VOL. 126 | NO. 156 | Thursday, August 11, 2011
U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays met with all sides in the Memphis City Schools/Shelby County Schools consolidation case the day after he ruled in the case that will change the face of local public education.
Overton Park supporters take next step toward forming conservancy
Overton Park may be the next city-owned park to fall under nonprofit management.
Plans for $20 million worth of tenant improvements are coming right along at One Commerce Square.
Shelby County Schools board members sent a long list of requests for very specific information to Memphis City Schools officials Wednesday, Aug. 10. The 20-part resolution is the county school board's first formal response to this week's ruling in the federal court lawsuit over schools consolidation.
The Greater Memphis Chamber could not exist without the support of its members. That is why every year the nonprofit economic development organization holds a membership campaign with the aid of its current investors to encourage new membership and spark growth.
A number of local businesses are offering hope to the city’s chronically unemployed in the form of internships that provide real-world, on-the-job training.
After more than a decade with an office Downtown at 100 North Main St., the law firm of Richter & Rasberry PC has shifted east.
Corey Strong, a graduate of White Station High School and the U.S. Naval Academy who recently returned home to Memphis from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, is the first recipient of a new college scholarship in honor of the late civil rights pioneer Benjamin L. Hooks.
Waterford Place Apartments at 8037 Waterford Circle in Southeast Shelby County’s 38125 ZIP code has sold for $18.2 million in a substitute trustee’s sale following a foreclosure. The complex sold May 11 but wasn’t recorded by the Shelby County Register of Deeds until this week.
The National Civil Rights Museum will honor 14 people and two civil rights organizations at its 20th annual Freedom Awards in November.
Labor and employment law caught Carl Morrison’s attention immediately after graduating from the University Of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law.
Ray’s Take: Kids grow up fast and college is expensive. These are two facts you can’t get around. If you plan to save for their college education, the best time to start is when they’re in diapers. But, whenever you begin, check out the saving plans available to you. They offer different advantages and drawbacks, depending on your needs.
Regarding the recent piece on “Friday Night Lights,” David from Chattanooga writes, “Good column. I’ve not seen the show, but your piece made me want to watch it. And I have Netflix, too!”
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan applauded Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other state leaders for what he called courage in making education reforms.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Pharmaceutical company Pfizer Global Supply is ending manufacturing and logistics operations at its Bristol, Tenn., facility, but the plant will continue its commercial and support operations.
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – A new Delta Regional Authority study shows many communities in West Tennessee continue to struggle with accessing basic resources to invest in their businesses and create jobs.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The state of Arkansas and the cities of Fort Smith and West Memphis will share $33 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding to support community development and produce more affordable housing.
NEW YORK (AP) – Investors seem to think you want an iPad more than oil, as Apple Inc. became the most valuable company in the United States, surpassing Exxon Mobil Corp. on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Support levels. Moving averages. Breakouts.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers posted more job openings in June and layoffs fell, a sign that hiring could improve a bit in the coming months.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) – Capital One Financial Corp. said Wednesday that it will buy the U.S. credit card arm of Britain's HSBC for a premium of about $2.6 billion as a way to expand its domestic credit card business.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A conservative Texas Republican congressman has been chosen by House Speaker John Boehner to co-chair a powerful new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit by over $1 trillion.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a third straight year, adding pressure on Congress and the White House to make more progress a long-term plan to shrink the growing imbalance.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration may turn thousands of government-owned foreclosures into rental properties to help boost falling home prices.
When is an emergency not an emergency? In health care, that can be a costly distinction.