VOL. 126 | NO. 60 | Monday, March 28, 2011
The merger of one of the largest accounting firms in Memphis with a large Virginia-based accounting firm is on track for completion.
Mag, character eye growth of educating area’s children
The Bluff City’s favorite giant, green, googly-eyed monster this month celebrates 10 years of fostering childhood creativity and encouraging fun, educational family interaction.
No court hearing took place Monday in Memphis federal court in the schools consolidation case.
Dr. Kenneth Robinson, former state health commissioner and county health officer, and current minister at St. Andrew AME Church in South Memphis, was recently appointed public health policy adviser to Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
Contrary to popular belief, automobiles are not to blame for the highest energy consumption and carbon emissions in the U.S.
The Woodwork Shop Inc. is not just a family-owned and operated woodworking store that specializes in tools, supplies and education for woodworkers. It also is a meeting place for what owner Rita Dean and her family call “good friend customers” – customers who stick around for hours at a time and are more like extended family than customers.
I don’t think there could be any better advice given to both new and veteran business owners than to seek accuracy above all else and to do so continually. What is true for a while may not be true after a while in business. So accuracy is a moving target. And margin for error in small business is small.
Last week we discussed Shelby Residential and Vocational Services, which is helping adults with disabilities enjoy productive lives and pursue their dreams. Now let us turn the spotlight on an organization that is dancing their way across sold-out stages from the famous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to Paris and New York, all while pushing our own city to greater heights – Ballet Memphis.
U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays has an early decision to make in the schools consolidation case.
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Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.
Memphis has trail fever.
Mattie Fay Aiken, the character played by Ann Marie Hall in Playhouse on the Square’s production of the much-celebrated “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts, at one point in the play says, “You have to be smart to be complicated.”
Forget everything I wrote about Mac Edwards and the Bon-Ton Café back on Oct 11. That was the story in which Edwards, owner of the well-known McEwen’s on Monroe from 1998 to 2008, talked extensively about being in a partnership to revive the moribund Bon-Ton, a Downtown institution whose roots went back to 1904, with a target opening of late December or early 2011.
Ivisited, briefly, the village of Cheverny, oh, 21 years ago, in fact, 21 years ago this month. It lies south of the “royal city” of Blois, headquarters of Joan of Arc in 1429, and is therefore south of the Loire River, a sort of gateway to the Loire chateau country. The village is tiny and charming, and there’s a magnificent chateau, famous for its hunting dogs and a whole, startling room filled with stag antlers.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Journalists and citizens who want to learn more about Tennessee's judicial system and how to get information from government agencies are invited to a free conference at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new bill will remove terms like "idiot," "lunatic" and "retarded" from state laws, replacing them with updated language.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority executives are showing off the utility's oldest nuclear plant as a safe facility. The utility says there's no reason to worry about a repeat of the radiation emergency in Japan at any of its reactors.
In suburban Chicago, it's paradise to be a homebuyer.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Friday it received Food & Drug Administration for two heart pacemaker systems.
WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers helped boost economic growth in the final months of last year, but higher oil prices are threatening to steal some of that momentum this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies have added jobs for 12 straight months, but the gains across the country have been uneven and a little surprising.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Empowered by last year's elections, Republican leaders in about half the states are pushing to require voters to show photo ID at the polls despite little evidence of fraud and already-substantial punishments for those who vote illegally.