VOL. 123 | NO. 14 | Tuesday, January 22, 2008
2007 court filings all over the board
Shelby County Chancery and Circuit Courts saw a decline in divorce filings in 2007 compared to 2005 and 2006. The business of Shelby County Probate Court - processing wills and appointing administrators, conservators and guardians - was down slightly from 2006, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. And federal court civil filings stayed the same from year to year, with civil rights violations and job discrimination claims among the top categories.
Amy Chapman, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors-Chapman & Associates, hosts a career night on Tuesdays for anyone interested in becoming a real estate agent.
679 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017, Sale Amount: $1.9 million -
An 8,400-square-foot retail center and adjacent convenience store built in the 1980s at the southwest corner of West Poplar Avenue and U.S. 72. Shelby County Assessor's 2007 appraisal was $1.4 million.
Civil filings in Shelby County Chancery and Circuit Courts stayed about the same in the last three months of 2007 compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. But filings in both courts were down from Q3 2007.
Harrel "The Navigator" Moore has a voice that makes it seem like he was born to be a disc jockey on a late night jazz radio station, soothing listeners' ears as he introduces the next song.
An associate of Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Sidney Chism received a phone call from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign last week. The purpose of the call was to enlist help in finding office space in Memphis for the campaign.
It has finally happened in a Tennessee Waltz case. When former state Sen. Ward Crutchfield of Chattanooga was sentenced last week, his attorney and his friends tried to minimize what he did wrong. They did it in a way that none of the other five former lawmakers who have been sentenced have tried.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It didn't take long for President Bush to find a symbol for his desire to prime the sagging economy.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Barack Obama is running television advertisements in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville, in what supporters say is the first such market buy for Tennessee's Feb. 5 Democratic presidential primary.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen told a group of high school students that they should celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by addressing issues that concern them as he did.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gibson Guitar Corp. will be merging with TC Group, a Danish company that makes audio equipment for professionals and musicians.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Friday said it would rule on an appeal by MetLife Inc. in a case that could make employee benefit plans more expensive.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A longtime local government worker is fired after she cooperates with an investigation of sexual harassment allegations against a high-ranking official. The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether federal civil rights law protects employees from such retaliation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Bush administration-led effort to rescue troubled homeowners said it helped 5 percent of borrowers with subprime loans in the second half of 2007.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A $25 billion collapsed buyout offer and higher borrowing costs have prompted Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, to lay off about 3 percent of its work force nationwide.
NEW YORK (AP) - A gauge of future economic activity skidded 0.2 percent in December, registering its third consecutive monthly decline and signaling that the U.S. economy likely will weaken further in coming months.
NEW YORK (AP) - Only weeks old, the new year is already nudging its way into Wall Street's record books. Far from welcome news, however, the stats only underscore the nervousness investors are feeling about the economy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of First Horizon National Corp. slid Friday after several analysts cut their estimates and price target on the stock, noting that continued pressure on earnings is likely over the next few quarters.
A federal judge has denied a motion by former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee to dismiss the bribery and extortion case pending against him that Lee alleged is tantamount to race-based, selective prosecution.