VOL. 125 | NO. 85 | Monday, May 3, 2010
As two local cotton companies work through their lengthy merger, another player has arrived on the scene with the purchase of a 300,000-square-foot warehouse it will use as a major distribution center.
Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group, a diversified financial services company with $2 billion in client assets, has opened an office in Memphis.
Innova Memphis and the Memphis Bioworks Foundation have launched the Mid-South Angel Network, which will link investors with promising startup companies.
At a time when corporate downsizing has become a household term, Paul Young used his own experience as an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream.
While we didn’t really realize it, prior to the Great Recession businesses were playing softball. The game has changed to hardball, which requires wearing a helmet and sometimes arguing with the ump.
Turnout in the early voting period that ended Thursday topped 5 percent of the nearly 600,000 voters in Shelby County.
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Iconic nautical images abound on the modern-day Mississippi River, this country’s largest and most storied river system.
Members of the Metro Charter Commission talked to the folks in Nashville last month about that city’s experience with 48 years of consolidation.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was in Memphis this month for several events, including a briefing on the anti-crime strategy Operation Safe Community and a forum at the University of Memphis.
Bollywood dance became an overnight sensation in the United States after the premiere of the Academy Award-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” but Cindi Younker said Memphis audiences have yet to be exposed to more traditional Indian dance.
“We don’t think of Swankys as Mexican,” said Matt Wilson, “and not even Tex-Mex. Around the store we call it Tenn-Mex.”
Cleaned out the grill yet? Fired the thing up? Let’s get cracking!
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Senate on Thursday approved a bill to allow state hospitals to pay a fee to avoid $659 million in TennCare cuts.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation say the state will get more than $2 million to enhance traffic safety.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Census takers are to start going door-to-door in an effort to count those who have not returned their census forms.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a Mississippi seafood company filed a federal class-action lawsuit Friday over the rig explosion that caused a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Haley Barbour says residents and business owners can access federal emergency assistance programs after President Obama issued a federal disaster declaration for five Mississippi counties.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent pace during the first quarter of this year as consumers boosted their spending by the most in three years.