VOL. 131 | NO. 218 | Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Shelby County Commissioners couldn’t come up with seven votes, much less a unanimous vote, Monday. Oct. 31, on a resolution opposing the November ballot question that would change the balance of in lieu of tax payments by Memphis Light Gas and Water Division in favor of the city of Memphis.
Baker Donelson is merging with national law firm Ober/Kaler effective Jan. 1, creating one of the 50 largest law firms in the country.
Former Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism threw a masquerade party two nights before Halloween on an excursion boat.
SPECIAL EDITION Commercial Real Estate
A North Mississippi industrial park more than 10 years in the making is reaching the finish line. By next May, Hillwood Investment Co. will wrap construction on a 947,000-square-foot warehouse on the final parcel in the DeSoto Trade Center.
Now, about the idea being discussed starting late last week that when the Feds are looking at someone running for office or holding office they have to take into consideration how close the next election is for that person.
Multifamily real estate sales have been strong in Memphis for a couple of years, and the 41 transactions posted in the third quarter mark the most recorded in a quarter in two years.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
McNeill Commercial Real Estate doesn’t focus on one discipline, location or product type.
Shelby County General Sessions Court Judge Bill Anderson has been publicly reprimanded by the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct for intervening in the case of an acquaintance arrested and jailed in Bartlett last year.
Presidential elections aren’t the only political contests federal prosecutors weigh in making decisions about investigations and possible criminal charges against candidates or elected officials.
Redshirt junior receiver Anthony Miller had a record-setting day with 12 catches for 250 receiving yards. But with the University of Memphis suffering a second straight defeat last Saturday, 59-30 to Tulsa at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, he hasn’t spent much time replaying the good moments.
November and December are times of increased giving. So many of us are relationship- and philanthropy-focused. We open our homes to friends and family, and we open our wallets to nonprofits.
Command-and-control, top-down organizations have the most trouble innovating. In particular, the fearful mindsets that review, align and sign off on “decks” to be presented to vice president-level colleagues often edit out the insights and recommendations that have the power to grow the business in new ways.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A newspaper's analysis of state government data shows an inconsistent process among Tennessee agencies of investigating sexual harassment complaints and handing out punishments.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – Six of eight school districts in Craighead County saw an increase in the percentage of students who fall below the federal poverty line since 2012.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's Republican governor is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a state law letting merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers boosted their spending in September at the fastest pace in three months, while their incomes grew by a modest amount.
NEW YORK (AP) – General Electric is taking advantage of a prolonged energy slump to become a bigger player in the oil and gas drilling business, a bet that could pay off big when prices recover.
DETROIT (AP) – Toyota will test a new car-sharing system next year that lets users unlock doors and start cars with their smartphones.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.