VOL. 124 | NO. 116 | Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The city’s tie to the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center isn’t completely severed yet, even though the city agency soon will be transferred to Shelby County and fall under the local health department.
The Memphis City Council wants restaurants and bars that serve alcohol to post signs banning guns inside their businesses.
The Memphis City Council will have an opportunity today to finalize the city’s operating and capital improvement budgets and set a new property tax rate.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has declined to hear a direct appeal of a judgment against the city of Memphis in the long-running city schools funding lawsuit.
A federal bankruptcy court judge has scrapped plans to reopen the old Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as a two-day-a-week nightspot with a dress code.
The real estate slump has claimed another victim in the Memphis skyline, but this time it didn’t wait for the property to be completed.
Bobby Cole didn’t make it past the 11th grade and still has problems understanding what he reads.
As if builders didn’t have enough headaches, a new program launched last month by the Memphis Area Home Builders Association to increase home sales had to be scrapped because of a legality.
2371 Prospect St., Memphis, TN 38106, Permit Amount: $3.5 Million -
Riviana Foods Inc. has filed another permit as part of its ongoing project to build a 400,000-square-foot, $67 million rice processing and distribution center here. The latest permit, filed last week with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement, will bring a $3.5 million building to 2371 Prospect St. on Riviana’s campus in the West Person/Elvis Presley area.
Officials at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a $6.9 million project that will bring a conference center to the campus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen and the state of Tennessee are recognizing "Elder Abuse Awareness Day" to publicize a steadily increasing problem.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has appointed a Livingston attorney to the Tennessee Circuit Court for the 13th Judicial District.
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch Police Chief Art Heun has tendered his resignation, and announced that he is leaving his post of six years to assume the role of Chief of Police in Dyersburg, Tenn.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to "Neutral" from "Buy" on Monday, seeing few near-term catalysts that could drive the share price higher.
CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama pushed hard Monday for a health care overhaul, saying the system is “a ticking bomb” for the budget that could force America to “go the way of GM” without a legislative fix.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for American International Group Inc. has told a jury that AIG's former top executive plundered a company retirement program of billions of dollars because he was angry at being forced out.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Foreign demand for long-term U.S. financial assets fell in April as both China and Japan trimmed their holdings of Treasury securities.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a tax that a city in Alaska imposed on oil tankers using its port.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is stepping into a dispute between Shell Oil Co. and gas station operators who claim the oil company tried to drive them out of business.
LONDON (AP) - The cost of three-month dollar loans between banks fell Monday to a new low after some cautiously optimistic comments from the finance ministers of the world's eight leading industrial nations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.