VOL. 127 | NO. 132 | Monday, July 9, 2012
When Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays convenes a status conference Monday, July 9, in the schools consolidation case, attorneys for at least three of the suburban towns and cities trying to form municipal school districts will be there.
Retail moves alter crowded East Memphis landscape
Two big retail deals have recently been inked on the Poplar Avenue corridor, soon filling empty spaces on the city’s busiest street.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, says he works well with Republicans in Congress but that most of the federal funding and help he has secured for the city comes from the Democratic-controlled White House.
New Memphis library cards that include a photo have become a challenge to the new state law requiring certain state-issued photo identification in order to vote.
Former President Bill Clinton said political leaders could learn a thing or two about working together from business leaders during the opening of an electric car plant Friday, July 6, in Horn Lake.
The Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank is likely to break a string of profitable quarters when the company makes its second-quarter earnings presentation in a few weeks.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. had to make a decision Monday, July 2: Get up before dawn and catch a flight to Atlanta or stick with a scheduled and extensive bus tour for newspaper editors and others of the three core city neighborhoods he has targeted in a small-business innovation effort.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Geoff Greene, CEO of Memphis-based Greene Turbine LLC, has dedicated the past 17 years to finding a clean, low-maintenance, economically efficient method of harnessing the power of the mighty Mississippi River to deliver energy into the Tennessee electrical grid.
At approximately 3:25 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2009, the pilot and co-pilot in command eased their Airbus A320 upward off runway 4 at New York’s LaGuardia airport and, as aviation enthusiasts sometimes say, “Escaped the surly bonds of earth.”
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Overton Square redevelopment combines area’s heyday with new vibe
The revitalization of Overton Square can perhaps be best summed up with a famous quote often attributed to Mark Twain: “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
The plan for the revitalization of the Overton Square entertainment district needs to move forward before it changes again or becomes even more complex than it is now.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says research being done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is helping increase the survival rate for children who have cancer.
MEMPHIS (AP) – University of Memphis athletic officials say more than $15 million was raised during the 2011-12 fiscal year, including $7 million in donations to the Tiger Scholarship Fund.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A third straight month of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended.
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a dispute over patents, according to a person familiar with the matter.