VOL. 127 | NO. 133 | Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays will hold a hearing Thursday, July 12, that could determine whether early voting starts the next day as scheduled on municipal school district ballot questions in the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County.
Graceland gears up for what could be largest Elvis Week
There will be concerts, a vigil that draws thousands, star-studded events like a conference, dance party – and a lot more.
The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of John Fowlkes Jr. as the newest U.S. District Court Judge for Western Tennessee.
New Memphis library cards that include a photo have become a challenge to the new state law requiring certain state-issued photo identification in order to vote.
In the past month, a pair of out-of-town firms have scooped up local distribution warehouses, growing its Memphis industrial real estate portfolio and planning for more.
When two homelessness initiatives received $450,000 in Shelby County funding in the most recent budget, the members of Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.) celebrated with a victory party that featured music, dancing, cake and a home-cooked meal.
Three farms are partnering with Urban Farms Market, 2977 Broad Ave., to offer seniors an additional central Memphis location to redeem vouchers from the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
3587 Paul R. Lowry Road, Memphis, TN 38109, Permit Cost: $2 million -
Praxair Inc., an industrial gases company that operates an air separation complex in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, has filed a $2 million building permit application to lay a foundation at its facility, 3587 Paul. R. Lowry Road.
Last week we spotlighted 52-CLEAN, the Memphis City Beautiful hotline and program that is empowering citizens to become more proactive in keeping our streets clean and curbing litter. This week let us discuss an initiative with the mission of increasing higher education opportunities for Tennessee students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance: tnAchieves.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans put more on their credit cards in May than in any single month since November 2007. But overall credit card use is still well below where it was just before the Great Recession began.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new law will let companies contribute billions of dollars less to their workers' pension funds, raising concerns about weakening the plans that millions of Americans count on for retirement.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Health insurer WellPoint Inc. will raise its stake in a market poised for substantial growth with its $4.46 billion acquisition of Medicaid coverage provider Amerigroup Corp.
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