VOL. 124 | NO. 171 | Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Most of the members of the Memphis City Council Tuesday talked over the move toward appointment of a Metro Charter Commission.
Consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County governments could move one more step closer to the ballot today.
Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday to form a Metro Charter Commission. The resolution passed on a 9-2 vote.
This is the week candidates in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor begin deciding whether they’re serious, and Sept. 10 is the deadline to withdraw.
To extend or not to extend? That is the question.
D’Army Bailey’s departure from Division 8 of Circuit Court will be one of the first vacancies to be filled by the newly created Judicial Nominating Commission.
The consumer health products division of Schering-Plough Corp., which is based in Memphis, will remain a core operation when the company is acquired by Merck & Co. Merck announced the new leadership and structure for the combined company on Monday. Richard T. Clark, the president and chief executive officer of Merck who will also head the combined company, said it “plans to place an increased emphasis on growing the consumer business, particularly in markets outside the United States.”
1665 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38116, Sale Amount: $500,000 -
A partnership related to the Lit Refrigeration Co. restaurant supply stores has bought the former Chism Trail grocery store at 1665 Winchester Road in Whitehaven for $500,000. Operating in the transaction as Noble Partners Winchester LLC, the group bought the property Aug. 18 from Remark Chism and will open a Lit store at the site.
Doctors from Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center said Monday that flu is spreading in Memphis and will continue to do so in the weeks to come – a situation intensified by the H1N1 virus. Typically flu season arrives much later.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting six more human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 26 with two deaths.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants a judge to vacate the state's recent issuance of water quality certification to Nucor Corp. for a proposed $2.1 billion pig iron mill in St. James Parish.
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co., facing a deadline of Tuesday for settling a dispute with regulators over the use of unapproved parts, reported Monday the parts were installed on almost twice as many planes as it first believed.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has launched an addition to its online business that has outside retailers selling nearly 1 million new items through Walmart.com, a move that could help the world's largest retailer catch up in the online world.
GENEVA (AP) - American goods will face around $295 million in annual sanctions as a result of the United States' failure to eliminate illegal subsidies to U.S. cotton growers, the World Trade Organization ruled Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cost-cutting newspapers are losing many of their youngest reporters, editors and photographers at the same time publishers are trying to break some of their old habits and learn new tricks on the Internet.
NEW YORK (AP) - Consumers are buying fewer magazines at newsstands given the deep recession and the availability of plenty of free reading material online.