VOL. 123 | NO. 4 | Monday, January 7, 2008
It will be up to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton to prove that his latest bid for local government consolidation is different from
Soon after state lawmakers return to Nashville for Tuesday's reconvening of the 105th Tennessee General Assembly, they're expected at some point to try and re-jigger elements of the state's lottery operation. Changes to the HOPE scholarship program, which is funded by the lottery, might also be in the works.
It wasn't Nicole Becton's bachelor's degree in criminal justice that determined her path in life. It was, rather, her eye for fashion.
The informant in an FBI undercover probe that led to federal indictments against two Memphis City Council members now has talked about his role in that case – and a related civil matter – under oath.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration, faced with a deteriorating economy and a big jump in unemployment, said Friday it was considering an economic stimulus package that might include tax cuts to ward off a recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it is increasing the amount of money available to banks through the new auction process it created to ease the nation's severe credit squeeze. The Fed again pledged to continue the auctions "for as long as necessary."
MEMPHIS (AP) - Discount-store operator Fred's Inc. on Friday said its president and chief operating officer will both retire.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be placed at the Tupelo birthplace of legendary musician Elvis Presley on Tuesday, on what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Memphis is among the few cities whose commercial real estate market should remain stable in 2008 amid a sluggish U.S. economy, according to a report released last week by Santa Ana, Calif.-based Grubb & Ellis Co.
A little more than a year ago, Dale Ingram and Tommy Crenshaw, principals of Memphis-based Wheel Workz, sold their first franchise. They predicted more than 10 locations of the tire and wheels shop would be opening following that.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. takes the idea of a county payroll or privilege tax to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners today.
Riviana Foods Inc. will expand its local footprint with the construction of a 400,000-square-foot rice processing and packaging plant and onsite warehouse and distribution center on 31 acres in South Memphis, the company announced last week.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. called for the consolidation of city and county governments as well as a county privilege or payroll tax today in his annual State of the County address Monday.
NASHVILLE (AP) - State Sen. Ophelia Ford will miss several weeks of the legislative session with an unspecified illness, her attorney said Monday.