» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 122 | NO. 218 | Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thompson's One-Time Promises Implode With Indictments

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."

Bar Association Prepares for New Leadership

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.

Improving Legal Communication Tops List for New AWA Prez Myers

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.

Peete Sentenced To 51 Months in Prison

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.

Burchett Agrees To Introduce Bill Shoring Up Sunshine Law

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.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
78.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southeast at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 69%

EVENTS

Executive Women International Memphis chapter will hold its 50th anniversary celebration and dinner today at 5:30 p.m. at The University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $25. For more information, e-mail Krissie Heuer at kheuer@bec-memphis.com.

more events »

Area Hospitals To Become Smoke-Free

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.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 286 16,478
MORTGAGES 95 347 19,032
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 569 33,695
BANKRUPTCIES 59 183 10,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 77 5,275
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 97 3,964

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.