VOL. 123 | NO. 62 | Friday, March 28, 2008
It's a seemingly run-of-the-mill entry on Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr.'s latest campaign financial disclosure statement filed with the county.
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has completed preliminary work on a rewrite of the County Charter.
Mark White started Grand Events and Party Rentals with his brother Stan 18 years ago. They had one truck and two employees - themselves - and they worked 'round the clock to establish their nascent company as the city's premier event planner.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bear Stearns shareholders aren't the only ones questioning the bargain-basement buyout of the investment bank.
A family court task force set up by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners completed its work this week with a set of recommendations that call for more of a connection between the courts that deal with families in crisis and social services agencies. The report goes to the commission for further consideration.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down slightly this week, staying below 6 percent, although rates on other types of mortgages rose.
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - Saying abusive lending practices helped send the U.S. housing market into turmoil, Federal Reserve Governor Randall Kroszner on Thursday touted a recent Fed proposal as a way to curb future deception in mortgage lending.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says fewer people signed up for unemployment benefits last week, although that didn't change the broader picture of a slower jobs market.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy nearly sputtered out at the end of the year and is probably faring even worse now amid continuing housing, credit and financial crises.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal is advancing in the Legislature that would require an individual to provide proof of guardianship or custody when giving permission to cover up a minor's existing tattoo.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic House leaders say they oppose legislation that would phase in a plan to lower the cumulative grade point average needed to maintain a lottery scholarship.
The attorney for a developer accused by Memphis mayor Willie Herenton of being part of a blackmail effort against him has been told by the special prosecutor investigating the case that he did not do “anything illegal.”
U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald has denied a stay of her July court order restarting the racial desegregation process in the Shelby County school system. In denying the stay, Donald ordered school leaders to appoint a special master by April 26 to oversee the desegregation process.