VOL. 123 | NO. 164 | Thursday, August 21, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by today's noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
The “Work Downtown, Live Downtown” promotion kicks off this week for the company’s RiverTown on the Island condominiums, providing a variety of incentives to any Downtown worker who buys a home there.
After much debate, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners has decided to keep only full-time sheriff’s deputies in courtrooms to serve as security officers.
When Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton shows up in the City Council’s committee room, it usually means he wants to make a point – maybe several.
At the corner of Carolina and Kansas streets in Downtown’s booming South End residential community, the finish line is in sight.
“Aristo-crunk,” noted regional garage bands and headliner hip-hop fill the program for the “SunTrust Rock for Love 2” concert Friday and Saturday to benefit the Church Health Center.
Moss and Davis recently spent about a week working on a mural for the wall of Robert Johnson Furniture Conservation and Reproductions at the corner of South Main and Talbot streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction of homes and apartments fell in July to the lowest level in more than 17 years, but some economists said the drop could aid the slumping housing sector by helping reduce a glut of unsold properties.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mortgage application volume fell last week to its lowest levels in nearly eight years, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.
Stephen Biller has joined the law firm of Luckett Pinstein Ridder PC as of counsel. He received his undergraduate degree and his J.D. from Boston University and was named among the Best Lawyers in America in 2007. He is a member of the Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee and American Bar Associations.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore and civil rights activist Diane Nash were named Tuesday as recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum's annual Freedom Awards.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors will be able to access financial disclosures from all U.S. public companies and mutual funds in an interactive format within two years, as regulators replace a 1980s-vintage, text-based reporting system with an Internet-based platform.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials of Memphis International Airport say they probably won't change the airport's name to honor the late singer Isaac Hayes.
NEW YORK - Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lost more than a quarter of their value on Wednesday as fears mounted that the mortgage financiers will soon need government support and any bailout would hang stockholders out to dry.