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VOL. 132 | NO. 249 | Monday, December 18, 2017

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Porter-Leath Career Fair Monday

Porter-Leath is seeking teachers, administrators and non-instructional staff to provide education and support services and will be ready to conduct job interviews at its career fair on Monday, Dec. 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The career fair will be held at the Porter-Leath Early Childhood Support Center, 3400 Prescott Road.

Candidates should arrive professionally dressed, with a cover letter, resume and transcripts. Current and future job openings include:

Present and future openings include:

• Certified Pre-K Teachers
• Early Head Start & Head Start Teachers
• Teacher Assistants
• Teacher Assistant Floaters
• Substitute Teachers
• Development Officer
• Maintenance Technicians
• Custodian/Custodian Floaters
• Family Service Workers
• Residential Monitors
• Care Coordinator

For more information, contact Rob Hughes, vice president of development, at 901-577-2500 or email rhughes@porterleath.org.

– Daily News staff

Cordova HS Coach to Join U of M Football Staff

University of Memphis head coach Mike Norvell has filled an assistant coach opening on his staff with the hiring of Anthony Jones Jr., who spent the last five seasons as head football coach at Cordova High School.

“I believe he is the perfect fit for our staff and players while bringing incredible relationships within the city of Memphis and in western Tennessee to our program,” Norvell said in a statement.

Jones is a 2004 graduate of Westwood High School. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, playing wide receiver for the Mocs from 2004 to 2007.

After his playing career at Chattanooga, which saw him earn first-team All-Southern Conference honors in 2006, Jones spent 2007 as a graduate assistant coach at Chattanooga before returning to Westwood as an assistant coach. He served in that role at Westwood from 2007 to 2010 and took over as the program’s head coach in 2010.

As the head coach at Westwood, he guided the team to its first winning season in 18 years. That marked the first of three straight regional football championships and three conference championships (2010, 2011, 2012) for Westwood.

In 2013, Jones left to take over the program at Cordova High School. His first season at Cordova saw the program post its first winning season in nine years and his 2016 team posted the most wins in school history and advanced to the semifinals of the TSSAA state championships, falling to the eventual state champs.

A 2007 graduate with a degree in business from Chattanooga, Jones also holds his master’s degree in education from Union University.

– Don Wade

First Tennessee Bank Wins Industry Awards

First Tennessee Bank has received multiple national awards from Greenwich Associates as part of the group’s 2017 Greenwich Best Brand Awards.

In evaluating more than 750 banks, Greenwich Associates identified a select group of banks that performed at different levels compared to peer institutions at the national level. First Tennessee won four awards recognizing its top evaluations from clients.

In the Small Business Banking category, First Tennessee won Best Brand awards for “Ease of Doing Business” and “Trust.” In the Middle Market Banking category, First Tennessee also won Best Brand awards for “Ease of Doing Business” and “Trust.”

– Andy Meek

Election Update: Lane Files for Sheriff, Lenoir Pulls Petition for Mayor

Dale Lane has filed to run in the May 1 Republican primary for Shelby County sheriff and David Lenoir has pulled his qualifying petition to run in the Republican primary for Shelby County mayor.

Lane, the director of the county office of preparedness, ran for sheriff in the 2010 Republican primary when he was a supervisor in the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Lenoir is currently serving his second term as Shelby County trustee.

Also pulling a qualifying petition last week is Eric Dunn in the Democratic primary for Shelby County Commission District 7.

The filing deadline for the May county primaries in Feb. 15 at noon.

– Bill Dries

Goodman Appointed New Lake-Dyer County District Attorney

Danny Howard Goodman Jr., a General Sessions-Juvenile Court judge in Lake County, Tennessee, is the new district attorney general for the 29th Judicial District.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Goodman’s appointment Friday, Dec. 15, to the position that covers Lake and Dyer counties in rural West Tennessee.

Goodman, who has also served as Municipal Court judge for Tiptonville and lives in Ridgely, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Phil Bivens at the end of the year.

Goodman earned his law degree at the Nashville School of Law in 1999 after earning a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in 1992.

His resume includes time as an assistant district attorney general in the Dyer-Lake County district.

– Bill Dries

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