VOL. 125 | NO. 2 | Tuesday, January 5, 2010
• Could get vote next month
Oklahoma-based Sooner Investment has submitted its plan to overhaul the southern half of Overton Square to the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Planning and Development.
When Glenn Moore was growing up in the Longview Heights community of South Memphis, he and his dad would spend Sunday afternoons driving around the city checking out new housing developments.
Three months after plans for a $1 billion hybrid automotive plant were announced in Tunica County, there are plans for a new pipe manufacturing facility in the North Mississippi county.
Signs went up in grocery stores in December, directing shoppers to a Web site where they can sign petitions in support of the legislation. Liquor store owners have also put up a Web site with a competing petition, but the president of the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association says his organization is being outspent in the battle for public opinion.
Tennessee doctors continue to fend off the vast majority of malpractice suits filed, but the five-year trend is unmistakable: The price of success grows higher every year.
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Less than a year after entering into a definitive agreement to form a strategic alliance with SignificantPsychology LLC, the board of directors at Crichton College has formally sold the Christian liberal arts college to the California company for $5.3 million.
NASHVILLE (AP) – As Tennessee grapples with budget cuts and declining revenue, state officials say an incentive plan to collect unpaid business taxes, coupled with a tax crackdown, could bring in several million additional dollars each year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The attorney general has rejected a measure proposed for this year's ballot to legalize marijuana for medical use in Arkansas.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Madison County Superintendent of Education Michael D. Kent said protecting his district from any proposed school consolidation will be the first priority while serving on a statewide advisory commission on the subject.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) – Behind the veil of political strife between the United States and Iran, may be a glimmer of hope for the health and well being of the people of the Mississippi Delta.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe has declared 27 counties as disaster areas after a deluge of rain swamped the state during Christmas.
WASHINGTON (AP) – An unexpectedly strong report on manufacturing activity Monday bolstered confidence that the nation's factories will help sustain an economic recovery.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – U.S. consumers and businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a pace that made 2009 the seventh-worst year on record, with more than 1.4 million petitions submitted, an Associated Press tally showed Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) – H&R Block Inc. will refund up to $19.4 million in fees to customers who bought an individual retirement account product, which the New York attorney general claims was a money loser because it charged more in fees than it paid in interest.
NEW YORK (AP) – The stock market has extended its 2009 rally into the new year.