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VOL. 117 | NO. 210 | Wednesday, December 10, 2003

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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 Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by the state Administrative Office of the Courts. Course topics included the transition from bar to bench, dealing with stress, docket control and handling juries.


Mary Kelly joined Streamline Direct as client services director. Kelly previously worked as on-site operations manager for Creditek at Thomas & Betts. She earned a masters degree from the University of Memphis.


Philip Williams joined Streamline Direct as a senior account manager. Williams previously worked as telesales manager for Cummins Mid-South. He is pursuing a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University.


Barbara Burns joined Streamline Direct as a senior account manager. Burns previously worked as senior account manager for the Art Rushing Group. She graduated from Kingsbury High School.


Crye-Leike, Realtors recently hired the following affiliate brokers: Dewayne Cecil, James Dabbs, BD Devlaliwalla, Marybeth Floyd, Jeremy Gibson, Allison Battle Koestler, Mark Matz and Morgan Parks in the Midtown office; and Mike Acree, Marie Babb, Chuck Boler, John Dickson, Robin Fauser, Jimmy Haygood, Susie Hill, Cynthia Johnson, George Merrifield, Tresie Wallace, Debbie Williams and Tracy Yarbro in the East Memphis office.


Diane Swain was promoted to associate administrator of Methodist Healthcare. Swain previously served as administrative director of Cardiac and Surgical Services. Swain will oversee many of the clinical service lines for the hospital, including cardiology, surgery, radiology, rehabilitation and womens services.


Debbie Dafferner was promoted to assistant administrator/chief nurse officer for Methodist Healthcare. Dafferner previously served as administrative director/chief nurse officer. She will implement nursing practice standards and assume responsibility for the medical/surgical nursing units, intensive care unit, emergency services and several support areas.


The Shelby County Sheriffs Office honored the following graduates from its first Citizens Academy: Linda Beckwith, Scheryl Burt, Mary Dick, Gail Fouts, Susan James, Terry Jones Hugh Lamar, Kathy McArthur, Roy Olds, Becky Owen, Beverly Peete, Jim Phillips, Terry Roland, Florence Soltys, Bobby Studard, Joyce Studard and Brian Thompson.


Monique N. Beals joined the litigation group at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. She was previously a partner at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. She earned a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Memphis.


Clarence A. Wilbon joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as an associate in the litigation group. Wilbon concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, financial institutions and banking litigation and insurance defense. He previously practiced at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in Louisville, Ky. Wilbon earned a law degree from the University of Louisville.


Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the appointments of Murial M. Conner, Jessica Graham and Sean Wesley Lyons as assistant district attorneys in General Sessions Criminal Court. In addition, Harold B. Collins joined the staff as a community outreach and research assistant.


The Circuit Playhouse/Playhouse on the Square board of directors elected the following new members: Jeni Stephens Thompson, director of marketing and development for the Memphis Biotech Foundation; and Sue Guarino, director of research and development systems for Schering Plough Corp.


PROPERTY SALES 36 154 6,546
MORTGAGES 34 94 4,129
BUILDING PERMITS 201 554 15,915
BANKRUPTCIES 43 126 3,396