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1. Senate Committee Approves Nomination of Powell for Fed Chair
- Thursday, January 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Banking Committee has voted for a second time to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
2. Transgender Troops Can Re-Enlist In Military – For Now
- Monday, September 18, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates how broadly to enforce a ban on their service ordered by President Donald Trump.
3. Tennessee Sen. Green Withdraws Nomination for US Army Secretary
- Saturday, May 6, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.
4. Last Word: The Borders of Violence, Guilty Verdict and Blue Suede Security
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Whenever there is a shooting of or near school children, one of the first things that happens once the police have investigated is detailing exactly where the incident happened – specifically whether it was actually on school property or near school property.
5. November 4-10, 2016: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, November 5, 2016
2005: Baptist Memorial Hospital comes down in a controlled demolition in which the four wings of the 18-story, 924,000-square-foot reinforced concrete hospital building collapse in a heap of rubble 49 years after the original two wings opened to the public. The other two wings of the structure were added in 1966. Also demolished earlier as part of the project was the adjoining Physicians and Surgeons Building, which had been built in 1912 as the original Baptist Hospital.
6. O’Brien Joins Sullivan’s Creative Team
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Chris O’Brien has joined Sullivan Branding’s creative team as group creative director. In this role, O’Brien specializes in the design, development, and implementation of creative campaigns. He’s also responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative operations and product.
7. Salinger Lawsuit Reflects Larger Issues of Literature
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
When 22 of his short stories and other writings were published in 1974, J.D. Salinger broke a 20-year public silence and explained his feelings about his early works before he wrote “The Catcher in the Rye.”
8. Salinger Court Fight Involves Law, Literature Business
- Monday, March 23, 2015
When 22 of his short stories and other writings were published in 1974, J.D. Salinger broke a 20-year public silence and explained his feelings about his early works before he wrote “The Catcher In The Rye.”
9. Senate Backers of Long-Term Jobless Aid Try Again
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.
10. Obama Signs Actions Taking Aim at Gender Pay Gap
- Wednesday, April 9, 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.
11. Senate Nears Passage of Jobless-Benefits Bill
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Capping a three-month struggle, the Senate closed in Monday on passage of election-year legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year.
12. Both Sides Pledge New Effort on Jobless Bill
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans and Democrats both pledged Wednesday to renew efforts at resurrecting jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, but immediate prospects for compromise appeared dim one day after a Senate deadlock.
13. AP Exclusive: New Jobless Benefit Plan Advanced
- Friday, January 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed optimism Thursday about chances for compromise on jobless legislation, and officials said talks were focused on a scaled-back program that is fully paid for and would provide up to 31 weeks of benefits for the long-term unemployed.
14. Democrats Launch Effort to Renew Jobless Benefits
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats on Capitol Hill have launched a drive to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for people out of work for more than six months.
Benefits for 1.3 million long-term unemployed people expire just three days after Christmas. Lawmakers say another 1.9 million people would miss out on the benefits in the first six months of next year.
15. Senate Set to Finish Work on Student Loan Deal
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs would start climbing almost immediately under a deal the Senate was poised to pass Wednesday.
16. Back to Negotiations After Student Loan Plan Fails
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out.
17. Senators: Student Loan Interest Rates to Double
- Friday, June 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Student loan rates will double Monday – at least for a while – after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday.
18. Republicans to Back Obama's Student Loan Plan
- Friday, May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans.
19. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
20. Senate Passes Small Business Investment Bill
- Friday, March 23, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation to help startup companies raise capital by reducing some federal regulations won easy passage in the Senate Thursday despite warnings from some Democrats that less government oversight would mean more abuse and scams.
21. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
22. GOP Faces Uphill Battle on Policy Issues
- Friday, December 9, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama's health care law are the biggest obstacles to Congress completing a massive year-end spending bill next week that would keep the government running through next September.
23. City has Nixed 2 Proposals for Airport Service
- Friday, November 11, 2011
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Delta Air Lines is set to pull out of Tupelo next month after saying the airport doesn't have a large enough passenger base to support Delta's 50-passenger jets.
Air Choice One wants to provide more service with smaller planes.
24. Bloom Joins Good Advertising
- Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Audra Bloom has joined Good Advertising as senior account manager.
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
25. Congress to Tread Carefully in Run-Up to Election
- Tuesday, September 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress returns this week with embattled Democrats torn between trying to show they have the economic answers and fearing the further wrath of voters over new government programs.
26. Exchanges Agree in Principle to New Rules
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders for major securities exchanges have agreed in principle to a uniform system of "circuit breakers" that would slow trading during periods of intense market volatility, U.S. regulators said Monday.
27. Tupelo Mayor Backs Delta Bid for Service There
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. is backing a bid by Delta Air Lines and its subsidiary to provide federally subsidized air service in the city.
Reed told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he wrote a letter supporting Delta to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will award the subsidy.
28. Tupelo Police Chief Stepping Down in Late December
- Wednesday, October 7, 2009
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Harold Chaffin will retire in late December from his job as Tupelo police chief.
29. Jobless Benefits Extension Hits Snag in Senate
- Friday, October 2, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House-passed bill to give another 13 weeks of unemployment benefits to people from states where the jobless rate is at least 8.5 percent has bogged down in the Senate because of resistance from lawmakers whose states have lower unemployment and would be left out.
30. Tupelo Officials Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Tupelo city officials have reversed a century-old ban on the Sunday sale of beer and light wine in restaurants and stores.
The city council made the decision Tuesday night in a split vote and will allow Sunday sales from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
31. Delta Seeks Subsidies for Tupelo Flights
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc. is trying to get a federal subsidy for flights into Tupelo Regional Airport because of a drop in customer demand and a rise in fuel prices.
Tupelo Regional Airport Director Terry Anderson said the procedure can sound more ominous than it is because Atlanta-based Delta will file a "notice of termination" to begin the process of seeking subsidies.
32. Auditors See SEC Deficiencies
- Thursday, May 7, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission has made progress in tightening its procedures for managing its caseload of enforcement investigations but internal communications and use of resources still must be improved, congressional auditors have concluded in a new report.
33. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
34. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions
Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions
Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...
35. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 28, 2004
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors honored Martin Edwards Jr
MAAR Dedicates Center in Honor of Past President
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors honored Martin Edwards Jr. with the dedication of the Martin Edwards Jr. Education Cen...
36. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 3, 1998
William N William N. Reed has been named president and chief operating officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell. Reed concentrates his practice in litigation. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. Th...