VOL. 124 | NO. 205 | Monday, October 19, 2009
Memphis Mayor-elect A C Wharton Jr. has named eleven more people to his transition team.
Beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department will begin administering H1N1 vaccinations to children from six months of age to 4 years old.
Shelby County divorce referee and attorney Patricia Odell has died. Word of Odell’s death comes through the office of Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
The day after Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. beat his rivals handily in the city mayoral special election, embattled City Attorney Elbert Jefferson Jr. offered his resignation.
Circuit Court was a busy place during the third quarter, but not for the usual reasons.
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School is one step closer to completing an ongoing master plan that has transformed the appearance of the 20-acre campus at 4830 Walnut Grove Road.
Lawyers representing R. Allen Stanford, the jailed Texas financier accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme, say they have their work cut out for them.
Now that the voting machines are on their way back to the warehouse following Thursday’s Memphis mayoral special election, here come the candidates in the 2010 Tennessee governor’s race.
As Memphis voters turned out in less-than-record numbers on Election Day Thursday, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor called for better civics education in America’s schools.
The New York Suit Exchange recently took what some might consider a gamble when it opened another store and doubled the number of its employees.
The transition begins today at Memphis City Hall.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
One in five of the Memphis school system’s new teachers quits after a year in the classroom. After three years, 40 percent of the new hires are gone. For those who do hang around, the process of becoming – and remaining – a teacher is the story of a system within the school system.
Memphis City Schools Supt. Kriner Cash responded to written questions from The Memphis News about the general overhaul of how teachers are hired and retained.
The value of the Memphis City Schools system’s proposal to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is in more than what it proposes to do: It offers a precise measurement of teacher quality.
Dr. Mark Green is chief of staff at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art earlier this month opened the largest exhibit of its 94-year-history with European art from an unusual location. Unbeknownst to most outside art circles, one of the largest and most varied collections of western European masterpieces outside of Europe is in America’s backyard in the Caribbean.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Medical workers, like the general population, are showing signs of concern about the safety of the new swine flu vaccine, but officials at Tennessee hospitals and health care companies say their employees need to set an example for the rest of the nation.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Volkswagen will start accepting applications Oct. 26 for about 1,200 production jobs at its new plant in Chattanooga, with the first hiring set early next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. government regulators told Congress on Friday that they have no power to stop Italy or any other country from dumping tons of radioactive waste in the United States.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Cellular South has announced plans to acquire Corr Wireless, based in north Alabama.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Output at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities rose for the third straight month in September, positive signs for the ailing manufacturing sector.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America Corp. said Friday it lost more than $2.2 billion in the third quarter as loan losses kept rising, providing more evidence that consumers are still struggling to pay their bills.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Foreign demand for long-term U.S. financial assets rose in August even though China trimmed its holdings of Treasury securities.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama, who has called on Americans to perform more community service, is joining former President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit has surged to an all-time high of $1.42 trillion as the recession caused tax revenues to plunge while the government was spending massive amounts to stabilize the U.S. financial system and jump-start the economy.
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - If her check were bigger, 76-year-old Agnes Conti might be able to spring for a better cut of meat for her pot roast. She could afford to send her nine grandchildren more than $20 for their birthdays and Christmas. She'd be able to buy some nice new clothes, like she sees on QVC, not what she settles for at Walmart.