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VOL. 119 | NO. 27 | Wednesday, February 9, 2005

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Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards

Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners

The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Office Joe Reves as recipients of this years Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards. The awards are named in memory of longtime Shelby County Probate Court Clerk Bobby Joe Dunavant and recognize distinguished work by public servants of Memphis and Shelby County.

 

Joshua Shipley joined BancorpSouth as assistant vice president of corporate banking in Memphis. Shipley earned a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University and completed courses at the Southeast School of Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University.

 

Dr. Charles J. Sherr of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital was elected to the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the U.S. National Academies. Sherr is co-chair of St. Jude genetics and tumor cell biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

 

Betty Campbell joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate. Campbell earned a law degree from the University of Memphis.

 

Charles D. Hamlett joined Baker, Donelson, Berman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate. Hamlett earned masters and law degrees from the University of Memphis.

 

The following sales associates were inducted into Crye-Leike, Realtors Circle of Excellence: Molly Plunk, Sherry Hulen, Alice Payne, Natalie Prater, Bradley Merritt, Felix Bishop, Vicki Blackwell, Larry Mivelaz, Saeed Nia and Anita Bell.

 

Jeshahnton Shaun V. Essex was promoted to assistant administrator at Methodist North Hospital. Essex previously served as manager of systems operations for Methodist Healthcare. He earned a bachelors degree from Johns Hopkins University and masters degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Robin H. Rasmussen and Angela R. Graves joined as members of the law firm of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC. Both earned law degrees at the University of Memphis.

 

Gov. Phil Bredesen appointed Stanley B. Sawyer to the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. Sawyer, a certified public accountant, is a partner of Banks, Finley, White & Co. He earned a bachelors degree from LeMoyne-Owen College and a masters degree from Regis University.

 

Greg Bethel and Tonya J. Powers joined the board of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children. Bethel is a human resource assistant manager at Compass Intervention Center. Powers is the anchor and co-host of Memphis Morning News on Newsradio 600-WREC.

 

Wright Cox was named to a second term as chairman of the board of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce. Newly elected board members are: Michael Green, Mike McCarty and Sheri Mullis. Continuing board members are: Chuck Engelken, Rodney Brooks, Watty Brooks, Linda Dick, Al Lyons, E. Dale Jamieson, Bill Ray, Sherrie Rinehart, Harry Smith, Ty Stamps, Trena Street, Brian Trulove, Dean Wingo, Julie Yancey and James Lewellen.

 

Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates Inc. announced the following additions and staff achievements: Kevin Dunn joined the survey department; Logan E. Meeks was named structural department manager; Andrew Sampson was named senior associate; and David L. Sparkes received the professional engineer designation from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

 

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 210 10,146
MORTGAGES 0 214 11,160
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,301
BUILDING PERMITS 0 474 22,646
BANKRUPTCIES 0 271 6,490
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 49 4,130
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 49 3,068
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 39 2,165