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VOL. 125 | NO. 44 | Friday, March 5, 2010

UPDATE: Hurd Appointed To Circuit Court

Collierville attorney Rhynette Northcross Hurd is the new division eight Circuit Court judge.

UPDATE: Three Cops Indicted In Nightclub Payoff Case

Three Memphis police officers arrested on federal bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Snowflake Technologies Breaks Away

Snowflake Technologies Corp. has emerged from the ashes of Luminetx.

Focus on Film Means Business

Erik Jambor lauded the economic impact film festivals have on communities nationwide and emphasized the potential that local events can have on Memphis.

CCC Search Team Hits Ground Running

The search is on.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: from the Southwest at 13.8 gusting to 21.9 mph
Humidity: 78%


The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Central Ave. About 15,000 items will be on sale. For more information, call 415-2840.

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Small Businesses Could Land More Government Contracts

Small businesses account for 11 percent of the contracts Shelby County government awards on an annual basis.

Chen Comes ‘Full Circle’ As Symphony’s New Conductor

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra officially handed the baton to its fourth music director Feb. 22 in a brief welcome assembly of musicians, arts patrons and local government leaders at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.


Bill to Honor Isaac Hayes with Section of I-40

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Folks passing through Shelby County on Interstate 40 may soon see signs that read: "Isaac Hayes Memorial Highway."


Latest State Jobless Rate Unchanged at 10.7 Percent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's unemployment rate for January was 10.7 percent, unchanged from December.


McWherter to Use Blind Trust if Elected Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democrat Mike McWherter said this week he will place all of his investments in a blind trust if he is elected governor in contrast with Republican Bill Haslam’s decision on his holdings in a family-owned chain of truck stops.

McCord Announces He Will Retire from Tenn. House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican state Rep. Joe McCord of Maryville announced Wednesday he won't seek election to a ninth term representing his East Tennessee House seat.

Bill to OK Businesses to Authorize English Only

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that clarifies when small businesses in Tennessee can require their employees to speak English only in the workplace advanced in the House on Wednesday after failing last year.

Bill to Reduce Tenn. Prison Meals Likely Dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that would require inmates in Tennessee to only be given two meals a day is likely dead this legislative session.

Bill to Require Notice if Fluoridation Stops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee public utilities would have to provide notice if they stop fluoridation of their water systems under a proposal that was unanimously approved by the Senate.


Jobless Claims Drop, Productivity Revised Higher

WASHINGTON (AP) - New claims for jobless benefits fell last week in a sign that layoffs may be easing as the U.S. economy slowly recovers.

Bank of America Warrants Sale Raises $1.54 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department has received a record $1.54 billion from the sale of warrants it received from Bank of America as part of the support it provided during the financial crisis.

Retailers Report Strong Gains for February

NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers shrugged off the snow and worries about the economy to buy spring clothing and other items at the nation's malls, resulting in the strongest retail sales gain since November 2007, a month before the recession started.

Factory Orders Post 1.7 Percent January Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories posted the biggest increase in four months in January, led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. The increase was another sign that manufacturing is helping to support the economic recovery.


US House to Vote on Tax Breaks for New Hires

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite widespread sentiment that it will not create many jobs, a measure awarding a tax break to U.S. companies that hire unemployed workers appeared headed for House passage Thursday.

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