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VOL. 124 | NO. 197 | Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Metro Charter Appointments Win Recommendation

Questions Remain About Gibson Appointment

Shelby County Commissioners Wednesday recommended all 10 of County Mayor A C Wharton’s appointees to a metro charter commission.

Investor Announces $1B Auto Plant for Tunica

TUNICA COUNTY – Renowned for growing cotton and building casinos, Tunica County soon will make a name for manufacturing cars.

Salvation Army To Close Child Care Center

The Salvation Army is closing its child care center at the end of the month because of a budget shortfall that will put eight people out of work and send parents scrambling for a replacement service.

Jefferson in Limbo Until After Election

Elbert Jefferson Jr. remains the city attorney – in name only.

Eye Center Seeks Better Visibility

Visibility has multiple meanings when Dr. James Venable, the new executive director of clinical programs for The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry, talks about goals.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 63%


The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Faye Crossley, director of the Grant Center, will be the facilitator. Cost is $65 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

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Chandler Reports Offers More Detailed Data

Real estate information company Chandler Reports has launched a series of new reports that tap into the latest residential and commercial real estate trends.

Charges Against White Station Principals Deeply Rooted

When the school year began about two months ago, city school teachers and administrators across the city watched a video featuring Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Bill Gibbons.

Covington Plant to Add Jobs

About 275 new jobs are on the way to Covington with a $100 million expansion of the Unilever plant there.

Bass Pro Shows Signs of Continuing Interest in Pyramid

John Morris, the founder of Springfield, Mo.-based retailer Bass Pro Shops, has traveled to Memphis three times in the past 90 days.

Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group

Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.


Tennessee BlueCross BlueShield Hard Drives Stolen

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has discovered that 68 computer hard drives have been stolen from an office building in suburban Chattanooga, but a spokeswoman says the state's largest health insurer does not know if private patient data is stored on them.


Health Care Reform Bill Could Cost Tenn. $735M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday a health care reform proposal in the U.S. Senate could cost the state more than $730 million.


Tupelo Police Chief Stepping Down in Late December

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Harold Chaffin will retire in late December from his job as Tupelo police chief.

Cooper Tire to Expand Texarkana Factory

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced it will add 200 jobs to its Texarkana operation and start running the plant around the clock, seven days a week.

ATRS Board Adopts Policy Clarifying Retirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System board has adopted a policy to clarify what it means to retire.


National Retail Group Offers Weak Holiday Forecast

NEW YORK (AP) – After parents cut back on clothes and accessories for children this past fall, the retail industry suspects they won’t be any more generous by the holidays.

BofA: Credit Card Rates Won't Go Up Ahead of Law

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America on Tuesday pledged not to hike credit card interest rates or fees before a new law intended to reform industry practices takes effect in February.

Boeing to Record $1B Charge because of 747-8 Costs

CHICAGO (AP) - Boeing said Tuesday it expects to record a charge of $1 billion in the third quarter due to higher costs in its 747-8 program and difficult market conditions.

Gov't to Consumers: Break on Winter Heating Costs

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's good news for people worried about winter heating bills.

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