VOL. 125 | NO. 52 | Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is defending his creation of a new Office of Talent and Human Capital. And in a Facebook statement Wednesday evening, Wharton also apologized for an apparent change of course in how the office would be funded.
When The Avenue Carriage Crossing opened in Collierville in 2005, its open-air, lifestyle center concept was touted as a hot new retail trend that would dramatically reshape the traditional mall experience.
Beale Street’s recent announcement that it is welcoming three tenants goes well beyond having a few cool new places to hang out.
Millions of cargo containers crisscross Memphis and the surrounding area each year.
Three of the contenders for Tennessee governor – one Democrat and two Republicans – were in Shelby County at the same time this week.
At one point during Monday’s first debate among the contenders for Shelby County mayor, Joe Ford said only two people he spoke to didn’t want him to run for the post he now holds on an interim basis.
The building is nondescript, but the door is the real attention-getter at the new Downtown headquarters of Big River Engineering and Manufacturing.
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of a former Middle Tennessee sheriff who was convicted of charges related to illegal prescription drugs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would limit the governor's authority to suspend or limit the sale of firearms during a state of emergency in Tennessee has been delayed three weeks in the Senate.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee political parties would lose the right to overrule the results of primary elections under a bill advancing in the state House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A House committee on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation that would require abortion clinics in Tennessee to post anti-coercion signs because of concerns from some lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Housing construction fell in February as winter blizzards held down activity in the Northeast and South. The decline highlighted the challenges facing builders as they struggle to emerge from the worst housing slump in decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday repeated its pledge to hold interest rates at record lows to foster the economic recovery and ease high unemployment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maxi Sopo was having so much fun "living in paradise" in Mexico that he posted about it on Facebook so all his friends could follow his adventures. Others were watching, too: A federal prosecutor in Seattle, where Sopo was wanted on bank fraud charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - One year into its promise of greater government transparency, the Obama administration is more often citing exceptions to the nation's open records law to withhold federal records even as the number of requests for information declines, according to a review by The Associated Press of agency audits about the Freedom of Information Act.