VOL. 123 | NO. 107 | Monday, June 2, 2008
For years, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has talked of obliterating the structure of the school system he headed for 12 years. But in every case those plans have proved to be too complex and dependent on too many political entities coming together in an unlikely alliance.
In Memphis’ competitive financial services landscape – where a new bank seems to sprout up on a different corner each week – it can be crucial to offer a full array of services to retain customers.
Shelby County Commissioners finished one budget task Monday evening with the approval of a $1 billion operating budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget passed does not require a county property tax hike.
A set of proposed amendments to the Shelby County government charter won final approval Monday by the Board of Shelby County Commissioners.
The city of Memphis has renewed its contract with a Texas law firm that collects delinquent taxes for the city. And members of the Memphis City Council, who apparently were not informed that the contract would be renewed last month or even that negotiations were under way, are not happy.
First, Catherine’s Plus Sizes relocated or released its Memphis personnel. Now, it is shedding its Memphis portfolio, as the company has sold one of its two Memphis properties, inching closer toward a complete departure from the area.
Sign shop owner Cheryl King has been watching the migration of businesses into the Whitehaven area with a keen eye toward growing her own client base.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending barely budged in April and growth in personal income slowed sharply, even though the government started sending out billions of dollars in economic stimulus payments.
CHICAGO (AP) – Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, European vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they’d be getting this spring and early summer.