seat without opposition at the Thursday, April 5, filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 2 primary and general election ballot in Shelby County.
18. Law Institute Will Examine Scandals Involving Children
- Friday, January 27, 2012
The 25th annual Rhodes Institute on the Profession of Law this year will discuss “Beyond the Church and Penn State Scandals: Protecting our clients while protecting our children.”
The program will provide an overview of the civil liability faced by organizations when child sexual abuse accusations surface. It will examine recent cases involving religious groups, educational institutions and businesses. The program will also look at when allegations rise to the level requiring attention from law enforcement, among other issues.
19. CRE Sales Up, Outlook Still Dour
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
February’s mixed bag of commercial real estate sales serve as evidence of the sluggish speculative market, which doesn’t appear to be staging a comeback in the foreseeable future.
Shelby County saw 48 CRE sales last month, a 41 percent increase from 34 sales in February 2010, but also a 16 percent decrease from 57 in January, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
20. G-20 Refuses to Back US Push on China's Currency
- Monday, November 15, 2010
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of 20 major economies on Friday refused to back a U.S. push to make China boost its currency's value, keeping alive a dispute that raises fears of a global trade war amid criticism that cheap Chinese exports are costing American jobs.
21. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.
22. Split Vote Takes Down Metro Charter Proposal
- Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The metro consolidation charter won a narrow victory with Memphis voters Tuesday but was crushed by Shelby County voters outside Memphis.
The first consolidation charter to go to voters in 39 years had to win both in Memphis and outside Memphis in order to consolidate the city of Memphis and Shelby County governments.
23. Marlo Thomas Book Looks at Laughter
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A lesson learned with laughter, it is said, is a lesson learned well.
In learning about comedy, Marlo Thomas had some of the best teachers in the world in her father Danny Thomas and the other legendary entertainers who were fixtures in the Thomas household, where they would swap stories and entertain each other.
24. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
25. Bill Would Make Jailers Determine Immigrant Status
- Tuesday, June 08, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would require Tennessee jailers to determine whether inmates are in the country illegally and deport them if they are would offer an easy way to fight illegal immigration in the state, the sponsors of the legislation say.
26. Mr. Ching's Opus
- Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Songs of farewell are staples of operatic repertoire, but supporters of Opera Memphis soon will be singing a new lament.
Earlier this month, artistic and general director Michael Ching, whose leadership of the company spans nearly two decades, announced his resignation.
27. Playhouse Debuts With Dark, Funny Search for Meaning
- Monday, February 08, 2010
The brand new Playhouse on the Square opened its doors for the first time last week with a “dark and funny” musical about searching for meaning in life. “Pippin,” the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, took the stage Jan. 29. The show runs through Feb. 21.
28. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
29. 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.
30. BofA Delays Release of Votes on CEO Lewis
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - Ken Lewis is keeping his seat on the Bank of America Corp. board, but his job title is less certain.
31. BofA's CEO Lewis Subpoenaed by Cuomo
- Monday, February 23, 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Ken Lewis has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general's office in connection with Merrill Lynch's payment of employee bonuses before the companies combined on Jan. 1.
32. Dollar Interbank Lending Rate Edges Higher
- Thursday, February 12, 2009
LONDON (AP) - The cost of three-month dollar loans between banks rose modestly Wednesday after the bank rescue plan announced by U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner failed to encourage markets.
33. Bank of America Agrees to Buy Merrill for $50B
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America on Monday began adding another slice to its growing financial services empire, buying Merrill Lynch in a $50 billion deal that would create a bank that offers everything from fixed-income trading to credit card lending.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. State Supreme Court Candidates Bust a Move
- Thursday, April 13, 2006
Several individuals have applied for two vacancies on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Local applicants include Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey; George T. "Buck" Lewis of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Criminal Appeals Court Judge J
37. Bar Foundation Greets 2006 With Enthusiasm
- Thursday, January 05, 2006
The Memphis Bar Foundation is looking to follow up a successful year with an encore performance in 2006.
The foundation, a charitable organization made up of local attorneys, reached a number of milestones last year. The group had a record number of fellows in 2005, and contributions to its endowment fund reached an all-time high.
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Southwest Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
Southwest Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
Verties Sails Jr., mens head basketball coach and athletic director at Southwest Tennessee Community College, was selected by the National Junior College Bas...
39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Food Bank Creates New Coordinator Position
Food Bank Appoints Nutrition Education Coordinator Hattie Clark was appointed to The Food Banks newly created position of nutrition education/Kids Cafe coordinator. Clark oversees education and safe food...
40. Archived Article: Mba Box P.2
- Thursday, November 15, 2001
MEMPHIS BAR ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FINAL LIST OF NOMINEES
Bar sets final nominees list
The Memphis Bar Association announced the final list of nominees for 2002 officers and board of directors. The deadline for additional nominations expired Th...
41. Archived Article: Mba P.2
- Thursday, November 01, 2001
Memphis Bar Association nominees set
Memphis Bar Association nominees set
G. Patrick Arnoult, Memphis Bar Association president, has released the report of the nominations and elections committee.
The 2002 president will be David Wade. Vice...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 20, 2001
James Mulroy, partner in Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton LLP, was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment James Mulroy, partner in Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton LLP, was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and ...
43. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 31, 2000
Lisa Bailey and Stephen Johns have joined First Mercantile Trust Co Lisa Bailey and Stephen Johns have joined First Mercantile Trust Co. as account representative and regional marketing representative, respectively. Bailey received a bachelors degre...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
45. 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...
46. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, June 18, 1998
Most Active Plaintiff Attorneys* Most Active Plaintiff Attorneys* Shelby County January through May, 1998 Attorney Name Cases Filed Lewis K. Garrison 28 Richard S. Taube 22 Donald Donati 21 Carla E. Ryan 20 Paul Me...