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1. Last Word: Laurelwood Lament, Fairgrounds Redux and Deeper on Crime
- Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Booksellers at Laurelwood made it through the Christmas shopping season but will close its doors in Laurelwood probably in February with the liquidation sale beginning Friday – as in this Friday.
2. Impact of Three-Day RiverArtsFest Felt Year-Round
- Friday, October 21, 2016
RiverArtsFest is gearing up for its 10th annual fine arts festival this weekend Downtown in the South Main Arts District, where more than 20,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event.
Launched in 1989 as Arts in the Park in Overton Park before relocating to the Memphis Botanic Garden in 1992, the fest was revitalized in 2007 as RiverArtsFest and moved to its present location.
3. The Crooked Path to Durham’s Ouster
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
State Rep. Kevin Brooks set the tone for Jeremy Durham’s ouster in prayer, of all places. Quoting from Luke, the Cleveland Republican opened the recent extraordinary session of the General Assembly saying, “Heavenly Father, you’re very clear in your word when you say that every valley will be filled, every mountain and hill brought low and the crooked places made straight and the rough places made smooth.
4. Advance Memphis Aims to Provide Workers Economic Sustainability
- Tuesday, July 19, 2016
“I’m always thinking about things through an economic lens,” said Steve Nash, executive director of Advance Memphis, at a recent tour of the nonprofit’s new location at 575 Suzette St.
5. Legislators Sweating the Small Stuff
- Thursday, May 26, 2016
My late father kept a paper weight on his desk at home that read: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Well, we’re sweating the small stuff – from the federal government down to the states – with this harangue over transgender bathrooms.
6. Legislative Losers: All Who Disagree With Legislators
- Thursday, May 05, 2016
The 109th General Assembly is done – almost – for the year. Here’s a look at the winners and losers.
Winner: State budget
Buoyed by $400 million in surplus revenue from fiscal 2015 and $450 million in projected surpluses for the coming fiscal year, Gov. Bill Haslam spread the wealth in a $34.9 billion budget.
7. House Passes Resolution Directing State to Sue Over Refugees
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A resolution that would order Tennessee to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program passed Monday in the state House. Senate counterparts previously approved the resolution and would only have to agree to a change that would allow a private law firm to sue on behalf of the state before the measure becomes law.
8. Tennessee GOP Leader Vows Retribution for Transgender 'Blackmail'
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Republican leader Gerald McCormick on Tuesday vowed retribution for companies that spoke out against a transgender bathroom bill in Tennessee.
9. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
10. Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...
- Thursday, April 07, 2016
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
11. Doctors Applaud End of Tennessee's Fetal Assault Law
- Monday, April 04, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Brittany Hudson was pregnant, addicted to painkillers and afraid of a Tennessee law that calls for the arrest of mothers of drug-dependent babies. She eventually gave birth without medical help, on the side of a road in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
12. Transgender Bathroom Bill Dies in Subcommittee
- Wednesday, March 23, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would require transgender students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth has failed.
The bill died in a House Education Administration and Planning Committee meeting Tuesday that was packed with transgender youth who opposed the measure.
13. Bill Would Require Students to Use Bathroom of Birth Sex
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would require transgender students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth is gaining momentum in the Tennessee legislature after passing in a House subcommittee.
14. EPIcenter Launches Work, Business Space In Germantown
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The EPIcenter entrepreneurship organization has teamed up with the city of Germantown to open a collaborative work and business space in the Carrefour at Kirby Woods, a shopping center at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Kirby Road.
- Monday, November 09, 2015
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host the Quality of Life and Palliative Care Policy Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley St. The forum will discuss the impact of public policy on patient quality-of-life issues in Tennessee. Cost is free. RSVP at acscan.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, November 07, 2015
Cadence Bank and MIFA will hold a Cadence Community Connection @ MIFA session on holiday budgeting Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the MIFA Family Center, 910 Vance Ave. The session will cover how to deal with extra expenses around the holidays. Cost is free. Visit mifa.org.
