VOL. 125 | NO. 167 | Friday, August 27, 2010
Memphis nonprofit organizations and churches that helped Hurricane Katrina evacuees five years ago have built upon that experience to set up an improved disaster response network.
Arts district thrives despite ever-changing landscape
The South Main Historic Arts District could be viewed as a microcosm of all of Downtown. In decades past, it experienced a heyday and a dramatic decline. In recent years, it’s made a slow but thorough comeback.
Trust One Bank is eager to loan money to qualified borrowers who need it, says the new president and CEO of Synovus Financial Corp.’s community bank in Memphis.
Memphis taxpayers will still pay two property tax rates under a consolidated local government. But the urban and general services taxing districts will not duplicate services.
There is the installment plan and there is a special tax bill.
Stranger combinations have come off well – chocolate and peanut butter, poodles and golden retrievers, for example – but organizers of this week’s Soccer Rocks Festival and Copa Memphis soccer tournament hope to add soccer and rock music to the list of successful hybrids.
Any contest billed as a “battle of the bands” tends to attract throngs of people who want to see how their favorite musical group stacks up to the competition.
Diabetes for Life needs more volunteers for a five-year demonstration project funded by a $2 million grant from The Merck Co. Foundation to reduce health disparities.
The scant number of years John Phillips V has under his belt relative to others in his chosen industry is not lost on him.
What’s happened to the fair just isn’t fair.
NASHVILLE (AP) – SMW Automotive will open a plant at Shelbyville and Tennessee officials say the $26 million capital investment will create 170 jobs over five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, the first decline in a month and a hopeful sign after a raft of negative economic reports.
NEW YORK (AP) – Mortgage rates fell to the lowest level in decades for the ninth time in 10 weeks, as concerns grow that the economy is weakening.
WASHINGTON (AP) – One in 10 American households with a mortgage was at risk of foreclosure this summer as the government's efforts to help have had little impact stemming the housing crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word to be uttered on live television.