VOL. 126 | NO. 69 | Friday, April 8, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
Jubilee Schools celebrate return of Catholic schools to inner city
When Bishop Terry Steib 13 years ago asked Dr. Mary McDonald to come on board as superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis, he did so with a uniquely challenging task in mind.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. Friday ordered the city impound lot overhauled, all of its employees put on a week's paid leave and its employees transferred to other divisions, provided they clear a series of interviews to be conducted by the city next week.
A group of 30 people gathered Wednesday evening in what used to be a church just across Airways Boulevard from a runway at Memphis International Airport.
Black Equipment Supply is relocating its Memphis presence to a space that nearly doubles the size of the firm’s former location.
The state of the company presentation Duncan Williams gave to employees within the last few days was characteristic of the man whose name is on the Memphis securities firm’s proverbial shingle.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be the featured speaker at the eighth annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards.
The Literacy Mid-South Corporate Spelling Bee is experiencing a R-E-V-I-V-A-L.
Angelo Martino, head of the interior design department at Lakeland-based Renaissance Group, has been in the business almost 50 years. But what others may call the result of many years of practice, Martino calls a “gift from God.”
It all depends on your point of view. Coming from Arkansas, it looks like Oz. It appears suddenly, just past that truck in front of you, between that truck and the one next to you, glimpsed between rearview mirror checks of that truck behind you. You’ve somehow survived the concrete gauntlet of West Memphis and the semi cowboys whipping their rigs into a frenzy, driving them to market across the modern day trails of I-40 and I-55.
This is the first of a three-part series. This three-part series discusses the important role of an interim executive director during a time of organizational transition. We asked Chiquita Tuttle, our West Coast director of fund development services, and an experienced interim director, for her thoughts and guidance.
DRESDEN, Tenn. (AP) – The Weakley County Library in Dresden will open on Sunday to allow mourners at former Gov. Ned McWherter's memorial service to visit its exhibit on his life.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, the candidate most aligned with the tea party movement in last year's gubernatorial campaign, is ruling out a bid for the U.S. Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The sponsor of a bill to strip teachers of their collective bargaining rights has moved the measure back to the Senate Education Committee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Members of the House and Senate both unanimously honored former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter with a resolution on Thursday.
SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) – Jessie Mae Hemphill, whose award-winning Blues career lasted decades and was heavily influenced by her upbringing in rural Mississippi, will be honored Friday with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it will combine its sales forces for the vascular and cardiac businesses in the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) – Blockbuster says a bankruptcy judge has approved Dish Network's $228 million offer for the movie-rental chain, paving the way for a combination of the two media companies.
NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers shrugged off higher gas prices and cool temperatures to give retailers a surprisingly solid March.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Those yearly statements that Social Security mails out – here's what you'd get if you retired at 62, at 66, at 70 – will soon stop arriving in workers' mailboxes. It's an effort to save money and steer more people to the agency's website.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it would support reimbursing the pay of employees who are furloughed as a result of a potential government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says negotiators aren't as close to a deal to cut spending and avoid a government shutdown as he thought last night, and is blaming the White House.
NEW YORK (AP) – Fixed mortgage were essentially unchanged this week, as the average rate on the 30-year fixed loan stayed below 5 percent.