VOL. 123 | NO. 95 | Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Passersby stroll past the intersection of Main Street and Peabody Place in Downtown and a pulsating beam of green light appears under their feet. Caught off guard but amused, the pedestrians hold out their arms and move a little to see what the beam of light will do.
West Memphis enhanced its logistics and distribution profile last month when 340 acres of industrial real estate was granted a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation, which provides economic benefits in the form of reduced tariffs for importers and exporters.
The movement of two sets of proposed Shelby County charter amendments ground to a halt Monday over the issue of term limits.
Former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Cooper will continue his testimony Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr.
The defense and prosecution in the corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. have given the jury in the federal case very different explanations for the money Ford is accused of having taken.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Phil Bredesen during a speech to lawmakers Monday outlined a series of deep cuts to bridge a nearly half-billion-dollar hole in Tennessee’s upcoming spending plan.
The University of Memphis this week began forging another tie with China, hosting a delegation of 19 health care officials from as many far-flung regions of the world’s most populous nation. They are spending three weeks in West Tennessee learning about American health care, particularly in rural areas.
Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to allow Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents to make traffic stops passed the House.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Northwest Airlines Corp. says executive Neal Cohen is leaving.
WASHINGTON - Consumers cut back on car-buying in April but boosted spending in a number of other areas, giving evidence of the economy's staying power in spite of soaring gasoline prices.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen's budget cut proposal is drawing pointed questions from lawmakers in his own party.
NASHVILLE (AP) - House members voted Tuesday in favor of changing the way state appellate court candidates are selected, but the same measure stalled in a Senate committee.
It was a compromise on a compromise, but the Shelby County Board of Commissioners reached a tentative compromise Wednesday (May 14) on term limits for future elected county leaders.