» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 122 | NO. 142 | Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Greatest Generation Speaks

Promotional wheels start spinning for Burns' WWII documentary

Ken Burns' PBS documentary "The Civil War," seen by some 40 million viewers during its 1990 broadcast, made a celebrity out of Shelby Foote.

California-Based Investor Brings Two Hotels to Airport Area

Yet another out-of-town real estate investor is pumping money into the local economy, further proof that Memphis remains attractive to outside interests.

Volunteers of America Plans Elderly Housing in Raleigh

Volunteers of America, Elderly housing center, Permit Cost: $3.6 million -
A 45-unit elderly housing center on Austin Peay Highway across from Broadmoor Baptist Church in Raleigh. The center is being built by Volunteers of America (VOA), a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization whose programs address the needs of many segments of the population, including children, the elderly and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Local Family to Leave Thursday for San Diego Dream Trip

Seven-year-old Will Pappas had no idea his wish was about to come true.

Appeal Against Desegregation Case Is Brewing

Shelby County Board of Education members have some decisions to make in the wake of last week's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
59.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will hold a meeting today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Mike Beebe, governor of Arkansas, will be the speaker. Cost is $18 and reservations can be made by calling 526-1318 or e-mailing taylor@memphisrotary.org.

more events »

Fred Thompson Expected to Report $3 Million Haul in One Month

The figure will include money collected in June only, as the Internal Revenue Service requires. Dollars raised in July, during which Thompson has held several large fundraising events, won't be disclosed.

Ethics Reforms Didn't Take Away Lobbyists' Power, Bredesen Says

The new ethics laws - approved in early 2006 after an FBI corruption investigation - took much of the money out of the relationship between lobbyist and lawmaker, but lobbyists still do plenty to craft and influence legislation.

Arkansas Late Entrant to Expanded Gambling Operations in South

For years, Kenneth Stoner and a Knights of Columbus chapter at Helena-West Helena looked on with envy - barred from even holding small bingo games because of Arkansas' constitutional prohibition against gambling.

Governors Replace No-Show Presidential Candidates at DLC Meeting

"That might be a short-term winner - and I think it will be - but it's a losing habit and a disservice to what America needs from us," he said.

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Draft AC’ Supporters to Now Back Morris

Their support of Morris – the former head of Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division – appears set to be announced at a press conference Thursday. The endorsements, which the Morris campaign would not officially confirm Tuesday afternoon, come days after incumbent Willie Herenton hosted his own campaign kick-off festivities at a newly opened headquarters in South Memphis.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 252 6,191
MORTGAGES 73 287 7,379
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 1,152
BUILDING PERMITS 0 329 12,920
BANKRUPTCIES 39 152 4,499
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 86 2,448
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 73 2,613
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 65 1,300

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.