VOL. 123 | NO. 98 | Monday, May 19, 2008
The size of Shelby County government’s budget shortfall has been revised three times since the beginning of this year. Each time, the number has grown.
Former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. took the witness stand late this morning at his federal corruption trial.
Though accounts vary as to the exact wording of the quotation, Mark Twain once purportedly told a reporter that news of his death had been greatly exaggerated.
When severe weather ripped through the Mid-South in February, destroying parts of the Hickory Ridge Mall, the people inside could not possibly have known how much their lives would change once they emerged from the mess.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Most of a $30 million fund for land and soil conservation programs in Tennessee appears likely to fall victim to the state’s budget crunch.
Sparks didn’t fly as the Memphis City Council and Memphis City Schools leaders met last week. And there was very little talk about the council’s coming consideration of cutting all $93 million in city funding to the school system.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wall Street investment companies are borrowing from the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending program at a steady pace.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi told a federal court jury last week that the trial of former City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. would, in part, be about “a corrupt environment” at Memphis City Hall.