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VOL. 133 | NO. 41 | Monday, February 26, 2018

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Frase Protection Buys Assets of Stop Alarms

Memphis-based Frase Protection has acquired the remaining assets of Stop Alarms, a locally-based home and small business security company.

Frase completed the purchase on Feb. 6 and is integrating all assets into its operations.

Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

The purchase expands Frase Protection’s services in the Mid-South, allowing the company to better serve new and current customers with updated technologies, an additional fleet and experienced service technicians, according to a press release.

The acquisition is part of Frase Protection’s long-term plan of growth in the Mid-South. The company is preparing for additional growth and finalizing plans to build new offices off Walnut Run and Germantown Parkway in Cordova.

Stop Alarms filed bankruptcy last year after being in business for more than 40 years. It provided and serviced security alarms, fire alarms, access control and security camera systems to residential and commercial customers in Tennessee and Mississippi. Stop Alarms was sold to Josh Nichols, principal of Georgia-based Nichols Security, in 2014.

Frase Protection is the largest privately owned provider of smart-home security systems in the greater Memphis area that is family owned and also been in business for more than 40 years.

– Daily News staff

S2N Offers Free Website For Local Nonprofit

Branding and digital agency S2N will provide a free, mobile-responsive website to a local nonprofit organization in celebration of the agency’s 10-year anniversary.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 26, any nonprofit interested in participating in the giveaway should submit their community mission, along with an explanation of how a new website would help further their mission, to www.s2ndesign.com/non-profit-website-giveaway.

The winning organization will be selected and notified this spring.

“We understand that most nonprofit organizations work with slim budgets, and we want to provide one of our well-designed, mobile-responsive websites to help a deserving organization fulfill its mission,” S2N chief operating officer Michael Newsome said.

Originally starting out as a design company the Emerge Memphis incubator program in 2008, S2N eventually outgrew its Emerge Memphis space as it transitioned into a full-service agency and settled into to its current location at 456 Tennessee St. in the South Main Historic Arts District of Downtown Memphis.

– Patrick Lantrip

American Athletic Conference Recognizes Memphis Golfers

University of Memphis junior women’s golfer Madison Thomas has been named the American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week. This is the first career weekly honor for Thomas and marks just the fourth weekly honor received by a Lady Tiger from the conference office in program history.

Thomas earned the honor with her second top 5 finish of the season. Thomas fired a 217 at the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Florida. Her opening round 69 tied her career-low round and her second round 71 had her atop the leaderboard at the end of first day of the event. She finished in a tie for fifth place.

Thomas now has three career top 5 finishes, and eight career top 20 finishes in 22 total events.

Leighann Cabush (02-26-2014), Michaela Fletcher (02-25-2015) and Emily Goldenstein (03-26-2015) are the program’s other weekly honorees. Cabush was also named the league’s player of the month in October of 2015.

The women’s golf team will next play at the River Landing Classic in Wallace, North Carolina, March 5-6.

– Don Wade

College Awarded Training Grant for Nurses for Crisis Situations

The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in collaboration with Regional One Health, has been awarded a $16,000 grant to train area nurses to handle and diffuse crisis situations in hospitals and other health care settings.

The Tennessee Promise of Nursing grant was awarded to the UTHSC College of Nursing’s new Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation. The center was launched in 2017 to develop sustainable partnerships with area institutions to advance health care, foster innovative nursing strategies, reduce health disparities, and improve patient outcomes.

The grant will fund crisis management instructor training for six staff members at Regional One Health and two College of Nursing faculty members in how to recognize escalating behavior and diffuse potentially hostile situations.

They will then be the trainers, who will teach the entire nursing staff and other staff members at Regional One, and bring the training to nursing students at UTHSC.

The Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation at UTHSC is also working with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to facilitate nursing research, collaborating with the Shelby County Health Department on a nurse residency partnership, and working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on global nursing initiatives.

– Andy Meek

State Archivists Seek WWI Artifacts from West Tenn. Residents

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has launched “Over Here, Over There: Tennesseans in the First World War,” an effort to collect digital records of how World War I affected Tennesseans. Archivists will travel throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs, uniforms and other artifacts related to World War I that are owned by private citizens.

“We were overwhelmed by the response to our request for Civil War items, so we hope this project will help us create a rich record of World War I history as well,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said in a release. “Creating digital records of historical artifacts makes them easily available to anyone with internet access. It’s important that we do this now before more of these century-old items are lost or damaged beyond repair.”

The next collection event will occur over two days at the Morton Museum of Collierville History, 196 Main St. near the Collierville Town Square. Items will be digitally recorded from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 1. The archivists will not actually take possession of the items, but will provide owners tips on how to care for the rare treasures.

People living in West Tennessee are encouraged to bring in letters, photographs, diaries, military records, maps, sketches, weapons, uniforms and other items related to the war. All items must be original and owned by the person bringing them to the event.

To reserve time with an archivist on one of those dates, email WorldWarI.tsla@tn.gov or call 615-741-1883.

Visit sos.tn.gov/tsla/OverHere_WWI for more information.

– Daily News staff

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