VOL. 123 | NO. 155 | Friday, August 8, 2008
The upset of the evening was the general election contest for General Sessions Court Clerk where Democratic challenger Otis Jackson beat Republican incumbent Chris Turner.
The Memphis City Schools funding dispute has played out in full view of the public and a lawsuit over the issue remains pending in Shelby County Chancery Court.
The crescent has moved, according to maps and charts the Memphis City Council examined this week.
The joint city county Pyramid reuse committee was told Thursday afternoon that Bass Pro Shops has agreed “in word and deed” to what the committee’s attorney described as a “pre development agreement.”
Two generations ago, Darrell Cobbins’ grandfather developed one of Memphis’ first black middle-income communities called Lakeview Gardens.
When Linda Moon Gregory’s brother, who was a sheriff with the Jacksonville, Fla., Sheriff’s office, was killed in the line of duty in 1971, her family didn’t have the support of an organization that could help them deal with their grief.
But about six years ago, Gregory’s mother, Bessie Moon, was contacted by the Jacksonville chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors Inc. (C.O.P.S.) and invited to participate in some of their activities.
NEW YORK (AP) - An entrepreneur who's mystified by accounting or putting a marketing plan together can get some help, and soon, with the arrival of the fall semester. Schools, colleges and universities around the country offer a variety of courses aimed at small business owners, and many cost little or nothing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration dealt a blow to the already reeling financial services sector Wednesday, ruling that companies can't transfer their pension plans to large banks to be managed for a profit.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid off people signing up for jobless benefits last week climbed to its highest point in more than six years as companies cut back given the faltering economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service had a net loss of more than a billion dollars in the third quarter of the fiscal year, the agency has announced.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday that his office has settled its dispute with State Farm Insurance Cos. over how the insurer handled Hurricane Katrina damage claims in Mississippi.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. said Wednesday that it will buy out its publicly traded retirement savings company Nationwide Financial Services Inc. for about $2.4 billion.