VOL. 124 | NO. 188 | Thursday, September 24, 2009
The mother of a 4-year-old child who is the son of former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton wants to know more about how he makes his money now that he’s out of work.
On paper they’re called mixed-finance properties. A smaller front in the city’s 10-year effort to change the face of public housing in Memphis, they are the sites of four smaller public housing projects in different parts of the city, ranging from 100 units to nearly 300.
A Memphis City Schools security guard used his black and gray Smith and Wesson .40-caliber gun to fire two shots at a pair of pit bull dogs near an MCS office Tuesday afternoon.
Canadian National Railway Co. has renamed its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility after retiring CEO and native Memphian E. Hunter Harrison following a $100 million renovation of the yard.
Arkansas has notified The Regional Medical Center at Memphis it will send $2.3 million to offset the cost of taking care of uninsured patients from that state, and now hospital officials are hopeful Mississippi will provide funding.
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter has proposed a four year transition to single-source local education funding that would mean two county property tax hikes totaling 12 cents, a city of Memphis property tax reduction and $34 million more in funding for Shelby County schools.
The Dalai Lama toured the National Civil Rights Museum Wednesday and stood and prayed on the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
The Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum held its kickoff retreat Friday at the Lichterman Nature Center. The forum had filled all of its 25 spaces during its application period in August, and provided a place for the 2009-2010 class to meet and take part in social projects.
Chalk up another victim to the continuing real estate crisis, this time the Goodwyn Condominiums at 127 Madison Ave.
Real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com, has enhanced its subscription plan by allowing users to access the site from any computer with a single license.
Broadway producer Sue Frost was so excited to get a shipment of barbecue recently from John Vergos, whose family owns the famed Rendezvous restaurant in Memphis, that she devoured it the next day.
Lynn Susser, managing partner of Siskind Susser LLP, has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in immigration law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The regional airline that operated a plane that crashed and killed 50 people in upstate New York has been pushing pilots to fly even if they say they are too sick or too tired, a union official told Congress on Wednesday.
Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. reported Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 3.1 percent, missing Wall Street expectations on tough comparisons to a prior-year period that included an extra week of sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. economy on the mend, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it is slowing the pace of a program to lower mortgage rates and prop up the housing market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ceding ground amid growing business opposition, the Obama administration on Wednesday signaled a willingness to exempt retailers, real estate brokers, lawyers, auto dealers, cable companies and accountants from oversight of its proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
NEW YORK (AP) — Banks are backing off harsh overdraft fees and policies. That's the good news. The bad news is they'll probably look to make up that lost profit elsewhere.