VOL. 124 | NO. 190 | Monday, September 28, 2009
The Tennessee Appeals Court ruled today that the Shelby County Commission cannot fill a second Juvenile Court judge’s position.
Shelby County Commissioners are scheduled to vote today on turning over 140 inner-city lots to a developer who is more than $1 million behind on his county property taxes.
E. Hunter Harrison’s railroad legacy was cemented last week when Canadian National Railway Co. renamed its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility after him.
The economy is beginning to see a small break in the clouds.
Michael J. Herenton turned 5 over the weekend. It was a difficult transition.
Jake Mohundro learned the logistics business one highway at a time.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
R. Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire now passing time in a Texas jail for his role in what U.S. regulators have called a “massive Ponzi scheme,” once told a roomful of his employees they ought to have three priorities in life.
The perp walks are a fading memory. So is R. Allen Stanford’s protestation of innocence during a night on the town earlier this year.
This has been a busy month for the National Civil Rights Museum.
Fans of pronto pups and funnel cakes have double the opportunity to fill up this week, though the hogs, chickens and cattle are optional. The first-ever Memphest opened Friday at the Mid-South Fairgrounds just as the Mid-South Fair opened at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's state community colleges and universities set an enrollment record this fall with more than 16,000 students.
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Terry Lee Ballard holds a sign when he goes looking for work in front of hardware stores. It reads: "No job. No food. Almost homeless."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's first lady Andrea Conte is giving her first previews of a new underground entertainment hall at Gov. Phil Bredesen's official residence in Nashville.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - During the first eight months of the year, liquor and wine sales in Mississippi have increased by more than $523,000 to $173.5 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) – New U.S. home sales posted a tepid 0.7 percent increase last month, missing Wall Street expectations and providing more evidence that housing market recovery remains tentative.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders for goods expected to last at least three years fell unexpectedly in August mainly because of a drop in demand for commercial aircraft. The worst reading since January for durable goods is evidence that any recovery in manufacturing will be slow and gradual.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators and lawmakers are weighing a fresh round of bailouts for banks that were deemed too small or too risky to qualify for earlier aid.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It all comes down to details: The success of the federal government's attempts to keep homeowners from defaulting on their mortgages appears to hinge on small things such as a servicer not losing a customer's documentation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Spending on national parks should be increased by at least $700 million over the next seven years, an independent panel urged Congress on Thursday .
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general is looking into the government's oversight of tax-exempt organizations like ACORN when they engage in political activities.