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1. Law Firm Relocates to Oak Court Office Building
- Saturday, June 18, 2016
Butler, Sevier, Hinsley & Reid, PLLC is relocating from Downtown to the Oak Court Office Building.
2. Collierville FedEx Center Getting $12.7 Million Renovation
- Thursday, June 16, 2016
3860 S. Forest Hill-Irene Road
Collierville, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $12.7 million
Owner: FedEx Corp.
Tenant: FedEx Corp.
Contractor: Grinder & Haizlip Construction
Details: Contractor Grinder & Haizlip Construction has filed a $12.7 million building permit for renovations at the FedEx World Technology Center in Collierville.
In January, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen ratified a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive package for the FedEx center at 3860 S. Forest Hill-Irene Road.
A term of the PILOT agreement is that FedEx has to invest $40 million in real property and personal property upgrades.
The FedEx World Technology Center has been an economic driver for the city since its 16-acre campus opened in 1998. Currently, the tech hub is the largest employer in Collierville, with 2,500 total workers and a capacity for 3,200.
3. Law Firm Relocates to Oak Court Office Building
- Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Butler, Sevier, Hinsley & Reid, PLLC is relocating from Downtown to the Oak Court Office Building.
The law firm will move from 6,883 square feet at 88 Union Ave. to 7,704 square feet at the East Memphis office building, 530 Oak Court Drive.
4. Last Word: Memphis Gets Busy, Elections Future and Past and Dad Rock In C-Y
- Tuesday, April 26, 2016
While their folks are still getting settled over in the front office at The Commercial Appeal, Gannett announces Monday an $815 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing which would put The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune in the expanding USA Today family.
5. Last Word: Pastner's Georgia Tech Post-Season, Who Filed and Greensward Invitations
- Friday, April 08, 2016
Not so fast with the off-season. There is a Memphis post-season after all.
And the Grizz found it Thursday like a light at the end of a long-tunnel where a lot of people slipped and fell and can’t get up.
The light was Houston flaming out at home to Phoenix without the Grizzlies having to make a basket.
It’s all about the math. Stay in school, young people.
6. Pine Bluff Prison Takes Step Closer To West Memphis Move
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) – A prison in Pine Bluff is a step closer to moving into a vacant hospital in West Memphis.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1SSL2sl) reports that the Arkansas Board of Corrections and the Crittenden County Quorum Court voted in separate meetings Tuesday to enter into a lease agreement allowing the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff to move its operation to the vacant Crittenden County Hospital in West Memphis.
7. Grizzlies’ Footprint Growing Across Region; Redbirds, RiverKings Try to Hit Their Niches
- Saturday, December 12, 2015
Decades ago, the St. Louis Cardinals used their vast radio network to extend their brand across the middle of America. Even today, they have more than 130 affiliated stations in eight states.
“The Cardinals did a great job through their radio outreach,” said John Pugliese, Memphis Grizzlies vice president of marketing, communications and broadcast.
8. ‘Order in the Lobby!’
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
TAMPA, FLA. – “Inspiring architecture complements the warm palette and modern touches of the new Le Meridien Tampa.” Thus begins an online promo for the building I am sitting in – a century-old federal court building that’s been transformed into an unusual boutique hotel.
9. Real Estate ‘Titans’ Share Industry Advice
- Monday, May 12, 2014
In the 1980s Dan Wilkinson and Robert Snowden were deeply involved in developing Memphis International Airport Center.
10. AP Exclusive: Kodak CEO Talks Company's Future
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – You can feel the spirit of George Eastman in Antonio Perez's office.
A picture of Eastman, who founded Kodak in 1880, sits among the current CEO's collection of family photos. The outer areas of Perez's office, built and first inhabited by Eastman about a century ago, include some of Kodak's Oscar and Emmy awards, along with a collection of historic photos. A large portrait of Eastman, who died in 1932, hangs near the entrance.
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Duncan-Williams Inc. Investment Bankers will hold a small-business succession planning luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Duncan-Williams, 6750 Poplar Ave., suite 300. Topics include federal estate tax laws, choosing a successor, calculating the fair market value of your business, and more. Cost is free; space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com or 435-4277.
