VOL. 127 | NO. 2 | Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Three Shelby County commissioners – one Democrat and two Republicans – filed suit against the full commission Tuesday, Jan. 3, over the body's stalled deliberations on a redistricting plan.
Wharton takes oath, talks four-year plans
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. describes his first two years at City Hall as “triage,” as his administration responded to crises.
Tennessee Senate Democratic leader Jim Kyle of Memphis and Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown are in the same Senate district under a redistricting proposal unveiled by Republican legislative leaders Wednesday, Jan. 4, in Nashville.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Gene Bartow, the former Memphis Tigers coach who succeeded John Wooden at UCLA and later began UAB's athletic program, has died, UAB officials said. He was 81.
Gene Bartow, the legendary college basketball coach and a native of Browning, Missouri, who led the 1973 Tiger basketball team to the NCAA National Championship Game against UCLA, has lost his long battle against cancer. Bartow, age 81, died on January 3rd at his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is expected to miss six to eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his right knee.
The equity research department of Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. has started covering Amazon.com, telling investors they can expect the online retailer to provide a return that’s at least slightly better than that of the overall market.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is keeping the same team of division directors except two for his full four year term of office that started Sunday.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has enlisted nursing students at Christian Brothers University to extend community health outreach in underserved Memphis neighborhoods through Methodist’s Congregational Health Network.
Nominations for the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards are open until Jan. 15.
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
Pay no heed to the “hottest trends in marketing” hype for the New Year, as there is often little correlation between what’s hot and what actually works. Instead, make your resolution to execute these Top 10 smart marketing trends for 2012.
With all of the hype surrounding stimulus packages and estimates of cost starting at $200,000 per job, it is time we all understand where jobs are actually created.
MEMPHIS (AP) – In his 17 months as U.S. attorney for West Tennessee, lifelong Memphian Edward Stanton has taken a tough stance against sex traffickers and drug rings, while also showing a willingness to get personally involved in the region’s most serious cases.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General Corp. plans to add more than 6,000 new jobs this year and open 625 new stores, which includes its first stores in California and Massachusetts.
CHATTANOOGA – The Tennessee Valley Authority begins the new year with one third of its board seats vacant.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Little Rock National Airport is getting nonstop, daily service to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a major shift, the Federal Reserve will start updating the public four times a year on how long it plans to keep short-term interest rates at record lows, according to minutes from its December policy meeting.
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks said Tuesday it is raising some prices regionally as it faces rising ingredient costs.
NEW YORK (AP) – Credit card rewards are the new social currency.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp.'s CEO says he's looking to former Brookstone head Ron Boire as its new chief merchandising officer to help meld the store experience with online and mobile shopping.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them – and when.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The 12 members of the Southeastern Conference is planning a "We Back Pat" week to show support for Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and the foundation she created to support efforts to fight Alzheimer's.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says the perception that his program is in bad shape right now is far from the truth.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said Tuesday that he's willing to allow freshman wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett to transfer to either Michigan State or Michigan to be close to his ailing father.
SEATTLE (AP) – Justin Wilcox is leaving Tennessee for a chance to be the answer to Washington's defensive woes.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Titans will spend the offseason thinking of the three games that cost them a playoff berth and looking ahead to a promising second season under coach Mike Munchak.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Super Bowl spots are still the hottest ticket in advertising.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Jeff Fisher landed at the Miami Dolphins' complex Tuesday. Now the question is whether the Dolphins will land Fisher.