17. Opry Has Become Big Part of CMA Fest
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
The relationship between the Grand Ole Opry – the 90-year-old radio program and down home variety show – and CMA Music Fest is a pretty simple formula.
“A win for CMA Music Fest is a win for the Opry,” says Pete Fisher, vice president and general manager of the nation’s longest continuously running radio program.
18. Anti-Abortion Legislation Finds Little Resistance
- Thursday, April 02, 2015
Buoyed by passage of Amendment 1 last fall, legislation restricting abortions is starting to roll – with relative ease – through the General Assembly.
Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, and Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, began the push recently with measures backed by Gov. Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and the Republican ranks. Their bills couldn’t even draw enough resistance to require a roll-call vote.
19. Anti-Abortion Bills Advancing in House
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Proposals that seek to re-enact abortion laws that were struck down by a state Supreme Court decision are advancing in the House.
The two bills passed the House Health Subcommittee on voice votes Tuesday.
- Friday, January 09, 2015
2015 Memphis International Auto Show will be held Friday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The show will feature hundreds of new models, hot rods and high-end luxury vehicles, as well as test drives and family fun. Visit memphis-autoshow.com for details and discounted tickets.
21. Stars Flock to Music City’s Ernest Tubb Record Shop
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.
22. Recruiting Wars
- Saturday, December 06, 2014
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is in his eighth year in the NBA. But he’s just 27 years old and his 10-year class reunion at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis is still an event in the future.
23. Memphian Walter Nominated to TVA Board
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
The Tennessee Valley Authority board would include two Memphians with the appointment of Ron Walter to the board.
24. Walter Nominated to TVA Board
- Monday, September 01, 2014
The Tennessee Valley Authority board would include two Memphians with the appointment of Ron Walter to the board.
25. Judge: East Tennessee City Can Change Name to Rocky Top
- Friday, May 30, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has given a former coal mining town in East Tennessee the go-ahead to change its name to Rocky Top – a move that developers have said is needed to entice them to build a massive tourist complex in the town of 1,800 people.
26. Obama Signs Actions Taking Aim at Gender Pay Gap
- Wednesday, April 09, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans whom he accused of "gumming up the works" on workplace fairness.
27. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
28. January Insurance Sign-Ups Meet Monthly Goal
- Friday, February 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – While states are having varying success getting people to sign up, January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a national monthly enrollment target was met.
- Thursday, January 09, 2014
Hattiloo Theatre will present “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” Thursday, Jan. 9, to Jan. 26 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
30. Few Support Delaying Changes in Flood Insurance
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Efforts to delay implementation of changes in the federal flood insurance program have run into roadblocks on both sides of Capitol Hill.
The leaders of the House Financial Services Committee say they are standing behind last year's bipartisan legislation to put the flood insurance program on sounder financial footing even as the implementation of the law has sparked a chorus of complaints from constituents fearing spikes in premiums and plummeting home values.
31. 'Obamacare' Contractors Project Confidence
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Major contractors hooking up the internal plumbing of President Barack Obama's health care law projected confidence Tuesday that they will be ready to go by an Oct. 1 deadline, even though the system is still being tested.
32. Nineteenth Century Club Prepares to Fade Away
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
No matter what happens to the old mansion that has been home to the Nineteenth Century Club for most of the 20th century and all 13 years of the 21st century, the club itself is about to go out of existence.
33. Court Case Shows Time’s Effect on Nineteenth Century Club
- Monday, September 02, 2013
There was a time when the outgoing president of the Nineteenth Century Club got a silver tea service at the end of her tenure.
That time lasted into the mid-1990s, when the custom became too expensive for a philanthropic organization whose membership had dwindled.
34. Likely Labor Rules Would Aid Veterans, Disabled, Unions
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With Thomas Perez now confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months – a prospect that has business leaders worried and labor advocates cheering.
35. Brighter View on Jobs and Pay Lifts US Confidence
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are more optimistic the job market is healing and will deliver higher pay later this year. That brighter outlook, along with rising home prices, cheaper gasoline and a surging stock market, could offset some of the drag from the recent tax increases and government spending cuts.
