VOL. 123 | NO. 56 | Thursday, March 20, 2008
Commercial sales drop amid national economic woes
Like elsewhere in the region and across the nation, the commercial real estate market in DeSoto County has experienced a rise in "tire kicking."
Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper will help defend the Shelby County ordinance governing Memphis strip clubs in U.S. District Court.
Michael G. Ramsey has joined Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP as a partner. He returns to Memphis after living in San Diego, where he was a partner at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton knows his proposal to close five libraries and four community centers on the first of July won't be popular with some citizens.
During his lunchtime presentation Tuesday to a crowd of local business professionals, Marlin Mosby had a captive audience. His address to the Memphis Rotary Club concerned a hot topic: the perception that Memphians pay a high tax burden and what, if anything, can be done about it.
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx Corp. reports earnings for its fiscal third quarter today. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period available by press time.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed an executive order to establish a task force on a comprehensive state energy policy.
NASHVILLE (AP) - At a time when coal mining operations are expanding in Tennessee, Gov. Phil Bredesen is backing an increase in the state's coal severance tax.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Information contained in handgun permit applications and renewals would be confidential under a bill moving in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A sweeping proposal to eliminate most environmental investigations based on anonymous complaints has been withdrawn from consideration in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A House subcommittee has killed several legislative proposals to change handgun laws in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander is officially launching his re-election bid.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton is resigning in July. Herenton announced the stunning political move at a luncheon today and word filtered out late this afternoon.