VOL. 126 | NO. 152 | Friday, August 5, 2011
An affidavit released Friday, Aug. 5, from a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent alleges investigators had a confidential informant who is alleging Millington Mayor Richard Hodges gambled at a transmission shop near his home. The TBI also interviewed a witness who claimed he had gambled with Hodges and others at Millington City Hall as well as the Transmission Doctors business on Easley Road.
Therapy dogs provide physical, emotional benefits to patients of all ages
A wet nosed-kiss, a gentle nuzzle and the wag of a happy tail can go a long way to brighten anyone’s day, but it’s especially true for people facing serious physical and emotional challenges.
Pinnacle Airlines Corp. will begin moving into its new headquarters at One Commerce Square Downtown next week and complete the move from the airport area in December, the regional air carrier’s new CEO told analysts this week.
General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson is suing the General Sessions Court Judges who suspended him from office earlier this week.
Tiger Gift Shop is relocating a few doors down from its current location on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.
Before Memphis voters go to the polls this October to decide a mayor’s race, voters in Arlington will decide a four-way race for mayor in the Sept. 15 elections there.
Medtronic Inc. has announced a $2.5 million grant to Yale University to independently review the safety and effectiveness of a bone-growth protein product.
Downtown Memphis is losing 19 parking spaces next month. It’s just for a day, though. And it’s for a community cause.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration has taken a tentative overhaul of the city’s retirement system to the Memphis City Council that would set a minimum retirement age for city employees, redefine line of duty disabilities and limit benefits for spouses of city employees.
Hans Faulhaber, a construction manager at brg3s architects, defines architects as problem-seekers. And as an architect in the field, watching a building spring from paper into reality, is to find the problems and solve them.
IT’S GOOD FOR YOU. My cheeseburger was a religious experience. Melting provolone flows over and through a mound of caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms, a luscious kind of lava covering a mountain of ground beef, all between two pieces of a toasted artisan bun fighting, and losing, a battle to contain the whole eruption. What happens when flavors this diverse come together – in this sandwich and in this place – can restore your faith.
Part one of a two-part series Summertime is the time for family reunions. If you’ve been to one you know they can be expensive. But they’re also priceless. Reunions bring together families across the generations to celebrate history, to take pride in accomplishments and to pass down family history and traditions.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennesseans taking advantage of the state's sixth annual sales tax holiday this weekend say it provides needed relief in a tough economy, but state figures show that shoppers aren't using it as much as they first did.
NASHVILLE (AP) – First lady Crissy Haslam is hosting a gathering at the governor's mansion in Nashville for the spouses of deployed members of the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard.
NEW YORK (AP) – Many retailers posted solid sales during the kickoff to the back-to-school season as discounts and high temperatures in July drove shoppers to air-conditioned malls. But merchants worry that momentum won't continue through the remainder of the second-biggest shopping period of the year as the weather gets cold and the deals dry up.
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. set records for full planes, and higher fares boosted revenue as the summer vacation season kicked into high gear.
NEW YORK (AP) – CVS Caremark said Thursday its profit slipped 1 percent in the second quarter as its pharmacy benefits management business weathered lower prices on contract renewals.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday that the United States will retain its triple-A bond rating following passage of legislation to boost the debt ceiling. But the agency put a "negative" outlook on the rating, raising the specter of a future downgrade.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment remains stubbornly high at just over 9 percent, but it's the alarming number of long-term jobless that is causing fresh concern for Democratic lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, at its heart, is about whether Democrats or Republicans get to call the shots in Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration had good news for seniors Thursday: The average monthly premium for Medicare's popular prescription program won't go up next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department says it is one of the largest meat recalls ever.