VOL. 124 | NO. 169 | Friday, August 28, 2009
Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey is resigning after 19 years on the bench. Bailey announced his resignation effective Sept. 15 in a letter Friday to Gov. Phil Bredesen.
For the past two years there has been a steady political drumbeat to increase the number of officers on the Memphis police force. Few have ignored it.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. already has a list of possible nominees to a Metro Charter Commission. The names have been submitted by Shelby County Commissioners.
Owens Corning, the Toledo, Ohio-based manufacturer of residential and commercial building materials, is planning to spend millions of dollars to beef up its roofing and asphalt plant in Memphis.
Robert G. “Bob” Williams Jr., the developer of numerous Downtown condominium and mixed-use projects, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection after amassing a host of business debts.
As the debate about health care reform rages on with emotional town hall meetings hosted by members of Congress, another public comment process is about to end with sooner ramifications for doctors, hospitals and patients.
When reporters showed up at City Hall Wednesday, a dry erase board was still on an easel in the mayor’s conference room.
HOUSTON (AP) – Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, jailed on charges of bilking investors out of $7 billion, has been hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat and high pulse, the judge in his case said Thursday.
While her fellow mayoral contenders have spent the past week or so shaking hands, giving interviews, knocking on doors and making calls, Carol Chumney has not been as visible on the campaign trail.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July show the rate increased in 14 counties, decreased in 78 counties and remained the same in three counties, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Shelby County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from June at 10.4 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday confirming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 percent in the spring.
Americans tired of having their dinners interrupted by phone calls touting car warranties or vacation packages will soon get some relief.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Banks reduced their borrowing from a Federal Reserve emergency lending program for the third straight week, a sign the institutions are having an easier time getting credit from private markets.