36. House Barely Approves Animal Abuse Reporting Bill
- Friday, April 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill seeking to require anyone recording or taking photos of livestock abuse to turn images over to law enforcement within 48 hours was approved in the House on Wednesday with the bare vote minimum needed.
37. Bill to Ban Cameras in Polling Places Withdrawn
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill seeking to ban cameras in polling places has died for the year amid concerns that voters wouldn't be able to document problems.
Republican Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster withdrew the bill Tuesday after lengthy debate spanning several meetings of the House State Government Committee.
38. Senators Press to Allow Student IDs for Voting
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate sponsor of a bill to allow people to display student IDs to vote said Monday he plans to press ahead with the matter even through the version approved by the House would not allow the practice.
39. House to Hear New Version of Voter ID Bill
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Student identification cards issued by public universities could not be used to vote under legislation scheduled to be heard on the House floor Monday evening.
The measure was amended in a House committee last week to remove the use of student IDs. Less than a week before, the full Senate voted 21-8 to pass a bill to allow such IDs.
40. Tennessee House Strips Student IDs From Voting Bill
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A House committee has stripped student identification cards issued by public universities from a bill about photo IDs that can be used to vote.
Tuesday's change comes less than week after the full Senate voted 21-8 to pass a bill to allow student IDs to vote.
41. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
42. Mississippi Economy Growing Slowly, Lawmakers are Told
- Friday, January 18, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's economy is growing gradually but still lags behind the pace of the U.S. economy overall, an expert told state lawmakers Thursday.
State economist Darrin Webb said during a briefing at the Capitol that the state and nation have a "boring kind of economy" right now, with slow job growth and shaky consumer confidence.
43. Consumers Lose Confidence as Fiscal Cliff Approaches
- Monday, December 31, 2012
U.S. consumers peering over the “fiscal cliff” don’t like what they see.
Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week sent consumer confidence tumbling in December to its lowest level since August.
44. Fulton Accounting Firm Gets Rebrand and New Owner
- Monday, December 17, 2012
Fulton CPAs is a full-service accounting firm that has a new name and is under new ownership.
Previously known as Polsgrove & Fulton, the firm initiated a rebrand in the fall that included the new name after owner and CEO Lynn Fulton assumed full ownership of the business.
45. Evans, McWherter Among TVA Board Appointees
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The White House has said President Barack Obama intends to nominate Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board chairman V. Lynn Evans to the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority as well as Jackson businessman and 2010 Democratic nominee for governor Mike McWherter.
46. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.
47. Americans' Confidence Falls Off in August
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time – a fact that could have wide-reaching implications everywhere from Wal-Mart to the White House.
48. Miss. Granted No Child Left Behind Waivers
- Friday, July 20, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi interim state superintendent Lynn House says a waiver from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law means schools will have more flexibility with public education.
49. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.
50. 18 People Applying for Top Regulatory Position
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Interviews are starting for some of the 18 people who are seeking to become the first executive director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, which oversees utilities in the state.
51. User-Friendly Health Plan Summaries at Risk
- Friday, January 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the most popular provisions of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul – consumer-friendly summaries of what your insurance plan covers – suddenly seems to be at risk.
52. Economists: Obama's Policies 'Fair' or 'Poor'
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the U.S. economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists.
53. Consumer Confidence Index Rises in April
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans' confidence in the economy grew in April as fears about the job market eased, outweighing the pain from rising prices at the gas pump.
The increase comes after an unexpected drop in March. But the measure had risen for five consecutive months before that to hit a three-year high in February.
54. House Committee Delays Vote on School ID Bill
- Thursday, April 07, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The House State and Local Government Committee has delayed for a week a vote on a bill that attempts to identify the number of illegal immigrant children in the state's public schools.
55. Tennessee House passes the 'Health Freedom Act'
- Wednesday, March 09, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow Tennesseans to opt out of the federal health care law is headed to the governor for his consideration after passing the Republican-controlled House 70-27 Monday on a party-line vote.
56. Untapped Potential
- Monday, January 17, 2011
To listen to John Phillips talk, you’d think he was at least 10 years older than he actually is because of the seasoned advice he has for people his own age.
