VOL. 127 | NO. 136 | Friday, July 13, 2012
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays ruled Thursday, July 12, the set of referendums on forming suburban municipal school districts will go ahead as scheduled starting with the early voting period that opens Friday, July 13.
U of M, community to celebrate Stan Bronson Jr.’s 84th birthday
Practically every student at the University of Memphis over the past half century has crossed paths with Stan Bronson Jr., one of the athletic department’s most dedicated and durable supporters.
Shelby County voters start deciding Friday, July 13, general election countywide races for assessor of property, General Sessions Court clerk, district attorney general and a race for a Shelby County Commission seat. The ballot also includes seven races for district seats on the countywide school board.
Three organizations crucial to the redevelopment of the Chisca Hotel will vote next week on blight remediation and development incentives for the historic Downtown property that has been in dilapidated condition for the more than 20 years.
Home decor company StyleCraft Home Collection Inc. has signed a 167,600-square-foot lease at Industrial Developments International’s Airways Distribution Center Building E.
Two Memphis City Council members are sponsoring a resolution that would make this year the final year the city funds its vehicle inspection program and would start a process of working to transfer that program to Shelby County.
When a group of American investors bought a Chinese auto company making electric vehicles and decided to move the plant to the U.S., the competition was intense for the location.
The sign for Beale Street Landing turned out not to be a big deal for the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board.
Houston-based retailer AA Concepts Inc. will soon fill the space to the east of Urban Outfitters Inc. at the gateway to the Cooper-Young community in Midtown.
Kelly Earnest moved to Memphis almost a decade ago to take a job in public relations that involves constantly spreading the word about “the South’s Grand Hotel.”
TURNS OUT, WE HAVE A PLAN. READ IT. If you sat down at the proverbial kitchen table – in fact, if every one of us sat down at your kitchen table – and made a top-10 list of what should be the guiding principles of our public schools, you might wonder just what we’d come up with.
Here’s a public secret: special events are designed to attract new donors. Yes, the funds raised through the event are important to the nonprofit. But that is only one goal. The second goal – acquiring names and contact information of potential donors – is often overlooked.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says the state's revenue surplus of more than a half-billion dollars should stay in the bank despite calls from Democrats to use it to offset tuition costs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican leaders say they expect some problems may arise from recent changes in electoral procedures when early voting starts Friday in Tennessee, but they hope to have the wrinkles ironed out by the general election in November.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Despite rainfall this week, the updated U.S. Drought Monitor map on Thursday showed that dry conditions are worsening across Arkansas.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Thursday that U.S. economic growth has slowed in the last two months as fears about Europe's debt woes mounted.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three Asia-based companies have agreed to pay $571 million to settle claims by officials in eight states that they conspired to inflate prices for liquid crystal display screens used in televisions and computer monitors, according to New York's attorney general.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday rejected rival Democratic and Republican plans for cutting taxes on businesses, with both parties refusing to yield ground in their election-year struggle over how best to spark the economy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record lows, giving would-be buyers more incentive to brave the housing market.