13. Northside School for Detained Juveniles Opens
- Monday, August 19, 2013
The charter school that opened for class Thursday, Aug. 15, in North Memphis is unique for several reasons.
A total of 130 children, all of them in the custody of Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court, are assigned to Thurgood Marshall High School of Career Development. Of that number, 86 had registered on the first day of classes at the school within a school at Northside High School.
14. School Board Races Next for Suburbs
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
Look for suburban school board races probably in November now that voters in the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County have approved forming municipal school districts.
The results were never close in any of the separate referendums on the Tuesday, July 16, special election ballots in each of the towns and cities.
15. Suburban Schools Districts Approved Again Overwhelmingly
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It was never close Tuesday, July 16, in any of Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities in the second set of referendums in less than a year on forming municipal school districts.
As they did in August 2012, voters in each of the six towns and cities approved the formation of the school districts separate from the consolidated countywide school system.
16. Club 152 Makes Appearance in Environmental Court
- Monday, May 20, 2013
The owners of Club 152 in the Beale Street entertainment district are due in Shelby County General Sessions Environmental Court Monday, May 20, for the first hearing on the injunction that closed the popular nightspot Thursday afternoon as a public nuisance.
17. Club 152 on Beale Closed as Nuisance
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Club 152 in the Beale Street entertainment district was closed Thursday, May 16, as a public nuisance.
Memphis Police and officials with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office emptied the three-level club of customers and employees and then had a locksmith padlock the doors to the club.
18. District Attorney Contenders Discuss Court Review
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The two contenders for Shelby County District Attorney General on the Aug. 2 ballot offered different takes on Juvenile Court reforms Monday, June 18, at a League of Women Voters forum.
Republican incumbent Amy Weirich and Democratic challenger Carol Chumney were asked about the recent review of Memphis Shelby County Juvenile Court by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department.
19. Commercial Advisors Grows CRE Portfolio
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC is on a roll, picking up various leasing and management assignments that have brought its office and industrial involvement to 17.8 million square feet.
20. FDIC Signs Lease In Lakecrest
- Friday, May 25, 2012
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has inked a substantial lease in Lakecrest III, marking the market’s largest office lease signing this year.
21. Deliberations to Begin in Petties Org Case
- Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Seven weeks ago jury selection began in the largest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court.
More than 350 exhibits, 70 witnesses and 130 sidebars or bench conferences later, the jury is about to begin deliberations in the trial of Clinton Lewis and Martin Lewis, two members of the drug organization headed and built by Craig Petties.
22. Shelby County Courts See Drop in Filings
- Monday, October 17, 2011
As the third quarter wrapped up, the number of legal filings recorded by the Shelby County Circuit Court, Chancery Court and Probate Court clerks’ offices dropped off from the number filed both in the year-ago period as well as in second quarter 2011, according to latest figures from The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
23. Google, Lawyers Get More Time for Digital Library
- Friday, September 16, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge they were making progress in settlement talks but had agreed to proceed toward a trial of the 6-year-old copyright case on a slow track.
24. Notice Filed on Exchange Building
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
A first-run foreclosure notice has been filed against the Exchange Building in Downtown Memphis. The notice appears in the Thursday, June 30, print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
25. Tenet Rejects Higher Community Health Offer
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
DALLAS (AP) – Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Monday rejected Community Health Systems Inc.'s latest buyout offer, which had been increased by about 21 percent.
26. Despite Opposition, Solana Moves Forward
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Despite neighborhood opposition and zoning hurdles, a new Germantown senior living facility promises a unique concept and dozens of amenities.
The Solana – a 182-unit senior living facility at 8199 Poplar Ave. east of Kimbrough Road in Germantown – has recently broken ground and is shooting for a late summer 2012 opening.
27. Community Health Asks for Tenet Suit Dismissal
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said Tuesday it has asked a U.S. district court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare.
28. Consensus Seeker
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
With a few unscripted remarks in late 2009, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. laid out what could be considered the theme of his just-ended first year in office.
It came while addressing the media last fall about changes he was making to the Memphis Animal Shelter, which Shelby County sheriff’s deputies raided in the early morning hours to investigate allegations of animal cruelty.
