VOL. 128 | NO. 170 | Friday, August 30, 2013
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. this week laid off 61 employees in a system-wide restructuring plan.
Downsized membership brings countywide board to crossroads
The Shelby County Schools board will no longer need a massive semi-circle with 23 seats at its next meeting in September.
The race for the state House seat held by the late Lois DeBerry since 1973 includes 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and no Republicans or independents, as of the Thursday, Aug. 29, noon filing deadline for candidates.
Marketing firm owner Amy Howell could write a book on her experience as a female business owner. As a matter of fact, she has.
Dorothy Collier’s career path has unfolded similarly to many enterprising professionals marking time before fully committing to their passion.
The first votes in a series of 11 elections across Shelby County over the next three months will be cast Friday, Aug. 30.
Of all the talented yet anonymous offensive linemen in the country, Vanderbilt senior Wesley Johnson might be the closest thing to a 6-5, 295-pound invisible man as there can be. Johnson has made 38 straight starts and was expected to make his 39th on Thursday, Aug. 29, against Ole Miss.
While there is a paper trail from the sale of No. 2 jerseys back to Texas A&M and the NCAA, and a direct line to the word “hypocrisy” in your nearest Merriam-Webster Collegiate dictionary, there apparently is no paper trail here.
As Memphis International Airport expands and contracts depending on the time of day, the state of the airline industry and the financial climate, much of the responsibility of keeping the facility running smoothly falls to John Greaud.
A STEP IN SYNC. I have in my possession a rare document, evidence of a shared spark of hope, a light at the end of all the tunnel vision, a warm fire in that cold cave in Nashville.
Each professional entity has a way of handling business. This way is encoded with spoken and codified rules and unspoken and non-verbal clues on how to perform. What gets done, how decisions are made and how money gets allocated can be defined as “culture.” This way, then, is an explicit and implicit set of rituals that reward or punish based on its own complicated, internal logic.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Fred’s Inc. reported Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter net income fell sharply because of a sizable tax benefit a year ago, but adjusted results showed improved profitability.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee will be able to reduce the costs of advanced placement test fees for low-income students with a U.S. Education Department grant of more than $340,000.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Cheesemaker MDS Foods Inc. plans to build an expanded production facility in Manchester.
NASHVILLE (AP) – TDOT has told contractors and its own crews to knock off work at noon on Friday for the Labor Day weekend.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Rep. Kent Williams, whose 2009 election as House speaker shocked and infuriated fellow Republicans, announced Thursday he won't seek a fifth term to instead run for Carter County mayor next year.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Prominent business leaders and Republicans held a forum in Nashville on Wednesday to build support for immigration reform among the public and members of Congress.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers are set to discuss the state's request to use federal Medicaid funds to provide private health insurance to thousands of low-income residents.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. banks earned more from April through June than during any quarter on record, aided by a steep drop in losses from bad loans.
NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge signaled Thursday that he is leaning toward approving American Airlines' emergence from bankruptcy protection but wanted more time to reflect.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The recent spate of fast-food worker strikes is another sign of the need to raise the minimum wage for all workers, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said in an interview with The Associated Press.