VOL. 127 | NO. 67 | Thursday, April 5, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – FedEx Corp. said Thursday that it will buy Polish courier company Opek to gain a ground delivery network with about $70 million in annual sales.
Visible Music College launches nonprofit label Madison Line Records
Memphis has a major new advocate of live, original music.
A popular barbecue restaurant is expanding its local footprint to Downtown Memphis.
The public is invited to learn about the importance of entrepreneurial citizenship during St. George’s Independent School’s 2012 Educational Symposium, slated for April 14 at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 S. Dudley St.
Add 17 charter schools in Shelby County when the new school year begins in August.
Candidates in the Aug. 2 set of elections have until noon Thursday, April 5, to file their qualifying petitions in the set of state legislative and congressional primary races as well as the seven general election races for Shelby County school board.
The bill to lift the statewide ban on creating municipal school districts will be back in the Tennessee House Education Committee next week after more last-minute developments including an amendment.
The recent news that the old Pat O’Brien’s space at 310 Beale St. will soon be filled by three private banquet halls and a corner bar has many event planners keyed up for future venue options.
The idea of advancing city money with several layers of other funding from sources other than City Hall at a later date surfaced again this week at City Hall.
Judicial commissioners are out of the business of holding probable cause hearings for suspects arrested by Memphis Police and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Liz Keough, a director and shareholder at Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC, works at the epicenter of a business recruitment and retention apparatus in Shelby County that has been redefining itself in a big way for the last year or so.
Ray’s Take: Home mortgage interest rates continue to be low, causing many homeowners to wonder whether they should consider refinancing, even if they feel like they just did it. The answer is “maybe,” but there are a lot of things to take into consideration.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It’s crossword tourney time again, and here I am at the 35th installment of the world’s oldest event of its kind – the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Last year, I wrote that after puzzles 1-7, “last year’s winner, Dan Feyer, was in first, with last year’s third-place finisher, Anne Erdmann, and five-time winner, Tyler Hinman, on his tail.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposals to crack down on the sale or manufacture of certain drugs are headed to him for his signature.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi House members want some cities in dry counties to be able to vote on allowing alcohol sales.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill that would require any doctor performing abortions to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service companies expanded at a healthy pace last month and stepped up hiring, more evidence that the economy is growing and adding jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday barring members of Congress, the president and thousands of federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job, calling it an embodiment of the fundamental American value of fair play.