VOL. 123 | NO. 1 | Wednesday, January 2, 2008
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said he has learned a lot during his year in Congress. And he expects that knowledge and his votes in that position to be challenged in his 2008 bid for a second two-year term from Tennessee's ninth Congressional district.
While talk of biotechnology in Memphis evokes images of brilliant people peering down microscopes, when it comes to job creation, a better image is the FedEx Express sorting hub. Thousands of times each day FedEx package handlers load boxes of surgical instruments, medical devices and tissue samples to be delivered around the world. Elsewhere in the hub, others are off-loading the same things for processing in Memphis.
Jason Herrington, a financial adviser at Shoemaker Financial, has been named a field director for the firm. He will have the responsibility of advising and mentoring new advisers during their two-year training period.
DeSoto County is by no means insulated from the nationwide housing crisis, but the booming community south of Memphis is weathering the storm as well as - if not better than - any place in the Mid-South.
Prosecutors have filed a motion in federal court asking that the sentencing of former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Cooper, previously set for Thursday, be delayed about four months.
The beleaguered real estate industry might be happy to see the calendar turn over to 2008, but it's too soon to close the books on this year's real estate woes.
MEMPHIS (AP) - An 8-year-old girl taken from an American couple and returned to her Chinese parents after a seven-year custody fight faces another big adjustment - moving to China.
The Memphis brokerage firm that oversees a group of struggling mutual funds has settled an arbitration claim filed against one of them. The RMK funds saw much of their value wiped out in 2007’s credit crisis.
Hours before one of her final televised messages was due to be broadcast to Iowa voters during tonight’s newscasts there, Hillary Clinton’s top presidential campaign officials told Tennessee reporters the former first lady has built a major base of support in the Volunteer State.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told members of the Memphis Kiwanis Club today that he wants to pursue a single, county-wide referendum on the idea of consolidating city and county governments.