VOL. 130 | NO. 59 | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Fred’s Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss Thursday, March 26, the day after announcing a major acquisition to its pharmacy network as well as the addition of several new executives.
Lineup makes nonprofit conference a can’t-miss event
Memphis is not Silicon Valley. And the nonprofit sector is not the tech industry. But nonprofits could perhaps learn something from companies large and small that make Silicon Valley the tech epicenter.
A new program that launched this week in Memphis is built around bringing a big dose of innovation to local volunteerism.
Orleans Elementary School closed last year and its 169 students were transferred to Lincoln Elementary School for the current school year.
At $1,500 per person or couple, a fundraiser Tuesday, March 24, for the mayoral campaign of Memphis City Council member Jim Strickland is an indication the campaign to the October city ballot is picking up in intensity.
A building on a block that was meant to serve as an example of Downtown’s rebirth is in such bad condition that it is endangering adjacent properties, the city of Memphis claims in a new lawsuit.
Fred's Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Reeves-Sain Drug Store Inc., a private specialty and retail pharmacy company based in the Nashville area.
Are Tennessee’s public schools headed for extinction? Not if it’s up to Memphis teachers.
Ray's Take: Health savings accounts turned 10 in 2014. These accounts, which allow individuals to set aside money for current or future health care costs on a tax-free basis, are an under-utilized tool that few of us take advantage of.
The Honorable George Rose Smith is depicted in a John Deering wall-mounted bronze relief at the Central Arkansas Library System’s main branch. He’s in his robe, seated in front of a giant crossword grid. The inscription reads: “Wordsmith Extraordinaire – New York Times Crossword Puzzle Author – Arkansas Supreme Court Justice 1949-1987.”
We have asserted since late 2014 that March 18th would mark the biggest day of 2015 as the Fed mapped out its medium-term interest rate policy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The superintendent of Knox County Schools said Wednesday that he's surprised Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school systems filed a lawsuit against the state over funding after what he thought was a productive meeting with the governor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A House subcommittee has advanced a bill to allow Tennessee to cancel federal pre-kindergarten funding if a court were to rule that the program must be offered to all of the state's 4-year-olds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill seeking to allow government agencies to charge for public records searches has failed in the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Students in kindergarten to fifth grade would have to participate in a physical education class at least twice a week under legislation advancing in the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee students would have to pass the U.S. citizenship and immigration services' civic test before getting a high school diploma under legislation advancing in the state House.
NEW YORK (AP) – Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer.