VOL. 124 | NO. 107 | Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The former Motel 78 at 3896 Lamar Ave. in the heart of Oakhaven/Parkway Village has a new ownership group and a new name, the Real Value Inn. The goal now is to create a new image for the once-seedy hotel shuttered last year in a prostitution crackdown.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told City Council members Tuesday afternoon that the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center (MSARC) will remain a part of city government and will not be transferred to Shelby County government as long as he is mayor.
The audience at this week’s meeting of the Shelby County Commission came for the debate over a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in county government.
Several attorneys working for the billionaire namesake of Stanford Financial Group have filed notice with a Texas court of their intent to withdraw from the case.
An unmet community need to provide a place where people can live their last days with dignity is being fulfilled.
Can you imagine being Hindu and having to recite the Lord’s Prayer each morning at school? I can, although I’m neither Hindu nor a practicing Christian.
After four years of starts and stops, Lowe’s is coming to Collierville.
Harold Crye, co-founder and chief executive officer of Crye-Leike Realtors, has been honored as the 2009 Master Entrepreneur by the Society of Entrepreneurs in partnership with Junior Achievement of Memphis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Firearms Association head John Harris, a driving force behind a slew of gun bills in the Legislature this year, is not registered as a lobbyist.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawmakers have agreed to merge the Tennessee Ethics Commission and Registry of Election Finance into one entity they believe will be more streamlined and economical.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal that would create a procedure for individuals subject to an order of protection for domestic violence to turn over their weapons is headed to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The House sponsor of a proposal to give parents full access to their children's medical records has withdrawn the measure from consideration.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana, Tennessee and California are three of 14 states that will share more than $42 million in federal stimulus money to improve water and wildlife conservation in rural communities.
LONDON (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC signed a potential $1 billion deal with U.S. biotech company Concert Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday to access deuterium-containing medicines, a deal that will beef up its pipeline of early stage drugs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A U.S. Senate chairman who has a major role in writing health care legislation said Tuesday he hopes to convince President Barack Obama that taxing some employer-provided benefits will help control escalating costs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and American Express Co. moved closer to repaying government bailout money, announcing a series of new stock sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Losses at U.S. thrifts narrowed considerably in the first quarter, but the number of institutions in trouble increased, the Office of Thrift Supervision said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Morgan Stanley said Tuesday it will raise $2.2 billion through a stock offering as part of a plan to satisfy preconditions for repaying a government loan it received last fall amid the deepening credit crisis.
HONG KONG (AP) - Goldman Sachs has raised more than $1.9 billion after selling part of its stake in Industrial & Commercial Bank of China as the U.S. investment firm seeks to repay government bailout funds.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. took a key step toward its downsizing on Tuesday, striking a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese manufacturer, while also revealing that it has potential buyers for its Saturn and Saab brands.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Teamsters union is threatening a strike it says would likely shut down the Star Tribune if the newspaper, which is in bankruptcy protection, is allowed to scrap its contract with unionized drivers.