VOL. 126 | NO. 4 | Thursday, January 6, 2011
Mayor Wharton addresses schools issue in ‘state of the city’ speech
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. went on the road Wednesday with a campaign for the fence between opponents and proponents of a Memphis City Schools system charter surrender.
These days, there’s a lot that’s new at the city’s oldest continuously operating law firm.
Memphis and Shelby County's two mayors have talked for months about finding a way to give their joint business recruitment and retention efforts an edge.
The Shelby County Election Commission met Wednesday and adjourned minutes later without putting the Memphis City Schools (MCS) charter surrender on a special election ballot.
During Christmas week, Jon Crisp outlined a campaign strategy to counter the Memphis City Schools charter surrender.
The Plough Foundation has awarded a two-part $300,000 grant to Memphis Goodwill Industries to support the nonprofit’s Community Workforce program, which provides vocational training to individuals with disabilities and other obstacles to employment.
Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises Inc., which recently shifted its focus from cotton to logistics, has acquired Trans Gulf Transportation Inc., a Houston-based transportation company that specializes in intermodal drayage and trucking operations.
When Susan Fentress decided to earn a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, she wasn’t looking to work with microscopes.
We Americans spend billions on our physical well-being, “but there are no comparable efforts to keep people mentally agile and strong.”
Ray’s Take: When people talk about retirement, it’s not unusual for them to jokingly mention possibly winning the lottery. Most of us know that winning the lottery is not a realistic retirement strategy.
Victor Frankl, author of “Man’s Search for Meaning,” called our ability to choose how we respond to circumstances our “final freedom.”
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee Valley Authority industrial customers are grumbling about planned changes and rate increases that they contend have been "worse than ridiculous."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say Tennessee has received reimbursement for last May's flooding that damaged state buildings and other state-owned property.
OAKLAND, Tenn. (AP) — A series of explosions and a fire occurred Wednesday at a munitions plant in the West Tennessee town of Oakland, leaving one person unaccounted for.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong consumer demand pushed a key measure of the economy's service sector to its highest level in more than four years, the latest evidence that the economy is gaining strength and job growth could pick up in the new year.
Oil prices rebounded from early losses Wednesday following more positive economic news and a government report that showed crude oil supplies shrank last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected speaker John Boehner hailed the Republican Party's return to control of the House Wednesday, vowing a more open legislative process but acknowledging that "a great deal of scar tissue has built up on both sides of the aisle."
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans spent more on clothes, shoes, luxury goods and electronics in December than a year earlier, extending retail sales momentum that had been building since August, according to data released Wednesday.