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1. Mock Election In ‘19 Could Test Ranked Choice Voting
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Shelby County Election Commission could hold a public mock election of what is called Ranked Choice Voting in 2019, ahead of city of Memphis elections that year.
But the earliest the election commission could move to new machines that would provide such an option is the 2022 elections, says Shelby County Elections Administrator Linda Phillips. And that’s provided the state certifies the use of a voting system that includes the option, which it currently doesn’t.
2. Crosstown High, 4 Other Charter Schools Win Approval
- Thursday, August 25, 2016
Shelby County Schools board members approved a new Crosstown High charter school Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the Crosstown Concourse development and four other new charters for the 2017-2018 school year.
3. Dark Money Ads Surface in 8th District Primary
- Monday, July 25, 2016
As Republicans were either at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland or watching it on TV last week, “dark money” entered the crowded Republican primary for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district.
4. Available Class-A Office Space Scarce in Memphis
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
ServiceMaster is looking to relocate its headquarters into a Class A office building, and Memphis just doesn’t have room.
“For the past two years, we’ve been using those phrases,” said Ron Kastner, senior vice president with CBRE.
5. GOP Fractures Ruin Reagan Day Fundraiser in Tennessee
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Reagan Day fundraisers have been a staple of GOP politics ever since the Great Communicator made a point of promoting the 11th Commandment – thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican. But in the conservative suburbs east of Nashville, the event has become too poisonous to be held this year.
6. Moving Dirt
- Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Memphis development community is looking inward and upward to increase density in the urban core. New construction is happening across all four commercial real estate sectors, with long-anticipated projects like Trader Joe’s and the redevelopment of Central Station finally coming to fruition. Construction and operating costs continue to be a challenge as new projects hit the top of their class to command higher rents.
7. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.
8. Malone Takes Early Vote In Mayoral Primary
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone took the early vote in the three-way Democratic primary for Shelby County Mayor.
The first results of the Tuesday, May 6, election night showed Malone leading rivals county commissioner Steve Mulroy and former Shelby County Schools board member Kenneth Whalum Jr.
9. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August
- Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.
10. Election Filing Pace Quickens as Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The May 6 Shelby County primary races began to move toward their final form Monday, Feb. 17, just ahead of the noon Thursday filing deadline for candidates.
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy brought the Democratic primary race for county mayor to four as he filed his qualifying petition Monday afternoon.
11. County Commission’s Partisan, Personal Divide Resurfaces
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
As Shelby County Commissioners were asking some pretty pointed questions Monday, Sept. 9, of those vying for an appointment to the countywide school board, Commissioner Heidi Shafer told Shante Avant, one of the contenders, “We’re not as scary as we seem.”
12. Shelby County Redistricting Process to Formally End
- Monday, October 8, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will vote Monday, Oct. 8, on putting a formal end to the redistricting process, 10 months after the new district lines were due.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
13. Mark Skoda Show Moves WMPS Slots
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
MPS Broadcasting recently announced the Mark Skoda Show is moving to the 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. slot on WMPS The Point.
The conservative talk radio show is simulcast on FM 87.7 and AM 1210 in the regional market and is syndicated through the IRN/USA Network.
14. Conservative Radio Launches in Memphis
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Two years before the next national election and with fervor for conservative activism, Memphis-based MPS Broadcasting Monday announced the launch of WMPS “The Point” simulcast on 87.7 FM and 1210 AM.
15. Magnolia Homes to Build New Style in Winstead Farms
- Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Four Lots In Winstead Farms
Loan Amount: $971,250
Loan Date: Dec. 7, 2010
Maturity Date: Dec. 10, 2011
Borrower: Magnolia Homes Inc.
Lender: Regions Bank NA
16. Second Democrat Files to Run for Gordon Seat
- Friday, April 2, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Iraq war veteran Brett Carter is the second Democrat to file a petition to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
17. Marine Captain Files as Democrat for Gordon Seat
- Wednesday, March 31, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marine Capt. Ben Leming of Murfreesboro has filed a petition to run as a Democrat for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.
Adviser Jeff Clark told The Associated Press on Monday that Leming, 34, got permission from the secretary of the Navy to file his candidacy, but can't actively campaign until his active duty ends May 1.
18. Black Joins Race to Succeed Gordon in Congress
- Monday, December 21, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Diane Black of Gallatin announced Thursday she is joining the race to succeed Democratic U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
19. Tenn. Rep. Gordon Won't Seek Re-Election Next Year
- Tuesday, December 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Bart Gordon, a 13-term congressman from Tennessee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year, the latest Democrat in a string of retirements.
Gordon, 60, won re-election easily last year, garnering 74 percent of the vote, but was still on a list of Democrats targeted by Republicans in midterm elections.
20. Dem. Party Gathering Garners Herenton Appearance
- Monday, August 10, 2009
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton is enjoying his time out of political office for the first time in 18 years.
He put in a brief appearance late last week before the local Democratic Party’s Executive Committee at a Midtown union hall.
21. No Democratic Convention For Mayoral Candidates
- Friday, August 7, 2009
Members of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee voted down a plan Thursday to hold a citywide convention to endorse one of the contenders in the race for Memphis Mayor.
The convention was proposed by committee member Del Gill as a way for the party to “offer leadership” in an election with lots of contenders that comes at the end of a shortened campaign season. Gill’s idea was to have a convention for Memphis Democrats that would select four candidates from the field to back. Gill argued not to endorse would be “missing a leadership opportunity.”
22. Dems to Keep Money Given by Fugitive
- Friday, September 7, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Democratic Party and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. say they have no intention of returning or donating contributions made by a fundraiser who turned himself in last week after spending 15 years as a fugitive.
23. City Council Races Overflow With 83 Candidates Filing
- Monday, July 23, 2007
It's the year of the open seat on the Memphis City Council.
With seven incumbents not running for re-election and the resignation last month of an eighth, it is already the biggest turnover of council seats in the 40-year history of the mayor-council form of government.
24. List to Replace Peete on Council is Long
- Monday, June 18, 2007
Memphis City Council members are expecting more than two dozen contenders to consider for the vacant District 8 Position 2 Super District seat on the council.
They include the owner of a neighborhood grocery store, an insurance executive, seasoned political partisans, a courthouse security guard, perennial candidates, a math teacher and neighborhood activists.
25. Thompson Teeters on Presidential Edge
- Friday, June 1, 2007
In a generally favorable profile of former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson that ran in the May 20 edition of The Washington Post, Liz Garrigan wrote that she once compared the lawmaker's appearance to that of the "Star Trek" character Worf.
26. 'Close-Knit" and 'Well-Planned' Become Suburban Mantra
- Monday, March 20, 2006
A good title for a book about real estate development in Shelby County might be "The Rise and Sprawl of the American Dream."
One chapter could touch on how well-manicured suburbs like Germantown and Collierville have become magnets for growth. Another could show how those growth patterns have carried a few unwanted side effects, such as cookie-cutter subdivisions and retail strip centers.
27. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Thursday, January 13, 2000
World-Class Music often starts World-class music in tune with Tennessee manufacturers By Carol Davis Special to The Daily News Each time country recording artist Chely Wright takes the stage, she is backed by more than her talented band she is buoye...
28. Archived Article: 3rd Qtr Apart Chg
- Monday, October 14, 1996
Third quarter apartment Third quarter apartment starts highest since 1980s By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News New apartment construction in Shelby County peaked in the third quarter compared to third quarters for the past five years, with building ...