VOL. 122 | NO. 218 | Thursday, November 15, 2007
He ran for the Shelby County Board of Commissioners five years ago on the slogan "It's time for government to mean business." And Bruce Thompson's campaign literature pledged, "I believe public officials should use their position to save money for the taxpayers, not make money for themselves."
The Memphis Bar Association will bring 2007 to a close with a ceremonial transferring of the gavel Dec. 6 during its annual meeting at The Peabody Hotel's Continental Ballroom, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Solo practitioner Shari Myers recently was passed the presidential gavel for the Association for Women Attorneys. She is the organization's 28th president, following Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. attorney Laurie L. Christensen in the position.
Former Memphis City Council member Rickey Peete was sentenced to four years and three months in prison Wednesday for taking bribes to vote for a zoning matter.
KNOXVILLE (AP) - A legislative panel has partially retreated from an earlier recommendation that would weaken the state's "Sunshine Law," which governs when meetings of government officials must be open to the public.
Today marks the 31st anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout campaign, and Memphis hospitals have been gearing up since August 2006 to go tobacco-free.