VOL. 126 | NO. 148 | Monday, August 1, 2011
Three would-be candidates in the Oct. 6 elections for Memphis City Council have filed complaints with the Shelby County and Tennessee Election Commissions.
South of Beale celebrates two years as South Main gastropub
Two years ago, Brittany Whisenant and Ed Cabigao were given just four hours notice the day their new South Main restaurant debuted.
A historic Downtown church is for sale after decades of attempts by the AME church leadership to bring it back.
Wright Medical Group Inc., an Arlington-based global orthopedic medical device manufacturer, on Thursday, July 28, reported its net sales had risen 4 percent in the second quarter, totaling $132.5 million as compared to $127.7 million during the second quarter of 2010.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state is asking federal education officials to give the state a waiver in meeting federal education standards under the No Child Left Behind program.
The news has been filled for months with stories of hack attacks on major entities around the world like Sony Corp. and even the CIA.
The same day Memphis-based International Paper Co. executives talked to analysts about their attempt to acquire Temple-Inland Inc., IP chairman and CEO John Faraci talked with management and employees about the takeover as well.
The Urban Child Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the health and well-being of local children from conception to age 3, has released the sixth edition publication about the state of children in Memphis and Shelby County.
Memphian Wei Chen completed a round the world flight Friday at Wilson Air Center at Memphis International Airport.
The Dive Shop turned 50 this year in its state-of-the-art location in Memphis, complete with a saltwater pool behind its impressive retail selection. But the store’s beginnings in 1961 were far more humble.
Time is currency and never more so than in small business. How you and your employees use it may determine success or failure. It is instructive to note Bill Gates and Fred Smith had the same 24 hours in the day as us. They have global businesses. We have certain areas of Shelby County.
It can be hard to face the fact that many organizations fail due to ineffective leadership. However, there is also huge opportunity in that fact, because ineffective leadership can be remedied.
Last week we spotlighted the Leadership Academy, which is infusing world-class leadership training into individuals to create a ripple effect with waves of positive change in our community. This week, let us explore ways that a company can provide incentives to encourage employees to volunteer with nonprofits and get more engaged in the community.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
A union lawsuit against the city jeopardizes new fiscal year
Every July 1, the city’s budget deliberations are supposed to be over and the fiscal year should be under way.
The threatened reopening of what should have been the recently closed city budget season indicates City Hall may be moving too quickly and too quietly.
In pop music, the latest thing is always in demand, but with classical music, new names work hard for their audiences. This season, the Luna Nova Music Ensemble will kick off its season with a little of both.
Ben Vaughn has some advice for Karen Roth:
Critics and reviewers are supposed to be objective and not play favorites. Still, as far as wine is concerned, it’s impossible not to have deep feelings for some of the producers whose wares I have been tasting and writing about for years. One of those is Hendry Ranch in California’s Napa Valley. I would be happy to drink their elegant and subtly balanced chardonnays, zinfandels and cabernet sauvignon wines for the rest of my life. And their pinot noirs are gorgeous!
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Apportionment on Friday approved new boundaries for the Legislature that decrease the number of majority black districts in the state House.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic and Republican primaries this coming Tuesday will narrow the field of candidates for Mississippi governor.
BEIJING (AP) — America's debt crisis and economic malaise are shaking confidence in its global leadership.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and automakers ushered in the largest cut in fuel consumption since the 1970s on Friday with a deal that will save drivers money at the pump and dramatically cut heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy expanded at a meager 1.3 percent annual rate in the spring after scarcely growing at all in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan to the core, Congress groped uncertainly Friday for a way to avoid a government default threatened for early next week. "We are almost out of time," warned President Barack Obama as U.S. financial markets trembled.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators asked the country's leading medical experts two years ago to recommend ways to improve the government's system for approving most medical devices, ranging from pacemakers to X-ray scanners. On Friday the experts came back with a surprise answer: scrap it because it fails to protect patients. Even more surprising, FDA summarily dismissed the idea.