VOL. 124 | NO. 249 | Monday, December 21, 2009
A retired IBM executive who decided to take a political leap at the last minute is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.
The old proverb about the fear of dismounting a tiger – once you’re riding one, you can’t hop off without becoming easy prey for the beast – seems applicable to the banking industry at the moment.
Consolidating the Memphis and Shelby County public school systems is off the table as far as the Metro Charter Commission is concerned.
The Flintco Cos. Inc. doesn’t operate aircraft or transport cargo, but the Tulsa, Okla.-based company is leaving an indelible imprint on Memphis International Airport.
This is the story of two doctors squeezing life back into a dead storefront.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Among the resolutions being discussed is a capital improvement plan for the Agricenter International. For a full meeting agenda, click the icon.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Charles Redden remembers getting the call in April.
In some ways, the rules by which Smith & Nephew and the other orthopedics giants must abide are more exacting than the ones for local elected officials.
We last talked with Shelby County Commissioner Joyce Avery when she began her one-year tenure as chairwoman of the commission in September.
The Germantown Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) regularly presents world-class musicians, but never have so many of them been unable to vote or buy alcohol. The newly formed GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO), comprised of 15- to 19-year-olds, makes its debut concert on Sunday.
All buildings have histories; some have souls.
OK, forget everything I said about needing white wines even in chilly weather. Ol’ Man Winter has gotten serious; the water in the dogs’ bowl outside bore a skim of ice this morning. We need serious stimulation and fortification in food and wine.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee State Funding Board on Friday agreed to a range of revenue estimates that dips below the predictions of economists previously consulted by the panel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis said he will run again, unlike two Democratic congressional colleagues who have decided against seeking re-election in Tennessee districts that Republicans are eager to take in 2010.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Diane Black of Gallatin announced Thursday she is joining the race to succeed Democratic U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' unemployment rate dipped slightly in November to 7.4 percent – the result of fewer layoffs and a jump in retail jobs because of the start of the holiday shopping season, the state reported Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers are doing all they can to keep their credit cards in their wallets this holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.7 million homeowners were on the verge of foreclosure in the fall, a looming “shadow inventory” of homes that will be put up for sale in the coming years and weigh down prices, according to a report released late last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are suspending foreclosures and evictions for about two weeks in a temporary break for borrowers during the holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A pre-holiday package that wraps up Pentagon spending, extended unemployment benefits and other must-pass measures awaits one final vote in the Senate before it reaches President Barack Obama's desk for his signature.