VOL. 123 | NO. 17 | Friday, January 25, 2008
Through the first five days of early voting, 1,152 Shelby County voters have cast ballots in advance of the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" election. Early voting opened Jan. 16 at Shelby County Election Commission headquarters, 157 Poplar Ave. The balloting expands to 18 satellite locations starting today.
Memphis City Council member Jim Strickland recently told an audience at Christian Brothers University that the city of Memphis appears headed toward what he called an "impending budget crisis."
An accident in a chemistry lab had much more to do with Chirag Chauhan's decision to become a certified financial planner than other factors such as family influence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children, according to the latest information available by press time.
His financial partners are in Europe. His investment fund is based in Asia and Michael F. Burgess has managed the construction of 13 hotel projects on nine Carribean islands in a four-decade career that defines the term "far flung."
Willy Bearden is a prolific filmmaker and author whose projects over the years have tackled local subjects as diverse as Memphis' garage band scene, Elmwood Cemetery and the importance of King Cotton.
The Exchange Club Family Center recently completed a $1.2 million facelift that will allow it to serve clients better, furthering its mission of ending the cycle of domestic violence.
NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Rob Briley told his colleagues in the state House of Representatives on Thursday that he is an alcoholic and asked for their forgiveness of his drunken driving conviction.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Democrats are withdrawing a bill that would have allowed temporary replacements for sick lawmakers.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state's constitution to allow more limits on abortion has been delayed in the Senate so lawmakers can review an amendment added to the measure.
Janice C. Pilot is the new deputy police director for the city of Memphis.
U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays today set a May 12 trial date for former City Council member Edmund Ford on corruption charges. But prosecutors and defense attorneys will try later to agree on a trial date for separate corruption charges involving Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee.
NEW YORK (Dow Jones/AP) - FedEx Corp. reportedly is in talks to buy all or part of Deutsche Post AG's DHL delivery business in the U.S., in a deal that would help it challenge larger rival United Parcel Service Inc.