VOL. 123 | NO. 30 | Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Shelby County Trustee Paul Mattila doesn't plan to make any changes in faces at the office he took over this week after winning appointment by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
The entrepreneur who created Memphis' first biotech business is now helping a new generation of inventors.
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
She's now teaching a class on political leadership at the University of Memphis, throwing herself back into her law practice and, in her free time, learning how to swing dance. He's building up a law practice of his own, traveling frequently on business and spending more time with his family.
A group of former and current Cargill Inc. employees has filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company claiming they've been subjected to a hazardous work environment, racial discrimination and retaliation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeowners threatened with foreclosure would in some instances get a 30-day reprieve under an initiative the Bush administration announced Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit is running at a pace that is more than double last year's imbalance through the first four months of the budget year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve, seeking to combat the effects of a serious credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned $30 billion in funds to commercial banks at an interest rate of 3.010 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing share of home sales are from foreclosures, especially in states hardest hit by the housing bust. In some parts of California lately, nearly 50 percent of home sales come from foreclosed houses.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would make it a crime to leave the scene of a boating accident is moving forward in the Tenn. Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state constitution to allow voters to elect both the lieutenant governor and the secretary of state narrowly passed a key Senate committee.
NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Frank Buck says he won't seek re-election after serving 36 years in the state Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Here's a sweet deal: taxing candy at the same reduced rate as groceries like vegetables and milk.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill that would require a paper record for voters' ballots in Tennessee is among several measures moving through the Legislature that aim to improve the integrity of the election process.
NASHVILLE (AP) - State Sen. John Wilder is back at the Capitol.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has announced the city will immediately buy 65 walkthrough and 210 handheld metal detectors to be used by every middle, junior and senior high school in the Memphis City Schools system. In addition, the Memphis police department will shift 67 officers to city school campuses. Herenton announced the moves this afternoon at a City Hall press conference.