VOL. 125 | NO. 56 | Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Fairgrounds Demolition and Funding Wins Approval
Memphis city council members revisited a residency referendum it rejected two weeks ago. The result was approval of the referendum for the August ballot in the city of Memphis.
Attorney Edward Stanton is undergoing a final background check to possibly become the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, according to www.mainjustice.com.
Doctors and business groups have divided viewpoints about the health care reform bill that passed a major hurdle Sunday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arena Building To Be Demolished
The Arena Building at The Fairgrounds will be demolished under new plans Memphis Mayor A C Wharton will outline for Memphis City Council members today.
Hospitals here have a head start on complying with transparency and efficiency requirements in the bill passed Sunday by the U.S. House of Representatives because of the Memphis Business Group on Health.
A five-year dream has become a reality for those who worked tirelessly to raise money and garner support for the multimillion-dollar Kroc Center of Memphis.
The Roebuck Auctions headquarters at 4932 Park Ave. has been sold back to the lender following a foreclosure of the property.
Elliot Eisenberg, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, said he was instructed to make sure last week’s speech to local builders, real estate agents and elected officials was “fun” – never an easy task when discussing today’s housing market.
2108 Latham St., Memphis, TN 38109, Sale Amount: $2.5 Million -
The 2108 Latham St. distribution center that Orgill Inc. vacated last summer sold for $2.5 million in a March 9 substitute trustee’s sale following a foreclosure of the building’s joint owners, Yong Wah Development-Texas LLP and Memphis-SCEE I LLC.
Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will take his preliminary revenue projections and a basic framework for his first city budget proposal to the City Council during today’s executive session.
The Memphis City Council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is scheduled to give the council a preliminary look at the city's budget for the next fiscal year. Click on the icon for a full meeting agenda.
Thanks to the generosity of area deer hunters, plenty of venison was given to hungry folks during the 2008-2009 season.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has so far been the most reluctant to go on the offensive against rival candidates for the Republican nomination for Tennessee governor. No longer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Customers of a Tennessee nonprofit are complaining that they have been scammed by its health care program, which charges customers a monthly premium.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A White Bluff woman is trying to gather photographs of the more than 1,300 Tennesseans who died in the Vietnam War.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - A district attorney is asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to let him bring criminal charges against public housing tenants who hide income to get cheaper rent.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Fields of white cotton once stretched as far as the eye could see across the fertile Mississippi Delta, but now many of those acres are flush with green corn stalks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Call them the Final Four: The four large cities that have made it through the Great Recession with the smallest increases in unemployment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tucked into President Barack Obama's health care bill are several 11th-hour changes that help major insurance companies and doctor-owned hospitals.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the administration will not accept a financial overhaul bill that does not provide strong consumer protection and restraints on risk taking by large banks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans abandoned hope of altering Wall Street legislation in a key Senate committee on Monday, clouding prospects for a bipartisan bill and leaving the fight for the full Senate.