VOL. 123 | NO. 23 | Monday, February 4, 2008
The founders of Metropolitan BancGroup Inc. have added another piece of the puzzle to their burgeoning financial institution.
One day during the summer of 2005, Jim and Genette Chase walked into the local Regions bank office near their Miramar Beach home in the Florida Panhandle. An accountant by trade, Jim had retired a few months earlier and was eager to build a nest egg he and his wife could live on.
Some Pinch District and Uptown business owners might anxiously be awaiting news of what will happen with The Pyramid.
It took three years to get to Thursday's deadline-meeting letter of intent between local government and Bass Pro Shops. Full details still were not available at press time Friday. The critical questions about the details are even further down the road.
The idea of one law enforcement agency for Memphis and Shelby County failed to clear a key hurdle last week at the Shelby County Board of Commissioners meeting. But both sides in the dispute expect it is not the end of the discussion or the effort to merge at least some functions of the Memphis Police and the Shelby County Sheriff's departments.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nervous employers cut 17,000 jobs in January - the first such reduction in more than four years and a fresh sign that the economy is in danger of stalling.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen is questioning the approach by House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh in the fight to change cable permitting rules in Tennessee to encourage broadband access around the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medtronic on Friday received federal approval to sell its drug-coated stent, the first to hit the U.S. market since safety concerns sank their popularity two years ago.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Elections officials say turnout for Tennessee's presidential primary could reach a record of one million voters by Super Tuesday.