VOL. 127 | NO. 148 | Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As Shelby County Election Commission officials admitted there was a problem with early voting, turnout by early voters soared for the voting period that ended Saturday, July 28, in advance of Thursday’s election day.
Farmers markets weathering record drought, high temperatures
Despite a summer of unusually high temperatures and a nationwide drought that’s been called the worst the U.S. has seen in 25 years, Memphis’ farmers markets have been thriving, according to many participants.
Shelby County Commissioners voted down a resolution Monday, July 30, to stop a subpoena by their attorneys in the municipal schools district federal court case.
In the past 12 months, Colliers International Memphis’ retail team of Andrew Phillips, Ed Thomas and Laura Frazier has grown its retail portfolio from about 300,000 square feet to nearly 850,000 square feet.
In the course of meetings with business and civic leaders here over the last couple of weeks, California technology businessman Robert Pera has decided it would be a good idea to bring local partners into his bid to purchase the Memphis Grizzlies.
Steve Cohen and Tomeka Hart agree that serving in Congress is about relationships, something they each said in separate interviews with The Daily News editorial board.
All sides in the federal court case over the city of Memphis’s photo library cards will be back in Nashville federal court ahead of schedule.
When countywide school board members meet Tuesday, July 31, they will have a final plan for the merger of the two public school systems in Shelby County that looks a lot like the tentative plan they got last month.
On one very hot afternoon, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s effort to break public-private development projects out of Downtown got a $1.5 million boost.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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Flagstar Bank FSB has bought back a shopping center near Bass Pro Shops on Macon Road at a $2 million foreclosure sale after owners Sun Shelby LLC defaulted on a 2007 loan through the bank.
Last week we spotlighted the efforts of the Soulsville Foundation, which funds and operates The Soulsville Charter School, the Stax Music Academy, and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. This week let us turn our attention to an organization focused on providing one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of domestic violence: the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The payback for this year's mild winter and early spring appears to be more insect-borne disease.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Democrats are looking at Thursday's primary as a critical step in the rebuilding urged by an internal analysis last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Obama administration agreed to set the first-ever federal limits on runoff in Florida, environmental groups were pleased. They thought the state's waters would finally get a break from a nutrient overdose that spawns algae, suffocates rivers, lakes and streams and forms byproducts in drinking water that could make people sick.
WASHINGTON (AP) – For-profit colleges put revenues above education, and charge students high tuition and loan rates that could leave them in debt for years, a Senate Democratic report said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Genetic test maker 23andMe is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve its personalized DNA test in a move that, if successful, could boost acceptance of technology that is viewed skeptically by leading scientists who question its usefulness.
NEW YORK (AP) – The latest iPhone looks much the same as the first iPhone, which came out more than five years ago. That hasn't been a problem for Apple – until, now.