- Monday, September 27, 2010
The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education class Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, 130 N. Court Ave. For more information or to register, call 527-3582 or visit www.memphisbar.org.
- Friday, September 24, 2010
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.
31. Multifamily Owner Defaults On $19.5M Loan
- Friday, May 07, 2010
In what has become a common theme in the multifamily industry, another pair of large apartment complexes will be sold on the courthouse steps.
The Waterford Pointe Apartments at 5045 Airways Blvd. in Whitehaven and the Carrington Manor Apartments at 4805 Winchester Road in Oakhaven have been foreclosed, according to a first-run notice in today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
32. Exchange Building Sells at Bargain Price
- Thursday, April 08, 2010
The Exchange Building at 130 Madison Ave. sold for a fraction of its value in a successor trustee’s deed last month when it was reclaimed by the lender following a foreclosure.
33. Downtown’s Exchange Building In Foreclosure
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Exchange Building, a century-old, 19-story apartment tower at 130 Madison Ave., is in foreclosure after its owner defaulted on a loan, according to a first-run notice that begins on Page 31 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
34. No Room at the Inn
- Monday, February 08, 2010
The bed came with a view of a sparkling Mississippi River on a winter day that was about 10 degrees on the warm side of crisp. The trees were bare and no one appeared to be at home near the concrete floodwall that ends just south of The Pyramid.
35. Steady Clip for Court Cases in ’09
- Monday, January 18, 2010
Civil court filings for 2009 were higher than the previous two years, according to data from The Daily News Online.
The year-end data for Circuit, Chancery and Probate courts showed 10,794 cases were filed in 2009 compared to 9,766 in 2008 and 10,045 in 2007.
36. Much Care, Work Goes Into Law School Transformation
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
As the new University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has come to fruition this winter, it has been difficult not to feel the presence of the building’s former lives.
But none of those lives has remained completely intact in a series of renovations since its 1884 debut as the U.S. Customs House.
37. US Congress Weighs Bill to Stop Nuke Waste Imports
- Monday, October 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. government regulators told Congress on Friday that they have no power to stop Italy or any other country from dumping tons of radioactive waste in the United States.
It is up to Congress to stop other countries from shipping their radioactive waste to the United States, government officials who oversee the nuclear power industry told the House Energy and Commerce Committee's energy subcommittee. Moreover, a federal judge has ruled that multistate compacts overseeing waste disposal in their region do not have the authority either to bar foreign waste destined for private sites, witnesses said at a hearing.
38. Reader's Digest Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Protection
- Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Reader's Digest Association Inc., publisher of the iconic general interest magazine that began gracing American homes in 1922 and now reaches a worldwide audience of 130 million, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday as it faces falling print circulation in the Internet age and looming debt payments.
39. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas
- Monday, July 06, 2009
Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.
40. Speculation Rampant About Jobs’ Transplant
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The state of Tennessee has sold the $1.3 million Midtown home once used to house the chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
The state transferred ownership of the two-story, nearly 6,000-square-foot home near Overton Park to a limited liability company at the end of March for $850,000. That price is about 65 percent of the home’s appraisal.
41. Stanford Receiver Requests $20M To Pay Helper Firms
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Cleaning up the wreckage of a fallen financial giant that once cast a long shadow in Memphis apparently will be an expensive task.
The person in charge of what little remains of Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford’s business empire has asked permission to pay invoices for fees and expenses totaling almost $20 million. That money would go to 14 companies that have helped Stanford’s court-appointed receiver, Ralph Janvey, roll up Stanford’s companies while preserving the estate’s value for investors.
- Thursday, April 23, 2009
SCORE will hold a seminar today from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the eighth floor conference room of Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave. The seminar is titled “How to Successfully Manage a Small Business.” Cost is $70 in advance and $99 at the door. To register, visit www.scorememphis.org/registration. For more information, call 544-3588.
43. Law Week Ends While Memories Remain
- Thursday, April 23, 2009
While the Memphis Bar Association’s annual Law Week events end today, they remain in the minds of the city’s legal community.
At 10 a.m., the bar will hold its traditional naturalization ceremony in which more than 340 incoming U.S. citizens will be sworn in at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
- Thursday, March 19, 2009
The University of Phoenix will host a “Tough Times” workshop today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100. The workshop topics will include resume writing, financial planning and living on a budget. The workshop is free. To register, call 522-6865.
