VOL. 123 | NO. 22 | Friday, February 1, 2008
Early voter turnout in Shelby County spiked in the final days of the voting period.
The topsy-turvy housing market and related mortgage mess are hitting state and local governments where it hurts: right on the bottom line.
Documentary filmmaker and University of Memphis film professor Craig Leake won two Mid-South Emmy Awards last week in Nashville, Tenn., for his film, "The Chemo Ate My Homework," a look at the teachers who work for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The city of Memphis and Shelby County government have a tentative deal with Bass Pro Shops to develop The Pyramid.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican leaders are proposing a series of bills they say would further crack down on drunken driving in Tennessee, including a measure that would allow officers to immediately confiscate licenses during arrests.
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - The pace of loan modifications on adjustable subprime mortgages is lagging, which could prompt regulatory action on the mortgage industry, U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair warned Thursday.
Early voting in advance of Tuesday’s Tennessee presidential primaries has topped 30,000 in Shelby County. The turnout compares to 11,313 early voters in advance of the 2004 presidential primaries in Shelby County and suggests a higher level of voter interest that could boost overall turnout higher than the 10 percent turnout locally in the 2000 and 2004 presidential primaries.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months while applications for unemployment benefits soared last week, two more signs the economy is weakening.
The point man for building the Memphis biotechnology industry is now taking the top position of the academic program that feeds that industry with fresh engineers and new ideas.
An East Memphis private Christian academy hosted its first-ever live webcast recently and is gearing up to share many of its future programs and assemblies in the same way.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state's constitution to allow more limits on abortion has again passed the Senate but still may face challenges in the lower chamber.