VOL. 126 | NO. 169 | Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Those running in the Oct. 6 city elections were getting signs up the weekend before the Labor Day weekend and preparing for the sprint to early voting, which begins Sept. 16, and Election Day.
City’s waterfront enjoying flurry of steamboat, building activity
With the announcement that two grand steamboats will soon begin trolling the Mighty Mississippi past Memphis – one of which will make the city its home port – the last few weeks have brought news for the city’s riverfront that’s definitely made some waves.
The Shelby County Commission has approved the settlement of the schools consolidation case and set the process for selecting seven members of a new countywide school board at its Sept. 12 meeting.
The Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition, an advocacy group that’s goal is to promote and improve the availability of affordable housing, has been meeting quarterly in Nashville for the past two years.
Funeral services for Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr. are Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Nashville.
In one of the city’s most unique fundraising events, 64 brave souls scaled the exterior of the 23-story i-bank Tower (formerly White Station Tower) in East Memphis Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, for Over the Edge, a high-thrills fundraiser for Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.
At first glance, it looks like any home office anywhere: two flat screen computer monitors with towers beneath the desk, a coffee pot to one side and a black-and-white cat that desperately wants to be let out.
1835 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38135, Sale Amount: $8.5 million -
Slidell, La.-based Southern Breeze LLC has bought the Brentwood Place Apartments complex at 1835 Sycamore View Road from Grant Investment LLC for $8.5 million.
Three is an interesting number. It is a number that comes up quite often in life. There are the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, the Three Stooges, the Three Musketeers, the Three Blind Mice, the Three Laws of Robotics (for science fiction/Isaac Asimov fan) and then there’s the big three in school: reading, writing and arithmetic. The list goes on and on and on.
Counterpoint A few positive countertrend economic data points, a big Buffet Bank of America buy and a Bernanke bounce inspired markets last week, moving the S&P 500 higher by over 4 percent. The durability of the move warrants skepticism, but the rally appeared amidst oppressive pessimism. Who’s buying?
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Penny Hardaway/University of Memphis Athletic Hall of Fame will open Tuesday.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Democratic state lawmaker is shrugging off Republican attacks over his new position as leader of the state AFL-CIO.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Fewer Tennessee children live in homes with married parents and more children are living with a single parent or with a grandparent compared to a decade ago, newly released census data shows.
NASHVILLE – The organizer of a trip by 15 state legislators to China this summer says he returned with a "verbal commitment" from Chinese officials to match up to $5 million in state money for establishing educational ties between the nation and Tennessee.
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) – Yarnell's Ice Cream Co. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Friday, but the development doesn't necessarily signal the end of the last locally-owned ice cream producer in Arkansas.
NEW YORK (AP) – Bank of America Corp. is selling half of its stake in China Construction Bank Corp. to raise cash and shore up its capital base.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending grew in July by 0.8 percent, the largest amount in five months. That followed a decline in June and helped ease fears that the U.S. economy is on the verge of another recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Republican agenda this fall will focus on repealing environmental and labor regulations that GOP lawmakers say are driving up the cost of doing business and discouraging employers from hiring new workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama tapped labor economist Alan Krueger for a top administration post Monday as the White House scrambles for solutions to repair an ailing U.S. economy ahead of the 2012 election.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell in July, further evidence that the depressed housing market remains a drag on the economy.