VOL. 123 | NO. 60 | Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The foundation operating the Memphis charter school Yo! Memphis Academy is suing the Memphis City Schools system over its 2007 decision to revoke the academy's charter and close it.
When the retina does not get enough of a protein known as Epo, it can lead to degenerative blindness, but scientist Tonia Rex has a strategy to stop that disease in its tracks.
Virginia Stallworth is the new president of the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Less than a week after he said he was going to give up the office of mayor in July, Willie Herenton has taken back what originally seemed to be a simple but stunning plan to leave the mayor's office with plenty of notice.
Shelby County's sluggish commercial real estate market got a boost when a portfolio that includes Cordova's Countrywood Crossing shopping center and Dick's Sporting Goods sold to an out-of-town real estate investor for $55.2 million.
The vacant, six-story office building at 195 Madison
Construction officially begins Thursday on the new home for Playhouse on the Square, the city's only professional theater company.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Draft Ethics Commission opinions released Monday indicate a former member of Gov. Phil Bredesen's Cabinet and a Nashville public relations firm may have violated the state's lobbying laws.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government data show U.S. home prices fell 3 percent in January from the same month last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fighting to ease a dangerous credit crisis, the Federal Reserve has provided a total of $260 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal bank regulators plan to increase staffing 60 percent in its bank failure division in coming months to handle an anticipated surge in troubled financial institutions.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would change the Tennessee Constitution to establish procedures in case the governor is incapacitated is advancing in the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Four proposals that seek to tighten Tennessee's voting laws likely have failed this legislative session.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Registry of Election Finance would have more authority to penalize individuals who misuse campaign funds under a proposal advancing in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Individuals who use software to breach security measures on the Internet and purchase tickets for profit would be fined as much as $5,000 under a proposal advancing in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to close public access to state and local employees' home addresses and phone numbers is advancing in the state House.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Two bills that would have made it easier to buy wine in Tennessee stalled Tuesday in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee sheriffs' departments would be compensated for doing background checks on handgun permit applicants under a bill advancing in the Senate.
Shelby County Commissioners today completed their preliminary work on a rewrite of the County Charter. And they took back the proposed change setting a three-term limit for those holding the five county-wide offices at the focus of the charter changes: sheriff, register, trustee, assessor and county clerk.