57. Optimism for 2011 Pushes Consumer Confidence Higher
- Wednesday, December 01, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to a five-month high in November, showing increased optimism for the first half of next year.
The report offered some comfort to the nation’s retailers during the holiday shopping season, but shoppers still remain downbeat as they grapple with a high unemployment rate. Moreover, the latest report on housing, released Tuesday, showed that home prices weakened in September.
58. Former Labor Secretary Delivers Message of Caution
- Monday, October 25, 2010
A former congresswoman and secretary of labor speaking to a group of attorneys and business owners warned the United States is entering a “dangerous” era of political spin and consequences for foreign policy.
59. ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Production Hits Target
- Monday, August 30, 2010
They say in theater that there are no small parts, just small actors. But Theatre Memphis’s season opener shows strength and professionalism in large and small roles alike.
Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” running through Sept.12, hits several bull’s-eyes on the theater’s Lohrey Stage.
60. Realtor Jobs Aren’t Business as Usual
- Tuesday, August 10, 2010
When people think of the term “small-business owner,” thoughts of the guy who owns the local liquor store or the woman who opens up a beauty shop come to mind.
But upon closer inspection, there are many small-business owners who don’t fit neatly into what is generally thought of as a small mom-and-pop operation.
61. Tenn. House Speaker Collapses at Session
- Friday, May 14, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams said his collapse during the session on Thursday was a result of low blood sugar.
62. Consumer Confidence Grows as Economy Strengthens
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — Key pillars of the U.S. economy are getting stronger.
The best consumer confidence reading since September 2008's financial meltdown and bullish earnings reports this week from companies ranging from Whirlpool to UPS show increasing demand and a rebound gathering steam. Americans are even feeling a bit better about the job market.
63. Proposal Opposes Federally Mandated Health Plans
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers against a resolution that opposes federally mandated health care initiatives said Monday it’s unnecessary because of the recent passage of President Barack Obama’s reform legislation.
64. Tenn. Rep. Donna Rowland Not Seeking Re-Election
- Friday, April 02, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The list of Tennessee House members not seeking re-election grew longer on Thursday with Republican Rep. Donna Rowland's announcement she plans to retire after a decade of service.
65. Health Freedom Act Moves on to House Committee
- Thursday, April 01, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scores cheered as Tennessee legislation that would require the state attorney general to mount a legal challenge to the massive federal health care overhaul progressed in the House on Wednesday.
66. Tenn. Bill Would Require Abortion Coercion Signs
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A House committee on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation that would require abortion clinics in Tennessee to post anti-coercion signs because of concerns from some lawmakers.
67. Beavers Changes Mind, Will Bid for Senate Return
- Friday, March 12, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Mae Beavers said Thursday she's abandoning her bid for Wilson County mayor and will instead seek re-election to the Senate.
68. Congress: Connections With Toyota
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
Several lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is holding a hearing Wednesday on the Toyota recalls, have Toyota factories and offices in their states or even their districts. A look at some of the automaker's ties:
69. Tenn. Senate Votes to Reject Health Care Mandate
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to require the state attorney general to mount a legal challenge to any federal law to require participation in a health care system.
70. As Cuts Continue, Medicare Wreaks Havoc on Docs
- Monday, February 15, 2010
The doctors at Stern Cardiovascular Clinic are mulling the cut of another 40 people, 25 percent of its remaining 160 employees, plus closing outreach centers in Munford, Ripley, Tenn., and Ripley, Miss.
71. Glankler Brown’s Hancock Elected Bar Foundation Fellow
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jonathan C. Hancock of Glankler Brown PLLC has been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.
72. Tenn. House to Vote on Menu Labeling Veto Override
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee House is set to vote on whether to turn back Gov. Phil Bredesen's veto of a bill to limit authority for requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus.
The Senate last month voted 24-7 to override the Democratic governor's veto.
73. Senate Rejects Veto On Menu Labeling
- Friday, January 29, 2010
The state Senate has voted 24-7 to override Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s veto of a menu labeling bill.
