VOL. 125 | NO. 35 | Monday, February 22, 2010
The Shelby County Commission today will take the first of three votes on a city-county ordinance designed to further restrict adult entertainment businesses.
Strong start in January might not hold up, experts say
Last week’s Commercial Property Forecast Summit painted a dour picture of the local real estate market, but the January numbers show that the commercial sector has a detectable pulse – at least for now.
Like many of their local competitors, the folks who run Independent Bank in Memphis were encouraged by regulators to participate in the federal government’s controversial but arguably necessary financial bailout program.
The newest candidate for Shelby County mayor is scheduled to talk about his decision later today.
Don’t tell Service Assurance there’s a Great Recession: The information technology firm has thrived in recent years, hiring 30 people since 2007 and continuing to seek engineers now.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building at 160 N. Main St. Up for discussion today is a resolution that would enhance restrictions on adult businesses, specifically where they could operate. Click on the icon for a full agenda.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
No one would mistake a local institution like Tri-State Bank for one of Wall Street’s mighty titans of finance, whose recent woes brought the U.S. and world economies to their knees.
The continuing discussions about our nation’s banks are arguably the most critical in the history of capitalism.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. recently nominated Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin for reappointment. It confirmed that the longest-serving police director during the 18-year tenure of Mayor Willie Herenton has made the transition to a new mayor.
Dance artists from the Northeast and the West Coast will join forces in Memphis in Project: Motion’s third annual concert of featured guests’ works.
One in an occassional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
Purists would scoff at the chili I concocted a few days ago.It started with some diced smoked hog jowl that I fried up crisp and then used the rendered fat to sauté chopped onions and garlic. I added diced bell pepper and some leftover grilled flank steak, generous scoops of chili powder, ground chipotle and cumin, let that cook for awhile and then dumped in a large can of diced tomatoes and their juice and a can of pinto beans.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Dr. Solomon S. Solomon, chief of endocrinology for Memphis Veterans Affairs and a University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center professor of medicine, will be awarded the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation's highest honor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Rep. Ben West Jr. announced Friday that he won't run for re-election this year because he wants to spend more time with his family and pursue other goals.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Researchers at East Tennessee State University say they are encouraged by a modest decline in childhood obesity in the state.
ATLANTA (AP) - Desperate though they are to fill gaps in their budgets, more than half the states in the country haven't touched a $5 billion pot of federal stimulus funds meant to find work for welfare recipients.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve seems likely to keep interest rates at record lows for several more months after news Friday that consumer prices excluding food and energy fell in January.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of seniors who signed up for popular private health plans through Medicare are facing sharp premium increases this year – another sign that spiraling costs are a problem even for those with solid insurance.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to allow the government to seek nearly $300 billion from the tobacco industry for a half-century of deception that "has cost the lives and damaged the health of untold millions of Americans."
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of borrowers falling behind on their mortgage payments dropped sharply at the end of last year, a sign the foreclosure crisis is beginning to ebb.