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VOL. 119 | NO. 138 | Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Baptist Names College of Health Sciences President

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Baptist Memorial Health Care named Betty Sue McGarvey president of the Baptist College of Health Sciences. McGarvey recently served the college as provost and is a graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing. She was a nursing instructor for two years and was among the 10 founders of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.

Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced the nomination of John D. Lovelace as executive director of Shelby County Head Start. Lovelace has more than 20 years of experience with the Head Start program and early child development, most recently as director of the Head Start program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. If the nomination is approved by the Shelby County Commission and Head Start Policy Council, Lovelace will replace Shirley Kyles, who has served as interim director since October.

George J. Nassar Jr. was named chairman of the tax section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Nassar is a member of Glankler Brown PLLC. He earned bachelor's degree and law degrees from the University of Mississippi.

The Tennessee Arts Commission appointed Rebecca Bakke as vice chair. Bakke, a former early childhood educator, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis.

Patriot Bank promoted mortgage officer William Daxter "Dax" Hughes to assistant vice president and loan officer. Hughes has been with Patriot Bank for four years. He attended Union University and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master's in divinity degree. He also graduated from the Paul W. Barret Jr. School of Banking.

Fletcher Hudson was named of counsel for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Hudson previously was a senior partner in the law firm of McKnight, Hudson, Lewis & Henderson. He has practiced law for 64 years and earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee.

Bertis A. Echols III joined Husch & Eppenberger LLC as an associate attorney. Echols earned bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Memphis.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office announced the following recipients of the 2005 Symbols of Excellence awards: Sgt. Perry McEwen, Sgt. Phillip Peterson, corrections deputy Tiar Shabazz, officer Cleve Stewart and patrolmen Charles Mays and James Turner, medal of valor; corrections deputy Olivia Mills and patrolmen Timothy Dunn, Chris Harris and Jason Pagenkopf, purple star; Sgt. Kenneth Roberson, patrolman Charles Mays and corrections deputies Charles Echols Jr. and Tiar Shabazz, lifesaving medal; Sgt. Steve Montgomery, meritorious service award; and patrolman Chris Harris, employee of the year award.

The Tennessee Arts Commission announced the following local recipients of individual artist fellowships for fiscal year 2006: James E. "Jed" Jackson and John Olivio.

Memphis orthopedic care provider Orthomemphis PC announced that Dr. Carl B. Weiss joined the practice. Weiss is board certified in orthopedic surgery and surgery of the hand. He received a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a medical degree from State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center.

William Daxter Hughes

George J. Nassar Jr.

Dr. Carl B. Weiss

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 280 1,209
MORTGAGES 55 244 916
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 52 151
BUILDING PERMITS 158 699 2,751
BANKRUPTCIES 37 157 618
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 77 276
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0