VOL. 123 | NO. 162 | Tuesday, August 19, 2008
In response to news that has circulated over the past week about a major retail development in the works for Overton Square, Memphis Heritage Inc. has gone into what its executive director June West calls “research mode.”
Memphis City Schools wants a court to force the school district and the Memphis City Council to begin mediation to negotiate a compromise that preserves $423 million in state funding for MCS.
As a tenuous cease-fire between Russian and Georgian military forces in Georgia held over the weekend, U.S. Rep. John Tanner, D-Tennessee, was among those focused on the next response from the U.S. and its European allies.
The Memphis Charter Commission is considering a significant change to local election cycles as part of a proposed move to staggered terms for City Council members.
60 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104, Permit Cost: $8.3 million -
Application has been made for a building permit for the new Playhouse on the Square theater that will be at the northeast corner of Cooper Street and Union Avenue. The project will include about 35,000 square feet of new construction, which will be the theater itself. The theater will be three stories tall, and a flyhouse – where the scenery withdraws into – will be above the theater and will add about two stories to the building.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal agency charged with backstopping pension benefits for 44 million Americans has understated the risks of its new investment policy, a congressional watchdog said Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's Real Estate Appraiser Commission is disputing a federal agency's records showing the state failed to revoke the licenses of any rogue appraisers within the last 14 years.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The primary challenger to state Sen. Rosalind Kurita says he will contest his 19-vote loss in last week's race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - As soaring home prices set the stage for America's great housing meltdown, a critical step in making sure those home sales were a fair deal - the real estate appraisal - was undermined from within.