VOL. 126 | NO. 214 | Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A business leader with roots in the city’s political and nonprofit communities will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards.
Dixon’s ‘living collection’ earns Level IV arboretum certification
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens was established in 1975 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, when the philanthropists bequeathed their home and art collection to the Memphis community as a public museum.
If a business owner spends enough time with Stuart McGehee, they’re liable to immediately leave his Downtown Memphis office brimming with ideas about Web video – and maybe even looking for a camera to help them expand their website with dynamic video content.
If you voted early or on Election Day in the recent city of Memphis elections, you probably got a piece of paper from election officials about the next elections.
Memphis City Council members approved a new set of rules for the city’s wrecker industry including background checks for drivers, a Memphis Transportation Commission to enforce regulations and no moving towed vehicles until police clear the vehicle for towing.
In alignment with the local and national trend of health care systems partnering with physicians groups, Eastmoreland Internal Medicine is the latest practice to join the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare family.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, marks the halfway point for the Calvary & the Arts Concert Series, Calvary Episcopal Church’s annual musical series in memory of Dottie Jones.
A plan for redistricting the Shelby County Commission into more multimember districts was delayed for another two weeks Monday, Oct. 31, as commissioners debated more changes to the district boundaries and procedure.
Editor’s Note: This is an occasional series that profiles Tennessee’s state legislators. Credit his friends – and the inspiration of Ronald Reagan – with starting state Rep. Glen Casada on the road to public service.
Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.
Ray’s Take: Santa figurines have already replaced Halloween masks in the stores and the long holiday shopping season is upon us. It’s time to put together your shopping lists and make a vow that this year you will not be paying for the holidays through next summer. Instead, take a budget-smart approach to holiday purchases. Yes, I used the B word again. Without a budget you are much more likely to be caught up in the spirit or manipulated by well-crafted marketing plans.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam continued Tuesday to defend the arrests of dozens of Occupy Nashville protesters, even though the state has backed down on enforcing a curfew in the face of a federal judge's restraining order.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A.B. Data Ltd. will distribute money from settlements with Morgan Keegan & Co. and Morgan Asset Management to investors in Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.
NEW YORK (AP) – Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. said Tuesday its net income plummeted 61 percent in the quarter that it became a public company, as its efforts to pay down debt and big fees to the private-equity firms that used to own it offset revenue gains.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing grew more slowly in October, hampered by weaker demand for exports and slower production at factories.
DETROIT (AP) – Car buyers were out in force in October, snapping up trucks and SUVs and taking advantage of deals on Japanese cars.
NEW YORK (AP) – A media industry group says The Wall Street Journal remains the No. 1 newspaper in the U.S. with average weekday circulation of 2.1 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has approved must-do legislation to fund the day-to-day budgets of five Cabinet agencies, kick-starting long overdue work to add the details to budget limits agreed to by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans this summer.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two prominent deficit-cutters are telling Congress' bipartisan "supercommittee" to meet its mandate of finding at least $1.2 trillion in 10-year budget savings – and then some.
WASHINGTON (AP) – As many as 4 million borrowers who may have been improperly foreclosed upon in 2009 and 2010 are getting an opportunity to have their cases reviewed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. builders spent slightly more in September on home construction, partially offsetting losses in public schools, roads and government offices.
NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government sued one of the nation's largest privately held mortgage brokers on Tuesday, saying its decade-long fraudulent lending practices cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars and forced thousands of American homeowners to face eviction.
DALLAS (AP) – Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, said its third-quarter profit plunged due to the lack of a hefty tax benefit it recorded last year, but revenue and admissions rose during the quarter.
NEW YORK (AP) – A new U.S. government report shows the number of overdose deaths from powerful painkillers have more than tripled over a decade.
NEW YORK (AP) – Internet company Yahoo Inc. has agreed to buy online advertising network Interclick Inc. for $270 million in cash.