VOL. 127 | NO. 222 | Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Shelby County housing market continues to improve with 1,407 home sales recorded in October, up 36 percent from the 1,034 sales tallied in October 2011.
Big plans move forward as Overton Park turns 111
Overton Park’s combination party and fundraiser this past weekend celebrated a milestone birthday for the park.
Just days after voters in Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County voted down the idea of a half-cent countywide sales tax hike, there was renewed talk at Memphis City Hall about a citywide sales tax hike.
When attorneys for the Shelby County Commission made their final arguments on municipal school districts before Memphis federal court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays in September and October, they focused on the intent of legislators.
2429 Ketchum Road Memphis, TN 38114
Last week we revisited one of the original thoughts that kicked off this “Giving Back” column more than two years ago with the power of hosting a “beneficial watch party.” This week let us share four volunteer opportunities, which are easy ways to give back and get engaged in our community.
Be prepared to pay an extra tax starting in 2013 on your net investment income if you are in the higher income tax brackets. You should be working with your tax and investment advisers over the next few months if this tax applies to you. Many taxpayers are waiting until closer to the end of the year to begin tax planning. With the Affordable Care Act already in place, the likelihood of this legislation being overturned by year end is small. So, you should start planning now.
FedEx Freight said Monday it has expanded its 10:30 a.m. delivery option to include Canada.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A recent poll shows Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has strong bipartisan support among Tennessee voters.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and top lawmakers say they've set a conservative estimate of how much money the state can spend.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Speakers at a coastal conference say the mouth of the Mississippi River is moving north, and authorities need to prepare for it.