VOL. 126 | NO. 5 | Friday, January 7, 2011
The move to court has begun in the ongoing standoff between Shelby County’s two public school systems.
Texas firm invests in LEDIC to fuel national growth
An El Paso, Texas-based investment firm has bought a “significant stake” in LEDIC Management Group LLC, a move that will enable the Memphis-based third party investment real estate firm to expand its national footprint, implement new technology, and hire additional employees.
The “significant stake” Texas-based Hunt Cos. Inc. is making in LEDIC Management Group clearly means it’s a new day for the storied real estate company.
Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.
The Nashville attorney considered an expert on school system consolidations in the state told the Shelby County school board Thursday to get ready for an unprecedented transition to merging with Memphis City Schools (MCS), work with MCS officials and expect the transition to take at least a year and a half.
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.
Back when Dr. Scott Morris, CEO of the Church Health Center, was a fourth-year medical student on a summer research project in Zimbabwe, he met with a nyanga, or witch doctor, to better understand the relationship between faith and healing.
Tim Jones studied Memphis music at Indiana University.
This may be where the dispute between Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools goes to court and drags in more political entities.
The Shelby County Commission’s decision to override a rare veto by County Mayor Mark Luttrell may not be the last time the mayor and the commission are likely to clash.
Ron Riley launched his sales career by selling copiers and printers at Xerox Corp. shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Memphis.
This school fight is ours to win.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seventeen local governments and the state of Tennessee have been honored for their budget preparation work.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A chief executive officer has been named for Tennessee's Health Information Exchange.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen has reappointed Walter T. Durham as state historian, a position he has held since 2002.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The four new Tennessee U.S. representatives have been sworn in as Congress shifts to Republican control.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers are taking a three-day weekend after wrapping up light legislative work on Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Max Phillips has announced his run for agriculture commissioner.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe said Thursday that Arkansas needs to look this year at changes to its Medicaid system, including increased tax collections from health care providers, to avoid cuts to essential services provided by the program for the poor, disabled and elderly in 2012.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two psychiatrists testified Thursday that former Texas billionaire and financier R. Allen Stanford, who is set to go to trial at the end of the month on charges he bilked investors out of $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme, is not mentally competent to go forward with his case.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers sealed their strongest holiday sales increase since 2006, as a robust November more than offset spending that tapered off in December.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers' holiday-season splurge was likely a preview of what's to come in 2011, and economists say it should embolden companies to expand and hire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits over the past month has reached its lowest point since July 2008, raising hopes that hiring is about to accelerate.