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Center City Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet today at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Memphis Area Women Business Owners will hold a wine and cheese mixer today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., Suite 122. For reservations, e-mail Tess Bear at firstname.lastname@example.org, Nita Black email@example.com or Alandas Dobbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Memphis Chapter of the Society of Information Management will present its annual Strategy Series for Executives today from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Esplanade Conference Complex, 901 Cordova Station. The theme of the series is “Charting a Course Through Challenging Times.” For more information or to register, visit www.hmgstrategy.com/events.
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
49. Center City Board To Discuss Streetscape Bid
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
At today’s Center City Commission board of director’s meeting, members will discuss the bid selection for Streetscape Improvements Phase II, among other things.
The item relates to streetscape improvements adjacent to Court Square Center and the Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC building at 130 N. Court Ave. Zellner Construction Services has been recommended for the project.
50. Tenn. to Get New Specialty License Plates
- Monday, June 23, 2008
Gov. Phil Bredesen is allowing the latest batch of specialty license plates to become law without his signature.
Bredesen, a Democrat, has long complained about the proliferation of specialty tags, urging lawmakers to rein in the number of plates available in Tennessee.
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
master IT will host a business seminar, "Business Unplugged," today from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Several speakers from technology companies will be in attendance. For more information or to register, visit www.master-it.com/unpluggedevent.html or call 377-7891.
52. Southaven Destination
- Monday, December 24, 2007
Sam Mitchell probably would be the first person to say commercial success in DeSoto County isn't limited to Goodman Road. The business lineup at Town Square at Snowden Grove in Southaven proves it.
53. Housing Costs, Low Wages Lead to Rise in Number of Homeless Families
- Tuesday, October 09, 2007
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - There is just enough space for Lisa Rivera's family to sleep at Jessie's House homeless shelter.
In one room, she fits the full-sized bed she shares with her 9-year-old daughter, the trundle for her 11-year-old son, a twin bed for her 14-year-old daughter and a playpen for her 1½-year old son.
54. Tunica Heritage Tourism Takes Step Forward With Blues Marker
- Monday, June 18, 2007
The setting is the back room of the Clack Store, a modest shack that once operated on Old Highway 61 in Tunica County as part store, part farm commissary, part train station.
The image is of a black Baptist preacher, perhaps dressed in his usual white shirt and string tie. One of the most influential bluesmen to emerge from the cotton fields and fertile farmland of the Mississippi Delta, the man furiously slaps the strings of his guitar and sings into the microphone of an archivist from the Library of Congress.
55. Matter of Principle
- Wednesday, June 06, 2007
On the surface, the lawsuit filed in Shelby County Chancery Court on May 25 against the Memphis affiliate of a national peace movement concerns little more than a routine legal procedure.
Elke Morris, the mother of a U.S. Marine captain from Memphis killed by a sniper in Iraq's Anbar province last year, is asking the court for an injunction against CODEPINK. Specifically, she wants the group stopped from using any image or likeness of her son in the exhibits and memorials the group sponsors.
56. Filings of Civil Rights Violations By Prisoners Rising
- Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Richard Dean Hartley lost the tip of his right ring finger at West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) in Henning last August and wants to be compensated for the loss.
Hartley said the
57. State Supreme Court Justices To Tip SCALES in Students' Favor Tuesday
- Thursday, November 09, 2006
For many people, navigating the justice system is a daunting prospect. And for those outside the legal profession, it can be downright intimidating.
But a state-sponsored program is working to change that for some Memphis and Shelby County high school students.
58. Downtown High-Rise Up for Grabs Soon at Roebuck Auction
- Friday, June 09, 2006
A 96-year-old Downtown building that has housed everything from furniture to military recruitment offices will have a shot at revitalization starting at noon June 22.
That's when the 12-story, 134,124-square-foot Tenoke Building will be auctioned off at Roebuck Auction Center at 4932 Park Ave.
59. Author, Folklorist Talks about His Local Approach to Life and Literature
- Thursday, April 06, 2006
The gift of gab is part and parcel to a lawyer's bag of tricks, so it's no wonder William Lynwood Montell literally has filled volumes with anecdotes from attorneys and judges in two states.
