VOL. 129 | NO. 226 | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Attorneys for the city of Memphis and for Shelby County Schools are trying another round of court-ordered mediation before the Thanksgiving holiday in the six-year-old lawsuit over school funding.
UTHSC campus plan capitalizing on opportunity
Progress is usually expensive and seldom convenient. But the alternative?
Memphis City Council members voted down a water rate hike of 2.3 percent Tuesday, Nov. 18, proposed by Memphis Light Gas and Water Division. And the council voted down Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s hybrid pension plan change for city employees with under 10 years on the job.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – A federal jury in San Diego has hit AutoZone with $185 million in punitive damages after finding that the company retaliated against a pregnant manager, eventually demoting and firing her.
Voices were raised and gavels were used to rule people and motions out of order. Motives were questioned and potential conflicts of interest were cited.
Hollywood star Stephen Lang is a familiar presence on the silver screen, most famous for his roles in movies like “Avatar,” in which he plays Colonel Quaritch, and “Tombstone,” which includes his turn as Ike Clanton.
After a year-long study of different options, audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has made its move from Downtown to East Memphis official with its announcement today of the signing of a 10-year 3-month lease at Highwoods Properties’ Triad Centre III at 6070 Poplar Ave.
When he ran for Memphis mayor in the 2009 special election, A C Wharton Jr. said he was running to win, but also to change the nature of the city’s politics.
Morgan Bohannon has been named chairman of the board of director of Junior Achievement of Memphis & the Mid-South Inc. Bohannon, the regional market manager for iHeartMedia, became engaged with Junior Achievement when iHeartMedia sponsored the “Broadcast Center” at JA BizTown in 2012. He joined the board soon thereafter and has been involved ever since.
2014 marked the first year that mobile Internet usage surpassed desktop, which is no doubt why a recent Forrester Research study predicts sales from consumers shopping on mobile phones will increase to $38 billion this year.
It’s no secret that in today’s economy, small- and medium-sized businesses must constantly reinvent themselves in order to maintain relevancy in their marketplace.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say 99 people have been charged with cashing more than $41,000 in checks using an illegally obtained state of Tennessee account number.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new University of Tennessee report says the number of uninsured people in Tennessee has hit a 10-year low.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained new accreditations for its forensic facilities in Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville.
NEW YORK (AP) – The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders' confidence rebounded in November as both sales expectations and buyer traffic improved.