VOL. 127 | NO. 166 | Friday, August 24, 2012
The Urban Child Institute this month published its seventh annual “Data Book: The State of Children in Memphis and Shelby County,” focused on the forces, trends and factors affecting the healthy brain, social and physical development of children through age 3.
Memphis companies land on latest Inc. Magazine list
Thirteen Memphis-based companies can officially claim to be among the fastest-growing in the U.S.
A northeast industrial flex warehouse in Appling Center Industrial Park has been snatched up by an expanding Bartlett-based engineering firm.
The countywide school board committee working on a method for selecting a superintendent for the schools merger wants more time to come up with a recommendation for the full board.
In the three months since the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority rolled out an incentives program to draw new air service, the $1 million pool of money has drawn a lot of attention and interest from air carriers.
Richard Sweebe came to Memphis for International Harvester 30 years ago – when the machinery giant was a significant presence in Memphis manufacturing, something it soon would dramatically decrease.
A court case, school closings, attendance zone changes as well as school system and county government differences.
Katy Spurlock, director of education and dissemination at The Urban Child Institute, has had a varied career in which every step along the way seems to have led her right to where she’s meant to be.
MOVING THE CHAINS. Georgia scored again while I was throwing up. Georgia and I had already done these things several times in the preceding three hours. Like Tennessee, I didn’t think I had anything left. Very late in the fourth quarter, our offense had gone ice cold and we were down by eight – and my temperature was red hot, up by two. Millions were watching on TV and even ABC’s super-saccharine Chris Schenkel thought Uga had this one all wrapped up.
Part three of a three-part series Church fundraising requires prayer. That is at the heart of the advice offered by Willis White who served as campaign co-chair for his church’s $3.5 million campaign. We asked him how he prepared for the campaign.
Pinnacle Airlines Corp.'s board opened a two-day meeting Wednesday, but isn't expected to decide yet whether to keep company headquarters in Memphis.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey's top aide has been recommended for an official role at next week's Republican National Convention.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Drought conditions in Arkansas are showing a slight improvement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking first-time unemployment benefits rose a slight 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, evidence that the job market's recovery remains modest and uneven.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new homes in the United States rose 3.6 percent in July to match a two-year high reached in May, the latest sign of a steady recovery in the housing market.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages have risen for a fourth straight week, remaining slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year.