The seasoned oral historian, folklorist and author collected numerous stories for his most recent book, 2005's "Tales From Tennessee Lawyers." That collection followed a theme he explored previously in "Tales from Kentucky Lawyers 2003." The University Press of Kentucky published both books.
60. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
Grand Old Firm Turns 100
Burch, Porter & Johnson Reflects on 100 Years
The Daily News
Its a grand old building that has played host to some of the citys most prominent citizens, not to mention a handful of U.S. presidents...
61. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, October 04, 2004
By Andy Meek
Competition Heats Up Among Private Schools
The Daily News
Private schools are depending on more than word of mouth these days to attract new students. Officials such as John Kerr, communications director at Christi...
62. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, September 08, 2004
The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts the Passport to Export Series from 8 a
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in Grand Salon E at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Barbara Dawson, volunteer program manager at Memphis City Schools, is the gu...
63. Archived Article: Multifam (lead)
- Thursday, June 03, 2004
The Living is Easy Downtown
In Downtown Memphis, the Living is Easy
Myriad housing options bring more residents Downtown
The Daily News
It wasnt all that long ago that when someone asked, Whats available in Downtown livin...
64. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, September 04, 2003
Labor Law Conference Focuses on Growing Section
The Daily News
With cases involving issues such as employee discrimination gaining national attention, the field of labor and employment law has risen increasingly to the fo...
65. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, May 28, 2003
BellSouth remains atop
BellSouth remains atop
customer service ranking
BellSouth secured its 10th straight No. 1 ranking among local telephone service providers in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, or ACSI.
The index is based on ...
66. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, December 26, 2002
Thomas & Betts Corp
Thomas & Betts Corp. settles
consolidated class action lawsuit
The U.S. District Court for Western Tennessee recently approved a settlement of the consolidated securities class action lawsuits pending against Tho...
67. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, October 10, 2002
Firestone rollover lawsuit postponed
Firestone rollover lawsuit postponed
A Texas judge postponed the retrial of a $72 million lawsuit against Bridgestone Corp.s Firestone unit Monday, after a plaintiff asked to move the trial because the jury...
68. Archived Article: Graphic (bnkrptatty)
- Thursday, February 10, 2000
Busy bankruptcy attorneys Busy bankruptcy attorneys More than 1,580 bankruptcy cases were filed in the Western District of Tennessee during the month of January. More than 175 attorneys were involved as counsel for those filing petitions. Heres a lo...
69. Archived Article: Graphic (probate)
- Thursday, October 21, 1999
1999 Third quarter probate cases The number of cases filed in the Probate Court of Shelby County is down from both the third quarters of 1998 and 1997. August 1999 experienced the lowest number of filings with 83, while July 1998 had the highest num...
70. Archived Article: Gov't Bott
- Friday, July 30, 1999
A project that will close a gap on the north side of Court Square will be considered by the Design Review Board at its meeting Wednesday Court Square project would consolidate Burch Porter By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A project that would close a...
71. Archived Article: Graphic (divzip)
- Thursday, April 01, 1999
Year begins, marriage ends Year begins, marriage ends Divorce courts have been busy in the first two months of 1999, as more than 2,900 petitions for divorce have been filed in circuit and chancery court. The Cordova area registered the most petitio...
72. Archived Article: Graphic
- Thursday, October 22, 1998
Last will and testament Last wills and testaments The number of wills filed in Shelby County Probate Court during the third quarter of 1998 was up about 5 percent over the number filed during the third quarters of 1997 and 1996. July 1998 had the hi...
73. Archived Article: Law Gibbons
- Thursday, October 24, 1996
Notes Bill Gibbons From policy to prosecution New district attorney will focus on causes, deterrence and punishment By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News County Commissioner William Lockhart Gibbons is one week away from being sworn in as the chief...
74. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, February 15, 1996
02-15 Law briefs The Committee to Elect Judge Chris Craft will host a fund-raiser today from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the law offices of Burch, Porter & Johnson, 130 N. Court Ave. Tickets are available at the door and cost $50. Proceeds will benef...