The bill would only allow local elected government bodies to require calorie counts on menus, and prohibit unelected ones like health boards from setting those requirements.
74. Lawmakers Want Tenn. AG To Block Health Care Bill
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Two Republican state lawmakers in Tennessee want the state attorney general to take legal action to block health care legislation that appears headed for passage in Congress.
Reps. Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet and Debra Maggart of Hendersonville call the federal program an “unfunded mandate.”
75. Golf Performance Center Slated For Timberlake’s Mirimichi
- Tuesday, October 06, 2009
6129 Woodstock Cuba Road
Millington, TN 38053
Permit Amount: $1.3 Million
Project Cost: $1.3 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Owner: Big Creek Golf LLC
Tenant: Callaway Performance Center
Contractor: Eagle Contractors Inc.
76. Tupelo Man Wants to Save Historic Home
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - One of Tupelo's most endangered historic properties will soon be renovated thanks to resident and history buff Brad Prewitt.
77. Rep. Susan Lynn to Run for State Senate
- Wednesday, August 19, 2009
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Rep. Susan Lynn has announced she will run for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mae Beavers next year.
Lynn, of Mt. Juliet, will have to give up her state House seat to run for the upper chamber. Beavers is leaving the Legislature to run for Wilson County mayor.
78. Standalone Ethics Commission Fails in House Vote
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
Efforts to keep the Tennessee Ethics Commission as a standalone entity have likely been dealt their final blow in the House.
Republican Rep. Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet, the chairwoman of the House Government Operations Committee, on Wednesday declined a request from House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner to bring up the extension bill that she earlier had taken off notice.
79. Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Tenn. Ethics Commission
- Tuesday, June 09, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – One of the main supporters of legislation to keep the state Ethics Commission independent hopes to convince lawmakers that it should be given a chance to operate under new leadership before being merged with the Registry of Election Finance.
80. Bill Would Make Tenn. Ethics Commission Part of Merger
- Wednesday, June 03, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawmakers have agreed to merge the Tennessee Ethics Commission and Registry of Election Finance into one entity they believe will be more streamlined and economical.
It will be called the Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance and will be governed by a board of directors composed of six members of the registry and six members of the commission, which is scheduled to terminate at the end of this month.
81. Bill Would Allow Local Menu Labeling Requirement
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill advancing in the House would allow local governments to decide whether to require restaurants to provide calorie counts on menus.
The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet originally sought to ban any state or local government from requiring calorie counts.
82. House Panel Nixes 'Do Not Serve Alcohol' Licenses
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to give recovering alcoholics the option of having "Do Not Serve Alcohol" written on their driver's licenses has failed in a House subcommittee.
The proposal sponsored by Rep. Susan Lynn, a Mt. Juliet Republican, died when no committee member seconded the motion to consider the bill on Tuesday.
83. Dem Says Williams Foe Offers Deal for Chairmanship
- Friday, January 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers told The Associated Press on Thursday that Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey offered to tamp down attacks against new House Speaker Kent Williams in exchange for a committee chairmanship.
84. Speaker’s Sex Harassment Complaint Hearing Delayed
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
NASHVILLE (AP) – The female lawmaker who filed a sexual harassment complaint against new state House Speaker Kent Williams has been hospitalized because of stress, said a colleague who lodged the accusation.
85. House Committees Divided Equally by Party
- Monday, January 26, 2009
New state House Speaker Kent Williams last week kept his promise to split up committee assignments equally between the two parties despite turmoil surrounding his election and allegations of sexual harassment against him.
86. New Tenn. House Speaker Denies Harassment Claim
- Thursday, January 22, 2009
New Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams issued a statement Tuesday denying that he’s ever sexually harassed anyone after details surfaced regarding a 2007 incident with another Republican lawmaker.
87. Early Voting Glitches in 2 Counties in Ga., Tenn.
- Monday, October 27, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Elections officials were untangling early voting glitches in at least two states Friday after a Tennessee county reported some voters had gotten ballots for the wrong district and an Atlanta-area county discovered problems with some of its absentee ballots.
