VOL. 128 | NO. 195 | Monday, October 7, 2013
The shutdown of the U.S government has had a minimal impact on the local housing market so far, but that could change if the shutdown stretches on for a week or more.
Genesis House doubles capacity for veterans
Genesis House, a shelter for homeless men and women run by Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, is doubling its capacity for veterans suffering from mental illness and addiction. The home is expanding from five to 10 the number of beds reserved for veterans – good news for the organization following the closure of two of its other programs for the homeless earlier this year because of a lack of new funding.
One often-heard quote about the importance of strategizing makes the point that someone who fails to plan is essentially planning to fail.
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) – Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people.
Call it fallout from the local Democratic executive committee’s censure last month of Shelby County Commission Chairman James Harvey.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signaled last week that the next front in an increasingly vocal debate about education reform in the state will be over increasing teacher pay.
Most people probably have one, the self-described grammar police ready to correct an error in tense or any participle left dangling.
As I sit down to write my article this week, all non-essential people working for the federal government are on furlough. All, that is, except for the most non-essential of all government employees – our Washington politicians.
It is a well-worn adage that what gets you to the top is the people with whom you surround yourself. This is true for individuals as well as for organizations, institutions, and cities. Memphis is no different in its collective vision of being at the top of those “Best of” lists. Based on current announcements, Memphis is faring well, and getting better.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says fiscal 2013 was a record year for hydroelectric power generation.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Eric Watson, the chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee, says he won't seek re-election to the Legislature next year and will instead run for sheriff of Bradley County.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Twitter, a privately held company built on blurbs, has finally laid itself bare in documents that read more like a treatise than a tweet.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The personal fortune of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams probably will take up 10 characters once the online communications company goes public.