VOL. 124 | NO. 43 | Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Editor’s Note: On Oct. 9, 2009, it was announced that Roxane Bischofberger and Luminetx Corp. settled their dispute amicably on terms agreeable to both sides, and all claims and counterclaims have been dismissed. The litigation was resolved pursuant to a confidential settlement.
A concerned group of men stood outside the closed doors of an intensive care unit in the Regional Medical Center at Memphis last month.
The Delta Regional Authority will host its 2009 annual conference in Memphis, a city that serves as a commercial and cultural hub for the Mississippi Delta.
The cities of West Memphis and Augusta in Arkansas will receive federal grants to start new community health centers as part of a $155 million initiative President Barack Obama announced Monday.
The Herenton and Wharton administrations continue to spar over which government owes the other in past tax revenue.
As an outgrowth of the announcement in December that Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. would be outsourcing some of its information technology services to IBM, 155 ServiceMaster employees will be let go in the coming weeks.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to make Tennessee’s public colleges and universities more carefully screen out illegal immigrants has been delayed in the House after higher education officials raised concerns about the cost of heightened enforcement.
The funding dispute between the Memphis City Council and the Memphis school system has taken its next step beyond a ruling that the council owes the school system $57 million and owes it immediately.
Virginia Weaver has been appointed medical director of the Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal giving Gov. Phil Bredesen greater flexibility in preventing state employee layoffs is among several bills that have passed the Legislature to help an administration facing major budget cuts amid deep recession.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that would give Republicans control of the State Election Commission three years ahead of schedule is advancing in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The sponsor of legislation that would require Tennessee voters to show photo identification at the polls said Tuesday that doing so would add integrity to the process, but opponents were concerned the measure may discourage people from voting.
ATLANTA (AP) - SunTrust Banks Inc. said Tuesday that Robert Blair has been appointed senior vice president of commercial card services under the Treasury & Payment Solutions division.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill President Barack Obama and dozens of other black people were armed and dangerous when West Tennessee authorities swooped down on them.
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup Inc. said Tuesday that it will lower mortgage payments for some homeowners to an average of $500 a month for three months as part of a new program to help the unemployed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government launched a much-awaited program Tuesday to spur lending for autos, education, credit cards and other consumer loans by providing up to $200 billion in financing to investors to buy up the debt.
CHICAGO (AP) - The number of people who were late making their mortgage payments shot up 53 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 from the same period in 2007, according to data provided by TransUnion LLC.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - Luvata Grenada has laid off about 100 employees.