88. Spring's Economic Rebound Unlikely to Last
- Tuesday, September 02, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy pulled out of a dangerous rough patch in the spring, thanks largely to strong exports, but the rebound isn't expected to last. Economic slowdowns overseas could make exports tail off just as Americans are hunkering down after the bracing impact of rebate checks wanes, plunging the country into another rut later this year.
89. Consumer Outlook up More Than Expected in August
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans became more optimistic in the economy amid declining gas prices in August, marking the biggest jump in two years.
The Conference Board, a private research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 56.9, up from a revised 51.9 in July. That's the largest gain since August 2006, and is ahead of the 53 expected by economists surveyed by Thomson/IFR.
90. Economic Forecast Weak Even If Housing, Credit Improve
- Tuesday, May 20, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – First the good news: The worst of the painful housing slump and the credit crunch might come to an end this year. Now the bad: The economy will weaken further and unemployment will rise.
91. Economy Grows by Only 0.6 Percent in Q1
- Thursday, May 01, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The bruised economy limped through the first quarter, growing at just a 0.6 percent pace as housing and credit problems forced people and businesses alike to hunker down.
The country's economic growth during January through March was the same as in the final three months of last year, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The statistic did not meet what economists consider a definition of a recession, which is a contraction of the economy. This means that although the economy is stuck in a rut, it is still managing to grow, even if slightly.
92. State Bill Would Grant Students Leave to Visit Parents in Military
- Tuesday, March 18, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) - Students would be allowed up to 10 days of excused absences to visit a parent or guardian in the U.S. military who is on leave in another country under a bill on its way to the governor for his consideration.
- Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Talk Shoppe presents "How to Buy at Auction" with Lance Walker of Walker Auctions today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The meeting is dedicated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Item donations will be accepted and auctioned off to attendees at the end of the meeting, and all proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. For pickup of items, call Jo Garner at 482-0354 or Lynn McDonald at 849-7101.
94. With Help From CDCs, Cooper-Young Adds Affordable Homes to Trendy Roster
- Friday, December 29, 2006
A once blighted, crime-infested stretch of land bordering the Cooper-Young neighborhood is about to get a long-awaited spring cleaning, thanks to the realization of plans hatched all the way back in the late 1990s.
95. Confessions of a Wal-Mart Shopper
- Friday, December 08, 2006
Some people are Macy's shoppers. Some people are Target shoppers. I, on the other hand, am a Wal-Mart shopper.
Yes, I admit it.
Snicker if you must, but I've often said that even if I won the lottery or became wealthy some other instantaneous and miraculous way, I'd still shop the sale rack at Wal-Mart.
96. Earthquake Code Enforcement Better Late Than Never - But it Will Cost You
- Tuesday, November 07, 2006
From now on, homes built in Memphis, Bartlett and Collierville will be ready to shake and rattle but not roll.
Last week, Shelby County building codes inspectors began enforcing rules designed to make new single-family homes more stable during an earthquake or high winds.
97. Morman Named Branch Director at MATCU
- Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cheryl Morman has been named branch director of Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union's (MATCU) Central branch. She previously was deposit services manager at Marriott Employees' Federal Credit Union in Bethesda, Md.
98. U of M to Build $1.2 Million Softball Stadium
- Friday, March 31, 2006
A new softball stadium is the latest step in the University of Memphis' growth.
The $1.2 million, 250-seat stadium is planned for the university's south campus, near the intersection of Park Avenue and Getwell Road. Bidding has started on the construction contract.
- Thursday, January 19, 2006
The Society of Entrepreneurs holds an Entrepreneurs Roundtable meeting at noon today at Folks Folly Prime Steak House, 551 S. Mendenhall Road. Thomas Boggs, president and CEO of Huey's, Half Shell, Tsunami and Folks Folly, is the guest speaker. Registration is $25. Call 682-9920 or visit www.soememphis.com to register.
100. Armstrong Allen Names New Litigation Practice Chair
- Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Armstrong Allen attorney James F. Arthur III was named litigation practice group chairman for the firm. Arthur replaces Lucian Pera, who has served as litigation practice chairman for the past several years.